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The Best Budget LTE Android 10 Tablet of 2020 – Alldocube iPlay 20 Review

The Best Budget LTE Android 10 Tablet of 2020 – Alldocube iPlay 20 Review

There hasn’t until now been any really good cheap/budget Android tablets for the price, not like a few years back. For this very reason my coverage has been slim, not wanting to put my self through a few days of testing and reviewing dated Android 8 or 9 “Craptabs” with 2GB of RAM and poor displays. Lucky for us the Alldocube iPlay 20 is out and also the Teclast P20HD coming (Same spec but with a nonlaminated display).

00:00 – Intro & spec
00:59 – Unboxing
01:37 – Build & design
03:26 – Screen
05:10 – Android 10, benchmarks & performance
08:48 – Youtube & 16:9 content
09:18 – Voice calls, audio & loudspeaker sample
10:21 – PDF files and eBooks
11:31 – Gaming performance (COD & Mobile legends)
12:21 – Front camera sample
12:54 – Recap with Pros & Cons

It has a great screen, bright, fully laminated with Gorilla Glass!

The iPlay 20 surprised in many areas, the screen is a great fully laminated 1920 x 1200 16:10 IPS. I didn’t expect this and it’s maximum brightness of over 460 nits. Touch accuracy and response is also very good.

The iPlay 20’s screen is fully laminated and bright. 470 nits peak. A great screen for once. And it can game, but light titles like Mobile Legends (Pictured)

The speakers aren’t too bad for once!

Other surprise, the speakers sound louder and with a touch of bass were most and terrible these are okay for once. And finally, Android 10 is on this tablet, but don’t ever expect to get an update. That’s part of the reason these tablets sell for cheap Alldocube is likely to never update it. That is a setback for some and the lack of Widevine level 1 support.

Netflix can be installed of Google Play but you’re stuck watching streaming content in SD, while on a 1200p screen isn’t the end of the world it’s the same HD or FHD looks so much better of course. Youtube runs at 1080p60 without a hitch and the performance isn’t bad overall. If you multitask to the max you’ll reach the UNISOC 8 cores limits quickly but clear the RAM and don’t full it too much the tablet performs well. PDFs and eBook are great on this tablet and gaming is possible. Light engine titles like Mobile Legends run fine even on higher settings, but demanding titles like Call of Duty Mobile will even on the lowest setting get a few stutters here are there.

The battery is 6000mAh, and it gives us a modest 8-9 hours max screen time at 200 nits of brightness. All up I think for the price this is the best offering for 2020 and it has 4G support with LTE Bands 20 and 28, GPS, FM Radio others are lacking.

The Alldocube iPlay 20 sells for $114.99 USD with coupon BGiplay20TH here.

iPlay 20 Specs:

  • 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 IPS 470 nits max fully laminated with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB (Pro version has 6GB and 128GB)
  • Android 10.0
  • Spreadtrum SC9863A 1.6GHz CPU Processor
  • Dual nano-SIM LTE bands:
    FDD:B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
    TDD: B38/39/40/41
  • Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 455 grams 8.5mm thick
  • Plastic frame, metal rear body
  • 2MP front camera
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 6000mAh battery

 

 

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.

7 Comments

  1. Thanks. Why aren’t you sure about Chuwi? I see that Chuwi HiPad X has the Mediatek P60 CPU, along with 6gb RAM, 128GB storage and Android 10. Is any of these brands (Teclast, Chuwi, Alldocube) more rteliable than the other?

  2. @robby Teclast T30 is the fastest of those ones. The iPlay 20 Pro should also handle it fine. Not sure about the Chuwi.

  3. Hey, Chris! What would you recommend between this Alldocube iPlay 20 Pro, the new Chuwi Hipad X and Teclast T30? Or any other tablet around $200? I m not familiar with any of these brands and I don’t know how reliable they are. I would be using it mostly for zoom meetings and usual office tasks.

  4. @beta2 No HDMI out via Type-C Yes the 6GB model should be a little smoother.

  5. Hi, would Alldocube iPlay 20 Pro (6GB RAM) be give some improvement to the performance?
    If I understand from the review, there is not HDMI out over the USB C connector?

  6. They’re factory-installed already. Both the seller’s pictures and some of the users’ pics in reviews show the PlayStore etc…

  7. How would you install Google Play / Google Services to this tablet?

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