Alldocube M5 Unboxing & Review – Helio X20 LTE Ten Core Tablet
It is a 10.1 inch 2560 by 1600 resolution, IPS tablet that runs Android 8. It has a ten core Helio X20 CPU with Mali, T880 GPU, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage. Now this model here is a budget offering from cube. It is now their second mediatek helio X, 20 tablet, so it does have 4G support LTE, but unfortunately, yet again only the Chinese bands there. So it will take to micro Sims, as you can see under the plastic here on the back of it and an SD card micro SD card, so you don’t actually have to give up one of those SIM slots, which is good 3.5 millimeter, headphone, jack and micro. Usb along the top here, a rear 5 megapixel camera a front 2 megapixel camera and along the sides either side. We do have side firing speakers that put out a decent volume, but they don’t actually sound too good. I will give them give you a sample of those later on in this video here. So the battery capacity 6600 million hours it isn’t huge and you can see the build overall, it does have a dated look with those larger white bezels and it is an alloy unibody. They have on the back, so it is well put together and in hand feels ok, the volume buttons and the power button. Well, those are made out of plastic and I do have a little bit of a cheap feel to them that tiny little dot.
You can see there that isn’t the microphone that’s, in fact a reset switch and on the front you’ll, find a little tiny slot for our microphone. So inside the box, you get the tablet and this protective sleeve and it will come with a pre applied screen protector. In the factory – and normally they put them on perfectly and then just under this right here we have the power supply and our USB micro, USB cable, so that power supply is very small, it’s rated to 5 volts 2m. So it’s, not a quick charger. The USB cable is quite short, it’s in white, and we do have this quick guide here, which is in Chinese, but also English, on the reverse side, which is good. The m5 weighs 548 grams, which isn’t too bad for a 10.1 inch tablet and the thickness is 9.3 millimeters, so it’s, not the thinnest. Now the display of the auto tube m5 is somewhat of a letdown. While it does have a nice resolution, 2560 by 1600 it’s. An IPS panel, the color reproduction is okay. You can tweak it with the mirror vision application, so you can tweak those whites to your own preference, see if you like, cool whites, warm whites out of the box, it’s, okay, the colors are a little bit off as you expect for a hundred and eighty US Tablet so we’re it disappoints as maximum brightness. It only outputs up to about a hundred and ninety Lux on the max setting, which is simply not enough more so considering that this screen is not fully laminated.
Like some of the other tablets that I have reviewed recently. They’Re being fully laminated, I can give you a couple examples there. So the tech last t10 is one of them and there’s also another model from Chile, of course, which is the hi9 ear. That is also fully laminated. So this is way more susceptible to reflections. The gap is approximately to 0.5 millimeters, so it’s, not the greatest. You get about 57 gigabytes free on first boot. You can of course expand upon that with the micro SD card slot. One of the best things about the m5 is the ROM, so it’s 100 stock there’s no custom launches and it doesn’t have any Chinese bloatware, and you can also see that we do have this right here. Hardware, FM radio – all you need to do is just insert a headset which will act as the antenna for the FM tuner. Now the overall ROM performance is OK, you do see a little bit of stutter, sometimes and even just the animations you’ll notice, it’s, not 100 smooth the whole time, but overall in general, I feel for the price of this tablet. It is good and because it is an Android 8 tablet or since Android 7, we can also run apps that support it in split screen mode, which is also possible, and all you need to do simply for that as just hold down one of the app. So, for example, right now I have Chrome open here and I can just move this over and then you can also launch another app right there and rainbow for them now, depending on what apps you’re running that will, of course affect their performance.
So it does support to Google’s wired vine level, one – and this is the DRM info. So when it comes to things like Netflix Netflix streaming that you will be able to get HD at least with this – and I also have streamed Amazon Prime video – and it works perfectly fine on here so being Android 8. It does support Tribble, but it doesn’t have the full seamless, update support, as you can see here, unsupported so that’s not great to see now testing out the wireless AC performance. The range is good it’s, okay, it’s, not the greatest they have seen and maximum performance. I could get out of my wireless AC. Router is about 212 to 250 megabits per second. That was a download speeds here. I also did test out another download test. You can see so upload slightly faster here 247, but for the price again of this tablet. I feel that that is okay and you’re, not really gon na get any better than that out of this particular chipset here, so 4G speeds there. Alright, I would call this an OK kind of speed, considering I’m with orange here in Spain, and they are very slow, they’re rubbish. I can’t seem to get really any better than this. Now the LTE bands are very limited, so there’s, no LTE band 24. Other European users, the good thing is that here in Spain at least, I can always use the bands that they ship with these Chinese mobile phones and tablets, and here is the internal storage.
So it’s a MMC four point, five point: one spec and you know these speeds aren’t great. They could be a lot faster. They could also be a lot slower. I said to see they couldn’t use MMC 5.1, which just would be a little bit faster, but this overall will not affect the performance of the device GPS. So, yes, it does have GPS, and I managed to get accuracy of around about 4 to 5 meters which isn’t bad, but it doesn’t tend to lock on to to many satellites. It doesn’t use them all, and it also does not have a hardware compass and, lastly, the end to to score so 103000 for the Helio X 20. This chipset here from MediaTek paired up with the Mele t8 80 GPU. This is actually a good score. This is not bad now. The average memory uses two point three gigabytes here and has four gigabytes in total, which I feel is perfectly fine for an Android 8 tablet to have 4 gigabytes, even 3 gigabytes is fine. What I don’t recommend is those older tablets that only have 2 gigabytes of RAM inside the audio cube m5. We have a six thousand six hundred million hour battery and so far in my test here, you can see four hours and seven minutes of on screen time. I have 32 battery left and my estimates here are around about seven and a half hours, and I do believe that because I have been gaming – and this has been very heavy use of being playing lineage to revolution for about two hours and it also played some Pub G shadow fight 3 as well so that’s demanding you so if you’re doing something just like web browsing then expect these figures to be a little bit higher and I’ve been on wireless most of the time, a little bit of data.
So if you use data a lot more again expect less. This is only just an estimate of the battery life now to fully charge. It is going to take close to four hours, so it is very slow. It’S only charging at five volts, two amps. Now the screen, because it does have the 2560 by 1600 resolution, it looks good for e books. You can see. I’Ve got an example here: I’m using Google play’s books and it’s good it’s great for this. Now, if you load up heavy PDF files, so lots of images expect a little bit of slowdown. It will take a little while to catch up that’s, just how it is with this chipset. So it’s not going to give you amazing iPad like performance no, but for this kind of stuff, these Lite ebooks it’s fine for this, as I pointed out in the beginning of the video here, so we’ve got two side firing speakers and yes, you guessed it. They don’t sound great. The volume is okay, but they really do lack quality I’ll, give you a sample of them now at 100. So looking at PUBG performance, it’s, not the smoothest, but it does seem to be a little bit better than some of the other Helio. X20 tablets I have tested, so you can see that just moving around there now there’s a little bit of starter. Now this is on the lower settings which the game auto detects. I would not increase that and you can actually increase that without using something like GFX tool.
So when you zoom in here we’ll discuss a that that’s fine, I mean I managed to get here. 16 kills but it’s only a low level game against pretty much bots and very few human players, just the ones on my side there and, of course having the bigger screen just does make this a lot more comfortable than say playing on your mobile phone. The other thing is that your mobile phone, if it’s, got an Adreno GPU in it, a Snapdragon chip said that it probably actually will be a little bit smoother and faster than the Mele t8 80 here, which can be a little bit leggy at times. Now. Other titles, like lineage 2 revolution, this one here is on the recommended setting so it’s just medium settings and you will notice that there is some definite stutter and lag at times. But again it is overall playable, some point out from that front facing camera it’s. 2. Megapixels and the audio quality, I feel, is OK. The quality of the camera itself is going to be fine for things like Skype, but it does look a little bit blurry, so it’s lacking a little bit of detail, but over. I feel again for the price of this tablet. You know this is this is fine. This is acceptable. The rear camera will not take a great photo. It will not take good video it’s, similar kind of quality like this, so your cell phone that you have will take a bit of photo and video differently than this budget tablet all right so to quickly recap here: we’re, getting a reasonable, build quality, it’s, an alloy Unibody has okay, the buttons on the side are plastic.
We do have side firing speakers, but there’s, no creaks in the case, the design there’s no flex in it, and that overall is good. Considering the price of it. Now, battery life forget about seven, perhaps even eight hours. If your gaming does non, stop then expect about five hours, a better performance out of the six thousand six hundred million hour battery performance in general is good it’s, not great. You will see some stutters and lag here, they’re gaming. It will play all the latest demanding new titles, but it will be best to leave things on the lowest setting now and then I did encounter a few stutters a little bit of lag and performance, but I roll you can still win games. You can still shoot people aim and things like that and PUBG, so the performance is good but it’s, just not amazing. There it’s not going to be the fastest out there. Definitely not, so we do have some good extras on this tablet. What I mean by extras is we’ve got GPS that you don’t normally see. We have FM radio, which is also nice to have on here and we’ve, got wireless AC, that’s typical, now wireless AC, but also dual sim support, but there’s a bit of a con with that dual SIM support, because the LTE bands well they’re, not the frequent common Ones that you would normally get in this part of the world, so they’re really chinese bands, and luckily they do work for me here in Spain, but do check with your provider, because you may be stuck on 3G, which is going to be a little bit slow.
So, while this performance is fine, there’s, nothing wrong with that, the 4G performance, as well as good and the charge time yes, it’s, slow, it’s closer to four hours to fully charge this once you completely drain it’s, not supporting MediaTek’s pump, express or anything like that. does Have that or could use that sorry we’re all it comes down to just a couple of things that I’m not too fond of as the screen brightness that it’s really far too dim it maxes out about 190 lux and considering that this screen is also non laminated. You get more reflections and it’s more susceptible to depths, and it just doesn’t look as good or as bright again and they’ve got a screen protector on ER that it comes pre apply with, because the glass is on here is not scratch resistant. So is it a tablet that I can recommend if you’re on a limited budget and you’re not after or you, don’t need the absolute best performance for that you’ve probably bid off to get a 2018 iPad, which a lot of people think asking what is the fastest Tablet for the cheapest price, that is it, but if you’re on a budget – and you don’t wan na spend more than about 180 us, then I believe that this is an OK option, but just bear in mind the LTE bands, the speaker quality, is not going to Be amazing, but you gain things like GPS 4G.
If you get the band support and over, I feel decent and better life there. So this is an OK tablet from cube definitely better than the alldocube x1 that ran into some thermal throttling and got very naggy. At least that’s terribly here I didn’t experience any of that lag and the three hours or so that I was actually playing games on this thanks a lot for watching this review. My latest videos are right up here and also have another tablet review right up here.