Lenovo yoga tab 3 pro review

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a 2560x1600 px screen. It has a 480p projector built into lớn its swivelling base. It runs Android 5.1 with Lenovo"s UI customisations.

Tablets are facing a steady decline, with the tablet market registering negative sầu growth figures in năm ngoái. Even within this declining market, Apple continues khổng lồ rule as the number one tablet manufacturer, with Android and Windows-based tablet makers trailing behind. Chinese manufacturer Lenovo sits in fourth place, with a market nói qua of just over 5 percent.

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This brings us to the question: are Android tablets even relevant anymore? Lenovo sure thinks so, based on the fact that it just launched the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India. First unveiled in September last year, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro doesn"t look lượt thích any other Android tablet. It has its own in-built projector, along with Dolby Atmos tuned speakers and a quality st& that gives it the ability to be used in various positions. We go in-depth with the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro in our Review.


Look & feelLenovo"s Yoga tablet range has always followed a consistent design language. The Tab 3 Pro sticks khổng lồ this, with a cylindrical base và stvà that lets the tablet be positioned upright or slightly angled when flat. When you don"t need the st&, it can simply be folded baông chồng inkhổng lồ place & clicked shut. A physical button at the back can be pressed lớn unlochồng the stvà when needed. A small flap under the stand hides the microSD slot. Some global variants of this tablet also tư vấn cellular data connectivity, and those variants have sầu a SIM slot under this flap as well.

The Yoga Tab 3 Pro"s signature feature, the integrated projector, is built into the st&. This essentially allows you lớn adjust the angle of the projector"s throw & still use the tablet easily while it"s projecting, which could be particularly useful during presentations. The camera is on the base, but to one side of the swiveling st&, & therefore can"t be angled the same way. That shouldn"t be much of a problem since you likely won"t be taking many pictures using the Yoga Tab 3 Pro.

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The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro isn"t a small device by any means. It"s got a large 10.1-inch screen & weighs a hefty 665g. It"s naturally a bit heavier at the base, so it isn"t quite as easy to lớn handle as many other more balanced tablets. The left side has the power button, Micro-USB port & volume rocker, while the left has the projector button và 3.5mm audio socket.

The front of the device has the secondary camera và Dolby Atmos-tuned JBL speaker array, comprised of four individual speakers, sitting right below the screen. The screen itself is quite an impressive sầu one, with a 2560x1600-px resolution & mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa of 299ppi. It"s fantastic when it comes to lớn brightness và colours, and is incredibly sharp at typical viewing distances for tablets. This makes the Yoga Tab 3 Pro an excellent option if you intkết thúc khổng lồ use it for watching a lot of movies và TV shows.

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Specifications & softwareThe Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 SoC, clocked at 2.24GHz. There"s also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable by up to lớn 128GB with a microSD card) và two batteries: a larger 6200mAh unit & a smaller 4000mAh one, totalling a massive 10,200mAh of battery capađô thị. The version of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro that has been launched in India is the Rs. 39,990 YT-3X90F variant which does not have cellular connectivity, although the cellular variants have sầu been listed on Lenovo"s India site.

Apart from this, there is also Bluetooth không dây 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac & GPS connectivity. Included in the package is a USB cable & a 24W charger, which charges the tablet fairly quickly despite the large batteries.

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The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro runs Android 5.1 with a customised user interface on top. It"s a two-layered UI that has visual similarities to Lenovo"s Vibe UI for smartphones, although some small tweaks have sầu been made to lớn optimise the interface for the larger screen. Apart from Lenovo"s own apps, you also get Netflix pre-installed, signifying the tablet"s intended use as a truyền thông device. On the whole, the interface is essentially a large-screened version of what we"re used to seeing on Lenovo smartphones.

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Key apps worth going into detail about are the projector tiện ích, the Dolby Atmos tuning tiện ích, và Lenovo Sketchpad. The projector tiện ích lets you control the projector & choose videos, pictures và documents to view, but we found it easier lớn simply switch on the projector using the hardware button on the side or the toggle in the quiông chồng settings panel, & then navigate through the interface khổng lồ find truyền thông media. However there are some settings which you will need the tiện ích for, including focus tuning, brightness, & keystone correction. The Dolby app lets you activate the virtual surround sound mode, as well as tweak the equaliser as you see fit. The Sketchpad tiện ích lets you draw on screen, which will come in handy when using the projector for demonstrations and presentations.

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PerformanceThe Yoga Tab 3 Pro is one of a small number of modern tablets powered by the Hãng sản xuất Intel Atom x5-Z8500 SoC, & we registered 79,372 in AnTuTu. Graphics benchmarks also produced decent scores, with 25fps in the T-Rex demo in GFXBench và 24,773 in 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited.

However, performance in actual practice is unreliable depending on the task you"re putting the tablet through. Games, for example, suffered because of stutter & lag. This was the case with a variety of games, whether light or graphically intense. Rebooting the tablet solved the problem for a while, but it cropped up again each time. On the other h&, videos weren"t a problem at all, loading & running perfectly whether stored on the device or streamed. This included excellent performance with Netflix, which was a pleasant experience thanks khổng lồ the screen.

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Battery life is decent as well, and the tablet ran for a little over 13 hours in our đoạn Clip loop demo. In ordinary use, you could use it for up khổng lồ three days at a stretch depending on how often you power up the power-hungry projector.

Another key aspect that makes the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro an excellent truyền thông tablet is its built-in speaker array. The four front-firing JBL speakers & Dolby Atmos tuning make for an interesting sonic experience that"s loud, open, wide & clean. The thiết kế is khổng lồ some extent lượt thích a miniature soundbar, because of the length of the speaker array & its position right below the screen. Atmos mode has a slight effect on the sound, by widening the throw, but it does not create any sort of surround effect as you would expect from the Atmos name. Either way, the sound is superb for a portable device. You could easily do away with headphones in the right environment, thanks lớn the loud, clear sound.

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(Camera sample taken with the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro. Tap to see full-form size image)

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a 13-megapx primary camera and 8-megapx front camera. You aren"t expected to lớn take a lot of pictures on a tablet, & you"ll likely look a bit silly if you hold a giant slab up to lớn take pictures when you"re out and about. Despite that, the camera is surprisingly good for a tablet, taking pictures that are sharp và detailed in proper light. The front camera is also decent enough for video-conferencing & the occasional selfie.

Finally, moving on lớn the big feature of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, we gave sầu the projector a trial. Triggering the projector is fairly easy, & can be done either using the dedicated projector button, the quick settings toggle in the notifications shade, or through the projector ứng dụng. The projection is fairly bright with a maximum brightness of 50 lumens, but it will need a dark room lớn be seen properly. It projects to lớn a maximum kích cỡ of 70 inches, but visibility và chất lượng is best at around 25-30 inches. Projection size can only be adjusted by physically moving the tablet towards or away from the screen or wall you"re using.

However, brightness and keystone correction can be controlled, as well as focus (all of which are on-screen và software-based). The projector resolution is quite low at 480p, and images are naturally lacking in sharpness. If your intended use for the projector is the occasional presentation or periodic group Clip watching, the Yoga Tab 3 Proshould be fine. However, you should stiông xã lớn the tablet"s excellent screen for most of your personal viewing needs.

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VerdictThe Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is primarily a media consumption device. It has a big, sharp screen, excellent speakers, decent audio even with headphones, và a built-in projector that will come in handy for presentations & the like. It looks good and has decent battery life. The adjustable stvà means that you can position the tablet however you lượt thích, và there"s even a decent set of cameras. For the very specific purposes that use these attributes, this is an excellent device. However, it is not an all-rounder of a device, và it will disappoint you in other ways.

Poor performance is its greatest weakness. It simply does not live sầu up lớn expectations for Android devices, with sluggish performance and lag throughout the system, particularly when playing games. If you intkết thúc to use this device primarily for presentations & truyền thông media consumption, or if you have sầu other concertotable.com for the other purposes, then the Yoga Tab 3 Pro should suit you just fine.