Modern tablets in terms of their power and other parameters are practically no different from computers and laptops. Unfortunately, this also applies to the cost of gadgets – you can also find very expensive products on sale. However, there is a way out of this: Chinese-made tablets began to appear on the shelves, which are distinguished by an affordable price and at the same time quite decent quality.
Not all consumers are well versed in the products of Chinese brands, since most of them are not very well known. We decided to fill this gap and rank the best Chinese tablets. Before proceeding to the analysis of the qualities of these devices, let’s first understand what exactly you should pay attention to when buying a tablet.
How to choose a Chinese tablet?
As with the choice of any digital equipment, the purchase of this device should be approached responsibly and thoughtfully – only in this case the products will serve for many years. First of all, the user should decide which parameters are the most important, and based on this, select a device based on key characteristics.
It is very important to pay attention to performance – this factor is directly affected by the processor clock speed, the number of cores, the chip responsible for graphics acceleration. Preference should be given to tablets equipped with at least a quad-core processor – these products will not cost too much, and they will also have very good performance. You can watch movies on them, play even demanding games, visit Internet pages, even work with simple graphics.
The next key point is the amount of RAM, and the minimum in the tablet should be 2 GB. The fact is that the operating system will eat up about 600-800 MB of RAM, respectively, there will not be too much left for other applications to work. The overall dimensions of the device and the diagonal of the display directly affect the usability of the gadget – there are three options for sale (7, 8 and 10 inches). Screen resolution also plays an important role, as it will directly affect the perception of the picture. In addition, cheap models with a low resolution and a large diagonal may experience such an unpleasant effect as graininess. It is advisable to give preference to HD or Full HD tablets. They provide excellent color reproduction and are completely free of grain. However, there is also a small negative point here – the higher the display resolution, the greater the load on the battery, therefore, it will be discharged much faster.
An additional plus will be the presence of a slot for a SIM card, which makes the device completely autonomous and independent of Wi-Fi networks. It is better if the device supports 4G high-speed Internet – in this case, Internet pages will load much faster, and you can also watch videos and full-length films in the best quality.
We already mentioned the battery a little earlier, but this is another key detail of the tablet that directly affects the autonomy of use. In terms of battery, everything is much simpler – tablets with the highest battery capacity are preferred. It discharges much more slowly, which allows you to use the gadget much longer.
When choosing models to include in our review of the best Chinese tablets, we were guided by all the above parameters, as well as paying attention to user reviews and the value for money of the model. We tried to include not the most expensive devices in the rating so that most of our readers can afford them. Now is the time to start directly analyzing the performance of each tablet.
Diagonal 7-8 inches
5. Tablet Runbo P12
In its price category, this model is ideal in terms of quality and reliability, as well as the durability of the components. There is a slot for a SIM card here, and GSM signal amplification is provided if necessary, so communication with this tablet will be very stable even at a considerable distance from cell towers. There is even a fairly powerful walkie-talkie, which allows you not to remain without communication even if the cellular signal is completely lost. The battery is characterized by a significant capacity – 8000 mAh. The products are based on the Android version 6.0 operating system, the main element here is the MTK 6735 quad-core processor. In total, 11 control buttons can be found on the surface of the case.
The walkie-talkie can be used through the headset supplied with the tablet, the device is also equipped with a special antenna designed to amplify the signal. The camera resolution is 13 megapixels, which is quite a lot for a tablet, and even for most smartphones. A fingerprint scanner is provided. It functions quite quickly, does not cause any complaints from users. The case is reliably protected from moisture penetration, so the tablet can be immersed in water to a depth of 1 meter.
- Increased body strength;
- Long battery life;
- It functions quickly – no freezes and slowdowns were found;
- There is a whole range of navigation applications;
- Quite a powerful radio.
- There is no standard connector for charging the battery.
Tablet Runbo P12
4. Digma Plane 7563N 4G
Not too overall device – its dimensions are 192x113x8.8 mm and weighs a little more than 300 grams. The display is additionally protected with 2.5D glass, which is not always found in budget products. The tablet operates on the basis of IPS matrix, screen resolution 1280×800 pixels. The product has two cameras – front and standard. The first has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, the second has a resolution of 2 megapixels. There are not too many physical control buttons – one to turn on and another rocker to control the volume level. The rear panel is removable, under it you can find two slots for SIM cards, and there is also a slot for a microSD memory card.
The tablet runs on the Android 7.0 operating system, there is not too much RAM here – only 1 GB with 16 GB of physical memory. As a processor, a quad-core microchip MTK 8321 is used, support for LTE / 4G is provided. The interface works quite quickly, programs start almost instantly, but it is unlikely that you will be able to use several applications at once – an insignificant amount of RAM affects. The small size of the tablet allows you to use the design as a navigator for a car. The battery capacity is 2500 mAh – this will be enough for 5-6 hours of intensive use.
- Acceptable cost;
- Quite decent workmanship and assembly;
- Long service life;
- Attractive appearance.
- Insignificant amount of RAM and a rather weak battery.
Digma Plane 7563N 4G
3. Xiaomi MiPad 4 64Gb LTE
It has an 8-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which makes the device quite compact and more convenient to use. The weight of the product is 343 grams, so it is easy to hold even with one hand. The corners and edges of the gadget are rounded. The rear part is made of lightweight aluminum alloy, it is equipped with additional stiffening ribs, which significantly increases the strength of the product. The thickness of the tablet is about 8 mm – it is on the same level with smartphones in this parameter. The device has two speakers, each of which has a power of 5 watts – the result is a pretty decent sound.
The display is based on an IPS matrix that provides Full HD resolution – 1920×1200 pixels. The load on the processor and battery is not too strong. The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels, equipped with an original beauty mode. It can record video at 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. The sensor has a self-portrait mode, you can also use the special unlock function by scanning the face. With sufficient lighting, you can get excellent pictures. Unfortunately, there is no stabilization here. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, which is characterized by excellent performance. This, in turn, allows not only playing demanding games, but also working with complex computer graphics.
- High processor performance;
- A decent amount of memory – 4 GB of RAM and 64 built-in;
- The battery capacity is 6000 mAh;
- Excellent performance;
- You can install a USB flash drive, the maximum volume of which can be 128 GB.
- There is no possibility to make calls;
- There is no international format firmware, which is why operating system updates are not installed.
Xiaomi MiPad 4 64Gb LTE
2. Lenovo Tab 4 TB-8504X 16Gb
The company that manufactures this gadget has long been known among users for quite powerful tablets. The screen diagonal here is 8 inches, it is liquid crystal and has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels – quite enough for a display of this size. The viewing angles are quite wide, so all the information will be very clearly visible, no matter how the eye falls. Directly above the screen is a front camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels. It provides pretty decent picture quality when taking selfies or making video calls. The resolution of the main camera is slightly higher – 5 megapixels. The main element here is the Snapdragon 425 processor. Speed is also provided by 2 GB of RAM, built-in 16 GB here, there is a slot for a memory card that allows you to increase the last parameter.
The front speakers are made with support for Dolby Atmos technology, which allows you to provide a fairly decent sound. The tablet has a whole set of modules for wireless connection – WiFi, Bluetooth and so on. The operating system is Android 7.1 Nougat. The battery capacity is 4850 mAh. This parameter will be quite enough to comfortably and actively use the tablet for a whole day.
- Decent workmanship and assembly quality;
- Works pretty fast;
- For budget products, a good picture, which is characterized by the most natural color reproduction.
- It is necessary to handle the tablet very carefully, as it has a very fragile display;
- Two SIM cards can be installed at the same time, but the second slot is used either for a SIM card or for installing a memory card.
Lenovo Tab 4 TB-8504X 16Gb
1. Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE
The leader of this part of the rating was the model from the world-famous Chinese company, which has been manufacturing various digital equipment for quite a few years now. The mass of the device is 310 grams with a gadget thickness of only 7 mm. The side frames of the panels are quite narrow, which gives the product additional style. The back side is made of lightweight aluminum, it is slightly rough, which greatly increases its anti-slip properties – you do not have to fear that the tablet will slip out of your hands and break. On the front panel, everything is done in the spirit of minimalism. Stereo speakers are located on the end parts – top and bottom, there is also a standard headphone jack. The power key and volume rocker are on the right side. There is no speaker for talking here, so you can only make calls using a headset or speakerphone.
The display resolution is 2560×1600 pixels, it is characterized by a high level of contrast, has an anti-reflective coating. Brightness is adjusted automatically. The sound is loud and maximally saturated, it covers the entire frequency range, the volume margin is significant. It has an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, its maximum clock speed is 2.4 GHz. The amount of RAM is 4 GB, the built-in memory of the tablet is 64 GB, but on sale you can find a modification with 32 GB.
- Very stylish case made of aluminum;
- Superb high brightness display
- Good stock of speaker volume;
- Excellent performance;
- The high resolution of the camera provides quite decent pictures;
- The fingerprint scanner responds quickly.
- Speakerphone not provided
- There is no fast charging function.
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE
Tablets with a diagonal of 9-10 inches
5. Prestigio Wize PMT3151D 3G
This part of the rating is opened by a not too expensive model, which is equipped with the Android 8.1 operating system, the display is based on an IPS matrix. There is a slot for a SIM card and a memory card, 3G support is provided. The products support voice calls and text messages. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh, so you can actively use the tablet throughout the day without fear that the battery will run out at the most inopportune moment. The product is placed in a black case and has overall dimensions of 225x163x9.9 mm – as you can see, the product turned out to be quite thick compared to other models included in our rating. The frames around the display turned out to be very wide. There are few physical control buttons – for turning on and another one responsible for adjusting the volume, there is a headphone jack.
The case is non-separable, you can remove only a small part in one of the corners, under which there will be a compartment for a SIM card and a slot for a memory card. The lid adheres to the body as tightly as possible. The fisheye of the camera is located in the center of the long side – not quite the usual, but at the same time quite a convenient location. At the bottom is the main speaker. Even if you put the tablet on a horizontal surface, it will not overlap. The screen diagonal is 9.6 inches with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, the viewing angles are very wide, largely due to the fact that there is no air between the matrix and the glass. The brightness is pretty decent.
- Good margin of brightness;
- Decent speaker volume
- Illumination is uniform;
- High capacity battery.
- The case in the hands can slide a little.
Prestigio Wize PMT3151D 3G
4. ASUS ZenPad 10 Z500KL 32 Gb
This is a rather expensive model, but nevertheless it is in very active demand among users due to its excellent performance. The display diagonal is 9.7 inches. Works products based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, which has six cores, 4 GB of RAM. Together they provide a very good speed of the device. The internal memory is 32 GB, but there is also a more expensive modification equipped with 64 GB. It has an LTE module that allows you to access a very fast internet connection. The body of the product is all-metal, the product itself is characterized by a significant mass – 490 grams. The back panel has anodized coating, which reliably protects the gadget from fingerprints.
The display is reliably protected from damage using a special glass Gorilla Glass 3. The frames around it are very wide. It is quite natural that this device has a WiFi and Bluetooth wireless module, there is also a GPS that allows you to instantly navigate the terrain. The main camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, with sufficient lighting, the photos are clear and quite high quality, no flash is provided. The front camera has a slightly lower resolution – 5 megapixels.
- Good sound quality;
- Very bright display
- Performance at a fairly high level;
- Reliability of wireless modules providing a reliable connection;
- High battery capacity.
- Decent mass of the tablet;
ASUS ZenPad 10 Z500KL 32 Gb
3. Prestigio Grace PMT3101 4G
Unlike the previous rating position, this product turned out to be quite thin and light, so it will be very comfortable to hold it even in one hand during use. All corners are rounded. The back cover has a textured small-dot pattern, which is designed not only to make the tablet even more attractive, but also to increase the anti-slip qualities. The front side is completely covered with protective glass, which allows you to reliably protect the product from scratches or other defects. The width of the frames is quite large, but this does not affect the perception of information and ease of use.
It is worth noting that the back panel is not completely removable, you can only remove a small cover, under which there are slots for a SIM card and a memory card. The main camera is equipped with an LED flash, which allows you to get enough high-quality pictures even in low light conditions. The case is made of high-quality plastic, it does not emit any extraneous squeaks during operation. The screen resolution is 1280×800 pixels with a diagonal of 10.1 inches. The backlight is LED type, located evenly around the entire perimeter of the screen. The MediaTek MT8735M processor is installed here – it is quad-core, it will be complemented by the Mali0T720 MP2 graphics chip. The tablet has 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal memory. The performance level is quite decent, it is enough to play even very demanding games.
- Acceptable cost;
- The front panel is hidden behind a protective glass;
- Responds quickly to touch;
- Good amount of built-in memory;
- The textured back panel will not allow the product to slip out of your hands.
- Weak speakers.
Prestigio Grace PMT3101 4G
2. Huawei MediaPad T3 10 16Gb LTE
Despite the decent size of the diagonal, this tablet is not too large in overall dimensions, so it can be easily confused with many devices that have a screen diagonal of only 8 inches. Thin bezels framing the display, most users refer to a number of advantages of this product. This model is controlled exclusively with the help of virtual buttons. The rear panel is entirely made of aluminum, but there is a plastic insert on top, under which the antennas are located. The lens of the main camera is placed in a corner, it is made almost on the same level with the cover. The tablet is produced exclusively in silver color.
Ergonomics of the device is carefully thought out, a special oleophobic coating is applied to the screen, ensuring the complete absence of fingerprints. The diagonal of the device is 9.6 inches, its resolution is 1280×800 pixels. There is no air gap here, so the colors are not distorted, although they can darken a little with an increase in the viewing angle. The sensor supports up to ten simultaneous touches. The light sensor is not provided here, so the brightness will need to be adjusted manually. The tablet is based on the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. The interface is quite familiar to people who have already dealt with this platform. The battery capacity is 4800 mAh, which allows you to comfortably use the product throughout the day.
- Decent image quality from the front camera;
- Excellent workmanship;
- Optimum vibration response.
- The resolution is rather low for a display of such a large size.
Huawei MediaPad T3 10 16Gb LTE
1. Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 16 Gb
Finally, we got to the leader of the section in this part of the ranking of the best Chinese tablets. If we consider products from the point of view of design, then most users note that the design came out as concise as possible. The back panel, like the screen itself, is made of special protective glass. The horizontal edges are made of plastic, the vertical ones are aluminum. There are slight bevels along the edges, which makes the appearance even more unique. At the top, you can find two speakers. There is a fingerprint scanner on the bottom of the back side. Physical buttons – power on and volume rocker.
The display of the tablet has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, which corresponds to the Full HD format. The screen has a bright light mode, which allows you to comfortably use the device even in direct sunlight. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor, and there is also an Adreno 506 graphics accelerator. Together, they provide a good level of performance. 4 GB of RAM will be enough to run several applications at the same time. The battery capacity will be enough for continuous use of the gadget for 20 hours. The main camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels with auto focus, the front camera is 5 megapixels, this will be enough for making video calls.
- Very high device performance;
- High battery capacity;
- Long period of operation;
- Suitable for a variety of tasks;
- Several display modes that allow you to use the model in various conditions.
- The back panel is glass, which makes it slippery.
Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 16 Gb
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