The world of Android tablets is getting interesting. Samsung continues to bet heavily on them (and so intensely, see the Tab S8 Ultra), Xiaomi has returned to the ring with the Xiaomi Pad 5, Huawei has its MatePad range (now renewed with a curious electronic ink model), and Lenovo has brought To Spain recently the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, its most ambitious tablet.
We have already had the opportunity to throw the glove to bring you this, his analysis. It’s a tablet with an expansive 2K 120Hz display, the Snapdragon 870 processor, and compatibility with Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3. A tablet, in short, is designed for multimedia consumption, productivity, and, why not, to play the occasional game. How is he behaving? Let’s see it.
Screen and audio: a joy
We thus go on to talk about the screen and the sound, a section that, plain and simple, we have loved. On the one hand, the screen. The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro mounts a 12.6-inch AMOLED panel in 16:10 format. In this way, Lenovo has given it a little more space at the top, which is quite good for working with documents or playing games, although it will mean having black bars in some videos recorded in 16:9 format. You can’t have everything in this life; what can we do?
The resolution is 2,560 x 1,200 pixels, which translates to 240 pixels per inch. Without being the highest pixel density, watching movies or playing games without seeing pixels or seeing teeth from a safe distance is enough. The panel has a good brightness level, enough to use the tablet outdoors (although a little more would not hurt), and the colors are perfectly calibrated (although they can be modified from the settings). It is a level screen, and we have not detected any problems with viewing angles.
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
The tablet is compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10 +, so we can enjoy consistent content without much problem. Another exciting aspect is its 120 Hz refresh rate. It is activated by default, and I recommend leaving it that way because autonomy, as we will see, is not a problem. It is a joy to use a tablet of this size, with this screen and this refresh rate.
When reading or browsing, the tablet behaves perfectly. The fluidity that the screen offers us, together with its resolution, makes it comfortable to keep up with current events, check Twitter, or work with documents. It helps that the 16:10 format more square and suitable for these tasks. Reading or browsing is when I have used the tablet vertically the most. We will most likely end up using it horizontally for the rest of things.
When it comes to sound, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is a bomb. The tablet offers four JBL speakers compatible with Dolby Atmos, and the sound experience is delicious. It’s nice to listen to music, play games, or watch movies on a tablet. The speakers have stereo sound and good punch. Obviously, they don’t have the same performance as our high-end headphones, but it’s hard to fault them.
At most, the only negative thing that can be commented on is that we risk covering the speakers by holding the tablet horizontally. Do you remember having support to put the tablet horizontally? Well, that would play very much in favor of the sound. The fact of not having a headphone jack could also be criticized, although having the adapter in the box is not a significant problem.
Be that as it may, we can summarize this section by saying that the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro has enchanted us. The screen looks scary, the sound is excellent, and the overall positive experience. It is, in a nutshell, what could be asked of a tablet in this price range.
Performance and software: oh, Android.
Having seen the device from the outside, let’s see what it offers us inside. The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro incorporates a Snapdragon 870 processor, which we saw in countless high-end mobiles last year. It is not the most powerful Qualcomm, without a doubt, but it is a solvent processor for day-to-day tasks and playing games. In addition, it is accompanied by six gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage.
Although six gigabytes of RAM may seem few, the truth is that we have not missed more memory when opening applications or keeping them in multitasking. Everything moves smoothly, as expected. As for memory, 128 GB seems like a good number to save files locally, but if, for some reason, they seem scarce, a good microSD will solve the problem without a doubt.
The tablet’s performance is excellent, both for daily tasks and gaming. We have had no problems browsing, manipulating documents, checking email, viewing multimedia content, and throwing us some other game to ‘Brawl Stars,’ ‘Call of Duty: Mobile,’ or ‘Genshin Impact.’ In that sense, it is a very versatile and capable tablet. We have not noticed that it gets hotter than necessary, even when demanding more than necessary.