Lenovo Yoga Tab 11: The Entertainer Review

While the market for Android smartphones has grown at a rapid pace, the same cannot be said about tablets. There are very few manufacturers that still focus on the tablet market, severely limiting your options Lenovo recently introduced Yoga Tab 11, presenting it as a family entertainment tablet. It has a built-in stand, four JBL speakers and a 2K display. While all these features look good on paper, what is it like to use this tablet in real life? I tested the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 to see if it was worth the money.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 price and variants

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is available in a single configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It’s also only available in one color, called Storm Gray. Lenovo set Rs. 40,000 as MRP of this product, but was retailed for Rs. 29,999 in India.

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The top half of the back panel of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is covered in fabric

Design Lenovo Yoga Tab 11

The Lenovo Yoga Tab series has a unique design, and this new model looks like an open book folded from the side, just like many of its predecessors. While holding the tablet in landscape mode, the cylindrical element is at the bottom, and in portrait mode, it can help hold it in both hands. This cylindrical element has a mesh design and houses two speakers. You will also see a built-in back support. This is quite handy, as many other tablets require an aftermarket accessory or case in order to stand. You can set the stand to a wide range of angles, making it convenient to use the Yoga Tab 11 on a table.

The right side has a USB Type-C port, along with the power and volume buttons. Lenovo has added a textured finish to the power button that makes it easy to differentiate from the volume buttons. This tablet also has a Nano-SIM slot for cellular connectivity. There are two more speakers (one on each side), bringing the total to four. You’ll find two microphones at the top next to the 8-megapixel selfie camera. The large 11-inch screen has uniform frames all around; they’re not too big, but they’re enough to hold the tablet without touching the screen.

At the back, the Yoga Tab 11 has a textile material for the upper half, while the lower half is made of plastic. The material section also houses the unique 8 megapixel camera. This tablet weighs around 650 g and the weight is definitely visible when you lift it.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 specifications and software

Lenovo has packed a large 11-inch screen with a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels. It is an IPS TDDI panel with a brightness of 400 nits and support for Dolby Vision. Yoga Tab 11 is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T processor and has 4 GB of RAM. It also has 128 GB of storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. Internationally, Lenovo offers 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage, but it is not available in India.

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The built-in stand makes it easy to support Yoga Tab 11 from any angle

You also have 4G LTE connectivity and support for Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi. Lenovo has opted for a 7,500 mAh battery for Yoga Tab 11 and you get a 20 W charger in the box.

Yoga Tab 11 runs Android 11 with very few customizations from Lenovo. Run the Android security patch in July at the time of this review, which is dated. You get some pre-installed Google and Microsoft apps with Netflix. The new Google Entertainment Space and Kids’ Space apps are also available on this tablet.

You can simply swipe right from the home screen to access Entertainment Space, which has three tabs labeled Watch, Play, and Read. The View section displays content from all supported applications, so you can narrow down what you want to watch without going through individual applications. Youtube and Amazon Prime are available while Netflix is ​​missing here. The Games tab gives you shortcuts to launch pre-installed games, and you’ll see recommendations for other games in the Play Store. The Reading tab contains recommendations for content in Google Play Books.

Lenovo has gesture navigation enabled by default, but you can choose to use the standard three-button navigation layout instead. The tablet wakes up the display when it detects a face.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 performance and battery life

Lenovo’s user interface looks clean and easy to use. I didn’t notice any delays while using Yoga Tab 11. Application loading times were acceptable and I was able to do several tasks between a few applications without any problems, although occasionally a few reloaded on opening, which means they didn’t stay in memory. background. Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 supports face recognition using the selfie camera. This just worked and I had to enter the code to unlock the tablet quite often.

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All buttons are on the right, along with the USB Type-C port

The display had good viewing angles and the brightness was more than adequate inside, in my experience. Users can change the color output and color temperature of the panel. The four-speaker system with Dolby Audio was loud enough to fill a small room and managed to produce a decent bass. The stainless steel stand may not look attractive at first, but it does provide a lot of convenience when watching videos. I could support this tablet at different angles while sitting on a table and even on a bed. Those looking for a tablet primarily for entertainment will be pleased with Yoga Tab 11.

I took a few benchmarks on Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 to see how it works. It managed to score 290,180 points in AnTuTu and also scored 470 and 1,608 on the Geekbench 5 single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. In the 3DMark graphics benchmark, Yoga Tab 11 managed 3,297 points .

I uploaded Battlegrounds Mobile India to my tablet to see how it handles games. I could play the game at HD graphics settings and high frame rates without any delay or stuttering. However, this large tablet is not the most comfortable device to play with. After 23 minutes, the battery was down by six percent, which was acceptable.

Yoga Tab 11 has an 8 megapixel main camera and an 8 megapixel selfie camera. I wasn’t expecting a feature-rich camera app, so I wasn’t surprised that it was basic, with just a few shooting modes. What I liked was that the selfie has a very wide field of view. This was especially useful for video calls. The photos taken with the rear camera of the Tab 11 are strictly average.

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You have four speakers on the Yoga Tab 11 and they are strong enough to fill a small room

The battery life with Yoga Tab 11 was very good and it took me 3-4 days to fully charge. My three-hour day-to-day use of watching YouTube videos, browsing Reddit, and occasional games. We found that idle power consumption is very low, which helps the tablet last a long time with a single charge. The supplied 20 W charger is capable of charging Yoga Tab 11 up to 25% in half an hour and 50% in an hour. A full charge took just over two hours.

Verdict

Yoga Tab 11 was launched in India quite soon after Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Review) and is aimed at a different segment of the market. Yoga Tab 11 has the right basics, with a clear display, powerful speakers and a large battery. While built-in media may seem like a trick, it’s pretty useful.

For those looking for a tablet for entertainment purposes, Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is a good fit. In fact, it works well enough to handle the occasional game. Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Review) could be an alternative at about the same price and comes with a stylus. If you’re in the Apple ecosystem, you should also consider the Apple iPad (9th generation).

Updated: March 13, 2022 — 1:51 pm

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