This is the Vastking KingPad SA10 Android tablet, a budget tablet that is available now from Amazon for just £120/$150. Let’s take a look.
Let’s talk about the spec for the tablet. It’s running Android 10, it’s got a 1.6ghz 8 core processor, a 10inch IPS display with a 1920×1200 resolution. It’s got 3GB of RAM, 32GB of board storage, which can be upgraded up to 128GB via the microSD card slot and has 6000Mah battery. There is a 13megapixel rear camera, 5mp front-facing camera and you can connect it to both 2.4 and 5ghz networks.
The tablet comes in two colours, silver or rose gold, which is the version we got. It’s got a big 10″ display to the front, with white borders around all sides, plus the front-facing camera at the top, if being held vertically. To the back of the tablet, you’ve got that rose gold metal finish, that also rises up the sides too, which are also slightly rounded on the longer edges, plus the rear camera. If held horizontally, to the top is the power on button and volume control, to the right side is the USB C port used for charging, headphone jack, microphone pinhole and two speakers. To the left-hand side is the microSD card slot, which is opened like a sim card slot, you use the little pin provided into the hole, and it’ll pop out.
Inside the box you get the tablet, USB C cable, european power block and user manual.
I quite like the overall appearance of the tablet, it feels nice to hold, it’s got a premium feel to it and it’s not overly heavy. I like its got USB C, which should be standard nowadays and the added headphone port is handy.
Booting the tablet up for the first time, I just signed in with my google account and way I went. I was pleased it came stock Android, with zero bloatware, no third-party apps or anything and left me with about 26GB of storage left.
Screen performance is good, it can get quite bright although it doesn’t state a nit reading. It’s responsive enough and keeps up with scrolling through menus or web pages. Having the ability to connect to my 5Ghz network helped a lot with loading up webpages fast.
Video quality was good and it will show content at 1080p. Watching Netflix or YouTube videos, the image is clear, the colours are semi vibrant and it was very enjoyable to watch. However, move onto to audio and it’s let down somewhat. Both speakers are located on the bottom or right-hand side, depending on how you’re holding it and it’s likely you’ll be holding it landscape for video content, which means you will likely be covering up the bottom speaker when holding it with your hands. That leaves just the top speaker giving any sort of audio out and it’s not great. The sound is tinny, it lacks bass and the more you increase the volume, the worse it gets. Fortunately, you can plug in a pair of headphones or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, so you don’t have to use those speakers.
You may want to game on this tablet and you certainly can. I played some call of duty mobile and it wasn’t that bad at all, I managed to get some kills so that’s something. If you’re serious, it might not be for you but a bit of casual COD or something less demanding, then perfectly fine.
I also downloaded the stadia app, logged in and played some Cyberpunk with the stadia controller. It ran fine and the quality of gameplay was as if I was playing on any other mobile device, a slight delay issue but that’s more stadia, than the tablet. The device is not officially supported by Stadia, so if you want to use it, you need to go into the settings and allow third-party devices to use the app.
The rear camera at 13megapixels is ok, it will take photos, it’s nothing special and you could use them for social media if desired. Likewise, the front-facing camera, just about acceptable for video calls but won’t blow you away. There is some delay and/or motion blur when live viewing the cameras.
In summary, I pretty sleek looking tablet, capable of doing all day to day tasks. Ideal for watching content, browsing, work and light gaming. Highly recommend you use the tablet with headphones though! For more info
For more info, head over to the official website: www.vastking.com