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Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3) tablet review – lightweight budget device with metal chassis

Affordable yet polished. The third-gen Lenovo Tab M10 is a budget 10-inch tablet with GPS and a decent amount of storage for its price. But you'll need to put up with with some drawbacks in terms of battery life and screen brightness. In this review, we'll discuss whether this inexpensive tablet is worth buying regardless.
Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3)

Nowadays if you want a budget tablet, you'll often have to look at devices from lesser-known companies. However, a few large manufacturers continue to offer devices for those with a tight budget. One such example is Lenovo. The Tab M10 2022 is already the third generation of this affordable 10-inch tablet released by the Chinese company.

In this price bracket, consumers often have to accept some drawbacks, whether it's performance, battery capacity or screen quality. We put the Lenovo Tab M10 2022 through its paces to take a closer look at what could potentially bother consumers in everyday use and whether the tablet is enjoyable nonetheless.

Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Tab M Series)
Processor
UNISOC T610 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR4
Display
10.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 2 TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity sensor, acceleration sensor, hall sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 239.84 x 158.62 ( = 0.33 x 9.44 x 6.24 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 10-watt charging
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix AF
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
180 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible compeitiors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
460 g8.5 mm10.10"1920x1200
82.5 %
07/2022
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
465 g7.45 mm10.61"2000x1200
82.2 %
02/2023
Nokia T10
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
375 g9 mm8.00"1280x800
82.2 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M9
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
344 g8 mm9.00"1340x800
81 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
508 g6.9 mm10.50"1920x1200

Case – Beautiful metal chassis

The chassis is definitely one delightful aspect of this device. At 460 g (1.0 lb), the Lenovo Tab M10 2022 is not too heavy for a 10-inch tablet. Even though the bezel is very conspicuous, it helps to prevent users from touching the display unintentionally. Lenovo could certainly have made the bezel slightly thinner, but the third-gen Tab M10 still looks rather modern anyway.

In keeping with Lenovo's current design language, the back of the chassis is divided into two parts. The lower section is made of metal, whereas the upper, narrower section is covered in plastic to facilitate the antenna's ability to receive and transmit data. 

The matt metal and lightly textured plastic create a stylish contrast. The tablet has exceptional fit and finish and sits well in the hand. Unfortunately, there are no other colour options available, at least in Europe.

Lenovo Tab M10
Lenovo Tab M10
Lenovo Tab M10
Lenovo Tab M10
Lenovo Tab M10
Lenovo Tab M10

Size comparison

251.2 mm / 9.89 inch 158.8 mm / 6.25 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 465 g1.025 lbs246.8 mm / 9.72 inch 161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 508 g1.12 lbs239.84 mm / 9.44 inch 158.62 mm / 6.24 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 460 g1.014 lbs215.4 mm / 8.48 inch 136.8 mm / 5.39 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 344 g0.758 lbs208 mm / 8.19 inch 123.2 mm / 4.85 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 375 g0.827 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Specifications – LTE versions available

The Lenovo Tab M10 comes in Wi-Fi-only and LTE variants as well as two storage options. Our review unit is a Wi-Fi-only model with 64 GB of storage. Lenovo offers the following configurations:

  • Lenovo Tab M10 2022 Wi-Fi 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage
  • Lenovo Tab M10 2022 LTE 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage
  • Lenovo Tab M10 2022 Wi-Fi 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage
  • Lenovo Tab M10 2022 LTE 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage

All variants should cost in the ballpark of €200 (US$215) based on the official pricing provided by Lenovo. That said, you can meanwhile get most of the variants cheaper on the Internet.

The tablet uses a USB-C port for data transfer and charging. However, it only operates at USB 2.0 speeds due to the way it is connected internally.

Left: Standby button, volume rocker
Left: Standby button, volume rocker
Right: Microphone, 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port, SIM tray
Right: Microphone, 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C port, SIM tray
Top: Speakers
Top: Speakers
Bottom: No ports
Bottom: No ports

microSD card reader

The microSD reader can also support cards with higher capacity and delivers moderate read and write speeds.

We tested it out using our reference microSD card, the Angelbird V60. In the benchmarks, the Tab M10 is ranked right in the middle of our comparison group. This means there are tablets in this price range that can read and write to SD cards much faster than the Tab M10.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
49.18 MB/s +131%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.6 MB/s +39%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
19.8 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
16.11 MB/s -24%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34 (17.4-45.3)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø42 (31.2-52.8)
Nokia T10 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.8 (25.8-45.2)
Lenovo Tab M9 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø28.5 (14.1-42.8)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32.7 (13.3-40.3)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø71.3 (43.6-81.3)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø70.5 (13.8-78.6)
Nokia T10 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø71.2 (36.7-79.1)
Lenovo Tab M9 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.6 (18.7-85.5)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.6 (37.9-86.8)

Software – Old and bloated

Lenovo deserves to be criticised for the software situation. The Tab M10 ships with the dated Android 11. According to Lenovo, there should already be an update to the slightly newer Android 12. But we weren't able to find it using our review unit.

Lenovo promises to support the tablet with security updates until the end of February 2025 – but they will be released at most once every six months. This is evident on our review unit, whose patches were dated September 2022 at the time of writing this review.

Then there is also the issue of preinstalled software. For many years, Lenovo was pretty restrained and exemplary when it comes to bloatware. But this time around, the Tab M10 ships with numerous mobile games as well as quite a few third-party apps. On the one hand, this is annoying because the amount of storage is fairly modest for a device in this price range. On the other hand, you'll keep getting notifications pestering you to give this or that game a try.

Needless to say, unwanted apps can mostly be uninstalled without much effort. But this still leaves a bad taste in the user's mouth given Lenovo's past practice of providing largely stock Android.

Software Lenovo Tab M10 2022
Software Lenovo Tab M10 2022
Software Lenovo Tab M10 2022

Connectivity and GNSS – Fast and stable

Wi-Fi 5 is the fastest Wi-Fi standard supported by our review unit. However, this isn't a huge issue for the Lenovo Tab M10 (Gen 3). The tablet delivered fast and stable data transfer rates during our Wi-Fi test, which is carried out using our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000.

Signal strength is decent on the tablet. Wi-Fi signal was at full strength when the tablet was close to the router. And we still had about 50% signal strength even with 10 metres and 3 walls separating the two devices. That said, websites did load noticeably slower when the Tab M10 was farther away from the router. 

As previously mentioned, the Lenovo Tab M10 2022 is also available with an LTE module.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
347 (335min - 351max) MBit/s +9%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
326 (271min - 340max) MBit/s +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
325 (163min - 328max) MBit/s +2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
319 (310min - 325max) MBit/s
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
304 (279min - 315max) MBit/s -5%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
369 (346min - 374max) MBit/s +5%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
357 (333min - 367max) MBit/s +2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
351 (333min - 366max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
349 (178min - 357max) MBit/s -1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
346 (167min - 354max) MBit/s -1%
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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø319 (310-325)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø351 (333-366)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Regardless of which Lenovo Tab M10 (Gen 3) you purchase, a GPS module is always on board. However, it took a while to locate us outdoors and was only accurate to within 8 metres. On a cloudy, the device wasn't able to detect as many satellites.

For our field test, we took the Tab M10 with us on a bike ride along with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison. The M10 performed rather well: sure, the device produced some minor deviations and showed us supposedly riding through front gardens and houses, but the M10 is completely usable if you don't need the navigation to be extremely exact.

Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – overview
Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – overview
Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – turning point
Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – turning point
Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – bridge
Location tracking Lenovo Tab M10 2022 – bridge
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – turning point
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – turning point
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – bridge
Location tracking Garmin Venu 2 – bridge

Cameras – Typical tablet quality

Photo taken with the front camera
Photo taken with the front camera

An 8MP rear camera should be enough for the M10. Tablets are by and large not used for high-quality photography anyway. The main shooter takes presentable photos for a device in this price range, but you shouldn't expect sharp, detailed images from it. There is a moderate amount of brightening in dark areas as well as visible artefacts upon closer inspection. But the camera is adequate considering that it is likely going to be used mainly for taking snapshots and scanning QR codes.

The rear camera can capture videos at up to Full HD and 30 fps. Its autofocus is often slightly sluggish, and the camera sometimes takes a while to adapt to the lighting situation. There are practically no adjustment options for the camera. 

The Tab M10 has a 5MP front camera. Selfies taken with this camera are best left unscrutinised, and lighting should also be good. But otherwise, the tablet takes serviceable photos.

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.

Main camera: PlantMain camera: EnvironmentMain camera: Low light
ColorChecker
14.4 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3: 11.68 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 16.4 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
53.4 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
76.3 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
91 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3: 46.99 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 90.99 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Folio cover available

In the box, you'll find a 10-watt charger, a USB cable and a tool for opening the microSD and SIM slot. On the company's website, Lenovo also offers the tablet in a bundle with a folio cover, which you can buy separately for about €18 (US$19.5).

Lenovo offers a 24-month warranty on tablets purchased within the EU. Warranty terms and conditions may vary by region.

Input devices and operation – No fingerprint sensor

Because the Tab M10 is only equipped with a 60Hz panel, you'll have to settle for a user experience that is not entirely smooth. However, apart from some occasional stutters, the Lenovo Tab M10 makes a good impression in terms of usability – the touchscreen is able to detect inputs fairly quickly and reliably.

The tablet doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, but you can use face recognition for authentication purposes. This feature is fast and pretty reliable, but the technology on board isn't very secure against manipulation because it lacks additional specialised hardware.

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

Display – Could be brighter

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 10.1-inch tablet has a proper WUXGA display (slightly taller than Full HD), meaning even finer details are readable and not too pixelated. You can enjoy content from streaming services in all its glory on the screen because the Tab M10 has Widevine certification.

However, the IPS screen struggles to get brighter than 330 cd/m², which could be problematic especially if you intend to use the device outdoors or in a very bright room. The display has nonetheless decent black level (0.31 cd/m²). As a result, it has a satisfactory contrast ratio, and colours appear slightly more vibrant.

326
cd/m²
321
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 343 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 332.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 343 cd/m²
Contrast: 1106:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.9 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 7.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
98.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.184
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
IPS LCD, 2000x1200, 10.61
Nokia T10
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Lenovo Tab M9
IPS, 1340x800, 9.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.50
Screen
29%
-4%
32%
-19%
Brightness middle
343
510
49%
446
30%
405
18%
368
7%
Brightness
332
480
45%
429
29%
368
11%
346
4%
Brightness Distribution
94
85
-10%
94
0%
83
-12%
91
-3%
Black Level *
0.31
0.49
-58%
0.65
-110%
0.17
45%
0.61
-97%
Contrast
1106
1041
-6%
686
-38%
2382
115%
603
-45%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.9
1.8
69%
4.87
17%
5.15
13%
6.9
-17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
11.2
3.7
67%
9.85
12%
10.12
10%
11.4
-2%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.9
2.2
72%
5.7
28%
3.7
53%
7.7
3%
Gamma
2.184 101%
2.17 101%
2.189 101%
2.287 96%
2.16 102%
CCT
9198 71%
6907 94%
7781 84%
7379 88%
8547 76%

* ... 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 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We didn't detect any PWM on the display. But we did find a rather severe blue tint when analysing the panel using a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. Warm shades, in particular, also deviate a lot from their respective reference colours.

CalMAN greyscale
CalMAN greyscale
CalMAN colour accuracy
CalMAN colour accuracy
CalMAN sRGB gamut
CalMAN sRGB gamut
CalMAN AdobeRGB gamut
CalMAN AdobeRGB gamut
CalMAN DCI P3 gamut
CalMAN DCI P3 gamut
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
18.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.2 ms rise
↘ 7.2 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 19.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 63 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Where possible, you should avoid using the Lenovo Tab M10 2022 outdoors for prolonged periods because the display is out of its element in bright environments. The highly reflective surface and low brightness make content on the screen very difficult to read in this kind of situation.

The viewing angle is typical of an IPS display: images look quite even with minor brightness loss when the displayed is viewed from the side.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance – Moderately powerful

The Unisoc T610 is used in entry-level tablets and phones and overall offers great performance for this segment. In the Tab M10, the processor managed to outperform most of the competitors, but the differentials are minute. This means you shouldn't notice much performance difference in everyday use.

The tablet does indeed feel smooth to use for the most part, but even slightly more demanding apps can cause significant stutters and some apps from the Play Store outright refuse to be installed on the device.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=68, last 2 years)
664 Points +92%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
365 Points +5%
Average UNISOC T610 (345 - 387, n=4)
357 Points +3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
346 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
343 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab M9
338 Points -2%
Nokia T10
310 Points -10%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=68, last 2 years)
2362 Points +86%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1267 Points
Average UNISOC T610 (1034 - 1425, n=4)
1264 Points 0%
Nokia T10
1256 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1247 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab M9
1241 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1229 Points -3%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (408 - 1663, n=5, last 2 years)
728 Points +75%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
417 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
417 Points 0%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (1361 - 4130, n=5, last 2 years)
2076 Points +53%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1361 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
1361 Points 0%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=52, last 2 years)
453858 Points +127%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
211417 Points +6%
Lenovo Tab M9
207904 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
201310 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
199786 Points
Average UNISOC T610 (162968 - 199786, n=2)
181377 Points -9%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=51, last 2 years)
672 Points +89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
361 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
356 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
356 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M9
348 Points -2%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=52, last 2 years)
3631 Points +59%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
2283 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
2134 Points -7%
Average UNISOC T610 (1862 - 2283, n=2)
2073 Points -9%
Lenovo Tab M9
2072 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1839 Points -19%
System
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=52, last 2 years)
6543 Points +37%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
4777 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
4729 Points -1%
Average UNISOC T610 (4461 - 4777, n=2)
4619 Points -3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
4133 Points -13%
Lenovo Tab M9
4045 Points -15%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=52, last 2 years)
4284 Points +26%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
3412 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
2436 Points -29%
Average UNISOC T610 (1449 - 3412, n=2)
2431 Points -29%
Lenovo Tab M9
2343 Points -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
970 Points -72%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=52, last 2 years)
6639 Points +343%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
2001 Points +34%
Lenovo Tab M9
1818 Points +21%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1786 Points +19%
Average UNISOC T610 (1497 - 1522, n=2)
1510 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1497 Points
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1246 Points +12%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=52, last 2 years)
1205 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1186 Points +6%
Average UNISOC T610 (1114 - 1221, n=2)
1168 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1114 Points
Lenovo Tab M9
1069 Points -4%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=39, last 2 years)
5325 Points +1663%
Lenovo Tab M9
311 Points +3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
302 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
302 Points 0%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=49, last 2 years)
8899 Points +435%
Lenovo Tab M9
3992 Points +140%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
1662 Points
Average UNISOC T610 (1535 - 1662, n=2)
1599 Points -4%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 UNISOC T610, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia T10 UNISOC T606, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M9 Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Although the ARM Mali G52 MP2 offers enough graphics performance for an entry-level tablet, the GPU struggles to showcase it in the Lenovo Tab M10 2022. As a result, the tablet consistently trails a little behind other devices in our comparison.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
180 Points +36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
179 Points +36%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
171 Points +30%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
132 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
110 Points -17%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points +36%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
177 Points +31%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
176 Points +30%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
135 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
114 Points -16%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
708 Points +36%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
705 Points +35%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
691 Points +32%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
522 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
411 Points -21%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
712 Points +36%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
692 Points +32%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
687 Points +31%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
524 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
412 Points -21%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1463 Points +28%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1355 Points +18%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1146 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
976 Points -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1875 Points +92%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1284 Points +31%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
979 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
826 Points -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2865 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2848 Points
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2676 Points -6%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2564 Points -10%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52 fps +68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps +26%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps +26%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44 fps +38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps +28%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps +28%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps +121%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps +32%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps +11%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
26 fps +30%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps +20%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps +15%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps +164%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps +36%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps +18%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps +25%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps +17%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps +17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps +134%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps +44%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps +30%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.7 fps +47%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps +39%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps +30%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.6 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps +80%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.1 fps +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps +33%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps +16%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.5 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.6 fps +33%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps +19%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.1 fps +15%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.7 fps
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps +62%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps +49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.9 fps +34%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8 fps +8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps +28%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps +12%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps +5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps -29%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps +17%
Lenovo Tab M9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps +17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.2 fps
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
0.84 fps -30%

When browsing the Internet, you likewise shouldn't expect websites and images to load instantly on the Tab M10 Gen 3. All things considered, the tablet does a decent job for its price and can be used for frequent web browsing with a bit of patience.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=59, last 2 years)
84.9 Points +81%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
46.85 Points
Average UNISOC T610 (41.5 - 46.9, n=2)
44.2 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
43.98 Points -6%
Lenovo Tab M9 (Chrome 110)
38.697 Points -17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
32.868 Points -30%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=57, last 2 years)
85.7 Points +62%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
53 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
53 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M9 (Chrome 110)
45 Points -15%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=52, last 2 years)
77.2 runs/min +124%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chome 111)
34.43 runs/min
Average UNISOC T610 (32.4 - 34.4, n=2)
33.4 runs/min -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
33.35 runs/min -3%
Lenovo Tab M9 (Chome 110)
30 runs/min -13%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
21.8 runs/min -37%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=72, last 2 years)
23028 Points +93%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
12744 Points +7%
Lenovo Tab M9 (Chrome 110)
12163 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
11952 Points
Average UNISOC T610 ()
11952 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
10787 Points -10%
Nokia T10 (Chrome 109)
9871 Points -17%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Lenovo Tab M9 (Chrome 110)
3467.2 ms * -13%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
3227.4 ms * -5%
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=59, last 2 years)
3209 ms * -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 (Chrome 111)
3075.1 ms *
Average UNISOC T610 ()
3075 ms * -0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
3060 ms * -0%

* ... smaller is better

The Tab M10 is equipped with eMMC flash, which is the slowest storage technology used in smartphones and tablets at the moment. The tablet's performance is therefore expectedly low in this department.

That said, only a handful of other tablets in this price bracket can read and write data faster than the M10.

Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3Nokia T10Lenovo Tab M9Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-11%
-13%
-2%
-31%
-31%
128%
Sequential Read 256KB
277.2
393.23
42%
273.5
-1%
274.3
-1%
255.1
-8%
Sequential Write 256KB
210.4
234.88
12%
191.5
-9%
184.4
-12%
101.1
-52%
176.8 ?(40 - 274, n=201)
-16%
Random Read 4KB
105.1
75.12
-29%
71.4
-32%
95.2
-9%
68.3
-35%
Random Write 4KB
78.5
23.97
-69%
71.5
-9%
91
16%
57.5
-27%

Gaming – Possible at a pinch

Whilst it is possible to game on the Lenovo Tab M10 (Gen 3), the experience probably wouldn't satisfy demanding gamers. For example, frame rates are too low in PUBG Mobile. Even at low settings, the game can't go any faster than 40 fps. Other games like Diablo Immortal won't even run at all.

We hit 60 fps in the fast-paced action game Armajet, but the frame rates weren't exactly stable. All frame rate measurements were made using software from our partner GameBench.

Controls are fairly smooth regardless of whether you are using the touchscreen (for example in endless runners) or the motion sensor.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø55.8 (38-61)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.5.0: Ø37.2 (26-41)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.5.0: Ø29.3 (23-31)

Emissions – Heated moments

Temperature

Based on our measurements, the tablet's surface did get quite warm under extremely high load. The area around the rear camera even became uncomfortable to the touch, reaching as high as 48.2°C (118.8°F). What's more, the measurements were taken at room temperature rather than outdoors under blazing sun, where the device could get even warmer. However, heat shouldn't be an issue during normal use. 

Performance is also not affected by heat: the Lenovo Tab M10 churned out practically an identical number of frames even after running the same demanding benchmark 20 times.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.14 (3.13-3.16)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.1 (4.03-4.12)
Nokia T10 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.49 (2.46-2.54)
Lenovo Tab M9 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.26 (4.2-4.28)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.26 (4.25-4.27)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.799 (0.789-0.809)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø1.038 (1.025-1.051)
Lenovo Tab M9 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.07 (1.063-1.076)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.096 (1.091-1.101)
Max. Load
 38.4 °C
101 F
33.5 °C
92 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
 35.5 °C
96 F
30.7 °C
87 F
28.6 °C
83 F
 
 33.3 °C
92 F
28.9 °C
84 F
27.6 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 38.4 °C = 101 F
Average: 31.7 °C = 89 F
32 °C
90 F
40.5 °C
105 F
48.2 °C
119 F
29 °C
84 F
30.6 °C
87 F
33.2 °C
92 F
27.8 °C
82 F
29.6 °C
85 F
31.3 °C
88 F
Maximum: 48.2 °C = 119 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.7 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 48.2 °C / 119 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.6 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap rear
Heatmap rear

Speakers

The two speakers are both located on the top of the Lenovo Tab M10. The speakers' positioning allows them to create a mild stereo effect, though it isn't very audible because they are relatively close together.

In general, the speakers could use slightly more power, but there is no clipping and they sound decent as a whole.

You'll get better audio by connecting speakers or a pair of headphones to the device via the 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth. The Tab M10 supports the following Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC. This means there should be one good codec for most wireless headphones. But the device lacks support for more advanced codecs.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.438.8253736.13132.9304032.131.55035.732.26327.428.38021.5211002325.212524.129.316019.535.720013.54125013.648.531512.651.5400125650011.461.863011.965.780011.871.7100013.271.5125015.869.116001168.2200011.363.625001267.7315012.971.6400014.873.9500017.271.5630015.762.6800015.9641000016.561.51250016.8521600017.745.6SPL26.581.3N0.848.6median 13.6median 62.6Delta2.710.235.228.921.72018.622.421.720.43233.625.724.527.419.624.318.316.326.518.944.817.547.812.352.715.758.911.660.311.869.712.472.111.671.412.577.213.176.712.576.213.172.212.870.312.868.512.976.313.379.413.480.313.774.613.768.814.463.613.751.725.287.40.771.6median 13.1median 70.31.511.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 63% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management – Pretty high usage, slow charging

Power consumption

The Lenovo Tab M10 2022 requires 1.9 watts of power at a minimum, which is much higher than what other tablets use. However, it hardly consumes any more power under low load and has about the same max power draw as comparable devices. 

The included adapter is capable of charging the tablet at up to 10 watts. Given the slow charging speed, it is a good thing that the Tab M10's battery is not very large. Even so, it'll still take up to three hours to fully charge the device. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.9 / 2.1 / 2.5 Watt
Load midlight 7.6 / 9 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.
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab M9
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Power Consumption
-22%
27%
-34%
Idle Minimum *
1.9
0.94
51%
1.6
16%
1.19
37%
Idle Average *
2.1
4.22
-101%
1.7
19%
4.63
-120%
Idle Maximum *
2.5
4.37
-75%
1.8
28%
4.68
-87%
Load Average *
7.6
6.12
19%
2.8
63%
7.27
4%
Load Maximum *
9
9.14
-2%
8.1
10%
9.17
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3: Ø8.52 (6.01-11.4)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.73 (7.6-7.99)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.03 (1.907-2.62)

Battery life

The 5,100 mAh battery in the Lenovo tablet isn't exactly massive for a 10-inch device, meaning compromises had to be made in the stamina department.

These compromises, however, aren't really that drastic: the M10 lasted 14h 21m during our Wi-Fi test, which is shorter than what many other devices are capable of and yet still very much good enough for everyday use. The tablet should be able to provide two days of use before having to be recharged.

The M10 can likewise last about as long as comparable tablets when used for watching films and playing games

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
32h 32min
WiFi Websurfing
14h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 42min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 33min
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
7500 mAh
Nokia T10
5250 mAh
Lenovo Tab M9
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Battery Runtime
14%
14%
4%
-8%
Reader / Idle
1952
2373
22%
2132
9%
1973
1%
H.264
1002
1151
15%
987
-1%
824
-18%
WiFi v1.3
861
909
6%
984
14%
955
11%
679
-21%
Load
213
239
12%
206
-3%
230
8%

Pros

+ inexpensive
+ premium metal chassis
+ good Wi-Fi reception
+ even Wi-Fi model has GPS module
+ enough battery life for everyday use
+ stable performance under load
+ no PWM
+ Widevine certification
+ LTE model available

Cons

- mediocre performance
- long charging times
- gets very warm under load
- dull display with noticeable blue tint
- modest speaker quality
- only Android 11 at time of review
- infrequent updates
- lots of bloatware

Verdict – Standard affordable tablet

Review: Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3).
Review: Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3).

The Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3) is a likeable, fairly lightweight tablet with decent specifications. It costs around €200 (US$215) and is also available with LTE. The Wi-Fi model in this review is capable of stable network transfer speeds and features a GPS module that, whilst not perfect, does a sufficiently good job.

Compromises had to be made when it comes to performance, display brightness and battery life. But they are definitely tolerable depending on the use case (for example, if you need a tablet for the living room). We are more annoyed by the fact that Lenovo still ships the tablet with an old version of Android and is also very slow in releasing updates. On a separate note, though the tablet can get quite warm under heavy load, its performance doesn't suffer. 

You'll be hard pressed to find anything exceptional about the Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3), but what you are getting is a solid, stylish tablet that runs well.

Those who want better sound quality can take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, which features a whopping four speakers. The M10 also faces plenty of competition within Lenovo itself: the Tab M9 is slightly more compact while the Tab M10 Plus offers options with more storage and even pen support.

Price and availability

The Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3) is available directly from the manufacturer. At the time of this review, the model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage costs roughly €180 (US$195) without and €208 (US$225) with the folio cover.

The Tab M10 is currently still not listed for sale in the US and UK. In Germany, you can purchase the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage for around €200 (US$216) on Amazon. The LTE version is only available from third-party retailers such as Amazon and Cyberport.

Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 - 03/25/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
40 / 70 → 57%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
90%
Display
81%
Games Performance
10 / 78 → 13%
Application Performance
46 / 92 → 50%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
48 / 85 → 57%
Average
68%
80%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Lenovo Tab M10 2022 (Gen 3) tablet review – lightweight budget device with metal chassis
Florian Schmitt, 2023-03-29 (Update: 2023-03-29)