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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 Review - Camera and Battery Life Review


Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – Camera

The Yoga Tablet 10 follows tablet fashion by including both a front and back facing camera. The former is 1.6 megapixel and is perfectly fine for skyping, while the back facing one is 5.0 megapixels and intended for more serious photography. Albeit not that much more serious judging by the results we were able to get from it.

As you’ll see from the snaps below, the colours are oversaturated and edges are blurry and undefined, particularly in the close up photo of the cat — it’s less noticeable on the view of London from the top of TrustedReviews Towers.

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In short, it’ll do in a pinch if you’re without anything else, but the results aren’t particularly strong — which is a shame, because as noted previously, the spine of the Yoga Tablet 10 makes it easier to keep a steady hand while lining up a shot than other tablets that require you to hold them by the sides.

The user interface allows some fiddling should you wish. You can select between 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 megapixel shots, choose HDR, panorama or a multi angle view, adjust the exposure, play with some colour settings, change the white balance and modify a number of settings between high, medium and low (sharpness, hue, saturation, brightness and contrast), but you’re unlikely to get much more out of it. We’ve never been sold on the necessity of having a camera in a tablet, and this definitely isn’t the one to change our minds.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – Battery Life

Lenovo states that the Yoga Tablet 10 will give you a staggering 18 hours of battery life. Our video loop test didn’t get close to that (Lenovo’s sums seem to be heavily weighted towards ebook reading), but the results were still pretty impressive. Running a looped 720p film clip on the low (but not lowest) brightness setting, the Yoga Tablet lasted 13 hours and 52 minutes. With Wi-Fi turned off and less demanding tasks, you could easily eke out more. This makes the Yoga Tablet 10 arguably the longest lasting tablet in the market.

Recharging the tablet was very hit and miss, however. A couple of times it didn’t seem to hold any charge, despite saying it was charging. When it finally did, we managed to recoup just six percent of its battery from half an hour plugged in. That said, six percent of the Yoga’s battery equates to nearly an hour of real world usage, so it’s hard to complain too much.

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