The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 is a tiny small Android tablet that’s ideal for families with young children. It is a decent entertainment-focused slate that is portable enough just to carry around your house, although its features aren’t likely to blow you away.
The Yoga Tab 11’s has key features, including the built-in kickstand and Google Media Space hub. Overall, I believe it’s a terrific tablet for older kids and a fine tablet for anyone who just wants to watch videos.
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Price and availability
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 costs £389.99* and $299.99* right now. It runs on Android 11 and has a Mediatek G90T Octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The tablet comes with a USB-C connection and a charger. You can get a variant that includes the Lenovo Precision Pen 2 for $292.
The Yoga Tab 11 is 1.44 pounds and has a profile of 10.1 x 6.7 x 0.31-0.33 inches. It’s tiny and light, making it simple to transport about the house. Flat surfaces, such as desks or kitchen counters, are ideal for the tablet.
The upper half of the tablet’s rear is covered in a lovely Storm Grey cloth. The fabric is not only nice to the touch, but it also resists heat and humidity. A robust polycarbonate frame surrounds the top half and the remainder of the tablet. The Yoga logo is engraved into the cloth in a creative manner.
However the cylindrical battery is unusual and serves as a useful handhold, the tablet’s unusual form makes finding a shell case challenging. Lenovo sells a protective sleeve, but it only comes in 14-inch sizes. While the sleeve is welcomed, it will not provide much protection against accidental drops. Considering how the Yoga Tab 11 is apparently designed for family usage, going without a protective case can be risky.
Display and audio
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 has an 11-inch multi-touch pixel density of 2K, a 15:9 aspect ratio, and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The screen is great for gaming, streaming multimedia, and viewing YouTube videos. Its huge bezels may be off-putting to some, but I didn’t mind them. The screen is snappy and accurate to the touch, but the tablet also supports the Lenovo Precision Pen 2 if you prefer to use a pen, as previously stated.
Lenovo claims that the tablet’s brightness may reach 400 nits. However, the screen averaged 368.3 nits, which is far lower than the promised brightness. In contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the iPad 2021. The screen reaches a color gamut of 103.9 percent sRGB which is comparable to the iPad 2021 and the Galaxy Tab S7.
Indoors, the display is brilliant and colorful, but outdoors when intense sunlight obscures whatever is on the screen, it falls short. For most materials, a 60Hz refresh rate is sufficient. However, unlike higher-end tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or the iPad Pro 2021, the display lacks the smooth 120Hz refresh rate seen on higher-end tablets.
The Tab 11’s speaker quality is decent, but not quite as good as the Yoga Tab 13. Given that both tablets feature four JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos, I thought this to be interesting. The sound quality on the Tab 11 isn’t bad; everything from roaring explosions to quiet whispers comes over loud and clear. However, the overall sound of the tablet lacks the “oomph” of its 13-inch sister. The bigger Yoga Tab 13’s semi-surround sound quality is also absent, which is a letdown.
On the right side of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11, there is only one USB-C connector. A Micro SD card slot is also located here, just above the power and volume controls. Just with the bigger Tab 13, there’s no headset to speak of. This is strange because there’s plenty of area on the tablet’s otherwise blank left side. And it means that if you want to listen to something privately. You’ll have to use Bluetooth headphones.
The Yoga Tab 11 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T Octa-core CPU and 4GB of RAM. Although you won’t be able to multitask as much as you can on the Yoga Tab 13. If you usually simply watch movies or surf the web, you shouldn’t notice any noticeable performance decreases.
Of course, comparing the Tab 11’s performance to those of tablets costing twice as much or more isn’t quite fair. Those who believe this tablet is simply an 11-inch version of the Yoga Tab 13 should be aware that this device has far less power. Google Kids Space helps kids discover, create, and grow while keeping kid’s curiosity in mind
The Yoga Tab 11 comes with a stock version of Android 11 pre-installed. The operating system is functional, however, it is ordinary and missing helpful features in my opinion. Google Media Space, which debuted in 2021 as a one-stop shop for all your favorite media on an Android tablet, is one feature I love. It’s simple to access and brings together a variety of your favorite applications in one location including streaming services, movies, podcasts, TV shows, books, and more. While you may certainly put your favorite applications on the homepage having the majority of entertainment-related apps in one spot is helpful.
A similar feature for Android tablets that gathered kid-friendly applications, books, and movies into one easy-to-access center. So it’s no surprise that it works well on a tablet touted as a family-friendly entertainment device.
One on the front and one on the rear of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 are both 8MP cameras. If you have halfway-decent illumination, the front-facing camera may be used for conference calls. If you’re so inclined, you can also take selfies.
Even though rear-facing cameras on tablets never made much sense to me because even the tiniest tablet is tough to snap photographs with. The camera positioned on the back works well enough if you want to snap a photograph with it. But, hey, if you want to take a picture or scan a document, it’s there.
The big integrated 7500mAh battery of the tablet is rated to last 15 hours. The tablet lasted 11 hours 55 minutes and 59 seconds. This involved browsing the internet indefinitely on Wi-Fi with the display set to 150 nits of brightness. In the same battery test, however, the Apple iPad 2021 (12:59), Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 all lasted a lot longer.
Though 12 hours isn’t quite as long as 15, it’ll carry you through a couple of days of casual use. I mostly used the tablet to watch YouTube videos and read digital comics which isn’t exactly hard, and I didn’t have to charge it for nearly four days.
Despite the fact that I believe the Yoga Tab 13 is the better tablet owing to its larger screen, longer battery life, and superior performance, I cannot dismiss the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11. It’s a functional gadget that does a good job of fulfilling its core role as an entertainment-focused tablet aimed at kids and casual users.
While a cheaper tablet with identical functions is available. This machine’s built-in kickstand and cylindrical battery give it a distinct appearance. However, the tablet’s peculiar form makes it tough to purchase a suitable case for it. You’re playing with fire if you plan on giving this slate to your children. Aside from that, the Yoga Tab 11 is a solid Android tablet that’s ideal for usage at home.