Questions about Teclast P85 Teclast P85
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:47 AM
I would like to know the following:
How good is the baterry life, build quality, stability, does market and flash work well on android 2.3, how good is the wifi?
Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:06 PM
WiFi is good, signal is like my htc Desire.
Build quality good, screen good, very good (not IPs)
Market and flash working on ICS v1.1 (easy update)
Market is no full compability.
Stability is good but I hope it can be better with more update.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:57 PM
I'd say its good, but not great. The battery life is (or at least it feels) worse on ICS than on 2.3, which it had on it when it arrived. With WIFI on its only a couple of hours watching videos for me... so I'm not super-impressed by that, considering they say 7 hours. But really I only want it for reading PDFs on (technical reference manuals, text books etc) and I can turn off WIFI for that. I get 4+ hours reading PDFs, which is fine.
The screen is good unless you use it upside down, when its a little dark depending on your viewing angle. Otherwise the 1024 x 768 resolution is nice and sharp at this smaller size (and since I wanted it for text-book reading its ideal at this size and resolution).
The sound quality is ok, and volume isn't too bad.
It feels heavy for its size (its very compact) so they have obviously packed it in tight, and the aluminium backshell is good to see on a Chinese tablet for a change - overall it feels solid and reasonably well built.
Mine cost me about $165US including DHL to me here in New Zealand so I'm pretty happy that I've got good bang-for-buck.
So I'd give it a 3.5/5 overall.
This post has been edited by kiwi_steve: 19 May 2012 - 07:58 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:38 PM
Thanks for the writeup Steve - info's thin on the ground for this one
(& I was starting to think my main role here was jinxing threads ;-)
One of my main use cases is PDF reading, so if you're finding it ok for that it's probably fine for me. That said, quite a lot of the PDFs I'd be interested in are scans, rather than ebooks, so they might be a bit different to yours.
The vendor's told me Bluetooth dongles work under 2.3; I'm waiting for a reply re the ICS firmware (since it's an official ROM & ICS is supposed to support Bluetooth, it should work. But it seems things aren't that simple in the world of Chinese Android tablets... :s)
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:59 PM
Teclast seems to be working on firmwares only for certain tablet models. I believe these maybe their popular tablets? Notice how P81HD has not been upgraded since Nov 22.
Hard to say when they will do newer firmware for P85 or some of their other new tablets. You may have to wait awhile.
PS, P85 is popular choice for 8" tablet.
PPS, Bluetooth should work with Android 2.3 if the driver is included. Should get someone with P85 to test that out for you.
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! Must return to China for repair! =(
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)
Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:58 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:58 PM
And this is a closeup of the tablet showing the text as readable.
Hope that helps you in your decision : )
Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:27 AM
Re bluetooth, the vendor says it's supported in 2.3, but they're unsure about 4.0. Niko's page linked to Teclast's own P85 page & no mention of bluetooth there.
(But I did discover a few gems. Like a 4:3 8" screen has 1.5 times the visible area of a 16:10 7" screen. No' a lo' o' people kno' vat. & Teclast's marketing department think ability to use red-blue 3d glasses is a selling point... :s)
The textbook looks good - especially for a 2-up scan. I briefly had a crippled (unofficial) ICS 8in unit recently, and had some trouble with small print. But I think that mainly because the PDF readers I could find apks for (without resorting to dodgy sources) didn't support pinch-to-zoom. So it was tricky to adjust text size to the max. With market working I imagine there are plenty of PDF readers that allow that...
How do you find 'flicking through the pages'? (That was a bit slow on mine; but maybe because I PDFs on a bargain basement micro SD. I've been trying to get info on SD read-speeds here, but no-one seems very interested )
(PS Steve - waiting for better pics when that faster-than-light machine's done. & why do they call them pullup resistors anyway? )
This post has been edited by denovo: 21 May 2012 - 02:35 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:04 AM
sorry for my bad english