The success recipe of a low cost 10.1-inch Android 8.0 tablet with 4G, interesting specs, and a Helio X20 processor have caught on fast. It started with the Chuwi Hi9 Air, but now Binai is trying to imitate Chuwi’s tablet a little with the Binai G10pro.
The Binai G10pro runs Android 8.0 and starts at around $205 with 4GB RAM, or $179 with 3GB RAM.
So in short, this tablet follows a generally familiar recipe, although the 10.1-inch screen is a FUll HD screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, so Chuwi’s 2.5D tablet beats Binai there. But this tablet still has the deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 MTK6797 processor, and 32GB and 64GB storage options, with support for 128GB microSD cards.
With a 5MP front camera and 13MP rear camera, there is little to complain about there, though these cameras may not always be at 100% the same level as the Samsung or Huawei cameras.
Wi-Fi coverage is complete, with dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE built in, a micro-USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
I’ve never used or tested a Binai tablet, and we’ve only covered this tablet brand since April, but it seems that they may need to work on their firmware given that the battery life rating is 6 hours in video playback, from a 6500 mAh battery too. OK, so a larger battery would benefit it too.
It has a metal case mostly, apart from plastic top lid on the back that covers the SIM cards and memory cards. That makes it 8.8mm thick while weighing 550 grams.
So while this tablet has mainly good specs for the price, it’s let down by a short battery life. But I wouldn’t be surprised if a new 2560 x 1600 model would be on the way from Binai soon, so we’ll see then.
– Tom Bowen