Onda V975i Gets A Review

The review is at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

The Onda V975i is an iPad Air clone with a 9.7-inch Retina-class screen, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3735D CPU with a typical frequency of 1.3GHz and a peak frequency of 1.8GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage, microSD card slot, micro-HDMI-out, 2MP front and 5MP back camera. It doesn’t have 3G.


Click any photo for very large versions.

The AnTuTu score is as expected:


Despite its low resolution, the 5MP back camera seems surprisingly good:



Where the good news ends is battery life:


That’s watching online video and playing games. And typically for Onda, the battery meter isn’t calibrated properly — a “feature” that’s been present in several of their tablets. How hard is it to get that right? The battery is 7800mAh.

This tablet competes against the Retina-class Teclast X98 3G and Onda’s own V975M. And soon Teclast will release the T97 Air, which will match the Onda design. Between all of those tablets, it’s difficult to see which one to buy — although the Teclast X98 3G has 3G and a larger battery.

Note that in June — next month — the V975i will get a Windows download option (so with the Teclast X98 3G).

Previously here:

Onda V975i User Report
Video: Windows 8 On Onda V819i And V975i
Onda V975i: Android And Windows?!
Onda’s New 64-Bit Tablets



Filed under Android

9 responses to “Onda V975i Gets A Review

  1. Marcus

    Yes and I presume he didn’t actually do a proper battery drain test. His battery test is based off on him reviewing the tablet, that includes installing games, using wifi and I suspect majority of the time he was playing games. 3 hours of gaming sounds about right.

    The previous review on baidu did a standardized battery drain test looping a video at 50% brightness. The battery life of 7 hours is more accurate than this 3 hours thing.

  2. Andi

    The review at IMP3.net has been updated.
    After installation of the latest firmware battery life is increased to 6 hours for watching full HD video at highest brightness. The problem with the battery meter is fixed as well.

    Onda V975i also has built-in HDMI port, Teclast X98 3G not. In my opinion the Onda tablet therefore qualifies better as a desktop replacement (after Win 8.1 has been released for it).

  3. Aleks

    HDMI out is our future on tablets, coz they will act as desctop replacement you right Andi

  4. Aleks

    Question is, how to run latest android games build with cache for different GPUs like Tegra 3 and 4, Mali 400 and 450, Adreno, PowerVR on Intel HD Graphics Gen7? Talking about games like Dead Effect, The Lawless, DOOM 3, Asphalt 8 Airborne, GT Racing 2, Colin McRae Rally and many many more top of the range games, i have no idea how games that made for Android GPUs could run on Intel Graphics that made for OpenGL and Direct x 11.
    Could any one explain please how Intel HD Graphics could run android games if graphic chip designed to work under Win OS???

    • mikecane

      Apparently devs will need to tweak their code. Generally games run fine except for very large and intense games.

  5. Aleks

    Does Onda v975i overclock, and if overclock it and play hard top games via HDMI out, what is the chance of getting it overheated?

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