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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Tablet Review : Very affordable Samsung tablet in mini format

Rarity value. Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is an exotic: one of the rare 8-inch tablets, available starting at 169 Euros (~$199) and also with LTE for an additional 30 Euros (~$35). The Android-11 tablet is equipped with an eight-core SoC from MediaTek, 32 GB of storage, speakers with Dolby Atmos and a family-friendly Kids Mode. Our test shows what the small Samsung can do.
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Compact Android tablets are practical and handy, but few and far between. Therefore, we only found a handful of comparative devices for the 8.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite in our review database.

With a starting price of 169 Euros (~$199) and MediaTek's Helio P22T MT8768T SoC, Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite belongs to the entry-level segment in terms of performance. Nevertheless, the computing power of the eight-core CPU is supposed to be just as sufficient for watching Netflix as for gaming sessions. The small tablet also has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and the 5100 mAh battery is large enough to last until the series finale.

For its 8.7-inch display, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite relies on a TFT panel with a resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels, which corresponds to a 5:3 aspect ratio.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Galaxy Tab A Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
8.70 inch 5:3, 1340 x 800 pixel 179 PPI, capacitive, TFT, WXGA+, 16 mio. colors, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 18.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, geomagnetic sensor, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Smart Switch
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, Body SAR 0.68 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 212.5 x 124.7 ( = 0.31 x 8.37 x 4.91 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Autofocus, Videos up to 1.920 x 1.080 [email protected], Camera2 API Level 3
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: virtual, Power supply, USB cable (type C/A), SIM tool, Quick start guide, Warranty card, One UI 3.1, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
366 g ( = 12.91 oz / 0.81 pounds), Power Supply: 32 g ( = 1.13 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79.7 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
366 g8 mm8.70"1340x800
88.3 %
04/2019
Apple iPad Mini 5
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU
300 g6.1 mm7.90"2048x1536
80.6 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g9.7 mm8.00"1280x800
80.5 %
09/2020
Huawei MatePad T8
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
310 g8.55 mm8.00"1280x800
79.6 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
SD 429, Adreno 504
345 g8 mm8.00"1280x800

Case - Galaxy Tab A7 Lite with high-quality chassis

Samsung offers its mini tablet in the colors "Dark Gray" and "Silver". The colors refer to the color of the back cover. The display bezel is black in the "Dark Gray" variant that we tested, and it is white in the "Silver" variant.

The screen's edge is relatively wide on the two short sides, where a Dolby Atmos speaker is also located, which is why the display-to-surface ratio of 81% is rather low. Due to its compact dimensions, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite fits well in the hand, but it is quite heavy at 366 grams (~12.9 oz).

Despite the low price, the build quality is good because Samsung's tablet scores with a high-quality exterior. It can only be depressed or twisted minimally due to its stable frame. The plastic keys only have minimal play and have a pleasantly firm pressure point.

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Size comparison

212.5 mm / 8.37 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 366 g0.807 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 124.4 mm / 4.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 345 g0.761 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 355 g0.783 lbs203.2 mm / 8 inch 134.8 mm / 5.31 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 300 g0.661 lbs199.7 mm / 7.86 inch 121.1 mm / 4.77 inch 8.55 mm / 0.3366 inch 310 g0.683 lbs

Features - 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage in the Samsung tablet

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It can be expanded via microSD card, which can be up to 1 TB in size. The Wi-Fi version we tested costs 169 Euros (~$199) in Samsung's store, while 199 Euros (~$235) are due for the LTE version.

The tablet's other features include an OTG-capable USB 2.0 port as well as two Dolby Atmos-capable speakers that are distributed over the short sides. A 3.5 mm jack is also included, but without an antenna or radio function for connected headsets. In return, the Samsung supports DRM Widevine L1 and can play streams in HD quality.

left: microSD slot
left: microSD slot
right: volume rocker, power button
right: volume rocker, power button
Top: Speaker
Top: Speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD card reader

With Toshiba's Exceria Pro M501 as the reference memory card, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite delivers a solid microSD performance. The copying speed is high, and even expensive tablets cannot do a better job with sequential reading. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is only a bit slow in sequential writing.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
53.23 MB/s ∼100%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø34.8 (22.7-43.5)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø35.4 (11-44.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø76.1 (48.6-80.9)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø62.7 (23.6-79.9)

Software - Android 11 and Kids Mode

Samsung equips its small tablet with Android 11 and the in-house user interface OneUI 3.1. The Android security patches were updated on May 1 at the time of testing in early August, so they are not quite up to date anymore.

Compared with the standard Android, OneUI only makes a few changes and scores with a clear layout including an app drawer. Only a handful of third-party apps are preinstalled in addition to Google and Samsung apps: Netflix, Spotify and the Microsoft apps Office, OneDrive and Outlook. Apart from Netflix and OneDrive, all third-party apps can be uninstalled.

A special feature is the Samsung Kids Mode. It can be activated conveniently via the access bar and offers a safe media and gaming environment for the youngsters.

Just under 19 GB of the tablet's 32 GB storage space is free. The micro-SD card can be used as the standard storage for media data, such as photos. However, we could not store app data on it in the test.

Communication and GNSS - Fast and stable WiFi 5

The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite communicates in WLAN with WiFi 5 speed and also supports Bluetooth 5.0, but not NFC.

With our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the Samsung tablet achieves good transfer rates that are very stable in send and receive directions. With a maximum of 342 MBit/s, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite ranks pretty far ahead among the comparison devices and can even outperform the much more expensive Apple iPad Mini 5.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad T8
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 16 GB eMMC Flash
350 (174min - 394max) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s ∼99% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
293 (287min - 299max) MBit/s ∼84%
Apple iPad Mini 5
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 64 GB eMMC Flash
194 (119min - 263max) MBit/s ∼55% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
115 (109min - 121max) MBit/s ∼33% -61%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad T8
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 16 GB eMMC Flash
347 (311min - 360max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
342 (312min - 367max) MBit/s ∼99%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s ∼95% -4%
Apple iPad Mini 5
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 64 GB eMMC Flash
236 MBit/s ∼68% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 (86min - 107max) MBit/s ∼29% -70%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø340 (312-367)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø293 (287-299)
GPS reception in the building
GPS reception in the building
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

Due to its handy format, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is well suited for mobile use. This is also supported by the tablet's precise positioning via GPS (L1, L5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1, B2a) and Galileo (E1, E5a). The Samsung can locate us indoors with an accuracy of up to 2 meters (~6.6 feet), and outdoors even within one meter (~3.3 feet) - both are very good results.

The precision also remains high on the road. Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite recorded our 10-kilometer (~6.2 miles) bike ride almost as accurately as the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Lake circumnavigation
GPS test: Turning point
GPS test: Turning point

Cameras - Only suitable for snapshots

Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera

Samsung only provides very few details about the cameras of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, certainly because they are not the tablet's flagship. The selfie camera has a resolution of 2 MP and the main camera 8 MP. Both can record videos with a maximum of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

You do not necessarily expect good photo and video quality from a cheap tablet. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is no exception. Pictures taken with the selfie camera are blurry, noisy and lack contrast.

The main camera delivers a better picture quality and shoots relatively sharp pictures in good lighting conditions. However, the photos show few details, which is particularly noticeable in zoom shots and generally in dark picture areas. They are often overexposed or underexposed and lack almost any dynamics due to the flat colors. In low-light conditions, the camera finally surrenders and can only capture blurry outlines.

Shooting with the selfie camera
Shooting with the selfie camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera
Shooting with the main camera

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.

Daylight scene 1Daylight scene 25x ZoomLow light exposure

We take another look at the main camera under controlled lighting conditions. At optimal brightness (upper color chart), the tablet reproduces the original colors quite accurately with the exception of dark gray tones and renders the test chart relatively sharply. At minimum brightness (lower color chart), however, all accuracy is lost and the test chart is only dimly visible.

ColorChecker
4.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: 5.84 ∆E min: 2.49 - max: 11.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.8 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
31.6 ∆E
39.5 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
63.6 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
47.5 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
74.6 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
75.2 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
50.4 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: 44.39 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 75.22 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Samsung tablet with 7.8 watt power adapter

Samsung includes a 7.8-watt power adapter (5V/1.55A), a USB cable (type A to C), a SIM tool, a quick start guide, and a booklet with warranty information with the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. Samsung does not offer any special accessories for its tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input devices & operation - Galaxy Tab A7 Lite with face recognition

The capacitive touchscreen of Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite offers pleasantly little resistance to the fingers and responds precisely to inputs up into the corners. However, the response speed could be a bit faster from time to time. Memory- and performance-hungry apps, such as PUBG Mobile, put a noticeable strain on the tablet - everything runs smoothly in the game, but switching between the Android interface and the game is a bit sluggish.

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, but it offers biometric authentication via face scan. Provided the environment is bright enough, the 2D unlock works quite reliably, but it is not very fast.

Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait

Display - TFT screen in 5:3 aspect ratio

Subpixel
Subpixel

The TFT screen of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is 8.7 inches and has a resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels. This results in a rather low pixel density of 179 PPI, which is partly noticeable in everyday use. For example, small fonts are not too sharp on the 5:3 screen.

On a white background, the TFT display achieves an average brightness of 332.1 cd/m², but does not manage a very even illumination (85%). The luminance increases to 360 cd/m² in evenly distributed bright and dark image areas (APL50). A maximum of 355 cd/m² is possible with an active ambient light sensor. In the lowest brightness setting, the screen still shines with 13.12 cd/m². Good: The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite does not use PWM to control the display brightness.

331
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 360 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 332.1 cd/m² Minimum: 13.12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 360 cd/m²
Contrast: 1500:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 7.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
83.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.33
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Apple iPad Mini 5
IPS, 2048x1536, 7.90
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Huawei MatePad T8
LCD, 1280x800, 8.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
TFT, 1280x800, 8.00
Screen
19%
34%
25%
2%
Brightness middle
360
515
43%
490
36%
331
-8%
377
5%
Brightness
332
495
49%
447
35%
326
-2%
372
12%
Brightness Distribution
85
87
2%
88
4%
92
8%
87
2%
Black Level *
0.24
0.6
-150%
0.23
4%
0.16
33%
0.29
-21%
Contrast
1500
858
-43%
2130
42%
2069
38%
1300
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
6.7
0.88
87%
4
40%
4.1
39%
6.1
9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
12.4
2.15
83%
8.3
33%
7.2
42%
10.9
12%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.6
1.4
82%
2
74%
3.9
49%
6.6
13%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.183 101%
2.29 96%
2.31 95%
2.13 103%
CCT
8744 74%
6944 94%
6618 98%
7355 88%
7861 83%

* ... 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21090 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

With the exception of brightness, you cannot adjust any picture parameters on the Samsung tablet, so you have to take what you get. And that is average at best. Due to the low black value of 0.24 cd/m², the Galaxy Tab A7 displays content with a high contrast (1500:1), but this only happens with a clear blue cast due to the too high color temperature of 8744 K. The screen's brightness is also very low. With delta E values of 6.7 (colors) and 7.6 (grayscale), the display is also not particularly true to color.

Color fidelity (target color space sRGB)
Color fidelity (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (target color space sRGB)
Color saturation (target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.4 ms rise
↘ 13.2 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
52.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 26.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 86 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Due to its maximum luminance of 360 cd/m², the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite quickly reaches its limits in outdoor use. It is difficult to read the content in direct sunlight. The eyes are also strained in the shade in the long run.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight, maximum display brightness)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight, maximum display brightness)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight, maximum display brightness)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight, maximum display brightness)
Outdoor use (in the shade, auto brightness)
Outdoor use (in the shade, auto brightness)

The viewing-angle photos do not reflect it too well, but the TFT panel of Samsung's tablet is not too viewing-angle stable. It already darkens considerably when you look at the display even at a slight angle. However, the screen does not darken any further and remains legible even from extreme side views.

Viewpoint
Viewing angle

Performance - entry-level MediaTek MT8768T SoC

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is powered by MediaTek's Helio P22T (MT8768T). The eight-core SoC belongs to the entry-level performance category and consists of 8 ARM Cortex-A53 cores. They are distributed over two clusters of 4 cores each and clock with up to 2.3 and 1.8 GHz, respectively. The graphics chip of the MT8768T is the PowerVR GE8320.

With the MediaTek SoC, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite's system performance is not really impressive. Overall, the handling is sluggish because there are always small delays, for example when switching between many open apps, and the tablet does not react quickly at any time.

In terms of performance, the MediaTek MT8768T is just ahead of its counterpart in the Huawei MatePad T8, the  MT8768. Both are closely followed by the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020, which is equipped with the MT8168 a somewhat weaker MediaTek SoC. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) cannot quite keep up with the MediaTek trio.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1716, n=42, last 2 years)
622 Points ∼30% +262%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
172 Points ∼8%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
172 Points ∼8% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
168 Points ∼8% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
141 Points ∼7% -18%
Huawei MatePad T8
135 Points ∼7% -22%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (455 - 7378, n=42, last 2 years)
2182 Points ∼8% +137%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
920 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
920 Points ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
566 Points ∼2% -38%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
499 Points ∼2% -46%
Huawei MatePad T8
498 Points ∼2% -46%
Vulkan Score 5.3
Average of class Tablet (79 - 3732, n=22, last 2 years)
1511 Points ∼1% +1579%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
496 Points ∼0% +451%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
90 Points ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
90 Points ∼0% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
79 Points ∼0% -12%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet (4564 - 11694, n=15, last 2 years)
8138 Points ∼48% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5120 Points ∼30%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
5120 Points ∼30% 0%
Work 2.0 performance score
Average of class Tablet (4454 - 12603, n=26, last 2 years)
6357 Points ∼42% +30%
Huawei MatePad T8
4964 Points ∼32% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
4895 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
4895 Points ∼32% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4509 Points ∼29% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4267 Points ∼28% -13%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPad Mini 5
6765 Points ∼60% +228%
Average of class Tablet (484 - 9238, n=30, last 2 years)
2627 Points ∼23% +27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
2061 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
2061 Points ∼18% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
958 Points ∼9% -54%
Huawei MatePad T8
687 Points ∼6% -67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼4% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 5
9966 Points ∼60% +1232%
Average of class Tablet (427 - 14283, n=30, last 2 years)
3141 Points ∼19% +320%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
901 Points ∼5% +20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
748 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
748 Points ∼4% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
602 Points ∼4% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
364 Points ∼2% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Apple iPad Mini 5
3184 Points ∼59% +372%
Average of class Tablet (674 - 4482, n=30, last 2 years)
2310 Points ∼43% +243%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1228 Points ∼23% +82%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1178 Points ∼22% +75%
Huawei MatePad T8
1102 Points ∼20% +64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
674 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
674 Points ∼12% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad Mini 5
8230 Points ∼49% +578%
Average of class Tablet (517 - 13682, n=36, last 2 years)
3824 Points ∼23% +215%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1214 Points ∼7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1214 Points ∼7% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
956 Points ∼6% -21%
Huawei MatePad T8
809 Points ∼5% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼3% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 5
14040 Points ∼33% +1512%
Average of class Tablet (458 - 42751, n=36, last 2 years)
6408 Points ∼15% +636%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
892 Points ∼2% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
871 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
871 Points ∼2% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
765 Points ∼2% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
336 Points ∼1% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Apple iPad Mini 5
3361 Points ∼49% +317%
Average of class Tablet (806 - 5623, n=36, last 2 years)
2722 Points ∼40% +238%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1280 Points ∼19% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1145 Points ∼17% +42%
Huawei MatePad T8
1136 Points ∼16% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
806 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
806 Points ∼12% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPad Mini 5
4388 Points ∼22%
Average of class Tablet (279 - 7098, n=30, last 2 years)
1927 Points ∼9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
651 Points ∼3%
Huawei MatePad T8
471 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
190 Points ∼1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 5
4940 Points ∼43% +1036%
Average of class Tablet (233 - 9612, n=31, last 2 years)
2006 Points ∼17% +361%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
573 Points ∼5% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
435 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
435 Points ∼4% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
403 Points ∼3% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
153 Points ∼1% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Apple iPad Mini 5
3152 Points ∼53% +754%
Average of class Tablet (369 - 4201, n=31, last 2 years)
2312 Points ∼39% +527%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1243 Points ∼21% +237%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1188 Points ∼20% +222%
Huawei MatePad T8
1126 Points ∼19% +205%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
369 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
369 Points ∼6% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPad Mini 5
4861 Points ∼47% +317%
Average of class Tablet (302 - 9630, n=38, last 2 years)
3065 Points ∼30% +163%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1166 Points ∼11%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1166 Points ∼11% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
643 Points ∼6% -45%
Huawei MatePad T8
581 Points ∼6% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
257 Points ∼2% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 5
5703 Points ∼22% +1005%
Average of class Tablet (253 - 25707, n=38, last 2 years)
4160 Points ∼16% +706%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
563 Points ∼2% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
516 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
516 Points ∼2% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
487 Points ∼2% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
210 Points ∼1% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Apple iPad Mini 5
3204 Points ∼40% +623%
Average of class Tablet (443 - 5634, n=38, last 2 years)
2696 Points ∼34% +509%
Huawei MatePad T8
2101 Points ∼26% +374%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1277 Points ∼16% +188%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1155 Points ∼14% +161%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
443 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
443 Points ∼6% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=28, last 2 years)
2020 Points ∼15% +66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1219 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1219 Points ∼9% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
713 Points ∼5% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
550 Points ∼4% -55%
Huawei MatePad T8
469 Points ∼3% -62%
Apple iPad Mini 5
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (400 - 25909, n=28, last 2 years)
2855 Points ∼11% +347%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
638 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
638 Points ∼2% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
607 Points ∼2% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
460 Points ∼2% -28%
Huawei MatePad T8
402 Points ∼2% -37%
Apple iPad Mini 5
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (533 - 3285, n=28, last 2 years)
2280 Points ∼43% +328%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1833 Points ∼35% +244%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1786 Points ∼34% +235%
Huawei MatePad T8
1152 Points ∼22% +116%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
533 Points ∼10%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
533 Points ∼10% 0%
Apple iPad Mini 5
Points ∼0% -100%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet (371 - 17263, n=20, last 2 years)
4524 Points ∼4% +272%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1215 Points ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1215 Points ∼1% 0%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (366 - 18326, n=18, last 2 years)
5180 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Points ∼0%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet (135 - 5035, n=16, last 2 years)
1581 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Points ∼0%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (132 - 4975, n=16, last 2 years)
1559 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Points ∼0%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad Mini 5
59.47 fps ∼2% +105%
Average of class Tablet (9.8 - 120, n=37, last 2 years)
54.4 fps ∼2% +88%
Huawei MatePad T8
30 fps ∼1% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
29 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
29 fps ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
17 fps ∼1% -41%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 5
274.08 fps ∼2% +1205%
Average of class Tablet (4.4 - 588, n=37, last 2 years)
135 fps ∼1% +543%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
21 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
21 fps ∼0% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
20 fps ∼0% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
11 fps ∼0% -48%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Mini 5
58.92 fps ∼16% +195%
Average of class Tablet (9.4 - 120, n=35, last 2 years)
42.1 fps ∼12% +111%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
20 fps ∼5%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
20 fps ∼5% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
19 fps ∼5% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
9.5 fps ∼3% -52%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Mini 5
124.12 fps ∼10% +1028%
Average of class Tablet (6.6 - 345, n=36, last 2 years)
78.7 fps ∼6% +615%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
11 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
11 fps ∼1% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
10 fps ∼1% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4.8 fps ∼0% -56%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (6.3 - 107, n=36, last 2 years)
30.4 fps ∼1% +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
14 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
14 fps ∼0% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
13 fps ∼0% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6.9 fps ∼0% -51%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (4.3 - 227, n=36, last 2 years)
53.3 fps ∼1% +575%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
7.9 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
7.9 fps ∼0% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
7.1 fps ∼0% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.2 fps ∼0% -59%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 87, n=36, last 2 years)
20.6 fps ∼1% +261%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5.7 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
5.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
5.3 fps ∼0% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.8 fps ∼0% -33%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 150, n=36, last 2 years)
33.4 fps ∼0% +882%
Huawei MatePad T8
6.1 fps ∼0% +79%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
3.4 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
3.4 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.8 fps ∼0% -47%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 75, n=40, last 2 years)
14.2 fps ∼9% +184%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
5 fps ∼3% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
4.6 fps ∼3% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
2 fps ∼1% -60%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.85 - 70, n=40, last 2 years)
12.7 fps ∼4% +747%
Huawei MatePad T8
1.5 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1.5 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1.5 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
0.8 fps ∼0% -47%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (3.2 - 102, n=40, last 2 years)
21 fps ∼10% +166%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
7.9 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
7.9 fps ∼4% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
7.6 fps ∼4% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.1 fps ∼2% -61%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.3 - 191, n=40, last 2 years)
34.7 fps ∼5% +768%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
4 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
4 fps ∼1% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
3.9 fps ∼1% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.7 fps ∼0% -57%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 776812, n=15, last 2 years)
472872 Points ∼58% +301%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
117837 Points ∼14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
117837 Points ∼14% 0%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (75328 - 1037960, n=26, last 2 years)
357364 Points ∼34% +238%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
105754 Points ∼10%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
105754 Points ∼10% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
91467 Points ∼9% -14%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
90422 Points ∼9% -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
78450 Points ∼8% -26%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 119686, n=15, last 2 years)
36140 Points ∼13% +575%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5352 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
5352 Points ∼2% 0%
VRMark - Amber Room
Average of class Tablet (669 - 5073, n=6, last 2 years)
1579 Score ∼21% +134%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
676 Score ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
676 Score ∼9% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
669 Score ∼9% -1%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Apple iPad Mini 5
5097 Points ∼60% +289%
Average of class Tablet (157 - 6164, n=26, last 2 years)
2757 Points ∼33% +110%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1310 Points ∼16%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1310 Points ∼16% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
1269 Points ∼15% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1150 Points ∼14% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
987 Points ∼12% -25%
System
Apple iPad Mini 5
11973 Points ∼61% +288%
Average of class Tablet (946 - 10489, n=26, last 2 years)
5183 Points ∼26% +68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
3082 Points ∼16%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
3082 Points ∼16% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
2598 Points ∼13% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1945 Points ∼10% -37%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1788 Points ∼9% -42%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (464 - 8167, n=26, last 2 years)
3265 Points ∼36% +157%
Apple iPad Mini 5
2078 Points ∼23% +64%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1416 Points ∼16% +11%
Huawei MatePad T8
1365 Points ∼15% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1270 Points ∼14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
1270 Points ∼14% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1258 Points ∼14% -1%
Graphics
Apple iPad Mini 5
15659 Points ∼54% +1587%
Average of class Tablet (143 - 12350, n=26, last 2 years)
4185 Points ∼15% +351%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
946 Points ∼3% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
928 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
928 Points ∼3% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
898 Points ∼3% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
487 Points ∼2% -48%
Web
Apple iPad Mini 5
1732 Points ∼72% +114%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1544, n=26, last 2 years)
1040 Points ∼43% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
811 Points ∼34%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
811 Points ∼34% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
809 Points ∼34% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
762 Points ∼32% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
731 Points ∼31% -10%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Mini 5 Apple A12 Bionic, Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 MediaTek MT8168, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MatePad T8 Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Qualcomm Adreno 504, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite also narrowly wins the internal MediaTek competition in browser performance against the Huawei MatePad T8 and the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020. The Apple iPad Mini 5 is out of the competition, as it was in the synthetic benchmarks, because it plays in a completely different performance and price league than the Samsung tablet. However, we still include it because it is one of the rather rare 8-inch tablets.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Mini 5 (Safari 12.1)
109.891 Points ∼100% +493%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 183, n=32, last 2 years)
75.2 Points ∼68% +306%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
18.534 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
18.5 Points ∼17% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
16.087 Points ∼15% -13%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
13.964 Points ∼13% -25%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (11.2 - 403, n=39, last 2 years)
124 Points ∼100% +341%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
28.1 Points ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
28.087 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
25.067 Points ∼20% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
23.559 Points ∼19% -16%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
22.969 Points ∼19% -18%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Mini 5 (Safari 12.1)
160 Points ∼100% +357%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 246, n=41, last 2 years)
92.4 Points ∼58% +164%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
35 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
35 Points ∼22% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
32 Points ∼20% -9%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
31 Points ∼19% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
30 Points ∼19% -14%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Mini 5 (Safari 12.1)
124 runs/min ∼100% +792%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 228, n=32, last 2 years)
74.2 runs/min ∼60% +434%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
13.9 runs/min ∼11%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
13.9 runs/min ∼11% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
13.5 runs/min ∼11% -3%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
13.34 runs/min ∼11% -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Mini 5 (Safari 12.1)
41367 Points ∼100% +702%
Average of class Tablet (1712 - 62946, n=39, last 2 years)
22071 Points ∼53% +328%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
5156 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
5156 Points ∼12% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
4297 Points ∼10% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
4222 Points ∼10% -18%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
4215 Points ∼10% -18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Chrome 92.0.4515.115)
12972.3 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
12972 ms * ∼100% -0%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
11258.2 ms * ∼87% +13%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
11102.9 ms * ∼86% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
10654.6 ms * ∼82% +18%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 19212, n=40, last 2 years)
4821 ms * ∼37% +63%
Apple iPad Mini 5 (Safari 12.1)
642.5 ms * ∼5% +95%

* ... smaller is better

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite does not deliver particularly outstanding read and write rates, which is due to its rather sluggish eMMC flash storage. However, the competition does not offer higher speeds either.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteAmazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020Huawei MatePad T8Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-4%
-23%
-7%
-20%
140%
Sequential Read 256KB
271.08
314.2
16%
274.1
1%
291.87
8%
240 ?(25.8 - 452, n=227)
-11%
572 ?(123 - 2031, n=36, last 2 years)
111%
Sequential Write 256KB
87.16
100.19
15%
67.43
-23%
108.54
25%
97.9 ?(14.8 - 189, n=227)
12%
296 ?(53.1 - 1559, n=36, last 2 years)
240%
Random Read 4KB
60.83
69.06
14%
57.46
-6%
57.77
-5%
42 ?(3.59 - 117, n=227)
-31%
108 ?(16.3 - 310, n=36, last 2 years)
78%
Random Write 4KB
39.51
15.62
-60%
14.63
-63%
16.89
-57%
20 ?(0.75 - 89.5, n=227)
-49%
91.2 ?(4.27 - 370, n=36, last 2 years)
131%

Games - Good performance with reduced graphic details

As a compact gaming tablet, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite cuts quite a figure. Its Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers deliver solid stereo sound, and it responds quite quickly to inputs. However, you cannot expect current games to run smoothly at full details.

One such case is PUBG Mobile, which does not allow better graphics settings than "Balanced" / "Medium" and is then still displayed by the tablet with no more than 25 frames per second on average. However, you can still play the shooter well with that. Higher frame rates are also possible in graphically less demanding games. Asphalt 8 (Google Play does not offer Asphalt 9 for download on the Samsung) and Armajet both run at 30 frames per second.

We determine the frame rates with the tool Gamebench.

Armajet
Armajet
Asphalt 8
Asphalt 8
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.60.13: Ø30.1 (21-32)
; Asphalt 8: Airborne; 5.8.0k: Ø29.7 (28-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.5.0: Ø24.4 (17-26)

Emissions - Cool Samsung tablet

Temperature

The Samsung tablet hardly heats up during operation. We measured 37 °C (98.6 °F) at the "hot spot" around the main camera, which is hardly more than body temperature. Therefore, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite always feels comfortable when held in the hand.

The MediaTek SoC also ensures moderate temperatures inside the tablet. The Wild Life benchmark is not supported, so we cannot make a statement about the Wild Life stress test stability. However, GFXBench's T-Rex and Manhattan stress test scenarios run smoothly. They show that the tablet does not have to throttle its performance even after running the two benchmark tests 30 times, so it never gets too hot internally.

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
Max. Load
 34.9 °C
95 F
31.3 °C
88 F
37 °C
99 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
32.8 °C
91 F
36.8 °C
98 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
31 °C
88 F
36 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 37 °C = 99 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.8 °C
91 F
30.9 °C
88 F
30.7 °C
87 F
32.7 °C
91 F
30.2 °C
86 F
30.3 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.8 °C = 87 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.1 °C / 93 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 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.3 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Speaker

The stereo speakers of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite support Dolby Atmos and produce a good sound with linear mids and very linear highs. However, bass tones are practically not audible despite the prestigious name, which is why the speakers sound a bit thin all in all.

Headsets and external speakers can be connected to the tablet via a 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth 5.0. A small drawback: The audio jack's signal-to-noise ratio of 58.09 dBFS is not particularly good.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.739.82531.831.33126.525.44023.624.45038.536.9633028.18027.625.410024.527.412514.831.416018.345.120015.944.225016.651.531515.353.740014.25850015.161.763014.164.180012.572.4100014.773.9125015.173.8160014.774200014.371.5250014.771.5315014.576.9400014.376.4500014.176.2630014.372.4800014.468.61000014.366.21250014.356.41600013.148.4SPL26.785.5N0.861.3median 14.5median 66.2Delta0.710.536.947.62945.521.941.3224729.948.42249.419.349.116.352.91452.316.954.214.955.814.156.31057.3115911.763.910.968.211.972.61173.910.277.911.477.112.879.412.984.512.587.2138813.184.713.481.615.777.113.5741469.413.765.124.894.60.695.3median 13median 72.61.111hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteHuawei MatePad T8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 61% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Huawei MatePad T8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (94.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.8% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power management - Samsung tablet with good battery runtimes

Power consumption

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is unremarkable in terms of power consumption, since it neither consumes a lot nor very little power. It thus joins the ranks of the other Android tablets that, like the Samsung, need just under 3 watts in idle and about 4 watts on average under load.

The 5100 mAh battery is recharged via the included 7.8 watt power supply. It takes exactly 4 hours to completely recharge the battery from 0 to 100 percent in the test.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.78 / 2.88 / 2.91 Watt
Load midlight 4 / 6.04 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5100 mAh
Apple iPad Mini 5
5124 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4850 mAh
Huawei MatePad T8
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Power Consumption
-75%
7%
21%
16%
Idle Minimum *
0.78
1.3
-67%
0.74
5%
0.68
13%
0.62
21%
Idle Average *
2.88
2.2
24%
2.81
2%
2.24
22%
2.68
7%
Idle Maximum *
2.91
5.3
-82%
2.83
3%
2.27
22%
2.7
7%
Load Average *
4
9.8
-145%
3.73
7%
3.06
23%
3.61
10%
Load Maximum *
6.04
12.5
-107%
4.97
18%
4.45
26%
4
34%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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