Onda V80 Plus Tablet Price Comparison
Appearance – very nice and nicely sized too
Ease of Use – fairly intuitive with true dual Win & Andr O/S
Responsive – overall not bad, other than a slight boot lag
Limited Ports – Just one USB port on the unit I got, not the HDMI as claimed.
Limit Power – I don't know if this is true in all cases but in mine I could not
run the unit from A/C power, the unit would automatically shut off and go
into battery charging mode. I could only run the unit from a charged battery.
When the battery runs out, you can only charge it back up, not run on A/C.
The battery is NOT removable. So you can't put a fresh charged one in either.
Also, my main & biggest complaint about this device is that every time I went
to turn on this device the batter was dead, and I had to charge it AGAIN, before
being able to use it. I got to the point where even though this unit is not made
to be able to take the back cover off to swap out batteries or replace parts etc
I eventually took a butter knife and pried the back cover off of mine in a rage.
I then found the battery attaches to a the motherboard just like any other – it's
just a little plastic coupler (female) that slides over a few leads [prongs] (male) of the
mainboard. I charged the battery, then manually disconnect the battery from the mainboard by hand, and the battery would hold charge until next use. The only issue is, as I mentioned, this product is not made intended to have back cover manually removed, so if you do that, what you'll find is that there is a sealant type of material -like a very hairline thin delicate white interior bezel-plate that disengages from between the chassis and body cover panels when you tear this thing apart – that same interior bezel plate whatchamacallit ALSO is what you'll discover has plastic molded into it the pinhead-sized white button tips that are for the power, and volume UP/Down, buttons. That thing is so delicate it will, instantly upon removal, crumble into flakes like grandma's favorite piecrust right when you are making headway into this little adventure like I did. If you want, you can replace the back cover on, and take it off from that point on with a little more effort than removing a cellphone cover snapping it off or on again… and the button will still work too, but to reach them you have to use something extremely as narrow as pencil lead, or like what I used, the stem from inside of a typical ballpoint pen. It has to be stiff while also small enough to insert thru the now hollow holes of the case to reach and engage the buttons. But they will work.
By now, units SHOULD be updated to include the HDMI port that mine DID NOT. I ordered mine during the time that at GearBest.com the announcement was being made that the (then) new models of the V80-Plus had HDMI. Reports were coming back that some customers were still getting shipped the old units, despite ordering the new ones. But at the time I had read that those posts were nearly four months old so I crossed my fingers and hoped that that had all been resolved — well apparently it hadn't. And dealing with Gearbest.com, it took me almost (2) two MONTHS to get my unit in the first place, and I just didn't have the patience or interest in going thru the rigamarole of returning it over that.
All in all,, the unit actually is not bad for about a hundred bucks. It IS nice looking, and it is okay for short term use for certain things, if that's all you plan to use it for. Dont' think that because it has dual O/S that this device is in ANY way comparable to the larger and more robust devices with Windows – it's NOT even close. And the wifi is weak with limited range. Using the device OFFLINE, responsiveness is not bad, once it's fully booted. But don't expect it to be a speedgod online. If you are using it in a home WIFI network signal very strong and clear and you are in CLOSE range to the router your performance may be not so bad,,, just don't stray off too far or have obstacles or signal interference, forget it..
You get what you pay for. If you can pony up another 100 bucks or so you may as well get a used HP-Envy with 4 GB RAM, a USB-C port, multiple usb ports, independent FULL A/C power, and just an all-around much more gratifying experience. Just a thought. Take Care