OYYU T11 Tablet / Phablet Review

OYYU-T11-Black-UK-ReviewOYYU T11 Tablet / Phablet Review. Well, not really a full review, but more of a general talk about the Oi You! I mean OYYU. Compared to the leading brands it competes with, this one is largely unknown in comparison. That's also evident from the amount of reviews in both text and video form for the OYYU T11. There's not many out there. Overall, for the price, it's not a actually too bad of a tablet. One of the main reasons people will consider buying the T11 over the many other tablets at the same price point, is because of its dual SIM capability.

So essentially, this is a Phablet, which means it can also work just like a 2G mobile phone, or 3G compatible Smartphone. Please note: It takes a standard size SIM card(s) and both slots can't work simultaneously on 3G at the same time.

OYYU T11 Tablet Simple Specification


However, there is a lot more to this device than just the Phablet feature. It's actually quite a good all-rounder. The 10.1 Inch IPS screen is nice and clear and has good viewing angles, touch screen is responsive, and the MediaTek (MTK8321) Quad Core Processor @ 1.3Ghz is fairly capable. Android 7.0 Nougat comes pre-installed and there's 16GB of internal storage to play with. But only 11GB of that will be free to use due to the rest being taken up by the Operating System and other software that comes installed on the device, which is minimal.

1GB RAM is all the T11 has, and sadly with tablets, this can't be easily upgraded. 1GB RAM is adequate for general everyday use for the usual things like YouTube, watching films, Internet browsing and social media, but it's probably not enough for medium to heavy gaming. Battery life is decent, lasting around a day depending on how demanding on resources the user is.
Of course, the T11 also has WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, Micro SD slot (can hold up to an extra 32GB) and a Micro USB Port.
Build quality is average. Two speakers are present in this device, and they are quite poor quality as stated by users of the device (as they are on most devices that sit within the same low-budget range), especially when it comes to the maximum volume level. This is reported as being low compared to other tablets within the same price range. The Dual cameras are pretty standard, offering 2 mega pixels each (front facing and rear).

OYYU Phablet Verdict


Decent little workhorse, equipped with something that so many people now want because most people own a Smartphone with Data. The Phablet feature is really the T11's main selling point. Everything else on this device can be found in tablets that cost even less to buy. And due to the fact that you can now buy a Samsung, Lenovo, or Huawei tablet for around the same money outlay, It is tough to recommend this model over those mentioned if you're someone who doesn't desperately need to use the Phablet features this device offers.

 For literally Ten - Twenty Five Pounds more than this model costs, you can get a tablet, like a Neocore E1 (Link), DJC Touchtab6 Lite 8 (SIM card slot present and 4G compatible) or a Huawei 53018680 MediaPad T3 8". All of which have 2GB RAM, better or similar Processors, and the ability to hold a much larger additional SD card storage maximum. The maximum of 32GB the OYYU T11 has is very low when you consider that its competitors can hold anywhere between an extra 128GB - 256GB of storage space. While the T11 isn't a bad device overall, the competition is just too good to really, honestly recommend it over the models and brands mentioned above.

Furthermore, there's other models offered by brands such as Samsung and Lenovo that I didn't even mention. Even some of the models offered by Alba are decent enough to be considered (Read a review here). So much choice from the big brands makes the T11's drawbacks potential deal-breakers. Unless you need one of the cheapest Phablets that actually works that is. If not, take a look at what else is on offer. Another Phablet worth taking a look at if you're on a seriously tight budget, is the Tagital 7" MTM-T7N.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Specs UK

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If you're a resident of the UK, and you've been watching some TV lately, I'm sure you must have seen the three Samsung advertisements that have been coming on one after the other that show the 3 new products Samsung are releasing on dates that are very close to each other. First one is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smartphone, the other is the Galaxy Smart Watch, and the third is, of course, the new Galaxy Tab S4. First impressions are that it's a great 2-in-1 with a very respectable specification.

Had you visited a few of the Amazon listings for the "S4", you would have probably been quite disappointed to see that there are already some bad reviews. Well there's no need to be concerned. It's basically a mistake. Some buyers, who bought an older model have left negative reviews on a listing. The listing in question has been updated in preparation for the new S4 (SM-T830NZKABTU).

But now the listing for the new model looks unfairly tarnished. Don't be put off, those negative reviews are not about the new model set to be released on 24th August 2018. I mean, how can they be when it hasn't even been released yet.

Update: This model is now released and for sale: You can order the S4 from Amazon UK, or pre-order the latest Galaxy Tab S5e SM-T720 (UK Amazon Release - April 19th 2019)

The screen quality has always been beautiful on the Galaxy Tabs, very clear and crisp. The new S4 seems to be no different with its Super AMOLED display. It's 2-in-1 capabilities are taken to the next level thanks to the very clever design of the external keyboard (sold separately), and the addition of DeX.

This makes the device a true workhorse, giving it much more versatility where productivity and potentially, where external connections are concerned. As well as other external products, you can hook the new S4 up to an external monitor and turn the device into a full blown desktop computer. You will need to buy compatible HDMI connections and DeX leads if you want this functionality, but they are readily available to purchase. There are so many other great features of the Galaxy Tab S4 worth mentioning. Read the quick the spec list below.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (SM-T830NZKABTU) Specification


  • 10.5 Inch Super AMOLED (2560 x 1600) Display
  • Samsung Exynos 2.35GHz Octa Core Processor
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB Internal storage space (expandable to 400GB)
  • Dual WiFi + Bluetooth 5.0 + GPS
  • 4 AKG Enhanced Speakers (Dolby ATMOS)
  • Dual Cameras (8 megapixel front + 13 megapixel back with flash)
  • Face Recognition + Iris Scanner + Fingerprint Scanner
  • Improved S Pen
  • USB 3.1
  • MicroSD Slot
  • Headphone Jack
  • Bixby Vision and Bixby Voice
  • Weighs under 500 grams
  • Large 7300 mAh Battery Capacity


The battery offers approximately 10 - 15 hours of continuous usage, such as browsing the Internet or watching films. Standby time is around a week. There's also a model which has 256GB of internal storage space and Android 8.0, Oreo (in black or grey), but that version appears to not be for sale in the UK at this moment. In the USA, this model is already selling like hotcakes. Perhaps after the official UK release comes and goes we will see the better spec models make an appearance.

The standard spec model is great, and early reports are positive. But while the tablet alone seems excellent, to get the most out of this device, the external add-ons are required. In particular, the external keyboard and mouse. After all, those are what really give the device it's laptop / portable desktop capabilities for those wanting to work while on the move, or people generally looking for a new do-it-all 2-in-1.

However, they are sold separately and will bump up the final cost considerably. After the initial hype there may be cheaper keyboard / mouse bundle packages available, so keep an eye out for those over the coming months. For individuals who aren't really bothered about the keyboard and just want the latest Samsung to tablet around with, The new S4 seems to be a real winner. You can either Pre-order now or wait until the official release date. Looking for an older, tried and tested Samsung Tab - Take a look at the Galaxy S2.

Huawei MediaPad T3 7 Android 6.0 Review

There's bad news for companies who operate in the technology sector that specialise in bringing the cheaper priced, inferior quality tablets to market. The bad news is, now, more and more of the really big tech brands have merged into this space, so you no longer need to risk buying a cheap tablet from a brand that no ones ever heard of. You can just as easily buy a low priced Tablet from one of the more trusted and reliable brands, such as Samsung, Lenovo, and of course, Huawei. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the excellent Huawei MediaPad T3 7".

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Fair enough, the T3 7 Inch is basically one of the smallest, entry level models of the whole "T" and "M" range of tablets offered by Huawei. But don't be fooled by its entry-level label. Reviews are mostly excellent. The specification, and overall quality, will leave you in no doubt that even Huawei's least expensive model is far better than almost all the other unknown brands that cost considerably more to buy. And for the tablets that cost the same, well, there aren't very many worth mentioning other than the few models offered by Alba, and the Amazon Fire 7.

But truth be told, while the Amazon Fire is a pretty good device, the Fire 7 has many complaints, and a lot of them are down to how everything is kept "in-house" so to speak, and how aggressive Amazon are in the way they serve ads on the device. It's all about the upsell with the Fire 7, as in getting users to purchase other products. "Special Offers". One example being additional cloud storage space. You can of course opt out of receiving these "special offers", or annoying ads as most people refer to them, but this will cost you money. I believe it is around £10, or $15 for an Ad-Free Fire 7. Anyway, enough about that.

For fans of the pocket sized seven inch models, the T3 7" offers great portability, and features a fairly impressive spec. The back of this model has an aluminium casing, which adds a bit more quality to the finish.

Huawei MediaPad T3 7" (BG2-W09) Quick Specification

  • Cool space grey aluminium back shell casing
  • Sharp and clear 7 Inch IPS (170 PPI) 1024 x 600 Screen
  • Mediatek (MT8127) 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 interface
  • 1GB RAM + 16GB Internal storage space (an additional 128GB can be added)
  • Dual Cameras: 2 megapixel Front - 2megapixel back
  • MALI-450 Graphics Processor (GPU)
  • Decent speaker quality (Only 1 speaker)
  • Dual WiFi capable (2.4Ghz + 5Ghz)
  • 3100mAh battery (respectable duration depending on user demands)
  • Micro SD card slot
  • GPS compatibility
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Parental controls
  • Lightweight
  • 2 Year guarantee

Things To Be Aware Of


Given the price, there really isn't much worth complaining about with the T3 7. I even feel a bit bad writing a "Things to be aware of" section because this is a cracking tablet for the price. Especially when you take into consideration what its competition has to offer. Yes, the Neocore's (Latest model) and Fusion5's 108 model, are good cheap tablets. But they are not really comparable here because the T3 7 is cheaper to buy than basically any model that those two brands sell. Not in used condition either, but brand new in the box. But, in their defence, they are bigger sized tablets, so will naturally be more expensive.

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Anyway, here goes with the things to be aware of. The Mediatek MT8127 Processor is decent for a device in this price range, and will be able to do all the usual things like watch movies, stream, browse social media, read e-books and surf the Internet. But due to the minimal 1GB RAM, if you have too much open at once the device can start to lag a little. But this is the case with most devices that only have 1GB RAM and a decent but rather standard Quad Core Processor. So its nothing new with the T3 7. As long as you are mindful, and don't have too many Apps, web browser tabs and other programs running all at once, it will operate just fine. However, be aware that this is no gaming tablet.

There is some bloatware installed, of which some can be easily removed. And the screen, while sharp and crisp for such a low cost device, don't expect an Apple quality display from this device that is basically a fraction of the price to buy brand new. Minimal reports of a few faulty devices, with issues consisting of slow to respond touch screens, the device being quite slow to respond on occasion, and a few complaints regarding App compatibility.

The micro USB port is used for charging the device only. and can not be used to transfer data. A big majority of the 16GB internal storage space is taken up by the operating system + other programs and files, so you will need to purchase a SD card almost instantly.

Also, the lack of an easily readable (written too small) manual or instructions in the box has made some customers annoyed. This is quickly resolved by the user guide / manual being available to view or download online.

Looking for the quick start and full user guides? 

You can download them here from the official Huawei website. Overall, the T3 7" is an excellent device. Just read through the hundreds of great reviews for confirmation of this. You'll be hard pressed to find another device which costs the same as the Huawei T3 7" that can compete. Super value for those on a tight budget.

How To Remove Android Keyboard History

How do you remove / delete Android Lollipop OS keyboard history. Although now considered as slightly dated as far as Operating Systems go, Android Lollipop still remains one of the best and most stable of all the Android OS versions, past and present. Even now in 2018, It's also still one of the most widely used.

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As with anything Android based, the Lollipop interface is extremely easy to use. However, some of the back end settings and functions could have been worded better so that a laymen can understand how to perform certain tasks. This is the case with clearing the history. The procedure (what you need to click) is not exactly spelt out in easy to decipher computer language in terms of understanding that what you are clicking is going to end up reaching the desired conclusion. Anyway, it's easy enough once you know how. So here it is

How To Remove Android Lollipop OS Keyboard History


  • Tap the settings (cog) icon
  • Choose "Language & Input"
  • Select "Android Keyboard Settings (AOSP)"
  • Select "Text Correction"
  • Turn off "Personalised Suggestions"

After you have done the above the keyboard history will not be saved any more. But be aware that predictive text is still activated. If you want to reverse this action because you only wanted to delete a specific search term on a once only basis (re-enable the saving of what's typed in), all you have to do is go through the above sequence again and just turn ON "Personalised Suggestions".

When keyboard history retention is not turned off, or not cleared, once the user starts to type something in, by default Android will automatically throw up previously typed in phrases and searches as suggestions based on what has been typed into the keyboard in the past. This can be a real privacy issue if you are using a shared device. or let someone borrow it as a favour.

Reasons for deletion vary, but it could be something as innocent as buying a surprise gift for someone that you want to keep it a secret from, or you just find it an annoyance that someone else's search terms keep presenting themselves every time you type a word or letter in. However, in many cases, it can be very embarrassing too.

Because let's face it, with online searches relating to porn rising year after year, not just in the UK, but world wide (That goes for searches by both males and females - Yes, much research has been done), it's very plausible that a lot of people who want to remove their search / keyboard history are doing so because their previously stored keyword searches will be related to porn. For many individuals, this is a very private topic, and for some, it could even get them into trouble with their other half.

Most users aren't aware that this information is actually being saved until they see search terms they'd forgotten about being suggested to them, then I imagine that's the time to quickly scramble over to the Internet and find out how to resolve the issue. Whatever the reasoning, I hope it was resolved here. Look out for future "How To" posts coming soon on Computer Tablets, as they will be added more frequently going forward.

Huawei MediaPad M3 10 Lite 32GB Review

Despite there being a full range of Huawei MediaPad's to choose between, from the T3 7", right up to the very powerful M5 8", it's the M3 10" Lite that potentially offers the absolute best value for money from the complete range. Savvy buyers who understand about what level of specification is available in a certain price range have picked up on this, as they can see that the Huawei MediaPad M3 10" Lite has everything needed to be right at the pinnacle when it comes to price Vs the highest possible specification and build quality obtainable within its price bracket.
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Reminiscent of the aluminium backed Samsung's and Apple iPads, the build quality and super sleek design of the M3 10 Inch Lite is fantastic. They complement each other very well. Coming in at under one third of an Inch in thickness, it's very thin but still has some weight to it, so feels great in the hand. Out the box it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat and the feature rich EMUI 5.1. This is a great combination, which gives it the ability to make certain features a bit more convenient than just having the standard Android 7.0. Some of those conveniences include an App tray, more shortcuts to make important features within easier reach, accidental tap detector (still a work in progress), and a single-hand setting which makes the device a bit more easier to operate certain tasks when using just one hand.

The core specification includes a 10.1 Inch 1920 x 1200 IPS (ClariVu) Display, Qualcomm Octa-Core (MSM8940) Processor @ 1.4GHz, Adreno™ 505 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage (can hold an additional 128GB), Dual cameras (8mp front facing fixed focus camera + 8mp auto focus rear), incredible Harman / Kardon four speaker "SmartPA" sound system, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD Slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB port, outstanding battery life (6660mAh), fingerprint scanning technology for added security, split screen and parental controls. It also comes with a manufacturers 2 year warranty.

Stand out features of the Huawei MediaPad M3 10 Lite


Responsiveness and Stability


With its powerful Qualcomm Octa-Core (MSM8940) Processor and 3GB RAM, It's very fast and responsive. Even when multi-tasking to a considerably high level, it still has the ability to remain stable and non-lethargic. That also goes for high resource using activities, too, like gaming and video playback. Browsing the Internet offers very little strain on the Huawei 10 Lite's large CPU reserve, and it can do this using minimal effort. Even with a multitude of different tabs open, some of which being complex, and often annoying Java-heavy websites, and with many Apps running in the background, the system lag remains impressively low. A very stable, versatile tablet.

The Screen


Whilst not the highest PPI at 224, the screen offers a really good level of clarity and depth. Viewing angles are excellent. The display also benefits from having ClariVu-Eye Care Mode technology, which is basically an eye friendly feature that can filter out potentially harmful blue light and automatically adjust the brightness of the screen to suit the lighting conditions of the users surroundings, offering an optimal, eye strain-less experience. Although some users would disagree. But overall the screen is excellent.

Speaker System


This is not your usual set of tinny speakers that are found in so many tablets these days, it's a much more fulfilling experience. Having the full Quad (4 speakers) Harmon / Kardon speaker system, this is rated as one of the M3 10 Lite's best features. The sound quality this device is capable of producing is second to none when compared to any competitor at the price range. Whether listening to music, gaming, or watching a movie, you will instantly be aware of how much more fuller and enhanced the audio is. Brilliant speaker set up.

Battery Duration


The M3 10 Lite has an excellent battery duration, even when performing battery sapping requests like watching films and playing games. Video playback duration for this model is stated as approximately 10 hours, and the standby time can far surpass that. By all accounts it holds a charge really well. This is a sure sign of high quality cells being used inside the battery. With many machines being notoriously slow to reach a full charge, it's also faster to charge than most.

Other things worth mentioning


With the added advantage of being able to set a micro SD card as the default location, you can now install Apps directly on to the storage card, and then run them from there. So the 32GB of internal storage space that's in the 10 Lite is of little concern if / when it becomes full and you still want to install more Apps. Just buy an SD card and install them directly onto the card.

Despite what some product descriptions claim, in the UK the Huawei M3 10 Lite is not a Phablet. It does (or some models) have a SIM card slot (some have two), but the models designated for the UK market (also USA and Europe) are not compatible with the phone Networks of those locations. I believe its only Asia where this feature is compatible.

Problems


This is such a great tablet for the money that it's hard to really find many faults or negatives that are consistent enough to be worth mentioning. Some of the other models from the range do have a few minor issues here and there, but this one seems to be the most trouble-free of them all. There have been a few complaints about a weak WiFi signal, which were quickly rectified (full refunds issued) and put down to a few faulty devices slipping through the net. This is very believable, because on the other hand there are lots of reviewers complimenting how good the WiFi strength is.

The main "problem" with this model is actually not a problem with the tablet at all. The main issue is down to the sellers putting up the wrong information in the product descriptions. In this case, on Amazon. For example, some buyers thought they were getting the BAH-L09, which is 4G mobile data enabled, but in reality they were sent the BAH-W09, which is not 4G SIM card compatible. So really, the tablet is not at fault at all here, it's basically down to human error.

This has not only happened with 4G related matters either, but with many different aspects, all feature related. So be sure to ask the seller in advance if there's anything you are unsure about that you absolutely need the device to have before purchasing to avoid disappointment. If it's 4G you're after, give either the M3 8.4″ with Kirin 950 Processor, or the T3 10 Zoll LTE Phablet a look.

The Zoll LTE doesn't have the same level of specification as the model reviewed here (though still very good), but does come in at a lower price and is confirmed to be 4G mobile data compatible for UK Networks. Great machine. In closing, the 10 Lite is a fantastic, very refined device, and no doubt top-shelf for what it costs to buy. In fact, overall I'd say this particular model is better than the similarly priced offerings from Samsung and Apple.

Dragon Touch V10 Tablet Quick Review

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The Dragon range of Tablets have been around for quite some time, and while one or two have already been featured on this site some time ago, I thought it was about time to write a quick review on one of their most popular models. That is, of course, the Dragon Touch V10. As far as what we have now come to expect from Tablets within this price range goes, this model is rather standard in its overall specification.

This may sound a bit boring, or unworthy of purchasing, but sometimes this average spec is actually a good thing where stability and reliability are concerned. Over complication, such as trying to cram in too many features and functions, can cause issues down the line. Don't worry, the term "rather standard" does not mean the specification is terrible by any means. It's actually pretty good.

The only reason I call it that is down to expectations being so high these days, and with constant advancements taking place, even at the lower price points. So any model that doesn't have a super high spec, or a stand out feature that the rest don't have is considered as standard issue and adequate for the price bracket. As you'll see below, it's fairly well kitted out across the board.

Dragon Touch V10 10 Inch Specification


  • 10 Inch 800 x 1280 IPS Screen
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
  • Quad Core MediaTek (MTK) Processor @ 1.3GHz
  • 16GB Internal Storage Space
  • 1GB RAM (DDR3)
  • WiFi (non dual band)
  • GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual cameras (2 mega pixel front and rear)
  • Micro SD card slot (32GB max)
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Micro USB Port
  • Mini HDMI
  • Internal Speakers
  • 4 - 8 hours battery life from a full charge (depending on user demands)
  • 1 year warranty

Best features


First off, I think I should make you aware. If you haven't already heard, fake reviews have become a big issue on the Internet, and sadly, Amazon is just as affected as some of the other big online stores. So now, all reviews, yes even verified purchases, have to be examined very carefully, and taken somewhat with a grain of salt. With that said, the best features that appear to have impressed customers the most with this model are the respectable build quality, clear and colour-rich IPS (In-plane switching) display, responsive touch screen, decent video playback, stability and overall longevity. The Dragon Touch V10 comes well presented in a nice little box and comes complete with mains charger, USB cable and manual. Straight out the box there is minimal bloatware installed.

Things to be aware of


Regardless of the brand or cost, all Tablets have a few not so good points. This one is no exception. With the Dragon Touch V10 we see the grainy 2 mega pixel front and rear cameras that are present in so many Tablets that sit within this price range. And in all honesty, they are not much use for taking a clear picture, and can only just about be used for video calling with Skype. The same can be said for the speakers. They are the usual tinny sounding suspects that are found on many cheap devices. The good news is you can use external speakers, such as a wireless Bluetooth speaker or headphones.

The external storage capacity of the V10 is extremely lacking when compared to some of its competitors. Take for instance the NeoCore range. The new N1 and E1 (read a quick review here) can hold an additional 200GB. In fact, the latest N1F (talked about here) can hold up to 256GB of extra storage space. Most of the Fusion5 models are not far behind the NeoCore's in this department either. So, when compared to those types of Gigabyte numbers it makes this model look pretty poor in comparison.

The WiFi is not dual band, and only operates at 2.4GHz. However, this isn't the end of the world, and most people won't need it or notice any difference. There's also a few reports of unresponsive apps, and some feedback of it being slow and sluggish at times. It also takes a good few hours to reach a full charge (6-8 hours as stated by the seller) if the battery is totally empty. However, this is quite common with many Tablets. Fortunately, like most, the V10 can still be used while charging. Although this will obviously make the charging time even longer if aiming for a full charge.

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