A few weeks ago we had something of a Helio X20 tablet galore, where new tablets with the deca-core Mediatek MT6797 processor were hitting the market one after another. Now Onda is joining the X20 club with their 10.1-inch Android tablet appropriately named Onda X20 starting at $179: https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Onda-X20-4G-Phablet-4GB-64GB-White-397687.html
That’s the starter price for the 3GB RAM model with 32GB storage, while the top model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs $20 more, or $199.
So it has a 10-core processor that’s as fast as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in single-core scores on Geekbench 4, though it’s finally outperformed by the Snapdragon in multi-core scores. Apart from that it is launched with Android 7.1, something which should come to an end soon, as Google demands manufacturers to launch with Android 8.0+ these days.
Specs are generally high on Onda X20, as it features a 10.1-inch screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 128GB microSD card support, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi thanks to the chipset, with Bluetooth 4.2, built-in 4G LTE for phone calls and cellular data on the go, a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5MP front camera, stereo speakers, micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, and a 6600 mAh battery.
Onda X20 is 9.2mm thick which is a little surprising. The weight is 550 grams. With the 2.5D screen and better design on the back from Onda, it looks modern and a little fresh too, though there are always a few people that will go haywire over the bezel size on a tablet like this.
So the Onda X20 is not too far from the Chuwi Hi9 Air, but Chuwi’s model ships with Android 8.0 already, and have other advantages like a brighter screen and longer battery life.
– Tom Bowen