Jul 03 AT 10:54 AM Nick Sarafolean 1 Comment

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ performance: benchmarks vs reality

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ (16) (JPG, Resized)

With mobile devices coming from every direction, we need a way to test them and see how they stack up to one another. Out of this need, benchmarks were born, providing us with a rough way to keep track of the devices that we hold so dear. Obviously day-to-day performance is what really matters, so that’ll be covered as well. For now, though, enjoy our benchmark results from the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

Benchmarks

Benchmark Test Score
AnTuTU 19921
Quadrant 10175
Geekbench 3 432 (single-thread) 1352 (multi-thread)
AndEBench Pro 3358
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited 4133
SunSpider 1.0.2 1264.2ms

As you can see, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ performs at about the level we’d expect from a device with a Snapdragon 400 processor. You shouldn’t consider this a gaming or high productivity tablet, but rather a device for light web browsing, Netflix streaming and maybe some reading. Of course, benchmarks aren’t everything, so let’s take a look at how the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ performs in day-to-day use.

Reality

In reality, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ feels pretty low-end when it comes to performance. Even for a device with a Snapdragon 400 processor, it feels slow. Nearly every task that involves using the touchscreen stutters. Every animation is choppy and lacks any sort of polish to make it seem pleasant. The device just isn’t pleasurable to use.

Web browsing is okay. Scrolling stutters a bit, but that’s to be expected. Websites load at a decent rate and for light stuff, it works pretty well. Video streaming is another area where the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ didn’t face issues. Loading and streaming video took about the same time as any higher-end device on the market, and I didn’t encounter dropped frames or buffering as on some lower-end devices. For mild things like those, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ works well.

For nearly everything else, however, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ doesn’t provide a nice experience. The stutters and lag just make the device feel shabby in comparison to other devices on the market. One device that particularly comes to mind is the Nexus 7 (2013). A year into its life, the Nexus 7 (2013) still outpaces the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ in every aspect of performance. The comparison makes the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ feel even more behind the times and just not ready to compete in the market.

In short, if you’re looking for a performance tablet, then the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ isn’t right for you. It’ll perform basic tasks, but don’t expect smooth, fluid animations and the power to play good 3D games.

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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