Can a 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 5.1 and costs just a bit more than $100 be worth the money? What if it has all the necessary circuitry to be a cellphone too, making it a “phablet”? Turns out that the critical variable is setting your expectations before you open the box, because the Teclast X10 phablet is actually a pretty decent piece of hardware and at a phenomenally good price when compared to the major tablet brands on the market today.
It’s just not a competitor to the iPad Pro or the beautiful Samsung 10-inch tablet either. The camera’s a few generations old in tech, the screen resolution is fairly low (though not visibly so), and it’s going to be hard to figure out how to find a case that’ll fit perfectly, but at the same time, a $105 tablet is one that you can forget on a plane without it breaking the bank, or your teen can break it without having to work for the entire summer to earn the replacement cost.
Still, there’s one major flaw in the design of the Teclast X10 tablet and it’s a big one. Watch my video review for the details, and definitely factor that in before you decide whether to move forward with this investment:
Disclosure: Gearbest sent us the Teclast X10 Android Tablet (see? I said I wouldn’t say “phablet”!) for the purposes of this review.