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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Tablet Review

Manuel Masiero (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 09/01/2016

Desirable. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is a compelling package. No other other 10-inch tablet with Android 6, LTE and Full-HD on the market offers more for less. If the performance is up to par as well is the subject of our review.

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Just like its predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, the 2016 version also targets the price-conscious consumer. Equipped with Android 6.0, the tablet now not only comes with an up-to-date OS, but is faster as well. Samsung's own Exynos 7870 Octa SoC, which features twice as many processor cores, takes the place of the Qualcomm quad-core SoC the predecessor was equipped with. The display panel has grown from 9.7 to 10.1 inches and now features Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels compared to the predecessor's 1024 x 768. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) starts at 289 Euro (~$330) for the standard version equipped with WiFi, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage and either a black or white chassis. Our review slate, which sells for 349 Euro (~$395) - but is available for less than 300 Euro (~$340) online - is the second model, which includes an LTE module.

For our review, we compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) to similarly-sized tablets like the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro, the LG G Pad II 10.1 and of course the predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585 (Galaxy Tab A Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa 1.6 GHz , Octa-core
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T830 MP2, Core: 1600 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920x1200 pixel 224 PPI, Capacitive, 10-finger, WUXGA, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo-jack, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 200 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration, Hall-effect sensor, ambient light sensor, WiFi Direct, USB OTG, App2SD, ANT+, Samsung Smart Switch
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2600 MHz), HSPA+ Downloads/Uploads up to 42/5.76 MBit/s, LTE Cat. 4 Downloads/Uploads up to 150/50 MBit/s, Nano-SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 254.2 x 155.3 ( = 0.32 x 10.01 x 6.11 in)
Battery
7300 mAh
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Apature F1.9 , up to 3264 x 2448 pixels (4:3) respectively 3264 x 1836 pixels (16:9), respectively, Full-HD video at 30 fps, LED flash, autofocus
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix Apature F2.2, up to 1616 x 1212 Pixel (4:3) respectively 1600 x 900 Pixel (16:9), HD video at 30 fps
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB cable, modular power adapter, quickstart guide, Microsoft-, Google and Samsung apps, S Planner, child mode, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
525 g ( = 18.52 oz / 1.16 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
349 Euro

 

Case

To keep the price affordable, Samsung elected to not include some nice-to-haves - for example a metal chassis. Instead, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is made out of plastic, with white and black being the only two color choices. We wouldn't use the words "high-end" or "upscale" to describe the design, but the unobtrusive polycarbonate case does what it's supposed to do, it's quite sturdy, impresses with the seamless integration of the display into the bezel and - all things considered - doesn't look cheap at all. The back is slightly rubberized and is easy to grip and hold as a result.       

The 10.1-inch is definitely sturdy enough for daily use - it takes quite a bit of force to twist the 8.2 mm thick slate. Even then, there are no creaking sounds, although the picture is affected in some areas. The back of the case is slightly magnetic - the optional Book Cover attaches that way. The tablet can be propped up at a slight angle to making watching videos or typing a more enjoyable experience. 

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is comparatively heavy at 525 grams. Only the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30 is slightly heavier, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is the lightest contender at 456 grams because of its smaller form factor.

Connectivity

Aside from the LTE module, there's no difference between the two version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). Both are equipped with a middle-class SoC Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa, with the eight cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. An ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage round out the package. As shipped, only 10.5 GB are available to the user - not exactly generous, given that Samsung touts that the Tab A 10.1 is particularly well-suited for mobile entertainment. At least there's the microSD card slot, which also supports App2SD, so it's usable for data storage as well as applications. According to Samsung, the tablet supports microSD cards up to 200 GB - the maximum capacity currently offered. The Micro-USB 2.0 port supports USB-OTG, but not MHL.

Left side: no ports
Left side: no ports
Right side: Nano-SIM and microSD card slot, volume rocker switch, power button
Right side: Nano-SIM and microSD card slot, volume rocker switch, power button
Top: microphone, Micro-USB, headphone jack
Top: microphone, Micro-USB, headphone jack
Bottom: stereo speakers
Bottom: stereo speakers

Software

The Galaxy sports an - at least at the time of writing - up-to-date version of the Android OS, 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Samsung more or less left the OS untouched and only includes a few pre-installed apps. The selection is small and unobtrusive - it includes Samsung's own tools like the Calender S Planner and Kids Mode - which allows the user to block media and applications - as well as the obligatory suite of Google apps. There are also Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Skype, although only the space-saving download links are provided. The pre-installed apps can't be uninstalled, by the way - only deactivated.

Communication and GPS

Slightly erratic transfers, Iperf Client
Slightly erratic transfers, Iperf Client
Slightly erratic transfers, Iperf Server
Slightly erratic transfers, Iperf Server

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) supports the standard GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) and UMTS frequencies (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz). In 3G networks, HSPA+ allows for transfer rates of up to 42 MBit/s (downloads) and 5.76 MBit/s (uploads). The LTE version (LTE frequencies 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2600 MHz) is capable of higher rates of up to 150 MBit/s and 50 MBit/s for downloads and uploads, respectively. For shorter distances, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) can use Bluetooth 4.2 and WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The latter supports 2.4 as well as 5 GHz.

The WLAN transfer rates are surprisingly good: when connected to our reference router Linksys EA8500 and placed one meter from it, the tablet was capable of average receive transfer rates of up to 274 MBit/s in the 5 GHz band. The upload speed is a very good as well at 239 MBit/s.

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
274 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
239 MBit/s ∼100%
GPS inside
GPS inside
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors

The GPS also proved to be very accurate when we ran tests to check its performance. No matter if inside or outdoors, our location was established accurately within a few meters. Our bicycle test track shows that the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) can almost keep up with the professional Garmin Edge 500 in that regard. The few deviations we encountered only added up to a total of 90 m, so the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is definitely precise enough for daily use.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - test track
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - test track
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - underpass
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - underpass
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - turning point
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) - turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - test track
Garmin Edge 500 - test track
Garmin Edge 500 - underpass
Garmin Edge 500 - underpass
Garmin Edge 500 - turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - turning point

Cameras

Webcam (click für original)
Webcam (click für original)
Main camera (click für original)
Main camera (click für original)

The 8 MP main camera produces photos that measure up to 3264 x 2448 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio. When reducing the pixel count to 3264 x 1836, an aspect ratio of 16:9 is possible as well. The camera features an aperture of F1.9, LED flash and autofocus and supports Full-HD video at up to 30 fps. The 2 MP camera of course can't quite match those numbers. The photos measure up to 1616 x 1212 (4:3) and 1600 x 900 Pixel (16:9), respectively. Video can be recorded at up to 30 fps as well, but because of the design, the resolution tops out at the HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The menu is easy to navigate and offers an automatic mode as well as eight additional picture modes, for example, Panorama, Series, HDR, Night, and Sport. The so-called "Pro" mode allows the user to change the ISO, white balance, and the aperture. The front-facing camera offers three modes - Selfie, Night, and Sound & Shoot. The latter records up to 9 seconds of background noise.

So far so good - but unfortunately, both cameras produce just average-quality photos, which only look good at a cursory glance. It doesn't take very close examination to pick out the major flaw: the resulting photos look like too much soft focus was applied, so fine details are all but lost. In darker environments, the fuzziness is particularly noticeable. Colors are overly vivid as well, so the pictures always look a little artificial.

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

In addition to our photo snapshots, we also examine the picture quality of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) in our well-controlled test environment. We take a photo of the ColorChecker Passport and a test chart without applying any edits afterward. The first chart clearly shows that the colors are too vivid; in addition, the applied sharpening is very aggressive, so the edges and borders are quite hard.

A photo of the ColorChecker chart. The lower half of each patch shows the original color.
A photo of the ColorChecker chart. The lower half of each patch shows the original color.
Test picture, center
Test picture, center
Test picture (click for the original)
Test picture (click for the original)

Accessories and Warranty

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) comes with a USB cable, a modular power adapter and a quick-start guide. Samsung offers an optional Book Cover in either black or white for 50 Euro ($50 in the US), which allows the tablet to be propped up at two different angles: one for reading, surfing, or multimedia playback and a text mode for word processing. In Germany, the tablet is covered by a 24-month warranty, the battery is covered for 12 months, wear parts like the cable and the power adapter are protected for 6 months.

Input Devices and Operation

The octa-core SoC is produced in-house and makes quick work of various tasks. Inputs are recognized and translated immediately - no matter if the user pushes the physical buttons or utilizes the touchscreen, which recognizes up to 10 fingers simultaneously. Screen rotation is also nearly instantaneous. Only booting does take a little time - we had to wait about 25 seconds for the start screen, which is quite normal for this type of device.

The virtual keyboard in landscape ...
The virtual keyboard in landscape ...
... and portrait mode.
... and portrait mode.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) comes equipped with a 10.1-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 224 ppi. Individual pixels can't be identified with the naked eye. The predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 was much less advanced and only offered 1024 x 768 pixels. 

With an average brightness of 20.1 cd/m², the display of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is extremely bright and the brightness distribution is excellent as well at 91 %. A brightness sensor assures that the appropriate brightness is automatically selected depending on the ambient light conditions. The displays of the competitors aren't as bright - only the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 comes reasonably close with an average brightness of 392 cd/m². The other measurements are quite comparable, however. The black value of 0.68 cd/m² and the contrast ratio of 1:797 are decent, but not really better than average.

527
cd/m²
509
cd/m²
496
cd/m²
544
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
518
cd/m²
535
cd/m²
506
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 544 cd/m² Average: 520.1 cd/m² Minimum: 4.07 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 542 cd/m²
Contrast: 797:1 (Black: 0.68 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.2 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | - Ø
Gamma: 2.42
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
TFT, 1920x1200, 10.1
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
LG G Pad II 10.1
AH-IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
TFT, 1024x768, 9.7
Screen
-6%
-15%
1%
2%
Brightness
520
385
-26%
328
-37%
367
-29%
392
-25%
Brightness Distribution
91
91
0%
88
-3%
89
-2%
80
-12%
Black Level *
0.68
0.59
13%
0.38
44%
0.53
22%
0.51
25%
Contrast
797
664
-17%
903
13%
670
-16%
773
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.2
4.5
-7%
6.86
-63%
3.2
24%
3.59
15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.8
4.8
-0%
6.95
-45%
4.36
9%
4.25
11%
Gamma
2.42 99%
2.47 97%
2.32 103%
2.2 109%
2.56 94%
CCT
7434 87%
7426 88%
7249 90%
7240 90%
7148 91%

* ... smaller is better

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 13 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. » 58 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
105 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 58 ms rise
↘ 47 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 (43 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 58 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 5559 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements with the colorimeter X-Rite i1pro 2 and CalMAN software show that the picture quality of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) isn't particularly great. At 7434 K, the color temperature is clearly higher than the ideal value of 6500 K, although a bluish cast is fortunately not an issue. The DeltaE deviations for the graylevels (4.8) and colors (4.2) are also a little on the high side (the target value is 3 or less). That said, subjectively the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) does look quite decent.

ColorChecker (target sRGB)
ColorChecker (target sRGB)
Color space (target sRGB)
Color space (target sRGB)
Graylevels (target sRGB)
Graylevels (target sRGB)
Saturation (target sRGB)
Saturation (target sRGB)

With an average display brightness of 520.1 cd/m², the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) seems particularly well-suited for outdoor use. On occasion, the highly reflective display will force the user to find a shady spot, however - otherwise the screen content might not be readable. In most cases, angling the tablet to minimize reflections is sufficient to ensure good readability.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) has no weaknesses as far as the viewing angle stability is concerned. Even from very shallow angles, the display content remains visible without any darkening or possible color inversions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is powered by Samung's own octa-core processor Exynos 7870 Octa. The SoC offers plenty of performance and features cores running at 1.6 GHz. An ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and 2 GB RAM round out the hardware. Compared to other, similarly-equipped middle-class tablets, the Galaxy does pretty well and ends up in the middle of the field. The new slate outperforms the predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 thanks to the faster SoC and is also a bit faster than the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro. Both the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30 and the LG G Pad II 10.1 are slightly faster than the review tablet, however.

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
44191 Points ∼19%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
29823 Points ∼13% -33%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4169 Points ∼11%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3046 Points ∼8% -27%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
753 Points ∼16%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
681 Points ∼14% -10%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1657 Points ∼55%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1040 Points ∼35% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
388 Points ∼5%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
81 Points ∼1% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
468 Points ∼9%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
102 Points ∼2% -78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16050 Points ∼23% +33%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
16031 Points ∼23% +33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12095 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9168 Points ∼13% -24%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7964 Points ∼12% -34%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
15554 Points ∼3% +153%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13858 Points ∼3% +125%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7737 Points ∼2% +26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
6151 Points ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3838 Points ∼1% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
15658 Points ∼8% +127%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14292 Points ∼7% +107%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7786 Points ∼4% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
6905 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4407 Points ∼2% -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼2% +75%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼1% +50%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼1% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps ∼0% -56%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼5% +100%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼4% +64%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼3% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼2%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8.8 fps ∼2% +80%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps ∼2% +78%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5.6 fps ∼1% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4.9 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1.8 fps ∼0% -63%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps ∼2% +93%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.4 fps ∼2% +87%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼1% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4.5 fps ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4.5 fps ∼1%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼1% +206%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1.7 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼3% +82%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2.8 fps ∼2%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5281 Points ∼64% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4796 Points ∼58%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3536 Points ∼43% -26%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3525 Points ∼42% -27%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
769 Points ∼50% +13%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
725 Points ∼47% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
682 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
633 Points ∼41% -7%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9 Points ∼1% -99%
Graphics
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1997 Points ∼23% +291%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
822 Points ∼10% +61%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
729 Points ∼8% +43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
511 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
312 Points ∼4% -39%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1362 Points ∼31%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
924 Points ∼21% -32%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
750 Points ∼17% -45%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
537 Points ∼12% -61%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
462 Points ∼10% -66%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2240 Points ∼34%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1955 Points ∼30% -13%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1520 Points ∼23% -32%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1250 Points ∼19% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1050 Points ∼16% -53%
Overall
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1069 Points ∼28% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1015 Points ∼27%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
971 Points ∼26% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
577 Points ∼15% -43%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
283 Points ∼7% -72%

The aforementioned tablets complete the the browser benchmarks in the same order: the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) outperforms the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro, but trails both the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30 and the LG G Pad II 10.1.

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14064 ms * ∼24% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
13257.2 ms * ∼22% -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9788.7 ms * ∼16%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8253.1 ms * ∼14% +16%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5410 ms * ∼9% +45%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6438 Points ∼13% +67%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4692 Points ∼9% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3855 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2925 Points ∼6% -24%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2672 Points ∼5% -31%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
109 Points ∼14% +68%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
73 Points ∼10% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
65 Points ∼9%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
56 Points ∼7% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
47 Points ∼6% -28%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
23.712 Points ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
18 Points ∼5% -24%

* ... smaller is better

The flash drive offers decent performance - in particular, the tablet is ahead of the competitors when performing sequential reads. Sequential writes are a different story, as the Tab A is now dead last. Even though the write speeds impact the average performance, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) still features one of the faster flash drives in our comparison.

The microSD card performance is pretty decent, although the recorded values of 75.5 MByte/s for reads and 50.1 MByte/s for writes don't quite tap the full potential of our microSD reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 (reads up to 95 MByte/s, writes up to 80 MByte/s).

AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12.48 MB/s ∼8% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
10.01 MB/s ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.86 MB/s ∼6% -1%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.52 MB/s ∼6% -5%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.3 MB/s ∼4% -37%
Random Read 4KB
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
24 MB/s ∼14% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
23.46 MB/s ∼14%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
21.61 MB/s ∼12% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
21.56 MB/s ∼12% -8%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14.59 MB/s ∼8% -38%
Sequential Write 256KB
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
78.2 MB/s ∼38% +70%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
59.11 MB/s ∼29% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
58.91 MB/s ∼29% +28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56 MB/s ∼27% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.88 MB/s ∼22%
Sequential Read 256KB
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
215.76 MB/s ∼27%
LG G Pad II 10.1
Adreno 330, 800 MSM8974, 16 GB eMMC Flash
155.77 MB/s ∼20% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, 410 APQ8016, 16 GB eMMC Flash
144.73 MB/s ∼18% -33%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
142 MB/s ∼18% -34%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, 615 MSM8939, 16 GB eMMC Flash
131.04 MB/s ∼17% -39%

Gaming

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) and gaming go hand in hand - save for one little exception. The ARM Mali-T830 MP2 offers decent performance even at the maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and high details. Even demanding titles like Dead Trigger 2 or Asphalt 8 are playable without any stutters. The position sensor translates inputs immediately, so nothing stands in the way of the enjoyment - if it wasn't for the speakers, which are located at the bottom. Because of their physical location, the sound only comes from one side when the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is held in landscape mode.

Current Android titles like Asphalt 8 ...
Current Android titles like Asphalt 8 ...
... and Dead Trigger 2 run stutter-free.
... and Dead Trigger 2 run stutter-free.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
 SettingsValue
 high30 fps
Dead Trigger 2
 SettingsValue
 high60 fps

Emissions

Temperature

Under load, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) reaches up to 43.9 °C, which is far from critical. A user's hands might start to sweat during longer sessions, however, since the tablet doesn't run that cool even during idle - we recorded up to 40.8 °C here. Our tests show that the inside of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) gets too warm as well: during the battery benchmark test of GFXBench, which in turns runs the T-Rex test 30 times in a row, the performance remained stable for quite some time, but then took a pretty severe hit towards the end. Since the throttling occurs after a fair amount of time, it's by no means a deal breaker.

GFXBench: performance
GFXBench: performance
GFXBench: frame rates
GFXBench: frame rates
GFXBench: battery usage
GFXBench: battery usage
Max. Load
 37.3 °C35.4 °C42.1 °C 
 38.6 °C35.4 °C43.9 °C 
 38.8 °C32.7 °C42.1 °C 
Maximum: 43.9 °C
Average: 38.5 °C
35.3 °C33.7 °C38.5 °C
38.1 °C33.7 °C38.2 °C
36.6 °C34.9 °C39 °C
Maximum: 39 °C
Average: 36.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42.5 °C | Room Temperature 21.8 °C | Voltcraft IR-260
The hot spots on the front ...
The hot spots on the front ...
... and on the back.
... and on the back.

Speakers

Speaker response
Speaker response

The speakers sit on the bottom edge underneath the Android buttons and produce up to 89.4 dB. With the tablet in landscape mode, the sound only comes from one side, which can get slightly annoying after a while. Bass is lacking completely, since the speakers produce only very low dB values in the lower register - mids and highs dominate and drown out the lows. Headphones connected to the 3.5 mm jack improve the sound quality drastically.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.932.437.92530.931.330.93134.231.734.24033.72633.75031.439.431.46330.436.230.48031.628.631.610025.125.425.112526.921.326.916032.823.332.820042.522.542.525049.322.449.331556.121.356.140060.618.460.650066.117.566.163070.517.570.580073.217.273.2100077.216.877.2125076.917.376.9160075.517.475.5200074.516.674.5250075.417.375.4315075.317.675.3400080.317.680.3500080.517.780.5630079.717.479.7800081.717.781.71000076.917.976.91250069.818.169.81600063.818.163.8SPL89.429.889.4N79.21.379.2median 73.2Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585median 17.7median 73.2Delta11.91.611.938.334.432.438.336.430.531.336.4292631.72934.329.12634.341.732.439.441.729.62936.229.627.626.728.627.62725.825.42727.822.921.327.830.523.823.330.537.727.422.537.741.136.122.441.149.242.521.349.25449.618.45458.95417.558.959.758.317.559.768.267.417.268.268.369.716.868.368.270.717.368.264.167.117.464.165.268.416.665.267.27017.367.264.167.817.664.165.168.117.665.16770.217.76772.776.217.472.773.277.217.773.259.362.717.959.353.457.218.153.451.955.618.151.979.782.729.879.745.151.51.345.1median 59.7Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Promedian 62.7median 17.7median 59.71113.51.611hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.42 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 34.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 33%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.66 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 93% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 3% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 33%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (select check boxes on the top/bottom!)
Value 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Value 2: Audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

One of the Galaxy's strengths is saving energy. The foundation here is the low power consumption, which only reaches a maximum of 6.97 watts under load. In standby mode, the Galaxy requires 0.12 watts, which is also quite low.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.12 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.18 / 4.65 / 4.74 Watt
Load midlight 5.75 / 6.97 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Gossen Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

The battery life is great. Under full load, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) ran for a full 7 hours and Full-HD video playback was possible for 15 hours. Only the LG G Pad II 10.1 lasts slightly longer at 17 hours. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 actually comes closest as far as the overall battery life is concerned. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30 and the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro don't stand a chance and don't last as long on a charge.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
43h 54min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
13h 46min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
14h 53min
Load (maximum brightness)
7h 08min
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
7300 mAh
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
6600 mAh
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A30
 mAh
LG G Pad II 10.1
7400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
 mAh
Battery Runtime
-45%
-43%
-13%
-5%
Reader / Idle
2634
1230
-53%
1564
-41%
1676
-36%
2950
12%
H.264
893
593
-34%
532
-40%
1020
14%
WiFi v1.3
826
416
-50%
485
-41%
782
-5%
862
4%
Load
428
248
-42%
221
-48%
325
-24%
297
-31%

Pros

+ sturdy design
+ bright Full-HD display
+ LTE
+ 5 GHz WLAN
+ Android 6
+ microSD slot with App2SD
+ games run stutter-free
+ long battery life

Cons

- only 10.5 GB available storage
- weak cameras
- throttling under maximum load
- speaker only on one side
- battery is not swappable

Verdict

In Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016). Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is more powerful than the predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7. The display now features a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (16:10) instead of 1024 x 768 pixels (4:3), although the screen is only marginally larger (10.1-inch vs. 9.7-inch). The average brightness of 520.1 cd/m² is much improved over the older Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (392 cd/m²). Other positive aspects are the octa-core SoC Exynos 7870 Octa, which makes working with the tablet under Android 6.0 a smooth experience. Even graphically demanding games run without any stutters. Thanks to the larger battery, the run times have improved as well and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) lasts a long time on a single charge.

More powerful SoC, brighter display, Full-HD resolution and a better battery life - compared to the predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) has been improved in many areas.

The LTE version of the Galaxy is particularly interesting because of its low price. Users who are looking for an affordable 10-inch tablet with Android 6, LTE, and Full-HD display really don't have another choice at the time of writing, as the Galaxy is the only game in town. Without LTE, the price of the tablet drops by 50 Euro (~$56).

However, some compromises were necessary to keep the price that low. Only 10.5 GB of the 16 GB flash drive are available to the user - not a lot considering this tablet is supposedly designed for multimedia. The camera modules are also a little disappointing, as the picture quality is pretty mediocre. The location of the speakers on the bottom is fine - as long as the user doesn't switch to landscape mode, which means that the sound is now only coming from one side then.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585 - 08/15/2016 v5.1
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
82 / 80 → 100%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
36 / 65 → 55%
Weight
83 / 88 → 90%
Battery
96%
Display
86%
Games Performance
17 / 68 → 25%
Application Performance
44 / 76 → 58%
Temperature
84%
Noise
100%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
56 / 85 → 66%
Average
70%
84%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2016-09- 1 (Update: 2016-09- 1)
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Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).