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Lenovo Tab M10 Tablet Review

Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson), 01/28/2019

A budget all-rounder. The Lenovo Tab M10 is a budget tablet that is fun for the whole family. The tablet includes child-friendly features and offers a well-rounded spec sheet for its price. However, the cheaper alternative to the Tab P10 has its work cut out to stake a claim in a saturated and competitive tablet market.

The Tab series is Lenovo’s budget tablet line. The company tries to differentiate the Tab series from its competitors by marketing them as being family friendly yet sharply designed and with decent speakers. We have already reviewed the Tab P10, and now it is time to put its cheaper sibling, the Tab M10, through its paces. It is worth keeping in mind that the devices get more expensive as the model numbers descend the alphabet; the Tab P10 costs around $100 more than the Tab M10, for example. The cheapest model in the series is the Tab E10, which is followed by the Tab M10 and then the Tab P10.

Lenovo has equipped the Tab M10 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos. The company also includes a switchable children's mode that provides child-friendly content. Moreover, Lenovo sells a Tab M10 Kids Bumper shock-resistant rubber cover that has an integrated screen protector to protect your tablet from being knocked around.

We have chosen to compare the Tab M10 against other comparably priced midrange tablets. Our comparison devices include the Acer Iconia Tab 10, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017), the Chuwi Hi9 Plus, the Huawei MediaPad T5 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5. We will also be considering the Tab M10 against its more expensive sibling, the Tab P10.

Lenovo Tab M10
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 7.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Lenovo Smart Dock connector
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, SAR: Body - 1.25 W/kg, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 242 x 168 ( = 0.32 x 9.53 x 6.61 in)
Battery
4850 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix Autofocus
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos support, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, USB cable Type-A to Type-C cable, modular charger (5 V/2 A), SIM tool, quick start guide, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
480 g ( = 16.93 oz / 1.06 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The Tab M10 has a plastic case, which feels good in the hand thanks to its rubberized surface. The finish also helps prevent the tablet from slipping off a table or out of our hands. There is also a slight gap between the plastic case and the metal frame, which also provides a little additional grip.

Lenovo sells the M10 in Slate Black or Polar White with our test unit being the former. Our test device is well made and weighs 480 g (~1.06 lb), which makes it portable enough to sling in a backpack without feeling as if you are being weighed down. The Tab M10 is not as robust as the Tab P10 though. The 8.1 mm (~0.32 in) thick, plastic case, is easy to twist and we can easily make the display deform by applying pressure to either the case or the screen.

It is worth keeping in mind that the Tab P10 is around 1.1 mm (~0.04 in) slimmer than the M10 and is approximately 40 g (~1.4 oz) lighter.

Size Comparison

267 mm / 10.5 inch 169.2 mm / 6.66 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 531 g1.171 lbs266 mm / 10.5 inch 177 mm / 6.97 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 550 g1.213 lbs262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 497 g1.096 lbs260 mm / 10.2 inch 161.1 mm / 6.34 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 531 g1.171 lbs243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 162 mm / 6.38 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 460 g1.014 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 168 mm / 6.61 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 480 g1.058 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 167 mm / 6.57 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 440 g0.97 lbs

Connectivity

Lenovo has equipped the Tab M10 with up to 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB of storage. However, we could only find the cheaper version in the UK Lenovo online store at the time of writing, which has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, but is otherwise identical to its more expensive counterpart.

Our test unit had 7.4 GB free of its 16 GB internal storage upon delivery. Thankfully, the M10 supports up to 256 GB microSD cards that you can format as internal storage and on which you can store apps or data.

Lenovo has equipped the Tab M10 with a USB Type-C port, which is rare for such a cheap device. The port operates on the USB 2.0 standard, which is considerably slower than the USB 3.1 standard that more expensive devices utilise. The Tab M10 also has an FM tuner and a headphone jack, neither of which are guaranteed with devices that have been released in the last eighteen months. The tablet has only 2 speakers though compared to the four in the Tab P10. The Tab M10 also lacks a fingerprint sensor and an LTE modem, which are both reserved for the Tab P10.

Lenovo also sells its Lenovo Smart Dock, which turns the Tab M10 into a smart speaker with Amazon Alexa integration. The tablet connects to the dock via pogo pins and acts as a quasi Amazon Echo Show.

Unfortunately, Lenovo does not sell the Smart Dock separately at the time of writing, but only bundles it with the Tab M10 in a package that it markets as the Smart Tab M10. Interestingly, the Smart Tab bundle costs the same as buying the tablet on its own.

Left-hand side: Volume rocker, Power button
Left-hand side: Volume rocker, Power button
Right-hand side: microSD card slot, Microphone, USB Type-C port, headphone jack
Right-hand side: microSD card slot, Microphone, USB Type-C port, headphone jack
Topside: Speakers
Topside: Speakers
Underside: Lenovo Smart Dock connector
Underside: Lenovo Smart Dock connector

Software

The Tab M10 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo at the time of writing, while Lenovo had only updated our test device to 5 August 2018 Android security patches. The patches were around 4/5 months outdated during our tests, which is disappointing. We also had the same experience with the Tab P10.

The UI is close to the stock Android including opening the app drawer by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Lenovo includes an option in Settings to disable the app drawer too, which then distributes app icons on your home screens as iOS does.

Lenovo has replaced some Google applications with its own, such as the contacts and camera apps just as it has done with the Tab P10. The company has also opted to pre-install Google Files instead of its long maintained in-house file manager. Our test unit also has third-party apps pre-installed such as Microsoft Outlook, Netflix, Skype and SyncIt HD, the latter of which is a proprietary backup software. We could uninstall some of the pre-installed apps, but we had no such luck with the Netflix app, which could only be deactivated within Settings.

Please see our Tab P10 review for a more detailed overview of the additional software that Lenovo includes on its Tab series devices.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Pre-installed Google apps
Pre-installed Google apps
Pre-installed Microsoft apps
Pre-installed Microsoft apps
Default app drawer and pre-installed apps
Default app drawer and pre-installed apps
Storage information
Storage information
Device information
Device information

Communication & GPS

The Tab M10 supports all modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11 ac and can connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks. Our test unit performed slightly worse than the Tab P10 in our iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests. Our test device achieved 3% slower transfer speeds in the receive test, but 13% slower speeds than the Tab P10 in the transmission test.

The Tab M10 performed well against our other comparison devices in the transmission test, in which it finished second and 13% faster than the Chuwi Hi9 Plus in third place. By contrast, our test device finished second bottom in the receive test and almost 30% behind the Acer Iconia Tab. The Tab M10 regularly dropped to below 100 MBit/s in this test though, which is worth keeping in mind as you may experience unexpected drops in Wi-Fi speeds when using the device.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
PowerVR GX6250, MT8176, 64 GB eMMC Flash
262 MBit/s ∼100% +27%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
241 MBit/s ∼92% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
229 MBit/s ∼87% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
216 (min: 49, max: 250) MBit/s ∼82% +4%
Lenovo Tab P10
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
214 (min: 206, max: 223) MBit/s ∼82% +3%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
207 (min: 98, max: 220) MBit/s ∼79%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 64 GB eMMC Flash
197 (min: 191, max: 201) MBit/s ∼75% -5%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Tab P10
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
326 (min: 314, max: 338) MBit/s ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
312 (min: 291, max: 325) MBit/s ∼96% +10%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
284 (min: 246, max: 313) MBit/s ∼87%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 64 GB eMMC Flash
248 (min: 114, max: 278) MBit/s ∼76% -13%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
PowerVR GX6250, MT8176, 64 GB eMMC Flash
240 MBit/s ∼74% -15%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
239 MBit/s ∼73% -16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
227 MBit/s ∼70% -20%
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Lenovo Tab M10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø206 (98-220)
Lenovo Tab P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø214 (206-223)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø216 (49-250)
Lenovo Tab M10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø284 (246-313)
Lenovo Tab P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (314-338)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø312 (291-325)
GPS test: Indoors
GPS test: Indoors
GPS test: Outdoors
GPS test: Outdoors

Our test unit quickly finds a satellite fix with up to 5 metres (~16 ft) accuracy when we tested it outside. Predictably, the GPS accuracy drops considerably inside, but at least it manages to maintain a sat fix, which not all devices can.

We also subjected the Tab M10 to a bike ride to test its location accuracy against our reference navigation system, the Garmin Edge 500. Our test device performed well over the 9.30 km (~5.8 mi) bike ride that the Garmin recorded us having cycled, but it did deviate by 240 metres (~262 yd), which is more than the Tab P10 did. However, the tablet did a decent job considering its price, but it generally plotted more jagged routes than the Garmin did. Overall, the Tab M10 is accurate enough for general navigation tasks, although its size may prevent most people from using it for navigating somewhere.

GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Overview
GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Overview
GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Lake
GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Lake
GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Loop
GPS test: Lenovo Tab M10 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop

Cameras

Photo taken with the rear-facing camera
Photo taken with the rear-facing camera

The Tab M10 has a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing sensor. By contrast, Lenovo has equipped its Tab P10 with an 8 MP rear-facing sensor and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

The 5 MP rear-facing camera in the Tab M10 supports autofocus, and it can record in up to 1080p at 25 FPS. The front-facing camera can record in the same quality too but at 30 FPS.

The default camera app has several settings including candlelight, landscape, sports and snow modes. There are also various filters and manual settings for ISO and white balance. Lenovo also includes HDR support and a panorama mode, although the latter only works when HDR is disabled.

Photo taken with the front-facing camera
Photo taken with the front-facing camera

The Tab M10 takes passable photos, but they are snapshot quality at best. The rear-facing camera struggles to capture details in large areas of colour, which you can see by looking at the t-shirt that the toy rabbit is wearing in Scene 1. Moreover, objects look overly sharpened to our eyes, which also makes Scene 2 look artificial. The camera also takes dreadful photos in low-light conditions. Scene 3 is hopelessly underexposed to the point where we can hardly make out our toy rabbit.

The front-facing camera is no better either. The 2 MP sensor takes blurry looking pictures that are dominated by image noise. Neither camera takes decent videos either, although the front-facing camera does a better job than the 5 MP rear-facing sensor as it can record at higher framerates.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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We also subjected the rear-facing camera to more tests under controlled lighting conditions during which we analyse its ability to reproduce colours accurately and how well it photographs our test chart. The Tab M10 reproduces colours vividly, although they look too artificial for our liking.

The Tab M10 captured our test chart sharply, but this is a double-edged sword. The aggressive sharpening makes our chart look overly jarring, although it maintains contrast levels across the image better than the Tab P10 did.

ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
Our test chart in detail

Accessories & Warranty

A look at the charger included with the Lenovo Tab M10
A look at the charger included with the Lenovo Tab M10

The Tab M10 comes with a 5 V/2 A charger, a Type-C to Type-A USB cable, a SIM tool, and a user manual. Lenovo includes one year’s manufacturer’s warranty too.

The company also sells two cases for the Tab M10. The cheaper of the two is the Tab M10 Folio Case and Film, which costs £27.99 (~$36.97), while there is also a Tab M10 Kids Bumper that Lenovo sells for £31.99 (~$42.25). Both cases come with screen protectors and have integrated stands. Of the two, the Kids case should offer more protection against drops. Lenovo has also designed a Smart Dock, which we discussed in the Connectivity section of the review. Currently, Lenovo only sells the Tab M10 with the Smart Dock included on its UK website. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

Lenovo has pre-installed Google GBoard as the default keyboard on the Tab M10, which functions just as well as it does on other devices that we have tested. The touchscreen worked well during our tests, and it is easy to perform gestures on the glass display. Moreover, the hardware buttons worked without issue, and the accelerometer adjusted the screen orientation quickly.

However, our test unit occasionally crashed when we had several user accounts open simultaneously. The Tab M10 also lacks a fingerprint sensor, as we mentioned earlier in this review. You can still secure each profile with a PIN, password and pattern.

Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The Tab M10 has a 10.1-inch IPS display that operates natively at 1,920x1,200 in a 16:10 aspect ratio. The screen has a 224 PPI pixel density, which is much lower than the displays in modern smartphones, but is on par with comparable tablets and the Tab P10.

Our test unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 327 cd/m², according to X-Rite i1Pro 2 and 339 cd/m² at the centre of the display, which is darker than all but the Iconia Tab 10 and the Hi9 Plus of our comparison devices. Moreover, the Tab P10 gets over 50% brighter than the Tab M10, although the latter has a slightly more evenly lit display.

Lenovo does not include any colour profiles or white balance options to adjust the colour temperature, so you must be satisfied with using the device at default settings. Our test unit has an underwhelming black value and contrast ratio. The 0.42 cd/m² black value is the same as the Tab P10, but the Tab M10 has a disappointingly low 807:1 contrast ratio, which is nearly 60% lower than the Tab P10 and only beats the MediaPad T5  in our comparison table.

299
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 346 cd/m² Average: 326.9 cd/m² Minimum: 5.56 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 339 cd/m²
Contrast: 807:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.8 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 8.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
97.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.16
Lenovo Tab M10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.8
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Lenovo Tab P10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.5
Screen
-4%
25%
10%
22%
17%
50%
Brightness middle
339
340
0%
426
26%
308
-9%
356
5%
522
54%
556
64%
Brightness
327
320
-2%
399
22%
297
-9%
340
4%
495
51%
514
57%
Brightness Distribution
86
84
-2%
91
6%
92
7%
92
7%
84
-2%
87
1%
Black Level *
0.42
0.19
55%
0.38
10%
0.29
31%
0.5
-19%
0.41
2%
0.42
-0%
Contrast
807
1789
122%
1121
39%
1062
32%
712
-12%
1273
58%
1324
64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.8
15
-159%
4.5
22%
6.2
-7%
2.3
60%
6.7
-16%
1.8
69%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.6
22.8
-97%
7.9
32%
10.5
9%
6.5
44%
12.2
-5%
3.2
72%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.6
4
53%
5.2
40%
6.6
23%
1.4
84%
9.1
-6%
2.2
74%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.09 105%
2.23 99%
2.19 100%
2.16 102%
2.14 103%
2.26 97%
CCT
8718 75%
6940 94%
6875 95%
8216 79%
6565 99%
9417 69%
6819 95%

* ... 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9622 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

We also subjected our test unit to further tests with a spectrophotometer and CalMAN analysis software, which highlight the shortcomings of its screen. The display has comparatively high DeltaE deviations and a colour temperature that is around 2,200 K higher than it ideally should be. The high colour temperature makes colours look too cool for our liking, which is also something that we observed with the Tab P10.

CalMAN: Colour Accuracy – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour Accuracy – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour Space – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour Space – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Greyscale – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Greyscale – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Colour saturation – sRGB target colour space

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
42.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 20.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
77.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 39.6 ms rise
↘ 38 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.6 ms).

The Tab M10 is difficult to use outdoors because of its low maximum brightness and its weak contrast ratio. The screen is readable on an overcast day or when using the tablet in the shade. However, reflections will quickly overwhelm the display on a sunny day or when under direct sunlight.

Our test device has good viewing angles thanks to its IPS display. We noticed that brightness dropped off at acute viewing angles, but there were no colour or image distortions. Hence, you should be able to use the Tab M10 from almost any angle, although reflections may make the screen difficult to read.

Using the Lenovo Tab M10 outdoors
Using the Lenovo Tab M10 outdoors
Viewing Angles
Viewing Angles

Performance

The Tab M10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, which is now over 18 months old and is currently the company’s entry-level SoC. Incidentally, Lenovo equips its Tab P10 with the same SoC. The Tab M10 generally scores the same as its sibling, although it occasionally opens up a 5% lead over the Tab P10 in benchmarks such as Geekbench.

The Tab M10 generally finished in the midfield of our comparison tables behind the Hi9 Plus and the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017), although it finished second bottom in the two AnTuTu benchmarks that we ran.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=33)
6525 Points ∼15%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3685 Points ∼8%
Lenovo Tab P10
3261 Points ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2777 - 3374, n=8)
3113 Points ∼7%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3081 Points ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3077 Points ∼7%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1562 Points ∼4%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=50)
4828 Points ∼13% +24%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4636 Points ∼13% +19%
Lenovo Tab M10
3897 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3846 Points ∼11% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3272 - 4022, n=11)
3838 Points ∼11% -2%
Lenovo Tab P10
3705 Points ∼10% -5%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3316 Points ∼9% -15%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3305 Points ∼9% -15%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
2489 Points ∼7% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=50)
1704 Points ∼27% +120%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1641 Points ∼26% +112%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1541 Points ∼24% +99%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1204 Points ∼19% +56%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
885 Points ∼14% +14%
Lenovo Tab M10
774 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (741 - 787, n=11)
760 Points ∼12% -2%
Lenovo Tab P10
747 Points ∼12% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
745 Points ∼12% -4%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
4827 Points ∼40% +14%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
4615 Points ∼39% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4171 - 4759, n=11)
4480 Points ∼37% +6%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 6698, n=37)
4332 Points ∼36% +2%
Lenovo Tab P10
4250 Points ∼36% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
4238 Points ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4171 Points ∼35% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4077 Points ∼34% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3678 Points ∼31% -13%
Work performance score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5843 Points ∼30% +21%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5798 Points ∼30% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4836 - 5656, n=11)
5210 Points ∼27% +8%
Lenovo Tab P10
4949 Points ∼25% +2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4922 Points ∼25% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4914 Points ∼25% +2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4895 Points ∼25% +1%
Lenovo Tab M10
4836 Points ∼25%
Average of class Tablet (5984 - 8356, n=78)
4596 Points ∼23% -5%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1804 Points ∼40% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
1793 Points ∼40% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1785 Points ∼39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1529 - 1823, n=11)
1769 Points ∼39% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1768 Points ∼39% -1%
Average of class Tablet (1372 - 3347, n=41)
1678 Points ∼37% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1635 Points ∼36% -8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1386 Points ∼31% -22%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
650 Points ∼14% -64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (547 - 6993, n=41)
1711 Points ∼21% +314%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
972 Points ∼12% +135%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
528 Points ∼6% +28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
506 Points ∼6% +23%
Lenovo Tab P10
414 Points ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
413 Points ∼5% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
413 Points ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (411 - 415, n=11)
413 Points ∼5% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
399 Points ∼5% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (646 - 5367, n=42)
1464 Points ∼23% +194%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1083 Points ∼17% +117%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
612 Points ∼10% +23%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
532 Points ∼8% +7%
Lenovo Tab P10
499 Points ∼8% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
498 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
498 Points ∼8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (491 - 501, n=11)
498 Points ∼8% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
480 Points ∼8% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1871 Points ∼40% +5%
Lenovo Tab P10
1793 Points ∼38% +1%
Lenovo Tab M10
1782 Points ∼38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1580 - 1816, n=11)
1767 Points ∼38% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1766 Points ∼38% -1%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=46)
1677 Points ∼36% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1473 Points ∼31% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1399 Points ∼30% -21%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
744 Points ∼16% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=46)
3225 Points ∼11% +353%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1133 Points ∼4% +59%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
812 Points ∼3% +14%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
754 Points ∼3% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (709 - 718, n=11)
713 Points ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
712 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
712 Points ∼2%
Lenovo Tab P10
711 Points ∼2% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
611 Points ∼2% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=46)
2129 Points ∼16% +159%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1242 Points ∼9% +51%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
840 Points ∼6% +2%
Lenovo Tab M10
822 Points ∼6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (808 - 828, n=11)
822 Points ∼6% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
821 Points ∼6% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
821 Points ∼6% 0%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
796 Points ∼6% -3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
702 Points ∼5% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Lenovo Tab P10
1832 Points ∼43% +1%
Lenovo Tab M10
1818 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1521 - 1855, n=11)
1788 Points ∼42% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1775 Points ∼42% -2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1746 Points ∼41% -4%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1654 Points ∼39% -9%
Average of class Tablet (1654 - 3312, n=60)
1523 Points ∼36% -16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1363 Points ∼32% -25%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
843 Points ∼20% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (542 - 5760, n=60)
1233 Points ∼19% +240%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
626 Points ∼10% +72%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
557 Points ∼9% +53%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
413 Points ∼6% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (363 - 369, n=11)
365 Points ∼6% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
364 Points ∼6% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
363 Points ∼6% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
363 Points ∼6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
140 Points ∼2% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (639 - 4949, n=66)
1084 Points ∼19% +145%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
726 Points ∼13% +64%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
602 Points ∼10% +36%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
489 Points ∼9% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (441 - 449, n=11)
444 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
443 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
442 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
441 Points ∼8% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
176 Points ∼3% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Lenovo Tab M10
1816 Points ∼43%
Lenovo Tab P10
1814 Points ∼43% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1802 Points ∼43% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1504 - 1833, n=11)
1781 Points ∼42% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1714 Points ∼40% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1586 Points ∼37% -13%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 3184, n=62)
1460 Points ∼34% -20%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1347 Points ∼32% -26%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1128 Points ∼27% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=62)
1782 Points ∼17% +157%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
890 Points ∼8% +28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
884 Points ∼8% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (690 - 716, n=11)
700 Points ∼7% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
696 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
694 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Tab P10
691 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
598 Points ∼6% -14%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
100 Points ∼1% -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 6997, n=66)
1394 Points ∼18% +73%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
996 Points ∼13% +24%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
929 Points ∼12% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (800 - 824, n=11)
809 Points ∼11% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
806 Points ∼11% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
804 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Tab P10
801 Points ∼10% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
682 Points ∼9% -15%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
126 Points ∼2% -84%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
15117 Points ∼17% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
14147 Points ∼16% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
14108 Points ∼16% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
14076 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (13596 - 15177, n=10)
14046 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=149)
13374 Points ∼15% -5%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
12893 Points ∼15% -8%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11203 Points ∼13% -20%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
9729 Points ∼11% -31%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=149)
20383 Points ∼4% +65%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
15682 Points ∼3% +27%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
12771 Points ∼2% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12281 - 12550, n=10)
12423 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
12400 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
12386 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12323 Points ∼2% -1%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11719 Points ∼2% -5%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10466 Points ∼2% -16%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=150)
16057 Points ∼7% +26%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
14402 Points ∼6% +13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
13227 Points ∼6% +4%
Lenovo Tab P10
12743 Points ∼5% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12562 - 12878, n=10)
12732 Points ∼5% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
12726 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12686 Points ∼5% 0%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11209 Points ∼5% -12%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10923 Points ∼5% -14%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
39 fps ∼0% +77%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=176)
32.2 fps ∼0% +46%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
22 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
22 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
21 fps ∼0% -5%
Lenovo Tab P10
21 fps ∼0% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (21 - 22, n=11)
19.6 fps ∼0% -11%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼0% -14%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
18 fps ∼0% -18%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
25 fps ∼1% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (20 - 34, n=11)
24.3 fps ∼1% +22%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
21 fps ∼1% +5%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=180)
21 fps ∼1% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
20 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
20 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
20 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼1% -5%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
17 fps ∼1% -15%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=114)
21.3 fps ∼4% +132%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
19 fps ∼3% +107%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.9 fps ∼2% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
9.2 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
9.2 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
9.2 fps ∼2%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.5 fps ∼2% -8%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼2% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (9.2 - 9.4, n=11)
8.44 fps ∼2% -8%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=117)
14.7 fps ∼4% +67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (8.7 - 18, n=11)
11.9 fps ∼3% +35%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11 fps ∼3% +25%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.5 fps ∼3% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
8.8 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
8.8 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Tab P10
8.7 fps ∼2% -1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼2% -3%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.3 fps ∼2% -6%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=63)
20.4 fps ∼0% +240%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
13 fps ∼0% +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
6.1 fps ∼0% +2%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
6 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
6 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (6 - 6.1, n=11)
5.51 fps ∼0% -8%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5.1 fps ∼0% -15%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.9 fps ∼0% -18%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=63)
12.6 fps ∼0% +121%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (5.7 - 13, n=11)
8.34 fps ∼0% +46%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼0% +9%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
5.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
5.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
5.7 fps ∼0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5 fps ∼0% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.7 fps ∼0% -18%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=13)
12.1 fps ∼18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.9 - 3.7, n=3)
3.07 fps ∼5%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.4 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Tab P10
1.9 fps ∼3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1.7 fps ∼3%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1 - 51.1, n=13)
13.5 fps ∼26%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.5 fps ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.1 - 1.2, n=3)
1.133 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Tab P10
1.1 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1 fps ∼2%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=13)
17.5 fps ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.2 - 6.1, n=3)
5.1 fps ∼5%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3.8 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.2 fps ∼3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.7 fps ∼3%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.8 - 134, n=13)
36.1 fps ∼27%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼5%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.4 fps ∼3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.4 - 3.4, n=3)
3.4 fps ∼3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.8 fps ∼2%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (5.2 - 107, n=43)
13.7 fps ∼3% +303%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼2% +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.4 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.4 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
3.4 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 3.5, n=11)
3.11 fps ∼1% -9%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3.1 fps ∼1% -9%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3 fps ∼1% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼1% -41%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (5 - 47, n=43)
7.89 fps ∼5% +139%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 7, n=11)
4.59 fps ∼3% +39%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4 fps ∼3% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.3 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.3 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
3.3 fps ∼2%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3.1 fps ∼2% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.9 fps ∼2% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼1% -39%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
78980 Points ∼29% +36%
Average of class Tablet (14200 - 227987, n=65)
70634 Points ∼26% +22%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
67359 Points ∼25% +16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
63777 Points ∼23% +10%
Lenovo Tab P10
59916 Points ∼22% +3%
Lenovo Tab M10
58122 Points ∼21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (54731 - 60077, n=10)
57703 Points ∼21% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
55314 Points ∼20% -5%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (20856 - 566378, n=29)
157250 Points ∼28% +122%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
110854 Points ∼20% +56%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
87335 Points ∼15% +23%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
77717 Points ∼14% +10%
Lenovo Tab P10
71739 Points ∼13% +1%
Lenovo Tab M10
70878 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
70431 Points ∼12% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (56497 - 73468, n=11)
69869 Points ∼12% -1%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1010 Points ∼50% +37%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
818 Points ∼40% +11%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
803 Points ∼39% +9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
789 Points ∼39% +7%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=107)
754 Points ∼37% +3%
Lenovo Tab M10
735 Points ∼36%
Lenovo Tab P10
734 Points ∼36% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (10 - 835, n=11)
618 Points ∼30% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=107)
2285 Points ∼8% +141%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1967 Points ∼7% +107%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (943 - 975, n=11)
960 Points ∼3% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
951 Points ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
949 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
943 Points ∼3% -1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
844 Points ∼3% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
833 Points ∼3% -12%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
701 Points ∼2% -26%
Memory
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1960 Points ∼31% +132%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1513 Points ∼24% +79%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=107)
1079 Points ∼17% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (770 - 1522, n=11)
1001 Points ∼16% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
969 Points ∼15% +15%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
968 Points ∼15% +14%
Lenovo Tab P10
853 Points ∼14% +1%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
849 Points ∼14% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
846 Points ∼13%
System
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3318 Points ∼20% +17%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3133 Points ∼19% +10%
Lenovo Tab P10
2861 Points ∼17% +1%
Lenovo Tab M10
2845 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2560 - 2898, n=11)
2759 Points ∼17% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
2561 Points ∼16% -10%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=107)
2486 Points ∼15% -13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2329 Points ∼14% -18%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1957 Points ∼12% -31%
Overall
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1446 Points ∼17% +27%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1435 Points ∼17% +26%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1312 Points ∼16% +15%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=107)
1289 Points ∼15% +13%
Lenovo Tab P10
1142 Points ∼14% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10
1138 Points ∼13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (389 - 1337, n=11)
1035 Points ∼12% -9%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1016 Points ∼12% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
389 Points ∼5% -66%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab M10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 Mediatek MT8176, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 Mediatek MT8173, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Chuwi Hi9 Plus MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The Tab M10 also performed well in browser benchmarks, but it is consistently beaten by the Iconia Tab 10 and the Fire HD 10 (2017). Our test unit generally finished within 2% of the Tab P10.

Subjectively, our test device browses the web smoothly, but it struggles with complex HTML websites such as Let’s play OUIGO. The pinball game is noticeably jerky on the Tab M10, and it is not an enjoyable experience.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=81)
52.5 Points ∼100% +136%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
47.337 Points ∼90% +113%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
46.39 Points ∼88% +109%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Google Chrome 70)
29.934 Points ∼57% +35%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
29.467 Points ∼56% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (22 - 22.7, n=10)
22.3 Points ∼42% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
22.275 Points ∼42% 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
22.219 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
22.084 Points ∼42% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
8897 Points ∼100% +123%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
8570 Points ∼96% +115%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=168)
6775 Points ∼76% +70%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Chrome 70)
6017 Points ∼68% +51%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
5471 Points ∼61% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
4078 Points ∼46% +2%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
4075 Points ∼46% +2%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
3990 Points ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3470 - 4115, n=11)
3971 Points ∼45% 0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
11529.2 ms * ∼100% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (11012 - 11863, n=11)
11469 ms * ∼99% -0%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
11447.7 ms * ∼99%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
11352 ms * ∼98% +1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
9293.1 ms * ∼81% +19%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=179)
9192 ms * ∼80% +20%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Chrome 70)
7059 ms * ∼61% +38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
3975.5 ms * ∼34% +65%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
3756.1 ms * ∼33% +67%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (24 - 182, n=18)
79.3 Points ∼100% +133%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
40 Points ∼50% +18%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
34 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
33 Points ∼42% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (31 - 34, n=5)
32.8 Points ∼41% -4%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
137 Points ∼100% +36%
Average of class Tablet (36 - 386, n=76)
114 Points ∼83% +13%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
113 Points ∼82% +12%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
103 Points ∼75% +2%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
101 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
99 Points ∼72% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (90 - 103, n=7)
97 Points ∼71% -4%

* ... smaller is better

The 16 GB of eMMC flash storage performed poorly in AndroBench 3-5, particularly in the sequential write test. Its random read speed is respectable though. It is worth keeping in mind that Lenovo has equipped the Tab P10 with a much faster storage that consistently outperformed the Tab M10 in our tests.

The company has equipped the Tab M10 with a comparably fast microSD card reader though. Our test device averaged 83.48 MB/s in the sequential read test and 61.22 MB/s in the sequential write test, which put it on par with the Tab P10. However, both sets of transfer speeds are well short of the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501’s theoretical maximum speeds. None of our comparison devices achieve these potential speeds though, so the Tab M10 is in good company here.

Lenovo Tab M10Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50Amazon Fire HD 10 2017Chuwi Hi9 PlusHuawei MediaPad T5 10Lenovo Tab P10Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590NAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-12%
4%
-7%
118%
56%
25%
-38%
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
56.82 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
30.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-51%
20.44
-67%
72.53 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
18%
60.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
60.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
38.3 (6.38 - 65.4, n=122)
-37%
45.4 (14.6 - 73.8, n=51)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.48 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
80.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
55.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-34%
21.16
-75%
83.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
84.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
80.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
57.1 (8.1 - 87.7, n=122)
-32%
62.5 (21.2 - 87.7, n=51)
-25%
Random Write 4KB
11.32
8.77
-23%
9.37
-17%
13.01
15%
76.12
572%
15.75
39%
13.39
18%
7.68 (0.49 - 43.2, n=237)
-32%
5.82 (0.13 - 77.9, n=202)
-49%
Random Read 4KB
52.5
13.7
-74%
27.72
-47%
42.2
-20%
76.67
46%
53.9
3%
71.13
35%
20.6 (2.49 - 61.7, n=237)
-61%
18.6 (1.32 - 142, n=202)
-65%
Sequential Write 256KB
52.6
92.38
76%
147.67
181%
132.47
152%
83.84
59%
205.74
291%
103.32
96%
41.7 (8.74 - 97.6, n=237)
-21%
38.4 (2.04 - 208, n=202)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB
279.94
173.7
-38%
262.2
-6%
144.97
-48%
312.17
12%
276.7
-1%
285.63
2%
161 (9.66 - 294, n=237)
-42%
109 (6.75 - 741, n=202)
-61%

Games

The Snapdragon 450 integrates an Adreno 506 GPU that is powerful enough for simple and older games such as "Dead Trigger 2". The Tab M10 struggles with complex games though and can only play "Asphalt 9: Legends" smoothly at 30 FPS when we set graphics to normal; increasing the graphics to high causes framerates to regularly drop below 10 FPS, which is unplayable.

By contrast, the touchscreen and accelerometer worked well throughout our gaming tests. The stereo speakers delivered decent sound too, although they only achieve a stereo effect when holding the tablet in landscape mode as the speakers sit on the top side of the frame. Hence, holding the Tab M10 in portrait mode puts the speakers only on the side, which ruins the stereo effect.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Dead Trigger 2
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; 1.5.3: Ø56 (32-60)
Asphalt 9: Legends (Graphics: High)
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; 1.2.4a: Ø21.4 (1-31)
Asphalt 9: Legends (Graphics: Normal)
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; 1.2.4a: Ø25.8 (1-60)

Emissions

Temperature

GFXBench Battery Test: Manhattan
GFXBench Battery Test: Manhattan

The Tab M10 manages its surface temperatures well and reaches a maximum of 30.7 °C (~87 °F) when idling, but averages a much cooler 26.6 °C (~80 °F). Likewise, our test device averages just 27.3 °C (~81 °F) under sustained load and reaches a comparatively cool 31.8 °C (~89 °F).

We also determined how well the Tab M10 runs under load by subjecting it to a looped GFXBench Battery benchmark. Framerates hardly varied during the 30 loops of the Manhattan benchmark, so you should not experience any thermal throttling in daily use.

Max. Load
 31.6 °C
89 F
28 °C
82 F
26.9 °C
80 F
 
 31.8 °C
89 F
25.8 °C
78 F
25.3 °C
78 F
 
 30.2 °C
86 F
26.1 °C
79 F
24.8 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 31.8 °C = 89 F
Average: 27.8 °C = 82 F
26.6 °C
80 F
28.3 °C
83 F
29.4 °C
85 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26 °C
79 F
28.2 °C
83 F
24.1 °C
75 F
25.9 °C
79 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 29.4 °C = 85 F
Average: 26.8 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.5 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
Heatmap of the front of the device under load
Heatmap of the front of the device under load
Heatmap of the back of the device under load
Heatmap of the back of the device under load

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The Tab M10 has powerful speakers that sound surprisingly balanced. The speakers lack bass, but this is a problem even for large laptops. Lenovo has included Dolby Atmos software too that contains preset profiles for movies and music or a dynamic mode that adjusts the speakers to match the content that you are playing. There are also manual controls for you to tweak the sound to your preferences.

As mentioned in our Games section, the tablet will produce stereo sound only when held in landscape mode as its speakers are on the long side of its frame. The tablet also supports wired audio connections either via the traditional 3.5 mm jack or USB Type-C.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204050.72528.143.33124.634.34023.429.75035.739.46326.129.58025.931.21002533.512521.135.41601745.320016.143.325013.549.331516.255.740014.957.350014.759.763014.266.780014.369.2100013.372.1125014.170.3160013.971.7200013.675.8250014.476.4315014.273.9400014.777.5500014.181.3630014.378.8800014.578.31000014.8781250015.370.91600015.451.7SPL26.488N0.870.1median 14.5median 70.3Delta0.812.331.135.229.227.32623.923.224.831.931.827.421.92927.224.230.318.438.81850.217.449.314.455.815.858.716.360.715.463.314.770.716.275.414.77813.873.91472.214.474.214.171.614.672.614.675.814.480.314.480.414.873.415.271.914.76914.850.526.987.60.972.6median 14.7median 71.61.49.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M10Lenovo Tab P10
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab M10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 45% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo Tab P10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 31% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management

Power Consumption

The Tab M10 is an energy efficient device whose power consumption is on par with the Tab P10. Our test device consumes a minimum of 0.98 W at idle, which is considerably lower than all our comparison devices except for the Tab P10. Moreover, the Tab M10 averages just 5.87 W under sustained load, which puts the tablet third in our comparison table. Overall, the Tab M10 has comparatively excellent power consumption that just falls short of the Tab P10.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.25 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.98 / 4.45 / 4.51 Watt
Load midlight 5.78 / 7.18 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7000 mAh
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab P10
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
7300 mAh
Power Consumption
-81%
-21%
-57%
-96%
4%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
0.98
3.21
-228%
1.55
-58%
2.18
-122%
2.33
-138%
1.01
-3%
1.26
-29%
Idle Average *
4.45
5.97
-34%
4.17
6%
5.29
-19%
8.46
-90%
4.16
7%
4.22
5%
Idle Maximum *
4.51
6.19
-37%
4.25
6%
5.37
-19%
8.49
-88%
4.17
8%
4.29
5%
Load Average *
5.78
9.72
-68%
7.13
-23%
8.56
-48%
11.14
-93%
5.45
6%
5.48
5%
Load Maximum *
7.18
9.97
-39%
9.63
-34%
12.86
-79%
12.3
-71%
6.9
4%
6.57
8%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Tab M10 has a 4,850 mAh battery, which is much smaller than the batteries in our comparison devices and is over 2,000 mAh smaller than the battery in the Tab P10. Our test device achieved decent runtimes in our battery life at idle and under load tests, in which it finished in the midfield of our comparison table.

However, the tablet delivered disappointing runtimes in our Wi-Fi and looped H.264 video battery life tests. The Tab M10 needed recharging at least five hours sooner than the Tab P10 and the Galaxy Tab A did in both tests, although it did outlast the Fire HD 10 (2017) and the MediaPad T5 by up to an hour. 

You should still get a full day’s use from the Tab M10 though. It is worth keeping in mind that the tablet will take almost 3 hours to recharge fully with the included charger.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
21h 30min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 40min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
9h 56min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 00min
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7000 mAh
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab P10
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
7300 mAh
Battery Runtime
-34%
-5%
-19%
37%
37%
59%
Reader / Idle
1290
735
-43%
960
-26%
1241
-4%
3329
158%
1315
2%
1960
52%
H.264
596
585
-2%
580
-3%
910
53%
963
62%
WiFi v1.3
580
387
-33%
542
-7%
634
9%
525
-9%
992
71%
938
62%
Load
240
175
-27%
274
14%
93
-61%
241
0%
289
20%
385
60%

Pros

+ family friendly
+ light and thin design
+ USB Type-C port
+ Optional Lenovo Smart Dock with Amazon Alexa integration
+ Android 8.1 Oreo
+ accurate GPS module
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ 16:10 aspect ratio is ideal for watching movies
+ surface temperatures remain cool even under sustained load
+ good stereo speakers

Cons

- our test unit has only 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage
- no fingerprint sensor
- no LTE
- outdated Android security patches
- poor cameras
- underwhelming display
- no ambient light sensor
- only powerful enough for simple and older games
- comparatively slow write speeds
- small battery

Verdict

The Lenovo Tab M10 tablet review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.
The Lenovo Tab M10 tablet review. Test device courtesy of notebooksbilliger.de.

The Lenovo Tab M10 is a decent midrange tablet. The tablet is affordable and has child-friendly features, which should entice some people into buying it. Its Snapdragon 450 SoC is powerful enough for most tasks too, while its stereo speakers are better than most.

The Lenovo Smart Dock is a useful addition too, provided that you buy it bundled with the Tab M10 in your region as you cannot currently buy it separately. The Amazon Alexa functionality allows the tablet to double as a quasi-smart speaker, which gives the Tab M10 added utility.

The Lenovo Tab M10 is a family-friendly tablet that starts at £179.99 (~$237). However, its affordability also comes with compromises such as its dim display and disappointing battery life. 

However, the Tab M10 also has its issues. The base model is under-equipped with its 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Moreover, its cameras are dreadful, and it has a disappointing battery life compared to the Tab P10. Additionally, its display is too dark for our liking, and it is a shame that Lenovo has not included any colour profiles or white balance options that could rectify the screen’s high colour temperature.

While the Tab M10 gets a recommendation from us, we would suggest considering the Tab P10 over its cheaper sibling. The Tab P10 costs around $100 more than the Tab M10, but you get more RAM, additional storage, double the speakers and a brighter display with a much larger battery. Moreover, the Tab P10 has a fingerprint sensor, better cameras and a more stylish design than the Tab M10. It also has an ambient light sensor that the Tab M10 oddly lacks. In short, the Tab P10 is worth the extra cost if your budget can stretch that far.

Lenovo Tab M10 - 01/25/2019 v6
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
72 / 80 → 90%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
34 / 65 → 52%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
92%
Display
79%
Games Performance
26 / 68 → 39%
Application Performance
46 / 76 → 61%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
67 / 91 → 74%
Camera
40 / 85 → 48%
Average
69%
80%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2019-01-28 (Update: 2019-02-23)
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