Lenovo Has Lots to Show

Lenovo had plenty to show us. We started by looking at the Tab 4 series which is an Android-based tablet available in two sizes, 8″ and 10″ (Tab 4+) both with FullHD displays. The tablets are very competitively priced at $109 and $249 respectively and the tablets are thinner and lighter than previous generations. The tablets have good sound that supports Dolby Atmos. There is a ‘kids mode’ that is available out of the box to help consumers limit what is available without needing to do a lot of work. There is a ‘bumper’ case accessory that makes the tablet less likely to be damaged by children. Lenovo said that its research shows that while smartphones are individual, tablets tend to be shared. Other features include a blue light filter and a productivity pack.

The tablet has an optional keyboard and there is a taskbar in productivity mode to make it quicker to switch apps.

Lenovo TabLenovo’s Tab has an optional keyboard and has productivity features. Image:Meko

Next we moved to the Yoga 720 convertible which is available in 13″ and 15″ versions ($899/$1,099) and which we saw at CES. There is an optional Wacom-based pen that supports up to 4096 pressure levels. The 720 is available with processors up to Core i7, graphics up to an Nvidia GTX 1050 and displays can be UltraHD or FullHD. The Yoga 520 was also shown at CES.

The Miix320 is a convertible budget PC that uses an Intel Atom X5 processor (Cherry Trail) that can run up to Windows 10 Pro and has 4GB of memory. The display is a 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 touch display and the tablet part is 9mm thick, while the dock is 8.5mm. There is a version with LTE support and the Wi-Fi version sells from $199.

Lenovo MiixLenovo’s Miix is a convertible PC available from $199. Image:Meko

Turning to Lenovo’s Moto phones, the G5 is a 5.0″ FullHD Android phone using a Snapdragon 430 with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. There is a fingerprint reader and 13MP and 5MP cameras with no ‘camera bulge’ and that have Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The G5+ moves the display up to 5.2″ and uses a SnapDragon 625 processor with 2/3/4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage. The rear camera has fewer megapixels than the G5 at 12MP, but is said to be of better quality with better autofocus. The battery goes up to 3,000 mAh, but is fixed.

Moto G5 SmartphoneMoto’s G5 Smartphone has a 5″ FullHD display. Image:Meko

The Moto Z phone has a range of Moto Mods including a Hassleblad camera back. This time, Lenovo has added an improved battery booster that adds 2200 mAh, a boost of 50% from the last version. Also available is a new a car holder that switches the phone automatically into the Android automotive mode which changes screen layouts and fonts to make in-car operation better.

Moto battery boosterMoto’s has a mod that switches the phone to automotive mode automatically. Image:Meko

The Phab 2 Pro is a 6.4″ phablet that has started shipping and is the first consumer phone to support the Google Tango and which was first announced last summer. There are four cameras including an infrared depth camera for use in augmented reality apps. Pricing is quoted as $499 (although we have since seen deals at $50 off).