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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) in review - Waterproof XXL tablet with S Pen and a bright display

The best mid-range tablet? The IP certification and extended upgrades make the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus stand out among tablets in the upper mid-range segment. Large display and optional 5G support are further features. Find out where Samsung saved money on the Tab S9 FE+ in the test report.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

After a two-year wait, Samsung has unveiled the successor to the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, introducing the new Galaxy Tab S9 FE+. This 'Fan Edition' remains a more affordable alternative to the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus, foregoing an AMOLED display and opting for the comparatively less powerful Exynos 1380 instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 found in its larger counterpart. The 12.4-inch TFT panel now boasts a faster 90 Hz refresh rate, and the optional 5G version supports eSIM functionality.

The latter is available with an RRP starting at ~US$549 for 128 GB of memory and 8 GB of RAM. The top-tier version (12 GB, 256 GB) can be purchased for ~US$649.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Galaxy Tab S9 FE Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 1380 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, ARM Cortex-A55 / A78
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
12.40 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 243 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen , native pen support, TFT LCD, HDR10, HGL, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 105 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1TB, exFAT-Support), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: hall sensor, acceleration sensor, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.5 x 285.4 x 185.4 ( = 0.26 x 11.24 x 7.3 in)
Battery
10090 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (f/1.9) + 8 MPix (f/2.2, wide angle), camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, USB cable, sPen, info material, One UI 5.1, 24 Months Warranty, widevine L1, GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS (5G-Version), fanless, waterproof
Weight
627 g ( = 22.12 oz / 1.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
11/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
627 g6.5 mm12.40"2560x1600
85.8 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
SD 750G 5G, Adreno 619
608 g6.3 mm12.40"2560x1600
91.3 %
10/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
586 g5.7 mm12.40"2800x1752
83.3 %
09/2023
Amazon Fire Max 11
MT8188J, Mali-G57 MP2
490 g7.5 mm11.00"2000x1200
85.2 %
09/2023
Lenovo Tab P12
Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4
615 g6.9 mm12.70"2944x1840

Case - Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ with IP rating

Color selection of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Color selection of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus

The Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ looks almost identical to the Galaxy Tab S9+; the less expensive Samsung device even has IP68 certification, which is uncommon in this price range. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE+, on the other hand, weighs 627 grams more.

The build quality of the FE version is excellent and on par with the Galaxy Tab S series. The metal case, made of an aluminum alloy, comes in four color options and exudes high quality.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

Size Comparison

293.37 mm / 11.5 inch 190.76 mm / 7.51 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 615 g1.356 lbs285.4 mm / 11.2 inch 185.4 mm / 7.3 inch 6.5 mm / 0.2559 inch 627 g1.382 lbs284.8 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 608 g1.34 lbs285.4 mm / 11.2 inch 185.4 mm / 7.3 inch 5.7 mm / 0.2244 inch 586 g1.292 lbs259.1 mm / 10.2 inch 163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Samsung Tablet with USB 2.0

The 128 GB UFS 3.1 memory in our test sample offers a capacity of 105 GB, accounting for the operating system and some pre-installed apps. The built-in USB 2.0 port supports the connection of storage media via USB OTG. Compared to the Galaxy Tab 9+, data transfer is notably slow, and the port cannot be used for transmitting image signals to external monitors. An M.2 SSD hard disk can only be used with an external power supply. The Galaxy tablet supports the exFAT file system (read/write) as well as NTFS (read), which is preferred by Microsoft systems.

Additional features of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ include the compatible S Pen, stereo speakers, and Bluetooth 5.3. Wireless transmission is facilitated by Miracast.

microSD card reader

The card slot of the Tab S9 FE+ 5G version accommodates a microSD card on one side and a nano-SIM on the other. With support for the exFAT file system, larger data content can also be stored. In combination with our reference card (AV PRO V60), the Samsung tablet demonstrates commendable microSD performance in the cross-platform disk test, with copying speeds also reaching a very good level.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
57.72 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash (Angelbird V60)
51.6 MB/s -11%
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 -30%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
14.28 MB/s -75%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
11.83 MB/s -80%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø40.8 (26.7-53.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø42.5 (27.8-54.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø80 (40.6-105)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.7 (49.7-93.4)

Software - Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ with long-term support

Samsung pairs the Android system with its proprietary One UI user interface in version 5.1. As of the testing period, the user interface of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is built on Android 13, featuring security updates from August 2023. Samsung pledges four major Android updates and an exceptional five years of security patches—a rarity for tablets in the upper mid-range.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

Communication and GNSS - Samsung Tablet with WiFi 6

The standard Wi-Fi 6 is supported by the Samsung tablet when connected to the home Wi-Fi network. It delivers typical transfer speeds of over 800 MBit/s when used in combination with our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000. Choosing the 5G option of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ provides extra perks such as access to several frequency bands for mobile internet and eSIM functionality. It also comes with a GNSS module for tracking. During the test, our WiFi-only version was unable to connect to satellite networks, despite the fact that it should feature a GNSS module for locating (according to the company).

Networking
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
859 (min: 837) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
860 (min: 811) MBit/s ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
iperf3 transmit AX12
630 (min: 597) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
655 (min: 601) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1518 (min: 1344) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1006 (min: 859) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
391 (min: 385) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
499 (min: 483) MBit/s ∼54%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
814 (min: 759) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
928 (min: 909) MBit/s ∼100%
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø858 (837-879)
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø812 (759-840)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø860 (811-921)
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø928 (909-950)

Cameras - Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ with dual camera

Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ selfie
Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ selfie
Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ portrait mode
Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ portrait mode

The 12 MP camera embedded into the frame above the display features an f/2.4 aperture and delivers decent results in ample light conditions. Interestingly, the front lens is capable of recording videos in UHD quality, whereas the main camera on the back is limited to a maximum of FHD.

The dual-cam solution on the rear, both with a resolution of 8 MP, is well-suited for capturing images of documents but falls short for more complex pictures. Although HDR is employed in image processing, the dynamic range of wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle photos could be significantly improved, lacking in detail. However, our analysis of color reproduction does not reveal any major points of criticism, and the built-in autofocus functions reliably—a feature not universally offered by tablets in this price range.  

Ultra wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Wide angle
Wide angle
2x zoom
2x zoom
4x zoom (max)
4x zoom (max)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

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.

WeitwinkelWeitwinkelLow LightUltraweitwinkelZoom 5x
ColorChecker
4.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
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8.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus: 5.94 ∆E min: 1.65 - max: 12.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.9 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
49 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
76.7 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus: 47.37 ∆E min: 14.02 - max: 92.93 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ without the power adapter

Book Cover Keyboard Slim of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+
Book Cover Keyboard Slim of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+

When unpacking the tablet, the slim box suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ does not include a power adapter. Aside from a USB cable and the S Pen, the delivery box contains only informational materials. Samsung provides optional accessories for its mid-range tablet, including a Book Cover Keyboard Slim or an S Pen Creator Edition.

Samsung offers a 12-month warranty on its tablets.

Input devices & operation - Samsung Tablet with S Pen

Finger inputs on the 12.4-inch TFT panel are executed swiftly. Thanks to the increased frame rate of up to 90 Hz compared to its predecessor, animations are notably smooth. However, it's worth noting that a vibration motor is not installed.

The included S Pen makes handwritten notes a breeze with the Tab S9 FE+. While Samsung doesn't specify latency for either the 'normal' S Pen or the compatible S Pen Creator Edition, our experience revealed minimal delays. A practical feature is that the Samsung pen for the Tab S9 FE+ doesn't require charging. Nevertheless, certain functions present in a Galaxy Tab S9+, such as gesture control, are not available. 

The fingerprint reader, integrated into the on/off button, isn't the most convenient due to its position in the upper frame of a 12.4-inch tablet. Despite this, it boasts a good recognition rate in everyday use. For biometric identification through face recognition, an unlock function is facilitated via the front camera. Unfortunately, only one user profile is supported.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

Display - Galaxy Tab with TFT-Display

Representation of the sub-pixel array (RGB matrix)
Representation of the sub-pixel array (RGB matrix)

The TFT panel of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ boasts a 1,600p resolution, achieving a pixel density of 243 ppi, and refreshes at a rate of up to 90 Hz. In our brightness measurement, the Samsung tablet reaches a maximum of 790 cd/m², which is highly appealing for this price range. Surprisingly, our APL18 measurement, with a maximum of 691 cd/m², indicates lower luminosity than a full white display.

PWM-sensitive people will continue to find what they are looking for in the Galaxy Tab S Cosmos after switching from the Galaxy Tab S9 to an OLED display with the FE model, as low-frequency screen flickering cannot be measured on the Tab S9 FE+.

771
cd/m²
790
cd/m²
762
cd/m²
740
cd/m²
789
cd/m²
727
cd/m²
763
cd/m²
769
cd/m²
749
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 790 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 762.2 cd/m² Minimum: 7.14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 789 cd/m²
Contrast: 1096:1 (Black: 0.72 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.3 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
97.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
TFT LCD, HDR10, HGL, 2560x1600, 12.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
LCD IPS, 2560x1600, 12.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
AMOLED, 2800x1752, 12.40
Amazon Fire Max 11
TFT LCD, 2000x1200, 11.00
Lenovo Tab P12
LTPS, 2944x1840, 12.70
Screen
9%
-10%
-27%
-4%
Brightness middle
789
619
-22%
574
-27%
564
-29%
435
-45%
Brightness
762
593
-22%
551
-28%
509
-33%
407
-47%
Brightness Distribution
92
91
-1%
89
-3%
86
-7%
89
-3%
Black Level *
0.72
0.22
69%
0.4
44%
0.58
19%
Contrast
1096
2814
157%
1410
29%
750
-32%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.3
2.6
-13%
2.01
13%
4
-74%
1.5
35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.2
6.6
-57%
4.93
-17%
7.1
-69%
3.2
24%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.8
4
-43%
2.8
-0%
5
-79%
2.4
14%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.17 101%
2.066 106%
2.07 106%
2.2 100%
CCT
6722 97%
6973 93%
6566 99%
1168 557%
6546 99%

* ... 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 61100 Hz ≤ 14 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 61100 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 14 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 61100 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18196 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimal display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

We assess the color calibration of the TFT panel using the CalMAN analysis software. Our measured DeltaE values for the sRGB color space fall within the target range (<3), making differences to the reference colors hardly noticeable. The black value of 0.72 cd/m² only yields a modest contrast ratio of around 1,000:1, which was better addressed in the previous version.

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Greyscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Greyscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: natural)

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
20.43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.501 ms rise
↘ 14.93 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 0.1 (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 (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.94 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.339 ms rise
↘ 26.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 43 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

The Tab S9 FE+ remains easily readable outdoors in winter conditions. Reflections on the Gorilla Glass 3 surface might be bothersome in midsummer. If you intend to use the 12.4-inch screen outdoors, sacrificing brightness with manual control is hardly necessary, as a maximum of 661 cd/m² is also available in this setting.

The viewing angle stability of the TFT panel is commendable, and color fidelity is consistently maintained during normal viewing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) review

Performance - Samsung tablet with in-house SoC

During regular usage, the Tab S9 FE+ exhibits slight lags and stutters, making it difficult to operate with confidence. While it outperforms its predecessor in our benchmark package, the built-in Exynos 1380 is not a performance powerhouse—lagging significantly behind the faster Galaxy Tab S9+.

The Mali-G68 MP5 struggles in the graphics department, and although a Lenovo Tab P12 with the Mali-G68 MP4 fares no better. Overall, the Tab S9 FE+ is not suitable for high frame rate (HFR) gaming, as revealed in our test of the Galaxy A54 5G with its lower pixel density. Application loading times are moderate, but the write rates of the UFS 2.1 memory could be higher for small data blocks.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1566 Points +103%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (771 - 783, n=3)
777 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
771 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
738 Points -4%
Amazon Fire Max 11
702 Points -9%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=64, last 2 years)
678 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
656 Points -15%
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
5198 Points +91%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (2719 - 2817, n=3)
2755 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
2719 Points
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=64, last 2 years)
2429 Points -11%
Amazon Fire Max 11
2070 Points -24%
Lenovo Tab P12
1973 Points -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1885 Points -31%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
2107 Points +106%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
1023 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (1011 - 1023, n=2)
1017 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab P12
958 Points -6%
Amazon Fire Max 11
949 Points -7%
Average of class Tablet (185 - 2107, n=39, last 2 years)
796 Points -22%
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
5652 Points +95%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
2899 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (2858 - 2899, n=2)
2879 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab P12
2422 Points -16%
Amazon Fire Max 11
2363 Points -18%
Average of class Tablet (493 - 5652, n=39, last 2 years)
2251 Points -22%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1255800 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (505141 - 507481, n=2)
506311 Points
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=51, last 2 years)
458635 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
442871 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
356422 Points
Amazon Fire Max 11
311846 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
17267 Points +48%
Lenovo Tab P12
12131 Points +4%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (11259 - 13024, n=3)
11973 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
11637 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8897 Points -24%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=60, last 2 years)
8491 Points -27%
Amazon Fire Max 11
7249 Points -38%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1277 Points +92%
Lenovo Tab P12
682 Points +3%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (665 - 703, n=3)
680 Points +2%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=49, last 2 years)
678 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
665 Points
Amazon Fire Max 11
587 Points -12%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
8886 Points +99%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (4424 - 4666, n=3)
4521 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
4473 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
4158 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
3608 Points -19%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=49, last 2 years)
3536 Points -21%
Amazon Fire Max 11
3263 Points -27%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
13730 Points +54%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (8900 - 9016, n=3)
8959 Points +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
8900 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
7162 Points -20%
Amazon Fire Max 11
6786 Points -24%
Lenovo Tab P12
6610 Points -26%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=49, last 2 years)
6324 Points -29%
Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
8890 Points +90%
Amazon Fire Max 11
6055 Points +30%
Lenovo Tab P12
5807 Points +24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
4673 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (4486 - 4857, n=3)
4672 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4637 Points -1%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=49, last 2 years)
4207 Points -10%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
31688 Points +345%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
7126 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (7031 - 7126, n=3)
7088 Points -1%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=49, last 2 years)
6459 Points -9%
Lenovo Tab P12
4975 Points -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
4022 Points -44%
Amazon Fire Max 11
2501 Points -65%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
1612 Points +21%
Lenovo Tab P12
1566 Points +17%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (1334 - 1533, n=3)
1405 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
1334 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
1283 Points -4%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=49, last 2 years)
1191 Points -11%
Amazon Fire Max 11
1103 Points -17%
AImark - Score v3.x
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
156427 Points +24077%
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=36, last 2 years)
5710 Points +783%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
647 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (622 - 647, n=3)
635 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab P12
456 Points -30%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Points -100%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Amazon Fire Max 11
17202 Points +180%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
16134 Points +162%
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=46, last 2 years)
8783 Points +43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
8436 Points +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
6152 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (5835 - 6152, n=3)
6032 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab P12
5315 Points -14%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Amazon Fire Max 11 MediaTek MT8188J, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050, ARM Mali-G68 MP4, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3684 Points +339%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
839 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
611 Points -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
334 Points -60%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
310 Points -63%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3710 Points +339%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
845 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
623 Points -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
330 Points -61%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
320 Points -62%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2955 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2237 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1099 Points -63%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1078 Points -64%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2983 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2156 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1101 Points -63%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1101 Points -63%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5002 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4307 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2938 Points -41%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2525 Points -50%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5323 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4301 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2738 Points -49%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2310 Points -57%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4375 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4307 Points -2%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3747 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3523 Points -19%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
77 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
63 fps -18%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
50 fps -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
44 fps -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
493 fps +314%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
119 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
100 fps -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
55 fps -54%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
54 fps -55%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps +138%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
50 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps -26%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
28 fps -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
25 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
321 fps +306%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
79 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
43 fps -46%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps -57%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
105 fps +262%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
29 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps -45%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps -45%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
226 fps +335%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
52 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
43 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
32 fps -38%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps -58%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps +276%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -24%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.9 fps -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.8 fps -42%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
132 fps +326%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
31 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps -42%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -55%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps +292%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
13 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps -33%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.1 fps -45%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6.7 fps -48%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps +357%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
14 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.3 fps -48%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
78 fps +290%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -30%
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps -45%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps -50%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
159 fps +354%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
19 fps -46%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -57%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29 fps +383%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps -22%
Amazon Fire Max 11
Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.3 fps -62%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
196.271 Points +88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Chrome 118)
104.234 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (94.6 - 104.2, n=3)
100.5 Points -4%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=56, last 2 years)
85.8 Points -18%
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
75.924 Points -27%
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
74.31 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
55.3 Points -47%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
187 Points +73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Chrome 118)
108 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (97 - 108, n=3)
104 Points -4%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=53, last 2 years)
84.6 Points -22%
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
78 Points -28%
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
75 Points -31%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
243 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (124 - 125, n=2)
124.5 Points
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
122 Points
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=41, last 2 years)
121.7 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
99 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
83 Points
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
195 runs/min
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=49, last 2 years)
79.3 runs/min
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
78 runs/min
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (70.5 - 80.1, n=2)
75.3 runs/min
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
65.6 runs/min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
43.09 runs/min
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
64715 Points +86%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Chrome 118)
34758 Points
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (33801 - 34758, n=3)
34433 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
31245 Points -10%
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
24222 Points -30%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=68, last 2 years)
23080 Points -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
17823 Points -49%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=56, last 2 years)
3176 ms * -171%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G (Chrome91)
2403 ms * -105%
Amazon Fire Max 11 (Chrome 116.0.5845.114)
1831.1 ms * -56%
Lenovo Tab P12 (Chrome 115.0.5790.166)
1460.1 ms * -25%
Average Samsung Exynos 1380 (1172 - 1209, n=3)
1197 ms * -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Chrome 118)
1172.3 ms *
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ (Chrome 117)
635.1 ms * +46%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PlusSamsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5GSamsung Galaxy Tab S9+Amazon Fire Max 11Lenovo Tab P12Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
74%
424%
-66%
136%
30%
65%
Sequential Read 256KB
537.33
861
60%
3413.8
535%
299.4
-44%
956.07
78%
765 ?(427 - 1011, n=111)
42%
836 ?(163 - 3414, n=63, last 2 years)
56%
Sequential Write 256KB
245.73
512
108%
2528.2
929%
78.21
-68%
776.24
216%
293 ?(13.6 - 719, n=111)
19%
530 ?(78.2 - 2528, n=63, last 2 years)
116%
Random Read 4KB
228.19
192
-16%
450.3
97%
81.85
-64%
241.23
6%
152 ?(92.6 - 239, n=111)
-33%
164.2 ?(18.4 - 451, n=63, last 2 years)
-28%
Random Write 4KB
68.58
167.5
144%
161.3
135%
8.23
-88%
234.58
242%
130.2 ?(18.2 - 290, n=111)
90%
148.8 ?(8.23 - 503, n=63, last 2 years)
117%

Emissions - Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ stays cool

Temperature

The casing of the Samsung tablet does not exhibit noticeable heating, whether in idle mode or under load. Additionally, we did not observe a reduction in performance during the 3DMark stress tests, indicating that the Exynos chipset can maintain a consistent level of performance.

Max. Load
 39.9 °C
104 F
34.3 °C
94 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
30.4 °C
87 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
 30.9 °C
88 F
30 °C
86 F
28.9 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
30.6 °C
87 F
38.3 °C
101 F
40.3 °C
105 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.4 °C
90 F
33.7 °C
93 F
29.2 °C
85 F
31.5 °C
89 F
31.2 °C
88 F
Maximum: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Average: 33.1 °C = 92 F
Room Temperature 21.1 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.3 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.7 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø17.7 (17.6-17.8)
Amazon Fire Max 11 Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø6.6 (6.58-6.62)
Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø12.9 (12.9-12.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø5.05 (5.04-5.08)
Amazon Fire Max 11 Mali-G57 MP2, MT8188J, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.924 (1.907-1.936)
Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.71 (3.7-3.72)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Lenovo Tab P12
99.4 (3.7min - 3.72max) % 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
99.2 (5.04min - 5.08max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
98.5 (332min - 337max) % -1%
Amazon Fire Max 11
98.5 (1.907min - 1.936max) % -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
87.4 (20.5min - 23.4max) % -12%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Lenovo Tab P12
99.7 (12.9min - 12.9max) % +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
99.5 (1093min - 1099max) % +1%
Amazon Fire Max 11
99.5 (6.58min - 6.62max) % +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
98.8 (17.6min - 17.8max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
76.9 (60.6min - 78.8max) % -22%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
99.8 (18.2min - 18.3max) %

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Amazon Fire Max 11 MediaTek MT8188J, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050, ARM Mali-G68 MP4, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash

Speakers

The Tab S9 FE+ uses two speakers with a maximum volume exceeding 86 dB. Our measurement for the Samsung tablet reveals a linear frequency curve for the mids, although the high tones show a significant breakdown in the pink noise. While bass tones are present in the sound, they are not particularly noticeable.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.938.32529.625.13123.720.14035.626.25038.638.56324.225.98018.938.110018.941.612515.74616013.961.420014.761.525015.26531512.96640011.466.250012.771.463012.268.880011.570.5100011.673.4125013.677.6160012.875.620001375.3250012.773.4315012.775.3400012.974.9500013.473.3630013.471.8800013.971.81000013.6651250013.656.31600013.753.2SPL25.185.9N0.668.2median 13.4median 70.5Delta0.75.430.934.522.326.623.221.525.420.131.128.42021.617.826.817.536.317.348.41562.115.161.916.365.413.569.313.965.613.467.713.369.511.774.81480.41475.913.375.81375.713.570.714.36513.47314.772.813.67114.165.21464.614.25813.853.925.885.80.766median 14median 67.70.75.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PlusLenovo Tab P12
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 8% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Lenovo Tab P12 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 18% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 11% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Energy Management - Samsung tablet with high power consumption

Power Consumption

In terms of power consumption, the Samsung tablet is economical during idle periods. However, the 15 watts measured under peak load conditions (with the burnout benchmark) are relatively high. Using a suitable power bank (PD 3.0, 100 watts), the 1,080 mAh battery of the Tab S9 FE+ can be fully recharged in approximately 150 minutes. According to the manufacturer, a maximum of 32 watts is possible.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.15 / 0.57 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.37 / 5.37 / 5.44 Watt
Load midlight 15.75 / 15.89 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
10090 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
10090 mAh
Amazon Fire Max 11
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12
10200 mAh
Power Consumption
15%
-12%
31%
-17%
Idle Minimum *
1.37
1.06
23%
3.4
-148%
1.04
24%
1.91
-39%
Idle Average *
5.37
6.25
-16%
3.6
33%
4.25
21%
7.94
-48%
Idle Maximum *
5.44
6.3
-16%
3.9
28%
4.3
21%
8.12
-49%
Load Average *
15.75
8.76
44%
11.7
26%
7.62
52%
10.68
32%
Load Maximum *
15.89
9.54
40%
15.8
1%
9.69
39%
12.69
20%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380: Ø7.1 (2.43-12.5)
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050: Ø6.66 (3.76-11.1)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.04 (5.7-7.45)
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø5.8 (5.4-6.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Samsung Exynos 1380; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.42 (2.35-2.81)
Lenovo Tab P12 MediaTek Dimensity 7050; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø3.85 (3.8-4.02)

Battery Life

The Galaxy tablet's runtimes are highly satisfactory in the practical Wi-Fi test with an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m². We achieved around 16 hours before the Tab S9 FE+ stopped working.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 118)
15h 47min
Battery Runtime - WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
10090 mAh
947 min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
10090 mAh
1020 min
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+
10090 mAh
584 min
Amazon Fire Max 11
7500 mAh
988 min
Lenovo Tab P12
10200 mAh
675 min

Pros

+ long-term updates
+ high-quality & waterproof casing
+ optional 5G & eSIM support
+ bright IPS panel without PWM
+ no throttling
+ S Pen included

Cons

- slow SoC
- USB 2.0
- no power supply
- high black level

Verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ in review. Provided by Samsung Germany.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ in review. Provided by Samsung Germany.

The Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is positioned in the upper mid-range and undeniably has a place in the tablet segment, thanks to its IP certification, excellent S Pen, and the assurance of long-term updates. However, whether users will still enjoy the 12.4-inch Tab S9 FE+ with the integrated Exynos 1380 at the end of software support in 2028 is, at least, open to question. After all, the relatively underpowered in-house chipset is not precisely the flagship of Samsung's tablet lineup, even if the mid-range competition, such as the Lenovo Tab P12, is not notably more powerful.

Samsung enhances its FE model in many aspects and presents an alternative to OLED competitors by eliminating PWM flickering. 

With the Tab S9 FE+, large tablet enthusiasts receive an overall competitive device. For those unafraid of importing, the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max emerges as an intriguing alternative, featuring a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a 14-inch display in the price range of around ~US$600.

Price & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is available for ~US$649 at Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus - 11/22/2023 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
89 / 98 → 91%
Keyboard
70%
Pointing Device
91 / 40-88 → 100%
Connectivity
42%
Weight
81%
Battery
91 / 92 → 99%
Display
87%
Games Performance
51%
Application Performance
78 / 91 → 86%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
89%
Camera
52%
Average
78%
87%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2023-11-22 (Update: 2023-11-22)