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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Patrick Afschar, 06/11/2016

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.

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Most notebook or smartphone manufacturers now offer at least one or more tablets. The places are occupied by premium tablets, led by the big players of the industry.

We list the best Windows tablets separately in our Top 10 Windows Tablets.

Top Tablet Charts as of June 2016

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
104/201691%Apple iPad Pro 9.7Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Apple A9X
Apple A9X / PowerVR Series 7XT
2 GB Memory, 256 GB 
6.1 mm444 g9.7"2048x1536Apple iOS 9
202/201690%Google Pixel CGoogle Pixel C
Nvidia Tegra X1
NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU
3 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
7 mm517 g10.2"2560x1800Android 6.0 Marshmallow
312/201589%Apple iPad Pro 12.9Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple A9X
Apple A9X / PowerVR Series 7XT
4 GB Memory, 128 GB 
6.9 mm723 g12.9"2732x2048Apple iOS 9
409/201589%Apple iPad Mini 4Apple iPad Mini 4
Apple A8
PowerVR GX6450
2 GB Memory, 64 GB SSD
6.1 mm304 g7.9"2048x1536Apple iOS 9
510/201588%Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTESamsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
ARM Mali-T760 MP6
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
5.6 mm272 g8.0"2048x1536Android 5.0 Lollipop
611/201488%Apple iPad Air 2Apple iPad Air 2
Apple A8X
PowerVR GXA6850
2 GB Memory, 128 GB eMMC
6.1 mm444 g9.7"2048x1536Apple iOS 8
710/201588%Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTESamsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
ARM Mali-T760 MP6
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
5.6 mm387 g9.7"2048x1536Android 5.0 Lollipop
810/201487%NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE P1761NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE P1761
Nvidia Tegra K1
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU
2 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.2 mm371 g8.0"1920x1200Android 4.4 KitKat
904/201687%Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inchHuawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
HiSilicon Kirin 930
ARM Mali-T628 MP4
2 GB Memory, 16 GB eMMC
7.3 mm500 g10.1"1920x1200Android 5.1 Lollipop
1003/201686%Xiaomi MiPad 2Xiaomi MiPad 2
Intel Atom x5-Z8500
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
2 GB Memory, 16 GB eMMC
6.95 mm332 g7.9"2048x1536Android 5.1 Lollipop

 

Top 10 of the previous months at the time of writing; most recent reviews are listed first

Editors' Comments

There are no changes this month. However, new modes are in sight with the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 being one of the first and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.0 coming soon.

1st

Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Apple iPad Pro 9.7

The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a well-made combination of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 12.9, which even comes with a similarly good camera as the iPhone 6s. Moreover, the True Tone display of the tablet supports the Apple Pencil. Optional LTE, fast performance, and up to 256 GB of internal storage leave almost nothing to be desired. The battery runtimes also convinced in our test. Unfortunately, the device does not support Quick Charge and, so, charging the battery takes a long time. In addition, the power adapter's capacity is too low and the steep price might keep prospective customers from buying.

2nd

Google Pixel C
Google Pixel C

With the Pixel C, Google has produced an in-house design similar to the Pixel Chromebook. The tablet features an unusual display size, but it looks good and, together with its optional keyboard, is a powerful device for writing. The tablet appears to be very high-end and shines especially with its high performance and long battery runtimes. Moreover, it provides a modern USB Type-C Gen. 1 port. You should carefully consider the storage option when buying the device since the storage capacity cannot be expanded. In return, you'll get the latest version of the operating system with Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

3rd

Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple iPad Pro 12.9

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 delivers uncompromisingly high performance, which is far better than any other tablet's. Only the newer iPad Pro 9.7 can reach a similar level, but falls slightly short. Once again, build quality and materials set standards. Using the tablet is absolutely intuitive and smooth. Unfortunately, a steep surcharge is due for the well-made pen called Pencil.

4th

Apple iPad Mini 4
Apple iPad Mini 4

Previous to its presentation, the Apple iPad Mini 4 was almost considered a dying species. At the Keynote, Phil Schneider only mentioned the small iPad in two sentences. Wrongly, as our review shows. Although the iPad Mini 4 cannot fully reach the promised performance level of the Air 2, it brings more than sufficient performance for all current tasks. Even demanding 3D games are not too much for the Mini 4. Compared to its predecessor, which Apple has already removed from its portfolio, it shines with the right improvements. These include a slimmer and lighter case, faster WLAN modules and especially the anti-glare display that sets new standards in outdoor visibility. In addition, the GPS sensor works excellently.

Discussion

5th

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

The hunt for superlatives continues. After Samsung increased the resolution of its high-end tablets to WQHD, the Galaxy Tab S2 8 comes with a "normal" one again. In addition, the manufacturer uses the 4:3 aspect ratio, which is comfortable for reading. In return, the new tablets are now ultra slim and extremely light. Nevertheless, Samsung neglected neither build quality nor stability. In addition, the new S2 series almost completely convinces when it comes to performance and features. Furthermore, the cameras have been improved. However, the highlight is and has been the ingenious S-AMOLED display with its vivid colors and unique deep black.

6th

Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad Air 2

Performance, size, and weight are even better in the Apple iPad Air 2 compared to its predecessor. The performance of the Apple A8X-SoC is particularly impressive. Meanwhile, the software problems are largely resolved, and we have refrained from decreasing the rating. Nevertheless, the Air 2 does not perform well enough for the first place in our top list. Its stability suffers from the even lower height. In addition, Apple has missed a chance to further improve the display. As a result, it cannot get the crown.

7th

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

The bigger model of the new Tab S2 series from Samsung made it into our Top 10, too. Basically, the same can be said for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 as for its smaller sibling, only the weight is higher and the pixel density is lower. Quote from above: "The manufacturer uses the 4:3 aspect ratio, which is comfortable for reading. In return, the new tablets are now ultra slim and extremely light. Nevertheless, Samsung neglected neither build quality nor stability. In addition, the new S2 series almost completely convinces when it comes to performance and features. Furthermore, the cameras have been improved. However, the highlight is and was the ingenious S-AMOLED display with its vivid colors and unique deep black."

8th

With the Nvidia Shield, a manufacturer made it into our charts which is not known for many devices. On the contrary, they occasionally release reference models just to adequately present their semi-conductor products. For example, the Shield, the first tablet with their in-house Tegra K1 chip, is very impressive, particularly with its gaming performance. Apart from that, the Shield is one of the best tablets. In any case, it is the first choice for gamers. In addition to the Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE, Nvidia has one other tablet on our list.

9th

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0
Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0

The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is the bigger version of the MediaPad M2 8.0, which was launched last year. It primarily targets multimedia enthusiasts and performs really well in this regard. The display is bright and contrast-rich and also great for traveling. However, those looking for high color precision will not be happy with the MediaPad M2, since its display is optimized for watching videos and, thus, shows the typical blue tint, and the color saturation is slightly too high. However, its a great device for its purpose and the good speakers contribute to an excellent video experience. As the Huawei also comes with LTE, friends of streaming services will also get their money's worth.

10th

Xiaomi MiPad 2
Xiaomi MiPad 2

With the Xiaomi MiPad 2 a tablet from the Far East quietly entered our Top 10, which is not officially sold in Germany, but only available via imports. The look heavily resembles the iPad Mini, but the aluminum case does not house that much performance. Otherwise, the Chinese deliver a great tablet, which comes with a USB Type-C port. The colors of the display are not that good, but this is not annoying during everyday tasks. Moreover, the small storage capacity of 16 GB cannot be expanded. However, this is acceptable in view of the cheap price.

Recent Tablet Awards

Editor's Choice in April 2016: Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Editor's Choice in April 2016: Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Best Value in April 2016: Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0
Best Value in April 2016: Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0
Editor's Choice in October 2015: Apple iPad Mini 4
Editor's Choice in October 2015: Apple iPad Mini 4
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Nvidia Shield Tablet
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Nvidia Shield Tablet
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Best Value in September 2014: Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0
Best Value in September 2014: Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Editor's Choice in June 2014: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Editor's Choice in June 2014: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Size Comparion

Measurement Results

Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Google Pixel C
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
Apple iPad Mini 4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
Apple iPad Air 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
Xiaomi MiPad 2
Screen
Brightness500510393421348427357469383402
Brightness Distribution93919291889286929191
Black Level *0.520.390.220.580.610.680.410.4
Contrast1006124918147096936699391063
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *1.15.242.962.151.672.861.783.885.314.98
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *1.47.9532.721.752.371.383.385.585.2
Gamma *2.112.162.212.292.272.432.242.742.42.65
CCT6662 98%6565 99%7049 92%7012 93%6361 102%6941 94%6366 102%6537 99%7044 92%7249 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)62.9771.1595.48898
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)99.5597.87
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *42.342.340.13842.636.240.83633.938.6
Maximum Bottom *40.63639.34240.642.835.73834.336.9
Idle Upper Side *34.931.833.833.329.93131.23232.331.6
Idle Bottom *31.72832.931.529.93229.13130.229.2
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle185020901933148813991364918856988
Load186294195242265212291128266
WiFi v1.3779638695539442393698421
H.264708740630643780562651442602
WiFi630347
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *1.711.822.690.821.22.31.11.63.33
Idle Average *7.554.2610.953.63.65.14.52.64.135.01
Idle Maximum *7.624.3311.143.945.452.74.225.19
Load Average *8.399.8211.546.18.27.99.44.26.578.32
Load Maximum *12.0813.9912.889.911.110.45.58.329.33

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
168840 Points ∼92%
Google Pixel C
90568 Points ∼49%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
184346 Points ∼100%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
52322 Points ∼28%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
73083 Points ∼40%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
3079 Points ∼65%
Google Pixel C
1411 Points ∼30%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
3200 Points ∼67%
Apple iPad Mini 4
1714 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
1233 Points ∼26%
Apple iPad Air 2
1816 Points ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
1247 Points ∼26%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
881 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
990 Points ∼21%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
5268 Points ∼27%
Google Pixel C
4216 Points ∼22%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
5419 Points ∼28%
Apple iPad Mini 4
3097 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
4195 Points ∼22%
Apple iPad Air 2
4530 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
4221 Points ∼22%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
3537 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
3170 Points ∼16%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
59.4 fps ∼99%
Google Pixel C
39 fps ∼65%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
59.3 fps ∼99%
Apple iPad Mini 4
37 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
29 fps ∼48%
Apple iPad Air 2
52.1 fps ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
29 fps ∼48%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
57 fps ∼95%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
17 fps ∼28%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
13 fps ∼22%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
117.1 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel C
69 fps ∼8%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
163.2 fps ∼18%
Apple iPad Mini 4
47.8 fps ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
24 fps ∼3%
Apple iPad Air 2
70.4 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
38 fps ∼4%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
66 fps ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
16 fps ∼2%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
32 fps ∼4%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
35.1 fps ∼47%
Google Pixel C
22 fps ∼29%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
33.3 fps ∼45%
Apple iPad Mini 4
15.3 fps ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
11 fps ∼15%
Apple iPad Air 2
27 fps ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
12 fps ∼16%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
29.8 fps ∼40%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
8.7 fps ∼12%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
6.3 fps ∼8%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
51 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel C
40 fps ∼10%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
80.1 fps ∼21%
Apple iPad Mini 4
21.5 fps ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
10.4 fps ∼3%
Apple iPad Air 2
37.6 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
17 fps ∼4%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
31.2 fps ∼8%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
8.8 fps ∼2%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
8.4 fps ∼2%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
26.9 fps ∼42%
Google Pixel C
13 fps ∼20%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
54.3 fps ∼84%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
6.3 fps ∼10%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
39.5 fps ∼18%
Google Pixel C
31 fps ∼14%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
83 fps ∼38%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
13 fps ∼6%
GFXBench 4.0
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
12 fps ∼20%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
5.7 fps ∼10%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
24 fps ∼11%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
8.4 fps ∼4%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
6858 Points ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
5564 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
5565 Points ∼68%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
4458 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
5279 Points ∼65%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
3181 Points ∼97%
Google Pixel C
1909 Points ∼58%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
3282 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Mini 4
1681 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
1044 Points ∼32%
Apple iPad Air 2
1967 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
1103 Points ∼34%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
1431 Points ∼44%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
1146 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1419 Points ∼43%
System (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
6098 Points ∼98%
Google Pixel C
2724 Points ∼44%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
6230 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Mini 4
3132 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
2764 Points ∼44%
Apple iPad Air 2
4104 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
2867 Points ∼46%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
1012 Points ∼16%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
1943 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1921 Points ∼31%
Memory (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
2185 Points ∼82%
Google Pixel C
868 Points ∼33%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
2027 Points ∼76%
Apple iPad Mini 4
902 Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
593 Points ∼22%
Apple iPad Air 2
832 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
590 Points ∼22%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
596 Points ∼22%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
1283 Points ∼48%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1379 Points ∼52%
Graphics (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
6485 Points ∼75%
Google Pixel C
6355 Points ∼74%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
8422 Points ∼98%
Apple iPad Mini 4
2668 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
876 Points ∼10%
Apple iPad Air 2
4920 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
1385 Points ∼16%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
8065 Points ∼94%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
903 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1609 Points ∼19%
Web (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
1185 Points ∼94%
Google Pixel C
884 Points ∼70%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
1091 Points ∼86%
Apple iPad Mini 4
1059 Points ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
952 Points ∼75%
Apple iPad Air 2
1263 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
648 Points ∼51%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
863 Points ∼68%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
767 Points ∼61%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
952 Points ∼75%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
1206 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel C
764 Points ∼41%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
1871 Points ∼100%
Apple iPad Mini 4
426 Points ∼23%
Apple iPad Air 2
754 Points ∼40%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
34015 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel C
40665 Points ∼22%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
33812 Points ∼18%
Apple iPad Mini 4
18737 Points ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
19317 Points ∼10%
Apple iPad Air 2
21707 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
19867 Points ∼11%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
33129 Points ∼18%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
12530 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
25460 Points ∼14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
50084 Points ∼11%
Google Pixel C
52816 Points ∼12%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
51124 Points ∼11%
Apple iPad Mini 4
25254 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
20006 Points ∼4%
Apple iPad Air 2
31542 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
20482 Points ∼5%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
39590 Points ∼9%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
13198 Points ∼3%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
27537 Points ∼6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
16023 Points ∼25%
Google Pixel C
22527 Points ∼35%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
15473 Points ∼24%
Apple iPad Mini 4
9844 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
17240 Points ∼27%
Apple iPad Air 2
10379 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
17981 Points ∼28%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
21086 Points ∼33%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
10643 Points ∼17%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
20142 Points ∼32%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
4002 Points ∼82%
Google Pixel C
2735 Points ∼56%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
4061 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
929 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
946 Points ∼19%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1353 Points ∼28%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
6127 Points ∼79%
Google Pixel C
4293 Points ∼56%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
7525 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
830 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
843 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1300 Points ∼17%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
1807 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel C
1205 Points ∼48%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9
1555 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
1586 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
1641 Points ∼65%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
1580 Points ∼63%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
154.29 MB/s ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
248.34 MB/s ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
248.24 MB/s ∼51%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
83 MB/s ∼17%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
146 MB/s ∼30%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
147.85 MB/s ∼30%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
109.38 MB/s ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
47.45 MB/s ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
49.37 MB/s ∼31%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
15.5 MB/s ∼10%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
76 MB/s ∼48%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
56.37 MB/s ∼35%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
19.96 MB/s ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
25.53 MB/s ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
25.56 MB/s ∼19%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
11 MB/s ∼8%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
25 MB/s ∼18%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
24.42 MB/s ∼18%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel C
10.08 MB/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
9.68 MB/s ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
9.82 MB/s ∼19%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
0.9 MB/s ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
17 MB/s ∼33%
Xiaomi MiPad 2
13.96 MB/s ∼27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
50.25 MB/s ∼60%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
23.14 MB/s ∼35%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
19621 Points ∼43%
Google Pixel C (Chrome 44.0.2403.133)
7563 Points ∼17%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
19852 Points ∼44%
Apple iPad Mini 4 (Safari iOS 9)
9962 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE (Chrome 45)
7097 Points ∼16%
Apple iPad Air 2 (Safari 9.0 Mobile)
10512 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE (Chrome 45)
6885 Points ∼15%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
6777 Points ∼15%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch (Chrome 49)
4682 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi MiPad 2 (Chrome 48)
7994 Points ∼18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
1546.3 ms * ∼3%
Google Pixel C (Chrome 44.0.2403.133)
5533.1 ms * ∼9%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
1498.8 ms * ∼3%
Apple iPad Mini 4 (Safari iOS 9)
2557 ms * ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE (Chrome 45)
6512 ms * ∼11%
Apple iPad Air 2 (Safari 9.0 Mobile)
2396 ms * ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE (Chrome 45)
6483.2 ms * ∼11%
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W
4286 ms * ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch (Chrome 49)
9903 ms * ∼17%
Xiaomi MiPad 2 (Chrome 48)
4420.4 ms * ∼7%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
143 Points ∼0%
Google Pixel C (Chrome 44.0.2403.133)
47.4 Points ∼0%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (Safari Mobile 9.0)
142 Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE (Chrome 45)
40.298 Points ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE (Chrome 45)
41.12 Points ∼0%
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch (Chrome 49)
28.27 Points ∼0%
Xiaomi MiPad 2 (Chrome 48)
43.039 Points ∼0%

Legend

 
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Apple A9X, Apple A9X / PowerVR Series 7XT, Apple 256 GB (iPad Pro 9.7 NVMe)
 
Google Pixel C Nvidia Tegra X1, NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Apple A9X, Apple A9X / PowerVR Series 7XT, Apple 128 GB (iPad Pro 12.9 NVMe)
 
Apple iPad Mini 4 Apple A8, PowerVR GX6450, 64 GB SSD
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa, ARM Mali-T760 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Air 2 Apple A8X, PowerVR GXA6850, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa, ARM Mali-T760 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
NVIDIA Shield Tablet P1761W Nvidia Tegra K1, NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU, 16 GB iNAND Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch HiSilicon Kirin 930, ARM Mali-T628 MP4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi MiPad 2 Intel Atom x5-Z8500, Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), 16 GB eMMC Flash

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