Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Unboxing & Initial Impressions

It’s been a while since I purchased a tablet for myself. The last one I had was the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, which I got like 7-8 years ago. I have been thinking about getting a tablet for the past few months and finally made the decision when I saw the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus tablet (64GB model) on sale at BestBuy for $200 CAD (regular retail price of $260).

This is a late post as I received this device as an early birthday present from my wife. Anyway, I’d like to share with you my unboxing photos and initial impressions of the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus tablet.


  • Cinematic streaming & Entertainment – There’s nothing like the dazzling, 10.6″ 2K IPS display on the Tab M10 Plus Gen 3. Stream your Netflix, Disney+, and other services at up to 1080p, the maximum video resolution available for mobile devices. Plus, with TÜV Low Blue Light certification, you can enjoy long, comfortable hours of screen time—all while the quad-speaker system envelops you with sound.
  • Study Smarter—Not Harder – A lightweight, portable tablet like the Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 is great for student research and projects. It works with the Lenovo Instant Memo app to make on-screen input a breeze, from hand-written notes and sketches to marking up documents to dragging and dropping text. For maximum speed and convenience, you can add the optional Lenovo Precision Pen 2 stylus (not supplied).
  • Keep Focused with Reading Mode – Immersive Reading Mode makes long screen sessions easier on the eyes. It enhances readability by simulating the color matrix of the pages in a printed book, so it’s more like reading on paper. Use a muted chromatic setting or switch to mono/grayscale to stay focused with less eye strain, whether you’re reading an e-book, editing a long document, whatever.
  • Stay Up To Date – The Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 tablet ships with Android 12. You’ll get all the latest Android 12 features and enjoy three years of security and other updates—with an even newer version, Android 13, expected in 2023.
  • Processing Power & Long Battery Life – Stream, study, and multitask for hours, even unplugged. With a choice of quality, octa-core processors, the Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 tablet has the power to spare. And with a battery that can run the whole day, you can use it just about anywhere.
  • Make A Statement—Without Saying A Word – The Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 is bold-looking and contemporary, as stylish as it is technologically advanced. It’s very thin—7.45mm / 0.29″—and starts at just 465g / 1.03lbs, thanks to an aluminum chassis that’s both lightweight and durable. And with two dual-tone colour options to choose from, Storm Grey and Frost Blue, it stands apart from other tablets in its class.
  • Built-in Kids Zone – Google Kids Space*—preloaded on Lenovo tablets—helps children discover, create, and grow with a library of quality content and ideas to explore their fascinations in new and engaging ways. You can guide their experience from your device using the Family Link app’s parental controls to manage available content, set screen time limits, etc.
  • Comes with The Most Helpful Google Apps – Into photography? Astronomy? Looking for new ways to keep up with friends? Google Play has apps for all that and more. Plus, Google Play Protect keeps your device clean and your data safe. With over 100 billion apps scanned daily—even ones you haven’t installed yet—it helps protect you from misbehaving apps.


  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G80 (Octa-Core, 2x A75 @2.00 GHz + 6x A55 @1.80 GHz)
  • Operating System: Android 12
  • Internal Memory (RAM): 4 GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
  • Memory (Card Slot): microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Storage: 64 GB eMCP
  • Display: 10.6″ 2K (2000×12000) IPS, touchscreen, 400 nits
  • Camera: Front – 8 MP Fixed-focus; Rear – 8 MP Auto-focus
  • WLAN: 802.11AC (1×1) & Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery: 7700 mAh
  • Audio Input/Output: 3.5mm Headphone/Mic Combo
  • Dimensions: Height – 15.88 cm; Depth – 0.75 cm; Width – 25.12 cm
  • Weight: 470 g


  • Lenovo Tab M10 Plus tablet
  • 10W Charger Block & USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • User Guide


Lenovo Tab M10 Plus
10W Charging Block & USB-A to USB-C Cable
Card Tray Ejector Tool
Left Side (Landscape) – Power Button & Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers
Right Side (Landscape) – USB-C Port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack & Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers
Top (Landscape) – Microphone, Card Tray, & Volume Buttons
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Lockscreen
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Homescreen
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Settings
Google Entertainment Space


The 10.6″ FHD IPS screen provides nice, crisp, and vivid colors. The size is perfect for me, not too small like an 8″ tablet and not too big like an 11″ tablet. The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus has a 60Hz refresh rate so it isn’t ideal for gaming but that is not an issue for me because I purchased this tablet mainly for reading and not for watching movies or playing games.

I picked the 64GB model because I wasn’t planning on storing photos or videos on it and if I do change my mind later on, I could always expand the storage by purchasing a microSD card as the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus supports external SD cards (FAT32 file up to 128GB, exFAT file up to 2TB).

Aside from the great display, another thing I love about the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is that it has 4 built-in Dolby Atmos surround speakers (2 on each side in landscape mode). I also like that this tablet also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. I personally prefer wired headphones and it also gives users an option in case their Bluetooth headphones are not available.

The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus came preinstalled with Android 12 and was automatically updated to Android 13 a few weeks later. Prior to the Android 13 update, the tablet ran very fast and smoothly. Now, it runs a bit more sluggish. I do hope Lenovo will release an OTA update soon that will fix this issue. The update also changed the look and feel of the user interface, dividing the Notification Panel into 2 separate panels and it also introduced a new taskbar that is annoyingly hideous. If you own a Lenovo Tab M10 Plus or other Lenovo tablets that were affected by this update, I will publish a separate post on how to get rid of the taskbar.

Although it comes with a 10W charger which can take about 3-4 hours for a full charge, the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus supports 20W fast charging. So if you have a 20W+ charger you can use that to charge it faster. In my case, I have several PD fast chargers like the Quntis iPhone Charger and the Quntis 65W 5-Port Smart PD USB Charging Station.

The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus has been a great buy and I have no regrets whatsoever.

Does anyone else here have the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus tablet? What are the things you like or dislike about it? What do you think about the Android 13 update? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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1 Comment

  1. Cannot download from previous to the m10. It keeps telling me that I need an iPhone or iPad. Cables do not fit. So I have no way of downloading therefore cannot use. May have to return

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