Two weeks ago, Lenovo sent me a Yoga Tablet 2 for review. I’ve been playing with it since then and here’s my review on it. Let’s start with some product photos and un-boxing!
The specs. The Yoga Tablet 2 has an LTE/3G/Wi-Fi model and a Wi-Fi only model. The one I was lent was the Wi-Fi only model.
Inside the box – the usual suspects, charger, cables, quick start guides.
Ta-dah! The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2. I have to admit, this is a very nice looking tablet, with it’s elegant aluminum finish.
The back. This model has a storage base of 16GB but can be upgrade via the microSD slot upto 64GB.
On the side is the power button, the micro USB port and the volume controls.
On both sides are the speakers.
On the other side is the headset/mic port.
How to use the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 stand.
One new features of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is its Hang mode which allows users to hang the Yoga when viewing content, freeing up their hands to do other tasks.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 In Action
I made these quick videos to show you the Yoga Tablet 2 in action. Have fun watching.
A quick look on how the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 fares with daily, mundane activities.
I’m recently addicted to this game called School Idol Festival. I usually play on an iPad Mini but I decided to try it out on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.
The Good, the Not-So-Good and the Bottomline
- Price point. The Yoga Tablet 2 Androids will be priced at Php13,999 (wifi) and Php19,999 (LTE wifi) for the eight-in and 10-in variants respectively.
- Large full HD screen. Combine the Yoga Tablet 2’s full 10.1 HD LCD with its speaker, this makes the Yoga Tablet 2 a wonderful gadget for viewing movies and listening to music.
- Responsive touch screen. It’s been a while since I last used an Android tablet and I was pleasantly surprised with the responsiveness of the touchscreen.
- Sleek and lightweight design. For a big screen tablet, the Yoga Tablet 2 is surprisingly light.
The Not-So Good.
- While it’s possible to play Hearthstone on the Yoga Tablet 2, there were moments when the graphics would stutter. I even had a notification that the tablet had to make a “brightness adjustment due to temperature” after 2 games. This goes to show that playing high-res games takes a toll on the Yoga Tablets 2’s processor.
- Very slow charging. While the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 boasts of its long battery life, I found the charging time of the tablet really slow. I would recommend that you charge it using the USB charger plugged in directly to a wall socket. Charging it with your computer will take forever.
- While the Yoga Tablet 2 has a responsive touchscreen, there is still a very, very, VERY slight lag that gamers might notice, most especially if they play rhythm games like School Idol Festival.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is a great choice if you’re looking for a tablet that combines affordability, design and “good enough” performance. It’s an excellent entry-level Android tablet that can satisfy one’s basic multimedia and web browsing needs.
Should you buy one? Definitely a yes!