Title: Awesome Android Tablet, can run with the best of them!
Content: As a total tech enthusiast, this TCL tablet caught my eye. First of all the matte screen finish is definitely not commonplace in the tablet market, and the size is also somewhere in between an iPad mini and 11" model. It feels great in landscape, which obviously is meant to be used in due to the front facing camera in the center. WOW. I am impressed for the value for money. The matte finish on the screen, even if I suspect it is a screen protector type applied perm. to the display at the factory, feels GREAT. It cuts down glare and it just is a silky smooth, as described, paper-like experience compared to a glossy screen. The performance is great and it feels snappy. I was not expecting the performance from this chip that I'm getting. The interface is quick to respond and Chrome is no problem. I have not used it for gaming, so I can't comment on more intensive workflows, but for it's price, it punches above the rest. Android tablets are becoming rarer and rarer these days, and this is a great example of one from one of the best underdogs, TCL. I have a feeling this tablet is the start of some really amazing products from them besides their plethora of TV's in the American market. Going back to the display, the pixel density looks nice and it's not an iPad retina, but it is sharp, colorful, and has great viewing angles, in part to the matte coating. The chassis is made of nice cold to the touch aluminum, and despite the plastic buttons, it feels very premium. I have not had a chance to test out the camera much, but I truly don't care on a tablet. Battery seems good, not amazing, but it's a relatively thin and light device. It looks a bit awkward in portrait mode due to the aspect ratio however it is perfectly serviceable. I was not expecting to be so impressed by this tablet and I ordered another one in the purple color I really wanted because I like it so much! Give it a try for the price, you will love having this as I would say a companion to your main tablet, or if you want to play around with Android a bit. The skin is light handed and feels very close to stock Android. Thumbs up from me!