Alfawise Tab Review – Premium iPad Mini 4 Clone For $159

Alfawise Tab Review – Premium iPad Mini 4 Clone For $159


So I’ve got with me here a very
familiar-looking 7.9 inch tablet no it’s not an iPad Mini 4 but it kind of looks
like one doesn’t it because it’s using the same display no this is not the JD
Tab jo1 I reviewed last year this is that model but completely rebranded as
the Alfawise Tab so this is exactly the same model as that one from JD com
that I reviewed last year same specs oh it’s got a quad-core MediaTek 8173 CPU
in there with a maximum turbo 2 gigahertz 4 gigabytes of RAM 64
gigabytes of storage which is not expandable so this does not have a micro
SD slot on here which is disappointing they really should have that on there
and it does not have HDMI out which I like to have on my tablets but moving
along now looking at the screen so it’s 2048 by 1536 resolution it has a maximum
brightness of 440 Lux good looking screen it does produce some very nice
colors and the blacks look quite good on this it’s fully laminated covered with a
scratch resistant glass inside the gorilla or dragon tail or similar kind
of brand there now you will notice that around the edges there is a little bit
of this IPS glow at lower brightnesses so this could vary from unit to unit if
this bothers you then well it’s just really a bit of a lottery whether you’re
gonna have an issue with that or not my unit has a little bit there so looking
at the front of it now we do have rather large looking bezels yes it looks a bit
dated now especially we’re in 2018 with business being the most popular trend
worth displays and now 18 by 9 so we do have a 5 megapixel camera at the top
there with an ambient light sensor right next to it which is great to
automatically control the brightness I love to have this on tablets really for
me it is a must we have a capacitive touch menu keys down the bottom making
use of that large barrel there and they look just fine there no problems with
them once we have a touch accuracy and response of the screen is also really
quite good now the ROM it has on here is stock Android 6 so it’s
dated now isn’t an Android six it really should be at least Android seven because
then we’re going to have the split-screen function we’re missing out
on that with this particular model and security patches and things like that so
don’t hold your breath expecting this to get updated to Android 7 or Android 8
honestly I don’t see that ever happening so moving on to the build of it it’s
rather premium it has a unibody that weighs only 379 grams
yes I weighed it and the thickness is 7.5 millimeters also very good so it’s
nice and portable light no Crick’s in the design whatsoever
very solid feels good in hand with the all-metal build metal buttons as well on
the right hand side for volume up and down a metal power button on the top
we’ve got a little strip here you can see there that is for the wireless
antenna reception and Bluetooth by the way it has wireless AC on here dual band
and then a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack with microphone support so this outputs
really good audio effect I didn’t have any static on this it sounds really good
to me it’s quite loud as well on the left hand side we have a another
microphone here so on the back we’ve got the second microphone next to that 8
megapixel camera with autofocus which takes really average photos and video
give you sample that later on nothing amazing from that to be expected from a
tablet and then down the bottom we have this 2 grills here those 2 girls there
and this outputs really nice sound those speakers they have any so dual speakers
not great stereo separation but they make up for that with good loudness
really good some meds and even a little bit of bass I think these could actually
be harman or AKG branded speakers because they are exactly the same as the
ones that were in the JD tab that I reviewed and those were AKG Harman
speakers we have a type C port here now it’s only USB to spec so there’s no
display out or anything like that either no quick charging it only supports 5
volts 2 amps the charger and it will take exactly 4 hours and 25 minutes to
fully charge this tablet which is that’s slow by today’s standards I would
have liked to have seen some mediatek pump Express here or quit charging at
least the tablet chips in a very plain box as you can see and all we get in
here is simply a QuickStart guides a 5 volt 2 amp power supply this is an EU
one so you plug and then I’ll type C cable in white here now the wrong
performance on the Alpha wise tab here is exactly the same as the JD tab I won
with the quad core processor maximum to over two gigahertz the four gigabytes of
RAM it performs well so Chrome loading pages ARP scrolling and because it’s
quite a sharp display it all looks really good on there even reading those
tiny little comments and text find no issues with the performance of this ROM
multitasking going between your various different applications that is also very
quick and overall a stock rom that is fast and performs perfectly fine I
haven’t noticed any lag or any bugs there’s something unexpected was GPS
support on here it has a GPS module but it does not have a hardware compass but
it still worked ok accuracy down to 3 to 4 meters and I did test it out going for
a little walk with that and it didn’t seem to have any problem tracking me at
all now any car I guess without the compass it won’t be as good but tracking
your turns and things but it should still work perfectly fine for that so
you can use this tablet for navigation now antutu did test that out got a score
of 70,000 that is pretty much the same as any other mtk 81-73 more or less the
internal storage isn’t particularly far so it’s e MMC 4.5 spec so the sequential
reads here of 145 they aren’t too bad and then 84 of Rights and the 4k random
reads as well not bad for this kind of speak of Drive I did test out the
wireless I had a little bit of trouble connecting up to my wireless AC here in
the studio and these what the speeds I managed to get out of it
so 88 to meters per second download around 78 upload not the fastest here
but it did to my wireless AC at home without any
issues so not too sure why it didn’t like the wireless router here in the
apartment now on to battery life so I managed to get 8 hours and 41 minutes it
sadly powered off at 1% before I could take any screenshots but I did around
about 6 hours of gaming so I was pushing it quite hard so if you’re looking at
for example just watching videos or like web views and things like that you can
expect at least 9 to 10 hours of battery life is really quite solid on this
particular alpha wise tab here now we’re a tablet like this does stand out is
ebooks and PDFs because it has that really sharp screen with the PPI of 326
and a very good brightness fully laminated display that it’s great for
e-books it’s not the fastest device you’ll come across when loading very
large PDFs but it certainly looks really good and I just love the legibility of
the screens it’s really easy to make out text because of that extra sharpness we
have and of course using it in landscape or portrait is perfectly fine portrait
with the 4 by 3 ratio does fit the pages perfect there you can see and that’s
probably the way most people will use it of course it’s personal preference there
but I really do like this tablet for e-books and PDFs and video streaming
services such as Amazon Prime here they run perfectly fine the wireless can keep
up no issues with performance whatsoever so finally get another tablet that
actually has decent speakers out of China most of the ones I review they
have these horrible tiny little non premium speakers
these ones are premium speakers they are loud they even have a hint of bass I’ll
give you a sample of them right now now the families is where a major
redesign has taken place here they are slightly different when it comes to
gaming performance most games run perfectly fine and fluid however this
game for example shadow fight 3 isn’t well optimized with power VR graphics so
it runs a little bit laggy but as you can see it’s still perfectly playable
just don’t expect stellar performance from those games that aren’t well
optimised for this particular GPU most of the Android still games I found tends
to be optimized more for the Adreno Snapdragon chipsets so the rear camera can shoot in 1080p
and as you can see we’ve got focus problems here so it’s not focusing on
there very well at all in fact I don’t think it’s got a proper lock that is a
big problem resulting in really poor quality image and lacking in details
here the other thing is that to detail the video itself was a little bit washed
out so honestly I don’t see a lot of people using it now the focus has come
in here you can see that yes the quality’s average for 1080p you can use
third-party applications like Open camera to override the focus you can fix
that to an infinity focus or to closer up or macro or something like that and
that does help solve some of that problem you can see it still hasn’t
recovered there that focus is a real issue on the rear camera so this is the
front-facing camera I have noticed that there’s sometimes a little bit of you
find an egg and choppiness and it does drop frames depending on the lights it’s
1080p as well just like that rear camera and overall the quality is alright
better than a lot of the other tablets I have looked at in this similar price
group of around 200 us so overall not too bad from the front-facing camera
it’s good to see we do have that 1080p and proscribed and things like that is
perfectly fine ok guys so to recap here very quickly there’s a lot of things to
like about this tablet the weight the sliminess all VAT 7.5 millimeters
all-metal build it is a premium tablet very nice screen in here it’s a little
dated but it’s the an excellent screen offering a very
sharp resolution with their 326 PPI good brightness as well and fully laminated
it really does make it touch response is also excellent on here I like the ROM
it’s stock but I don’t like the fact that it’s Android six now which is just
too dated and really it should be Android seven and I’d love to see
Android eight which I don’t think any of the Chinese tablets at least ones I
review have yet but of course that will be coming this year now the camera
performance is very average most people will not be buying a tablet for its
cameras but you’ll get away with using this with Skype especially the
front-facing camera is perfectly fine for Skype calls as well as those dual
microphones and then the speaker’s the speaker’s is probably one of the another
solid positive of this tablet they are really quite good
they are very loud good output on them and just so much better than the typical
Chinese tablet that I reviewed normally have flat quiet speakers and these offer
a bit of meds and bass in there so that is really good now the another area that
I don’t like is the charge time so it takes four thousand twenty five minutes
to charge that’s rather slow so a little bit
bothersome there but at least this battery does last for a long time now
with my heavy-handed approach battery test so I ran a lot of games just
non-stop playing them and chroming things like that and streaming with
youtube I managed to still get an amazing eight hours plus out of this
which i think is really good now taking a little bit easier on this tablet and
keeping the brightness to around about 30-40 percent you should still be able
to get at least nine to ten hours out of this so for me for this size of tablet
and the battery capacity and the chipset considering all of that that it’s a very
solid battery life you get on this so that’s definitely one of the positives
and really it’s not a bad tablet at all so it sells for about 200 us which is a
lot cheaper than the JD tab jo1 which is exactly the same that I reviewed last
year I think that models still selling for close to 300 u.s. which is really
overpriced to me the price is more it is okay of course if it was a little bit
cheaper that would be even better so really it all comes down to the fact
that if you a four by three aspect ratio tablet
worth the premium build fully laminated screen great speakers go for it but if
Android six been dated now is going to bother you the lack of the micro SD card
support the fact it has no HDMI out then of course this will be one to skip oh
and almost forgot it has GPS onboard which we don’t often see so having GPS
is great even though it does lack a hardware compass it still is useful for
things like maps and other GPS programs on there so thanks a lot for watching
this review if you want to check out the review of the GT tab jo1 and then that’s
right up gear but it was basically the same exact tablet so really more or less
the same kind of results from that and then check out some of my other
recommended tablets like the lenovo right here thanks a lot for watching
this video and I do hope to see you back in the channel soon bye for now

22 thoughts on “Alfawise Tab Review – Premium iPad Mini 4 Clone For $159

  1. Only redeeming feature is the screen. Too bad it's going to be stuck on Android 6

  2. Timecodes:

    00:52 – Screen
    01:34 – Design
    04:34 – Unboxing
    04:53 – ROM performance
    05:29 – Benchmarks, GPS
    06:49 – Battery life
    07:18 – eBooks & PDF's
    08:00 – Streaming
    08:09 – Audio
    08:52 – Gaming
    09:25 – Cameras
    10:39 – Final word
    11:35 – Pros & Cons

  3. 1:04 – "good looking screen"… timed perfectly with a picture of @techtablets Chris! Made me chuckle!!!!

  4. Livable and decent cost 160 USD 2 4 64 cool stuck on Android 6 bummer Thanks for the review

  5. Great nit-picky review (that is a good thing, honesty is always better)! Shared as usual. This one seems like a very decent tablet.

  6. Nice day at Maraetai

  7. Anyone have a list of 3G/4G android tablets?

  8. Teclast Master T8 or this tablet? What do you think?

  9. How does the coupons work? Its avaible only for limited amount of people? It's for 230$ now and the coupon doesn't work at all.

  10. Need a review for redmi note 5 pro

  11. Your really put that device into a real game test. Im sick of asphalt8, mc5 game reviews over and over again. Great review

  12. Just got the tablet just need protection

  13. Compare to mipad/lenovo tab?

  14. Will you be doing a review of the Chuwi Hi 8 Air tablet? Seems to be a newer version of the Hi 8 lineup with dual boot Windows 10/Android.

  15. not excatly bezelles tablet !!

  16. play pubg in these devices

  17. Not bad, for the price, but no memory expansion is a nope. China?!? ffs!

  18. Hello netflix hd on it?

  19. dude I bought one of these based on your recommendations and I couldn't be happier! snappy, beautiful screen and cheap as chips!

  20. Thank you!!!

  21. Lenovo Tab 3 8 Plus or Alfawise Tab, which is better?

  22. Hi sir !! I want to know if you know another tablets with this aspect ratio but more powerful ?!? I hate 16 by 9 or you think is better to get Mipad 4 ???

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