When it comes to tablets, everybody seems to be doing the same, I mean design wise, and this gave Lenovo an idea to create a tablet with a different mindset. Last October, the Chinese tech giant announced the Yoga tablet series, a tablet that can stand out on its own, and here we will have a look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8.
The unique thing about this device is the cylinder that occupies one of the sides, which not only offers you a firm a grip on the device, but it also contains a foldable stand that allows you to position the tablet in 2 different position, hence the name Yoga!
The device runs on Android Jelly bean and is powered by Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, it weighs 404 grams and 7.3mm in thickness. The device we have here is the smallest of the new family, it’s the 8″ sibling, and the size of the screen leads us to only disadvantage of this device, the screen resolution, which is 1280X800, and this is for both the 8″ and 10″.
To be honest, it didn’t bother me that much, but having a full HD screen is becoming a standard feature in all devices, and you notice the drop in the image quality if you focused on the video you’re watching.
Another not-so-great thing to know about this device is the camera, the main camera is 5 megapixel while the front-facing camera is 1.6 megapixel, which is in my opinion a great thing, because I hate it when people start taking photos using their tablets, it’s just too big!
On the up side, the batter life is amazing, we’re talking about 18 hours! Another good thing about the Yoga Tablet 8 is the front-facing speakers, the sound quality is quite good.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 has advantages and disadvantages, just like any other thing, the low-resolution screen is definitely a disadvantage, but the unique design that allows you to position the device in 2 different positions and use it hands-free is a good thing, also not to forget the long battery life.