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Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is Lenovo’s answer to the transforming Android tablets first introduced to the world by Asus. It comes as a successor of sorts to the IdeaTab S2109 and features support for an optional keyboard dock that gives it extra points in terms of functionality and up to 10 hours of extra battery life. Why is it worth springing for this tablet from Lenovo and use a so-called Gobot instead of an Asus Transformer? Well, it mostly boils down to one thing… which is price.

The IdeaTab S2110 improves on its predecessor by packing a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution touchscreen LCD in a body that measures a mere 9mm thin. There’s a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapgradon APQ8060A processor under the hood and 1GB of RAM to help make sure that navigating menus and using apps feels snappy. Its other features include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in GPS with A-GPS. It also boasts a 1-megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 5-megapixel main snapper located at the back.

The included battery on the tablet offers up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi web surfing and 10 hours of video playback. Either way, you’re sure to make it through at least a full day of usage before you need to recharge. And once you connect it to the optional keyboard dock, you’ll get an extra day’s worth of charge with an SD card and touchpad, to boot.

Lenovo manages to truly set the S2110 apart from similar offerings in the market by discounting its retail price of $449 to as low as $343 online. That’s one heck of a deal for a feature-rich tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Need To Know: Lenovo IdeaTab A2110

1. 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution screen and 10-hour battery life make it easy to enjoy high-definition content and extensive periods of Web browsing. (The Good)

2. Online store discounts make the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 a more affordable alternative to similar models in the Android tablet market. (The Good)

3. Default operating system is no longer the latest version of the Android software, which is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)

4. Native resolution of built-in touchscreen display falls short of full HD-capable counterparts from competing products. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GottaBeMobile

The IdeaTab S2110 with the keyboard dock is a worthy competitor to the iPad and the Asus Transformer. The tablet is not perfect, but for users looking for a tablet with a keyboard, long battery life and access to all the most popular apps, the S2110 fits the bill. The keyboard dock extends battery l...

- Josh Smith, GottaBeMobile
Android Authority

While we have a few gripes, in general there’s a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110. The build quality is solid, the performance is good even with its less-than-top of the line hardware specs, and it’s light and easy to use. The main problem with the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is the p...

- Kristofer Wouk, Android Authority
Digital Trends

The IdeaTab S2110 is the kind of tablet that looks good on paper, but doesn't quite deliver once you get it into your hands.

- K.T. Bradford, Digital Trends
Android Police

It's funny to me that Lenovo sells the A2109 as a budget tablet and not the S2110. Sure, your $100 gets you a bigger (and much better) screen with the S2110, but it has the most appalling performance I can imagine. A cheap Chinese knock-off tablet offers better performance, without a doubt. It boggl...

- Aaron Gingrich, Android Police
Laptop Magazine

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- Daniel Howley, Laptop Magazine


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Lenovo IdeaTab S2110's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Snapdragon APQ8060A 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
8/16/32 GB

Internal memory is 8/16/32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown
Lenovo's performance ratings are 30 days standby time, 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab S2110 Specs

Overview
Release date July 24, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Snapdragon APQ8060A 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16/32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 30 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.9 x 17.8 x 0.9 cm (10.2 x 7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 580 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Unknown
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


GottaBeMobile

The keyboard dock is a worthy competitor to the iPad and the Asus Transformer

from GottaBeMobile

The IdeaTab S2110 with the keyboard dock is a worthy competitor to the iPad and the Asus Transformer. The tablet is not perfect, but for users looking for a tablet with a keyboard, long battery life and access to all the most popular apps, the S2110 fits the bill. The keyboard dock extends batter...More

The IdeaTab S2110 with the keyboard dock is a worthy competitor to the iPad and the Asus Transformer. The tablet is not perfect, but for users looking for a tablet with a keyboard, long battery life and access to all the most popular apps, the S2110 fits the bill. The keyboard dock extends battery life long past a full day, there is sufficient power for gaming, entertainment and productivity, the latter of which is made easier with the good keyboard. Design and build quality are not on par with the iPad, but the tablet feels like it will hold up to use over time, and survived a day in the hands of a 4 year-old no worse for the wear.

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Android Authority

It’s a little too high for a device with the specs that it have

from Android Authority

While we have a few gripes, in general there’s a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110. The build quality is solid, the performance is good even with its less-than-top of the line hardware specs, and it’s light and easy to use. The main problem with the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is th...More

While we have a few gripes, in general there’s a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110. The build quality is solid, the performance is good even with its less-than-top of the line hardware specs, and it’s light and easy to use. The main problem with the Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 is the price. At $429 for the 16 GB version of the tablet alone, and $579 for the 32 GB tablet and dock, it’s simply too expensive to be able to maintain pacing with the competition.

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Digital Trends

Excellent display and good battery life with a well-designed interface skin

from Digital Trends

The IdeaTab S2110 is the kind of tablet that looks good on paper, but doesn’t quite deliver once you get it into your hands. The main issue is the build quality of the hardware. We’re not completely against plastic construction, but the fact that the tablet literally bends and makes a...More

The IdeaTab S2110 is the kind of tablet that looks good on paper, but doesn’t quite deliver once you get it into your hands. The main issue is the build quality of the hardware. We’re not completely against plastic construction, but the fact that the tablet literally bends and makes a noise if you squeeze it a bit is a problem. The slightly sluggish performance is also an issue, albeit one that could be fixed by software updates. If this were a more basic tablet with a cheaper price tag, these things might not be as big a deal. However, $400 is a lot to pay for a device with these flaws. Especially when there are other tablets, like the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 or the iPad 2, that cost the same yet don’t have these problems.

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Android Police

Good display, bad everything else

from Android Police

It's funny to me that Lenovo sells the A2109 as a budget tablet and not the S2110. Sure, your $100 gets you a bigger (and much better) screen with the S2110, but it has the most appalling performance I can imagine. A cheap Chinese knock-off tablet offers better performance, without a doubt. It bo...More

It's funny to me that Lenovo sells the A2109 as a budget tablet and not the S2110. Sure, your $100 gets you a bigger (and much better) screen with the S2110, but it has the most appalling performance I can imagine. A cheap Chinese knock-off tablet offers better performance, without a doubt. It boggles my mind. What makes it even worse is that they market the 2110 as a sort of work horse, and you can purchase a keyboard dock. With performance this bad, I don't even want to use it at all, let alone to get a little extra work done on the weekends or when I'm out of the office. Even if using the tablet wasn't so miserable, it's still so flimsy that I'd be afraid to throw it in a bag and take it out of the house.

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Laptop Magazine

A snappy performer with great battery life

from Laptop Magazine

Lenovo's $499 IdeaTab S2110A is a snappy 10-inch tablet with great battery life and capable rear-facing camera. The included keyboard dock adds a further dimension of functionality. However, we don't like the flex in the tablet and the keyboard dock, nor the fact that the tablet lacks an SD card...More

Lenovo's $499 IdeaTab S2110A is a snappy 10-inch tablet with great battery life and capable rear-facing camera. The included keyboard dock adds a further dimension of functionality. However, we don't like the flex in the tablet and the keyboard dock, nor the fact that the tablet lacks an SD card slot. For $50 more, you can pick up the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 and its keyboard dock, both of which felt a little sturdier. Still, if you're looking for an Android tablet with excellent endurance, the Lenovo IdeaPad S2110A is a good choice.

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TrustedReviews

Isn't quite as cutting-edge as it needs to be to make a big impact in such a competitive market

from TrustedReviews

There remained a nagging feeling that the IdeaTab S2110 isn't quite as cutting-edge as it needs to be to make a big impact in such a competitive market. Both the keyboard dock and tablet are finished in plastic, which doesn't compare too well with the best Asus's Transformer range has to offer - and the similar Asus Transformer 300 set up its stall almost six months ago....

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There remained a nagging feeling that the IdeaTab S2110 isn't quite as cutting-edge as it needs to be to make a big impact in such a competitive market. Both the keyboard dock and tablet are finished in plastic, which doesn't compare too well with the best Asus's Transformer range has to offer - and the similar Asus Transformer 300 set up its stall almost six months ago.

However, we will say that aside from the Transformers, this Lenovo IdeaTav S2110 is perhaps the only convertible Android tablet we can see ourselves recommending to others. We'll see what it's really capable of when we get cracking with the full review.

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