Dougie contacted me and asked if I’d like to take a look at his T10 tablet launching in November. At first, I was excited to review what I thought would be a rugged tablet, but as it turns out, it’s just a “normal” low-end tablet. That said, it does come with some surprises, read on to learn more.
|Spec||Dougie T 10|
|size||242.3 x 161.1 x 7.5 mm (9.54 x 6.34 x 0.30 in)|
|The weight||570 grams (1.23 pounds)|
|Display||IPS FHD+ LCD, 300 nits
10.1 inches, 295.8 cm2 (~75.8% screen-to-body ratio)
1200 x 1920 pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio (~224 ppi density)
|CPU||Unisoc T606 (12 nm)
Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55)
|Storage||128 GB EMMC 5.1 (MicroSDXC in shared SIM)|
|15 GB (8 GB LPDDR4 + 7GB combined)|
|Rear camera||13 MP / [email protected], [email protected]
LED Flash, HDR, Panorama
|Selfie camera||8 MP / [email protected]|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB Type-C 2.0, USB on the go
3.5 mm headphone jack
|Battery||Li-Po 8300 mAh, supports 18W fast charging.|
|the color||Space Grey, Moonlight Silver, Neptune Blue|
As can be seen from the specifications, this tablet isn’t offering any major features other than cheap enrollment in mobile data support through the use of a SIM card. There is also no NFC or fingerprint scanner onboard.
what’s in the box
Packaging is standard fare, the cardboard box includes:
- TPU Leather Case + “Anti-explosion” tempered film (Gift)
- Charging Cable (Gift)
- EU plug
- User Manual + Limited Warranty Card
- SIM tool
- Capacitive stylus (gift)
Yes, some included items are included as gifts. Although it doesn’t seem possible to buy the “TPU leather case” separately on DoogeeMall, or it’s included with the “anti-explosion” tempered film, which I can only assume is a pre-installed screen protective film. I have contacted my contact to clarify this.
The tablet itself has an all-glass front and an aluminum rear in what Dougie calls an “aviation-grade unibody design.” We’ll let that slide since it’s known for its military-grade rugged design with all the necessary certifications. known as This for their rugged phones. The Type-C USB port can be found at the top along with the power and volume buttons. The SIM and SD card slots are located on the right side, and the stereo speakers are both located on the left side. When viewing media in landscape mode, the speakers are facing downwards.
|Top||right side||below||left side|
At just over half a kilo, the tablet becomes heavy when held in one hand for long periods of time. I’d say it’s not comfortable to use as an e-reader in bed, as it gets too heavy for that purpose, and the back of the tablet is slippery without a case, so you can’t hold it. For this, two hands will be used. When the device is not using the cover stand. There is also a 1cm bezel around the screen which is handy as it is easy to not register accidental touches on the screen.
Doogee has included a pre-installed screen protector and ships with a case that can double as a stand in landscape mode for media viewing. It’s not as good as some of the trifolds I’ve used for a couple of Samsung Galaxy Tabs I’ve owned in the past. It seems to only really work in landscape mode and isn’t really suitable for use as a stand in portrait mode, although it’s entirely possible to prop it up like an open book.
According to the specifications, the screen is certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light, which means it protects your eyes in the dark and prevents eye fatigue for long periods of time.The session
The Doogee T10 comes with Android 12 pre-installed, and thankfully it’s approx.Completely stock, I couldn’t find any third party apps installed. Doogee has included Quickstep as a launcher, which is what it uses with its rugged phones, but it’s about as stock as you can get. All Doogee devices come with a one-year warranty and support, so you can expect an upgrade to Android 13.
As you can see from the screenshots above, it’s a pretty stock experience, the last image shows all the apps that are installed, no third party bloat to be seen here!
The T10 comes with Google Widevine L1 support, which means you’ll be able to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and more in Full HD, making it even more interesting for media consumption with mobile data support. Makes a choice. If, like me, earlier this year, you find yourself on the Eurostar flying from Amsterdam to London, you’ll soon realize that the onboard Wi-Fi is insufficient to stream Netflix, let alone my phone. A mobile hotspot had to be created along with it. Laptop If I only had the T10, the mobile data on the onboard SIM would have covered me.
Since people love benchmarks, I installed Geekbench 5, which tests single-core and multi-core power, from checking your email to taking photos to playing music, or all of them. Together. Compute Benchmark tests a system’s ability for gaming, image processing, or video editing.
|Geekbench 5 Single / Multi-core / Compute|
As you can see from the above benchmarks, this is no powerhouse. At 306, the single-core score is lower than the Redmi Note 7 tablet, launched in 2019, with its mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which, incidentally, is the lowest comparable in the test. The multi-core score comes in slightly higher at 1,269, beating the same Xiaomi tablet, which drops just a few points to 1,264, again the lowest example in the test.
It’s definitely a device where you won’t want to do much in the way of multitasking and fast app switching or even some heavy gaming.
The speakers are quite loud and a bit quiet, but thankfully there’s a headphone jack, and Bluetooth 5.0 support, so you can connect any headphones or earbuds you like. Call quality was good, however the person I called said I keep dropping out when talking, I haven’t had this problem myself, but who is using a tablet to make phone calls?
After ensuring 100% charge, I played a 12-hour YouTube video at 1080p with 40% volume, and after two hours the battery percentage was 78%, and after 6 hours it was at 32%. I think it’s fair to say that the 8,300 mAh battery has enough juice, on a full charge, to get you through three two-hour movies, and you’ll have enough time to check and reply to emails and browse the web. There will be enough battery for
While my test isn’t a battery stress test, we’re confident it’ll last as long, if not longer, than many flagship tablets now shipping with 8,000 mAh-class batteries (you’re headed to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (Given) but you’ll only be paying a quarter of the price for that juice capacity. Although it must be said that this tablet does not support reverse charging, which would have been a good option considering Dougie’s rugged phones.
For less than $200 you can put a data SIM in it and not worry about going to Wi-Fi, which can be useful when traveling and public Wi-Fi is unavailable or just terrible, like on Eurostar. It was about my journey. Summer With laptops and ultrabooks getting smaller and lighter, and smartphone screens getting bigger, it’s getting harder to justify lugging around a tablet.
However, with the included mobile data option, it becomes an attractive choice for media consumption with Full HD support at a very low price. Let’s not forget this thing’s massive battery, either. At 8,300 mAh, it’ll get you through the day or a long trip without worrying about having to juice it up or turn it off after watching a movie on Netflix.
I think it has a use case, and it’s not going to break the bank, but I just feel that Dougie missed out here by not launching it as a rugged tablet. It could probably fetch twice the price with the proper rugged certification, and then it becomes an interesting choice for those working in the field.
You can order it now. Ali Express For $190, or from Doogee Direct for $189.99 After applying T10 promo code during checkout. Shipping to the EU and US is free, and they say on their website that they can complete the shipment between 3-7 business days if it’s stored in a local warehouse, but if it’s shipped from China So it may take longer.
Finally, Doogee only offers a one-year warranty and software support, so that’s something to keep in mind if you decide to buy it, but then it doesn’t cost an arm or a leg, so you Have to decide if it has a place in your inventory of smart devices.
Gallery: Dougie T10 Tablet
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