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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Review: XXL-Android tablet with S Pen, but weaknesses in everyday use

Downgrade too massive? With the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Samsung combines the features of the premium tablets Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. However, the Korean manufacturer noticeably cuts down on the cheapest Galaxy tablet, so the spirit of the new "Fan Edition" series is somewhat missed.
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Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G

After the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Samsung adds another Android device to its premium tablet range with the FE model. As already with the Galaxy S20 FE 5G the two letters in the model name are supposed to stand for "Fan Edition", since the wishes of the Galaxy community were completely taken into account and their feedback was incorporated into the development - at least for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G.

However, there are some doubts about the Galaxy Tab S7 FE because Samsung takes a slightly different approach for the tablet in its "Fan Edition" series. The flagship SoC has to use a Snapdragon 750G the 120 Hz of the Tab S7 panels is reduced to the 60 Hz standard, and significant cuts have to be made in terms of features as well.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G has to settle for 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage at an MSRP of 649 Euros (~$771) in this country. The top version (6 GB/128 GB) is not available (yet). A Wi-Fi version (RRP: 549 Euros, ~$652) is optionally available for those who can do without 5G. We will take a closer look at whether the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is still worth a recommendation.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Galaxy Tab S Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 570 (Cortex-A77/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
12.40 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 243 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, native pen support, LCD IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 47 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-Type-C, Card Reader: microSDXC (up to 1TB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG, S Pen, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n40/​n77/​n78), 4G (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​/​B20/​B28), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 2G (B2/​B3/​B5/​B8), LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.3 x 284.8 x 185 ( = 0.25 x 11.21 x 7.28 in)
Battery
10090 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (f/1.9, camera2API: Level3)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Virtual, S Pen, charger, USB cable, OneUI 3.1, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 1.5 W/kg, fanless
Weight
608 g ( = 21.45 oz / 1.34 pounds), Power Supply: 51 g ( = 1.8 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.8 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
SD 750G 5G, Adreno 619
608 g6.3 mm12.40"2560x1600
87.8 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
SD 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650
575 g5.7 mm12.40"2800x1752
85.9 %
04/2021
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
SD 730G, Adreno 618
485 g5.8 mm11.50"2560x1600
84.7 %
10/2020
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
460 g7.35 mm10.40"2000x1200
90.7 %
11/2020
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
458 g6.1 mm10.90"2360x1640

Case - Galaxy Tab S7 FE with unibody design

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE in Mystic Black
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE in Mystic Black

The metal casing of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is available in the two color options black and silver. Like the other two Tab S models, Samsung's mid-range leaves an excellent visual impression and the build quality is also on a high level. The physical keys offer a good pressure point and sit very firmly in the frame. However, slight compromises have to be made in terms of ergonomics due to the blocky design and the rather angular transitions between the metal frame and the back.

Despite the large 12.4-inch display, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is thin at around 6 millimeters (~0.2 in), but it weighs over 30 grams (~1 oz) more than a Tab S7 Plus. With 608 grams (~1.3 lb), holding the tablet comfortably with one hand is not really possible. In addition, the back's matte finish slightly reduces the grip in dry hands. In return, greasy fingerprints are concealed very well.

The included S Pen can be magnetically attached to the casing's side as well as the back. However, the area intended for this is not available on the FE model in the same way as on the Tab S7 Plus, however, the S Pen of the Tab S7 FE does not have to be charged. There is no special certification against dust or water penetration.

Size comparison

284.8 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 608 g1.34 lbs285 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 5.7 mm / 0.2244 inch 575 g1.268 lbs264.28 mm / 10.4 inch 171.4 mm / 6.75 inch 5.8 mm / 0.2283 inch 485 g1.069 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 178.5 mm / 7.03 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 458 g1.01 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 7.35 mm / 0.2894 inch 460 g1.014 lbs

Equipment - Samsung tablet with USB 3.2

The features of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE include Miracast and USB OTG. The USB port is Type-C, which is a USB 3.2 port (Gen1) that supports data transfer of up to 5 GBit/s and external image output. There are also three contact elements on the bottom, which can be used by a Book Cover keyboard that magnetically docks there, among other things.

The fast and large 256 GB UFS 3.1 memory of the Plus model has to give way to a UFS 2.1 memory with only 64 GB in the FE model. After the initial setup, the internal data carrier only offers just under 47 GB for free use due to the operating system and preinstalled applications. However, an expansion of up to 1 TB via an optional SD card is supported.

The plastic card slot can accommodate a microSD card on one side and a nano-SIM on the other. The SD cards cannot be formatted as internal storage, but apps can be swapped there. Larger data contents can also be stored due to the support of the exFAT file system.

Left side of the case (loudspeaker, microphone)
Left side of the case (loudspeaker, microphone)
Upper side of the case (card slot, microphone, buttons)
Upper side of the case (card slot, microphone, buttons)
Lower side of the case (contact elements)
Lower side of the case (contact elements)
Right side of the case (USB port, speaker)
Right side of the case (USB port, speaker)

microSD card reader

In combination with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the Samsung tablet delivers a decent microSD performance in the Cross Platform Disk Test. The copying speed is also on a very solid level.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
40.34 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
24.4 MB/s ∼60% -40%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø40.7 (27.9-48)
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø43.1 (27.9-59.2)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø74.6 (45.4-80.2)
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø85.8 (49-90.2)

Software - Galaxy Tab S7 FE with Android 11

As usual, Samsung combines the Android system with its in-house user interface One UI in version 3.1, which also includes the smart assistant Bixby. The user interface of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is based on Android 11 with the security updates from July 2021. The mid-range tablet from Samsung gets, just like the premium Tab S7 or Tab S7 Plus tablets, new security updates only every three months.

Samsung DeX is also on board with the Tab S7 FE and can be run directly on the tablet, but can also be used wired or wirelessly on an external image source. The multi-window function also allows using up to three compatible apps at the same time, so users can surf the Internet, watch a video, and record notes in parallel, among other things. App pairs can also be used to save favorite combinations and retrieve them via Multi Window.

In terms of productivity, Samsung's tablet has a second screen function that turns the Tab S7 FE into a second screen if the PC in use is wireless display capable. The pen control via Samsung S Pen with its many functions also rounds off the possibilities for productive work.

Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G

Communication and GNSS - Samsung tablet with 5G

The WLAN module of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE supports, unlike the Tab S7 Plus, only Wi-Fi 5, but with the MIMO antenna technology and VHT80, but our measurements with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 are on par with the tablet flagship. The transmission rates of the FE model are even slightly higher, and we did not notice any drops in both sending and receiving data.

Thanks to the Qualcomm X52 modem, Samsung's tablet can access the mobile Internet with the fast 5G standard and covers all relevant LTE frequencies for local use - but with only 6 supported LTE bands, use abroad is very limited. In terms of communication, the mid-range tablet also relies on Bluetooth version 5.0; the option of near-field communication via an NFC chip is not available.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
645 (569min - 750max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
645 (630min - 659max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
630 (597min - 669max) MBit/s ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
612 (243min - 690max) MBit/s ∼95% -3%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
264 (204min - 332max) MBit/s ∼41% -58%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
655 (601min - 674max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
629 (284min - 753max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
555 (508min - 597max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
541 (500min - 571max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56.5 (48min - 74max) MBit/s ∼9% -91%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø654 (601-674)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø630 (597-669)
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors
GPS in the building
GPS in the building

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE uses the GPS, Galileo, BeiDou and GLONASS satellite systems as well as SBAS for positioning. Even indoors, the Samsung tablet can be located without problems and relatively quickly.

To assess the tracking accuracy in practice, we recorded a route with a Garmin Edge 500 in parallel for comparison purposes. The GPS module's deviations on the route are small and only 80 meters (~67 yards) are between the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and the navigation device at the end of the almost 10-kilometer (~6.2 mi) test route.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE vs. Garmin Edge 500
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE vs. Garmin Edge 500
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE vs. Garmin Edge 500

GNSS - Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE vs. Garmin Edge 500

Phone features and voice quality - Tab S7 FE can make calls as standard

Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G

Although the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a very large tablet, it has a telephony function ex-factory thanks to the Snapdragon 750G. Calls can be made via the phone app and speaker, just like on the Galaxy smartphones. The voice quality of the built-in microphone with the Skype app also convinced us in the test.

Voices are reproduced cleanly with the Tab S7 FE and our conversation partners also rated the voice quality as good. Users who like to make calls with their tablet can do so with Samsung's tablet without hesitation.

Cameras - Galaxy Tab S7 FE with single cam

Selfie with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Selfie with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE

On the back, the Galaxy Tab only has a single-cam solution that resolves with 8 MP and has an aperture of f/1.9. The image sharpness and details of the pictures are appealing for a tablet in a lot of light. Our analysis of the color reproduction also does not reveal any major points of criticism. However, the weaknesses of the 8 MP camera become obvious in the dark.

The 5-megapixel front-facing camera installed in the frame above the display relies on an f/2.2 aperture. The results are on a very decent level and well suited for the odd social media post or video message. However, due to the relatively low resolution, the detail reproduction in the pictures is not a strength of the Tab S7 FE.

Both cameras of the mid-range tablet can record videos with 1,080p at 30 fps, a UHD option is not available.

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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.

Wide angleWide angleLow LightZoom
ColorChecker
8.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G: 6.11 ∆E min: 2.19 - max: 12.33 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
64.2 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
76.1 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
85.6 ∆E
69.8 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G: 46.15 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 85.62 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Samsung tablet with S Pen

The scope of delivery of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE includes the Samsung S Pen, a modular 15-watt power supply, a USB cable, and a tool to open the card slot. Those who want to use the fast charging feature have to invest another 50 Euros (RRP, ~$60) in a charging adapter.

Samsung also offers optional accessories for its mid-range tablet. A Protective Standing Cover with a selectable angle for 50 Euros (RRP, ~$60) offers protection against scratches and bumps, and the S Pen can also be ordered. A Book Cover Keyboard will expand the list of accessories in the future.

Samsung grants a warranty on its tablet of warranty of 24 months.

Protective Standing Cover for Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Protective Standing Cover for Galaxy Tab S7 FE
S Pen for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
S Pen for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Charging adapter with fast charging function for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Charging adapter with fast charging function for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE

Input devices & operation - Samsung tablet without fingerprint sensor

Inputs with the finger are quickly implemented on the 12.4-inch screen. Handwritten notes are also easily possible with the Tab S7 FE thanks to the 8-gram S Pen, which distinguishes 4,096 pressure levels. The plastic pen fits well in the hand due to its ergonomic design, but the screen visibly lags behind the 0.7 mm thick S Pen tip during fast movements. Samsung states a latency of less than 30 ms for its mid-range tablet.

Not only the typing and drawing sensation, but also the operation with the finger could have benefited from the high refresh rate of the model brothers Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus. Users who use a smartphone with a refresh rate of 90 Hz or even 120 Hz in parallel will notice clear differences when scrolling or animating on the 60 Hz panel of the Tab S7 FE.

Compared with Samsung's flagships in the tablet segment, the fingerprint sensor is rationalized away by the Koreans in the mid-range. An unlock function via biometric identification via face is enabled via the front-facing camera. However, both the reaction speed and the recognition rate of the rather insecure 2D face recognition could be better. The Tab S7 FE often recognizes the user relatively late or not at all, which is somewhat uncomfortable in everyday use.

Display - Galaxy Tab S7 FE with LCD

Sub-pixel representation
Sub-pixel representation

The display of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE delivers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels in a 16:10 format, offers a higher resolution than the Tab S7 Plus but only offers an LCD panel with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The mid-range Samsung tablet also supports HDR10/HDR10+ according to the app DRM Info, but the Korean manufacturer does not proactively advertise this. Our measured peak brightness values with an even distribution of dark and bright areas (APL50) of 528 cd/m² is not particularly high either, so HDR effects will be limited on the IPS panel.

The maximum brightness with a pure white screen background is also good at 593 cd/m² on average - however, Samsung uses a very high-frequency flickering to control the display brightness, but this does not represent "classic" PWM - no complaints are to be expected due to the high frequency. It should be mentioned positively that Samsung gives its tablet the full brightness even without an activated brightness sensor and does not artificially limit the manual mode.

586
cd/m²
566
cd/m²
576
cd/m²
624
cd/m²
619
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
607
cd/m²
594
cd/m²
570
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 624 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 593.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4.37 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 619 cd/m²
Contrast: 2814:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.6 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
98.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.17
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
LCD IPS, 2560x1600, 12.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Super AMOLED, 2800x1752, 12.40
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
OLED, 2560x1600, 11.50
Huawei MatePad 10.4
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
IPS, 2360x1640, 10.90
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
LTPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
Screen
5%
4%
-56%
-2%
-5%
Brightness middle
619
441
-29%
372
-40%
511
-17%
509
-18%
554
-11%
Brightness
593
447
-25%
375
-37%
472
-20%
486
-18%
535
-10%
Brightness Distribution
91
98
8%
95
4%
85
-7%
93
2%
91
0%
Black Level *
0.22
0.53
-141%
0.39
-77%
0.33
-50%
Contrast
2814
964
-66%
1305
-54%
1679
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.6
2.4
8%
1.8
31%
4.6
-77%
1.3
50%
2.1
19%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.6
4.1
38%
4.2
36%
10.3
-56%
2.8
58%
7.1
-8%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4
2.9
27%
2.8
30%
6.5
-63%
2.2
45%
1.6
60%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.01 109%
2.29 96%
2.19 100%
2.21 100%
2.32 95%
CCT
6973 93%
6469 100%
6718 97%
7553 86%
6833 95%
6623 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
99.3

* ... 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 63290 Hz ≤ 18 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 63290 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 18 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 63290 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Compared to the Tab S7 Plus, which has an OLED panel, the LC display of the Tab S7 FE has a contrast disadvantage. However, the black value to maximum brightness ratio of almost 1:3000 is on a very good LCD level even in the cheapest Galaxy Tab S7 model. The APL-50 contrast with a black value of 0.28 cd/m² is similarly good.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE also scores well in terms of color accuracy and the accuracy of the grayscale. The panel shows relatively low Delta-E deviations and the P3 color space coverage is also largely given. However, we still do not understand the strong limitation of the OneUI software in the tablet segment.

The mid-range tablet, like the other Tab S7 models, has no option to adjust the color temperature or similar to personal taste. In addition, the FE model does not have any selection of color profiles, which is incomprehensible especially for a tablet of this size.

Color accuracy (target color space: P3)
Color accuracy (target color space: P3)
Color space (target color space: P3)
Color space (target color space: P3)
Grayscale (target color space: P3)
Grayscale (target color space: P3)
Color saturation (target color space: P3)
Color saturation (target color space: P3)

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↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 13.2 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. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 23.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

The high contrast ratio ensures a satisfactory readability of the display outdoors, but the glass surface reflects quite distractingly when viewed from the side. Content is also difficult to read in direct sunlight because the reflections push the panel's brightness to its limits.

The brightness drops quite a bit at flat viewing angles, but the Samsung tablet's viewing angle stability is good and there are no annoying color inversions at any time.

Performance - Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE with Snapdragon SoC

In contrast to the upper-class tablets of the Tab S7 generation, the FE model only uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G - the "G" in the name refers to special gaming drivers. The mid-range SoC manufactured in an 8 nm process integrates eight cores divided into two clusters. The graphics card is a Qualcomm Adreno 619.

The scores in our benchmark measurements are on a solid level, a Tab S7 Plus however, offers considerably more performance with last year's top SoC generation. However, the Tab S7 FE also performs noticeably weaker in a direct comparison with smartphones with the Snapdragon 750G. Samsung's tablet does not even manage the native 60 fps in GFX Bench due to the screen's high resolution.

However, the system speed of the Tab S7 FE is not free of criticism in everyday use. The OneUI repeatedly struggles with short drops so that the system jerks briefly when opening the side panel, among other things. But not only the SoC is significantly slower than in the Tab S7 Plus. The UFS storage performance is also less, especially during sequential reading.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
1593 Points ∼78% +143%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
950 Points ∼47% +45%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1719, n=47, last 2 years)
679 Points ∼33% +4%
Motorola Moto G 5G
657 Points ∼32% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
656 Points ∼32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (632 - 658, n=7)
648 Points ∼32% -1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
592 Points ∼29% -10%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
523 Points ∼26% -20%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
4334 Points ∼15% +130%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
3063 Points ∼11% +62%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 7378, n=47, last 2 years)
2308 Points ∼8% +22%
Motorola Moto G 5G
1987 Points ∼7% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (1792 - 2009, n=7)
1912 Points ∼7% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1890 Points ∼7% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1885 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1764 Points ∼6% -6%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet (4564 - 13996, n=23, last 2 years)
9035 Points ∼49% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8897 Points ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (8035 - 8897, n=3)
8468 Points ∼46% -5%
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
12466 Points ∼81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (7547 - 9573, n=5)
8297 Points ∼54%
Motorola Moto G 5G
8076 Points ∼53%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7695 Points ∼50%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
7459 Points ∼49%
Average of class Tablet (4454 - 12603, n=23, last 2 years)
6904 Points ∼45%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8675 Points ∼77% +126%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
7564 Points ∼67% +97%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3998 Points ∼36% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3844 Points ∼34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2825 - 4044, n=7)
3776 Points ∼34% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3490 Points ∼31% -9%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3338 Points ∼30% -13%
Average of class Tablet (504 - 9238, n=30, last 2 years)
2611 Points ∼23% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
13334 Points ∼80% +238%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
12725 Points ∼76% +223%
Motorola Moto G 5G
4097 Points ∼25% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3945 - 4189, n=7)
4082 Points ∼24% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3945 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3526 Points ∼21% -11%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3327 Points ∼20% -16%
Average of class Tablet (453 - 14283, n=30, last 2 years)
3112 Points ∼19% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
4104 Points ∼76% +20%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3657 Points ∼67% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3291 - 3657, n=7)
3478 Points ∼64% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3425 Points ∼63%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3375 Points ∼62% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3371 Points ∼62% -2%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
3008 Points ∼56% -12%
Average of class Tablet (674 - 4482, n=30, last 2 years)
2369 Points ∼44% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
9134 Points ∼54% +125%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8902 Points ∼53% +119%
Average of class Tablet (527 - 13682, n=40, last 2 years)
4427 Points ∼26% +9%
Motorola Moto G 5G
4098 Points ∼24% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (4040 - 4120, n=7)
4084 Points ∼24% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4058 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3668 Points ∼22% -10%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3483 Points ∼21% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
23094 Points ∼54% +439%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
13149 Points ∼31% +207%
Average of class Tablet (475 - 42751, n=40, last 2 years)
7668 Points ∼18% +79%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4283 Points ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (4211 - 4298, n=7)
4261 Points ∼10% -1%
Motorola Moto G 5G
4211 Points ∼10% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3756 Points ∼9% -12%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3406 Points ∼8% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
4178 Points ∼61% +17%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3782 Points ∼55% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3578 Points ∼52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3469 - 3651, n=6)
3563 Points ∼52% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3390 Points ∼49% -5%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2931 Points ∼43% -18%
Average of class Tablet (806 - 5623, n=40, last 2 years)
2866 Points ∼42% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
6850 Points ∼34% +153%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
6614 Points ∼33% +145%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2837 Points ∼14% +5%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2798 Points ∼14% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2703 - 2828, n=7)
2770 Points ∼14% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2703 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2437 Points ∼12% -10%
Average of class Tablet (281 - 7098, n=30, last 2 years)
1897 Points ∼9% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
9612 Points ∼83% +279%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8548 Points ∼74% +237%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2710 Points ∼23% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2537 - 2667, n=7)
2604 Points ∼23% +3%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2549 Points ∼22% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2537 Points ∼22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2261 Points ∼20% -11%
Average of class Tablet (236 - 9612, n=31, last 2 years)
1970 Points ∼17% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
4041 Points ∼69% +17%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3566 Points ∼61% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3349 - 3588, n=7)
3481 Points ∼59% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3462 Points ∼59%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3391 Points ∼58% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3350 Points ∼57% -3%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
3161 Points ∼54% -9%
Average of class Tablet (369 - 4201, n=31, last 2 years)
2369 Points ∼40% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
7369 Points ∼64% +151%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
6727 Points ∼58% +129%
Average of class Tablet (305 - 9630, n=42, last 2 years)
3570 Points ∼31% +22%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2961 Points ∼26% +1%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2956 Points ∼26% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2923 - 2990, n=7)
2952 Points ∼26% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2938 Points ∼25%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2626 Points ∼23% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
12112 Points ∼47% +342%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
9453 Points ∼37% +245%
Average of class Tablet (258 - 25707, n=42, last 2 years)
4996 Points ∼19% +82%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2798 Points ∼11% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2738 - 2845, n=7)
2798 Points ∼11% +2%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2762 Points ∼11% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2738 Points ∼11%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2469 Points ∼10% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
4159 Points ∼52% +18%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3720 Points ∼47% +6%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3659 Points ∼46% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3452 - 3659, n=7)
3567 Points ∼45% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3523 Points ∼44%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3380 Points ∼42% -4%
Average of class Tablet (443 - 5634, n=42, last 2 years)
2874 Points ∼36% -18%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2631 Points ∼33% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
6226 Points ∼46% +142%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2620 Points ∼19% +2%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2601 Points ∼19% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2573 - 2611, n=7)
2593 Points ∼19% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2573 Points ∼19%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2293 Points ∼17% -11%
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=29, last 2 years)
1947 Points ∼14% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8745 Points ∼33% +260%
Average of class Tablet (400 - 25909, n=29, last 2 years)
2744 Points ∼10% +13%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2536 Points ∼10% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2431 - 2548, n=7)
2511 Points ∼10% +3%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2479 Points ∼9% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2431 Points ∼9%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2186 Points ∼8% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
3100 Points ∼59% +10%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2963 Points ∼56% +5%
Motorola Moto G 5G
2876 Points ∼55% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2809 - 2876, n=7)
2838 Points ∼54% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
2811 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2766 Points ∼53% -2%
Average of class Tablet (230 - 3285, n=29, last 2 years)
2218 Points ∼42% -21%
Wild Life Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
8630 Points ∼8% +684%
Average of class Tablet (371 - 17263, n=28, last 2 years)
4750 Points ∼4% +331%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3658 Points ∼3% +232%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (1097 - 3658, n=6)
1533 Points ∼1% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1101 Points ∼1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
736 Points ∼1% -33%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
8955 Points ∼8% +715%
Average of class Tablet (366 - 18326, n=26, last 2 years)
5581 Points ∼5% +408%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (1094 - 1119, n=6)
1103 Points ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1099 Points ∼1%
Motorola Moto G 5G
1098 Points ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
637 Points ∼1% -42%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2466 Points ∼5% +647%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 5035, n=24, last 2 years)
1627 Points ∼3% +393%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (330 - 340, n=3)
335 Points ∼1% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
330 Points ∼1%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
2398 Points ∼5% +618%
Average of class Tablet (132 - 4975, n=24, last 2 years)
1577 Points ∼3% +372%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
334 Points ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (329 - 334, n=3)
332 Points ∼1% -1%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
116 fps ∼3% +164%
Average of class Tablet (19 - 120, n=41, last 2 years)
61.6 fps ∼2% +40%
Motorola Moto G 5G
60 fps ∼2% +36%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
57 fps ∼2% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (44 - 60, n=7)
55.1 fps ∼2% +25%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
55 fps ∼2% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
44 fps ∼1%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40 fps ∼1% -9%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
325 fps ∼3% +491%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
215 fps ∼2% +291%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 588, n=41, last 2 years)
163.9 fps ∼1% +198%
Motorola Moto G 5G
90 fps ∼1% +64%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
87 fps ∼1% +58%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
85 fps ∼1% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (55 - 91, n=7)
80.6 fps ∼1% +47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
55 fps ∼0%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
67 fps ∼18% +168%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
52 fps ∼14% +108%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
49 fps ∼13% +96%
Average of class Tablet (9.4 - 120, n=40, last 2 years)
47 fps ∼13% +88%
Motorola Moto G 5G
40 fps ∼11% +60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (25 - 59, n=6)
39.7 fps ∼11% +59%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
25 fps ∼7% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
25 fps ∼7%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
179 fps ∼14% +316%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
125 fps ∼10% +191%
Average of class Tablet (6.9 - 345, n=41, last 2 years)
93.2 fps ∼7% +117%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
47 fps ∼4% +9%
Motorola Moto G 5G
45 fps ∼3% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (33 - 46, n=7)
43.1 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
43 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
42 fps ∼3% -2%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
45.4 fps ∼1% +184%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
41 fps ∼1% +156%
Average of class Tablet (6.3 - 107, n=41, last 2 years)
33.8 fps ∼1% +111%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
32 fps ∼1% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (16 - 56, n=7)
30.6 fps ∼1% +91%
Motorola Moto G 5G
29 fps ∼1% +81%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
16 fps ∼0%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
136.8 fps ∼3% +328%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
88 fps ∼2% +175%
Average of class Tablet (4.7 - 229, n=41, last 2 years)
63.7 fps ∼1% +99%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
35 fps ∼1% +9%
Motorola Moto G 5G
33 fps ∼1% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
32 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (26 - 33, n=7)
31.9 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
30 fps ∼1% -6%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40 fps ∼1% +308%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
24 fps ∼1% +145%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 87, n=41, last 2 years)
23 fps ∼1% +135%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
19 fps ∼1% +94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (9.8 - 33, n=7)
17.8 fps ∼1% +82%
Motorola Moto G 5G
16 fps ∼0% +63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
9.8 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
9.7 fps ∼0% -1%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
87.2 fps ∼0% +384%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
53 fps ∼0% +194%
Average of class Tablet (2.1 - 153.5, n=41, last 2 years)
39.7 fps ∼0% +121%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
21 fps ∼0% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (16 - 19, n=7)
18.3 fps ∼0% +2%
Motorola Moto G 5G
18 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
18 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
17 fps ∼0% -6%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
35.6 fps ∼23% +431%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
18 fps ∼11% +169%
Average of class Tablet (2 - 75, n=45, last 2 years)
16.4 fps ∼10% +145%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
13 fps ∼8% +94%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (6.7 - 21, n=7)
11.8 fps ∼8% +76%
Motorola Moto G 5G
11 fps ∼7% +64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
6.7 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.5 fps ∼4% -3%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
32.9 fps ∼11% +351%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
22 fps ∼7% +201%
Average of class Tablet (0.87 - 70, n=45, last 2 years)
15.4 fps ∼5% +111%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7.8 fps ∼3% +7%
Motorola Moto G 5G
7.5 fps ∼2% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (7.3 - 7.6, n=7)
7.41 fps ∼2% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7.3 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.6 fps ∼2% -10%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
40.5 fps ∼20% +305%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
27 fps ∼13% +170%
Average of class Tablet (3.2 - 102, n=45, last 2 years)
23.5 fps ∼11% +135%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
20 fps ∼10% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (10 - 33, n=7)
18.7 fps ∼9% +87%
Motorola Moto G 5G
17 fps ∼8% +70%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
10 fps ∼5% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10 fps ∼5%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
105.6 fps ∼14% +456%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
57 fps ∼8% +200%
Average of class Tablet (2.4 - 191, n=45, last 2 years)
41.1 fps ∼5% +116%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
22 fps ∼3% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (19 - 20, n=7)
19.7 fps ∼3% +4%
Motorola Moto G 5G
19 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
19 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps ∼2% -16%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
776812 Points ∼65% +118%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 1186706, n=24, last 2 years)
553815 Points ∼47% +55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (356422 - 393060, n=3)
380777 Points ∼32% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
356422 Points ∼30%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
341542 Points ∼29% -4%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
647374 Points ∼62% +114%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
490260 Points ∼47% +62%
Average of class Tablet (75328 - 1037960, n=21, last 2 years)
347401 Points ∼33% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (291387 - 334292, n=6)
315607 Points ∼30% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
303200 Points ∼29%
Motorola Moto G 5G
291387 Points ∼28% -4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
275660 Points ∼27% -9%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
259370 Points ∼25% -14%
AImark - Score v2.x
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
45392 Points ∼16%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
34522 Points ∼12% -24%
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 119686, n=22, last 2 years)
31292 Points ∼11% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (4989 - 45392, n=4)
24501 Points ∼9% -46%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
5305 Points ∼63% +47%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3654 Points ∼43% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3459 - 3708, n=6)
3622 Points ∼43% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3608 Points ∼43%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3543 Points ∼42% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3421 Points ∼40% -5%
Average of class Tablet (806 - 6908, n=28, last 2 years)
3418 Points ∼40% -5%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8965 Points ∼46% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7162 Points ∼36%
Motorola Moto G 5G
7064 Points ∼36% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (6242 - 7162, n=6)
6944 Points ∼35% -3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6753 Points ∼34% -6%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
6541 Points ∼33% -9%
Average of class Tablet (1492 - 10926, n=28, last 2 years)
6069 Points ∼31% -15%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
5918 Points ∼65% +28%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4904 Points ∼54% +6%
Motorola Moto G 5G
4769 Points ∼53% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4637 Points ∼51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (4211 - 4769, n=6)
4582 Points ∼51% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
4053 Points ∼45% -13%
Average of class Tablet (675 - 8167, n=28, last 2 years)
3790 Points ∼42% -18%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
11773 Points ∼41% +193%
Average of class Tablet (542 - 22308, n=28, last 2 years)
6430 Points ∼22% +60%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4055 Points ∼14% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4022 Points ∼14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (3947 - 4022, n=6)
3994 Points ∼14% -1%
Motorola Moto G 5G
3987 Points ∼14% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3875 Points ∼13% -4%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (1233 - 1468, n=6)
1345 Points ∼56% +5%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1291 Points ∼54% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1283 Points ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
1268 Points ∼53% -1%
Motorola Moto G 5G
1233 Points ∼52% -4%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1212 Points ∼51% -6%
Average of class Tablet (730 - 1581, n=28, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼49% -8%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
Points ∼0% -100%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Qualcomm Adreno 618, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad 10.4 HiSilicon Kirin 810, ARM Mali-G52 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 Apple A14 Bionic, Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 256 GB NVMe
 
Motorola Moto G 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
166.6 Points ∼100% +201%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 184.3, n=34, last 2 years)
78.5 Points ∼47% +42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
72.5 Points ∼44% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
55.3 Points ∼33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (40.8 - 56.5, n=6)
52.1 Points ∼31% -6%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
47.86 Points ∼29% -13%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
47.58 Points ∼29% -14%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
375.9 Points ∼100% +302%
Average of class Tablet (22.1 - 436, n=41, last 2 years)
140.2 Points ∼37% +50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
127.6 Points ∼34% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
93.4 Points ∼25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (82.1 - 94.5, n=5)
91.1 Points ∼24% -2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
85.1 Points ∼23% -9%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
84.4 Points ∼22% -10%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
195 Points ∼100% +135%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
126 Points ∼65% +52%
Average of class Tablet (24 - 254, n=42, last 2 years)
100.9 Points ∼52% +22%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
83 Points ∼43% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
83 Points ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (54 - 83, n=5)
74 Points ∼38% -11%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
67 Points ∼34% -19%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
198 runs/min ∼100% +360%
Average of class Tablet (12.2 - 255, n=33, last 2 years)
81.9 runs/min ∼41% +90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
71.3 runs/min ∼36% +65%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
48.3 runs/min ∼24% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (42.3 - 47.6, n=5)
44.9 runs/min ∼23% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
43.09 runs/min ∼22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
41.4 runs/min ∼21% -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
58568 Points ∼100% +229%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
27360 Points ∼47% +54%
Average of class Tablet (3111 - 66974, n=40, last 2 years)
24616 Points ∼42% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (17730 - 18115, n=6)
17860 Points ∼30% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
17823 Points ∼30%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
16604 Points ∼28% -7%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
16476 Points ∼28% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (455 - 12972, n=43, last 2 years)
3981 ms * ∼100% -66%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
2888 ms * ∼73% -20%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
2646 ms * ∼66% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (2165 - 2665, n=6)
2453 ms * ∼62% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
2403 ms * ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
1947 ms * ∼49% +19%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 (Safari Mobile 14)
464.2 ms * ∼12% +81%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5GSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 PlusLenovo Tab P11 ProHuawei MatePad 10.4Average 64 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
45%
-40%
-66%
-40%
-31%
Sequential Read 256KB
861
1675
95%
486.8
-43%
286
-67%
697 ?(392 - 895, n=49)
-19%
685 ?(123.3 - 2031, n=39, last 2 years)
-20%
Sequential Write 256KB
512
732
43%
192.3
-62%
97.2
-81%
217 ?(132.7 - 512, n=49)
-58%
362 ?(67.4 - 1559, n=39, last 2 years)
-29%
Random Read 4KB
192
230.1
20%
136.3
-29%
67.8
-65%
135.8 ?(78.2 - 192, n=49)
-29%
118.6 ?(10.1 - 310, n=39, last 2 years)
-38%
Random Write 4KB
167.5
205
22%
123.3
-26%
81.6
-51%
79.1 ?(8.77 - 167.8, n=49)
-53%
103.8 ?(4.27 - 370, n=39, last 2 years)
-38%

Games - Galaxy Tab S7 FE manages 60 fps

The 3D performance of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is put through its paces with a few games from the Play Store. The sensors as well as the LC screen respond impeccably in the testThe waste heat is also absolutely within limits. In conjunction with the app from GameBench we recorded the frame rates during gaming sessions.

In the best display quality (HD), Samsung's tablet consistently manages 30 fps in PUBG Mobile, but more than that is not possible with the Adreno 619. Even with a lower detail level, only 40 fps is achieved. The UltraHD option is not playable in the Android shooter. Drops in the frame rate are also not visible in the game Armajet - the Tab S7 FE reaches its native 60 fps limit here.

PUBG mobile
PUBG mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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; Armajet: Ø58.9 (42-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø39.9 (38-41)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø39.7 (30-41)
; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø29.8 (23-31)

Emissions - Cool Samsung tablet

Temperature

The case of the mid-range tablet remains relatively cool even under high load. We also check the behavior of the Snapdragon 750G under heavy SoC load with the GFXBench battery test, where the Tab S7 FE appears somewhat inconsistent. The Samsung Tab throttles up to 40% here.

The 3DMark stress tests run better. Here, the FE model achieves very good scores, which, on the other hand, attest to the Samsung tablet's consistent performance.

Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.5 (1093min - 1099max) % ∼100%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
96.9 (715min - 738max) % ∼97% -3%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
95.1 (49.1min - 51.6max) % ∼96% -4%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.5 (332min - 337max) % ∼100%
Apple iPad Air 4 2020
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe
93.2 (13.9min - 14.9max) % ∼95% -5%
Max. Load
 34.8 °C
95 F
35.9 °C
97 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
 31.4 °C
89 F
34.6 °C
94 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Average: 33.2 °C = 92 F
32.1 °C
90 F
34.7 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
31.3 °C
88 F
31.6 °C
89 F
32.2 °C
90 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.9 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.1 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G

Speaker

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE uses two good-sounding speakers. The speaker system gets quite loud with 85 dB(A) and we like the playback quality, even if the four speakers of the two model brothers Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus offer a better sound experience.

Low sound ranges are reproduced relatively thinly and the super high tones break in a bit, but playing movies or videos with the large tablet is still plenty of fun.

Bluetooth can be used wirelessly for media playback; the audio codecs SBC, AAC, aptX and LDAC are supported. The Tab S7 FE does not offer an audio jack. Headphones can be connected via the USB port.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.746.92531.831.53126.524.94023.626.55038.541.4633030.18027.635.610024.539.612514.843.716018.35820015.958.525016.660.231515.365.940014.265.450015.168.263014.168.780012.568.7100014.770125015.174.3160014.775.4200014.373.2250014.773.2315014.573.9400014.376.9500014.173.2630014.371.9800014.470.51000014.3671250014.362.11600013.152.9SPL26.785N0.863.9median 14.5median 68.7Delta0.77.239.63534.74024.728.123.530.742.438.128.425.923.925.820.43915.348.52062.314.658.313.162.61467.81168.710.371.71174.610.277.810.378.410.878.610.976.411.671.412.268.912.273.412.580.913.477.913.1801576.713.8