Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

7.1/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's screen is 8 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 18 minutes Wi-Fi surfing, 21 hours reading.

An innovative form with a built-in stand, but its functionality may not live up to its form.

- JR Raphael , Computerworld 

Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet's poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost.

- Sarah Mitroff , Cnet 

Reviews summary

Based on 13 reviews

What's good  

  • Impressive battery life
  • Slim, modern design
  • Innovative kickstand

What's bad  

  • Underwhelming display
  • Heavily modified user interface
  • Sub-par overall performance

Lenovo’s Yoga 8 tablet, which shares identical internal specs with the Yoga 10, has a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory - expandable to 64GB via microSD. It features a unique, built-in kickstand which allows for up to 133 degrees of movement and three distinct modes - Stand, Tilt and Read.

The Yoga 8 has a 1280 x 800 IPS, 10-point touch screen display, which many reviewers found average to underwhelming. In reviewing the Yoga 8 (and Yoga 10), The Verge said, “they wash out colors, display jagged edges and pixelated text everywhere you look, and flicker as you do things as simple as swipe between home screens.” Reviewers generally found the it fine for reading text however.

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Cameras include a front-facing 1.6 megapixel camera, and a 5 megapixel rear camera. “The five-megapixel camera on the back has autofocus but not much else in the way of frills” said Wired. “It's okay, but we've seen better quality on similarly specced snappers from LG and Sony”. Other reviewers similarly found the main camera to be merely adequate.

One feature that reviewers were uniformly impressed by was battery life. “The Tablet 8 lasted 10 hours, 50 minutes on the Verge Battery Test, which is in range of the longest-lasting tablets on the market,” said The Verge. The 6,000 mAh battery is housed inside the cylindrical spine of the kickstand.

Additionally there's Dolby-enhanced front-facing speakers, and a Dolby app that allows you to change audio profiles and set up two custom equalizer modes. CNET said despite all this, "the sound quality isn’t impressive.”

Overall most reviewers liked the innovative kickstand and battery life, but found the display and processor only average. PC Mag summed up by saying the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is "better than its 10-inch counterpart, but it isn't the best small-screen Android tablet out there, and it's more expensive than many competitors.”

Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


If looks are more important to you than gaming performance, you should probably give this tablet a chance

from NDTV
Thus, while we were disappointed by the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8's performance and features, we can't just write it off for prioritising style over substance. It isn't too expensive for what it is, and there are plenty of folk who'd be happy to buy a tablet with cellular data at this price, even if it isn't the fastest around. The good battery life and metal body are bonuses. If looks are more important to you than gaming performance, you should probably give this tablet a chance. Just don't expect too much of it, and you'll be happy... Full review

The internals and screen are a little under-spec for the price

from Coolsmartphone

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is an excellently designed piece of out-of-the-box thinking. There is no other tablet like it on the market (apart from the two 10-inch versions) and, rather than being a quirky bit of tat that’s different for the sake of being different, it’s been well thought out and well executed.

The heavy skinning on the UI is dreadful, in my opinion, but the main issues I’ve highlighted can be overcome by using a third party launcher, such as Nova. Other than that, the bundled software is very useful and will get a first time Android user off to a... Full review

Phones Review

Packs a lot into a smaller tablet size at a very affordable price

from Phones Review
In conclusion an overall rating is given for the Lenovo Yoga 8 tablet but we’ll let you check out the video for yourselves for the score. Pros are seen as its affordability, good battery life and design and build. On the other hand, cons include the messy homescreen layout, poor camera, and lack of first-class hardware... Full review

Long-lasting battery life and interesting design with very affordable

from PhoneArena

It’s not the most grandiose thing, nor is it specs heavy either, but despite that, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 has a wonderful mixture that easily appeases consumers who want something decent to use on the road – and without spending a fortune! Blessed with a retail price point of $249.99, it easily undercuts many of its rivals in the affordable Android tablet space. Heck, it even gives the Google Nexus 7 a good run for its money.

However, power users might feel as though that the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 isn’t ample enough to handle their needs, which we tend to agree... Full review


Its innovative shape is combined with average hardware specs and average performance

from Notebookcheck

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 is more than capable of standing its ground when compared to other small (Android) tablets. Its innovative shape is combined with average hardware specs and average performance. Still, the integrated kickstand is such a great detail that it more than offsets the rather high weight of the device, especially when combined with the good ergonomics of the tablet and its phenomenal battery life. Another edge: Its bright, high-contrast 8-inch IPS display, which comes with great viewing angles and decent image quality and the stereo speakers (placed at the front) which are... Full review


The most interesting tablet seen in a while

from MobileBurn

The Yoga Tablet 8 is the best tablet prototype I've seen in a long time. Of course, it's not supposed to be a prototype; it's supposed to be a fully-formed product that a major manufacturer is selling throughout the world. The problem is that the device doesn't feel like one ready for mass consumption. The Yoga Tablet is instead the first step towards a great product that took a wrong turn and never found its way back.

Lenovo's integrated kickstand is an innovative design case and the battery is phenomenal, but corners were cut in too many important areas. With better software, a... Full review


A cool concept that comes up short

from Computerworld

Lenovo took a risk with the Yoga Tablet's form -- and in terms of form alone, the risk paid off. The Yoga Tablet's stand-holding cylinder design is interesting and practical; like many innovative products, it fills a void in the market many of us never knew existed.

While focusing on the form, however, Lenovo failed to grasp the basics. The Yoga Tablet has a lackluster display, poor performance, and one of the oddest and most confusing user interfaces I've ever seen on an Android device. Even with its standout design and admirable battery life, those foundational failures take a... Full review


Bad in any position

from PCWorld
With a retail price $20 north of Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX, the Yoga is a tough sell and doesn’t do enough to warrant its higher price. The long-lasting battery is the tablet’s biggest strength, but with everything else being so underwhelming it’s basically irrelevant. Stay away from this one and spend your hard-earned money elsewhere... Full review
The Verge

Lenovo got the hinge right, and everything else wrong

from The Verge
A tablet with a hinge is a good idea. It’s even a good idea the particular way Lenovo’s designed it. And I'm thrilled to see someone taking chances, doing things differently, re-imagining what a tablet looks like. But a terrible tablet with a hinge is still a terrible tablet, and no matter which Yoga Tablet you buy you’re getting a terrible tablet. Bad screen, bad performance, bad software — bad tablet... Full review

Poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost

from Cnet
Despite its poor screen, weak internal specs, and an unattractive operating system, the Lenovo Yoga 8 is still a good deal at $250. Though competing tablets pack nicer screens and better specs, most can’t match that price, including the $400 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the $350 LG G Pad 8.3... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date October 31, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe
No cellular data
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 32 GB Flash
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 14 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 18 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time 21 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Silver Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.5 x 21.3 x 0.8 cm
(5.7 x 8.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 399 grams
(14.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Intellisync
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo B6000

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