Astro Tab A10 Review

 

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Last Updated: 10th November, 2016

It’s relatively easy to find a solid, cheap tablet these days, regardless of what sort of device you’re looking for. Granted, some of these tablets are really low end, specification-wise, so it’s best to look for a specific model – one that caters to your individual needs. If a breezy light, speedy tablet is what you’re looking for, Astro’s recently released Tab A 10 might just be the right choice. We have managed to get our hands on the product.

Design and Build

Available only in black, the aesthetically pleasing Astro A10 is a fairly large, good looking tablet, featuring modern design and sturdy build. It does not look unique, by any means, but it doesn’t come across as a cheap device. On the contrary, the designers have managed to pull off a great product.  

What instantly stands out about the Tab A10 is the large, vivid display. The 10-inch IPS display is one of the highlights of the model, featuring a great 178 degree viewing angle and 1280 x 800 resolution. Most manufacturers that focus on the budget-conscious customer tend to compromise and cut costs by offering a display panel with bad viewing angles and uninspiring colors – fortunately, this is definitely not the case with the Tab A10. The brightness of the display even allows a more than decent outdoors viewing experience, which is always a great thing.

Another good thing about the Tab A10 is the battery life. The battery can last up to 5 hours. This may not seem much when compared to the most popular tablets out there, but considering the price this is really good.

Performance

The low price had to be justified somehow and while the Tab A10 may excel when it comes to the display and the battery life, the cameras and the speakers are not nearly as impressive. The front cam has the resolution of 0.3 MP, while the back one is a little better, featuring 2 MP resolution. Needless to say, this simply isn’t up to today’s standards. The speakers, on the other hand, are too quiet and produce low quality sound. 

This is an Android device and the operating system runs smoothly and without any major issues. The 2.0 GHz Octa core processor combined with 1 GB of RAM, promises a lot more processing power than most tablets within the price range. You may not be able to run demanding games on it, but media entertainment and browsing is pretty much a breeze.

Overall, the Tab A10 is a solid little tablet that performs well, especially if we take the low price into consideration.

Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 5.1
  • Screen Size: 10.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixels Per Inch: 149
  • Processor model: Allwinner A83 2.0GH
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Disk Space: 16 GB
  • Cam Front: 0.3 MP
  • Cam Back: 2.0 MP
  • Battery Life: 5 hours 
  • Weight in lbs: 1.2 
  • Weight in kg: 0.54

Pros and Cons

Pros

  1. Well-designed
  2. Good display
  3. Battery life
  4. Good performance 
  5. Price

Cons

  1. Bad cameras
  2. Low quality speakers

Final Verdict: Great for The Price

While it doesn’t compare to expensive tablets, Astro Tab A10 offers all essential features the average user could ask for. Great performance for the price, good design, decent battery life and the pretty display combined with the low price, overshadow the devices flaws making it one of the best within the price range. 

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Technical Specifications

Astro Tab A10
 Tablet  Astro Tab A10
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Android 5.1
 CPU  A83 Octa - 2.0 GHz
 Storage  16 GB
 RAM  1 GB
 Display  IPS - 10.1 inch
 Resolution  1280 x 800 px - 149 ppi
 Camera  Front 0.3 / Back 2.0 MP
 Weight  0.54 kg / 1.20 lbs
 Battery life  5.0 hours
 Released  2016-01

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Battery life comparison

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Weight comparison

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