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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review - The 90-Hz tablet with 4 years of updates leaves little more to wish for

Plus points. In our test, the 11-inch Galaxy Tab A9+ proved to be a fast and far-better-quipped successor to the much-loved Galaxy Tab A8. For a starting price of US$219.99, the tablet offers a 90-Hz display, more storage, optional 5G and for the first time, Samsung DeX. Adding to this is a generous update time period of 4 years. The tablet is set to receive Android 14 in February.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+

The Galaxy Tab series features some of Samsung's most inexpensive tablets. Its newest addition is the 11-inch Galaxy Tab A9+ which replaces its 10.5-inch predecessor, the Galaxy Tab A8. It not only features a larger screen size, but its extensive features have also been given a refresh. 

The Snapdragon 695 5G runs inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+, replacing the slower Unisoc T618. Furthermore, the tablet now starts with 64 GB of storage instead of 32 GB. Its refresh rate is excellent for a tablet within this price class—it used to be 60 Hz and now it is 90 Hz. The Galaxy Tab A9+ is also the first Galaxy Tab A model to offer a 5G version. Its slower 8.7-inch sister model, the Galaxy Tab A9, is limited to LTE and 60 Hz. 

The smallest configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ has a starting price of US$219.99. It also comes as a kids edition with a protective case and a stylus pen, which aims to create a safe and fun tablet environment. At the moment, you can only get this version in certain countries.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Galaxy Tab A9 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (2x Cortex-A78) / Silver (6x Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 206 PPI, capacitive, TFT-LCD, WUXGA, 16 mio. colors, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 41.1 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, gyro, compass, hall, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, WiFi Direct, Samsung Quick Share
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 257.1 x 168.7 ( = 0.27 x 10.12 x 6.64 in)
Battery
7040 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix AF, video recording up to 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix video recording up to 1080p@30fps
Additional features
Speakers: quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support, Keyboard: virtual, USB-C cable, quick start guide, warranty information, One UI 5.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
480 g ( = 16.93 oz / 1.06 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.2 %
02/2024
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
480 g6.9 mm11.00"1920x1200
81.7 %
11/2022
Honor Pad 8
SD 680, Adreno 610
520 g6.9 mm12.00"2000x1200
83.5 %
01/2024
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
481 g7.36 mm11.00"1920x1200
81 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
508 g6.9 mm10.50"1920x1200
79.4 %
01/2024
Teclast M50 HD
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
435 g8 mm10.10"1920x1200
81.5 %
09/2023
Telekom T Tablet
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
490 g7.8 mm10.40"2000x1200

Case - The Galaxy Tab A9+ with an aluminum case

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+'s design, not much has changed compared to its predecessor, as the 11-inch tab continues to be clad in an attractive and well-built aluminum case which gives the device great stability. Our WiFi version is quite light for a tablet of this size, weighing 480 grams.

The metal surface on the back is only interrupted near the height of its 8-MP camera. There, a plastic strip stretches across the entire width of the 6.9-millimeter flat tablet, behind which the wireless antennas are concealed. At 491 grams, the 5G version weighs slightly more than our WiFi test version. 

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s bezels have a thickness of around 0.9 centimetres. This means you can comfortably hold the tablet in your hands while avoiding activating the touchscreen by accident. The Samsung tablet's display-to-surface ratio is good at 81 per cent, which is a further improvement on the screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor (Galaxy Tab A8: 80%).

Samsung offers the Galaxy Tab A9+ in the colors Graphite, Silver and Navy. All three color variants feature a matte back cover that conceals fingerprint marks quite well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+

Size comparison

278.54 mm / 11 inch 174.06 mm / 6.85 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 520 g1.146 lbs257.1 mm / 10.1 inch 168.7 mm / 6.64 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 480 g1.058 lbs255.53 mm / 10.1 inch 167.08 mm / 6.58 inch 7.36 mm / 0.2898 inch 481 g1.06 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 157.1 mm / 6.19 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 490 g1.08 lbs246.8 mm / 9.72 inch 161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 508 g1.12 lbs238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 157.7 mm / 6.21 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 435 g0.959 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Connectivity - The Samsung tablet with up to 128 GB of storage and 5G

The Galaxy Tab A9+ has adopted a lot of connectivity features from its predecessor. Its WLAN module continues to rely on WiFi 5 and its OTG-enabled USB-C port still has USB 2.0 speeds, which also means wired image output isn't possible using this connection. In turn, it has also kept features such as the 3.5-mm audio jack and its four speakers with Dolby Atmos certification. Connected to the Samsung 980 Pro external SSD, the USB-C port achieved a data throughput of 32.4 MByte/s, which corresponds to classic USB 2.0 speeds. 

Its biggest innovation is in mobile communications, as the Galaxy Tab A9+ can now also be had as an optional 5G version for the first time. This means there are a total of four tablet configurations to choose from:

• Galaxy Tab A9+ Wi-Fi 64 GB: US$219.99
• Galaxy Tab A9+ Wi-Fi 128 GB: US$269.99
• Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G 64 GB: US$269.99
• Galaxy Tab A9+ 5G 128 GB: US$269.99

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s microSD card slot accepts cards up to 1 TB in size. However, the latter cannot be formatted as internal storage, making it difficult to install large games collections—especially on the 64 GB configurations. What's more, Android 13 and the pre-installed apps take up almost 23 GB on our test device, leaving just under 41 GB free when freshly installed.

left: 2 speakers
left: 2 speakers
right: speaker, USB-C 2.0, microphone, speaker
right: speaker, USB-C 2.0, microphone, speaker
top: power button, volume rocker, microphone
top: power button, volume rocker, microphone
Bottom: microSD/SIM slot, docking pins for optional accessories such as a keyboard
Bottom: microSD/SIM slot, docking pins for optional accessories such as a keyboard

microSD card reader

The microSD card slot is faster than average compared to the tablet's price class and only just beat the Galaxy Tab A8 in our copying test, achieving a peak value of 47.2 MB/s. When used with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 reference card, the Galaxy Tab A9+ also achieved good and largely stable transfer rates when it came to sequential reading and writing.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
49.18 MB/s +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
47.18 MB/s
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
35.2 MB/s -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
28.92 MB/s -39%
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
17.02 MB/s -64%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.8 (29.7-46.3)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.7 (21.9-44.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78 (60.4-86.2)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø64.6 (36.3-77.6)

Software - The first Galaxy-A tablet with Samsung DeX

Samsung's in-house user interface, version 5.1 of One UI, runs on the Galaxy Tab A9+. At the time of testing, it was based on Android 13 and the latest Android security patch was from October 2023. The Galaxy Tab A9+ is set to see two generations of OS upgrades and 4 years' worth of security updates. 

Different to its 8.7-inch sister model, the Galaxy Tab A9, the Galaxy Tab A9+ can also make use of the Samsung DeX interface which was previously only reserved for Galaxy Tab S tablets. This switches the Galaxy Tab A9+ into a desktop mode similar to a PC. External monitors may not be supported on the Galaxy Tab A9+ with DeXm, however, the tablet can still comfortably be operated using a mouse and keyboard. 

Mouse and keyboard work just fine using the normal One-UI view as well, in which 3 apps can be open simultaneously in split-screen mode—the same as when using DeX. Alternatively, you can open apps in pop-up windows whose size and position can then be adjusted. Content can additionally be mirrored to compatible end devices such as smart TVs using Smart View. 

Samsung provides its tablet with a number of security features via the Samsung Knox security platform. Data protection settings can be defined in detail and content can be encrypted before it is sent. The tablet can also connect securely to public WiFi networks. Data traffic is encrypted and tracking apps are blocked.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+

Communication and GNSS - The Galaxy Tab A9+ with WiFi 5 and good GPS

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ supports the IEEE standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac aka WiFi 5, meaning it can connect to 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz WLAN. The 5G version of the tablet can also connect to the web using mobile data. 

In our test using the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 as a reference router, the tablet achieved typical transfer rates for WiFi 5. It achieved peaks of 369 MBit/s and it remained constant when sending and receiving.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Telekom T Tablet
371 (365min - 371max) MBit/s +9%
Honor Pad 8
345 (326min - 357max) MBit/s +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
340 (172min - 350max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
325 (163min - 328max) MBit/s -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
307 (284min - 322max) MBit/s -10%
Teclast M50 HD
305 (259min - 319max) MBit/s -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Telekom T Tablet
372 (358min - 381max) MBit/s +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
369 (179min - 379max) MBit/s 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
369 (356min - 387max) MBit/s
Teclast M50 HD
358 (336min - 370max) MBit/s -3%
Honor Pad 8
357 (323min - 366max) MBit/s -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
349 (178min - 357max) MBit/s -5%
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø333 (172-350)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø307 (284-322)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø369 (356-387)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø363 (179-379)
GPS signal inside
GPS signal inside
GPS signal outside
GPS signal outside

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ uses the single-band navigation services GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou, and is therefore accurate to within 3 meters outdoors. In motion, its precision remains surprisingly high for a tablet in this price range. Compared to the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch, the Samsung tablet recorded the route of our 10-kilometer bike ride almost as accurately. So if you want to use the Galaxy Tab A9+ as an extra-large navigation device, the tablet won't give you any reason not to.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: trip around a lake
GPS test: trip around a lake
GPS test: turning point
GPS test: turning point

Cameras - decent selfie camera, disappointing main camera

Photo taken using selfie camera
Photo taken using selfie camera

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s selfie camera has a resolution of 5 MP, making it better than the Galaxy Tab A9's front-facing camera with a resolution of only 2 MP. During our test, it took decent selfies in good lighting conditions and with portrait mode activated, it showed nice levels of bokeh effects when photographing our subjects. Videos can be recorded in up to Full HD and at 30 fps using the selfie cam as well as the main camera.

The main camera has an 8-MP resolution and an autofocus. In daylight, it takes decent photos and depicts colors quite neutrally. As a result of its harsh sharpening, smaller details are unfortunately often lost, which in turn leads to these parts of the images appearing somewhat blurry. 

If the lighting conditions are no longer optimal, the main camera is visibly pushed to its limits. This was also the case in the cloudy weather we had to deal with at the time of testing, making the images look rather dull at times. In low-light conditions, the main camera is no longer usable at all. However, anyone who mainly uses the 8 MP lens to take photos of documents and texts should be satisfied with its photography skills.

Photo taken using main camera
Photo taken using main camera
Photo taken using main camera
Photo taken using main camera
Photo taken using main camera
Photo taken using 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 photo 1Daylight photo 25x zoomLow-light photo

Under controlled lighting conditions, the main camera reproduced the ColorChecker card colors very accurately with optimal lighting. It also reproduced the test chart sharply. Unfortunately, the exact opposite was the case with 1 lux of residual light, as the color chart and the test chart then disappeared in the dark.

ColorChecker
8.1 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
1 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+: 4.85 ∆E min: 0.82 - max: 9.63 ∆E
ColorChecker
27.2 ∆E
53.4 ∆E
39.7 ∆E
38.5 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
67.2 ∆E
53 ∆E
34.2 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
67.1 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
78.2 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
48 ∆E
92.2 ∆E
70.5 ∆E
51.9 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+: 46.99 ∆E min: 13.31 - max: 92.24 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - 24-month warranty and Samsung Care+

Samsung delivers its tablet with a USB-C cable, a SIM tool as well as a short manual and an additional leaflet laying out the tablet's warranty. You have to buy a compatible power supply yourself—on Samsung's online shop, for example, you can get a 15-watt charger for around US$20. The manufacturer offers a variety of book covers for the tablet. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ is covered by a 24-month warranty. It can be expanded via Samsung Care+. You can add up to 2 years and it also covers accidental damage such as a cracked display, and it can be expanded to also cover theft. Depending on the selected package, Samsung Care+ costs between US$25 and US$65.

Input devices & operation - Smooth depiction thanks to a 90-Hz panel

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s screen responds to inputs precisely and without any noticeable delays. The tablet doesn't support pen input. It benefits from a 90-Hz screen which displays animations much more smoothly than similarly priced 60-Hz competitors. Among the comparison devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE also features a 90-Hz display.

The Samsung tablet doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. Biometric login is only possible via a 2D facial scan, but it isn't considered particularly secure as it can be tricked quite easily. On the other hand, facial recognition works quickly and with a high accuracy rate even in low lighting conditions.

Keyboard upright
Keyboard upright
Keyboard horizontal
Keyboard horizontal

Display - LC display without PWM

Subpixels
Subpixels

The tablet's 11-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10, giving it a pixel density of 206 PPI. When it comes to brightness, the Galaxy Tab A9+ has improved quite a bit compared to its predecessor.

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s LCD-TFT panel achieves a maximum brightness of 493 cd/m² when depicting a full white screen. When displaying an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL18 measurement), it reaches almost the same levels—namely 492 cd/m². This also doesn't change when you adapt the brightness manually. If you do so, you can expect brightness levels up to 490 cd/m². Using the lowest brightness setting leads to values around 3.7 cd/m².

The display doesn't use any pulse-width modulation (PWM) to dim the display. This makes the tablet ideal for users who may react sensitively to PWM flickering.

466
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 493 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 460.2 cd/m² Minimum: 3.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 493 cd/m²
Contrast: 1409:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 8.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
94.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.21
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 11.00
Honor Pad 8
IPS, 2000x1200, 12.00
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.50
Teclast M50 HD
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Telekom T Tablet
TFT-LCD, 2000x1200, 10.40
Screen
2%
24%
-23%
-22%
-24%
Brightness middle
493
379
-23%
473
-4%
368
-25%
246
-50%
529
7%
Brightness
460
382
-17%
449
-2%
346
-25%
227
-51%
486
6%
Brightness Distribution
90
84
-7%
85
-6%
91
1%
88
-2%
87
-3%
Black Level *
0.35
0.3
14%
0.28
20%
0.61
-74%
0.33
6%
0.56
-60%
Contrast
1409
1263
-10%
1689
20%
603
-57%
745
-47%
945
-33%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
6
4.76
21%
3
50%
6.9
-15%
6.28
-5%
9.6
-60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
11.7
9.25
21%
6
49%
11.4
3%
14.1
-21%
14.4
-23%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
8.2
6.7
18%
2.7
67%
7.7
6%
8.8
-7%
10.5
-28%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.234 98%
2.27 97%
2.16 102%
2.277 97%
2.17 101%
CCT
9131 71%
8468 77%
6589 99%
8547 76%
8024 81%
10482 62%

* ... 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17933 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.


The Galaxy Tab A9+'s screen missed the mark in terms of color calibration. Both colors and grayscale are clearly not ideal, with the latter also showing a blue tint. In everyday use, however, you likely won't notice these less-than-ideal preset image parameters much. All the more noticeable, on the other hand, is the screen's good color reproduction thanks to its contrast ratio of around 1400:1. However, you can't adjust any of the picture parameters yourself—not even the color temperature.

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (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
29.92 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.96 ms rise
↘ 15.96 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 77 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.81 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24.04 ms rise
↘ 29.77 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.8 ms).

The Galaxy Tab A9+'s TFT LCD doesn't do too bad a job outside. Due to its harsh screen reflections, however, it is definitely better suited to being used indoors. Content can still be viewed clearly from very flat angles. If you don't hold the tablet perpendicular to your viewing direction, the screen darkens. Still, its overall drop in brightness is moderate.

Outdoor use (automatic brightness)
Outdoor use (automatic brightness)
Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Galaxy Tab A9+ with a Snapdragon 695 5G

The mid-range Snapdragon 695 5G SoC helps give the Galaxy Tab A9+ solid system performance. In everyday use, it almost always ensures smooth operation—with a dropped frame or two in rare cases, such as directly after booting up the system. Thanks to its 4 GB RAM, the tablet doesn't near its limits even with lots of apps open at once.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
693 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (659 - 697, n=24)
676 Points -2%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=68, last 2 years)
664 Points -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
384 Points -45%
Honor Pad 8
377 Points -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
365 Points -47%
Teclast M50 HD
305 Points -56%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=68, last 2 years)
2362 Points +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1663 - 2038, n=24)
1904 Points +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
1768 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1684 Points -5%
Honor Pad 8
1522 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1229 Points -30%
Teclast M50 HD
1191 Points -33%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
919 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (893 - 919, n=8)
906 Points -1%
Average of class Tablet (185 - 2107, n=44, last 2 years)
812 Points -12%
Telekom T Tablet
711 Points -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
413 Points -55%
Teclast M50 HD
372 Points -60%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (493 - 5652, n=44, last 2 years)
2287 Points +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1993 - 2189, n=8)
2073 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
1993 Points
Telekom T Tablet
1919 Points -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1439 Points -28%
Teclast M50 HD
1392 Points -30%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=52, last 2 years)
453858 Points +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (344344 - 416086, n=18)
389461 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
354299 Points
Honor Pad 8
274001 Points -23%
Teclast M50 HD
202973 Points -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
201810 Points -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
201310 Points -43%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
10550 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6897 - 11732, n=23)
9629 Points -9%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=65, last 2 years)
8736 Points -17%
Telekom T Tablet
8329 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7447 Points -29%
Teclast M50 HD
7259 Points -31%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
7068 Points -33%
Honor Pad 8
6655 Points -37%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=51, last 2 years)
672 Points +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (521 - 606, n=18)
583 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
578 Points
Telekom T Tablet
534 Points -8%
Honor Pad 8
407 Points -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
402 Points -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
361 Points -38%
Teclast M50 HD
339 Points -41%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (3171 - 3848, n=19)
3648 Points +1%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=52, last 2 years)
3631 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
3596 Points
Telekom T Tablet
2839 Points -21%
Honor Pad 8
2621 Points -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
2551 Points -29%
Teclast M50 HD
1923 Points -47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1839 Points -49%
System
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6789 - 8231, n=19)
7725 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
7626 Points
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=52, last 2 years)
6543 Points -14%
Honor Pad 8
5817 Points -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
5580 Points -27%
Telekom T Tablet
4934 Points -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
4729 Points -38%
Teclast M50 HD
4335 Points -43%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=52, last 2 years)
4284 Points +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (3167 - 4836, n=19)
4227 Points +9%
Telekom T Tablet
3923 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
3872 Points
Honor Pad 8
3361 Points -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
3120 Points -19%
Teclast M50 HD
2805 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
970 Points -75%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=52, last 2 years)
6639 Points +53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (3975 - 4426, n=19)
4340 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
4337 Points
Telekom T Tablet
2667 Points -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
2179 Points -50%
Honor Pad 8
2098 Points -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
2001 Points -54%
Teclast M50 HD
1011 Points -77%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
1307 Points
Telekom T Tablet
1258 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1078 - 1434, n=19)
1253 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1246 Points -5%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=52, last 2 years)
1205 Points -8%
Honor Pad 8
1151 Points -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
1116 Points -15%
Teclast M50 HD
1112 Points -15%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=39, last 2 years)
5325 Points +1141%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (426 - 3080, n=7)
825 Points +92%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
429 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
348 Points -19%
Teclast M50 HD
279 Points -35%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Telekom T Tablet
9056 Points +59%
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=49, last 2 years)
8899 Points +56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (5442 - 9348, n=15)
6775 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
5687 Points
Honor Pad 8
4627 Points -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
4150 Points -27%
Teclast M50 HD
2690 Points -53%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Teclast M50 HD UNISOC T606, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Telekom T Tablet MediaTek Dimensity 700, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB eMMC Flash

The Snapdragon 695 5G houses the Adreno 619 GPU which helps make the tablet one of the best-performing systems within the comparison field. Its strongest competitor is the Telekom T Tablet, but it didn't manage to beat the other test candidates during any of the benchmarks. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
318 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
179 Points -49%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
122 Points -66%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
121 Points -66%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
100 Points -72%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
326 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points -49%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
123 Points -66%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
123 Points -66%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
90 Points -75%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1171 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
708 Points -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
574 Points -52%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
445 Points -63%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
421 Points -65%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1216 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1173 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
712 Points -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
589 Points -52%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points -63%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
425 Points -65%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3075 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2511 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1463 Points -52%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1429 Points -54%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1356 Points -56%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
978 Points -68%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2991 Points
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2321 Points -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1309 Points -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1284 Points -57%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1184 Points -60%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
829 Points -72%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3516 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3409 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2865 Points -16%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2751 Points -19%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2650 Points -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2105 Points -38%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
51 fps -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps -52%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps -55%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps -57%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps -73%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
93 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
61 fps -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps -56%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps -56%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps -76%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
45 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps -53%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -58%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -69%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
26 fps -45%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -53%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps -53%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -70%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -55%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -58%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps -61%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps -74%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -56%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -56%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps -74%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps -52%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps -61%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.2 fps -62%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps -73%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.7 fps -49%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.3 fps -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps -57%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.4 fps -72%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps -54%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps -59%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.9 fps -62%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.4 fps -74%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.6 fps -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps -60%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps -61%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps -76%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.9 fps -53%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9 fps -57%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.4 fps -60%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.4 fps -74%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps -55%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps -55%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.6 fps -56%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps -75%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps
Telekom T Tablet
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps -39%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1.4 fps -61%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps -61%
Teclast M50 HD
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash
0.85 fps -76%

The Galaxy Tab A9+ loads websites quickly. This was also reflected in the browser tests, where the tablet beat the competition in every benchmark.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
96.598 Points
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=59, last 2 years)
84.9 Points -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 105.3, n=19)
71.2 Points -26%
Telekom T Tablet (chrome 116)
58.17 Points -40%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
52.9 Points -45%
Teclast M50 HD (Chrome 120)
50.247 Points -48%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
46.797 Points -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
43.98 Points -54%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
107 Points
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=57, last 2 years)
85.7 Points -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 111, n=18)
74.3 Points -31%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
57 Points -47%
Telekom T Tablet (chrome 116)
56 Points -48%
Teclast M50 HD (Chrome 120)
52 Points -51%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
48 Points -55%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
144 Points
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=42, last 2 years)
120.7 Points -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 156, n=12)
101 Points -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
93 Points -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
75 Points -48%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
70 Points -51%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=52, last 2 years)
77.2 runs/min +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
71.6 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 80.1, n=16)
54 runs/min -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
53.5 runs/min -25%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
40.54 runs/min -43%
Teclast M50 HD (Chrome 120)
39.3 runs/min -45%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
33.35 runs/min -53%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
29301 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 31647, n=21)
24051 Points -18%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=72, last 2 years)
23028 Points -21%
Telekom T Tablet (chrome 116)
21843 Points -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 120)
14279 Points -51%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
13831 Points -53%
Teclast M50 HD (Chrome 120)
12397 Points -58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
10787 Points -63%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=59, last 2 years)
3209 ms * -137%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
3060 ms * -126%
Teclast M50 HD (Chrome 120)
3053.2 ms * -126%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
2873.8 ms * -112%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE (chrome 116)
2650.1 ms * -96%
Telekom T Tablet (chrome 116)
2194.9 ms * -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1298 - 2501, n=18)
1769 ms * -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (Chrome 121.0.6167.143)
1352.9 ms *

* ... smaller is better

Samsung has not given any additional information about the installed storage device. However, our benchmarks make it clear that it is UFS-2.2 storage. It ensures that the Galaxy Tab A9+ has comparatively short loading times and fast data transfer speeds. The Honor Pad 8, on the other hand, is a lot faster and its UFS-2.2 isn't slowed down by the SoC's storage controller—unlike Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+Honor Pad 8Xiaomi Redmi Pad SESamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022Teclast M50 HDTelekom T TabletAverage 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
45%
-31%
-60%
-54%
-55%
17%
27%
Sequential Read 256KB
485.96
833.56
72%
297.47
-39%
255.1
-48%
266.2
-45%
287.1
-41%
Sequential Write 256KB
476.37
708.51
49%
228.97
-52%
101.1
-79%
192.3
-60%
188.3
-60%
Random Read 4KB
130.67
189.57
45%
102.41
-22%
68.3
-48%
70.4
-46%
52.8
-60%
154.9 ?(88.5 - 220, n=17)
19%
Random Write 4KB
162.9
186.95
15%
146.92
-10%
57.5
-65%
61
-63%
66.55
-59%

Games - 90 frames per second are possible

We checked how smoothly the Galaxy Tab A9+ can depict games using a small selection of titles. Asphalt 9 runs at a constant 30fps and so does the tactical shooter PUBG Mobile if you select the HD/high setting. More isn't possible when it comes to graphics settings. PUBG Mobile doesn't even offer a 90-fps mode using the lowest detail level, but you can achieve up to 40fps. 

In addition, the graphically demanding Genshin Impact runs smoothly on the tablet. Using the lowest graphics settings, it runs at an average of over 50fps. With maximum details, you can expect an average of 30fps, however, with frequent dips. The Galaxy Tab A9+ can only properly make use of its 90-Hz screen during simple games such as Subway Surfers

We determined the games' frame rates using our test tool Gamebench.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; Asphalt 9: Legends; 4.4.0k: Ø29.9 (27-31)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.4.0_20481013_20559831: Ø52.8 (27-61)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.4.0_20481013_20559831: Ø29.8 (18-58)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.0.0: Ø39.8 (35-41)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.0.0: Ø29.8 (27-31)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+; Subway Surfers; 3.24.1: Ø89.7 (88-90)

Emissions - Surround sound from 4 speakers

Temperature

The Galaxy Tab A9+ remains cool during use. Even during our 1-hour run of the demanding Burnout benchmark—a load scenario which will barely happen in practice—we only measured a maximum surface temperature of 41.3 °C on the tablet.

We then checked whether its performance drops under continuous load using the 3DMark Wild stress test. This showed that there was no throttling. The Galaxy Tab A9+ rendered 3DMark's Wild Life test scenes almost as fast as at the beginning—even after running them 20 times.

Max. Load
 36.5 °C
98 F
41.3 °C
106 F
39.1 °C
102 F
 
 35.4 °C
96 F
35.1 °C
95 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
 33.9 °C
93 F
33.2 °C
92 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 41.3 °C = 106 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
30.6 °C
87 F
39.1 °C
102 F
34.1 °C
93 F
34.3 °C
94 F
35.2 °C
95 F
34.8 °C
95 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34 °C
93 F
33.2 °C
92 F
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.3 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.6 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.26 (7.23-7.27)
Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.68 (2.67-2.68)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.5 (3.49-3.5)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.26 (4.25-4.27)
Teclast M50 HD Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.54 (2.53-2.55)
Telekom T Tablet Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.09 (7.07-7.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.16 (2.14-2.16)
Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.737 (0.728-0.748)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.726 (0.72-0.741)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.096 (1.091-1.101)
Teclast M50 HD Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.633 (0.547-0.721)
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.52 (3.52-3.53)
Telekom T Tablet Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.02 (6.99-7.03)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
99.2 (1.091min - 1.101max) % 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
99 (2.14min - 2.16max) %
Honor Pad 8
97.3 (0.728min - 0.748max) % -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
97.3 (0.72min - 0.741max) % -2%
Teclast M50 HD
75.9 (0.547min - 0.721max) % -23%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Honor Pad 8
99.7 (2.67min - 2.68max) % 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
99.6 (4.25min - 4.27max) % 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
99.6 (3.49min - 3.5max) % 0%
Telekom T Tablet
99.6 (7.07min - 7.1max) % 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
99.5 (7.23min - 7.27max) %
Teclast M50 HD
99.3 (2.53min - 2.55max) % 0%
Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
99.9 (3.52min - 3.53max) %
Telekom T Tablet
99.5 (6.99min - 7.03max) %

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Teclast M50 HD UNISOC T606, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Telekom T Tablet MediaTek Dimensity 700, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB eMMC Flash

Speakers

The tablet's four Dolby Atmos-certified speakers are distributed in pairs on each of the short sides of the device. If you hold the tablet upright or horizontally, you will always hear surround sound. This is characterized by relatively balanced mids and highs, but it lacks bass tones. Overall, however, the device's sound experience is pretty good for an inexpensive tablet.

External audio devices can be connected to the tablet via Bluetooth 5.1 or the 3.5 mm audio jack, although the latter is not particularly low in noise (SNR 72.68 dBFS). The Galaxy Tab A9+ only supports a relatively small selection of Bluetooth audio codecs, namely AAC, aptX, LDAC, SBC and SSC (Samsung Seamless Codec).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.642.52525.932.93123.426.14027.330.75036.230.66325.429.88016.629.210016.93612514.744.916013.156.120015.15325014.355.231511.658.840010625009.170.263011.171.18009.176.1100011.88212501581.6160011.378.320001277250012.377315012.773400012.673.1500013.175.3630013.478.9800013.577.91000013.573.31250013.669.71600013.663.7SPL24.789.3N0.679.9median 13.1median 73.1Delta1.38.937.633.324.727.32430.724.625.632.131.32222.216.424.42635.219.843.315.652.514.651.311.156.48.260.411.561.79.970.48.47410.276.41176.913.47912.177.11277.112.376.712.475.91371.513.175.413.877.413.777.4147813.769.612.856.824.788.30.677.6median 12.8median 75.41.58.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab A9+Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 25% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management - Charging at up to 15 watts

Power consumption

The Galaxy Tab A9+ can be charged at up to 15 watts, which is a big improvement over its predecessor, which only allowed for a maximum of 7.8 watts. In contrast to the Galaxy Tab A8, this model doesn't come delivered with a power supply, so you will have to source one elsewhere. Using our 20-watt power supply from Apple, it took around 3 hours (2:58 h) in our test to charge the Galaxy Tab A9+'s 7040-mAh battery completely. 

When it comes to power consumption, the Galaxy Tab A9+ behaves inconspicuously, but it still isn't as efficient as the Honor Pad 8 or the Teclast M50 HD, for example.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.21 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 4.76 / 4.79 Watt
Load midlight 9.52 / 9.92 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 A9+
7040 mAh
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Pad SE
8000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Teclast M50 HD
6000 mAh
Telekom T Tablet
7000 mAh
Power Consumption
39%
9%
4%
46%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
1
1.1
-10%
0.63
37%
1.19
-19%
1.2
-20%
1.28
-28%
Idle Average *
4.76
1.5
68%
4.25
11%
4.63
3%
1.3
73%
4.52
5%
Idle Maximum *
4.79
2.1
56%
4.34
9%
4.68
2%
1.5
69%
4.58
4%
Load Average *
9.52
4.4
54%
10.24
-8%
7.27
24%
3.6
62%
10.5
-10%
Load Maximum *
9.92
7.2
27%
10.47
-6%
9.17
8%
5.5
45%
11.2
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)