Onda V80 Plus Tablet from GearBest
Beautiful, modern design tablet from Onda, purchased from GearBest.com. I have had a tablet for a year and it served me intensively, especially during the last months of study - it was a good thing when writing an engineering thesis and also as a replacement for a heavy laptop.
The color of the tablet is gold - white. Packed, it came in a white cardboard box with a warranty card, manual and cable. There was already foil stuck on the screen - however, it is very easy to scratch and destroy, so I have to buy tempered glass. There was no memory card or case included, but we'll talk about that later.
The entire carton was wrapped with bubble wrap and firmly secured with an envelope.
The screen responds well to touch, it does not stutter, the colors are vivid, the image is smooth. The tablet is slightly slow to load web pages, but it was not bought to view meme pages. The Onda V80 Plus tablet has two operating systems - Android 5.1 (which I am completely not interested in) and Windows 10 - which I use most often. Unfortunately, the disadvantage of running Windows is that it takes up practically all of the built-in memory, leaving a small margin for downloaded files. Therefore, it is mandatory - you should buy a memory card, at least 16GB, which you can also find cheap on GearBest - e.g. here - Samsung cards.
On the screen we have a typical 'Windows' logo which, when pressed, opens the menu. In addition, there is also a diode hidden under the glass and a camera. On the sides there are buttons for activating and regulating the volume, a slot for a microSD memory card, a charging socket, a Jack and HDMI input and a speaker. On the back of the tablet there is a camera and the Onda logo and some basic information - e.g. serial number or information about power supply and internal memory. Everything is nicely stamped with Chinese stamps and secured with a protective foil. In addition, there is a QC 48 label on the foil.
Virtually everything that is 'light' works on the tablet - Office, small programs, even a driving license course with animations were run from an .iso file.
The tablet had problems connecting to WiFi at times, especially on networks it did not know before - I don't have this problem at home. However, I had a problem with logging into the university's WiFi for the first time - I had to reconfigure the password in the 'multimedia kiosk' to be able to connect, even though I entered the correct data. In general, you could write elaborations about university WiFi, so I'll refrain.
The WiFi range is also not the best - often the tablet did not connect to the network during class, even though the phone was connected and had the proverbial 'one line' of range. Everything was back to normal in the corridor.
The sound quality of the speaker in the rear leaves much to be desired, unfortunately it is not very loud. The sound is of average quality, a bit muffled, so it is definitely not suitable for listening to music on the road or during a break, you will need headphones or a portable Bluetooth speaker.
2MP cameras take pretty good pictures. Anyone who has had a phone with such a camera knows that it is no match for today's smart phones. The photos are not blurry, but the camera does not have autofocus or flash, so photos of details or late hours are not an option. Landscapes or occasional photos - absolutely. We can also shoot movies using the tablet, but the quality will be worse than the photos. When it comes to more typical camera applications - you can easily install Skype (in Windows it is probably reinstalled as Skype for the desktop) or other communicators and connect with the whole world.
I will not talk about the operation of Windows 10, because it is a typical Windows that we can install on a computer. There is also an option to switch to tablet mode in the tablet, so we will not have a 'Start' button and tiles, as in Windows 8.
We can also set the screen brightness - 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. There is also a very nice battery saving mode that gently dims the screen and allows the device to work longer (I'm talking about an interesting feature in Windows 10).
Notifications that appear during the operation of the device are signaled by an LED and by sounds - e.g. in the case of Facebook.
Charging takes about 3-4 hours, and a full, charged battery allows the device to work for about 3.5 hours. For this, an ordinary smartphone charger (microUSB) is enough.
As for the keyboard - I knew that writing an engineering thesis or even small lectures would be difficult for me. That's why I decided to buy a keyboard with a case. The keyboard is typical for devices with a diagonal of 7 inches, but after checking the dimensions of my tablet and the maximum dimensions to which the holding bar can be stretched - I decided to order it. I have the current keyboard from Allegro, because after recalculating the prices from AliExpress and other Chinese websites, it turned out that despite the paid shipping, it will be the cheapest choice. If I know correctly, then the dollar was around PLN 4.30 in my bank, including currency conversion. So such a keyboard came out on AliExpress over PLN 30, while on Allegro I bought it for PLN 24. The disadvantage of this keyboard is the lack of Polish characters - for 'People's China' I can't figure out how to make them on the keyboard. I definitely miss the 'alt' button to the right of the spacebar. There is no numeric keypad, but that's no trouble.
You can connect a USB flash drive with an OTG input to the tablet - or after using a micro to normal USB adapter. We can also attach a mouse if we need it - but I consider it an unnecessary gadget in the case of a touch screen.
To start the tablet, press the start button and hold it for about 10 seconds - until the green LED on the front lights up. I was a bit surprised by the time in which it takes place, but the tablet itself then starts up quickly.
The Windows camera app only has face recognition on the front camera.
The tablet is ideal for office work and as a PDF e-book reader. It is also possible to install dedicated applications.
In summary, the Onda V80 Plus Tablet is a great help for people who like to have something with them that they can work on at any time. I, as Gloger, often wrote articles on it while on the road, but then they had to be corrected due to the lack of Polish characters on the additional keyboard. But throwing it into Word on the computer did the trick. I am very happy to have this device, and if I had to change it for the better in the future - it would only be Xiaomi. Samsung and Apple are deleted for some reasons, which I do not want to mention, and which you can read about on various forums or even on YouTube itself. I recommend the tablet, the value for money is adequate - but I recommend waiting for a promotion or coupons, which are often made available on the fanpage or on the forum. On request, we can also arrange a discount for you.
To sum up, the 'dry' specification:
Screen: 8 inch Retina screen, 5-point touch, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution
Processor: Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8350 Quad Core 1.44GHz
Operating system: Android 5.1 and Windows 10
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU
ROM memory: 32GB
Front Camera: 2.0 MPix
Rear Camera: 2.0 MPix
Range of activity: Operation of two 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi networks
Supported languages: most languages
Expandable ROM: yes - up to 256GB max
USB port: no - only microUSB
Battery: 4200mAh (enough for about 3.5 hours of continuous work)
LED indicator light: so
HDMI output: mini HDMI
Jack output: yes, 3.5 mm
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