ALLDOCUBE X: 10.5-inch tablet with Super AMOLED display
As a manufacturer, ALLDOCUBE has so far concentrated on notebooks and tablets. With the ALLDOCUBE X1, they have already launched a promising 8.4″ tablet, now the big brother is following. The ALLDOCUBE X comes in the larger 10.5 inch format and even offers a Super AMOLED panel!
|Display||10.5″, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 287 PPI; Super AMOLED Display|
|Processor||MediaTek MT8176 Hexa-Core CPU, 2.1 GHz + 1.5 GHz|
|Graphics chip||PowerVR GX6250|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Internal memory||64 GB; microSD card up to 128 GB|
|Cameras||8 MP front + 8 MP rear|
|Connectivity||USB type C, 3.5 mm jack, fingerprint sensor|
|Operating system||Android 8.1|
|Battery capacity||8000 mAh|
|Dimensions||245 x 175 x 6.9 mm|
10.5-inch Super AMOLED display
First of all, the ALLDOCUBE X is defined solely by its size. The panel with a diagonal of 10.5 inches naturally determines the size and differs from the X1 in itself, and the manufacturer has also created a really flat design. The ALLDOCUBE X measures just 6.9 mm in thickness. At 245 mm in length and 175 mm in width, it is slightly shorter and slightly wider than, for example, the iPad Pro with the same display diagonal. With a weight of 500 g it is also slightly heavier, but for this size the weight is completely OK.
But the center of attention is of course the screen. With a 10.5 inch screen diagonal, it is relatively large. This is a Super AMOLED display, which the Chinese manufacturer bought from Samsung. The panel offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which results in 287 pixels per inch for this size. AMOLED technology offers several advantages, for example better black levels, higher contrast, but also reduced energy consumption.
Six cores & a large battery
While ALLDOCUBE itself and other tablets such as the CHUWI Hi 9 Air currently rely on the old Helio X20 processor, the X is equipped with a somewhat newer SoC. The MediaTek MT8176 offers six cores, two Cortex A72 cores with 2.1 GHz clock frequency and four Cortex A53 cores, which are used for energy-saving everyday operation. The Hexa-Core CPU supports 4 GB LPDD3 memory, as well as 64 GB internal memory. All in all, a combination that is intended more for watching movies than for gaming.
The company from China is generous with the battery. The ALLDOCUBE X is equipped with an 8,000 mAh battery, which can even be charged using Pump Express+. 12V 1.5A results in 18W power input, which can charge the large battery at least reasonably quickly. Nevertheless, a full charge will take several hours. One aspect that is often neglected in China tablets and smartphones is sound. This is not the case with ALLDOCUBE X. Here you use an AKM HiFi sound chip, which is supposed to massively increase the listening experience in movies. But we can confirm this only after a test.
There are also two cameras on the board of the ALLDOCUBE X: one at the front and one at the rear. Both are 8 megapixel cameras, although it is obvious that they are both the same sensor. Personally, I think it’s a good idea to give equal weight to both cameras. After all, good video telephony is probably more important with a tablet than a convincing camera.
ALLDOCUBE X with fingerprint sensor
The manufacturer has not yet given away one hundred percent of the specs, but important specifications are clear. We know that the tablet is equipped with a USB type C connector and a 3.5 mm jack. For this you apparently have to do without a SIM slot, but a memory expansion of 128 GB is possible. A fingerprint sensor is located between the two connections, i.e. on the housing frame and not on the back of the Teclast Master T10. However, unlocking the tablet in this way seems somewhat unnatural to us.
Another good news from the software front: the ALLDOCUBE X comes with Android 8.1. We hope that the OS will remain relatively untouched, otherwise important points could be lost here.
The Chinese themselves praise ALLDOCUBE X as the “Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Killer” (which has not yet been released) and yes, I see potential to bring a serious competitor product into the shops here. The focus here is on a tablet that is supposed to be particularly suitable for films and music. The focus on a strong display and the hi-fi sound makes a lot of sense. When it comes to processor selection, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with the Snapdragon 660 simply has the better CPU, but the ALLDOCUBE can also score with a huge battery and the larger display. However, a price is not yet known. On the manufacturer side, however, you can already secure a 26% discount in the pre-order.
What do you think of the ALLDOCUBE X? Would it really be a Samsung killer?