Interface and Functionality

Lenovo appropriately enhances the experience to give it a more rounded appeal.

Still favoring the same simplified interface from before, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro’s customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat experience receives some new features that make it more versatile. Visually, it’s rather conventional looking and straightforward – though, it can be a bit cluttered looking due to the elimination of the traditional apps panel, so all icons are placed on the homescreen.

In enhancing the experience, Lenovo has tweaked the interface by adding a multi-tasking element where pressing the button on the bottom left corner of the UI presents us with a few supported apps – such as Email, Gallery, Chrome, File Browser, Calculator, and Video. At the most, we’re able to select up to three of the apps, as they’re launched in their own respective windows.

Additionally, Lenovo is attempting to paint the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro as a productivity centric tablet – despite its competitive price point. They’re able to achieve this by appropriately optimizing the layout arrangement of several native apps for tablet usage, so multi-paned windows are heavily used. And finally, it comes preloaded with Kingsoft Office’s WPS Office app, giving us the ability to edit and create text documents, presentation slides, and spreadsheets.

Processor and Memory

The Intel Atom chip under the hood runs effectively, but it’s not as snappy or buttery smooth with its performance than some other prized chipsets.

Ticking under the hood is a quad-core 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z3745 chip that’s based on 64-bit architecture – coupled with 2GB of RAM and the Intel HD Graphics GPU. As much as it handles most basic operations without any evidence of strain, it lacks the snappiness and buttery finesse we see in some other prized processors. It’s good for the usual productivity stuff, but its performance is tested by some of today’s 3D intensive gaming titles.

Endowed with 32GB of internal storage, that’s more than enough to appease anyone who’s big into multimedia, but there’s also a microSD card slot that’s ready to supplement things.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 32554
Apple iPad Air 2 62856
Asus Transformer Book Trio 17880
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 34982
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 1163
Asus Transformer Book Trio 631
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 1383
Vellamo Browser Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 2853
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 2323
Sunspider Lower is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 752.7
Apple iPad Air 2 303.3
Asus Transformer Book Trio 937.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 1089.9
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 13.8
Apple iPad Air 2 52.2
Asus Transformer Book Trio 7.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 13.9
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 6.8
Apple iPad Air 2 24.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 2.9
Basemark OS II Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 826
Apple iPad Air 2 1880
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 818
Geekbench 3 single-core Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 790
Apple iPad Air 2 1811
Geekbench 3 multi-core Higher is better
Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro 2342
Apple iPad Air 2 4488

Internet and Connectivity

With Chrome being its native web browser, we can’t complain about the surfing experience on the tablet, mainly because of its sharp display, quick page loads, and decent on-the-fly rendering. Best of all, the amount of real estate presented to us is something to behold. Scrolling is okay, but it’s a little bit jittery with its movement at times. However, we do appreciate the new multi-tasking aspect that’s available to us – where we can access Chrome at any time in its own separate window.

At the moment, there are no plans to make a variant with cellular data connectivity – albeit, there seems to be a placeholder for a SIM slot near the microSD slot. Nevertheless, it’s armed the usual connectivity features such as aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Sadly, though, NFC has been omitted from its arsenal.



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

This deserves more.

2. renzop915

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

Nice device but if it were 10.1" would be better, I have the lenovo yoga tablet 10.1 1st generation and it works well. Also the battery life is great, more than 15 hours . Lenovo branch is durable , I don't have any case for my tablet , I dropped it and is still working well . I hope the projector in a 10.1 table.

3. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bought at Alixspress. Satisfied!
YOGA Tablet 2 Pro
  • Display 13.3" 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 1330 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 9600 mAh

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