Someone in Europe bought an Onda V818 Mini:
I bought it because it promised to be (slightly) smaller, thinner and lighter then other models. It is all those things. It is a nice tab, however, it comes with some kind of Phablet Launcher, and loads of “cutesy” Chinese apps and the very worst Playstore compatibility I have ever seen. absolutely abysmal. If Onda have even the slightest notion of selling outside of China, and the facebook launch looked like they were trying to, thye need to address this. Because it is rooted I can get my way around this by side-loading, spoofing etc, but still…. Shouldn’t have to.
It doesn’t seem to like to play ball that well with other launchers (Apex), loosing auto-rotation randomly, slowing down, BW wdgets disappearing, etc… I think deleting all those pesky Chinese apps has given it a headache.
Elsewhere here, a Commenter suggested the AnTuTu score for the V818 might be lower than expected due to Onda’s tinkering with Android. That just might be the case.