ALLDOCUBE X1: 8″ Tablet with 10-core CPU for $223.99
Admittedly, the manufacturer ALLDOCUBE has already crossed our path several times, but we have not yet been able to gather any test experience. However, the ALLDOCUBE X1 was recommended to us several times and is really interesting thanks to the built-in hardware.
|Display||8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 360 PPI; IPS Display|
|Processor||MTK Helio X20 (MTK6797) Deca Core|
|Graphics chip||ARM Mali-T880 MP4|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Internal memory||64 GB; microSD card up to 128 GB|
|Cameras||8 MP front + 13 MP rear|
|Connectivity||2.4/5 GHz Dual Band WiFi, BT 4.0.USB Type C, 3.5 mm jack, hybrid SIM|
|Operating system||Android 7.1|
|Battery capacity||4.800 mAh|
|Dimensions/weight||218 x 126 x 7.8 mm / 356 g|
8.4 inch screen
The ALLDOCUBE X1 basically looks like almost any other tablet. The front consists mainly of the display with an 8.4 inch screen diagonal. The display is surrounded by the edge of the screen, which, as you are used to with tablets, is slightly thicker than with smartphones. The edge of the screen is much thicker at the top and bottom than at the sides. That’s why a home button on the underside, which is interestingly equipped with a fingerprint sensor, still fits easily. This reminds us a lot of the Teclast T8, but there is also room for a front camera and sensors at the top.
The form factor is achieved by the 16:10 aspect ratio of the display. For a size of 8.4 inches, the resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels is quite remarkable. This results in a pixel density of 360 ppi, i.e. pixels per inch. This is an IPS panel that uses OGS (one glass solution) to reduce reflections, similar to the CHUWI Hi9 Air. Nevertheless, the thickness of the device is only 7.8 mm, with a length of 21.8 cm and a width of 12.6 cm.
In my opinion, the arrangement of the keys is more logical than with the FNF iFive Mini 4S, for example. The AUX connector is on the top edge, power button and volume rocker on the right side. The left side is completely buttonless, probably because of the horizontal use. For this purpose, the microSD/SIM card slot is located on the left underside, directly next to the loudspeaker. To the right of this is the USB type C connector.
ALLDOCUBE X1 with Deca-Core CPU
In terms of processor selection, we have become a popular processor for tablets. The Helio X20 finds its place in the already mentioned Hi9 Air from CHUWI, but also in the VOYO I8 Max. Even if the CPU is not really new, it enjoys greater popularity among tablets. This is because the processor consists of a total of ten cores. Only the two Cortex A72 cores of it provide with 2.3 GHz clock frequency for decent steam, while the remaining eight Cortex A53 cores are intended more for everyday use. In addition, there is a memory combination of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory.
Next to the CPU is the Mali-T880 as a graphics unit on the board. According to ALLDOCUBE, current blockbusters such as PUBG Mobile or Arena of Valor can be played with it. With the hardware configuration, a more fluid gaming experience than with the Teclast T8 tested by us should be possible in any case. Not in the long run, though. With a 4,800 mAh battery, you should probably be near the power outlet when gaming, otherwise you might run out of power relatively quickly.
Also two cameras should not be missing. On the front are 8 megapixels responsible for selfies and video telephony. The rear camera even offers 13 megapixels including autofocus and flash. Personally I think it makes more sense to put the priority of the cameras on the front side.
Even though everything sounds very good so far, the ALLDOCUBE X1 can once again score a few plus points in terms of connectivity. For local Internet you can rely on 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band WiFi, in combination with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS & GLONASS you actually have all important wireless connections. In addition, there is the SIM card slot mentioned above. Although it supports LTE, it only has limited support for America. Band 2 or 4 is not to be considered here, only bands 1 and 3 are represented. This requires a nano SIM card and is a hybrid slot.
In addition to the SIM card slot, ALLDOCUBE also has a USB type C port and a 3.5 mm jack plug. Android 7.1 is the operating system here.
Overall, the ALLDOCUBE X1 is an interesting tablet, but it is in tough competition with the VOYO I8 Max. Both work with the same processor and the other features are also very similar. The biggest difference lies in the display size.To the gadget