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Teclast P30T review – A very affordable tablet with good specs but weak performance

Processor issues. A tablet with lots of storage, a large battery and a metal chassis that can sometimes be had for around €100 (US$108): the Teclast P30T aims to offer a lot to consumers on a shoestring budget. Read our review to find out whether the device is worth the money or whether you should invest a few more bucks instead.
Teclast P30T | Photo: Florian Schmitt
Teclast P30T
Processor
Allwinner A523 8 x 0.5 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
10.10 inch 3:2, 1280 x 800 pixel 149 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD, Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 242.4 x 161.3 ( = 0.32 x 9.54 x 6.35 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix (camera 1), 0.3 MPix (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
444 g ( = 15.66 oz / 0.98 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.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75.9 %
02/2024
Teclast P30T
A523, Mali-G57 MP1
444 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800
75.2 %
02/2024
Teclast P26T
A523, Mali-G57 MP1
511 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800
81.2 %
05/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
477 g32 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
80 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
460 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200

Case and specifications – Lightweight metal chassis

We recently took a look at the Teclast P26T, a tablet that aimed to attract consumers with a plastic chassis and a very low price. The Teclast P30T featured in this review is slightly more expensive. It already comes with Android 14 and a metal chassis, but uses the same SoC as the P26T. 

The chassis is fairly sturdy, but you probably shouldn’t press too firmly on it. The seams between materials are clean and neat. And the Teclast P30T is a really light 10.1-inch tablet weighing 444 g (about 1 lb). The display bezel is wide, which makes the tablet’s design feel somewhat outdated. On the other hand, the bezel lets you hold the tablet easily and not worry about accidental inputs on the touchscreen. The only colourway available is Space Grey.

Teclast claims the devices has up to 10 GB of RAM, but don't get misled by this information. The P30T only has 4 GB of physical memory at its disposal, but instead allows you to create a file of up to 6 GB in the internal storage for use as virtual RAM. This is much slower than the dedicated memory and thus should only be considered a makeshift solution. Given the tablet’s relatively low performance, it probably also wouldn’t provide much benefit anyway.

The device has 128 GB of storage – a pretty good amount for the price. You can also expand the total storage capacity using the microSD card reader, which, in fact, is also relatively speedy. Unfortunately, we are unable to show you any relevant results because CPDT Benchmark refused to work on the tablet.

There is a 3.5 mm audio jack located on the top left corner of the tablet.

Teclast P30T
Teclast P30T
Teclast P30T

Größenvergleich

245.8 mm / 9.68 inch 153.4 mm / 6.04 inch 10.2 mm / 0.4016 inch 511 g1.127 lbs248 mm / 9.76 inch 157 mm / 6.18 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 477 g1.052 lbs242.4 mm / 9.54 inch 161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 444 g0.979 lbs239.84 mm / 9.44 inch 158.62 mm / 6.24 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 460 g1.014 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)
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=58, last 2 years)
31.3 MB/s +5%
Teclast P30T
  (Angelbird V60)
29.8 MB/s
Teclast P26T
  (Angelbird V60)
25.3 MB/s -15%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
  (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
  (Angelbird V60)
20.9 MB/s -30%

Connectivity, software and operation – Android 14 on the Teclast tablet

You can only use Wi-Fi to access the Internet because the tablet doesn’t have cellular connectivity. The manufacturer claims the product has Wi-Fi 6, something which the SoC reported to our hardware analysis app as well. However, this isn’t reflected in the results of our tests conducted with our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000). The Teclast P30T reach data transfer speeds of around 280 to 370 Mbit/s, which correspond exactly to what we usually see on tablets with Wi-Fi 5. 

The company says the P30T supports the very latest Bluetooth 5.4. But we have doubts about this as well and think it’s more likely that the device actually uses Bluetooth 5.2 instead.

The tablet isn’t able to identify location using a satellite network, but can approximate it with the help of Google Location Services, which use a database of Wi-Fi networks to achieve this.

The software is based on Android 14. Thankfully, Teclast has also decided to deliver a stock Android system and not preload any third-party apps. Another good thing is that the tablet supports Widevine L1, meaning you can watch contents from major streaming services in HD. The company hasn’t given any update promise. Users can only hope to get security and software patches. At the time of writing, the last security update was dated November 2023 and thus already somewhat older.

The touchscreen has a maximum touch sampling rate of 120Hz. It is reliable to use, but there are definitely tablets that are more responsive to inputs. There isn’t a fingerprint scanner on board. For biometric authentication, you can only use 2D face recognition via the front camera. This works accurately and reliably in good lighting conditions, though the system already start struggling when there is a bit of shadow. 

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
351 (333min - 366max) MBit/s +3%
Teclast P30T
341 (277min - 444max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
218 (172min - 258max) MBit/s -36%
Teclast P26T
124 (99min - 184max) MBit/s -64%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Teclast P30T
357 (316min - 368max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
319 (310min - 325max) MBit/s -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
317 (251min - 326max) MBit/s -11%
Teclast P26T
70.3 (2min - 157max) MBit/s -80%

Legend

 
Teclast P30T Allwinner A523, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Teclast P26T Allwinner A523, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 UNISOC T610, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
0255075100125150175200225250275300325350375400425Tooltip
Teclast P30T; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø357 (316-368)
Teclast P30T; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø341 (277-444)

Cameras – More for use at a pinch

Photo taken with the front camera
Photo taken with the front camera

Teclast has fitted two cameras on the back, though only one of them is actually used for taking photos. The other camera only helps to provide extra data for background blur when you're shooting in portrait mode.

The main camera has a resolution of just five megapixels and produces rather low-res photos with little detail. In good lighting conditions, photos turn out serviceable as snapshots, as long as there isn’t too much difference in brightness. Otherwise, bright areas are going to be overexposed, whilst dark areas will have little detail. 

Similarly, the camera is more for use at a pinch when there is very little light and lots of contrast. It captured hardly any additional details outside the direct circle of light in our low-light test shot. In our photography lab with bright studio lighting, images ended up looking grainy with fine details that you can barely make out. Images also have a visible red tint. The camera stopped reproducing any picture contents at just 1 lux.

With a paltry resolution of two megapixels, the front camera likewise produces rather poor-quality selfies – and does so only in good lighting.

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
10.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
13 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast P30T: 8.33 ∆E min: 1.43 - max: 15.97 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
46.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.8 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast P30T: 47.61 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Display – Low resolution, but properly bright

The display has a resolution of 1,280 x 800. As a result, given its relatively large 10.1-inch size, you’ll be able to see obvious differences in image quality between this panel and higher-resolution screens: images appear less sharp, and diagonal edges look visibly jagged upon closer inspection.

The display also looks somewhat dull and thus doesn’t offer good contrast already at first glance. This is something we confirmed in our tests performed using a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. The results show that grey shades carry a noticeable green tint and intense colour hues look too washed out.

That said, at least the screen has decent brightness for a tablet in this price bracket: we measured an average peak brightness of 310 cd/m². This is roughly on par with other devices and much better than on the Teclast P26T. Nonetheless, the screen is probably still too dark to be used outdoors on a bright day.

We didn’t detect any PWM at minimum brightness setting.

322
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 332 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 310.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 21 cd/m²
Contrast: 795:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.02 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
79.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.134
Teclast P30T
IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Teclast P26T
IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Response Times
-18%
-23%
17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.5 ?(23.6, 16.9)
60.2 ?(33.7, 26.5)
-49%
53.1 ?(28.5, 23.6)
-31%
42 ?(22.8, 19.2)
-4%
Response Time Black / White *
29.5 ?(13.1, 16.4)
25.7 ?(12.6, 13.1)
13%
33.6 ?(17.3, 16.3)
-14%
18.4 ?(11.2, 7.2)
38%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-24%
-2%
12%
Brightness middle
318
248
-22%
322
1%
343
8%
Brightness
310
236
-24%
303
-2%
332
7%
Brightness Distribution
83
81
-2%
89
7%
94
13%
Black Level *
0.4
0.4
-0%
0.45
-13%
0.31
22%
Contrast
795
620
-22%
716
-10%
1106
39%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
6.02
8.62
-43%
7.02
-17%
5.9
2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
15.51
17.81
-15%
10.38
33%
11.2
28%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.2
10.1
-63%
7.1
-15%
7.9
-27%
Gamma
2.134 103%
2.438 90%
2.179 101%
2.184 101%
CCT
7517 86%
10183 64%
8730 74%
9198 71%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -23%
-13% / -6%
15% / 13%

* ... 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
29.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.1 ms rise
↘ 16.4 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 16.9 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. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.8 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 17942 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN greyscale
CalMAN greyscale
CalMAN colour accuracy
CalMAN colour accuracy
CalMAN colour space
CalMAN colour space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life – The SoC as bottleneck

As far as performance goes, you shouldn't expect too much from the budget tablet. It uses the same Allwinner A523 SoC found in the Teclast P26T. This chip needs to get by with eight Cortex-A55 cores, which are usually used in the energy-efficient section of a processor. In addition, the SoC is manufactured using the dated 22 nm process, meaning it has low power efficiency.

It's thus not uncommon to experience occasional pauses, even when you’re just doing everyday tasks or using the menus. What’s more, the device’s benchmark results are markedly worse than those from similarly priced tablets made by other companies. Graphics performance is also very poor. The storage components (with the already slow eMMC flash) are evidently held back even more by the SoC’s memory controller. Consequently, users end up with a fairly slow-responding system with long load times.

In view of the SoC’s low performance, it comes as a surprise that chassis temperatures reached as high as 40.5°C (104.9°F) during our testing. Though this is not a critical level, you can still feel it. At least the SoC can maintain its performance under prolonged load: the 3DMark stress tests revealed only minor performance losses after 20 runs of the benchmark.

The tablet is equipped with two speakers, meaning it is able to offer slight stereo effect. They can get quite loud, but sound very shrill – great for voices and vocals, but bad for the fullness of the sound due to a lack of bass. Therefore, the sound system is intended more to let you give music tracks a quick listen. To enjoy music to the fullest, you should connect speakers or a pair of headphones to the device via Bluetooth or the 3.5 mm audio jack. A whole host of codecs are available for wireless audio, including standard ones like SBC and AAC as well as hi-res options like LDAC and the open-source Opus.

The battery is a good size at 6,000 mAh. But the SoC causes problems related to battery life because of its outdated manufacturing process: we only managed to get 7h 33min of runtime from the tablet in our Wi-Fi test. This is nearly just half as long as what the Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 or Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 is capable of.

Those who mainly use the P30T at home will probably have a power outlet around them at all times, but the tablet needs to be charged more often than other devices. Furthermore, it takes a really long time to recharge the battery: you should set aside more than four hours for a full charge.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=68, last 2 years)
664 Points +288%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
373 Points +118%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
346 Points +102%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
171 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (167 - 171, n=2)
169 Points -1%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
167 Points -2%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8524, n=68, last 2 years)
2362 Points +190%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1345 Points +65%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1267 Points +55%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
815 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (778 - 815, n=2)
797 Points -2%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
778 Points -5%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (185 - 2107, n=44, last 2 years)
812 Points +252%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
231 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (227 - 231, n=2)
229 Points -1%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
227 Points -2%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (493 - 5652, n=44, last 2 years)
2287 Points +168%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
854 Points 0%
Average Allwinner A523
  (852 - 854, n=2)
853 Points 0%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
852 Points
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=65, last 2 years)
8736 Points +52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
7404 Points +29%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5749 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (5224 - 5749, n=2)
5487 Points -5%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5224 Points -9%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet
  (361 - 14235, n=51, last 2 years)
2019 Points +114%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1470 Points +56%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1106 Points +17%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1016 Points +8%
Average Allwinner A523
  (944 - 1016, n=2)
980 Points +4%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
944 Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (290 - 24605, n=51, last 2 years)
2126 Points +156%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1286 Points +55%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
948 Points +14%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
919 Points +11%
Average Allwinner A523
  (829 - 919, n=2)
874 Points +5%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
829 Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2937 Points +61%
Average of class Tablet
  (858 - 5751, n=51, last 2 years)
2790 Points +53%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2657 Points +45%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1829 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (1613 - 1829, n=2)
1721 Points -6%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1613 Points -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=60, last 2 years)
3212 Points +235%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1527 Points +59%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1146 Points +20%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1029 Points +7%
Average Allwinner A523
  (958 - 1029, n=2)
994 Points +4%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
958 Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=60, last 2 years)
3812 Points +350%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1332 Points +57%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
979 Points +16%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
942 Points +11%
Average Allwinner A523
  (847 - 942, n=2)
895 Points +6%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
847 Points
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=60, last 2 years)
3237 Points +83%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
3124 Points +76%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2848 Points +61%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1773 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (1517 - 1773, n=2)
1645 Points -7%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1517 Points -14%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=60, last 2 years)
1631 Points +267%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
721 Points +62%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
524 Points +18%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
508 Points +14%
Average Allwinner A523
  (445 - 508, n=2)
477 Points +7%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
445 Points
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 25317, n=66, last 2 years)
2922 Points +548%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
722 Points +60%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
522 Points +16%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
500 Points +11%
Average Allwinner A523
  (451 - 500, n=2)
476 Points +6%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
451 Points
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 6919, n=66, last 2 years)
837 Points +592%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
189 Points +56%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
140 Points +16%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
135 Points +12%
Average Allwinner A523
  (121 - 140, n=2)
130.5 Points +8%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
121 Points
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 111, n=70, last 2 years)
21.2 fps +93%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
13 fps +18%
Average Allwinner A523
  (11 - 13, n=2)
12 fps +9%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
11 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
9.4 fps -15%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps -33%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 279, n=70, last 2 years)
35.5 fps +523%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
10 fps +75%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.8 fps +37%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6.3 fps +11%
Average Allwinner A523
  (5.7 - 6.3, n=2)
6 fps +5%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5.7 fps
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 97.3, n=70, last 2 years)
14.3 fps +101%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7.9 fps +11%
Average Allwinner A523
  (7.1 - 7.9, n=2)
7.5 fps +6%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7.1 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
5.9 fps -17%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.5 fps -37%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 90, n=70, last 2 years)
13.2 fps +529%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
3.7 fps +76%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.7 fps +29%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2.4 fps +14%
Average Allwinner A523
  (2.1 - 2.4, n=2)
2.25 fps +7%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
2.1 fps
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 48, n=68, last 2 years)
6.22 fps +576%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1.6 fps +74%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1.2 fps +30%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1 fps +9%
Average Allwinner A523
  (0.92 - 1, n=2)
0.96 fps +4%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
0.92 fps
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 74614, n=72, last 2 years)
23028 Points +265%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
UNISOC T618, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
12681 Points +101%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11952 Points +89%
Teclast P30T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6314 Points
Average Allwinner A523
  (5911 - 6314, n=2)
6113 Points -3%
Teclast P26T
Allwinner A523, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
5911 Points -6%
Teclast P30TTeclast P26TSamsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-9%
66%
138%
85%
402%
Sequential Read 256KB
230.3
237.62
3%
249
8%
277.2
20%
Sequential Write 256KB
144.9
137.55
-5%
83
-43%
210.4
45%
Random Read 4KB
72.6
63.08
-13%
67.3
-7%
105.1
45%
Random Write 4KB
14.5
11.69
-19%
58.8
306%
78.5
441%
Max. Load
 37.2 °C
99 F
27.7 °C
82 F
27.8 °C
82 F
 
 40.5 °C
105 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.8 °C
82 F
 
 35.4 °C
96 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.3 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 31.1 °C = 88 F
26.7 °C
80 F
30.8 °C
87 F
34.4 °C
94 F
26.9 °C
80 F
29.9 °C
86 F
37 °C
99 F
26.6 °C
80 F
29.5 °C
85 F
33.7 °C
93 F
Maximum: 37 °C = 99 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 19.8 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.1 °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 40.5 °C / 105 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 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.1 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Teclast P30T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.724 (0.707-0.743)
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)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.117 (1.11-1.127)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.799 (0.789-0.809)
Teclast P30T Mali-G57 MP1, A523, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.71 (2.7-2.71)
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)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.35 (4.34-4.36)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.14 (3.13-3.16)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.833.82540323130.328.24033.630.25036.631.3632727.98020.617.410016.819.812516.128.816014.938.620010.340.82507.241.53157.347.74007.853.35009.257.4630864.78009.469.1100015.268.612509.368.816008.966.920009.764.7250010.759.7315011.258.340001262500012.867.2630013.664.3800014.454.91000015.354125001656.61600016.950.6SPL24.277N0.537.4median 11.2median 57.4Delta3.19.739.438.83736.132.93032.131.535.732.227.428.321.5212325.224.129.319.535.713.54113.648.512.651.5125611.461.811.965.711.871.713.271.515.869.11168.211.363.61267.712.971.614.873.917.271.515.762.615.96416.561.516.85217.745.626.581.30.848.6median 13.6median 62.62.710.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseTeclast P30TLenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Teclast P30T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 63% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 63% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022
7040 mAh
874 min +93%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
861 min +90%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=68, last 2 years)
828 min +83%
Teclast P30T
6000 mAh
453 min
Teclast P26T
6000 mAh
400 min -12%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
7h 33min

Pros

+ really bright screen
+ stable Wi-Fi
+ no PWM flicker
+ lightweight chassis
+ lots of storage for its price
+ microSD slot
+ stock Android 14
+ Widevine L1

Cons

- sluggish SoC
- slow storage
- short battery life
- unclear update support
- barely usable cameras
- low-res screen
- mediocre speakers

Verdict – Cheap, but not always a joy to use

Teclast P30T review.
Teclast P30T review.

The Teclast P30T is an entry-level tablet you can sometimes get for less than €100 (US$108). For the money, it offers a lightweight metal chassis, a reasonably bright display without PWM, and stock Android 14 with Widevine certification.

That said, the low display resolution, the weak CPU, GPU and memory performance, and the uncertainties surrounding software updates marred our enjoyment of the budget tablet. 

The cameras are more of a stopgap measure and are barely usable in many situations if you wish to take decent photos. The vaguely specified RAM size and the maybe correct information about the supported Wi-Fi and Bluetooth version don’t inspire confidence either. The SoC is not very energy-efficient and can only get short runtime out of the huge battery.

That is a shame because, with their marginally more expensive M and T series devices, Teclast has proven it’s possible to offer great specs for little money. The Teclast P30T too manages to stand out in this respect by offering high storage capacity and a microSD slot.

The Teclast P30T has its problems, but it may still be a compelling product with a budget price tag if you intend to use the tablet mostly at home and want a lot of storage.

The Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 features a metal chassis as well, but you’ll need to fork out a small premium for it. Another example of a cheap tablet is the Blackview Tab 80, which even boasts LTE capability. 

Price and availability

Visit the Teclast P30T's product page for more information on availability and pricing. You can also find the tablet for as low as US$80 from retailers like Walmart.

Teclast P30T - 02/13/2024 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
69 / 80 → 86%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
35 / 70 → 50%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
77%
Display
72%
Games Performance
11 / 78 → 15%
Application Performance
45 / 92 → 49%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
65 / 91 → 72%
Camera
43 / 85 → 51%
Average
66%
76%
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, 2024-02-16 (Update: 2024-02-16)