Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus hands-on: A 10-inch tablet for entertainment
Lenovo rolled out the Yoga Tab 3 series last year at IFA, and this time around we're being treated to the latest addition to the lineup, the Yoga Tab 3 Plus. The big change from last year's Yoga Tab 3 Pro is the shift in hardware from Intel's Atom x5-Z8500 to the Snapdragon 652.
The Yoga Tab 3 Plus retains the 10-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display, as well as the kickstand from last year's models. The kickstand lets you prop up the device in four modes: hold, stand, tilt, and hang. Designed for media consumption, the Yoga Tab 3 Plus offers four front speakers from JBL, and Lenovo claims that the 9,300mAh battery is good for 18 hours of usage on a full charge.
The Snapdragon 652 powering the tablet has four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A53 at 1.4GHz, and an Adreno 510 GPU. You also get 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage with microSD slot (up to 128GB), USB-C charging port, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, and A-GPS. The tablet is 4.68mm thick at its edge, and comes in at 637g.
The Yoga Tab 3 Plus is offered in Wi-Fi as well as LTE-enabled configurations in Puma Black and Gunmetal Grey color options. In case you want to take it to the poolside, know that it is IP52 certified. The device won't survive a dunk, but it should hold up against the occasional splashes of water.
On the software front, you're looking at Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, along with several pre-installed apps in the form of Lenovo Media Cast, McAfee Security, Netflix, AccuWeather, and more.
The Yoga Tab 3 Plus will go on sale starting October, with prices starting from $299.