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ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5: powerful large screen tablets for under $200

ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5: powerful large screen tablets for under $200

By  GB Blog Official 2018-10-12 1979 1

While not a household name like Xiaomi or Huawei (at least for now), ALLDOCUBE is a popular Chinese electronics brand most known for their affordable tablets. The ALLDOCUBE M5 and M5S that we are looking at today are not necessarily flagships, but they promise to bring lots of functionality to your fingertips - and on a budget. We are here to see how that promise holds up.

 

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We should start by saying that the two tablet models are very much similar —  in fact, more so than they are different. But we'll get to the few differences the two tablets do have a bit later. Let's start with the things they have in common.


the design of ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5 


ALLDOCUBE M5S vs. ALLDOCUBE M5 : specs

Let's start the comparison with their specifications so that you will quickly know the difference between the ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5.

 

Product name
ALLDOCUBE M5S 4G Phablet
ALLDOCUBE M5 4G Phablet
Display
10.1 inch 10-points capacitive touch screen with1920 x 1200 resolution
10.1 inch 10-points capacitive touch screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution
OS
Android 8.0
CPU
MTK 6797
GPU
Mali T880-MP4
Memory
3GB LPDDR4 RAM;32GB eMMC ROM
4GB LPDDR4 RAM;64GB eMMC ROM
External memory
TF card up to 128GB (not included)
Camera
2.0MP front camera; 5.0MP rear camera
Battery capacity
3.7V / 6600mAh
3.7V / 6500mAh
Bluetooth version
Bluetooth 4.2
Support network
Dual WiFi 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
Product size
24.13 x 17.17 x 0.87 cm / 9.5 x 6.76 x 0.34 inches
24.10 x 17.10 x 0.87 cm / 9.49 x 6.73 x 0.34 inches
Product weight
0.5100 kg

 

ALLDOCUBE M5S 4G Phablet - MIRROR BLACK

ALLDOCUBE M5S 4G Phablet - MIRROR BLACK
$174 $135.99    

 

ALLDOCUBE M5 4G Phablet - PLATINUM

ALLDOCUBE M5 4G Phablet - PLATINUM
$221 $165.99    

 

ALLDOCUBE M5S vs. ALLDOCUBE M5: high-end looks at a mid-range price


The first thing that stands out about the M5 tablets is that they pack their functionality into a unibody metal case — which is quite unusual for this price range: most tablets under $200 would opt for plastic or, in the best case scenario, well-processed polycarbonate. So, seeing a full metal body on both the M5s is impressive all on its very own.


the full metal body of ALLDOCUBE M5S 


the full metal body of ALLDOCUBE M5 


The craftsmanship is very solid as well and the tablets end up looking much pricier than they actually are — so, you surely won't be "embarrassed" taking out the tablet at Starbucks right alongside the fancy iPads. Plus, both M5s are quite compact and lightweight measuring 9.5 x 6.76 x 0.34 inches and weighing just about 510 grams.


ALLDOCUBE M5S vs. ALLDOCUBE M5: 2K display vs. full HD

Here's where we spot our very first difference. The M5 comes with an impressive 10.1 inch 2K display — a very nice offer for the modest price tag — and a great visual experience for your media: high-definition clear imagery paired with low power consumption (thanks to the efficient CPU and GPU combo). The screen on the M5S is a bit simpler — it's still 10.1 inches in size but features a more modest resolution of 1920 x 1200. While the lower resolution may be a bummer for some, the full HD OGS display does offer quality media viewing and saves a bit more battery power as a bonus.


the display of ALLDOCUBE M5S 


ALLDOCUBE M5S vs. ALLDOCUBE M5: looking for more RAM and storage?


Now let's see what the tablets have in store for us under the hood. Both the M5 and the M5S pack the MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core chip paired with Mali T880-MP4 GPU. It is a 20nm processor capable of the maximum speed of up to 2.3GHz —this, according to the manufacturer, should be more than enough to play the latest Android games as well as enjoy all of the tablet's other media features in full.


the CPU and GPU of ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5 


When it comes to memory and storage, here's where the differences come in. The M5 comes with 4GB LPDDR4 of RAM and 64GB eMMC of internal storage. The M5S, on the other hand, sports a slightly more modest offering: 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC onboard storage. With that, both devices allow for external storage expansion — up to 128GB on an SD card.


the storage of ALLDOCUBE M5S 


So, basically you are looking at a difference of 1GB in RAM and 32GB in storage — this is not necessarily much, but it does make a difference in everyday use especially if you enjoy having many apps open at the same time and keeping an extensive media library right on your tablet.


In all other aspects, you've guessed it, the tablets are identical. You get the same camera setup on both tablets: a 2.0MP front camera and a 5.0MP rear camera for face to face chats and snapping those quick memories if you don't have another camera handy. Both support dual band Wi-Fi as well as 4G connectivity — an important selling point for those who prefer working (gaming, video watching, etc.) on the go.


the dual band Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity  of ALLDOCUBE M5S and ALLDOCUBE M5 


ALLDOCUBE M5S vs. ALLDOCUBE M5: the verdict

The ALLDOCUBE M5S (full HD screen, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) comes with the price tag of $135.99 (this includes a 22% discount in action now on GearBest). The slightly upgraded ALLDOCUBE M5 (2K screen, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) will ask you for a bit more — $165.99 (including a 25% discount). Based on the spec differences we've listed above, you should be able to easily see which model would work best for you. The price gap, though there, is not that big of an issue as well — especially if you make up your mind while the promo lasts.

 

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 Onda X20 4G tablet review: a media powerhouse on a budget

 

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