While the Apple iPad product lineup dominates the tablet market, there are a lot of Android tablets making big waves in this market as well. This is especially true for those with price tags that will not break your bank account.
The Android operating system has come a long way as far as tablet support is concerned. There are a lot of manufacturers out there, making some pretty cool hardware at affordable prices.
The Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station fits squarely into that product category.
Very much an entry-level Android tablet, it may not be the most powerful tablet on the planet running 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a lightweight dual-core processor. But it is fantastic at doing what it needs to do, which is provide a top-quality multimedia experience with maybe the best tablet sound quality in the business.
The Alcatel 3T 10 is a relatively compact Android tablet, measuring in at just 10.1 inches with a full IPS display that offers a 1280 x 800 resolution.
The resolution isn’t quite as sharp or as vibrant as the Retina displays the iPad features these days (or even quite as bright or brilliant as most Android flagship smartphones offer). That said, it’s fine for watching movies, TV shows, or browsing the web.
The industrial design itself is pretty dull and straightforward. A plain design with no fancy bells and whistles or even super high-end construction material help keep the tablet well priced.
Instead, you get something durable, capable, and very minimalist – as well as a very affordable tablet.
The internals of this Android tablet isn’t going to blow you away anytime soon. However, they are more than enough to handle multimedia and casual internet browsing, as well as basic multitasking.
The Alcatel 3T 10 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. You can increase available storage with cloud-based solutions or mSD cards. Similarly, the dual-core processor found on the Alcatel keeps things chugging along nicely as well.
The real standout features when it comes to internals, however, have to do with connectivity and graphics/audio fidelity.
Right out of the box, there are multiple far-field microphones installed. These microphones have been designed to work seamlessly with Google Assistant.
You also have internet connectivity right out of the box thanks to the 4G/LTE modem. The modem can connect to almost every mobile network in Australia and New Zealand (as well as internationally). As a backup, you have Wi-Fi, too.
The star of the hardware show, however, comes swinging in in the form of the Audio Station technology designed by Alcatel. The sound quality you’ll get out of this affordable Android tablet is top-tier, giving you may be the best sound quality in any tablet. It gives the iPad a run for its money, especially when paired with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker systems.
If you’re in the market for an affordable tablet option and do not expect a powerhouse when it comes to hardware, the Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station is well worth a closer look.