With Android ICS coming into the market, Tablet giants have started to show off their best one’s in the market. The trend started with Samsung as Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 came into play a few days back. Now some more market sharers have joined this line. Now Lenovo has also joined the line with its new Android ICS tablet. This one is known as Lenovo IdeaTab S2109. The IdeaTad S2109 came into the market a couple of days before in the market. We had our eye on this one. We grabbed it from the official website of Lenovo, by placing an order online. Finally, we are equipped with this tablet in our lot. So here’s a detailed review of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 from our side.
Tech Specs of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
- Processor: Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor( 1GHz 1MB)
- Memory: 1.0GB Onboard LPDDR2 600 MHz
- Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Display: 9.7″ TFT Multitouch with integrated camera 1024×768
- Hard Drive: 8GB/16GB/32GB
- Battery: 3 Cell Li-Polymer
- Network Card: Broadcom 11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless
- Camera: 1.3MP HD Front Camera
- Card Slot: Micro SD Slot
- HDMI: Micro HDMI (Out)
Build and Looks of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 looks pretty good. The Tablet has got a glossy finish which makes it more attractive. The 10” inch tablet is pretty good to hold. The materials used for the shell of the Lenovo are of good quality. It felt really smooth while rolling the fingers around the tablet. The edges of tab are curved in a bit unorthodox way. It isn’t as perfect as iTab or Galaxy Tab but it really looks good. The tab has got the slim form factor as it is just 8.9 mm thick
If you hold the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 in Landscape mode then you will see the 9.7” inch display in the center. On the left of the display there’s a small camera for video conversations. Turn the tablet, you will find 4 speakers situated at 4 different locations – 2 on the right corner and 2 on the left corner. The 3.5 mm audio jack is present on the left side of the tab. The tablet has microSD card reader, micro-USB port and mini HDMI port.
Features of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is powered by an ARM’s dual core processor of 1 GHz. It has got 1 GB of RAM running at clock speed of 600 Megahertz. The front camera is of 1.3 MP and it is capable of recording HD videos.
The 9.7” TFT display is of 1024 x 768 pixels and offers multi touch support.
In terms of connectivity, the tablet has got the Wi-Fi support with Broadcom 11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Network Card. It has got Bluetooth 3.0 support. There’s a micro HDMI port which helps you to connect with your Television. It has capability to give output of 1080p.
The tablet comes in three storage options i.e. 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. There’s a micro SD card slot, which lets you to extend the storage of the tab.
The tablet has got Quad speakers and SRS® TruMedia audio enhancement which gives surround-sound experience.
It has got a 3 Cell Lithium Polymer battery which will go down after 30 days if the tablet is kept in the stand-by mode.
Coming towards the software, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes with 5 pre-installed apps –
- AccuWeather – For localized weather on the tablet.
- Zinio – The Online News Stand.
- Need For Speed: Shift (HD).
- Printershare – Edit, view and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint files plus high fidelity viewing of PDF files.
- Lenovo App Store – Access thousands of Apps and some more popular content.
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 comes with one year of Warranty. The warranty provides the accidental cover for the tablet.
Performance of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 is made for the entertainment purposes. We didn’t expect much from the IdeaTab S2109. But it came as a total surprise.
The 9.7” IPS display is really good. We were watching the HD highlights of Champions League finals and it felt really good. The video was very clear to each one of sitting in front of the tab. The viewing angles of the display are really very good.
The User Interface of the IdeaTab is simple. You won’t find any special kind of eye candy. It gives a lot of options for customizing the look of the interface. There are 6 home screens to play with. You can add apps in each one of them. The Stock OS i.e. Android 4.0 is the latest android in the line.
Browsing and playing with apps wasn’t a problem on the tablet. Powered by a dual core processor, the tablet performed up to the mark. Multi-tasking wasn’t a problem at all. We played Angry Birds while 5 web-apps were running using the Wi-Fi network in the background. There was no lag in the performance of Angry Birds. We enjoyed the game.
The Sound quality of the tablet is awesome. It gives the surround sound experience. This is definitely a thing which keeps it ahead of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Music output was brilliant. The bass levels of the speakers are moderate which is difficult to find in a tablet.
We got the 8 GB version of the tablet. We ran out of storage after storing a couple of HD movies. We’d recommend you to buy the 32 GB version of the IdeaTab S2109.
Verdict on Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 definitely is one of the competitors out there in the market. It will give head to head fight to other Android ICS tablet present in the market. This can also affect the market share of Apple iPad. Looking at the current competition, Lenovo has done fair with the price tag of Idea Tab S2109. The 8 GB version will cost you $329, for 16 GB you will have to pay $349 and for 32 GB version you will have to pay $399. Order it from HERE.
Ratings of Lenovo IdeaTab S2109:
- Build – 7.0
- Features – 7.0
- Performance – 7.5
- Price Tag – 8.0
- Overall – 7.5