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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
This tablet is a fantastic value for money
I would have given the Valuepad VP112-IPS 10” tablet 5 stars except for a couple of relatively minor issues detailed in the CON section below.
This tablet is a fantastic value for money.
I have it had for 2 weeks now and have worked on it to get it to do the things I need.
The comments below are based on my own experience not ValueChain description on Amazon
Quad Core processor –smooth video, fast screen refresh, rapid app loading etc.
Android 5.1 Lollipop system – can use the latest apps. Could find great free apps for most normal tasks
1280 x 800 resolution IPS screen – good enough for most applications. In fact the font size is bigger than those native on a higher resolution screen – a help to aging eyes! Video is still very good at this resolution (720p HD equivalent). Very good screen performance overall.
Glass screen with a Screen Protector – much better than having a budget plastic screen substrate
Direct HDMI connection to TV – very good full 1060p HD resolution. Worked well, no hitch. This facility is not even provided on much more expensive, branded tablets. You have to buy special accessories and go through hoops to do it, so it is a great provision by ValueChain.
Wireless Screen Cast to TV via a compatible streaming box – via my ROKU 3 I can duplicate my tablet screen to the TV (with no wire required). So audio, photos, games, browser and video etc. can be projected to the TV screen (the video will be at the tablet resolution not full HD). This works really well. Again most budget tablets do not provide this type of facility.
Bluetooth – works very smoothly with a wireless speaker (one that I had to buy because of the main CON below).
External file storage – they say it can handle up to a 32 GB Micro SD card but I am using a fully loaded 128 GB card with no problem.
UTG Cable – they say can handle up to a 64 GB flash drive but my 128 GB drive was fully recognized. (Though I do not need to use this facility as I have the 128 GB Micro SD card slotted to the tablet).
Charging the tablet – the supplied adapter works well but it charges perfectly fine through the micro USB port using a typical phone USB wall charger.
Apps – I could download a lot of useful apps, most free. YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Texture and so many others work well. I had problems with VLC media app and had to drop it. The built in apps are mostly up to the task. Had a problem with the Kindle app and dropped it (just like on my Samsung S5 phone). The Google Play Book app would not let me load my eBooks from the external SD card. However if I loaded it on my phone they became available to me on the tablet. These may not be issues related to the tablet itself but it was aggravating.
Customer Service – extremely prompt response to my queries. They could not resolve the two CON items below but they responded asap.
Sound volume – is a bit low and on some files almost cannot hear even at full volume setting. This is surprising as even the cheapest phone has a reasonable volume level. I am sure ValueChain can get this fixed / improved on future models. However not on my unit. That is why I had to buy a wireless, Bluetooth enabled speaker – which works very well with the tablet.
However the sound level through the headphones outlet is good enough and on HDMI connection the signal is a little low but the TV’s sound system can compensate for this.
Partition memory for Apps etc. – at 1.9 GB this may be much more than provided by other budget apps (as informed to me by ValueChain rep) but is still an issue. Latest apps need significant memory space (30 to 70 MB each). Some of them can be moved to the internal SD memory but even then require significant space in the partitioned memory (could reduce to 10 – 30 MB). And some apps (like Expedia, United, Texture etc.) cannot be moved into the SD memory. As a result you quickly reach a limit on how many apps you can download and use on the tablet. This is not an impossible situation as you can do without some of these apps and just browse to their web sites (like Expedia, United etc.). Wish ValueChain expand the partition memory in future offerings.
I had no reason to use the cameras, so have no idea how bad they are.
Battery life is going to be a useful 4 -5 hours = not really a road warrior but good enough for home use – my intended purpose.
Overall a great value for the price. I am glad I did not spend hundreds more for a branded large tablet (10” or larger). It will do almost all I wanted – read magazines full page, watch Netflix & YouTube, read eBooks, play music, slideshow my photos, wirelessly cast screen to the TV and even HDMI connect without any fuss. And allow significant quantity of media to reside on the tablet itself (in external micro SD).
Only time will tell how it holds up to regular but relatively light use.
So it is a strong 4 stars. Would have been 5 stars if the sound volume would not have been an issue.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
and has better touch-screen sensitivity
By Grant H.
ValuePad® VP112-IPS 10" Quad Core Android tablet surpasses my year-old ValuePad by a mile. The redesigned 1280x800 display looks bigger, and has better touch-screen sensitivity. Everything is faster, more responsive. Great value: ValuePad is well-named!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 34 customer reviews...
and is the best. My previous one was the IRULU 10
By Amazon Customer
This VP112-IPS is the third 10" tablet I have had, and is the best. My previous one was the IRULU 10.1" which I paid over $100 for, and is now selling at $69. The Irulu had flimsy ports, and after a couple months, the audio plug had to be constantly wiggled to make contact.. Then the micro USB port started to lose contact, and charger plug had to be fussed with in order to charge the unit. Eventually, there was no way to charge the pad.
The VP112 has much better quality, the plugs fit solidly, and I like the option of charging it with wall adapter Which has its own socket, or through the USB. The display is excellent, streamed movies are gorgeous, stereo sound is great! After several months of daily use, I find no faults with it, and the touch screen works with little pressure, where on the IRULU, several taps were required to get the tablet to go to links. The camera is not so great, but I use a small digital camera and have little need to take pictures with the tablet.