Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro Review

Camera

The camera receive a considerable upgrade, but its performance is still a wash.

Already, it’s been treated to newer hardware just about everywhere we look – and that extends to its cameras too. Featuring a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel rear combination, the upgraded treatment signifies the gap distinction between it and the other models in the series.

Unfortunately, the camera experience leaves more to be desired. Our biggest complaint is simply the long time that’s needed to snap a shot. The focus adjustment seems decent, but it simply takes forever for it to finally snap the shot, save it, and get us back to snapping another one. Despite that, the interface lays claim to an abundant set of shooting mores – so that’ll appease shutterbugs at the very least.


Image Quality


Regardless of its beefier megapixel count, the camera’s performance is not to today’s standards. It’s honestly not bad for a tablet, but don’t expect it to replace your smartphone for the occasion. Some of its qualities when the lighting conditions are ideal include soft details, colder looking colors, and chances of over-exposure.

Things don’t get any better under low light, where fine details become non-existent – delivering compositions that are generally smeary in tone. Not only that, but colors are subdued and there’s some presence of digital noise too.


Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 5
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394
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 2
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401
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Apple iPad Air 2 2.5
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Microsoft Surface 3 5.5
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Video Quality


Clearly, it’s not a strong performer with its still image capture, so we’re not having high expectations with video recording either, which tops out at 1080p. Yet again, its performance is rather flat, producing videos that are light with the details. Never once are we convinced that it’s capturing footage in ‘high-definition.’ Its quality is also marred by its noticeable artifacting elements, over-exposure, and dull colors.


Multimedia

The Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro is a multimedia powerhouse.

When it comes to listening to our favorite jams, it’s the Google Play Music app that’s on tap for the occasion. Looking beneath its display, we have its speaker grill extending along the entire width of the tablet – hiding away four integrated JBL speakers. Even without enabling Dolby Atmos, the speakers deliver an immersive experience with its robust tones. Trust us, it’s exceptionally loud with its output of 79.4 dB, but its quality can be further refined by enabling Dolby Atmos.

Watching videos has never been this fun, seeing that the Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro is a movie watcher’s dream. Sure, the display is good enough on its own, especially when we can prop the tablet up with its kickstand, but Lenovo’s commitment in making it a multimedia centric tablet is evident by the multi-tasking implementation it offers.

And best of all, we can use the built-in projector to change things up from the norm. Like we mentioned earlier, it’s suited best for nighttime use because its peak brightness isn’t enough when ambient light infiltrates the experience. How many tablets can project a video onto the ceiling in your bedroom?

Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 0.323
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 1.19
Apple iPad Air 2 0.97
Microsoft Surface 3 1.027
Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 79.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 74.4
Apple iPad Air 2 77.9
Microsoft Surface 3 69.9


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