The word that comes to mind when looking at the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has to be “impressive”. Even though the perfect Android tablet has yet to reach the market, Lenovo is gaining some ground. It’s currently one of the most competitive areas in electronics today, so hats off to this little-big tablet. This review will provide a breakdown of why the Yoga Tab 3 Pro is destined to make history.
The moment you see this tablet you’ll know it’s different. Apart from some very innovative features, the design breaks away from what you typically find. Although it remains relatively close to the Yoga Tab 2, at the base of the tablet there is a fairly chunky cylinder finish. If you thought it was just to create an alien-type image or simply to inspire uniqueness, think again.
There are three prominent features inside that cylinder, the first being a projector. That’s right, it’s got a built-in projector that can cover 70 inches. Given that the quality of the projector isn’t the best out there, it really makes it worth lugging this tablet around.
Secondly, the cylinder hides a very stable kickstand that allows you to place it at just about any angle. Last but not least, it houses a 4-speaker sound bar that delivers amazing sound.
Apart from these features, it enables you to carry the tablet around with ease. Given the relatively heavy weight and thickness, you are going to need the extra grip. Instead of going for the “light and mobile” effect, Lenovo went down the “heavy and sturdy” road.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Specs And Software
It’s understandable that the tablet is heavier compared to the rest, because it’s got a 10.1 inch display. To make it even more enticing the display makes use of QHD resolution, which falls under the best quality you can find at the moment. In terms of specific dimensions, you’re looking at 2560 x 1600. As you can expect, the colors are vibrant and watching movies from a mobile perspective, it doesn’t get any better than this.
The reason why the Yoga Tab 3 Pro is primarily seen as device for watching movies is probably due to the size of the battery. It comes in at a whopping 10 200mAh, beating most, if not all competitors. According to Lenovo you get about 18 hours of usage, depending on what you do.
As for the processor and RAM, it’s pretty standard. In fact, the RAM might leave you wanting at 2GB. But the Intel Atom Z8500 processor isn’t too bad and is capable of running high graphic games quite easily.
The Pros And Cons
As mentioned earlier, the perfect tablet has yet to be discovered and the Yoga Tab 3 Pro does have a few glitches. This can be seen in the software, especially when Chrome is being used. Websites with content rich pages and embedded videos really makes it lag, suggesting that the software can do with some improvement. Other small things, like quickly jumping between apps, will also stand out as you get used to the interface.
There might be some users who have issues with the thickness and weight, but with the big display and battery it’s difficult to expect anything else.
If you look at these glitches from a realistic point of view, it’s a small price to pay. The projector, sound and sturdiness alone make it worth the purchase. But Lenovo took it step further and added a 13 megapixel camera. This is feature that comes as quite a surprise, seeing as manufacturers hardly ever pay attention to the quality of the camera. For the most part they consider it as something that just has to be there and won’t really be used.
Apart from the glitches in terms of software, you won’t have any other problems. However, this tablet is suited for a certain audience, namely movie and media enthusiasts. You can enjoy a few games every now and then, but you’ll love it for the amazing quality in picture and sound.
The Bottom Line
There can be no doubt that Lenovo has created Apple’s biggest rival thus far. The battery life, the innovation and display are qualities many users are going to appreciate.