Alfawise Tab review – Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

Alfawise Tab review - Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

The Chinese company Alfawise has long been known in the market for consumer electronics for home and kitchen appliances. But the company decided to expand its range of products by introducing a tablet PC  – Alfawise Tab. The tablet has a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 2K, a processor MTK8173, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM and a battery 6200mAh.

Alfawise Tab: Specifications

Alfawise Tab review - Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

Alfawise Tab review - Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

Alfawise Tab: Design

The appearance of the tablet is aluminum and glass. The Chinese company did a good job on its first tablet. The tablet looks stern and stylish. The back cover of the tablet is made of anodized aluminum. Only golden color is offered – according to the Chinese, it looks “expensive-rich”. The body is made of one thickness, the edges are slightly rounded. On the face a compromise between severity and ergonomics. Keep the tablet in your hand comfortably, and neat edges allow you to carry it in any bag, without fear of messing up the device itself or the nearest gadgets. A large part of the front surface is occupied by a 7.9-inch screen. Above it is a light sensor and a 5MP camera. Right under the screen, there are three touch control buttons.

On the right side, there is a normal volume swing and a power button. Everything is exactly under your fingers. On the back cover, in the left corner, there was a place for the main camera. Nearby – openings of microphones. The built-in speaker system, represented by two small speakers, is located on the back of the tablet. The upper end is occupied by a single headphone jack, the bottom one by a USB-C port.

Dimensions of the device are 204 x 135 x 70 mm, and weight – 374 grams. Alfawise Tab is thin enough, light and portable, it lies perfectly in the hand with everyday use.

Alfawise Tab review - Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

Alfawise Tab: Screen

The manufacturer did not save by equipping its Alfawise Tab with one of the best screens in the class of miniature tablets. The diagonal of the IPS panel is – 7.9 inches Retina Screen, the aspect ratio is 4: 3, the resolution is 2048 × 1536. The device is positioned for reading. And for this 4: 3 is more convenient than 16: 9.

The display is made using On-Cell technology, which ensures no air gap between the glass and the screen: minimum glare, no color inversion, correct color rendition, maximum viewing angles. True, there is no oleophobic coating, no anti-glare.
Thanks to the quality display, the picture on the Alfawise Tab can be the same as the modern E-Ink screens.

Alfawise Tab review - Tablet PC with 7.9-inch Retina Display

Alfawise Tab: Performance

The hardware platform of the tablet is based on reliability and simplicity. The tablet is based on the 4-core processor MediaTek MT8173. It is built on a 28-nanometer process technology, consists of 2 cores Cortex-A72 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz and 2 cores Cortex-A53 with a maximum frequency of 2.0 GHz. For graphics processing is responsible PowerVR GX6250. The device also includes 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of memory. As the operating system in the tablet uses the version of Android 6.0.

This configuration allows you to keep the tablet at the level of mobile processors Snapdragon 650 and Kirin 950. For the Android-tablet – an acceptable result, ensuring the operation of all necessary applications and smooth interface rendering.

Alfawise Tab: Camera

The tablet is equipped with 2 cameras: 5-megapixel front and 8 megapixel main. They are enough to make a selfie, chat in a chat or take a picture in good light. More – no way, not even a flash.

Alfawise Tab: Сonnections

The possibilities of connecting the tablet to peripheral devices are not too diverse: there is Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11/a/c with support for Wi-Fi Display and fast data transfer Wi-Fi Direct. There is no SIM card slot – it is supposed to use WI-Fi or external modem via USB-C with USB-Host support.

Alfawise Tab: Battery

For the autonomy of the tablet is responsible for the non-mass Li-ion polymer battery with a capacity of 6200 mAh. This allows it to work for 8-12 hours at an average display brightness, of which a significant part of the consumption goes to 3D rendering and wireless communication. Maximum working time is possible only in 2D applications, or in an offline reading mode with a black and white screen. The device is charged for quite some time – about 4 hours. Still, after all, instead of the promised fast charging, a conventional 5V/2A power supply is used.

Alfawise Tab: Conclusion

The tablet will serve you as a reliable assistant for every day. He is not ashamed to get out of a backpack in a decent society, he does not look like openly Chinese crafts, has a quality assembly and works like a clock.

Alfawise Tab: Price

At the moment, the Alfawise Tab tablet can only be ordered on Gearbest for $ 189.99.

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