What’s The Fastest Android Tablet Available?

No Nonsence: What's The Fastest Android Tablet of 2023? The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. But... there might be a new performance new king soon... The Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro.

Best Most Powerful Tablet

Looking to bag yourself a new tablet and only care about having the Fastest, Beastiest and Best Gaming Tablet Available?

I’m gonna get straight to the point, and back it up with some evidence!

The fastest Tablet (according to Performance & Gaming Benchmarks) you can buy in 2023 is… The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

  • Most Powerful Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, S8+ & S8

But… There’s a new kid on the block, that threatens to take the crown before Samsung releases the Tab S9 later this year.

Xiaomi Mi 14 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 14 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 14 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 14 Pro

That new kid is the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro. Already released in China, the global variants will be available soon after the launch of the non-pro variant. It uses the same chip as the Samsung Tab S8 line but with an asking price of about 50%. Something to think about.

Notes – Samsung Galaxy Tab: Although all three Galaxy Tab S8 have the same chipset, the larger models have improved cooling and perform slightly better in benchmarks.

Both these tablets features last year’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship processor. Currently, this is the fastest available chipset you’ll find in an Android Tablet. This year, we see many phones pushing out better performance with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2: Check them out here.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Fastest Tablet – AnTuTu 9 Score:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra:

  • Total Score: 891079
    • CPU: 193574
    • GPU: 402765
    • MEM: 133756
    • UX: 160984

Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro:

  • AnTuTu Performance Score: 1006603 
    • CPU 257778
    • GPU 400071
    • Memory 156049
    • UX 188263

As you can see, the Xiaomi pad 6 Pro has taken the lead in raw performance and gaming grunt!

Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro

Fastest Tablet – Geekbench 6 Score:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra:

  • Single-core Score: 1615
  • Multi-core Score:  3559

Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro:

  • Single-core Score: 1686
  • Multi-core Score:  4092

Fastest Tablet – 3D Mark Score (WildLife Extreme):

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra:

  • Best Loop Score: 2467

Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro: 

  • Best Loop Score: 2735

The Elephant in the Room: Thermal Throttling

While the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is certainly the theoretical fasting in benchmarking performance. It does suffer from thermal throttling after around 5 minutes of sustained heavy load on the CPU & GPU.

Looking for a cheaper gaming tablet that doesn’t suffer from thermal Throttling: Best Gaming Tablets Guide.

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