The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus with Google Assistant (2nd Gen) is a mouthful of a name, and is one of the larger tablets that work with Google smart assistant which in my opinion is definitely one of the best features of this tab. It works both flat and upright in the dock which doubles as its charger. It’s not exceptionally heavy in the hand therefore pretty easy and comfortable to work with even for longer hours. The tablet is also an Android device that has a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, plus there’s a microSD slot on the side if you feel you need more. The fact that we can expand the storage, if and when needed makes this a lot more logical and practical gadget. And with the Mediatek chipset, one can definitely expect a lag free and uninterrupted performance from the tablet.
You also have two speakers with Dolby Atmos, two microphones, and an 3.5mm audio jack. You can charge the tablet, on its own, through a micro USB port for charging, if it’s not set against the charging port on the dock.
The 10.3-inch screen is quite big and nice, and it is comfortable to work on it for longer hours and it’s FHD, full high definition, which means you’re seeing a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. That’s nice, especially as the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus with Google Assistant has a dedicated YouTube tab you can slide from the left, letting you play music, videos or live YouTube TV if you have an account. This is a really good addition to the tablet. The viewing experience is further enhances and also making it all the more comfortable.
Like with the Lenovo Smart Tab M8, the microphones are key — this is how Google Assistant will hear you, when you ask Google for assistance, and how you’ll connect via video conferencing apps. An easy way to work with it and making it a practical gadget for use.
The tablet does comes with Android 9.0, which is unfortunate as there are tablets you can buy now with Android 10.0 and we couldn’t update this as well. For regular use in watching quick videos, short news clips and the like, the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus with Google Assistant is going to provide.
We did find the tablet sometimes just a bit sluggish, unresponsive to waking up even with a double tap. Google Assistant sometimes paused before responding as well.
That said the screen is top notch, with colors clear, popping from the screen. Resolution is very sharp, and the screen was very clear — a nice experience watching video on the device. As for cameras you have a rear, auto-focus, 8 MP camera and a 5 MP fixed focus front camera, and they’re fine — certainly good enough for video calls and conferencing for work. We did find them certainly not the quality you’re going to expect for a family holiday photo, and even the rear camera lacks the sharpness of a smartphone camera as well. there isn’t a physical shutter here to lock the camera out if you choose, nor a way to mute Google Assistant. But, creating an always on for Google Assistant is actually a bit complicated and you actively need to set Google’s voice assistant into listening mode, so a mute button is really not needed here.
The 5,100mAh battery is solid — and if you’re using the Smart Tab M10 on the dock, you’ll almost never have to test its staying power. Battery life, in the default mode, is also helped by a quick to dark mode. You can increase the time that screen stays on through the settings, which will task the battery more. It’s also something we recommend if you’re going to want to use Ambient Mode. With the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus with Google Assistant you’re getting a tablet that uses Google Assistant as a voice operator. But one of the key features is something called Ambient Mode, which means when this setting is on under the Assistant tab, personal results will show up on the main screen when the tablet is docked. Reminders, weather for your location and such will be visible.