Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

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.

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.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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 i...

- Jamshed Avari, NDTV
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 o...

- Ronnie Whelan, Coolsmartphone
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 la...

- Debbie, Phones Review
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,...

- John V., PhoneArena
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...

- Michael Moser, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
8"

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

Processor
1.2 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
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.
Storage
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.

Battery
6000mAh

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

Yoga Tablet 8 Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
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 16/32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 14 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 18 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Up to: 21 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
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
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Intellisync
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
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
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo B6000

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Critic Reviews


NDTV

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....

More

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.

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Coolsmartphone

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 flying start....

More

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 flying start.

 

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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.

Read full 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.

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PhoneArena

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...

More

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 with. Certainly, the design is different and unique, a refreshing thing to see in a world of slates, but as we look into the software experience, we find some of its biggest opportunities. Unlike the stock and most up-to-date Android experience that’s running on the Google Nexus 7, Lenovo’s customized Android experience follows a similar premise by simplifying things – though, the result isn’t quite as transparent from a user’s standpoint. 

Regardless of that, the low price point alone lends to give the tablet a huge amount of value. And we can’t forget to mention that it literally blows away the competition when it comes to battery life. When it all comes down to it, consumers can grow to appreciate the tablet, as long as they can tolerate and make use of its bland software experience. 

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Notebookcheck

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 hi...More

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 definitely above-average with their Dolby EQ. The 3G version even allows for mobile browsing.

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MobileBurn

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...

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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 more dense display, and a new processor, this could have been one of the best tablets on the market. At a starting price of $249, I can't imagine why anyone would buy this over a Nexus 7 unless he or she is obsessed with a long-lasting battery and the flexible use cases offered by the kickstand. Otherwise, the Yoga Tablet 8 isn't much of a standout.

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Computerworld

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 t...More

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 significant toll on the user experience and make the Yoga difficult to recommend.

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PCWorld

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...More

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.

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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 m...More

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.

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Cnet

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.

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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.

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