Teclast P98 Air Gets A Third Review

Following reviews at PC Online and cngadget, ZOL turns to reviewing the Teclast P98 Air [Google Translate].


Selected benchmarks follow (more at the review itself).

This explains the wide range of AnTuTu scores:


There’s an overclock ability in Settings. When it’s selected, a reboot will activate it (or deactivate it when de-selected). I don’t know if this is exclusive to Teclast or part of what Allwinner supplies. I haven’t seen it on the Onda V989, which also uses the A80 CPU. Going into Rocket Mode will use more of the battery, of course.

Basemark scores:


Mobile XPRT:


Geekbench 3:


NenaMark 2:




And this 3DMark comparison is very interesting:


There are illustrations of testing USB 3.0, but it’s the text that matters:

After the actual data transfer test, in terms of read speed Taipower P98 Air eight-core can be 15 to 20MB/s or so, but the write speed is a staggering 100MB/s. Compared to ordinary MicroUSB 2.0 interface, the speed of the MicroUSB 3.0 has a very distinct advantage.

Your desktop or notebook must have a USB 3.0 port, of course.

Web browsing tests are published. I’m skipping those because I’ve yet to see any tablet of this new generation perform poorly with that.

The camera is mentioned, but no sample photos are published.

Gestures — part of the Allwinner platform — are mentioned. Reaction time for acting on a gesture could be improved. And the Swipe Up command to wake up the tablet might inadvertently wake it while in transit inside a bag. I don’t know if any gestures can be turned off, but some can be assigned to launch specific apps selected by a user.

The AnTuTu video test is done. I’m skipping that too. Some users have said it really doesn’t reflect real-world results, with AnTuTu claiming a tablet is compatible for some formats when it’s actually not — or is problematic.

As usual, I’m skipping games. Anyway, just two were tested and no problems ensued. In fact, the reviewer was wowed.

As for battery life:

After two hours of conventional local video playback, Taipower P98 Air eight nuclear power remaining 58%, about 42% of total electricity consumption, according to this standard, then, can play five hours or so of the video.

That was done with backlight at 50% and volume at 30%.

The review’s bottom line:

Advantages: Domestic flagship A80 outstanding performance, superior 4K decoding capabilities, Retina display, and more cost-effective.

Cons: No GPS module , the camera needs to be optimized.

No mention of heat generated. Nothing about the strength of WiFi signal. No sample photos or video or mention of the quality of the microphone. Let’s hope owner reports will cover those.

Previously here:

Video: Charbax Tours Teclast P98 Air Factory
Software Updates: Xiaomi MiBand, Teclast P98 Air
Teclast P98 Air vs Onda V989: iambillbil
Teclast P98 Air: cngadget Review
Video: Teclast P98 Air
Teclast P98 Air Listed At English JD.com
Teclast P98 Air: User Report
Teclast P98 Air Gets A Review
Teclast Announces A80-Based P98 Air
Teclast Makes AnTuTu Score Claim For P98 Air


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3 responses to “Teclast P98 Air Gets A Third Review

  1. No GPS? The teclast website says otherwise.

  2. Sebastien

    that antutu score is fake or not?

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