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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE Tablet Review: One of the best tablets for less than 300 Euros (~$356)

A good investment. Anyone can offer an expensive tablet, but only few manufacturers offer affordable tablets with good equipment and performance. The stage belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE, since it is distinguished by exactly those virtues, and at 290 Euros (~$345; ~$290 in the US), it is one of the best tablets in its price class.
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While at 290 Euros (~$345), the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is an affordable Android tablet, it surprises with very solid equipment. With its octa-core Snapdragon 662 SoC, the performance of the 10.4-inch tablet places it in the midrange, which makes it sufficiently fast for all the multimedia tasks around web surfing, YouTube, and a Netflix video evening. In addition, not many affordable tablets offer LTE support.

The emphasis of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is entertainment. In order to prevent it from becoming low-quality entertainment, there are a total of four speakers together with Dolby Atmos support in the Android 10 tablet. In parallel, the DRM Widevine L1 certification ensures that, for example, Netflix streams can be reproduced in HD quality. Other positive points are the TFT display resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels and the 7040-mAh battery that is meant to provide the tablet with a long battery life.

In addition to the LTE version that we tested, Samsung also offers a WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab A7, which is even more affordable at 230 Euros (~$273).

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Galaxy Tab A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Kryo 260, Snapdragon 662
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
10.40 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive, TFT-LCD, WUXGA+, 16 million colors, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 18 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, brightness sensor, Wi-Fi Direct, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), 4G (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 66), Body SAR 1.01 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7 x 247.6 x 157.4 ( = 0.28 x 9.75 x 6.2 in)
Battery
7040 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix 8 MP, autofocus, videos up to 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 5 MP
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers with Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: virtual, 7.8W charger, USB cable (USB-C to USB-A), SIM tool, quick start guide, One UI 2.5, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
477 g ( = 16.83 oz / 1.05 pounds), Power Supply: 32 g ( = 1.13 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
290 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
11/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
SD 662, Adreno 610
477 g7 mm10.40"2000x1200
79 %
12/2019
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
504 g9.8 mm10.10"1920x1200
85 %
10/2020
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
460 g7.35 mm10.40"2000x1200
79 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
SD 439, Adreno 505
580 g23 mm10.10"1920x1200
81 %
05/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2
460 g7.5 mm10.10"1920x1200

Case - Galaxy Tab A7 LTE with a sturdy metal case

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is covered with a sturdy metal case, which makes it fairly impervious to attempts of warping. The back cover is not completely metal, since there is a small plastic strip covering the communication antennas on the long side that also houses the 8-MP camera. While the transition between the materials can be felt, this does not make the haptics of the tablet any worse at all.

The 10.4-inch display is surrounded by a plastic frame that minimally extends beyond the glass and is flush with its surface. Compared to its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 predecessor, the display frame became smaller on the short sides, but it is still not very slim at a width of 1 cm (~0.4 in).

At 477 grams (~1 lb), the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE belongs to the lighter 10.x-inch tablets, and with its slim height of only 7 mm (~0.3 in), it can be held comfortably in the hand. The camera in the back sticks out slightly from the case, but this is no hindrance with the tablet's large footprint.

Our test unit is the "Gray" color model. Additional color options for the back cover are "Silver" and "Gold." Only the silver version has a white case frame, while that of the other color variants are black.

Size Comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 504 g1.111 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 580 g1.279 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 157.4 mm / 6.2 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 477 g1.052 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 460 g1.014 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 7.35 mm / 0.2894 inch 460 g1.014 lbs

Equipment - 32 GB of internal storage in the Samsung tablet

Samsung offers the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE with 32 GB of storage space. The WiFi option also does not offer any more than that. After you take the system files and preinstalled apps into account, what remains in terms of available storage is not very much at barely 18 GB. However, you can expand the storage by up to 1 TB via microSD card.

The tablet does not provide for moving app data to the removable storage. Even though you can activate the corresponding switch in the developer options, this had no effect in our test and we were only able to store media files on the microSD card.

The USB-C port of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE operates at USB-2.0 speeds and supports USB OTG. The hardware equipment also includes Bluetooth 5.0, but not NFC. 

Left side: microSD/SIM slot
Left side: microSD/SIM slot
Right side: power, volume rocker
Right side: power, volume rocker
Top: speaker
Top: speaker
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, speaker, 3.5-mm audio port
Bottom: speaker, USB-C, speaker, 3.5-mm audio port

Software - Android 10 and child mode

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE with Android 10 and its in-house OneUI version 2.5 user interface. At the time of our testing (mid-November), the Android security patches were on the level of September 1, 2020, which still makes them fairly current.

Besides the Google and Samsung apps, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Outlook are also preinstalled on the tablet. In addition, there are Netflix and Spotify as third-party apps. With its DRM Widevine L1 certification, the Galaxy Tab A7 is able to play LTE streams in HD quality.

OneUI also includes a child mode, allowing parents to, for example, set the length of time the device can be used, lock or unlock apps, or monitor their children from afar via the smartphone.

Communication and GPS - LTE module and accurate locating

In addition to a microSD card, you can also insert a SIM card, allowing the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE to connect to the 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks. Samsung does not give any information on the maximum speeds. The LTE modem integrated into the SoC supports LTE Cat. 13, reaching download speeds of up to 390 Mbit/s, and upload speeds up to 150 Mbit/s.

The Samsung tablet is able to connect to local networks via WiFi 5 (WLAN 802.11ac). When connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, it reaches about 330 Mbit/s when sending and receiving, a performance that is above average compared to other midrange tablets. The data transfer is very stable in both directions.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Adreno 610, SD 662, 32 GB eMMC Flash
329 (323min - 333max) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
321 (302min - 327max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
298 (239min - 314max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (100min - 233max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56.5 (48min - 74max) MBit/s ∼17% -83%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Adreno 610, SD 662, 32 GB eMMC Flash
332 (310min - 353max) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
299 (279min - 310max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
290 (274min - 309max) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
264 (204min - 332max) MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
223 (143min - 310max) MBit/s ∼67% -33%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (323-333)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (310-353)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

To locate its position, the tablet uses the GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo satellite navigation systems. In our test, it succeeds in determining its location indoors with an accuracy of up to 6 meters (~20 ft). Outdoors, the accuracy increases to 3 meters (~10 ft).

We also evaluate the ability of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE to record its position while moving during a bike tour, by comparing it with the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device. The result: on the almost 12 km (~7.5 mi) route, the Samsung tablet guides us to our target almost as accurately as the Garmin. So the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is able to provide apps with location information that is quite accurate.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: overall route
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: overall route
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: lake
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: lake
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: turning point
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: overall route
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: turning point

Cameras - Only useable in good light conditions

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the selfie camera
Picture taken with the selfie camera

The camera equipment of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is relatively limited. There is an 8-MP camera with autofocus in the back, but it neither offers a flash or other extras such as a wide angle lens or optical image stabilization. It is able to record videos at a maximum resolution of Full-HD and 30 FPS. The selfie camera has a 5-MP resolution and offers a fairly good performance during video calls.

The inconspicuous specs of the main camera are matched by its performance. The image quality is decent for snapshots, but only if the light conditions are right. The pictures are then characterized by a harmonic overall composition and very realistic colors. But you should not look too closely, since fine image details are lost and darker image areas are noisy. In low-light scenarios, the camera is simply unusable, which is also due to the lack of a flash.

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.

Tageslicht-Szene 1Tageslicht-Szene 25-facher ZoomLowlight

We also take some measurements under controlled light conditions. In simulated daylight (bottom color card), the camera captures the reference colors fairly accurately and also has no problems in reproducing the test chart sharply. The opposite is the case under low-light conditions (top color card). The color reproduction is then far from the ideal, and the test chart has become completely unrecognizable.

ColorChecker
28.2 ∆E
53.2 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
53.1 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
40.4 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
66 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
76.6 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
45.5 ∆E
89.9 ∆E
70.4 ∆E
51.8 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020): 46.5 ∆E min: 13.41 - max: 89.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020): 7.53 ∆E min: 2.19 - max: 13.36 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Optional 15-Watt quick charger

Samsung includes a 7.8-Watt charger, a USB cable (Type-C to Type-A), a SIM tool, and a quick start guide with the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE. As an optional accessory, the Samsung web shop offers the Book Cover and a 15-Watt quick charger.

The warranty period for the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is 24 months.

Input Devices and Operation - Responsive touchscreen and 2D face recognition

While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC is no race horse, together with the 3 GB of working memory, it ensures a to a large extent smooth operation without any trouble for the Samsung tablet. Just after booting up the tablet, you have to wait a few moments until the system has completed restarting. Changing between apps also occurs with a slight delay at times, particularly when there are already several apps running in the background.

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE does not offer a fingerprint sensor. Biometric authentication only works via 2D face scan. While that succeeds quite fast, it also quickly stops working under bad light conditions. Additional unlocking methods include entry of a PIN, pattern, or password.

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE does not support Samsung DeX or the Samsung S Pen.

Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape

Display - A TFT LCD rich in contrast

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

While higher priced Samsung tablets such as the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite are equipped with an AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE uses a TFT LCD display, which is solid standard fare. The display has a diagonal of 10.4 inches, so the size has slightly increased compared to its 10.1-inch predecessor, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1. The resolution, on the other hand, remained almost unchanged, and instead of 1920 x 1200 pixels, there are are now 2000 x 1200 pixels. This ensures a sharp display. 

At an average brightness of 337.1 cd/m² (maximum of 366 cd/m²), the display remains slightly below the average of the comparison devices. With evenly distributed light and dark image areas (APL50 measurement), the maximum brightness of the TFT LCDs is 367 cd/m². With the brightness adjusted to the minimum, we still measure 3.66 cd/m². A positive point is the fact that the display does not use PWM flickering, so that sensitive users do not need to be concerned.

317
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 370 cd/m² Average: 337.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.66 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 365 cd/m²
Contrast: 1404:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
97.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
TFT-LCD, 2000x1200, 10.40
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Huawei MatePad 10.4
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.10
Screen
-5%
-14%
8%
-2%
Brightness middle
365
449
23%
511
40%
392
7%
401
10%
Brightness
337
425
26%
472
40%
359
7%
396
18%
Brightness Distribution
82
89
9%
85
4%
88
7%
86
5%
Black Level *
0.26
0.6
-131%
0.53
-104%
0.36
-38%
0.5
-92%
Contrast
1404
748
-47%
964
-31%
1089
-22%
802
-43%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.5
3.1
31%
4.6
-2%
2.7
40%
2.9
36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.8
6.4
18%
10.3
-32%
5.4
31%
5.8
26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.3
3.8
28%
6.5
-23%
3.8
28%
4.1
23%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.09 105%
2.19 100%
2.24 98%
2.36 93%
CCT
7702 84%
7202 90%
7553 86%
7276 89%
7263 89%

* ... 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 9725 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The brightness of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is not distributed very evenly across the screen, but this was not very noticeable in everyday usage. It was neither a hindrance watching videos, nor during web surfing. The vibrant colors, on the other hand, which are due to the good contrast ratio 1401:1, are immediately noticeable. This is a noticeable improvement of the tablet compared to its predecessor. 

Other than the ability to chose the Dark Mode, the user has no influence on the image display of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE. The tablet display is already quite decent. Colors are reproduced relatively accurately, even if they are slightly too saturated. But this makes the image content more vibrant. The display has a slight blue tint, which makes it appear a bit too cool. 

Color Accuracy (sRGB target color space)
Color Accuracy (sRGB target color space)
Color Space (sRGB target color space)
Color Space (sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (sRGB target color space)
Grayscale (sRGB target color space)
Saturation (sRGB target color space)
Saturation (sRGB target color 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
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 16.4 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. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.4 ms rise
↘ 25.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

While the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE does a fairly good job outdoors, due to its limited brightness reserves, it is unable to counter bright sunlight, so a shady place is recommended.

The display darkens relatively quickly, unless you look at it directly, holding it perpendicular to your viewing angle. However, the viewing angle stability of the TFT LCDs is good, since you can still recognize the contents easily even from steep viewing angles. 

Using it outdoors (sunlight from the side)
Using it outdoors (sunlight from the side)
Using it outdoors (in the shade)
Using it outdoors (in the shade)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Easily sufficient for multimedia usage

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE uses the octa-core Snapdragon 662 SoC, which belongs to the lower midrange in terms of its performance. However, the eight-core processor brings more than sufficient performance for multimedia tasks, while supported by the Adreno 610 graphics unit and 3 GB of RAM.

As the synthetic benchmarks show, the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE belongs to the more powerful tablets in the price range of up to 300 Euros (~$356). It runs slightly faster than its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 predecessor and places at eye level with the Amazon Fire HD 2019. On the other hand, it is clearly left behind by the Huawei MatePad 10.4 in all the bench marks.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1890 Points ∼11% +37%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 4712, n=26)
1890 Points ∼11% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1381 Points ∼8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1275 - 1397, n=3)
1351 Points ∼8% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
596 Points ∼4% -57%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
592 Points ∼33% +87%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1593, n=26)
570 Points ∼31% +80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
316 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (314 - 316, n=3)
315 Points ∼17% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
239 Points ∼13% -24%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7695 Points ∼50% +24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
6193 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (6042 - 6296, n=3)
6177 Points ∼40% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5452 Points ∼36% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
5056 Points ∼33% -18%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=62)
4929 Points ∼32% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
4412 Points ∼29% -29%
Work performance score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
9189 Points ∼46% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
8036 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (7247 - 8610, n=3)
7964 Points ∼40% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6456 Points ∼32% -20%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6284 Points ∼31% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6154 Points ∼31% -23%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 14982, n=98)
5359 Points ∼27% -33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2963 Points ∼73% +29%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2567 Points ∼63% +12%
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=22)
2330 Points ∼57% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2302 Points ∼57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2124 - 2302, n=3)
2225 Points ∼55% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2122 Points ∼52% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
2053 Points ∼51% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2536 Points ∼23% +161%
Average of class Tablet (400 - 8768, n=22)
1993 Points ∼18% +105%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
971 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (963 - 974, n=3)
969 Points ∼9% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
955 Points ∼8% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
612 Points ∼5% -37%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
404 Points ∼4% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2620 Points ∼38% +135%
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=22)
1808 Points ∼26% +62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1114 Points ∼16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1110 Points ∼16% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1096 - 1114, n=3)
1108 Points ∼16% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
725 Points ∼10% -35%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
493 Points ∼7% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3720 Points ∼47% +51%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2966 Points ∼37% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2471 Points ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2298 - 2471, n=3)
2389 Points ∼30% -3%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=65)
1936 Points ∼24% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1755 Points ∼22% -29%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1621 Points ∼20% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2798 Points ∼23% +168%
Average of class Tablet (99 - 12112, n=65)
2109 Points ∼17% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1043 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1032 - 1043, n=3)
1036 Points ∼9% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
986 Points ∼8% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
547 Points ∼5% -48%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
418 Points ∼3% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2961 Points ∼31% +147%
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7701, n=65)
1811 Points ∼19% +51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1197 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1176 - 1197, n=3)
1186 Points ∼12% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1158 Points ∼12% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
646 Points ∼7% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
501 Points ∼5% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3782 Points ∼66% +53%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2963 Points ∼51% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2466 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2221 - 2466, n=3)
2357 Points ∼41% -4%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=71)
1822 Points ∼32% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1716 Points ∼30% -30%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1608 Points ∼28% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3406 Points ∼12% +90%
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=71)
3374 Points ∼12% +88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1790 Points ∼6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1779 - 1790, n=3)
1785 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1455 Points ∼5% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
822 Points ∼3% -54%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
726 Points ∼3% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3483 Points ∼26% +83%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=71)
2285 Points ∼17% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1906 Points ∼14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1861 - 1906, n=3)
1886 Points ∼14% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1641 Points ∼12% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
930 Points ∼7% -51%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
827 Points ∼6% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3391 Points ∼64% +36%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2832 Points ∼53% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2497 Points ∼47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2424 - 2499, n=3)
2473 Points ∼47% -1%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4201, n=81)
1835 Points ∼35% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1704 Points ∼32% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1586 Points ∼30% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2710 Points ∼23% +165%
Average of class Tablet (55 - 9612, n=81)
1663 Points ∼14% +63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1022 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1022 - 1022, n=3)
1022 Points ∼9% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
990 Points ∼9% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
542 Points ∼5% -47%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
364 Points ∼3% -64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2837 Points ∼14% +141%
Average of class Tablet (70 - 7098, n=83)
1512 Points ∼7% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1176 Points ∼6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1173 - 1177, n=3)
1175 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1157 Points ∼6% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
639 Points ∼3% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
439 Points ∼2% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3375 Points ∼64% +34%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2818 Points ∼53% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2517 Points ∼47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2161 - 2517, n=3)
2374 Points ∼45% -6%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4482, n=84)
1722 Points ∼32% -32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1702 Points ∼32% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1561 Points ∼29% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3327 Points ∼20% +92%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 14283, n=84)
2374 Points ∼14% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1729 Points ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1715 - 1743, n=3)
1729 Points ∼10% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1434 Points ∼9% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
715 Points ∼4% -59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
708 Points ∼4% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3338 Points ∼30% +80%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 9238, n=85)
1876 Points ∼17% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1858 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1797 - 1862, n=3)
1839 Points ∼16% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1610 Points ∼14% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
814 Points ∼7% -56%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
813 Points ∼7% -56%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
19422 Points ∼20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (18647 - 19422, n=3)
19031 Points ∼20% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
18829 Points ∼19% -3%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
18123 Points ∼19% -7%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=177)
14491 Points ∼15% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
12994 Points ∼13% -33%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
12391 Points ∼13% -36%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
46944 Points ∼7% +98%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=177)
25792 Points ∼4% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
23675 Points ∼4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (23379 - 23675, n=3)
23516 Points ∼4% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19615 Points ∼3% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13794 Points ∼2% -42%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13385 Points ∼2% -43%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
34686 Points ∼12% +54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
22576 Points ∼8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (22131 - 22576, n=3)
22345 Points ∼8% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19435 Points ∼7% -14%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=178)
19070 Points ∼7% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13608 Points ∼5% -40%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13151 Points ∼5% -42%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Huawei MatePad 10.4
87 fps ∼1% +149%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=200)
38.3 fps ∼0% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
38 fps ∼0% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
35 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (35 - 35, n=3)
35 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
25 fps ∼0% -29%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
23 fps ∼0% -34%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Huawei MatePad 10.4
57 fps ∼2% +73%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
37 fps ∼1% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
33 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (29 - 33, n=3)
31.3 fps ∼1% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
24 fps ∼1% -27%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=204)
24 fps ∼1% -27%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
21 fps ∼1% -36%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Huawei MatePad 10.4
47 fps ∼5% +147%
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=134)
26.2 fps ∼3% +38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
20 fps ∼2% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
19 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (19 - 19, n=3)
19 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼1% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.8 fps ∼1% -48%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Huawei MatePad 10.4
49 fps ∼13% +172%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (17 - 33, n=3)
22.7 fps ∼6% +26%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
21 fps ∼6% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
18 fps ∼5%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=140)
17.7 fps ∼5% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
13 fps ∼4% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.3 fps ∼3% -48%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
35 fps ∼1% +169%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=86)
23.5 fps ∼0% +81%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
13 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (13 - 13, n=3)
13 fps ∼0% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
8.1 fps ∼0% -38%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6.4 fps ∼0% -51%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
32 fps ∼1% +167%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (12 - 25, n=3)
16.3 fps ∼0% +36%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=86)
15.3 fps ∼0% +28%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
12 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
7.7 fps ∼0% -36%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6 fps ∼0% -50%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
13 fps ∼8% +183%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=36)
10.4 fps ∼7% +126%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (4.4 - 9, n=3)
6 fps ∼4% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
4.6 fps ∼3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
4.3 fps ∼3% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3 fps ∼2% -35%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2 fps ∼1% -57%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=36)
9.9 fps ∼4% +241%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7.8 fps ∼3% +169%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2.9 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2.8 - 2.9, n=3)
2.83 fps ∼1% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2.6 fps ∼1% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1.8 fps ∼1% -38%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1.2 fps ∼0% -59%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
20 fps ∼10% +156%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=36)
15.4 fps ∼8% +97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (7.5 - 15, n=3)
10.1 fps ∼5% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
7.8 fps ∼4%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼4% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
4.9 fps ∼2% -37%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼2% -55%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=36)
27 fps ∼5% +221%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
22 fps ∼4% +162%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
8.4 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (8.3 - 8.4, n=3)
8.33 fps ∼1% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.6 fps ∼1% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5 fps ∼1% -40%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.6 fps ∼1% -57%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
21 fps ∼5% +192%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=62)
16.9 fps ∼4% +135%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼2% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
7.2 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (7 - 7.2, n=3)
7.1 fps ∼2% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5.2 fps ∼1% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼1% -51%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
19 fps ∼7% +184%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=62)
10.4 fps ∼4% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (6.4 - 13, n=3)
8.7 fps ∼3% +30%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼3% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
6.7 fps ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
5 fps ∼2% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.4 fps ∼1% -49%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=19)
320894 Points ∼43% +92%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
259370 Points ∼34% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (167471 - 183808, n=3)
176141 Points ∼23% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
167471 Points ∼22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
99193 Points ∼13% -41%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1212 Points ∼56% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1098 - 1191, n=3)
1136 Points ∼52% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1120 Points ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1016 Points ∼47% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
929 Points ∼43% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
816 Points ∼38% -27%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=125)
775 Points ∼36% -31%
Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4055 Points ∼14% +118%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=126)
2423 Points ∼8% +30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
1857 Points ∼6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (1806 - 1857, n=3)
1837 Points ∼6% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1550 Points ∼5% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1073 Points ∼4% -42%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
995 Points ∼3% -46%
Memory
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4904 Points ∼55% +53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (3175 - 3454, n=3)
3279 Points ∼37% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
3209 Points ∼36%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2380 Points ∼27% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
2079 Points ∼23% -35%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=126)
1318 Points ∼15% -59%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1261 Points ∼14% -61%
System
Huawei MatePad 10.4
6541 Points ∼40% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
4979 Points ∼30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (4834 - 4979, n=3)
4908 Points ∼30% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
3827 Points ∼23% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
3517 Points ∼21% -29%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=126)
2729 Points ∼17% -45%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2658 Points ∼16% -47%
Overall
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3543 Points ∼42% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (2401 - 2412, n=3)
2406 Points ∼28% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2401 Points ∼28%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1903 Points ∼23% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
1681 Points ∼20% -30%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=125)
1432 Points ∼17% -40%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1284 Points ∼15% -47%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 Mediatek MT8183, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MatePad 10.4 HiSilicon Kirin 810, ARM Mali-G52 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 Samsung Exynos 7904, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Surfing the web is an easy task for the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: Loading of web sites is fast, and even more complex web sites can be scrolled quickly. However, the fact that the SoC speed is not too fast becomes noticeable in demanding HTML5 games that won't run completely smoothly anymore.

As in the synthetic benchmarks, the Huawei MatePad 10.4 also leads the comparison field in the browser benchmarks.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (14 - 167, n=21)
65.3 Points ∼100% +101%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
47.863 Points ∼73% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
32.444 Points ∼50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (32 - 32.4, n=3)
32.3 Points ∼49% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
25.621 Points ∼39% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samung Browser 9.2)
22.14 Points ∼34% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
16.3 Points ∼25% -50%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
85.137 Points ∼100% +72%
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 376, n=111)
63.3 Points ∼74% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
49.524 Points ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (49.5 - 49.5, n=2)
49.5 Points ∼58% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
45.743 Points ∼54% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
43.131 Points ∼51% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
26.439 Points ∼31% -47%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
83 Points ∼100% +60%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 195, n=46)
75.8 Points ∼91% +46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
56 Points ∼67% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (52 - 53, n=3)
52.3 Points ∼63% +1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
52 Points ∼63% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
52 Points ∼63%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
37 Points ∼45% -29%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 198, n=30)
58.9 runs/min ∼100% +101%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
48.3 runs/min ∼82% +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
29.27 runs/min ∼50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (29.2 - 29.3, n=3)
29.2 runs/min ∼50% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
27.7 runs/min ∼47% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
21.58 runs/min ∼37% -26%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
18.4 runs/min ∼31% -37%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
16604 Points ∼100% +71%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
9737 Points ∼59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (9125 - 9737, n=3)
9375 Points ∼56% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
8696 Points ∼52% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
8665 Points ∼52% -11%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 58568, n=196)
8052 Points ∼48% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
4817 Points ∼29% -51%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
9928.9 ms * ∼100% -121%
Average of class Tablet (464 - 43092, n=208)
8779 ms * ∼88% -95%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
4979.3 ms * ∼50% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) (Chrome 86.0.4240.185)
4498 ms * ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (4444 - 4537, n=3)
4493 ms * ∼45% -0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (Samsung Browser 9.2)
4054.8 ms * ∼41% +10%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
2646.3 ms * ∼27% +41%

* ... smaller is better

The eMMC flash storage of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE ensures relatively short load times and slightly increased the speed compared to the Galaxy Tab A 10.1. The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE reaches read and write speeds of up to 85 MB/s using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference microSD card. Even high-end tablets cannot do this any faster.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)Amazon Fire HD 10 2019Huawei MatePad 10.4Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705FSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-5%
-3%
10%
-20%
-30%
-48%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
70.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
51.96 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-26%
70.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
65.44 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
65.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
52.7 (3.4 - 87.1, n=174)
-25%
50.7 (14 - 73.8, n=75)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-10%
81.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
86.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
81.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
71.6 (8.2 - 96.5, n=174)
-16%
68.7 (17.6 - 87.7, n=75)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
83.62
23.28
-72%
81.56
-2%
16.76
-80%
11.37
-86%
19.8 (0.75 - 89.5, n=216)
-76%
11.8 (0.13 - 262, n=226)
-86%
Random Read 4KB
81.96
74.99
-9%
67.76
-17%
64.84
-21%
62.56
-24%
41.8 (3.59 - 117, n=216)
-49%
26.1 (1.04 - 230, n=226)
-68%
Sequential Write 256KB
89.89
180.1
100%
97.2
8%
238.93
166%
90.71
1%
97 (14.8 - 189, n=216)
8%
57.4 (2.04 - 732, n=226)
-36%
Sequential Read 256KB
298.03
266.16
-11%
286.03
-4%
295.63
-1%
300.03
1%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=216)
-19%
151 (6.75 - 1789, n=226)
-49%

Games - Most only running smoothly in reduced detail settings

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE accompanies games with great sound from four Dolby Atmos speakers. While older games run smoothly, more current games will mostly only run if you choose balanced graphics settings. For example, in "PUBG Mobile," you cannot use the "HD" preset, but the popular shooter game will only run smoothly with a maximum graphic option of "Balanced." Our measurements with the Gamebench tool show that even then, you won't get more than 25 FPS on average. On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE displays the graphically more simple "Armajet" and "Dead Trigger 2" games at 30 FPS and 60 FPS respectively.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
PUBG Compare
0102030405060Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.55.5: Ø29.9 (25-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.1.0: Ø24.8 (21-26)
; Dead Trigger 2; 1.6.10: Ø59.9 (56-60)

Emissions - Four speakers for a good sound image

Temperature

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE becomes at most hand warm while running and also remains cool beneath the surface. As the GFXBench battery test shows, the SoC performance is not throttled even under heavy load. In the graphically simple T-Rex test scenario, as well as during the demanding Manhattan scenario, where a scene is rendered thirty times, the frame rates remain as high in the last run as they were in the first.

GFXBench T-Rex
GFXBench T-Rex
GFXBench Manhattan
GFXBench Manhattan
Max. Load
 33.8 °C
93 F
33.6 °C
92 F
31.1 °C
88 F
 
 35.4 °C
96 F
32.4 °C
90 F
30.1 °C
86 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
31.6 °C
89 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
30.1 °C
86 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33.1 °C
92 F
28.9 °C
84 F
31.1 °C
88 F
32.9 °C
91 F
28.2 °C
83 F
30.9 °C
88 F
32.1 °C
90 F
Maximum: 33.1 °C = 92 F
Average: 31.1 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.6 °C = 89 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.3 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker characteristics
Pink Noise speaker characteristics

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is equipped with four Dolby Atmos speakers, with two placed on each short side. So you will always hear stereo sound, regardless of whether you hold the tablet in portrait or landscape mode. 

The speaker quartet produces a powerful sound. While it is still slightly thinner compared to more expensive tablets since it lacks some bass, in this price range four speakers and the corresponding sound experience are still very rare.

You can connect external speakers or headphones to the tablet via the 3.5-mm audio port or wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.4292523.332.1312624.54022.623.25034.537.86319.923.88014.716.510014.419.712514.931.316017.851.920018.952.225011.759.231513.967.24001370.550010.373.663010.474.480012.474.9100011.177.5125011.277.1160012.775.4200012.373.6250012.673.3315012.769.5400012.775.6500012.773.3630013.572.480001466.31000013.569.21250014.964.2160001655.8SPL24.886N0.669.1median 12.7median 70.5Delta18.639.540.127.633.120.731.32334.833.541.526.833.620.834.92239.118.246.317.861.914.761.415.16513.469.912.273.312.871.511.573.511.675.51277.911.479.611.378.711.978.512.477.212.573.513.175.513.577.313.177.813.973.313.171.81462.213.752.924.888.70.681.3median 13.1median 73.31.57.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)Huawei MatePad 10.4
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Huawei MatePad 10.4 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - A good battery life

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Samsung tablet is similarly inconspicuous as that of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1. However, the Huawei MatePad 10.4, Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F, and Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 also show that it is possible without any trouble to run even more efficiently.

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE can be charged using the included 7.8-Watt charger, but this takes some patience, since it takes 4:20 hours to completely recharge the 7040-mAh battery in our test. Even though the tablet is equipped with a 15-Watt quick charge function, you can only use that in connection with an optional 15-Watt charger.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.34 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.18 / 4.92 / 4.95 Watt
Load midlight 7.21 / 9.32 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
7040 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7250 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Power Consumption
19%
7%
11%
-4%
Idle Minimum *
1.18
1.14
3%
1.29
-9%
1.28
-8%
1.66
-41%
Idle Average *
4.92
3.71
25%
4.57
7%
4.5
9%
4.28
13%
Idle Maximum *
4.95
3.74
24%
4.64
6%
4.59
7%
4.44
10%
Load Average *
7.21
5.26
27%
6.01
17%
5.71
21%
7.53
-4%
Load Maximum *
9.32
7.68
18%
8.06
14%
6.99
25%
9.09
2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE offers a decent battery life. About 12.5 hours each, with simulated web surfing and playing videos, are good values. However, the comparison devices use their battery capacity even more efficiently, achieving a longer battery life. This goes particularly for the Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 and the Huawei MatePad 10.4.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
53h 12min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 37min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 55min
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
7040 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7250 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Battery Runtime
19%
28%
4%
1%
Reader / Idle
3192
1691
-47%
2020
-37%
2083
-35%
1500
-53%
H.264
745
1480
99%
1003
35%
919
23%
838
12%
WiFi v1.3
757
950
25%
1190
57%
795
5%
723
-4%
Load
235
228
-3%
366
56%
288
23%
347
48%

Pros

+ slim and sturdy metal case
+ 4 speakers with Dolby Atmos
+ solid performance
+ child mode and Android 10
+ DRM Widevine L1
+ LTE, fast WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0
+ smooth operation
+ accurate GPS
+ no PWM flickering
+ good battery life

Cons

- not much available storage
- acceptable camera only with daylight
- no fingerprint sensor
- mediocre gaming performance
- slow charging with 7.8-Watt charger

Verdict - A very good price-performance ratio

Testing the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE. Test unit provided by nbb.com (notebooksbilliger.de)
Testing the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE. Test unit provided by nbb.com (notebooksbilliger.de)

Usually buying an affordable tablet will also include a bunch of compromises. However, in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE the advantages have the upper hand. Of course, compared to higher-priced tablets, the 10.4-inch Android tablet will be bested in terms of its equipment, since it lacks a fingerprint sensor and features such as pen support and Samsung DeX. In addition, the camera and the gaming performance are mediocre, and charging it with the included standard charger takes almost 4.5 hours.

However, at an official price of 290 Euros (~$345), the slim and robust Galaxy Tab A7 LTE also offers a lot of values. The quad speakers with Dolby Atmos produce a good sound experience, the battery lasts for a long time even in constant usage, and the power of the octa-core Snapdragon 662 SoC is easily sufficient for multimedia tasks. The contrast-rich WUXGA+ display is also convincing, even if its viewing angle stability cannot quite reach that of more expensive tablets and its color display is surpassed by any OLED panel.

A successful performance: In the price class of up to 300 Euros (~$356), the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE belongs to the best Android tablets that went through our testing lab this year.

Those who are looking for an affordable and light tablet for web surfing, Netflix, and YouTube will be well served overall with the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE. If you don't need an LTE module, the otherwise similar WiFi version that costs 230 Euros (~$273) is also recommended.

Additional alternatives: While the Amazon Fire HD 2019 is even more affordable, it is not quite as fast, the workmanship is not as good by far, and it is completely geared toward the Amazon universe. If your budget can handle slightly more than 300 Euros (~$356), the Huawei MatePad 10.4 is also interesting. It is significantly faster than the Samsung tablet, but comes without the Google Services and cannot offer a Widevine L1 certification either. At this point, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is close to that of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE, but it can offer an AMOLED display.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) - 11/23/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
89%
Display
82%
Games Performance
13 / 78 → 17%
Application Performance
58 / 92 → 63%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
81 / 91 → 89%
Camera
46 / 85 → 54%
Average
71%
82%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE Tablet Review: One of the best tablets for less than 300 Euros (~$356)
Manuel Masiero, 2020-11-26 (Update: 2020-11-26)
Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.