Alfawise, a famous brand offering good quality household devices and Android TV boxes has started producing tablet PC. Alfawise Tab is its first tablet which comes with a 7.9-inch 2K display with similar features and specs to Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, but is running on Android 6.0 OS and costs cheaper. Today, let’s have a look at this new tablet PC from Alfawise.
Package & Design
The Alfawise Tab comes in a premium white carton box that is printed with the outline of this tablet PC and its model name in golden color. Inside the box, there is the Tab tablet PC, along with one power adaper, one USB cable and an English manual.
The Alfawise Tab has a very similar look of Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 that reminds you to think of the iPad mini. It’s built in an ultra-thin all-metal body with smooth and rounded corners. The front of the table PC is dominated by the display, surrounded by white bezels of moderate size top and bottom. The front camera is located at the middle of the top bezel. At the bottom of the display, the navigation capacitive keys including menu, home, and back are arranged from left to right.
This device has a golden back panel with a 8MP camera occupies the upper left corner and a logo of Alfawise in the middle. Look around the edges of the Tab, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top left corner and a power button at the top right corner of the device. At the bottom of the tablet, there is a USB-C port in the middle and with speaker grids on both sides. The left side is bare and the right side features the volume buttons.
The display of the Alfawise Tab is a 7.9-inch 2K display. Its resolution of 2048×1536 is identical to that of the screen found in the Mi Pad 3. The retina display restores the true color of images with high resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, making images clearer and more vivid and offering you an inimitable visual experience.
Camera is always not a selling point of a tablet PC. As expected, the Alfawise Tab comes with two cameras. One is a 5MP front camera for selfie or video chat. The other one is a 8MP rear camera in the left upper corner of the rear cover. The specs of rear camera is a bit lower than Mi Pad 3 (13MP).
Hardware & Performance
Alfawise Tab is equipped with a Mediatek MT8173 SoC that has two ARM Cortex-A72 high-performance CPU cores up to 2GHz and two other low-power Cortex-A53 cores. In the graphics section, we have the powerful Power VR GX6250 GPU. For storage space, the Tab offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM but doesn’t have a microSD card reader. That is enough for your use. Here are a couple of benchmarks for the tablet. On the left is Antutu and on the right is GeekBench.
In terms of battery life, the Alfawise Tab contains a 6,200mAh battery that boasts to support 12 hours video playing time. Of course, it will be a little discrepancy in actual use. But it can be sure to keep you entertained during a long flight, or last for a full day of the basic use.
Software & Connectivity
Speaking of OS, the Alfawise Tab is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow in stead of the latest Android version. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, GPS and so on.
Specs Comparison: Alfawise Tab vs Mi Pad 3
|Specs||Alfawise Tab||Xiaomi Mi Pad 3|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT8173||Mediatek MT8176 (slightly faster)|
|GPU||PowerVR GX6250||PowerVR GX6250|
|OS||Android 6.0||MIUI 8 based on Android 7.0|
|Memory||4 GB RAM + 64 GB eMMC, No memory expansion||4 GB RAM + 64 GB eMMC, No memory expansion|
|Connectivity||Dual Band WiFi, USB Type C||Dual Band WiFi, USB Type C|
|Audio||Not mentioned||Superb Audio Quality|
|Battery||6200mAh||6600mAh (slightly bigger)|
Where to Buy
As for pricing, the Alfawise costs around $200, that is much cheaper than Mi Pad 3, though it comes with lower specs. But for people who wants to have a Tablet PC like Mi Pad 3 but on tight budget, this Tablet PC might be an ideal option. At GearBest, you can grab the Tab table PC at $189.99 now thanks to the Flash Sale campaign. Click the button below to check more details.