Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 is the second iteration of Lenovo’s Android tablet with a folding kickstand. It offers a 3-stage kickstand that enables you Hold, Tilt, Stand, and Hang the device. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 also with a refresh in specs, now offering a more brilliant full HD screen, twice as much RAM with 2GB of RAM, and a faster processor.
Without further ado, let’s get into what the new Lenovo Yoga Tabet 2 10.1 brings to the table.
The original Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10.1 had an IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixels screen resolution that likely appeared with washed out colours. The second-generation Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10.1 maintains the 10.1-inch display size but features a Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution that provides more vivid colours to enhance the on-screen awe.
The makes the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 a brilliant device for watching movies, browsing the web, and gaming.
Processor and Memory
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10.1 has a 1.2GHz, quad-core MediaTek processor, but the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 trades in the MediaTek processor for Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3745 that features a 1.86GHz quad-core processor.
Lenovo was smart to make this move, as many individuals feel that MediaTek processors simply aren’t as smooth and fast as Intel’s Atom processors.
The 1GB of DDR2 RAM in the first-generation Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10.1 has now been increased to 2GB of DDR3 RAM in the Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 model. The 16GB of base storage remains the same, and you still have a memory card slot, which enables add up to an additional 64GB to the tablet.
Lenovo retained the 1.6 megapixels front camera in the Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 but decided to increase the rear camera from 5MP to an 8MP, which makes photos much easier on the eyes than before. Autofocus has been added to the cameras so that you can get the photos you want on time and in the moment as moments happen.
Lenovo slightly increased the battery life in the Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 from the 9,000mAh battery of the first-generation 10-inch Yoga Tablet to 9,600mAh in the new Yoga Tablet 2. Despite the battery increase, Lenovo insists that you’ll still get 18 hours of usage out of it. With the first-generation Yoga 10.1, Lenovo said that you can get 18 hours of web browsing time; with this model, however, the company promises 18 hours total.
One reason why the company has not been as forthcoming about battery life (from the words above) may have something to do with the full HD display that Lenovo used in the new 10-inch tablet (an increase from the 720p display of the first-generation 10.1-inch Yoga Tablet). It is no secret that brighter displays consume more battery – and quickly – than anything else.
Liquid crystal displays (or LCD screens) are not kind and generous when it comes to battery life (look at how Apple promises 10-hour battery life for its iPhones each year; the battery life has stopped increasing for new buyers or old buyers who purchase a second iPhone the following year).
The Operating System
The first-generation Yoga Tablet 10.1 ran Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1, however, runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). While this is still not Android 5.0 (Lollipop), and Lenovo has yet to say when the tablet would receive the latest from Google, it’ll do just fine.
Overall, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 is slightly heavier than the first-generation Yoga 10.1 tablet (619g vs. 605g), but the tradeoffs are worth it: a better battery, better back camera, better screen resolution, better RAM, and better Android update all make the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 one amazing device. When you factor in Lenovo’s price of $269 for it, the second-generation Yoga Tablet becomes an even sweeter deal.
You can also attach and optional keyboard to the Yoga Tablet 2 for increased productivity. However, you buy the keyboard accessory separately.
Pricing and availability
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no official information on pricing. When available, you can buy from reputable online stores in the country. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 Price in Nigeria ranges from N45,000 to N55,000, depending on your location in the country.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1:
- Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Processor: 1.86GHz quad-core Processor (Intel Atom Z3745)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Platinium
- Dimension: 255 x 183 x 7.2 mm
- Weight: 619 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Single SIM (3G/LTE Model)
- Display: 10.1-inch IPS Display, 1920 x 1200 pixels (224ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus,
- Front Camera: 1.6 MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Up to 64GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz (3G/LTE models)
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes (3G/LTE models)
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Host
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Traditional Voice Calls: No
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 9600 mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Standby Time: up to 384 hours
- Use Time: up to 18 hours