At the back of the package, we’ll find the technical data and parameters – only in Chinese. Another thing that draws attention are the seals in the form of disposable stickers. They are proof that no one opened the box, and that the tablet is new and shiny. Remember, however, that customs officers have the right to check the contents of packages and may open the box. In this case, depending on the country, the Customs Officer should, however, attach an official note, so you will know that your box was opened and checked.
What’s inside the box?
Inside you will find everything you need to start using your new tablet: instruction and warranty, both in Chinese and in English, small booklet “How to get started” (Chinese language only, but it’s not a big deal – after all, every Android tablet is easy to use), USB cable and of course, the tablet itself. The manual is short and cursory, but it covers all the important operating elements: how to turn on the device, how to adjust the volume, which sockets to use to connect peripherals such as headphones and memory card.
This kit has one limitation, but it’s not important: it is missing charger. The lack of charger is not a significant drawback: Onda V80 SE uses the standard Micro USB plug, which is used in almost every new Android-based tablet and phone, so you definitely have this charger at home (and probably a few of those!). The USB cable itself can be used for charging the tablet, by connecting it to a computer or power bank.
Supported OS is Android 5.1 Lollipop, which looks similar to all Android devices and has a default English interface that can be changed to one of the many regional languages, so if you need for example Spanish, German or Russian language – not a problem, you can change the language in device settings. You can do it immediately after launching the tablet first time.
Let’s launch the tablet
After charging the battery to about half capacity, we are starting the tablet by pushing the button located on the top-right side. The operating system loads very fast on its first start, which is a very good sign and demonstrates that the CPU won’t pushover when it comes to performance.
First launch of Onda V80SE tablet. On the right side, you can see a sticker that protects the screen from scratches during transport and that should be removed before using the device.
After just 1-2 minutes of preparing the system to use for the first time, the tablet is ready. The device works very fast and instantly connects to the Wi-Fi Internet. Android allows pre-configuration, so you don’t need to configure anything, and it’s the perfect solution for impatient people who do not like to waste time and want to use the tablet right away, straight out of the box. The only thing you would need to do is to seamlessly install your favorite apps from the Google Play store and you can then easily browse the web, play games, contact with your friends through social media, and even work using Android office apps.
Let’s now take a look at the hardware and see what this cool but affordable tablet can do:
|CPU||Intel Baytrail Z3735F Quad Core 1.33GHz|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphic (7 gen)|
|Display||8.0 inches, 1920 x 1200 px|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Networks||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Camera||Rear: 2.0MP, Front: 0.3 MP|
|Card Slot||TF Card (up to 256 GB)|
|Audio||3.5 mm Jack plug|
|Sound device||Mic and speakers|
|Product dimensions||21.40 x 12.50 x 0.95 cm|
|Package dimensions||26.00 x 21.00 x 6.50 cm|
|Product weight||0.312 kg|
|Weight with package||0.620 kg|
|Package content||1 x Tablet, 1 x Chinese and English Manual, 1 x USB Cable|
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- Android 5.1. in English and other language versions
- 1920 x 1200 resolutions allows watching movies and pictures in excellent quality
- Not too shabby performance in everyday tasks
- Internal memory can be expanded to 256GB
- Fast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
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- Quad-core processor will be not enough to play newest games or to multitask many apps at the same time
- Cameras shoot photos only in low resolution
- Lacks charger – only USB cable is included
Design and build quality
The tablet is inexpensive, so you can’t expect to find here alloy buttons, Gorilla Glass protection or an exclusive brushed steel case, but designers still managed to achieve a nice design, despite the limited price. The cover is plastic, but the material looks solid and does not look tacky. The rounded corners bring to mind higher-end tablets, and the relatively thin frames around the screen make a great impression and are a pleasant surprise.
There is also very interesting color choice: Onda V80SE is available in pink and blue. Of course, not everyone will like these colors, and so it may be directed more to women tastes, but in any case, color selection is certainly interesting. The rose colour is quite subtle and rather gives the impression of beige, so it doesn’t look too flashy, which I believe is a very good design choice.
Onda V80 SE is powered by Intel Baytrail quad-core processor with a base clock frequency of 1.33 Ghz. As for today’s standards, and compared with the flagship of other companies, this is of course not much, but Intel uses its own Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to accelerate applications and games so even in case of older chipsets, it’s not bad and it’s definitely capable.
The 7-Generation Intel graphics chipset is a standard GPU for tablets in this price point. It cannot run the latest and demanding Android games, but older applications will run smoothly, because this GPU supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2. On the other hand, 2GB RAM is also not very much, especially when you want to run multiple applications at once, but it would be enough for web browsing, social media applications and other software. This configuration is sufficient for everyday use – and that is most important for a typical user!
This is an inexpensive tablet and it still achieves good performance results, has a great display and decent, but of course not the best, components inside. It can be recommended to people looking for a reasonably good tablet, but who don’t want to pay too much. For daily and typical tasks such as web browsing, e-mailing, using social networking sites and even simpler games, it is perfect.
At the same time, its performance is not enough to handle more complex tasks like demanding multitasking or latest games – but understandably, at this price point, you should not expect best CPU available. Also, both cameras can capture only a low-resolution images and will be useful mainly for video calls, for example via Skype. This is not that important drawback if you won’t be using a tablet for making photos though. To summarize: it’s the perfect tablet for beginners, casual users!