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VANKYO MatrixPad S8 Tablet 8 inch Android 9 0 Pie 2 GB RAM 32 GB Storage IPS HD Display Quad Core Processor Dual Camera GPS FM Wi Fi Black

Last Updated: September 22, 2020 (Refresh Now)
9.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
806
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
26
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8 meters
SIZE
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
2048 GB
MEMORY
4000 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY

Review Summary - 780 recent, verified reviews

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Price
 211
tablet, good, quality, money, value
+98%
-2%
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" ...  This was a good purchase at an affordable price.  ...  "
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" ...  A lower price with higher quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet was good quality especially for the price, however even at this price it did have a cheap feel.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s perfect for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little tablet for a really great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good tablet for its price.  ...  "
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" ...  And this tablet price is also in budget  ...  "
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" ...  Great tablet and cheap price!  ...  "
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Display Clarity
 193
tablet, display, good, battery, size
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Screen quality and touch screen are fine, no complaints or issues.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is fine, although color seems to be off a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  Some of the other reviews said that this tablet has a really good screen display. ... The color and contrast on the display is better than tablets costing twice as much or more. ... Overall it's what you'd expect from an inexpensive Android tablet, but the screen is so much better. ... I would gladly pay more for a tablet with such a good display combined with a Gorilla Glass touch screen and better Wi-Fi. ... AMAZING display quality  ...  "
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" ...  I use it on trips in the car for a nice larger screen navigation with the built in GPS ( Just download the right maps ahead of time)  ...  "
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" ...  The screen touch seems slightly off for my fingers, but by using an ordinary , I get excellent results.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  While it looks the same size as 2 of the other 8" ones that is because of the case, not actual screen size. ... The screen quality of these 3 tablets appears better than the Fire (I'm not looking at specs, just visual differences).  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is good, battery life is decent and it was an overall a great buy.  ...  "
Software Platform
 179
apps, tablet, google, fire, vankyo
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It has that feature where you can transfer over all of your contacts and apps from your phone so setup was very intuitive and easy peasy.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to get the apps I wanted and install them with no problems. ... I use this tablet to read my Kindle books mostly but I also love not having the restrictions of using a Fire Tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs fairly quickly and has access to the Google Play store, so you can get all the apps you need. ... Netflix works terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  Android 9 with no bloat wear, but smart enough to permit Google transfer of your apps from a different Android device.  ...  "
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" ...  simple to use, great graphics, compatible with android apps fast internet and decent camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I have iPads and iPhones but left android years ago so I wanted something cheap and stumbled onto this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little Android tablet. ... It comes without bloatware. ... It is lightweight and the battery lasts about 4 times longer than my old Android tablet. ... This tablet is a good buy for a low priced Android tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Anything downloaded from the playstore has worked flawlessly.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 176
ipad, vankyo, android, use, love this tablet
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Highly recommend this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is just as good as any other tablet if not better!  ...  "
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" ...  It's a decent tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a pretty good tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet is perfect for my business and personal needs.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little tablet!!  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I would recommend this tablet.  ...  "
Apps
 147
tablet, android, google, use, app
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Didn't miss a beat reading my downloaded books.  ...  "
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" ...  It is significantly faster at starting up Apps as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Both can easily use the apps.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is crisp and responsive, it loads apps and websites well, and is very lightweight!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my mom so she could download books.  ...  "
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" ...  Do have to get used to where the apps are but can put the oned i want onto the home screen easy enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Best tablet for the price good for not resource demanding tasks. ... The best is that it has stock Android 9 with play store and everything.  ...  "
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" ...  Music, movies, games, etc.  ...  "
For Kids
 103
kids, son, games, daughter, play
+100%
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" ...  great for kids!  ...  "
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" ...  Was looking for an affordable tablet for our son and this fit the bill perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  For a small child who downloads every cute puppy and kitten game and never removes them the space is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Granddaughter loves it so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The size and the weight of this VANKYO tablet is perfect for my 2 year old daughter. ... My daughter use it to watch YouTube and play kids Learning game.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this tablet for my child.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to replace an aging iPad for our daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love it  ...  "
Battery Life
 101
life, hours, charge, screen, long
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Battery life is so good and It can easily be in use at least for 7 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is awesome on this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life and the screen quality are both great.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works great, and the battery lasts a long time!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the battery life, I'm able to use it for long periods of time without a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very lite weight and the battery lasts forever.  ...  "
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" ...  With one week of use this far, touchscreen quality and battery life appear to be excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a chance to check the battery capabilities and found that the recharge time from 0 to 100% is about 3 hours. ... The fully charge tablet lasts about 10-12 hours on a charge depending on the intensity of the usage.  ...  "
Gaming
 97
play, tablet, kids, game, gaming
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I would not try to use it for extreme gaming but more for a streaming experience.  ...  "
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" ...  When ever they are playing Roblox it doesn’t glitch at all and overall works really well, I really recommend getting this.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet covers the majority of what I bought it for -- web browsing, limited social media use, and mobile gaming. ... A few games have performance issues, some work better on my phone oddly enough, but one game that won't work on my phone handles just fine on this tablet. ... you can expect a decent amount of time for web browsing or messaging, but any graphic-intensive games are going to drain the battery so keep a charger ready.  ...  "
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" ...  My son wanted a tablet for some games on andriod.  ...  "
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" ...  i often have games or videos played on it and it has performed well.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't game so can't speak to that, but for daily email, browsing, reading, music, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It is quick to download my favorite game and the graphics are wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the perfect tablet for playing games and watching videos on Netflix,  ...  "
Overall performance
 82
speed, fast, screen, price, graphics
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Despite the size, it seems like it can get the job done, no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  have only had for a short time but downloads are very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast speed screen bright and clear .  ...  "
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" ...  Fast ram speed and plenty of rom storage for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not all the glitz and glamour of the fancier, expensive tablets but it gets the job done and has a nice grippy back that feels like you're really holding it.  ...  "
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" ...  But it does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good graphics and seems to handle all applications I've tried so far very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Just the ticket for me -- hardware is solid, fast processor and super easy to load in my account's apps and to customize the features.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 78
set, setup, tablet, easy to set, user
+99%
-1%
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" ...  It is easy to use and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received it found it lightweight well made and very easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet is just perfect for those requirements, with a terrific price point and easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It came quickly and was easy to get set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup and use so far has been a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It has that feature where you can transfer over all of your contacts and apps from your phone so setup was very intuitive and easy peasy.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up.  ...  "
Size
 55
small, 8, travel, tablet, lightweight
+100%
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" ...  I don't place high demands on my portable electronics.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and I can use it anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been a convenient little tablet for all the practical needs and the fact that is small it makes it easy for travel!  ...  "
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" ...  The size also works for us.  ...  "
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" ...  great size, small enough to fit most anywhere  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek, not too big not too small  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice screen and has a perfect size and weight.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it does almost everything my pc does and so compact and convient and so much easier to see and read than my phone.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 53
tablet, years, week, one, last
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Reliable, no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  They had the identical problem.  ...  "
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" ...  So far no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this, so long as it lasts 2 years.  ...  "
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" ...  My laptop went out a month after I got this and this has been perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better than the old nexus 7 I had years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  The device worked right out of the box without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had it for a few months now, and I'm very pleased with it!  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 46
screen, responsive, touchscreen, bit, weeks
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Response to touch very well and operates smoothly  ...  "
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" ...  Very responsive and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen looks pretty good and is generally responsive to touch.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how it has the Touch screen function.  ...  "
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" ...  the picture is really clear the touch screen is great but it loads a little slow.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great even in the sun, Great clarity and great touch repressiveness.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch is very responsive and it has all the android features I wanted, which mirror my android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Touchscreen is very good .  ...  "
Memory
 44
ram, storage, tablet, gb, plenty of storage
+95%
-5%
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" ...  This is having all, 8 inch, good battery and better screen resolution and more RAM.  ...  "
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" ...  2 GB Ram ... 32 GB internal storage  ...  "
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" ...  It has enough ROM and RAM to do all that I require of it.  ...  "
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" ...  Running Android 9 with 2 gigs of RAM, it moves right along.  ...  "
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" ...  This 8inch Android tablet is a great value for your money, it comes with 2gb Ram that allows you to have a smooth experience with running multiple apps, the screen resolution is great and it comes with os Android 9 installed. ... 32gb of built in storage.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great for that and has a lot of memory at 32 GIGs so it can hold a lot of books.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of storage capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  Storage: Decent storage of 32 GB. ... It can be added to internal storage, which I did.  ...  "
Video Playback
 44
tablet, watching, video, movies, without
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Got this for my mother so she can watch her videos on a bigger screen than her phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet display isn't the best but is good for streaming videos and the processor is faster than my old tablet  ...  "
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" ...  I use it mainly for discord, or watching youtube videos on the side while I code.  ...  "
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" ...  The screens are good and the cameras work for the girls to do some videos.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be using this Vankyo S8 as a way to show educational videos to people. ... Downloaded videos run with no lag.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm finding that I prefer my tablet for watching video in bed.  ...  "
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" ...  Enough for 2 movies and a few YouTube videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Video playing from Prime, Netflix and other video services work without a hitch.  ...  "
Charging
 44
charge, tablet, charging, battery, hours
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The tablet looks cute and fully charged.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with enough charge to run about 8 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a universal USB charger, but doesn't come with the wall mount/plug to plug it into the wall. ... The battery lasts a long time and I can use it all day with the same charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Would have liked a charger included.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my resturant use for DoorDash (because they charge for leasing tablet).  ...  "
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" ...  100% battery charge after using diffrent power brick  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet charges fast and it lasts several hours watching videos.  ...  "
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" ...  No charger included (yes, that's a PRO!  ...  "
Screen Protection
 40
screen protector, glass, protector, touch, tablet
+78%
-23%
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" ...  Good battery life, good screen, and I also ordered the companion case with it, which brought a screen protector (awesome).  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is fine, although color seems to be off a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  So far no issues in reading the screen while flying during sunny days.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh and it also came with a screen protector already on it which I thought was a nice touch!  ...  "
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" ...  Screen and build quality are incredible for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Also comes with a screen protector installed.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is great and didn't brake when my daughter dropped it.  ...  "
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" ...  The case and screen protector help protect it a lot.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 34
speaker, tablet, quality, one, music
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Speaker could be better but functional for a table.  ...  "
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" ...  I played a quick Youtube video and the sound was okay but, not rich and full. ... It is very passable but, you will probably get the best audio experience with an external speaker, headset, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  It was fully charged when I turned it on the screen is big sound is good quality of picture is also very good overall very happy with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  The volume and sound quality is more than sufficient for movies and games.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaker is ok for tablet size.  ...  "
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" ...  It plays them well and good sound too which is important for me.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound was better.  ...  "
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" ...  (I tried multiple times and workarounds) Unable to use it for class, it became an entertainment device for movies, music, and news.  ...  "
Setup
 33
setup, set, quick, breeze, tablet
+100%
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" ...  Normally I would expect to spend a few hours helping her through adjustments, issues and problems, but after the initial setup I handed it off and haven't heard a complaint.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and I've found the battery life to be fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  And setup was so easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It had zero bloatware out of the box, and was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was not complicated and was able to start using.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup, and beautiful screen.  ...  "
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" ...  easy setup and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  It has that feature where you can transfer over all of your contacts and apps from your phone so setup was very intuitive and easy peasy.  ...  "
Storage
 33
memory, sd, micro sd card, sd card, 128gb
+100%
comment
" ...  32 GB storage can handle dozens of games and apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Best of all it allows you to combine sd card with internal memory.  ...  "
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" ...  Video playback is fine--from a memory card, Youtube, Netflix, Prime, whatever.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend buying a micro SD card if you choose this tablet though, 32gb is not a whole lot if you want to game or watch shows  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this tablet for my son with an extra memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  32GB is more than enough storage and I can expand it with a micro SD card though I haven't had to do that yet, with all my apps I still have 15GB of storage left.  ...  "
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" ...  And you can even expand the storage space up to 128GB with a micro SD Card (not included).  ...  "
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" ...  You can install a microSD card to expand the memory, but with 32 GB already built in, I will have plenty of space for what I need.  ...  "
Build Quality
 32
quality, feels, made, case, well
+91%
-9%
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" ...  And it's oh so light and thin, which is great, but it makes it seem more delicate.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet is easy to use and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  I found a good shock proof case on Amazon specific for the Vankyo 8” that I highly recommend that fits well.  ...  "
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" ...  Very well packaged in sturdy box giving it a premium feel.  ...  "
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" ...  She is tough on her toys, covering them with sticky foods, dropping them and yanking the charging cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully, it is durable enough for him.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet is made out of high-quality materials that are strong and durable so it will last for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Surprisingly thin, something I hadn't really thought about but nice. ... Feels well-made.  ...  "
Fit
 31
fits, case, fit, well, quality
+97%
-3%
comment
" ...  It will fit in your purse, backpack or briefcase so you will have access to it when and where you need it  ...  "
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" ...  I got the 8" screen so it would fit easily in my bag or purse, which has been great for reading online books, but I think a 10" screen would be better for looking up things online.  ...  "
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" ...  The back cover isn’t slippery either if you choose to use it without a case.  ...  "
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" ...  We were able to buy durable covers that fit perfectly so the tablet will not be destroyed if it's dropped.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet has been able to extend our business ten fold.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits perfectly inside the cover of my journal so I have everything I need at my finger tips.  ...  "
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" ...  The only one that fit the bill was the VANKYO MatrixPad S8.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet fits my hubby's needs perfectly. ... Again it fits his needs perfectly.  ...  "
Comfort
 29
tablet, hold, well, size, responsive
+100%
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" ...  I will definitely be more comfortable with it when my case arrives.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and weight, it's light and fits well in my large hands.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels lightweight for holding. ... Everything feels very responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly and in perfect shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I have started using this little tablet in a rough, rocky environment and it's held up well.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to hold in one hand.  ...  "
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" ...  It just feels honest and giving you more than what you have paid for.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels well-made.  ...  "
Delivery
 23
arrived, package, expected, early, came
+100%
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" ...  Delivery was a day ahead of schedule.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and it arrived sooner than anticipated.  ...  "
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" ...  Product arrived earlier than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It was great how it came earlier than the expected delivery date!  ...  "
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" ...  Package arrived in very good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly and with out damage.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with everything in package.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box exactly what was expected.  ...  "
Wifi
 21
connection, wi fi, tablet, slow, internet
+62%
-38%
comment
" ...  It has an adequate interface speed and fast WiFi access.  ...  "
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" ...  It downloads files smoothly and connects to wi-fi and Bluetooth without a hitch.  ...  "
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" ...  The wifi (2.4ghz) connects well!  ...  "
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" ...  GPS so I can use google map offline without Wifi nor internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Wi-Fi never gets to full 72 Mbps  ...  "
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" ...  It connected to the WiFi very easily like any other device.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs fast and connection to WiFi is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It was up and running after a Wi-Fi issue was resolved.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 20
picture, tablet, image, sound, screen
+100%
comment
" ...  The picture is way better than the tablet I had before on a similar budget.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear images, easy to read.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears to be good quality, screen picture is very sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality and battery life is perfect for watching Netfix and reading from Overdrive!  ...  "
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" ...  Screen resolution is also more than adequate with a clear and sharp picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent tablet, I did not think it was really that good, what the seller describes is correct, image quality.  ...  "
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" ...  beautiful picture and great sound .  ...  "
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" ...  the clarity of the pictures it takes is better seen on computer.  ...  "
Color
 18
colors, display, color, bright, crisp
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The color and contrast on the display is better than tablets costing twice as much or more.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is fine, although color seems to be off a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to adjust the brightness *down* because of image clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is has great color and clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is great and the colors are vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  The IPS screen works as expected and delivers a clear, bright image.  ...  "
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" ...  Crisp, sharp and colors come out great.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are quite vibrant though.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
product, get, early, day, amazon
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  I did my usual search on Amazon and found the VANKYO unit.  ...  "
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" ...  On top of all these wonderful attitributes the company sent a $20 Amazon voucher!!  ...  "
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" ...  I can get on Amazon, Facebook and other sites.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted Amazon support and was immediately offered a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Vankyo!  ...  "
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" ...  Product came exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with product, came quickly and as described.  ...  "
Display Size
 17
size, inch, tablet, good, portability
+100%
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" ...  It has a nice screen and has a perfect size and weight.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice size and has pretty good screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is a nice size.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is a good size and the tablet itself is quite thin.  ...  "
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" ...  But it's a great option if you just want a bigger screen for reading or watching media but want portability.  ...  "
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" ...  I find an 8 inch tablet is a sweet spot - just right for screen size and portability.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size screen, too.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is a nice size, not to small, it will definitely be great for trips.  ...  "
As Gift
 16
would, redeem, mom, make, kids
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...   I bought this for my daughter's 6th birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  This tablet was a gift for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it’s the best birthday gift for him.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope is the best gift for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the VANKYO S8 tablet for my father’s gift for Father’s Day.  ...  "
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" ...  It would make a nice gift for just about any one.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll probably gift a few of them.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with a gift card so that was a bonus, if I can figure out how to redeem it.  ...  "
GPS
 15
use, travel, tablet, satellites, receiver
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  Bought this for GPS based travel Gaia specifically. ... This tablet seems to have none of the bloatware which I love as the only thing I will use this for is gps.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the GPS that is included inside. ... So far, the GPS is accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  My favorite feature is the built-in GPS system because my work requires me to travel to different locations throughout the day.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased it to run mapping applications with GPS tracking.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very few tablets at this price point have a GPS, this tablet does. ... Make sure to get an actual GPS if you want to use for backup navigation.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I purchased this tablet for use as an inexpensive GPS for use off road.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Built in GPS  ...  "
comment
" ...  GPS so I can use google map offline without Wifi nor internet.  ...  "
For Travel
 14
trips, trip, road, small, size
+100%
comment
" ...  We purchased this tablet for our boating trips.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has been a convenient little tablet for all the practical needs and the fact that is small it makes it easy for travel!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is a nice size, not to small, it will definitely be great for trips.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Kept my kids busy in the car during a 10 hour road trip.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you need a bigger screen than your phone for a flight or road trip, this is the ticket.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This tablet is just right - for my handbag, the gym and travel.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I also can download movies to watch while camping in the wilderness.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Bought this for GPS based travel Gaia specifically.  ...  "
Returns
 14
received, one, first
+36%
-64%
comment
" ...  This is trash.  ...  "
comment
" ...  We returned after just a couple days.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Returned it and will not buy again.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sent it back!  ...  "
comment
" ...  One MAJOR issue for me caused me to return the item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Hope I'm still in time for return  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am disappointed and will probably need to return.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Im going to return it.  ...  "
Features
 12
user, multi, feature, settings, features
+100%
comment
" ...  Lots of options.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Price for features was in a very sweet spot.  ...  "
comment
" ...  If you're going to be in bright light you will want another brand.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is equipped with an eye mode that you can enable to deduct and control the amount of light so you can read without hurting or damaging your eyes.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's light and yes I totally recommend as a fully useful budget option.  ...  "
comment
" ...  has nice built in features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has many features.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Lots of capabilities.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 12
via, use, tablet, quality, bought
+100%
comment
" ...  However, it quickly pairs with my Bluetooth speakers and other audio devices.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ive used it via bluetooth and it sounds as good as my Samsumg Tab A 10.2.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also it very quickly connects to my Bluetooth devices.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Just the right size for me, holds a charge well, and Bluetooth works fine - wish it was 5.0 but it does the job.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I thought about taking a star off, but because I use it in conjunction with a Bluetooth speaker, I haven't had to deal with it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I usually use a wired or Bluetooth headset anyway, so for me, it’s no problem.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a nice size touchscreen, and it connects quickly to the internet and bluetooth.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was also pleasantly surprised to find Bluetooth on it.  ...  "
Camera
 12
taking, pictures, either, cameras, view
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Takes decent pics.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Cameras work good too.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Basic camera makes it easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Might take okay pics outside with good sunlight, but I won't be using that function and you probably won't either.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a rear(5mp) and forward (2 mp)facing camera so you can take pics ans videos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera resolution is a solid 8/10, definitely not bad for video chat.  ...  "
comment
" ...  One thing I'm not really happy with is the camera, so won't be using that for any important pictures.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has front and rear facing cameras to take pictures and videos.  ...  "
Weight
 12
light, easy, use, size, like
+100%
comment
" ...  It is light weight and I can use it anywhere.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Pretty standard size and relatively light weight.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Light weight and responsive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the size and weight, it's light and fits well in my large hands.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Light weight, fast loading, easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It’s also very sleek and light weight.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's light weight and very easy to use!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a nice screen and has a perfect size and weight.  ...  "
Capacity
 10
house, around
+100%
comment
" ...  And just to use it around the house for the family.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far it works very well and has help up to being thrown across the room a few times already.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Using it mounted in the car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Excellent device and great tool for office  ...  "
comment
" ...  We’ve been able to see each other and other family members through group meetings.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Would recommend to my family and friends!  ...  "
comment
" ...  In any case, it's long enough that it hasn't been an issue for around-the-house use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use tablets for discrete purposes around the house.  ...  "
Ports
 10
tablet, plug, charging port, side, micro
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I love the location of the micro USB port, though the power button took a little getting used to (it's right next to the volume buttons).  ...  "
comment
" ...  It comes with a universal USB charger, but doesn't come with the wall mount/plug to plug it into the wall.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice to have C USB instead of Micro USB.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fortunately, we had an extra mini-usb hanging around.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love the location of the micro USB port, though the power button took a little getting used to (it's right next to the volume buttons).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Did buy it with the HDMI cables that was shown to get with this product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Quite possibly knowing that a ton of people might have plug in usb chargers, they did not include one in the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You would need to get a wall adapter plug separately.  ...  "
Network
 10
slow, connection, router, wi fi, tablet
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Out of the box, it was unable to connect to either of my home networks. ... After updating it would occasionally connect to my networks.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Uconnect only broadcast the 5GHz wifi frequency and this Matrix Pad S8 does not support the 5GHz frequency.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am having connectivity issues to network/Wi fi and extremely slow loading even when connected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wi-Fi signal range was very poor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This tablet appears to have a problem with the wifi unit\antenna.  ...  "
Volume
 9
sound, one, flat, tablet, size
+44%
-56%
comment
" ...  I do not like the volume, it is really low, sometimes it's frustrating 😭  ...  "
comment
" ...  Volume is low and sound quality is terrible.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only negative is lack of sound volume.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's not that it isn't loud enough. ... If you don't have a secondary speaker, you may have a problem with this.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cons: The one feature that is completely inadequate is the speaker. ... It has to be at top volume to be heard, and the sound is flat and tinny.  ...  "
Cleaning
 9
screen, fingerprints, touch, task, tablet
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  And it is clean with very minimal preinstalled bloatware.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It good for simple use and it's really pretty clean.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The interface is clean and the physical body of the tablet has a good feel.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good budget tablet for light tasks, it good for webbrowseing, watching videos, and it's rootable, very convenient with task manager to clean up task s and recycle memory, I left one layer of the included screen protector, battery is good, my only issue is only support 2.4g wifi  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's a quality Android tablet with just the stock Google apps, making the interface straightforward and clean.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Functionality is crisp and clean, very happy with my purchase  ...  "
Design
 9
thin, small, lightweight, big
+100%
comment
" ...  I'm here to underscore that this elegant, sleek little tablet:  ...  "
comment
" ...  Feels well built.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love the textured case, not slippery like most are.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far it looks great, however I haven't actually used it yet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Finish looks good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Sleek, not too big not too small  ...  "
comment
" ...  I love the lightweight design all I need now is a case for it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Surprisingly thin, something I hadn't really thought about but nice.  ...  "
Lagging
 8
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  We would have to reboot it several times to get it to work again.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Slow, slow, slow.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's frustratingly slow at times, during its life it will freeze or go black without warning. ... Even after a final, frustrating factory reset it was just slow and wonky.  ...  "
Clarity
 8
clear, responsive, bright
+100%
comment
" ...  Clear screen and easy to operate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is crisp and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very clear screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is beautiful and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a bright clear screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Clear screen and responsive.  ...  "
Resolution
 7
hd, fire
+100%
comment
" ...  This is a replacement for a Fire HD 8 Tablet 7th gen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I mostly stream movies and videos on it, though, and it has a great picture quality for its resolution.  ...  "
comment
" ...  HD 720P Screen minimum  ...  "
comment
" ...  Streaming HD YouTube and browsing the internet work well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The display is really clear and bright and you’ll definitely be able to watch your movies in HD on here.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When I tried to teach my mother how to use this tablet, I actually liked it more than my Fire HD 10 Tablet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The resolution is fantastic-- much better than we expected.  ...  "
Headphones
 7
phone, jack, aux
+100%
comment
" ...  She uses headphones, both bluetooth and jacked.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Way better than trying to use my phone screen and also has a headphone jack to plug in my ear buds while exercising (something my phone doesn't allow because the jack is disappearing!!!).  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, earbuds sound great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I use headphones to get the best quality stereo sound.  ...  "
comment
" ...  thr blutooth is also handy for ear phones  ...  "
comment
" ...  But I use headphones and they sound just fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is very passable but, you will probably get the best audio experience with an external speaker, headset, etc.  ...  "
Internet
 6
use, internet, download, wifi, reasonable
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I have since conducted speed tests from various internet sites, and the speed seems reasonable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  GPS so I can use google map offline without Wifi nor internet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This one from Vankyo is the first I can use as a general purpose streaming and internet access unit.  ...  "
FM
 6
radio, listen, broadcast, also, 3
+100%
comment
" ...  I also love that an FM antenna and GPS are included.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's also has an FM radio built into it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It even has the rare FM broadcast receiver chip! ... 3) The FM radio is operated from an app -- but it is true broadcast FM (depending on a headphone wire plugged in to the headphone connection for an antenna), not a streaming service.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Has FM (which I won't need, but is nice to have).  ...  "
comment
" ...  FM radio so I can listen to NPR on the go.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can also use this tablet to aid in helping you find places and things with its GPS and listen to music through the FM radio.  ...  "
Storage
 6
fit
+100%
comment
" ...  This one fits the fill.  ...  "
comment
" ...  For a small child who downloads every cute puppy and kitten game and never removes them the space is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And like the option to be able to add more storage.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's very portable I can fit it in my Jean pockets even with a case on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once I did that, it did a great job of Chromecasting to my television, and it's nice to have the space to add an SD card.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It will fit in your purse, backpack or briefcase so you will have access to it when and where you need it  ...  "
Keyboard
 5
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Something I noticed from the first day is that the keyboard – generally – will not track letters on the upper right.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only complaint I have is that the virtual keyboard is not good to use. ... I frequently have to make corrections when typing multiple words.  ...  "
comment
" ...  this thing is slow to load up keyboard sucks and have no clue where they found such a crappy camera in todays world.  ...  "
Cables
 5
well, tablet, power, package, money
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  It took 36 hours to charge fully, and the charging cord that came with the device did not work.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All was well until it suddenly showed a 'shutting down' message and turned off, and I noticed the back near the power cord connection was really hot.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I just picked up the table, and it looked well but there is no cable or adapt in the package, for me to power it up to know if it's working. ... I need a refund of my money, or a replacement tablet, I didn't get any cable or adapt in my package .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Description said that it didn't come with a charging cable but found one in the packaging the tablet was in.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Arrived quickly and with out damage.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Arrived in working condition.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Package looks brand new.  ...  "
For Running
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  I saved so much money and it runs really well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But I use headphones and they sound just fine.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Had it up & running right out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I nearly put it back in the box for a return but before I did, I left it running for a about 10 minutes and in that time, it did suddenly began receiving and locked to GPS navigation satellites.  ...  "
Controls
 4
used, took, tablet, little, control
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  The placement of the volume control and power button is, in my opinion, too high up on the side of the tablet. ... The consequence of this oversight results in the volume control racing into full blast when such a strap holder is used.  ...  "
comment
" ...  And odd placement of volume and power buttons.  ...  "
ISP
 4
connection, connected, wi fi, speed, issue
-100%
comment
" ...  Their website states minimum download speed is 25Mbps .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Don’t stay connected to the internet  ...  "
comment
" ...  Internete connection no good  ...  "
comment
" ...  Although it was connected to the router, it wouldn't keep a connection to the internet. ... Both units continuously lost connection to the internet.  ...  "
Front Camera
 4
front, rear
+100%
comment
" ...  It has front and rear facing cameras to take pictures and videos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very decent camera, both front & back.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With front and rear camera's?  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has a rear(5mp) and forward (2 mp)facing camera so you can take pics ans videos.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  They are employed for video calls between my patients and therapists and I have zero complains from them.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The resolution is high enough to hold video calls and conferences.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's also small enough for her to take everywhere and call it her phone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is very passable but, you will probably get the best audio experience with an external speaker, headset, etc.  ...  "
User Manual
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It comes with an easy to read and understand manual if needed, but it was easy to figure out with a few quick touchs of the sensitive screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was very easy to set up without hardly using the manual.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  The bad, the power management.  ...  "
USB
 3
micro
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Nice to have C USB instead of Micro USB.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fortunately, we had an extra mini-usb hanging around.  ...  "
Zoom
 3
works, meetings, also
+100%
comment
" ...  The tablet works perfectly for email, browsing the Internet, reading e-books and doing Zoom meetings.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  8 meters
Performance
Processor Type:  Quad Core 
Memory
Memory:  2048 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity:  4000 mAh
8 meters
SIZE
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
2048 GB
MEMORY
4000 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY