Yoga Tab 13: Lenovo forgot the camera in its entertainment tablet
Several years ago, it was still quite normal for a tablet to only offer a front camera. If there was a camera in the back, it was only meant as an alibi and good for the occasional snapshot.
Even today, the camera quality in expensive tablets is not comparable with that in smartphones, but at least the top models from Apple, Samsung, or Huawei bring acceptable photo lenses at this point.
And what does Lenovo do with it its Yoga Tab 13 that costs almost 750 Euros (~$880; $780 in the US)? It only offers a mediocre front camera for selfies and video calls. There is no camera lens disturbing the design of the Alcantara covered back.
This is really unfortunate, since those users who expect a decent camera in an expensive tablet will be disappointed and perhaps miss one of the currently fastest Android tablets that also offers an unusual but well-thought-out design.
Lenovo's Yoga Tabs have a cylindrical bulge on one of the long sides. This serves as a good place to hold the tablet as well as a hinge for the built-in kick-stand, and it also offers space for additional connections, speakers, and a larger battery capacity. Even after several years, this is still a welcome change in the uniform tablet design and surprisingly practical in everyday use.
You get a lot of storage for your money and a battery that lasts for a long time. On the other hand, you have to be content with a slightly darker display. You also cannot purchase the Yoga Tab 13 with 5G support.
So it appears that the Yoga Tab 13 is mainly meant for using it at home, where you also probably won't need the camera as much.
Find out in our detailed review, whether the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 was able to convince us overall.
Review of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13