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TrekStor Surftab B10 Tablet Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Greg Williams), 03/05/2019

10-inch budget tablet. TrekStor focuses on the budget sector of the market with devices with performance that is catered to specific usage scenarios. With the Surftab B10, you get a tablet that is suitable for web-surfing but not much more. In our test, we look into what potential purchasers can expect from the TrekStor Surftab B10.

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TrekStor Surftab B10

TrekStor has a large offering of tablets and convertibles for every budget. Customers can choose between large Android tablets, such as the TrekStor Surftab Theatre L15, Windows tablets like the Primetab T13B and convertibles like the Yourbook C11B. However, our current test device is one of the company's smaller Android tablets.

The Surftab B10 offers a 10.1-inch screen and fluid performance from its Mediatek MT8163 V/A SoC, ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal eMMC storage. Connectivity is however limited to WLAN, as it is not equipped with an LTE modem.

The TrekStor Surftab B10 with its price of 150 Euros (~$170) is very well-priced; however, plenty of other manufacturers offer competition in this space. We therefore decided to pit the Surftab B10 against the Alcatel 1T 10, Medion's Lifetab P10606, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Amazon's Fire HD 10 and Lenovo Tab M10.

Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Surftab Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 149 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 256 GB, FAT, FAT32), Sensors: Accelerometer, MicroUSB
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 243 x 172 ( = 0.39 x 9.57 x 6.77 in)
Battery
22.2 Wh, 6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Secondary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, MicroUSB-cable, USB-OTG-cable, cleaning cloth., 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
505 g ( = 17.81 oz / 1.11 pounds), Power Supply: 84 g ( = 2.96 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - Light 10-inch Android Tablet

TrekStor has outfitted the Surftab B10 with a metal frame and placed all ports and buttons on the top edge. There we find the power switch and the volume rocker. The rear is made of black plastic and features only a simple camera. The display is plain glass with relatively wide bezels, with a selfie camera at the top. Further colour options are not available.

With a weight of just over 500 grams the Surftab B10 is comparatively light, and the dimensions are also similar to other tablets of this screen size.

TrekStor Surftab B10
TrekStor Surftab B10
TrekStor Surftab B10
TrekStor Surftab B10
TrekStor Surftab B10

Size Comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 497 g1.096 lbs262 mm / 10.3 inch 157 mm / 6.18 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 580 g1.279 lbs255 mm / 10 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 415 g0.915 lbs243 mm / 9.57 inch 172 mm / 6.77 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 505 g1.113 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 168 mm / 6.61 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 480 g1.058 lbs200.2 mm / 7.88 inch 120.3 mm / 4.74 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 342.5 g0.755 lbs

Connectivity - TrekStor Surftab B10 for Simple Tasks

Taking care of duties in the TrekStor Surftab B10 is a Mediatek MT8163 V/A with 2 GB of RAM for smooth performance. Handling display tasks is an ARM Mali-T720 MP2, and for storage of apps and personal data the tablet has 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This hardware configuration is really only suitable for simple tasks and casual gaming. To expand storage, users can insert a microSD card, which according to the manufacturer can be up to 256 GB in size. Unfortunately, only personal files/photos etc. can be stored on the microSD card, as it cannot be used as a storage target for apps, and it cannot be formatted as internal system storage.

For cabled connectivity the tablet has a microUSB port, which supports the USB 2.0 standard. It does however support USB-OTG functions, such as the ability to connect an external drive. For connecting headsets, headphones or external speakers, there is a 3.5 mm jack.

Top edge: microphone, power button, volume rocker, headphone jack, microSD slot, microUSB port
Top edge: microphone, power button, volume rocker, headphone jack, microSD slot, microUSB port

Software - Pure Android Oreo with MS Apps

Users of the Surftab B10 will be greeted with an Android Oreo 8.1 installation with security patch level dated August 5, 2018. TrekStor has not added its own flavour to the UI and instead stuck with stock Android, which is easy to come to grips with even for novices. In terms of added software, only the Microsoft apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint are present, however they can also be easily installed in the settings menu. In case multiple users want to use the device, individual accounts can be set up.

In terms of Digital Rights Management, only SD content is supported - so content from Netflix and co. cannot be streamed in HD quality.

Software TrekStor B10
Software TrekStor B10
Software TrekStor B10
Software TrekStor B10
Software TrekStor B10
Software TrekStor B10

Communication and GPS - Slow GPS and no LTE

The TrekStor Surftab B10 is capable of connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 and WLAN 802.11a, b, g and n. 5 GHz connectivity is also supported, however only on 802.11n, as ac is not supported. The WLAN performance of the tablet was correspondingly slow - with 86.8 Mb/s download and 86.4Mb/s upload, its performance was easily eclipsed by competing devices - only the Alcatel 1T 10 was slower.

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Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
446 MBit/s ∼100% +414%
Medion Lifetab P10606
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
305 MBit/s ∼68% +251%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
241 MBit/s ∼54% +178%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
207 (min: 98, max: 220) MBit/s ∼46% +138%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 32 GB eMMC Flash
86.8 (min: 35, max: 106) MBit/s ∼19%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
40.3 MBit/s ∼9% -54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
450 MBit/s ∼100% +421%
Lenovo Tab M10
Adreno 506, 450, 16 GB eMMC Flash
284 (min: 246, max: 313) MBit/s ∼63% +229%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
227 MBit/s ∼50% +163%
Medion Lifetab P10606
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
186 MBit/s ∼41% +115%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 32 GB eMMC Flash
86.4 (min: 31, max: 99) MBit/s ∼19%
Alcatel 1T 10
Mali-400 MP, MT8321, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.8 MBit/s ∼10% -47%
0102030405060708090100110Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø86.5 (35-106)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø86.4 (31-99)
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

Via the GPS Test app, we check how well the TrekStor Surftab B10 is able to determine its position. The GPS functionality built-in was able to determine position to an accuracy of five metres, however only outside - inside, no GPS connectivity was possible.

On our obligatory bike route, we compared the Surftab B10 against our reference GPS device, a Garmin Edge 500. The results showed that the measured route was substantially off to the side of the actual route. Whilst turns were generally well-tracked, the tablet was not able to properly handle changes in direction and sharp turns. As a result, the tablet can only be recommended for basic navigational use.

GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - TrekStor Surftab B10
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Cameras - Substandard Performance

Photo taken with the front camera
Photo taken with the front camera

The TrekStor Surftab B10 is equipped with a simple 2 MP main camera on the rear and a 0.3 MP camera on the front. The latter, even in good light, can only deliver mediocre results. Object edges are fuzzy and colours are not presented accurately. Users can select from "beauty" and "night" modes in the camera app, manually adjust white levels and brightness as well as apply colour filters. Additionally, contrast, sharpness, colour temperature, saturation and brightness can be set via the levels low, medium and high.

The main camera of the Surftab B10 is almost unusable. Our panorama test resulted in very non-uniform brightness and a decidedly red tint. Objects in the picture are presented as blurry and details in large, one-colour surfaces are lost. The colours themselves are also very unrealistic. Regarding close-up photography, our test pattern was captured much more accurately; however, details and fine structure were also very blurry. Colours appear very washed-out and bleed into one another. Under poor lighting conditions our test pattern was almost unrecognisable. Elements in the picture were only visible as shadows and the majority of the picture was simply dark. In addition to the aforementioned configuration options for the front camera, the rear camera also has the option to manually adjust ISO level and activate HDR mode.

Video performance was similar to that experienced with photos. It struggled with rapid motion and brightness level changes. Here also colours were very washed-out. In the options menu it is possible to choose between CIF standard, 480p, 720p and 1080p. A high frame rate or similar mode is not available.

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.

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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

With the ColorChecker Passport we test to see how well the camera in the TrekStor Surftab B10 is able to reproduce colours. Here we see that they are too pale, and also black tones are far lighter than they should be.

Under controlled lighting conditions the camera in the Android tablet was not able to sharply capture our test chart. This lack of sharpness was pronounced towards the edges of the picture, and a noticeable red tint is present.

TrekStor Surftab B10 - Test chart
TrekStor Surftab B10 - Test chart (Detail)

Accessories and Warranty - Android Tablet with USB-OTG Adapter

In terms of accessories, the Surftab B10 comes with a USB power adapter, a cable, a cleaning cloth and a USB-OTG adapter. In addition, TrekStor sells general tablet accessories, such as stands and covers.

Purchasers of the Surftab B10 receive a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices & Operation - Large Keyboard Area & Fast Position Sensor

In the TrekStor Surftab B10, Google's keyboard app GBoard provides input duties. This allows for uncomplicated input of text, which is possible in both portrait and landscape modes. In portrait mode, the device is not wide enough to be able to type with multiple fingers, and in landscape mode the device is too wide to be able to reach the centre keys with both thumbs. The touchscreen responds very well to input; however, the surface offers up a lot of resistance to movement, meaning that drag and drop operations are not easy. However, the gyroscope reacts very well and screen orientation changes are performed rapidly.

Display - Low Brightness with Good Black Levels

Subpixel
Subpixel

The display on the Surftab B10 is a 10.1-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The brightness level is on average a very low 211 cd/m² and in the APL50 test only achieved 220 cd/m². The minimum luminescence measured was 38.5 cd/m², which is comparatively high. The tablet does not have a brightness sensor, meaning that brightness has to be adjusted manually. With the measured brightness levels and brightness uniformity of 81%, the TrekStor tablet comes in underneath the other candidates in the test. A positive aspect is that no PWM is utilised to regulate brightness.

188
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
195
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 231 cd/m² Average: 210.9 cd/m² Minimum: 38.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 223 cd/m²
Contrast: 1014:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.2 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
78% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.17
Trekstor SurfTab B10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Alcatel 1T 10
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Medion Lifetab P10606
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
IPS LCD, 1920x1200, 8
Lenovo Tab M10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Screen
-12%
-32%
1%
-3%
27%
Brightness middle
223
277
24%
326
46%
454
104%
339
52%
426
91%
Brightness
211
263
25%
338
60%
411
95%
327
55%
399
89%
Brightness Distribution
81
87
7%
92
14%
83
2%
86
6%
91
12%
Black Level *
0.22
0.49
-123%
0.56
-155%
0.73
-232%
0.42
-91%
0.38
-73%
Contrast
1014
565
-44%
582
-43%
622
-39%
807
-20%
1121
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.2
5.8
6%
9.1
-47%
5.2
16%
5.8
6%
4.5
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13
13.1
-1%
18.2
-40%
8.36
36%
11.6
11%
7.9
39%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
5.4
13%
12
-94%
4.7
24%
8.6
-39%
5.2
16%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.13 103%
2.32 95%
2.271 97%
2.16 102%
2.23 99%
CCT
7022 93%
7260 90%
11359 57%
7361 88%
8718 75%
6875 95%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9891 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements showed the TrekStor Surftab B10 to have an average contrast level of 1,014:1, and a good black level of 0.22cd/m². As a result of the contrast level, colours are not well-distinguished from one another; however, black tones are displayed well and without bloom problems. In general, the display places in the upper mid area of the comparison devices in our testing.

The CalMAN analysis showed in addition that colour reproduction is very balanced. Only the red levels were a little low. There is no option to manually change colour levels.

CalMAN - Colour Accuracy
CalMAN - Colour Accuracy
CalMAN  - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN  - Colour Space
CalMAN - Colour Space
CalMAN  - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

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
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 16.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 30.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 92 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40.8 ms).

In outdoor use the Surftab B10 was not enjoyable. In shaded areas the display is just bright enough to be able to read content on the screen. Additionally, the screen is very reflective, and reflections of objects in the immediate area made usage outdoors difficult.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel in the Surftab B10 has good viewing angles. Content is viewable from very wide angles without becoming distorted or suffering from colour shift. As long as no reflections ruin the view, the tablet can be viewed from anywhere in the room.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Surftab B10 for Internet and Simple Applications

The TrekStor Surftab B10 features a Mediatek MT8163 V/A with 2 GB of RAM for smooth performance. An ARM Mali-T720 MP2 deals with the graphics, and for storage of apps and personal data there is 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This configuration is often found in cheaper tablets that position themselves primarily as devices for surfing the web. Simple apps and casual games will run, however the tablet will soon reach its performance limits.

As a result, the Surftab B10 was able to achieve only below-average results, which correspond to its hardware. In comparison to the competition we chose, it trades places for last position with the Alcatel 1T 10, and the other competitors perform with some margin higher than these two devices.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=31)
6646 Points ∼15% +493%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
5811 Points ∼13% +418%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2091 Points ∼5% +87%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1562 Points ∼4% +39%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (1121 - 1515, n=2)
1318 Points ∼3% +18%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1121 Points ∼3%
Alcatel 1T 10
862 Points ∼2% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
5860 Points ∼16% +277%
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=46)
4536 Points ∼13% +192%
Lenovo Tab M10
3897 Points ∼11% +151%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3305 Points ∼9% +113%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2477 Points ∼7% +59%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (1553 - 2009, n=2)
1781 Points ∼5% +15%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1553 Points ∼4%
Alcatel 1T 10
1106 Points ∼3% -29%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1642 Points ∼26% +199%
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=46)
1579 Points ∼25% +188%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1204 Points ∼19% +119%
Lenovo Tab M10
774 Points ∼12% +41%
Medion Lifetab P10606
658 Points ∼10% +20%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (549 - 723, n=2)
636 Points ∼10% +16%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
549 Points ∼9%
Alcatel 1T 10
429 Points ∼7% -22%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
6047 Points ∼59% +97%
Lenovo Tab M10
4238 Points ∼41% +38%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 6315, n=34)
4232 Points ∼41% +38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3678 Points ∼36% +20%
Medion Lifetab P10606
3508 Points ∼34% +14%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (3071 - 3424, n=2)
3248 Points ∼32% +6%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
3071 Points ∼30%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2797 Points ∼63%
Lenovo Tab M10
1785 Points ∼40%
Average of class Tablet (1372 - 2919, n=37)
1570 Points ∼35%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1386 Points ∼31%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1211 Points ∼27%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (1108 - 6993, n=37)
1508 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1267 Points ∼15%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
528 Points ∼6%
Lenovo Tab M10
413 Points ∼5%
Medion Lifetab P10606
286 Points ∼3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1442 Points ∼28%
Average of class Tablet (1157 - 5093, n=38)
1286 Points ∼25%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
612 Points ∼12%
Lenovo Tab M10
498 Points ∼10%
Medion Lifetab P10606
344 Points ∼7%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2758 Points ∼59% +259%
Lenovo Tab M10
1782 Points ∼38% +132%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4700, n=42)
1575 Points ∼34% +105%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1399 Points ∼30% +82%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1202 Points ∼26% +57%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (768 - 945, n=2)
857 Points ∼18% +12%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
768 Points ∼16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=42)
2752 Points ∼10% +1319%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2033 Points ∼7% +948%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
754 Points ∼3% +289%
Lenovo Tab M10
712 Points ∼2% +267%
Medion Lifetab P10606
495 Points ∼2% +155%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (194 - 227, n=2)
211 Points ∼1% +9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
194 Points ∼1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2148 Points ∼16% +822%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=42)
1845 Points ∼14% +692%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
840 Points ∼6% +261%
Lenovo Tab M10
822 Points ∼6% +253%
Medion Lifetab P10606
569 Points ∼4% +144%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (233 - 273, n=2)
253 Points ∼2% +9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
233 Points ∼2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2700 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Tab M10
1818 Points ∼43%
Average of class Tablet (1654 - 2952, n=56)
1442 Points ∼34%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1363 Points ∼32%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1221 Points ∼29%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1195 Points ∼22%
Average of class Tablet (995 - 5384, n=56)
1094 Points ∼20%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
413 Points ∼8%
Lenovo Tab M10
363 Points ∼7%
Medion Lifetab P10606
240 Points ∼4%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1364 Points ∼29%
Average of class Tablet (1092 - 3806, n=62)
967 Points ∼20%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
489 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Tab M10
442 Points ∼9%
Medion Lifetab P10606
292 Points ∼6%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (0 - 0, n=2)
0 Points ∼0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2780 Points ∼66% +251%
Lenovo Tab M10
1816 Points ∼43% +129%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 2952, n=58)
1380 Points ∼33% +74%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1347 Points ∼32% +70%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1199 Points ∼28% +51%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (793 - 973, n=2)
883 Points ∼21% +11%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
793 Points ∼19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1936 Points ∼23% +2290%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 7525, n=58)
1496 Points ∼18% +1747%
Lenovo Tab M10
694 Points ∼8% +757%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
598 Points ∼7% +638%
Medion Lifetab P10606
496 Points ∼6% +512%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (81 - 168, n=2)
125 Points ∼2% +54%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
81 Points ∼1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2071 Points ∼32% +1950%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 4588, n=62)
1210 Points ∼19% +1098%
Lenovo Tab M10
804 Points ∼12% +696%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
682 Points ∼11% +575%
Medion Lifetab P10606
570 Points ∼9% +464%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (101 - 241, n=2)
171 Points ∼3% +69%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
101 Points ∼2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
20173 Points ∼23% +103%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
15117 Points ∼17% +52%
Lenovo Tab M10
14076 Points ∼16% +42%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51374, n=146)
13181 Points ∼15% +33%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (9926 - 11472, n=2)
10699 Points ∼12% +8%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
9926 Points ∼11%
Medion Lifetab P10606
8995 Points ∼10% -9%
Alcatel 1T 10
7924 Points ∼9% -20%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
29422 Points ∼6% +472%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=146)
18513 Points ∼3% +260%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
12771 Points ∼2% +148%
Lenovo Tab M10
12386 Points ∼2% +141%
Medion Lifetab P10606
9602 Points ∼2% +87%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (5144 - 6067, n=2)
5606 Points ∼1% +9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
5144 Points ∼1%
Alcatel 1T 10
2468 Points ∼0% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
26702 Points ∼11% +363%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 106954, n=147)
15238 Points ∼6% +165%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
13227 Points ∼6% +130%
Lenovo Tab M10
12726 Points ∼5% +121%
Medion Lifetab P10606
9460 Points ∼4% +64%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (5761 - 6778, n=2)
6270 Points ∼3% +9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
5761 Points ∼2%
Alcatel 1T 10
2913 Points ∼1% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
51 fps ∼0% +448%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=172)
29.5 fps ∼0% +217%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
22 fps ∼0% +137%
Lenovo Tab M10
22 fps ∼0% +137%
Medion Lifetab P10606
16 fps ∼0% +72%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (9.3 - 12, n=2)
10.7 fps ∼0% +15%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
9.3 fps ∼0%
Alcatel 1T 10
7.8 fps ∼0% -16%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
47 fps ∼1% +213%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
21 fps ∼1% +40%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=176)
20.4 fps ∼1% +36%
Lenovo Tab M10
20 fps ∼1% +33%
Medion Lifetab P10606
15 fps ∼0% 0%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
15 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (11 - 15, n=2)
13 fps ∼0% -13%
Alcatel 1T 10
4.4 fps ∼0% -71%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
23 fps ∼0% +539%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=110)
19.3 fps ∼0% +436%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.9 fps ∼0% +175%
Lenovo Tab M10
9.2 fps ∼0% +156%
Medion Lifetab P10606
7.1 fps ∼0% +97%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (3.6 - 4.3, n=2)
3.95 fps ∼0% +10%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
3.6 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
21 fps ∼1% +204%
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=113)
14 fps ∼0% +103%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.5 fps ∼0% +38%
Lenovo Tab M10
8.8 fps ∼0% +28%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6.9 fps ∼0%
Medion Lifetab P10606
6.6 fps ∼0% -4%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (4.3 - 6.9, n=2)
5.6 fps ∼0% -19%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=60)
19.4 fps ∼0% +782%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
15 fps ∼0% +582%
Lenovo Tab M10
6 fps ∼0% +173%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.9 fps ∼0% +123%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (2.2 - 2.6, n=2)
2.4 fps ∼0% +9%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2.2 fps ∼0% 0%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
2.2 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
13 fps ∼0% +165%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=60)
12.2 fps ∼0% +149%
Lenovo Tab M10
5.7 fps ∼0% +16%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
4.9 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.7 fps ∼0% -4%
Medion Lifetab P10606
4.3 fps ∼0% -12%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (2.7 - 4.9, n=2)
3.8 fps ∼0% -22%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
120479 Points ∼44% +260%
Average of class Tablet (14200 - 227987, n=63)
69793 Points ∼26% +109%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
63777 Points ∼23% +91%
Lenovo Tab M10
58122 Points ∼21% +74%
Medion Lifetab P10606
44015 Points ∼16% +32%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (33452 - 42179, n=2)
37816 Points ∼14% +13%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
33452 Points ∼12%
Alcatel 1T 10
26504 Points ∼10% -21%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (20856 - 566378, n=25)
142485 Points ∼25% +260%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
142189 Points ∼25% +260%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
77717 Points ∼14% +96%
Lenovo Tab M10
70878 Points ∼13% +79%
Medion Lifetab P10606
44992 Points ∼8% +14%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (39551 - 48234, n=2)
43893 Points ∼8% +11%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
39551 Points ∼7%
Alcatel 1T 10
20856 Points ∼4% -47%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
1078 Points ∼53% +10680%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1010 Points ∼50% +10000%
Lenovo Tab M10
735 Points ∼36% +7250%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=103)
729 Points ∼36% +7190%
Medion Lifetab P10606
10 Points ∼0% 0%
Alcatel 1T 10
10 Points ∼0% 0%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
10 Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (10 - 10, n=2)
10 Points ∼0% 0%
Graphics
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2257 Points ∼8% +630%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=103)
2032 Points ∼7% +558%
Lenovo Tab M10
949 Points ∼3% +207%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
833 Points ∼3% +170%
Medion Lifetab P10606
729 Points ∼3% +136%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (309 - 339, n=2)
324 Points ∼1% +5%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
309 Points ∼1%
Alcatel 1T 10
142 Points ∼0% -54%
Memory
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2347 Points ∼37% +294%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1513 Points ∼24% +154%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=103)
1032 Points ∼16% +73%
Lenovo Tab M10
846 Points ∼13% +42%
Medion Lifetab P10606
772 Points ∼12% +30%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (595 - 674, n=2)
635 Points ∼10% +7%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
595 Points ∼9%
Alcatel 1T 10
397 Points ∼6% -33%
System
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
5282 Points ∼32% +365%
Lenovo Tab M10
2845 Points ∼17% +150%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2329 Points ∼14% +105%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=103)
2258 Points ∼14% +99%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1744 Points ∼11% +53%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
1137 Points ∼7%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (1064 - 1137, n=2)
1101 Points ∼7% -3%
Alcatel 1T 10
945 Points ∼6% -17%
Overall
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
2322 Points ∼27% +990%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1312 Points ∼16% +516%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=103)
1198 Points ∼14% +462%
Lenovo Tab M10
1138 Points ∼13% +434%
Medion Lifetab P10606
313 Points ∼4% +47%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (213 - 219, n=2)
216 Points ∼3% +1%
Trekstor SurfTab B10
213 Points ∼3%
Alcatel 1T 10
150 Points ∼2% -30%

Legend

 
Trekstor SurfTab B10 MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alcatel 1T 10 Mediatek MT8321, ARM Mali-400 MP, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Medion Lifetab P10606 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Qualcomm Adreno 512, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 Mediatek MT8173, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash

In the browser benchmarks we see a similar trend - however, the B10 was able to easily beat the Alcatel 1T 10. In practice, websites are displayed quickly, and delays are only experienced when attempting to play media.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (Chrome 68)
54.672 Points ∼100% +227%
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=79)
52.7 Points ∼96% +216%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
46.39 Points ∼85% +178%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
22.219 Points ∼41% +33%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
18.873 Points ∼35% +13%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (16.7 - 19.7, n=2)
18.2 Points ∼33% +9%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
16.697 Points ∼31%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
10.907 Points ∼20% -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (Chrome 68)
10300 Points ∼100% +247%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
8570 Points ∼83% +188%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=163)
6297 Points ∼61% +112%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
3990 Points ∼39% +34%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (2972 - 3550, n=2)
3261 Points ∼32% +10%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
3059 Points ∼30% +3%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
2972 Points ∼29%
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
1718 Points ∼17% -42%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Alcatel 1T 10 (Chrome 69)
19084.6 ms * ∼100% -23%
Trekstor SurfTab B10 (Chrome 72)
15571 ms * ∼82%
Average MediaTek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz (12550 - 15571, n=2)
14060 ms * ∼74% +10%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
12793.8 ms * ∼67% +18%
Lenovo Tab M10 (Chrome 71.0.3578.99)
11447.7 ms * ∼60% +26%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=174)
9378 ms * ∼49% +40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
3975.5 ms * ∼21% +74%
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (Chrome 68)
3796.2 ms * ∼20% +76%

* ... smaller is better

The tablet is equipped with 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, of which approximately 25 GB is available for use for storage of apps and files/photos. However, in our storage performance benchmark the tablet achieved only below-average results, which could lead to long waiting times with access to files and opening of apps.

It is possible to expand the storage by up to 256 GB via the microSD slot, according to the manufacturer. The performance of the card reader is very good, and the results were in line with other devices in the test field. Due to the lack of exFAT support, however, file sizes above 4 GB are not supported.

Trekstor SurfTab B10Alcatel 1T 10Medion Lifetab P10606Xiaomi Mi Pad 4Lenovo Tab M10Amazon Fire HD 10 2017Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-10%
51%
271%
62%
40%
57%
-22%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
31.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-49%
64.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
61.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
61.22 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
30.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-52%
47.9 (3.4 - 87.1, n=119)
-23%
44.1 (14.6 - 73.8, n=48)
-29%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
39.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-52%
79.64 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
84.17 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
83.48 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
55.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-33%
66.8 (8.2 - 96.5, n=119)
-20%
61.7 (21.2 - 87.7, n=48)
-26%
Random Write 4KB
8.43
10.1
20%
12.02
43%
77.87
824%
11.32
34%
9.37
11%
19 (0.75 - 77.3, n=160)
125%
5.71 (0.13 - 77.9, n=199)
-32%
Random Read 4KB
16.96
12.72
-25%
34.59
104%
94.18
455%
52.5
210%
27.72
63%
36.8 (3.59 - 117, n=160)
117%
18 (1.32 - 142, n=199)
6%
Sequential Write 256KB
70.5
83.7
19%
74.24
5%
207.87
195%
52.6
-25%
147.67
109%
94.8 (14.8 - 189, n=160)
34%
37.1 (2.04 - 208, n=199)
-47%
Sequential Read 256KB
108.99
137.22
26%
274.74
152%
277.65
155%
279.94
157%
262.2
141%
229 (25.8 - 440, n=160)
110%
107 (6.75 - 741, n=199)
-2%

Gaming - Only With Low Settings

Graphical duties in the Surftab B10 are handled by the ARM Mali-T720 MP2. This GPU is a low-to-middle class GPU for light usage with corresponding performance. In terms of games this means that users should choose casual games or games that are somewhat older and/or with lower detail settings available.

In our tests, the tablet was able to run the games Temple Run 2 and Asphalt 9: Legends fluidly; however, with the latter title long load times were experienced and low detail settings needed to be selected. The touchscreen reacted well to input and the gyroscope was able to translate input also accurately. However, long drag and drop operations are a chore due to the high resistance offered by the display surface.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2

Emissions - Stereo Speakers for Occasional Use

Temperatures

In our testing the front side of the TrekStor Surftab B10 reached a maximum of 31.4 °C at idle and a maximum of 37.8 °C under load. As a result the device never feels more than warm in the hand and is not hot. Even after longer usage periods we didn't notice any reduction in performance that can be attributed to temperature problems.

Max. Load
 37.8 °C
100 F
36.8 °C
98 F
27.7 °C
82 F
 
 33 °C
91 F
31.9 °C
89 F
27.5 °C
82 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
28.1 °C
83 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
26.3 °C
79 F
27.6 °C
82 F
28.9 °C
84 F
26.2 °C
79 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33.6 °C
92 F
25.4 °C
78 F
27.7 °C
82 F
28.7 °C
84 F
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.7 °C = 87 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.3 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Front
Heat map - Rear
Heat map - Rear

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The stereo speakers in the Surftab B10 produce relatively high volume levels; however, the sound spectrum is very uneven. Sound tends towards the upper mids and lower highs and is lacking punch. For occasional media playback the speakers are therefore okay; however, an external speaker is recommended.

For the connection of the aforementioned speaker, as well as other devices, the tablet has a 3.5 mm jack. This was firm and snug and did not negatively affect audio output.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.645.22528.234.23124.631.4402120.7502834.56327.226.58025.428.310023.621.912519.221.51602020.420016.418.22501723.631516.532.240015.64250014.349.663012.858.98001466.6100014.672.9125014.274.416001474.9200014.177.7250014.475.7315014.275.5400014.678.5500014.180.8630014.679.5800014.771.91000015.163.61250014.960.3160001557.2SPL26.688.1N0.866.3median 14.6median 63.6Delta1.619.528.630.724.926.324.627.126.423.530.832.323.621.520.220.419.91917.622.719.13619.135.917.44016.945.316.850.615.155.316.560.915.662.91561.215.562.415.362.815.763.815.564.915.564.415.459.515.858.11656.315.853.616.15516.153.517.358.527.973.5130.3median 16median 56.30.69.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseTrekstor SurfTab B10Medion Lifetab P10606
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Trekstor SurfTab B10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 40.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 11.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (37.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 97% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 97% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Medion Lifetab P10606 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - Tablet with More than Eight Hours Usage

Power Consumption

Our measurements showed the TrekStor Surftab B10 drew a minimum of 2.2 Watts at idle and a maximum of 10.92 Watts under load. As a result, it used more power than comparable devices and took last place in our test field.

The included charger has an output of 10 Watt and is therefore capable of simultaneously running the tablet and allowing the battery to charge at the same time.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.43 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.2 / 3.94 / 4 Watt
Load midlight 9.35 / 10.92 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6000 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Medion Lifetab P10606
7000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
6000 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Power Consumption
28%
4%
17%
20%
11%
Idle Minimum *
2.2
1.01
54%
1.4
36%
1.2
45%
0.98
55%
1.55
30%
Idle Average *
3.94
3.69
6%
4.17
-6%
2.2
44%
4.45
-13%
4.17
-6%
Idle Maximum *
4
3.81
5%
4.2
-5%
4.1
-3%
4.51
-13%
4.25
-6%
Load Average *
9.35
6.17
34%
7.5
20%
8.2
12%
5.78
38%
7.13
24%
Load Maximum *
10.92
6.19
43%
13.71
-26%
12.2
-12%
7.18
34%
9.63
12%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our practical WLAN tests the Surftab B10 achieved a result of eight-and-a-half hours runtime before it needed to be connected to its charger. The battery life is therefore acceptable, however comparable tablets with the same size battery hold out for longer.

The included adapter does not offer fast-charging functionality and requires approximately six hours to fully charge the TrekStor Surftab B10 from flat.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 35min
Trekstor SurfTab B10
6000 mAh
Alcatel 1T 10
4000 mAh
Medion Lifetab P10606
7000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
6000 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
515
545
6%
796
55%
827
61%
580
13%
542
5%

Pros

+ low weight
+ low price
+ good black levels
+ solid construction

Cons

- no LTE
- slow WLAN
- low display brightness
- substandard camera

Verdict - Simple Android Tablet for WLAN Surfing

In review: TrekStor Surftab B10. Test device provided by: TrekStor Deutschland
In review: TrekStor Surftab B10. Test device provided by: TrekStor Deutschland

Our tests revealed the TrekStor Surftab B10 to be a simple tablet for Internet use. Checking email, browsing the web and occasionally streaming video content was absolutely no problem. Thanks to its low weight it is also very portable; however, a lack of mobile Internet connectivity restricts it somewhat. The ability to extend storage via a microSD card is also welcome due to the fact the tablet has very limited internal storage.

The TrekStor Surftab B10 is an inexpensive device, which is primarily suited for Internet tasks while connected via WLAN.

In contrast, the camera addition is almost irrelevant due to its mediocre performance. The GPS takes a very long time to determine position, and the low screen brightness ensures that usage outside is almost impossible. Potential purchasers should be aware that this tablet is really only suited to light Internet browsing on the sofa when connected to WLAN. If that's precisely what you're looking for, then the TrekStor Surftab B10 delivers sufficient performance for simple tasks.

Trekstor SurfTab B10 - 03/05/2019 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
67 / 80 → 83%
Pointing Device
67%
Connectivity
28 / 65 → 43%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
91%
Display
76%
Games Performance
8 / 68 → 12%
Application Performance
27 / 76 → 36%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
54 / 91 → 59%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
62%
74%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03-14)