Fusion5 10.6" Review

 

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Not a lot is going on at the high end of the tablet market, so we've been slumming way down at the other end. Surprisingly, this Fusion5 isn't half bad!

Layout and Looks

First impressions were good, it felt good in the hand, and it feels like a well-constructed tablet. The dimensions are 277.8 x 170 x 9.9mm, and it weights 580 grams. The back of the tablet is quite fingerprint-prone, but that is not a big issue.

On the top it has power and volume buttons, which are nicely placed and fully functional. The Fusion5 has a 2 MP front camera and 5 MP rear camera with Auto Focus, while two speakers are on the back and the mic is built-in.

 

Horsepower, Storage & Display

The F5 is powered by the A83T Cortex A7 OctaCore clocked in at 1.8GHz. It has 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and a 16 GB HDD. Those specs aren't bad, but you wouldn't expect much more at this price point.

The display is 1366 x 768 pixels in a 16:9 ratio. It's bright, clear and the screen responds well to touch.

OS, UI and Included Software

The Fusion5 10.6" comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, which proved to be quite easy to use and has the standard Android web browser and Google Chrome. This Google Android tablet offers a fantastic experience as you can download a bunch of apps and free games from the Google Play Store for entertainment. 

Networking and Peripherals

The wireless type of this tablet is a standard 802.11 B/G, 802.11b/g/n, 802.11B, while it also includes Bluetooth.

There's a micro USB Port, USB 2.0, TF Card Slot, Earphone Jack, HDMI, and DC In.

The HDMI output provides excellent picture quality. If you are not happy with only 16 GB, it’s not a problem because TF Card Slot can add up to 128 GB. I've seen reports of people who had problems moving files from the in-built memory to the external card, but we couldn't replicate that in our tests.

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Performance in the Field

The rear camera does look good and creates accurate and colorful images. It supports all standard formats such as JPG, GIF, BMP, and PNG.

The display is very nice, while the graphics are rather satisfying with no visible problems while playing browser games, watching movies and YouTube videos. The 3.7V/7200mAh battery can last up to 6 hours, depending on what you're doing, but make sure you adjust brightness to prolong its life.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Large screen, very pleasant to watch
  • Fast and responsive processor
  • Multiple inputs 
  • Quality plastic
  • Affordable price

Cons:

  • The charger is quite fragile
  • No compatible cases to match some of the ports

The Ideal Cube iwork1x Buyer

The Fusion5 10.6" is an excellent fit for the ones who are looking for a relatively cheap tablet that can provide a good mix of performance and entertainment. It also can do a lot to help with simple business tasks. 

Verdict

After the research we conducted on this model, the Fusion5 10.6" turned out to be one of the best tablets for the given price range and if you find it at a good price, go ahead and buy it. Just don't expect it to perform on a par with its $1,000 cousins.

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Technical Specifications

Fusion5 10.6
 Tablet  Fusion5 10.6
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Android 6.0
 CPU  Cortex-A7 - 1.8 GHz
 Storage  16 GB
 RAM  2 GB
 Display  IPS - 10.6 inch
 Resolution  1920 x 1080 px - 208 ppi
 Camera  Front 2.0 / Back 5.0 MP
 Weight  0.58 kg / 1.28 lbs
 Battery life  6.0 hours
 Released  2017-03

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Battery life comparison

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Weight comparison

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