If you are looking for a cheap tablet that you can run games on than I picked up for you 4 of the best Chinese tablets for the task.
Over the years there has been a massive boost in the Chinese tech industry with brands like Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo taking the mobile market by storm but recently they are excelling in the western dominant tablet sector. Brands like Samsung, Apple and the new competitor Microsoft have been dominating the market with their models but now their Chinese counterparts are entering into the niche and with similar or better specs for half the price with the same quality and if not more durability then their western counterparts, to name a few Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus, Chuwi Hi9 Pro and the Telcast T20.
Best 4 Cheap Chinese Tablets For Gaming
1. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is a premium tablet that has been released by the Xiaomi company in the year 2018 and is still going strong in the market today with many positive reviews about its sleek body and good aluminum finish it’s a looker as well and at the price of 260$ is very affordable especially when compared to Samsung and Apple products that go above 500$.
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It has some very decent specifications such as a Snapdragon 660 processor with a 3GB or 4GB RAM depending on the ROM which comes in two options of 32 or 64 GB respectively and with an expandable memory of up to 256GB it is very impressive, to say the least.
It supports LTE and has a Nano Sim slot. It has a single main camera with a resolution of 13MP and a front camera of 5MP.
It comes with decent speakers and headphones with active noise cancellation and a dedicated mic.
It has an IPS LCD display with 16M pixels and a display resolution of 1200×1920 pixels and an 8inches wide display. It has a 6000 mAH battery with a decent charging rate.
It has a very good processor coupled with ample memory and battery which makes it a very good gaming tablet.
2. Chuwi Hi9 Pro
The Chuwi Hi9 Pro is another notable tablet that is present in the market and it has some very promising specs such as an 8.4ich display that boasts a screen resolution of 2560×1600 and it is as good as a high-end tablet and with touch quality that is very close to high-end tablets.
It has a solid build quality with a mostly aluminum back and 2 plastic strips on the top and bottom.
In terms of camera quality, it’s not the best either with an 8MP main and 5MP front-facing camera.
It only has a single speaker that is sufficient for YouTube and Netflix but only at close range.
It has 5000 mAH battery that under normal running time with 50% brightness and Wi-Fi on can run for only 8 and a half hours which is not good.
But now we come to the main part which is the hardware performance and it’s not the best even though it boasts a MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-core chipset that consists of 10 cores it isn’t that good.
The games under low graphics work fine but as soon as you increase the graphic quality the games become laggy and especially big games like PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds) Mobile and Into The Dead 4 where the game was laggy but at the price of just 140 to 170$ what can you expect.
It is a very mediocre tablet for gaming but perfect for those who want to game on a budget.
3. Huawei MediaPad M5
On the surface, the Huawei MediaPad M5 is equipped with good hardware for tablets: the Kirin 960 processor, which was a Huawei flagship processor just two years ago, with 8 cores – four at 2.1GHz and four at 1.8GHz, and 4GB RAM. It may not sound like much, but if you look at the specifications of most tablets on the market you will find that most come with inferior hardware.
On the other hand, this tablet has a screen with at least 2x more pixels than most other tablets, which come with a standard full-HD screen or less.
The display quality has a price, as the processor has to work harder. Add to that Huawei ‘s rather heavy EMUI 8 interface, and you’ll understand why this tablet isn’t exactly a performance wizard.
Scrolling within apps almost always suffers from unpleasant bugs and sometimes involuntary touches because of them, and generally feels a little tired, as if the system is overloaded – even when there is no active app in the background.
It’s not a very poor performance, and in fact, for most tablets uses today – reading ebooks, watching a video and some basic surfing and gaming – it does the job, but don’t expect an amazing performance.
The AnTuTu test gave the tablet a score of 176,249 points.
4. Telcast T20
Another contender from china is the Telcast T20 tablet and looks like a promising proposition.
With a 10.1inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560×1600, it is quite impressive and with a MediaTek Helio X27 and is also a Deca-core processor.
It has some very premium features like a full aluminum body and a fingerprint sensor.
It has good build quality for the price starting at 200$ and with a good camera of 13MP main and surprisingly 13MP front camera as well it boasts good camera quality.
As far as speakers go it has dual stereo speakers and a loudspeaker. It can support 4G as well as LTE and has a dual sim card or hybrid sim setup meaning that it can either support two Sims or one sim and one SD card.
And it has an 8100 mAH battery which under normal usage runs for 8 hours which is disappointing, to say the least.
Now for the main part which is the hardware and with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage, it is quite good.
When running games such as PUBG Mobile and Into the Dead 4 it performed quite well under low graphics but there was minor lagging under a higher graphics setup.
Overall it’s a good gaming tablet and for the price starting at 200$, it’s a steal.
The tablets mentioned above will give you great value for your money and you can certainly enjoy with them if you are looking for a tablet for basic and not too heavy games(most of the games in the app store will run perfectly ok with them).