Teclast M8 8.4 Launch In Late August

A new 8.4-inch Android tablet is being released at the end of August called Teclast M8 8.4 for a launch price of about $145: https://www.gearbest.com/android-tablets/pp_009881240536.html

But it's a little hard to determine who the Teclast M8 8.4 is for or suits the most. A look at the specs explains why.

One the one hand the Teclast is a cheap tablet that can brag of a 8.4-inch screen with 2560 x1600 resolution and it's from SHARP too. 3GB of RAM in this price range isn't bad either. And a USB C port, and 8 hour battery life from a 4800 mAh is sufficient.

On the other hand the Teclast M8 8.4 is powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz Allwinner A63 which is underpowered by 2019 standards despite being offset a little by 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of storage which is just enough for the OS and some apps, with microSD card support up to 128GB.

But then it also runs Android 7.1, which is bound to be a turn off for many. Wi-Fi cover too is limited to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Though it does at least feature stereo speakers and both a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack, and 2.5A charging.

So while the Teclast M8 8.4 is bound to have a great screen for very little money, the main specs leaves too much to be desired to make it a 8-inch tablet worth considering by the second half of 2019 in my opinion.

Viable options though range from Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) to Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Chuwi Hi9 Pro.

– Tom Bowen