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Teclast M50 review – The tablet with mobile internet, a telephone function and lots of storage

When less is good enough. The Teclast M50 offers no high-end performance or top-of-the-range features—it is a relatively affordable tablet that masters everything you'll need in everyday use. Plus, it even features quite a few extras, such as mobile data, a large amount of storage and stereo speakers.
Teclast M50
Processor
UNISOC T606 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
10.10 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 149 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (shared), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gravity, hall
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 238 x 158 ( = 0.31 x 9.37 x 6.22 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 10 watt charging
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
159 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Storage
Size
Resolution
Price from
79.3 %
04/2024
Teclast M50
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
460 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800
84.1 %
02/2024
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
332 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash8.70"1340x800
80.4 %
01/2024
Blackview Tab 80
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
484 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800
75.2 %
02/2024
Teclast P26T
A523, Mali-G57 MP1
511 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800

Case and connectivity – Metal case with weaknesses

The Teclast M50's metal case looks good with its polished edges which also wouldn't be out of place on a slightly more expensive tablet. However, the tablet should not be twisted or pressed too much, as then little pressure marks form in the liquid crystal of the screen and the screen unit and back cover shift slightly and crack. At 460 grams, the tablet is easy to hold—it is neither too heavy nor too light.

The bezels around the screen are slim enough that the tablet looks reasonably modern, and they also prevent you from constantly activating the touchscreen by mistake.

The tablet comes with a generous 6 GB RAM and 128 GB mass storage, so if you like to run several apps at the same time and store a lot of data on your tablet, then you'll be well served with this device. It features a 3.5-mm jack for audio devices as well as 2 SIM slots. However, eSIMs are not supported.

If you want to expand the tablet's storage using a microSD card, you will have to do without one of the two SIM slots. If you want to store your data on the external memory card, you can expect average data rates, as our test using the Angelbird V60 as a reference card confirmed.

Size comparison

245.8 mm / 9.68 inch 153.4 mm / 6.04 inch 10.2 mm / 0.4016 inch 511 g1.127 lbs241 mm / 9.49 inch 156 mm / 6.14 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 484 g1.067 lbs238 mm / 9.37 inch 158 mm / 6.22 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 460 g1.014 lbs211 mm / 8.31 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 332 g0.732 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
48.7 MB/s +60%
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=61, last 2 years)
31.7 MB/s +4%
Teclast M50
  (Angelbird V60)
30.5 MB/s
Blackview Tab 80
  (Angelbird V60)
26.6 MB/s -13%
Teclast P26T
  (Angelbird V60)
25.3 MB/s -17%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Teclast M50 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.9 (17.9-43.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø38.8 (29.5-49.9)
Blackview Tab 80 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø30.2 (18.7-44.8)
Teclast P26T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø28.8 (20.9-37.1)
Teclast M50 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø74.6 (35.7-82.5)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.3 (41.4-80.6)
Blackview Tab 80 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø77 (38.6-86.6)
Teclast P26T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø49.1 (29.5-56.4)

Communication, software and operation – Stable WLAN

WiFi 5 is supported as the tablet's fastest WLAN standard. You can expect good data rates of around 300 - 350 MBit/s on an inexpensive tablet. This is sufficient to make full use of many internet connections; the tablet's transfer rates are only too slow to make use of a gigabit line.

You can also use cellular connections to access the web; all the necessary frequencies are available for use in Central Europe, which is where this test was carried out. However, if you travel a lot, you'll need to research in advance whether you can access the web in your destination country, as it doesn't support that many LTE bands.

Even though Teclast advertizes the tablet to feature Android 14: Android 13 was still installed on our test device and an update was not available. An update would also be necessary in view of its outdated security patches, which were from September 2023 at the time of testing.

Widevine L1 is supported, so you can watch streaming content via all major platforms in HD.

The touchscreen can be operated precisely right into the corners and along the edges. There is no fingerprint sensor, but you can use facial recognition via the front-facing camera. This also works in dark surroundings, as the screen provides enough light for recognition. The tablet is unlocked quickly and accurately. However, there is a certain risk that strangers could trick the system, as it only scans 2D images.

Networking
Teclast M50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
353 (min: 331) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
302 (min: 240) MBit/s ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
372 (min: 189) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
368 (min: 359) MBit/s ∼100%
Blackview Tab 80
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
47.8 (min: 32) MBit/s ∼13%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
44.1 (min: 27) MBit/s ∼12%
Teclast P26T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
124 (min: 99) MBit/s ∼33%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
70.3 (min: 2) MBit/s ∼19%
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Teclast M50; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø302 (240-309)
Teclast M50; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø353 (331-359)

Cameras – More of an emergency solution

Photo taken using front-facing camera
Photo taken using front-facing camera

A 13-megapixel sensor makes up the tablet's main camera. The resulting images are not very dynamic, appearing either very bright and overexposed or very dark and showing little detail. The camera's general image sharpness is also poor.

In very low light, you have to make do with worse performance or even completely black images.

The camera can be used for snapshots in normal lighting conditions, and of course also for scanning QR codes or documenting situations. However, fans of photography will hardly be satisfied with the images.

Those who prefer to record moving images can do so at up to 1,080p and 30fps. However, the tablet's brightness adjustment and autofocus respond rather slowly and image noise is clearly visible even in slightly poorer light.

There is also a selfie camera with a 5-megapixel resolution on the front of the device. The resulting pictures are OK, but you shouldn't enlarge them—otherwise, you will see plenty of blurred areas and very fuzzy details.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera plantMain camera surroundingsMain camera low light
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ColorChecker
6.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast M50: 8.56 ∆E min: 1.83 - max: 13.64 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
39.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
37.4 ∆E
76.4 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast M50: 46.71 ∆E min: 12.77 - max: 93.69 ∆E

Display – Poor resolution but decent brightness

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

A screen with much more than 1,280 x 800 pixels is rarely found within tablets in this price range. Even the Teclast M50's 10.1-inch screen cannot offer more. Its maximum brightness of 369 cd/m² on average is decent but not nearly as good as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 and the Blackview Tab 80.

Since its black level is quite high, the screen's contrast is unfortunately quite low and content shown on the screen sometimes looks a little dull. Overall, screen content is characterized by a strong bluish cast, which doesn't allow for very accurate color depiction.

We didn't measure any PWM, so even sensitive people can likely use the tablet without any problems.

352
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 392 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 368.7 cd/m² Minimum: 13.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 371 cd/m²
Contrast: 824:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.46 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 7.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
79.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.055
Teclast M50
IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
LCD TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Blackview Tab 80
LCD, 1280x800, 10.10
Teclast P26T
IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Response Times
-10%
36%
4%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
69 ?(40.6, 28.4)
52.61 ?(24.38, 28.23)
24%
32.8 ?(16.3, 16.5)
52%
60.2 ?(33.7, 26.5)
13%
Response Time Black / White *
24.2 ?(12.4, 11.8)
34.71 ?(19.91, 14.8)
-43%
19.5 ?(10.5, 9)
19%
25.7 ?(12.6, 13.1)
-6%
PWM Frequency
Screen
29%
25%
-19%
Brightness middle
371
486
31%
425
15%
248
-33%
Brightness
369
462
25%
423
15%
236
-36%
Brightness Distribution
87
92
6%
83
-5%
81
-7%
Black Level *
0.45
0.35
22%
0.4
11%
0.4
11%
Contrast
824
1389
69%
1063
29%
620
-25%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
7.46
6.2
17%
5.11
32%
8.62
-16%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
16.5
10.4
37%
9.8
41%
17.81
-8%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.4
5.7
23%
2.8
62%
10.1
-36%
Gamma
2.055 107%
2.12 104%
2.183 101%
2.438 90%
CCT
8423 77%
7911 82%
7136 91%
10183 64%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 21%
31% / 27%
-8% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

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
24.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 11.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
69 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 40.6 ms rise
↘ 28.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.7 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life – Fit for everyday use

The Unisoc T606 is often used by Teclast and can also be found in many of the manufacturer's other tablets. However, it is only just fast enough even for this price range. Many apps opened at the same time, more complex tasks or adjusting the volume during larger calculations often pose challenges for the tablet.

When surfing the web, the Teclast device proves to be reasonably fast. However, you often have to wait longer for images on larger websites.

If you only perform simple tasks, then this tablet will be fast enough for everyday use. However, Teclast could have put more effort into its storage: The tablet's eMMC flash proves to be very slow and a bit of a bottleneck when it comes to loading times and data transfers.

The case only heats up a little, meaning users shouldn't feel it even after prolonged use. The tablet's performance is also not affected by this, as the 3DMark stress tests showed us.

There is a speaker on each short side of the Teclast M50, so stereo sound is possible. At maximum volume, they sound very treble-heavy, but if you reduce the level a little, the sound becomes fuller. Their volume is also perfectly adequate for a smaller room. All the most necessary Bluetooth audio codecs for wireless sound transmission are supported, plus, there are even some Hi-Res audio options, such as aptX HD and LDAC. If you prefer to connect wired headphones, you can use the tablet's 3.5-mm audio jack.

The device's battery has an average capacity of 6,000 mAh. As a result, our test device lasted 12:22 hours in our WLAN test. In everyday life, this means that you can usually survive a rainy day in your living room at home with the tablet without needing to recharge. If you do need to top up its power, the tablet will need some time to do so: Because only a maximum of 10 watts of charging power can be used, it takes up to 4 hours for the battery to be fully charged again.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (185 - 3662, n=48, last 2 years)
857 Points +126%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
738 Points +94%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
380 Points
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
377 Points -1%
Average UNISOC T606
  (368 - 380, n=10)
375 Points -1%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
227 Points -40%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (493 - 13350, n=48, last 2 years)
2473 Points +78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2065 Points +49%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
1386 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (1285 - 1482, n=10)
1364 Points -2%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1298 Points -6%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
854 Points -38%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=71, last 2 years)
657 Points +113%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
565 Points +83%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
309 Points 0%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
309 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (273 - 313, n=18)
306 Points -1%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
167 Points -46%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8524, n=71, last 2 years)
2329 Points +78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1981 Points +52%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
1305 Points
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1245 Points -5%
Average UNISOC T606
  (708 - 1324, n=18)
1204 Points -8%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
778 Points -40%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
9083 Points +23%
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=68, last 2 years)
8789 Points +19%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
7383 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (6637 - 8303, n=18)
7338 Points -1%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7178 Points -3%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5224 Points -29%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=64, last 2 years)
3312 Points +238%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2543 Points +160%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1029 Points +5%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
989 Points +1%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
979 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (959 - 989, n=17)
974 Points -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=64, last 2 years)
3994 Points +382%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3908 Points +371%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
942 Points +14%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
829 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (814 - 834, n=17)
825 Points 0%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
822 Points -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=64, last 2 years)
3261 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3102 Points +17%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
2659 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (2484 - 2697, n=17)
2624 Points -1%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2593 Points -2%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1517 Points -43%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=63, last 2 years)
1608 Points +277%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1256 Points +195%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
508 Points +19%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
432 Points +1%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
426 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (394 - 432, n=17)
415 Points -3%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 31653, n=71, last 2 years)
3392 Points +706%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1225 Points +191%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
500 Points +19%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
424 Points +1%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
421 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (392 - 424, n=17)
412 Points -2%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 7335, n=71, last 2 years)
943 Points +960%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
330 Points +271%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
140 Points +57%
Average UNISOC T606
  (85 - 118, n=17)
106.7 Points +20%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
101 Points +13%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
89 Points
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 8457, n=68, last 2 years)
1017 Points +927%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
345 Points +248%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
136 Points +37%
Average UNISOC T606
  (99 - 121, n=15)
107.7 Points +9%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
104 Points +5%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
99 Points
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
26 fps +136%
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 120, n=74, last 2 years)
22.1 fps +101%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
13 fps +18%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
11 fps 0%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
11 fps
Average UNISOC T606
  (5.1 - 11, n=17)
8.7 fps -21%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 288, n=74, last 2 years)
38.1 fps +593%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
14 fps +155%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6.3 fps +15%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
5.5 fps
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5.3 fps -4%
Average UNISOC T606
  (1.9 - 5.5, n=17)
5.21 fps -5%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
18 fps +150%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 106.4, n=74, last 2 years)
15.3 fps +113%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7.9 fps +10%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
7.2 fps
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7 fps -3%
Average UNISOC T606
  (0.85 - 7.2, n=17)
5.22 fps -27%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 105.4, n=74, last 2 years)
14.1 fps +605%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.6 fps +180%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2.4 fps +20%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2.1 fps +5%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
2 fps
Average UNISOC T606
  (0.85 - 2.1, n=17)
1.921 fps -4%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 48.6, n=72, last 2 years)
6.65 fps +731%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2.4 fps +200%
Average UNISOC T606
  (0.8 - 6.6, n=13)
1.282 fps +60%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1 fps +25%
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
0.8 fps 0%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
0.8 fps
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 105035, n=77, last 2 years)
23700 Points +90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mediatek Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
22187 Points +78%
Teclast M50
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 6144
12461 Points
Blackview Tab 80
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
11786 Points -5%
Average UNISOC T606
  (2228 - 13211, n=13)
11168 Points -10%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5911 Points -53%
Teclast M50Samsung Galaxy Tab A9Blackview Tab 80Teclast P26TAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
153%
7%
-33%
3%
165%
Sequential Read 256KB
269.9
916.45
240%
266.71
-1%
237.62
-12%
Sequential Write 256KB
196
398.32
103%
235.98
20%
137.55
-30%
194.6 ?(72.3 - 314, n=76)
-1%
Random Read 4KB
69.6
182.74
163%
65.11
-6%
63.08
-9%
Random Write 4KB
62.3
128.92
107%
70.74
14%
11.69
-81%

Temperature

Max. Load
 31 °C
88 F
35.4 °C
96 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
30.1 °C
86 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 29.8 °C
86 F
28.4 °C
83 F
28.5 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
30 °C
86 F
33.3 °C
92 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.5 °C
85 F
30.6 °C
87 F
30.2 °C
86 F
28.7 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.2 °C
85 F
Maximum: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Average: 30 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.9 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


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3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Teclast M50 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.621 (0.58-0.68)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.07 (2.05-2.09)
Blackview Tab 80 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.619 (0.55-0.676)
Teclast P26T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.825 (0.817-0.835)
Teclast M50 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.56 (2.54-2.57)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.53 (7.52-7.56)
Blackview Tab 80 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.54 (2.52-2.56)
Teclast P26T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.04 (3.03-3.05)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.238.62533.232.13127.125.74030.529.9503432.86325.826.1801719.610019.924.612525.419.816017.32720010.635.925014.442.63158.145.74007.447.45007.856.3630960.180012.567.3100017.268.612509.467.916001066.520009.864.7250010.361.431501163.940001271.8500012.674.6630013.571.9800014.467.81000015.260.81250015.956.91600016.844.2SPL24.880.6N0.644.7median 12.5median 60.8Delta3.211.837.228.430.324.524.121.231.42737.332.625.923.419.518.816.524.113.729.213.736.29.239.38.3456.750.4757.58.860.88.365.88.965.810.767.88.766.89.170.49.775.810.677.311.372.21261.612.957.913.759.614.450.515.350.21647174323.982.60.543.7median 10.7median 57.92.711hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseTeclast M50Teclast P26T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Teclast M50 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Teclast P26T audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 78% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Runtimes

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Blackview Tab 80
7680 mAh
1012 min +36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
5100 mAh
857 min +15%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=72, last 2 years)
830 min +12%
Teclast M50
6000 mAh
742 min
Teclast P26T
6000 mAh
400 min -46%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
12h 22min

Pros

+ good storage configuration
+ metal case
+ 2 SIM slots
+ stable WLAN
+ Widevine L1
+ decent stereo speakers
+ screen without PWM

Cons

- camera takes bad photos
- case sensitive to pressure
- outdated security patches
- slow storage

Verdict – A few highlights, solid in total

Teclast M50 review.
Teclast M50 review.

The Teclast M50 is in fact a fairly typical representative of its price range: You can't expect too much performance, its cameras are only suitable for snapshots or QR codes at best and its screen only features a low resolution. Although its metal case is stylish, it could be more stable and its software could do with receiving another update.

However, Teclast has come up with a few highlights for its affordable tablet: Its 128-GB mass storage and 6 GB RAM are great for users who need a lot of memory. And the fact that you can use cellular data and make calls via two SIM cards is also a good thing.

Heat build-up on its case is moderate, its battery offers runtimes suitable for everyday use and, thanks to Widevine L1, nothing stands in the way of enjoying streamed content in HD. People plagued by screen flickering will also be pleased with its PWM-free display.

If you don't expect any high-end features, then you will be happy with the affordable Teclast M50. At the end of the day, the tablet features plenty of storage, good runtimes and cellular data support.

An alternative to this device could be the Teclast M50 HD if you definitely need a Full HD screen. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9's display is a little smaller but it offers better performance.

Price and availability

You can view all of Teclast's available tablets on their Amazon storefront.

Teclast M50 - 04/16/2024 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 87%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
42 / 70 → 60%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
89%
Display
78%
Games Performance
9 / 78 → 12%
Application Performance
58 / 92 → 63%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
46 / 85 → 54%
Average
69%
79%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Florian Schmitt, 2024-04-17 (Update: 2024-04-17)