Onda is a brand I stopped reviewing for a while as I wasted a lot of cash on some real lemons from them before. The v919 Core M was one of the worst and they just never had that build quality other brands do. But with the recent laptops from them having a decent built and what looks like a change in ODM I decided to give them another go.
That and this Onda v10 Pro was requested quite a few times so I gave in and bought it to review. The Onda v10 Pro on paper looks great, thin build with a metal rear housing. The same 10.1″ 2560 x 1600 full laminated screen as the Chuwi HiBook Pro. And it even has d/c in charging support, MicroSD card slot and Micro HDMI out.
The hardware is there this time around, but it’s let down by software – Phoenix OS. This skin like ReMix OS runs poor, lags and has terrible touch input response. Very frustrating to use, lucky for us we can swap over to a stock Android 6.0 skin and things greatly improve.
But it’s not perfect, some issues with the fingerprint reader and the loudspeaker was overlooked. Just a single mono one that’s not very loud. Gaming performance in Android 6.0 was great, even better considering that games like Mortal Kombat X ran with playable FPS at 2560 x 1600 was quite an ask for the MediaTek quad core. Below is my review, and if you still wanted to risk getting one it can be picked up for $154 with coupon 1146a8 over at Banggood.com here.