Next in the line of budget-friendly tablets is the NeuTab N11 Plus. Much like its best-selling predecessor the NeuTab 10 Plus, this tablet aims to be an eclectic combination of decent performance and low price.
A budget friendly model, the N11 Plus can be considered an entertainment tablet with a twist. The idea is there, but has it been executed well?
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Design and Build
Although not unique-looking by any means, the NeuTab 11 Plus is a modern, stylish device. The 10.1-inch display is what instantly stands out about this model and what, as it seems, is supposed to be its biggest selling point.
With the resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the display is good, but not spectacular – the touch screen is responsive, the colors are vivid and, generally, things look good on it. This is mostly due to decent viewing angles and the size of the screen itself.
A decent number of ports, including a HDMI port, a USB port, a micro USB port and a micro SD card slot is there. The HDMI port is definitely a pleasant surprise – a lot of tablets nowadays, for some reason, lack it.
With the dimensions of 9.5 x 0.33 x 6.69 inches and weighing only 1.1 pounds, the NeuTab 11 Plus is a relatively sturdy, lightweight tablet computer. Even though it doesn’t cost much, it feels good in hand and an untrained eye might have a hard time guessing its price – even though it’s cheap, the 11 Plus doesn’t feel low-end.
The biggest problem is the battery life. Even though it supposedly lasts around 8 hours, we’ve found that it last a few hours less, even when not using the device to play video games or watch HD videos. This is probably the biggest flaw of this model.
This is a budget tablet, so money had to be saved somewhere, it’s just a shame that the designers have decided to sacrifice battery life.
All in all, although it does not excel or stand out when it comes to design and build, the NeuTab 11 Plus is a solid, modern-looking device with a good display.
Equipped with a good octa core processor and 1 GB of RAM, running on the Android 6.0 operating system, the tablet doesn’t perform as well as we’d like.
Simple tasks like e-book reading and web browsing aren’t too much of an issue, but almost anything else other than that seems like a daunting task for the NeuTab 11 Plus – it’s painfully slow. Even HD video streaming might take a while.
Traditionally, the cameras are pretty bad. The front one is a 0.3-megapixel camera, while the one on the back is 2 megapixels. This isn’t really a surprise and most of us probably don’t use tablets for photography, but 0.3 megapixels is definitely too low for today’s standards.
Skype video calls might be the only thing the selfie cam could be useful for.
Audio isn’t much better either – the sound quality is pretty low, so listening to music on the NeuTab 11 Plus isn’t an enjoyable experience. The sound is pretty muffled and the bass is almost non-existent.
There isn’t much more to say about the 11 Plus’s performance. Things are pretty average, even below average on most fronts and underwhelming performance is definitely a disappointment, considering the design and the display are quite good.
Perhaps the tablet would benefit from an additional gigabyte or two of RAM, since the processor itself is quite decent.
- Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Screen Size: 10.1 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
- Pixels Per Inch: 149
- Battery Life: 6 hours
- Processor model: Octa-Core, Cortex A7 @ up to 2.0GHz x8 Processor
- RAM: 1 GB
- Storage: 16 GB
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.33 x 6.69 inches
- Cam Front: 2 MP
- Cam Back: 0.3 MP
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
Pros and Cons
- Good design and build
- Decent display
Final Verdict: An Underwhelming Tablet
The NeuTab 11 Plus is advertised as a good budget-friendly model, a successor to the successful NeuTab 10 Plus, but sadly it fails to live up to expectations. The only thing the NeuTab 11 Plus has going for it is the display.
The design isn’t too bad either, but performance is terribly underwhelming. If simple web browsing or eBook reading is what you plan on doing, the 11 Plus might turn out to be a good choice, but if you need your tablet to do more than that, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
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