At present, it is an indisputable fact that the tablet PC market is surpassed by smart phones. However, it is not that no one likes to use large-screen devices. This is why tablet PCs continue to decline but they will not disappear within a short time. The Chinese Tablet PC market, which has experienced a rise and fall, is also actively seeking ways to get out of the predicament. As the representative brand of Chinese Tablet PC, ALLDOCUBE X1 will bring us a new development idea.
The ALLDOCUBE X1 looks like almost other tablet PC. The front panel consists for the most part of the display with an 8.4-inch screen diagonal. The screen surrounds the edge of the screen, which, as is common with tablets, is a bit thicker than with smartphones. The edge of the screen is noticeably thicker at the top and bottom than at the sides. That’s why a home button fits snugly on the bottom, which is interestingly equipped with a fingerprint sensor. This reminds us strongly of the Teclast T8. There is also room for front camera and sensors at the top.
The form factor is due to 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. Finally, this results in a pixel density of 360 ppi, ie 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.
The arrangement of the keys is in my eyes more logical than, for example, the FNF iFive Mini 4S. The AUX connector sits on the top edge, power button and volume rocker on the right side. The left side is completely without a button, probably because of the horizontal use. This is the microSD / SIM card slot on the left bottom, next to the speaker. To the right is the USB Type-C connector.
When choosing a processor, we now see a popular processor for tablets. The Helio X20 finds its place in the aforementioned Hi9 Air by CHUWI, but also in the VOYO I8 Max. Even though the CPU is not really new, it enjoys greater popularity among tablets. That’s because the processor consists of a total of ten cores . Only the two cortex A72 cores provide plenty of steam at 2.3 GHz, while the remaining eight Cortex A53 cores are designed for everyday use. There is also a memory combination of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.
In addition to the CPU, the Mali-T880 sits as a graphics unit on the board. According to ALLDOCUBE, it can be used to play current blockbusters such as PUBG Mobile or Arena of Valor. With the hardware configuration is certainly a smoother gaming experience than with the Teclast T8 we tested be possible. But not permanently. With a 4,800 mAh battery , you should probably be in the vicinity of the socket when gambling, otherwise one might expect the juice to run out relatively quickly.
Two cameras must not be missing. On the front, 8.0MP are responsible for selfies and video calling. In contrast, the rear camera offers even 13.0MP including auto-focus and flash. Personally, I think it makes more sense to prioritize the cameras on the front page.
4G & Wifi
Even if everything sounds very good, the ALLDOCUBE X1 can get a few more pluses 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 the important wireless connections. There is also the aforementioned SIM card slot . This supports LTE , but only limited for Germany. Band 20 is out of the question here, only band 1 and 3 are represented. This requires a Nano-SIM card and it 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 . Incidentally, the operating system is Android 7.1. Since the soon to be released CHUWI Hi9 Air with Android 8.1 the nose ahead.
Antutu Running points
The Alldocube X1 was tested by the latest version of the Antutu software and the results were as follows. We can see that its score is 83626 points. This score is still good.
ALLDOCUBE X1 is equipped with a 4500 mAh lithium battery. During my use, I can continue to play games and watch videos for 13 hours. This is a very good battery life for a tablet with a 2.5K display.
As for charging, the AC adapter is used: 100-240V 5V/2A, It takes about 2.5 hours to fully charge.
Alldocube X1 uses a customized Android 7.1.1 system on the system. This system is Google’s original and does not have any built-in ads. During my use, I feel that Alldocube X1 is very smooth. At the same time open a lot of APP programs, there will be no stagnation.
Overall, the ALLDOCUBE X1 is an interesting tablet, but it is in very tough competition with the CHUWI Hi9 Air and the VOYO I8 Max. All three work with the same processor and the other features are very similar. The biggest difference is the display size, which is the smallest at 8.4 inches for the X1. Which of the three devices is your favorite? I recommend it to you because it has a good size, it’s not too big, it’s really suitable. Now, you can buy the ALLDOCUBE X1 at Gearbest just for $273.04.