The Brazilian market does not have many options for Android tablets. That’s why the latest release from Lenovo draws attention: this Tuesday (16), the company announced the Tab P11 Plus to Brazil. In addition to Android as an operating system, the model comes with an 11-inch screen and a MediaTek Helio G90T chip.
Tab P11 Plus has intermediate hardware
In the US, the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus was announced in late June. The tablet is proposed to be a relatively affordable option and one that can, at least to some extent, compete for space with models like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite.
The specifications confirm this perception. The device has from 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, a configuration, at best, average.
The MediaTek Helio G90T matches the set. This is a chip with two Cortex-A76 cores (for performance) and six Cortex-A55 cores (for energy efficiency) up to 2GHz accompanied by a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
If this hardware doesn’t impress, it doesn’t disappoint either. At least that’s the initial impression that the unit lent to the Techblog transmitted. In tests, the Tab P11 Plus ran applications like Netflix, Chrome, Instagram and Google Docs without suffering.
Predictably, the tablet shows signs of strain with heavy apps. Games like Asphalt 9: Legends ran acceptably, but drops in frame rate were noticeable at certain times, even with the graphics settings at medium level.
Of the IPS LCD type, the screen appears as one of the strengths of the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. In addition to the 11 inches in size, the component has a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels, features that ensure a good experience with video playback or viewing photos, for example.
Balanced saturation and brightness of up to 400 nits are also noteworthy features.
The Tab P11 Plus leaves the factory with Android 11 and a little modified interface, almost “pure”. This is reflected in the apps. Apart from Google tools and basic utilities (such as calculator and audio recorder), the tablet has few pre-installed apps, like Amazon Music and Microsoft Office.
Perhaps knowing that many parents use tablets to entertain their children, Lenovo is keen to point out that the Tab P11 Plus comes with Google Kid Spaces among the pre-installed tools. As the name suggests, this resource consists of a space with content — books, apps, games and videos — dedicated to children.
As Kid Spaces is linked to Google Family Link, parents are able to define how long the space can be used daily, as well as monitor the content accessed.
The tablet also has a 13 megapixel camera on the back (with a flash) and another 8 megapixel camera on the front, aimed at videoconferencing and unlocking by facial recognition.
A slightly uncomfortable detail is the fact that the on / off button has been positioned on top of the Tab P11 Plus. The volume controls are on the right side, which also houses a microSD drawer.
At the bottom, we find the USB-C port and two audio outputs that pair with two other speakers on top of the device. This set offers an interesting sound experience, especially with Dolby Atmos activated. The volume is not the loudest, however. Also note that the tablet does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Finally, the battery. the component has 7,700 mAh and, in the words of Lenovo, achieves up to 12 hours of video playback. To test the autonomy, I ran six straight hours of video via Netflix with maximum screen brightness. This task dropped the load from 100% to almost 25%. In practice, the battery should last something like eight hours, therefore.
Availability and price
Tab P11 Plus sales in Brazil start this Tuesday. On Lenovo’s website, the tablet officially costs R$2,399. This is the price for the simplest configuration (and tested by the Techblog), with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a model with LTE that costs R$ 2,599.
These are considerable values, which make the tablet accessible only in relation to models with advanced hardware. For comparison purposes, the product starts at $259.99 (not including discounts) in the United States.
The company also brought to Brazil the tablet accessories, all sold separately: a cover with screen protection, a dockable keyboard and, finally, the Lenovo Precision 2 pen.
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus — data sheet
- Screen: IPS LCD, 11 inches, resolution 2000×1200 pixels, brightness 400 nits, refresh rate 60Hz
- Processor: octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T com GPU Mali-G76 MC4
- RAM: 4GB of LPDDR4 (6GB option in other markets)
- Storage: 64GB expandable with microSD (128GB option in other markets)
- Back camera: 13 megapixels
- Frontal camera: 8 megapixels with fixed focus
- Drums: 7,700 mAh with 20 W fast recharge (MediaTek Power Delivery 2.0)
- Connectivity: USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, Glonass, rádio FM, LTE (opcional)
- Sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light
- audio: four speakers with Dolby Atmos, dual microphone
- Operational system: Android 11
- Cor: graphite
- dimensions: 258,4 x 163 x 7,5 mm
- Weight: 490 g