Lenovo TAB3 8 Plus, a Very Decent 4G Tablet Designed for Families

If you’re looking for a decent tablet that can be shared among family members, the Lenovo TAB3 8 Plus is a sound choice for you. With multiuser functionality and kid-friendly features, it allows different profiles to be set up for adults and kids in the family. The version we reviewed here is the TB-8703X, which supports 4G LTE network. Below, we’d like to take a look at its features and specs. You can buy it from Gearbest.com for only $147.99 with free shipping world wide.

Lenovo TAB3 8 Plus

Unboxing
The package arrived is really simple and compact. Along with the TAB3 8 Plus (TB-8703X) tablet PC, there are some accessories including a power adapter, a USB cable and an English manual.

Design
Lenovo uses the same design for all versions in the TAB3 8 Plus, also called P8 tablet family. The whole design is common to see in the market – slim and with four curved corners. Its 8-inch display makes it compact and more suitable for all family members to use. One of the features may be the texture of the rear cover. The rear cover is made of blue matte plastic which doesn’t leave fingerprints and offers comfortable hand feeling. The power on and volume control buttons are well made and located on the right side. One the left side, there is a light blue rounded cap signed by the brand name. Under the cap, you can find a slot for Nano SIM and micro SD card. On the top edge, there is a 3.5mm earphone jack, MC, speaker and a MicroUSB port.

Display
The TAB3 8 Plus (TB-8703X) is equipped with a 8.0 inches Capacitive ISP display which supports up to 10-Point multitouches at same time. The display resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels. The display color is good. Besides, it is available for a eye-protected mode which alters both colours and brightness to enhance eye protection.

Hardware & Performance
The Lenovo TB-8703X tablet PC is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC which includes a octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 and Andreno 506 GPU. Paired with 3GB of RAM, it offers you smooth operation and stable multitasking experience. In terms of storage, it offers 16GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough for you, you can also use the micro SD card slot to expand the storage to up to 64GB.

OS & Software
The Lenovo TAB3 8 Plus (TB-8703X) is running Android 6.0 OS out of box, which allows you to remain connected and productive. In addition to enjoy all the features of Android operating system. Lenovo adds more features to the tablet. It has five modes for family use including media mode, standard mode, reading mode, kids mode and custom mode. Especially the kids more, it enables parents to set up a personalised profile for each child, choosing what apps they’ll have access to, activating safe browsing, white list certain websites and even limit the time they’ll be allowed to spend on the tablet. All these make it become an ideal tablet for whole family use.

Camera
This tablet is equipped with two cameras for photos and face-to-face chat. The front camera is located at the top frame of the display which is a 5.0MP camera. The rear camera is 8.0MP. As camera is not an important section for a tablet, thus, this camera setup is good enough.

Battery
The TAB3 8 Plus tablet has a bulit-in 4250mAh Li-ion polymer battery, which can supports a full day of working. But if you use it on playing hard games or video, the battery will drop soon and generally can last to about 3-4 hours. Charge is via the AC adapter (100-240V / 5.2V 2.0A), but this tablet is not available for quick charge.

Network & Connectivity
Lenovo offers several versions of the TAB3 8 Plus, the TB-8703X version is the 4G supported version. It can support Networks including GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8, WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8, CDMA/EVDO: BCO, TD-SCDMA: B34/B39, FDD LTE: B1/B3 and TDD LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41. Besides, it supports dual band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi and meets 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless Internet, allowing you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network. The Bluetooth version of this tablet is Bluetooth 4.0.

Price
The TB-8703X version is available for presale now on GearBest at a price of $147.99 (first 100 units) with free shipping.

Conclusion
The TAB3 8 Plus is a decent 8-inch tablet for family uses. The other versions of this tablet have received good rating in the market. The TB-8703X is an improved version that supports 4G network.

 

 

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