Dragon Touch X10 II 10-inch Octa Core Tablet Review

Product by:
Dragon Touch

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Rating:
5
On December 4, 2015
Last modified:December 4, 2015

Summary:

For a "budget" tablet, the Dragon Touch X10 II features one of the largest and best-looking screens I've seen on a tablet at this price point, making it a great Netflix/YouTube machine. The 8-core processor keeps the interface and most games snappy, but you may notice occasional lag when switching between applications.

Enjoy your favorite apps and movies on the impressive 10″ IPS widescreen display found on the Dragon Touch X10 II tablet.

PROs

  • Display: The IPS displays really shines on this unit as it allows you to view it an angle without the colors “washing out” or being reflective, which is common on other budget tablets. The 1366×768 resolution provides quality equivalent to 720p making the tablet great for Netflix, YouTube, and general video streaming.
  • Octa Core Processor: The Octa (that’s 8) Core processor that this tablet uses keeps the interface fluid and responsive (this is one of the most important features to me). Web browsing works great on this tablet, but I did notice occasional hesitations when switching between apps. This tablet can even handle some higher end games like “Need for Speed: No Limits” shown in my video. The tablet received a multicore score of 1245 on Geekbench 3.
  • 16GB of storage: This refers to how many apps, photos, videos, and music files you can store directly on the tablet. Since the operating system takes up some of this space, you’re left with about 12 GB of usable memory. If that’s not enough space, you can expand the storage with inexpensive Micro SD cards, like the ones you would use in your phone and some digital cameras.
  • 1GB of RAM: The amount of RAM means affects the performance of running multiple apps at once. For example, more RAM makes things quicker when you switch between the Gmail app and the Google Chrome web browser app. Or if you’re playing music on Pandora while flipping through an eBook. More RAM means that the tablet can “remember” multiple apps at the same time without needing to close out apps in the background. 1GB is a decent amount for a budget tablet (some only have half this amount).
  • Bluetooth: Some budget tablets omit Bluetooth to cut costs, but I’m happy to see that it is included in this tablet. This allows you to wirelessly connect Bluetooth keyboards and Bluetooth speakers, making it ideal for streaming Pandora music.
  • Full-sized USB port: You can connect a flash drive to this tablet without needing to use an OTG cable. The tablet features a full-sized USB port on the side.
  • Two cameras: The tablet features two cameras, front and back. It’s nice to have the camera there for a Skype call or to take a quick photo, but the quality is fairly low.
  • Build: The tablet is thin and portable. The plastic back is soft which makes it comfortable to hold.
  • Mini HDMI out: This tablet has a mini HDMI out, so you can connect it to an HD television, allowing you to use supported apps on the big screen.
  • Pre-applied screen protector: I really like that there is already a screen protector in place on this tablet. This saved me the hassle of needing to install a screen protector myself (which I typically do with any touchscreen device). Additional screen protectors are available on Amazon.

CONs

  • Special charger: The tablet comes with a special charger with barrel connector for the fastest charge. Make sure you don’t lose this charger.
  • Cameras: The quality of the cameras is not great. While it’s OK for grabbing a quick snapshot in bright lighting conditions, low light performance is poor. But for a quick Skype call, it will work in a pinch (just make sure you’re in a brightly lit location).
  • Speakers: The sound quality of the built-in speakers is not great, but you can connect headphones or a Bluetooth speaker instead.

Overall, I am impressed with the octa-core processor used in this tablet. I like how responsive the interface is and it gives the feel of a tablet priced much higher. It’s great not just for casual gaming, but for more high-end games as well. And for basic web browsing or Facebook-ing, it also performs very well.

Check out the Dragon Touch X10 II tablet on Amazon
If you’re looking for a case for this tablet, this case is designed specifically for it.

— Sample provided for review

  1. boycelee May 25, 2016 at 6:18 am

    i got it $91 from tabletexpress ,very nice tablet

  2. Caryl McCain December 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    does this have a phone? I am looking to get this to replace my daily driver phone. how is the call quality?

    • Ryan December 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

      No, sorry, this 10-inch tablet does not have cellular capabilities.

  3. Joe June 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Would this be a good drawing tablet with a stylus?

    • Ryan June 20, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      While the screen is of good quality, I don’t believe you’ll be able to make detailed drawings like you could with an iPad Pro, for example. But for kids’ drawings or simple coloring books for adults, it should be fine.

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