Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 7″ Tablet Review

Lenovo-A7-20It has been a while since I posted a review of a phone or tablet, so when my wife’s Kindle finally died it seemed a good opportunity to get her an Android tablet so she could read books (using the Aldiko app which I reviewed here), surf the ‘net, check emails and Facebook etc.

I had hoped to be able to get a tablet with GPS too but it seemed that this usually bumps the price up considerably and we could only spare around $100-$150.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that JB HiFi are selling a Lenovo (a great brand) 7″ tablet for just $99 and as a bonus it came with both Bluetooth AND GPS. With 1Gb RAM and 8Gb storage (this is expandable to 32Gb with a micro SD card) and a quadcore processor it seemed to be a no-brainer.

After setting up the tablet and installing our favourite apps I – and more importantly, my wife – am very impressed with the tablet. It is running Kit Kat, which I consider the best version of Android so far but my belief may be coloured by my experiences with Lollipop on my Nexus 7 tablet. In a word – horrible. But that’s another story (read about it here).

Apps snap open very quickly and the tablet feels very smooth, but of course it is new and only 3-4 months of use will reveal if it remains the same – I’ll keep you posted. The GPS gets a much quicker satellite fix than both my Nexus and my phone, so it must have a good receiver chip installed.

The only negative I have found so far is the Lenovo launcher which doesn’t seem to have the ‘All apps’ button to access all installed apps – at least I haven’t found it as yet. The Google Launcher can be installed of course and this will go on the tablet soon unless I find it!

For under a hundred bucks I’d say this tablet is damn good value. Sure it might not have the ‘S’ name on the front but I’m not a huge fan of that brand anyway.

Brief specs of the tablet:
* Quad Core 1.3GHz
* 1 Gb RAM
* Total storage 8GB
* Expandable Memory to 32GB
* Rear Camera 2.0MP
* Front Camera 0.3MP
* Bluetooth v4.0, WiFi, GPS

Andy

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About the Author : Andy describes himself as "an older geek" and has been assisting seniors with understanding technology for many years. He is involved with his local seniors computer club and believes that seniors appreciate assistance from those of a similar age group.

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Thanks, Andy

1 Comment on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 7″ Tablet Review

andy said : administrator Report 2 years ago

Just to let all the owners of this tablet - install the Google Now Launcher and make it the default launcher to get the 'All apps' button back again and make it 'normal' !

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