Specs summary


The Lenovo TAB 2 A8's screen is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a MediaTek MT8161 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4290 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 8 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


An entertainment tablet very, very right

from GottaBeMobile
Good displays, good battery life and great ergonomics are what define media tablets. I’m not a fan of the amount of glare I get from the Lenovo Tab 2 A8, but I think it qualifies as a terrific media tablet.The speakers are incredible, the battery life is pretty impressive and Lenovo definitely got the weight and design right. Lenovo was also smart to include support for external media, allowing you to add more storage. If you’re in the market for a decent entertainment, the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 is a good buy. .. Full review
Digital Trends

Perfect if you’re on a tight budget

from Digital Trends

The Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 is good value at $130. It has a solid build, great sounding stereo speakers, a near stock Android experience, and great battery life. The performance holds it back from greatness, and it should definitely be considered a budget tablet with budget performance.

It’s worth considering if you’re looking for a casual use tablet, or as a starter slate for the kids. It even makes a great secondary tablet to leave on the coffee table. However, if you’re looking for a workhorse that can cope with anything without complaint, the Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 p... Full review

Android Authority

Delivering a lot of value at just the right size

from Android Authority
The Lenovo TAB 2 A8 does have a few issues, but its faults are outweighed by the overall experience that the tablet offers. You could easily find a better-looking tablet with far better performance, but do you really need to? The TAB 2 A8 is perfect for casual gaming, web surfing and media consumption. Add in the $119.99 sticker price and the Lenovo TAB 2 A8 easily places in the Top 5 Budget Tablets list of 2015... Full review

Combines a quality 8-inch display with solid but not outstanding performance

from TabletPCReview
This 8-inch Android tablet costs the same as many 7-inch models so it’s an good value, especially as it has speedy performance and an attractive display... Full review
Laptop Magazine

A very good budget tablet, but not the best performer at this price

from Laptop Magazine
With its amazing battery life and bright, colorful screen, Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 does its best to counter the adage of "you get what you pay for." It's not as fast as other budget 8-inch tablets, but it lasts much longer on a charge. This may not be a device for gaming or multitasking, but if you're looking for a tablet for Web surfing, listening to music or watching video -- just not all at once -- the $130 Tab 2 is a fine choice... Full review

Extensive multimedia features for an affordable price

from Notebookcheck
The Tab 2 A8 is a respectable tablet for its asking price of $129. Display brightness and battery life are both above average and sound quality is quite good considering its budget market. Unfortunately, not much else about the device can be praised. We can't help but feel that both its 1 GB RAM and 800p resolution display feel lacking for a tablet in 2015. It's also a little heavier than other 8-inch models and its touchscreen makes a habit of registering inputs incorrectly... Full review

It holds up perfectly fine

from SlashGear
If you liked the original TAB A8 tablet, you'll find the second generation is even better. If you didn't like the first version, now might be the time to give the model a second shot. The newer version doesn't feel as cheap as the first A8, with a slimmer body, more angular edges, and improved hardware. The performance is fairly top notch, and as a general Android slate for general tablet-y things like playing mobile games, browsing the Web, chatting, and toting around work documents, it holds up perfectly fine... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 30, 2015
Regions available Asia, North America
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Secondary OS No
Processor MediaTek MT8161 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB or 16 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4290 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 8 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Ebony, Midnight Blue, Neon Pink, Pearl White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.1 x 12.4 x 1.0 cm
(8.3 x 4.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 360 grams
(12.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Variationn

LTE Model
Processor: MT8161 Quad core 1.3 GHz
SIM Card: Dual SIM
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