Yoga Tablet 10 from Lenovo

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At the back of the Yoga Tablet 10, one can find the 5-megapixel rear camera embedded on the cylindrical end, which at times gets accidentally covered while clicking images. We wish Lenovo could have placed the primary camera of the tablet somewhere else  .

Another interesting feature of the Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 10 design was the power button, which has been built-in the cylindrical end of the tablet at one end, while the other end houses the 3.5mm audio jack. We must confess that Yoga Tablet 10’s power button is the biggest ever we have seen on a tablet in terms of size. We had no problems in hitting the power button, sometimes even when not looking at the tablet, thanks to the placement. The top of the tablet houses the Micro-USB charging port, while the volume rocker buttons are placed at the bottom, when using the tablet in portrait mode. Overall, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 as a package exudes power and sturdiness in terms of design.

Display
Lenovo may have spent a lot in terms of R&D for the new Android Yoga Tablet 10 but unfortunately, much of that effort goes in vain due to the display of the tablet. When we first time switched on the tablet, the 10-inch display was a let-down.

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At 1280×800 pixels resolution, the Yoga Tablet 10 display offers a pixel density of just 149ppi. The resolution and pixel density of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is far lower than some of its 10-inch tablet competitors such as the year-old Nexus 10 that offers a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels or the Apple’s new iPad Air which offers 2048×1536 pixels. However, the prices of both the Nexus 10 and iPad Air are way above the price of Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 10. There is no doubt that Lenovo has chosen to compromise the screen of the Yoga Tablet 10 to bring down the price.

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Further, the Yoga Tablet 10’s display is a let-down by its colour reproduction, which is not particularly accurate and the colours appear washed out. We were also surprised to see the Yoga tablet’s homescreen icons looking a little blurred.

The Yoga tablet’s screen is very reflective and this hampers visibility under the sunlight and also due to the low resolution of the screen, images and videos played on the tablet appear less sharp. The company has equipped an IPS LCD technology on the Yoga Tablet 10’s display, which does help in viewing angles.

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 runs Android 4.2.2, which seemed to be the OS of choice in Android based tablets in the country until few months. However, we expect Lenovo to soon rollout the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Yoga tablet. Considering that the company has positioned the Yoga Tablet 10 as its biggest launch of the year, we assume that the Chinese major might even think of skipping the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and directly release the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Yoga tablet.

Talking about the Yoga Tablet 10’s interface, Lenovo has given it a complete overhaul, which we feel is more inspired by Apple’s iPad tablet interface. When we first unlocked the tablet, we found three homescreen panes filled with apps. It can include up to seven homescreens.

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