Lenovo A8-50 Tablet, Quad-core Processor, Android, 8", Wi-Fi & 3G, 16GB

Product information

Bringing entertainment to life, the Lenovo A8-50 3G Android tablet is an affordable way to enjoy video, music, games and your favourite apps. Packing an HD wideview display, front-facing stereo speakers with 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 front-facing stereo speakers. 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.

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. 3G connectivity means that you can insert a 3G SIM card (not provided) and access the internet without a Wi-Fi connection. 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.

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.

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

Please note: Network charges may apply when using a 3G data plan. Please see your network's terms and conditions for further information.

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
Mali-400 MP2
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 3G 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 8382
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, proximity and light sensors
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SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Wi-Fi Only
Integrated dual speakers 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, 3G via SIM Card


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Q & As

Lenovo A8-50 Tablet, Quad-core Processor, Android, 8", Wi-Fi & 3G, 16GB 4.5 5 2 2
Great 3g tablet I bought this tablet last week from John lewis and it is excellent value for money. But beware although it takes a 3g sim card it can not make or receive phone calls in its out of the box state. This can be overcome by upgrading the firmware to the A5500hv which gives you the full phone features. I now have a phone / tablet that I can use with an all you can eat data sim card plus make and receive phone calls. 27 September 2014
smart little tablet works straight out of the box! it has micro usb charging point, which so great that even if you lose the supplied lead it won't be a big deal like apple ipad! comes pre-loaded with 3 different browsers including chrome. decided not to give 5 stars because barclays banking tablet app is not compatible with this one! 21 September 2014
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