In today's review we will analyze a tablet just below the 150 euro, which has the distinction of being one of the most chosen on Amazon, Or the Dragon Touch Max 10. Given that today there are more and more tablets of much more famous brands at modest prices, will it make sense to buy this device? How it behaved in daily use Let's find out together in the article!
Dragon Touch Max10 review
Unboxing - Dragon Touch Max10
The sales package is made of white hardcover with a photo of the product printed on the top and inside we find the following equipment:
- Dragon Touch Max10;
- wall power supply with European plug and 5V = 2A output;
- USB cable - USB Type-C;
- instruction manual.
Design and construction
From the first glance it is clear that this Dragon Touch Max 10 belongs to the low end market, as it has clearly visible frames and a plastic body with a rather anonymous look.
La construction in fact it is economic and the assembly is no different since the back cover in two corners protrudes more than the aluminum frame. Overall, the structure does not seem to guarantee great solidity, although the thickness gives us the feeling that it resists bending.
Since we have introduced the discourse, the dimensions are approximately 240 x 170 x 10 millimeters for a weight of 925 grams. In general, these are standard sizes for a 10-inch tablet.
I am not surprised by the materials or the frames, as under the 150 € it's hard to find anything aluminum with optimized display, but they had to do more in theassembly which seemed a bit rough to me.
Below is the microphone with two system speakers, while above only the USB Type-C input is noted. On the right side we find the reset button, the power button, the 3.5 mm jack input and the volume rocker unlike the opposite side which is clean. We conclude with the front part on which the camera for selfies lies and on the back where we find the main camera with the LED flash and a removable slot to insert the microSD.
Aboard Dragon Touch Max 10 we find a display IPS da 10.1 inches in Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels) with 16:10 aspect ratio.
The panel does not have a very high maximum brightness and therefore suffers quite a lot reflections of lights. The colors are not bad for the type of display, but the oleophobic treatment is not the best as well as the display coating which is a bit plasticky. The touch screen in fact it is intricate and it is not the most reactive.
Through the settings we can manage the color calibration (warm, standard and cold), activate the ambient display, the dark theme and other basic functions of Android Stock.
Hardware and Performance
To move the Dragon Touch Max 10 a chipset takes care of it Unisoc SC9863A, which is inclusive of an octa-core processor with a maximum clock frequency of 1.6 GHz, 3 GB di RAM e 32 GB di internal memory expandable via microSD to 128 GB.
The performance fully represents the low end of the market, as navigation is not the fastest and not even the opening of the apps, but the tablet still manages to carry out all the required operations. Let's say this product is meant more for it fun and for productivity.
In fact, the Dragon Touch Max 10 it could be used for your children to follow lessons, for watching movies or for playing light games such as Clash Royale, Subway Surfers and so on.
In any case, know that you will have to arm yourself with good patience in use, a little because of the non-responsive touchscreen, a little because of the stock software that needs to be streamlined and a little because of the not performing hardware.
Later I also leave you the results of the benchmark tests, although the results are not exciting.
As for the camera, the Dragon Touch Max 10 owns a rear camera from 8 mega-pixels and a front from 5 mega-pixels.
Obviously this tablet was not designed to be used for photographs, but since we want to give you an overall opinion on the product then we will also cover this topic.
Generally speaking the results are insufficient due to a low quality, a slightly fluctuating light management and colors that sometimes get busted by the latter. Let's say the Dragon Touch Max 10 can be used safely for video calls, but there it stops.
Audio and connectivity
Il Dragon Touch Max 10 owns a double speaker in the lower part, which returns a sufficiently powerful audio but which tends to favor more the high and medium frequencies at the expense of the low ones.
Moving on to connectivity we find the Wi-Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth not well defined in which version e GPS (again we have a few specifics). I have not encountered major problems from this point of view, as the tablet does its job adequately.
Il Dragon Touch Max 10 is based on Android 9 Pie with interface stock and security patches updated to 5 November 2019.
Given the simplicity of the interface there is not much to add regarding the functionality, there is the screen division, the settings related to the display mentioned above, the digital well-being and some other customization.
Unfortunately the UI it is not the most reactive, also thanks to the poorly performing hardware, and with different applications it confuses the orientation of the display.
Under the body we find one battery da 5000 mAh and with intense use, that is gaming, web browsing and watching movies I managed to get to approx 4 hours of active display. In short, I would have expected a little more.
With moderate use you will be able to reach even the following day without problems. If you only use it when you come home from work for an hour of web surfing and video then you can rest easy for a couple of days.
Conclusions - Dragon Touch Max10
We arrive at conclusions and let's start from price why the Dragon Touch Max 10 is available on Amazon about 149 €. A figure that can be tempting since we are talking about a tablet with a large display from 10 inches and this is probably what prompted many people to buy.
Personally I would not make this mistake, as there are far superior products around, although from Amazon it's hard to find the best deals.
At the same figure (or almost) on Amazon I recommend you to buy more reliable brand devices like Huawei e Samsung or, even better, if you want to buy from China (Banggood, Gearbest, AliExpress) you will be able to find well-made tablets at even lower prices. Just look at the various Teclast which are proposed at approx 130 € with Wi-Fi + 4G.
For all the various insights on the best Chinese tablets, I suggest you take a look at ours Buying Guide.