Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 Review: A Budget-Friendly Android Slate

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Performance: CPU & Device

We use three benchmarks to assess a tablet’s overall performance. The first is AnTuTu, a well-known benchmark that includes a wide range of tests. It covers Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float) and RAM performance, among other things. The app also assesses GPU performance, complementing the in-depth graphics tests that appear on the next page.

AnTuTu, MobileXPRT and GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and User Experiental Performance


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The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 showed better performance in this test than SunSpider and BrowserMark, thanks to AnTuTu’s broader testing. The tablet’s RAM performance is actually quite good compared to other systems with similar overall performance scores, but it struggled with the CPU and graphics tests due to the relatively mid-range SoC powering the device.


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Designed by Principled Technologies, MobileXPRT is another android-specific system benchmarking app. It runs the tablet through five scenarios: Apply Photo Effects, Create Photo Collages, Create Slideshow, Encrypt Personal Content and Detect Faces (To Organize Photos). Although the Yoga Tab 3 8 didn’t produce impressive scores here, it managed to snag a respectable 97 for the User Experience Score, thanks to a relatively strong showing in the scrolling, pinching and other tests related to real-world use.


Geekbench 3 is a cross-platform processor benchmark. Designed to simulate a heavy CPU workload, the benchmark runs through multiple CPU-intensive tasks, including file encryption and photo compression. The results feature both single- and multi-core performance data. The Qualcomm APQ8009 didn’t score high in either of the Geekbench tests, landing near the bottom of our pack.

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