Walmart Onn Android Tablets Review: 8″ and 10.1″ Inexpensive Tablets
These are the on tablets. It spelled onn the 10.1 inch version here, cost 79 in the 8 inch version, cost 64 it’s a pretty reasonably priced and they kind of line up with what you might get from Amazon with their fire tablets. We’Re going to take a closer look at these and see what they can and can’t do in just a second, but I do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosure that I paid for both of these with my own funds, all the opinions. You’Re about to hear are my own. Nobody is paying for this review, nor has anyone reviewed or approved what you’re about to see before it was uploaded, so let’s get into it now and see what these tablets are all about. So let’s take a closer look now at the hardware what’s interesting about these two tablets is that they are functionally the same. They have the same processor it’s, a cortex a53 with a Mallee T, 720 GPU. They both have 2 gigs of RAM. They both have 16 gigabytes of storage and they even have the same screen resolution. This one is 1280 by 800, pretty much a 720p display, and the larger one is typically what we see with the larger tablets and other cheap brands is that the larger one is faster and more capable not this time. These are identical from the specification standpoint. The screen, therefore, on the smaller tablet here it looks a little bit sharper because you are packing more pixels into a smaller size.
So if you plan to do web browsing and reading things might look a little better on the smaller tablet versus the big one. What Amazon is done with their big tablet is put in a 1080p display that looks a lot better for that particular form factor along with a faster chip. These two things are pretty much the same with two minor differences. Those differences are that on the 8 inch tablet, you get a screen protector which is not on the 10 inch version, but the 10 inch version does have stereo speakers here on the back, which are lacking on the 8 inch version, but otherwise these two are pretty Much the same so we’re going to be demoing things on the larger tablet here for convenience sake and know that what you’ll see on the 10 inch is exactly what you’ll get out of the 8. Now these are Walmart tablets and, as such, there is some Walmart stuff kind of baked into them. The biggest thing you’ll notice on them is that on the navigation bar you’re, going to have your back button, your home button and your little multi tasker selector button here and then they’ve also added a Walmart icon to the bottom of the screen everywhere. And when you click on that, it will give you the option to load up one of the pre installed: Walmart apps that are on the tablet. They’Ve, given you Sam’s Club, Walmart ebooks, the regular Walmart, app and Vudu so just be advised that you might accidentally find yourself hitting that button every once in a while and finding those Walmart apps popping up for you, but there’s, no other advertisements or anything else.
That will pop up on screen, but I do think a lot of people are going to hit that button by accident when they’re trying to navigate around on their tablet on the Amazon side. They’Ll sell you the tablet at a lower price, if you’re willing to accept advertisements on the lockscreen, so there’s always a bit of a cost to some of these things in the sense that they’re trying to get you to buy more after you buy they’re cheap tablet. Now there is a another version of the 10 inch tablet for sale at Walmart, with a keyboard that one sells for 99, but it’s, otherwise the same tablet. I was not able to get that keyboard version, although I would not expect much from it. Typically, those keyboards tend to be a little bit cheap, but functional, and I would imagine that is what you would get out of that one. One thing I like about the 8 inch tablet is that it has a longer warranty, then it’s, Amazon, equivalent, so Amazon on their 8 inch tablet, offers a 90 day warranty Walmart’s, giving you a full year on this cheap tablet, which might be enough for a lot Of folks to go with the Walmart tablet, just given that you’ll have a little bit more mileage out of the product should something go wrong, a little bit into your ownership of it. They are not that heavy. This one weighs 12 point 4 ounces or 352 grams.
The larger 10 inch version here is 1 pound, 2 ounces or 510 grams battery life is not spectacular, you’ll probably get about 5 hours or so out of both of them here, not great, but good enough. If you are a casual tablet, user and don’t have your expectations set all that high. There are not many ports on these, but each do have a microSD card slot for augmenting its onboard storage. So you can store movies and music and perhaps a few apps on there. If those apps support SD card installation, you should also be able to use Netflix with this and download videos to that SD card for offline viewing. I think YouTube supports that as well. If you’re a premium subscriber, you have a headphone jack here, which is now lacking on a lot of more expensive devices, and then you’ve got a micro USB connector down here at the bottom for charging, and it should also support USB on the go for attaching devices On this side, you have your power switch and a volume. Rocker and you’ve got two lousy cameras, one on the front here and one on the back good enough for getting things done, but I would not expect to take any award winning photographs with them. The 10 inch version has pretty much the same layout of ports and buttons. You’Ve got the power switch in the volume rocker here, the USB port, the SD card slot and the headphone jack, and that is pretty much it.
I was surprised they didn’t have pogo plugs on this one for the optional keyboard accessory both of these support, Wi Fi, of course – and they also support bluetooth. So you can connect up wireless headphones and keyboards mice, joysticks and that kind of stuff as well. So they are pretty much run of the mill Android tablets that will give you a very basic Android experience for a pretty reasonable price. Now I found the performance on these tablets to be just fine for the things that most people will do with a tablet. We’Ll start off with some media watching we’ll go over to YouTube here and pull up a video from my channel. The apps load up pretty quickly actually not really lagging at all, and we can pull up a video here for my channel and start playing that back. As you can see, things generally spring to life pretty quickly we’re on my home, Wi Fi, here, of course, and we’ll skip the ad here and start the video up. So really no problems here. Having the 2 gigabytes of RAM really helps, because you can do some multitasking and jump out to the main screen and running that YouTube video picture in picture, if you want so you do have a good amount of flexibility for jumping around and doing different things on The tablet I did find the display quality on the 8 inch one to be a little bit better again, just because you have here the same resolution in two different screen sizes and you’ll see a little more pixelization.
If you will on this display. Given that you are essential with larger pixels, then you will, on the 8 inch version both have IPS display, so they have decent viewing angles to them. They’Re not super bright, but bright enough to use for basic tasks. Here and again. Overall, I found the performance here to be very usable for the price point, which is really great if you’re looking for a tablet and don’t have a huge budget to spend website rendering isn’t bad here we’re on nasa.gov, which does have a lot of multimedia elements. The scrolling speed is decent and jumping around from one page to the other seems to be working pretty well too. So all in for the basics. I think these are pretty nice little tablets, so let’s move on now to gaming, and one of the things you’ll discover is that there’s a lot of games that will run on these tablets again we’ve got the 10 inch one out here, but our testing on the 8 inch one is identical in performance, so this is goat. Simulator it’s, one of the games you’ll, find on the App Store. You’Ll sometimes get a little bit of slowdown here and there, but generally the experience for the price point, I think, is pretty good games like Minecraft should run well on these as well. So don’t expect a lot out of it, but you will get a very workable gaming solution here, given that most of the games on the Google Play Store are targeting hardware that performs about where these tablets perform.
So you shouldn’t find much that doesn’t run on these let’s. Take a look now at two other things. Now other casual games will run quite nicely on these devices. This is pac man, 256. One of my favorites on the Android platform all seems to be good here and again. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding stuff to play. I also thought it might be fun to see how emulators work we’ve got retroarch here running on the 8 inch device with a Bluetooth controller and the PlayStation 1 emulator going here, and it seems like it’s running at a pretty decent framerate. I think ps1 is probably about the best you’re going to get out of this, so you shouldn’t have a problem: finding 8 and 16 bit games to play on here like the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo and again I think the PlayStation 1 is about the Max that these devices can do – and I need some more practice on this game and on the 3dmark sling shot benchmark test, we got a score of 228 on the 8 inch tablet, pretty much the same score: 225 on the 10 inch tablet and you’ll also notice. These are very close and scored to the Amazon Fire HD 8 and the Nook tablets we looked at not all that long ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of these tablets are being made in the same Factory and just badged with different brands when they head out the door, so this really will be the same performance you’ll see with other low cost tablets from other major retailers.
So, overall, these are not a bad deal for what you’re getting just don’t expect a lot, and I think you’ll be quite happy with them it’s great to see that you get Android 9 on these you’ve got the Google Play Store and all the apps that you Can find in there and it looks like they have performance that is good enough to do most of the minor tasks that people might do with their tablets and if you keep those expectations in check, I think you’ll be pretty happy getting a nice little deal on These tablets at your local Walmart until next time. This is lion Simon thanks for watching this channel is brought to you by the lon TV supporters, including gold level supporters, the four guys with quarters podcasts Tom Albrecht, Brian Parker and Kellyanne Kumar. If you want to help the channel you can, by contributing as little as a dollar a month Music head over to LAN TV, slash, support to learn more and don’t forget to subscribe visit.