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Lenovo Tab P10 Tablet Review

Inge Schwabe, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson), 01/22/2019

Detached - The Lenovo Tab P10 is more aesthetically pleasing than most Android tablets. Its glass back looks great, and it doubles as a smart screen when connected to the new Lenovo Smart Dock thanks to its integration with Amazon Alexa. However, the device is powered by a lowly Snapdragon 450 SoC, and the dock is only available to purchase as part of a bundle with the tablet, so it is not all smooth sailing. Read on to find out how this midrange tablet fares against its competitors.

Lenovo Tab P10

The Tab P10 is one of two tablets that Lenovo sells in a bundle with its new Smart Dock. The second tablet, the Lenovo Tab M10, is a cheaper alternative to the Tab P10. The Tab M10, for example, has two speakers compared to the Tab P10’s four. Correspondingly, the Tab M10 costs between 199 and 249 Euros (~$226 and $282), which is 100 Euros (~$113) cheaper than the Tab P10 currently costs.

It is worth noting that Lenovo markets the tablets as the Smart Tab M10 and the Smart Tab P10 when they are bought with the Smart Dock, but they are identical to the regular Tab M10 and P10. Moreover, both bundles are currently the same price as Lenovo initially charged for just the tablets, so it remains to be seen whether the company will somehow reward its early adopters. The bundles officially launch on January 25, but there appear to be no plans for Lenovo to sell the Smart Dock separately.

Lenovo markets the Tab series as being family friendly unlike its Windows-based Tablet 10 or its ThinkPad tablets. Each member of the family can create a profile on the Tab P10 and unlock the device with their fingerprints. Lenovo has included a children’s account too, which allows the device to be unlocked without a fingerprint and incorporates numerous child-friendly features that parents can set and customise.

The Tab P10 is not powerful enough to compete against the current best Android tablets like the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, so we have chosen to compare our test device against other comparably priced Android tablets instead. Our comparison devices include the Chuwi HiPad, the Hi9 Plus, the Huawei MediaPad T5 , the MediaPad M5 10.8 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Please keep in mind that our Chuwi comparison devices are considerably cheaper than the Tab P10.

Lenovo Tab P10
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 53.41 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards – FAT or FAT32, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Hall sensor, USB 2.0 Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7 x 242 x 167 ( = 0.28 x 9.53 x 6.57 in)
Battery
27 Wh, 7000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix , Autofocus
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix , Fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty guide, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio. SAR: Body - 1.01 W/kg, fanless
Weight
440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
349 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The Tab P10 certainly looks expensive with its glass back and its metal frame. The frame has a chamfered edge too, which belies the tablet’s affordable pricing. The Tab P10 has four speakers that are distributed across the top and underside of the frame, while it also lies flat on a table with its rear-facing camera protected behind the back glass. The tablet has a clean look to it with subtle Dolby and Lenovo logos beneath the back glass. Our test device is covered in stickers though, which detract from the minimalist styling.

Our test device is well made, but we could twist it slightly with our hands. The Tab P10 weighs 440 g and is 7 mm thick, which makes the device lighter and thinner than all our comparison devices. The Tab P10 is 40 g lighter and 1 mm slimmer than the Tab M10 too.

A look at the glass back on the Lenovo Tab P10
A look at the glass back on the Lenovo Tab P10
A look at the front of the Lenovo Tab P10
A look at the front of the Lenovo Tab P10
One the Tab P10’s four speakers and the pogo pin connectors
The USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm jack
The Tab P10's chamfered metal frame
The Lenovo logo etched into the back glass
A look at the front of the Tab P10 in portrait mode
The included European charger and USB Type-A to Type-C cable

Size Comparison

266 mm / 10.5 inch 177 mm / 6.97 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 550 g1.213 lbs260 mm / 10.2 inch 161.1 mm / 6.34 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 531 g1.171 lbs258.7 mm / 10.2 inch 171.8 mm / 6.76 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 498 g1.098 lbs252.5 mm / 9.94 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 490 g1.08 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 167 mm / 6.57 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 440 g0.97 lbs

Connectivity

There are several versions of the Tab P10, of which all are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. Our test device is the Wi-Fi version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage, but Lenovo also sells a model with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. There is also an LTE version should you need constant Internet connectivity. We have included a table below giving an overview of the models available and their pricing at the time of writing.

Device Connectivity RAM Storage Price
Lenovo Tab P10 Wi-Fi 3 GB 32 GB €299 (~ US$339)
Lenovo Tab P10 Wi-Fi & LTE 3 GB 32 GB €349 (~ US$396)
Lenovo Tab P10 Wi-Fi 3 GB 32 GB €349 (~ US$396)
Lenovo Tab P10 Wi-Fi & LTE 4 GB 64 GB €399 (~ US$453)

Our test device is the 4 GB/64 GB version with Wi-Fi, which is better equipped than many of our comparison devices. By contrast, only the Hi9 Plus matches the Tab P10 on storage and RAM, while the Hi9 and the two Huawei tablets come with a maximum of 32 GB storage. The Tab P10 also supports up to 256-GB microSD cards and can format cards as internal storage, which gives the device plenty of additional space on which to store apps and data.

Lenovo has equipped the tablet with a USB 2.0 Type-C port for charging and data transfers along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The two ports sit next to each on the right-hand side of the frame, but there should be enough space between them for you to charge the device and listen to music over wired headphones or external speakers simultaneously without any cables clashing.

The tablet also has quad speakers and an FM radio tuner, although it does not support RDS or RBDS. Additionally, there is a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device and a set of pogo pins for connecting the tablet to the Lenovo Smart Dock.

Top side: speakers x2
Top side: speakers x2
Right-hand side: microSD card slot, USB Type-C port, headphone jack
Right-hand side: microSD card slot, USB Type-C port, headphone jack
Underside: speaker, pogo PIN connectors, speaker
Underside: speaker, pogo PIN connectors, speaker
Left-hand side: volume rocker, power button
Left-hand side: volume rocker, power button

Software

The Tab P10 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo at the time of writing, while Lenovo had updated our test device to only August 5, 2018 Android security patches. The patches were outdated by around four to five months during our tests, which is disappointing.

The UI is close to 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 also replaces some Google applications with its own like the contacts and camera apps. However, the company has opted to preinstall Google Files instead of its long maintained in-house file manager. Our test device also has third-party apps preinstalled too like Netflix, a radio app and SyncIt HD, a proprietary backup software. We could uninstall the latter two apps, but we had no such luck with the Netflix app, which could only be deactivated within Settings.

There are few additional settings that are not present on stock Android too. Lenovo has included its quicker app switcher that we have seen on Yoga Tablets, which adds a row of open apps at the bottom of the screen for quickly switching and closing apps without needing to launch Recents. Its execution on our test device is poor though as icons for apps that we have closed remain at the bottom of the display. Tapping the closed apps does nothing, so hopefully Lenovo can fix this in an update.

There is also a do not disturb mode while playing games, which is useful. Switching it on silences all notifications except alarms and important battery alerts, although you must manually select to which games the mode applies.

Speaking of notifications, our test unit has a weather app notification bug. The notification for the default weather app always sits at the top of our notifications and cannot be dismissed, which is frustrating. Disabling the app would resolve this, but you would lose the weather widget, so hopefully Lenovo can fix this in an update.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Preinstalled apps
Preinstalled apps
The persistent weather notification
The persistent weather notification
The preinstalled FM radio app
The preinstalled FM radio app

Communication & GPS

The Tab P10 supports all modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11ac and can connect to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz networks. Our test unit performed well in our iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests, where it finished top of the transmission test. By contrast, it finished joint fourth in the other test, but only 2 Mb/s behind the Galaxy Tab A in third place.

Our test device also maintained its Wi-Fi connection when placed far from the router, although its reception dropped significantly. The tablet supports Bluetooth 4.2 for near-field communications too.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Chuwi HiPad
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
248 MBit/s ∼100% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
229 MBit/s ∼92% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
216 (min: 49, max: 250) MBit/s ∼87% +1%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960s, 32 GB eMMC Flash
214 MBit/s ∼86% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
214 (min: 206, max: 223) MBit/s ∼86%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 64 GB eMMC Flash
197 (min: 191, max: 201) MBit/s ∼79% -8%
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%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
312 (min: 291, max: 325) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 64 GB eMMC Flash
248 (min: 114, max: 278) MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
239 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960s, 32 GB eMMC Flash
237 MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Chuwi HiPad
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
195 MBit/s ∼60% -40%
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Lenovo Tab P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø214 (206-223)
Chuwi Hi9 Plus MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø197 (191-201)
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 P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (314-338)
Chuwi Hi9 Plus MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø248 (114-278)
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 next to an exterior wall
GPS Test: Indoors next to an exterior wall
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

It takes a while for our test unit to find a satellite fix, but it eventually does so with up to 5 metres 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 P10 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 9.33 km bike ride that the Garmin recorded us having cycled and only deviated by 60 metres. However, the tablet did a good job overall as demonstrated by the screenshots below, although it occasionally plotted us on the wrong side of the road on which we were cycling.

GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - Overview
GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - Overview
GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - Lake
GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - Lake
GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - Loop
GPS Test: Lenovo Tab P10 - 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

Lenovo has equipped the Tab P10 with a 5 MP front-facing camera that has a fixed focus and an 8 MP rear-facing sensor. The main camera is complemented by an LED flash and supports HDR, panoramic photos and various filters. The filters switch off HDR mode though.

The filters are also ineffective. The sketch filter produces photos that lack details in dark areas, as demonstrated by the photo below. Moreover, photos shot with the Tab P10 look noticeably darker than those taken with the Apple iPhone XS, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium or our SLR camera. Granted, these devices are considerably more expensive than the Tab P10, but it underlines the poor-quality optics with which Lenovo has equipped the tablet. The difference is particularly noticeable in scene 2, where dark areas are underexposed by our test unit to the point where details are completely lost. Additionally, we noticed that photos shot with the Tab P10 have a slight red tint to them, which is something worth keeping in mind before taking photos with the device.

Photo taken with the front-facing camera
Photo taken with the front-facing camera
Photo taken with the rear-facing camera with HDR switched on
Photo taken with the rear-facing camera with HDR switched on
Photo taken with the rear-facing camera with the sketch filter applied
Photo taken with the rear-facing camera with the sketch filter applied

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

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 P10 generally did a good job at reproducing colours compared to the ColorChecker Passport reference colours, although grey and white tones are replicated too darkly.

The Tab P10 also captured our test chart sharply, although the chart looks noticeably blurrier towards the edges of the picture. Moreover, the contrast levels drop off too, while colour look rather washed out and the rear-facing camera struggles to reproduce black text on brown backgrounds.

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

Accessories & Warranty

The Tab P10 comes with two-year limited manufacturer’s warranty and one year’s warranty for its battery. Lenovo includes a charger, a USB cable, a card slot tool, a quick-start guide, and warranty information in the box too. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

The tablet also works with the Lenovo Smart Dock, which the Tab P10 connects to via its pogo pins. The dock has two speakers and three far-field microphones, which turns the tablet into a quasi-smart screen with Amazon Alexa functionality. Lenovo currently only sells the dock as part of a bundle with the Tab P10, and it remains to be seen whether the company will sell the dock separately for those have bought the tablet on its own.

Input Devices & Operation

Lenovo has preinstalled Google Gboard as the default keyboard on the Tab P10, which functions just as well as it does on other devices that we have tested. The touchscreen worked perfectly throughout testing too, while the glass is smooth enough to perform scrolling and swiping movements easily. The glass may be slightly too resistive for playing games that require fast swiping movements though.

The Tab P10 also has a fingerprint sensor that allows each user to register up to five fingerprints. The sensor registered our fingers quickly during our tests, but it then occasionally took two or three attempts before the sensor would accept our fingerprint. Hence, the registration process could do with some refining.

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 P10 has a 10.1-inch IPS display that operates natively at 1920x1200 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.

Our test unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 495 cd/m², according to X-Rite i1Pro 2 and 522 cd/m² at the centre of the display, which is brighter than all but the Galaxy Tab A of our comparison devices. The display is only 84% evenly lit though, which puts the Tab P10 bottom of our comparison table in this regard.

Lenovo does not include any colour profiles or white balance options to adjust the colour temperature, but there is a blue-light filter that should help to reduce eye strain when using the tablet at night. Additionally, you can set the filter to come at certain times or according to changing ambient light. The filter also turns on automatically when the device is logged into a child profile. It is worth bearing in mind that the intensity of the filter must be set manually and does not adjust automatically like Apple’s True Tone Display.

462
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
527
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
522
cd/m²
528
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
506
cd/m²
506
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 528 cd/m² Average: 494.9 cd/m² Minimum: 5.14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 522 cd/m²
Contrast: 1273:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 9.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
98.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.14
Lenovo Tab P10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Chuwi HiPad
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.8
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.5
Screen
4%
-1%
10%
25%
30%
Brightness middle
522
408.7
-22%
308
-41%
356
-32%
382
-27%
556
7%
Brightness
495
396
-20%
297
-40%
340
-31%
378
-24%
514
4%
Brightness Distribution
84
85
1%
92
10%
92
10%
92
10%
87
4%
Black Level *
0.41
0.51
-24%
0.29
29%
0.5
-22%
0.24
41%
0.42
-2%
Contrast
1273
801
-37%
1062
-17%
712
-44%
1592
25%
1324
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.7
4.13
38%
6.2
7%
2.3
66%
2.8
58%
1.8
73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.2
7.34
40%
10.5
14%
6.5
47%
6
51%
3.2
74%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.1
4.4
52%
6.6
27%
1.4
85%
3.5
62%
2.2
76%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.24 98%
2.19 100%
2.16 102%
2.33 94%
2.26 97%
CCT
9417 69%
7389 88%
8216 79%
6565 99%
6903 94%
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 detected 34250 Hz ≤ 4 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 34250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 4 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 34250 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9435 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our test unit’s display looks rather cool, and colours are overly saturated, which mainly affects cyan tones. We measured a DeltaE ColorChecker deviation of 6.7, which is over double the ideal value of 3 and considerably higher than most of our comparison devices. The sRGB colour space is almost completely covered though, which is impressive.

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: Grayscale – sRGB target colour space
CalMAN: Grayscale – 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
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
64.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28.4 ms rise
↘ 36 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

The Tab P10 is easy to use outside thanks to its bright display. The ambient light sensor adjusts the screen luminosity well, but you can easily set the brightness to maximum in the Quick Settings menu should you have trouble reading the tablet in direct sunlight. The glossy finish is highly reflective though, but the screen remains readable even when looking at it off-centre, as the photo below demonstrates.

Using the Lenovo Tab P10 outdoors
Using the Lenovo Tab P10 outdoors
Using the Lenovo Tab P10 outdoors
Using the Lenovo Tab P10 outdoors

The tablet has strong viewing angles too because of its IPS display. We noticed no brightness, colour or contrast distortions even at acute viewing angles, so you should be able to read the Tab P10 from practically any angle without any difficulties.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The Tab P10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, which is now over 18 months old and is currently the chipmaker’s entry-level SoC. Our test unit performed comparatively poorly in benchmarks and consistently finished joint second bottom of our comparison tables with the Galaxy Tab A and only slightly ahead of the MediaPad T5.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
11575 Points ∼26% +255%
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=38)
6015 Points ∼14% +84%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3685 Points ∼8% +13%
Chuwi HiPad
3643 Points ∼8% +12%
Lenovo Tab P10
3261 Points ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2777 - 3374, n=8)
3113 Points ∼7% -5%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3077 Points ∼7% -6%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
5809 Points ∼13% +57%
Chuwi HiPad
5064 Points ∼12% +37%
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=55)
4639 Points ∼11% +25%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4636 Points ∼11% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3846 Points ∼9% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3272 - 4022, n=11)
3838 Points ∼9% +4%
Lenovo Tab P10
3705 Points ∼8%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3316 Points ∼8% -10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Chuwi HiPad
1797 Points ∼28% +141%
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=55)
1653 Points ∼26% +121%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1641 Points ∼26% +120%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1634 Points ∼26% +119%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
885 Points ∼14% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (741 - 787, n=11)
760 Points ∼12% +2%
Lenovo Tab P10
747 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
745 Points ∼12% 0%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
5114 Points ∼43% +20%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
4615 Points ∼39% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4171 - 4759, n=11)
4480 Points ∼37% +5%
Chuwi HiPad
4354 Points ∼36% +2%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 6698, n=39)
4281 Points ∼36% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
4250 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4171 Points ∼35% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4077 Points ∼34% -4%
Work performance score
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5798 Points ∼30% +17%
Chuwi HiPad
5463 Points ∼28% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4836 - 5656, n=11)
5210 Points ∼27% +5%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
5040 Points ∼26% +2%
Lenovo Tab P10
4949 Points ∼25%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4922 Points ∼25% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4914 Points ∼25% -1%
Average of class Tablet (4342 - 8356, n=80)
4594 Points ∼23% -7%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2323 Points ∼51% +30%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1804 Points ∼40% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
1793 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1529 - 1823, n=11)
1769 Points ∼39% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1768 Points ∼39% -1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1635 Points ∼36% -9%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 3347, n=43)
1600 Points ∼35% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2069 Points ∼25% +400%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 6993, n=43)
1631 Points ∼20% +294%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
972 Points ∼12% +135%
Lenovo Tab P10
414 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
413 Points ∼5% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (411 - 415, n=11)
413 Points ∼5% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
399 Points ∼5% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2121 Points ∼34% +325%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 5367, n=44)
1397 Points ∼22% +180%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1083 Points ∼17% +117%
Lenovo Tab P10
499 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
498 Points ∼8% 0%
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
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2101 Points ∼45% +17%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1871 Points ∼40% +4%
Lenovo Tab P10
1793 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% -2%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=48)
1643 Points ∼35% -8%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1473 Points ∼31% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=48)
3099 Points ∼11% +336%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2208 Points ∼8% +211%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1133 Points ∼4% +59%
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 P10
711 Points ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
611 Points ∼2% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2183 Points ∼16% +166%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=48)
2050 Points ∼15% +150%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1242 Points ∼9% +51%
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%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
702 Points ∼5% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2419 Points ∼56% +32%
Lenovo Tab P10
1832 Points ∼42%
Chuwi HiPad
1803 Points ∼42% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1521 - 1855, n=11)
1788 Points ∼41% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1775 Points ∼41% -3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1746 Points ∼40% -5%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1654 Points ∼38% -10%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 3312, n=62)
1474 Points ∼34% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1504 Points ∼24% +313%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 5760, n=62)
1193 Points ∼19% +228%
Chuwi HiPad
632 Points ∼10% +74%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
626 Points ∼10% +72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (363 - 369, n=11)
365 Points ∼6% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
364 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
363 Points ∼6% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
140 Points ∼2% -62%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1642 Points ∼29% +271%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 4949, n=68)
1052 Points ∼18% +137%
Chuwi HiPad
739 Points ∼13% +67%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
726 Points ∼13% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (441 - 449, n=11)
444 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
443 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
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2445 Points ∼55% +35%
Lenovo Tab P10
1814 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1802 Points ∼40% -1%
Chuwi HiPad
1785 Points ∼40% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1504 - 1833, n=11)
1781 Points ∼40% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1714 Points ∼38% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1586 Points ∼36% -13%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 3184, n=64)
1443 Points ∼32% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 10647, n=64)
1731 Points ∼16% +151%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1719 Points ∼16% +149%
Chuwi HiPad
921 Points ∼9% +33%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
890 Points ∼8% +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (690 - 716, n=11)
700 Points ∼7% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
696 Points ∼7% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
691 Points ∼6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
100 Points ∼1% -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1840 Points ∼24% +130%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 6997, n=68)
1359 Points ∼17% +70%
Chuwi HiPad
1032 Points ∼13% +29%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
996 Points ∼13% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (800 - 824, n=11)
809 Points ∼10% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
806 Points ∼10% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
801 Points ∼10%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
126 Points ∼2% -84%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
14698 Points ∼17% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
14147 Points ∼16% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
14108 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (13596 - 15177, n=10)
14046 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=152)
13331 Points ∼15% -6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
12893 Points ∼15% -9%
Chuwi HiPad
12462 Points ∼14% -12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11203 Points ∼13% -21%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
35210 Points ∼7% +184%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=152)
20201 Points ∼4% +63%
Chuwi HiPad
16016 Points ∼3% +29%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
15682 Points ∼3% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12281 - 12550, n=10)
12423 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
12400 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12323 Points ∼2% -1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10466 Points ∼2% -16%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
26875 Points ∼11% +111%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=153)
15950 Points ∼7% +25%
Chuwi HiPad
15061 Points ∼6% +18%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
14402 Points ∼6% +13%
Lenovo Tab P10
12743 Points ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12562 - 12878, n=10)
12732 Points ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12686 Points ∼5% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10923 Points ∼5% -14%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
96 fps ∼1% +357%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
39 fps ∼0% +86%
Chuwi HiPad
39 fps ∼0% +86%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=178)
32 fps ∼0% +52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
21 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
21 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (21 - 22, n=11)
19.6 fps ∼0% -7%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼0% -10%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
40 fps ∼1% +100%
Chuwi HiPad
34 fps ∼1% +70%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
25 fps ∼1% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (20 - 34, n=11)
24.3 fps ∼1% +22%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=182)
21 fps ∼1% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
20 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
20 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼1% -5%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
44 fps ∼8% +378%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=116)
21 fps ∼4% +128%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
19 fps ∼3% +107%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼3% +107%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
9.2 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
9.2 fps ∼2%
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
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
26 fps ∼7% +199%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼5% +118%
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=119)
14.7 fps ∼4% +69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (8.7 - 18, n=11)
11.9 fps ∼3% +37%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11 fps ∼3% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
8.8 fps ∼2% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
8.7 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼2% -2%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=65)
19.9 fps ∼0% +232%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
18 fps ∼0% +200%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
13 fps ∼0% +117%
Chuwi HiPad
13 fps ∼0% +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
6.1 fps ∼0% +2%
Lenovo Tab P10
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%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
15 fps ∼0% +163%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=65)
12.5 fps ∼0% +119%
Chuwi HiPad
12 fps ∼0% +111%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (5.7 - 13, n=11)
8.34 fps ∼0% +46%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼0% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
5.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
5.7 fps ∼0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5 fps ∼0% -12%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 49, n=15)
10.5 fps ∼7% +453%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.9 - 3.7, n=3)
3.07 fps ∼2% +62%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.4 fps ∼2% +26%
Lenovo Tab P10
1.9 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1.7 fps ∼1% -11%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 51.1, n=15)
11.7 fps ∼11% +964%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.5 fps ∼2% +127%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.1 - 1.2, n=3)
1.133 fps ∼1% +3%
Lenovo Tab P10
1.1 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1 fps ∼1% -9%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 58, n=15)
15.1 fps ∼8% +372%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.2 - 6.1, n=3)
5.1 fps ∼3% +59%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3.8 fps ∼2% +19%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.2 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.7 fps ∼1% -16%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0 - 134, n=15)
31.3 fps ∼12% +821%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼3% +112%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.4 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.4 - 3.4, n=3)
3.4 fps ∼1% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.8 fps ∼1% -18%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
18 fps ∼5% +429%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 107, n=44)
13.4 fps ∼3% +294%
Chuwi HiPad
7.3 fps ∼2% +115%
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%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 3.5, n=11)
3.11 fps ∼1% -9%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3.1 fps ∼1% -9%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
10 fps ∼6% +203%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 47, n=44)
7.71 fps ∼5% +134%
Chuwi HiPad
7.4 fps ∼4% +124%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 7, n=11)
4.59 fps ∼3% +39%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4 fps ∼2% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.3 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10
3.3 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.9 fps ∼2% -12%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
147305 Points ∼52% +146%
Average of class Tablet (14200 - 227987, n=67)
69584 Points ∼25% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
67359 Points ∼24% +12%
Lenovo Tab P10
59916 Points ∼21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (54731 - 60077, n=10)
57703 Points ∼20% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
55314 Points ∼20% -8%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (0 - 566378, n=31)
147105 Points ∼26% +105%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
113687 Points ∼20% +58%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
110854 Points ∼20% +55%
Chuwi HiPad
107201 Points ∼19% +49%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
87335 Points ∼15% +22%
Lenovo Tab P10
71739 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
70431 Points ∼12% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (56497 - 73468, n=11)
69869 Points ∼12% -3%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
818 Points ∼40% +11%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
811 Points ∼40% +10%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
789 Points ∼39% +7%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=109)
753 Points ∼37% +3%
Lenovo Tab P10
734 Points ∼36%
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=109)
2249 Points ∼8% +136%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1967 Points ∼7% +107%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1602 Points ∼6% +68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (943 - 975, n=11)
960 Points ∼3% +1%
Lenovo Tab P10
951 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
943 Points ∼3% -1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
844 Points ∼3% -11%
Memory
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2654 Points ∼35% +211%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1960 Points ∼26% +130%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=109)
1072 Points ∼14% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (770 - 1522, n=11)
1001 Points ∼13% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
969 Points ∼13% +14%
Lenovo Tab P10
853 Points ∼11%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
849 Points ∼11% 0%
System
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3318 Points ∼20% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3133 Points ∼19% +10%
Lenovo Tab P10
2861 Points ∼17%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
2838 Points ∼17% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2560 - 2898, n=11)
2759 Points ∼17% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
2561 Points ∼16% -10%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=109)
2463 Points ∼15% -14%
Overall
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
1769 Points ∼21% +55%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1446 Points ∼17% +27%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1435 Points ∼17% +26%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=109)
1278 Points ∼15% +12%
Lenovo Tab P10
1142 Points ∼14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (389 - 1337, n=11)
1035 Points ∼12% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
389 Points ∼5% -66%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab P10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Chuwi HiPad MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 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
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 HiSilicon Kirin 960s, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Unsurprisingly, the Tab P10 replicated its disappointing performance in browser benchmarks, where it traded blows with the Galaxy Tab A for last place in our comparison tables. Our test unit finished strongly in JavaScript benchmarks like WebXPRT 2015 though, but it still finished 7% short of the average of the Snapdragon 450 SoC-powered devices that we have tested.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=84)
51.6 Points ∼100% +132%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 (Chrome 65)
36.127 Points ∼70% +62%
Chuwi HiPad (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
30.911 Points ∼60% +39%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Google Chrome 70)
29.934 Points ∼58% +34%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
29.467 Points ∼57% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (22 - 22.7, n=10)
22.3 Points ∼43% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
22.275 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
22.084 Points ∼43% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 (Chrome 65)
6802 Points ∼100% +67%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=170)
6729 Points ∼99% +65%
Chuwi HiPad (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
6046 Points ∼89% +48%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Chrome 70)
6017 Points ∼88% +48%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
5471 Points ∼80% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
4078 Points ∼60% 0%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
4075 Points ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3470 - 4115, n=11)
3971 Points ∼58% -3%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
11529.2 ms * ∼100% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (11012 - 11863, n=11)
11469 ms * ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
11352 ms * ∼98%
Chuwi HiPad (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
9850.9 ms * ∼85% +13%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
9293.1 ms * ∼81% +18%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=181)
9243 ms * ∼80% +19%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus (Chrome 70)
7059 ms * ∼61% +38%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 (Chrome 65)
5947 ms * ∼52% +48%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 (Chrome 65)
116 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Tablet (36 - 386, n=76)
114 Points ∼98% +11%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
113 Points ∼97% +10%
Lenovo Tab P10 (Chrome 71)
103 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
99 Points ∼85% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (90 - 103, n=7)
97 Points ∼84% -6%

* ... smaller is better

The 64 GB of eMMC flash storage performed well in AndroBench 3-5 benchmarks though, particularly in sequential read and write tests. Its random write and read speeds are respectable too.

Lenovo has also equipped the Tab P10 with a fast microSD card reader that held its own against the readers in our comparison devices. Our test unit averaged 84.28 MB/s in the sequential read benchmark and 60.95 MB/s in the sequential write test, which are well short of the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501’s theoretical maximum transfer speeds, but they are only beaten by the Huawei tablets of our comparison devices.

It is worth bearing in mind that the Tab P10 can only format microSD cards in either FAT or FAT32, so you must reformat your microSD card if it is formatted in exFAT. Moreover, this limitation also restricts file sizes to 4 GB, which would prevent you from storing large media files on the microSD card.

Lenovo Tab P10Chuwi HiPadChuwi Hi9 PlusHuawei MediaPad T5 10Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590NAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-31%
-44%
66%
44%
-6%
3%
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.81
10%
20.44
-66%
72.53 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
19%
73.84 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
21%
60.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
55.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=101)
-8%
44.9 (14.6 - 73.8, n=53)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.93
-22%
21.16
-75%
83.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
85.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
80.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
74 (41.7 - 87.2, n=101)
-12%
62.4 (21.2 - 87.7, n=53)
-26%
Random Write 4KB
15.75
10.28
-35%
13.01
-17%
76.12
383%
60.8
286%
13.39
-15%
24 (3.4 - 88.2, n=112)
52%
5.82 (0.13 - 77.9, n=204)
-63%
Random Read 4KB
53.9
40.21
-25%
42.2
-22%
76.67
42%
54.7
1%
71.13
32%
54.3 (11.4 - 149, n=112)
1%
18.7 (1.32 - 142, n=204)
-65%
Sequential Write 256KB
205.74
73.55
-64%
132.47
-36%
83.84
-59%
126.8
-38%
103.32
-50%
171 (40 - 246, n=112)
-17%
38.8 (2.04 - 208, n=204)
-81%
Sequential Read 256KB
276.7
144.33
-48%
144.97
-48%
312.17
13%
247.8
-10%
285.63
3%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=112)
-1%
110 (6.75 - 741, n=204)
-60%

Games

The Snapdragon 450 SoC integrates an Adreno 506 GPU, which struggles with demanding games, while games like Fortnite would not even install on our test unit. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) initially ran smoothly at minimum graphics settings, but then the title crashed twice, which put an end to our game.

The touchscreen and accelerometer worked well throughout our gaming tests, although the accelerometer-based steering in Real Racing would not work. We had no such trouble in Asphalt 9: Legends though, so we suspect that this is a localised issue.

The quad speakers deliver an immersive gaming experience when holding the device in landscape mode. Unfortunately, the sound would not reorientate when we put the tablet in portrait mode like the iPad Pro 11 does, which ruins the stereo effect that the speakers produce.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
PUBG Mobile
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; Smooth; 0.10.0: Ø25.8 (19-32)
; Balanced; 0.10.0: Ø25.1 (16-27)
Arena of Valor
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