Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 review: The Multi-Utility Tablet

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 review: The Multi-Utility Tablet

Rating

4.5 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
Performance
4.5 out of 5
Battery Backup
4 out of 5
Interface
4 out of 5
Value for money

Total

4.2
4.2 out of 5

Overview

  • Pros:

    Solid built with kickstand
    Crisp display
    Massive battery
    Intuitive interface
    Impressive multimedia experience

  • Cons:

    Inferior camera performance
    Comparably less in-box content

  • Conclusion:

    Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 has a complete list of specifications and an impressive design to lead its segment in the tablet market and the featured kickstand is just making it the best multi-utility tablet to date.

Introduction

Tablet market is not generating revenue due to the availability of a large number of phablets in the market but this does not mean that its end is just getting closer. Some of the key OEMs in the market are offering their versatile range of tablets to make the market as profitable as it was before. And in that environment, Lenovo came up with its innovation to persuade the buyers by offering an advanced form-factor which it called the Yoga Tablet 2 that arrived as successor to the original Yoga Tablet. This new innovative tablet range is designed in 8-inch and 10-inch screen sizes and with Android and Windows operating system options to offer customers a multi-utility tablet computer to fulfil their daily needs. We’ve been testing the Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch Android variant at our labs from some days. So here begins our in-depth review.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

What’s in the Box

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 has not been aimed at the ones who just want to please themselves with some accessories. And thus, the company has only bundled just some of the useful content with the tablet.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with in-box content

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with in-box content

The box of the Yoga Tablet 2 is quite slim in design which itself confirms that there are just a handful of things available inside. Opening the lid, shows the Yoga Tablet 2 unit on the top and underneath the unit, there is a quick start guide, microUSB-to-USB data cable and an AC charger. Though we were hopping for a headset as well, the company saved some of its pennies there.

The number of box content is of course smaller compared to some other tablets under the same price bracket but their quality is decent enough to justify its price.

Watch Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 unboxing:

Its Design

Lenovo appointed Ashton Kutcher as its product engineer who designed this Yoga Tablet 2 with an advanced form-factor which it called a multi-mode design. This design is claimed to offer users flexibility and versatility in a single form-factor through a kickstand on the rear side and with using some software tweaks.

Starting with the front, the Yoga Tablet 2 features a display panel which has large enough bezels and comes along with dual-loudspeaker grill. The front side also has a secondary camera sensor and a couple of hidden sensors – ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. There is no physical key available on the front side as the interface has three navigation keys for back, home and recent app operations.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with a display panel and frontal dual-loudspeaker grill

The right side of the Yoga Tablet 2 has a power/lock key which also sports a ring LED backlit. Besides, there is a microUSB port and a volume rocker.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with power/lock key, microUSB port and volume rocker on right

The left side has a 3.5mm audio jack and a microphone.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with 3.5mm audio jack and a microphone on left

Turning the Yoga Tablet 2 towards rear shows us a silver textured back with Lenovo’s logo at the centre and an Intel Inside branding on the bottom-left. After the textured rear panel, the tablet has a fold-out kickstand which changes the design of the tablet and enables its versatility. A primary camera sensor is available on the hinge of the kickstand.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Lenovo’s branding and Kickstand on rear

Opening up the kickstand, shows a Dolby branding and a small compartment which has a microSD card slot and a SIM card slot. The kickstand itself made of metal which sports solid built across multiple usage patterns.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with microSD card slot and SIM card slot under kickstand

The Yoga Tablet 2 is quite being popular for its multi-mode capabilities which enable users to easily either hold, tilt, hang or stand the tablet. The company has also added a switch inside the hinge of the kickstand to automatically adjust the software front of the tablet according to the mode.

The overall design of the Yoga Tablet 2 is quite different from the homogeneous market of tablets. Lenovo has provided a silver finish on the built to attract the buyers but the tablet actually has a plastic built. The plastic that the company has used for making the tablet, however, gives a high-quality feel.

The featured kickstand is the USP of the Yoga Tablet 2 which makes it a perfect multi-utility tablet on the designing front. The tablet weighs 429 grams which is a bit higher than the competitors but its ergonomic design helps in making it an easy-to-use tablet.

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Categories: Tablet PCs
  • Angel Hernández

    Great review, keep it up!

    • Thank you for your comment Angel 🙂