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ckyum
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Registered: ‎09-11-2018
Location: GB
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Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus (8704x) Manufacturing Defect ?Help

Hello all

 

This was my first ever purchase of a Lenovo product.

 

And I have to say it was a big mistake  buying one of these Lenovo Tab4 8 plus model 8704x. According to many website reviews and spec sheets floating about. Which clearly states the device as having GPS sensors. 

 

I bought the 3GB ram + 16GB storage 4G LTE variant

 

The device cannot be used as a compass, nor navigational device i.e sat nav.

 

Google maps, Google earth and many more software applications that rely on GPS sensors will NOT work.

 

I even spoke to Lenovo tech team yesterday to raise the issue. They were keen to try and pass me over to the sales team, which I refused as its the tech teams job to know about this stuff.

 

Also in the software android nougat 7.1 settings there is clearly 3 options for the user to turn GPS assist on, yet the device shows error messages showing 'no magnetic sensors'present.

 

So as I asked the telephone Lenovo tech team, is this a manufacturing defect?

 

Should Lenovo be recalling these devices back to their distribution centres?

 

They couldn't answer me!

 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/lenovo/1406272/lenovo-tab-4-8-plus-review-a-budget-tablet-with-dolby-...

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_tab_4_8_plus-8603.php

 

Not a very good selling point for future customers, knowing they are being mislead into buying sub standard devices which dont have the hardware in them that is being advertised as having.

 

I find it hard to believe that Lenovo would make and sell a mobile device without having the basic hardware installed i.e GPS sensors installed.

 

It would be nice to hear from a senior member of Lenovo on this matter.

 

I'm sure I'm not the only owner of one of these devices with this problem.

 

Thankyou

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