Pros: Price, connectivity, build quality and design, colour options, £60 of included Clubcard/BlinkBox vouchers, overall sound quality (internal and external), Android 4.4.2
Cons: Forced dynamic contrast, yellow tinted screen, display Ppi for the size of the screen, poor rear camera quality, Auto-Rotate problems, fundamental principles of Android customisability not employed
First of all I would like to thank Tesco (yes the supermarket) for sending me the Hudle2 for review.
It can be bought directly from their website for £130, which is also the price I will be reviewing the tablet at.
With a lot of competition in the tablet industry, I was very much intrigued to see how the Hudl2 would stack up. At its relatively cheap price and very similar specs it competes quite well with the Nexus 7 tablet, which is priced at around £190 on AmazonUK.
Update 20/04/15: I was informed by Tesco, that the price is now £100, thereby making the tablet even more affordable.
Before starting the review, I want to share its specifications:
- Display: 8.3″ IPS 1920×1200 @273 ppi
- CPU: Intel Atom Quad-Core @1.83Ghz
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB Internal / 32 GB Micro SD card expansion
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Camera: Rear 5MP with 1080P recording / Front 1.2MP with 720P recording
- Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz
Here’s an unboxing and overview of the tablet:
In the package you receive:
- Hudl2 Tablet
- USB wall charger (rated at 2A)
- A manual
- £60 worth of Clubcard and Blinkbox vouchers
I also was lucky to receive one of the Orange Soft Protective Shell Orange – which is a great addition to the tablet, at a cheap £10 price-tag.
Now let’s crack on with this review!