Inside, covered with translucent paper and between some slight padding, is the Teclast M30. On the side, there is a small box with the European charger from 5V to 2.5A and the USB to USB type C charging cable. Underneath the Tablet, the warranty card and a quick start guide in several languages, among which include: Russian, Korean, French, German, English, and Spanish.
Design and Screen
This Teclast M30 has a metal and plastic finish. Compared with other designs that have passed through our hands, we cannot say that it is lovely; perhaps its excessive thickness makes it look of poorer quality; in conclusion, I did not like this design.
It has a reasonably considerable weight of 605 grams and dimensions of 24 cm x 17 x 9.5 mm thick. I have weighed the Tablet, and the weight is somewhat less than what is marked in the characteristics (591 grams without accessories). Entirely well-used screen side frames that leave a good area of 72%, very similar to the rest of the competition’s Tablets.
It has a 10.1-inch IPS LCD touch screen with up to 10 touch points with a WQHD + resolution (2560×1600 lines) that leaves a total pixel per inch of 299. The brightness level of 400 nits is acceptable to handle in a secure place. However, if we take it outside and with the sun, it would need a little more light—a screen that I liked in general, especially considering the price of this device.
By placing this Teclast in horizontal mode, we can see that the selfie camera is not located in the central part but a little displaced to the right.
On the lower side, there are two speaker slots. These can get pretty loud, though; even at the medium sound, the quality isn’t what you’d expect. I think it distorts quickly and sounds quite tinny. I wouldn’t say I liked the quality at all and if you want to use it as a music player, it would be advisable to use speakers.
The microphone, the power button, and the volume bar are on the upper side, all made of metal. The 3.5mm audio jack, the Type-C charging USB, and the slot to access the nanoSIM and microSD card are on the left side. The rear camera is in the center when I turn the Tablet over. This does not stand out like many of the smartphones currently being launched on the market, so it will be more difficult to scratch it when placing it on a table. It has a small engraving with the manufacturer’s logo and the model, in addition to the serial number, certificates, and seals of recycling, European conformity, etc.
Next, I will leave you a small video so you can check its multimedia aspects for yourselves.
This Teclast M30, despite having been presented in August 2019, does not have the latest version of the Android operating system. It comes with Android 8.0 Oreo without any customization layer. That is, it comes as initially the system that Google acquired, AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Despite this, it is improbable that it will update to Android 9 or even Android ten since it has not received any updates all this time. A negative point to consider.
It has Google services and the Google Play app store. In addition to other applications such as Drive, Photos, Play Movies, Play Music, Chrome, Maps, etc. The manufacturer has wanted to introduce additional applications, neither proprietary nor personalization.
The Operating System has all the possible languages that Google incorporates. Among those that include the most common: Spanish, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, etc.
Many of the smartphones and tablets that are currently being sold have a recognition system. Very primitive facial recognition and doubtful security from a single camera. In this case, there is nothing of the kind, and we will have to get used to unlocking it with the traditional systems: pin, pattern, or code.
The only thing I can say that is purely interesting is that it has a multi-account system. If necessary, we can have different workspaces for the other members of the family.
I have installed the Malwarebytes antivirus to check that everything is correct, and it has not detected any threats on the device. I had no doubts after looking at the clean operating system included.
From everything I’ve been able to see and test these days, the manufacturer has decided to directly introduce the Android software (AOSP) on its Tablet and has forgotten everything else. He has not wanted to add any application or correct and modify possible compatibility errors that may have arisen with his device. I say this because I have had some system errors, for example: when inserting the microSIM, which has reset the screen to a smaller resolution, and until I restart, it has not returned to its normal state. I’ll leave you a screenshot.
As I always say, a section that seems to me the least relevant as it is a Tablet. I don’t think taking photos on the street with a 10-inch tablet is the most appropriate. In any case, I would give priority and value to the selfie camera, which will be the one that will make it easier for us to make good-quality video calls.
The primary camera uses a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, and the selfie camera is 2-megapixel. Neither camera has an LED flash.
The camera app is straightforward. It has an HDR mode, a panoramic mode, and different filters. I leave you a screenshot so you can see the camera interface.
Next, I will leave you a link so that you can access all the photographs I have taken during these days, but I will tell you from now on that they are not worth it. The result is terrible, and as I was saying, I don’t think it is a section that has to be considered in excess.
Teclast M30 photo viewer
Despite being a very cheap Tablet, I think the set of cameras is not up to par. Today there are smartphones for half the price of this Tablet that achieve much better results.
As you may have seen, the result of the photograph is bad, leaving a lot of noise and little definition. If we look at the development in low light conditions, the impact worsens significantly. The selfie camera is also not saved, achieving inferior results.
As for the video, and despite being able to record at 30 frames per second, it is as if the image were jumping without achieving sharpness or setting a target. You will see how the result is awful.