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Honor Pad 8 tablet review: 12-inch tablet at a bargain price

Going big. Honor is introducing its first tablet in the form of the Pad 8 and thus attempting to make its mark in the tablet category. The Pad 8 is currently one of the cheapest 12-inch tablets on the market at US$300. It also has a solid mid-range performance and features. Our review reveals how well the XXL tablet performs in practice and where it falls short.
Honor Pad 8

A display size of 12 inches, a slick aluminum case, and a surround sound system with 8 loudspeakers: Those who expect to be confronted with a high price for the Honor Tab 8 may be in for a surprise. The tablet, equipped with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage space and a Snapdragon 680, only costs around US$300, which currently makes it the most reasonably priced Android tablet for its size. 

Despite the low price, the rest of the tablet's equipment does not fall too short. This includes a 7250 mAh large battery, which supports fast charging at 22.5 watts, as well as special OS features for working across screens. 

Honor Pad 8
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4
Display
12.00 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 194 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB-C, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, DRM WideVine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, USB OTG, DTS:X Ultra
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 278.54 x 174.06 ( = 0.27 x 10.97 x 6.85 in)
Battery
7250 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 22,5 W charging speed (max. 10V 2.25A)
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, 1/5", videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: 8 speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 22,5W charger, USB cable, Quick start guide, Warranty information, MagicUI 6.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
520 g ( = 18.34 oz / 1.15 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
350 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.7 %
11/2022
Honor Pad 8
SD 680, Adreno 610
520 g6.9 mm12.00"2000x1200
88.5 %
10/2021
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
487 g7.5 mm10.20"2160x1620
84.1 %
11/2021
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4
490 g7.5 mm11.00"2000x1200
85.8 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
SD 750G 5G, Adreno 619
608 g6.3 mm12.40"2560x1600
87.6 %
12/2021
Xiaomi Pad 5
SD 860, Adreno 640
511 g6.85 mm11.00"2560x1600

Case - Thin and high quality aluminum chassis

Honor packs the Pad 8 in a 7.9 millimeter thin and well-made unibody case out of aluminum, which, together with its matte surface finish in the only available color Blue Hour, makes for a high quality impression. The 12-inch tablet feels pleasantly light to hold thanks to its weight of 520 grams. The volume rocker and the power button sit firmly in the metal chassis, do not wobble, and have a firm pressure point.

Thanks to a display-surface ratio of 87 percent, the Pad 8 offers a good combination of slim design and user friendliness. The screen bezel is just over 7 millimeters wide on all sides, which allows the tablet to be held comfortably in one hand without making incorrect inputs on the display. The selfie camera is also located in the bezel to save space, thus conveniently disappearing from the user's field of view.

For those really wishing to do so, the Pad 8 can be dented in the middle and its metal chassis can be twisted a little under torsional stress when gripped by its two short sides. But considering the large display diagonal, the stability of the Honor Pad 8 is rather good and more than sufficient for everyday use. However, the tablet lacks IP certification.

The 5 MP camera on the backside protrudes a few millimeters from the case, meaning that the tablet does not lie completely flat on the table. Nonetheless, it barely wobbles back and forth due to its large size, even when tapping the corner next to the camera. 

Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8

Size Comparison

284.8 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 608 g1.34 lbs278.54 mm / 11 inch 174.06 mm / 6.85 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 520 g1.146 lbs258.4 mm / 10.2 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs254.69 mm / 10 inch 166.25 mm / 6.55 inch 6.85 mm / 0.2697 inch 511 g1.127 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 487 g1.074 lbs

Equipment - 8 speakers and support for HD streams

The Honor Pad 8 is only available in one storage variant. With 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage, it officially costs around US$299.90. The Honor tablet produces powerful surround sound from a total of 8 speakers with DTS:X Ultra support.

Other features include an OTG-capable USB-C port with USB 2.0 speed, which has to be used for connecting audio devices via cable due to the lack of a 3.5 mm jack. The tablet supports DRM Widevine L1 and can therefore also play streams in HD quality.

Left: no connections
Left: no connections
Right: microphone, power button, volume rocker
Right: microphone, power button, volume rocker
Top: speakers
Top: speakers
Bottom: speakers, USB-C 2.0
Bottom: speakers, USB-C 2.0

Software - Android 12 with productivity features

The Pad 8 runs Android 12 in conjunction with Honor's Magic UI 6.1 user interface. At the time of testing (mid-November, build number 6.1.0.141), the Android security patches were from August 1, 2022 and thus already quite outdated. To date, Honor has not specified how long the Pad 8 will be supplied with security patches and system upgrades.

Two software features of Magic UI 6.1 take advantage of the 12-inch tablet's screen size: multi-windows mode and cross-screen working.

Multi-windows mode allows for up to 4 apps to be displayed on the tablet at the same time, to be positioned next to or above each other, and to be changed in size. In addition, images, text and documents can be transferred between open apps and photos can be dragged from the photo app to the email app to be sent as attachments.

Multi-windows mode is not supported by every app, but it functioned flawlessly with a number of apps in our tests, including YouTube, Chrome, Google Photos and Honor's own note-taking app, Memo.

Users can pair the Pad 8 with an Honor smartphone for cross-screen work. The smartphone's screen is mirrored on the tablet's screen, making it possible to drag and drop photos and videos from the smartphone onto the tablet. However, only Honor smartphones with Magic UI 3.0 and higher are compatible.

Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8

Communication & GNSS - WiFi 5 only and no GPS

The Honor Pad 8 is restrained in terms of communication. Although the mobile network menu item appears in the Android settings, Honor does not offer a mobile option for its tablet. NFC and a GPS module are also missing. This leaves only Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 5 as communication modules.

Connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Honor Pad 8 achieves good and stable Wi-Fi transmission rates in both the send and receive directions. At rates of around 350 MB/s, this falls within the range of what Wi-Fi 5 is capable of.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
635 (320min - 652max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
630 (597min - 669max) MBit/s ∼99%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
587 (290min - 624max) MBit/s ∼92%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
343 (327min - 349max) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
655 (601min - 674max) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
538 (317min - 618max) MBit/s ∼82%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
485 (191min - 554max) MBit/s ∼74%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
352 (334min - 359max) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
345 (326min - 357max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
357 (323min - 366max) MBit/s ∼100%
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Honor Pad 8; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø344 (326-357)
Honor Pad 8; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø357 (323-366)

Cameras - 5MP main camera with snapshot quality

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

In general, you shouldn't expect too much from integrated cameras in tablets. If you look at the product website of the Honor Pad 8, this seems to be the case here as well. There, the cameras do not even appear in the description of the tablet and are instead hidden in the technical data.

Reading through the specifications, we learn that the main and selfie camera each have a resolution of merely 5 MP. In the camera menu, we find out that both cameras can record videos at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. The single microphone does its job quite well. 

Photos and videos taken by the main and selfie camera are of modest quality. As a result, photos are not particularly sharp and are always somewhat washed out. On other hand, both cameras together reproduce colors quite vividly and realistically. However, the main camera cannot cope with low-light shots and hardly brings out details.

A special feature of the camera software is the document mode, which, however, does not live up to its promise. The document mode automatically crops photographed pages, but did not manage to display text pages sharply under testing and neither has text recognition nor the option to create PDF files.

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Low light shot
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Here we take a closer look at the Honor Pad 8's main camera under controlled lighting conditions.

Under optimal lighting, it reproduces the colors of the ColorChecker test chart quite accurately and only shows larger deviations from the reference colors in the darker green and brown tones. The test chart is also relatively sharp, but the transitions between the chart elements appear frayed in the center of the image.

The main camera is completely overwhelmed in 1 lux residual light; the test chart appears very grainy and dark. But its elements can still be recognized to some extent.

ColorChecker
16.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
15 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Pad 8: 11.48 ∆E min: 3.94 - max: 19.63 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
38.7 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
65.9 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
67.8 ∆E
65.6 ∆E
30.8 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
78.2 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
46.9 ∆E
92.1 ∆E
71.1 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Pad 8: 47.62 ∆E min: 14.45 - max: 92.1 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - 22.5 watt power supply included

Honor includes a USB cable (type A to C), a 22.5-watt power adapter, a quick-start guide, and a service guarantee card with the Pad 8. The manufacturer does not offer any accessories specifically tailored to the tablet in its web store.

The Honor Pad 8 comes with a 24-month warranty in the EU. This may differ from region to region, so be sure to check with your supplier before purchasing. On its website, the manufacturer limits the warranty for the included power adapter to 6 months and the warranty for the included USB cable to 3 months. 

Input Devices & Operation - Only 60 Hz and no active pen input

The IPS screen of the Honor Pad 8 responds quickly and precisely to inputs. Active pen input is a must for a tablet of its size. However, only capacitive pen input is possible on the Pad 8, which works much less accurately. Moreover, Honor does neither a suitable pen for its tablet, nor a keyboard cover.

Users who are used to a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz in mobile devices will immediately notice the difference in the Honor Pad 8. Compared to rivals such as the Xiaomi Pad 5 with its 120 Hz screen, our review sample feels much less smooth and this is noticeable in the lag effect that occurs, for example, when scrolling through menus and websites.

A fingerprint sensor is absent from the tablet, so only the 2D face recognition of the selfie camera is available for biometric authentication. This works reliably in good lighting conditions, but it is not a particularly secure login method.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display - IPS panel without PWM

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The IPS screen of the Honor Pad 8 has a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200, which corresponds to an aspect ratio of 5:3 and a not too high pixel density of 194 PPI. The screen does not support HDR10, HLG or Dolby Vision. In view of its low luminance values, however, this would not have made much sense anyway because the HDR effect would have been quite unspectacular.

The IPS panel achieves an average brightness of 381.6 cd/m² on a full white background, which puts it at the very end of the ranks of the partly much brighter comparison devices. If the brightness measurement is limited to a single image section (APL18 measurement), a maximum of 386 cd/m² is possible.

While many IPS panels use pulse width modulation (PWM) to control screen brightness, we did not detect any PWM flickering in the Honor Pad 8. Sensitive users can thus use the tablet without hesitation. 

432
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
394
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 432 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 381.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 379 cd/m²
Contrast: 1263:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.76 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 6.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
95.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.234
Honor Pad 8
IPS, 2000x1200, 12.00
Apple iPad 2021
IPS, 2160x1620, 10.20
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
LCD IPS, 2560x1600, 12.40
Xiaomi Pad 5
IPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
Screen
21%
8%
49%
-2%
Brightness middle
379
507
34%
410
8%
619
63%
491
30%
Brightness
382
491
29%
400
5%
593
55%
473
24%
Brightness Distribution
84
90
7%
83
-1%
91
8%
91
8%
Black Level *
0.3
0.5
-67%
0.29
3%
0.22
27%
0.87
-190%
Contrast
1263
1014
-20%
1414
12%
2814
123%
564
-55%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.76
1.7
64%
4.47
6%
2.6
45%
1.9
60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.25
3.9
58%
8.84
4%
6.6
29%
4.1
56%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.7
2.4
64%
5.1
24%
4
40%
3
55%
Gamma
2.234 98%
2.25 98%
2.248 98%
2.17 101%
2.21 100%
CCT
8468 77%
6923 94%
7966 82%
6973 93%
7182 91%

* ... smaller is better

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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19601 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In the display settings, you can only adjust the screen color via the color temperature selection, since no other display modes are available. Under the preset "Standard" setting, the display delivers the most balanced color representation, but still only scores moderately in terms of picture quality. The IPS panel deviates significantly from the ideal colors, grayscale in particular, and is too cool at a color temperature of 8468 K.

Color fidelity (color temperature: standard)
Color fidelity (color temperature: standard)
Grayscale (color temperature: standard)
Grayscale (color temperature: standard)
Color saturation (color temperature: standard)
Color saturation (color temperature: standard)
sRGB color space (color temperature: standard)
sRGB color space (color temperature: standard)
AdobeRGB color space (color temperature: standard)
AdobeRGB color space (color temperature: standard)
DCI P3 color space (color temperature: standard)
DCI P3 color space (color temperature: standard)

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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

The viewing-angle stable IPS display does not offer particularly high brightness levels for outdoor use. Readability becomes difficult in direct sunlight due to strong reflections on the screen. On the other hand, the Honor Pad 8 can be used well in a shady spot.

Outdoor use under a cloudy sky with auto brightness
Outdoor use under a cloudy sky with auto brightness
Outdoor use in the shade at full display brightness
Outdoor use in the shade at full display brightness
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Honor Pad 8 with Snapdragon 680

The Honor Pad 8 houses a Snapdragon 680, which has 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The Adreno 610 integrated in the SoC takes care of the graphics processing.

The eight-core processor helps the Honor Pad 8 achieve a solid system speed, but does not turn the tablet into a racehorse. Operation is mostly smooth in everyday use, but small stutters occur from time to time. Several open apps may push the Honor to limits, depending on the application. If games run smoothly, this is usually due to compromises in graphics details.

Similarly equipped tablets force the Honor Pad 8 to assume a lower position in the synthetic benchmarks. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G and the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus are closest to the review sample in terms of performance, but they are a little faster overall. The Apple iPad 2021 and the Xiaomi Pad 5 are in a much higher performance league. Due to the somewhat outdated Adreno 610 GPU, the gap to the competition in the graphics benchmarks is even greater.

The Honor Pad feels fast during web surfing, as pages load quickly and are displayed swiftly. The browser benchmarks also attest to the tablet's solid performance, placing it between Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G and Lenovo's Tab P11 Plus. Apps are loaded quite quickly thanks to the high sequential read performance of the UFS 2.2 storage.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPad 2021
1328 Points ∼57% +252%
Xiaomi Pad 5
784 Points ∼34% +108%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1892, n=41, last 2 years)
760 Points ∼33% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
656 Points ∼28% +74%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
503 Points ∼22% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (374 - 384, n=9)
379 Points ∼16% +1%
Honor Pad 8
377 Points ∼16%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad 2021
3235 Points ∼11% +113%
Xiaomi Pad 5
2768 Points ∼10% +82%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 8524, n=41, last 2 years)
2709 Points ∼9% +78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1885 Points ∼7% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (1522 - 1738, n=9)
1614 Points ∼6% +6%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
1557 Points ∼5% +2%
Honor Pad 8
1522 Points ∼5%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad 2021
622382 Points ∼44% +127%
Xiaomi Pad 5
575553 Points ∼41% +110%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 1416727, n=30, last 2 years)
568616 Points ∼40% +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
356422 Points ∼25% +30%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
322048 Points ∼23% +18%
Honor Pad 8
274001 Points ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (207780 - 274001, n=4)
243049 Points ∼17% -11%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Pad 5
11318 Points ∼59% +70%
Average of class Tablet (4564 - 13996, n=27, last 2 years)
8930 Points ∼47% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8897 Points ∼46% +34%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
8346 Points ∼43% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (5884 - 8730, n=9)
6986 Points ∼36% +5%
Honor Pad 8
6655 Points ∼35%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (361 - 1585, n=19, last 2 years)
855 Points ∼33% +110%
Apple iPad 2021
842 Points ∼33% +107%
Xiaomi Pad 5
635 Points ∼25% +56%
Honor Pad 8
407 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (325 - 413, n=5)
372 Points ∼14% -9%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Pad 5
5154 Points ∼59% +97%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3608 Points ∼41% +38%
Average of class Tablet (806 - 6908, n=27, last 2 years)
3516 Points ∼40% +34%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
2948 Points ∼34% +12%
Honor Pad 8
2621 Points ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2564 - 2738, n=5)
2614 Points ∼30% 0%
Apple iPad 2021
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Xiaomi Pad 5
8805 Points ∼45% +51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7162 Points ∼36% +23%
Average of class Tablet (1492 - 10926, n=27, last 2 years)
6264 Points ∼32% +8%
Honor Pad 8
5817 Points ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (5667 - 5852, n=5)
5774 Points ∼29% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
4273 Points ∼22% -27%
Memory
Xiaomi Pad 5
5788 Points ∼50% +72%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4637 Points ∼40% +38%
Average of class Tablet (675 - 8167, n=27, last 2 years)
3888 Points ∼33% +16%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
3632 Points ∼31% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (3361 - 3824, n=5)
3552 Points ∼31% +6%
Honor Pad 8
3361 Points ∼29%
Graphics
Xiaomi Pad 5
10293 Points ∼36% +391%
Average of class Tablet (542 - 22308, n=27, last 2 years)
6438 Points ∼22% +207%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4022 Points ∼14% +92%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
3647 Points ∼13% +74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2098 - 2183, n=5)
2153 Points ∼7% +3%
Honor Pad 8
2098 Points ∼7%
Web
Xiaomi Pad 5
1346 Points ∼56% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1283 Points ∼54% +11%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
1273 Points ∼53% +11%
Average of class Tablet (772 - 1598, n=27, last 2 years)
1247 Points ∼52% +8%
Honor Pad 8
1151 Points ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (917 - 1199, n=5)
1051 Points ∼44% -9%
AImark - Score v2.x
Xiaomi Pad 5
46413 Points ∼16% +885%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
45392 Points ∼16% +864%
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 119686, n=26, last 2 years)
27378 Points ∼10% +481%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
13053 Points ∼5% +177%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4320 - 4995, n=5)
4747 Points ∼2% +1%
Honor Pad 8
4710 Points ∼2%
Apple iPad 2021
Points ∼0% -100%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Average of class Tablet (1535 - 73266, n=13, last 2 years)
11019 Points ∼13% +138%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8436 Points ∼10% +82%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
5938 Points ∼7% +28%
Honor Pad 8
4627 Points ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4370 - 4853, n=3)
4617 Points ∼5% 0%

Legend

 
Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Apple iPad 2021 Apple A13 Bionic, Apple A13 Bionic GPU, 64 GB SSD
 
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mediatek Helio G90T, ARM Mali-G76 MP4, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Qualcomm Adreno 640, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
1872 Points ∼100% +1434%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
970 Points ∼52% +695%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
381 Points ∼20% +212%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
334 Points ∼18% +174%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
122 Points ∼7%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
1992 Points ∼100% +1520%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
985 Points ∼49% +701%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
380 Points ∼19% +209%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
330 Points ∼17% +168%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
123 Points ∼6%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
7858 Points ∼100% +1666%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3436 Points ∼44% +672%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1387 Points ∼18% +212%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1099 Points ∼14% +147%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
445 Points ∼6%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
7457 Points ∼100% +1568%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3428 Points ∼46% +667%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1344 Points ∼18% +201%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1101 Points ∼15% +146%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points ∼6%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8661 Points ∼100% +302%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4058 Points ∼47% +89%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3128 Points ∼36% +45%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2152 Points ∼25%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12007 Points ∼100% +493%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4283 Points ∼36% +111%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3057 Points ∼25% +51%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2026 Points ∼17%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4385 Points ∼100% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3578 Points ∼82% +30%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3438 Points ∼78% +25%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2750 Points ∼63%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6981 Points ∼100% +415%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
5362 Points ∼77% +295%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2938 Points ∼42% +117%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2694 Points ∼39% +99%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1356 Points ∼19%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
9773 Points ∼100% +725%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8202 Points ∼84% +593%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2738 Points ∼28% +131%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2473 Points ∼25% +109%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1184 Points ∼12%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4590 Points ∼100% +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3523 Points ∼77% +28%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3375 Points ∼74% +23%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2751 Points ∼60%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
2078 Points ∼45% -24%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5000 Points ∼100% +295%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2684 Points ∼54% +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2573 Points ∼51% +103%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1265 Points ∼25%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6876 Points ∼100% +517%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2603 Points ∼38% +133%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2431 Points ∼35% +118%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1115 Points ∼16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2811 Points ∼100% +18%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2774 Points ∼99% +16%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2558 Points ∼91% +7%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2389 Points ∼85%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2703 Points ∼100% +102%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2483 Points ∼92% +85%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1341 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2537 Points ∼100% +116%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2374 Points ∼94% +102%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1174 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3462 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3183 Points ∼92% +19%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2679 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3844 Points ∼100% +85%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3374 Points ∼88% +62%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2081 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3945 Points ∼100% +102%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3472 Points ∼88% +77%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1957 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3425 Points ∼100% +28%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3283 Points ∼96% +23%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2675 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps ∼100% +220%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼54% +71%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
58 fps ∼52% +66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
44 fps ∼39% +26%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼31%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
307 fps ∼100% +649%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
184 fps ∼60% +349%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
78 fps ∼25% +90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
55 fps ∼18% +34%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps ∼13%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼100% +242%
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼92% +216%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
43 fps ∼66% +126%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
25 fps ∼38% +32%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼29%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
167 fps ∼100% +659%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps ∼65% +395%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼29% +118%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
43 fps ∼26% +95%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼13%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
57 fps ∼100% +338%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼70% +208%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼46% +100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼28% +23%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼23%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
110 fps ∼100% +633%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼71% +420%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
32 fps ∼29% +113%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
29 fps ∼26% +93%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼14%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
43 fps ∼100% +497%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25 fps ∼58% +247%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼37% +122%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.8 fps ∼23% +36%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.2 fps ∼17%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
69 fps ∼100% +731%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼68% +466%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps ∼26% +117%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps ∼26% +117%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.3 fps ∼12%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
35 fps ∼100% +614%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17 fps ∼49% +247%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼29% +104%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6.7 fps ∼19% +37%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.9 fps ∼14%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
31 fps ∼100% +869%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18 fps ∼58% +463%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.3 fps ∼24% +128%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6.7 fps ∼22% +109%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼10%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
50 fps ∼100% +495%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼52% +210%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17 fps ∼34% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼20% +19%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.4 fps ∼17%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 2021
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
82 fps ∼100% +754%
Xiaomi Pad 5
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼57% +390%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
19 fps ∼23% +98%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
19 fps ∼23% +98%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.6 fps ∼12%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
142.2 Points ∼100% +204%
Average of class Tablet (15 - 225, n=36, last 2 years)
85.5 Points ∼60% +83%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
73 Points ∼51% +56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
55.3 Points ∼39% +18%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
46.797 Points ∼33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (40.7 - 46.8, n=5)
43 Points ∼30% -8%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
35.48 Points ∼25% -24%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
291.1 Points ∼100% +269%
Average of class Tablet (22.1 - 436, n=33, last 2 years)
146.6 Points ∼50% +86%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
128.1 Points ∼44% +62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
93.4 Points ∼32% +18%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
78.919 Points ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (69 - 78.9, n=3)
73 Points ∼25% -8%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
70.6 Points ∼24% -11%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
202 Points ∼100% +189%
Average of class Tablet (24 - 342, n=37, last 2 years)
119 Points ∼59% +70%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
96 Points ∼48% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
83 Points ∼41% +19%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
70 Points ∼35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (59 - 70, n=4)
64 Points ∼32% -9%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
55 Points ∼27% -21%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
171 runs/min ∼100% +322%
Average of class Tablet (12.6 - 376, n=34, last 2 years)
98.9 runs/min ∼58% +144%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
61.3 runs/min ∼36% +51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
43.09 runs/min ∼25% +6%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
40.54 runs/min ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (37.5 - 40.5, n=5)
39.1 runs/min ∼23% -4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
31.4 runs/min ∼18% -23%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
47288 Points ∼100% +242%
Average of class Tablet (3920 - 74614, n=37, last 2 years)
29348 Points ∼62% +112%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
28456 Points ∼60% +106%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
17823 Points ∼38% +29%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
16947 Points ∼36% +23%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
13831 Points ∼29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (10729 - 13831, n=6)
12585 Points ∼27% -9%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2874 - 3341, n=4)
3158 ms * ∼100% -10%
Average of class Tablet (451 - 12972, n=38, last 2 years)
3049 ms * ∼97% -6%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
2873.8 ms * ∼91%
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (Chrome 94)
2793 ms * ∼88% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
2403 ms * ∼76% +16%
Xiaomi Pad 5 (Chrome 96.0.4664.45)
1603 ms * ∼51% +44%
Apple iPad 2021 (Safari 15)
545 ms * ∼17% +81%

* ... smaller is better

Honor Pad 8Lenovo Tab P11 PlusSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5GXiaomi Pad 5Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-46%
-9%
11%
-15%
-25%
Sequential Read 256KB
833.56
503
-40%
861
3%
1459
75%
706 ?(303 - 999, n=36)
-15%
785 ?(151.1 - 2031, n=34, last 2 years)
-6%
Sequential Write 256KB
708.51
205.5
-71%
512
-28%
534
-25%
492 ?(105.3 - 884, n=36)
-31%
446 ?(87.2 - 1559, n=34, last 2 years)
-37%
Random Read 4KB
189.57
112.6
-41%
192
1%
208.7
10%
175 ?(89.3 - 253, n=36)
-8%
137.9 ?(10.1 - 310, n=34, last 2 years)
-27%
Random Write 4KB
186.95
126.1
-33%
167.5
-10%
158.9
-15%
173.2 ?(113.8 - 258, n=36)
-7%
132.3 ?(5.3 - 370, n=34, last 2 years)
-29%

Gaming - Weak GPU a killjoy

The Honor Pad 8 lends its strong surround sound to games from a total of 8 speakers. In contrast, its graphics performance is not exactly thrilling. Because the Adreno 610 is not very powerful, you have to dial down the details in a large number of games.

PUBG Mobile does exactly that on its own without any prompting, since the maximum graphic setting that can be selected for the tactical shooter is “Balanced/Medium”. Even then, PUBG Mobile doesn't run too smoothly at an average of 25 frames per second. Things look better in the graphically simpler Armajet, where the tablet can fully utilize its maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second.

Frame rates were determined with our Gamebench test tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Honor Pad 8; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.6 (54-60)
Honor Pad 8; PUBG Mobile; 2.2.0: Ø24.8 (20-26)

Emissions - Strong surround sound

Temperature

The Honor Pad 8 remained cool at all times in our tests. Even after a one-hour stress test, surfaces only warmed up to a maximum of 33.3 °C, which is not even lukewarm. 

Internally, the SoC temperatures remain within the green range. As the 3DMark Wild Life stress tests show, the tablet can still draw upon almost 100 percent of its performance, even after many runs.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.68 (2.67-2.68)
Apple iPad 2021 A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø39.5 (38.7-44.5)
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø8.09 (8.08-8.11)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø20.5 (20.3-20.6)
Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.737 (0.728-0.748)
Apple iPad 2021 A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø10.7 (10.6-12.2)
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø2.31 (2.28-2.31)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø5.86 (5.85-5.89)
Max. Load
 30.9 °C
88 F
33.3 °C
92 F
28.1 °C
83 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
29.4 °C
85 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
 28.9 °C
84 F
27.9 °C
82 F
27.1 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Average: 29.2 °C = 85 F
28.7 °C
84 F
33.1 °C
92 F
31.2 °C
88 F
28.5 °C
83 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.8 °C
87 F
27.9 °C
82 F
29 °C
84 F
29.5 °C
85 F
Maximum: 33.1 °C = 92 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.8 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
Honor Pad 8
Honor Pad 8

Speakers

The DTS:X Ultra-compatible speaker system is one of the highlights of the Honor Pad 8. A total of 8 sound membranes are equally distributed over the two short sides of the tablet. A tweeter- and a woofer pair are located behind each of the 4 speaker openings.

The sound produced by the speaker system is balanced and powerful. In contrast to many other smartphone and tablet speakers, even bass tones are present in the sound mix. The factory-enabled DTS:X Ultra in the sound settings amplifies the surround sound and can automatically adapt to the sound being played via profiles such as music, movie or game.

A USB-C adapter may be required to connect wired audio devices to the Honor Pad 8. Bluetooth 5.1 is wireless. Common Bluetooth codecs such as aptX and aptX HD are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.244.32540.339.93131.530.64030.333.35033.735.86323.728.98022.427.910022.743.812515.550.81601954.920015.354.125014.358.931513.964.740015.267.650015.769.963015.371.580018.374.4100017.176.112501876160014.870.8200014.371.1250014.269.5315014.969.2400015.371.850001672.4630016.971.8800016.269.51000017.1661250016.261.31600016.656.7SPL28.184N162.1median 15.7median 69.5Delta1.15.831.837.62422.816.123.727.625.232.337.623.430.22236.62239.52146.317.954.813.355.915.259.813.260.911.563.212.269.912.372.113.372.114.571.212.274.711.27211.770.212.168.512.767.213.672.313.17613.677.313.170.713.661.213.655.113.560.72584.40.663.1median 13.3median 68.51.27hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor Pad 8Xiaomi Pad 5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor Pad 8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 8% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Pad 5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 14% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power Management - Frugal Honor tablet

Power Consumption

Honor equips the Honor Pad 8 with a 7250 mAh battery that can be charged with up to 22.5 watts. The included power adapter provides exactly the same power. Under testing, the tablet recharged from 0 to 100 percent in 1:59 hours when turned off. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power consumption in the Honor Pad 8 is consistently low. It requires significantly less power than the comparison devices, especially when idling and under moderate load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.5 / 2.1 Watt
Load midlight 4.4 / 7.2 Watt
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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.
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
Apple iPad 2021
8686 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
7700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
Xiaomi Pad 5
8720 mAh
Power Consumption
-172%
-13%
-129%
-80%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
1.3
-18%
1.4
-27%
1.06
4%
0.99
10%
Idle Average *
1.5
7.5
-400%
1.6
-7%
6.25
-317%
4.2
-180%
Idle Maximum *
2.1
7.58
-261%
1.9
10%
6.3
-200%
4.22
-101%
Load Average *
4.4
10.03
-128%
5.3
-20%
8.76
-99%
7.88
-79%
Load Maximum *
7.2
10.91
-52%
8.7
-21%
9.54
-33%
10.63
-48%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G: Ø4.56 (2.69-7.24)
Apple iPad 2021 Apple A13 Bionic: Ø7.02 (2.66-13.2)
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mediatek Helio G90T: Ø3.96 (2.19-8.76)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G: Ø5.04 (2.24-8.47)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860: Ø5.81 (2.06-10.2)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.44 (3.56-4.75)
Apple iPad 2021 Apple A13 Bionic; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.9 (6.88-12.6)
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mediatek Helio G90T; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.95 (4.61-5.32)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.12 (1.975-5.8)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.83 (4-8.78)
Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.232 (1.132-1.477)
Apple iPad 2021 Apple A13 Bionic; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.87 (2.83-2.97)
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Mediatek Helio G90T; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.477 (1.407-1.59)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.38 (2.32-2.86)
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.88 (1.838-2.2)

Battery Life

Although the Honor Pad 8 has a smaller battery than many of its rivals with its 7250 mAh battery, it keeps up very well in terms of battery life. Simulated web browsing lasts just over 12 hours, and video playback around 14 hours. This puts the Honor in the same runtime league as Apple's iPad 2021 and Lenovo's Tab P11 Plus.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
40h 48min
WiFi Websurfing
12h 13min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 58min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 45min
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
Apple iPad 2021
8686 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus
7700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
Xiaomi Pad 5
8720 mAh
Battery Runtime
6%
-3%
36%
10%
Reader / Idle
2448
2292
-6%
1798
-27%
2485
2%
2641
8%
H.264
838
898
7%
993
18%
1249
49%
1000
19%
WiFi v1.3
733
805
10%
814
11%
1020
39%
733
0%
Load
225
253
12%
194
-14%
342
52%
257
14%

Pros

+ 12 inch IPS display
+ lightweight aluminum body
+ Android 12 & productivity features
+ powerful sound from 8 speakers
+ good battery life

Cons

- 60Hz only
- hardly any performance reserves
- no active pen input
- moderate system performance
- no GPS, no option for mobile telephony
- no memory expansion possible
- no IP certification

Verdict on the Honor Pad 8

In review: Honor Pad 8. Review device provided by Honor Germany.
In review: Honor Pad 8. Review device provided by Honor Germany.

Honor has achieved a solid tablet debut with the Pad 8. If you are looking for a mid-range Android device that is large as possible and cheap as possible at the same time, Honor's 12-inch tablet is the right candidate because there are currently no cheaper alternatives in this form factor.

The Pad 8 also scores with its lightweight and high-quality case and features such as good battery life, surround sound from 8 speakers, and DRM Widevine L1 for streaming HD content from Netflix & Co.

The Honor Pad 8 is a very affordable 12-inch tablet, but is a little too sparing in terms of equipment

The productivity features integrated in Magic UI 6.1, such as the simultaneous display of multiple apps, can be used well on the large IPS screen. However, the full range of features are only available to users with a compatible Honor smartphone. Honor also does not fully utilitze the productivity aspect in other areas. Active input pens are not supported, for example, and the manufacturer does not offer a docking keyboard.

In view of the low price, it is clear that Honor had to cut corners in some areas, such as the Wi-Fi module, which is limited to Wi-Fi 5, and the missing microSD slot. Moreover, the hardware falls a little short in some areas, which is particularly evident in the not too bright IPS display and the SoC.

The Snapdragon 680 used in the Honor Pad 8 hardly offers any performance reserves and quickly reaches its limits in demanding apps. The lack of a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz may also deter some buyers, especially since similarly priced tablets such as the 11-inch and much faster Xiaomi Pad 5 already offer a 120 Hz display.

Alternatives to the Honor Pad 8 include the aforementioned Xiaomi Pad 5, the Apple iPad 2021 and the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus.

Price and Availability

To date, Honor appears to be offering its Pad 8 on its website in the following countries: China, Malaysia, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Belarus and Mexico.

Simply click here to go directly to the product page, then click on Buy, whereupon you will be asked to select from one of the aforementioned countries. The UK, for example, is offering the Honor Pad 8 for £229.99 as part of its Black Friday sales. In France, this price is 299.99€, and MX$ 8,499.00 in Mexico.

Prices are as of 18.11.2022 and are subject to change.

Honor Pad 8 - 11/07/2022 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
36 / 70 → 51%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 89%
Battery
89%
Display
80%
Games Performance
14 / 78 → 18%
Application Performance
66 / 92 → 72%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
84 / 91 → 92%
Camera
55 / 85 → 65%
Average
72%
82%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2022-11-18 (Update: 2022-11-18)