Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 test – Cheap 8, 10 and 13 inch Android tablets

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 test - Cheap 8, 10 and 13 inch Android tablets

Already last year, Lenovo was the first time with a special design of the then new Lenovo Yoga Tablet series. This year it is sticking to its design and improved hardware installed or you can even introduces a 13.3-inch Android tablet with an integrated pico projector. The largest model is thus for many a highlight. The manufacturer makes the tablets mainly through the details of battery life with up to 18h, reasonable prices from € 229 or even € 279 LTE ​​from tasty. On top is now even the smallest model equipped with a full HD IPS display. Those who are not particularly interested for Android tablets, which gets at least the 8 and 10-inch model also available with Windows 8.1.

Can Lenovo keep his promise and are the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 devices worth the price? What can the pico projector Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro? You'll find out now the following Yoga Tablet 2 review.

Tester 1: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 16GB LTE from 229 € in Amazon | Notebook cheaper
Software: Android 4.4.2 on your own surface

Tester 2: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 16GB LTE from 299 € at Amazon.de | Notebook cheaper
Software: Android 4.4.2 on your own surface

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 and 10 test video:

(Link to YouTube video)

Tester 3: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro 32GB LTE on Amazon | Notebook cheaper
Software: Android 4.4.2 on your own surface

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro test video:

(Link to YouTube video)


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We have already mentioned the special design. While Lenovo is back on the cylindrical battery and integrates again an improved base. Thus, the tablet really easy to keep in one hand, in which case the increased weight of strikes compared to other devices in the same class, if you use the tablet in landscape mode. So the Lenovo Yoga Tablet weighs 2 8 around 419g, the Yoga Tablet 2 10 approximately 619g and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro proud 950g.

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The materials are employed most of on plastic. Only the kickstand is made of genuine aluminum and acts much more solid than the rest of the housing. The surface of the plastic can be proud of. This was in fact provided with a beautiful fluted structure and does not look cheap. When processing can not detect any major shortcomings at first glance. Only after prolonged use some slight creaking falls on one, or that one part of something can push the 3mm thin enclosure. Given the low price, this is still okay, but should be mentioned.

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The connectors are located at the Yoga 2 tablets on the right side. Here, for one of the stand-by button is integrated into the cylinder. This is additionally surrounded by a nice message lamp. In thin frame can also find the micro USB port that also supports OTG, and the volume control. The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is the audio port is on the right side because he had to give way to the integrated projector to the left in the cylinder. When Yoga Tablet 2 8 and 10 of the audio connector is usually located here. The microSD slot and possibly micro-SIM slot is located under a cover behind the kickstand.

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The cameras also gave a small update compared to its predecessor. The front camera now has a resolution of 1.6 megapixels, while the rear camera dissolves with 8 megapixels. The camera quality is something improved.

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The sound is still coming from the speakers, which are directed forward to the user &# 8211; just right so. The volume is good and the sound quality is fine, the sound is accompanied at full volume by a slight noise. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has been using the built-in JBL 2.1 sound system out something.

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Here the Soundqulität the two forward-facing speakers, but the volume is better looking, slightly lower. the speakers of a subwoofer on the back are supported. Thus, the speakers in the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, one of the best we've heard in a Tablet Test here. We should also mention the JBL in-ear headsets, the Pro 2 will be delivered on Lenovo Yoga Tablet. They sit comfortable and offer a very good sound quality. The could have been quietly settle with the smaller models.

of course, are also important to wireless connections. Here the Yoga tablet supports 2 series wireless with the standard a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Miracast and optionally even LTE. It is particularly pleasing that the price of LTE variants is not tremendously higher. So you pay the Yoga Tablet 2 8 and 10 only 50 € more. Yoga Tablet 2 Pro there are already 100 € however. Still, it's nice that Lenovo here gives customers a lot of choices.

the stand

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One of our favorite features of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 device is the integrated kickstand, just as it did in the Surface Pro 3 (test). The stand in the Yoga Tablets enables fundamentally four positions. As always, there are nice marketing terms we you want to share, of course:

  • Hold mode: As you like it suspected, here the stand is collapsed. (Can we call this a private fashion?)
  • STAND-mode: Who does not like getting hold in your hand be tablet, it can also just stand and watch movies so or otherwise. The position is to a certain point freely adjustable.
  • TILT mode: one inserts the tablet with opened and snapped stand on the table, one obtains the so-called tilt-mode, e.g. can be useful for writing texts or surfing the Internet.
  • Hang mode: The Yoga Tablet 2 devices has now been extended using a kickstand, so you can turn it almost up to 180 °. Through a small hole in kickstand so you can hang his tablet to the wall.

The stand of the tablet looks very solid by the used aluminum. When Yoga Tablet 2 8 and 10 of these snaps even in a certain position to be more stable in the different modes. When Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a little different around here to make the projector better, here is the use of 0 to 170 without any restrictions.

How good is the beamer in the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro?

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The question of how well the projector to Yoga Tablet 2 Proist is entitled, of course. First of you have to Lenovo praise, because the integrated projector makes a Tablet 2 Pro with many doing yoga &# 8220; Wow&# 8221; and &Cool; # 8220&Effect; #. 8221 So was our idea and the first impression. Of course we tried the projectors more closely in recent days. The image quality of the projector is surprisingly good for the size. The output image has a resolution of 720P and can reach a size of about 1.3 m at a distance of about 2.5m &# 8211; or about 50 inches. Yet the picture is still quite sharp. If one tries to further remove the tablet from the wall, the image is blurred according to.

Projector Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

To adjust the sharpness of the image is located on the side of the cylinder a small slider. Which is unfortunately a bit sluggish and you have here with feeling and some strength to try the image as much as possible to focus. A small wheel would certainly be much easier and above all more accurate to use.

Who 2 Pro and the integrated Beamer wants to replace his TV with the Yoga Tablet, will have little joy. The integrated projector for the size although quite high luminosity, but not so that you could see during the day a movie. For a better movie or presentation experience, the room should be best darkened.

But that was not all, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and the projector can do more. By the integrated position sensor in the tablet, the tablet aligns the projected image of the projector best rectangular, thus preventing a trapezoidal image &# 8211; pretty smart!


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While one has yet been set by default in the predecessor to an HD displays, you can get at the Yoga Tablet 2, a full HD, specifically WUXGA IPS display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro even a QHD display. This results in a pixel density of 221ppi at Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with 13.3-inch, 224ppi at Yoga Tablet 2 10 and sharp 283ppi the smallest Yoga Tablet 2 8. Thus, it can be said of all three Yoga Tablet 2 to sharply content itself can convince two pro in the test in terms of sharpness and represent the largest Yoga tablet.

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But the resolution is not everything. Lenovo has built an IPS display with the tablets that deliver rich colors. Above all, the Yoga Tablet 2 8 and Yoga Tablet 2 Pro can also convince in terms of brightness. This showed in our Yoga Tablet 2 test that the 10-inch tablet is not quite as bright. For this, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and 10 is not quite as stable by the viewing angles as the two smaller tablets. Looking at the display at an angle from the side, the content is a little brighter. But this has its limits and did not bother with yoga Tablet 2 Pro test.

Given the low price of the tablet, the display can convince test in the tablet.


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The Yoga Tablet 2 Series are other tablets that are equipped with an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor and 2GB. The 64-bit processor we already know from various Windows tablets but also Android tablets such as Acer Iconia Table 8 (Test). While we were done there by the performance, the enthusiasm of the Yoga Tablet 2 8, 10 and Pro holds back.

As the lower benchmarks, the hardware actually has potential. Lenovo is unfortunately not able to exploit potential. The company offers the partial recall iOS own interface with the Yoga Tablets with Android. In our tests more often lags, delays in opening menus and other delays in interactions occurred. The speed reminds us of the Touch Wiz interface from Samsung.

Micro-lag reveal Also while surfing the Web or if you just want to enter a search term in the browser bar, it can happen that you have to wait 1-2 seconds until the keyboard appears.

Thus, one can only hope that Lenovo of nachbessert in performance with a software update. Especially with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which supports 64-bit, there is room for improvement and hope for improvement.

Google Nexus 9Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Antutu Benchmark:5582431920313353314933772
Quadrant Standard Benchmark:1335319146151111780416639

15-18h battery life &# 8211; No problem?

Lenovo advertises especially the extreme battery life of 18h the Yoga Tablet 2 8 and 10 and 15h at the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. Values ​​that far exceed other tablets. Lenovo built two rather large battery into the cylinder of the tablets at the Yoga Tablet. So the small 8-inch tablet packs a 6400mAh battery and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro 10 and a 9600mAh.

After our first standard battery test we did not know exactly whether we made a mistake, because the term had nothing to do with the specified values. After we let them have run our battery test, ie continuous playback of video, have often repeated at full brightness and connected WLAN and PCMark Battery test, we came to the conclusion that the real results can not be met by far. So we achieved the following values ​​for the battery test, the Yoga Tablet 2:

  • Yoga Tablet 2 8 video test (100% brightness) 6: 02h; PCMark (100% Brightness &# 8211; Battery Status: 100-20%) 5: 14h
  • Yoga Tablet 2 10: Video Test (100% brightness) 8: 14h; PCMark (100% Brightness &# 8211; Battery Status: 100-20%) 6: 25h;
  • Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Video Test (100% brightness) 4: 50h ; PCMark (100% Brightness &# 8211; Battery Status: 100-20%) 4: 10h ; PCMark (60% Brightness &# 8211; Battery Status: 100-20%) 5: 14h

using the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro the projector, the display turns off if it is not needed. In order for the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro was in our test just under 5 hours. Thus, it should be enough to see two films with excessive length.

Once we have accepted the rather average battery life, we have researched to find out how to assemble the cast battery life. We found the original specifications of Lenovo:

Yoga Tablet 2 battery life

Here that you can achieve with most conventional tablets similar maturities well if you count it as soon becomes clear.

Due to the high specifications of the term, the disappointment is therefore all the greater, that the terms of the Yoga Tablet 2 are just average.


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Lenovo has unveiled the Yoga Tablet 2 devices with both Windows 8.1 and Android. The tablets tested with us come with Android 4.4.2 and a separate surface. Right after the first start an update was available &# 8211; but not Android 5.0 Lollipop. This should also be available for the Yoga Tablet 2 Series available in the future. When exactly can not say. On the previous update to Android 4.4 KitKat was at least quite quickly available so one can only hope for the new Yoga Tablet second

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As already briefly touched on the design and some features reminiscent of iOS than on Android. So you can draw in, for example, the quick settings from the bottom up &# 8211; So same as in iOS. We like actually, because it is somewhat easier to achieve. The notifications can be normal draw in from above. Those who want, but can change that, even under the settings.

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you can adjust the brightness, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS as well as Dolby (for sound settings of the speakers) and the Quick Settings &# 8220; Several window&# 8221; enable or disable. This feature reminds us of Samsung and the multi-window and can icon at the bottom left of the Android buttons are opened. The Yoga Tablets you are not yet so far, as it has only 8 programs to choose from &# 8211; mainly own apps like Gallery, E-mail, video, computer, communications, file manager and Chrome. should the speed of opening, zoom in or out of the two possible windows do not think of Windows 8.1 because this is here much slower in the Android tablets. Even if the performance is not optimal and the selection of apps not too big, but it's mainly the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with 13.3-inch display sense to, for example, at the same time to watch a movie next to surf the Web. Among the quick settings can be found also &# 8220; Smart Switch Lenovo&# 8221; in which (, tilt stand, ..) depending on modes can define settings for display and sound.

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The launcher itself is simple, there are no similar iOS App Drawer. That is, all installed applications will be forwarded immediately to the home screens, where they could still pack into folders. Widgets there are still.

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Especially at 13 inches Yoga Tablet 2 Pro to set solid at some apps from the Play Store that you get often enlarged smartphone apps displayed. On a 13-inch tablet especially those apps do not look really inviting. Also in the presentation of the keyboard Lenovo could have done something to the keyboard in height & to be adapted width. If you install any third-party app from the Play Store is shown this simply great.

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Of course, the surface is a matter of taste and if you want, even from the Play Store can install another launcher. However, this does not change that the tablets are partly sluggish. We can only hope that Android 5.0 2 series come to the Yoga Tablet with the 64-bit support and general improvements soon in the form of an update.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Conclusion

The basic concept of Yoga Tablet 2 Series is good. The special shape and the Kickstand you like to take the slightly higher weight into account. Even with the display, Lenovo has done some good. But with the performance and software Lenovo should be completed rework. Battery Life can only say that the information from 15-18h are more than misleading and the battery life is average.

Due to the favorable prices, especially with LTE, but you can still throw 2 units a look at the Yoga Tablet. Those who want a faster surface and possibly relies more on productivity, rather than games, but should definitely watch the Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is simply because of the built-in Pico projector as well as the 13-inch display a special feature. With the integrated flip stand, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro in the test made a surprising amount of fun. So who else where is traveling a lot in the hotel room or, even with the integrated projector for a small &# 8220; theater experience to take away&# 8221; can provide. Especially here it is a pity that the 13-inch tablet is only available with Android. In China and US, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Although available with Windows, but without projector, since it apparently requires more energy on Windows.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8Satisfying72%08/2016Price: 229 €The Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch is an interesting 8-inch tablet with stand, optional LTE at a reasonable price.advantages- display
- design
- price
- optional LTE
- stand
- speaker
disadvantage- medium working
- performance
- surface
- Battery life far from manufacturer

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10Satisfying74%08/2016Price: 299 €The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 inch displays in the Test all-rounders with a practical design.advantages- display
- design
- price
- optional LTE
- stand
- speaker
disadvantage- Display brightness
- medium working
- performance
- software UI
- Battery life far from manufacturer

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 ProSatisfying68%08/2016Price: 499 €The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro shines in the test by the large 13.3-inch QHD display and built-in projector.advantages- display
- design
- price
- optional LTE
- stand
- projector
- 2.1 Sound System
- Included JBL Headset
disadvantage- Display brightness
- medium working
- performance
- surface
- Battery life far from manufacturer

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