HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Smartphone Review

Michael Moser (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 05/27/2014

Two-in-one. HP introduces an affordable phablet with 3G, dual-SIM feature, and a budget SoC from Marvell dubbed Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Despite its low price of 199 Euros (~$271), there was still room for a bright 6-inch IPS screen. However, its performance is not as convincing.

For the original German review, see here.

HP joins the race of entry-level tablets with its Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab and Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab tablets, and equips them with 3G modems and phone features. They have been available since late February in India, and now both devices come to us.

Even if many current smartphones have a screen size of 5-inches, the VoiceTabs look gigantic in comparison. Our review sample of HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab features a 6-inch IPS touchscreen with 1280x720 pixels. Other key specs: A quad-core SoC from Marvell clocked with 1066 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal flash memory, Android 4.2.2, and a 3G module. The device is presently only available in "Modern Silver" for a low 199 Euros (~$271).

Potential rivals for HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab are the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6Huawei Ascend G730Acer Liquid S1, and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505.

Case

The casing of HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is comprised of silver polycarbonate. Like HTC's One M8 that apparently was involuntarily used as a design model, HP installs stereo speakers on the phablet's front. The design is pleasing, and the build is immaculate. It is also very rigid. We would only have wished for a somewhat less slippery back cover. Both SIM card slots and the microSD card slot are found under that.

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is fairly compact for a 6-inch phablet and weighs an agreeably low 160 grams. All - admittedly some bigger - contenders weigh more.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

HP incorporates the PXA 1088 quad-core SoC from Marvell alongside a Vivante 1000 graphics card in the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. The SoC in the review sample clocks with 1066 MHz and has 1 GB of working memory available. The internal eMMc storage capacity is 16 GB, of which approximately 12 GB is free to use. The review sample accepts microSD cards with up to 64 GB for fast and easy expansion.

There are no surprises in connectivity. A micro USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm jack are the only ports. The physical power button and volume rocker function impeccably, and they are located on the opposite sides, which noticeably boosts their ease of use.

Android 4.2.2 JB
Android 4.2.2 JB

Software

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab uses the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is the unmodified stock Android version without any manufacturer-specific interventions. HP has not yet announced a rollout of a more up-to-date version.

Localization was even possible indoors.
Localization was even possible indoors.
The GPS works very accurately outdoors.
The GPS works very accurately outdoors.

Communication & GPS 

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab features Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n and UMTS dual-band (900, 2100 MHz). The latter is, however, only available for SIM slot 1. In return, both slots support quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR is also available. The Wi-Fi range was good; half the signal strength was still displayed even through several walls and a distance of 10 meters to the router.

The GPS module functioned impeccably and even allowed localization indoors. It had an accuracy of up to four meters outdoors. Compared with the Garmin Edge 500, it did a good job on our bike test route, and it only shortened difficult, serpentine sectors slightly. Thus, it is overall well suitable for occasional navigating.

HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: bridge
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: bridge
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: woods
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: woods
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: total
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: total
Garmin Edge 500: bridge
Garmin Edge 500: bridge
Garmin Edge 500: woods
Garmin Edge 500: woods
Garmin Edge 500: total
Garmin Edge 500: total
Android phone app
Android phone app

Telephony and Speech Quality

The Android stock phone app is installed and incorporates the dual-SIM feature instinctively. Unfortunately, only the first SIM slot supports 3G, and the slots are not equally sized (1x SIM, 1x micro-SIM). The in-call speech and audio quality is generally satisfactory but sounds a bit unnatural. The hands-free feature functions well owing to the front-facing speakers, although it sounds a bit tinny.

Cameras & Multimedia

The review sample's webcam has a sufficiently high resolution of 2 megapixels. However, it displays intense image noise, especially with poorly illuminated objects. Nevertheless, it is suitable for taking the odd snapshot.

The primary camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels, an auto-focus, and an LED flash. The primary camera's image quality fluctuates strongly. Fairly sharp pictures are possible in good ambient light, but they usually look a bit overexposed and colors are slightly distorted. Especially when compared with good smartphone cameras, such as in the iPhone 5, it becomes clear what would actually be possible. The darker the surroundings, the higher the image noise and the fewer details are reproduced.

Apple iPhone 5: fruit
Apple iPhone 5: fruit
Apple iPhone 5: scene
Apple iPhone 5: scene
Apple iPhone 5: surroundings
Apple iPhone 5: surroundings
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: fruit
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: fruit
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: scene
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: scene
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: surroundings
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: surroundings
Nokia 1020: fruit
Nokia 1020: fruit
Nokia 1020: scene
Nokia 1020: scene
Nokia 1020: surroundings
Nokia 1020: surroundings
Sony A57: fruit
Sony A57: fruit
Sony A57: scene
Sony A57: scene
Sony A57: surroundings
Sony A57: surroundings

Accessories

Besides the phablet itself and its battery, HP includes a modular USB power supply with 5.3 V/2.0 A and a quick-start guide in the box. Optional accessories are not available to date. However, HP offers a screen protector and a desktop charger for the larger Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab. The latter should be compatible with the review sample.

Warranty

HP includes a 12-month warranty for the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. A two-year upgrade is available for approximately 29 Euros (~$39).

Input Devices & Controls

Keyboard: portrait mode
Keyboard: portrait mode
Keyboard: landscape mode
Keyboard: landscape mode

The 6-inch touchscreen functions sufficiently fast and accurately, and it implements inputs almost immediately. However, sometimes more than one tap is needed to hit the targeted item. The gliding traits are acceptable but could be a bit better. The device needs a moment before it rotates content automatically, but the feature is reliable.

The keyboard is Android stock and can be used as usual. Swype is also a feature and allows entering a word without lifting the finger by wiping over the keyboard. The keys feature a pleasant size, particularly in landscape mode, and precise and fast inputting is possible.

Display

HP installs a 6-inch IPS screen in the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Despite the low price of 199 Euros (~$271), it scores with a good color reproduction and stable viewing angles. The resolution is a high 1280x720 pixels. It is thus on par with its rivals - only the considerably more expensive Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 offers a Full HD resolution. Content subjectively looks razor-sharp.

The screen achieves an average brightness of a whole 461.8 cd/m², and the illumination of 85% is middling. Of the contenders, only Huawei's Ascend G730 shines even brighter.

419
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 493 cd/m²
Average: 461.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 479 cd/m²
Black: 0.67 cd/m²
Contrast: 715:1

Although the review sample's black level of 0.67 cd/m² and contrast of 715:1 are not exactly a feat, it does not have to fear a category comparison. However, it is remote from the fantastic rates of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 or Asus' Fonepad Note FHD 6. Nevertheless, it reproduces content focused and with a decent black level.

The CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1pro2 colorimeter confirm that the screen in HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab has an average color temperature of 6513 K, which is close to the ideal. The average DeltaE of 5.66 in mixed colors is also within a good range. Nevertheless, a color shift in green/yellow is visible. Especially the grayscale exhibits a slight greenish cast in lighter areas. Red clearly deviates in the primary colors. However, these measured deficits are not noticed subjectively. Considering the price range, the review sample does a very good job here.

Primary colors
Primary colors
Mixed colors
Mixed colors
Grayscale
Grayscale
Color saturation
Color saturation

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is well suitable for outdoor use owing to its high maximum brightness of 493 cd/m². Reflections first have to be accepted when an external light source shines directly on the screen. However, content is again readable without restrictions as soon as the screen is tilted toward shade.

The available viewing-angle stability of HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is very good, as is typical for IPS. As expected, the technology-related glowing effect is seen in dark content, particularly in solid black images, in conjunction with steep angles. The screen's brightness first slightly decreases in extreme viewing angles untypical for practical use and exhibits a light-yellowish cast.

Outdoor use is...
Outdoor use is...
...possible as long as sunlight does not shine directly on the screen.
...possible as long as sunlight does not shine directly on the screen.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is powered by a combination of Marvell's PXA 1088 quad-core SoC with a low base clock of 1066 GHz and an integrated Vivante GC1000+ dual-core graphics card. This duo does not score very well in the SoC comparison, as our benchmark tests prove.

Our review sample is defeated in almost all tests and has to place itself at the end of the line of contenders. With exception of the considerably stronger Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 and the powerful Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6, the performance difference varies between 18% in the best case to Huawei's Ascend G730 in Geekbench 3 and a maximum of 65% to Acer's Liquid S1 in PassMark Performance Test Mobile V1. The review sample can only surpass Huawei's Ascend G730 by a hair's breadth in the 3DMark Ice Storm Standard graphics benchmark.

The internal storage reaps in a slightly better result in AndroBench 3. HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab can at least occasionally outpace both Huawei's Ascend G730 and Acer's Liquid S1 marginally. Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505, however, remains out of reach here as well.

AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
11236 Points ∼26%
Huawei Ascend G730
17307 Points ∼40% +54%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
31228 Points ∼73% +178%
Acer Liquid S1
15979 Points ∼37% +42%
Acer Liquid S1
15979 Points ∼37% +42%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
21093 Points ∼49% +88%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
298 Points ∼8%
Huawei Ascend G730
352 Points ∼10% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
884 Points ∼25% +197%
Acer Liquid S1
398 Points ∼11% +34%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
544 Points ∼16% +83%
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
944 Points ∼7%
Huawei Ascend G730
1160 Points ∼9% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
2156 Points ∼17% +128%
Acer Liquid S1
1425 Points ∼11% +51%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
1291 Points ∼10% +37%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - System (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1549 Points ∼25%
Huawei Ascend G730
2387 Points ∼38% +54%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
3634 Points ∼58% +135%
Acer Liquid S1
2556 Points ∼41% +65%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
4151 Points ∼66% +168%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
3051 Points ∼2%
Huawei Ascend G730
2991 Points ∼2% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9081 Points ∼6% +198%
Acer Liquid S1
3878 Points ∼3% +27%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
7319 Points ∼5% +140%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2694 Points ∼0%
Huawei Ascend G730
2533 Points ∼0% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9514 Points ∼1% +253%
Acer Liquid S1
3318 Points ∼0% +23%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
6843 Points ∼1% +154%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
5683 Points ∼10%
Huawei Ascend G730
8158 Points ∼15% +44%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7833 Points ∼14% +38%
Acer Liquid S1
9830 Points ∼18% +73%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
9672 Points ∼18% +70%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1564 Points ∼1%
Huawei Ascend G730
2044 Points ∼2% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4900 Points ∼4% +213%
Acer Liquid S1
1914 Points ∼2% +22%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
4355 Points ∼4% +178%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1295 Points ∼0%
Huawei Ascend G730
1683 Points ∼1% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4427 Points ∼2% +242%
Acer Liquid S1
1559 Points ∼1% +20%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
3754 Points ∼1% +190%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
5759 Points ∼12%
Huawei Ascend G730
8191 Points ∼17% +42%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7831 Points ∼16% +36%
Acer Liquid S1
9427 Points ∼20% +64%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
9915 Points ∼21% +72%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2772 Points ∼2%
Huawei Ascend G730
2897 Points ∼2% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9345 Points ∼7% +237%
Acer Liquid S1
3163 Points ∼2% +14%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
7221 Points ∼5% +160%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2373 Points ∼1%
Huawei Ascend G730
2454 Points ∼1% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9931 Points ∼3% +318%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
6595 Points ∼2% +178%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
6748 Points ∼13%
Huawei Ascend G730
7858 Points ∼15% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7745 Points ∼15% +15%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼20% +53%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼20% +53%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼20% +53%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10809 Points ∼21% +60%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
44.6 MB/s ∼27%
Huawei Ascend G730
43.56 MB/s ∼26% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
97.02 MB/s ∼58% +118%
Acer Liquid S1
49.05 MB/s ∼29% +10%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
69.6 MB/s ∼42% +56%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
11.54 MB/s ∼20%
Huawei Ascend G730
5.64 MB/s ∼10% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
13.93 MB/s ∼24% +21%
Acer Liquid S1
8.18 MB/s ∼14% -29%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
13.74 MB/s ∼24% +19%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
9.09 MB/s ∼43%
Huawei Ascend G730
11.12 MB/s ∼53% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
10.25 MB/s ∼49% +13%
Acer Liquid S1
12.2 MB/s ∼58% +34%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10.31 MB/s ∼49% +13%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1 MB/s ∼34%
Huawei Ascend G730
0.27 MB/s ∼9% -73%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
1.21 MB/s ∼41% +21%
Acer Liquid S1
0.32 MB/s ∼11% -68%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
0.98 MB/s ∼34% -2%

Legend

 
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Marvell PXA1088, Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G730 Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP2, 4 GB Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505 Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa, ARM Mali-T624, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Liquid S1 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 8 GB SSD
 
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG Intel Atom Z2580, PowerVR SGX544MP2, 16 GB iNAND Flash

We used the Android stock browser for performing the browser-based benchmarks. HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is not top fit in this exercise either. It can at least take a bit of fight out of Huawei's Ascend G730 in the Mozilla Kraken 1.1 and Octane V2 benchmarks. All other benchmarks are clearly in favor of the rivals.

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
26683.7 ms * ∼45%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
28995.5 ms * ∼49% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7103.9 ms * ∼12% +73%
Acer Liquid S1
15546.6 ms * ∼26% +42%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10624.5 ms * ∼18% +60%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
1027 Points ∼4%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
894 Points ∼4% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4316 Points ∼18% +320%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
437 Points ∼7%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
582 Points ∼9% +33%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
822 Points ∼13% +88%
Acer Liquid S1
702 Points ∼11% +61%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
734 Points ∼12% +68%
Sunspider - --- (sort by value)
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
1747.3 ms * ∼43%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
1381.4 ms * ∼34% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
999.2 ms * ∼25% +43%
Acer Liquid S1
1138.1 ms * ∼28% +35%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
857.1 ms * ∼21% +51%

* ... smaller is better

Games

The Vivante GC1000+ graphics card is not exactly a synonym for high-performance. Thus, it is not surprising that demanding games don't always run smoothly. For example, the 3D race spectacle Angry Birds Go! struggled with minor jerks and even audio dropouts in the test. Then again, the first-person shooter Dead Trigger 2 ran without problems - at least using low graphic details. Although it could be played in high details, it was not really smooth.

Controlling via the touchscreen, position sensor and accelerometer always functioned well.

Angry Birds Go!
Angry Birds Go!
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2

Emissions

Temperature

The surface temperatures are always within an acceptable range. The device only gets lukewarm when idling. The average load temperature on the front is approximately 35 °C and 34 °C on the back.

Max. Load
 39.2 °C33.4 °C34.5 °C 
 38.4 °C33.6 °C35.2 °C 
 36.5 °C32.7 °C34.5 °C 
Maximum: 39.2 °C
Average: 35.3 °C
32.0 °C32.4 °C40.0 °C
31.4 °C32.2 °C37.8 °C
30.6 °C31.9 °C36.1 °C
Maximum: 40.0 °C
Average: 33.8 °C
Power Supply (max.)  37.0 °C | Room Temperature 22.1 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speakers

HP follows HTC's example and places a total of two speakers on the phablet's front. Although the sound is successfully radiated toward the user, it lacks bass and trebles are very overemphasized. Nevertheless, the sound is reproduced well when compared in the category. It is, however, still remote from the standard of HTC's One M8. A high maximum volume with a noise-free, clear sound is possible via the 3.5 mm jack.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab proves to have a quite moderate power consumption in the category comparison. It undercuts its contenders with a minimum of 0.4 watts and maximum of 3.2 watts quite clearly in some cases. That gives hope for long battery runtimes.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 0.4 / 1.5 / 2 Watt
Load 2.4 / 3.2 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

This hope is also fulfilled - at least to a part. Only 3.5 hours was possible during full load operation. Surfing fun using a screen brightness set to 150 cd/m² was possible for almost 8 hours on HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Those are good rates, but are put back into perspective in view of the 11.4 Wh battery (3000 mAh). Although it does a better job than Acer's Liquid S1 (9.12 Wh), it is subordinate to Huawei's Ascend G730. Even Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 (11.78 Wh) and Asus' Fonepad Note FHD 6 (3200 mAh) surf much longer.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
7h 55min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 30min

Verdict

A smartphone in tablet size will not appeal to everyone. However, when frequently on the go, and perhaps even two SIM cards for work and private are wanted in one device that does not cost a fortune, then HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab could very well be an option.

The bright IPS screen in HD resolution, a whole 6-inches with a high viewing-angle stability and good color reproduction, speaks for the device. The dual-SIM feature has also been implemented sensibly. The array of SoC and graphics chip is not the strongest combination but will nevertheless completely satisfy most users. A day away from the outlet is possible owing to the phablet's energy efficient operation. The easy-to-expand storage via the microSD slot and the removable battery are just as appealing.

We do not like the somewhat cheap-looking casing quite as much. However, it at least features a solid and good build. The camera modules are only suitable for occasional snapshots, and although the speakers are on the front their sound is quite weak.

Our verdict: A decent device that currently goes over the counter for a low 199 Euros (~$271). Buyers who value flexible use and a good screen and do not use demanding apps could be happy with HP's Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab.

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In Review: HP Slate 6 VoiceTab. Test device courtesy of HP.

Specifications

HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab

:: Processor
Marvell PXA1088 1.066 GHz
:: Memory
1024 MB, DDR2
:: Graphics adapter
:: Display
6 inch 16:9, 720x1280 pixel, multi-touch, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB , 12.38 GB free
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (max. 64 GB), Sensors: accelerometer, eCompass, Gyroskop, GPS, A-GPS,
:: Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b g n ), 3.0 + EDR Bluetooth, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS dual-band (900/2100); network standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; bandwidth (download/upload): 21Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.98 x 165.1 x 83.2
:: Weight
0.16 kg Power Supply: 0.062 kg
:: Battery
11.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3000 mAh, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 13 h
:: Price
199 Euro
:: Operating System
Android 4.2
:: Additional features
Webcam: 5.0MP, AF, LED flash (back); 2.0MP (front), Speakers: front-facing stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty

 

A tablet with phone feature: HP's Slate 6 VoiceTab is a genuine...
A tablet with phone feature: HP's Slate 6 VoiceTab is a genuine...
...smartphone with a big 6-inch touchscreen.
...smartphone with a big 6-inch touchscreen.
AnTuTu v4 system information
AnTuTu v4 system information
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU Identifier
CPU Identifier
The available performance is not enough for the GFX benchmark.
The available performance is not enough for the GFX benchmark.
The IPS touchscreen is quite responsive...
The IPS touchscreen is quite responsive...
...and displays colors pleasantly crisp.
...and displays colors pleasantly crisp.
The back could be of higher quality.
The back could be of higher quality.
The stereo speakers' poor sound is not energizing.
The stereo speakers' poor sound is not energizing.
Virtually no bass and restrained mids alongside overemphasized trebles.
Virtually no bass and restrained mids alongside overemphasized trebles.
Though the 5 MP camera features AF and LED, it only convinces to an extent.
Though the 5 MP camera features AF and LED, it only convinces to an extent.
The Android system buttons lessen the visible and usable screen section.
The Android system buttons lessen the visible and usable screen section.

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Pro

+Bright IPS screen
+Easy-to-expand storage
+Removable battery
 

Cons

-Touchscreen could be more accurate
-Cheap casing material
-Only middling performance
-Poor front-facing camera

Shortcut

What we like

The fantastic IPS screen and the long battery runtimes.

What we'd like to see

A stronger SoC and better speakers.

What surprises us

The equipment for the low price.

The competition

Acer Liquid S1 

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6

Huawei Ascend G730

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505

Rating

HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
05/21/2014 v4
Michael Moser

Chassis
79%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
45 / 60 → 75%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
82%
Games Performance
51 / 75 → 68%
Application Performance
25 / 65 → 38%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
58%
Average
70%
78%
Smartphone *
Weighted Average

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Author: Michael Moser, 2014-05-27 (Update: 2014-05-27)