Best Buy Review by Cooper
Unless you're elite gamer, GO BUY IT!
I bought this mainly to play Android Games on, and I do a little Google searching. I have an older Samsung Note tablet that is a powerhog and kills the battery in 57 minutes, up to 1 hour 11 minutes, so I decided that I needed battery stamina in the new tablet.
This uses the Smart Manager, like what my S6 phone does, that limits background app battery usage, and I'm not sure how well that works, and I'm not sure it's even necessary for me.
I have the screen brightness at around 1/4 of the way up, as I do with just about every tablet I’ve ever used, my laptop, everything. I play Clash of Clans, Boom Beach (got pulled into those via the kids), Real Racing 3, Airborne 8, and Crossy Road mainly, but I’ve got half a dozen other games installed that I play too. So they’re not top of the end games, but my old tablet died in an hour playing them. It looks great doing it, but it simply dies way too fast.
Last night, at 26% battery remaining, this tablet informed me it had been on for 28 HOURS!!! So, if you want battery life, this is it. This has the longest battery life of any tablet I’ve ever used, and I’ve went from the “overseas” junk up to the top end Samsungs… I am impressed.
The video isn’t top of the line, however on an 8" screen, unless you sit this tablet next to the Note2, it’s tough to tell the difference. The games play fine, with minimal lag on startup on Airborne, but it’s an issue of their ad coming on with the initial home screen IMO. The screen is NOT bad, has a good viewing angle, is bright, has good color. It may not be a 4k screen, but who REALLY needs that? If you want to pay $600 for a tablet, fine, but for me, under $200, and cheaper than that on sale, it does the job, and does it well. It is the clear “bang for the buck” champion.
Stop reading, and start ordering, you won’t be disappointed!