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Best Chinese Tablets for 2020

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I am a passionate technology fan that has been reviewing the latest Android tablets over the past couple of years, providing helpful advice.

Lenovo Tab 3 7 inch tablet

Lenovo Tab 3 7 inch tablet

Are You Interested in Buying an Android Tablet from China?

Are you interested in a 2020 Chinese Android tablet, but not sure what to buy?

There are so many manufacturers these days for example Lenovo, Teclast, Onda, Chuwi and Asus that it is quite a daunting decision.

Furthermore, the specifications are so overwhelming, and getting more advanced that is creates a lot of confusion.

If your answer is yes to the above question, then the Lenovo Tab 4 8 inch tablet might be a good candidate to consider. My 10-year-old son has recently purchased this model with money received as a birthday gift. So here is my very honest review of this tablet. We’ve already had some issues with this tablet, although it was not of a technical nature, but worthwhile to share. I will explain the event further down in this article.

My son has been on the lookout for a tablet for quite some time. He is a big Clash of Clans and Clash Royale game fan and was borrowing my mobile phone from time to time to play his games. The five-inch phone screen was too small for him, and he wanted something bigger; hence he started to look out for a bigger device. The Tab 4 ended up being the device we bought based on the promoted specifications we researched on the internet. So here is my take on the device after using it, in comparison to the published specifications and promotional material.

The Pros

Size and Weight

The size and weight of the tablet is ideal for use by children and adults. My boy has been handling the tablet without any trouble. He can play his games for lengthy periods without getting tired holding the tablet, as the weight of this model is only 1.11 pounds. He also finds it very easy to hold the tablet, while walking around, as it is very thin, about a 1/3 of an inch. It is also easy to store as it takes so little space.

Lenovo identifies this as a big selling point for this model and I have to agree with them. The compactness of the tablet makes it extremely easy to use especially for children.

My boy using his tablet, displaying how easy it is for a child to handle a 8 inch tablet.

My boy using his tablet, displaying how easy it is for a child to handle a 8 inch tablet.

Optimized for Kids

The Tab 4 allows for different user modes to be configured allowing for more flexibility when more than one user is using the device. I haven’t really explored this option in too much detail on my boy’s tablet, although I have looked at the “kids mode” which if configured allows for things like safe browsing for children. This however, although mentioned in the promotional material, is not standard on all the Lenovo Tab 4 models and could be quite frustrating to configure. I’ve found the below video quite helpful to get it configured.

The tablet is also more geared towards outdoor use than your average tablet, as it is moisture resistant, which means it can handle the odd water splash. Take note it is not fully water-resistant, which means you still need to act with care when you use the tablet by the pool or at the beach. My boy has spilled some water on his tablet, and I can report that the tablet could handle it without any post-incident malfunction.

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Protection for Your Eyes

This Lenovo model has been released with a new feature which Lenovo calls Adaptive Display Technology. The goal behind this feature is to dynamically adjust the brightness of the display based on the application in use and the lighting of the surrounding area. There is also according to promotional material a safe mode that removes all blue light from the display. I must admit that I have so far failed to get this feature configured.

Better Tablet Design

This version of the tablet has been designed to allow for a better screen display in comparison to previous versions. I’ve compared the display with the display of my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and I can confirm that the display is sharper and allows for better viewing angles. I’ve found the 8 inch tablet size quite easy to handle.

Photography

The 5 MP rear camera and the 2 MP front camera are very much the same as previous Lenovo tablets. The quality of the cameras are very good and it is quite a good selfie camera. I however prefer using phone cameras rather than tablet cameras due to the size of the device.

Quality of a Photo Taken with Lenovo Tab 4 8 inch

Photo taken by my boy, showing quality of photos taken with Lenovo Tab 4

Photo taken by my boy, showing quality of photos taken with Lenovo Tab 4

Processing Power

I’ve found this tablet to be quite responsive with no unnecessary lag. This is because of the very good Quad Core processor and the 2 Gigabyte on-board memory.

The Cons

The Screen

I’ve mentioned in the introduction, that we’ve already had some issues with this tablet and you might have wondered, what I was referring to. The specific issue relates to the screen and the fact that the material that the screen is made out of, is in my opinion not strong enough.

My son forgot his tablet in his bed, under his duvet. Not thinking about this, he actually pressed with his knee on top of the tablet, while getting back into bed. Although this did not break the outer layer of the screen, it actually cracked the inner touch-pad rendering the tablet basically useless. I inspected the tablet in more detail post the incident, finding that the outer screen is way too flexible, allowing for unnecessary pressure on the inner touch-pad.

Lenovo has designed it in this way to keep production costs down. I’ve compared it with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet and have found that the outer screen of the Samsung is more sturdy. Luckily for my son, we had no problem in getting the inner touch-pad replaced by Lenovo, be it for our own cost, as the warranty did not cover this type of event. So it is important to buy a protective cover for your tablet as it will provide the necessary extra support for the screen.

Please see below some images of the cracked inner screen.

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To ensure that we don't get a repeat of this very unfortunate event, I bought the below Lenovo cover for this model tablet.

Lenovo Tablet Cover

Lenovo Tablet Cover

The Battery Life

I’ve found the average battery life of the tablet a bit frustrating as it is advertised as 10 hours, although I found it to be closer to 8 hours. This is however still way above the general average for mid-range Android tablets.

Conclusion: Did We Buy the Right Tablet?

Overall I can definitely say that this Lenovo Tab 4 8 inch tablet, has got more pros than cons and that it has been the right decision for us to purchase this model. It requires some extra care, if it is used by a child, but this should not distract from the brilliant specifications you get, at a very affordable price.

The current upgrade to the 8 inch tablet - the 10.1 inch tablet.

Comparison: Lenovo Smart Tab M10 vs. Lenovo Smart Tab P10

ModelLenovo Smart Tab M10 Lenovo Smart Tab P10

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-Core, 1. 8 GHz Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-Core, 1. 8 GHz Processo

GPU

Integrated

Integrated

OS

Android 8.1

Android 8.1

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

Internal storage capacity

16GB

64 GB

External storage

microSD(TF) up to 256 GB

microSD (TF) up to 256 GB

Screen

10.1 inch

10.1 inch

Front camera

2.0 Mp

2.0 Mp

Back camera

5.0 Mp

5.0 Mp

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

Internal Sim\LTE

NO

NO

Battery Type

4850 mAH

7000 mAh

Battery / Run Time (up to)

8 hours (tbc)

9 hours (tbc)

Product weight

2.1 pounds

2.1 pounds

The Lenovo Smart Tab P10: Winning the Comparison in My Opinion!

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General Tablet Information and Advice Area

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What Is Android?

Many people, including some companies and sales assistants use the word Android, without actually knowing what they are talking about. See below some important facts about Android:

  • It is an operating system, based on the Linux operating system.
  • The design of it was funded by the Google Corporation.
  • It has been taking the market by storm.
  • It is giving Apple's iOS operating system a run for their money.
  • It is primarily geared towards devices that range from phones to tv set-top boxes.
  • Every version is named after a favorite dessert or sweet. e.g Ice Cream Sandwich, Lollipop, KitKat, etc.
  • There is a big community of Android developers using various tools to develop Android Apps.
  • Some of the tools currently in use to develop Android Applications are the following: Android Studio, Eclipse with the Android SDK, Visual studio using Xamarin.

Why Do I Like Android Devices?

This is a question that you may also have if you are reading my article. So, let me explain where my love for tablets come from. There are so many improvements that has come about, as a result of the investment in hand-held devices. See my list below:

  • Hand-held devices are starting to play an increasingly important role in the area of medicine.
  • Hand-held reading devices has made it possible for many people to be introduced to educational books and classic stories that they would not have had exposure to previously.
  • Hand-held devices are used in day to day outdoor jobs, bringing the office to a place where it would have been impossible in the past.
  • These devices, with the help of the Android operating system, are able to assist one in tracking exercises and fitness levels.
  • It has made the world of the GPS accessible to the man in the street.

Do You Have a Question?

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Need help? Do you have a question?

Please ask any question w.r.t. android tablets.

I'll try my best to answer and provide good realistic and unbiased answers.

Please leave a question in the Comments Section at the bottom of this page.

What are the most important features that you should be looking out for? See if these answer some of your questions.

Are you uncertain as to what specifications are crucial to review when buying a tablet? If the answer is yes, then the below-summarized information will be of help.

  1. Screen

    Selecting a tablet with a good screen is critical. Look out for the following words, multi-touch, capacitive, IPS. Steer clear if resistive or tft is mentioned.

  2. Weight and Size

    Remember that a tablet is a handheld device, so it is important to look at the weight. If you look at a 7-inch model then you should not be going for anything heavier than 600g. Tablets bigger than 9.7 inches should not be heavier than 750g.

  3. Battery Life

    Battery strength from 5000 mAh upwards is desired.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 ogrote

Ask a question.

mikra on April 25, 2018:

It is NOT worth buying a Tablet whose manufacturer is not responsible for the system that carries the device. IF for whatever you need technical assistance, make sure you buy from a manufacturer that really supports you. The experience of the support has been bad, and a tablet without the system can not work. All manufacturers have on their pages the systems of their devices to reload if it fails or malfunctions. Irulu only has the last month or year. If you are going to use the tablet for less than a year, maybe it lasts for you, but if the purchase is going to be longer, my advice is that you buy from another manufacturer. It is not worth buying a product that has no support and you know you can not use it more than a limited time. If you can, its better select any other device, any other brand than offer real technical support

Awais Shahzad on December 22, 2017:

I want G-star tablet because I like it.

It is my favourite tablet.

If some one is selling so tell me on

0300-5072568.

ogrote (author) on August 31, 2017:

Hi Raja Paranjape

I've seen this tablet being marketed on various Chinese wholesale sites including the top ones e.g. W*sh and Al*Expr*ss. It has got fantastic specifications. I however am sure that the screen and casing is substandard. It is however worth the gamble for the price. I'll go for it. Just make sure you buy from a reputable site.

ogrote (author) on August 31, 2017:

Hi Leon

I would advise that the Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30HC is still a good option. There are many South African retailers still selling this model e.g. Game.

Leon Bezuidenhout on December 29, 2016:

Hello I do agree with you about Lenova being a good choice. One thing I like to ask is, I would like to buy a new Tablet but I would like one with an extra slot in for a sim card. I would like it to be a phone and tablet.

Can you recommend one for me please.

Joe on December 12, 2016:

We cant vote for all the tablets in this review, the poll is rigged..lol.. I have a Nexus 9 and I would totally vote for it..

ogrote (author) on June 22, 2016:

Hi Ken

I am not sure at this stage, but will try and find out.

Regards

Ken on June 18, 2016:

Will there be a Chinese version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S coming soon?

ogrote (author) on August 10, 2014:

@felipe-diaz-a: Hi Felipe

The Ramos i10 is a fairly good tablet with a quad core processor and 32 GB storage. The model that I was looking at also have got dual O/S (Android and Windows). I however do think it is quite expensive. What is the budget that you can spend as there might be a couple of cheaper options?

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

felipe-diaz-a on August 05, 2014:

Hi, i came from a voyo a15, excellent performance but horrible software and hardware quality overall. It just stop working the touch screen. I try updating the firm but didn't fix it, son I was told by the store I buy it that I need to buy a new panel. I'm in between that or buy a whole new tablet. Any recommendations similar to voyo a15 in performance?.

is the ramos i10 pro as soft as the voyo on the user exerience. I'm interested in this tablet, but I think is as expensive as other famous brand like acer, lenovo, asus, etc. What can you tell me about this device?.

Thanks!

ogrote (author) on July 17, 2014:

@pajh: Hi pajh

The Ramos K100 will be released by the end of July in China. The only major difference with the Pipo T9 is the size. The K100 is a 10.1 inch tablet while the T9 is 8.9 inches. Both are 3G devices as well. Both quality devices.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on July 17, 2014:

@0utsky: Hi 0utsky

Apologies for the delay in replying. I am experiencing some laptop issues currently! You are supposed to go to the link https://hubpages.com/technology/what-are-the-best-... if you click on "best 2014 android tablets under 200$". I tried it now and it worked correctly. Can you try again please?

Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

pajh on July 15, 2014:

Do you know if the Ramos K100 has been released yet? And how does it compare in specs to the Pipo T9 ?

0utsky on July 15, 2014:

I'm a bit confused with your site, blog, whatever! :) I click the link "best 2014 android tablets under 200$ but i don't really see a list of tablets but the PiPo tablet which isn't under 200$ how does the site work? Should i log in to see the content? i'll try that, but maybe i'm doing something else wrong? :p

ogrote (author) on July 04, 2014:

@howie2506: Hi Howie2506

Apologies for the slight delay in answering your question. Yes, the T9 is one of the best tablets currently available. You can also read about the new Xiaomi Mipad which has made some waves since its release in China. The Onda V975M is also a good tablet with a cheaper price tag.

Have a nice day.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Androids Tablets"

howie2506 on July 02, 2014:

What is currently the best tablet from China? Is it the Pipo T9?

ogrote (author) on June 10, 2014:

@rksthakur: Hi rksthakur

I had a look at the Onda V975i and I've been very much impressed. I've been an Onda fan for a while now. I don't think you can go wrong from a price and quality point of view. To be safe, make sure that you understand the return policy from the shop / web site from where you purchase the tablet.

Great tablet with good Intel chip.

Enjoy!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

rksthakur on June 09, 2014:

looking for a 10 inch tablet. recommend me few best model to have from china. what is your opinion about Onda V975i?

ogrote (author) on March 23, 2014:

@ot0th3z: Hi

The price range is around the $150. Do you have any makes that you are quite keen on? There are some great Lenovo tablets for around the $150 mark.

I like the Lenovo Ideatab A1000 7-Inch 8GB Tablet.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

P.S. Apologies - it seems your question got lost in the woodwork. I assume you have made a purchase already.

ogrote (author) on March 23, 2014:

@chozin1: The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch, is a top range tablet and as such does not have that much competition, even from the more tradition manufacturers like LG, Nexus etc. If screen size is important ( at +- 8.4 inch's) then the Lenovo Yoga tablet is comparable (although still lagging a bit behind!) The Onda V819 Mini Gold 7.9 Inch is also quite a good tablet. I am also very impressed with the Pipo tablets - there are a couple of great ones around the 9 inch size. Also keep an eye open for the soon to be released (commercially) Huawei Mediapad X1 7 inch tablet - this will be real competition for the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch.

I hope this has provided you with some ideas?

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on March 23, 2014:

@christina-rigglemartin: Hi Christina

The Ainol MTK8312 is a fairly new released tablet. I haven't seen any major complaints from customers. It is however important to know for what you want to use the tablet for. If it is for playing games, read ebooks and watching movies then it should be fine. It is not a top of the range tablet, but you will get a good quality tablet for the price.

Here are some highlights of its specifications:

Android 4.2 OS

7 inch 1024*600 capacitive touch screen

MTK8312 Dual Core 1.2GHz

512MB DDR3 RAM and 8GB NAND FLASH ROM

Support Bluetooth/GPS/3G function

Support GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 2100

Front 0.3MP + Rear 2.0MP camera

I hope this info was helpful.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Tablets"

christina-rigglemartin on March 22, 2014:

is the Ainol MTK8312 any good?

chozin1 on March 20, 2014:

What Chinese tablets are comparable to the U.S. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch ?

ebasketballshoes on February 21, 2014:

The products also great, China also has great technology products!

MartinTim on February 11, 2014:

I All of these products look quite interesting and reliable. I personally liked the lenovo ideatab and yoga tablets quite much. They have an impressive hardware, and an even impressive performance. Plus lenovo is a huge brand too.

ot0th3z on December 28, 2013:

@ogrote: What would you recommend around that price range?

ogrote (author) on December 18, 2013:

@ot0th3z: Hi ot0th3z

I have to apologize for the delay. I had a look at the ampe a85 and it is a fairly decent tablet. The 1 Gig memory is very good. It also has 8 Gig nand flash(storage capacity) which is sufficient for general use. It is important to understand that this is not a top of the range tablet, but it has in general very good specifications. The 4000 mAh battery strength is also good. There has been comment made that the tablet can be slow from time to time, but this might be related to a lot of processes running at the same time.

In summary this tablet has got lots of positive reviews on the web and as such there are many happy customers.

The only thing is to compare the price vs. what other tablets you can get for the same price - that could have better specifications.

Apologies again for the delay.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ot0th3z on December 12, 2013:

@ogrote: Thanks. Let me know what you think.

ot0th3z on December 03, 2013:

@ogrote: Awesome! Thanks.

ogrote (author) on December 02, 2013:

@ot0th3z: Hi

Just to confirm that I have received your question and will be answering shortly. Apologies for the delay,

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ot0th3z on November 30, 2013:

what about the ampe a85?

ogrote (author) on November 19, 2013:

@english-plus-775: Hi english-plus-775

The Captain range is one of the latest ranges to be released by Ainol. It is definitely better than the Hero range and come in 8 GB and 16 GB versions. The most outstanding aspect of this range is the battery quality - +- 10000 mAh. This is on par with the iPad. So all in all I can't fault this tablet on specifications. The important thing is to keep your eyes open for negative reviews. I haven't seen anything eye glaringly negative so far. The reviews sometimes needs to be reviewed in context, but all in all this looks like a good piece of technology!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on November 19, 2013:

@Michael_Man: Hi Michael

Apologies for the delay in replying. I've reviewed these tablets as well and they are all very similar. I do however favour the Pipo more due to the fact that it has got the more sturdy casing.

Price wise the Cube is the cheapest, followed by the iFive X2 and then the Pipo being the most expensive. I've also checked battery life and they all seem to be on par.

My vote goes to the Pipo!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

english-plus-775 on November 19, 2013:

hi, Please tell me is this Ainol NOVO10 Captain Quad Core 10.1" Android 4.2 Tablet PC w/ 2GB RAM, a good tablet to buy.

ogrote (author) on November 18, 2013:

@Michael_Man: Hi Michael_Man

I am confirming receipt of your question. Apologies for the delay. I will be providing more feedback tomorrow.

Apologies.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Tablets"

Michael_Man on November 17, 2013:

Hi,

I've got 3 tablets on my mind al three are almost 9 inch FHD and has the same specs(cpu, gpu):

Pipo M7Pro

Cube U39GT

iFive X2

But i'm still not sure which one is the best(allrounder)

Do you have any advise or do you know better 8 to 9 inch tablets?

Thank you in advance!

Kevin Rhodes from Connecticut, USA on November 03, 2013:

Very nice lens. Well put together and list all of my favorites except the Ramos brand. Mediatek will surely bring Chinese smart phones and tablets to forefront in 2014.

ogrote (author) on October 28, 2013:

@fvaldivial: Hi Fvaldival

Thanks for the question.

The Teclast P89 Mini is quite a new tablet still. It has a dual core Intel Z2580 processor. I would just wait a bit for web reviews to start appearing before buying. I can't see anything negative at this stage. Teclast is also a fairly reputable make.

Are there any other makes you are interested in?

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Tablets"

fvaldivial on October 27, 2013:

Hi

What would you say about the Teclast P89 mini? It has an oustanding processor apparently, but I don't see any reviews in the webs, and I would thought such a powerful tablet would have a lot of acclaim but nothing... Should I buy it or seek for another options?

ogrote (author) on September 11, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Desh

Thanks for the kind words. I have to admit that I don't know too much about Wintouch Q75. I've reviewed the specs and it does look like an entry level tablet that should provide fairly accepted quality and user experience. I am almost 100% sure that it is assembled in China and not Dubia, but I might be wrong. If you can I would advise that you don't buy this tablet online, but at a real shop where you can ask the sales assistant to demonstrate the tablet and if you can give it a test run. You will know if it is the right tablet for you when you have a real look at it. Don't expect Samsung quality - but for the price - it might ve worth it.

Go well.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on September 11, 2013:

@ogrote: Thnx you for the answer!

anonymous on September 11, 2013:

@ogrote: Thnx you for the answer!

anonymous on September 10, 2013:

First of all I must thank for the information that you have shared with us.I'm also interest in buying Chinese tab. But Here in Sri Lanka mostly available brand is Wintouch Q75 tab (sellers say that it is made in china and assembled in Dubai).It is rear to find Yuando, Telcast, Ainol, Onda here.. Is it ok If i go to Wintouch Q75 one >>>

ogrote (author) on September 05, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Zafar

Thanks for your question.

Can you tell me a bit more about your tablet first. The make - as well as what do you mean when you say loose display. Has then screen come loose from the casing?

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Tablets"

ogrote (author) on September 05, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Jotin

Thanks for your question. You have listed 3 of the best tablets on offer currently. I will be adding these to this site in the next couple of days as well! :)

On the question on which is the best I would rate Onda first, based on track record and then Jxd and then Pipo.

Jxd has got the best battery -which is very important.

I haven't really dealt too much with Jxd, but has seen very positive reviews about Onda. There has been complaints about the screen of the Pipo coming loose.

Onda all the way for me!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Tablets"

anonymous on September 05, 2013:

I bought a Chineese tablet few months back, having charging connectivity problem , showed to some technician, which solved but after that loose display, as per technician every thing seem to fine , please tell solution, really oblige & Thanks.

anonymous on September 05, 2013:

Hi,

Thanks for this page!. Can u help me between this 3 tablets please:

1) Pipo Max m9

2) Jxd s908

3) ONDA V973

Which one is the best for u? Really thnx and have a nice day sir!.

ogrote (author) on August 29, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Vicfal

Thanks for your questions. All four of these tables will be fine for your needs, however number 2, the Onda V812, is my front runner. Onda is a fairly reputable brand and it also has got the best camera and IPS screen. The one thing to take into account is the fact that you will need access to WIFI point to surf the web with the ONDA , so number 4 ( the PIPO Max M5) which include a sim card slot will ensure that you can browse the web on a 3g network - no need for WIFI.

Ployer and PIPO are also good makes, but there has recently been a report looking at the impact of local Chinese brands on iPad sales in China and ONDA was mentioned as a brand taking a bit of the market share away from Apple!

Onda for me!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on August 29, 2013:

Hi,

First of all thanks for your website. It was really helpful!! I am looking for a budget tablet around $140 to use for surfing the web, reading and playing the occasional game. I came across these three tablets:

1)8" Ployer MOMO18 Quad Core A31S 1.2GHz Android 4.1 Tablet PC 2GB RAM 16GB WIFI

2)8" Onda V812 Quad Core A31 1.5GHz Android 4.1 Tablet PC 16GB 2GB RAM WIFI IPS

3)PIPO S2 8" Dual Core Rockchip RK3066 1.6GHz Android 4.1 Tablet PC Bluetooth HDMI

4)8" PiPO MAX M5 3G Dual Core A9 1.6GHz Android 4.1 Tablet PC 16GB WIFI Phone IPS

Which do you think is the best out of these 4? It would really help if you would give me your opinion as I am confused as to which to choose!! Thanks

ogrote (author) on August 03, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi mrkeno

Sorry for the delay in responding.

I haven't had a lot of exposure to the Hummingbird. It is however a very well designed tablet with the best battery of the three tablets mentioned. It also has in my opinion the most accessories for the price. I specifically like the keyboard. I however must also mention that the PIPO and RAMOS have got for example better cameras. I've had more exposure to the PIPO over the past couple of months. These are however all three good tablets. I'd probably go for the Hummingbird due to the battery life and the keyboard!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on July 31, 2013:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your input on the current wave of chinese tablets doing the rounds. Its been very enlighning and educational. I would like to get your views on the following tablet as spec wise it looks great. Its a HUMMINGBIRD PX103 - 10 INCH TRANSFORMER STYLE TABLET WITH SNAP-CASE COVER - KEYBOARD COMBO - QUAD CORE - 1280X800 HD DISPLAY -

BLUETOOTH. It would be good to get your thoughts as I've been to get some real insight into this particular tabllet.

Also are you aware of the following tablets and have you any thoughts on them.

PIPO U8 Quad Core RK3188 1.6GHz 7.9 Inch IPS 16GB Android 4.2 Tablet

Ramos-x10-pro-mini-3g-edition

ogrote (author) on July 16, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Neil

Thanks for the question. I personally have always liked Ployer. I however had a good look at the Pipo S2, as well as, Pipo as a company and it seems to be on par with Ployer, if not more innovative. (They even have got a 13.3 inch tablet now).

The customer reviews for both companies looks to be quite fine.

One thing that I have noticed is the battery of the Pipo looks to be a better spec'd one - so that means better battery life. I will go for the Pipo if it was my choice!

Hope this helped.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on July 16, 2013:

Hi again,

I'm still looking at different options with regard to an 8inch (4:3 ratio) tablet at a budget price. On amazon there seem two good options...the Pipo S2 or the Ployer momo8. Do you have any thoughts regarding these two tablets. Specs look similar, I'm wondering if one has the edge over the other, company reputation, customer service etc. I'm not looking at doing any high end gaming just something to watch videos, check emails, surf the net etc. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Neil

ogrote (author) on July 06, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Gillas

Apologies for not yet responding. Will respond in the next couple of days.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on July 03, 2013:

I have found the Cube U30GT IPS 10.1" Quad-Core 1.8GHz Android 4.41.1 Jellybean Tablet (32GB)

with the following specs

A9 RK3188 / 2GB RAM / Bluetooth + WiFi + 3G / MALI400 MP4 GPU / HDMI

the cost 156.50 !

From fasttech

anonymous on July 03, 2013:

there seems to be no mention of the Cube tablets I am currently split between the Cube U30gt2 and the Pipo m6 max - any thoughts

ogrote (author) on July 03, 2013:

@anonymous: answered

ogrote (author) on July 03, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi GLeison

Thanks for the questions.

All three tablets have got IPS screens and Quad Core Processors.(The PIPO has got the best CPU in my opinion - Rockchip RK3188 Cortex-A9 Quad-core 1.6GHz)

The PIPO and Onda has got the better processor combination for game play and general tablet tasks, while most reviews show that the Ainol is the best for videos etc. The Ainol has also got very good battery life.

I've put some more detail below focusing specifically on Onda and Ainol.

The Ainol Novo has got an IPS screen (similar to the iPad Retina screen) and a resolution of 1280*800, while the Onda also has got an IPS screen, but a resolution of 1024*600. So on that front the Ainol has got the better specifications. We however should look at the CPU and GPU (Graphics Processor) as well - so let's see:

Ainol CPU = Quad Core Atm7029 1.5 GHz and Onda CPU = Quad Core Allwinner A31s 1.0Ghz.

Ainol GPU =GC1000+ and Onda GPU = PowerVR SGX 544

The general consensus on the web is that the PowerVR SGX 544 unit is better than the GC1000+ unit for normal tablet usage and game play. The GC1000+ unit is however better when it comes to watching video etc. So if watching video's is one of your main criteria then the Ainol is the better option.

Just a final point as well and that relates to Battery life - very important when it comes to tablets - The Ainol is the better option. One of the tablet reviewer managed about 7 hours watching a 720P quality movie at 30% display brightness, 50% speaker volume, Wifi off. That is a very good stat.

Ainol and Onda are both Chinese tablets that have been around for a while and that possibly has got a better track record than some of the others.

I would go with the Ainol - for the purposes you require.

If you look for a tablet that is an all rounder from a balanced specification point of view I'd go with Onda.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on July 02, 2013:

Hi

Which of theses tablets are best for videos, films,youtube ,browsing the net and principally streaming from XBMC?

also which one have the best most vivid screen and smooth browsing performance?

-Ainol Novo7 Venus

-Onda V711s ARM-A7

-PIPO S1 Pro

Cheers

anonymous on July 02, 2013:

Hi

im most looking for a tablet for videos,youtube and mainly XBMC, which of theses 3 tablets would be most suitable and which has the sharpest and most vivid screen and most smooth performance?

-PIPO S1 Pro

-Onda V711s ARM-A7

-Ainol Novo7 Venus

cheers

ogrote (author) on June 20, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi George

Thanks for the question. I had a look and it looks like a fairly good choice with good specifications and some good reviews from current owners. I however haven't been into too much contact with this make of tablet, so I am a bit unsure about the manufacturers track record.

If you look at specifications only, then this is a good tablet.

I hope this was of help.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on June 20, 2013:

is cube u23gt quad core a good choice?

ogrote (author) on June 19, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Neil

Apologies for the delay in replying. I would probably rate Onda number 1 then Ainol and then Chuwi. The Onda and Chuwi seems to have better batteries, which is quite important when it comes to tablets. The onda seems to have the all round better specifications.

However Ainol is one of the better Chinese manufacturers with a more Western approach in doing things, so you probably can't go wrong with their tablets.

I hope this helped.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on June 18, 2013:

@ogrote: Hi again,

Thanks for your thoughts on the Onda v812, I will continue to do research on this tablet. Another tablet on Amazon with a fair price is the Ainol Novo 8 Discovery (find). The specs look good, how would this compare with the Onda or the Chuwi? Are these tablets at this price bracket all very similar or are there companies that you would be more inclined to trust or recommend based on having a more reliable reputation? I really do appreciate you feedback and thoughts.

Kind regards,

Neil

ogrote (author) on June 14, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Neil

Good to hear from you again.

If you are interested in a Chinese tablet specifically, then the Onda V812 8-Inch at $169.46 has got all your requirements.

You can read more about it on this page at https://turbofuture.com/consumer-electronics/best-...

I will look further for you as well.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on June 14, 2013:

Hi again,

Thanks for your comments on the Chuwi v88 tablet, the comments are very helpful. As you have good experience in tablets, please could you tell me what 7'9 - 8 inch tablet with 16gb storage and minimum 2gb RAM you would recommend? My budget would be under $200. I think having a recommendation would be helpful to others as sometimes it gets very confusing with so many tablets out there in the marketplace! Your advice is very much appreciated.

Neil

ogrote (author) on June 03, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Neil

I've included this tablet especially for you in my list of hot picks for this week. Go to Hot Pick 4 on this page. I've given some background info on the company and also an Amazon link where you can see the specifications. It looks like a very attractive tablet. Battery quality looks fairly good and it has got an IPS (Retina) screen - similar to the iPad. I haven't actually been in contact with this make, but the information about the company and the tablet looks quite good.

I will investigate further and will report back tomorrow , if I find anything worthwhile.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on June 03, 2013:

Hi,

I've been considering the Chuwi v88 tablet 16gb 2gb RAM...Do you have any helpful information regarding this tablet /company?

Many thanks,

Neil

ogrote (author) on May 30, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Victor Lee

Good to hear from you again! I am finding out for you. Will be doing some tests and will let you know!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 30, 2013:

thanks for reply. May i know if I can off the tablet screen while hdmi ? I saw some tablets in demo years ago, the screen is off to save power while hdmi, are china tablets have these features ? thanks.

ogrote (author) on May 29, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Ceus

Yes - they are definately also quite good. I will be adding the Pipo M8 to my product list.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 29, 2013:

PiPO tablets are awesome too,especially their newest tablet Pipo M6,it is a low cost but has high performance.I really love all their tablets

anonymous on May 25, 2013:

@ogrote: may I know the answers ?

ogrote (author) on May 17, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Victor

This message is just confirm that I have received your question. I'll provide an answer in the next couple of hours.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 17, 2013:

Hdmi Connection - may I know when I connect to hdmi port to output to TV or exteral monitor :

1. Can I turn off the tablet screen to save power ?

2. Can I connect to AC power in so that it won't run out the battery ?

3. If I connect to OTG with wireless keyboard and mouse, will it act like a desktop PC ? Any issues here ?

Thank you experts

sincerely Victor

ogrote (author) on May 15, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Victor

I think that the issue might be more related to lower quality components that might be used with the very cheap Chinese tablets. The majority of Chinese tablets have got an acceptable Wifi reach.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 15, 2013:

Wifi issue - A lot people say, some chinese tablets poor in Wifi, cos, the back casing is metal. Wtf, Ipad back casing also made of metal, but, never heard of wifi issue.. So, what is the problem ?

ogrote (author) on May 14, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracy

Yes you are correct. I have however seen that fully charged tablets - plugged in - will not charge when you use it while plugged in - until it reach a threshold - when it will start charging. Your explanation is however perfect. Thanks for the feedback.

Please pass more questions through - you are also free to answer questions from other readers - if you feel you have some info that might be worthwhile.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 13, 2013:

@ogrote: I don't think it runs out of battery when plug in, tablet pc system is like car battery system, the external plug in source will supply electricity when plug in, while same time partially charging the battery. when battery is full, it will work solely on the tablet only. Unless, if the charger is not powerful enough, then, only the power draw will be from the battery when plug in.

ogrote (author) on May 13, 2013:

@anonymous: I've had to do some research on this one and it seems the battery is a pre requisite for most Android devices - so device minus battery - means dead device!

Not sure if it answers your question.

Please keep rolling in those questions!

Best regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on May 13, 2013:

Hi Victor

My understanding is that your assumption is correct however - it actually does run of the battery although still plugged in - so it will stop charging at 100% charged and then will use the battery until it reach the a value threshold set for charging to start again - usually 95%. It is not really the charger that controls it - rather the software.

Hope that helps.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on May 13, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Amy

On question (1) yes - but it will probably start charging again once the battery reach 95% etc..

(2) I think it is fine to use while busy charging.

(3) This is just a precautionary measure.

Most Chinese tablets have got 12V 2A chargers - but it is not universal - you will need to look at the specifications of the tablet you are reviewing.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 13, 2013:

@ogrote: I have one question, all the while for smart phone and tablet PC, does the 240V AC/DC electric source ever provide power to the device or only used for charging the battery only ? why when I take out the battery and plug in, the device won't power on ? thanks

anonymous on May 13, 2013:

@ogrote: Thanks Ogrote for your expert answers.. So, basically,

1) when fully charged 100%, can plug in and USE the tablet.

2) when still charging, DO NOT USE the tablet.

3) If even fully charged 100%, when plug in and use, the tablet turns unusual very hot, means charger

problem, so, not suitable for plug in and play.

Am I right ?

Another question is : are most Chinese tablet 9.7" using 12V 2A charger ? Is it device specific or universal ? ( if the plug hole can fit )

Thanks again Expert.

ogrote (author) on May 12, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracy

I don't personally sell tablets. I'll promote tablets which I feel does add value and which looks like a good buy - primarily through Amazon and eBay - but that in itself might be a problem depending on your location - if you are in the U.S.,U.K or any other country with an Amazon outlet - it is best to work through an Amazon verified supplier. If you are in the East then it might be worthwhile to work through suppliers like Chinavasion or similar companies who have build up a very good reputation internationally.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on May 12, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Amy

Thanks for the question. Very good question indeed. There are two schools of thought on this one.

1) The OS (Android ICS for example) know when the battery is fully charged and usually stops charging the device once the 100% charge has been reached and it should for all practical reasons be safe to use the tablet then when still plugged in. I've seen this personally with my Samsung Galaxy phone and with most tablets I've used.

2) The battery chargers of most of the cheaper tablet makes are fairly cheap pieces of electronics and such can be an unstable power supply - so you could get the risk of a surge frying your tablet! :)

I would go with (1) - but I do think you need to monitor the situation. If you see the tablet is getting quite hot, post it being fully charged, I'll unplug it from the power source.

I hope this was helpful advice.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

Hi, I have a doubt, can I connect to power supply while using the tablet PC to save battery power ? Will it shorten the battery life ? How to prevent it ? ( If I fully charge the tablet PC first ) then , I connect to external power when using ? ( hdmi link to tv, using otg mouse and keyboard time, ) I do not want to drain the battery power, cos, troublesome need to always charge the battery. Thanks a lot Ogrote for your expertise again.

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

@ogrote: Can you recommend some good sellers ? Or do you sell them ?

ogrote (author) on May 11, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracy

Yes they are correct - the IPS screen is a better option for outside.

I hope I hear again from you. If I may ask - who are you purchasing the tablet from - is it a well know online supplier?

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 11, 2013:

@ogrote: thanks ogrote, I will go ahead and order it by next week, this is the cheapest 9.7 in the market, my only concern is that it is not IPS screen, but some people say that it does matter as long as we don use it outside under the sun for it is not IPS, which I seldom do, so for indoor use I think it is ok ? ( I mainly use for reading E book and online newspaper .... Thanks again Ogrote.

ogrote (author) on May 11, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Ameila

This is a very good tablets - based on the reviews I've seen. The outstanding specification, especially for an Android tablet is the the absolute outstanding battery life - this tablet has got a very powerful battery -> 10000MAH rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (almost comparable to the battery in the iPad 4) which will give you up to 8 hours of usage - very good!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on May 11, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracey

Apologies for the slow response! I don't think you need to be concerned about the N90S - I've seen very favourable reviews and customer feedback. The only area of concern relates to the speaker - most guys are saying that it is not up to iPad quality - but it also depends on the application they used in my opinion!

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 10, 2013:

i was wondering what you think about the VISTURE V97HD quad core? any good?

anonymous on May 10, 2013:

@ogrote: Yeah N90S is a good buy, USD136, but I don't know if it is good or lousy overall......

ogrote (author) on May 09, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracy

I am really not sure. The N90S looks like a great buy. Enjoy.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablet"

ogrote (author) on May 09, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Jay

I've added two tablets that definately fit your requirements as two further hot picks for the U.K. for this week. The one is a good Chinese tablet while the second one is a non Chinese Google Nexus tablet. Both are sourced through Amazon.co.uk.

Here is a link to the section on the page:

https://turbofuture.com/consumer-electronics/best-...

I hope it helps.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

anonymous on May 09, 2013:

Hi, i was looking for 2 tablets with the following specs:

1st one:

9.7" to 10.1" screen, RETINA display,

quad core processor (good one)

good battery

2gb ram

hdmi

bluetooth

3g (OPTIONAL)

2nd one:

7" to 8" screen (good resolution)

good processor, good battery, ram and anything extra that would be good.

Price range not a problem. both should be good build quality and MUST have WiFi.

any good ones you can recommend? or chinese one?

help is greatly appreciated

thanks very much

anonymous on May 08, 2013:

@ogrote: Has it got to do with PPI and/or IPS ? For 9.7" tablet, is 1024 x 768 without IPS will cause the problem ?

I am going to order Vido Yuan Dao N90S dual core today ...

ogrote (author) on May 08, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Tracy

This is definitely not a flaw that can be put in front of all Chinese tablets. My kids have got fairly cheap Envizen 7 inch tablets which has got a beautiful display.

You might have just been unlucky. Just remember you sometimes do get what you pay for - so be careful in buying a tablet with specifications that sounds to good to be true for the price!

Have a nice day.

Best Regards

"The Best Chinese Android Tablets"

ogrote (author) on May 08, 2013:

@anonymous: Pleasure Tracy!