According to a Cybermedia Research report published in March of this year, Lenovo is the market leader in the Indian tablet market, accounting for 36% of the market share in the country. The company has consistently introduced new tablets in the country. Lenovo released the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, Tab P11 Plus, and Lenovo P11 Tab Pro (Gen 2) at various price points in the second half of this year. The P11 Tab Pro (Gen 2) is the brand’s most recent tablet, which is available not only in India but also globally.
The Tab P11 Pro’s successor, like the Tab P11 Pro from last year, can be used as both a tablet and a laptop by attaching a keyboard. Here’s our take on the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) to see if it’s worth your money.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) is priced at Rs 39,999 and includes a Precision Pen 3 stylus and a leather back cover. The device costs $329 in the United States. The optional keyboard folio costs Rs 5,499 (approximately $5,500).
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) is a sophisticated device with a polycarbonate back and a two-tone design. The back of its predecessor, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro from last year, was made of metal. On the successor model, the camera module is raised and has an LED flash in the top left corner. The Precision Pen 3 can be charged by placing it on the magnetic part beneath the camera array. The tablet’s back panel also features Lenovo, JBL, and Dolby Vision Atmos logos. The back panel is a little slick and attracts fingerprints easily. As a result, it is best to use it with the included back cover.
The leather back cover snaps onto the back of the tablet with the help of a magnet. The left side of the cover has a hollow space for the stylus, and there is a flexible hinge near the centre that serves as a kickstand for using the device at the desired viewing angle. The back cover is of good quality and does a good job of protecting the back panel. When placed on a flat surface without the case, the protruding camera can touch the surface. The back cover allows the camera to lie flat against the rest of the back panel.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) has an 11.2-inch display with slim bezels on the front. It has an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio, according to Lenovo. The selfie camera is located on the device’s right bezel.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2)’s 11.2-inch OLED display, which supports a 2.5K resolution of 2560 x 1536 pixels, a 5:3 aspect ratio, up to a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, a DCI-P3 colour gamut, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and up to 600 nits of brightness, is one of its strengths. It is compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
Keyboard and Precision Pen 3
It is recommended that you purchase the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) with the optional ThinkPad-inspired keyboard folio for a better user experience. Once connected, the device enters Productivity Mode, which provides the user with an interface that resembles a desktop PC, complete with desktop icons and a taskbar at the bottom.
When not in use, the tablet could be used in portrait mode by flipping it over on the back without disconnecting the keyboard. Back, volume up/down, mute, microphone on/off, brightness increase/decrease, screenshot, window resizing, split screen, and display lock are all dedicated buttons on the keyboard.
The trackpad on the keyboard supports multi-gesture control. It lacks its own battery, so it draws power from the tablet’s battery. It does not support backlighting, so users may struggle to type in low-light situations. The keyboard is quite thin, which could explain why the company did not include a backlight.
The Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) has a 13-megapixel main camera with autofocus and an LED flash. Only when there is enough light does the main camera take decent photos. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the front, which is adequate for online meetings via Google Meet or Zoom. Dual microphones are connected to the front camera (available on the right edge). The device’s Document Scanning feature is a welcome addition.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) is powered by the 6nm MediaTek Kompanio 1300T, an Android-specific chipset. The system includes 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM as well as 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It has an external storage slot that can hold up to 1TB of microSD card storage.
Running multiple apps at the same time or switching between them has no effect on the tablet’s performance. Overall, the experience is quite smooth and adequate for basic computing. The Kompanio 1300T performs similarly to the Snapdragon 778G, scoring 736 points in the single-core test and 2774 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench 5. The P11 Tab Pro (Gen 2) received 562,385 points on AnTuTu. The Tab P11 Pro requires slightly more than 2 hours to fully charge (Gen 2). The tablet lasted over 11 hours in my video playback test. It entailed continuous video playback on YouTube and Prime Video at 50% brightness and volume.
Connectivity and Other Features
The face unlock feature works flawlessly, quickly recognising the user’s face and unlocking the device. It won’t be able to find the user’s face if there isn’t enough light. In that case, the device will prompt the user to enter a passcode or pattern to unlock it.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) has Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB-C port with DP-out for connectivity. The device supports USB OTG, but there is no 3.5mm audio jack. What sensors are housed within the device? According to the tablet’s marketing materials, it has an accelerator, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, Coulomb counter, as well as vibrator.
A tablet with such impressive specs as a 120Hz display, the Kompanio chipset, Precision Pen 3 support, and a large battery should have supported faster charging. Even so, the fact that it takes slightly more than 2 hours to fully charge at 20 watts isn’t a deal breaker. Aside from that, the predecessor model supported LTE connectivity, which the Tab P11 Pro (Gen 2) does not. On the Tab P11 Pro, I believe the software experience, which is usually an issue with all Android tablets, can be improved through software fixes or OS upgrades (Gen 2). I won’t go into detail about the camera’s flaws because it isn’t intended to provide a high-quality photography experience.