Getac ZX10 evaluate: This absolutely rugged however light-weight Android pill can go wherever



  • Totally rugged construct
  • A number of configuration choices and equipment
  • Good display screen


  • Audio lacks quantity and high quality
  • Disappointing longevity from commonplace battery
  • Reasonable entry-level RAM and storage

Rugged tablets want to face up to shock, drop, water, mud, warmth, chilly, and the overall rough-and-tumble of being thrown into the again of automobiles and handled in different unceremonious methods. Getac is a specialist on this space, providing a variety of rugged laptops and tablets. Its Android 11-based ZX10 pill, which begins at £1,025 (ex. VAT) within the UK, is extremely configurable and might be augmented by copious equipment, making it appropriate for a number of use instances. 

The Getac ZX10 is carries MIL-STD-810H and IP66 certifications, and may stand up to drops from 1.8m (6 toes). The ten.1-inch display screen sits inside large bezels which give plenty of safety towards bodily shock. The chassis is deep, and its corners are rounded, making it extra doubtless that when this pill is dropped it should roll moderately than merely crash down on the ground and stress the elements contained in the shell. With dimensions of 275mm extensive by 192mm deep by 17.9mm thick and weighing 1.04kg, this pill strikes good steadiness between robustness and portability. 

Getac ZX10

Getac ZX10: A ten.1-inch Android 11 pill based mostly on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inside storage. With MIL-STD-810H and IP66 certification, it is designed to function in difficult environments.

Picture: Getac

The display screen is a ten.1-inch TFT panel with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) decision and 800 nits brightness. Together with Getac’s daylight readability know-how, this makes it appropriate for viewing in a variety of situations. There is a three-button contact panel on the principle display screen permitting you to specify gloved hand, finger-touch or pen-based enter, to assist get most responsiveness from the contact display screen. The display screen’s matte end helps with out of doors readability, and viewing angles are good.

To the suitable of the display screen (in panorama mode) there is a column of 5 buttons topped by a lightweight sensor that reads the ambient mild degree and adjusts display screen brightness accordingly. Two of the 4 buttons are labelled ‘P1’ and ‘P2’, and are programmable: by default these improve and reduce brightness. Two extra are labelled ‘+’ and ‘-‘, and by default are set to regulate quantity, however are additionally programmable. The fifth button, colored inexperienced and barely raised, is the facility button. 

There’s an 8MP webcam with a sliding privateness cowl above the display screen. As a result of the Getac ZX10 is designed to be usable by individuals carrying gloves, the privateness cowl has a considerably protruding lip for straightforward sliding. There’s additionally a 16MP digital camera on the again with an LED flash, which lacks a safety cowl. Getac offers its personal digital camera software program that caters for digital zoom as much as 7.7x on each cameras, permits you to change decision, use the flash and so forth. It is fundamental, however works effectively sufficient. Do not count on improbable high quality pictures, however for common documentation and video calling the Getac ZX10’s cameras are wonderful. 

The bespoke digital camera app is not the one on-board Getac app supplementing Android 11. Amongst a spread of preinstalled apps is a tool deployment device and a bespoke settings app for the assorted {hardware} and software program modules. 

There’s a speaker grille within the backside proper nook of the display screen bezel. Audio output is disappointing, missing each bass and quantity. You may wrestle to listen to anybody on a video name except you are near the pill with low ambient noise ranges – unlikely in lots of the environments for which this pill is designed. Our recommendation: be sure you have a headset handy. 

Under the display screen are LEDs indicating energy on, wi-fi activation and battery standing (amber when charging, inexperienced when full, in addition to varied flashing standing alerts). There are lugs for a automobile mount system on the underside lengthy edge, whereas a sturdy carry-handle might be connected to the higher lengthy edge. 

Getac ZX10: ports

Behind protecting covers: a USB-A port and a 3.5mm audio in/out jack, and a MicroSD card slot and a USB-C port.

Picture: Sandra Vogel / ZDNET

As a result of it is designed to serve vary of sectors — together with transportation and logistics, defence, first responders, utilities, and industrial manufacturing — customisation is a key function of the Getac ZX10. Choices embody a smartcard reader, HF RFID/NFC reader, 4G LTE cell broadband and GPS. My evaluate unit had a number of non-obligatory components. 

On the suitable brief edge, beneath a hinged rubber cowl is the facility connector. The highest edge carries a barcode scanner. On the left brief edge one hinged cowl protects a USB-C port and a MicroSD card slot, whereas one other protects a USB-A port and a 3.5mm headset jack. On the again of my evaluate unit was an RFID sensor space. Additionally on the again are two individually detachable, hot-swappable batteries. There’s assist for 2 4G LTE SIMs, with a SIM slot beneath every battery. The again additionally has a housing for the bundled capacitive stylus, which is connected to a tether. 

Getac ZX10: rear

The Getac ZX10 accepts twin swappable commonplace (4990mAh) or high-capacity (9980mAh) batteries. Every battery compartment homes a SIM slot for non-obligatory 4G LTE broadband.

Picture: Sandra Vogel / ZDNET

The usual batteries ship 4990mAh every for a complete of 9980mAh. The batteries might be swapped individually, and the battery standing indicator high proper of the display screen provides separate readings for every one. This implies you possibly can carry spares to maintain the Getac ZX10 going for lengthy durations, with swap-outs utilized as wanted. Getac additionally presents high-capacity 9980mAh batteries for these wanting even longer life from a every cost.  

Battery life with the usual batteries was considerably disappointing. A 3-hour YouTube session depleted two absolutely charged batteries to 50% and 49%, whereas the PCMark for Android Work 3.0 battery life benchmark noticed the pill final for 8 hours and 14 minutes. Area employees could effectively want in-vehicle charging, spare commonplace batteries or high-capacity batteries. 

The chipset is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660, which is distinctly lengthy within the tooth, however ample for the form of workloads the Getac ZX10 is designed for. It delivered common Geekbench 5 CPU scores of 325 (single core) and 1476 (multi core). Main Android scores on the time of writing are round 1000 (single core) and 3500 (multi core). 

My Getac ZX10 evaluate unit had 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inside eMMC storage, with 6GB and 128GB optionally accessible. There is a MicroSD card slot for straightforward handbook information trade or including to the on-board storage. 


Totally rugged tablets are designed for harsh circumstances indoors or out. To fulfill the calls for the Getac ZX10 is a really robust system, designed for use with finger, gloved hand and stylus enter. There’s an expansive vary of options on supply in order that the pill might be configured for a number of use instances, and twin hot-swappable batteries ought to assist to maintain it going within the subject.  

Getac’s ZX10 is an effective all-rounder that ought to discover a area of interest in a spread of trade sectors. And if Android is not your most well-liked platform, take a look at the very related however Home windows-based UX10.

Getac ZX10 specs

Working system Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (octa-core, 1.95GHz-2.2GHz)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU
Show 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
– Display screen sort capacitive multitouch TFT LCD
Brightness 800 nits LumiBond show with Getac daylight readable know-how
Storage 64GB, 128GB (eMMC)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
Cellular broadband non-obligatory 4G LTE
GPS sure
Ports USB-C (3.2 Gen 1), USB 2.0, docking connector, 3.5mm audio in/out, energy in jack, non-obligatory RF antenna pass-through for GPS, WLAN and WWAN
Slots MicroSD
Cameras 8MP webcam, 16MP rear digital camera
Buttons energy, 4x programmable buttons
Safety Kensington lock, non-obligatory HF RFID/NFC combo reader, non-obligatory good card reader
Battery capability 2x 4990mAh • non-obligatory excessive capability 2x 9980mAh
AC adapter 65W
Dimensions 275mm x 192mm x 17.9mm (10.8in. x 7.56in. x 0.7in.)
Weight 1.04kg (2.29lbs)
Certifications MIL-STD-810H • IP66 • vibration & drop resistant (1.8m/6ft) • non-obligatory: ANSI/UL 121201, CSA C22.2 NO. 213 (Class I, Division 2, Teams A, B, C, D)
Preinstalled software program Getac Digicam, Getac Enter Methodology, Getac Driving Security Utility (trial model), Getac deployXpress (trial model), Getac settings and Google functions (Search, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Play, Drive, YouTube music, Google TV, Duo and images)
Equipment (non-obligatory) carry bag, commonplace battery (4990mAh), high-capacity battery (9980mAh), multi-bay chargers (dual-bay, eight-bay), AC adapter (65W), workplace dock AC adapter (65W), DC-DC automobile adapter (120W), capacitive stylus with tether, safety movie, hand strap, shoulder strap (2-point), shoulder harness (4-point; handsfree), automobile dock, workplace dock, 100W Sort-C adapter, exhausting deal with
Worth from £1,025 (ex. VAT)

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