Bush Spira B2 10 Inch 32GB Full HD Tablet  £79.99  Argos
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Bush Spira B2 10 Inch 32GB Full HD Tablet £79.99 Argos

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Got one today. Initial thoughts are that it's great value for money.

First, as with most android tablets it was easy to set up and copy my google accounts and apps across from other devices using the WiFi setup.

It feels like a good build quality, though I would always recommend buying a case and screen protector.

The screen is a comfortable size and the tablet produces a crisp and bright image, even under the fluorescent lights of my office (not sure about outside in the sun due to typical British summer weather today).

It's very early stages but the screen is responsive and the tablet is quick. I recommend buying a micro-SD card to store your media on and keep all your apps installed on the tablet's memory, ensuring it runs as fast as possible.

According to the in-built battery tool on the android system, after using it for an hour – watching video and browsing the web with the screen on full brightness – it estimates a further 5 hours of use before it needs a recharge.

At £80 I cannot complain. It comes with a 1-year guarantee through Argos and 2-year manufacturer warranty so you can rest assured knowing that if it does develop any of the issues some users have experienced you should be able to exchange it or get a refund.

Hope this info helps anyone considering buying one.
One thing I have noticed about this forum, If you posted a solid gold Rolex for £400 there would be people complain and want extended warranty, free delivery etc. This product is under £80, has a reasonable spec as well as hdmi out, 2g ram, 2 year uk warranty, hd screen. Yet people still complain, constructive criticism and opinions are what helps people decide on their possible purchase but most opinions I see are incorrect and meaningless. 2 gig not enough, really?
Disco.Dave21 h, 4 m ago

Slow, unresponsive screen

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These any good
5 hour battery looks poor
£80 for 10" Full HD sounds good
Hudl 2 replacement? Looks ok for the money has anyone got one?
Slow, unresponsive screen
Good price for the spec on a new tablet. Been looking for a cheap full-HD 10" android tablet. Collecting during my lunch and will provide a quick review later
Nice sized bush going cheap.
2GB RAM as well. SHould be good enough for the usual HUKD commentors.
Is this tablet any good? My Mum is wanting a new tablet, around £100 with large screen. She has a Nook right now and has problems browsing the internet with it. Was thinking either a Lenovo Tab 3 10.1 Inch or Lenovo Tab 2 A10-30 might be good for her, then this has popped up.
My Nook HD+ eventually slowed down to an interminable crawl (Cyanogenmod-Android-ed). Gave it to my niece though I think she barely uses it.

Moved on to a Linx 10 and now a Chinese Cube i7 Book (overheats a bit, mind) - Windows tablets turned my head but would be tempted by this Android as a spare if it was any good.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10-30 (were all over HUKD before Xmas) is really good, set Lenovo tabs up for my niece and brother-in-law (who got the Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70F - similar to the Tab 2 A10-30 but better graphics chip, if I remember right).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 9th Aug 2017
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This has the same processor and ram from China and its the same price, so its a good price from Argos. How nippy it feels in use is perhaps what you need to know, not the fastest processor, I'm not on about gaming, just everyday browsing.
Some reviews reveal issues with it so I'm out I think. Looks too good to be true but it's got a 2 year warranty. Argos staff seem reluctant to accept it back though as that has been mentioned in the reviews.
Android 6 too - often have something older on these bargain basement tablets. It looks like it's made by Archos according to some reviews - many of which are mixed. Looks good value for what you're getting.

It's reduced because they've just started selling a new model. Same everything except Android 7 & what appears to be a better battery for £139.
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Edited by: "captainbeaky" 9th Aug 2017
Why all the negativity? Full HD, 2GB of ram and a full on 10 incher. 32gb memory. It beggars belief how people can't just compliment a deal rather than picking holes. £80 IS A BARGAIN

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mingram2 m ago

Why all the negativity? Full HD, 2GB of ram and a full on 10 incher. 32gb …Why all the negativity? Full HD, 2GB of ram and a full on 10 incher. 32gb memory. It beggars belief how people can't just compliment a deal rather than picking holes. £80 IS A BARGAINHeat added

I come here to read people picking holes, helps make an informed decision.
A good price for this and also has a HDMI output. Have some heat
If i recall correctly these are rebadged Archos 101b Oxygen tablets. Bush is a brand name licensed by Argos to slap on their 'own brand' electrical goods. £80 is a decent price for a cheap and cheerful 10.1" tablet from a reputable retailer that provides a guarantee that means something. Good balance of specs considering. As long as you modify your expectations in line with the price you are paying then it looks good to me. Just don't expect to play intense 3D games etc but for the general surfing, video stuff it'll be fine.
Rastafari3 h, 58 m ago

Nice sized bush going cheap.

Yeah, their not fashionable anymore...
mingram1 h, 32 m ago

Why all the negativity? Full HD, 2GB of ram and a full on 10 incher. 32gb …Why all the negativity? Full HD, 2GB of ram and a full on 10 incher. 32gb memory. It beggars belief how people can't just compliment a deal rather than picking holes. £80 IS A BARGAINHeat added

It's not about the size...
(Let's not brag, eh?) 🏋
My sister got the previous generation Spira from Argos. It was reasonable for the price but I didn't like that enough to get one myself.
The thing that put me off was the gap between the screen and surround, the screen seemed to sit several millimetres behind the glass, you could almost see the inside of the tablet. But that was the previous model.
I am tempted to get these to replace the kids' Hudl2's.
Waiting on responses of if they are any good.
Got one today. Initial thoughts are that it's great value for money.

First, as with most android tablets it was easy to set up and copy my google accounts and apps across from other devices using the WiFi setup.

It feels like a good build quality, though I would always recommend buying a case and screen protector.

The screen is a comfortable size and the tablet produces a crisp and bright image, even under the fluorescent lights of my office (not sure about outside in the sun due to typical British summer weather today).

It's very early stages but the screen is responsive and the tablet is quick. I recommend buying a micro-SD card to store your media on and keep all your apps installed on the tablet's memory, ensuring it runs as fast as possible.

According to the in-built battery tool on the android system, after using it for an hour – watching video and browsing the web with the screen on full brightness – it estimates a further 5 hours of use before it needs a recharge.

At £80 I cannot complain. It comes with a 1-year guarantee through Argos and 2-year manufacturer warranty so you can rest assured knowing that if it does develop any of the issues some users have experienced you should be able to exchange it or get a refund.

Hope this info helps anyone considering buying one.
Great, thanks o.p just what I want and with hdmi out, reserved for collection
lromj1 h, 28 m ago

Got one today. Initial thoughts are that it's great value for money.First, …Got one today. Initial thoughts are that it's great value for money.First, as with most android tablets it was easy to set up and copy my google accounts and apps across from other devices using the WiFi setup.It feels like a good build quality, though I would always recommend buying a case and screen protector.The screen is a comfortable size and the tablet produces a crisp and bright image, even under the fluorescent lights of my office (not sure about outside in the sun due to typical British summer weather today).It's very early stages but the screen is responsive and the tablet is quick. I recommend buying a micro-SD card to store your media on and keep all your apps installed on the tablet's memory, ensuring it runs as fast as possible.According to the in-built battery tool on the android system, after using it for an hour – watching video and browsing the web with the screen on full brightness – it estimates a further 5 hours of use before it needs a recharge.At £80 I cannot complain. It comes with a 1-year guarantee through Argos and 2-year manufacturer warranty so you can rest assured knowing that if it does develop any of the issues some users have experienced you should be able to exchange it or get a refund.Hope this info helps anyone considering buying one.

How's the sound? Bluetooth speaker required?
Is 5 hours battery life okay for one of the larger tablets? Some others I've looked at say 10 hours but they could be with a different level of usage...
Hotlipz1 h, 59 m ago

Is 5 hours battery life okay for one of the larger tablets? Some others …Is 5 hours battery life okay for one of the larger tablets? Some others I've looked at say 10 hours but they could be with a different level of usage...

Bush Spira B3 10 Inch 32GB Tablet is £140 at Argos, gives you 9hr battery. 5hrs is pretty typical for a laptop and many tablets. 1920 x 1200 10" display eats up battery faster and for the same battery weight the battery either has to be more efficient or else the electronics are upgraded to consume less battery.

But the B2 is superb value at £80, a bargain because new model has arrived. You may as well save £60 and perhaps spend £10 on an external battery.
Edited by: "splender" 9th Aug 2017
Terrible tablet, I took about 5 back because everyone had battery issues. The last one I had I was sat thinking of something and I tapped it on my head... The screen shattered!
LuFc66863 h, 6 m ago

Terrible tablet, I took about 5 back because everyone had battery issues. …Terrible tablet, I took about 5 back because everyone had battery issues. The last one I had I was sat thinking of something and I tapped it on my head... The screen shattered!


Just think, you could have had a knife in your hand instead of a tablet.
Tempting price but 2GB memory is not enough any more.
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dz114 m ago

Tempting price but 2GB memory is not enough any more.


Not enough for what ?
One thing I have noticed about this forum, If you posted a solid gold Rolex for £400 there would be people complain and want extended warranty, free delivery etc. This product is under £80, has a reasonable spec as well as hdmi out, 2g ram, 2 year uk warranty, hd screen. Yet people still complain, constructive criticism and opinions are what helps people decide on their possible purchase but most opinions I see are incorrect and meaningless. 2 gig not enough, really?
Disco.Dave21 h, 4 m ago

Slow, unresponsive screen

Great specs for me. Couldn't resist. Ordered to replace my trusty and well used Hudl 2
OB115 h, 29 m ago

How's the sound? Bluetooth speaker required?


If you're just watching YouTube or casual TV on Netflix, for example, it is good (considering the price) but not great.

However, as with any tablet, if you want decent audio quality I would always recommend some kind of external audio output, such as a bluetooth speaker or a set of headphones (my preference is always to use closed-cup headphones).
pavel764 h, 57 m ago

Not enough for what ?


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pavel767 h, 38 m ago

Not enough for what ?


I need two or three trading apps open most of the time and I'm really struggling with memory on my current 2GB tablet. Also if you open a lot of tabs in chrome you will run out of memory quickly. Even some low end phones now have 4GB. My uses will be different from yours, so don't judge.
Edited by: "dz1" 10th Aug 2017
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dz110 m ago

I need two or three trading apps open most of the time and I'm really …I need two or three trading apps open most of the time and I'm really struggling with memory on my current 2GB tablet. Also if you open a lot of tabs in chrome you will run out of memory quickly. Even some low end phones now have 4GB. My uses will be different from yours, so don't judge.


10inch Full HD screen for £80 and people complaining about 2GB ram... I'm speechless
pavel769 m ago

10inch Full HD screen for £80 and people complaining about 2GB ram... I'm …10inch Full HD screen for £80 and people complaining about 2GB ram... I'm speechless


Like I said, I am struggling with memory on my current 2GB tablet. Also the speakers on this tablet are too quiet and tinny according to several reviews I've read, with people sending it back due to that reason alone. Not good enough for my uses even at £80.
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dz14 m ago

Like I said, I am struggling with memory on my current 2GB tablet. Also …Like I said, I am struggling with memory on my current 2GB tablet. Also the speakers on this tablet are too quiet and tinny according to several reviews I've read, with people sending it back due to that reason alone. Not good enough for my uses even at £80.


Could you provide link for better tablet at similar price please ?
pavel7615 m ago

Could you provide link for better tablet at similar price please ?


Are you making money from the link? I am just curious why you are keeping this pointless conversation going with someone who has said this tablet is unsuitable for them.
Edited by: "dz1" 10th Aug 2017
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dz19 m ago

Are you making money from the link? I am just wondering why you are …Are you making money from the link? I am just wondering why you are keeping this pointless conversation going with someone who has said this tablet is unsuitable for them.


Money ? Is that all you have to say ? ... You have started this pointless conversation, I only asked about better choice for same money... still waiting
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