Lenovo Tab 7

Lenovo Tab 7
Brand: Lenovo
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 1280x720 Pixels
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8161 (28 nm)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh
  • Released Date: 20-10-2017



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Tab 7
Released October, 2017
Status Available


Dimensions 193 mm x 98.7 mm x 8.4 mm
Weight 260 Grams
Colors Slate black or polar white


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS Capacitive TouchScreen
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 1280x720 Pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~ 210 PPI
Features HD IPS LCD Screen, ~210 PPI Pixel Density, Capacitive, Multi-touch


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 7.0 Nougat
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. MicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Mediatek MT8161 (28 nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-T720MP2
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology ingle speaker / single microphone, combo audio / microphone jack


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3,500 mAh
Battery Life 7 hours
Charging 5V/1A AC adapter


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Image 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Video 720p@30fps
Camera Features Auto Focus
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Micro USBv2.0 With Charging and Mass Storage Function
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS, A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found that while the build quality and display are decent considering the low price point, the performance is too slow to recommend for most people. The benchmarks show the speeds are better than the previous model, but real world use results in a lot of lagging, crashing, and waiting even between simple apps.
- My Next Tablet
User Reviews 2 I unboxed and reviewed the Lenovo Tab 7 Essential tablet. I found the build quality to be decent but with a plastic body. The screen size is 7 inches as expected. The rear camera takes low quality photos without much detail. The front camera is 2 megapixels.
User Reviews 3 Gaming graphics and performance are also quite lacking, only able to handle simpler games with low graphics settings. There is noticeable lag when playing games. The front and rear cameras are just 2 megapixels each, producing poor quality photos. In my experience, the tablet can handle basic functions but lacks power for gaming, multitasking or more demanding apps.
- BadEnglishReview
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Decent build quality and display considering the low price
- Nearly stock Android software
- Mediocre benchmark scores showing limitations of the MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage
- Poor rear and front cameras with only 2 megapixels each
- Small battery capacity of 3450 mAh

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 3 / 10
  • Display 5 / 10
  • Battery 4 / 10
  • Design 4 / 10

Lenovo released the Lenovo Tab 7. This inexpensive option features a decent build quality and display considering the low cost. 

However, my testing revealed significant performance issues that make the tablet difficult to recommend.

The Tab 7 Essential runs nearly stock Android software instead of a heavy manufacturer skin. 

This leads to a clean, easy to use interface. The plastic body feels solidly built, and the 7-inch screen looks sharp for the price. 

Storage and memory specs also meet expectations for budget tablets, with 16GB storage and 1GB RAM.

While benchmarks show the MediaTek processor and specs are an improvement over the previous model, real-world use results in constant frustrating lagging. 

Even simple apps crash frequently or take a long time to load. Forget about smooth gaming or multitasking – the Tab 7 Essential struggles with basic functions.

Opening apps, switching between apps, and launching the camera all lead to long wait times. 

Games are playable at lowest settings, but gameplay suffers from stuttering graphics and input lag. 

Using more than one app at once brings the tablet to a crawl.

The rear and front cameras both offer just 2 megapixels, producing pixelated, low-quality photos without good detail. 

Battery life is also disappointing, with the small 3450 mAh capacity lasting less than a day.

The Lenovo Tab 7 Essential offers a solid value based on the build quality, screen and software. 

But I cannot recommend purchasing it for all but the most basic light tasks, as performance is far too sluggish for a good experience.

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