Teclast X80 Plus Tablet Windows 10 + Android 5.1 Tablet PC £57.71 Intel Atom X5-Z8300 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz WXGA IPS 8" Screen 2GB RAM 32GB ROM WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 HDMI Functions @ Gearbest
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Teclast X80 Plus Tablet Windows 10 + Android 5.1 Tablet PC £57.71 Intel Atom X5-Z8300 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz WXGA IPS 8" Screen 2GB RAM 32GB ROM WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 HDMI Functions @ Gearbest

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Found 18th Apr 2016
CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8300 (Cherry Trail T3-Z8300) Quad Core 1.44GHz (up to 1.84GHz)
GPU: Intel HD Graphic Gen8 processor
RAM + ROM: 2GB + 32GB
TF card (MicroSD): Up to 128GB (not included)
Windows 10 + Android 5.1 system
8 inch screen: 1280 x 800 WXGA IPS screen
Bluetooth 4.0:
HDMI output:
Battery: 3.8V/3800mAh

I'm looking for a budget 8" Windows tablet (Under £60) and need to decide between taking the risk on Gearbest or buying a used unit from the dreaded ebay. I've looked at the Chuwi units that seem pretty similar but at the mo they're a tenner more price than the Telcast (this price is showing as only for the next 6 days).

I'm sure this will get the inevitable "don't buy from gearbest", "8inch is too small" and similar comments but if there are a few useful comments to help me decide then it was worth posting! For the record, I've never bought from Gearbest, I prefer to use Banggood where I can, but for this price I'd take the risk, but I wouldn't spend much more.

If anyone out there has a budget 8inch Windows tablet then please let me know what you think if it's real world performance.
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I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to answer. For the money it is a very good device.
I bought this from here last time it was around this price (Through hukd) It is a nice tablet, but the volume is dismal. Way too quiet on full volume, useless for any music or video sadly
I've got a teclast from gearbest.. lasted a week and charged slowly. I wouldnt buy this type of stuff directly from china.
I've got the teclast x98 III from gear best, came within two weeks not had an issue with it and its a good spec however you will have to deal with return to China if there's an issue
I'd only buy from China if it's £100+, so Section 75 applies. I guess rolling the dice with £58 isn't too bad. I am pretty tempted because I currently have a Linx 8 and it's great to have full Windows at home but out and about you need a proper touch OS.
just bought a teclast x70r and a vido x99 both from gearbest took 7_and 9 days from China. otherwise I would definitely buy this, so tempting.
shadey12

just bought a teclast x70r and a vido x99 both from gearbest took 7_and … just bought a teclast x70r and a vido x99 both from gearbest took 7_and 9 days from China. otherwise I would definitely buy this, so tempting.



Don't worry, I wouldn't mind having maybe 2 of these?.

I'll PM you my Postal Address, and you can have them Posted to me instead perhaps ..... hehehehehe. :-)
KiretoX

I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to … I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to answer. For the money it is a very good device.



​Could you tell me what the battery life is like? One of the things I would be using this for its watching movies, so what kind of times do you get for general use and how long for watching movies etc? How long does it take to charge?

And to the rest of you, thanks for your input. It sounds pretty good. I've just picked up a Lenovo miix 2 32gb for £36 so I'll give it a run out and if I'm not impressed then I'll order one of these - hope they don't sell out!
What about the Onda, Chuwi or similar brands 8" units? Or even the 2gb ones by Dell, Lenovo etc? It's a long shot, but has anyone had something that they'd been able to compare this with or just their thoughts on the other tablets
KiretoX

I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to … I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to answer. For the money it is a very good device.



That is a cracking price for the Lenovo mix 2. Could you please share where you got it from.
KiretoX

I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to … I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to answer. For the money it is a very good device.



any questions?

If you are travelling at the speed of light and turn your lights on, what happens?
i want something to browse web and read some PDF's. decent enough for this?
maano001

That is a cracking price for the Lenovo mix 2. Could you please share … That is a cracking price for the Lenovo mix 2. Could you please share where you got it from.



​EBay
lanc_red

i want something to browse web and read some PDF's. decent enough for … i want something to browse web and read some PDF's. decent enough for this?



Yes.
I think there's either 6% (new customer) 3% (existing customer) quidco for this?
Bought loads of stuff from gearbest never had a problem
I've just got a Teclast x98 plus 3G from bang good,it's a dual core tablet and Kodi is great on it ;-)
If anyone is buying from China,please avoid DealsMachine at all costs ( TRUST ME )
got the x70 phablet budget and good for money, it's not a $000' s machine good for money
Upgrade to Android M??
KiretoX

I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to … I've got one of these, if someone has any questions i will be glad to answer. For the money it is a very good device.


Do you use Kodi on it? Id be interested in the AnTuTu score on android for it if possible? Thanks
Beware
If there's anything wrong with electrical goods China's import laws will not accept lithium batteries.
There is no way of removing the lithium battery as it's a sealed unit.
The cost to return the item lies with the buyer (not cheap) and I have heard of mobile phones etc being destroyed by customs.
I currently have my credit card company trying to recover my costs.
I wish these tablets were available in the EU or USA
Will never buy from China again
All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me wrong), but every time there has always been some niggly problem that stops them being totally awesome and then eventually becomes a massive drag to the point where I'd rather have a proper branded and supported unit. For example: excessive battery drain in standby, awful WiFi signal/range, bad/below average touch sensitivity, sporadic SD slot reader and so on (all things I've experienced on a different device). Am I alone on this?
plewis00

All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me … All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me wrong), but every time there has always been some niggly problem that stops them being totally awesome and then eventually becomes a massive drag to the point where I'd rather have a proper branded and supported unit. For example: excessive battery drain in standby, awful WiFi signal/range, bad/below average touch sensitivity, sporadic SD slot reader and so on (all things I've experienced on a different device). Am I alone on this?



​Which of those on which specific tablet?
plewis00

All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me … All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me wrong), but every time there has always been some niggly problem that stops them being totally awesome and then eventually becomes a massive drag to the point where I'd rather have a proper branded and supported unit. For example: excessive battery drain in standby, awful WiFi signal/range, bad/below average touch sensitivity, sporadic SD slot reader and so on (all things I've experienced on a different device). Am I alone on this?



You're not alone! Basically the difference between this sort of device and an iPad or similar is that this device has little/no quality control of the individual parts or the finished device (plus no Apple margin and so on) - so they can knock them out cheap in the knowledge that there is no comeback.

It does always surprise me the ability of the manufacturers to ALWAYS manage to ensure at least one part of them is dodgy.

And then of course their are the firmware upgrades that almost immediately cease to exist.

There is a lot to be said for a more-expensive-but-branded (even 2nd hand) device compared to these IMHO.
alxdenisov

Upgrade to Android M??



Doubtful
plewis00

All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me … All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me wrong), but every time there has always been some niggly problem that stops them being totally awesome and then eventually becomes a massive drag to the point where I'd rather have a proper branded and supported unit. For example: excessive battery drain in standby, awful WiFi signal/range, bad/below average touch sensitivity, sporadic SD slot reader and so on (all things I've experienced on a different device). Am I alone on this?



No, which is why you never see cheap badly built unreliable Chinese tat on PC world, argos or ebuyer sites. Slightly more reliable and not so cheap stuff yes.
plewis00

All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me … All these cheap tablets and phones from China are great (don't get me wrong), but every time there has always been some niggly problem that stops them being totally awesome and then eventually becomes a massive drag to the point where I'd rather have a proper branded and supported unit. For example: excessive battery drain in standby, awful WiFi signal/range, bad/below average touch sensitivity, sporadic SD slot reader and so on (all things I've experienced on a different device). Am I alone on this?



​The way I see it is that buying from china is not so different from buying here, you get cheap brands like Alba and bush and they are not great, if you look at the brands that the Chinese buy then you see some patterns. I generally only buy Xiaomi products from china as they are a huge company supplying to India and China. I have a xiaomi phone and it is truly the first phone that has not annoyed me in the 6 months I've had it. their fitness bands, speakers and headphones are also really great. going to try the mi pad tablet next
jaydeeuk1

No, which is why you never see cheap badly built unreliable Chinese tat … No, which is why you never see cheap badly built unreliable Chinese tat on PC world, argos or ebuyer sites.



Not sure if you are being serious or sarcastic.
ciaranmcw92

Do you use Kodi on it? Id be interested in the AnTuTu score on android … Do you use Kodi on it? Id be interested in the AnTuTu score on android for it if possible? Thanks


No, I didn't use Kodi. However I have tested Antutu 6 and score is 61225 which is not bad at all: https://****/photos/AxuS2NPkWxrwMAvq8
woldranger

​Could you tell me what the battery life is like? One of the things I w … ​Could you tell me what the battery life is like? One of the things I would be using this for its watching movies, so what kind of times do you get for general use and how long for watching movies etc? How long does it take to charge?And to the rest of you, thanks for your input. It sounds pretty good. I've just picked up a Lenovo miix 2 32gb for £36 so I'll give it a run out and if I'm not impressed then I'll order one of these - hope they don't sell out!


I haven't fully tested the battery life, but other reviews a gearbest poing out it is not very good. However what I have noticed is that while charging (with 2amp charger) and using the tablet at the same time battery charge is going down... which is strange. This is mainly in Windows, but is probably not much different for Android. Sorry, but I haven't used it extensively other than testing both OSes, updating them, running benchmarks and checking the hardware inside. What I can say is that Wi-Fi is pretty good unlike what and review on the net says (review is only for the Win 10 version).
Disco Dave

Bought loads of stuff from gearbest never had a problem



​Bought lots of stuff from gearbest, had loads of problems recently. They resolve it all eventually but it's very time consuming.
Ordered. Great tablet for everyday use
I really can't stand my 8" Windows tablet... if only you could make the text or fonts bigger it might be OK. I feel better now. I'm typing this on a 4.5" android phone screen by the way! Windows needs to be on a laptop or desktop as far as I'm concerned, it's a miserable experience on a tablet!!!
much better than this?
gtd65

I really can't stand my 8" Windows tablet... if only you could make the … I really can't stand my 8" Windows tablet... if only you could make the text or fonts bigger it might be OK. I feel better now. I'm typing this on a 4.5" android phone screen by the way! Windows needs to be on a laptop or desktop as far as I'm concerned, it's a miserable experience on a tablet!!!



​I agree, and taking the backwards step of plugging in a keyboard and mouse is squintingly miserabler! however, although the UI elements seem tiny you can actually enlarge them by tweaking the display/accessibility settings. also try (freely) updating to win 10 - much more tablet friendly
KiretoX

I haven't fully tested the battery life, but other reviews a gearbest … I haven't fully tested the battery life, but other reviews a gearbest poing out it is not very good. However what I have noticed is that while charging (with 2amp charger) and using the tablet at the same time battery charge is going down... which is strange. This is mainly in Windows, but is probably not much different for Android. Sorry, but I haven't used it extensively other than testing both OSes, updating them, running benchmarks and checking the hardware inside. What I can say is that Wi-Fi is pretty good unlike what and review on the net says (review is only for the Win 10 version).


Thanks for saving this from turning into yet another "Cheap Chinese products/anti Gearbest" threads!

I think I recall reading something about a dual boot tablet (can't remember if it was this or one of the Chuwi's) where it charged really slowly in Windows but quicker in Android when the tablet was in use.

When you use this a little more would you mind either pm'ing me or replying to one of my posts on this thread and letting me know how you're finding the battery life and how long it took to charge please?

I want something to take with me when I'm traveling and I need to balance out speed and spec with usability - it doesn't matter how good the battery life is if the tablet can't fulfil the tasks I require of it but it can have the best hardware available but if it runs flat in only 3 or so hours, then it's not much use! So I'm aiming for middle ground - not sure this tablet is it - hopefully the Lenovo works out!
siqass

much better than this?

Significantly cheaper and a different size so not really much of a direct comparison. For me, I need something small, so the Linx is no use, but it's most likely to be a better option for a lot of people.

gtd65

I really can't stand my 8" Windows tablet... if only you could make the … I really can't stand my 8" Windows tablet... if only you could make the text or fonts bigger it might be OK. I feel better now. I'm typing this on a 4.5" android phone screen by the way! Windows needs to be on a laptop or desktop as far as I'm concerned, it's a miserable experience on a tablet!!!



I'm assuming you've tried this work around?
woldranger

Thanks for saving this from turning into yet another "Cheap Chinese … Thanks for saving this from turning into yet another "Cheap Chinese products/anti Gearbest" threads! I think I recall reading something about a dual boot tablet (can't remember if it was this or one of the Chuwi's) where it charged really slowly in Windows but quicker in Android when the tablet was in use.When you use this a little more would you mind either pm'ing me or replying to one of my posts on this thread and letting me know how you're finding the battery life and how long it took to charge please? I want something to take with me when I'm traveling and I need to balance out speed and spec with usability - it doesn't matter how good the battery life is if the tablet can't fulfil the tasks I require of it but it can have the best hardware available but if it runs flat in only 3 or so hours, then it's not much use! So I'm aiming for middle ground - not sure this tablet is it - hopefully the Lenovo works out!


Sure, as far as I don't forget, but I will take it for a spin again this week so I will have a check for the battery life. Are you more interested in Windows 10 or Android? I guess you have already checked the reviews over at gearbest - there are more than a few reviews pointing out a weak battery (one says 3 hours w/o specifying which OS).

Can you see this review of mine from Amazon? - amazon.co.uk/rev…erm
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