My X98 Plus Dual OS arrived (Sorry a bit late, snail mail and no DHL this time) and I went through the usual benchmarks I like to test and some popular games like Mortal Kombat X which really pushes the GPU to the max. As you’ll see in the video review here, the ROM is still geared towards China, but that’s not a huge issue. Luckily most of the Chinese bloat (95%) can be removed by just uninstalling it.
The Teclast launcher feels a little slow and laggy, nothing has really improved. Apex or Nova launcher will fix that, and the benchmarks have also proved that the system is slower and I can confirm from looking at the RAM speed it’s only running at 1066Mhz the RAM. Not the 1600 MHz it should be running. Overall the experience in Android isn’t as good as my X98 Plus Windows review.
Teclast claims as the bios is set at only 1066Mhz for increased stability. So why are all other devices running an Atom X5 Z8300 so far running their 4GB ram chip at 1600Mhz. So why can’t Teclast? As a result, the benchmarks scores were a good 10% lower than expected checking other Z8300’s tablets like the Cube iwork10 Ultimate. It’s not all doom and gloom, it’s still a nice tablet. Just don’t expect to play the most demanding of games on it as seen in the video review.
I hope this is address when the Teclast X98 Plus 3G version is released in a few weeks.
Where to get one? I got this from Banggood.com here: http://www.banggood.com/Teclast-X98-Plus-64GB-Intel-Z8300-Quad-Core-1_84GHz-9_7-Inch-Dual-OS-Tablet-p-1016085.html if you use coupon 4ba63a you get $23 off the price.