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HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Smartphone Review

Michael Moser (translated by Markus Doepfert), 05/29/2014

Double pack. Just recently we tested the 6-inch model Slate 6 VoiceTab, now the 7-incher HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab has arrived at our test laboratory. The Marvell quad-core SoC clocks slightly higher, and the IPS display has a marginally higher resolution of 800x1280 pixels. The performance is, nevertheless, not much better.

For the original German review, see here.

HP wants to attack competitors like Asus with its Fonepad series and therefore launches the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab and Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab phablets. 3G modems and telephone functions turn both devices into genuine but outsized smartphones.

Our test device HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab comes with a 7-inch IPS touchscreen with 1280x800 pixels. The phablet is driven by a quad-core SoC from Marvell with 1.18 GHz clock frequency complemented by 1 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC flash memory. Additionally on board: Android 4.2.2 and a 3G module. The device costs only 219 Euros (~$297).

We have chosen the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6, the Huawei Ascend G730, the Acer Liquid S1 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 as potential competitors for the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab. And, of course, the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab.

Case

Wie wir testen - Gehäuse

The case is almost identical with that of the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab, but a bit bigger. It is still made of silver-colored polycarbonate. However, the positions of the interfaces, the physical buttons and the speakers, have changed. The build quality is at the same good level as the Slate 6 VoiceTab. However, the test sample is not as torsion resistant. Furthermore, the case looks somewhat cheap due to the choice of materials. Once again both SIM card slots as well as that of the microSD card are hidden underneath the back cover.

The weight has increased just as the size did - the scales display 325 g. Thus the phablet is not compact enough for pants pockets.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Wie wir testen - Gehäuse

HP uses - as for the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab - a quad-core SoC from Marvell, namely the PXA 1088 combined with a Vivante 1000 graphics card. However, with 1.18 GHz the SoC clocks slightly higher in the Slate 7 6100en Voice Tab. RAM and internal eMMC memory stay the same (1 GB and 16 GB resp.). The memory capacity can be extended via microSD card up to 64 GB.

The micro USB 2.0 port and the 3.5 mm jack were positioned somewhat differently at the front side. Unfortunately, the power button moved to the left side to the volume rocker. This makes taking screenshots less convenient.

Software

The operating system of the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab is the same as that of the 6-inch model, which has an unaltered Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Updates to current versions have not been announced.

The GPS tracing works well indoors...
The GPS tracing works well indoors...
...as well as outdoors.
...as well as outdoors.

Communication & GPS 

 The HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab transfers data wirelessly via WLAN 801.11 b/g/n and UMTS dual-band (900, 2100). Unfortunately only SIM slot 1 supports 3G. Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) is supported by both SIM slots. Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR is also on board. The WLAN has a decent range. In our test the test device still reached half of the bars with several walls in between and a distance of 10 meters to the router.

Our test of the GPS module attests the test sample a good locating capability even in enclosed spaces, which improves in accuracy outdoors. In direct comparison to the Garmin Edge 500 on our bike-test track the HP Slate 7 6100en comes off well and shows only minor deviations in difficult areas. Therefore navigation is quite possible.

HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: bridge
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: bridge
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: forest
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: forest
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: overall
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab: overall
Garmin Edge 500: bridge
Garmin Edge 500: bridge
Garmin Edge 500: forest
Garmin Edge 500: forest
Garmin Edge 500: overall
Garmin Edge 500: overall

Telephone Functions and Speech Quality

The same applies to the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab as for the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Therefore we refer to the extensive review.

Cameras & Multimedia

Apart from the missing LED flash, the built-in lenses match those of the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab: A resolution of 2 megapixels for the webcam and 5 megapixels for the main camera. Thus we once again refer to the respective chapter in the review of the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab.

HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: fruit
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: fruit
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: scene
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: scene
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: environment
HP Slate 7 VoiceTab: environment
Apple iPhone 5: fruit
Apple iPhone 5: fruit
Apple iPhone 5: scene
Apple iPhone 5: scene
Apple iPhone 5: environment
Apple iPhone 5: environment
Nokia 1020: fruit
Nokia 1020: fruit
Nokia 1020: scene
Nokia 1020: scene
Nokia 1020: environment
Nokia 1020: environment
Sony A57: fruit
Sony A57: fruit
Sony A57: scene
Sony A57: scene
Sony A57: environment
Sony A57: environment

Accessories

HP adds the battery, a modular USB power supply with 5.3V/2.0A and a quick-start guide to the smartphone itself. HP offers an optional screen protector and a table charging station.

Warranty

HP grants a 12-month warranty for the Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab. An extension to 2 years is available for about 29 Euros (~$39).

Input Devices & Control

The 7-inch touchscreen runs fairly quickly and precisely, and it converts input with minor delays. Due to the bigger display, the keys are also slightly bigger than those of the smaller model. Apart from that all statements that are true for the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab are also true for our test sample.

No matter if portrait or...
No matter if portrait or...
...landscape mode, the keys are always big enough to type quickly.
...landscape mode, the keys are always big enough to type quickly.

Display

Wie wir testen - Display

HP treats the Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab to a gigantic 7-inch IPS display with HD resolution (800x1280 pixels). In comparison to the competition there is only one device, namely the significantly more expensive Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6, which offers a higher resolution. Subjectively speaking the image content was displayed sharply.

With a luminance of 337.7 cd/m² on average the display shines bright; however, the illumination of 84% is rather mediocre. The smaller model HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab as well as the whole of the competition has a lot more to offer.

310
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 370 cd/m²
Average: 337.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 370 cd/m²
Black: 0.59 cd/m²
Contrast: 627:1

With a black value of 0.59 cd/m² and a contrast of 627:1 the test device's results are worse than those of the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. Nevertheless, it is not too bad compared to the competitors. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 and the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 offer considerably better values in this discipline. Subjectively, the image content is sharp and has a rich black.

The test with the CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1pro2 colorimeter yields respectable results. Indeed, the color temperature lies with an average of 7,895 K above the optimum; however, the average DeltaE of 5.43 for mixed colors is good. But the color deviation in the green/yellow spectrum is considerable. Lighter gray shades are displayed with a slight green cast. The primary colors show a deviation for red. However, subjectively speaking those deviations are not visible. Given the price, the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab makes subjectively a good impression. Nevertheless, in direct comparison the display of the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab looks somewhat crisper in terms of color display.

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

A maximum of 370 cd/m² suffices for outdoor use. However, annoying reflections occur when direct extraneous light hits the display. As long as the user avoids this situation image contents are well legible.

Thanks to the IPS technology the display of the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab is very viewing-angle stable. Even at extremely acute viewing angles is the brightness only lowered by a bit and the color display remains stable at all times. The typical glow effect is, nevertheless, visible, especially with unicolored, dark image content.

Thanks to the good luminance the...
Thanks to the good luminance the...
...HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab is well-suited for outdoor use.
...HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab is well-suited for outdoor use.
Viewing-angle stable due to IPS technology.
Viewing-angle stable due to IPS technology.

Performance

Wie wir testen - Leistung

The HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab relies on a Marvell PXA 1088 quad-core SoC with a clock speed of 1.18 GHz and an integrated Vivante GC1000+ dual-core graphics card. The HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab, which is slightly lower clocked, performed badly in our benchmark tests. The combination of the Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab is not any different and comes in far behind all the other competitors in all of the benchmarks. Therefore we once again refer to the review of the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab for further information.

The significantly stronger devices Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 and Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 are, with up to 318% more power, ridiculously far out of reach. The Huawei Ascend G730 and the Acer Liquid S1 show consistently better results. Only in the graphics benchmark 3DMark Ice Storm Standard is the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab able to partly overtake the Huawei Ascend G730 by a little.

The internal memory comes off slightly better in the AndroBench 3 benchmark. This time, the HP Slate 7 6100en Voice Tab is at least able to partly pull away from the Huawei Ascend G730 and the Acer Liquid S1. Nevertheless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 remains once more beyond reach.

AnTuTu Benchmark v4 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
12089 Points ∼28%
Huawei Ascend G730
17307 Points ∼40% +43%
Acer Liquid S1
15979 Points ∼37% +32%
Acer Liquid S1
15979 Points ∼37% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
31228 Points ∼73% +158%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
21093 Points ∼49% +74%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
11236 Points ∼26% -7%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
326 Points ∼7%
Huawei Ascend G730
352 Points ∼8% +8%
Acer Liquid S1
398 Points ∼9% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
884 Points ∼19% +171%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
544 Points ∼12% +67%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
298 Points ∼6% -9%
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1036 Points ∼6%
Huawei Ascend G730
1160 Points ∼7% +12%
Acer Liquid S1
1425 Points ∼9% +38%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
2156 Points ∼13% +108%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
1291 Points ∼8% +25%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
944 Points ∼6% -9%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - System (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1779 Points ∼21%
Huawei Ascend G730
2387 Points ∼29% +34%
Acer Liquid S1
2556 Points ∼31% +44%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
3634 Points ∼44% +104%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
4151 Points ∼50% +133%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1549 Points ∼19% -13%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
3071 Points ∼2%
Huawei Ascend G730
2991 Points ∼2% -3%
Acer Liquid S1
3878 Points ∼2% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9081 Points ∼6% +196%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
7319 Points ∼5% +138%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
3051 Points ∼2% -1%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
2686 Points ∼0%
Huawei Ascend G730
2533 Points ∼0% -6%
Acer Liquid S1
3318 Points ∼0% +24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9514 Points ∼1% +254%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
6843 Points ∼1% +155%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2694 Points ∼0% 0%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
6164 Points ∼4%
Huawei Ascend G730
8158 Points ∼5% +32%
Acer Liquid S1
9830 Points ∼6% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7833 Points ∼5% +27%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
9672 Points ∼6% +57%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
5683 Points ∼4% -8%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1539 Points ∼1%
Huawei Ascend G730
2044 Points ∼1% +33%
Acer Liquid S1
1914 Points ∼1% +24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4900 Points ∼3% +218%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
4355 Points ∼3% +183%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1564 Points ∼1% +2%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1266 Points ∼0%
Huawei Ascend G730
1683 Points ∼0% +33%
Acer Liquid S1
1559 Points ∼0% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4427 Points ∼1% +250%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
3754 Points ∼1% +197%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1295 Points ∼0% +2%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
6281 Points ∼12%
Huawei Ascend G730
8191 Points ∼16% +30%
Acer Liquid S1
9427 Points ∼18% +50%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7831 Points ∼15% +25%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
9915 Points ∼19% +58%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
5759 Points ∼11% -8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
2798 Points ∼2%
Huawei Ascend G730
2897 Points ∼2% +4%
Acer Liquid S1
3163 Points ∼2% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9345 Points ∼6% +234%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
7221 Points ∼4% +158%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2772 Points ∼2% -1%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
2377 Points ∼1%
Huawei Ascend G730
2454 Points ∼1% +3%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼1% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
9931 Points ∼3% +318%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
6595 Points ∼2% +177%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2373 Points ∼1% 0%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
7357 Points ∼13%
Huawei Ascend G730
7858 Points ∼14% +7%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼18% +40%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼18% +40%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼18% +40%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7745 Points ∼13% +5%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10809 Points ∼19% +47%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
6748 Points ∼12% -8%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
47.97 MB/s ∼17%
Huawei Ascend G730
43.56 MB/s ∼16% -9%
Acer Liquid S1
49.05 MB/s ∼18% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
97.02 MB/s ∼35% +102%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
69.6 MB/s ∼25% +45%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
44.6 MB/s ∼16% -7%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
14.04 MB/s ∼19%
Huawei Ascend G730
5.64 MB/s ∼7% -60%
Acer Liquid S1
8.18 MB/s ∼11% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
13.93 MB/s ∼18% -1%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
13.74 MB/s ∼18% -2%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
11.54 MB/s ∼15% -18%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
9.94 MB/s ∼27%
Huawei Ascend G730
11.12 MB/s ∼31% +12%
Acer Liquid S1
12.2 MB/s ∼34% +23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
10.25 MB/s ∼28% +3%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10.31 MB/s ∼28% +4%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
9.09 MB/s ∼25% -9%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1.12 MB/s ∼8%
Huawei Ascend G730
0.27 MB/s ∼2% -76%
Acer Liquid S1
0.32 MB/s ∼2% -71%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
1.21 MB/s ∼8% +8%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
0.98 MB/s ∼7% -12%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1 MB/s ∼7% -11%

Legend

 
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Marvell PXA1088, Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G730 Mediatek MT6582, ARM Mali-400 MP2, 4 GB Flash
 
Acer Liquid S1 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 8 GB SSD
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505 Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexa, ARM Mali-T624, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG Intel Atom Z2580, PowerVR SGX544MP2, 16 GB iNAND Flash
 
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Marvell PXA1088, Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 16 GB eMMC Flash

In comparison to the competition the browser-based benchmarks also attest the test device little power.

In the benchmarks Mozilla Kraken 1.1 and Octane V2 it is able to overtake the Huawei Ascend G730 and the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. In Peacekeeper and in SunSpider only the latter comes off worse. The other competitors are clearly better in every single benchmark.

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
23776.2 ms * ∼40%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
28995.5 ms * ∼49% -22%
Acer Liquid S1
15546.6 ms * ∼26% +35%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
7103.9 ms * ∼12% +70%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
10624.5 ms * ∼18% +55%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
26683.7 ms * ∼45% -12%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1155 Points ∼3%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
894 Points ∼2% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
4316 Points ∼11% +274%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
1027 Points ∼3% -11%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
490 Points ∼8%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
582 Points ∼9% +19%
Acer Liquid S1
702 Points ∼11% +43%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
822 Points ∼13% +68%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
734 Points ∼12% +50%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
437 Points ∼7% -11%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
1554.9 ms * ∼39%
Huawei Ascend G730 (Android 4.2.2)
1381.4 ms * ∼34% +11%
Acer Liquid S1
1138.1 ms * ∼28% +27%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
999.2 ms * ∼25% +36%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG
857.1 ms * ∼21% +45%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (Android 4.2.2)
1747.3 ms * ∼43% -12%

* ... smaller is better

Games

Due to the identical Vivante GC1000+ graphics card, the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab shows an almost identical gaming performance as the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab. You find more information in its review.

The control via touchscreen and the position and acceleration sensor worked impeccably.


The gaming performance of the test device...
The gaming performance of the test device...
...is mediocre.
...is mediocre.

Emissions

Wie wir testen - Emissionen

Temperature

The temperatures at the surface of the HP Slate 7 6100en are always at a pleasant level. In idle mode it reaches on average of only 30 °C. Under full load the temperatures rise to an average of a still reasonable 33 °C. At some spots the case heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C.

However, the power supply reaches around 40 °C in idle mode alone. Therefore it should always be located in the open.

Max. Load
 38.3 °C37.3 °C34.2 °C 
 34.5 °C32.9 °C32.1 °C 
 32.0 °C31.0 °C30.8 °C 
Maximum: 38.3 °C
Average: 33.7 °C
30.2 °C39.1 °C36.4 °C
29.6 °C34.3 °C35.8 °C
29.5 °C32.4 °C32.0 °C
Maximum: 39.1 °C
Average: 33.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  48.1 °C | Room Temperature 22.1 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speakers

Just like the Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab, HP installs the stereo speakers on the test device at the front. The sound transducer suffers from acute lack of bass and overemphasized highs with faint mids. The maximum volume is decent, but the speakers tend to overmodulate a bit when fully turned up.

When external playback devices are connected via the 3.5 mm jack a high maximum volume is possible. The sound is pleasantly low-noise.

Energy Management

Wie wir testen - Akkulaufzeit

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab turns out to be quite low in comparison to its competitors. It requires a minimum of 0.9 and a maximum of 5.1 watts. Only the  Acer Liquid S1 and the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab are slightly more frugal. Theoretically long battery runtimes should be possible

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 0.9 / 3.1 / 3.4 Watt
Load 4.3 / 5.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The practical test was not able to prove our previous assumption completely. In full-load operation the test device turns off after only 2:49 hours. The HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab terminates the surf test via WLAN at 150 cd/m² after 7 hours and 38 minutes.

Given the 15.17 Wh battery (4,100 mAh), this is disappointing, especially since the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab is slightly more enduring despite its smaller battery.

In comparison it, admittedly, is able to overtake the Acer Liquid S1 (9.12 Wh) but does not reach the runtimes of a Huawei Ascend G730 (8.8 Wh). The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505 (11.78 Wh) and the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 (3,200 mAh) also last significantly longer.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
7h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 49min

Wie wir testen - Fazit

Verdict

In review: HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
In review: HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab

Our verdict for the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab has its ups and downs. For a smartphone in tablet size, the test device offers good equipment for a moderate price of 219 Euros (~$297). The dual-SIM functionality is just one asset.

Other positive aspects are the bright IPS display with HD resolution and a gigantic 7-inch display diagonal as well as high viewing-angle stability and a good color display. The quad-core SoC with integrated dual-core graphics card is not one of the most powerful chips in its range but offers enough performance for most of the applications. The battery runtimes at adjusted brightness allow working one day without the need of a charger. However, unlike the 6-inch model HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab, the battery cannot be exchanged easily. Another advantage is the memory that can be extended via microSD card.

Points of criticism are the cheap-looking case and the dull speakers. The former is at least sturdy and built well. The camera modules are only useful for the occasional snapshot. The front-faced speakers are also just a less-than-ideal solution.

All-in-all HP offers with the Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab a decent phablet with a good cost-benefit ratio. As long as the user does not need demanding applications and the focus is set on flexible use, the HP Slate 7 6100en Voice Tab is certainly worthy of consideration.

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Specifications

HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
Processor
Marvell PXA1088 1.18 GHz
Memory
1024 MB 
, DDR2
Display
7 inch 16:9, 800x1280 pixel, multi-touch, capacitive, IPS
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 (up to 64 GB), Sensors: accelerometer, eCompass, gyroscope, GPS, A-GPS,
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b g n ), 3.0 + EDR Bluetooth, GSM-quadband (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS-dualband (900/2100); network standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; bandwidth (download/upload): 21Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 189 x 115 ( = 0.37 x 7.44 x 4.53 in)
Weight
325 g ( = 11.46 oz) Power Supply: 62 g ( = 2.19 oz)
Battery
15.17 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4,100 mAh, 3.7 V, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Price
219 Euro
Operating System
Android 4.2
Additional features
Webcam: webcam: 5.0MP, AF (back); 2.0MP (front), Speakers: front side stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty

 

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Neither GFXBench 3.0 nor 2.7 worked.
Neither GFXBench 3.0 nor 2.7 worked.
The microphone is, in both phablets, located at the lower edge.
The microphone is, in both phablets, located at the lower edge.
Ergonomically speaking it is quite unfortunate that the power button of the HP Slate 7 was moved to the volume rocker.
Ergonomically speaking it is quite unfortunate that the power button of the HP Slate 7 was moved to the volume rocker.
Micro USB 2.0 and the 3.5 mm jack have also traded places.
Micro USB 2.0 and the 3.5 mm jack have also traded places.
The back cover can be lifted via the indentation at the right edge.
The back cover can be lifted via the indentation at the right edge.
Underneath: SIM card slots, battery and microSD interface.
Underneath: SIM card slots, battery and microSD interface.
The VoiceTabs are almost identical in thickness.
The VoiceTabs are almost identical in thickness.
The display of the 6-incher is better than that of the 7-inch model.
The display of the 6-incher is better than that of the 7-inch model.
Both score with a good color display.
Both score with a good color display.
Both models are made of polycarbonate and...
Both models are made of polycarbonate and...
...are only available in silver.
...are only available in silver.
Both main cameras have a resolution of 5 megapixels.
Both main cameras have a resolution of 5 megapixels.
But only the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab is equipped with an LED flash.
But only the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab is equipped with an LED flash.
The webcams, however, are completely identical.
The webcams, however, are completely identical.
The speakers sound dull. Nevertheless...
The speakers sound dull. Nevertheless...
...exemplary: The front-faced position.
...exemplary: The front-faced position.
The graphics benchmark Epic Citadel proves: The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab is not made for gaming.
The graphics benchmark Epic Citadel proves: The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab is not made for gaming.
Geekbench 3
Geekbench 3
SIM maintenance
SIM maintenance

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Pro

+dual SIM
+big, bright IPS display
+viewing angle stable
+sturdy and precise workmanship
+microSD slot
+battery runtime
 

Cons

-non-exchangeable battery
-tinny speakers
-mediocre camera module
-performance below average
-cheap-looking case

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What we like

The bright IPS display and that the memory can be easily extended.

What we'd like to see

A somewhat more powerful SoC and 3G functionality for both SIM slots.

What surprises us

The low price given the decent equipment.

The competition

Acer Liquid S1

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6

HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab

Huawei Ascend G730

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7505

Rating

HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab
05/21/2014 v4
Michael Moser

Chassis
73%
Keyboard
71 / 75 → 95%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
45 / 60 → 75%
Weight
86%
Battery
89%
Display
82%
Games Performance
51 / 75 → 68%
Application Performance
27 / 65 → 42%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
58%
Average
70%
77%
Smartphone *
Weighted Average
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Smartphone Review
Author: Michael Moser, 2014-05-29 (Update: 2014-05-29)