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Alldocube iPlay 20 Tablet Review: Android 10 for $100 USD

Surprisingly smooth except when gaming. If you want a super-cheap Android tablet that both performs and feels great, then it'd be hard finding something better than the Alldocube iPlay 20. There are, however, a few important caveats to keep in mind.
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The Alldocube iPlay 20 is one of the least expensive 10.1-inch tablets you can find shipping with Android 10 at the time of writing. Its features read more like a tablet worth hundreds of dollars more including the 1920 x 1200 display, 16:10 aspect ratio, narrow borders, 4G LTE compatibility, MicroSD reader, 4 GB of RAM, and octa-core ARM-A55 SoC. The devil is the details, however, as our review here will demonstrate.

Competitors to the iPlay 20 are other 10.x-inch tablets like the Huawei MatePad 10.4, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, or Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019. Note that these alternatives are at least two to three times the asking price of the Alldocube. More details on the tablet can be found on its official product page here.

Alldocube iPlay 20
Processor
UNISOC SC9863A 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, 10-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 245.2 x 149.4 ( = 0.31 x 9.65 x 5.88 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, European AC adapter, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
444 g ( = 15.66 oz / 0.98 pounds), Power Supply: 66 g ( = 2.33 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
100 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
10/2020
Alldocube iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
444 g7.95 mm10.10"1920x1200
88 %
10/2020
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU
495 g7.5 mm10.20"2160x1620
85 %
10/2020
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
460 g7.35 mm10.40"2000x1200
83 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
467 g7 mm10.40"2000x1200
79 %
12/2019
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
504 g9.8 mm10.10"1920x1200
81 %
05/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2
460 g7.5 mm10.10"1920x1200
Edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass front
Edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass front
Thin metal and plastic back is prone to damage and flexing
Thin metal and plastic back is prone to damage and flexing
MicroSD and dual-SIM slot
MicroSD and dual-SIM slot
Volume rocker and power button could have been firmer and deeper in travel
Volume rocker and power button could have been firmer and deeper in travel
Lightweight for a cheap 10.1-inch tablet
Lightweight for a cheap 10.1-inch tablet
One of the few 4G-enabled Android 10 tablets in this price range
One of the few 4G-enabled Android 10 tablets in this price range
262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 504 g1.111 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 495 g1.091 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 444 g0.979 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 460 g1.014 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 7.35 mm / 0.2894 inch 460 g1.014 lbs244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 154.3 mm / 6.07 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 467 g1.03 lbs

Connectivity

Users have a USB-C port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The USB-C port cannot be used for outputting to any external monitors, but thumb drives, mice, and keyboards are supported.

Right: Volume rocker, Power button
Right: Volume rocker, Power button
Bottom: Stereo speakers, USB-C
Bottom: Stereo speakers, USB-C
Top: 3.5 mm audio
Top: 3.5 mm audio
Left: No connectivity
Left: No connectivity

Communication

WLAN transfer rates are slow especially in regards to transmit rates even when connected to our Netgear RAX200 test router. Thankfully, this doesn't impact 1080p streaming or browsing. 4G is compatible with T-Mobile after inserting our nano-SIM card.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
613 (300min - 633max) MBit/s ∼100% +108%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (291min - 400max) MBit/s ∼56% +16%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
321 (302min - 327max) MBit/s ∼52% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
298 (239min - 314max) MBit/s ∼49% +1%
Alldocube iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
295 MBit/s ∼48%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
56.5 (48min - 74max) MBit/s ∼9% -81%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
459 (223min - 497max) MBit/s ∼100% +359%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
299 (279min - 310max) MBit/s ∼65% +199%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
290 (274min - 309max) MBit/s ∼63% +190%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
264 (204min - 332max) MBit/s ∼58% +164%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
231 (114min - 380max) MBit/s ∼50% +131%
Alldocube iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
99.9 MBit/s ∼22%

Webcam

ColorChecker
5.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
19 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
17 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Alldocube iPlay 20: 14.24 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 25.6 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty

The retail box includes a Quick Start guide, SIM key needle, European AC adapter, and a USB-A to USB-C cable. The standard one-year limited warranty applies, but claiming warranty will likely be arduous due to overseas shipping and the long timelines involved.

Display

The 16:10 1200p touchscreen is one of the best aspects of the Alldocube tablet. Images and texts are crisp, the display is relatively bright, contrast is respectable, and response times are decent.

Crisp subpixels from the thin Gorilla Glass overlay
Crisp subpixels from the thin Gorilla Glass overlay
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along bottom edge
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along bottom edge
385.2
cd/m²
409.9
cd/m²
394.4
cd/m²
377.3
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
407.5
cd/m²
368.7
cd/m²
376.1
cd/m²
384.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 409.9 cd/m² Average: 388.9 cd/m² Minimum: 5.66 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 396 cd/m²
Contrast: 900:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.39 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
Gamma: 2.24
Alldocube iPlay 20
IPS, 10.10, 1920x1200
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
IPS, 10.20, 2160x1620
Huawei MatePad 10.4
IPS, 10.40, 2000x1200
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
TFT, 10.40, 2000x1200
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
IPS, 10.10, 1920x1200
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 10.10, 1920x1200
Response Times
-2%
-4%
-25%
-30%
-46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
29.6 (14.8, 14.8)
39.2 (18.8, 20.4)
-32%
38.4 (13.2, 25.2)
-30%
45.2 (21.2, 24)
-53%
49.6 (26, 23.6)
-68%
52.8 (26.8, 26)
-78%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (18, 10)
20 (7.6, 12.4)
29%
21.6 (7.6, 14)
23%
27.2 (14, 13.2)
3%
25.6 (8.4, 17.2)
9%
31.6 (13.6, 18)
-13%
PWM Frequency
81970 (16)
Screen
12%
-16%
0%
-3%
-1%
Brightness middle
396
477
20%
511
29%
503
27%
449
13%
401
1%
Brightness
389
452
16%
472
21%
477
23%
425
9%
396
2%
Brightness Distribution
90
86
-4%
85
-6%
91
1%
89
-1%
86
-4%
Black Level *
0.44
0.5
-14%
0.53
-20%
0.29
34%
0.6
-36%
0.5
-14%
Contrast
900
954
6%
964
7%
1734
93%
748
-17%
802
-11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.39
2.2
8%
4.6
-92%
4.4
-84%
3.1
-30%
2.9
-21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.81
5
36%
10.3
-32%
10.4
-33%
6.4
18%
5.8
26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.7
3.3
30%
6.5
-38%
7.5
-60%
3.8
19%
4.1
13%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.23 99%
2.19 100%
2.19 100%
2.09 105%
2.36 93%
CCT
7326 89%
7019 93%
7553 86%
7700 84%
7202 90%
7263 89%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / 10%
-10% / -14%
-13% / -5%
-17% / -8%
-24% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Colors are surprisingly accurate for such a cheap tablet with cyan being the most inaccurate out of all tested colors. Grayscale is slightly on the cool side, but color temperature can be adjusted with a slider.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.8 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade. Glare will almost always be present
Outdoors under shade. Glare will almost always be present
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from abnormally extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade if viewing from abnormally extreme angles

Performance

Processor

Raw performance is very slow with benchmark scores that are consistently below many alternatives. Both GeekBench and 3DMark, for example, are lower than both the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and budget Galaxy Tab A 10.1. 3D games like Genshin Impact barely run even with all graphics settings on minimum. Fortunately, web browsing is much smoother and 1080p video playback exhibits no issues.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
2772 Points ∼16% +227%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1890 Points ∼11% +123%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
1207 Points ∼7% +42%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
848 Points ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
596 Points ∼4% -30%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
1116 Points ∼64% +634%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
592 Points ∼34% +289%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
345 Points ∼20% +127%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
239 Points ∼14% +57%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
152 Points ∼9%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7695 Points ∼50% +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
5518 Points ∼36% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5452 Points ∼36% +17%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5056 Points ∼33% +9%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4656 Points ∼30%
Work performance score
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9189 Points ∼46% +39%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6601 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6456 Points ∼32% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6284 Points ∼31% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
6144 Points ∼31% -7%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
239 fps ∼2% +1095%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
87 fps ∼1% +335%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
48 fps ∼0% +140%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps ∼0% +90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼0% +25%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼2% +216%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
57 fps ∼2% +200%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
44 fps ∼1% +132%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼1% +95%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼1% +26%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼1%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
131 fps ∼14% +1265%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
47 fps ∼5% +390%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
26 fps ∼3% +171%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼2% +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼1% +35%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼1%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
58 fps ∼16% +517%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
49 fps ∼13% +421%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
24 fps ∼7% +155%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼6% +123%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼4% +38%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼3%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
85.82 fps ∼2% +1220%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼1% +438%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
16 fps ∼0% +146%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼0% +85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼0% +25%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.5 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
49.51 fps ∼1% +674%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps ∼1% +400%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
14 fps ∼0% +119%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼0% +88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.7 fps ∼0% +20%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps ∼0%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
25.34 fps ∼16% +1167%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼8% +550%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
5.8 fps ∼4% +190%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.3 fps ∼3% +115%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3 fps ∼2% +50%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps ∼1%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
23.09 fps ∼10% +1824%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps ∼3% +550%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
3.6 fps ∼1% +200%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼1% +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1.8 fps ∼1% +50%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.2 fps ∼0%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
37.01 fps ∼18% +1057%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼10% +525%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
9.7 fps ∼5% +203%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼4% +131%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.9 fps ∼2% +53%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps ∼2%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
62.4 fps ∼11% +1791%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼4% +567%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
10 fps ∼2% +203%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼1% +130%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps ∼1% +52%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps ∼1%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
51.34 fps ∼12% +1734%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼5% +650%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
10 fps ∼2% +257%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼2% +164%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼1% +86%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.8 fps ∼1%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
31.72 fps ∼12% +1075%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼7% +604%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
9.6 fps ∼4% +256%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼3% +174%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps ∼2% +85%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.7 fps ∼1%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
266.77 Points ∼69% +1082%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
85.137 Points ∼22% +277%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
50.255 Points ∼13% +123%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45.743 Points ∼12% +103%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
43.131 Points ∼11% +91%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22.576 Points ∼6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
41443 Points ∼70% +1232%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16604 Points ∼28% +434%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
9415 Points ∼16% +203%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8696 Points ∼15% +180%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8665 Points ∼15% +179%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3111 Points ∼5%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
166 Points ∼56% +472%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
83 Points ∼28% +186%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56 Points ∼19% +93%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
54 Points ∼18% +86%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52 Points ∼18% +79%
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29 Points ∼10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Alldocube iPlay 20
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12114.1 ms * ∼20%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4979.3 ms * ∼8% +59%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
4871.7 ms * ∼8% +60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4054.8 ms * ∼7% +67%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2646.3 ms * ∼4% +78%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
652.5 ms * ∼1% +95%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The 64 GB of internal storage is roomy considering the cheap tablet price and the expandable MicroSD slot makes it even better. Read speeds are slow, however, at less than half of many other 10.1-inch tablets including the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite or even the 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10.

Alldocube iPlay 20
64 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei MatePad 10.4
32 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
32 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
32 GB eMMC Flash
AndroBench 3-5
347%
864%
124%
69%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.94
70.66
12%
65.31
4%
51.96
-17%
65.59
4%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.67
81.42
0%
78.33
-4%
77.2
-5%
81.16
-1%
Random Write 4KB
4.27
81.56
1810%
195.78
4485%
23.28
445%
11.37
166%
Random Read 4KB
25.43
67.76
166%
119.84
371%
74.99
195%
62.56
146%
Sequential Write 256KB
160.32
97.2
-39%
219.34
37%
180.1
12%
90.71
-43%
Sequential Read 256KB
123.27
286.03
132%
483.72
292%
266.16
116%
300.03
143%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
3720 Points ∼100% +171%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
3082 Points ∼83% +124%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
2966 Points ∼80% +116%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
2280 Points ∼61% +66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
1755 Points ∼47% +28%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
1373 Points ∼37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
6175 Points ∼100% +1428%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
2798 Points ∼45% +593%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
1528 Points ∼25% +278%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
986 Points ∼16% +144%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
547 Points ∼9% +35%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
404 Points ∼7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
5049 Points ∼100% +954%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
2961 Points ∼59% +518%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
1649 Points ∼33% +244%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
1158 Points ∼23% +142%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
646 Points ∼13% +35%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
479 Points ∼9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
3391 Points ∼100% +163%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
3189 Points ∼94% +148%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
2832 Points ∼84% +120%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
2178 Points ∼64% +69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
1704 Points ∼50% +32%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
1288 Points ∼38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
5053 Points ∼100% +1455%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
2710 Points ∼54% +734%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
1472 Points ∼29% +353%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
990 Points ∼20% +205%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
542 Points ∼11% +67%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
325 Points ∼6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic GPU, A12 Bionic
4472 Points ∼100% +1047%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
ARM Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810
2837 Points ∼63% +627%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611
1586 Points ∼35% +307%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
ARM Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183
1157 Points ∼26% +197%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
ARM Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904
639 Points ∼14% +64%
Alldocube iPlay 20
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A
390 Points ∼9%
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
479 points
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Emissions

Temperature

Surface temperatures when running high loads like games can reach over 40 C on one corner of the screen as shown by the temperature maps below.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
High load (front)
High load (front)
High load (back)
High load (back)
Max. Load
 26.4 °C
80 F
26 °C
79 F
27.8 °C
82 F
 
 26.6 °C
80 F
27.8 °C
82 F
36.4 °C
98 F
 
 26.2 °C
79 F
26.4 °C
80 F
40.4 °C
105 F
 
Maximum: 40.4 °C = 105 F
Average: 29.3 °C = 85 F
30.8 °C
87 F
39.8 °C
104 F
29.2 °C
85 F
33 °C
91 F
30.4 °C
87 F
29.4 °C
85 F
34.6 °C
94 F
30.4 °C
87 F
29.6 °C
85 F
Maximum: 39.8 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  31 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The integrated stereo speakers are louder than expected at 95 dB(A) when standing 15 cm away. Quality is lacking, of course, but at least volume won't be an issue.

Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.637.142.62542.930.242.93144.425.544.44048.425.548.45048.222.148.26348.322.248.38048.723.148.710050.622.250.612552.223.552.216053.917.953.920054.416.654.425055.31655.331556.817.956.840060176050064.714.964.763070.413.970.480075.713.275.7100079.813.179.8125080.613.180.6160078.812.578.820007912.779250080.613.180.6315083.51383.5400089.313.189.3500088.413.288.463008413.184800080.61380.61000078.91378.91250071.912.871.91600067.71267.7SPL95.325.695.3N1030.7103median 75.7median 13.1median 75.7Delta9.629.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAlldocube iPlay 20Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Alldocube iPlay 20 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (95.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.9% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 33% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Power consumption is inconsistent. Idling on the Home screen at minimum brightness with wireless disabled would draw 7.4 W from the outlet even if the tablet is at 100 percent charge. Turning the tablet off or putting it on Standby mode would not result in any changes. Other tablets would draw just a fraction of this when under similar conditions.

When running the CPU Stress Test app, we're able to record a maximum consumption of 11.9 W from the small 10 W AC adapter.

Jumping from minimum brightness to maximum brightness will demand about 2.8 W more power
Jumping from minimum brightness to maximum brightness will demand about 2.8 W more power
CPU Stress Test initiated at the 10s mark
CPU Stress Test initiated at the 10s mark
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 3.7 / 3.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 7.4 / 10.9 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 7.7 / 11.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Alldocube iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 128 GB NVMe, IPS, 2160x1620, 10.20
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, TFT, 2000x1200, 10.40
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash, TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.10
Power Consumption
29%
51%
48%
57%
45%
Idle Minimum *
7.4
2.12
71%
1.29
83%
1.21
84%
1.14
85%
1.66
78%
Idle Average *
10.9
6.43
41%
4.57
58%
4.24
61%
3.71
66%
4.28
61%
Idle Maximum *
11
6.69
39%
4.64
58%
4.34
61%
3.74
66%
4.44
60%
Load Average *
7.7
8.17
-6%
6.01
22%
6.99
9%
5.26
32%
7.53
2%
Load Maximum *
11.9
11.84
1%
8.06
32%
8.79
26%
7.68
35%
9.09
24%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Users can expect just over 8 hours of constant browsing before automatic shutdown to be shorter than most other 10.1-inch tablets in the market. Charging with the included adapter is particularly slow; it take overs 3.5 hours to get from 0 percent to 93 percent charge.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 01min
Alldocube iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322,  Wh
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 32.9 Wh
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6,  Wh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3,  Wh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3,  Wh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2,  Wh
Battery Runtime
63%
147%
65%
98%
50%
Reader / Idle
2241
2020
2120
1691
1500
WiFi v1.3
481
782
63%
1190
147%
792
65%
950
98%
723
50%
Load
238
366
309
228
347

Pros

+ smooth browsing and 1080p video playback experience
+ roomy 64 GB eMMC storage with MicroSD support
+ relatively accurate colors and grayscale
+ surprisingly loud stereo speakers
+ crisp 1200p 16:10 display
+ decent camera quality
+ ships with Android 10
+ 4G nano-SIM slot
+ very inexpensive
+ lightweight

Cons

- high power consumption; middling battery life
- very slow raw CPU and GPU power
- may not support local 4G bands
- slow sequential SSD read rates
- poor gaming performance
- very slow charging
- no camera flash
- fragile chassis

Verdict

In review: Alldocube iPlay 20. Test unit provided by Alldocube
In review: Alldocube iPlay 20. Test unit provided by Alldocube

The Alldocube iPlay 20 is better than expected for its price. You're just not going to find another tablet for $100 with the same bright 16:10 1200p display, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 10 out-of-the-box, and MicroSD support all in one.

There are two major drawbacks to the Alldocube tablet since corners had to be cut to meet the target price point. Processor performance in particular is atrociously slow and so applications won't launch as quickly as most people are accustomed to. Multi-tasking isn't instantaneous and most 3D games are sluggish and choppy. The odd power consumption behavior, very slow charging rate, and average battery life could have been better without needing to up the cost of the device.

Alldocube iPlay 20 - 10/21/2020 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
70 / 98 → 72%
Keyboard
75 / 80 → 94%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
32 / 70 → 45%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
80%
Display
84%
Games Performance
5 / 78 → 6%
Application Performance
42 / 92 → 46%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 91 → 83%
Camera
49 / 85 → 57%
Average
67%
78%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2020-10-21 (Update: 2020-10-21)
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Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.