Teclast X80H Dual Boot tablet
By Will765 On 19 Jan, 2015 At 05:16 PM | Categorized As Device Reviews, News | With 0 Comments

I recently got this tablet, an 8 inch device, which can dual boot both android 4.4.4, and Windows 8.1.  It is powered by an Intel Baytrail-T Z3735 processor, with a burst speed up to 1.83Ghz.  2GB ram, and 32GB storage can be added to with the microsd card slot.  A nice addition is a microHDMI port, which allows you to easily connect to a TV or monitor.  The cameras are lower end, 2MP rear, and 0.3MP front.  The 5000mAh battery is decently sized for the tablet, and it’s 1280 x 800 screen doesn’t suck up a lot of juice compared to tablets with higher resolutions.  I find the 189ppi density is good on an 8 inch device, I don’t think it would work on a larger screen.  It’s not the lightest tablet at 356 grams, nor the sleekest, 208 x 122 x 7.9mm. But it is easy to hold for long periods of time, and the stereo speakers on the left side, as held in landscape mode, are well placed and provide surprisingly good quality sound.

Main Features
Operating System Android 4.4+Windows 8.1
Model Teclast X80H
Announced 201408
Color White
Shell Material: Plastic
Display
Size 8 inch
Resolution 1280*800 pixel
Display Technology HD IPS G+G Screen
CPU&GPU
CPU Manufacturer Intel Bay Trail-T
CPU Model Z3735F
CPU Core Quad Core
CPU Speed 1.83GHz Max Frequency
RAM&ROM
RAM Type DDR3L
RAM 2GB
Hard Drive Type eMMC Flash
Hard Drive Capacity 32GB
Extend Card T-FLASH(Support 32G MAX)
Other Functions
Camera 0.3MP+2.0MP
OTG Yes, USB-OTG
3G External 3G
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
GPS N/A
G-Sensor YES
Software File Manager, 365 Office, Google Search, Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Android Webkit, Clock,

Calculator, Calendar, iReader, Gmail, etc

Media Formats
Video 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV, Support 4K Video Play
Audio MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
Speaker/MIC Built in stereo speakers/Built in Microphone
Picture JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF
Ebook UMD, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2
Power
Battery Type Li-ion battery, 5000mAh
Battery / Run Time(up to) Support Work Time Up To 8 Hours
Power Device Type AC Adapter, AC 100-240V
Charging Voltage DC 5V 2A
Communications
Wireless Connection WIFI
Wireless Protocol 802.11 b/g/n
Others
Language Afrikaans,Chinese,Azerbaidzhan,Indonesian,Malay,Catalan,Czech
Danish,German,Estonian,English,Spanish,French,Greek,Filipino
Croatian,Italian,Latvian,Lithuanian,Hungarian,Swahili
Netherlands,Norwegian,Polish,Portuguese,Romance,Romanian
Slovak,Slovenian,Finnish,Swedish,Georgian,Mongol,Lao
Vietnamese,Turkish,Zulu,Bulgarian,Russian,Ukrainian,Nepali
Hebrew,Arabic,Persian,Thai,Hindi,Korean,Japanese,Armenian
Bengali,Ukrainian,Serbian,Bengali,Kiswahili
Dimensions 208mm ×122mm ×7.9mm
Net Weight 369g
Connectors
Ports 1 x Micro USB, for data transmission and OTG
1 x Earphone jack
1 x TF Card Port
1 x HDMI Port
What’s in the box 1 x Tablet PC
1 x Micro USB cable
1 x User manual
1 x OTG

 

I first booted into android, and was struck by how the included launcher was so minimalist.  This image, from Teclast’s web site, gives the impression you can run both operating systems at the same time, but you can’t.  The android screen, on the left, is what you see when you boot.

Basically it’s your app drawer on the main screen, kind of like Apple products.  I immediately side loaded Apex launcher, which I’ve found to be easy on system resources, with a good amount of customizing available.

Rooting the device is fairly easy.  XDA member Frontier provided a link  to X98 Toolbox, which is for another Teclast tablet, but the rooting method works on the X80H.
Download it from here: http://d-h.st/9RX    Extract the package, double-click on 1_Toolbox.bat, connect your tablet to the PC and press ‘E’.  Once rooted, you can proceed to correct the only real issue i had with the device, which is that the Google Playstore wouldn’t work.  Showing a screen with the words “No connection, please retry”  was the only thing I could get the store to do for a while.  Once again, Frontier provided a fix for the same problem on the X98, which seems to work for most X80H users, that fix is here  http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/teclast-x98-air-3g-tablet-9-7-2048×1536-t2913035/page43.

In the week or so I’ve had the device, I’ve noticed no lag in applications, or in the UI.  Benchmarks are really not a good measure of a device’s performance, in my opinion.  You can get some idea of how one device compares to another, but really using it day in and day out is where you see how good a device is, not how high it’s score on Quadrant is.  Having said that, here’s the Antutu and Quadrant results.

 

Web browsing is snappy, and the wifi is strong, good enough to get a fast connection anywhere in my house.  So, enough android.  What about Windows?  When you start the tablet, this is what you see:

If you are restarting in whichever operating system you were previously in, it just boots normally.  If you’re switching, you see this:

So then, you go to Windows 8.1.  After signing into my Microsoft account, it is mostly a typical Windows 8.1 tablet experience.  Some things are in chinese characters, but nothing that so far has prevented using the tablet in any way.  It’s an official Windows version, and you get Office for a year also.

So, the Teclast X80H works well as both an android and Windows tablet.  While it doesn’t have the highest specs for a tablet this size, it does have more than adequate performance, and the screen is good enough for most users.  What makes this very interesting tablet even more appealing is the price.  I got it from Tinydeal.com, shipped by DHL, for $148USD.  There are several Chinese companies with dual boot tablets available now, if you’re interested, check out the X80H at
Tinydeal X80H




 

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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