Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro Review

Interface and Functionality

The updated experience puts the PRO in professional.

We’ve never been fond of Lenovo’s customized Android experiences in the past, mainly because of the disorganization of the homescreen due to the elimination of the apps panel, as well as its boring operation. That all changes because this model brings out the PRO in its name, delivering the productivity goods in making its custom Android 5.1 Lollipop experience more versatile and diversified than ever before.

Not only is there an actual apps panel this time around, making for a far cleaner and organized homescreen, but Lenovo’s skin is equipped with a new enhanced multi-tasking feature that rivals the implementation we get from TouchWiz or LG’s experiences. It has since been improved here in the YOGA Tab 3 Pro, as more apps are now supported by it. And yes, there’s now support for multiple users as well – so that each account has access to its own apps and content.

Lenovo’s approach is more ambitious with the YOGA Tab 3 Pro, which is a direction that we like. While there’s no denying that the experience is especially inviting for multimedia consumption, with the pico projector and all, it’s also adept in handling the intricacies that professionals crave with the software’s various enhancements and productivity centric features.

System Performance

Intel’s chip is good to handle the easy and fluffy stuff, but not entirely great for gaming.

Siding with Intel once again, the YOGA Tab 3 Pro receives an upgraded quad-core 2.24GHz Intel Atom Z8500 processor coupled with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. This newer chipset proves quite effective at dealing with the demanding operations of its enhanced multi-tasking experience, but it can still be overwhelmed at times. This is especially noticeable when it comes to gaming, where it sputters out choppier frame rates that prevent it from being a true powerhouse.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 46852
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 50148
Apple iPad Air 2 62856
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 1478
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 1474
Vellamo Browser Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 3552
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 4671
Sunspider Lower is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 818.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 1011.2
Apple iPad Air 2 303.3
Microsoft Surface 3 458.4
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 11
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 29
Apple iPad Air 2 52.2
Microsoft Surface 3 21.2
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 24
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 12
Apple iPad Air 2 24.1
Microsoft Surface 3 12.2
Basemark OS II Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 1338
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 1183
Apple iPad Air 2 1880
Geekbench 3 single-core Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 992
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 905
Apple iPad Air 2 1811
Geekbench 3 multi-core Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 3174
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 3676
Apple iPad Air 2 4488


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