Alldocube M8 Review 8″ Dual SIM LTE Android 8 Tablet
It runs Android 8.0 and it has dual SIM support on here. It’S got LTE band 20 and even has been for in a couple of the American bands GPS. You can make voice calls on it. It has the helio X, 27 Deca core chipset with Mali, T8 80 it’s, not the fastest chipset around, but this particular tablet for the price does actually offer quite a lot it’s selling for about a hundred and twenty hundred and thirty US, and it also has a Slightly larger five thousand five hundred million hour battery, so let’s check it out and see whether this one is any good in the Box. You will find a Quick Start Guide, a microUSB to USB cable, the tablet where they pre applied, screen protector and that’s it. There was no charger included, they mate, weighs 354 grams and is eight point. Six millimeters thick, so let’s take a look at the build. It is mostly plastic, so the frame all around the outside it is all made of plastic, but this backing here. That is an alloy they’ve used, it’s got a matte coating to it and it does pick up fingerprints along the top. You will find a micro USB answer, no type c with this one. Here 3.5 millimeter headphone jack there with mic support and a rear five megapixel camera, and then the top cover comes off to reveal. Then our two micro SIM slots, your micro SD card slot as well tested 128 gigabytes working without any problems and the micro SD card can be set up as the internal storage, but only got 32 gigabytes on this model.
So it’s not a lot once you start to install some of those big games and up the top. Yes, we do have a rather large top and bottom bezel there’s a camera here, it’s 2 megapixels as a fixed focus and again not wonderful. Your mobile phone is gon na, take a much better video or photo on the right. We’Ve got plastic volume up and down and power buttons that little hole below is a little reset button. Now these buttons they’re plastic, so they don’t have a quality feel to them. But they don’t at least rattle around and then down the bottom. We have a single speaker here now. The loudness of this is okay. I’Ll give you a sample later on in the video, but it’s, not a quality speaker, so stereo speakers and no micro HDMI out is on this either, which is unfortunate. Now, for this price point and being a budget tablet, I did not expect a fully laminated screen, and here we have a gap between the touch digitizer glass and then the IPS panel, below of approximately 1.5 millimeters on screen, pushes out a respectable 400 Lux, which is Not bad, normally, these budget tablets are only pushing out about a hundred and ninety. Sometimes I need 200 or 250 at max, so brightness does check out and if you look at real world images, they’re alright it’s, not too bad. We get a lot of reflection. Of course, because the screens not fully laminated – and I do have still the pre applied factory screen protector on here – I roll – I mean it’s an OK panel it’s, not anything amazing and it’s.
Just a shame that it’s not fully laminated. You know it does have a stock Android 8 ROM and these are the apps you get so there’s, no real bloatware on here and you will note FM radio. So, yes, if you plug in a hit set, you can listen to FM radio. The tuner doesn’t seem to be super powerful it’ll pick up the strongest frequencies, but ones a little bit hard to get, and it tends to be quite a bit of interference and static, but overall it’s good to have this option on this tablet. If you take a look at the security patch level, it’s February, the 5th 2018, so that’s, almost one year old, there and don’t expect this to ever be updated, even though it does have a wireless update system. I did get this patch come through, which was a 16 megabyte update, so at least audio cube are fixing some of the bugs they have encountered. When you take a look at free storage, we’ve only got about 23 gigabytes free on here, but, as I pointed out, it does support micro, SD cards up to 128 gigabytes tested and you can use it as the internal storage, which is good. So here is our geek bench for score: it’s, not bad for this chipset single core score and the multi core score that’s right – and this is the open CL score here and then, of course, our GPS, which is onboard here, which is great, oh and to to Score, this is very similar to other hey Leo X, 27.
Even the X, 23 and X 20s get a similar kind of score, so this is somewhere around a snapdragon 625 it’s, not a particularly powerful chipset, and of course it would not be one of my videos without testing the internal storage speed, so it’s using even see Four point: five point: one spec and for that kind of type of drive, these speeds here are reasonable. They’Re respectable – and I just wanted to point out here that you can see at the top I’ve got two three G’s right there you can see. So I did have dual sim running in this and I was running perfectly fine, no problems and I even made a voice call you can see. I just called someone and the sound comes out of the loudspeaker, because there’s no earpiece, but if you plug in a headset and then you can make a call, at least in private and it does work fine. I found the quality to be just like a mobile phone, and this one here was to be expected so wide vine security level. Three, they haven’t got a level one cert Aldi cube. They wouldn’t were the tablet of this price range in most Chinese tablets. In fact, do not have this, so you cannot play Netflix in Full, HD or HD. You can get YouTube in HD, but just not Netflix and here’s our battery life. So it has a five thousand five hundred million power battery, which is actually a little bit larger than what you typically get in this category of tablet norm.
You only get about four thousand, if you’re lucky, maybe four thousand two hundred four thousand five hundred. So a little bit larger there, and that means I was able to get here. You can see this is 50. Sorry, forty four percent and I had four hours and 44 minutes of screen on time, and this is the end result here that I ended up getting so eight hours of screen on time now. This was kept on a relatively low brightness here and most of the time it was on wireless. So if you’re gon na be using data using LTE a slightly brighter setting than what I had expect, I would say about six to seven hours of on screen time but I’m, just showing you the maximum you can get. If you really look after that battery, then you’re able to squeeze out eight hours here, which I feel isn’t too bad, ok, so it’s all very well those benchmarks, but what about the actual ROM performance? Well it’s for the most part, actually quite smooth. You can see here normally you get a little bit as sometimes touch important and has been really choppy on some of the hey Leo x27 tablets. I’Ve looked at now why this is running a little bit better. I feels because it’s running that resolution of only 1920 by 1200, the other that I have been testing out. If you see my reviewers have been 2560 by 1600, which is really quite demanding so for the most part, it’s gon na be smooth like this.
When you start to multitask a little bit heavier start opening things up, you notice the a little bit of lag there, it’s not as fast as a snapdragon, 616 ablet, and if i just go out of this again and when you do do some split screen, I’ve Noticed, for example, file later go into Chrome that’s. When you see things start to just get a little bit slower there, and it does tend to bog down a little bit. So I’ve got legends in the background actually they’re running, which is a game of course. So just get back to the home screen and real one chrome – and I just Emin straight that this is where things can get a little bit choppy you’re pushing really the limits of this particular chipset, so I’ll just bring up my website get that to load. In now, the wireless performance I’ve had no problems with the wireless range. The reception 4G as well is working really good here. So no problems with that. So here in the split screen, you can see I’m able to scroll here. I’Ve got the gallery open, go through that and you get a little bit. You can see a little bit of slowdown just coming in there, but overall this is I’d have to say one other slightly better performing Helier x20 tablets that I have reviewed again, because I feel of that lower screen resolution now looking at a PDF file. So for your ebooks, your PDF files – you’re not going to get amazing performance with super large PDF files, but the screen is ok.
The resolution is not the sharpest you can see the text here. Fine – and we do have to remember that built into the ROM. At least we’ve got a couple of settings up here to help with your eyesight, so we’ve got that blue filter on there, which is called iComfort. You can turn that on and then you’ve also got reader. Reader just makes everything black and white as well. This may perhaps save a little bit on battery life so for a light test like this, like ebooks PDF files. This is probably where you going to get the best kind of battery life, because it’s very light use and here’s just a quick closeup of the text. So you can see that when you zoom in you are going to see pixels. If you look at the screen really close, so the task manager seems to be reasonably good at keeping things in RAM. Even though we’ve only got three gigabytes of RAM. I’Ve noticed that it’s actually performing a little bit better and not killing off things as quick as even some mobile phones. A lot of mobile phones will just kill very quickly. You can see that now, I’ve got legions still there running in the background, so that’s taking up a bit of the RAM the game, of course, and when you go through here, you get just a little bit slower now, but it’s not bogging down completely and I’ll. Give you an example now of just streaming, so this is one of my videos and it’s in 1080p and it’ll stream.
Just fine, no problems! I tested out Amazon, Prime video as well that’s gon na work. You can see it looks good here, okay. So what about audio? Normally these speakers they’re terrible right, yeah we’ve only got one mono speaker on the bottom. It doesn’t have any base, but the loudness actually checks out, it’s, alright and depending on what content you’re playing, for example, some games. It is really loud, but here’s a sample of it, so, as you can hear from that sample, there’s a bit of volume to it, not too bad and the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack as well. The output is clear, no hiss no static and it does have an okay amount of volume to it as well. Now demanding games like shadow gun legends here so on the lower settings. It’S playable, but it’s not exactly running at a full 60 frames per second or even 30. At times you can see the framerate definitely does dip down. So this is probably one of the most demanding games out there at the moment that I’ll test and then pub gee. This is on the lowest setting, of course, that’s all you want to run with the Helier X 27 or any of the hell, your chipsets here and it looks to be playable. I mean I think so far the framerate is keeping up there towards 30. A few little stutters here and there a couple of little bits of lag that I’ve noticed already, and I was going to show you some gameplay before.
But I died instantly and I said: yeah look around and there’s a little bit of lag there and when you’re, going with the scope and move it’s gon na be playable, but really just only just, I feel and load of titles like shadow fight 3, for example. You can see here this one still has a little bit of lag to it, so it doesn’t have the best gaming performance. This tablet. This is sample now of that front facing webcam, so you can see the quality is not amazing. You get a lot of lag with the viewfinder if you need to use this for Skype, calls or any other voice chat, apps or whatever it’s going to be possible. It’S going to be alright, as you can see – and this is the microphone as well that’s been recorded on the microphone – is actually on the front bezel right at the top, so there we go guys. That is the audio cube m8. It has your typical shortcomings of a Chinese tablet, a budget one at that price to run 125 us. So we have middle on the back, but we do have a plastic frame around there plastic buttons. The screen is non laminated and the speaker is just a single speaker. So no stereo speakers, the slowness is okay to reasonable than our high quality speaker webcams aren’t, that brilliant the performance. You do sometimes get a little bit of stutter here and there, especially when you do split screen.
Some games are going to be a little bit laggy entropy as well, but for the most part games out there that I’ve tested they will at least be playable. So all up, I feel for the price. The features are getting: okay, GPS LTE. So my two micro Sims can go on this and a microSD card and you can make voice calls and it does have LTE band 20 and even some of those bands for the US as well so that’s a positive you’re, getting a lot. I feel for the money out of this yeah it’s got Android eight it’s, not the latest, not the latest security patches ‘evil either, and it will probably never get Android 9 either Android pipe or they wouldn’t never come through to this. It does at least have OTA updates, so all up a good tablet: yeah it’s, a good tailor, but an amazing tale, but no definitely not, but for the price, as I mentioned, I feel yeah it’s, not too bad if you don’t expect the absolute best performance. Thank you so much for watching this review here and I do have to catch you back in the channel with more up and coming tablet.