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Lenovo XiaoXin Tablet (8", 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Dolby Atmos, Qualcomm SD625) $159.48 US (~$229.41 AU) Delivered @ Banggood

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This is the high end Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus that never made it to Australia and a good cheap Nexus 7 replacement. I picked one up in early 2018 for around $230 US and it's been used almost daily ever since. Despite XiaoXin being the Chinese release name this is still a Global version with Google Play.

It has Android 7.1 out of the box, though mine received Android 8.1 so hopefully this is the same. Other features include a colourful 8" 1920x1200 display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD support, Dolby Atmos speakers, glass/aluminum body, USB-C, fingerprint reader and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU with an Adreno 506 GPU.

Video review here

AU$ based on current Mastercard rate and GST is included.


Specifications

  • Android 7.1
  • 8" 1920x1200 IPS Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage (Supports MicroSD card up to 128GB)
  • Dolby Atmos Speakers, 2x Front Facing
  • 5.0 MP Front Camera, 8.0 MP Rear Camera
  • 4850mAh Battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm Audio, MicroSD Card Slot
  • 2.4/5GHz ac WiFI, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio
  • Glass Back Cover, Aluminum Frame
  • 210.6 x 123 x 7mm, 300g

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  • In Mandarin, Xiao Xin means "Be careful".

    LOL.

    Could mean something else. Can't tell for sure without seeing the chinese characters.

    • No, it is "小新“ not "小心”。

      小新 literally means "Little New", but can have better translation.
      小心 means "Be careful"

      Same pronunciation in Mandarin though.

      • 小心 means "Be careful"

        That is "small heart", if I remember correctly . The characters are so simple they are among the few I know :-)

        I saw that on signs in Hong Kong, translated as "caution", but not in mainland China.
        So I wondered if it may work in Cantonese, but not in Mandarin?
        Native speakers care to explain? I think we have a few here.

        • character 小 means little
          character 心 means heart
          word 小心 means “Be careful"

        • It literally means small heart, you're right. But Chinese is a tricky language. You combine two words and it means something very different. And many different words are pronounced exactly the same, so you would need to either see the characters or hear the context to know which is which. Which is why I assumed Xiao Xin means be careful, because "little new" is not something anyone would say.

          It is the same in both dialects of chinese. I don't see why it wouldn't be the same in China.

          One nuance though: As Joseph said, 小心 and 小新 are pronounced the same in Mandarin. But it's pronounced differently in Cantonese. Or at least the second word is. I'm not a native speaker but I know that much.

      • That's why I said it could mean something else if you have the chinese characters, which I was unable to locate.

        But if someone verbally says Xiao Xin, you would automatically assume it means be careful, because "little new" makes no sense and no one would say that. However, "be careful" is very commonly used.

        •  

          and then in Japanese 小心 can mean coward

        • If you look at the youtube video, at 1:58, when unboxing, the instruction manual had the word "小新" on it.

  • I'm still using a Gen1 Nexus 7 :/

  • if 10" maybe i will bite.

    my phone is 6.9" so 8" isnt that much different, right?

  • This or samsung tab A 10" 2019?

    • do side by side comparison specs and decide

    • 2GB RAM in 2019!

    • +14 votes

      There's a big difference in how I use a 10in vs 8in tablet.

      A 10in is bulkier (obviously) and more awkward to handle and carry around in public. It's main advantage is the bigger screen, if you need it.

      The 8in might not be much lighter, but the smaller form makes it much more portable. It fits better in the hand. I find that I can chuck one in my bag easily and forget about it until I need it. It's a tough little thing.

      I use my 8in tablet for everything that my phone isn't quite large enough for: reading comics, typing emails, posts, showing photos/maps to people, watching videos, etc. I carry it to work with me and anywhere that I also take a bag.

      My 8in tablet is a companion to my phone. I don't take it everywhere, but it does come with me a lot more often than I thought it would.

      It also takes the pressure off getting a huge smartphone. I can go 5in or smaller on my next phone and I won't be missing out. The 8in screen is right there if I need it.

      My 10in tablet is a different beast. It's a homebody. It lives in the loungeroom and bedrooms. Taking it on a trip usually means carefully packing it in a suitcase between soft clothes.

      It depends on how you want to use it. For me, 8in>10in.

      Weird maths, but there it is.

      • +1 vote

        Not weird, sometimes less is more

      • You have a good system there, however, I'll still recommend at least a 6" phone.

        • I have to agree with yak, having tried 6" phablets I've gone back to phones with screens 5.5" or less. 6" might be good for playing games but it's not big enough for reading, unwieldy for single-handed use, and a bit big in the pocket.

      • +1 vote

        How do you transport it? 8" seems just a bit too big to fit in a pocket (7" can).

        • +1 vote

          You're correct, 8" is far too large for any reasonable pocket.

          It pretty much has to go in a bag. A handbag, backpack, work bag, or lunch bag should all be adequate.

          I used to always carry a paperback with me for downtime. If you can do that, then an 8" tablet is in the same ballpark.

          There are plenty of times when you don't want to carry a bag, so you won't be taking your tablet on those occasions unless you're carrying it in your hand a short distance (eg. from your car to cafe).

  • Is there an LTE model? How does this compare to the P10? Thanks.

  • Does it have GPS and compass like Lenovo Tab 3 8 plus? I need an 8" Tab that can be used for Waze too. Thanks

  • Who the heck is the avatar? multiverse scotty?

  • Does this support 1080p Netflix?

    • Afraid not. Mine is Widevine L1 but not Netflix certified so it's restricted to 560p.

      • That's a pain. My Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 can't do HD Netflix (or any Netflix at all without installing a new ROM) because it's only Widevine L3.

        It's disappointing that you actually get Widevine L1 on this but still no HD Netflix.

        • It's Netflix being difficult with their certification program. They've been promising for years to support all devices with L1 but that's still not the case.

          If only it was as simple as the Chinese Android tv boxes where you can boot LibreELEC off a micro SD card and get Netflix.

          • @Clear: What other 8 inch or 10 inch tablets around this price range or below $400 aud max with 4gb ram can do 1080p YouTube or Netflix.

            Don't need a super strong one for games just mainly media consumption, video conferencing and if possible light weight.

            Honestly it will just be replacing a laptop to use in bed for an elderly man so he can watch Netflix and YouTube and Skype/whatsapp/viber with people on WiFi no gaming stuff at all purely a media watching machine.

    • Maybe but you definitely need to enable 2D acceleration to watch 1080p video files. The CPU is just to weak by itself.

  • Guys can recommend me any tablet suitable for reading PDF and have pen as well?

  • Wondering how the Dolby Atmos Speakers are compared to the iPads Pro range?

  • how the battery life of this?

  • If buying with PayPal is it best to select US dollars or AU dollars?

  • I got the Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus 16 gb version its pretty unfortunate that the OS takes up 10+ gigs, leaving only 6 gb for apps.

  • Not worth it unless you're short on cash but likes decent h/w spec.

  • How is this vs xiaomi mi pad 4?

    • Actually I think you said the mi pad 4 was far better in another post.

      • You talking to me, punk…. you talking to me…. 😀

      • Yes that's correct. Newer hardware, newer Android and a good development community.

        • Can the mi pad 4 do Netflix or YouTube 1080p?

          I know that this tablet cannot as it only has widevine L1 which is 576p maximum as another person in this thread has said.

          The person I am buying this for will only use it for email, web browsing, Netflix, YouTube, other media consumption, Facebook and web conferencing via whatsapp, Viber and Skype but all on WiFi so don't need cellular just WiFi only version.

  • Mi Pad 4

    • $100 more

      • I ordered it for 50 more on eBay using discounted eBay cards from another deal. But worried about the seller but will see…

        Otherwise the 3gb variant is available for about 30 more.

      • I'd say it's 100% worth the extra $100. However as mentioned by Punk, you can buy it cheaper.

        Maybe a year ago this current deal would have been incredible but after having owned a few 8 inch tablets and finally getting a Mi Pad 4, I cannot fathom how much better the Mi Pad 4 is.

        • Can you recommend a decent seller with guarantee of the correct model for Aus use? I just want one that will work out of the box with no messing around/rooting/ROMing etc. Cheers

          • @Qbagger: Unfortunately I cannot :(

            When it comes to Global Versions of Xiaomi devices there is only one seller from which I have received a non bootloader unlocked genuine global device and that is tobydealsau. However they do not stock the Mi Pads.

            I believe the best option is to message the seller and have them clarify if the device has been flashed.

            That being said, flashing a custom rom is actually a really good thing for the Mi Pad 4. The sources have been officially released by Xiaomi and there are some excellent roms. Havoc for instance is what I run. However I can fully understand someone not wanting to do anything of such and for that you can really only message the seller.

            Hope that helps buddy.

            • @Zylam Marex: Why did you choose havoc?

              • @Punkboy: Usually people in forum will discuss each rom and the one with less bugs and more features will be the most popular and we just follow it.

              • @Punkboy: Yeah as CniMot mentioned, at the time I was flashing roms Havoc was the most stable Android 9 rom with all the added features I like having so I just stuck with it.

                I haven't looked at the latest updates, however I believe most of the Android 9 roms are really stable now like Pixel Experience etc.

                Have a read in the forums and see what people are saying.

  • From pic it seems micro usb port.
    It has bluelight filter ?

  • This may be worth a look:

    https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare-tablets/chuwi-hi9-pro,len...

    I have the Chuwi - it now comes with a Helio X23 processor, and of course LTE.

    Have been very happy with the Chuwi for the past 6 weeks I have been using it, coming from a Nexus 7 2013.

  • It's 212.76 aud delivered now :)

  • Does the SD card support exFat? Many of the Lenovo tablets can't support the newer format.

  • Spent $296 from ebay and got the mi pad 4 instead. Better chipset and software support.

  • Received mine today, it came with Android 7.1 and aluminium back instead of glass back.
    PlayStore is already installed.

  • Got mine today. Very happy with it as a Nexus 7 replacement so far. A few quick points:

    -Can't seem to find any way to upgrade to Android 8.1 (OP could you please advise how you managed this?)

    -Screen and speakers really nice. Bit more saturated than Nexus 7. Extra inch makes a big difference ;) stereo sound important for me.

    • Takes forever to charge!! Can't work out how to get rapid charging working.

    • App switching nice and slick.

    • Can anyone recommend a quality case with magnetic open/switch on?

  • Hey Op I just received it and can't switch it on at all. Is there eng instructions available?

    • Just need to hold the power button. It might need charging.

      • Hi clear I've charged it since last night 8pm till this morning and hold the power button but nothing is comin on at all. Did it for more than 30 sec ..

        • Sounds like a DOA. Make sure you test the charger and cable that came with it on another device to make sure that works.

          • @Punkboy: I've just used my own USB C cable .. and tried it on diff sockets etc etc.. watched unboxing on YouTube and it doesn't turn on like it does on YouTube. When I charge it, the red light flashes for a bit then it stops after a couple of mins and looks dead as dodo until I unplug the cable and reconnects it again.. it flashes red light and back to dead possum/dodo

            • @ashleyisa: Banggood will ask you to send a video of what you just explained and then work out how to address it for you. You should tell them it's DOA. They have a DOA policy where they are supposed to pay for return shipping etc.