Lenovo has launched two updated version of their 7-inch Android tablets. Named Lenovo Tab 7 and Lenovo Tab 7 Essential, these are entry level Android tablets, and at least they run Android 7.1.
Lenovo Tab 7 is a 7-inch HD tablet with 1280 x 720 resolution, powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8161 processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a claimed battery life of 15 hours.
It has a mono speaker with Dolby Atmos, a 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. So kind of acceptable for entry level, though pricey when you consider the specs. The main highlight would be the very low weight of 260 grams, while it’s 8.4mm thick.
Lenovo Tab 7 Essential is the first 7-inch Android 7.1 tablet to run DDR4 RAM, though only with 1GB of it. The resolution of the screen is lower though with 1024 x 600 resolution, but it still has 16GB of storage.
Powered by the MediaTek MT8176D processor, Lenovo may rate it with a very long battery life, but it can be slow sometimes (though snappy at other times because of the RAM), so the battery life is sort of pointless to rate in this tablet anyway after that.
Wi-Fi covered is 802.11 b/g/n, and it still has a 2MP front and rear camera, as well as a basic front speaker. The screen is surprisingly decent, despite the low resolution.
– Tom Bowen