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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro (LTE, SM-T545) Tablet Review: Outdoor expert with exchangeable battery

Unbreakable. The 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is protected against dust and water to a large degree and even has an exchangeable battery, which ensures a very long battery life. On top of that, you get a surprisingly wide range of features for a rugged tablet including the Samsung S pen, NFC, a fingerprint reader and a good 13-MP camera.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Katherine Bodner),

Samsung has developed the Galaxy Tab Active Pro for use in rough conditions. Thanks to its IP68 certification, the 10.1-inch tablet should be resistant to dust and water. The device is made even more robust thanks to the protective cover that comes included. This creates an additional protective frame around the case, can hold the S Pen (also included), and is supposed to protect the tablet when being dropped from up to 1.2 meters (~3.9 feet).

This makes the NFC supporting Galaxy Tab Active Pro suitable for all circumstances that would prove to be too much for most normal tablets. Whether it's a dusty factory hall, a building site or a cross-country trekking tour - the Samsung tablet can handle it all. Because charging options are often few and far between in these scenarios, Samsung has equipped its Galaxy Tab Active Pro with a 7600-mAh battery that can even be exchanged.

There are two versions of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro available. The Wi-Fi version costs $600 while the LTE version we tested can be purchased for $690. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Galaxy Tab Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 8 x 2 GHz, Kryo 360 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, TFT, WUXGA, 16 mill. colors, S Pen support, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 48.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSDXC (up to 512GB, FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint reader, position sensor, compas, Hall sensor, proximity sensor, ANT+, WiFi Direct, Samsung Smart Switch, Samsung DeX, DRM Widevine Level 1, Camera2 API Level 3
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), UMTS (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66), Single-SIM, body SAR 1.057 W/Kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 243.5 x 170.2 ( = 0.39 x 9.59 x 6.7 in)
Battery
28.88 Wh, 7600 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, Samsung EB-BT545ABY
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix flash, auto focus, video recordings up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels)@30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix video recordings up to Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)@30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, modular 15-Watt AC adapter (USB-A, 9V/1.56A or 5V/2A), USB cable (Type A to Type C), Samsung S Pen, battery, protective cover, quick guide, warranty information, OneUI 1.5, 24 Months Warranty, IP68, DRM Widevine L1, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
653 g ( = 23.03 oz / 1.44 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
679 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
SD 670, Adreno 616
653 g9.9 mm10.1"1920x1200
85 %
10/2019
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU
483 g7.5 mm10.2"2160x1620
79 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
SD 439, Adreno 505
580 g23 mm10.1"1920x1200
81 %
12/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
7870 Octa, Mali-T830 MP2
512 g13 mm8"1280x800
83 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
467 g7 mm10.4"2000x1200

Case - S Pen and protective cover included

After opening the box of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, you might be reminded of an assembly kit, as you need to put at least two of the three components together for the device to work. The tablet is also surprisingly light when you first lift it out of its box, which is because the battery is not yet inserted. This can be done very quickly as you can remove the back cover without the need for tools.

While inserting the battery, you might also want to insert the microSD card and, if you have the LTE version, the Nano-SIM card. Both slots are positioned below the cover rather than on the side of the tablet. The removable back cover connects to the case in 22 points, which prevents water and dust from entering. To close it properly, all you need to do is press the cover down along the edges, which causes the points of contact to audibly click into place.

The third tablet component is the protective cover, made of hard plastic, which is easy to put on and take off again. The cover is certified according to the US military standard MIL-STD-810G, which means it protects the tablet from falls from up to 1.2 meters (~3.9 ft).

Once all three components have been put together, the 10.1-inch tablet weighs a considerable 635 grams (~1.4 lb), which can no longer be considered light. Nonetheless, it is comfortable to hold with the lined pattern on the back of the cover providing a good grip.

As one might expect from a rugged tablet, the design of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro is functional. Its case is made to be robust and the display bezels are fairly wide at 1.2 cm (~0.5 in, short sides) and 1.7 cm (~0.7 in, long sides), which gives the tablet an even more stable look. The bezel also contains the three physical Android keys (long side), another reason for them to be relatively wide.

Its IP68 certification means that the Galaxy Tab Active Pro can remain underwater for up to 30 minutes and up to a depth of 1.5 meters (~4.9 ft) without being damaged. This means it will easily survive a rainy bike tour.

Size Comparison

242 mm / 9.53 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 580 g1.279 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 483 g1.065 lbs243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 170.2 mm / 6.7 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 653 g1.44 lbs244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 154.3 mm / 6.07 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 467 g1.03 lbs238 mm / 9.37 inch 133 mm / 5.24 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 512 g1.129 lbs

Connectivity - NFC, USB-C 3.1 and Samsung DeX

The computing power of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro is based on the mid-range SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 with its 8 Kyro-360 cores. On top of that, we have the Qualcomm Adreno 616 as our graphics unit and 4 GB of RAM as well as 64 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 512 GB via the microSD card slot. The storage card can be formatted using the exFAT file system and users can store not only media but also app data on it. Without an SD card, the tablet has 48.5 GB of free storage available ex-works.  

Both the Wi-Fi and the LTE version have the same features: NFC, fingerprint sensor, face recognition, 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo speakers and a USB-C port which transmits data at USB 3.1 Gen 1 speeds but also supports Samsung DeX and can be used to transmit content to screens with the help of an HDMI adapter.

left: speaker
left: speaker
right: headphone jack, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
right: headphone jack, USB-C port, microphone, speaker
top: microphone, Active key, volume rocker, function key
top: microphone, Active key, volume rocker, function key
bottom: bracket for keyboard dock
bottom: bracket for keyboard dock

Software - currently only includes Android 9

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro runs on Android 9, which Samsung has embellished with its own user interface OneUI, although, again, the version that is installed is not the most recent (1.5). Nonetheless, it includes Samsung's smart assistant Bixby, which can be activated via the function key and helps you browse Netflix for series, for example. Because the tablet supports DRM Widevine Level 1, it can also stream videos in HD resolution. The function key can also be used to turn off the tablet or to start applications.

The Android security patches were dated April 1 2020 at the time of testing (mid-June), which is still fairly recent. 

Communication and GPS - fast and precise positioning

Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Wi-Fi 5 (WLAN 802.11ac) are the Galaxy Tab Active Pro's available channels of communication. The LTE version also includes an LTE module, although Samsung has not given any further information regarding its speed. The Snapdragon 670 in the tablet also supports LTE cat. 12/13 with a download rate of up to 600 MBit/s and up to 150 MBit/s when uploading.  

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro's Wi-Fi module is not the fastest around, but it did manage to establish very stable transfer rates with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. We measured an average rate of 329 MBit/s when sending and 348 MBit/s when receiving data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
613 (300min - 633max) MBit/s ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
348 (334min - 353max) MBit/s ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
315 MBit/s ∼51% -9%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
225 (43min - 264max) MBit/s ∼37% -35%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (100min - 233max) MBit/s ∼27% -53%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
329 (319min - 335max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
260 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
231 (114min - 380max) MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
229 (160min - 286max) MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
223 (143min - 310max) MBit/s ∼68% -32%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø347 (334-353)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (319-335)
GPS-Empfang im Gebäude
GPS-Empfang im Gebäude
GPS-Empfang im Freien
GPS-Empfang im Freien

The tablet uses the satellite systems GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo to help it locate its position. And the tablet manages to do this fairly quickly - indoors within 4 meters (~13.1 ft) and outdoors within 3. 

Our practical test takes the tablet on a 12-km (~7.5 mile) bike tour where it has to compete with the professional navigation system Garmin Edge 500, which we take along as well for a direct comparison. Overall, the two devices are very precise with very few differences between the two. Precise position data can also be passed on to apps.  

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: Gesamtstrecke
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: Gesamtstrecke
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: See
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: See
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: Wendepunkt
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro: Wendepunkt
Garmin Edge 500: Gesamtstrecke
Garmin Edge 500: Gesamtstrecke
Garmin Edge 500: See
Garmin Edge 500: See
Garmin Edge 500: Wendepunkt
Garmin Edge 500: Wendepunkt

Cameras - surprisingly good quality in daylight

Aufnahme mit der Hauptkamera
Aufnahme mit der Hauptkamera

Users usually don't expect as much from tablet cameras as they would from smartphones. Therefore, they might be surprised by the quality the Galaxy Tab Active Pro has to offer, which one might not expect after reading the fairly unspectacular specifications. The main camera consists of a 13-MP lens with flash and autofocus. The front selfie camera has 8 MP. 

Aufnahme mit der Selfiekamera und AR-Stickern
Aufnahme mit der Selfiekamera und AR-Stickern

The Samsung tablet is capable of taking surprisingly good photos, provided the lighting is good. The results have accurate colors, high details, and are very vibrant (scene 1 to 3). It is almost too good to limit its use to snapshots. However, there is a downside: the camera soon surrenders when it comes to taking photos in bad lighting conditions, as you can see from scene 4. You really have to guess at the image content and it's hard to recognize the Notebookcheck mascot, for example.

The main camera records videos with a maximum UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 images per second and manages to produce good image quality. The selfie camera only offers Full-HD video recording. 

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.

Notebookcheck-Maskottchen (Szene 1)Schloss (Szene 2)Schloss-Ansicht bei 5-fachem Zoom (Szene 3)Lowlight-Umgebung (Szene 4)

Our lab tests confirm that the main camera produces accurate colors in daylight conditions (lower test chart), but that photos become very imprecise in dark surroundings (top test chart). At least the picture of the test chart is very sharp and shows details nicely as well. 

ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
54 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
63.8 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
75.3 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
42 ∆E
91.1 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545: 46.72 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 91.08 ∆E
ColorChecker
4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
9 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545: 5.42 ∆E min: 1.85 - max: 9.04 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - exchangeable 7600-mAh battery

The included 15-Watt AC adapter
The included 15-Watt AC adapter

The most important components of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro are the exchangeable 7600-mAh battery, the protective cover, and the S Pen. The device is also delivered with a modular 15-Watt AC adapter (USB A, 9V/1.56A, or 5V/2A), a USB cable (Type A to Type C) as well as a quick start guide and warranty information. 

Samsung has not created any specific accessories for its Galaxy Tab Active Pro. Users can connect any compatible keyboard to the tablet via the keyboard dock or use an HDMI adapter to connect the device to a TV or monitor. This enables users to use their tablet with a big screen and navigate using a wireless keyboard and mouse.

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro has a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - physical Android keys

The 10.1-inch WUXGA display on the Galaxy Tab Active Pro responds quickly and precisely. It recognizes inputs reliably even when the user is wearing gloves.

The S Pen provides an additional input option. The digital pen has a fine tip of 0.7 mm and works with 4096 pressure points, which makes it suitable for more than just opening apps and menus. You can use it for digital signatures, image processing, creating sketches etc. The protective cover also provides an integrated space for the S Pen, so you can't lose it.   

In addition to the volume rocker, the function key, and the Active key, which starts a predefined app, there are three more physical buttons on this tablet: the three Android keys that are positioned along the long side, opposite the other keys. They have quite an influence on how you handle the tablet, as there are no virtual versions of these keys. If you want to use the tablet in portrait mode, you will have to reach up to the side to navigate the Android menus. This isn't ideal, but you soon get used to it. The fingerprint reader is integrated into the middle Android key. 

Tastatur hochkant
Tastatur hochkant
Tastatur quer
Tastatur quer

Display - decent image quality, high luminosity

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The IPS display of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA), which results in a pixel density of 224 PPI. The average brightness of 554.2 cd/m² and maximum brightness of 601 cd/m² provides the tablet with sufficient luminosity to be used outdoors. We measured a maximum brightness of 594 cd/m² during our test with an equal distribution of light and dark areas (APL50) and 529 cd/m² with the brightness sensor deactivated.

553
cd/m²
585
cd/m²
535
cd/m²
546
cd/m²
601
cd/m²
554
cd/m²
525
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
537
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 601 cd/m² Average: 554.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 601 cd/m²
Contrast: 897:1 (Black: 0.67 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
94.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.26
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
TFT, 1920x1200, 10.1
Apple iPad 7 2019
IPS, 2160x1620, 10.2
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
TFT LCD, 1280x800, 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
TFT, 2000x1200, 10.4
Screen
25%
-5%
-9%
-25%
Brightness middle
601
499
-17%
392
-35%
509
-15%
503
-16%
Brightness
554
470
-15%
359
-35%
477
-14%
477
-14%
Brightness Distribution
87
87
0%
88
1%
91
5%
91
5%
Black Level *
0.67
0.49
27%
0.36
46%
0.48
28%
0.29
57%
Contrast
897
1018
13%
1089
21%
1060
18%
1734
93%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.2
0.97
56%
2.7
-23%
3.45
-57%
4.4
-100%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.5
1.98
64%
5.4
2%
5.17
6%
10.4
-89%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.2
0.9
72%
3.8
-19%
4.5
-41%
7.5
-134%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.135 103%
2.24 98%
2.11 104%
2.19 100%
CCT
7129 91%
6571 99%
7276 89%
7171 91%
7700 84%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 61350 Hz ≤ 36 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 61350 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 36 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 61350 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17553 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display parameters cannot be adjusted, but that's not really an issue because they are fine as they are. The DeltaE values of 3.2 (grayscales) and 2.5 (colors) also mean that colors are displayed correctly to a great extent, which includes good gamma and color temperature values. Only the black value is fairly high at 0.67 cd/m², which results in a contrast ratio of 897:1. That's acceptable for an IPS display although it does mean that display content doesn't appear particularly vivid.  

Color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
Color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Grayscales (target color space sRGB)
Grayscales (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
23.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
55.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 30 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. » 90 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is easy to use outdoors thanks to its decent display brightness. As is typical for an IPS display, it also has stable viewing angles. Users will not have to worry about dark areas or pale or even inverted colors.

Outdoor use on an overcast day at maximum brightness
Outdoor use on an overcast day at maximum brightness
Außeneinsatz bei bewölktem Himmel mit adaptiver Displayhelligkeit
Außeneinsatz bei bewölktem Himmel mit adaptiver Displayhelligkeit
Blickwinkel
Blickwinkel

Performance - fast mid-range tablet

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is based on the octa-core SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. The mid-range processor has 2 performance cores with a clock rate of 2 GHz (Kyro 360 Gold) and 6 energy-efficient cores with a clock rate of 1.7 GHz (Kryo 360 Silver). The GPU is the Qualcomm Adreno 616.  

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro proves to be quite powerful according to our synthetic benchmarks. It beats other mid-range tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab at almost every test, although the difference is not always very significant. Our tablet cannot keep up with the graphics performance of the Apple iPad 7 2019, however.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (623 - 4654, n=4)
2438 Points ∼2% +291%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1081 Points ∼1% +74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (623 - 640, n=3)
633 Points ∼0% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
623 Points ∼0%
OpenCL Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (138 - 5353, n=5)
2292 Points ∼2% +212%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1477 Points ∼1% +101%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
735 Points ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (639 - 735, n=2)
687 Points ∼0% -7%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (498 - 4712, n=21)
1979 Points ∼16% +38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1429 Points ∼12%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1426 Points ∼12% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1331 - 1429, n=3)
1368 Points ∼11% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1207 Points ∼10% -16%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
777 Points ∼48% +133%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 1127, n=21)
590 Points ∼36% +77%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
345 Points ∼21% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (333 - 350, n=3)
344 Points ∼21% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
333 Points ∼21%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (6633 - 7387, n=4)
7024 Points ∼46% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
6633 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5518 Points ∼36% -17%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=60)
4914 Points ∼32% -26%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
4412 Points ∼29% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
3789 Points ∼25% -43%
Work performance score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (7988 - 9458, n=4)
8742 Points ∼44% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
7988 Points ∼40%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6154 Points ∼31% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
6144 Points ∼31% -23%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 14982, n=96)
5329 Points ∼27% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
4945 Points ∼25% -38%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2365 Points ∼58%
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=20)
2346 Points ∼58% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2288 - 2365, n=3)
2322 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2122 Points ∼52% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2076 Points ∼51% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (400 - 8768, n=20)
2120 Points ∼24% +49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1437 Points ∼16% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1425 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1408 - 1425, n=3)
1416 Points ∼16% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
404 Points ∼5% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=20)
1904 Points ∼28% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1563 Points ∼23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1540 - 1563, n=3)
1551 Points ∼23% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1543 Points ∼23% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
493 Points ∼7% -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2615 Points ∼33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2424 - 2763, n=4)
2584 Points ∼32% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2280 Points ∼29% -13%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=61)
1950 Points ∼24% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1621 Points ∼20% -38%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1524 Points ∼19% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
3800 Points ∼38% +136%
Average of class Tablet (99 - 9893, n=61)
2021 Points ∼20% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1612 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1611 - 1612, n=4)
1612 Points ∼16% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1528 Points ∼15% -5%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
418 Points ∼4% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPad 7 2019
2854 Points ∼35% +62%
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7701, n=61)
1787 Points ∼22% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1762 Points ∼21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1742 - 1772, n=4)
1758 Points ∼21% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1649 Points ∼20% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
501 Points ∼6% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2570 Points ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2413 - 2771, n=4)
2562 Points ∼44% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2283 Points ∼40% -11%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=67)
1823 Points ∼32% -29%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1608 Points ∼28% -37%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1480 Points ∼26% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
6712 Points ∼23% +164%
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=67)
3186 Points ∼11% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2541 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2533 - 2541, n=4)
2536 Points ∼9% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2021 Points ∼7% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
726 Points ∼3% -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad 7 2019
3759 Points ∼28% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2547 Points ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2506 - 2582, n=4)
2541 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=67)
2237 Points ∼17% -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2074 Points ∼15% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
827 Points ∼6% -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2582 Points ∼50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2436 - 2728, n=4)
2553 Points ∼49% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2178 Points ∼42% -16%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4201, n=77)
1832 Points ∼35% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
1721 Points ∼33% -33%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1586 Points ∼30% -39%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1509 Points ∼29% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
3318 Points ∼37% +124%
Average of class Tablet (55 - 8894, n=77)
1603 Points ∼18% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1484 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1451 - 1487, n=4)
1476 Points ∼16% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1472 Points ∼16% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
364 Points ∼4% -75%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
239 Points ∼3% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPad 7 2019
2621 Points ∼13% +60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1639 Points ∼8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1594 - 1651, n=4)
1629 Points ∼8% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1586 Points ∼8% -3%
Average of class Tablet (70 - 7098, n=79)
1481 Points ∼7% -10%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
439 Points ∼2% -73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
296 Points ∼1% -82%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2572 Points ∼49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2456 - 2708, n=4)
2556 Points ∼48% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2199 Points ∼42% -15%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4482, n=80)
1716 Points ∼33% -33%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1561 Points ∼30% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
1522 Points ∼29% -41%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1490 Points ∼28% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
5537 Points ∼39% +128%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2424 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2357 - 2428, n=4)
2407 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 14283, n=80)
2291 Points ∼16% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2048 Points ∼14% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
715 Points ∼5% -71%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
399 Points ∼3% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPad 7 2019
3453 Points ∼36% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2455 Points ∼26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2378 - 2477, n=4)
2438 Points ∼26% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2088 Points ∼22% -15%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 9238, n=81)
1838 Points ∼19% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
813 Points ∼9% -67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
477 Points ∼5% -81%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
19797 Points ∼23% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
16631 Points ∼19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (13055 - 18523, n=4)
15710 Points ∼18% -6%
Apple iPad 7 2019
15479 Points ∼18% -7%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=174)
14462 Points ∼17% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
12947 Points ∼15% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
12391 Points ∼14% -25%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
65558 Points ∼12% +84%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
35619 Points ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (22381 - 35619, n=4)
32249 Points ∼6% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
25625 Points ∼5% -28%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=174)
25191 Points ∼5% -29%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13385 Points ∼2% -62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
7720 Points ∼1% -78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
38138 Points ∼16% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
28411 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (19315 - 29229, n=4)
25989 Points ∼11% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24052 Points ∼10% -15%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=175)
18873 Points ∼8% -34%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13151 Points ∼5% -54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
8481 Points ∼3% -70%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 7 2019
123.7 fps ∼1% +113%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
58 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (46 - 58, n=4)
55 fps ∼0% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
48 fps ∼0% -17%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=196)
37.1 fps ∼0% -36%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
23 fps ∼0% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
12 fps ∼0% -79%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 7 2019
59.5 fps ∼2% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
53 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (32 - 53, n=4)
47.5 fps ∼1% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
44 fps ∼1% -17%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=200)
23.9 fps ∼1% -55%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
21 fps ∼1% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
19 fps ∼1% -64%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad 7 2019
60.4 fps ∼10% +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
29 fps ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (29 - 29, n=4)
29 fps ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
26 fps ∼4% -10%
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=130)
25.3 fps ∼4% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.8 fps ∼2% -66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
5.1 fps ∼1% -82%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad 7 2019
41.1 fps ∼11% +52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
27 fps ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (17 - 28, n=4)
24.8 fps ∼7% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24 fps ∼7% -11%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=136)
17.5 fps ∼5% -35%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.3 fps ∼3% -66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
9.2 fps ∼3% -66%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
39.3 fps ∼1% +97%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=82)
22.7 fps ∼0% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
20 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (19 - 20, n=4)
19.8 fps ∼0% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
16 fps ∼0% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6.4 fps ∼0% -68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
3.2 fps ∼0% -84%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
25 fps ∼1% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
18 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (6.9 - 19, n=4)
15.7 fps ∼0% -13%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=82)
15.1 fps ∼0% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
14 fps ∼0% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
6.7 fps ∼0% -63%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6 fps ∼0% -67%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
12.3 fps ∼8% +76%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=32)
10.3 fps ∼7% +47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
7 fps ∼4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (4.3 - 7.2, n=4)
6.38 fps ∼4% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5.8 fps ∼4% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2 fps ∼1% -71%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
10.8 fps ∼4% +140%
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=32)
9.95 fps ∼4% +121%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
4.5 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (4.4 - 4.5, n=4)
4.45 fps ∼2% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
3.6 fps ∼1% -20%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1.2 fps ∼0% -73%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
20 fps ∼10% +100%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=32)
15.5 fps ∼8% +55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
10 fps ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.7 fps ∼5% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (6.8 - 11, n=4)
9.7 fps ∼5% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼2% -65%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
29.1 fps ∼5% +143%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=32)
26.6 fps ∼5% +122%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
12 fps ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (12 - 12, n=4)
12 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.6 fps ∼1% -70%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
25.1 fps ∼6% +128%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=58)
16.3 fps ∼4% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
11 fps ∼3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (8.5 - 11, n=4)
10.4 fps ∼2% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2% -9%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼1% -68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
2 fps ∼0% -82%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
17.7 fps ∼7% +61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
11 fps ∼4%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=58)
10.2 fps ∼4% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.6 fps ∼4% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (6.4 - 11, n=4)
9.6 fps ∼4% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
3.7 fps ∼1% -66%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.4 fps ∼1% -69%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=16)
324526 Points ∼43% +71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (189340 - 190804, n=2)
190072 Points ∼25% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
189340 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
177197 Points ∼24% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
99193 Points ∼13% -48%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (1144 - 1229, n=4)
1182 Points ∼58% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
1170 Points ∼58%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
816 Points ∼40% -30%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=123)
772 Points ∼38% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
699 Points ∼34% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2790 - 2818, n=4)
2810 Points ∼10% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2790 Points ∼10%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=124)
2440 Points ∼8% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2154 Points ∼7% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
995 Points ∼3% -64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
530 Points ∼2% -81%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2877 - 3316, n=4)
3094 Points ∼35% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2877 Points ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1670 Points ∼19% -42%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=124)
1304 Points ∼15% -55%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1261 Points ∼14% -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
1176 Points ∼13% -59%
System
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (5024 - 5507, n=4)
5332 Points ∼32% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
5024 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
4657 Points ∼28% -7%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=124)
2712 Points ∼16% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2658 Points ∼16% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
2337 Points ∼14% -53%
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (2621 - 2811, n=4)
2720 Points ∼32% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
2621 Points ∼31%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=123)
1426 Points ∼17% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1284 Points ∼15% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
1005 Points ∼12% -62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
637 Points ∼8% -76%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Qualcomm Adreno 616, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad 7 2019 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Samsung Exynos 9611, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash

The browser tests offer similar results. The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is one of the fastest devices among Android tablets, but if you include the Apple iPad 7 2019, it again falls behind. This is not particularly noticeable during everyday use. Websites seem to load very quickly, even if they are fairly complex.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
76.172 Points ∼100% +133%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 126, n=19)
61.7 Points ∼81% +89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (32.1 - 33.6, n=4)
33 Points ∼43% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
32.69 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
27.459 Points ∼36% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
16.3 Points ∼21% -50%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
172.61 Points ∼100% +217%
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=107)
61.3 Points ∼36% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
54.398 Points ∼32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (49.1 - 57.6, n=3)
53.7 Points ∼31% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
50.255 Points ∼29% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
26.439 Points ∼15% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
26.099 Points ∼15% -52%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
111 Points ∼100% +109%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=42)
75.9 Points ∼68% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (53 - 66, n=3)
60.3 Points ∼54% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
54 Points ∼49% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
53 Points ∼48%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
37 Points ∼33% -30%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
66.4 runs/min ∼100% +124%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 139, n=28)
55 runs/min ∼83% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (29.6 - 33.7, n=3)
31.9 runs/min ∼48% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
29.6 runs/min ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
29.2 runs/min ∼44% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
18.4 runs/min ∼28% -38%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
27900 Points ∼100% +172%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (10245 - 11312, n=4)
10864 Points ∼39% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
10245 Points ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
9415 Points ∼34% -8%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=192)
7827 Points ∼28% -24%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
4817 Points ∼17% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
4768 Points ∼17% -53%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
9928.9 ms * ∼100% -172%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=204)
8807 ms * ∼89% -141%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
6785.6 ms * ∼68% -86%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
4871.7 ms * ∼49% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 (Chrome 83.0.4103.96)
3654.8 ms * ∼37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (3361 - 3655, n=4)
3525 ms * ∼36% +4%
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
1115.9 ms * ∼11% +69%

* ... smaller is better

The 64-GB eMMC flash storage of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro reaches good sequential read and write rates, but seems to have some issues when it comes to random reading and writing. Considering the fairly high price for this tablet, we are rather disappointed by the performance of its storage system.  

We measured good read and write rates with our reference storage card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705FSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 2Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
3%
-33%
182%
0%
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.64 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.44 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
64.3
6%
65.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
57.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=128)
-5%
50 (14 - 73.8, n=71)
-18%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
14%
78.6
4%
78.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
77 (21.1 - 87.2, n=128)
1%
67.9 (17.6 - 87.7, n=71)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
18.75
16.76
-11%
10.98
-41%
195.78
944%
28 (3.4 - 147, n=146)
49%
11.5 (0.13 - 262, n=223)
-39%
Random Read 4KB
71.18
64.84
-9%
25.96
-64%
119.84
68%
56.5 (11.4 - 149, n=146)
-21%
25.9 (1.04 - 230, n=223)
-64%
Sequential Write 256KB
207.53
238.93
15%
53.99
-74%
219.34
6%
175 (40 - 254, n=146)
-16%
56.5 (2.04 - 732, n=223)
-73%
Sequential Read 256KB
294.52
295.63
0%
218.05
-26%
483.72
64%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=146)
-7%
149 (6.75 - 1789, n=223)
-49%

Games - remain smooth at high details

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro displays current games fairly smoothly and underscores them with surround sound. Even high graphics settings do not challenge the tablet, as we found out during our test with games such as Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile. According to our test tool Gamebench, the frame rate can fall below 30 FPS occasionally, but the overall performance is mostly free from stutters. The only thing that gets in the way of long gaming sessions is the fairly high weight of the tablet.    

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9: Legends & PUBG Mobile
010203040Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; 0.18.0: Ø29.7 (11-32)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 2.2.2a: Ø28.8 (22-31)

Emissions - no throttling, average stereo sound

Temperature

GFXBench Akkutest T-Rex
GFXBench Akkutest T-Rex
GFXBench Akkutest Manhattan
GFXBench Akkutest Manhattan

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro remains cool at all times. We measured a maximum temperature of 30.6 °C (~87 °F), which really cannot even be considered warm.

According to the battery test from GFXBench, the same goes for the inside. The tablet manages to render the test scene of both the T-Rex and the more demanding Manhattan scenario 30 times in a loop without slowing down. The Galaxy Tab Active Pro seems to be able to sustain its maximum performance even under load. 

Max. Load
 30.3 °C
87 F
29.1 °C
84 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
 30.6 °C
87 F
27.2 °C
81 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
 27.8 °C
82 F
26.9 °C
80 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Average: 27.9 °C = 82 F
27.8 °C
82 F
27.2 °C
81 F
28.2 °C
83 F
25.2 °C
77 F
26.2 °C
79 F
28 °C
82 F
24.1 °C
75 F
25.7 °C
78 F
26.9 °C
80 F
Maximum: 28.2 °C = 83 F
Average: 26.6 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.6 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Samsung has installed a speaker on both short sides. These offer decent audio quality although bass tones are very weak and highs are clearly overrepresented. This results in a fairly weak sound that is sufficient for occasional background listening. 

Bluetooth 5.0 and the 3.5 mm audio jack can be used to connect external sound devices. 

Lautsprechercharakteristik
Lautsprechercharakteristik
Messung der Audioklinke
Messung der Audioklinke
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.536.12529.430.73122.827.64025.323.95030.234.66323.324.38021.926.81001932.912519.638.71601949.920016.149.425018.953.631516.658.640014.359.95001559.263015.261.680014.364.6100014.365.9125014.264.2160014.863.1200014.864.7250014.470.3315014.376.3400014.674.9500014.763.7630014.958.2800014.960.51000014.659.91250014.852.51600015.448.1SPL26.881.5N0.945.4median 14.8median 59.9Delta1.45.636.944.735.838.933.536.134.936.636.137.23131.922.526.223.93421.543.419.650.21852.31752.8165614.658.91562.117.965.116.464.316.27013.4701572.814.569.514.167.113.862.314.164.814.36613.975.214.573.814.26714.25514.460.263.127.181.617.30.951median 14.6median 64.31.86.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545Apple iPad 7 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 12.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple iPad 7 2019 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - very long battery life

Power Consumption

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro consumes only 5.91 W under load, which makes it a particularly energy-efficient tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 has even better power consumption rates but does not benefit from the large battery in our test unit. The 7900-mAh battery in the Galaxy Tab Active Pro puts it in a better position than the similarly efficient Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab.

The included AC adapter has an output of 15 W and fully recharges the tablet in just over 3 hours in our test (3 hours and 12 minutes, to be precise). 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.31 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.34 / 4.43 / 4.52 Watt
Load midlight 5.91 / 7.91 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
7600 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
4450 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Power Consumption
-69%
3%
31%
-2%
Idle Minimum *
1.34
2.2
-64%
1.28
4%
0.89
34%
1.21
10%
Idle Average *
4.43
6.7
-51%
4.5
-2%
3.13
29%
4.24
4%
Idle Maximum *
4.52
8.2
-81%
4.59
-2%
3.36
26%
4.34
4%
Load Average *
5.91
11.3
-91%
5.71
3%
3.93
34%
6.99
-18%
Load Maximum *
7.91
12.5
-58%
6.99
12%
5.45
31%
8.79
-11%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro does a great job in terms of battery life. It manages to keep going for an impressive 16.5 h during our Wi-Fi test and even beats the factory specification when it comes to displaying videos. Samsung promises 15 hours - we measured 20.5 h. The almost 6.5 h we measured under load are equally impressive.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
44h 53min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 30min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 30min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 28min
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545
7600 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
4450 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Battery Runtime
-40%
-24%
-30%
-21%
Reader / Idle
2693
1486
-45%
2083
-23%
1357
-50%
2120
-21%
H.264
1230
802
-35%
919
-25%
493
-60%
950
-23%
WiFi v1.3
990
707
-29%
795
-20%
895
-10%
792
-20%
Load
388
196
-49%
288
-26%
396
2%
309
-20%

Pros

+ very stable case
+ IP68 certification
+ S Pen included
+ Samsung DeX
+ NFC, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
+ precise GPS
+ good recordings during daylight
+ very long battery life
+ exchangeable battery

Cons

- high weight
- currently only Android 9
- rather thin sound
- high price

Verdict - good but expensive special-use tablet

Im Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von
Im Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro. Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von

The Samsung Galaxy Active Pro might not be the most beautifully designed tablet with its thick, robust case - but that was never the intention of this rugged Android. This device flourishes in areas where other tablets conk out - in challenging conditions of use.

If you are looking for an outdoor tablet, you will find the Galaxy Tab Active Pro to be a reliable and enduring companion. The exchangeable battery adds another fairly exclusive feature to the package. Samsung has also included an S Pen, which is fair enough considering the high price of $690 for the LTE version. The Wi-Fi-Version is not much cheaper at $600. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is a tough companion with a lot of great features. Unfortunately, it is also fairly expensive.  

The tablet currently runs on Android 9 but is supposed to receive an update to Android 10 in September 2020. Samsung has also promised software updates for four years, both for the Wi-Fi and LTE versions, counted from when the product was launched in October 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro T545 - 06/12/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
72 / 80 → 90%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
66 / 70 → 95%
Weight
81 / 40-88 → 85%
Battery
91%
Display
86%
Games Performance
19 / 78 → 24%
Application Performance
58 / 92 → 63%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
80 / 91 → 88%
Camera
61 / 85 → 72%
Average
76%
84%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Manuel Masiero, 2020-06-16 (Update: 2020-06-17)
Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.