Yoga Tab 3by Lenovo

  • Yoga Tab 3
  • Yoga Tab 3
  • Yoga Tab 3
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
79%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This tablet has a great price for a tablet with decent features.
  • Its AnyPen technology lets you write on the screen with a standard pen or pencil.
  • The battery holds a charge for an impressive 20 hours.

CONS

  • The tablet's hardware is nothing exciting.
  • It's a little heavy at over 1 pound.
  • The display is about what you'd expect from an inexpensive tablet
Lenovo continues to update its Yoga Tab series with the Yoga Tab 3. Available with either an 8-inch or 10-inch screen, the tablet features a distinctive oversized hinge on one side, which makes for a comfortable hold when reading. It also boasts an 8 megapixel swivel camera that can rotate 180 degrees to point front or back. Its stand similarly offers a wide range of motion and can even be hung by a hook thanks to a hole in its center. The battery is huge, and the company claims it will hold a charge for 20 hours.
NameYoga Tab 3MediaPad M2 8.0ZenPad S 8.0Venue 8 7000Tab 2 A8
ManufacturerLenovoHuaweiAsusDellLenovo
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List Price$169$300$299$399$129
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The kickstand is part of what makes the “Yoga” so unique. The term Yoga was used in the marketing since the tablet can be propped into four …

The kickstand is part of what makes the “Yoga” so unique. The term Yoga was used in the marketing since the tablet can be propped into four different positions.

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86%

The Yoga Tab 3 comes with 1GB of RAM, but doesn’t seem shy on letting me know that it’s running like it has 2GB of RAM on board.

The Yoga Tab 3 comes with 1GB of RAM, but doesn’t seem shy on letting me know that it’s running like it has 2GB of RAM on board.

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... rather than incorporating two cameras—a decent one on the back for pet shots and one up front barely good enough for Skyping—Lenovo inno…

... rather than incorporating two cameras—a decent one on the back for pet shots and one up front barely good enough for Skyping—Lenovo innovated and outfits this generation with one high-quality 8-megapixel camera that can rotate into either position.

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70%

The tablet runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, with a skin from Lenovo that offers a couple of neat tricks. Lenovo Smart Switch in the notifications …

The tablet runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, with a skin from Lenovo that offers a couple of neat tricks. Lenovo Smart Switch in the notifications menu lets you change the display settings based on the orientation of the tablet.

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70%

The Yoga Tab 3 has Lenovo's AnyPen digitizer, where you can literally use any pen or pointed object as a stylus. The glass is hardened and r…

The Yoga Tab 3 has Lenovo's AnyPen digitizer, where you can literally use any pen or pointed object as a stylus. The glass is hardened and resists marks from pens and pencils, though it always makes me feel squeamish to use a writing implement on a glass screen. Lenovo has encouraged us to test using screwdrivers and scissors, which we've done without damaging the glass.

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Instead of choosing between a front or rear facing camera, you have one camera on the tubular part and you can rotate it. This is actually a…

Instead of choosing between a front or rear facing camera, you have one camera on the tubular part and you can rotate it. This is actually a smart move. I’d rather have one adequate 8 MP camera than one on back and a mediocre front one.

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While it’s nowhere close to be class-leading in the resolution category, it’s still effective enough for the simple things--such as browsing…

While it’s nowhere close to be class-leading in the resolution category, it’s still effective enough for the simple things--such as browsing the web or reading an e-book.

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Rather than include a stylus, the Yoga Tab 3s integrate Lenovo's "AnyPen" technology that lets you write on the screen with any style of sta…

Rather than include a stylus, the Yoga Tab 3s integrate Lenovo's "AnyPen" technology that lets you write on the screen with any style of standard pen or pencil.

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The Yoga Tab parts company with typical design by adopting an element you’ll either love or hate: a sizable cylindrical edge that houses an …

The Yoga Tab parts company with typical design by adopting an element you’ll either love or hate: a sizable cylindrical edge that houses an extended battery, a rotating camera, and a multiposition kickstand. Overall, these amenities are welcome, and as a side benefit the cylinder provides a comfortable handhold—but it also adds bulk and weight.

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Sound quality is easily its strongest point, and the screen is decent and should provide anyone with a fine experience for browsing, emails,…

Sound quality is easily its strongest point, and the screen is decent and should provide anyone with a fine experience for browsing, emails, reading, watching videos and even playing the occasional game.

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Negative Reviews
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Better than an iPad?
I think I'll stick with the iPad

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