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Promising Tablet Ruined by microSD Card Usability Issues
May 14, 2018
I really wanted to keep this tablet. There's a lot to like about it. It's solidly built. Battery life is above average. Fingerprint scanner on the side power button works surprisingly well. Screen is high-quality and works great for e-reading, watching video content, and games.
BUT--the device has a fatal flaw--it does not work reliably with micro SD cards AT ALL. I tried multiple, brand new cards, and the tablet was not able to format and use any of them reliably. Some would work the first time, but quickly get corrupted and become unusable. Others, the tablet couldn't recognize them at all from the start.
When you've got a device with only 16 GB of onboard storage, roughly 10 GB of which is taken up by the OS, leaving you with 6 GB of space, this just isn't workable. Without being able to expand your storage with an SD card, you end up with no room for apps, movies, games, etc.
Hopefully Lenovo can fix this at some point, but it seems from other reviews that this is a really common problem. It's a shame, because otherwise it'd be one of the few mid-range tablets on the market to truly be worth the money.