Lenovo – is one of those companies that are not afraid to experiment with their products and their form factors and others. One such product – the hero of this review, the tablet Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is in the middle price segment. At the time of writing, the average price is 450 USD. This is not a budget solution, as Lenovo A7600, but to Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 does not hold.
The company is positioning this tablet as a portable multimedia center with a long running time, a powerful processor, high-quality screen and surrounds stereo sound. Try to understand whether this is really the case?
Packaging equipment – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ comes in a sturdy box black. Interestingly, the manufacturer has paid attention to how all located inside – except for the tablet in the box are two neatly arranged boxes, one of which is the documentation, and the second – charger with an output current of 2 A.
Design and Ergonomics – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
The appearance of the tablet is not quite a classic. At Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ in the lower part has a cylindrical bulge, which is capacious battery. Due to this, most of the thin plate (8 mm).
On the back is a slot for a microSD card and if you have the 3G version of the tablet, SIM-card. There is also a folding stand that allows you to set the tablet in landscape orientation. And due to the fact that the center of mass of the cylindrical thickening is at the bottom, the tablet is very confident standing on a flat surface.
If you cannot put the pad, it can be kept as a book. The diameter of the bottom of the tablet is about 2 cm, making it comfortable to hold. You can also put a flat plate, with an emphasis on the leg. In this mode, convenient typing.
Stand and the cylindrical portion of the tablet metal, everything else is made of matte plastic. The right decision in the right places using a sturdy material, in all other easier and more practical.
On the right side are the volume control buttons, a 3.5 mm headphone and microphone.
On the left – microUSB connector and a power button with indicator notifications
On the front of the sides of the tablet are two stereo speakers.
The front camera is located on the left side of the device. Basic is behind on the bottom of the unit, and I did not like this arrangement: When using the tablet in landscape mode and that’s enough for the bottom side of the apparatus fingers close the camera itself. So to take a picture, it is necessary to intercept the plate for the other part, is not convenient.
Build quality is excellent, no squeaks and backlash. In order to open the leg must make a small force. That is correct, without it she would probably rattled in a closed and tightly held in the open position. With enhanced touch the screen the picture is not “floating”.
The tablet is available in silver and champagne color. I have to review version champagne color, it looks very cool.
Display and Image Quality – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
In the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ set 10.1 inch IPS-screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. The picture is bright and juicy. Saturation a bit overpriced, but without fanaticism. Black is not as deep as we would like, but the problems in everyday use does not occur.
Maximum brightness is sufficient for use under the sun, the minimum – to work in a dark room. Automatic brightness control works correctly, but the delay before changing the brightness could be lower.
What is natural for IPS-matrix screen has wide viewing angles. At large angles, the picture is slightly out in the cold tone.
Screen quickly collects fingerprints, but they also erased very easily.
Camera – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
In the tablet is set 8 megapixel camera with autofocus. Image quality will not hit its artistic significance, but it will be enough for everyday photos (of course, if you do every day photos 10-inch tablet).
Resolution front camera is 1.6 megapixels. It will be sufficient to talk on Skype, but for a good “self” it will not be missed because of the low detail.
With the example of the video can also be found below:
Hardware Platform – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
In the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ set popular among manufacturers and Snapdragon 400 graphics accelerator Adreno 305. The RAM is 2GB. In the tablet have 16GB of memory and possibly a constant expansion of its volume with cards microSD.
Despite this, there is the impression that the “hardware” tablet is not enough – the interface is not very smoothly, although in this case it is possible to refer to is not well optimized shell. View the video (with memory and YouTube), photo viewing, and other multimedia features and surfing the web tablet performs smoothly, without stuttering.
Heavy games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2, operate with considerable lags, the number of frames per second is clearly not exceed twenty. Still, such a process with screen resolution is not the most recent iron plate hard. However, casual toys go without problems.
For fans of virtual parrots are attached below the results of tests of various benchmarks
Software Platform – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
At the time of review, tablet Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ a version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Information about whether the system is updated to version 5.0 Lollipop, currently lacking.
Installed on the tablet proprietary shell from Lenovo. There is no separate application menu, and all of your applications and widgets will be placed on numerous desktops.
The launcher supports a variety of topics and can please users with a wide parameter settings envelope.
From branded applications to include interesting Security HD, which can monitor the operation of the processor, monitor, launch applications, and add some of them to the black list and much more.
There is a utility designed to extend the battery life. It can intelligently adjust screen brightness depending on the displayed content, automatically shut-intensive applications, freeze them.
Dolby Mobile application will improve the sound on the external speakers or headphones. You can adjust the equalizer, and choose the profile according to your needs.
Sound – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Sound – one of the key features of this tablet. In the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has two stereo speakers. Because of their good location on the edges of the screen stereo effect is really felt. The speakers are loud enough and have high-quality surround sound. A software component Dolby Mobile only improves the appearance.
Autonomy – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
In the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ set the battery capacity of 9000mAh. The manufacturer promises up to 18 hours of continuous operation. When my version using the device showed the following results:
In general, the tablet is really long lives, and preloaded software to save battery only helps him in this.
By the way, to the tablet via USB-OTG cable, you can connect your smartphone to charge. Given the impressive amount of battery life, you can spend at least one charge cycle from 0 to 100%.
Competitors – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
By closest competitors include the predecessor of our hero – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10. The new tablet improvements have touched the screen, camera, memory. The advantages of the old version of Yoga Tablet can be attributed less weight and a lower price.
Findings – Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
In any case, Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ stands out from the gray mass. This is a good solution to meet the multimedia needs. It has all to do this: a nice big 10-inch screen, good and loud stereo, a handy stand for, so you can put a plate on the table and enjoy watching a movie with friends.
Pros Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
- Stereo sound
- Quality assembly
- The presence of the stand for easy installation
Cons Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
- Rather weak for such a screen “iron”
- Large compared to the mass of competitors
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