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Tablet advice for specific purpose

Hello everyone!

Apologies if a similar question has been asked, but I wasn't able to find a satisfying answer for my case!

We're organizing app-guided treasure hunts & sightseeing tours in our city. Tourists receive a tablet with our developed application which guides them around the city. Tourists won't be able to access any other functionalities other than the app, and the app itself uses rather simple functionalities (gps tracking, video/audio playback, textual messages etc.)

I'm still wondering which android tablet I should buy for such a purpose, the selection is huge and I'm lost! I do know, however, what kind of characteristics I would expect from the tablet:

- good battery life. Should be able to work through at least 2 tours (duration around 3 hours each) without charging.

- bright screen, should be clearly visible in broad daylight.

- Great gps signal (preferably without wifi turned on). A built in magnetometer would also be nice

- preferably 10 inch screen

- Preferable price range between 120-250 euros per tablet

I'd be incredibly thankful for any advice. Thanks in advance!

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Narrowing down the search

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After a few hours of researching, I was surprised by an unexpected fact - a vast majority of tablets do not have a built in magnetometer (compass)! So, to narrow down my question and make it easier for it to be answered:

- is there any comprehensive list of tablets with a built in magnetometer? Or any search/filter function to help me find one?

I will take care of finding a tablet with the other suitable specs myself. Thanks a lot Happy

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Since you surely need more than 1, I'd contact a trusted shop for advice and a nice discount for this large order. Also ask the app developer for advice. They might have experience with other customers.

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Thanks for your response Kees_B. I don't really have a "trusted" shop, and most of the shops around here anyways employ underpaid and under-trained employees, who have even less knowledge about those things than I do.

The app developer is my friend, and he's the one I went to first. He also does not have a lot of experience with tablets, hence why I'm asking here on the forum.

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Never found such a device. Why?

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Broad daylight and good battery times are in conflict. There used to be transflective displays but folk found them a little muddy and it didn't sell. So back to backlight displays and those would require a lot of power to be seen in broad daylight (this is defined as not in the shade!)

Until you get your specs in order, you should be batting zeros.

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In reply to: Never found such a device. Why?

Thanks for your response as well, Profffitt!

I'm aware of the fact that broad daylight and good battery times are in conflict. But shouldn't any tablet endure at least a minimum of 3 hours of simple operation on the highest brightness setting?

I'm sorry but English isn't my primary language so therefore I might've expressed myself in the wrong way, but I am simply looking for a tablet which offers a good "trade off" between the specs I listed.

Of course I will not be able to find the perfect device, but it would be nice if someone experienced could "push" me into the right direction (e.g. by mentioning a model or two which could fit the description partially).

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You can check tests and reviews.

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3 hours at max brightness? I'd take another look at the Lenovo Tab 3.

Nearly 7 hours at max bright.

The Pro model had the compass. "The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is a single SIM tablet that accepts a . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope."

-> shows pictures in direct sunlight and over 5 hours max load.

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