Onda V989 Gets First Review


Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

The Onda V989 is the first Retina-class 9.7-inch tablet using the new octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU.

Since this has been touted as having an AnTuTu score in the 48,000-range, I was eager to see a review.

Cutting to the chase (click all to enlarge):


Ermmmm … that’s hardly 48,000! What’s worse:

Bunny can not run the latest version of security, but fortunately security Bunny 315 special edition can run.

In English:

The latest version of AnTuTu won’t run on it. I had to use a different version.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

What’s going on there is just too ambiguous for me to judge. What’s also mentioned is that there’s conflicting information regarding the actual speed of the CPU. At one point, it’s benchmarked at 1.2GHz, another at 1.6GHz. It’s definitely not running at its full throttle 2GHz. It’s probably the full 2GHz that gets the 48,000-range score (if that’s even an honest score, which is extremely doubtful). Plus, we haven’t seen AnTuTu v5 Alpha run on it yet. Since the A80 is so new, AnTuTu might not be accounting for it (as it didn’t with the Nvidia K1).

Two more benchmark screens:



Tech spec screens:



This tablet uses USB 3.0. Unfortunately, it didn’t do USB 3.0 speeds when connected to a PC’s USB 3.0 port:

Onda V989 eight cores using USB3.0 interface, but the reason is not clear whether the firmware, using USB3.0 connection and transmission speed USB2.0 connection and no real difference between the test on a computer connected to the USB3.0 interface, Kaoru speed is not to 10MB / s, temporary and did not play USB3.0 advantage.

Sample photos:



They’re just on the edge of being passable. At least the leaves aren’t all muddied.

There’s some quirks with gameplay, there doesn’t seem to be a problem with heat (which would be no surprise if the CPU is being throttled well below its available 2GHz!), and the battery life is based on an extrapolation — not a full rundown test.

The thing to keep in mind here is that what they have is one of the first five hundred units sent out as beta test hardware. So that firmware is hardly fully optimized.

Additional reviews and user reports will be needed to compare benchmarks and other use.

Previously here:

Demo Video Of Onda V989
Behind The Scenes Peek At Onda V989 Packing
Onda Acknowledges Two Iterations Of V989
First User Reports: Onda V989
Onda “Sells Out” Second Tiny V989 Beta Test Supply
Onda Makes Battery Life Claim For V989
Onda Ships Beta Test V989 Tablets
Onda “Sells Out” Tiny V989 Beta Test Supply
Onda Adds V989 To Their Site
Onda V989 Goes On Beta Test Sale July 14th
Onda’s Benchmark Claims For V989 A80-Based Tablet
Onda Leaks Allwinner A80-Based V989
Onda’s New A80, Windows, And 4G Tablets


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2 responses to “Onda V989 Gets First Review

  1. Miguel

    Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate] there is not a link. I could not enter to this website

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