LENOVO Tab 4 Plus 8" Tablet - 16 GB, Black £149.99 - Currys
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LENOVO Tab 4 Plus 8" Tablet - 16 GB, Black £149.99 - Currys

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Found 15th Dec 2017
Just seen this deal on Currys wesbite. The tablet was £169.99 and now dropped to £149.99

The lenovo tab 4 10 inch Plus has also gone down in price from £219.99 to £199.99

Technical specifications for LENOVO Tab 4 Plus 8" Tablet - 16 GB, Black
Type - tablet
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)

Specification
Processor- Qualcomm MSM8953 Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625)
- Octa-core
- 2.0 GHz

RAM - 3GB DDR3
Storage 16 GB eMMc

Screen
Touchscreen -10-point touchscreen
Screen size 8"
Screen type - IPS
Resolution - 1920 x 1200
Pixels per inch - 283 ppi

Connectivity
Wireless - Wireless AC
Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.2
USB - USB Type-C x 1
Audio interface - 3.5 mm jack

Media
Memory card reader microSD card (up to 128 GB)

Sound
Sound - Dolby Atmos
Speakers - Stereo speakers

Features
Camera - Rear facing camera: 8 MP
Front facing camera: 5 MP
Microphone - Yes
Security features - Fingerprint scanner
Other features- GPS
- A-GPS
- Beidou
- Galileo
- Kids mode

Power
Battery type - 1-cell Lithium Polymer
Battery life - Up to 8 hours

General
Colour - Black
Box contents- Lenovo Tab 4 Plus 8" Tablet
- Charger
- USB Type-C cable
- Safety / warranty guide
- Quick start guide

Dimensions 0- 210.6 x 123 x 7 mm (H x W x D)
Weight - 300g
Guarantee - 1 year

Software included-
- Lenovo SHAREit
- Lenovo SYNCit
- Lenovo Framework
- Lenovo Account
Community Updates

Groups

32 Comments
Fantastic, I was umming and ahhing over this and 169 was already a good deal... glad I dithered now.

Same price on Amazon - ordered the last of the stock from there (more on way in 1-2 days)
A shame it's not the 4GB/64GB version. Even Amazon is £50 more expensive than German online retailers!
I'd avoid Lenovo personally,

Like all their previous tablets, Lenovo will probably abandon updating this within 5 minutes, most if not all of their Tab 3 series are still stuck on 6.0 Marshmallow despite being more than capable of running Nougat, people are getting so annoyed at the fact that they don't update their tablets that there's multiple threads on their forums and there was even an albeit small petition on change.org about it, in which Lenovo responded promising updates, but didn't deliver.

As someone who owns a Tab 3 A10-70F and Tab 2 A10-70F it's been quite frustrating finding out they they will be stuck on Android 6.0 for the rest of their lives, the Tab 3 is only just over a year old, it's completely reasonable to expect updates for 2 years, or at least security updates like every other large manufacturer of android devices does yet Lenovo doesn't want to listen.

The hardware itself is fine and the android they have installed is mostly stock if not completely (all the more reason they should be updating their tablets...), but if you care about security updates I'd really advise not getting a Lenovo tablet.
Edited by: "Steelman111" 15th Dec 2017
Steelman1117 m ago

I'd avoid Lenovo personally,Like all their previous tablets, Lenovo will …I'd avoid Lenovo personally,Like all their previous tablets, Lenovo will probably abandon updating this within 5 minutes, most if not all of their Tab 3 series are still stuck on 6.0 Marshmallow despite being more than capable of running Nougat, people are getting so annoyed at the fact that they don't update their tablets that there's multiple threads on their forums and there was even an albeit small petition on change.org about it.As someone who owns a Tab 3 A10-70F and Tab 2 A10-70F it's been quite frustrating finding out they they will be stuck on Android 6.0 for the rest of their lives, the Tab 3 is only just over a year old, it's completely reasonable to expect updates for 2 years, or at least security updates like every other large manufacturer of android devices does yet Lenovo doesn't want to listen.The hardware itself is fine and the android they have installed is mostly stock if not completely (all the more reason they should be updating their tablets...), but if you care about security updates I'd really advise not getting a Lenovo tablet.



You said this on the last thread about this tablet. My wife had an update on her Tab 3 this week (albeit a small 3MB one), and I had a 564MB update on my Tab 4 8 Plus last night (the fourth update in a couple of months) - the Android version is still 7.1.1, but the security patch level is December '17. Unfortunately I can't find a changelog to tell me what the other updates were.

In fact, as Google move more of the functionality out of the core OS, and into things like Play Services, the version is starting to be less of an issue than in the past.
alg2 m ago

You said this on the last thread about this tablet. My wife had an update …You said this on the last thread about this tablet. My wife had an update on her Tab 3 this week (albeit a small 3MB one), and I had a 564MB update on my Tab 4 8 Plus last night (the fourth update in a couple of months) - the Android version is still 7.1.1, but the security patch level is December '17. Unfortunately I can't find a changelog to tell me what the other updates were.In fact, as Google move more of the functionality out of the core OS, and into things like Play Services, the version is starting to be less of an issue than in the past.



Sorry, I didn't realize my last comment had a response, that is very interesting to hear, my tablets have no signs of updates and I was talking to a few users who haven't had any either, I am unsure why your Tab 3 has one, I'd definitely be expecting the Tab 4 series to be getting updates at the moment though.
Hopefully John Lewis will price match.
Steelman11112 m ago

I'd avoid Lenovo personally,Like all their previous tablets, Lenovo will …I'd avoid Lenovo personally,Like all their previous tablets, Lenovo will probably abandon updating this within 5 minutes, most if not all of their Tab 3 series are still stuck on 6.0 Marshmallow despite being more than capable of running Nougat, people are getting so annoyed at the fact that they don't update their tablets that there's multiple threads on their forums and there was even an albeit small petition on change.org about it, in which Lenovo responded promising updates, but didn't deliver.As someone who owns a Tab 3 A10-70F and Tab 2 A10-70F it's been quite frustrating finding out they they will be stuck on Android 6.0 for the rest of their lives, the Tab 3 is only just over a year old, it's completely reasonable to expect updates for 2 years, or at least security updates like every other large manufacturer of android devices does yet Lenovo doesn't want to listen.The hardware itself is fine and the android they have installed is mostly stock if not completely (all the more reason they should be updating their tablets...), but if you care about security updates I'd really advise not getting a Lenovo tablet.


But if you want a powerful smallish android tablet (something to replace a nexus 7 2013) what choice do you have? Samsung are stupidly overpriced and fist so much crap into their software that it's a non starter, other companies only make sub 1 ton models with garbage screens. Huawei Mediapad M3 8 inch look alright but again are let down by software and are considerably more expensive than this.
Optimus_Toaster7 m ago

Hopefully John Lewis will price match. But if you want a powerful smallish …Hopefully John Lewis will price match. But if you want a powerful smallish android tablet (something to replace a nexus 7 2013) what choice do you have? Samsung are stupidly overpriced and fist so much crap into their software that it's a non starter, other companies only make sub 1 ton models with garbage screens. Huawei Mediapad M3 8 inch look alright but again are let down by software and are considerably more expensive than this.



A good alternative to this would be the newest models of Samsung Galaxy A tablets, they have similar specs, not to be confused with the older models which had pretty abysmal ones - you can find them for around the similar price as this, the newer Samsung devices don't come with as much bloat as they used to but they do still have some sadly, my Galaxy S8 came with Facebook as a system App which means it can only be disabled and not uninstalled, which to me is a pain as I don't use it, most extra stuff can be uninstalled normally though.
Edited by: "Steelman111" 15th Dec 2017
The problem of updates is not just a Lenovo thing it’s universal to Android, with the exception of Google’s own devices (which tend to be ludicrously expensive nowadays after their bait and switch tactics with the cheap Nexus 5 and 7). Two reasons

1) Manufacturers (and carriers in the case of phones / mobile tablets) always apply their own customisations, and even if they’re minor they still need to be added tested and approved which can take months.

2) Hardware manufacturers have absolutely no motivation to update “old” models - it’s entirely logical that they’ll want to hold back feature updates especially for newer hardware so they can sell the latest and greatest.

IME Samsung was one of the worst due to how big of a customisation they do. Been a while since I had them though.

On the plus side, you don’t have the thing Apple does of giving you “one update too many” and slowing the device to a crawl which is their tactic for selling newer models.
Edited by: "Cloudane" 15th Dec 2017
Steelman1111 h, 16 m ago

A good alternative to this would be the newest models of Samsung Galaxy A …A good alternative to this would be the newest models of Samsung Galaxy A tablets, they have similar specs, not to be confused with the older models which had pretty abysmal ones - you can find them for around the similar price as this, the newer Samsung devices don't come with as much bloat as they used to but they do still have some sadly, my Galaxy S8 came with Facebook as a system App which means it can only be disabled and not uninstalled, which to me is a pain as I don't use it, most extra stuff can be uninstalled normally though.


Can't find Samsung Galaxy A tablet that you mention, can you link?. Similar specs to snapdragon 625 for £150?
Optimus_Toaster1 h, 29 m ago

Hopefully John Lewis will price match. But if you want a powerful smallish …Hopefully John Lewis will price match. But if you want a powerful smallish android tablet (something to replace a nexus 7 2013) what choice do you have? Samsung are stupidly overpriced and fist so much crap into their software that it's a non starter, other companies only make sub 1 ton models with garbage screens. Huawei Mediapad M3 8 inch look alright but again are let down by software and are considerably more expensive than this.



I was in the same boat a few years ago coming from a Nexus 7 2013. Decided to risk the Samsung Tab S2 8" from CeX for £190 due to the OLED screen and amazing weight. I've been surprised that TouchWiz isn't as bad as I thought it would be. After de-bloating as much as I can, the performance is very consistent. I wouldn't ever kid you and say its fast, but it does everything at a consistent speed. If I was buying today, I'd go for the Mediapad M3 but I don't like the 16:9 screen. Bought the mother a P9 Lite and the Mrs a Honor 6X and they both came from Nexus 4's and get on fine with the Huawei software.

Just waiting for the day that One Plus bring out a tablet.
jon99911 m ago

Can't find Samsung Galaxy A tablet that you mention, can you link?. …Can't find Samsung Galaxy A tablet that you mention, can you link?. Similar specs to snapdragon 625 for £150?




There was one on here awhile ago. hotukdeals.com/dea…243

If you are paying around this price point then the slight differences in specs is not going to make much of a difference when just browsing the internet ect.
I really wish they'd stock the 4GB versions.
Bought the Lenovo tab 4 plus 8" when it was at £169 to replace my LG Pad V500. However I decided to return it as I found the scroll speed in Chrome to be slow when compared to my other Android devices and it was not something I could put up with. I am thinking of getting the Huawei M3 8" non-lite but will wait until it falls in price.
For anyone who bought the £169.99 deal from Currys last week, if you call Currys on 0344 561 1234 they should sort you out with a partial refund for the difference.
You'd struggle to get a decent Snapdragon 625 based 8" tablet at near this price IMO, hence jumping on it myself. The Tab A uses the older and lower power 410 so is basically more of a budget device than a mid level device at a bargain price like this is.

Glad I managed to snag one from Amazon as I think they have a pretty decent returns policy (Currys ok if it's online and if it's not evident you've used the tablet, but Amazon more of a "no questions asked" affair). I want to see if it's much good for Pokemon Go since that'd be one of its main uses (tethered to a hotspot). From what I've seen it's decent enough on 6xx SoCs but as basically no one has used this tablet for it I get to be the guinea pig...
Edited by: "Cloudane" 15th Dec 2017
DJM19782 h, 6 m ago

Bought the Lenovo tab 4 plus 8" when it was at £169 to replace my LG Pad …Bought the Lenovo tab 4 plus 8" when it was at £169 to replace my LG Pad V500. However I decided to return it as I found the scroll speed in Chrome to be slow when compared to my other Android devices and it was not something I could put up with. I am thinking of getting the Huawei M3 8" non-lite but will wait until it falls in price.


I found that any scrolling of pages was a bit like that, but am happy to live with it. My other weirdness is the double spacing of icons on the home screen. But again, I worked round it. Otherwise I'm happy with it.
Cloudane1 h, 38 m ago

You'd struggle to get a decent Snapdragon 625 based 8" tablet at near this …You'd struggle to get a decent Snapdragon 625 based 8" tablet at near this price IMO, hence jumping on it myself. The Tab A uses the older and lower power 410 so is basically more of a budget device than a mid level device at a bargain price like this is.Glad I managed to snag one from Amazon as I think they have a pretty decent returns policy (Currys ok if it's online and if it's not evident you've used the tablet, but Amazon more of a "no questions asked" affair). I want to see if it's much good for Pokemon Go since that'd be one of its main uses (tethered to a hotspot). From what I've seen it's decent enough on 6xx SoCs but as basically no one has used this tablet for it I get to be the guinea pig...



I'd be interested to know the results as well. My boys will be using theirs as Pokemon Go devices, so hope the GPS is up to the task
Thank you op, been weighing up a few options for the other half now for ages but was hoping this one would come down before christmas so I'm leaping on this
Ordered one on Thursday at £169.99, bought another this morning where I discovered it was reduced to £149.99. Just emailed Currys to get the difference back. Great price, decent little tablet
DJM197822 h, 23 m ago

Bought the Lenovo tab 4 plus 8" when it was at £169 to replace my LG Pad …Bought the Lenovo tab 4 plus 8" when it was at £169 to replace my LG Pad V500. However I decided to return it as I found the scroll speed in Chrome to be slow when compared to my other Android devices and it was not something I could put up with. I am thinking of getting the Huawei M3 8" non-lite but will wait until it falls in price.



I got one when it dropped to £220; being trying to decide to keep it or return and get something a little cheaper but it would seem its worth the extra £70 over this tablet and as people have said there are few models available right now in the full HD 8" sector.
This or HD 8 or HD 10? Or the 10 inch ver
garlik_bread15th Dec

I'd be interested to know the results as well. My boys will be using …I'd be interested to know the results as well. My boys will be using theirs as Pokemon Go devices, so hope the GPS is up to the task


It's here!

Very early first impressions are positive. Fast, well built, great screen (if somewhat reflective when your other tablet is an iPad with anti reflective coating but that's the difference between £150 and 400+...!). Considering it uses eMMC I'm impressed how quickly it installs apps.

Go works great except for AR mode which doesn't work due to lack of gyro. Don't know about the boys but every player I know turns that off straight away anyway.

Not tried a raid yet, but general play is smooth everywhere else including the Pokemon menu which currently is very taxing on GPUs. Pokeball flinging is fine. I spotted a couple of frame drops but nothing that makes me feel like I'm wading through treacle like the Yoga I had!
Cloudane14 h, 49 m ago

Go works great except for AR mode which doesn't work due to lack of gyro. …Go works great except for AR mode which doesn't work due to lack of gyro. Don't know about the boys but every player I know turns that off straight away anyway.


They don't use the AR mode, but I have to be honest I didn't know there was no gyro. Does that mean motion controls in games won't work or will that be handled by the acceleromiter?
garlik_bread3 h, 30 m ago

They don't use the AR mode, but I have to be honest I didn't know there …They don't use the AR mode, but I have to be honest I didn't know there was no gyro. Does that mean motion controls in games won't work or will that be handled by the acceleromiter?


Most games should work with the accelerometer, much like before other devices gained gyros (I think around the iPhone 4) - so racing games should be fine. what won't work is augmented reality with the camera or things like star chart apps where you hold the device up to the sky
Cloudane19th Dec

Most games should work with the accelerometer, much like before other …Most games should work with the accelerometer, much like before other devices gained gyros (I think around the iPhone 4) - so racing games should be fine. what won't work is augmented reality with the camera or things like star chart apps where you hold the device up to the sky



Great thanks.

Anyone experienced any SD card issues as described here? forums.lenovo.com/t5/…093

I've got Class 10 32GB cards to go in mine, and am concerned about them getting corrupted on reboot. At the end of that thread it mentions 2 updates that see to change the reboot process, so hoping Lenovo have fixed it
Not had any problem with the class 10 32GB I have in mine (*knock on wood*)
Not quite a "week later review" but close enough..

Battery life is fantastic. For light stuff it can go for days. As for the heavier use, over 5 hours of walking around playing Pokemon Go and Ingress (very heavy stuff, kills my phone after an hour or two) and it was reading 41%, with an estimated 3 hours left at that rate. 4:20 of CPU foreground on PoGo, 3:52 screen on time. My only limitation was the iPhone SE it was tethered to, which got down to 10% in that time just sitting in my pocket in hotspot mode. Still for the most part it negates the need to carry a battery pack around. Maybe it'll die more quickly in the summer of course as I was getting away with less than half brightness on the screen.

Now I'm at home and not doing anything with it, it's been 6 hours and is at 40% and the time remaining is creeping up.

Performance wise it was absolutely fine in an 11 person raid. I would describe the performance as 90% smooth - you do get the odd frame drop but nothing that affects gameplay or gets annoying, and most of the time it's perfect. The exception is the all important pokeball throwing screen which can seem like it's on a fairly low framerate sometimes (maybe 20-30fps) BUT I'm having no trouble throwing great curveballs. If anything I'd say it helps.

Lovely screen. Very bright, very sharp. Blacks not as black as they could be but that'd really need OLED and again.... 150 quid tablet.... I'm not complaining. Wonderful quality as LCDs go!

Speakers decent if not quite on the level of the Yoga tabs, IMO.

Camera kind of poor but that's not what I bought it for.
Edited by: "Cloudane" 23rd Dec 2017
This tablet is great and it's well worth the money . I bought it at curry's and got McAfee LiveSafe Premium 2018 - 1 year for unlimited devices worth 79.99 quid for free :-)
I just got one yesterday to replace my beloved ancient LG G Pad 8.3, which sadly died 2 days ago. RIP. I posted the following thoughts on my new Tab 4 plus in an earlier listing for this tablet, and thought it may be useful to post it here too...

After playing with my new toy for a few hours, I'm pretty impressed.
It's slim and light, although the flat back makes it slightly uncomfortable to hold.
It's has almost stock Android with little bloatware, so no horrid skins to replace with a better launcher.
It's fast enough for my needs (1080p video at 60fps and Riptide GP2 without dropping a frame), although it's noticeably slower than my Snapdragon 820 phone, which has less cores and a slower CPU speed!?!
The 1200x1920 screen is bright, vibrant and sufficient for an 8" tablet. (A 2k screen is overkill on a small tablet, just wasting battery life for little gain. You do need 2k on a phone, if you want VR apps, but you're not likely to run VR apps on a tablet).
The stereo front facing speakers are surprisingly loud and musical, but like other small media devices, are lacking any real bass.
There are some strange design choices being made. The inclusion of an accurate fingerprint sensor is a bonus. However it's missing both a magnetic (compass) and gyroscopic sensor, which will make it poor at navigation (should you want such a thing). But while you're walking the wrong way, it does have a step counter to keep track of the extra distance you're walking!
There is no NFC, but for some reason there is an FM radio?
Fast 5GHz AC WiFi is welcome, as is fast secure Bluetooth 4.2. But aptX is sadly omitted, so only rubbish audio via Bluetooth is possible. Fortunately there's a headphone jack for good quality sounds. (ZenPads and Galaxy's have aptX at a similar price points).
The battery seems adequate, I've been using it for nearly 5 hours and there is still 40% left, (it predicts 4 hours remaining). This tablet supports quick charge 3.0 but they only include a slow charger in the box. (The charging/lightening icon turns blue when you quick charge it.)
It seems to be getting monthly Android security updates and has upgraded itself from 7.0 to 7.1.1. Lenovo don't seem to have announced an Oreo update yet, but they've a track record of one major Android version update for most of their past tablets, so if I was a betting man I might have a flutter.

So although not perfect, I suspect this may still be the best (non grey market) mid range Android tablet that £150 can buy today. Overall I'm happy that this is a worthy successor to my G Pad.
Now back to £250. I'll expire this deal.
Wouldn't buy anything from Currys/PC World/Carphone Warehouse if you paid me. As long as you have no problems with it then it's fine otherwise it becomes apparent their customer service is shocking and all they care about is making money!!!
Edited by: "BeatleUK" 7th Jan
my son cracked the screen on my z3 tablet compact, this is the closest like for like replacement I can find.

Amazing that the specs are so similiar and the sony is 4 years old!
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