Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Review

Florian Wimmer (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 06/07/2014

Faster, higher, longer. Lenovo took our criticism of the predecessor and equips the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with a higher-resolution panel as well as more performance. But are there still WLAN problems and are the battery runtimes still impressive?

In Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Courtesy of Lenovo Germany.

For the original German review, see here.

Smartphones and tablets usually tend to get slimmer, but Lenovo went down a different road with the Yoga Tablet last autumn: Instead of a very thin tablet, which hardly differs from the iPad Air or the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, they offered a tablet with a cylindrical handle. The Yoga Tablet 10 had a big battery, and the handling was pretty comfortable as well.

However, we did not like the low-resolution display and the somewhat slow performance. It seems that Lenovo thought: "That can easily be changed," and now it offers the Yoga Tablet 10+ with a higher resolution and a faster SoC.

Lenovo has to face numerous rivals: The combination of a 10-inch display and a price of around 400 Euros (~$545) is offered by many devices. The Google Nexus 10, for example, which was the unrivaled price-performance champion for a long time. Asus offers the Memo Pad FHD 10 that uses a Full HD panel as well. If you can and want to spend more money, the Apple iPad 4 currently starts at 379 Euros (~$517). Or you can have a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. The Gigaset QV1030 offers an even higher resolution, just like the formerly mentioned rivals. Microsoft also offers an interesting tablet with the Surface 2, but it obviously uses Microsoft's operating system Windows RT.

Case

The back is slightly structured.
The back is slightly structured.

We already mentioned that the design of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is mainly dominated by the handle bar with a diameter of 20 millimeters. It also accommodates the speakers, the power button and the stereo jack. There is a hinge for a metal kickstand as well, which gives the Yoga Tablet its flexibility.

Did you ever pick up the Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10? If you did, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will be very familiar: Both the dimensions as well as the materials are completely identical. The new device weighs 10 grams more, but the difference is hardly noticeable.

The cylindrical handle bar is a very convenient design element, both in landscape and in portrait mode. It increases the security during handling, just like the handle bar for an SLR camera: You have a good grip all the time.

The case did not change compared to the predecessor, and the issues like the wobbly volume and power buttons are still there. As a result, we recommend the review of the Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10 for further details of the case and the different operating modes.

Connectivity

The connectivity did not really change, either: One micro-USB 2.0 port, one stereo jack for headphones and one microSD card reader behind the stand. There is a slot for SIM cards, but no corresponding reader, so our review unit cannot use the Internet on the road. 16 GB is the size of the internal storage, but the operating system occupies some space and you can only use around 12.3 GB for your own files.

Software

Android 4.2 was the operating system of the IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10; at least Lenovo uses Android 4.3 for the successor. This means users still cannot use some of the latest features (new camera app, direct printing, etc.) available in Android 4.4.2. However, the difference is not huge, and Android 4.3 runs smooth and stable on the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

Lenovo does not change the Android user interface and only includes some additional apps. The free apps from Lenovo are also not really surprising: Besides its own video and picture app as well as its own camera app, you get "SHAREit," "SYNCit" and "SECUREit" for file transfers between devices, Cloud synchronization and security settings for the tablet.

GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors

Communication & GPS 

The WLAN module still supports the standards 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0. NFC or other wireless communication modules are still not available.

The connection issues of the WLAN module and the GPS module from the predecessor seem to be solved in the case of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The WLAN module still has a connection (three-quarters of the signal) with a distance of 10 meters from the router and through three walls; another three meters and another wall result in a signal quality of 50%.

We could not get a GPS signal indoors, but the connection is quickly established outdoors, and our location was accurate down to 7 meters.

Cameras & Multimedia

Compared to the predecessor, Lenovo improved the cameras: The rear camera now uses an 8 MP sensor. We already liked the camera of the predecessor, and the new 8 MP version is good as well. The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ cannot keep up with high-quality smartphone cameras, but the pictures are vivid with good detail in bright environments. However, a closer look quickly reveals frayed edges and blurry color transitions.

It is a bit confusing that the camera app has the default resolution of 720p, so the pictures can appear grainy, but the issue can quickly be solved once you recognized it.

The front camera is still on the left side of the display when you use the tablet in landscape mode, so video calls can be tricky in the stand or portrait mode, respectively: You have to lift the tablet before the camera captures the face. Nothing changed in terms of resolution, but the camera is sufficient for its purpose. You will have to live with some picture noise if the lighting conditions get worse.

Rear camera: 8 MP
Rear camera: 8 MP
Front camera: 1.6 MP
Front camera: 1.6 MP

Accessories

The provided accessories are not surprising: Charging cable, power adaptor, quick-start guide and two rubber feet that can be glued to the kickstand. An interesting optional accessory is the Bluetooth keyboard, which can be used as a cover at the same time. The keyboard can be attached to the tablet and offers a trackpad as well, so laptop fans will be pretty happy. The price of almost 65 Euros (~$88) is also okay.

Warranty

Lenovo grants a warranty of 12 months for its tablet. There are no service upgrades or extensions in Lenovo's online shop.

Input Devices & Handling

Lenovo does not make any experiments in regard to the keyboard and uses Google's default keyboard for Android. This is not an issue at all; it provides a fast typing experience and the keys are big. The German keyboard layout only lacks umlauts, which can only be accessed via corresponding vowels. Google's keyboard also supports swipe inputs as well as voice inputs. Both features are reliable.

The capacitive touchscreen is susceptible to fingerprints and does not provide the expected gliding capabilities. You can still work very well with it, which is a result of the reliable response over the whole surface including peripheral areas and the completely smooth navigation through the operating system.

Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode

Display

We criticized the low-resolution panel of the predecessor. For 100 Euros (~$136) more, you can now get the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with a Full HD panel. The resulting picture is brilliant and we like the colors as well.

The display brightness is on a level with the rivals: 373.9 cd/m² is the average luminance. The brightness distribution of 87% is also decent.

341
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 392 cd/m²
Average: 373.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 388 cd/m²
Black: 0.36 cd/m²
Contrast: 1078:1

The black value of 0.36 cd/m² is one of the best results within the comparison. Dark surfaces really appear deep and don't have a gray film. The resulting contrast ratio is pretty high with 1078:1.

Red is under-saturated, so colors tend toward green. Blue colors and magenta in particular show high deviations from the ideal values. Medium gray tones have high deviations with monochrome shades, dark tones are more accurate.

CalMAN Color Management
CalMAN Color Management
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

Fingerprints on the display and a glossy surface often limit the outdoor usability of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. It is hard to see the display content, even though the luminance would be sufficient. You should look for a place in the shade or use it indoors.

Lenovo promises stable viewing angles of 178 degrees, so even very flat angles should not be a problem. We did not measure the viewing angles to confirm the 178 degrees, but you can actually see the content very well with very flat viewing angles. There are no color deviations or contrast reductions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

We criticized the somewhat meager performance of the Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10. Lenovo improved the components and equips the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028. The quad-core SoC runs with 1.6 GHz and uses a PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

That the performance was significantly improved is supported by a direct comparison of the benchmark results: We can measure up to 20% more performance in the system benchmarks. Still, the IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is clearly behind the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 or the iPad 4. The situation is similar in terms of graphics; the Gigaset QV1030 can convince us with much more GPU performance.

Web-browsing should not be a problem for the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ because the browser benchmark results are on a level or even slightly above the rivals. Our review unit is average in terms of storage performance, whereas the devices from Asus and Gigaset clearly fall behind.

Using the operating system was a smooth experience most of the time. Certain apps can be executed next to each other and run in up to four windows at the same time. There can be hiccups if you open the app list to add new apps. However, the apps themselves run completely smooth, even during voice recordings or video playback.

AndEBench
Native
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
8610 Iter./s ∼41%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
6544 Iter./s ∼31% -24%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
9409 Iter./s ∼44% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
13302 Iter./s ∼63% +54%
Java
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
400 Iter./s ∼39%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
330 Iter./s ∼32% -17%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
217 Iter./s ∼21% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
666 Iter./s ∼65% +67%
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
1596 Points ∼13%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
1314 Points ∼11% -18%
Google Nexus 10
2591 Points ∼21% +62%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
1233 Points ∼10% -23%
Apple iPad 4
1768 Points ∼14% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
3407 Points ∼27% +113%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
435 Points ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
414 Points ∼12% -5%
Apple iPad 4
781 Points ∼22% +80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
901 Points ∼26% +107%
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
1489 Points ∼12%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
1386 Points ∼11% -7%
Apple iPad 4
1424 Points ∼11% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
2707 Points ∼21% +82%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - System
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
2842 Points ∼45%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
2418 Points ∼38% -15%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
3570 Points ∼57% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
5360 Points ∼85% +89%
Linpack for Android
Single Thread
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
113 MFLOPS ∼17%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
37.577 MFLOPS ∼6% -67%
Google Nexus 10
134.173 MFLOPS ∼20% +19%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
99.683 MFLOPS ∼15% -12%
Apple iPad 4
382.4 MFLOPS ∼56% +238%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
391.745 MFLOPS ∼57% +247%
Multi Thread
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
281 MFLOPS ∼26%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
89.585 MFLOPS ∼8% -68%
Google Nexus 10
189.94 MFLOPS ∼17% -32%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
203.213 MFLOPS ∼19% -28%
Apple iPad 4
654.29 MFLOPS ∼60% +133%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
648.718 MFLOPS ∼59% +131%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
4999 Points ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
3198 Points ∼2% -36%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
5862 Points ∼4% +17%
Apple iPad 4
10193 Points ∼7% +104%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
4074 Points ∼3%
Apple iPad 4
10848 Points ∼8% +166%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
13416 Points ∼9% +229%
Gigaset QV1030
13627 Points ∼10% +234%
Microsoft Surface 2
14281 Points ∼10% +251%
GFXBench 3.0 - on screen Manhattan Onscreen
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
1.9 fps ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
2.8 fps ∼9% +47%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
5.6 fps ∼9%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
4.8 fps ∼8% -14%
Google Nexus 10
7.9 fps ∼13% +41%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
6.7 fps ∼11% +20%
Apple iPad 4
12 fps ∼20% +114%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
13.9 fps ∼23% +148%
Gigaset QV1030
12 fps ∼20% +114%
Microsoft Surface 2
24 fps ∼40% +329%
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
4217 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
17697 Points ∼48% +320%
Peacekeeper
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
868 Points ∼14%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
535 Points ∼9% -38%
Google Nexus 10
652 Points ∼11% -25%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
545 Points ∼9% -37%
Apple iPad 4
915 Points ∼15% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
860 Points ∼14% -1%
Microsoft Surface 2
791 Points ∼13% -9%
Browsermark - 2.1
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
784 points ∼15%
WebXPRT 2013 - Overall Score
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
174 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
284 Points ∼20% +63%
Microsoft Surface 2
365 Points ∼25% +110%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
97.64 MB/s ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
66.81 MB/s ∼40% -32%
Google Nexus 10
99.53 MB/s ∼59% +2%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
49.03 MB/s ∼29% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
90.47 MB/s ∼54% -7%
Gigaset QV1030
45.84 MB/s ∼27% -53%
Sequential Write 256KB
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
16.13 MB/s ∼28%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
23.85 MB/s ∼41% +48%
Google Nexus 10
20.02 MB/s ∼35% +24%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
15.83 MB/s ∼27% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
15.9 MB/s ∼28% -1%
Gigaset QV1030
11.08 MB/s ∼19% -31%
Random Read 4KB
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
13.73 MB/s ∼65%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
13.73 MB/s ∼65% 0%
Google Nexus 10
10.35 MB/s ∼49% -25%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
9.59 MB/s ∼46% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
10.93 MB/s ∼52% -20%
Gigaset QV1030
4.11 MB/s ∼20% -70%
Random Write 4KB
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
0.8 MB/s ∼27%
Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
0.96 MB/s ∼33% +20%
Google Nexus 10
1.27 MB/s ∼43% +59%
Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
0.64 MB/s ∼22% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version
1.5 MB/s ∼51% +88%
Gigaset QV1030
0.49 MB/s ∼17% -39%
Legend
      Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, Qualcomm Adreno 305, 16 GB eMMC Flash
      Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956 Mediatek MT8125, PowerVR SGX544, 16 GB eMMC Flash
      Google Nexus 10 Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual, ARM Mali-T604 MP4, 32 GB SSD
      Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 Intel Atom Z2560, PowerVR SGX544, 32 GB SSD
      Apple iPad 4 Apple A6x, PowerVR SGX554MP4, 32 GB SSD
      Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 WiFi-Version Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, 16 GB eMMC Flash
      Gigaset QV1030 Nvidia Tegra 4, NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
      Microsoft Surface 2 Nvidia Tegra 4, NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Gaming

Very demanding games like GTA 3 for Android or Asphalt 8: Airborne can bring the GPU to its limits. Otherwise, many 3D games like Iron Man 3 and obviously 2D games like Angry Birds: Star Wars 2 can be played without problems. The position sensor worked very precisely as an input device, just like the touchscreen.

Emissions

Temperature

The Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10 was usually pretty convenient in regard to the temperature development, but the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has to manage more performance and therefore more heat as well. We can actually see a slight raise of the average temperature, even during idle: We can measure 27.9 °C on average at the front, which is roughly 1 °C more than the predecessor. The difference at the front and at the back under load is 2 °C.

A positive aspect is the better temperature distribution of the new device, so the maximum temperature under load is actually lower with up to 37.2 °C. Google's Nexus 10 or the iPad 4 reach similar temperatures; the Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 manages a lower maximum temperature, but the whole tablet surface gets warm in return.

Max. Load
 29.5 °C29.5 °C28 °C 
 33.5 °C33.9 °C29 °C 
 34.7 °C37.2 °C32 °C 
Maximum: 37.2 °C
Average: 31.9 °C
27.5 °C29.3 °C28.9 °C
28.1 °C31.8 °C33 °C
29.5 °C32.3 °C33 °C
Maximum: 33 °C
Average: 30.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  40.7 °C | Room Temperature 22.8 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speakers

We criticized the speakers of the IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10 for the low maximum volume. Maybe we used significantly louder audio files this time or Lenovo really improved the speakers: The result was pretty impressive with the activated support of the preinstalled Dolby software. However, our fears turned out to be true as well: The speakers are not able to produce a differentiated sound with such high volumes.

The preinstalled profiles and the numerous settings of the Dolby software really make a difference in terms of sound quality, and you can actually get decent results if you experiment a bit. We would still recommend headphones for music and movie enthusiasts.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

If Lenovo's plan was to reduce the power consumption, we can clearly say that they were successful. Only 3.2 Watts during idle on average: None of the comparison devices are even close to this value, almost every rival consumes twice as much. Only Microsoft's Surface 2 can keep up but consumes a lot of power under load in return. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ can convince in this scenario as well.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.01 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 1.1 / 3.2 / 4 Watt
Load 5.2 / 6.6 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

More performance, higher-resolution display – but the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ still manages the excellent battery runtimes of the predecessor. None of the rivals are even close: The tablet almost manages a full day during idle – 15:45 hours web browsing is possible and 7 movies in a row is no problem for the battery, either. Even impractical maximum load results in a runtime of 6:38 hours for the Yoga Tablet. Well done, Lenovo!

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
22h 36min
WiFi Surfing
15h 45min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
14h 13min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 38min

Verdict

Everybody wants to have a piece of the tablet market, and the piece could become pretty big for Lenovo with devices like the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+: Excellent battery runtimes in combination with a decent performance, which is sufficient for most scenarios. You finally get a reliable WLAN module and GPS besides the extraordinary design and a clever kickstand. You can get a decent laptop replacement for less than 500 Euros (~$682) with the optional keyboard cover.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ does occupy more space in your bag than the rivals because of the handle bar and the features are not really lush. The 8 MP camera only takes average pictures.

Still, these problems are almost forgotten if you look at the – only average bright – sharp display with wide viewing angles. The up to 400 Euros (~$545) is definitely a good investment: The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is an extraordinary and reliable companion in many situations.

In Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Review unit courtesy of Lenovo Germany.
In Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Review unit courtesy of Lenovo Germany.

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In Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Test model provided by Lenovo Germany.
In Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Test model provided by Lenovo Germany.

Specifications

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

:: Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 1.6 GHz
:: Memory
2048 MB
:: Graphics adapter
:: Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920x1200 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB , 12.3 GB free
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 64 GB, Sensors: A-GPS, Position sensor,
:: Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 261 x 180
:: Weight
0.62 kg Power Supply: 0.092 kg
:: Battery
33.3 Wh Lithium-Ion, 9000 mAh
Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 18 h
:: Price
400 Euro
:: Operating System
Android 4.3
:: Additional features
Webcam: Back: 8 megapixels, Front: 1.6 megapixels, Speakers: front-facing stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, SHAREit, SYNCit, 12 Months Warranty

 

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has a higher resolution and more performance.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ has a higher resolution and more performance.
Lenovo really listened to the feedback for the predecessor.
Lenovo really listened to the feedback for the predecessor.
Lenovo did not change the case...
Lenovo did not change the case...
...or the speakers.
...or the speakers.
The camera at the back.
The camera at the back.
At the back is a cover for microSD cards.
At the back is a cover for microSD cards.
The back is structured.
The back is structured.
Decent stability.
Decent stability.
You can quickly set up the tablet with the kickstand.
You can quickly set up the tablet with the kickstand.
You can tilt the tablet pretty far to the back, but it becomes unstable at a certain point.
You can tilt the tablet pretty far to the back, but it becomes unstable at a certain point.
A 1.6 MP camera is at the front.
A 1.6 MP camera is at the front.
The power button is integrated into the hinge.
The power button is integrated into the hinge.
The handle bar improves the handling of the tablet.
The handle bar improves the handling of the tablet.
Overall, the different modes are convenient and expand the usage scenarios of the tablet.
Overall, the different modes are convenient and expand the usage scenarios of the tablet.
Multitasking is possible with certain apps on a split screen.
Multitasking is possible with certain apps on a split screen.
The Dolby software offers several presets, which change the sound significantly.
The Dolby software offers several presets, which change the sound significantly.

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Pro

+Very low energy consumption
+Excellent battery runtimes
+Decent performance
+Sharp display with great viewing angles
+Innovative optional keyboard cover
+Extraordinary design with good ergonomics
+Clever kickstand
 

Cons

-Only average speakers
-Bulkier than other tablets
-Visible material transitions
-Unstable with a certain tilt angle
-Limited features
-Power and volume buttons are wobbly
-Poor camera quality

Shortcut

What we like

That Lenovo improved drawbacks of the predecessor.

What we'd like to see

The camera could be better.

What surprises us

That the tablet manages impressive runtimes.

The competition

Google Nexus 10, Apple iPad 4, Asus Memo Pad FHD 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Gigaset QV1030, Microsoft Surface 2.

Rating

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
06/02/2014 v4
Florian Wimmer

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
73 / 80 → 91%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
81 / 88 → 85%
Battery
100%
Display
84%
Games Performance
53 / 80 → 66%
Application Performance
31 / 70 → 44%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
65 / 85 → 76%
Average
73%
84%
Tablet *
Weighted Average

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Author: Florian Wimmer, 2014-06- 7 (Update: 2014-06- 7)