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Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 tablet review – Multimedia pad with powerful sound

Long time no see. It has been quiet for a long time in Lenovo's Yoga Tab series with its iconic battery cylinder and built-in kick-stand, but now it is back. Will the Yoga Tab 13 be able to reignite the old flame of attraction to Lenovo's multimedia tablets with Android?
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

Several years ago, Lenovo stirred up the tablet market, which had become a bit stale, with its unusual Yoga Tabs. At first glance, the unique shape with its battery cylinder at the bottom edge looked impractical, but it turned out a great idea in everyday use. First, it offered a great way to hold the tablet, and second, it gave a place for Lenovo to attach the hinges for the built-in kick-stand.

Several models even included a built-in projector, turning out to be an extravagant, but well-thought-out, alternative to the omnipresent iPad.

For some time, the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 has been a new tablet that continues the design tradition and is particularly predestined for multimedia tasks. With 4 JBL speakers, a 2K display, and a powerful processor that is also supposed to be suitable for gaming, Lenovo is trying to convince the fans of entertainment.

On the other hand, you also have to pay a hefty price for this: Lenovo is asking for 749 Euros (~$878) for its tablet. Is it worth that?

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Yoga Tab Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
13.00 inch 16:10, 2160 x 1350 pixel 196 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, position sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.2 x 293.35 x 203.98 ( = 0.24 x 11.55 x 8.03 in)
Battery
10000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 JBL speakers Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
830 g ( = 29.28 oz / 1.83 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
730 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.2 %
09/2021
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
SD 870, Adreno 650
830 g6.2 mm13.00"2160x1350
91.1 %
06/2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048
88.4 %
08/2020
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16
460 g7.2 mm10.80"2560x1600
85.8 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
SD 750G 5G, Adreno 619
608 g6.3 mm12.40"2560x1600

Case – Unusual and ergonomic

The particular shape of the case is the distinguishing feature of the Yoga Tab series. On one of the long sides is a cylindrical bulge, which offers space for several particularities. It houses the hinge for the integrated stainless steel kick-stand that allows you to prop up the tablet or even hang it on the wall and offers good stability. And then Lenovo also uses the additional space for more speakers, a micro-HDMI port, and more battery capacity.

What does this mean in terms of the ergonomics. In actuality, the cylindrical bulge also becomes an advantage here. It offers a good grip to hold the tablet very safely in one hand. In landscape operation, it also rests on the index fingers as an additional safety. If you place the tablet on a table, the display will always be slightly slanted, which makes typing on the virtual keyboard easier. 

The only disadvantage is the additional space the tablet will need in your bag due to its unusual design. It is also significantly heavier than comparable models. 830 grams (~1.83 lb) are considerable, and with this, the weight of our test unit isn't very far anymore from an ultra-mobile notebook such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano, which brings again significantly more performance and battery capacity.

In terms of the materials, Lenovo uses Gorilla Glass 3 in front. Even though this offers some protection from breaking the display, it is also already several years old. Considering the price and size of the display, we would have liked to see a slightly more current and with that also more robust protective glass. The case is made from aluminum, with the top half and back being covered by Alcantara fabric. This offers an attractive surface but also attracts dust.

For such a large tablet like the Yoga Tab 13, stability is of course crucial. While pressure won't reach the screen, the tablet can be warped, and in the area of the volume rocker on the bottom right, the case can be fairly easily separated a few millimeters from the display, accompanied by some noticeable creaking. This is not a big deal in everyday operation, but it diminishes our impression of the quality.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
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Size Comparison

293.35 mm / 11.5 inch 203.98 mm / 8.03 inch 6.2 mm / 0.2441 inch 830 g1.83 lbs284.8 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 608 g1.34 lbs280.6 mm / 11 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 682 g1.504 lbs246 mm / 9.69 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 460 g1.014 lbs

Equipment – HDMI and a lot of storage

In central Europe, the Yoga Tab 13 is currently only available in one equipment configuration: Wi-Fi only, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. In terms of the storage equipment, this makes it a good value for the price, and the corresponding iPad Pro is much more expensive.

In addition to the USB-C port, the Yoga Tab 13 also offers a micro-HDMI port that supports HDCP 1.4. Since the corresponding cable is even included, the Yoga Tab 13 can be easily used as a second display for another device with an HDMI port. The tablet can also be operated using pen input, so you can use it as a graphics tablet, for example.

Top: speakers, microphone
Top: speakers, microphone
Left: micro-HDMI port, microphone
Left: micro-HDMI port, microphone
Right: USB-C port, standby key, volume rocker, microphone
Right: USB-C port, standby key, volume rocker, microphone
Bottom: speakers
Bottom: speakers

Software – Update situation is unclear

Android 11 is preinstalled on the tablet, and Lenovo's in-house ZUI does not make many changes to the basic structure. At the time of the test, the security patches are on the level of June 2021, so an update would be urgently necessary.

Unfortunately, the tablet is (still) not listed in Lenovo's update matrix, making it difficult to predict any new software versions. The smaller Yoga Tab 11 is supposed to still get Android in mid 2022, and we assume that this should also happen for the Yoga Tab 13.

The operating system is fully set up for entertainment. A right swipe from the home screen will bring up Google's Entertainment Space, which bundles all the entertainment apps in one place. Those include games, video apps such as YouTube, music apps, and also streaming services such as Netflix. Apropos Netflix: with its DRM-L1 certification, you can also enjoy streaming content in HD on the tablet.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 software
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 software
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 software

Communication and GNSS – Yoga Tab 13 only with WLAN

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is currently only available in a Wi-Fi version, so it does not offer support of mobile communication. On the other hand, you get a modern Wi-Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO and decent speeds, as the test with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router shows. However, our test unit still does not reach the speeds of the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8, which despite using the older Wi-Fi 5 apparently has more built-in antennas, allowing it to reach a higher speed.

With Bluetooth 5.2, the most current Bluetooth version is supported, but you have to make do without NFC. The Wi-Fi version also does not offer a GPS module, so that you can only get an approximate location via the WLAN network.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
873 (750min - 946max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
864 (771min - 896max) MBit/s ∼99%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
722 (678min - 737max) MBit/s ∼83% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
630 (597min - 669max) MBit/s ∼72% -27%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1065 (1022min - 1104max) MBit/s ∼100% +34%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
795 (717min - 849max) MBit/s ∼75%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
780 (699min - 882max) MBit/s ∼73% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
655 (601min - 674max) MBit/s ∼62% -18%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø795 (717-849)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø864 (771-896)

Cameras – A front camera only

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

The tablet does not include a camera in the back, and there is only a single lens for selfies or video calls in front. While you can still take pictures other than selfies with the Yoga Tab 13, this is fairly cumbersome. The camera has an 8-MP resolution and produces pictures of a mediocre quality with unclean surface structures, pale colors, and little dynamic. Under low-light conditions, you can hardly see anything in the pictures.

So those who want to take pictures at least occasionally are better served by the competitors. All three of our comparison devices offer a camera in the back that is not bad for a tablet in all cases. Depending on your usage scenario, this is a clear disadvantage for Lenovo's expensive tablet.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera FlowerMain camera environment
ColorChecker
18 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
20 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
15 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Tab 13: 14.07 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 20.6 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.3 ∆E
54.5 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
66.4 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
37 ∆E
77.6 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
93.8 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Yoga Tab 13: 46.92 ∆E min: 13.2 - max: 93.75 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – A lot is included in the box

Lenovo isn't stingy with the accessories. In addition to the charger and USB cable, the box also includes a micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable and an adapter from USB-C to 3.5mm audio for analog headphones.

It is also interesting that you can use a digitizer pen with the Yoga Tab 13. This will cost almost 60 Euros (~$70). 

In Europe, Lenovo offers a two-year warranty for the tablet.

Input Devices and Operation – Accurate with face recognition

The touchscreen can be operated accurately but does not seem to be quite as smooth as that of the iPad Pro 12.9, which uses a 120-Hz panel. While the differences are noticeable, they are probably not as important in everyday operation, depending on your usage.

Google's standard solution is used as the on-screen keyboard, but it can optionally also be replaced by other keyboard apps from the Play Store.

If needed, you can unlock the tablet via face recognition, which works reliably and is quite fast, as soon as you turn on the tablet from standby. However, it is just a software solution, which is not quite as secure as hardware-supported systems.

Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait

Display – Yoga Tab 13 with a dark display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Yoga Tab 13 offers the 16:10 format and a resolution of 2160 x 1350 pixels, which is slightly higher than Full HD. This makes the tablet slightly more rectangular than the iPad Pro 12.9, which also means that it is slightly better suited for 16:9 movie reproduction, since there will only be small black bars on the top and bottom.

In terms of resolution and display brightness, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is unable to keep up with any of the comparison devices. Lenovo specifies 400 nits (or cd/m²) as average brightness of the display and our tests also confirm this. At the same time, the tablets from Apple, Huawei, or Samsung offer significantly brighter screens producing about 600 cd/m². The black value and contrast ratio are also slightly worse in Lenovo's entertainment tablet.

376
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 404 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 374.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4.04 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 404 cd/m²
Contrast: 1010:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.94 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
99.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.14
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
IPS mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.80
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
LCD IPS, 2560x1600, 12.40
Screen
40%
31%
48%
Brightness middle
404
620
53%
606
50%
619
53%
Brightness
374
612
64%
579
55%
593
59%
Brightness Distribution
85
96
13%
89
5%
91
7%
Black Level *
0.4
0.32
20%
0.22
45%
Contrast
1010
1894
88%
2814
179%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.94
1.8
39%
2.9
1%
2.6
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.74
4.9
44%
6
31%
6.6
24%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.3
3.1
28%
4.3
-0%
4
7%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2214 0%
2.22 99%
2.17 101%
CCT
7084 92%
6892 94%
7272 89%
6973 93%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21090 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We run the CalMAN software in our test lab and evaluate the image reproduction using the spectral photometer. We determine that there are slightly higher color deviations in the default settings as well as the predefined "bright" second color mode than in other high-end tablets. Particularly the reproduction of white color shows a green tint.

CalMAN Grayscale – default setting
CalMAN Grayscale – default setting
CalMAN Color Accuracy – default setting
CalMAN Color Accuracy – default setting
CalMAN Grayscale – "bright" color mode
CalMAN Grayscale – "bright" color mode
CalMAN Color Accuracy – "bright" color mode
CalMAN Color Accuracy – "bright" color mode
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN Adobe RGB color space
CalMAN Adobe RGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Outdoors, the tablet is able to do a fairly good job, but due to its mediocre brightness, it is better if you look for a shady place on sunny days, if you want to be able to read the screen easily. The brightness sensor responds only sluggishly to changed light conditions.

The viewing angle stability offers no reason for complaint.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Using it outdoors
Using it outdoors

Performance – A lot of tablet power onboard

The heart of a tablet is its SoC. Lenovo has decided to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which was a decision for power. The eight processor cores, which have a clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz, produce a high performance in everyday operation. Although the tablet is still unable to reach the performance of Apple's iPad Pro 12.9 with its M1 processor, it surpasses all the other Android alternatives.

In terms of the graphics, the SoC also shows its power, offering a lot of performance there as well.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
1710 Points ∼84% +77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (967 - 1046, n=9)
997 Points ∼49% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
967 Points ∼47%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
759 Points ∼37% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
656 Points ∼32% -32%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1716, n=42, last 2 years)
622 Points ∼30% -36%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
7378 Points ∼26% +136%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (2870 - 4455, n=9)
3309 Points ∼11% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
3131 Points ∼11%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
2893 Points ∼10% -8%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 7378, n=42, last 2 years)
2182 Points ∼8% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1885 Points ∼7% -40%
OpenCL Score 5.3
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (3482 - 3724, n=9)
3601 Points ∼2% +3%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
3508 Points ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (364 - 3643, n=21, last 2 years)
1721 Points ∼1% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1294 Points ∼1% -63%
Vulkan Score 5.3
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (3159 - 4324, n=8)
3583 Points ∼2% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
3371 Points ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (79 - 3732, n=22, last 2 years)
1511 Points ∼1% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1253 Points ∼1% -63%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10829 - 16054, n=8)
12896 Points ∼75% +19%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10829 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8897 Points ∼52% -18%
Average of class Tablet (4564 - 11694, n=15, last 2 years)
8138 Points ∼48% -25%
3DMark
Wild Life Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
17221 Points ∼16% +310%
Average of class Tablet (371 - 17263, n=20, last 2 years)
4524 Points ∼4% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4166 - 4351, n=9)
4250 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
4204 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1101 Points ∼1% -74%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
18303 Points ∼16% +341%
Average of class Tablet (366 - 18326, n=18, last 2 years)
5180 Points ∼5% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4152 - 4352, n=9)
4238 Points ∼4% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
4154 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1099 Points ∼1% -74%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
5035 Points ∼19% +319%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 5035, n=16, last 2 years)
1581 Points ∼6% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1203 - 1243, n=8)
1229 Points ∼5% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1203 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
330 Points ∼1% -73%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
4975 Points ∼19% +316%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1195 - 4236, n=8)
1600 Points ∼6% +34%
Average of class Tablet (132 - 4975, n=16, last 2 years)
1559 Points ∼6% +30%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1195 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
334 Points ∼1% -72%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
120 fps ∼4% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60 - 142, n=8)
105 fps ∼3% +75%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
60 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
60 fps ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (9.8 - 120, n=37, last 2 years)
54.4 fps ∼2% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
44 fps ∼1% -27%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
588 fps ∼5% +163%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
224 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (200 - 231, n=8)
223 fps ∼2% 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
135 fps ∼1% -40%
Average of class Tablet (4.4 - 588, n=37, last 2 years)
135 fps ∼1% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
55 fps ∼0% -75%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
115 fps ∼32% +92%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60 - 116, n=8)
92.3 fps ∼25% +54%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
60 fps ∼16%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
44 fps ∼12% -27%
Average of class Tablet (9.4 - 120, n=35, last 2 years)
42.1 fps ∼12% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
25 fps ∼7% -58%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
318 fps ∼25% +143%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (119 - 140, n=8)
132 fps ∼10% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
131 fps ∼10%
Average of class Tablet (6.6 - 345, n=36, last 2 years)
78.7 fps ∼6% -40%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
64 fps ∼5% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
43 fps ∼3% -67%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
74 fps ∼2% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (50 - 95, n=8)
73.1 fps ∼2% +24%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
59 fps ∼2%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
34 fps ∼1% -42%
Average of class Tablet (6.3 - 107, n=36, last 2 years)
30.4 fps ∼1% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
16 fps ∼0% -73%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
227 fps ∼5% +147%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
92 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (81 - 99, n=8)
90.8 fps ∼2% -1%
Average of class Tablet (4.3 - 227, n=36, last 2 years)
53.3 fps ∼1% -42%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
41 fps ∼1% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
32 fps ∼1% -65%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
55.3 fps ∼2% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (31 - 51, n=8)
45 fps ∼1% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
42 fps ∼1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
21 fps ∼1% -50%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 87, n=36, last 2 years)
20.6 fps ∼1% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
9.8 fps ∼0% -77%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
150 fps ∼1% +163%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
57 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (48 - 59, n=8)
56.5 fps ∼0% -1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
38 fps ∼0% -33%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 150, n=36, last 2 years)
33.4 fps ∼0% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
18 fps ∼0% -68%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
43.7 fps ∼28% +62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (21 - 34, n=9)
30.3 fps ∼19% +12%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
27 fps ∼17%
Average of class Tablet (2 - 75, n=40, last 2 years)
14.2 fps ∼9% -47%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
13 fps ∼8% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
6.7 fps ∼4% -75%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
63 fps ∼20% +186%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (22 - 23, n=9)
22.3 fps ∼7% +1%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
22 fps ∼7%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
17 fps ∼5% -23%
Average of class Tablet (0.85 - 70, n=40, last 2 years)
12.7 fps ∼4% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7.3 fps ∼2% -67%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
67 fps ∼33% +56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (33 - 54, n=9)
48 fps ∼23% +12%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
43 fps ∼21%
Average of class Tablet (3.2 - 102, n=40, last 2 years)
21 fps ∼10% -51%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
17 fps ∼8% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10 fps ∼5% -77%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
177 fps ∼24% +200%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (57 - 62, n=9)
59.2 fps ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
59 fps ∼8%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
41 fps ∼5% -31%
Average of class Tablet (2.3 - 191, n=40, last 2 years)
34.7 fps ∼5% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
19 fps ∼3% -68%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (676505 - 716502, n=7)
690112 Points ∼85% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
676505 Points ∼83%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 776812, n=15, last 2 years)
472872 Points ∼58% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
356422 Points ∼44% -47%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
1037960 Points ∼100% +81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (573296 - 595585, n=3)
585665 Points ∼56% +2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
573296 Points ∼55%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
409039 Points ∼39% -29%
Average of class Tablet (75328 - 1037960, n=26, last 2 years)
357364 Points ∼34% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
303200 Points ∼29% -47%
AImark - Score v2.x
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
119686 Points ∼44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (111838 - 119686, n=5)
116877 Points ∼43% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
45392 Points ∼17% -62%
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 119686, n=15, last 2 years)
36140 Points ∼13% -70%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Points ∼0% -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5916 - 6369, n=7)
6174 Points ∼73% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
6164 Points ∼73%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4738 Points ∼56% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3608 Points ∼43% -41%
Average of class Tablet (157 - 6164, n=26, last 2 years)
2757 Points ∼33% -55%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10489 Points ∼53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8852 - 10489, n=7)
9807 Points ∼50% -7%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
8215 Points ∼42% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7162 Points ∼36% -32%
Average of class Tablet (946 - 10489, n=26, last 2 years)
5183 Points ∼26% -51%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (6757 - 8167, n=7)
7585 Points ∼84% +5%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
7215 Points ∼80%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
6751 Points ∼75% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4637 Points ∼51% -36%
Average of class Tablet (464 - 8167, n=26, last 2 years)
3265 Points ∼36% -55%
Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
12350 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (11431 - 12801, n=7)
12151 Points ∼42% -2%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
8775 Points ∼30% -29%
Average of class Tablet (143 - 12350, n=26, last 2 years)
4185 Points ∼15% -66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4022 Points ∼14% -67%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1411 - 1791, n=7)
1619 Points ∼68% +5%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1544 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1283 Points ∼54% -17%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1544, n=26, last 2 years)
1040 Points ∼43% -33%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
1032 Points ∼43% -33%

Legend

 
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HiSilicon Kirin 990, ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

We see a fairly similar picture when surfing the Internet. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is peerless at the top, and at the same time the expensive Android tablets from other manufacturers are unable to keep pace with the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13.

In practice, this is reflected by quickly loading web pages and images being displayed immediately while scrolling, without the user having to wait. Some small nitpicking: Due to the 60-Hz display, scrolling isn't quite as smooth.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
182.5 Points ∼100% +94%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
93.963 Points ∼51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 94, n=6)
82.4 Points ∼45% -12%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 183, n=32, last 2 years)
75.2 Points ∼41% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
55.349 Points ∼30% -41%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
55.115 Points ∼30% -41%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
403.4 Points ∼100% +136%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
171.17 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (105 - 171, n=7)
141 Points ∼35% -18%
Average of class Tablet (11.2 - 403, n=39, last 2 years)
124 Points ∼31% -28%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
101.24 Points ∼25% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
93.432 Points ∼23% -45%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
221 Points ∼100% +65%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
134 Points ∼61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (99 - 147, n=7)
124 Points ∼56% -7%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
97 Points ∼44% -28%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 246, n=41, last 2 years)
92.4 Points ∼42% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
83 Points ∼38% -38%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
210 runs/min ∼100% +183%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chome 92)
74.2 runs/min ∼35%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 228, n=32, last 2 years)
74.2 runs/min ∼35% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 74.8, n=6)
69.1 runs/min ∼33% -7%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
63.9 runs/min ∼30% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
43.09 runs/min ∼21% -42%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
62789 Points ∼100% +86%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
33694 Points ∼54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 39985, n=7)
30538 Points ∼49% -9%
Average of class Tablet (1712 - 62946, n=39, last 2 years)
22071 Points ∼35% -34%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
19885 Points ∼32% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
17823 Points ∼28% -47%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (455 - 19212, n=40, last 2 years)
4821 ms * ∼100% -316%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
2403.12 ms * ∼50% -108%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
2344.9 ms * ∼49% -103%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1158 - 1744, n=7)
1476 ms * ∼31% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
1157.6 ms * ∼24%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
495 ms * ∼10% +57%

* ... smaller is better

The high performance capabilities of the tablet also continue with the storage. The UFS-3.0 storage used here proves itself to be fast while reading as well as writing data.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-2%
-28%
-11%
-58%
Sequential Read 256KB
1431.4
1788.66
25%
861.12
-40%
1520 ?(1406 - 1692, n=13)
6%
572 ?(123 - 2031, n=36, last 2 years)
-60%
Sequential Write 256KB
710.7
398.96
-44%
512.33
-28%
546 ?(213 - 740, n=13)
-23%
296 ?(53.1 - 1559, n=36, last 2 years)
-58%
Random Read 4KB
249.1
224.61
-10%
192.01
-23%
206 ?(170 - 253, n=13)
-17%
108 ?(16.3 - 310, n=36, last 2 years)
-57%
Random Write 4KB
215.2
262.42
22%
167.46
-22%
194 ?(29.9 - 271, n=13)
-10%
91.2 ?(4.27 - 370, n=36, last 2 years)
-58%

Games – Gaming at 60 fps

In terms of gaming, the Yoga Tab 13 also shows that it is on the right path. Although only a maximum of 60 fps are possible because of the 60-Hz screen, these are maintained consistently and fairly stably in "Armajet" as well as in "PUBG Mobile" regardless of the selected settings.

This means that Lenovo has optimized its tablet well for gaming. The reliable operation via touchscreen and position sensor are additional factors than ensure a pleasant gaming session.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.8 (58-60)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.6.0: Ø59.7 (58-60)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.6.0: Ø59.8 (57-60)

Emissions – A good sound system

Temperature

Wild Life stress test
Wild Life stress test
Wild Life Extreme stress test
Wild Life Extreme stress test

After longer load, the maximum heat development is 40.8 °C (~105.4 °F), which is locally very limited. In some areas you cannot feel any heat even under load. So you should be able to use the Yoga Tab 13 comfortably even on hot days.

The performance capabilities are not impacted by the heat development, which shows in the stress test scenarios of 3DMark Wild Life, where the frame rates remain fairly constant even after several runs.

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 (1093min - 1099max) % ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
99.5 (25.1min - 25.2max) % ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
99.7 (7.29min - 7.31max) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.5 (332min - 337max) % ∼99% -1%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
74.6 % ∼75% -25%
Max. Load
 25.9 °C
79 F
28.1 °C
83 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 26.5 °C
80 F
30.2 °C
86 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
31.4 °C
89 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
35.3 °C
96 F
30.3 °C
87 F
26.8 °C
80 F
39.5 °C
103 F
32.7 °C
91 F
27.4 °C
81 F
40.8 °C
105 F
32.7 °C
91 F
28.6 °C
83 F
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.7 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.3 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

At this point, four speakers are not a rarity in high-end tablets anymore but rather the standard. The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 fulfills this requirement and even potentially brings some additional sound volume with its cylindric bulge. Will this also have a noticeable positive effect?

At up to 86 dB(A), the four speakers that were tuned by JBL can get fairly loud, so that you can even use them in medium-sized rooms, as long as the environment noises are not too loud. In terms of the sound quality, you can also hear some lower frequencies, but the speakers don't sound as voluminous as Apple's top tablet. At maximum volume, the high frequencies are a bit overemphasized.

You can also connect external speakers or headphones via Bluetooth or USB-C. There is also an included adapter to 3.5-mm audio. The sound quality is decent. 

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Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (7.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 5.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (6.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery and Power Management – The Yoga tablet lasts for a long time

Power Consumption

The Yoga tablet produces a mixed result here. On one hand, the consumption is higher than in other tablets under very low or very high load, but on the other hand, it is overall very efficient during idle operation.

Power Consumption
Idledarkmidlight 3 / 3.4 / 4.1 Watt
Load midlight 9.9 / 13.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
7250 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
Power Consumption
-59%
2%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
3
1.8
40%
1.98
34%
1.06
65%
Idle Average *
3.4
9.6
-182%
5.66
-66%
6.25
-84%
Idle Maximum *
4.1
9.8
-139%
5.69
-39%
6.3
-54%
Load Average *
9.9
12.2
-23%
6.96
30%
8.76
12%
Load Maximum *
13.8
12.6
9%
6.98
49%
9.54
31%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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: Ø10.2 (5.86-15.9)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø12.7 (5.75-13.3)
; Idle 1min: Ø3.37 (3.18-3.69)

Battery Life

At 10,000 mAh, the battery has a fairly large capacity, and the tablet is then also able to last for more than 40 hours in idle mode. The practical effect is that you can also leave the tablet lying around in standby mode for several days, without the battery being depleted. 

Lasting for 17:36 hours in our WLAN test, the tablet achieves a very good result. So several days of using it away from the power plug shouldn't be a problem with medium usage. Under high load, you can also work for several hours with the Yoga Tab 13, before having to plug it in.

The tablet is charged via the included 30-watt charger, and charging takes about 2 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
42h 16min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 36min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 59min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 06min
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
7250 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
Battery Runtime
-28%
-23%
3%
Reader / Idle
2536
1877
-26%
2485
-2%
H.264
1199
818
-32%
909
-24%
1249
4%
WiFi v1.3
1056
673
-36%
891
-16%
1020
-3%
Load
306
255
-17%
233
-24%
342
12%

Pros

+ lightning fast
+ long battery life
+ great sound system
+ fast WLAN
+ extensive connections with micro-HDMI port
+ practical and ergonomic design
+ pen input

Cons

- no 5G option
- dark display
- fairly heavy
- slight weaknesses in the workmanship
- no camera in the back

Verdict – Lenovo targets entertainment

Testing the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13. Test unit provided by Lenovo Germany.
Testing the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13. Test unit provided by Lenovo Germany.

Lenovo's Yoga Tab 13 is different. You already notice this looking at the design with the cylindrical handle. This proves to be surprisingly ergonomic, as demonstrated in the previous models. The built-in kick-stand is also very practical, even allowing you to hang it on the wall.

You get one of the fastest Android tablets that is currently available, whose performance is even able to compete with older versions of the Apple iPad Pro. At the same time, the Yoga Tab 13 isn't really suitable for using it outside, since the display is too dark for this. And for travel, there are also lighter and slimmer companions.

Lenovo's Yoga Tab 13 is a flexible, large-format tablet that is mainly designed for entertainment and scores with a high performance.

Despite the pen support and micro-HDMI port, Lenovo targets friends of entertainment rather than professional users who don't like any compromise. Those users will probably prefer the iPad Pro, which is again significantly faster, has a higher resolution, and offers a 120-Hz display.

However, those who don't want to use the Apple ecosystem for whatever reason or those simply looking for a more affordable alternative will get what they paid for with the Yoga Tab 13: a long battery life, good sound, decent gaming performance, modern equipment, and fast WLAN are some good arguments.

On the other hand, the lack of a camera in the back and no 5G option are clear disadvantages that you have to accept with the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 in contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, for example. Or arguments that speak for the Huawei MatePad Pro are the brighter panel and better workmanship, but the problems there are the lack of Google services and the fact that you cannot reproduce streaming content in HD, since that lacks the Widevine certification.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is only available in a single version with WLAN and 128 GB of storage. In the US, Lenovo sells the tablet for about $680. 

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 - 09/22/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
77 / 80 → 96%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
43 / 70 → 62%
Weight
78 / 40-88 → 79%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
61 / 78 → 78%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 91%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
84 / 91 → 92%
Camera
25 / 85 → 30%
Average
77%
86%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 890 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
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Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-09-23 (Update: 2021-09-25)