Onda V819i Reviewed

IMP3Net reviews the new Onda V819i [Google Translate].

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Onda confuses the hell out of people by using its 819 designation on a tablet that breaks that naming tradition. Previously all 819-tablets were iPad Mini clones. The new V819i is a conventional 16:9 tablet with an eight-inch screen at 1280 x 800. The “i” at the end means “Intel,” and this has a 64-bit Intel Bay Trail-T Z3735E CPU with a max turbo frequency of 1.8GHz but a general frequency of 1.3Ghz. There’s also 1GB RAM and 16GBs of storage.

This isn’t a tablet that interests me but I note it as an example of the kind of horsepower people can expect from this CPU. The preliminary AnTuTu score (not X nor is the Android full 64-bit):

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Camera samples:

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I don’t know why anyone outside of China would want this tablet. Onda ROM [Google Translate] turns Android into an iOS-like experience and I don’t see that as something regular, experienced Android users would want. Plus, there are tablets just as good for the price from Acer, Asus, and even Samsung.

If the 64-bit CPU is enticing, read the review. There are compatibility issues with large games. And, as usual for an Intel CPU, there is no Flash.

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8 responses to “Onda V819i Reviewed

  1. Jonathan

    It doesn’t seem that the v975m has a very stable android rom yet afaik.
    I wonder if Onda can produce a stable built fur such an intel tablet (and v975i for that matter).

  2. bigducket

    For the price, you cannot beat the performance of the V819i. It has everything I am looking for in a new tablet, and the 3D performance is just icing on the cake. I’m not sure why you said anyone outside China would not like this device, when it’s so easy to remove/reflash/optimize the OS for your liking. BTW, it has a gorilla glass touchscreen, and the aspect is 16:10.
    Onda’s website lists the battery as 4200mah, but everywhere else it’s listed as 3800mah.

  3. yeahman45

    what is the price of this tablet?
    You mentionned
    “Plus, there are tablets just as good for the price from Acer, Asus, and even Samsung.”

    Can you name some good tablets with budget prices? (below $200)

    • mikecane

      Remember, I was saying that about the Android version here. Just about everyone has $199 7-inch tablets these days, which is what I was generally comparing it to (despite the Onda being 8-inch). And now there’s the Acer Iconia A1-830 for $159-$179, 7.9-inch 4:3 tablet.

  4. I’m pretty sure at this point in time, the Onda V819i is the best performing Android tablet for $150. I see many reports saying Bay Trail even consistently beats the new Rockchip 3288. I just wish they had included 2GB RAM.

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