In addition to the 10 Tab MAX, the brand also has a TCL Tab 10S model. We have previously examined this model in Technopat. The most important features that distinguish Max from 10S are its faster processor and better camera.
The TCL 10 Tab MAX is a 10.36-inch tablet and has a thickness of 8.6mm. 9. We can say that 96mm thin frames and 80% screen-to-body ratio remain competitive among Android tabledollarser. 464 grams of weight is also a good value for a tablet of this size.
Display and design
The screen of the tablet has a size of 1200 × 2000 pixels and an IPS LCD is used. This screen technology is the type of screen that is mainly used in tabledollar series today. I can tell you that it offers rich colors and contrast even when viewed from different angles. 2 people can sit comfortably side by side and watch a movie.
Plastic is used on the frame and back of the tablet, only dark blue is available. A rough texture is created on the back for a more comfortable grip. We see the text TCL on the top left and the camera on the right.
We see 4 grills in the frames, but only one of them is loudspeaker, on the right and left. It offers a nice experience for those who love to watch movies with their stereo speaker tablet. The memory card drawer is located at the top of the tablet.
There are a total of 3 buttons on the tablet, along with the power button and volume up keys. The USB-C charging port is placed on the left.
Battery capacity and charging speed
TCL used an 8000 mAh battery in this tablet. With the 18W fast charging adapter included in the box, the battery level reaches 21% in 30 minutes. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge the tablet.
While the power of the battery lasts up to 8 hours for watching movies and videos over the internet, it can play games for up to 5 hours without interruption.
We see an 8MP selfie camera on the front, while the rear camera has a 13MP sensor. Both the flash and the camera are positioned inside a rectangular projection approximately 1.5 cm long. Both cameras can shoot videos at 1080p 30 frames per second.
These cameras are not equipped with as many features as the cameras on TCL’s smartphones. After all, taking photos and videos is not one of the main functions of a tablet. However, it meets the need in situations such as video calling.
Processor, memory and storage
One of the good points of this tablet is that it has an up-to-date entry-level processor. This 8-core processor has 4 Arm Cortex A73 performance cores operating at 2.0 Ghz, and Arm Cortex 53 power-saving cores operating at 4 2.0 Ghz. We see the Mali-G72 MP3 as the GPU.
Only the model with 4 GB memory and 64 GB storage option is on sale. When desired, you can insert a micro SD card up to 256 GB into the internal memory card slot and expand the storage.
You do not experience any slowdown in application opening and transitions when you swipe the page. It is the same on Google maps and YouTube, the navigation in the menus and the interface is very fast.
The TCL 10 Tab Max is available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi / LTE combo versions. The product we reviewed had only the Wi-Fi connection option. This tablet supports up to Wi-Fi AC standard, so you can connect to 5 Ghz networks for higher speeds.
The tablet comes with Android 10 installed out of the box, and with it, TCL’s own interface, the TCL UI, is also installed. The availability of features such as Google Assistant and parental controls makes this tablet more practical and secure.
However, we would like to include face recognition among the unlock methods. Instead, we can use Android 10 classic password, pin or pattern methods. In addition, you can use Google’s SmartLock method.
With this feature, if your tablet is at a location you predetermined such as home or workplace, or is connected to a device you trust, such as a smart watch or a Bluetooth headset, you can enable it to unlock automatically.
If you plan to use the tablet as an e-book reader, you can activate the eye-free reading mode in the display settings.
Evaluation of results
2. TCL 10 Tab Max, which has a price tag of 200 lira, is a product that meets the needs of home users looking for a large screen tablet. Especially if you want to use this tablet mainly for watching movies, playing games and reading e-books, the hardware provided is more than enough.