Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8")

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Specs summary

Screen
8"

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8")'s screen is 8 inches with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.86GHz

There is a Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.86 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

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

Battery
6400mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 6400 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 13.5 days standby time.



Offers a unique design, a great screen, and a decent gaming experience

- Kevin Nether , Android Authority 

Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)


Notebookcheck

The cylinder-shaped battery/grip makes the tablet a little thick, but it looks stylish and is handy

from Notebookcheck

Of course, one can simply use the Yoga Tablet 2 8 as a digital picture frame, but it would be a shame to employ the tablet in this manner, as it has a lot to offer. Its practical cylindrical grip and integrated kickstand are nice, ergonomical features. The tablet has good workmanship and decent sturdiness. However, if pressure is applied to the case, distortions are visible on the screen. We find it especially annoying that despite such a great design, the tablet has some serious flaws, like high power consumption, and the odd colors of the panel.

In terms of practical use, the Yoga... Full review

GottaBeMobile

The internals and sturdiness outweigh the minuses

from GottaBeMobile

I recommend the $299 Yoga tablet 2 with Windows 8-inch to anyone looking for a high-end entertainment tablet. The processor, storage and display lend themselves very well to what Lenovo was trying to build: an iPad Mini competitor with a unique design and Windows on-board. I don’t even mind that there’s a single microUSB port for connecting to devices and charging. Here it just makes sense.

Like others in its family, there are some design issues that keep it from being perfect. Those buttons are in a strange place. It’d have been smarter to use a touch-sensitive Wi... Full review

Laptop Magazine

Versatile design with strong overall performance

from Laptop Magazine

Yes, it's heavier than other 8-inch tablets, but the $229 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 makes the most of its bulbous design. The handy kickstand design let me use this slate more often and in more places, and its battery outlasts all of its competitors. I also like the powerful speakers.

There are cheaper Android options with the same size screen. For example, the Asus MeMO Pad 8 offers more than 9 hours of endurance and costs $45 less with comparable performance. However, it has a lower-res 1280 x 800 display and weaker speakers. The Dell Venue 8 3000 is a great value because it gives y... Full review

Digital Trends

Offer incomparable battery and design

from Digital Trends

Lenovo’s new Yoga Tablet 2 line may feature decent mid-range specs, incomparable battery life, and an intriguing design, but we can’t help but wish it were more high-end. These tablets could easily be great – but instead, they’re average. Had Lenovo bumped up the screen resolution, amped up that processor, and cleaned up the look of its Android OS, the new Yoga Tablet 2s would have had much more impact. Instead, the final impression you get is of decent, mid-range tablets that you can buy on the cheap, if you’re on a budget.

Of course, there’s... Full review

Cnet

Affordable Android with a uniquely useful design

from Cnet
Lenovo's function-over-fashion approach effectively helps its models stand out (pun not intended) in a crowded room of tablets. Though people who know their way around Android will be disappointed by its stripped-down features, the Yoga 2 is one of the best budget options... Full review
Android Authority

Offers a low price, powerful specs and an innovative design

from Android Authority

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch is a tablet that has flaws, but also has features that make us love it. The design of the device is both beautiful and functional, while also remaining unique in a market of increasingly similar designs. When it comes to media consumption, the display and Dolby stereo speakers of the Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch make it an obvious choice. And when it comes to battery, Lenovo has you covered with enough juice to keep you binge watching for a good long while.

Lenovo’s software is far from perfect, though, and holds the tablet back from being even bette... Full review

Android Authority

Unique design that stands out (literally) from the crowd

from Android Authority

With the tablet market being entirely over-congested, building a tablet that stands out among the competition is extremely important. The Tablet 2 8-inch doesn’t offer the best specifications, build quality or software experience on the market, but for the price, this tablet offers a unique design, a great screen, and a gaming experience that can rival some of the best tablets on the market. If you can get past all of the negatives this tablet has, you may want to consider picking one up. Looking for a bigger screen size? The Yoga Tablet 2 10.1-inch can be purchased for only $20 more.... Full review

Fone Arena

Quality hardware with a polished build of Android on board

from Fone Arena

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 gets a lot of things right. The interesting hardware design isn’t just a gimmick. It definitely adds a new dimension to usability and allows for interesting use cases. We certainly grew to like hanging the tablet off a wall to use while in the kitchen. Add to that excellent battery life and general build quality and there’s a lot to like here.

The software however is something that definitely needs to be worked on. Optimization is lacking and results in stutters and lags in general operation. The skin while functional, doesn’t do any fav... Full review

PhoneArena

Can’t complain about the display, it has enough of the elements to make it attractive

from PhoneArena

For a brand new 10-inch tablet, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 isn’t that bad of an option when we look at its $299.99 cost. Certainly, there are several other notable tablets that have better specs, or offer a deeper experience, but its price point is undoubtedly hard to look away from. Frankly, it undercuts several of its main rivals. There aren’t as many profound changes with this year’s model, but at the end of the day, if you’re looking for a decent tablet that won’t break the bank, and has a subtle productivity element attached to it, you’ll be thoroughly... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 9, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, North America, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3745 Quad core 1.86 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS 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-Ion (Li-Ion), 6400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 13.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Platinum
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 21.0 x 0.7 cm
(5.9 x 8.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 419 grams
(14.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 283 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging
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, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
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 Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8-inch

Variations

LTE Model
- Uses SIM cards
- Portable hotspot capability
- Phone capabilities (SMS, MMS, Call)
- Weight: 429 grams
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