TCL 10 Tab Max 4g – Review

Some time ago I was sent by the TCL 10 Max 4G tablet for review, and for the past few months it has come with me everywhere and used as my primary tablet device.

TCL 10 Tab Max, it is a mid-range tablet that comes with a pretty decent set of features and specs. The tablet is available in two variants: WiFi and LTE. I have the LTE variant of the tablet which comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and an unspecified octa core processor with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800 MHz, the TCL 10 comes with a huge battery and a full HD screen.

Specifications:-

Operating system Android 10. Display10.36″ IPS TFT – 2000 x 1200 – Multi-Touch. Processor (8 core). Processor Clock speed 2 GHz. RAM4GB. Storage64 GB. Supported Flash memory card microSD. Mobile technology 4G. Wireless connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0. Rear camera 13 Megapixel. Front camera 8 megapixels. Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.78 cm x 0.765 cm x 15.756 cm.

Good points:-

Amazing battery life. Lightweight. Price. Good screen quality with NXTVision

Bad points :-

Bad camera quality. Viewing angles are missing.

Design :-

Obviously the 10 Tab Max is a mid-range tablet made entirely of decent quality plastic. The back panel has a dual textured finish that feels robust and durable and gives the device a more premium feel, although I would have liked a chrome body or glossy finish to brighten up the look even more.

The rear panel houses a single 13 MP sensor with an LED flash in the top left corner and the TCL logo in the bottom left. The top and bottom of the tab have four speaker grilles, only two of which act as speakers.

The left side has a five-pin POGO connector for docking, while the right side has volume buttons and a SIM card tray. The power button is on the top of the tablet, which is a bit stretchy to reach while using the tab in portrait mode. The front has a 10.36-inch full HD display and an 8 MP selfie shooter.

In use :-

Speaking of the screen, the tab comes with a 10.36 inch screen and it comes with TCL’s own NXTVison, this is where TCL uses all their experience in the TV world and digitally scales up the screen content, making games and videos HDR look, and adjusting viewed images to make them look better, and I found watching media or playing games more than adequate.


Mid-range tablet performance plays an important role, I tested the Tab 10 in various scenarios such as watching videos on YouTube, binge-watching TV shows and movies, attending office meetings and also doing some gaming, the TCL 10 Tab Max performed very well and I never felt the need for more ‘horsepower’ while doing a task, the device was able to play AAA games like Call Of Duty Mobile and Google Stadia without any problem. The sound quality from dual speakers is loud enough and clear, not full surround sound but more than adequate.

As for the camera, the 13MP rear camera is average and is only good for occasional photography, to be honest I only use a tablet camera to scan documents etc and the camera was fine for this task. Also, the 8 MP on the front offers decent brightness for video calls and taking selfies. Also, the landscape positioning of the sensor is useful when attending conference calls or attending online classes.

Where the tablet shines is in the battery. The 8000mAh battery lasted a full day under heavy loads, including some Netflix binge watching and gaming and hours of browsing. The battery is by far the strongest point of the TCL 10 Tab Max. I left the device over the Christmas and New Year period and the battery only dropped a few percentage points, the standby battery drained there with the Apple Ipad.

As for the software part, it runs the Android 10 OS which is a two year old system as Android 12 has now been fully released, I would have liked to see a more up to date OS and TCL has not confirmed anything about the tablet that will receive the Android 11 update in the future. That said, the Tab was smooth with no hitches or lag.

I was able to put an unlimited data sim in the Tab and got decent download speeds, all the features and messaging apps were there and phone calls were possible (I know you won’t hold a 10 inch tablet to your ear) but connected to some headphones meant that I was always connected.

Conclusion:-

TCL 10 Tab Max, is a mid-range tablet with mid-range specs, but don’t let that put you off, it was able to do 95% of the tasks my Samsung Tab S7 can do with ease, to its advantage is full HD resolution, very good battery life, decent pair of speakers and performance. Priced at £240 for the 4G version and £220 for the Wi-Fi version (I’d pay the extra £20 for the always connected device) from Amazon

If you’re looking for a decent tablet for casual work like content consumption, browsing and taking online classes, the TCL 10 Tab Max is definitely worth checking out.

Some time ago I was sent by the TCL 10 Max 4G tablet for review, and for the past few months it has come with me everywhere and used as my primary tablet device. TCL 10 Tab Max, it is a mid-range tablet that comes with a pretty decent set of features and specs. The tablet is available in two variants: Wi-Fi and LTE. I have the LTE variant of the tablet which comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and an unspecified octa core processor with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800 MHz, the TCL 10 comes with a huge battery and a full HD screen. Specifications:- Operating system Android 10. Display10.36″ IPS TFT – 2000 x 1200 – Multi-Touch. Processor (8-core). Processor clock speed 2 GHz. RAM4 GB. Storage 64 GB. Supported Flash memory card microSD. Mobile technology 4G Wireless connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 Rear camera 13 megapixels Front camera 8 megapixel Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.78 cm x 0.765 cm x 15.756 cm Good points:- Amazing battery life Light weight Price Good screen quality with NXTVision Bad points: Poor camera quality Viewing angles are missing Design: Clearly the 10 Tab Max is a mid-range tablet built entirely from decent quality plastic The back panel has a double textured finish that feels robust and durable and gives the device a more premium feel, although I would have liked a chrome body or glossy finish to brighten up the look even more. The rear panel houses a single ele 13MP sensor with an LED flash in the top left corner along with the TCL logo in the bottom left. The top and bottom of the tab have four speaker grilles, only two of which act as speakers. The left side has a five-pin POGO connector for docking, while the right side has volume buttons and a SIM card tray. The power button is on the top of the tablet, which is a bit stretchy to reach while using the tab in portrait mode. The front has a 10.36-inch full HD display and an 8 MP selfie shooter. In use:- Speaking of the screen, the tab comes with a 10.36 inch screen and it comes with TCL’s own NXTVison, this is where TCL uses all its experience in the TV world and digitally scales the screen content, games and videos allows watching HDR and adjusting the viewed images to make them look better, and I found watching media or playing games more than adequate.


Mid-range tablet performance plays an important role, I tested the Tab 10 in various scenarios such as watching videos on YouTube, binge-watching TV shows and movies, attending office meetings and also doing some gaming, the TCL 10 Tab Max performed very well and I never felt the need for more ‘horsepower’ while performing a task, the unit was able to play AAA games such as Call Of Duty Mobile and Google Stadia with…

TCL 10 Tab Max 4g – Review

TCL 10 Tab Max 4g – Review

2022-01-07

Ian Furlong

Price – 96%

Screen – 90%

Build Quality – 90%

Battery – 98%

Camera – 80%

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