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Teclast P20HD Android Tablet at RM4xx – Lightning Review

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The latest Android tablet from Teclast is not only cheap but comes with good specifications as well. The Teclast P20HD tablet is powered by a decent CPU, a 10-inch HD display, 4G LTE, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, all these below the price of RM500.

Specification of the Teclast P20HD Tablet below:

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  • UNISOC SC9863A 64-bit processor with 8-cores at 1.2Ghz to 1.6Ghz. It is equip with Octa-core ARM Cortex-A55 application processor and IMG8322 for 3D graphics acceleration
  • Android 10 operating system
  • HD Display at 10.1 inch, resolutions at 1920 x 1080 with 10-point touch IPS Sharp Screen
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space, with MicroSD card slot up to 128GB
  • Dual Nano-SIM card slot
  • Supports Dual 4G LTE- TDD+FDD. Bands- GSM/WCDMA:B1,B5,B/LTE:B1,B3,B5,B7,B8,B20,B34,B38,B39,B40,B41
  • Dual Band ac Wifi 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP
  • Dual speaker and one microphone
  • BDS+GPS+AGPS navigation
  • G-sensor
  • Supports Stylus from Teclast (sold separately)
  • Dual camera: 5MP rear and 2MP front
  • 3.5mm earphone
  • USB Type-C port
  • Metal body
  • 6000mAH battery
  • 531g
  • Size: 243x163x9.3mm

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Lighting Review of the Teclast P20HD

The not so good stuff:

  • The Teclast P20HD ships from Teclast in China. It took around 9 days for me to receive the tablet, which is acceptable but delivery time could be improved if they set up shop in Malaysia. For warranty claims, you will have to ship it back to Teclast HQ at your own cost.
  • Android 10 appears to be stable but its likely it may not get any updates (such as Android 11) due to the low price. Last security update was in June 2020. Teclast OTA app is installed though.
  • Teclast P20HD is not an Android certified device by Google. However, the Playstore is preinstalled and you can download apps, including from 3rd party store.
  • Tablet can be a little laggy/slow at times while using certain apps like Youtube and Netflix, but the apps did not crash so far. Restarting the tablet appears to solve the problem.
  • You could watch 1080p videos in Youtube but some videos don’t show up well (blurry image) and some appears to be limited to a 144p quality that can’t be changed. This can be fixed by using an alternative Youtube app such as Newpipe.
  • Netflix app is in Standard Quality (SD) mode only due to Widevine L3 certification, no HD support.
  • Its a little heavy at 531g, so its best to use a case with it. The case cost about less than RM40 with free delivery from China (promotional/sale at RM31 with delivery).
  • Battery is supposedly 7 hours for video playback but I was only getting 4-5 hours of screen time with around 60-80% brightness.
  • The display isn’t all that great due to an IPS display, not super AMOLED, but its a good display, not great. Not to be used directly under sunlight. Display is also a fingerprint magnet (with the preinstalled screen protector).
  • Both camera on the Teclast P20HD are terrible. The quality is not suitable for any pictures or video.
  • Slow charging, battery takes around 3 hours to charge from 10%.
  • Only available in one color- Grey.

The Good Stuff:

  • Built quality is solid and don’t feel cheap.
  • No bloatware installed and the Android 10 experience feels like stock experience and generally stable. Even Dark Theme is supported. You can also install other 3rd party launcher such as the Microsoft Launcher.
  • USB Type-C port
  • 1080p HD quality for videos (although not all app supported)
  • Loud Dual Speakers
  • Stable Dual Wifi connection and fast Dual 4G LTE Cat 7 with 4G+. Also supports VoLTE and VoWifi.
  • 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage with microSD card support at this price, quite a good deal.
  • Comes with preinstalled screen protector, USB type-C cable and charger (depending on promotion)
  • No major issues in portrait and landscape mode, depending on app support.

In summary, the Teclast P20HD is not high end or a great tablet, but if you want something simple like watching Youtube videos and some light gaming, this is a recommended device. I would also highly recommend that you get a case that comes cheap as well.

Currently the Teclast P20HD is being sold at RM499 on Lazada with free delivery to Malaysia, free charger/usb cable/screen protector. However, at promotional/flash sale price, you may get it as low as RM424.

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