Lenovo A8-50 Tablet, Quad-core Processor, Android, 8", Wi-Fi, 16GB, Midnight Blue

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Bringing entertainment to life, the Lenovo A8-50 Android tablet is an affordable way to enjoy video, music, games and your favourite apps. Packing an HD wideview display, Dolby Digital Plus audio technology and a quad-core processor, this is a slim multimedia tablet you can take anywhere.

Video and Music Hub
With Dolby Digital Plus audio enhancement, the A8-50 can deliver louder, more natural, distortion-free sound, whether through the headphones or the integrated speaker. Combined with a bright and colourful multitouch display, the A8-50 is great for watching videos on the go. IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology helps to provide a wide viewing angle, so you can share on-screen content with the people around you.

Quad-core processing
The A8-50 is powered by a MediaTek quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM, delivering the performance you need to run the latest Android apps and games, while providing a smooth experience when navigating your tablet and widgets.

The A8-50 features a long battery life of up to 11 hours, so you can use it on the go without fear of the battery running out. It weighs only 350g, making it a practical device to take on your travels, so you can enjoy movies, web browsing, reading and more without feeling weighed down. It's also less than 9mm thin, so slipping it into a bag or case won't be a problem.

Dual Cameras
Built-in dual cameras cater for all of your imaging needs. The front-facing 2 megapixel webcam is ideal for taking selfies and video chatting, while the rear 5 megapixel will take a high quality photo with auto-focus ensuring your subject is sharp.

Extra Storage
The A8-50 comes with 16GB of storage built in. But if that’s not enough, it also features a microSD card slot, so you can treble your storage space with cards of up to 32GB.

Apps Included:
Texas Poker
UC Browser
Route 66 Navi + Maps
Kingsoft Office
Norton Mobile Security


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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 11 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H217 x W136 x D8.95 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Midnight Blue
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
PowerVR SGX544
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
16GB eMMC Flash Storage
Headphone socket
Location Services
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
microSD (up to 32GB)
Model name / number
A8-50 Wi-Fi Midnight Blue
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Micro USB
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Quad-core MediaTek MTK 8121
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1280 x 800 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
IPS display with capacitive 10-point multitouch
G-Sensor (accelerometer), vibration
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Wi-Fi Only
Integrated speaker with Dolby Audio Technology
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
YES- Google Now
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
2 megapixels
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
5 megapixels
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Another good product from Lenovo Bought this for travel when I don't want to take laptop with me. So far so good. Battery life is very good. Using a stylus helps at times (bamboo one also from JL). Very easy to use and set up. Main irritations are with Android and loads of unwanted, unremovable apps. Shame JL doesn't stock the Lenovo cover as it's hard to get a case in this size. Excellent service as usual from John Lewis. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy I have an IPad and wanted something that I could use when my wife is using the IPad. This fits what I need very well. I don't use it every day, but I am very impressed with the quality of this tablet. I recently went on holiday and took some photos with my android mobile phone. When I got home they linked to my tablet the picture quality is excellent. 08 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very pleased with this product Suits all my needs for a tablet, very good for the price 07 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lenovo A8-50 8 inch tablet My Grandson is delighted with it , He is only 4 and loves it. Added 16 Gig card to it and downloaded all the FREE games available on Google play. 07 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent product Very reliable and fast and does its job.very reasonable price and value for money. 04 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does everything we want it to This is a great little device that does all that we want it to. We already have a laptop and the reason for buying this was its compact size and portability will enable us to send emails and use the internet whilst on holiday abroad.. My son in law has had a look at it and says that it can do most of the things that his tablet (costing over three times as much) can. Two points of criticism -1)the enclosed booklet gives virtually no information on how to use the tablet, advising you to use the online user manual. 2) I had difficulty connecting to the internet initially because although the tablet picked up our BT hub, when I entered the password as directed it still wouldn't connect -it was only when I entered the wireless key that the connection was made. However, once we got connected the tablet worked well and has continued to impress us. 01 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for general use I bought this for my mother in January 2015. It's simple enough for her to learn to use, has enough features and downloadable content (from Google Play Store) to make is both useful and fun. Nice clean graphics, decent sound, takes good pictures and video - ideal for what I wanted and she is very pleased with it. 28 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really useless Product was unable to play music via bluetooth so returned mid December 2014, but refund still outstanding more than 60 days later. 23 February 2015
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