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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is one the first premium tablets from Lenovo and it offers some strong specifications.

The Lenovo P11 Tab Pro is the company’s latest premium tablet aimed at entertainment and productivity. Some of the highlights include a 11.5″ 2K (2560 x 1600) OLED with Dolby Vision, Snapdragon 730G chipset with Adreno 618 GPU, an aluminum unibody design and quad JBL speakers with Dolby ATMOS.  The tablet runs on Android 10 and offers an optional keyboard / stylus pen as extras for better multitasking.

Specifications

CPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Octa-Core, up to 2.2GHz
GPU:Adreno 618
RAM:Up to 6GB
Display:11.5″ 2K (2560 x 1600) OLED with Dolby Vision 500 nits, 10-point multitouch
Storage:128GB (expandable via microSDXC)
Camera:Selfie Camera
8MP fixed focus + 8MP fixed focus

Rear Camera
13MP autofocus + 5MP fixed focus
Speakers4x JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos
OS:Android 10
PortsVolume up / down 4-point keyboard connector Power button + fingerprint login USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C 3.5mm jack
Connectivity:WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual band Bluetooth 5.0
WiFi Direct WiFi Display GPS/Beidou A-GPS GLONASS
SIM:Nano-SIM
Battery:Li-Po 8600 mAh (non-removable)
20W fast charging (USB-C)
Dimensions:264.3 x 171.4 x 6.9 mm
Weight:485g
Protection:No IP rating

Packaging

The Lenovo P11 Tab Pro comes in a sleek box with the tablet and accessories. The packaging contains the tablet itself, a kickstand back cover, USB-C-to-headphone adapter, standard manuals a USB-C wall charging adapter. To make better use of the tablet, there is also an optional keyboard and Lenovo Precision Pen 2 that can be purchased.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

Design & Build & Ports

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro has a weight of 485g and is sleek at 6.9 mm. It feels premium, well-built and sports a unique dual-tone finish. The entire chassis is made of aluminum unibody and the grip feels quite comfortable in vertical and portrait orientation.

In terms of ports, the P11 Tab Pro comes with one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, along with a 3.5-mm headphone jack. There is a micro-SD slot that supports up to 1TB.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

On the left are the power button which also doubles as a fingerprint reader, dual speakers, and the microSD/SIM card slot. On the right are another set of dual speakers and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port. The top has the volume control buttons and the microphone array while the bottom houses the docking port. The USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C allows the user to connect USB hubs or external displays. With the included adapter, it can serve as a 3.5 mm jack.

Additional accessories include the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro’s optional keyboard. It’s designed for optimal response and accuracy with 18mm pitch sizes, 3mm letter key spaces, and 1.3mm travel.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

There’s also with the optional Lenovo Precision Pen 2, featuring increased accuracy and control through 4,096 levels of pressure and tilt detection with 100 hours of use.

Display

The Lenovo P11 Tab Pro features a 11.5″ 2560 x 1600 OLED display with compatible with HDR10 + and support for Dolby Vision. The display quality, brightness and viewing angles are great which makes visual experience great both indoors and outdoors. The 16:10 aspect ratio makes it great for multimedia content such as Netflix and YouTube as well as productivity tasks.

OS

The Lenovo P11 Pro runs on Android 10 and works without any lags or stutters. Apps run smooth and modern games run without any issues. However, Android apps aren’t really optimized for tablet use and causes most apps to stretch to fit the window.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

The tablet can be used in two different modes — a normal tablet mode and a productivity mode which automatically turns on when you connect the device to the optional keyboard accessory.

Performance

The Lenovo P11 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, Adreno 618 GPU and comes in configurations of 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, further expandable up to 1TB via microSD.

While the hardware is not as powerful the latest Samsung and Apple tablets, the chipset is powerful enough for most productivity tasks as well as for gaming and entertainment.

Camera

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro uses a dual-camera setup on both sides. The rear camera system consists of a 13-megapixel main camera with autofocus and an LED flash. There is also a 5MP ultrawide with fixed focus and a 120° field of view. The selfie camera system consists of two 8MP cameras, one for photos and one for face recognition.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

Both cameras offer decent quality in well lit conditions, but in darker environments there is a loss in clarity. In terms of video, Both the front and rear cameras can record at a maximum of 1080p at 30 frames per second is of acceptable quality.

Speakers & Battery

The Lenovo P11 Pro offers quad JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos certification. The speakers are located on either side of the devices which can dampen the sound somewhat when holding it in portrait mode. The sound quality is clear and well-balanced even on maximum volume.

The P11 Pro has a battery capacity of 8,600 mAh and Lenovo promises a battery time of up to 15 hours video playback/normal productivity use and up to 8 hours web browsing. In our test we found it to last 9-10 hours of real-life use between a mix of web browsing, gaming and video playback

The Tab P11 Pro comes with a 20-watt USB-C power adapter with support for fast charging. During our test it took about 2.44 hours to recharge it from 0% to 100%. In addition to Quick Charge 3.0, the Tab P11 Pro also supports reverse charging.

Verdict

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is one the first premium tablets from Lenovo and it offers some strong specifications for a first-gen version especially the 2K OLED screen and the quad JBL speaker system. However, if you are looking for the most powerful tablet this may not be the ideal choice.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Review

With that said, even with the Snapdragon 730G, the Tab P11 Pro is a great tablet for entertainment and multimedia consumption. We would recommend going with the 6GB RAM variant. And for further storage, there is support for external storage via microSD up to 256 GB.

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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is one the first premium tablets from Lenovo and it offers some strong specifications for a first-gen version especially the 2K OLED screen and the quad JBL speaker system. However, if you are looking for the most powerful tablet this may not be the ideal choice. With that said, even with the Snapdragon 730G, the Tab P11 Pro is a great tablet for entertainment and multimedia consumption. We would recommend going with the 6GB RAM variant. And for further storage, there is support for external storage via microSD up to 256 GB.

THE GOOD
  • Unibody aluminum chassis, slim profile
  • 2K OLED Display with Dolby Vision
  • Qual JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Quick Charge 3.0 and reverse charging
  • Great battery life
THE BAD
  • Mid-range SoC
  • No 5G
  • No IP rating
  • Desktop mode available only with the keyboard
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