Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Review

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has been launched as a family tablet and on viewing and reviewing it does look like it too. The tab has a very stylish dual-tone look. The tab is a well-rounded device. It is strong in almost all the features. 

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has an 11 inch and 2k screen display. The tab also has immersive sound with quality Dolby Atmos Quad speakers. Lenovo has also installed Google Kids Space for kid’s entertainment wherein people can download thousands and millions of kid’s apps that are verified by Google for their kids. The Youtube Kids app is also a boon when it comes to diverting toddlers’ attention. 

It is also a great device for people with creative minds. The tablets you paint, draw, sketch and take notes with quality results. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a stylus-friendly tablet, but the stylus needs to be purchased individually. 

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus offers three storage options 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, and 128GB 6GB RAM. 

The P11 Plus has a strong battery life and is equipped with Li-Po 7700 mAh, a non-removable battery.

Let’s take a detailed look at Lenovo Tab P11 Plus.

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Pros & Cons, Features

 
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
 
7.9/10 Our Score
  • Excellent display
  • Good processor
  • Strong battery life
  • Great for note-taking and drawing
  • Google Kids Space
  • Substandard refresh rate
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No headphone jack

 

7.1
For Movies:8
For Note-Taking:6
For Drawing:5
For Gaming:6
For Reading:8
For Photo-Editing:5
For Video-Calls:9
For Web Surfing/Social Media:10

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a complete family tab. It really is a well-rounded device with a good processor, good display, and great battery life. It comes at a decent price as well and has stylus support. 

It’s also listed as one of the best tablets under $400

Key Specifications of Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

  • Display: 11 inch display(81.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution, 5:3 ratio(212 ppi density)
  • Dimensions: 258.4 x 163 x 7.5 mm (10.17 x 6.42 x 0.30 in)
  • Processor: Android 11, Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T(12nm), Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G76 MC4
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Camera: Main Camera 13MP(Wide) with Auto-Focus, LED Flash, Video recording at 1080p@30fps, Selfie Camera 8MP(Wide), Video recording at 1080p@30fps
  • Battery: Li-Po 7700 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • Weight: 1.08 lbs(490 g)

Who is this device for? 

For Kids

Google Kids Space is the biggest reason why this device is favorable for kids. You get thousands of kids’ apps from the play store and it ranges from books to games to learning apps. You also get Youtube Kids within the device as well which is ad-free so your kids get ad-free entertainment. The 8MP selfie camera has crystal clear video which is really helpful for online classes. 

For Casual Web Browsing and Entertainment

You can get the optional ultra-thin keyboard with a trackpad and a Lenovo Precision Pen 2 to sketch, paint and take notes at your own leisure. Now that’s entertainment! You can also switch around the tabs with ease and do casual web browsing, with its powerful processor the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus hardly ever lags.

As a Second Screen 

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus works really well as a second screen. There is a seamless transition when you connect the tab with a monitor or laptop. The 11-inch screen display is a perfect foil as a second screen, it is also more helpful when you want to share pictures or videos via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. 

As a Universal Remote Control

You can use the Google OnHub for the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus and use it as a universal remote control. The OnHub allows you to take control of the opening and closing of the apps, or you can turn the lights on and off of your home. 

As a Family Device

There is something for everyone and as stated above, Kids will love this device because it is a definite kid-friendly tab. There are thousands of apps for kids as well as the Google Kids Space and Youtube Kids. As for the adults, you get a cracking display along with a good processor and a very tidy camera to go with it. 

Distraction-free work device 

You can download distraction-free apps from the play store such as freedom and let the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus do its magic. The app will block all the distractions such as untimely emails, distractive websites as well as customize your desktop to let you focus more on the work at hand and maximize productivity. 

For Travelling

The tablet is lightweight in comparison to the tablets that are in direct competition to the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. It has Google Kids Space for the kids, writing and sketching features via the optional keyboard and precision pen, and has a solid 2k display along with Li-Po 7700 long-lasting battery which makes it a very desirable traveling tablet. 

Features of the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

8
Display:8
Price:9
Note-Taking:5
Speakers:7
Camera:8
Battery Life:9
Storage:7
Design:9
Portability:10

Display

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has an 11 inches display with an 81.8% screen-to-body ratio and 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution. The tab has a 2k display which is an upgrade and one which you notice while using it. 

Add to that the Dolby Atmos Quad speakers with the display and it gives an immersive multimedia experience overall. 

Storage

Lenovo offers 64GB 4GB RAM as storage in the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. You also get the option of 128GB 6GB RAM and 128GB 8GB RAM storage. Lenovo has offered expandable memory up to 256GB via their dedicated microSDXC slot. 

Performance 

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus runs on Android 11. It has a Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset, Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. 

The processor is powerful as it runs all the heavy apps smoothly. There is no lag and you can switch between the kids to general mode without lag. The video streaming is flawless as well.

Design

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has an aluminum-alloy design with a dual-tone finish. The tab comes in three colors – Slate grey, Platinum grey, and Modernist teal. There is also an optional keyboard available with the device and it also is a stylus-supported tablet. 

The stylus in question is the Lenovo Precision Pen 2, which can run up to 200 hours of use on one full charge which is pretty neat.

Camera

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus features a 13MP main camera with Auto-Focus and a wide lens, it also has a LED flash feature in the main camera and video recording at 1080@30fps. The selfie camera has an 8MP camera with fixed focus and video recording at 1080@30fps. The camera is one of the strongest suits of the P11 Plus.

Note -Taking Experience  

An absolute banger of a feature is the note-taking ability of the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. The 11-inch screen display itself is a good enough start, add to that the ultrathin optional keyboard and the Lenovo Precision Pen 2 stylus takes it to another level. The sketching, painting, and writing experience is smooth and it doesn’t lag at any stage. 

Battery Life

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus comes with a Li-Po 7700 mAh non-removable battery. It has a solid battery life and it can last the whole day with one charge. You can get 11 to 12 hours of video playback out of one charge. There is also a 20W quick charge with MediaTek power delivery 2.0.

Connectivity

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. It also has Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, and has a GPS function with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS. Unfortunately, there is no headphone jack but it does have an FM Radio. The tab comes with a USB Type-C 2.0 port. 

Portability

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus can be considered a good travel companion. The 1.08 lbs weight is hardly heavy and the sleek design means it can fit in your laptop bag or backpack with ease. The decent battery life is another reason to take the tab around with you. 

What’s Inside the Box?

Let’s take a look at what Lenovo offers inside the box of Lenovo Tab P11 Plus.

  • Travelling adapter
  • QSG
  • Ejection pin
  • Data cable

These are all the components Lenovo offers with the tab.

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus vs Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

Big companies need to keep thrashing out new devices yearly to just be in competition with the other big companies. The quality is important though otherwise one can easily go down the Nokia route and throw everything away. With each model, you get an upgrade but that doesn’t mean there aren’t similarities between the two models. 

While comparing the two tabs there are some similarities as well as quite a few differences. Of course, the newer tabs will always have the advantage over the older versions but that does not discount the fact that the older versions are quality pieces of work too.

Let’s first take a look at all the similarities between Lenovo Tab P11 Plus and Lenovo Tab P11 Pro.

  • Nano-Sim
  • Stylus Support
  • Front and Selfie Camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Fast Charging 20W

Differences between Lenovo Tab P11 Plus and Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

 
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Product
Product
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Display
Display
11.5 inches(84.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio(263 ppi density)
11 inches(81.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1200 x 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio(212 ppi density)
OS
OS
Android 10
Android 11
Chipset
Chipset
Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)
CPU
CPU
Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
5.0, A2DP, LE
5.1, A2DP, LE
Battery
Battery
Li-Po 8600 mAh
Li-Po 7700 mAh
Storage
Storage
128GB 4GB RAM
64GB 4GB RAM
USB
USB
USB Type-C 3.2
USB Type-C 2.0

Verdict of the two tablets

Both the tabs are quality devices, but the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a better tablet altogether. The reason also is that Lenovo Tab 11 Pro is a premium device with premium pricing, while the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus was launched with a slightly toned-down version of its predecessor with mid-range pricing. 

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a popular device with premium features, so Lenovo decided to launch the same device with almost the same features so that more people could get their hands on the model. There are slight differences in the features of both the tabs but they are not massive. 

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Here we are looking and comparing Lenovo Tab P11 Plus with a rival tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite so that we can see the clear difference between the two tabs as well as certain similarities.

Which has a better display?

Despite being a newer model Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a marginal yet noticeable upgrade over the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has an 11 inches display with an 81.8% screen-to-body ratio and 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution. The tab also boasts a 2k display. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite offers a 10.4 inches display with an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio and 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution.

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has a better display plus the main factor here is the 2k display. 

Which has a better Processor?

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has a considerable lead in this department. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is equipped with Android 11 OS, Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm) Chipset, Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has an Android 10 OS, Exynos 9611(10nm) Chipset, Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU, and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.

As is always the case, newer models will always beat the older models when it comes to processors and it is no different in this case as well. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus clearly has a better processor.

Which has a better Camera?

Lenovo always tries to put up a good camera on their tablets. Mid-range or premium there is always an effort by Lenovo to put a decent camera in their tablets. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has a better overall camera than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite but the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a very decent camera as well.

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has a 13MP main camera with LED flash, Auto-Focus, and video recording at 1080@30fps. It has an 8MP selfie camera with fixed focus and video recording at 1080@30fps. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has an 8MP Wide-angle main camera with HDR and Panorama feature and video recording at 1080@30fps. The selfie camera is 5MP with fixed focus ad video recording at 1080@30fps.

Verdict after testing both the devices

As seen by the above comparison, Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a superior device but do not let that hide the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a quality tab too. There are noticeable differences between the tabs but that is more to do with the generation gap. 

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a solid and quality upgrade over the previous generation of Lenovo tabs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite would be a good budget buy but if you’re looking for a more recent tab and an upgraded processor and display then Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is the obvious choice.

Final Verdict

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a solid mid-range tab. It is a proper family tab at affordable pricing. It has everything one needs in a tablet. The additional option of an ultrathin keyboard and Lenovo Precision Pen 2 makes it an even more attractive device. 

There are other versions of the Lenovo P11 tablet but the P11 Plus is as solid a tablet like the other versions. If you’re looking for a good mid-range family tablet with ample features then the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is recommended.

FAQs

Is the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus waterproof?

No, the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is not waterproof. It is still a great traveling companion with its sleek design, lightweight, and good battery life but do keep the tablet away from pools and beaches because it is not a waterproof device.

Does the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus have 5G?

No, the Lenovo Tab P11 does not support 5G. Although it does support 4G and there also is an option to go for the Wi-Fi version. The LTE version can only support up to 4G. There is a nano-sim slot on the device through which one can insert the sim card in the LTE version.

Is the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus worth the money?

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is definitely a good enough device to buy. It is a recommended tablet for a mid-range, family tablet. It has all the features plus the latest OS and chipset in it. There is also Google Kids Space for the kids and an optional ultrathin keyboard and Lenovo Precision Pen 2 for drawing, sketching, and note-taking for adults. 

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is a complete family tablet with great battery life and other premium features.

When was the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus released?

The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus was first announced on June 28, 2021. It then got released on 29th July 2021. Lenovo had taken pre-orders for the tab. Lenovo also offered three different storage sections – 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM and 128GB 6GB RAM.

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