Lenovo P8 (8" Tablet) Blue and White US $139 (~AUD $182) Delivered @ Joybuy

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It's back for those who wanted to buy this but missed out previous deals on GearBest. Great tablet at this price and at the time of posting both blue and white are at the same price and are in stock.

Lenovo P8 Tablet 8-inch WIFI version (Octa Core Snapdragon 625 3GB / 16GB 1920X1200)

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  • +5 votes

    Aud150 please

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    What's the battery life?

    I heard it's about 6 hours, whereas the local non-plus version (tab4 8) gets 10 hours.
    But from different sources, and not clear if they were measured under the same usage.

    • +1 vote

      P8 is the Tab3 8 Plus, not Tab 4 8 Plus.

      Battery life on the P8 will be lower because it's using a more powerful processor (Snapdragon 625 vs the Tab 4's 425) and a smaller battery. I haven't read reviews, but on paper 6 hours seems on the very low end given that standard phones with the 625 and 3000mAh can get 6 hours screen-on time.

      • +1 vote

        Tab 4 8 Plus also uses 625, only Tab 4 8 (non plus) uses 425

        • +1 vote

          Question was about the base Tab 4 8, so that's what I compared it to.

          local non-plus version (tab4 8)

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        Display is a big drain of power, so that and a bigger battery may offset each other.

        • +1 vote

          Displays are the same size and resolution (1920x1200), so it shouldn't have an influence. It would largely be down to the processor as there's not a whole lot of difference between the Tab3+ and Tab4 (and even less between the Tab3+ and Tab4+).

          Only differences I can spot in gsmarena's comparison are:

          • body size and weight (but same screen size)
          • base installed OS (6.0.1 vs 7.0 on the 4s); may be a factor as Nougat brought some improved sleep mode settings over Marshmallow
          • Snapdragon 425 on the base Tab 4; 625 on the Pluses
          • battery size (+600mAh on the 4s)
          • QoL differences and improvements that shouldn't factor into battery time (storage, RAM, camera, USB C, fingerprint)
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          @xeal:

          Oh, the 3/4 and plus/non are confusing for sure, but I meant the last part of your comment (I now realize I was quite ambiguous). Here are your comment part and my reply:

          … standard phones with the 625 and 3000mAh can get 6 hours screen-on time.

          Display is a big drain of power, so that and a bigger battery may offset each other.

          Also, the local non-plus tab 4 8 is only 800x1280 - hence the much less powerful GPU: Adreno 506, 130GF vs Adreno 306, 21GF. BTW officeworks claims a slightly better GPU, Adreno 308, 27GF.

          But getting back to the original plus/non comparison, apart from intensive games, I wouldn't expect the res and GPU to have much impact on battery life. I believe that the physical size of the dizplay is the main drain (because of backlighting). I'll probably have to read a bunch of reviews.

    • +1 vote

      6 hours sounds about right for watching movies

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      Auto brightness still has it very bright. I think that helps drains the batteries a bit more than usual.

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        Installed Lux and brightness control is better now. Forgot I had that from me Nexus 5 days and the need to manage the battery on that phone.

  • +1 vote

    Usual cost would be nice please.

    Techtablets review (positive at this price range) indicates 3 hours bat life gaming to 7 hours if you try to cut back (eg screen brightness 40%)

    https://techtablets.com/2017/09/deals-mi-notebook-air-13-201...

  • +2 votes

    Still use android 6.0? :(

    • +1 vote

      And riddled with software bugs if you check the Lenovo forums.

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        None that I have encountered in using it as a browser and movie watcher.

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          Me either, this tablet has been rock solid for me…. Browsing and watching movies, with good battery life as well.

          Also, for the price the screen is sensational.

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    The white version is down to about to AU$169. Just purchased.

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    I bought this tablet, got it in the mail today, set it up and all thay, but it didn't come with play store installed? What do I do to get play store installed?