Teclast P80 – Affordable Android Tablet with Phone Functionality

Great entry-level Sub$100 Android Tablets that offer decent performance, features and Full Phone Functionality.

SpecsTeclast P80
CPUIntel Sofia X3-C3230
GPU: Mali-400
MemoryRAM: 1 GB
ROM: 8 GB
TF-Card up to maximum 64 GB
OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Display8.0 inch, IPS, WXGA
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10
CamerasRear: 3 MP
Front: 0.3 MP
SensorsGravity
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi 2.4GHz
Micro USB 2.0
NetworksSingle Micro SIM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 2100MHz
Full Phone Functionality
Positioningbuilt in GPS
Interface1x MicroUSB 2.0
1x Micro Simcard Slot
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x TF Card Slot
Dimensions208 x 125 x 9.5 mm
Weight: 317g
Battery3.7V/ 3500mAh (rated up to 3 hours)

Availability (Updated Sept 29, 2016)
Teclast P80 (CN) retails at $86
Stock at US Warehouse at $72
Stock at EU Warehouse at $65

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What’s the Diff?

The Teclast P80 and P80H are Ultra budget Android tablets that offer great performance and features for the price. Both tablets have different chipsets powering them, the P80 is powered by a much newer Intel Sofia processor whilst the P80H has the last generation Mediatek MT8163 Quad Core. Both chipsets are 64 bit variants but the Intel Sofia offers better performance and efficiency.

The two tablets also run the same Android 5.1 Lollipop OS however, the Teclast X80H only supports Data Packets and thus does not support Full Phone Functionality, unlike the Teclast X80. Furthermore, the tablets are also equipped with 720p HD IPS Displays which is a great feature especially at this price range.

Aesthetics?

In terms of aesthetics, the Teclast P80H and P80 has an iPad Mini look, the 16:10 Display ratio is great and offers more screen room. However, build quality is what you normally expect from a cheap tablet like this. Plastic

Overall, these two tablets offer much more than their price, i would have expected a lowly display but a 720p HD on a $70 dollar tablet is indeed great. Although it might have plenty of compromises (especially build), the tablet is highly recommended if you want a cheap tablet, a gift, or tablet for kids. The Phone Functionality is a plus, but overall the tablet is a good budget device.

Highlights of Teclast P80:

  • Powered by Intel Sofia Chipset
  • Equipped with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB eMMC
  • about 3 hours typical usage time
  • Phone Call Functionality
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box
  • 8.0″ IPS, 720p HD Display

Limitations:

  • Cheap build, plastic (but already expected)
  • Only 1 GB RAM (low end android)
  • Battery life
Availability (Updated Sept 29, 2016)
Teclast P80 (CN) retails at $86
Stock at US Warehouse at $72
Stock at EU Warehouse at $65

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This article has 9 Comments

  1. Hi and thank you for the review it is very helpful
    I have a question about the prices:
    on ebay the prices are about 20$ more expensive than the ones you listed and sometimes more than that
    one more question about gearbest website is it safe and reliable to buy from this site
    thank you in advance

    1. Hello Aban,

      Usually gearbest has Warehouse close to a location for example US or EU Warehouse, meaning faster deliveries, availability and also cheaper prices. I get my phones and tablets from Gearbest, they are reliable.

      Best Regards,
      Vince

  2. Hi. Thank you very much for the good review of TecLast P80
    I am considering to buy it. However, before buying it, I would like to know if
    handwriting is supported. I have made a special form where I need a hand-writing signature. Please see the link below.

    https://form.jotform.me/70818136653459

    (the form is just a dummy form to test if the signature is working.)

    If it is not too much hassle for you, could you please open up the link in a browser to test if the hand writing field on the bottom of the form is visible?
    Could you try to write something in the field, using your finger to check if you use your finger on the screen as a pen?
    If you could publish some feedback on this on your web site, or directly to me by email, it would be a great help for me.
    ThankU very much in advance.

    Best Regards,
    Bjorn

    1. Hello Bjorn,

      Handwriting Recognition, I think not, the screen is just plain ordinary, 10 multitouch capacitive.

      Best Regards,
      Vince

      1. Hello Vince,
        Thank you very much for taking your time to reply to my question.
        Sorry, I maybe described my problem a little bit unclear. Please forgive me.
        I make a new try:

        I did not mean handwriting recognition. I understand handwriting recognition as the ability for the machine to collect handwritten data and turn it to data as if it was written from a keyboard.

        The form that I referred to has a field where the user make a signature. The form just capture the drawn figure. The form keeps it as a picture and does not understand or convert the signature to anything. Therefore, it is not handwriting recognition.

        For me, when using the P80-tablet, when using the form, the signature field in the form just needs to show and when drawing something with your index finger in the field, the field shall capture it.

        If you still are has the P80-tablet in your possession, and if you want to take your time, I would be very happy and thankful if you are able to test the form try to draw something in the signature field. I post the link to the form below.

        https://form.jotform.me/70818136653459

        Thank you very much in advance for your help and I hope to hear from you again.

        Best Regards,
        Bjorn

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