Voyo i8 Plus – New 10.1-Inch Android 2-In-1 With 4G LTE

Voyo has come up with a new and improved tablet based upon the Voyo i8 Plus, as the Voyo i8 Max is about to hit the international market, and it's a 2-in-1 Android tablet with 4G LTE connectivity: https://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_1715482.html

Two years ago it was nearly impossible to find any 2-in-1's with Android, but the Voyo i8 Max is a part of the ever growing choice of detachables with Android, and not just any knid of keyboard either, but a thin almost Surface inspired keyboard too, and a built-in kickstand for the tablet.

To be released globally in two weeks, it ships with Android 7.1, is powered by the currently very popular choice deca-core 2.6 GHz MediaTek MT6797 processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and 64GB of storage too, with its usual 128GB microSD card support for cheap expansion.

Naturally this 2-in-1 comes with dual-SIM 4G LTE, on top of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

The 10.1-inch screen has a Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, with support for a 2048 pressure level sensitive pen, and it even has a 1.3MP front camera and 13MP rear camera.

The battery is a little larger than that of the former i8 Plus, with the i8 Max sporting a 5300 mAh battery, but the battery life is still stated as just 5 hours long. That's more something that's acceptable for a purely home tablet, but not for something for a tablet that after all has 4G LTE built-in, which makes tethering unnecessary.

It has a micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm aucio jack, weighs 580 grams, and is 9mm thick. There are no pogo pins on the tablet that connects it to the keyboard, only magnetic connectivity pins, so the keyboard is a Bluetooth keyboard.

So while the Voyo i8 Max had the potential to be an interesting tablet, it's not all there, and it would have benefitted from greater attention to detail.

– Tom Bowen