Lenovo Tab M10 Plus review, the tablet for the family (and not only)

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus review, the tablet for the family (and not only)

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus review

Despite the large size of smartphone displays, the tablet market is still considered a relevant sector as regards the array of devices that can be useful to us in daily life.

Over time they have taken the form of a real extension of the smartphone, replacing its use when we need to carry out an operation more calmly, not necessarily on the move. Games, TV series, Movies, conferences, reading, work, study and all those operations where having a larger display makes the difference, are just some of the opportunities they can offer.

Today I'm talking about the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus of the third generation, a completely new product that the company has decided to market to have its say in this market. In this review I will tell you about my 360-degree experience, if it can actually be the right choice in the crowded current market and, why not, help you in the choice if you have the indecision about buying it or not.

The front is tinted black (clearly we are talking about the frames that embrace the display) and the touch cover, needless to mention, is made of glass. In the rear part, however, gray has been chosen which, also thanks to the different material it is equipped with, produces two shades. The "double color" is light gray on the plastic horizontal band and a little darker on the aluminum band.

It holds well in your hands and you don't risk touching the display at the ends , the fingers are positioned on the frame of the panel without the risk of them going further. Finally, pleasantness of prolonged use which also includes its weight which is around 450 grams.

Bright display, even outdoors!

The display of the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is comfortable to carry out any action. Pictures, videos, notes, browsing and reading are just some of the examples. Precisely for the latter activity, the TÜV Rheinland certification helps to relax the eyes with low and controlled blue light emissions and the grayscale mode allows you to minimize fatigue. I also noted with great pleasure that the panel can also be consulted under direct sunlight. I happened to take it outdoors for the necessary tests and, even in these summer days with a high rate of brightness, I appreciated the fact that everything could be read without having to play with the angles to drive away reflections.

During the whole test period, the behavior was always optimal. The brightness sensor also adjusts it effectively with only a slight underestimate when in near-zero light conditions. The navigation through the menus, the apps and the multitasking is as fast as needed and does not carry a woody wake effect, a sign that the screen is level and has been optimized enough.

The operating system is Android 12 in its stock version. In any case, Lenovo puts its own with some additional features, a set of icons and shortcuts that enrich the experience compared to Pixel devices. I appreciated the fact that in the display menu there is the possibility to activate the double tap to wake it up, the double tap to turn it off and also activate the motion sensor to let the tablet understand that we are taking it in hand to consult it.

Suitable for work and also for leisure

The heart that beats inside the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is the Mediatek Helio G80 processor, certainly a balanced choice that allows it to be sufficiently effective and valid when talks about energy management.

The tablet never gets very hot and, if it heats up during intense use, it does so very evenly. Most likely, the larger dimensions of a smartphone allow it to be adequate also in this respect.

The version that the company has allowed me to try is the one with 64GB of internal memory expandable with MicroSD. It also has 4GB of RAM which proved to be sufficient.

Clearly it is not a lightning bolt in carrying out the operations, but that is not even its goal. There is some lag from time to time mainly linked to the closure of the App, obviously nothing that makes you scream scandal. The opening, on the other hand, as well as multitasking, are fast and this is exactly what I expected from a device of this range. As for the games, the initial opening is a bit slow (loading the title from scratch) but once in the game the experience is good.

With 4 speakers the intensity and equalization of the sector sonorous is a pleasure for the ears. Music, video and any content that requires audio output plays smoothly, even at high volumes and in noisy environments. In addition, there is also the 3.5 mm headphone jack that will surely delight those who own and want to use their favorite historic headphones. Obviously, being equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, the connection with a pair of wireless headphones is also available.

Good autonomy with a 7000mAh battery which, personally, also lasted 3 full days using it every day with a classic tablet use: information, social media, video, videocall, some sporadic games, etc. In any case, the autonomy holds up well to actions that greatly stress the battery and the discharge is constant.

Finally, I carried out various recharging tests with the power supply and cable included in the package. The times to bring it to 100% are around 3 and a half hours, starting from an almost completely discharged battery situation (3%).

Multimedia and everyday life in a Product only

Whether you decide to leave it on standby or turn it off overnight, the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is always ready to use. The latter mode clearly takes a few seconds longer for obvious start-up times but, once done, you can count on it.

A quick look at what's going on in the world, a look at the emails and consultation of the notifications of the various apps I usually use. Everything flows quickly and without waiting and, needless to say, there is also the Google voice assistant to keep everything within reach. Among the top notifications are the stock Android ones, therefore expansion and reduction to read in full, sorted by arrival and, when there are many belonging to the same App, they are grouped.

Typing with the virtual keyboard is entrusted to the Google Keyboard with all the customizations that we are used to seeing on hundreds of other Android-based products. The vibration is missing. While the keyboard can also be overlooked compared to the experience of a smartphone, for some games it could undermine the haptic gaming experience. I can think of some that use vibration to immerse us even more in the virtual world and it is a shame not to have it available.

For the security of the device, the company has decided not to implement a fingerprint sensor digital. Instead, he chose to protect it with a traditional unlock code (sequence, PIN or password) and to accompany it with two-dimensional face recognition. Among other things, in poor light conditions, the system will temporarily increase the maximum brightness to try to identify the face of the registered user.

There are two cameras, rear and front, both of 8 MP. The image capture software has everything you need for basic use. In the interface we find the automatic and manual HDR, the possibility of applying some basic filter while when we use the front camera, the portrait mode and the beauty filter appear.

The general performance of the shots are in line with the other tablets. Let's say that the average user is not inclined to choose such a product for a photographic set but, for the on-the-fly use for which it was designed, it is definitely fine.

To underline the commitment of Lenovo in optimizing the functions there is the pre-installed Instant Memo thanks to which it will be possible to write notes by hand, create sketches, mark documents and even drag selected text into other apps. Further practicality and control can be had with the Lenovo Precision Pen 2, to be purchased separately, which allows you to have a precise and effective input tool. The pen-support software will activate when it detects a compatible tool to use it.

Benchmark and performance

Tablet Geekbench 5 Geekbench ML 3DMark PCMark Work 3.0 Speedometer 2.0 Jetstream 2 Single-core Multi- core CPU GPU NNAPI Wild Life Wild Life

Stress Test Performance - - Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 315 1412 134 223 170 390

(2.30 fps) 389 - 387

(99.5%) 5835 26.83 (± 0.19) 31467 realme Pad 331 1220 146 202 Crash 691

(4.10 fps) 695-692

(99.6 %) 7128 26.8 (± 1.1) 29794 Xiaomi Pad 5 789 2702 343 1120 552 3436

(20.60 fps) 3437 - 3410

(99.2%) 11303 56.7 (± 0.93) 70290


Lenovo Tab M10 Plus of the third generation costs 229 euros in the version with 64GB of internal memory with 4GB of RAM. The design convinced me and is in line with competing proposals so as to play it on an equal footing. Even the experience of use has not given any sign of abating, I have not noticed freezes or crashed applications or reliability problems. It behaved adequately and in a similar way during all test days.

The added value that elevates it is certainly the use of the Lenovo Precision Pen 2 which, together with the pen-support software, still characterizes it. more and brings it out of the chorus of competitors who produce tablets and see them as "smartphones just a little bigger".

Finally, the new third generation Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is certainly in focus with the proposed price, which you will have also included constant support on the software side with the company that has already guaranteed the update to Android 13.

If you are looking for such a product that can accompany you in everyday use without other thoughts, it is definitely a choice to take into consideration. An excellent entertainment companion that, once you return home, you will find on the sofa waiting for you ready for use.

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