Tirtha Das, 07 Jan 2015My query is regarding the battery backup and OTG support:
1. Does it support pendrive, mous... moreHi Tirtha,
1. I have tested it myself and I can confirm that this Tab works with Mouse, Keyboard, Pendrive and External Hard Disk. It can power an External Hard Disk all by itself (no need of a power source and Y cable). But it doesn't support NTFS out of the box, you will have to root your Tab and install an app like 'StickMount' or others to be able to use NTFS. It works fine with Fat32 formatted drives out of box. I have not tested it with any sort of Joysticks or Playstation/XBox controllers but they should work with root and necessary apps installed.
2. As it should be clear by now it all depends on screen time. During my headphone burn-in process the Tab lasted 28 hours on a full charge continuously playing 320kbps MP3 files with the screen off all the time. Taking your usage scenario under consideration the Tab can last 5-6 hours. Depends if you are playing high end games or casual games. So maybe 2.5 hours video an hour of moderate gaming and always connected to 3G and the Tab should last the entire day.
Nikhil, 20 Dec 2014Here is my experience with the Lenovo Tab S8 (Model: S8-50LC)
Its compact, slim, lig... moreMy query is regarding the battery backup and OTG support:
1. Does it support pendrive, mouse, keyboard or joystick via OTG cable? I'm asking this bcoz I really want this functionality and I have not seen any hands on videos of OTG usage.
2. Whats the average battery backup if everyday usage includes 3 hrs video playback and 2hr gameplay and 3G? Need a approx count.
Pratap Patil, 25 Dec 2014I want to But Lenovo Tab S8, Any one please tell me is there and faults in these Tab
No fault in this tablet
I just started running mine, and can't believe how slow it is when downloading apps from Google Play! My WiFi connection is pretty fast and downloading on my old HTC phone is lightning fast. Any ideas how I can boost this?
Dolle, 30 Dec 2014I have had it now for some time,and i posted here earlier saying it was a nice upgrade to my 2... moreMagnetic auto sleep cover cum stand not available in India
It is inconvenient to use it without cover.lenovo or accessory manufacturers should have marketed it along with the tab. Battery is also not up to mark.
Hi frndz, anyone who got it already tried to put it in jeans pocket coz I don't want to use bag to carry it..
I know it's odd but just want to use it phone cum tab and carry it in easy way just like that.
I know it's too big for pockets but am dawn tired to waiting for pice like that and expect battery this model is food especially front dual speakers so want it to buy it
I have had it now for some time,and i posted here earlier saying it was a nice upgrade to my 2012 nexus 7 1st. generation..SORRY. I was wrong..The battery life on the S8 is so bad, I can hardly use it. Postings about low battery life here are correct. And i cannot see a fix for it coming. Back to the old nexus tab..:(
Hello can anyone tell me how much does your tablets battery life last on continuesly playing video or games? My lenovo tab s8-50LC only last 3 hours and it shows that almost all the baterry used is from the screen. Oh and screen is always set on medium brightness. Is there something wrong with my tablet or is it normal?
Nikhil sharma , 28 Dec 2014Hi nikhil I have used nexus 7 2013 and is it's battery can last for one and a half day on mo... moreinfact of 4290mah battery how it is a bad tablet in terms of battery life
Nikhil sharma , 28 Dec 2014Hi nikhil I have used nexus 7 2013 and is it's battery can last for one and a half day on mo... moreIts because of its screen. Its very power hungry and inefficient. In my battery stats the screen takes up 64%, Android OS+System 9% and remaining apps 27%. So you can see its not because of any software so you can't alter its battery life in anyway until and unless you replace the screen!
Nikhil, 20 Dec 2014Here is my experience with the Lenovo Tab S8 (Model: S8-50LC)
Its compact, slim, lig... moreHi nikhil
I have used nexus 7 2013 and is it's battery can last for one and a half day on moderate usage it has 3900mah I think. How come lenovo s8 lasts for 6-7hr only?
Anonymous, 25 Dec 2014Hey should i buy this TAB? Because it fits mt requirements but after i read the comments, I'm ... moreIf you can wait 3-4 months then better. Because many manufacturers like Samsung, Asus etc. have not refreshed their Tablet lineup yet. The Xiaomi MiPad 2 and Nokia N1 could be released in that time frame also. By that time you can get a better idea about the tablets by reading reviews.
If you want a Tablet right now then this Tab is a good value for what you pay. So go ahead.
With Non-Removable battery you are stuck with what the default battery offers. You cannot swap them. There aren't any Tabs with removable battery as far as I know.
I have downloaded and read the repair manual from Lenovo website for this Tablet. The battery replacement is fairly easy can be done at home also. So in case the battery fails you can easily fix it.
Pratap Patil, 25 Dec 2014I want to But Lenovo Tab S8, Any one please tell me is there and faults in these Tab No there is no Problem,I am using this Tab from last 2 weeks.Awesome Tab,Not a single problem occurred.
I want to But Lenovo Tab S8, Any one please tell me is there and faults in these Tab
its 4G/LTE doest not support Indian bands...any buyer had tested it yet ???? Kindly comment....
AKKI-INDIA, 23 Dec 2014Thanks Nik for clarifying the doubts.Btw,Did you notice it takes longer to get fully charged?A... moreMine takes no less than 3 hours to charge from 15% to 95%. To fully charge it takes around 3.5 hours. This is with the included 1.5A charger, it will take longer with other mobile chargers (1A to 1.3A) and even longer with a USB connection to a PC (500mA).
If you are buying a new charger I would suggest you to go with 1.5A or upward charger. 2A will be faster but may hurt the battery in the long run. If you are happy with the Tab then keep it otherwise return it. I would have taken the refund for the charger and kept the tablet.
I am getting 6-7 hours of battery life with:
3 hours of browsing on Wifi at 40% brightness
2 hours of night reading at minimum (0%) brightness
2 hours of apps/games and video at 40% brightness
Standby is good very little discharge at night.
I keep the Tablet in Aeroplane Mode and GPS off (Location Off) and use them only when necessary.
If you are continuously connected to the Mobile Network through SIM and use Cellular Data then expect even worse battery life.
I am mostly using it indoors so if you are using it outdoors expect around 4-5 hours with high brightness.
I am disappointed with the screen. Its Yellow! No matter how high you keep the brightness it still has a yellowish cast. I would prefer cold (blueish) colours any day over this yellowish cast if the screen cannot replicate neutral colour temperature. Lenovo please fix this screen, make it blue if not neutral or give us modes like Yoga Series with software update, make using this tablet less miserable.
Also has anyone had any luck with Screen Protectors and Cases for this Tablet in India? I can't seem to find any. The ones which are available are priced so high! I am not going to pay as much as a Class 10 16GB MicroSD Card for a single piece of plastic. It doesn't even cost that much to manufacture, total ripoff! Cases are all Generic in variety. They are bulky with ugly contraptions to keep the Tablet in place.
Nikhil, 20 Dec 2014Here is my experience with the Lenovo Tab S8 (Model: S8-50LC) Pros: Its compact, slim, lig... moreHey should i buy this TAB? Because it fits mt requirements but after i read the comments, I'm wondering if I this one or not.. Also tell me what is the drawbacks o non removable battery..
Can any one tell me when is it being launched in Pakistan or Middle East?
Nikhil, 22 Dec 2014Just to be clear the dot pattern is not visible under normal usage. You cannot make it out at ... moreThanks Nik for clarifying the doubts.Btw,Did you notice it takes longer to get fully charged?Also,the charger I got was not working,so shall I Return the whole package or accept the 500 rs refund from Flipkart?