Without a doubt, tablets have become mainstream. Many predicted these mobile devices wouldn’t survive on the market, but they’ve been proven wrong. Thanks to companies like Onda, everyone can afford a decent tablet.
Their newest device, the V96 Remix OS 2.0 is the perfect example of an affordable tablet with more than just decent performance.
Design and Build
The V96 has a solid build, even though it’s fairly light (weighs just about 1 pound). The case is made out of brushed metal and the device itself feels quite sturdy. The 9.6 inch IPS screen is crisp and clean and has a 1280 x 800 resolution, with the display ratio being 16:10.
Aesthetically, the tablet looks simple and elegant, even though it doesn’t really stand out or seem very original.
The V96 has a TF slot, a micro USB slot, a HDMI slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Not really a huge number of ports but should satisfy the casual user. The V96 looks similar to Windows devices, even though it has an Android-based operating system.
Likewise, the notification bar and the taskbar of this tablet are very reminiscent of tablets with the Windows operating system.
- Operating System: Remix 2.0 (based on Android 4.4)
- Screen Size: 9.6 inches
- Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
- Pixels Per Inch: 157.23
- Battery Capacity(mAh): 3.7V/4500mAh
- Processor model: All Winner, A83T, 2.0GHz Octa Core 28nm
- RAM: 1 GB
- Disk Space: 16 GB
- Cam Front: 0.3 MP
- Cam Back: 2 MP
- Weight in lbs: 1.01
- Weight in kg: 0.46
A83T 2.0GHz Octa Core 28nm CPU performs very well and the tablet comes with 1 GB of RAM, combined with 16 GB of ROM. Only 1 GB of RAM might be on the low-end, but that is pretty much expected if we take the low price into consideration.
When it comes to connectivity, the V96 acts fast and does pretty well. Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as Bluetooth connectivity work good. Surprisingly, the audio is excellent and, when connected, external speakers deliver great sound. This is often not the case with low-budget Chinese devices, so that is definitely another pro of this model.
Cameras are definitely not the highlight of this model, as they are very basic and dated – the back 2.0 MP camera is alright for snapping a photo here and there but it is, obviously, far from spectacular.
The front, selfie, camera on the other hand, is very weak (0.3 MP) and arguably the worst thing about this tablet.
The Remix 2.0 operating system, which is based on Android 4.4 works great on this device. Overall, the V96 rarely lags and performs well, despite not being very rich with RAM. Three default Chinese apps come with the device, but they’re not bloatware so they don’t slow the tablet down or cause performance issues.
- Good battery
- Fine performance
- Well built
- Great audio
- Low-end specs
- Low on RAM
- Design: 7/10
- Performance: 8/10
- Display: 8/10
- Noise: 8/10
- Battery life: 7/10
- Software: 7/10
The Onda V96 Remix is a decent, cleverly designed tablet, perhaps one of the best within the price range. However, it is not perfect and it is far from spectacular, even though it performs well and fast.
Good battery life, decent sound and a more than decent display deliver a good user experience.
Most casual users who decide to purchase this tablet will probably be satisfied with it, while those looking for a top-performing device should perhaps look elsewhere.