With the technology world moving so fast in the modern era, it is imperative to move side by side with it or else you lose valuable ground. China, to their credit, has always been on par with the latest technology, inventions and is the front runner in almost every department.
Almost every big company has its hardware made in China. So you can imagine the speed of production. Also, it is not only about the quantity but it is also about the quality.
Top Chinese companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo have been one of the trendsetters when it comes to producing quality tablets. The Chinese market in itself is so big that these companies come up with newer tablets almost every other month. The tough competition among themselves helps.
Things to Look for in a Tablet Before You Buy It:
Before you purchase any tablet, follow the guide below and checkmark the main features you might need.
Well, the battery life for most people would be the USP of their requirement of a tab. It’s imperative nowadays to have good battery life in your tablets. One charge daily should be able to deliver a day’s worth of battery at the very least. Of course, it depends upon the usage from person to person. But if you are a gamer or a frequent traveler, then you require a longer-lasting battery in your tablet. You will always get options for that.
It’s sort of a basic requirement nowadays. A good functioning camera is what you will always keep an eye out for. Now of course you don’t buy tablets for its camera. You have phones for that now. But you still require a good enough camera attached to your tablet to take some spontaneous photos, or when you need to send over a document to a colleague, a tablet is convenient in that kind of way.
You might require a good camera when you are on-site or have projects where you can take the photos and directly integrate them into your notes on the tablet. People would also want a good video recording camera for daily use. You would want to take videos of your toddler or your pets and if you have a good functioning camera in your tablet then that makes the job much easier too.
This is a very important aspect for frequent tab users. If you are a casual daily user of a tablet, then you would not notice much difference between your current and previous processor. Your apps and switching tabs will work efficiently on any decent processor.
But for people whose work depends upon tablets and phones will notice even a slight difference between processors. Take for example a graphic designer, they will need a high-quality processor to design and model their drawings. Even a gamer would require a fast processor so that their games do not lag at important moments.
A really good processor will cut your surfing time considerably. You would not have to wait much for the tabs to open or smoothly switching between your apps. The updates will be downloaded in a quicker duration. A faster processor is a key element one should look at before buying a tablet because if you are a pro user then you will feel the difference between an average and a good processor.
Bluetooth connectivity is a must and to be fair every tablet does have a Bluetooth connection. But it is about more than just having a good Bluetooth connection. You require several ports for your USB and HDMI connections as well.
Fast charging has been a game-changer in recent times so you require a good USB-C type 3.0, 3.1 ports for it. Ethernet port is a crucial requirement as well. It gives you an option to directly connect the tablet with a cable.
Coming back to Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0 is advisable as it has small energy requirements and has a transfer speed of up to 25Mbps. While Bluetooth 5.0 is much faster and speedier as well as having better range. The transferring data speed is 2Mbps. Of Course the more quality you want the higher the price goes for a tablet but you should never compromise over quality.
Storage space is a key element when buying a tablet. If you are a family who all use a single tablet, then you have to go for a tablet that will give you ample storage space. Different family members have different application requirements. So you do need lots of storage space to download so many apps.
You hear audio and watch videos from time to time and you again require sufficient storage space if you want to download music or videos. It is not only about the internal storage, as you should also be looking out for external and expandable storage.
Some of these devices are difficult to buy in the USA, due to the trade war between China and the USA. You can read about that more – here
1. Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is beautifully designed and the most technologically advanced tablet in the market. Lenovo along with Huawei are the flag-bearers of tablets from the Chinese market.
The P11 Pro has an 11.5” inch OLED touchscreen display. The resolution is set at 2560 * 1600 pixels. There is an 83.1% screen-to-body ratio. It has 350 Nits of brightness. With a 263 ppi density, it has a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8 nm). It has a 2.2GHz octa-core and its operating system is Android 10.0.
The P11 Pro has a Li-Po 8600 mAh non-removable battery attached to it. There is a fast-charging 20w charger provided by Lenovo with the tablet. Lenovo has claimed a 15-hour video-playback /normal productivity use, and also 8 hours of straight web browsing.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro boasts an impressive 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM. You can even expand the storage up to 256GB.
Coming to the camera, P11 Pro is equipped with 2 rear cameras. There is a 13 MP autofocus and a 5 MP Ultra-wide camera in the back. There are 2 front cameras as well, where one is an 8 MP wide-angle selfie camera, the other is an 8 MP biometrics sensor only camera.
As for the connectivity, P11 Pro is covered with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0. It is also equipped with a USB Type-C 3.2
Key Specifications 🔧
- Display: 11.5” inch OLED touchscreen(2560 * 1600)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G. Android 10.0
- Battery: Li-Po 8600 mAh non-removable. 20w fast charging
- Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM
- Camera: Front 8 MP wide-angle and 8 MP Biometrics only, Rear 13 MP Autofocus and 5 MP Ultrawide
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 5.0
- Great display
- Battery life
- Super storage
- Fast charging
- Sleek look and design
- No Audio jack
- Average processor
2. Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i
The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i has been introduced as a direct competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. It is a 2-in-1 tablet that can be transitioned from a tablet to a fully functional laptop with a detachable keyboard.
Yoga Duet 7i comes with a 13” inch WQHD 2k display and Dolby Vision with Anti-Fingerprint corning gorilla glass and 450 Nits of brightness. The resolution is set at 2160 * 1350 pixels.
The Yoga Duet 7i is powered by the 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost). Windows 10 Home 64 is its operating system. The Yoga Duet 7i gives you 3 choices of the processor. You can go for either i3, i5, or i7 10th Gen processor. You also have an option between 8GB, 16GB, and 256GB RAM.
The Yoga Duet 7i comes with an integrated keyboard cover and a kickstand as well as a Stylus without any charge. Considering every other competitor charges for stylus Lenovo has hit the ball out of the park by giving it away without charging it.
There is 256GB internal storage provided by Lenovo and 8GB RAM. The Yoga Duet 7i comes with a 1-year warranty.
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i is equipped with a 5 MP autofocus rear camera and a 5 MP fixed focus front selfie camera.
As for the connectivity, Yoga Duet 7i is covered with Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.0.
Key Specifications 🔧
- Display: 13” inch WQHD 2k touchscreen(2160 * 1350)
- Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor. Windows 10
- Storage: Up to 512GB 8GB RAM
- Camera: 5 MP autofocus rear and 5 MP fixed focus front camera
- Connectivity: WiFi 6 802.11 AX (2 x 2). Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: Up to 10 hours
- Huge display
- Quality processor
- Massive storage
- Detachable keyboard and Stylus
- Fast draining battery life
- Transition to the tablet is a bit slow
3. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
The Mi Pad 4 comes with an 8” inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 * 1200 pixels. It has a 77% screen-to-body ratio and 283 ppi density. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The Mi Pad 4 runs on Android 8.1(Oreo). There is a non-removable Li-Po 6000mAh battery.
Mi Pad 4 has a 32GB internal memory. It comes with 3GB RAM. Unfortunately, there is no option for expandable memory as there is no memory card slot. Although there is another variant that has 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM.
Coming to the camera, the Mi Pad 4 is equipped with a front and rear camera. The front is a 5 MP selfie camera with a fixed focus. The rear camera is 13 MP with a fixed focus. There are Panorama and HDR features in the camera. The videos can be played at 1080p @ 30fps. Mi Pad 4 supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and is also equipped with Bluetooth 5.0. It has a USB-C type port for charging and connectivity. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack in the Mi Pad 4.
Key Specifications 🔧
- Display: 8” inch touchscreen(1920 * 1200 pixels)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660(2.2GHz octa-core). Android 8.1(oreo)
- Battery: 6000mAh Li-Po non-removable
- Camera: 5 MP selfie camera. 13 MP rear camera
- Storage: 32GB. 3GB RAM
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 5.0. 3.5mm Audio jack.
- Battery life
- Solid camera
- Price range
- Quality Display
- Inadequate processor
- Average built
- No GPS
4. Huawei MatePad 10.4
This is one of the better-looking tabs in the market. The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has a Glass front with an aluminum back and an aluminum frame. It comes with a nano-sim tray and stylus support.
The MatePad 10.4 comes with a 10.4” inch touchscreen display. It has an 81% screen-to-body ratio. The resolution is set at 1200 * 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio, and 224 ppi density.
Huawei MatePad 10.4 is powered by Kirin 810 chipset and is equipped with Android 10.0. It has a 2.7GHz octa-core processor. Unfortunately, due to American restrictions, there are no Google Play services. Despite that MatePad 10.4 has one of the best processors in the tablet market.
MatePad 10.4 has an 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and features HDR, Panorama mode, and LED flash. The selfie camera is also equipped with an 8 MP camera and features HDR. The video recording tops at [email protected] for both the cameras.
The Tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, while it comes with Bluetooth 5.1. GPS is also available which is a smart touch. It has a USB Type-C 2.0 port for charging and transferring.
The loudspeakers are tuned by Harman Kardon and offer quality sound. One downside is there is no audio jack in the tablet.
Although the MatePad 10.4 does not have an expandable storage option, it does come in 3 variants. 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, and 128GB 6GB RAM.
MatePad 10.4 has a Li-Po 7250 mAh non-removable battery. It also has fast charging with an 18w charger.
Key Specifications 🔧
- Display: 10.4” inch touchscreen display(1200 * 2000 pixels)
- Processor: Kirin 810(7 nm). Android 10.0
- Battery: Li-Po 7250 non-removable battery
- Camera: 8 MP selfie camera. 8 MP rear camera
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Bluetooth 5.1
- Storage: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
- Fast charging
- Great display
- Fast processor
- A good match for gamers
- Battery life
- No Google Play services
5. Teclast T30
This one for all the gamers out there. Teclast T30 is an out and out gamers delight. You can breeze through AAA Android games on this tablet. Not only that, the online streaming is a hoot on this device.
The Telcast T30 has a 10.1” inch touchscreen display with a 1920 * 1200 pixel full HD resolution. It has 370 Nits of brightness and an ambient light sensor to use in sun-light. It also has a 224 ppi density and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
The Telcast T30 is preloaded with an Android 9.0(Pie). An octa-core MediaTek P70 chipset, that includes an improved Mali-G71 MP3 GPU, powers the tablet. It may not be the fastest processor but it genuinely works quite efficiently.
Cameras on the Telcast T30 are quite average. A pretty standard 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP selfie camera are provided. There is a Pogo connector for the detachable keyboard.
There is 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM on Teclast T30. You can expand your storage up to 128GB via a MicroSD card.
Teclast T30 has an 8000 mAh non-removable battery. You can video-playback up to 11 hours.
The connectivity is fully covered by Telcast T30. It is equipped with WiFi 2.4 + 5Ghz (a, b, g, n, ac) and Bluetooth 4.1. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack. GPS is also loaded up.
Key Specifications 🔧
- Display: 10.1” inch touchscreen display(1920 * 1200 pixels)
- Processor: MediaTek P70. Android 9.0(Pie)
- Camera: 5 MP selfie camera. 8 MP rear camera with LED flash
- Battery: 8000 mAh non-removable battery
- Storage: 64GB internal memory with 4GB RAM
- Connectivity: WiFi 2.4 + 5Ghz (a, b, g, n, ac) and Bluetooth 4.1
- Battery life
- Sub-standard cameras
- No fast charging
- Absence of fingerprint reader
The tablets mentioned above vary from pricey to affordable. What cannot be understated is the quality of every tablet. Of course, at a premium price, you would expect to get a premium quality tablet but even at an affordable price, you can get a quality tablet. That is something of a USP of Chinese based tablets. There is something for everyone!
Our pick from the bunch is the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro. It is a complete tablet. It is reasonably priced and is fully loaded. The display is one of the biggest in the market while the processor is likable. The massive storage and battery life are something that sets them apart from the others. The sleek design of the tablet is marvelous. You get a good quality set of cameras as well. The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a complete package and something to get your hands on.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are some common question among users who are searching for Chinese tablets and we decided to create a FAQ to help out our readers, in case your question is not answered, please, add your question in the comments below and we will make sure to answer as soon as possible.
Do Chinese tablets have Google Play services?
Yes, apart from Huawei every other Chinese brand tablet is equipped with Google Play services. Huawei is the only brand banned by the USA.
Are Chinese tablets good?
Chinese tablets are absolutely fine. They might yet not be as good as Samsung or Apple but they are in direct competition with them. Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi are some of the world-class brands when it comes to technology. Fully capable to do the same tasks other tablets are doing.
Why Chinese tablets are cheap?
Well, Chinese tablets in comparison with Samsung and Apple are cheaper. But being cheaper doesn’t mean they are of any less quality. It is a big plus for consumers that they have an option of cheaper tablets as compared to the other big brands. They are manufactures in China, so this is how they are competing with their competitors – with the price.