Tablet X98 Air 3G is an updated version of X98. Not a lot of differences, for example in “Air” more powerful processor, there are just a small external differences tablets.
- Operating System Android 4.4.2
- Screen 9.7 “2048 x 1536 (Retina, IPS)
- Processor Intel Atom Baytrail-T Z3736F Quad-core Processor 2,16GHz
- Video core Intel® HD Graphics 646 MHz
- Memory 2GB
- Internal memory 32GB
- Main camera 5 megapixel
- Front camera 2 megapixel
- Wireless WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, 3G, Miracast, HDMI
- 3G / GSM communication 1 SIM-card standby
- Connections Slot for TF-card slot for SIM-card, Micro USB port, Micro HDMI port, 3.5 mm headphone port
- Case Metal
- Battery 8500mAh
- Dimensions 240 × 168×7.4mm
- Weight 532 g
Excellent performance for the tablet worth $ 220. From the Intel expect much, for example the ability to install Windows 8.1 on a tablet.
Packing tablet is simple but tasteful. On the reverse side of the information with the characteristics of the tablet, the same information is found on the side of the package.
Package is quite simple, it’s a pity that there is a protective film and a cover for the tablet, but otherwise everything you need there. Included are: OTG cable, microUSB cable, charger, user manual in Chinese, warranty card.
MicroUSB cable has a length of 40cm. The charger must give maximum 2.5A when charging the tablet. The board charger does not cause fear.
Teclast company assures consumers that produces their devices exclusively with individual design, but it is impossible not to notice the similarity of the tablet with one of the “apple” products. This is already noticeable on the front side of the tablet.
On the front of the tablet in addition to the display resolution of 2048 × 1536 camera is present for making video calls.
The back of the plate is made of aluminum, plastic overlay on top of does not carry any of the functional on it housed 5MP camera.
Inscriptions indicate affiliation to the brand tablet Teclast, flaunts the Intel logo and quite small print the serial number plate.
At the bottom there are two holes behind which lurk in stereo speakers.
Lateral face of the device and the upper face of the plate blank. The left side is a power button and volume rocker. On the same side in the bottom of a few holes present: memory card slot, slot for a SIM card standard size.
On the corner is a microphone. Lower face (relatively inscriptions on the tablet) is rich connectors: microUSB, minijack 3.5, port MicroHDMI.
White edging the front of the tablet tablet gives more expressive appearance. Rounded side plate borrowed from the iPad Air 2 as many design decisions. The back of the tablet is not saved on the memory fingerprints due to its matt texture.
The thickness of the plate a little more than 8 mm, according to the manufacturer it is the thinnest tablet in the “weight” category has support built-in 3G modem. When traveling with the tablet be prepared that the bag will be heavier than 535 grams.
To the screen of the tablet will not remain indifferent to any person. Retina display diagonal of 9.7 “with a resolution of 2048 × 1536, complete with IPS matrix and a pixel density of 264ppi just fall in love with yourself.
View photos with good resolution allows you to experience the charm and flavor of the whole picture. With angles the tablet is all right, IPS matrix allows to work without problems with the tablet at an angle of almost 180 °.
Angle Teclast X98 Air 3G and Asus Nexus 7 II.
The screen has a good supply of brightness, the screen is readable under sunlight.
On the home page contains the manufacturer’s support for video playback with a resolution of 4K. Downloaded from the small cartoon uploading it to the tablet I was able to see the cartoon, but with a slight slow down the image.
The size of the tablet 240 × 168mm. The thickness of the plate is slightly more than 8 mm, a good result for your search. Side frames are very small, but at the bottom of the frame could accommodate touch controls.
Multi-touch enabled 10 will benefit fans to play on the tablet.
The heart of the tablet is the processor Intel Atom Baytrail-T Z3736F: quad-core processor with a frequency 2,16GHz in overclocking mode. For Z3736F maximum RAM is 2Gb (DDR3L-RS-1333), this is the amount of memory and installed on the tablet.
The graphics core of the processor operates at frequencies up to 646MHz. The internal memory of the tablet is 32Gb, are available for a little more than 26Gb.
A more detailed characteristics of the processor can be found at the link Intel – Intel® Atom ™ Processor Z3736F
Synthetic tests show a good result. The plate is slightly inferior to Sony Xperia Z2 and the flagship company of Samsung.
Quadrant Standard and Geekbench 3
CPU-Z. Information about the device
The sound of the two speakers on the rear side of the tablet on the five-point scale can be estimated on four. The sound is loud enough without the hiss and wheeze, but when watching videos on the tablet sound scatters in a direction away from the user, it took one point.
The characteristics of the cameras are modest to date. 2MP – front camera for video communication and 5MP – rear camera for amateurs “shoot” on the tablet.
In fact, everything turned out really well, from the front camera should not expect a miracle, it is only enough for video communication, self camera lovers will not like.
Rear camera fulfills its five megapixels, the quality is not so hot, but “seize the moment” of this camera will suffice.
Graphical Interface / Android
The tablet has its own graphical user interface developed by the manufacturer, the interface is called simply TUI. The interface is running an operating system Android 4.4.2.
TUI has no menu “Program” and “widgets”, the icons of all installed applications fall on the desktop, there is the ability to group shortcuts into folders.
No ability to add widgets to the desktop, I think the absence of the possibility of a minor flaw interface.
Original decision was to use functional animated icons. One click on the icon, you can clear the memory, turn WIFi. You can also find out the date, time and access the calendar or alarm clock.
As you can see from the screenshots above, the manufacturer has determined a lot of Chinese software, memory, and even more remains to 25Gb, but I see no reason to leave them on the tablet. Part of the Chinese software amenable to removal without Root rights, but part and remains.
Found a couple of useful programs: Auto-update system – Chinese language interface, but it is clear how the program works on a visceral level. The manufacturer took care of the manual for their clients to create a separate app for that.
For ROOT rights can use the software VROOT.
For the work of the tablet corresponds to Android 4.4.2
Sensors and additional features
The tablet can not boast a large variety of sensors, in this instance there is only the accelerometer. Certainly at least want to see more and a light sensor, but alas have to adjust the screen brightness manually, the benefit of the screen has a good supply of brightness. I would like to see the LED events, but the LED is not provided by the manufacturer.
WiFi is stable, according to the signal level is not inferior to the tablet Asus Nexus 7. WiFi module in sleep mode the screen breaks the current connection, and when you turn again connects to the home network. This type of energy saving tablet I do not like, it turns out that the long-awaited message or letter you will only turn on when the device screen.
At a distance from the router the data rate becomes lower. In the screenshot below the speed measurements are made. The first result – removal from the router to 7 meters through a concrete wall. The second result – directly near the router.
The GPS sensor in the tablet is just wonderful, just a minute after a cold start and awful weather found 8 satellites, and even a minute amount of rose to 11.
3G – one of the key parameters of this tablet. Mobile data transmission for many the main criterion when choosing a tablet. I am not an exception to full and productive work with the tablet necessarily need mobile internet.
With the tablet without 3G support had to work to connect the smartphone operating in access point mode, but it quickly enough. This unit works well in 3G networks.
Manufacturer leave the possibility to make calls with the tablet, I think very few people would think to take advantage of this opportunity and here it is worth remembering that the tablet does not have the earpiece, and the voice of the caller will come from two loud speakers. Appendix dialing and SMS are not changed, have the standard form inherent in Android.
The bundle comes OTG cable to connect your peripherals and USB drives. Supports multiple devices simultaneously. You can connect the input device output, storage and charge the headset as an option.
When you connect multiple USB storage system detects only one of them.
For the autonomous operation of the tablet corresponds fairly good battery with a claimed capacity of 8500mAh.
Charger is ready to charge the tablet current 2500mA. The tablet itself determines how current it charged, so the first few charge cycles are long enough, the current consumption is less than 1000mA, but subsequently charged plate 2500mA.
Speaking of the autonomy of the tablet can safely say that the battery will last for a day of moderate use, surfing , soc. network games. Well, the test results can be judged from the fact that the tablet will stand about five hours at maximum load with the included WiFi and a maximum brightness of the display.
Synthetic test Antutu outstanding results in 7506 points.
What to expect from the tablet cost $ 220 !?
On Teclast X98 Air 3G has a powerful processor from Intel, RAM is enough for most computer operations. Retina display makes love with this tablet. Can be installed on Windows 8.1 tablet makes it even more attractive for advanced users.
Already, the tablet is ready to work with OC Windows and Android, but you need to reflash the tablet, or buy once this device with preinstalled Windows 8.1. With regard to the autonomy of the plate, so it rests on the middle level, will have to charge the tablet once a day with moderate use.
I stand up to the plate and a half days without recharging provided little surfing. As it is necessary to remember that the tablet is inherent in a small self-discharge. Any “glitches”, suspension, flights three weeks of testing have been identified. The only thing that did not like it – disabling data in standby mode.