Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 evaluation: Stands out with a stand

It wasn’t way back that we reviewed the Realme Pad and that was adopted extra just lately by the Nokia T20 pill. And now we have now one other entry from Lenovo. The Yoga Tab 11 is each inexpensive and uniquely designed. And it makes for a refreshing change to return throughout a pill that has one thing distinctive to it as a result of, simply as with smartphones, they will are usually moderately related.

Yoga Tab 11’s declare to uniqueness is all due to its very fascinating kickstand positioned in the back of the pill. This folds in to relaxation towards the again when in closed place and and stops at varied angles when open, all the way in which to the sting of the pill. This implies you may stand the pill up at varied angles and eventually, when the stand is all the way in which out, even cling the pill on one thing that safely protrudes — like a deal with or an extended sturdy nail on the wall.

Varied positions: The stand is each a bonus and a downside. It permits you to place the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 creatively, even taking it to the toilet or kitchen. Watch out of harm from water or cooking exhaust, in fact. You possibly can prop it as much as watch films or make video calls — the digital camera is in the best place so that you can use it in panorama. The disadvantage is that the stand makes the pill thick and it’s not pleasant to make use of in portrait mode, held in a single hand. To me, one of many joys of a pill is with the ability to settle again and skim a guide or possibly store or browse, nevertheless it’s too unwieldy to do this in an upright pill place.

The again of the pill can also be uncommon in that it’s partly lined in a sublime gray cloth which makes it look very premium however will must be saved from grubby arms.

Cylindrical base: One other function that makes the Yoga Tab 11 look totally different from different tablets is the cylindrical part that the display screen rests on. It’s actually this that makes the pill really feel thick in portrait mode. It supplies a handy grip when holding the pill but in addition makes it really feel heavy and weighted in the direction of the cylinder.

All the identical, I’m an enormous fan of the cylindrical part which Lenovo has beforehand additionally utilized in other ways which can be fairly artistic. It’s been used to accommodate the battery, a projector, audio system and, if I’m not mistaken, a flashlight although don’t quote me on that. It’s an fascinating design. It’s on one finish of the cylinder that we even have the USB-C slot for charging the pill. It additionally doubles up as a speaker grill and has two of them on the within and two on the perimeters of the pill.

The sound is fairly good, making it nicer to devour content material.

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is clearly meant for use in panorama mode as a result of there aren’t any buttons on high. When in place, the ability and quantity buttons and SIM tray will probably be on the best edge. There’s no 3.5mm jack.

The cylinder and kickstand have yet one more benefit. They’re stiff and robust and preserve the pill regular when it’s propped up — and this in flip makes it attainable to make use of the digital pen (which have to be bought individually) with out the machine wobbling. Then again, the cylinder and stand imply that you may by no means place the pill utterly flat on a floor, although that isn’t an enormous drawback on condition that there are a number of different place choices.


Elective equipment: The choice of utilizing the Lenovo Precision Pen 2 provides performance to the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 for many who can leverage it however do not forget that not all software program helps hand-written or drawn enter. Whereas not as function crammed as Samsung’s S-Pen or fluid and lag-free as Apple’s Pencil, the pen definitely makes this a extra versatile machine.

You’ll want to attend and see if Lenovo comes up with a keyboard for this pill. One other pill, the bigger P11, does have a keyboard and canopy You’ll discover it on Lenovo’s web site for ₹5,499. However the Yoga 11 doesn’t have magnetic connectors for it. A 3rd get together keyboard, corresponding to from Logitech, will be paired with it through Bluetooth.

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11’s display screen is 11.27 inches. It’s an excellent customary dimension to work with. The show is an IPS 2000×1200 one and, though not as vibrant and vibrant because the OLED screens we’re used to on our telephones, is fairly good. It goes as much as a brightness of 400 nits. Watching movies and flicks on it has been fairly good, particularly enhanced by the 4 audio system.

Fairly good battery life: The pill runs on a MediaTek Helio G90T processor and our unit had 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. The battery is a 7,500mAh and it’s properly tuned to final. Again-up battery life can also be good and I’ve typically picked up the pill after days and located the battery stage intact. Android 11, with some minimal customisations, runs on the Yoga Tab 11 with no actual annoying components and no bloatware. An improve to Android 12 is seemingly promised. The cameras are each 8MP and ok for video calls.

This all-rounder Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is nice for fundamentals and specifically at hand over to youngsters. Its stability with the kickstand makes it much less prone to be dropped and it may possibly deal with mild gaming and loads of media consumption. It additionally has a youngsters mode and leisure house in addition to a productiveness mode.

At ₹29,999 (the pen prices ₹6,300 and the keyboard will range) it does come up towards the ‘common’ iPad which guidelines the pill world. However Apple’s is a unique ecosystem and the Yoga Tab definitely does its bit by including to the few choices within the Android house.

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