- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 5MP Rear Camera
- 1.6MP Front Camera
- 9000mAH Battery
- 16GB Internal Memory
Yoga’s popularity finally reaches to gadgets. Lenovo’s Yoga 10 tablet can definitely be termed as a tablet that stands apart, in terms of design and look, when put in a crowd of tablets flooding the market. Diverging from the conventional Tablet design, this tablet can do Yoga as per your wish. You can hold it, tilt it or even stand it up! The device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is one of the finest Lenovo’s Android based tablet.
First of all is its unique design. It has a cylindrical design at the bottom along with a kickstand is the innovative Multimode design featuring this device. If you want to Hold it in your palms, the cylindrical base give you a perfect handling for the same, which means you are at ease while holding the device. You want a perfect angle for typing and gaming, just Tilt it. Now you want to do video chat or watch movies, just flick the kickstand to actually make the device Stand. This is very interesting design aimed at providing user a comfortable experience.
This device has a 10.1 inch HD screen with WXGA display and IPS technology and has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 which provides a great 178 degree viewing experience. However, looking at the competitors at 10 inch screen segment, the resolution provided by Lenovo Yoga 10 is disappointing. But the same competitors (Nexus 10 and iPad Air) are priced at almost double the price of this device.
Lenovo Yoga 10 is equipped with a 5 MP rear camera. There are various camera settings available for users to choose from while taking pictures: face detection, self timer, ISO, exposure, colour effects, scene mode and white balance. And it offers burst mode too. However, the camera is not what you would expect to be coming with such a device. Users have reported that camera quality is not up to the mark. The images are not that sharp and crisp and camera doesn’t perform well in low light situations. And neither takes a HD quality video as touted by Lenovo.
It also has 1.6 MP front facing HD camera which is not as bad as the rear camera and is pretty decent for video calling and taking selfies.
Hardware and Storage:
This device is powered by 1.2 GHz MT8389 Quad Core Processor with 1GB RAM. Though this is pretty slower than other products in the same segment and this is apparent in its performance. The processor seems very powerful but there is a lag in the usage of the device. This one would not be able to give the best gaming experience when it comes to high end games. However, the device works fairly well when you are playing your normal games.
Now here is something that is worth praising for. The main worry of an user while using smartphones or tablets is the battery. People are always in the lookout of charging point so that they can have that video chat, or keep browsing or continue watching a movie. Lenovo decided to get the entertainment going by adding a huge 9000mAh battery. And this delivers! 8 hours of continuous video playback and up to 18 hours of talktime in 3G. So, you can get tired, and this will still be there to play a soothing music to help you relax as it features dual speakers at the front. Or you can plug in your headphones and relax. It comes with an inbuilt memory of 16 GB which seems to be a kind of standard in the devices of this segment. You can have a lot of files stored and need you feel that you can do some more files and storage, this device has a microSD card slot with an expandable memory limit of 64 GB. So the space is not a problem at all. You can have lots of media files and have apps to suit your needs.
The device has dimension of 261 x 180 x 8.1 mm, weighs 605 grams, this is definitely not the lightest tablet in the market. It also comes in two colour variants namely black and grey.
Multimedia and Connectivity:
The device supports almost all popular media formats- MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ for audio and MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV for videos. The device can play full-HD videos and the 10 inch screen adds the delight in watching such videos.
This device comes with Wi-Fi and 3G connections but there is not Wi-FI Hotspot or NFC. The other connectivity options are Bluetooth, WCDMA, (900/2100 MHz), GSM, EDGE, (900/1800/1900 MHz). You can also opt for a wireless keyboard which also acts as a cover for the tablet. Absence of voice calling option is a disappointment though.
Looks and built wise this is something attractive as well as robust. Screen size and resolution are good given the price range this falls in. Performance is okay and so is the camera. The dual speakers report a break in the sound when played at top volume but when you use headphones, there is no such breaking of sound. Hopefully, Lenovo will soon release an update for Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Lenovo Yoga 10 Rivals:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
HP Omni 10
Dell Venue 8 Pro
Digitab DT SSP1078W