Android tablets are getting less expensive day by day, and the Dragon Touch X10 offers up decent Android performance for not at lot of money. This tablet is closely related to the Dragon Touch i10X Windows tablet in form. While its not rocking the latest Android version, this tablet still has its uses. Read on for the full Dragon Touch X10 review.
DRAGON TOUCH X10 SPECIFICATIONS
- Google Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 10.6” 1366×768 IPS display, 10 point Touch
- AllWinner A83T Octa-Core up to 2.0 GHz
- 16 GB storage, 1GB RAM
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP w/ AF, Front 2.0MP
- Bluetooth, Mini HDMI, Wi-Fi, Standard USB, Micro USB
- Battery: 7200 mAH
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Dragon Touch X10 Tablet
- AC Adapter
- USB Connection Cable
- User Manual
The Dragon Touch X10 is nearly identical to the Dragon iX10 Windows tablet minus the Windows logo. The front IPS display has a pre-installed screen protector, a nice touch, and the 2MP camera resides here as well. Along the top edge (in landscape) are the volume rocker and power switch. The back of the device houses the 5MP camera, as well as two speakers and the Dragon Touch branding.
On the left side of the Dragon Touch X10 you’ll find the microSD slot for expandable storage, microUSB port, mini HDMI port, USB 2.0 port, DC in and headphone jack. The tablet body is made of a soft touch material that tends to grab dirty fingerprints easily, so wash your hands. Overall the design is simple and adheres to your basic black tablet slab seen in Android and Windows tablets. It’s not a ground breaking design; instead, it doesn’t stray from what we normally see, so it should be comfortable.
The 1366×768 IPS display is 720p HD so you’re not getting the full 1080p here. Considering its $119 price point, though, 720p is more than fair. The display isn’t oversaturated like you’ll find on AMOLED displays, that’s a matter of taste. I prefer natural colors over intense saturation but AMOLED displays continue to gain its fans. The colors are great on this display, clean and crisp, and consuming media content on this tablet was great. Blacks are deep enough that you don’t get a washed out look. They could be better, but it is a cheaper tablet.
The touch screen was decent. There were some instances where it didn’t catch my input and I had to tap a few times. Scrolling was mostly lag-free but there were occasional hiccups where the browser had to catch up. Some of these issues are probably associated mostly with Android 5.1. If Dragon Touch would update the OS some of this could be resolved.
The Dragon Touch X10 is running Android 5.1 Lollipop so you’re not getting the benefit of the latest Google OS. Still, Android 5.1 is capable and works really well on the X10. The occasional lag and scrolling issues are likely due to lack of software updates, so Android 6.0 would be nice to see on this tablet.
Running an Octa-Core A83T and 1GB of RAM the tablet is still very capable of handling basic tablet duties. Browsing, calendar and office work are all very easy to run, as is media consumption like YouTube and Netflix. Playing games on the Dragon Touch X10 isn’t too bad either, light gaming is very doable and even slightly heavier games like Temple Run are fairly smooth. When you get into heavier gaming like Asphalt 6 you’re going to start getting some lag and dropped frames. I did encounter a curiosity when logging into the tablet for the first time. Google keeps track of the devices your Google account is using. When logging into this tablet, Google recognized it as a Sony Xperia X10. This might indicate Dragon Touch is using Sony parts for the Dragon Touch X10.
Bottom line on performance is, don’t expect to do any heavy gaming here, light gaming, browsing and media consumption is where you stand here.
These are the same speakers found in the Dragon Touch iX10…tinny, weak, nearly no bass, and you’re better off with headphones.
Just don’t take pictures with a tablet, please don’t do it. But if you find yourself in a pinch and need to use the Dragon Touch X10 for pictures you’ll find a 2.0MP and 5.0MP shooter on it. The cameras are likely the same modules in the iX10 since nearly everything is identical here. The front facing 2.0MP camera is pretty grainy and doesn’t work well in low light at all. If you’re going to use it for Skype it will work well but make sure you have some light in the room. The rear 5.0MP camera is also weak in low light with a lot of grain. It does better in sunlight and well lit areas but seriously, use your phone for pictures.
Battery life is pretty good, you can get through the day easily with browsing, media consumption and basic internet stuffs. If you fire up gaming on this, especially more intensive games, your battery will suffer.
Android 5.1 might be a deal breaker for some and honestly, everyone should be on Android 6.0, but since this isn’t you get what you get. For the price, $119.99 on Amazon and currently $99.99 on Tablet Express, it’s not a bad deal.
This is probably not going to be a primary device but would make a good secondary device and also makes a great light gaming machine for the kids.