- Android v4.4 KitKat OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.6MP Front Camera
- 6400mAH Battery
- 16GB Internal Memory
Lenovo 8 Inch Yoga Tablet 2: Revitalizing the Android Experience
While Lenovo looks to venture into the multi-platform zone, the Yoga Tablet 2 line effective portrays the innovative side of the company. With Windows and Android functionality, individual 8 inch devices have been launched by the company as per the budget based regulations. Lenovo, thus, in all readiness comes forward with the Tablet 2 series which can surely boost of an excellent build quality and other charming features. While other Yoga series tablets have been announced as well, it’s quite fitting that the Tablet 2 lineup stays in the contention to be the most sought after gadgets in the years to come.
Lenovo did lunch multiple clamshell laptops under similar names which came out to be overtly successful. Yoga tablet 2 lineup is the next step towards innovating and modifying the existing repertoire while being quite vigilant of the budget under consideration. The underlining clamshell ideas have given way to these enterprising entities which can also be modified based on the situation making them easy to carry along. We would now be reviewing the Android variant as per the OS version while keeping the specs sheet covered in full detail.
The Yoga Tablet 2 which is being considered here comes with an 8 inch display and the tablet more or less looks like the usual gadget until we delve deep into the Yoga based utilities. What stands out is the cylindrical bulge at the topmost edge which allows the user to change the tablet orientation in the best possible manner. This includes the kickstand which can be pulled out and added with multiple stand modes. While the alignment no way feels wobblier than before, this tablet can readily be considered as the worthy successor of those clamshell siblings. The kickstand is more of a redesigned one which can be rotated up to 180 degrees and surprisingly it also includes a hole for letting the tablet hand upside down; quite a risky spec if we must say! One may consider the overall build to be highly unimpressive as except the changeable exteriors the Tablet 2 is more of a basic entity featuring only the needed rocker keys and jacks. However this is one sleek gadget which manageable dimensions whereas the paltry 419g of weight can be considered as feathery as per the 8 inch console.
Lenovo does add a few attributes into this section as with the Full HD resolution the users may have quite a charming and enthralling experience. The 1920x1200-pixels resolution doesn’t look low-end at all while the pixel density is also speculated to be on the higher side. The company effectively covers up all the viewing angles with relative ease and the performance isn’t compromised even if someone is viewing the tablet from the sides. This quite easily fits in with the 8 inch model and brings forth an exceedingly vibrant look for the users to enjoy followed by some high end detailing and sharper contrast levels. The IPS technology is being used here as speculated but we did expect the company to bring forth the AMOLED based option. One may also find the 178 degree viewing angle to be sufficiently wide whereas the 10 point multi-touch facility was more of a given.
In comes a tablet which features acceptable cameras for general use. The 8MP unit at the rear acts as the primary camera which showcases a wider aperture in f2.2 covering a wider angle with seamless ease. The primary camera also comes with the auto focus spec and the BSI sensor which accentuate the image quality quite considerably. The 1.6MP HD camera is sported at the front which in turn clicks out acceptable selfies with minor glitches here and there. Video recording seems to be perfectly etched out with these highly potent cameras which are to include a better video capturing resolution as per the customer oriented preferences.
Processor and the OS:
The Yoga Tablet 2 8 inch sports a Intel Atom Z3745 chipset which can easily clock at 1.8GHz thus supporting low-end gaming and generous multitasking. The Quad-Core variant may feel a bit obsolete as compared to other more usable tablets but the rendered performance is nothing but surprisingly good owing to the make of the processor. Whether Lenovo offers a dedicated GPU will be interesting to see with the hands-on experience but the 2GB LPDDR3 RAM is certainly the most shinning spec which effectively supports high-end gaming needs as per the speculative norms. Set across the Android 4.4.2 KitKat platform, this tablet boasts of an excellent user interface which comes with many pre-installed applications and programs.
Storage and battery:
With 16GB of Memory support, this device surely renders added functionality. While one can easily store a lot of pictures and videos, the operating speed also gets the needed boost. The arguable aspect may still remain to be the lost storage space as the OS and pre-installed applications do take up quite a sizeable proportion. The expandable slot is provided for the enhancing the built-in support to a staggering 64GB as with the micro SD cards. The speculated battery comes with a capacity of 6400mAh and can easily support around 18 hours of high to average usage.
This 8 inch Yoga Tablet 2 variant comes in as quite a good option for those who are looking for a dedicated tablet at an affordable rate. While the Processor is quite a competent one, cameras have been strategically included for the holistic development of the same.
Lenovo 8 Inch Yoga Tablet 2 Rivals:
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Apple iPad Air
HP Slatebook X2