If you have been following my blog for some time, you may have seen my review of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, apparently the best Samsung tablet so far. You can read the review here:
Recently, as I started exploring possibilities for a different tablet (read: better) and something I would recommend to friends and people I meet, ideally a tablet from a smaller manufacturer, not a giant like Apple or Samsung.
And I came across Cube U30GT2, which you can see here:
I read many reviews of this tablet and it seemed to be really good, especially with its Retina display, something that even the latest Samsung tablets, announced just a few weeks ago, still lack…
So I thought I would give it a go and try it. Here are a few things that drew my attention (and things that Samsung Note 10.1 still doesn’t have:
- Retina display with higher than Full HD (1920 x 1200) Resolution (Samsung is 1280 x 800 only),
- Latest version of Android – Andoroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Samsung is still on Android 4.1 which it received only a few months ago),
- USB port,
- HDMI port,
- Alumium finish on the sides.
My initial feelings about the tablet as I have just received it are very positive. It is very well made, in my opinion even better than Samsung (Samsung feels very ‘plasticky’). It runs the latest Android which is fantastic and I like positioning of all the ports and controls on the side (on the left side in this case). Most tablets have the charging point, for example, at the bottom, which is bad if you want to charge it and have it standing on a table on a train or on a place, etc..
I know that some reviewers were complaining about WiFi reception on the Cube. I haven’t had any issues yet. Everything works perfectly fine.
When it comes to applications, Google Play works great, I’ve managed to install all the applications I use.
Note: Cube U30GT2 I bought, was purchased from a UK seller with full English install and no Chinese applications. If you buy it from China, many applications from Google Play may not install as some people complained.
More on the tablet within the next few days as I use it more and more. Keep looking here for the next part of the review.