Conclusion: Despite some interesting and useful design tricks, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is just a good Android tablet at a good price, at a time when there are great options available at great prices.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet review: long battery life in an otherwise disappointing device
22 November 2013
Summary: Lenovo's Yoga Tablet has potential, but ultimately the device feels unfinished. It's a slate with good hardware, complete with a clever kickstand design, that rides on the esteemed Yoga name. Lenovo relied way too heavily on that branding, though; unlike the Ultrabooks with their largely high-caliber specs, the tablet sports an unacceptably mediocre display, packs a sluggish processor and delivers a bizarrely skinned version of Android 4.2.
Pros: Sturdy, lightweight design, Offers good functionality for the price, Great battery life, Sturdy, lightweight design, Offers good functionality for the price, Great battery life
Cons: Poor display, Sluggish performance, Heavily skinned version of Android, Poor display, Sluggish performance, Heavily skinned version of Android
Conclusion: My final word for now is going to be on performance. Once again the 1.2GHz quad-core A7 chip isn’t exactly going to break any speed records but as you may be able to gather from the benchmark in the video, the Yoga 10 doesn’t disgrace itself either. In real-world use it’s fairly responsive and for the tasks I’d be performing regularly, such as web browsing, Hangouts and the like it does just fine and in terms of the few games I play on Android, it runs those without a...
Excerpt: Lenovo Yoga 10 is an Android Jelly Bean tablet with an 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, MediaTek's 1.2GHz quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear and 1.6-megapixel front cameras, and 16 or 32 GB of expandable storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: For $299, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 offers a premium build, unique design and impressive battery life. This device's rounded hinge makes it easier to hold the tablet with one hand without strain, and we appreciated the ability to use the kickstand to switch between Tilt and Stand modes. Plus, Lenovo's additional software work helps make the most of these different modes.
Pros: Unique design with three different modes, Impressive battery life, Premium build quality, Very bright display, Affordable
Cons: Low-resolution screen, Lackluster camera, Kickstand a little stiff, Sluggish to change orientations
Excerpt: Lenovo has been making Android tablets for a while now, but none of them have made an impact on this side of the Pacific. As is often the case, they weren’t compelling and the prices weren’t low enough to make up for it. With the Yoga Tablet, it hopes to change this. Borrowing the name from its convertible Windows 8 laptop of the same name, the first Android Yoga comes in your typical 8-inch and 10-inch screen sizes and hopes to snag a few of the millions of iPad, Nexus,...
Pros: Best battery life of any tablet, Built-in kickstand is useful, MicroSD support, Comfortable to hold for reading
Cons: Buggy interface, Ugly iOS 6 wannabe interface, Year-old tablet specs, Tinny, flat sound from speakers, 10-inch version doesn’t stand sturdy
Conclusion: Battery Setting new records, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 exceeds our expectations and sets the pace with its unprecedented battery life. Donning a 9000 mAh battery, it’s rated to deliver 18 hours of battery life with Wi-Fi web browsing. However, in our real world experience, it pulls out roughly 3.5 days of normal usage – a tally that’s outstanding! Seriously, you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice, since its battery is just so darn good.
Pros: Super inexpensive, Impressive battery life, Interesting design, Solid construction
Cons: Disorganized homescreen layout, Poor camera performance