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Testing the Acer Iconia Tab P10-11: An affordable metal case tablet

Iconic return? There has been no news concerning Acer's Android tablets from the Iconia series for quite some time. The Iconia Tab P10-11 is now available again. This low-cost tablet has a Full HD screen and a metal case. Testing it will reveal whether or not Acer makes a credible comeback.
Acer Iconia Tab P10-11
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Processor
Mediatek MT8183 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
10.40 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD , Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 247.2 x 157 ( = 0.31 x 9.73 x 6.18 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 10 Wtt charging
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, USB charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Our rating
Date
Model
Weight
Storage
Screen Size
Resolution
Price from
80.5 %
08/2023
Acer Iconia Tab P10
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
440 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
81.2 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
477 g32 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
80 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
460 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200
80.8 %
02/2023
Blackview Tab 13
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
450 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200

Case and Connectivity – Lightweight metal

After a long absence from the Android tablet market, Acer makes a return with the Iconia Tab P10-11, wrapped in a high-quality dark grey metal chassis. While the tablet's stability is OK, it is prone to bending and denting, particularly at the corners. Notably, when pressed, the tablet generates audible creaking sounds.

The upper edge of the cover has a plastic insert to improve Wi-Fi reception. The material selection is thoughtful, and the subtle color variation appears to be a deliberate design aspect. The Iconia Tab P10-11 is incredibly light, weighing only 440 grams (~15.5 oz). The display's edges look modern while providing enough width for a secure grip without accidentally pressing the touch screen all the time.

For the recommended price of 199 Euros (~$215), you get 64 GB of eMMC flash, the standard configuration. It has a 4 GB memory, which is normal in this price range. GPS tracking is possible, and Bluetooth 5.0 is also on board to connect wireless accessories. There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top right corner of the housing.

The microSD reader is hidden behind a rubber cover. It performs relatively slowly in the test, transferring data at up to 20.3 MB per second from our microSD card, the Angelbird V60, to the tablet's internal memory. The card reader, on the other hand, is quite fast in the CPDT benchmark, therefore overall average speeds are to be expected.

Acer Iconia Tab P10-11
Acer Iconia Tab P10-11
Acer Iconia Tab P10-11
Acer Iconia Tab P10-11
Acer Iconia Tab P10-11

Size Comparison

247.2 mm / 9.73 in 157 mm / 6.18 in 7.8 mm / 0.3071 in 440 g0.97 lbs248 mm / 9.76 in 157 mm / 6.18 in 7 mm / 0.2756 in 477 g1.052 lbs239.84 mm / 9.44 in 158.62 mm / 6.24 in 8.5 mm / 0.3346 in 460 g1.014 lbs238.8 mm / 9.4 in 157.6 mm / 6.2 in 7.7 mm / 0.3031 in 450 g0.992 lbs210 mm / 8.27 in 148 mm / 5.83 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=63, last 2 years)
32.3 MB/s +59%
Blackview Tab 13
  (Angelbird V60)
25.3 MB/s +25%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
  (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
  (Angelbird V60)
20.9 MB/s +3%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
  (Angelbird V60)
20.3 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Acer Iconia Tab P10 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.9 (26.1-47.8)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34.5 (12.9-44.1)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34 (17.4-45.3)
Blackview Tab 13 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø25.9 (16.1-46.4)
Acer Iconia Tab P10 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø74.2 (36.2-82.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø73.6 (44.2-82)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø71.3 (43.6-81.3)
Blackview Tab 13 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.8 (38.2-83.5)

Communication, Software, and Interface - Limited Android Updates

Exclusively available as a WiFi version, the Acer Iconia Tab P10-11 lacks cellular network connectivity. While it supports WiFi 5, Acer's tablets have slightly lower-than-average transfer rates in this category, falling short of most comparable devices' capabilities. The tablet's top speed of 313 MBit/s is sufficient for fully utilizing most Internet connections—only gigabit Internet users may find it limiting.

Acer delivers the tablet with Android 12, offering a pure Android experience free of significant changes or preinstalled bloatware. However, at the time of testing, the security fixes were from March 2023, making them hopelessly out of date. The chances for regular upgrades to the new Iconia tablets remain questionable due to Acer's restricted range of Android devices.

Unfortunately, Acer has no Widevine certification for their tablet, which means you can only stream videos from several major sources in SD quality.

The touchscreen remains highly responsive even in the corners and reacts quickly to our inputs. It does not support biometric unlocking; instead, you can use a PIN, password, or pattern to prevent unwanted access.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Blackview Tab 13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
370 (336min - 376max) MBit/s +23%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
351 (333min - 366max) MBit/s +17%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
301 (261min - 313max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
218 (172min - 258max) MBit/s -28%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Blackview Tab 13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (306min - 352max) MBit/s +38%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
319 (310min - 325max) MBit/s +33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
317 (251min - 326max) MBit/s +32%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
240 (229min - 249max) MBit/s
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Acer Iconia Tab P10; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø239 (229-249)
Acer Iconia Tab P10; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (261-313)

Cameras - A bit out of focus

Front camera capture
Front camera capture

Cameras in tablets are typically designed for snapshots or QR code scanning rather than for users with serious photography ambitions. The Iconia Tab, in fact, only sports an 8-megapixel rear camera. The resulting photos are neither very detailed nor colorful, so they are only suitable for simple requirements.

The poor dynamic range of the images is seen in situations with low light and high contrasts. Nothing can be seen in the images in the lab at 1 lux illuminance. Videos can be recorded in Full HD at a maximum of 30 fps.

The front-facing camera has a 5-megapixel resolution and is sufficient for video calling if there is good light. 
Images, however, appear blurry in detail.

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.

Main camera FlowerMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low Light
ColorChecker
22.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
21 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Iconia Tab P10: 14.91 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 22.3 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
46.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.8 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Iconia Tab P10: 47.55 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Display – Quite bright, but with a blue cast

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display has a resolution slightly higher than Full HD and offers a sharp image. When it comes to brightness, the Iconia Tab P10-11 outperforms its competition, averaging 386 cd/m². However, the tablet's suitability for outdoor usage on sunny days is somewhat limited.

Additionally, the screen has a fairly high black level, which means that contrasts are low and colors appear less radiant. 

The CalMAN test indicated significant color discrepancies, which is a frequent feature across tablets in this price range. The significant bluish cast in the greyscales, on the other hand, should not be there.

Despite its poor response times, the tablet works without PWM flickering even in low-light conditions.

366
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 426 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 386.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.08 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 417 cd/m²
Contrast: 695:1 (Black: 0.6 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.98 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97
ΔE Greyscale 7.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
93.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.266
Acer Iconia Tab P10
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.4"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.4"
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1"
Blackview Tab 13
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1"
Response Times
-51%
-2%
-23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34.2 ?(18.6, 15.6)
53.1 ?(28.5, 23.6)
-55%
42 ?(22.8, 19.2)
-23%
35.9 ?(18.6, 17.3)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
22.8 ?(12.1, 10.7)
33.6 ?(17.3, 16.3)
-47%
18.4 ?(11.2, 7.2)
19%
32.2 ?(14.1, 18.1)
-41%
PWM Frequency
Screen
1%
12%
20%
Brightness middle
417
322
-23%
343
-18%
344
-18%
Brightness
386
303
-22%
332
-14%
330
-15%
Brightness Distribution
81
89
10%
94
16%
93
15%
Black Level *
0.6
0.45
25%
0.31
48%
0.27
55%
Contrast
695
716
3%
1106
59%
1274
83%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
6.98
7.02
-1%
5.9
15%
5.32
24%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.91
10.38
5%
11.2
-3%
11.27
-3%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.6
7.1
7%
7.9
-4%
6.2
18%
Gamma
2.266 97%
2.179 101%
2.184 101%
2.106 104%
CCT
8994 72%
8730 74%
9198 71%
8023 81%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-25% / -10%
5% / 10%
-2% / 11%

* ... smaller is better

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
22.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.1 ms rise
↘ 10.7 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. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.6 ms rise
↘ 15.6 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. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (33.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17490 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN color space coverage sRGB
CalMAN color space coverage sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life – Limited Power in the Acer Tablet

The Mediatek Kompanio 500 MT8183 SoC is used in the Iconia Tab. It is designed solely for tablets and lacks a built-in mobile modem. In terms of performance, our test device fails to compete with similarly priced tablets: in most benchmarks, it only manages to finish last; the difference of 10-20% isn't significant, but it is evident.

On a daily basis, waiting for apps to reply is common, and pages can sometimes load very slowly when surfing the Internet. This could be due to the slow eMMC flash, which is also present in other tablets in this price range, but it is further slowed down by a weak memory controller on the Acer Iconia Tab P10-11.

Under heavy load, the maximum temperature rises to 37.8 °C (100 °F), which is visible but not unpleasant. The SoC doesn't need to throttle: Our test device still performs similarly after 20 rounds of 3DMark benchmarks.

The stereo speakers on the Acer Iconia Tab P10-11 have a decent maximum volume. The sound is quite heavy, which is usually good for vocal reproduction but takes away from richness. There is a 3.5 mm jack connector for external audio devices, as well as Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC are the basic wireless sound transmission.

The Acer tablet features a 6,000 mAh battery, that has slightly less capacity than others in its class. Despite this, the tablet managed a very respectable 14:44-hour runtime in our Wi-Fi test. This is usually enough to get through a day of heavy use in daily life, and it is typically enough to charge it every few days. When plugged in, the tablet charges at a maximum of 10 watts, which means it can take well over 3 hours to recharge the battery.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=75, last 2 years)
683 Points +131%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
373 Points +26%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
346 Points +17%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
296 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (260 - 305, n=5)
293 Points -1%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8624, n=75, last 2 years)
2429 Points +86%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1345 Points +3%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1305 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1267 Points -3%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (909 - 1430, n=5)
1208 Points -7%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (185 - 3715, n=57, last 2 years)
1011 Points +213%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
323 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
323 Points 0%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (493 - 14690, n=57, last 2 years)
3173 Points +161%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1214 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
1214 Points 0%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=72, last 2 years)
9005 Points +34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
7404 Points +10%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6716 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (5224 - 6716, n=4)
5900 Points -12%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet
  (361 - 14235, n=55, last 2 years)
2024 Points +64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1470 Points +19%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1426 Points +15%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1237 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (1099 - 1237, n=6)
1147 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1106 Points -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (290 - 24605, n=55, last 2 years)
2113 Points +95%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1286 Points +19%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1264 Points +16%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1085 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (942 - 1085, n=6)
994 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
948 Points -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2937 Points +21%
Average of class Tablet
  (858 - 5751, n=55, last 2 years)
2827 Points +17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2657 Points +10%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2586 Points +7%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (2064 - 2832, n=6)
2495 Points +3%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2425 Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=66, last 2 years)
3285 Points +165%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1527 Points +23%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1441 Points +16%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1239 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (1115 - 1239, n=4)
1164 Points -6%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1146 Points -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=66, last 2 years)
3928 Points +264%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1332 Points +23%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1281 Points +19%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1079 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (972 - 1079, n=4)
1005 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
979 Points -9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=66, last 2 years)
3280 Points +27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
3124 Points +21%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2848 Points +10%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2579 Points
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2564 Points -1%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (2085 - 2966, n=4)
2543 Points -1%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=65, last 2 years)
1596 Points +150%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
761 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
721 Points +13%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
638 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
638 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
524 Points -18%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 32525, n=76, last 2 years)
4248 Points +569%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
757 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
722 Points +14%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
635 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
635 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
522 Points -18%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 8689, n=76, last 2 years)
1161 Points +528%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
193 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
189 Points +2%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
185 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
185 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
135 Points -27%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 8889, n=73, last 2 years)
1333 Points +628%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
191 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
185 Points +1%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
183 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
183 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
132 Points -28%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 120, n=81, last 2 years)
25.1 fps +244%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
9.4 fps +29%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (5.2 - 15, n=6)
8.23 fps +13%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
7.5 fps +3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps +1%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.3 fps
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 340, n=81, last 2 years)
50 fps +541%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
10 fps +28%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.4 fps +8%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (7.6 - 8.2, n=6)
7.82 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.8 fps 0%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.8 fps
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 106.4, n=81, last 2 years)
17.7 fps +302%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
5.9 fps +34%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5 fps +14%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (3.1 - 8.6, n=6)
4.83 fps +10%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.5 fps +2%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.4 fps
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 114.5, n=81, last 2 years)
18.5 fps +561%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
3.7 fps +32%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.3 fps +18%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.8 fps
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.7 fps -4%
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (2.5 - 2.8, n=6)
2.67 fps -5%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 55.1, n=79, last 2 years)
8.76 fps +630%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1.6 fps +33%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1.4 fps +17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1.2 fps 0%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1.2 fps
Average Mediatek MT8183
  ()
1.2 fps 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet
  (763 - 105178, n=86, last 2 years)
26881 Points +152%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
12681 Points +19%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11952 Points +12%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
11712 Points +10%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10670 Points
Average Mediatek MT8183
  (8665 - 10670, n=5)
9742 Points -9%
Acer Iconia Tab P10Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Blackview Tab 13Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
142%
252%
183%
94%
614%
Sequential Read 256KB
248.9
249
0%
277.2
11%
289.1
16%
Sequential Write 256KB
188.4
83
-56%
210.4
12%
173.1
-8%
176.2 ?(40 - 274, n=203)
-6%
Random Read 4KB
18.4
67.3
266%
105.1
471%
79
329%
Random Write 4KB
12.8
58.8
359%
78.5
513%
63.1
393%

Temperature

Max. Load
 34.4 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
33.2 °C
92 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
 33.8 °C
93 F
32 °C
90 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
33.5 °C
92 F
37.8 °C
100 F
33.7 °C
93 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.1 °C
95 F
34.4 °C
94 F
32.7 °C
91 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 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 °C / 91 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 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Rear
Heatmap Rear
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Acer Iconia Tab P10
99.1 (1.104min - 1.114max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
98.5 (1.11min - 1.127max) % -1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
97.5 (0.789min - 0.809max) % -2%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
99.4 (4.34min - 4.36max) % 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
99.3 (3.13min - 3.16max) % 0%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
99.1 (3.79min - 3.82max) %

Legend

 
Acer Iconia Tab P10 Mediatek MT8183, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 UNISOC T610, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Blackview Tab 13 Mediatek Helio G85, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 128 GB eMMC Flash

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.237.62532.2333132.226.64040.229.45039.534.8632723.78018.415.710017.416.912521.115.116016.116.62001424.425011.735.631510.649.240011.355.550010.959.163010.961.580012.358100012.670.4125012.571160011.272.7200010.971.9250011.470.4315011.972.6400012.770.7500013.271.4630013.971.5800014.666.61000015.459.21250016.151.51600016.938.9SPL2582.2N0.649.3median 12.6median 59.2Delta1.81639.242.234.436.430.829.133.430.93432.829.827.828.919.119.220.921.323.318.227.813.834.5144413.3531155.710.960.510.364.415.86716.171.617.372.111.473.811.273.811.574.81269.312.971.613.568.914.1651561.115.861.116.553.217.339.626.182.80.750.1median 14median 61.12.513.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer Iconia Tab P10Blackview Tab 13
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer Iconia Tab P10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (32.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 91% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 91% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Blackview Tab 13 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Blackview Tab 13
7280 mAh
926 min +5%
Acer Iconia Tab P10
6000 mAh
884 min
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
7040 mAh
874 min -1%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
861 min -3%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=80, last 2 years)
828 min -6%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
14h 44min

Pros

+ high-quality metal casing
+ lightweight
+ GPS tracking
+ true Android
+ good battery life
+ no PWM flickering

Cons

- limited software updates
- no fingerprint reader
- low camera quality
- no Widevine L1

Verdict – Is Iconia back?

In review: Acer Iconia Tab P10-11.
In review: Acer Iconia Tab P10-11.

The Acer Iconia Tab P10-11 isn't an impressive entry in the area of tablets priced at around 200 Euros (~$216). Acer appears to have initially chosen a bread-and-butter gadget - one with a nice look and enough performance - that does not necessarily surprise or convince anyone. They have, after all, only lately returned to the Android tablet market. 

This leaves us with a solid mid-range tablet: the Iconia Tab P10-11, which is lightweight, offers GPS tracking, long battery life, and a high-quality metal case.

When it comes to software, however, Acer still has some catching-up to do. There are very few upgrades, and Widevine certification is also missing, which makes using the tablet for video streaming unwelcome. A fingerprint reader and a slightly better camera would have helped Acer stand out from the crowd.

If you just want to surf the web, there are more capable devices in this price range that can load websites faster. Overall, the Acer Iconia Tab P10-11 is simple to operate.

The Acer Iconia Tab P10-11 offers a great and lightweight metal case but falls short in terms of functionality and software.

Those looking for a tablet with LTE at a lower price can consider the Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2022. However, software updates are limited there as well.

Prices & Availability

The Iconia Tab P10-11 is available at Acer Germany for 199 Euros (~$215). During the testing period, it was also available at Amazon.de, Galaxus, and Saturn for a little bit less.

Acer Iconia Tab P10 - 08/24/2023 v7 (old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 54%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
90%
Display
80%
Games Performance
10 / 78 → 13%
Application Performance
44 / 92 → 48%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
66 / 91 → 73%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
69%
81%
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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Florian Schmitt, 2023-08-27 (Update: 2023-09- 7)