REVIEW: Teclast T30 with Mediatek Helio P70 SoC and 10,1″ IPS OGS screen

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Teclast T30 is the new tablet that we will see today in his review. A tablet with a good 10.1″ IPS OGS screen and that features the interesting Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, an Octa Core with Cortex-A73 and A53 cores that has some interesting specifications for this product range. This tablet has 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage, Wifi aC + BT4.1 chip, a fairly careful design and the Android 9 Pie system. In the following analysis we will verify that this new tablet is defended and how it remains regarding the competition direct.
  • Teclast T30 can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $189.99 (173€) with shipping cost included.

PRODUCT DETAILS

ModelTeclast T30
Basic SpecsSoC: Mediatek Helio P70 (MT6771T) Octa Core (64bit) / GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3
2x A55 @ 2.1GHz / 2x A73 @ 2.1GHz / 12nm FinFET
System: Android 9.0 (64bit)
RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4X / 64 GB eMMC 5.1
Screen: 10.1″ IPS OGS / 1920×1200 /  16:10
Network: Wifi ac + BT 4.1
Sensors: Light / Distance / Gyroscope / GPS / Charge Led
Cameras: Frontal 5MP /  Rear 8MP with auto focus + flash
Ports: USB Type-C / microSIM / microSD / audio jack
Battery: 8000mAh
Extras: USB Type-C cable / DC adapter 5V 2.5A
Materials and measures: Plastic and aluminium / 249 x 135 x 8.5 mm / 560 gr.

Description

The Teclast T30 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.

The Teclast T30 tablet has a body with aluminum in the rear area and plastic edges with a solid and nice design, it stands out for its weight which indicates that it really mounts a large battery. It has quite narrow frames, on the front we have a 5MP camera, charging LED, light and proximity sensor, we also have two microphones. On the top we have two speakers, mount an 8MP rear camera with flash and on the top it has a slot for microSIM + microSD. We also have an audio jack that behaves normally and without noise.

  • Speakers and microphone: Two speaker with nice volume but little metallic / Two basic microphone, ok quality.
  • Vibration and LEDs: YES vibration / YES charge LED.

Screen

The Teclast T30 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.

The 10.1″ IPS OGS screen of the Teclast T30 has good brightness for interiors and suffers outdoors where it does not have enough light output, the minimum light level is very high and can disturb. The beveled outer glass is glued to the screen (OGS) and gives us very good visibility, a very good screen for multimedia home use or for browsing. Perhaps the sensitivity of the touch control is not as fine as in other tablet models.

  • Size and format: 10.1″ IPS OGS / 1920×1200 /  16:10.
  • Light output: YES automatic brightness / High contrast / No light leaks on the sides.
  • Viewing and touch angles: Good for OGS type. / Good precision can be better.
  • Screen and protection settings: Color modes in settings / Eye comfort screen protection in quick settings.

Cameras, Sensors, Modem and GPS

The cameras of the Teclast T30 tablet are of medium quality, they have very few options in the settings and we are surprised without being able to choose 16: 9 format to take pictures, only 4:3. The integrated flash is more for something anecdotal than for real use. The GPS behaves normally and triangulates the position without problem, the modem has few bands.

  • Rear camera: Sensor with 8MP + flash, low colors / Video 1080p.
  • Front camera: Sensor 5MP sensor, bad image / 720p 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 T30 tablet and see that it comes with the clean Android 9.0 system. In a basic use to navigate and consume multimedia content it moves very smoothly and we can use the most common apps without problems with the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC, it may lack a bit of smoothness when moving in the chrome browser, but it is not critical . In the lower area we have the classic Android buttons that we cannot hide, in the upper area we have the curtain with shortcuts. We also have manual rotation control on the bottom bar an extra Android 9, but the panoramic rotation control is upside down by default, the camera in many apps is down, something to correct in an update.

  • Launcher: We can change the launcher / Android UI render to 1920×1200.
  • 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 T30. The internal storage can be expanded using the included microSD card reader. The results of internal storage are very good compared to other tablets of its price. The Wifi range in the 5G band could be better but in general it is good for normal use.

  • Storage: Total 64GB – 53 Free eMMC 5.1 / Expandable with a USB memory stick / NTFS + exFAT compatible.
  • RAM: Total 4GB – Free 3GB / DDR3.
  • Network: Good 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 T30 has the Mediatek Helio P70 Octa Core (MT6771T) SoC that has a high-performance 4 CPU ARM Cortex-A73 cluster capable of reaching 2.1Ghz and another cluster with four ARM Cortex-A53 that reach a maximum speed of 2 Ghz. A SoC manufactured in 12nm FinFET that has low consumption and low temperatures still with demanding performance in powerful games. At the level of games we can play demanding games like PUBG at medium / high level.

  • Games and emulators: IS possible to play titles such as PUBG at medium/high level / Emulators up to Wii / YES Vulkan support.
  • Controls: Compatible with Gamepads by cable or bluetooth.

Battery and temperature

The Teclast T30 has a battery of 8000 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 2.5A, brought in a fully charged 3 hours.
  • Standby: Connected to the Wifi and without using it can last about 12 days or more.
  • Performance: The stress test performance falls a lot because the SoC comes into protection, but in games it works well.
  • 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 T30 has the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC and a VPU compatible with h.265 and h.264 codecs for resolutions up to 4K@30fps in general, does not have HDR support and only support VP9 P1. 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 Mediatek Helio P70 SoC to see more details about Audio / Video in this SoC.

Video test results

FormatsResult
h.264 / 1080i / 8bitFrameskip
h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK (SW)
h.265 / 1080p / 8bitOK
h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK (SW)
h.265 / 4K / 8bitOK
h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bitOK
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.
  • SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have have some frameskip in very heavy files.

Streaming services

In our usual tests with streaming services we see how the most popular services work. The Teclast T30 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
YoutubeFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK
Google Play MoviesHD (720p) / StereoOK
NetflixSD+ (540p) / StereoOKNetflix on Android
HBOHD (720p) / StereoOKHBO on Android
Amazon Prime VideoSD (480p) / StereoOKAmazon Prime video on Android
DAZNHD (720p) / StereoOK
IPTVFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK

CONCLUSIONS

Score

Teclast T30

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8.1

DESIGN AND CONNECTIVITY

8.5/10

HARDWARE

8.5/10

SOFTWARE

8.5/10

SUPPORT

7.0/10

PRICE/QUALITY

8.0/10

Pros

  • Design and materials
  • IPS OGS Screen
  • Good battery life
  • Fast and stable
  • Powerful GPU

Cons

  • Firmware need improvements in rotation and scroll
  • Wifi 5G with short range

Opinion

Once all the tests of the Teclast T30 have been carried out, we can say that it is a very interesting tablet for its price. In this model we have the Mediatek Helio P70 Octa Core SoC with Cortex-A73 + A53 cores that have a very controlled consumption, in addition to the ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU that allows us to run powerful games at a good level. We have a pretty good performance at Wifi level but in the 5G band it could be better. At the level of finishes we have a solid feeling, the bevels of the upper glass screen and the aluminum in the back convey good feelings.

The Teclast T30 has an IPS OGS 10.1″ screen that we can use comfortably indoors, it gives us a very good image quality, perhaps the minimum power is too strong for the night. One of the strengths of this tablet is the battery life, the SoC controls the energy use a lot, the sleep mode gives us autonomy for many days and consumes little in a normal use, without a doubt a significant improvement over other SoC of Mediatek.

Undoubtedly, the Teclast T30 stands out for the battery life, power and design, a model that can be interesting for home use, for multimedia playback or to play any demanding title without problems.

WHERE TO BUY AND ADD-ONS

  • Teclast T30 can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $189.99 (173€) with shipping cost included.

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