In recent years, several models of tablets imported from China have become popular that offer state-of-the-art technical characteristics at very low prices. However, buying a Chinese tablet can turn out to be a great bargain or a waste of money if not chosen well.
It is common for Chinese manufacturers to provide their devices with seemingly cutting-edge specifications in order to attract the attention of buyers, who then encounter problems such as:
In this article you will find 10 of the Chinese tablets that currently offer the best performance and that tend to be a good purchase.
If you are interested in purchasing one, I recommend that you first inform yourself of the guarantees offered by the store and if there are additional import costs that you must add to the total cost of the tablet. And if you prefer to consider other options, you can take a look at the article on the best quality-price tablets.
A tablet with an excellent screen and responsiveness for games
What we like the most about this Chuwi Hi9 Pro is, without a doubt, its screen. With 8.4 inches it has 2,560 x 1,600 pixels of resolution, offering great definition thanks to its 359 ppi (pixels per inch)
In terms of operation, it uses a 2.3 GHz MediaTek Deca Core processor with 3 GB of RAM, more than enough for normal multitasking – if you are opening twenty tabs at the same time you may notice it slower, but in general it is a very capable processor. Internal storage is 32GB of ROM, expandable up to 128GB with a micro SD card.
The battery is also very decent: its 5,000 mAh can last you more than a day if you turn it off from time to time. As for connectivity, it allows you to use both WiFi and LTE (3G / 4G), making it a device designed to move with it.
The rear camera is Samsung, 8 Mpx, and shows a good performance. The 5 Mpx front is not bad at all, so we can expect a good response from both, although taking photos is not going to be the main purpose of the Chuwi Hi9 Pro
A tablet with a browser that can be used as a phone
What we like most about the Teclast P80X is that it offers features that other tablets do not have, and without passing the barrier of one hundred euros.
Its 8-inch size falls short for watching movies, but is instead the ideal size for browsing the Internet or reading ebooks. The resolution is 1,280 x 800 pixels, which confirms that audiovisual content is not its strong suit, although it will help us to watch videos if we are not super demanding with quality.
The processor is a 1.6 GHz Octa Core, which is not bad at all, although the 2 GB RAM is a bit limited (reasonable considering its price). In return, the 16 GB storage memory seems correct, which can also be expanded up to 128 with an external card.
The first is that it incorporates GPS and can be used as a navigator.
The second is that you can put a SIM card in it, which allows us to connect it to the Internet when we cannot have WiFi, and also use it to talk on the phone.
Of course, you can also connect via Bluetooth to other devices.
At just 320 grams and 20.50 x 12 x 0.58 cm in size, it’s perfect for travel. Although you may have to carry the charger or a power bank, because the battery is only 4,500 mAh and it does not have fast charging.
It is also fair to say that the cameras are not its strong point, especially the front for video conferencing, which at only 0.3 Mpx gives a very fair quality. The rear is 2 Mpx, which definitely tells us that taking good photos is not the objective of this tablet.
Despite the fact that certain functions are very basic, we must think that we are facing a tablet with a very low price. Without a doubt, an excellent choice for those who want a portable tablet at an affordable price.
An affordable tablet ideal for movies and browsing
We could say that this Teclast P10HD is the “big sister” of the P80X that we also discussed in this comparison. This slightly more expensive but equally inexpensive model includes some very interesting improvements.
Looking at the basic features, the 1,920 x 1,200 pixel FUll HD display has good colors and its 10.1 inches is a good size if we want to use the device for video playback. The 178º viewing angle allows two people to view the screen simultaneously.
We also noticed that the processor is somewhat more powerful, with eight cores and 1.6 GHz of speed. It has an Artificial Intelligence application that analyzes usage patterns to decrease response time.
In general, when we force the device to handle several functions at the same time, the tablet slows down a bit, but the operation is correct. For the price, we can’t expect top-of-the-line performance either.
It is true that in this comparison you will find tablets with more features, but of course the price will not be the same. The Teclast P10HD in one of the queens in terms of value for money.
Ideal for watching movies thanks to its Full HD screen and dual speakers
The Huawei MediaPad T5 offers very interesting features, especially if we take into account its price.
At first, its 10.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 Full HD, ideal for watching movies in detail. In addition, it is a model with dual speakers (what the house calls immersive sound) so the experience playing video is quite good.
The processor is quite efficient, a 2.36 Ghz Kirin Octa Core with 3 GB of RAM, which is more than enough for home use and even for running demanding applications.
On the other hand, it is good that it allows us to expand the storage memory with a micro SD card, because the truth is that the 32 GB that the model brings can fall short if we are going to store movies or install many applications
Includes Huawei Share, which allows you to connect the tablet with other Windows or iOS devices
It does not include a SIM card slot, so if you don’t have a working WiFi nearby, your options are greatly reduced.
It can be used for children because it has an option to establish parental control and be able to be calm while the little ones in the house use it.
Perhaps the only thing that we can blame (for the price it has) are the cameras, which do not give a too high quality. The rear is 5 Megapixels, while the front is 2 Mpx.
For the rest, the battery is within the average in its range (5,100 mAh), and in general this Huawei MediaPad T5 will give us a more than remarkable performance as a domestic tablet.
A functional and resistant 7.9-inch tablet
This Teclast M89 Pro stands out for its powerful 2.6 GHz ten-core MediaTek processor, which gives us a good margin to fluently support games, if that is the use we want to give it.
Although its operation is correct, it seems that we could expect something more from that Deca Core CPU that runs a little bit slower than we would like, considering its specifications. This does not help the operating system, Android 7.0, which is not the latest version available (although it is upgradeable).
The screen is one of its strengths: 7.9 inches with an impressive resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, much higher than the average in its range. But that is not all:
The stereo speakers also contribute to the good experience, with clear and fairly good quality sound. And the internal storage is 32 GB, the normal in this range, expandable with a micro SD card.
Regarding the connectivity of the Teclast M89 Pro:
The cameras are more than decent: 5 Mpx on the front camera and 8 Mpx on the rear. And the battery, without being long-lasting, is adequate: 4,840 mAh give us for a day of not too intense use.
In short: the Teclast M89 Pro is a versatile tablet, elegant, light and more than enough for most needs.
The tablet that you can connect to your TV
Although the name leads us to understand that we are facing a “Pro” or high-end tablet, it really is not. That is clear when we see its price (very tight for everything it offers), but this does not mean that this Alldocube iPlay 10 Pro is a bad device. Rather the opposite.
For starters, the screen is 10.1 inches, a standard size for watching videos or playing games. The resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels gives us a good image quality, equivalent to Full HD.
The processor is a 1.5 GHz MTK Quad Core, which responds well if we do not give it intensive use, with too many applications open at the same time. 3 GB of RAM is the usual in this range, as well as 32 GB of ROM, which you can expand with a micro SD card of up to 128 GB.
In addition, there are a few details that we find very interesting:
Overall, the Alldocube iPlay 10 Pro is a tablet with more than correct functionalities and a very reasonable price.
Speed and efficiency in multitasking, with option to use keyboard
This Teclast sells us speed and the truth is that it responds. The Mediatek P70 processor, with eight cores and 2.1 GHz, has a high performance and provides a good experience, smooth and without waiting.
In addition, its 4 GB of RAM gives us a lot of room for maneuver. If to this we add 64 GB of ROM, expandable with an external card, in the memory section we have no complaints.
The display is:
Sharp, thanks to its Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1200 pixels).
Safe, because it has a blue light filter to protect the eyes from excessive use.
Generous, because the frames have been reduced and the utilization impression is much better.
We can install a SIM card to use data when a WiFi network is not available and also to be able to use it as a mobile phone, in case that functionality is useful to us. It also has GPS and Bluetooth 4.1.
It is interesting that a keyboard can be attached to it. Perhaps it is a small thing if we want to use it to work, but having the option of taking it with us and being able to write is always an extra to consider.
The Android 9 operating system will allow us to keep up with the updates and keep the device up to date.
çOf course, you can see the improvement over previous models. It is also noted that the performance of the battery has been optimized, with 8,000 mAh, with one of the longest autonomies that you will find in this comparison.
Overall, the Teclast T30 is an excellent Chinese tablet for home use, practical and responsive for movie viewing.
High performance in a mid-range device
Within Chinese tablets, Xiaomi is always a reference to consider, and this Mi Pad Phablet 4 is too. We find a device with very interesting functionalities without leaving the prices of the mid-range.
These are its most notable features:
Octa Core processor and 2.2 Ghz speed, which ensure agile navigation and efficiency in simultaneous tasks.
3 GB of RAM and 32 of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB.
The 8-inch screen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 Full HD, so video playback is very sharp.
You have the ability to split the screen to handle two applications simultaneously, facilitating multitasking.
The rear camera, with 13 Mpx, is one of the best that we can see in this range. The front is 5 Mpx, which is not bad either.
6,600 mAh battery, more than enough for a whole day of use.
The operating system is from Xiaomi, the so-called MIUI 11.0 OS. It is a layer of customization with the characteristics of the house but based on Android, which is not strange, but comfortable and intuitive, with a good browsing experience.
A feature that this tablet includes, and that we usually only find in the high-end ones, is the facial identification (Face ID) to unlock the device.
With all this, we have in the Xiaomi Mi Pad Phablet 4 an excellent tablet that deserves to be at the top of the list of Chinese brands.
A 2-in-1 tablet, suitable for professional use
Within the range of Chinese tablets we have this Alldocube KNote Go with a series of features that make it a great device for work.
From the outset, we have a fairly powerful device (with a quad-core processor and 2.4 Ghz speed) and 4 GB of RAM that will allow us to perform several tasks simultaneously. The expandable 128 GB memory also gives us a lot of play to store files.
Also, the size. An 11.6-inch screen is quite comfortable for that use (and on the contrary, uncomfortable if what we want is to be manageable for other functions, such as e-book or games).
Its almost 800 grams of weight are also noticeable, which obviously limits its manageability, so we will only take it with us when it is strictly necessary to transport it.
Plus, you need that power to sustain the operating system, as it comes pre-installed with Windows 10 (good news for those used to Cortana). This is one of the features that really make it a 2-in-1, as it gives us access to the entire Microsoft Office suite of applications.
This particular model does not have a keyboard, but his thing is to get one that also acts as a cover when closed and as a support for the screen.
The price of this Alldocube KNote is already significantly different from other Chinese tablets, but it is certainly still cheaper than if we bought a western brand with similar features.
High-end features and possibilities for professional use
The Huawei house has bet on quality with its MediaPad M6, launching a tablet with high-end functionalities and processor power that expands its possibilities of use, since we can consider it as a professional device.
This Huawei is not at the top of this list by chance, but by factors such as these:
On the one hand, a powerful 7 nanometer Kirin 980 processor, which imposes speed and efficiency with optimized consumption. It is difficult to find better processors in a Chinese tablet.
You also present 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, expandable if you add a micro SD.
On the other hand, an excellent 10.8-inch screen, with a higher resolution than usual: 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.
In addition, the sound is high-end, with four channels and four speakers (from Harman Kandon) that help make movies sound luxurious.
You can also attach a magnetic keyboard and a stylus (you have to buy them separately) so that we can now use it as a laptop on our way.
WiFi LTE connectivity, integrated GPS and charging with USB type C. If you want to insert a SIM card, you will have to give up the micro SD.
The cameras, front and rear are also excellent: 8 Mpx and 13 Mpx, respectively.
7,500 mAh battery, capable of lasting more than a day of intensive use.
The operating system is Android but with its own personalization layer, the EMUi10, which provides an intuitive design with nods to artificial intelligence (makes small decisions based on our usage pattern).
This operating system works well, but the biggest drawback is that it does not include the Google Play Store by default, and there are applications that will tell us a little about installing.
If we want, we can use it for children with complete peace of mind because it has parental control to limit the use of the device. In Kid’s Corner there is a section for children’s applications and the child can access with a fingerprint.
For all these reasons, the Huawei MediaPad M6 is our first choice among Chinese tablets, with high performance and on the same level as others with a much higher price.