First Review: Onda V919 3G Core-M iPad Clone

This is the single-OS Windows 10 version of the tablet.

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Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

Specs:

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Information screens:

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IMP3Net says:

Core M with a 64GB SSD hard drive, system recovery area V919 3G retained only 300M space, about 59GB C drive free space, but the new machine the remaining free space of about 43GB, ie Windows 10 system takes up about 16GB of space, to Win 8.1 is greater than the volume.

Some benchmarks:

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IMP3Net says:

Onda V919 3G SSD hard drive performance Core M good, maximum read speeds approaching 500M / s, write speed of 161MB / s, reached a conventional level laptop SSD hard drive.

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IMP3Net says:

Memory, after testing Onda V919 3G Core M using a dual-channel DDR3 1066 memory, though it is dual channel, but at lower frequencies, so the actual test results are only slightly higher than the single-channel DDR3 1600 a little bit.

IMP3Net also notes that support for screens such as the Retina-class 9.7-inch one in the Onda tablet has improved greatly over Windows 8.1.

Heat and battery life:

Onda V919 3G Core M Built-in 8000mAh capacity battery, fully charged time found web browsing, video and other daily operations of nearly five hours, the overall battery life is basically satisfactory. Fever aspect, idle CPU temperature is generally 50 degrees up and down, under high load temperature is generally between 60-70 degrees, without worrying about the processor from overheating. Onda V919 3G Core M back very uniform temperature distribution, heat and not concentrated in one area, but spread out, and when working back through the measurement of high load temperature of about 41 degrees Celsius.

IMP3Net spends a lot of time on the changes in Windows 10. Who wouldn’t know those by now?

This isn’t a tablet that interests me. People who are interested should tune into TECHTablets, which is bound to offer in-depth and firsthand coverage soon.

With the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets due in stores soon, my time paying attention to Chinese tablets is nearing its end. I’ve always had a very specific need: Reading Google Books PDFs. From what I’ve seen, betting on a Chinese tablet would have been a waste of my time and money. The horsepower just wasn’t there and the longevity of the hardware was always questionable (particularly the battery).

And despite my early belief that, per the Innovator’s Dilemma, Chinese tablet companies would eventually challenge global brand names, that’s just not going to happen.

1) China firms never really broke out of China, except when picked up under other brands (iFive as Haier and Pioneer).

2) The companies damaged their reputations at home with poor quality, so not even the Chinese support them(!).

3) The tablet market itself is not what everyone expected it to be, with growth not just reaching a plateau but also shrinking for some companies.

4) The components tablets and phones are made from is a limited repertoire that makes it difficult for any one company to create a distinguishing lead product.

5) The market in America was polluted with cheap craptabs that ignoramuses bought thinking they were getting a bargain instead of seeing they were fleeced — those morons have gone back to notebooks.

The Chinese companies aren’t tablet companies. They’re electronics companies. If they can survive making TV boxes and stick computers instead of tablets, they’ll drop tablets. There’s just no commitment there. Tablets aren’t an essential business to them, as the iPad is for Apple.

So, everyone who has been coming here for Chinese tablet news will soon have to migrate to other sources because that part of this blog will come to an end.

Previously here:

Onda V919 3G Core-M: Demo Video
Onda V919 3G Core-M: Unboxing Video
First Look At Onda V919 3G Core-M iPad Clone With Windows 10
Onda Formally Announces Dual-OS Core-M V919 3G iPad Clone
Onda V919 3G Core-M Listed At Taobao
Onda V919 3G Core-M Still Due July 2015
Full Specs, Price Of Core-M Onda V919 3G Leaked On JD China
Core-M Onda V919 3G iPad Clone Still Alive
Onda Shows V919 Core-M iPad Clone At Computex
Game Changer? Onda Core-M Windows iPad Clone

6 Comments

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6 responses to “First Review: Onda V919 3G Core-M iPad Clone

  1. logseman

    You’re a damn fine blogger. I came for the tablet news, but you’re gruff, straight to the point and take no bullshit from anyone.

  2. logseman

    Also, while I’m at it. If you’re buying the Tab S2, which seems likely, will you be buying the large one or the small one?

  3. Mr Dasher

    I hear was your are saying about the Chinese tablets. Chinese suppliers are not quite the consumer focused companies one would hope to do business with. But take it from someone who owns a Galaxy Note Pro 12.1 and a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, things are not always greener on the other side.

  4. mr Bartles

    Nice one mike. Been following your Chinese tablets blog for about a year I think since I got my I five mini 4. A damn good read, and I may just continue to follow just for the honest brutal writing.

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