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Review of the Tesco Hudl2 – A colourful & affordable 8.3″ Tablet

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.

Tesco Hudl2 - Design

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!

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Nokia Lumia 930 Written Review – A colourful phone

First of all I would like to thank Connects, for sending out the Lumia 930 out to me for a month trial of the phone.
After having reviewed the Lumia 1020, I was looking forward to the 930’s capabilities on Windows Phone 8 and more so the updated Windows Phone 8.1, that brings a few nifty features to the phone’s functionality.
The Lumia 930 can be bought from Nokia directly or via Amazon UK (and other sources around the world) for around £380 & AmazonUSA.

Lumia 930 - Looks

Here’s the Lumia’s 930 specifications:

Display size: 5″
Display technology: OLED
Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Pixel density: 441ppi

Processor & RAM:
Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz

Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
Camera Flash Type: Dual LED flash
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif

SIM card type: Nano SIM
Charging connectors: Charging Pads, Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
2G, 3G, 4G, LTE

32 GB
Free cloud storage: 7 GB

Quoted Battery life:
Battery capacity: 2420 mAh
Maximum talk time (2G): 21.7 h
Maximum talk time (3G): 17.9 h
Maximum music playback time: 75 h

Height: 137 mm
Width: 71 mm
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Weight: 167 g

Before getting into the written review, here’s my video review of the phone:

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