This tablet seems to be giving a lot of problems -
1. when I set up an external card as internal memory to shift my apps on it, apps such as Facebook and Skype stopped working. Every now and then an app crashes and the tab refuses to let me install FB and Skype anymore.
2. When I switch my data network from a sim1 operator to a sim2 operator, it doesn't connect to the internet at all. I have to restart the tab to get it to connect sim2 to its data network.
3. When I restart my tab, the apps that have been installed on the external card disappear. I have to manually go to settings and check external card memory usage after which apps load. As a result, if I have added any of those icons to the home screen, they disappear.
Is anyone else facing any of these issues? Thanks
I have had an LTE model for about 2 months. Overall it is a good tablet for the price. I strongly recommend buying the LTE version as it has 2 GB RAM. Additionally it can be used as a phone. Call quality is good.
About the screen. For HD resolution it is good. Decent experience for reading books and watching videos. It has Adaptive Display Custom Mode (a kind of True Tone), but automatic brightness might be erratic. If you need a FHD screen, wait for TAB 4 8, but then you will miss phone functionality.
GPS is fast and precise. USB OTG works with external keyboard, mouse, flash memory. The tablet can be connected to a PC and Mac as an external storage.
SD card should be formatted as an external storage. First I formated it as internal storage, but then the tablet became abnormally slow, and icons tended to disappear for the apps which were moved to SD.
First I had a terrible experience with the YouTube app. The video was stuttering, so I even used TubeMate for having a normal experience. After factory reset I managed to delete the pre-installed YouTube app and to replace it with the one from the Play store. Now all YouTube videos can be played without any problems.
And as it is usual for any Lenovo product - no updates. It is July, but the security patch level is of January 2017.
Zeus, 13 Jul 2017Hey everyone i need to buy a tablet for home use. Can you suggest whether Lenovo tab 38 is wor... moreRead my review from May. As of now, I've had it two months. Definitely not a professional class tab to take to the office, but for simple home use, and for just $89.00 plus tax at Office Depot, pretty dang good. Great display!! Holds power like a champ!!
Hey everyone i need to buy a tablet for home use. Can you suggest whether Lenovo tab 38 is worth buying? I mean, is it really good? If not, please suggest some other tablet.
Thanks a million!
julestech, 24 Jan 2017Sorry messenger only not whatsapp, too complicated to try and install that one.In Tab with onely wifi connectivity, you can not download WhatsApp application from Play Store. So you can transfer WhatsApp application from any other mobile using shareit or x sender.
I bought the device last year on october, and it keep restarting on its own since last three months. any of you have the same problem? How to solve it? I've tried hard resetLfactory reset, but it didnt work.
Bought one this past weekend. Runs very smooth. Very little on the way of bloatware. Watch out, because Office Depot carries Model Number 170001, and Walmart carries 170003. Nice experience overall, but the shortest power cord I've ever seen.
Srey, 05 Apr 2017Does anyone know how to insert sim card in Lenovo TAB3 8"?There are two models of Tab 3 8'', one have slot for sim one not. If you wont find sim slot under cover for sd memory card then you don't have LTE
Srey, 05 Apr 2017Does anyone know how to insert sim card in Lenovo TAB3 8"?Remove the Lenovo logo back right top
Hello everybody! I need this tablet to navigation principally for navigation, and i need to know is that real tablet, is there good gps signal. Thank you!
ChrisG, 03 Feb 2017Can a SIM Card be put in this device to enable mobile data?Yes of course you can do it brother
julestech, 23 Jan 2017This does not make telephone calls as it is not a mobile phone. You can however make wifi base... more I have one and it can make phone calls pretty well, Mobile data is well working on 3G & 4G networks.. It's a good one allover, I have only the problem with the touch screen that it becomes much less responsive and heavy when I put any screen protector., So that I have to use it without protector.