Lenovo has realised that the tablet market is heating up at a pretty brisk pace and PC sales are dwindling at a pretty fast pace as well. This is the reason it is slowly and steadily launching a slew of tablets in India that are a notch above the competition. Its Yoga series of tablets has been known for different viewing angles and modes it provides. It had recently launched another tablet in the series, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10+ HD. Let us have a hands on review of the same.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10+ HD Quick Specs
- Display Size: 10-inch Full HD display with 178-degree wide viewing angle
- Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 processor (3G) / APQ8028 (WiFi-only)
- RAM: 2GB DDR2 RAM
- Software Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Camera: 8 MP AF camera with LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 1.6 MP front facing camera
- Internal Storage: 16 GB/32 GB
- External Storage: Up to 64GB
- Battery: 9000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG support via microUSB
Design and Build
The Yoga Tablet 10+ HD features a regular 10 inch tablet design but has three modes for viewing the screen which are tilt, stand and hold mode. These account for a pretty innovative design and a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees which none of the competitors have on offer. So Lenovo gets full marks in the design department.
The tablet has a good build quality and seems like that it has been built to last. It feels premium in hands and we believe that the hinges will surely last you a long period of time. You get dual front speakers as well for a good audio experience. As far as design and build are concerned, the good folks back at Lenovo seem to have done a good job.
Camera and Internal Storage
Yoga Tablet 10+ HD gets an 8 MP AF camera with LED flash which is quite goo considering the fact that not many tablets in this price range feature a camera as capable as this one. You usually have to suffice with a 5 MP snapper but Lenovo has given the tablet a good rear camera. The front camera unit is a 1.6 MP HD unit which will be pretty helpful when video calling and provides a good amount of clarity too.
The internal storage of Yoga Tablet 10+HD stands at 16GB and 32GB but the same can be expanded with the help of a microSD card by another 64GB which is pretty good as well. Lenovo wanted to make sure that it does not miss out in the memory department of the tablet.
Battery, Operating System and Chipset
Giving the Yoga Tablet 10+ HD juice is a 9,000 mAh battery which is pretty powerful. Lenovo states that it will last up to 18 hours. That is pretty good for a tablet as most do not last even the half of it. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which is pretty good but we would have loved to have the latest flavour of Android, 4.4 KitKat on the Yoga Tablet 10+HD.
Under the hood of the Yoga Tablet 10+ HD is a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 processor (3G) / APQ8028 (WiFi-only) processor which won’t disappoint you in medium to heavy usage. Lenovo surely has made a pretty well rounded off tablet and the same does not cost much as well ($349 which translates into roughly Rs 22,000).
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10+ HD Photo Gallery
The Yoga Tablet 10+ HD comes across as an innovative tablet with an amazing battery prowess and three viewing angles for your comfort. It does not cost a fortune and the dual front speakers and Dolby Digital Plus are an added bonus. Expect it to be priced around Rs 25,000-27,000 when it launches in India.