ZDNET’s key takeaways
- The Doogee U10 tablet is available right now 20% off Amazon.com.
- Good, solid, fast tablet running Android 13, perfect for browsing the web, watching videos, playing music and even working.
- The screen is a little dim for use in bright sunlight, and the speakers are a little small.
Here’s the great thing about Android-powered hardware: Countless manufacturers competing against each other means that consumers can find some amazing deals. When a The 10.9-inch iPad starts at $449 (If you are willing Go for the old versionThat price comes down to $329), you can pick up an Android tablet for a fraction of that.
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take it 10.1-inch Doogee U10 Android 13 tabletWhich you can pick up right now on Amazon for $120.
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Doogee U10 10.1-inch tablet
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Doogee U10 Technical Specifications
- Quad-core RK3562 Arm Cortex-A53 X4 2.0GHz processor
- 10.1-inch IPS HD display, 800 x 1280 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio), 300nit brightness
- 9GB RAM (4GB built-in + up to 5GB expandable RAM)
- 128GB ROM (expandable up to 1TB via microSD card)
- TUV SÜD blue light certification
- 5060mAh battery
- 8-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 6
- Android 13
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Graphite Grey, Mint Green and Lavender Purple finishes
What you can buy these days for $120 blows me away.
A 10-by-1-inch display, 4GB of dedicated RAM, 128GB of storage, a decent front and rear camera, and a big battery make for a tablet that people would have paid a lot of money for a few years ago. While I wouldn’t pay big money for it now, at the right price, this kind of spec is more than enough for a lot of people.
I’m a big fan of Doogee hardware, and this tablet doesn’t disappoint.
I won’t try to convince you that Doogee U10 is the best tablet you can buy It doesn’t. Rather, I want you to think about what you actually want or need from a tablet.
- A decent display suitable for indoor use with a neat blue light filter?
- A processor with enough power to run the Android operating system and apps smoothly?
- Enough RAM and storage to satisfy the average user?
- A battery with enough power to let you watch six hours of video?
- A 3.5-mm headphone port that still enables you to use your favorite wired headphones?
Well, all of the above you get from the U10.
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Even the cameras — an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera — are good for selfies, social media photography, video conferencing, and even snapping photos in the field for reports. Of course, if you’re used to iPhone, iPad or high-end Android smartphone cameras, you’ll be disappointed, but if you just want a tablet with a decent camera, this is what you need.
You even get a silicone protective case and a charger for your tablet in the box
All for $120.
Is the U10 perfect? No.
The display is great for indoor use, but I find it a bit dim for outdoor use in bright sunlight. If you want a tablet display that’s easy on the eyes in the summer sun, you’ll want to spend more on something like an iPad, which has a high pixel density Retina display that’s 60% brighter than the U10’s display. ..
The speakers are also a bit small, especially for music or movies with boomy bass, but I’m comparing it to my iPhone and iPad Pro.
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For $120, they are excellent speakers.
And for $120, I really can’t find any fault with this tablet. If you want better, the problem isn’t the tablet, it’s how much you’re willing to spend.
ZDNET’s buying advice
While you can’t expect a $120 tablet to blow your hair out with performance, most people aren’t using their tablets for any heavy-duty tasks that require hair-back performance. To be frank, 95% of the time is mine The super-duper M2-powered iPad Pro Being used as a dumb screen for watching YouTube videos or typing, and the energy I’ve expended is being wasted. (The only time I really came close to using that tablet’s power was when I was editing drone videos on it.)
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The Doogee U10 It’s a great choice if you want a tablet for basic daily tasks, perhaps a tablet for the living room, a cheap one for work or school, a tablet for the workshop, a tablet for road trips or camping.
And why settle for one? You can buy about four of these tablets for the price of a single iPad. It’s a great way to arm yourself and others with a quality versatile tablet that won’t break the bank.