For many individuals, the time period “Android pill” is a contradiction. And that’s as a result of for causes greatest identified to these behind the OS, Android by no means actually bought too snug in tablet-land. Sure, it did have its notable moments with the Nexus 7 pill, and a few even recall the Motorola Xoom fondly, however by and huge, Android has been a really distant second to Apple within the pill race. Issues have come to the stage that the pill recreation has develop into a one-horse (tab?) race very a lot, with the iPad a couple of laps forward of the competitors. Android tablets usually come into the image solely on tighter budgets or when these hooked on the S Pen from Samsung need the Word expertise on a bigger system.
Does the brand new pill from Lenovo, the Tab 11 Professional, change that?
Properly, by way of design, the Tab P11 Professional can go toe to toe in opposition to nearly any pill on the market, and sure, we embrace the iPad in that checklist. It is a very smart-looking and well-designed pill. Its glass entrance and aluminum unibody body and again give it a really premium really feel. Just like the latest iPad Professionals and iPad Air, the edges are straight reasonably than curved. The again has a delicate dual-tone, with a barely completely different shaded band operating alongside a part of the again. At 6.9 mm skinny (and that too due to the marginally protruding digicam unit), it’s impressively slim, and at 485 grams, it’s on the lighter facet for a pill with an 11.5-inch show (the 10.2-inch show sporting iPad weighs 471 grams).
All of which makes the Tab P11 Professional a really classy-looking product – even the speaker grilles look good. Thoughts you, the inserting of the facility/show button, which additionally doubles up because the fingerprint scanner, is just a little odd – it’s proper on high of the pill when you maintain it in portrait mode (assuming the facet with the USB kind C port is the bottom). So in case you are studying in portrait mode, your finger has to journey a good distance to unlock the show – maybe having it on the facet (a la the brand new iPad Air) would have made extra sense.
The truth that the facility button is flat in opposition to the body (making it just a little harder to press) whereas the quantity buttons stand out is just a little odd too. There’s additionally a pogo pin port for a particular keyboard to be linked to the facet (in panorama mode, clearly), however there isn’t a keyboard within the field.
However these are minor points. The Tab P11 Professional ticks the design and portability bins comfortably. It is a handsome pill you may simply carry round with your self with out ever feeling burdened.
There isn’t any doubt who the star performers of the Tab P11 Professional – that 11.5-inch 2K (2560 x 1600) OLED show (regular 60 Hz refresh charge, although) and the quad JBL audio system with help for Dolby Atmos. The show is shiny and sharp and allied with these superb audio system, made the pill probably the greatest choices for individuals who need to binge-watch movies or collection. Watching movies on the pill is frankly breathtaking. And the audio system are ok for use for informal listening. We did miss an audio jack, although.
Nevertheless, step away from the multimedia zone, and the Tab P11 Professional turns into just a little extra mortal. No, it’s not a nasty performer. Certainly, it flies via most common duties like social networks, net searching, checking mail, and messing round with messages and even handles informal video games simply – that show is an absolute pleasure to make use of.
Nevertheless, get into barely high-end gaming and even get into very intense multi-tasking (which one is tempted to do with a lot show actual property), and the odd lag and stutter creep in. Maybe the explanation for this lies within the selection of processor driving the system – the Snapdragon 730G is a distinctly mid-segment chip, and even when paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (expandable utilizing a reminiscence card slot), it does begin struggling after some time. And that could be a pity when you think about the value of this pill.
A gentle performer, however not fairly THE Professional
There’s additionally the matter of Android. The OS is perhaps the Lord and Grasp of smartphones, however a lot of its apps should not actually designed for tablets, and the truth that the P11 Professional runs on an older model of the OS (Android 10) doesn’t assist issues. Lenovo has stored the UI clear and uncluttered, however the uncommon decision of the P11 Professional implies that numerous apps that we use frequently should not actually at their greatest on it and find yourself wanting “stretched.” And that’s such a pity when you think about what an excellent show the system has.
It additionally stops the system from dwelling as much as the “Professional” tag in its title – Lenovo has added some productiveness apps to the pill (Bamboo Paper, OneNote, MS Workplace, and others). Nonetheless, whereas they work moderately nicely, you may discover the odd cease and begin. We have no idea the prices concerned, however maybe Lenovo missed a trick by not bundling a stylus (its personal Precision Pen is supported) or keyboard with the pill – with out them, the Professional label appears plain odd. Whereas talking of lacking Professional options, it will have been good to get 4G connectivity at this worth (the pill comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS).
The pill has twin cameras on the again (13-megapixel fundamental and 5-megapixel ultra-wide) and two Eight megapixel cameras in entrance (on the proper facet, reasonably oddly, reasonably on high, indicating they’d be greatest utilized in panorama mode). The principle rear digicam is an effective one, though the dimensions of the pill makes it barely odd to take photos with, and the front-facing cameras are good for Zoom calls – the large show makes this a great system for these group calls.
Battery life is sweet. We bought eight to 10 hours of regular to heavy utilization, with numerous video viewing and buzzing mail and social networks. There’s a 20W charger within the field that may get the pill from zilch to 100 in about two and a half hours. Spherical that off with a fingerprint scanner that works easily, and the Tab P11 Professional comes throughout as a well-designed, environment friendly pill. It’s no powerhouse, however it is going to get most issues accomplished and can make you need to watch and watch and watch movies!
Is the P11 Professional the tab for you?
At its beginning worth of Rs 42,990, the Lenovo P11 Professional has to take care of the Samsung Galaxy S7 FE, which begins at a better worth of Rs 46,999 for a four GB/ 64 GB variant. Nonetheless, it comes with LTE and the enduring S Pen out of the field, and likewise runs on the extra highly effective Snapdragon 750G processor. However maybe the longest shadow that looms over it’s of the iPad (eighth technology), which begins at Rs 29,990 for the bottom 32 GB Wi-Fi version, however provides a 128 GB LTE model for Rs 41,999 and stays the gold commonplace for tablets.
Recommending the P11 Professional above any of these is a troublesome name. The P11 Professional’s good show and terrific sound win it numerous factors, however the processor and the OS maintain it again. It’s a terrific multimedia system for anybody wanting to look at movies, learn books, and browse the Internet on the transfer (maybe probably the greatest in its section in that division), however past that, it will get swamped by the competitors.
When the iPad was launched, numerous of us stated the system was nice for “content material consumption” or for watching content material however not the best for content material creation. The Tab P11 Professional is quite a bit like that.
- Slim and really moveable
- Good show
- Excellent sound
- Glossy design
- Snapdragon 730G can solely accomplish that a lot
- Costly for the specs (and no 4G)
- Android apps nonetheless look stretched
- Android 10!
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The Lenovo Tab P11 Professional is among the newest Android tablets to aim to interrupt the iPad’s hegemony over the pill market. The stand-out options of the Tab P11 Professional are its 11.5-inch 2K AMOLED show and 4 JBL speaker arrange.