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Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 (16GB) tablet

A larger tablet from Lenovo with a 10-inch screen and WiFi internet only, running on the Android 4.4 operating system. Uses the Google app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.

About

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 (16GB) is part of the Tablet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablet models like the Tab 2 A10-70 (16GB) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Performance: Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

Portability: Combines size, weight, and battery life.

Display: Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

Connections

Act as WiFi hotspot Act as WiFi hotspot Can use a mobile data plan to connect other devices to the Internet. Some carriers charge extra for this.
No
WiFi type WiFi type The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Tablets with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas.
Mobile Type Mobile Type Highest level cellular network the tablet can connect to using a carrier's data plan.

Features

Memory-card reader Memory-card reader A slot for a standard memory card (usually a micro-SD) to expand storage or transfer files.
Yes
Fingerprint-resistant screen Fingerprint-resistant screen Screen coating reduces adhesion of skin oils and makes cleaning easier.
No
Detachable keyboard included Detachable keyboard included Price includes a detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop.
No
Detachable keyboard optional Detachable keyboard optional A detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop is available at additional cost.
No
Swype-capable keyboard Swype-capable keyboard Offers an alternative way to type by sliding a finger to each letter in a word.
Yes
Approved app market Approved app market Can access a rich variety of apps authorized by the operating system manufacturer.
Yes
Camera Camera An outward-facing camera for shooting photos or video recordings.
Yes
Detachable carrying case Detachable carrying case Includes a detachable carrying case.
No
Active stylus optional Active stylus optional An optional stylus ("pen") is available that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
No
Active stylus included Active stylus included Includes a stylus ("pen") that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
No
Webcam Webcam An inward-facing camera for video chat or selfies.
Yes
GPS GPS Can receive satellite data for precise navigation.
Yes
Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen A capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure and is more precise than the resistive type, but cannot sense gloved fingers.
Yes

Specs

Internal storage (GB) Internal storage Storage for the operating system, downloaded apps and user content.
16
Operating system Operating system The underlying program that runs the user interface and applications.
Android 4.4
Operating system (as tested) Operating system (as tested) The underlying program that runs the user interface and applications. Version is the installed OS at time of testing.
Length (in.) Length The longest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
9.7
Width (in.) Width The medium-sized edge of the tablet measured in inches.
6.7
Depth (in.) Depth The shortest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
0.36
Resolution Resolution The pixel dimensions of the screen, length by width. Combined with the screen size, this determines the pixel density, which is the true measure of the ability to display image detail.
1920 x 1200
Pixel density Pixel density A measure of observable detail on the screen. Pixel density of about 300 pixels per inch or higher eliminates any detail loss due to screen resolution limitations if viewed about 10 inches away.
226
Mobile data Mobile data Can use a cellular carrier's data plan to connect to the Internet.
No
Camera MP Camera MP Megapixel resolution of the outward-facing camera.
6.2
Color Color Indicates the available colors of the case of the tablet. A slash separates multiple colors on the same unit, while a comma separates available color choices.
Black
Camera: Video definition Camera: Video definition Largest height available to the outward-facing camera for recording video. 720 and above can display in HD; values below display in SD.
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.
1.3
Webcam: Video definition Webcam: Video definition Largest height available to the user-facing webcam for recording video. 720 and above can display in HD; values below display in SD.