Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Vs Lenovo Tab M10

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Vs Lenovo M10
Lenovo Tab M10
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PROSPROS
Good full HD screen.
Solid performance.
Pretty design.
Vanilla Android 8.1 Oreo.
Affordable.
Great price.
Solid, sharp screen.
Looks and feels a lot like a more expensive tablet.
Good battery life.
CONSCONS
Short battery life.
Weak speakers.
Bad cameras.
Limited storage.
Limited graphics power.
Some minor system lag.

Design

Lenovo M10Tab A 10.1
Dimensions242 x 168 x 8.1 mm9.65 x 5.88 x 0.3 inches (245.1 x 149.4 x 7.6 mm)
Weight480 g16.54 oz (469.0 g)
MaterialsBack: Aluminum
KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsSlate Black, Polar WhiteBlack, Gold, Gray

Samsung Tab A 10.1

The design of this device is very different from its previous version and also there are no physical buttons below as well. This gives this device a little modern feel, however, more and more devices are coming into the market with the same design. The build quality of the Tab A 10.1 is also better than its previous version as this device has got metal unibody. This device is 7.5 millimetre thin which is a little thicker than most of the devices in the market. Overall the design of the device is good and you will feel comfortable holding it in your hands while using it.

Lenovo M10

This device has got a full plastic body as it is a budget category tablet. However, the design is almost identical to the Lenovo P10 which is a lot expensive device than this. Because of the plastic body, it’s a little lightweight at 480 grams and also it is 8.1 millimetres thin. The build quality of this device is pretty good according to its price.

Display

Lenovo M10Tab A 10.1
Size10.1 inches10.1 inches
Resolution1200 x 1920 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 224 PPI
TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body73.01 %80.80 %
Colors
TouchscreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
FeaturesAmbient light sensor

Samsung Tab A 10.1

As the name suggest this is a 10.1-inch screen and it is also Full HD screen as well. It has an aspect ratio of 16:10 which is a good resolution for a 10-inch screen. This looks like a IPS screen as the viewing angles are nice and also the video quality on this device is nice as well. This screen is laminated as well which helps to enhance the user experience and it feels like writing on the real paper as there is no air gap between the display and the pixels. Other important things like contrast and colour reproduction is also nice as well. The brightness is good as well and also it is usable outside as well.

Lenovo M10

This is a 10.1-inch display and it has aspect ratio of 16:10. This is a Full HD screen and picture and video quality is also sharp enough as well. The brightness is good to use outside but not in direct sunlight as it will get a lot harder to see what’s on the screen. The colour reproduction and constrast are also good as well. This screen has an IPS panel which means that the viewing angles are good as well. Overall this is a decent display to watch movies or play games with nice viewing angles.

Hardware & Performance

Lenovo M10Tab A 10.1
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 450Samsung Exynos 7 7904
ProcessorOcta core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A53Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPUAdreno 506Mali-G71 MP2
RAM3 GB3GB
Internal storage32 GB128GB
Storage expansionYes Up to 256 GBmicroSDXC up to 512 GB
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Samsung Tab A 10.1

This device is good for daily tasks like using Youtube, Chrome or any other simple apps. However, if you use a lot of apps at the same time some apps will be closed in the background as the RAM memory is very less. You can also use Tab A 10.1 to edit photos but it is not as good and smooth as other high-end devices.

I also tried some games like PUBG and it works well with low graphics. However, you can play PUBG with HD graphics but then you will see some lags or stutters. Other games also perform well with low or medium graphics in some games. Even some games perform really well with medium graphics.

If you are someone who wants to do productivity work than you can do that with this device. However, there is no Dex desktop mode so might not be able to do productivity work efficiently.

Overall this device is good enough to do daily task, playing games and also useful to do productivity work if connected with a keyboard and a mouse.

Lenovo M10

The performance of this device is good enough for day to day task like watching videos, surfing the web or reading ebooks. However, than also there were some problems like apps in the background gets closed if too many apps are open at once. This device is also not suitable for those who want to do high graphics related work like video editing or photo editing. The photo editing did work but it wasn’t good enough so I would not recommend using the Tab M10 for any graphics related work.

In terms of gaming, well most of the high-end graphics related games didn’t work very well. However, those games are playable if the graphics settings are turned to the lowest. So, if you are a gamer and have no problem playing high graphics games at lowest settings then this might for you.

You can also use this device for doing productivity work there is a dedicated mode for that known as the Productivity mode. This mode is almost like the desktop mode and it is also a lot easier to use than Samsung Dex.

Overall, this device is best suitable for day to day task and someone who wants to do productivity work without burning a hole into their pockets.

Camera & Batterylife

Lenovo M10Tab A 10.1
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera5-megapixel8 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Front2-megapixel5 MP
Battery Capacity4850 mAh6150 mAh
Battery TypeLi-PolymerLi – Ion, Not user replaceable

Samsung Tab A 10.1

The front and the back camera takes decent photos considering that its a tablet. The photos taken in the daylight are pretty good while then the photos at night. However, these cameras are not too good if we compare it to midrange smartphone cameras. Overall these cameras are good enough to take pictures in the daylight but I would not recommend taking pictures of some precious moments with these cameras.

The battery life of the Tab A 10.1 is 10 hours for watching videos at medium brightness. This is a pretty good battery life if you are someone who just wants to use it for daily tasks like using youtube or surfing the web and things like that. You might drain the battery life faster if you play a lot of high-end games on the Tab A 10.1.

Lenovo M10

The cameras on the Tab M10 are not good enough to take pictures of some precious moments. This cameras are good enough for scanning documents or doing some video calls but other than that these cameras are not usable.

The battery life of the Tab M10 lasts just over 8 hours which is a decent battery life just for watching videos at medium brightness. However, this battery life will decrease if you do some heavy work like playing games or doing photo editing on this device.

Which Should You Buy?

If I need to choose one of the devices than Samsung Tab A 10.1 is the device I would prefer. The Samsung Tab A 10.1 has got better battery life, nice display, good design and better performing device as well. However, this choice depends on the person who wants to buy the device as everyone has there own needs. On the other hand, the Lenovo Tab M10 is the device for those who just want a basic device or wants to do basic day to day things like playing Youtube videos or Surfing the web.