If Kodak is well known in the world of photography, it is more surprising to see the brand offering tablets. And yet, it is the case with this 10 inch Android model designed by Archos. The price is attractive (129 euros) and we will see if the performances are there.
Since Kodak evokes the photo, let’s see the possibilities in this area of the Tablet 10. It has 2 megapixel sensors at the front and 8 megapixel at the rear. When you look closely, you can see that the photos lack detail and are too smoothed.
But without zooming, the image is rather pleasing to the eye both outside and inside. It even happens to not be too darkened in low light, but becomes a little fuzzy. On the other hand, we were disappointed by the 1080p videos which suffer from a problem of color balance, a lack of detail and fluctuations in the image. Therefore to be avoided as a camcorder.
The screen is not bright enough
With the 10.1 inch screen of the Kodak tablet, we are very far from very high definition since we have to be content with 1280 x 800 pixels, an insufficient value. But where disappointment sets in, it is when we see that the screen is really not bright with only 214 cd / m², which compromises use in bright light, for example outdoors. Small consolation, the IPS panel offers wide viewing angles and the contrast ratio is quite satisfactory (1050: 1).
On the design side, we can’t say that the Kodak / Archos duo made a lot of effort. The black plastic case is not very beautiful and turns out to be bulky with gaps of 1 to 2 cm between the screen and the edges. The only advantage is to be able to hold the tablet without accidentally touching the touch screen.
By removing a plastic hatch, we discover the micro SD card reader, but also two slots for mini SIM cards. Thus, the tablet can be used as a very large smartphone and allow surfing the web without the need to connect to a Wi-Fi access point. Too bad the device only works on 3G.
Comfortable internal memory for storage
The Tablet 10 runs on Android 7.0 without overlay and we appreciated the good fluidity of navigation in the interface and the apps. It has a MediaTek MT8321 processor (quad-core, 1.3 GHz), only 1 GB of RAM, but 32 GB of internal memory, of which 24 GB are available to the user. A comfortable configuration to fill up with apps but not enough power to enjoy the lareview 3D games, unless you lower the level of details. And if the storage space is insufficient, the tablet accepts microSD memory cards and USB Host keys.
Remain endurance and the Kodak tablet obtains mixed results during our reviews with an average score for video playback (8 h 21 min) and a correct score in general use (8 h 57 min), even if other models happily exceed 10 hours. Travelers who enjoy films should therefore plan to take the AC adapter in their luggage.
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