Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro Review

Battery

Don’t worry, this one is above average with its battery life and recharge time.

You want to know why this 10.1-inch tablet is heavy? Well, it’s attributed to the 10,200 mAh battery stuffed inside of it, which delivers better-than-average results. Power users will especially appreciate its all-day battery life, ensuring that it won’t sputter out before it’s bed time.

Our custom battery test also reaffirms its longevity, where it reaches an on-screen time of 9 hours and 27 minutes. Using the included charger, it’s quite efficient too at recharging because it takes 162 minutes to get back to full capacity. That’s faster than some of the recent tablet’s we’ve come across of late.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 9h 27 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 6h 46 min (Average)
Apple iPad Air 2 7h 27 min (Average)
Microsoft Surface 3 6h 46 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro 162
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch 263
Microsoft Surface 3 260

Conclusion


This year’s Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro is better in every single way than its predecessor. Its more compact size makes it more travel-friendly, but they’ve addressed some design concerns we had with the previous model – namely the placement of the projector and certain aspects of the software.
What’s really swell in all of this, is that it strikes a chord with both multimedia buffs and professionals that want to get work done. Indeed, its $499.99 price point means that it’s competing against the like of the Apple iPad Air 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch, and even the Google Nexus 9, but it certainly offers an entertaining package for the money.

The specs are good, the software is improved, the battery life is long lasting, and the projector certainly has its added benefits. All of this just points to a tablet that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 5.1
Build Number: LenovoYT3-X90F_S100153_151102
Kernel Version: 3.14.37-x86_64_L1-R415-g3f45113




Pros

  • Projector’s placement is now in a better spot
  • Enhanced multi-tasking features
  • Immersive audio experience with its JBL speakers
  • Above average battery life
  • Efficient battery recharge time

Cons

  • Tough to view projection unless it’s completely dark
  • Camera takes a long time to capture a snapshot
  • Soft-toned 1080p video recording quality

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

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