VOYO I8 Max: Tablet mit Deca-Core & SIM-Slot for $199.99

The tablet market is currently struggling. Nevertheless, a tablet is part of many people’s basic equipment and is sometimes used as a replacement or additional device for smartphones and notebooks. The VOYO I8 Max could also easily complement the latter with the keyboard. But is the remaining hardware sufficient?

VOYO I8 Max Tablet with keyboard

Technical Specifications

Display 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 280PPI; 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 3 MP front + 12 MP rear
Connectivity 2.4/5 GHz Dual Band WiFi, BT 4.0, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm jack, SIM slot, GPS
Operating system Android 7.1.1.
Battery capacity 5000 mAh
Dimensions/weight 24.6 x 17.0/ 353 g

VOYO I8 Max in Microsoft Surface Design

At first sight the VOYO I8 Max reminds us directly of the CHUWI SurBook Mini. This is due to a decisive component, but more on this later. The tablet itself looks like almost any other tablet. Of course, the 10.1 inch display occupies most of the front panel and determines the size. In addition, however, there is the black edge, which is almost identically wide on all sides. The trend to do without the edges of smartphones for the most part cannot be seen here.

The dimensions are 24.6 x 17.0 x 0.9 cm. This makes it similar in size to the CHUWI device just mentioned. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. With this diagonal this results in a pixel density of 280 ppi.

VOYO I8 Max Tablet Display
The display diagonal is 10.1 inch.

An interesting feature of the VOYO I8 Max is its rear panel. There we find a stand which, like the original Microsoft Surface, takes up half of the back. This part is foldable and infinitely adjustable so that it serves as a stand for the tablet. The CHUWI and the original, however, have solved this optically a little more beautifully than here. Otherwise, the VOYO logo and the camera are still on the back. There is a removable cover on the camera. Among them are the SIM cards or microSD cards slots.

The back of the VOYO I8 Max Tablet

Tablet with ten-core processor

In terms of hardware, VOYO stands out slightly from other tablets with the I8 Max. The Teclast T8, for example, works with a hexa-core processor, smaller tablets like the CHUWI Hi9 “only” on a quad-core processor. Of course, that doesn’t have to mean anything at first, after all the Helio X20 built in here is a bit older. This CPU offers 10 cores. Two Cortex A72 cores with 2.3 GHz clock frequency provide power. There are four Cortex A53 cores with 1.8 GHz clock frequency and four energy-saving Cortex A53 cores with 1.4 GHz clock frequency. The overall performance is not enormous, but it is sufficient for all everyday applications!

In addition, there is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.

Gaming with the VOYO I8 Max Tablet
Whether the hardware is sufficient for games with high requirements would first have to show a test.

VOYO has also installed two cameras. The main camera offers a resolution of 12 megapixels, the front camera a 3 megapixel resolution. Cameras are definitely not the main focus of tablets. Accordingly, the quality is likely to be below average. The battery is relatively small with a capacity of 5,000 mAh. Compared to the older Xiaomi Mi Air with 12.2 inch notebook you are at the same height. In combination with the old CPU the battery life should be rather average, tending to be below average.

All kinds of connection possibilities

If you look at the housing frame of the VOYO I8 Max, you will notice the connections. The most important ones are represented there in order to achieve a good workflow. The micro-USB port is used to charge the device, a 3.5 mm jack plug is used for headphones. In addition, there are the two SIM card slots and one microSD card slot. This supports a maximum of 128 GB. Instead of the Micro-USB we would have liked a USB Type-C. But he supports OTG.

The tablet also supports some wireless connectivity options. It supports 802.11b/g/n WLAN, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. A Bluetooth 4.0 module is built in, just like a GPS sensor. However, the most interesting connection option is the SIM module. This means that the VOYO I8 Max can also be supplied with mobile Internet and used on the go. This is an aspect that has been neglected in many China tablets.

VOYO I8 Max Tablet Display 2

Only Android 7.1.1. is used as operating system. A simultaneous use of Android and Windows, as known from some CHUWI devices, is not possible here. Included in delivery are a Micro-USB cable with 1 m length, a charger and an adapter. The keyboard and stylus (pen) are not included – unfortunately!

Evaluation

Overall, we find the VOYO I8 Max interesting, especially because of the hardware used and the wide base. The SIM slot is also interesting for many of you and we have been asked about it several times. The only problem we see is the battery, which is probably a bit too small for such a large display.

What do you think of the VOYO I8 Max?

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