Teclast X80 Plus is announced as a successor of the original X80. The Plus version offers better overall performance, latest Windows 10 operating system and the attractive price that goes with it. Will this device live up to its expectations? Check it out in our latest review.
As you might have guessed this tablet is quite powerful under the hood. Here are its detailed specifications, courtesy of Gearbest.com:
|CPU||Intel Atom X5-Z8300 (Cherry Trail T3-Z8300) Quad Core 1.44GHz (up to 1.84GHz)|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphic Gen8|
|RAM + ROM:||2GB + 32GB|
|TF card:||Up to 128GB (not included)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 + Android 5.1 system|
|Screen||8-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA|
|Other functions||Wi-Fi/ MP3/ MP4/ Calendar/ Calculator|
Product packaging and design
The tablet comes in a stylish white box that also contains USB OTG cable and USB cable. Sadly, the charger is not included, but any micro USB charger will do.
Following the path of its predecessor design wise, Teclast X80 is a nice looking device. The body is made out of durable polycarbonate with a glossy finish.
It houses an 8-inch screen and 0.3 MP camera on the front and 2 MP camera and company logo and mono speaker on the back.
Speaker is not that loud and has a flat sound. On the right side, there are a power button and volume buttons with decent tactile feel to them.
On the top of the device, there are micro USB and HDMI inputs as well as headphone jack. On the left side, there is a micro SD card slot, and there is a microphone at the bottom of the device.
Teclast X80 Plus has an 8-inch IPS display on this unit with the resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The display is clear and sharp enough and has great viewing angles. Colors are washed out a little bit and screen in not very bright. Still, Windows 10 looks great on it. The device offers solid screen to body ratio.
Processor and memory
The device is running on the Intel Atom X5-Z8300 quad-core processor clocked at 1.44 GHz, but it can go as high as 1.8 GHz. The chip is made on a 14nm technology and offers a high performance in everyday usage. With the help of Intel HD Gen 8 graphic processor, it runs all the latest game titles as well as 4K movies effortlessly. It does heat up a little bit, but nothing out of the ordinary for this type of tasks.
With the 32GB of eMMC and the micro SD expansion of up to 128 GB, you will not have to worry about the small storage space on this device. Feel free to install many games and fill it with a lot of songs. On the multitasking side, there is some good news too. The device is equipped with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM memory, and it multitasks like a champ.
Teclast X80 Plus has a 0.3 MP front and 2MP back camera. Sadly, its quality provides nothing worth mentioning – the designers of the tablet rely on the other aspects of the device. You can use the camera for Skype calls and snap an occasional picture, but that is it.
X80 Plus lets you choose the OS of your liking. Whether it’s latest offering from Redmond giant (Windows 10) or one of the newest version of Android (5.1 Lollipop). Unfortunately, you are not able to dual-boot. We have chosen Windows 10 as our OS.
You can change the looks of it, and switch to the tablet mode or full PC mode (yes, just like on your computer). Either way, this tablet won’t disappoint you because it offers stellar performance with all the goodies that Windows has. That includes Cortana – personal assistant, Edge browser, Groove music, XBOX gaming, etc. All in all, it’s pleasure using Windows 10 on this tablet.
This device offers a lot of great stuff, and the area that is not as excellent is connectivity. You can’t put your SIM card in it since it only has Wi-Fi connection. It works on 802.11b/g/n wireless standards. Regrettably Wi-Fi module used in it is not that good. It works well if you are close to your router but once you wander off, the signal reception is weaker. So make sure you are in 3-5 meters range from your router and you won’t have any issues.
X80 has Bluetooth 4.0. This technology offers low energy protocols and higher speeds. You can connect a lot of devices on it. We have tried Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and both worked exceptionally good.
The device also has HDMI output so you can connect it to your HD monitor or TV.
This tablet uses a Lithium-Ion battery with 3800 mAh capacity. The manufacturer claims 3 hours of graphically intensive games before you have to put it on the charger. In our testing scenarios, these numbers are accurate. Overall usage and standby time are also increased because of the DPTE intelligent battery management and Windows low-power technology.
Additional features include gravity sensing and other sensors, USB OTG (so you can connect it to flash stick or external hard drive), HDMI, 3.5 headphone jack for you to plug your favorite headphones. Since it is a Windows 10 device, it supports a wide variety of codecs for your multimedia. You can play almost everything you “throw” in it; MP3, MP4, FLAC, AVI, MKV and so on.
This tablet supports Microsoft store, and there you can purchase many games, apps, movies, series and songs that you like.
Pros and cons
After some time that we spent with the Teclast X80 Plus we have gathered necessary info and formed pros and cons.
- Good looking device made out of decent materials
- Good hardware under the hood
- For a fair price, you get full Windows 10 experience
- Solid battery life
- Ability to play 4K videos and play graphically intensive games with no lag
- Low-resolution screen (Pro version offers Full HD screen)
- Limited Wi-Fi connectivity
- Quiet speaker
Teclast X80 Plus tablet continues where its predecessor left off. It offers excellent hardware packed in a good housing, and it has a reasonable price. In the time that we used this tablet we haven’t encountered a single bug or a glitch, and we’ve enjoyed using it.