REVIEW: Teclast P80X a tablet with 8″ screen and Unisoc SC9863A SoC

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Teclast P80X is the new tablet that we will see today in his review. An 8-inch tablet that features the Unisoc SC9863A SoC, an Octa Core with Corte-A55 cores that has interesting specifications for low-cost tablets. This tablet has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, has Wifi b/g/n, Android 9 Pie OS and a fairly conventional design. In the following analysis we will verify that this new tablet is defended and how it is with respect to direct competition.

PRODUCT DETAILS

ModelTeclast P80X
Basic SpecsSoC: Unisoc SC9863A Octa Core / GPU PowerVR GE8322
2x A55 @ 1.6GHz / 2x A55 @ 1.2GHz / 28nm
System: Android 9.0 (64bit)
RAM: 2 GB DDR3 – 16 GB eMMC
Screen: 8″ / 1280×800 /  16:10
Network: Wifi b/g/n + BT 4.1
Cameras: Frontal 0.3MP / Trasera 2MP
Ports: microUSB / microSIM / microSD / audio jack
Battery: 4200mAh
Extras: microUSB cable / DC adapter 5V 2A
Materials and measures: Plastic / 208 x 124 x 10 mm / 315 gr.

Description

The Teclast P80X tablet has a plastic body with a very classic design. It has narrow frames on the sides, in the front we have a 0.3MP camera and the microphone in the opposite area. In the back also plastic has a built-in speaker at the bottom, mounts a 2MP rear camera and at the top has a cover for microSD + microSIM cards. We also have an audio jack that behaves normally and without noise.

  • Speakers and microphone: A single metal speaker with low volume / Very basic microphone.
  • Vibration and LEDs: No vibration / No charge LED.

Screen

The Teclast P80X display has good enough indoors and suffers outdoors where it does not have enough light output. We are facing a product for domestic use and that has an excellent image quality at the user level.

  • Size and format: IPS 8″ Inches, resolution 1280 × 800 and 16:10 format.
  • Light output: NO automatic brightness / Medium contrast / No light leaks on the sides.
  • Viewing and touch angles: OK for IPS type. / Good precision and sensitivity.
  • Screen and protection settings: Color modes in settings / Eye comfort protection screen in quick settings.

Cameras, Sensors, Modem and GPS

In the Teclast P80X tablet we have classic low quality cameras, have very few options in the settings, few ISO levels and only have HDR mode emulated by software. The GPS behaves normally and triangulates the position without problem.

  • Rear camera: Sensor with 2MP, colors off and noise / Video 720p.
  • Front camera: 0.3MP sensor, bad image / 480p video.
  • Location: GPS with good accuracy.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer.
  • Modem: FDD-LTE: B1, B3 /  TD-LTE: B39, B40, B38, B41

SYSTEM AND PERFORMANCE

Environment and Android system

We boot the Teclast P80X tablet and observe that we have the clean Android 9.0 system. In a basic use to navigate and consume multimedia content it moves smoothly and we can use the most common apps without problems with the Unisoc SC9863A SoC. In the lower area we have the classic Android buttons that we can hide, in the upper area we have the curtain with shortcuts, the system is compatible with PiP so we can see a video in a floating window while browsing for example, we also have control of Manual spin on the bottom bar an extra Android 9 Pie.

  • Launcher: We can change the launcher / Android UI render to 1280×800
  • Multitasking and access: Multitasking available in android lower bar / PiP Support
  • Languages and Google Play: Spanish and all international Android classics / Google Play installed.
  • Version and root: Android 9 (64 bit) / NOT root by default / NO root menu.
  • Support: Teclast has web and some OTA update / Firmware NOT available / Custom firmware NOT available.

Network, storage, RAM and ports

We perform our usual tests on memory and internal storage on the Teclast P80X using the SD bench app. Internal storage can be expanded using the included microSD card reader. The results of internal storage are good compared to models in your sector.

  • Storage: Total 16GB – 9 Free eMMC / Expandable with a USB memory stick / NTFS + exFAT compatible.
  • RAM: Total 2GB – Free 1GB / DDR3.
  • Network: Basic speed / Range 40dBm, OK. / Bluetooth OK.
  • We recommend reading our Tutorial SAMBA on Android networks if we are going to use files from our network PC.
USB 2.0USB 3.0microSDSATA
Read / Write22/17 MB/s18/19 MB/s

Power and performance

At the power level the Teclast P80X has with the Unisoc SC9863A Octa Core SoC with ARM Cortex-A55 processors and in the graphic section a PowerVR GE8322 GPU that is in the low range. This SoC is manufactured in 28nm, has a low consumption and temperatures are low still demanding performance in powerful games. At the level of games we recommend staying in simple titles.

  • Games and emulators: IS possible to play titles such as PUBG but is not recommended/ Emulators up to Wii / NO Vulkan support.
  • Controls: Compatible with Gamepads by cable or bluetooth.

Battery and temperature

The Teclast P80X has a battery of 4200 mAh, the autonomy is high in a normal mixed use and using the brightness of the screen at medium level. If we play demanding games the battery goes down more quickly as usual but in general we have very good figures, it is worth noting the autonomy when it is on hold that it is very high and can last for days.

  • Recharge battery: Charge at 5V 2A, brought in a fully charged 3 hours.
  • Standby: Connected to the Wifi and without using it can last about 12 days or more.
  • Performance: Maintains a maximum yield of 88%, good figure.
  • Temperature: The rear part is heated at the end where the SoC is located.

VIDEO AND AUDIO TEST

Video playback test

As for video playback, the Teclast P80X has the Unisoc SC9863A SoC and a VPU compatible with h.265 and h.264 codecs for resolutions up to 1080p in general, does not have HDR support and does not seem to support the VP9 codec of efficient way. We can use players like KODI or PLEX correctly. At the audio level we can play DD and DTS sound but only in stereo with the audio jack. Consult our Comparative of the Unisoc SC9863A SoC to see more details about Audio / Video in this SoC.

Video test results

FormatsResult
h.264 / 1080i / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK
h.265 / 1080p / 8bitOK
h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)Frameskip
h.265 / 4K / 8bitFrameskip
h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bitFrameskip
VP9 P2 / 4K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
VP9 P2 / 8K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
Max. Bitrate60 Mbps = 7,5 MB/s
  • The maximum bitrate depends on the port used to connect or the limitations of SAMBA Networks.

Streaming services

In our usual tests with streaming services we see how the most popular services work. The Teclast P80X presents the classic configuration without certificates that limits us in quality in several streaming services, luckily it seems that if it is compatible with most services even if they are in their most basic SD quality

Streaming serviceVideo / AudioResultManual
YoutubeHD (720p) / StereoOK
Google Play MoviesHD (720p) / StereoOK
NetflixSD+ (540p) / StereoOKNetflix on Android
HBOHD (720p) / StereoOK
Amazon Prime VideoSD (480p) / StereoOKAmazon Prime video on Android
DAZNHD (720p) / StereoOK
IPTVFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK

CONCLUSIONS

Score

0.00
7.3

DESIGN AND CONNECTIVITY

6.5/10

HARDWARE

7.0/10

AUTONOMY

8.5/10

SUPPORT

6.0/10

PRICE/QUALITY

8.5/10

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Good battery life
  • Resistant
  • IPS Screen
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • Low quality cameras and mic

Opinion

After reviewing the Teclast P80X tablet we can say that it is an interesting product for the price, in this model we have the interesting Unisoc SC9863A SoC with Cortex-A55 cores that have a very controlled consumption but is also somewhat limited in graphic power , we have a basic performance Wifi b/g/n and we have integrated Bluetooth adapter. At the level of finishes this tablet is quite basic although the plastic case is quite resistant and lightweight.

The Teclast P80X has an IPS 8″screen that we can use comfortably indoors, where it suffers a lot is in bright environments due to the lack of light power. One of the strengths of this tablet is the battery life, this model we It has surprised by the duration in sleep mode and the little it consumes in normal use, certainly a good SoC in this aspect.

This tablet stands out for the battery life and low price, a model that can be interesting for a regular domestic use for multimedia playback or for our children.

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Thanks for your review. Please could you report, for p80x and for future tablets, if the display is fully laminated and if the GMS Google certification is present?

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Hello, Is there a way to connect the Teclast p80x to a MicroUSB-Ethernet adapter?
I think this can be verified in settings->network->Plus->Ethernet (it’s ok if the option is present or greyed, but KO if it is absent)
Thanks in advance for your reply
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