Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

If you are a video streaming junkie, or like to play games for hours at a time, then the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is the best tablet for you. The battery just keeps going, and going until you eventually fall asleep. Believe it or not, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 can last an entire 15 hours before running out of juice. This is longer than any tablet currently in the market. The tablet also comes with a Snapdragon 212 processor with 1GB of RAM, but falls short, as the device tends to lag. To make your viewing experience even better, the tablet has a set of stands that fold out from the back, so it can stand vertically by itself. Another cool feature is that it has an 8 MP camera that can rotate 180 degrees, hence you actually have an 8MP front and back camera!

Display

Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 3 has an 8 inch display, with a 1280 x 800 pixel screen with just the right brightness. However, we did notice that the Yoga Tab 3 has some limitations when it comes to viewing angles. The brightness seems to fall dramatically when viewing the screen from 45 degree angles.

We were also able to test out the screen outdoors, when we found out that the Yoga Tab 3 is best for indoor usage.

Design

The Yoga Tab 3 uses a same tube like structure on one edge, which makes the tablet easier to grip considering the weight of the 6200 mAh battery. The front has a glossy black touch to it, and the back has a dark grey, almost plastic like feel to it. We really liked the aluminium finish given to the stand, as it gives a very premium look to the tablet. One end of the tube like structure has the power on and off button on it, and the other end has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The foldable stand also has a small oval cut out, so you can hang the tablet on a hook nearby. Weighing in at 1.03 pounds, the Yoga Tab 3 is bigger and a bit heavier than most 8 inch tablets.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

Performance

Whilst watching 720p videos and moving back and forth between apps we noticed that the Yoga Tab 3 was not able to switch fast enough and always had a lag of a second or two. We tried doing a video conversion of a 1080p video to 480p, and that too took about 20 minutes to do. The Yoga Tab 3 comes with Android 5.1 and can now be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Verdict

The Lenovo Yoga Pad 3 is a great tablet for all the media junkies out there, as the outstanding battery life will not leave you disappointed. We really liked the new stand feature Lenovo brought to the table, however we do wish that Lenovo hadn’t compromised on performance, as the Snapdragon 212 processor with 1GB RAM is just not enough. The Yoga Pad 3 will put you back about USD 170 or about INR 11400.

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