Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8

AKA: Lenovo B6000
7/10 AVG.
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An innovative form with a built-in stand, but its functionality may not live up to its form. - JR Raphael, Computerworld  
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Though it feels well-built and has a handy kickstand, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet's poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost. - Sarah Mitroff, Cnet  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

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.”

Specs summary

Screen
8"

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

Processor
1.2GHz

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 GB or 32 GB Flash. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
6000mAh

The tablet is powered by a 6000 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 18 hours Wi-Fi surfing, 21 hours reading.

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

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.”

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

If looks are more important to you than gaming performance, you should probably give this tablet a chance

from NDTV (8 months ago)

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... More

The internals and screen are a little under-spec for the price

from Coolsmartphone (9 months ago)

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... More

  8/10

Packs a lot into a smaller tablet size at a very affordable price

from Phones Review (11 months ago)

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... More

Long-lasting battery life and interesting design with very affordable

from PhoneArena (11 months ago)

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... More

  8/10

Its innovative shape is combined with average hardware specs and average performance

from Notebookcheck (11 months ago)

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... More

The most interesting tablet seen in a while

from MobileBurn (12 months ago)

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.... More

A cool concept that comes up short

from Computerworld (about 1 year ago)

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,... More

Bad in any position

from PCWorld (about 1 year ago)

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... More

  5/10

Lenovo got the hinge right, and everything else wrong

from The Verge (about 1 year ago)

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... More

  5/10

Poor performance makes it hard to justify even at its low cost

from Cnet (about 1 year ago)

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.

  6/10

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