Lenovo Tab M8, M10 Plus, P11 PlusModern cell phone screens have become larger with some even rivalling those of tablets. This is happening because manufacturers know that consumers want bigger screens to consume media and for multitasking. However, as phones become larger they become more expensive. This is where traditional tablets come in handy, in terms of media they can do everything a cell phone can do at a fraction of the price. Today I’ll be reviewing the Lenovo Tab M8, Tab M10 Plus, and Tab P11 Plus. I’ll discuss the features that they have in common, their differences, and share my final thoughts.

Lenovo Tab series specs as tested

Before getting into the review of these tablets let’s take a quick look at their specs.

Tab M8 Tab M10 Plus Tab P11 Plus
Processor MediaTek® Helio P22T Processor (8 Cores, 4x A53 @2.30 GHz + 4x A53 @1.80 GHz) MediaTek® Helio G80 (Octa-Core, 2x A75 @2.00 GHz + 6x A55 @1.80 GHz) MediaTek® Helio G90T (Octa-Core, 2x A76 @2.05 GHz + 6x A55 @2.00 GHz)
Storage 32 GB eMCP 64 GB eMCP 64 GB UFS
Display 8.0″ HD (1280 x 800) IPS, touchscreen, 350 nits 10.6″ 2K (2000 x 1200) IPS, touchscreen, 400 nits 11″ 2K (2000 x 1200) IPS, touchscreen, 400 nits
Camera Still image
Front: 2 MP Fixed-focus
Rear: 5 MP Auto-focus
Front 720p
Back 1080p
Still image
Front: 8 MP Fixed-focus
Rear: 8 MP Auto-focus
Front 720p
Back 1080p
Still image
Front: 8 MP Fixed-focus
Rear: 13 MP Auto-focus with flash

Front 1080p
Back 1080p
Speakers 1 4 4 with Dolby Atmos
Charging USB-C USB-C Fast Charging USB-C Fast Charging

What features do the Lenovo Tabs have in common?

Expandable storage and audio jack

All three tablets come with microSD slots that can be used for expandable storage. The Tab M8 supports microSD cards up to 128GB while the Tab M10 Plus and P11 Plus support microSD cards up to 1TB in capacity. 

The Lenovo Tab M8 and M10 Plus tablets also come with 3.5mm combination audio and microphone jacks. I like seeing the return of this connection port on media devices for two reasons. The first is that I’m able to use my old wired headphones again. The second reason is that you can still use the audio/microphone jack while the tablet is charging.

Lenovo Tab M8, M10 Plus, P11 Plus cameras

Cameras on the Lenovo Tab series

All the Lenovo Tab series tablets come with rear and front facing cameras. Users can use both cameras to take pictures and record videos. When it comes to rear facing cameras, all of the Lenovo Tab series have different camera specs though their picture quality is similar.

In terms of the front facing cameras, all tablets have average image quality. I found the front facing cameras have enough clarity and detail that friends and coworkers could clearly see me on video calls.

After spending some time with these cameras I would say that they are adequate for their intended use. However, users that are looking for more detailed and vivid images should stick with their cell phone cameras or use dedicated digital cameras.

Tab M8, M10 Plus, P11 Plus camera comparison

Easy charging and long lasting battery life

A welcome addition for these tablets is Lenovo’s inclusion of a USB-C port for charging. The Tab M10 Plus and P11 Plus tablets come enabled with Fast Charging. Because of the great battery life of all three tablets I rarely found myself reaching for the charging brick. The M8 had a battery life of around 20 hours, while the M10 and P11 Plus had battery lives around 15 hours before needing to be charged.

Google Entertainment Center and Kids Space

All three Lenovo tablets run on Android and come with a number of Google applications. Two specific apps are the center stage of these tablets. The first is the Google Entertainment Center. You can access the Entertainment Center by swiping right on the main screen. In this area you can receive recommendations on popular movies, games, books, and music. 

Another helpful application is Google Kids Space. Using this setting allows parents to input safety features that will allow children to safely use their tablets. Parents are able to supervise what applications are being installed and which websites can be visited. 

Lenovo Tab M8, M10 Plus, P11 Plus

Differences between the Tab M8, M10 Plus, and P11 Plus

The Lenovo M8, M10 Plus, and P11 Plus have many features in common but there are some key hardware differences that make them stand out from one another. 

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus features

Being the highest tier of the Lenovo tablets, the Tab P11 Plus has some exclusive features. Starting with the screen size the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has the largest screen coming in at 11” with a 2k resolution (2000 x 1200 pixels). Around the back you will also see that the Tab P11 Plus is the only tablet to come with a 13MP auto focus camera and a camera flash. 

The Tab P11 comes with four speakers that are enabled with Dolby Atmos surround sound. When comparing the Tab P11’s speakers with the other tablets there’s a clear difference in sound quality and volume. This is great if, like me, you use your tablet to play games and consume media.

Along the bottom of the tablet you will also see four pogo pins. These are meant for connecting to Lenovo’s P11 Pro keyboard. The Tab P11 plus is also compatible with Lenovo’s Precision Pen 2. When you combine the keyboard and pen together it’s clear that Lenovo intended the P11 Plus to be both an entertainment and productivity tool.

Looking at the inside of the P11 Plus my test unit came with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. This ensures that the Tab P11 can handle multitasking and has plenty of storage for applications, media, and documents.

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus features

The Tab M10 Plus is Lenovo’s mid tier tablet model that shares a lot in common with the Tab P11 minus a few features. For starters the Tab M10 has a slightly smaller screen coming in at 10.6” but still maintains a 2k resolution (2000 x 1200 pixels). Along the back there is an 8mp auto focus camera, but unlike the P11 the M10 Plus does not have a camera flash. Tab M10 Plus also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space.

When it comes to media, the Tab M10 Plus does an amazing job. Like its big brother the M10 Plus also has four speakers. The difference here is that the M10 Plus doesn’t have Dolby Atmos speakers. In real world usage, you’ll notice that the speakers on the Tab M10 Plus don’t sound as loud or full as the P11 Plus. However, this is when you compare the tablets side by side. If you had the Tab M10 Plus alone I’d say that users would be pleasantly satisfied with the speakers.

Lenovo Tab M8 features

The Tab M8 is Lenovo’s entry level tablet and comes with the specs to reflect this. To be clear, the Tab M8 is not a bad tablet at all. It works well in everyday use and is great as a media device. The Tab M8 is the smallest of the three tablets with a screen size of 8” with a HD resolution (1280 x 800 pixels).

The camera on the Tab M8 has a resolution of 5MP and is fixed focus. For media the Tab M8 has a single speaker, which does get loud while maintaining satisfactory sound quality. 

Looking at the internals, the Tab M8 comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage. For casual users this will be fine but power users and gamers may find these specs to be limiting. For example, with 2GB there are limitations to multitasking. When trying to swap between open apps the M8 begins to slow down. If you don’t use expandable storage the 32GB of onboard storage can also be limiting for some uses. For example, games like Asphalt and Call of Duty can easily take more than 1GB of storage per app. Combine this with pictures, music, and other applications and users may find themselves running low on storage space quite quickly.

What’s the best Lenovo tablet for you?

Now you may be wondering, between the three Lenovo tablets, which one is best for your needs? The answer lies in how you would use these tablets.

All three tablets are great for entertainment however the hardware differences make a difference for your intended use. If you’re someone that uses their tablet for productivity  the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus would be ideal for you. This is because the Tab P11 Plus comes with the most powerful processor and is the only tablet that is compatible with Lenovo’s Pro keyboard and Lenovo’s Precision Pen 2.

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If you’re the type of user that wants the best media experience for games and streaming the Tab P11 Plus and M10 Plus are the best tablets. Both tablets have powerful processors, come with quality speakers, and a large 2k IPS screen.

Finally, if you’re a casual user that needs a tablet for basic media on the go, or a parent that needs a tablet for your kids then the M8 is a great selection. While not the most powerful, this tablet is the smallest and most portable. It has the specs that allow for a smooth experience when streaming content. This tablet is also the most budget friendly making it an easy choice for casual users and students.

Lenovo Tab M8, M10 Plus, P11 Plus tablets

Final thoughts on the Lenovo Tab series

The Lenovo Tab M8, Tab M10 Plus, and Tab P11 Plus are great tablets. All three tablets all come with similar features making these fantastic devices for entertainment. I liked Lenovo’s decision to keep core features similar while differentiating each tablet based on small upgrades such as more RAM, storage, screen size, and camera.

The decision is tough but between the three tablet’s but I’d have to say that the Tab P11 Plus would be my go to tablet. It has the largest screen, best speakers, and is best for productivity.

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Marcus Wong
Marcus is a tech blogger whose goal is to help his audience find the right technology for their needs. Since 2007, Marcus has been producing videos on his YouTube channel where he discusses a wide range of tech products including smart home devices, cell phones, and laptops.


  1. J’aimerais beaucoup la Lenovo Tab P11 pour son grand écran surout pratique pour ma vue.

  2. I would want the Tab P11 Plus for it’s powerful processor, large screen and quality sound.

  3. I would love the Lenovo Tab M11 Plus because there’s more storage compared to the other ones.

  4. I would like the Lenovo Tab P11 for myself and the feature that Marcus mentioned in the article that could benefit me the most is the 11″ screen.

  5. I would love the Lenovo Tab M11 Plus. It comes with more storage than the M8, faster charging, and the largest screen with the highest resolution. This would be great for watching movies which I can download when I am going to be offline (e.g., flying). It’s four speakers with Dolby would provide the best audio experience too.

  6. The Lenova Tab P11 would get a lot of use for entertainment and personal tasks. The 11″ screen, 2K resolution, Dolby Atmos sound, all make this tablet something to be desired.

  7. I would enjoy the P11 Plus Lenovo tablet as it has the largest screen which would be great for reading books or watching movies. I also like that it has 4 Dolby Atmos speakers which would give me great sound.

  8. Lenovo Tab P11 would be perfect for me with it’s fast MediaTek® Helio G90T processor.
    11” display with a 2k resolution would benefit me the most.

  9. The Lenovo M10 Plus tablet because it comes with an audio jack so I can plug in my wired headphones.
    I prefer to travel with wired headphones (no charger required, plus if I lose them it won’t care).

  10. I would love the Tab P11 Plus for myself and the larger screen size along with four speakers and Dolby Atmos would really benefit me the most.

  11. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus for the size and the speakers, I would enjoy “Get to know your Tablet” so I can learn all there is on this bad boy!

  12. Lenovo Tab P11 for its size to enjoy movies and I would like the digital skills course.

  13. I would love the tab P11 Plus because I would add the avaialable keyboard attachment so I could use it as my regular device for writing and messaging.

  14. I would love to get my hands on the Lenovo Tab P11- the fact that it has four speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound makes it seem idea to lounge around watching movies with! Would love one of these!

  15. I would like to have Lenovo Tab M10 for myself because it has the Mediatek Helios G90T processor.

  16. I would enjoy the long battery life and camera in the 10 series tablet which looks fantastic and has great apps.

  17. Lenovo Tab P11 would be my pick, especially with the connectivity feature for a connected keyboard, allowing it to be used both for entertainment and school/productivity.

  18. The P11 Lenovo has a fast charging aspect and 4 Dolby speakers. The 11 inch screen would be ideal for me as I like a larger screen.

  19. I would enjoy the long battery life and camera for shots just for me,I’d enjoy the 10 series tablet which looks great and has apps too that seem enjoyable.

  20. The Tab P11 Plus would be great for me because of the large screen size and the 4 speaker dolby sound. It would be great for watchng movies and listening to music.

  21. Tab P11 , cause it has the biggest size and best nits, i want to use it in backyard and nits is important. also best feature is the 4 speakers with dolby surround sound

  22. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. 2k resolution (2000 x 1200 pixels) would benefit me the most.

  23. I’d like to have the Lenovo Tab P11 for myself. I could most benefit from the large 2k IPS screen.

  24. I’d want the Lenovo Tab P11 because of the larger screen and speakers to consume media and play games.

  25. I prefer a larger screen size therefore I think the Tab P11 Plus is the better fit for me.

    From the courses available I would like to take “Get to know your Tablet” .

  26. I would like the Lenovo Tab P11, mainly due to the larger screen size. The four speakers enabled with Dolby Atmos surround sound would be a bonus for watching videos.

  27. Great review guiding me to what I need.
    right now, I would get big brother Tab P11 Plus
    As a library I would take the smaller storage but I would get 3 of them for photo and document storage.
    Lenovo demonstrates durability.

  28. I read all 3 reviews by Marcus, and based on these reviews I love the P11 Plus, but mostly because it has the most GB of internal storage, ie. 128GB to save all the data I would be putting on it. Also, the Google Kids Space features content that would help kids discover, create and grow, and my 11-year-old grandkid who has Autism and he would find this so very useful. He has a learning disability at school, but he can play Xbox games with his dad and Nintendo Switch and he can work a computer and/or tablet with no problems. This is his learning tool at his school, on a small computer. I particularly like that it has a touch screen, something all 3 have. He does so well with a touch screen as my computer has this. I don’t know too much about Processors, but this tablet has a “2.0 GHz MediaTek HelioG90T processor”, so from what I do know this is pretty amazing. I also love the bigger screen size, “Tab P11 Plus has the largest screen coming in at 11” with a 2k resolution (2000 x 1200 pixels).” This feature would be so helpful for me for seeing and managing my files and pictures. At 70 years of age, my eye site is not the best but still doing pretty good with my prescription glasses. Last but not least, I love that it has the highest Video pixels, Front 1080p and Back 1080p. The M10 Plus is not too far behind this model either.

  29. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus as it has the largest screen coming in at 11” with a 2k resolution (2000 x 1200 pixels).

  30. The Lenovo Tab M10 would be our pick for a couple of reasons like the expandable storage up to 1TB in capacity and the audio jack​​ features

  31. I would be so excited to get my hands on the Lenovo Tab P11- the fact that it has four speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound makes it seem idea to lounge around watching movies with! Would love one of these!

  32. The Lenovo Tab P11 would definitely enhance my mobile entertainment 24/7. What with the 11″ screen and the 2k resolution, powerful processor and fast charging, I couldn’t ask for more!
    I would take “Get to know your Tablet” so I can experience everything this tablet has to offer.

  33. Lenovo Tab P11 would suit my uses the best as it has the beefer Mediatek Helios G90T processor.

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