Tablet Review: Tesco Hudl 2
Hudl 2 from Tesco
Tesco's second attempt at breaking into the tablet market finally happened in October 2014 and I bought one in around December, so I decided to review it so you, the readers, could get some advice on what tablet to buy.
My first point is that this is much better than any iPad; in looks, in size and in specifications.
You can get it in eight vibrant colours, which expands the choice compared to the Apple iPad and also this amazing tablet has 16GB of memory - plus a micro SD card that can expand the memory up to 32GB.
Under the hood
I just want to point out how cheap this tablet is (£99) and for the quality it is amazing that they can sell it for this! Comparing it to the iPad Air 2, the Hudl 2 has a1.83GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM while the iPad Air 2 only has a 1.5GHz tri-core processor but with the same RAM size of 2GB. This means that the Hudl 2 is slightly faster than the iPad, which costs nearly two or three times the price depending on what memory size you chose for the iPad (Price from Wikipedia: £399).
Yes, you may be wondering to yourself about the screen size of the iPad; it is slightly larger than the 8.3" screen of the Hudl 2, coming in at 9.7" but as most people would already know, with brands like Apple, you are just paying for the logo on the back really. Apple is a well-recognised brand and people are willing to pay a lot for an Apple product but Tesco actually have a very good chance here at making some big cash if people are made aware of this tablet.
Apple's iPad Air 2 costs them approximately £181.72 to build compared to their £399 retail price. I was not able to obtain information on the manufacture price of the Hudl 2 but what I can say is that the Hudl 2 is definitely the best one to go for. The metal back of the iPad just gives a sense of cheapness while the soft back of the Hudl 2 lets you grip it and it feels very comfortable to hold in your hands.
Smile for the camera
Back camera on the iPad Air 2 with 8MP may beat the 5MP HD 1080p camera on the Hudl 2 but the inside camera (the one on the screen) is exactly the same specification; 1.2MP. The iPad Air 2 may have a finger print lock on it and all of that crap but who needs that; you still have all the different choices of device security such as pattern lock, face lock, pin code lock and password lock.
I would definitely recommend getting the Hudl 2 if you are thinking about getting a tablet, as it is the better value for money, as well as competitively comparing to the Apple iPad 2. Take a look at the video as there is a lot of other information in there!
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