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.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus

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.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.