Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro – Gadget of the Week

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro seems to be a serious contender in the tablet zone and seems Lenovo has finally decided to get serious with its tablet line up also.

Lenovo recently unveiled its three new Android tablets under its Yoga brand at IFA 2015 at Berlin. The third generation Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 series is designed to keep us entertained, and Lenovo has said to pack in features such as enhanced audio and multitasking and also includes a rotating camera into a slim, sleek body. The flagship contender of this series is the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro.

Its siblings include 8 and 10-inch Yoga Tab 3 models. All the Yoga Tab 3 tablets come with Lenovo’s signature barrel design, an innovative flip-out kickstand, and also packs in features such as gesture control. Now let’s take a closer look at the flagship android slate of the Yoga Tab 3 series.

Design and Dimensions of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro specs sheet looks quite promising. As seen earlier, Lenovo puts up its signature design language in this version of the Yoga Tab. The familiar barrel like bottom design with its flip out stand, helpful for hands-free content viewing is always welcomed due to the hands-free experience.

The dimensions (mm) of the device is at 247.00 x 179.00 x 4.68, with a weight of 665.00 grams. In terms of weight, it is actually lighter than Apple’s iPad Pro, with the iPad being 723.00 grams. Its dark color scheme and predominantly aluminum build makes it feel good and look good as well.

Display

The display is a 10.1 inch IPS LCD which is a class smaller when compared with its predecessor and Apple’s iPad Pro. The reduced display isn’t much of an issue because the 10.1-inch screen gives us enough screen real estate to get our jobs done and also contributes to the lightness of the device.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Display

In fact, we are pretty much pleased with the display holding a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 with 299 ppi which are a bar higher that the iPad’s 265 ppi in comparison. The images look every bit as clear and detailed as you’d expect with the brightness being impressive too, and images appear to really pop out from the vibrant screen. However nothing less is expected as The Yoga Tab 3 Pro is being billed as the ‘ultimate video tablet’ by Lenovo.

Given the tagline of the “ultimate video tablet,” the display isn’t all that matters. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro comes with four front-facing JBL speakers and Dolby Atmos technology inside for a powerful sound system, a combination that according to Lenovo should dish out every other tablet rival to shame. You can also use anything to write on the screen, from your finger to a stylus, or even a normal pen.

Performance

The insides of the device aren’t less either. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro packs in a 2.24 GHz quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor and 2GB of RAM, which makes the overall performance and multi-tasking clean and zippy without any lag.

Camera

Towards the optics, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a 13 MP rear shooter with autofocus and a bunch of camera features seen in all other devices with this age. It has a 5 MP front camera for your video calls and selfies. Overall, there is nothing new in the camera department.

Projector

A rather new and interesting little feature in The Yoga Tab 3 Pro is that it comes with a built-in projector as well. The projector is found in the rear end of the barrel like bezel, which can be a quite useful feature for people who find it useful.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Projector

Our Verdict

The Yoga Tab 3 Pro is powered by a whopping juiced up battery of 10,200mAh. All this is sweetened up with Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a lighter and sleeker body with the best available display which might even out class Apple’s iPad Pro. The predominantly aluminum body makes a good feel and gives the sturdiness required.

The early launch might give it a heads up against Apple’s laid back and late launch of devices in India. On the whole, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro seems to be a serious contender in the tablet zone and Lenovo has finally decided to get serious with its tablet lineup also.

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