I was given the Tab S8 as a gift at Xmas. When it is running, I found it superb. No problem on WiFi. Good pictures and very fast response. However, there appears to be a major problem with these. In 4 months, mine has packed up twice. The problem occurs after charging it up (switched off). When I try to power it up again, it is just dead. When it packed up first time, my wife returned it to PC World to be met with "Oh another one". Its obviously some fundamental poor design somewhere causing these units to go down. Don't know whether it is just my unit or it is a major fundamental design flaw. But with modern electronic equipment, especially with the charging technology these days, I would expect something a lot more reliable. So please be warned.
Guys 5.0.1 Lollipop update for this tablet is being tested/released in some markets.
For more info visit this thread:
Its stock Android and Lenovo got rid off some annoyances. Its said to be faster than KK. For those of you who were wondering if this Tablet will ever see Lollipop, be assured that it will.
You may see the update in comming months.
Chinmay Joshi, 16 Apr 2015Can i make a call with this tab is there calling function.... Yes but read the manual before u purchased because Lenovo S8 wlan and LTE only contain Voice calling function not other phone.
nm, 06 Apr 2015Also Yoga Tablet 2 with Anypen is Windows only. If you want Android you have to look elsewhere.My colleague got tablet yoga and was able to use fine for three months then the touchpad sensitivity happens. He sent to Lenovo svc center and schedule to replace the screen . Lenovo after sales support sucks. To save you from disappointment do not buy any devices from Lenovo. There are other brands out there proovides better support than the latter.
GIRISH, 06 Apr 2015Can i use 3gdongle with this U can use 3g micro sim if that is what you meant.
I have one of s8-50lc and had issue detecting sim which i discovered a day after i bought and tried the data sim. Do not upgrade to lollipop as you may be encountering wifi issues like what i have reas in the forum. On the outside this device is really nice and sleek design is appealing but do not be deceived with it and the offer price. I regretted buying one as Lenovo after sales support sucks. Right now my device still with them for morethan 2 weeks and they are still unable to fix the problem. It is not worth the hassle and disappointment. I highly discourage anyone to buy this. This is a least I can do to help people from getting a crap device and crap Lenovo support.
GSpix, 04 Apr 2015I don't know why people slate this tablet for poor battery life etc., as mine seems just fine ... moreI agree entirely. This tablet is incredible. I'm upgrading from my 16 month old Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which served me well but was a bit bogged down with Touchwiz. The Lenovo Tab S8 is so fast and has such a clear display.
Sunday afternoon i got this tab. Its very beauty in size, looks, spec and everything. Eventhough while first time charging the adapter got full heat and when I am using for browsing downloading gaming for 30minuts the tab's right top area got full heat . Today again i charged & same heat occured. Monday I spoke with service centre in salem, tamilnadu, india. He said nothing to worry about the heat of the adapter and tab its normal in this device and it has one year warrenty. If it has any problem we can do the best.
Also Yoga Tablet 2 with Anypen is Windows only. If you want Android you have to look elsewhere.
LayUser, 05 Apr 2015Pls I need an answer: Does this Tab support Pen for hand note+taking like Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2... moreNo, it doesn't support a stylus.
You won't be able to draw on this tablet with a pencil.
Also nothing inbuilt like a digitizer which we see in the Samsung Note series.
If stylus support is important for you stick to the new Yoga Tablet 2.
You can use a capacitive stylus, but its accuracy is no better than a finger and also you get no support for pressure sensitivity.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2015Thank you. Will try this out and see if it works.do you also face problem with its WiFi reception ?No, the WiFi on mine is working fine. I am still running the firmware that the tablet shipped with. There have been 2 updates for the WiFi only model and 1 update for the LTE model since then. I didn't update because some users were reporting some problems (Wifi, DPI etc.) after the update. So if your Wifi keeps disconnecting then it could be because of the firmware upgrade. Hopefully they will solve the problem in the next update. I generally have a strong Wifi reception around the house so can't comment on reception.
Pls I need an answer: Does this Tab support Pen for hand note+taking like Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2? I'ḿ in love with this tab, I'ḿ an ardent note-taker and likes drawing, but I don't like the bulgy nature of Yoga Tab 2
nm, 31 Mar 2015Hello fellow buyer! I was in the same situation as you, I actually opened the back of the Tabl... moreThank you. Will try this out and see if it works.do you also face problem with its WiFi reception ?
Ashraf Khedr, 03 Apr 2015is it support otg cable or not ?yes it's OTG supported
I don't know why people slate this tablet for poor battery life etc., as mine seems just fine for regular usage. Any tablet or phone will drain the battery fast if you start using all the available performance they have.
This remarkable tablet has no competition in its price bracket. Most other tablets have only 1024x768 or 1280x800 resolution, many more are still only dual core, and even more still have only 1GB RAM for app usage, compare that to this with 1920x1200, quad core cpu & 2/16GB RAM for just £109, & it's a steal.
Some people just expect everything I guess.