Budget tablets are excellent devices for those looking for a portable entertainment device that could also double up as a light workstation if needed. In that sense, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is easily the tablet that packs a powerful punch in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment in several departments, whether it’s the display, the sound, the battery life, or the design. Also in the running at this price point is the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus, which offers similar features but falls a little short each time. In fact, as we got around to comparing the two tablets, we found that one is a lot better than the other. Read on to find out why Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 gives the Lenovo model a run for its money.
Battle of the displays
The impact of the movies or TV shows you stream ultimately depends upon the kind of experience the device provides. The screen is a huge part of this experience and, hence, it’s important for a tablet to provide a good display for meeting your entertainment needs. While the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus offers a 10.3-inch 1920 x 1200-pixel panel, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 sports a larger 10.4-inch panel with a higher-resolution 2000 x 1200-pixel display. The size difference and the additional pixels give the Samsung tablet a better viewing experience which is further accentuated by the much higher screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent giving users a more immersive experience when compared to the Lenovo tablet.
Quad speakers take the cake
This is another department in which the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 comes out as the clear winner. It incorporates Quad Stereo Sound that take the aural experience to a whole new level. The sound coming from all four corners of the device creates a rich theatre-like experience regardless of the tablet’s orientation when you hold it and has Dolby Atmos, which means further enhanced audio output. And although the Lenovo tablet also offers Dolby Atmos, it only holds two stereo speakers on its body. The dual speaker setup cannot match the volume and the depth of the sound that Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 can reproduce with its quad-speaker system.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 shines with a long battery life
Long binging sessions warrant great battery life. With its 7,040mAh unit, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 delivers long battery life that doesn’t leave you running for the charger every few hours. Binge-watching will be slightly less enjoyable on the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus given its significantly smaller 5,000mAh battery – even smartphones these days have bigger batteries than this! Along with a 40 percent bigger battery, the Samsung tablet offers 15W fast charging support that can quickly top up the cell. With such a big difference in battery capacity, it’s no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a better tablet for you on the go.
A slimmer design makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 more portable
Seeing them side by side may give you the impression that these two tablets are the same size, but they are not. Coming in at just 7mm thick, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is slimmer and lighter than the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus, which is rather chunky at 8.1mm thickness. And this makes a big difference in the user experience, as it significantly increases its portability. For instance, you will be able to hold the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 for a longer duration before your hands start to tire.
Better performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset
At the heart of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a Snapdragon 662 chipset. This 11nm SoC is far ahead of the Lenovo tablet’s 12nm MediaTek Helio P22T chip when it comes to providing raw output. Its combination of eight Kryo 260 cores works brilliantly to deliver top-notch performance. So, you can look forward to significantly better performance from the Samsung tablet. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is running on Android 10 (upgradable to Android 11), while the Lenovo tablet lags behind with Android 9. This means you are also getting more features along with a more polished software experience.
And the winner is…
It’s clear from this comparison that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 has won the race between the two. It pips the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus in every department, be it battery life, display, sound, performance, or design. And we have not even talked about Samsung-specific features like Knox Security, which brings defense-grade security to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. The tablet also wins in the storage department as it supports up to 1TB external storage via microSD cards, while the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus maxes out at just 128GB.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 starts at Rs 14,999 for its 32GB storage model, which offers 3GB of RAM. The 32GB storage model of the Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus is priced at Rs 14,999, but it only packs a measly 2GB of RAM. When it comes to LTE models, the Samsung device goes for Rs 20,499, while the Lenovo tablet is priced at Rs 20,999. This minuscule difference especially in the LTE models means that when you consider all the other benefits that the Galaxy Tab A7 offers, it comes out as the clear winner. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 from the Samsung e-store, Amazon.in, and other offline and online Samsung partner stores. So head online and get yourself the best affordable tablet today!