Last week I got to know an interesting tablet model called Teclast M40. But today we will talk about another model, and this time it is the Alldocube brand and the model is called iPlay 40.
The main question for me remains, will the new version of the tablet from the Alldocube company surpass the M40? Let’s take a look at all of this in a detailed and in-depth review below.
The first thing I want to draw your attention to is the cost of the device. Currently, you can order the Alldocube iPlay 40 tablet at a fairly low price for only $185. Yes, it’s a little more expensive than the Teclast tablet model, but let’s not jump to conclusions and first of all look at the technical features.
If you look at the list of technical specifications, you will notice that the processors on both tablets are completely identical – this is UNISOC T618. But the memory modification is slightly different. For example, the iPlay 40 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the M40 comes with 6GB and 128GB of storage.
An even bigger difference between the two models is the screen resolution. The Alldocube model has a 2K resolution, while the Teclast tablet has only Full HD. I plan to talk about the rest of the features in a detailed and in-depth review below. So, let me start my test with unpacking.
Alldocube iPlay 40: Specifications
|Alldocube iPlay 40:||Specs|
|Display:||10.1 inches IPS with 1200 x 1920 pixels|
|CPU:||UNISOC T618 Octa Core 2.0GHz|
|Memory extension:||Up to 2TB|
|Cameras:||8MP main camera and 5MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS|
|Dimensions:||248 x 158 x 8.5 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
A new tablet from Alldocube came to me for a test in a rather beautiful black box. On the front, there is only the name of the company and model. It came to my review intact and without any damage.
Inside the box, I was happily greeted by the following components – these are protective film for the screen and the tablet itself in the shipping package. The package also includes instructions for use, a needle for a SIM tray, a 10W power adapter, and, of course, a Type-C charging cable.
In addition, you can separately order a protective case made of solid material and also a stylus for better work or drawing. Of the features, I liked the presence of a protective film and this is a really necessary thing if you have children.
Design, workmanship, and materials
Here I was a little surprised that the manufacturer advertises its tablet as an alloy of metals. But in fact, the back of the device is made of matte plastic. Despite this moment, the assembled Alldocube iPlay 40 is not even bad.
For example, while rolling, the tablet did not emit any extraneous sounds, and its design not only looked solid but also had a positive effect from a practical point of view.
With this combination of materials used, iPlay 40 received an insignificant weight of about 480 grams, but the dimensions were 248 x 158 x 8.5 mm. It’s amazing that the body of the tablet is so thin. Therefore, you will not have serious problems during transportation.
Now let me go through the main frontends. On the left and right sides, there are two speakers on each side. That is, in total, the tablet received four speakers. The sound quality, however, is not as bad as it is with conventional tablets in this price range.
For example, if you compare the sound quality of the M40 with only two speakers, the iPlay 40 clearly has a significant advantage. At the same time, the volume level is high, the sound itself is clear. But the low frequencies, namely the bass, are lacking here.
In addition, on the left side between the two speakers, you can see the Type-C port for charging the device. At the same time, the power button and the volume rocker are located on the upper end. At the same time, at the bottom, there is a slot for a SIM card or memory card up to 2TB. On my own test, I tested a 128 GB memory card and I had no problems with its readability.
If we talk about cameras, then as with any tablet, the iPlay 40 models also does not impress with its performance. I want to draw your attention to the fact that on the front of the selfie device, the camera is located on the left side, usually, tablets have this camera module on top if you hold the tablet horizontally.
But the main camera module was installed on the back of the iPlay 40 tablet. This is an 8-megapixel module, but I did not notice much use from it. During my tests, the photo quality was average. And it will be problematic to call a useful feature, both the front and the main camera.
Besides, disadvantages in the design are the absence of a 3.5 mm audio jack and also the absence of an HDMI port or Type-C video signal. So, you won’t find the FM radio app in the user interface.
Screen and image quality
As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, the Alldocube iPlay 40 received a very good screen with a size of 10.4 inches and a resolution of 2K. If you remember that Teclast M40 received only Full HD resolution, then the screen quality between the two models differs very significantly. But the big problem can be the battery life, since the higher the screen resolution, the more power consumption. But I’ll talk about battery life and capacity in the next section.
On the Alldocube, I liked the fairly wide viewing angles, touch operation, maximum brightness, and contrast. In general, after a long time of various tests, my eyes did not hurt much and I did not feel tired.
If we talk about frames, then they are quite significant in the iPlay 40 model. Yes, this is not a modern smartphone with minimal frames, so the tablet looks a little outdated. But what doesn’t look exactly outdated is the tablet’s performance, and now let’s talk about it in more detail.
Performance, benchmarks, games tests, and OS
I already talked about the UNISOC T618 processor in the Teclast M40 tablet review. But I think that it will not be superfluous to repeat it. It is a 12-nanometer chipset with eight cores and a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
In terms of performance, I ran several benchmarks on the iPlay 40. The result really surprised me, for example, the popular AnTuTu test showed a value of about 218 thousand points. This is a solid figure for a budget tablet. I’ll also leave an album with other benchmark tests below.
As for the gaming capabilities, the device from the Alldocube brand received the ARM Mali-G52 MP2 graphics accelerator. Even with heavy and demanding games such as PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, and others, the device ran with ease. Since the screen has only a 60 Hz operating frequency, the average FPS during games was around 50-60.
The same goes for the gameplay, during the games I did not have strong freezes and lags. But the most important indicator was the absence of severe overheating even after one hour of playing games.
The new iPlay 40 comes with a version of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. But the value of the baud rate didn’t impress me much. Let’s say the read speed is 115 MBps and the write speed is 190 MBps. But I note that the data transfer rate of the M40 was even lower.
Wirelessly, the device from Alldocube was equipped with a dual-band Wi-Fi signal. During my tests, the download speed was about 110 MBps, and the upload speed was about 160 MBps. I was also pleased with the work of the GPS module, the signal was caught quite accurately and has a large number of satellites found, but there is no compass onboard the tablet.
Another important feature when choosing a tablet is the availability of valid 4G networks. In the case of the iPlay 40, the B20/28AB is supported onboard. This means that the 4G network will be available for a large number of countries.
The last thing worth talking about in this section is the operating system. A clean version of the OS is installed onboard the tablet – Android 10. The last update was carried out in September 2020. But it’s hard for me to say when the manufacturer will make the next update.
But one thing is good news is that this is a completely clean user interface, so it works very fast and lightning-fast. Also, from the box, there are already installed Google applications, such as Play Store, YouTube, and others.
Battery and battery charge
Do you remember that the Teclast tablet had a 6000 mAh battery, but the iPlay 40 has exactly the same battery capacity? But the main problem for the Alldocube tablet can be the high resolution of the screen in 2K.
During the Work 2.0 Battery life test, the device showed a result of 8 hours and 10 minutes. If you remember, then in the same test the M40 tablet showed even fewer results – just under 7 hours. What could be the reason for this? I think it all depends on a clean user interface and good process optimization.
But at the same time, the time to fully charge the battery was about 2.5 hours, as on the M40 model.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The Alldocube iPlay 40 is practically a gaming tablet that has proven itself not only as a perfect device for gaming but also for everyday use.
In my test, I liked this tablet more than its main competitor, Teclast. First of all, iPlay 40 received a better screen with a 2K resolution.
In addition, the new tablet will be a good choice due to the high performance of the UNISOC T618 processor and the availability of 8 and 128 GB memory versions. Therefore, you will not find the best choice for a device with a budget of $ 200.
Another small bonus for me was the surround sound quality due to the presence of four speakers. Thus, watching movies and playing games will be a real pleasure.
But the drawback here is also enough, for example – the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack, HDMI port and also the poor quality of cameras, both main and front.
Price and where to buy cheap?
Considering its low cost, which was only $184.99, I was completely satisfied with the Alldocube iPlay 40 tablet.
Yes, the price tag for the iPlay 40 tablet is slightly higher than that of the M40. But do not forget that Alldocube also has better technical specs, such as higher screen resolution and the amount of RAM.