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Teclast X98 Air 3G Dual Boot Vs the Cube i6 Dual OS

Teclast X98 Air 3G Vs Cube i6 3G

I get a lot of questions on YouTube, which is these two dual boot tablets is the best? Cube i6 or the Teclast X98 Air 3G? Well I made this comparison video to hopefully help people in their choice. And I tried to cover everything apart from gaming as they are both about the same. Okay so 2.16 Ghz Vs 1.8Ghz battle on these atoms, Z3736F Vs Z3735F there is really nothing between them in the real world. The Z3736F is only just a little ahead of the Z3735F in single core/single thread benchmarks, that’s about it!

Here are some of my findings:

Cube i6 over the X98 Air 3G:

  • Cheaper
  • A Better build quality overall, feels better in hand. More solid.
  • Mirco sim slot with a tray
  • Comes in black
  • Faster eMMC drive
  • Best stock Android, very Nexus like experience, no bloat!

 

Teclast X98 Air 3G over the Cube i6:

  • Z3736F CPU that is a fraction faster at single threads.
  • 64GB option
  • Has HDMI out, the Cube i6 only has Miracast wireless display
  • Slightly better screen brightness, better colours and blacks. The Cube i6 has what appears to be a light matte coating on the IPS panel.
  • Large XDA backing and custom roms.

 

Video comparison, X98 Air 3G Vs Cube i6 3G:

So it really boils down to this, do you need hdmi output, do you want 64GB drive with a slower and more bloated Android stock rom? Get the Tecalst X98 Air 3G

Want a better build quality? Want a black unit and not a white one, you want a nice stock Android rom with no bloat and you don’t want to have to mod Android roms or flash etc. Get the Cube i6!

Camera’s they seem about the same and so far battery life is equal dispute the 500mah advantage the X98 Air has in capacity.

 

** This is just my own personal opinion after using them both okay so don’t attack me if you buy the wrong one for your needs! And remember that unlike these other sites around that so called review Chinese tablets, I’m in Europe (Not China), I’m in no way connection to these tablet manufactures. I buy these tablets myself, at my own cost and no the aren’t review units, gifts for positive reviews or otherwise!

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone. Samsungi8910omnia.com, Samsunggalaxysforums.com founder from way back.

10 Comments

  1. So which would be the better/safer buy?

  2. I’ve been trying to decide between these two but I’m not sure which one to go with, on one hand the Cube is ~$18 cheaper, has better build quality (which I think is important, I also prefer the black front) and has a faster eMMC and on the other the Teclast while it’s a little more expensive it has double the storage space, slightly sharper screen, ever so slightly faster processor and has HDMI output (not a big deal to me)…
    I don’t need/want Android so my question is, can I just remove the Android partition on both of these and reclaim the space on Windows without having to do a clean install of Windows?
    Thank you!

    • You can remove the Android part and reclaim the space. But you will have a separate partition. Not sure any partition managers will let you later merge this to Windows. I’ll see if I can post a quick guide up soon.

      • Thank you, I would appreciate that!
        So do you think it’s worth buying the Teclast over the Cube? At this point I think I’m more concerned about the quality of the tablet and how long it will last me, not really worried about the price difference since it’s so small.
        My last Tablet was a 2nd gen Nexus 7 which died (eMMC failure) only a couple of days before the warranty expired but I still couldn’t get it fixed, the thing was barely used and it’s still in mint condition but unable to start and I don’t want this to happen again if I can avoid it.

  3. Can you weigh the tablets weight is a very important issue and Chinese tablet makers rarely publish real weights.

  4. Hi Chris! Thanks for the review.

    Have you ever had the opportunity to compare the Teclast X98 to and android like LG Gpad 8.3 ou Samsung Tabpro 8.4″?

    I like Android more than windows (but the dual boot, is always a must! And windows is helpfull on some situations), but I’m undecided between Teclast X98 Air II and LG Gpad8.3 ..

    Can you please help me? Thank you.

    • No, I haven’t had the X89 personally, I heard it’s great with that 324 PPI screen. It’s more versatile than the LG G pad 8.3 for sure since you also get Windows.

      • Thank you for your quickly reply!

  5. Hey Chris,

    Love your reviews and videos so far. I recently found out about the Chinese Tablet market and I’m thoroughly impressed with what they have to offer at a fraction of the price compared to other tablets. I’m currently in the market for a dual boot, 10″ tablet but still undecided between the Cube i6 and the X98 Air 3G. I’ve watched your videos multiple times but I still cannot seem to draw to a conclusion. However, you seem to favour the Cube i6 more. It seems like there might be a few new tablets being announced soon, should I wait a bit longer before making a purchase, or just stick with either the i6 or the X98?

    • True there will be some new tablets soon, but then they are always annoucing news ones. If you can wait until June or July we might have Atom x5 or X7 cherrytrail tablets. As for the Cube i6. I like it’s build quality, but it lacks hdmi and has a slightly grainy display. The Cube i6 and X98 are both good tablets, but if you need 64GB and hdmi output then the x98 air 3g is the one to get.

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