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Blackview Tab 10 tablet review: Android 11 for only $190 USD

You get what you pay for. The low asking price for a bright 10.1-inch 1080p tablet running on the latest Android sounds like a steal until you discover that its performance is less-than-stellar even during the most simplest of tasks.
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The Blackview Tab 10 is an ultra-budget Android 11 tablet running on a low-end octa-core MediaTek MT8768 SoC. Its affordable price point of under $200 USD is undeniably attractive for users who just want a simple Andoid tablet for basic browsing and emailing. There are definitely some surprising pluses about the Tab 10, but the disadvantages are difficult to ignore.

See the official product page on the Blackview Tab 10 for the full list of specifications. Direct competitors to the Tab 10 include other very cheap Android tablets like the Allview iPlay 20, Lenovo Tab M10 series, or the Medion LifeTab series.

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Blackview Tab 10
Processor
Mediatek MT8768 8 x 1.5 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
10.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 218 PPI, 2-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 243 x 162 ( = 0.33 x 9.57 x 6.38 in)
Battery
7480 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
AC adapter, USB-A to USB-C charging cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, USB-C earbuds, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
523 g ( = 18.45 oz / 1.15 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
190 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
74 %
09/2021
Blackview Tab 10
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
523 g8.4 mm10.10"1920x1080
07/2021
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
SD 865, Adreno 650
485 g7.25 mm10.95"2560x1600
77 %
02/2021
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Helio MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300
462 g9.35 mm10.10"1280x800
78 %
12/2020
Medion LifeTab E10802
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
503 g8.6 mm10.00"1920x1200
78 %
10/2020
Allview iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
444 g7.95 mm10.10"1920x1200
91 %
11/2020
Apple iPad Air 2020
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
458 g6.1 mm10.90"2360x1640

Case — Solid, But Huge

The case is rigid and feels of higher quality than what the cheap price would otherwise suggest. Its metal backing and glass front are resistant to twists, creaks, and depressions.

It's worth noting that the tablet is relatively heavy for its size class. Our own scale shows 594 g without the removable cover to be noticeably heavier than the manufacturer claim of 523 g.

Removable folio case is a combination of soft plastic and faux leather
Removable folio case is a combination of soft plastic and faux leather
Modern USB-C port for charging, data, and headset (w/ adapter)
Modern USB-C port for charging, data, and headset (w/ adapter)
The case offers no orientation mode for angling the tablet on a table
The case offers no orientation mode for angling the tablet on a table
Removable case adds about 158 grams to the total weight
Removable case adds about 158 grams to the total weight
Rear camera and LED flash protrude slightly
Rear camera and LED flash protrude slightly
Chassis and rigidity are highlights of the Blackview Tab 10
Chassis and rigidity are highlights of the Blackview Tab 10
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253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 7.25 mm / 0.2854 inch 485 g1.069 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 171 mm / 6.73 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 503 g1.109 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 178.5 mm / 7.03 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 458 g1.01 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 444 g0.979 lbs243.3 mm / 9.58 inch 161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 462 g1.019 lbs243 mm / 9.57 inch 162 mm / 6.38 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 523 g1.153 lbs

Connectivity

The tablet integrates USB-C, MicroSD, and a Nano-SIM slot. The USB-C port is used for data and charging with no support for video-out.

Pins on bottom for connecting specific keyboard docks
Pins on bottom for connecting specific keyboard docks
Power and volume rocker feel a bit too soft when pressed
Power and volume rocker feel a bit too soft when pressed
Nano-SIM and MicroSD slot adjacent to the USB-C charging port
Nano-SIM and MicroSD slot adjacent to the USB-C charging port
Speaker grilles along the bottom edge of the tablet
Speaker grilles along the bottom edge of the tablet

Communication

Transfer rates max out in the mid 300 Mbps range for stable video streaming. Wi-Fi 6 is not supported.

We inserted our T-Mobile Nano-SIM card onto the tablet and received only Edge network speeds. Users will want to check if the tablet is compatible with their local bands before purchasing.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
902 (886min - 925max) MBit/s ∼100% +192%
Apple iPad Air 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
645 (569min - 750max) MBit/s ∼72% +109%
Medion LifeTab E10802
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
329 (99min - 384max) MBit/s ∼36% +6%
Blackview Tab 10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
309 MBit/s ∼34%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
297 (149min - 312max) MBit/s ∼33% -4%
Allview iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
99.9 MBit/s ∼11% -68%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
780 (635min - 867max) MBit/s ∼100% +120%
Apple iPad Air 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
541 (500min - 571max) MBit/s ∼69% +52%
Blackview Tab 10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
355 MBit/s ∼46%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
348 (310min - 358max) MBit/s ∼45% -2%
Medion LifeTab E10802
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
317 (164min - 333max) MBit/s ∼41% -11%
Allview iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
295 MBit/s ∼38% -17%

Webcam

Camera quality is sharper than expected for the price. Colors are off, however, and with an overly warm temperature.

ColorChecker
18.8 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
18 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
21 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Blackview Tab 10: 14.01 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 25.32 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter, USB-C earbuds, manual, 18 W AC adapter, USB-C to USB-A cable, and removable folio case. The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies but claiming said warranty may be difficult for buyers overseas.

Display — Brighter Than Expected

The best thing about the display is that it's relatively bright at almost 500 nits compared to 300 to 350 nits on competing models like the Lenovo M10. Otherwise, nearly everything else is average at best from its black-white response times, contrast ratio, colors, and even multi-touch capabilities. The panel struggles to recognize multi-touch inputs of more than 2 fingers and the limited gamut is immediately noticeable when compared to other cheap tablets like the Allview iPlay 20.

Edge-to-edge glass protection
Edge-to-edge glass protection
Thick bezels
Thick bezels
Pixels are underneath a thick layer of glass and so images do not pop or appear as vibrant as on an IPad or Galaxy Tab S
Pixels are underneath a thick layer of glass and so images do not pop or appear as vibrant as on an IPad or Galaxy Tab S
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
Moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges
414.8
cd/m²
467.4
cd/m²
442.4
cd/m²
427.5
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
438.6
cd/m²
440.7
cd/m²
463.7
cd/m²
440.6
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 467.4 cd/m² Average: 444.7 cd/m² Minimum: 1.78 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 467 cd/m²
Contrast: 708:1 (Black: 0.66 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.9 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 9.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
Gamma: 1.72
Blackview Tab 10
IPS, 10.10, 1920x1080
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
IPS, 10.95, 2560x1600
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
IPS, 10.10, 1280x800
Medion LifeTab E10802
IPS, 10.00, 1920x1200
Allview iPlay 20
IPS, 10.10, 1920x1200
Apple iPad Air 2020
IPS, 10.90, 2360x1640
Response Times
28%
-37%
-85%
4%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35.2 (18, 17.2)
30.4 (10.8, 19.6)
14%
50.4 (23.6, 26.8)
-43%
71.2
-102%
29.6 (14.8, 14.8)
16%
46.8 (23.6, 23.2)
-33%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (12, 14)
15.2 (3.6, 11.6)
42%
34 (18.8, 15.2)
-31%
43.6 (22.4, 21.2)
-68%
28 (18, 10)
-8%
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
2%
PWM Frequency
Screen
17%
46%
11%
27%
49%
Brightness middle
467
550
18%
375
-20%
335
-28%
396
-15%
509
9%
Brightness
445
515
16%
362
-19%
319
-28%
389
-13%
486
9%
Brightness Distribution
89
90
1%
87
-2%
85
-4%
90
1%
93
4%
Black Level *
0.66
0.96
-45%
0.17
74%
0.29
56%
0.44
33%
0.39
41%
Contrast
708
573
-19%
2206
212%
1155
63%
900
27%
1305
84%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.9
3.3
67%
5.6
43%
7.6
23%
2.39
76%
1.3
87%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.66
7.9
50%
10.6
32%
14.1
10%
7.81
50%
2.8
82%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.9
4.9
51%
5
49%
10
-1%
4.7
53%
2.2
78%
Gamma
1.72 128%
2.24 98%
2.17 101%
2.44 90%
2.24 98%
2.21 100%
CCT
9142 71%
7288 89%
7667 85%
10228 64%
7326 89%
6833 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
99.3
Total Average (Program / Settings)
23% / 20%
5% / 30%
-37% / -8%
16% / 22%
17% / 36%

* ... smaller is better

Color temperature is far too cool as is typical of most budget displays. Average grayscale and color DeltaE values are therefore very high at almost 10 each.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 17.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.9 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15377 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is decent when under shade despite the inevitable glare. The screen washes out when under brighter ambient conditions
Outdoor visibility is decent when under shade despite the inevitable glare. The screen washes out when under brighter ambient conditions
Wide IPS viewing angles. Note the overly cool or blue color temperature
Wide IPS viewing angles. Note the overly cool or blue color temperature

Performance — Snail's Pace

Overall performance is far from smooth because of the slow MediaTek SoC. Simple actions like web browsing or navigating through the home screen result in frequent frame skips, missed inputs, noticeable latency, and loading times that all add up to a sometimes frustrating experience. Gaming performance is similarly disappointing with even the pre-installed Asphalt Nitro game struggling to maintain 20 to 30 FPS.

Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
1593 Points ∼100% +948%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
905 Points ∼57% +495%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
592 Points ∼37% +289%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
345 Points ∼22% +127%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
316 Points ∼20% +108%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
305 Points ∼19% +101%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
158 Points ∼10% +4%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
152 Points ∼10% 0%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
152 Points ∼10%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (135 - 158, n=3)
148 Points ∼9% -3%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
133 Points ∼8% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
4334 Points ∼100% +456%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
3288 Points ∼76% +322%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
1890 Points ∼44% +142%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
1381 Points ∼32% +77%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
1293 Points ∼30% +66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
1207 Points ∼28% +55%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
848 Points ∼20% +9%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
817 Points ∼19% +5%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
780 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (498 - 817, n=3)
698 Points ∼16% -11%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
455 Points ∼10% -42%
PCMark for Android / Work 3.0
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
11610 Points ∼100% +154%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
5346 Points ∼46% +17%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
4564 Points ∼39%
Average Mediatek MT8768
 
4564 Points ∼39% 0%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
35.6 fps ∼100% +1518%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
18 fps ∼51% +718%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
13 fps ∼37% +491%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
5.8 fps ∼16% +164%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
4.6 fps ∼13% +109%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
4.3 fps ∼12% +95%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
4.3 fps ∼12% +95%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (2.2 - 4.6, n=3)
3.03 fps ∼9% +38%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
3 fps ∼8% +36%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
2.3 fps ∼6% +5%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
2.2 fps ∼6%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
2 fps ∼6% -9%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
32.9 fps ∼100% +2250%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
21 fps ∼64% +1400%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
7.8 fps ∼24% +457%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
3.6 fps ∼11% +157%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
2.9 fps ∼9% +107%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
2.6 fps ∼8% +86%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
2.5 fps ∼8% +79%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (1.4 - 1.5, n=3)
1.433 fps ∼4% +2%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
1.4 fps ∼4% 0%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
1.4 fps ∼4%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
1.2 fps ∼4% -14%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
0.87 fps ∼3% -38%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
40.5 fps ∼100% +1025%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
29 fps ∼72% +706%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
20 fps ∼49% +456%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
9.7 fps ∼24% +169%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
7.8 fps ∼19% +117%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
7.4 fps ∼18% +106%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
7.1 fps ∼18% +97%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (3.6 - 7.6, n=3)
4.97 fps ∼12% +38%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
4.7 fps ∼12% +31%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
3.7 fps ∼9% +3%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
3.6 fps ∼9%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
3.2 fps ∼8% -11%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
105.6 fps ∼100% +2608%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
54 fps ∼51% +1285%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
22 fps ∼21% +464%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
10 fps ∼9% +156%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
8.4 fps ∼8% +115%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
7.9 fps ∼7% +103%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
7.6 fps ∼7% +95%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
3.9 fps ∼4% 0%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
3.9 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (3.9 - 3.9, n=3)
3.9 fps ∼4% 0%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
3.3 fps ∼3% -15%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
2.4 fps ∼2% -38%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
5403 Points ∼100% +361%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
3720 Points ∼69% +218%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
2966 Points ∼55% +153%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
2631 Points ∼49% +125%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
2542 Points ∼47% +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
2471 Points ∼46% +111%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
2280 Points ∼42% +95%
Alldocube Alldocube X
Mediatek MT8176
1880 Points ∼35% +61%
Lenovo Tab M10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
1785 Points ∼33% +52%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (957 - 2101, n=3)
1410 Points ∼26% +20%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
1373 Points ∼25% +17%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
1171 Points ∼22%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
957 Points ∼18% -18%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
853 Points ∼16% -27%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
12112 Points ∼100% +2750%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
9428 Points ∼78% +2118%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
2798 Points ∼23% +558%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
1528 Points ∼13% +260%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
1043 Points ∼9% +145%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
986 Points ∼8% +132%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
972 Points ∼8% +129%
Alldocube Alldocube X
Mediatek MT8176
809 Points ∼7% +90%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (396 - 487, n=3)
436 Points ∼4% +3%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
425 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Tab M10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
413 Points ∼3% -3%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
404 Points ∼3% -5%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
396 Points ∼3% -7%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
258 Points ∼2% -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8089 Points ∼100% +1534%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
6727 Points ∼83% +1259%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
2961 Points ∼37% +498%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
1649 Points ∼20% +233%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
1197 Points ∼15% +142%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
1158 Points ∼14% +134%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
1142 Points ∼14% +131%
Alldocube Alldocube X
Mediatek MT8176
926 Points ∼11% +87%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (455 - 581, n=3)
510 Points ∼6% +3%
Lenovo Tab M10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
498 Points ∼6% +1%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
495 Points ∼6%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
479 Points ∼6% -3%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
455 Points ∼6% -8%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
305 Points ∼4% -38%
WebXPRT 3 /
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic
195 Points ∼100% +491%
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
105 Points ∼54% +218%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810
83 Points ∼43% +152%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9611
54 Points ∼28% +64%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183
52 Points ∼27% +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
52 Points ∼27% +58%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183
46 Points ∼24% +39%
Lenovo Tab M10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
34 Points ∼17% +3%
Blackview Tab 10
Mediatek MT8768
33 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek MT8768
  (24 - 33, n=3)
29.3 Points ∼15% -11%
Allview iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A
29 Points ∼15% -12%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B
27 Points ∼14% -18%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768
24 Points ∼12% -27%

Storage Devices

Transfer rates are decent except when dealing with small 4K block file sizes where they begin to slow to a crawl.

Storage can be expanded via the integrated MicroSD reader. Copying 1 GB worth of pictures from our UHS-II test card to the tablet takes about 20 seconds.

Blackview Tab 10
64 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
32 GB eMMC Flash
Medion LifeTab E10802
64 GB eMMC Flash
Allview iPlay 20
64 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo Tab M10
16 GB eMMC Flash
AndroBench 3-5
901%
11%
-6%
-27%
8%
Random Write 4KB
9.4
217.51
2214%
13.54
44%
10.32
10%
4.27
-55%
11.32
20%
Random Read 4KB
31.37
190.66
508%
36.01
15%
27.36
-13%
25.43
-19%
52.5
67%
Sequential Write 256KB
135.31
708.37
424%
104
-23%
101.17
-25%
160.32
18%
52.6
-61%
Sequential Read 256KB
263.62
1468.24
457%
287.27
9%
274.66
4%
123.27
-53%
279.94
6%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.05
61.11
62.94
61.22
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.66
80.74
81.67
83.48

Emissions

Temperature

Surface temperatures are warmest along the edge that's furthest away from the USB-C port. The front and back hot spots can reach 40 C and 35 C when under high loads for extended periods.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
CPU stress (front)
CPU stress (front)
CPU stress (back)
CPU stress (back)
Max. Load
 30 °C
86 F
34 °C
93 F
40.6 °C
105 F
 
 27.8 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
 27 °C
81 F
27.6 °C
82 F
37 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34.8 °C
95 F
33.8 °C
93 F
32.6 °C
91 F
32.6 °C
91 F
32 °C
90 F
31.8 °C
89 F
31 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34.5 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. Bass is unsurprisingly lacking, but at least the audio is relatively loud
Pink noise at maximum volume. Bass is unsurprisingly lacking, but at least the audio is relatively loud
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.534.838.52534.127.534.13132.324.932.3403324.9335037.525.937.56335.822.135.88037.72637.710037.722.137.712539.820.339.816044.616.844.62004816.94825054.717.354.731557.920.657.940061.516.461.550064.314.364.363067.612.867.68006711.967100071.111.171.1125077.310.977.3160080.110.680.1200082.511.382.5250081.811.281.8315080.711.180.7400077.411.377.4500078.611.678.6630076.811.576.8800079.611.679.61000084.111.584.11250072.511.372.51600061.510.561.5SPL91.124.491.1N83.50.683.5median 71.1median 11.6median 71.1Delta11.62.811.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseBlackview Tab 10Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Blackview Tab 10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Constant power consumption when running CPU Throttling Test
Constant power consumption when running CPU Throttling Test

Idling on the home screen consumes between 2 W and 6 W depending on the brightness level. We're able to record a maximum draw of only 8 W when running the CPU throttling test app.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.48 / 0.61 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2 / 6 / 6.1 Watt
Load midlight 6.8 / 8.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Blackview Tab 10
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1080, 10.10
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
SD 865, Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, IPS, 2560x1600, 10.95
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Helio MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Medion LifeTab E10802
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.00
Allview iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Apple iPad Air 2020
A14, A14 Bionic GPU, 256 GB NVMe, IPS, 2360x1640, 10.90
Power Consumption
6%
54%
32%
-98%
-19%
Idle Minimum *
2
1.33
33%
0.82
59%
1.25
37%
7.4
-270%
1.3
35%
Idle Average *
6
5.37
10%
2.73
54%
3.79
37%
10.9
-82%
7.89
-32%
Idle Maximum *
6.1
5.41
11%
2.74
55%
3.82
37%
11
-80%
7.91
-30%
Load Average *
6.8
6.87
-1%
3.08
55%
4.99
27%
7.7
-13%
9.28
-36%
Load Maximum *
8.1
10.08
-24%
4.41
46%
6.33
22%
11.9
-47%
10.78
-33%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life — Good For The Day

Runtimes are long likely due to the low power consumption mentioned above. We're able to squeeze almost 13 hours of real-world WLAN use from the internal 7480 mAh battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 54min
Blackview Tab 10
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320,  Wh
Huawei MatePad 11 2021
SD 865, Adreno 650,  Wh
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Helio MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300,  Wh
Medion LifeTab E10802
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 22.8 Wh
Allview iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322,  Wh
Apple iPad Air 2020
A14, A14 Bionic GPU, 28.6 Wh
Battery Runtime
8%
18%
-6%
-38%
-9%
Reader / Idle
1972
2039
WiFi v1.3
774
835
8%
915
18%
730
-6%
481
-38%
702
-9%
Load
236
388

Pros

+ integrated MicroSD reader
+ bright touchscreen
+ long battery life
+ inexpensive
+ rigid chassis

Cons

- 4G bands may not be compatible with most U.S. wireless carriers
- USB-C does not support video-out
- narrow color range
- slow performance
- relatively heavy

Verdict — Cheap, Bright, Heavy and Slow

In review: Blackview Tab 10. Test unit provided by Blackview
In review: Blackview Tab 10. Test unit provided by Blackview

The Blackview Tab 10 excels in a few aspects while dropping the ball in many others. We love the bright touchscreen that's brighter than many other budget Android tablets like the Alcatel 3T 10 4G or Lenovo Tab M10 for improved outdoor visibility. We also appreciate the strong chassis design that feels tougher and longer-lasting than immediate competitors. Camera quality is good for the price as well assuming brightly lit conditions. 

The drawbacks are too apparent to ignore. Performance is incredibly slow to the point of frustration if you plan on using the tablet daily for web browsing or word processing. The lack of external display support or deeper colors are also apparent albeit more forgiveable considering the price. Users may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 which comes with a significantly faster Snapdragon processor for a smoother experience at the cost of a more fragile build.

Price and availability

The Blackview Tab 10 is available directly from Blackview for $189 USD. Alternatively, the model is also available on Amazon for $219.

Blackview Tab 10 - 09/14/2021 v7
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Chassis
75 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
70 / 80 → 87%
Pointing Device
59%
Connectivity
29 / 70 → 41%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 89%
Battery
90%
Display
78%
Games Performance
7 / 78 → 8%
Application Performance
49 / 92 → 53%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 91 → 82%
Camera
52 / 85 → 61%
Average
66%
74%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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