The hero of today's review is a Chinese tablet on two Onda v891 OSs. You can read the review, as well as learn about the pros and cons of a budget device under the cut !
- Operating Systems: Android 4.4 KitKat, Windows 10;
- Screen: 8.9 "IPS 1280x800 - 171 ppi;
- Processor: Intel Atom Z3735F, 4 cores up to 1.83 GHz;
- Video chip: Intel HD Graphics Gen7 up to 646 MHz;
- Memory: 32 GB (16 for Android and 16 for Windows);
- RAM: 2 GB;
- Battery: 5400 mAh;
- Connectors: Micro-USB, MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, Mini Jack 3.5 mm;
- Communication: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
- Cameras: main 2 MP without autofocus and front 0.3 MP;
- Dimensions: 225 x 133 x 9.6 mm;
- Weight: 401 g;
- Price: ~ 8,200 rubles.
In addition to the tablet, instructions and warranty card, the kit includes a MicroUSB cable and a 2A charger. A pleasant surprise was the films glued one on top of the other - the transport film, which is removed after unpacking, and the usual one, which will protect your screen during everyday use.
Onda v891 pleasantly surprises with thin frames around the screen and a textured back cover.
The back cover looks pretty minimalistic - on top is a bulging two megapixel camera of terrible quality, placed in a glass rectangle with rounded edges, a small speaker slot at the bottom, in the middle of the Onda logo, and below service information. The surface of the lid is covered with a textured relief pattern, thanks to which the device does not slip out of hands.
At the top there are Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI and 3.5 mm Mini Jack connectors. On the right side are the volume control buttons and the power button. Both controls have a good stroke, and are also easily groped, which allows you to use them without looking. On the left side you can find an open MicroUSB slot.
The front panel is covered with glass of unknown origin, on top of which a factory film is glued. Here is the Home button, made in the form of a Windows icon, a 0.3 MP peephole of the front camera and an LED that blinks red when charging and lights green when the camera is on.
If desired, the tablet can be used with one hand. This is possible due to the thin side frames that make the 8.9 "tablet very compact compared to competitors. In general, the tablet is well assembled, but some owners complain about a creak in the Home button area, however, there is nothing like that in my copy - there is no backlash, nothing bends.
The device is equipped with an 8.9 "IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800. The number of pixels per inch is negligible for 2016 - only 171ppi. The pixels are visible to the naked eye, so when you read a lot or surf the web, your eyes begin to get tired.
Viewing angles are quite large - nevertheless there is an IPS matrix. However, the picture seemed a little faded to me, and, unfortunately, there is no section in the settings in which you could adjust the saturation and warmth to taste, as is implemented in Xiaomi and Samsung devices.
10 simultaneous touches are supported. The maximum and minimum brightness levels are comfortable to use.
Iron and performance
Onda v891 is based on a 4-core Intel Atom Z3735 processor with a clock frequency of up to 1.83 GHz. Performance is more than enough to play at maximum settings in the latest gaming innovations (most likely, this is due to the low resolution of the screen).
For fans of dry numbers, here are screenshots of the Antutu and GeekBench 3 benchmarks:
Those who like to play on their device will not be disappointed - thanks to the not the highest resolution, Onda v891 is able to run games at maximum settings with high fps.
When working with the tablet, there were no lags or freezes - everything works smartly in both Android and Windows.
The device has two operating systems - Android 4.4 and Windows 10. I think it is worth considering them separately.
Onda v891 uses slightly modified Android 4.4. Out of the box, some Chinese applications are installed on the tablet that are easy to uninstall. An unusual Onda Launcher is used here as a launcher. You might have to tinker with Clean Master removal. Alternatively, you can disable it in the system application settings. If desired, the program can be completely removed by receiving Root rights. You can switch to Windows simply by clicking on the icon in the curtain.
The chip of the tablet is Windows 10, used as a second OS. A full version of Windows is installed here, which allows you to run familiar .exe files. When you connect a mouse and keyboard via USB-OTG, the tablet turns into a full-fledged mini-PC. However, their connection may not be necessary - the latest version of Windows is perfectly adapted for touch screens. However, if someone still lacks convenience, there is a tablet mode. Switching to Android occurs by opening a special application.
Under the fixed cover Onda v891 hides a lithium-ion battery at 5400 mAh. You should not expect miracles from him - with active work in Windows or in games on Android, a tablet lasts only a few hours. The complete 2A charger charges the v891 pretty quickly.
The tablet uses cameras with 0.3 and 2 megapixels, which are not able to give an acceptable picture even in good light, however, I still do not understand people photographing something on the tablet. However, I think the front camera is enough for video chat.
Onda managed to make a very balanced tablet. It is suitable for people who need a very mobile option to access a full-fledged computer outside the home, and for those who are just looking for a device for entertainment. Yes, the screen resolution is low, but this can greatly increase productivity. Having used Onda v891 for about a week, I can say with confidence that the tablet is worth the money.
- User friendly design
Final rating: 6 out of 10.