iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2

Any premium full-sized tablet has to be measured against the latest top-end iPad, and the comparison is almost always unflattering.

So it proves with the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro and the iPad Air 2 – at least in most respects. Apple's tablet trumps Lenovo's on general usability, performance, design and app ecosystem.

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However, the Lenovo tablet's unique media-focused features arguably make it the better bet if you're after a video-playing workhorse first and foremost.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

One of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro's most direct recent rivals, if only for its similar 10.1-inch QHD display, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is undoubtedly a better all-rounder.

Sony's tablet boasts a much more compact form factor, superior performance, and a more polished UI.

Again, however, the Yoga arguably has the edge as a pure media player – a testament to Lenovo's left-field approach to tablet design.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is, alongside the Nexus 9, the closest thing to an Android-powered iPad equivalent out there. It's got a very similar display to the iPad Air 2, with the same size, resolution and even aspect ratio.

Compared to the Lenovo, it's a similar story to its two aforementioned rivals: it's a much better all-round tablet, with superior performance and portability.

However, Lenovo's smart differentiation means the Samsung is an inferior media player. If all you want to do is watch movies with a little light tablet usage elsewhere, then the Yoga Tab 3 Pro might be preferable.