8/10
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The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Great speakers
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Comes with a kickstand
  • Can be hung
  • microSD support

What's bad

  • Laggy performance
  • Lackluster display
  • Dated specs

Combining aspects of both smart displays and tablets, does Lenovo’s Yoga Smart Tab have what it takes to fill both roles or does it fall short trying to do too many things?

Design

The tablet’s design is unique in a sea of plastic rectangular slabs. It’s almost wedge-shaped. At the top of the thin display is a baton-like curve that houses Dolby Atmos speakers on each end. What’s more eye-catching is the permanent kickstand in the middle, allowing you to both set it upright on a flat surface or hang it from a hook or nail on the wall.

Just be careful. Reviewers commented that the tabletop option was easily knocked over if you weren’t careful -- especially with kids and pets.

Slash Gear says, “It is unstable and easy to knock over when simply tapping the screen if you’re not careful. A small bump will send the tablet to the ground, so a third-party case with better stability would be necessary if you have cats or kids.”

Display

The 10-inch display performs as expected for a modern tablet. While it’s not the highest resolution option on the market, reviewers said that it wasn’t all that noticeable. Video, images, and text still looked clear and vivid. So much so that using it in direct sunlight was easy for most.

Performance

While the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab works as an excellent smart display, reviewers felt its performance as a tablet was lacking. Multi-tasking resulted in stuttering, lag, and sometimes even freezing to the point reviewers said they had to hard reboot the tablet. It isn’t capable of playing much in the way of games. Casual options, such as simple card or puzzle games worked fine. But with something more intensive or 3D it failed to pass muster.

Digital Trends mentions, “... It’s not a great choice for graphics-intensive games. Many 3D titles will stutter and hesitate.”

Software & Storage

The tablet includes Google Assistant, further adding to its benefit as a smart display. It comes with 64GB of storage out of the box with an added MicroSD slot for affordable expansion.

Cameras

Tablet cameras are rarely amazing. The ones on the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab are no exception to that trend. They won't replace your smartphone camera by any means but for a quick reference shot, they’ll suffice.

Battery Life

Lenovo quotes battery life at around 10 hours. Reviewers found that estimate seems to hold up on medium brightness while streaming video. At full brightness, it performed well for about 7 hours.

Audio

Audio is the strong point for this tablet. With two Dolby Atmos speakers mounted on each side of the display it gives off impressive sound without any drawbacks. The speakers are plenty loud enough to hear in most circumstances. Although, if you max out the volume you will lose some of the quality.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • 10-inch display
  • Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Android 9
  • 64GB with MicroSD option
  • 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing lens
  • 7,000 mAh Battery
  • Built-in kickstand

Bottom Line

The idea for the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is a good one but reviewers felt it was executed poorly. If you’re looking for a smart display and a basic tablet, you could likely purchase them separately for less. The kickstand and hanger are great notions and work as they should. If video, media, and simple tasks are what you want then this device will work wonders. If you like games and a well-rounded experience from a tablet it will fall short.

Slash Gear calls the tablet, “A slate that struggles to handle a day’s worth of push notifications without freezing is hardly capable of meeting the daily media demands of most consumers.”

PC Magazine states, “If you’re looking for a tablet to get some work done with or to play games, you don't want the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab. But if you're looking for a tablet to watch movies and stream music on, and you like to use Google Assistant, the Smart Tab becomes a lot more compelling, with more functionality than you'll get from a dedicated smart display.”

Tech Radar comments, “The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab isn't the most powerful device on the market, but it doesn't need to be. Where this device wins is its portability and comfort of use – and it wins big. Whether you're just chilling on the couch reading your favorite book, or watching some Netflix to distract yourself from a painfully long plane ride, the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab should be on your list.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gearbrain

For $199, this is a fantastic price for a tablet that also doubles as a Google Home display. Add to that the fact that you can run video calls (which is practically a necessity today in this Covid-19 world), operate your G-Suite life, and also have an instant screen for YouTube and for a Google Home...

- Lauren Barack, Gearbrain


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab's screen size is 10.1 inches with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 9.0 Pie 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 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
7000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 7000 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 11 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Yoga Smart Tab Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 7000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Iron Grey
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.2 x 16.6 x 2.4 cm (9.5 x 6.5 x 0.9 in)
Weight 580
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 224 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors 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 touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
No
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo YT-X705F

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