Question Is there a site that reviews generic tablets?

Henchmen4Hire

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When searching for tablets, it seems like all anyone wants to do is cram an ipad or samsung down my gullet. However, I see what appear to be generic, but serviceable, tablets for cheap being sold overseas. Are there any sites that cover those?

When I see a 10 inch tablet with a 2K screen, 10-cores, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, etc. for $70, it's tough to figure out why everyone doesn't buy them.

(I'm currently using an Xperia Z2 Tablet, and wondering if there's something out there that's better and won't destroy my wallet.)
 

hang-the-9

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Usually reviews of the cheap tablets end like this from the buyer: "my tablet won't turn on anymore". Look at some of the questions we get here for RCA or Nextbook devices not working. https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/my-tablet-wont-turn-on.447998/ https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/rca-stuck-on-logo.447957/ https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/nextbook-ares-8a.446513/ https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/how-do-i-do-a-reset-on-it-it-does-not-have-a-volume-up-or-down.446556/ https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/my-rca-voyager-android-tablet-keeps-rebooting-itself-why-its-a-little-over-2-years-old.446518/

Need any more links to issues for cheap tablets?

It's easy to figure out why people don't buy them, they are junk and tend to break fast. You don't build something that costs $400 and then another place has it for $100 that is the same quality. And if you want to return those cheap devices back to the seller, sure you can, just pay for the $40 shipping to China from your pocket.

A few cheap tablets I would trust to work decently, Amazon Fire tablets, Lenovo Tablets, lower model Samsung tablets.
 
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Henchmen4Hire

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Yeah, I looked for comments where I could and it's a horror show, not a good idea to get the no-name tablets. Also can't find a reason to get a new one anyway, this one still works just fine.
 
While companies may push and tell you that you need a new and improved version of a device, and most people fall for it, that doesn't mean you 'have' to fall for it as well. I mean if a device works great, and you can do all you want to on it, why change it?

Back things up? Oh yeah, often and to a safe place off of the phone/tablet/computer/etc. Get a new one just because it is new, not likely (at least if you are like me). LOL

On top of that, sometimes (more often now than before) many things that get changed on a newer device are things you won't want. Complicated to access batteries, removal of ports, adding apps you don't want and now can't remove, adding apps that add apps on their own or give you ads (and yes some companies put them on a device to start), removal of features, etc.
 
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