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Teclast T50 Tablet review - The price-performance ratio rocks

Plenty of storage. The Teclast T50 advertises with a lot of space for data, good sound, and LTE support, including phone function, for little money. Can the tablet from the Far East keep this promise, or are there problems?
Teclast T50
Teclast T50 (T Series)
Processor
UNISOC T616 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
11.00 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 212 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: hall, proximity, gyroscope
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): 9.7 x 260 x 164 ( = 0.38 x 10.24 x 6.46 in)
Battery
7500 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 20 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
510 g ( = 17.99 oz / 1.12 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
260 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.8 %
04/2023
Teclast T50
T616, Mali-G57 MP1
510 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash11.00"2000x1200
80 %
03/2023
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
460 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200
80.8 %
02/2023
Blackview Tab 13
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
450 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200
81.5 %
01/2023
Nokia T21
T612, Mali-G52 MP1
466 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.36"2000x1200

Case and equipment - Aluminum chassis creaks from time to time

The Teclast T50 is a tablet with an 11-inch display that is available for 260 Euros. For such a price, you get an aluminum unibody chassis. Our test device also has a clean finish and appears stable, even if we can provoke quiet creaking noises.

The corners are well rounded, and the T50 feels good in the hand. It is not lightweight at 510 grams but not excessively heavy for its size. It also offers a bit more screen area than conventional 10.1-inch tablets.

The tablet is only available in Central Europe with a comparatively lush 8 GB RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.1 mass storage. However, there is no 3.5 mm port for the headphone jack, and you also have to do without NFC, for example, for mobile payment transactions.

The microSD reader can accept cards with a capacity of up to 1 TB, but it blocks one of the two SIM slots when used. The reader seems rather slow and also shows significant fluctuations in transfer rates in our tests with the reference card Angelbird V60.

Teclast T50
Teclast T50
Teclast T50

Size comparison

260 mm / 10.2 inch 164 mm / 6.46 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 510 g1.124 lbs247.5 mm / 9.74 inch 157.3 mm / 6.19 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 466 g1.027 lbs239.84 mm / 9.44 inch 158.62 mm / 6.24 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 460 g1.014 lbs238.8 mm / 9.4 inch 157.6 mm / 6.2 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 450 g0.992 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)
Nokia T21
  (Angelbird V60)
35.9 MB/s +62%
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=62, last 2 years)
31.8 MB/s +43%
Blackview Tab 13
  (Angelbird V60)
25.3 MB/s +14%
Teclast T50
  (Angelbird V60)
22.2 MB/s
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
  (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s -4%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Teclast T50 Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø28.6 (16.4-43.4)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34 (17.4-45.3)
Blackview Tab 13 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø25.9 (16.1-46.4)
Nokia T21 Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37 (27.6-47.9)
Teclast T50 Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø63.2 (32.6-85.6)
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø71.3 (43.6-81.3)
Blackview Tab 13 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.8 (38.2-83.5)
Nokia T21 Mali-G52 MP1, T612, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø72.3 (25.7-81.4)

Communication, software and operation - Pure, but not quite up to date Android

The Teclast T50 features Wi-Fi 5 as the fastest Wi-Fi standard. The tablet's speeds of 298 to 379 Mbit/s are on par with other tablets in this price range. The transfer rates are also quite stable in our test.

The tablet can also accept two SIM cards and can use them for mobile Internet access. This works with a maximum LTE speed, and the most necessary frequencies for operation in Europe are supported.

You can also make standard calls via the tablet, but there is no earpiece, so either everyone will be listening or you'll need a headset.

Android 12 is preinstalled and is hardly changed by the manufacturer, so the user interface works like on many other devices. The security patches are, unfortunately, a bit older, namely from September 2022 at the time of testing. At least the Teclast T50 comes with Widevine L1 certification, so you can enjoy streams in the highest quality.

The tablet does not have a fingerprint sensor, but the user can use facial recognition as a biometric alternative to unlocking the device. This works reliably and even in the dark due to the residual light of the large screen, but this method is more vulnerable due to the pure software evaluation of the facial data.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Blackview Tab 13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
370 (336min - 376max) MBit/s 0%
Teclast T50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
370 (351min - 379max) MBit/s
Nokia T21
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
363 (269min - 388max) MBit/s -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
351 (333min - 366max) MBit/s -5%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Blackview Tab 13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (306min - 352max) MBit/s +6%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
319 (310min - 325max) MBit/s +2%
Nokia T21
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
317 (298min - 332max) MBit/s +1%
Teclast T50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
313 (298min - 325max) MBit/s
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Teclast T50; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø312 (298-325)
Teclast T50; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø370 (351-379)

Camera - Tablet quality

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

Teclast installs a single camera with a Sony sensor on the back. It has a resolution of 20 megapixels and shows quite a decent image sharpness for an inexpensive tablet in object photography. However, the dynamic range leaves a lot to be desired: dark areas hardly offer any detail, while bright ones quickly become blurred. This is particularly visible in low light and high contrasts.

The impression is also confirmed in the photos in the test lab: the test chart in good studio lighting looks reasonably sharp but clearly overexposed. Nothing can be recognized in the pictures at only 1 lux illuminance.

Users can record videos in 1080p and 30 fps at most. The autofocus seems a bit overwhelmed from time to time, and the brightness compensation sometimes only reacts with a delay. Overall, however, the pictures are usable if the demands are not too high.

There is a selfie camera with 8 megapixels at the front. It takes decent pictures that look a bit washed out in detail, but they are well usable.

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 cameraMain cameraLowLight
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ColorChecker
19.1 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast T50: 15.31 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 21.93 ∆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
49.2 ∆E
37.7 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.8 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
53 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Teclast T50: 47.64 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Display - Bright and without PWM

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

With its 2000 x 1200 pixel resolution, the IPS display presents content quite crisply, even on the relatively large display of the Teclast T50. Unfortunately, there is only 60 Hz as the maximum frame rate. Teclast refers to a "120 Hz sampling rate" on its website, but that probably means the touchscreen's sampling rate.

The tablet cuts a good figure in terms of brightness: we measured an average of 417 cd/m², which is considerably more than other inexpensive pads provide and might not be enough for bright outdoor days, but at least is sufficient for a light-flooded living room.

Unfortunately, the black value of 0.5 cd/m² is relatively high, so dark areas look rather gray and colors on the panel are not as brilliant. A slight blue cast is visible in the grayscale in our tests with the spectrophotometer and CalMAN software. However, colors are basically reproduced with good accuracy.

We did not notice PWM flickering.

420
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 438 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 416.9 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 438 cd/m²
Contrast: 876:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.37 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
92.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.322
Teclast T50
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Blackview Tab 13
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Nokia T21
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.36
Response Times
23%
7%
-38%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.5 ?(22.8, 22.7)
42 ?(22.8, 19.2)
8%
35.9 ?(18.6, 17.3)
21%
84 ?(62, 22)
-85%
Response Time Black / White *
29.7 ?(13.4, 16.3)
18.4 ?(11.2, 7.2)
38%
32.2 ?(14.1, 18.1)
-8%
27 ?(13, 14)
9%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-13%
-4%
-10%
Brightness middle
438
343
-22%
344
-21%
389
-11%
Brightness
417
332
-20%
330
-21%
382
-8%
Brightness Distribution
85
94
11%
93
9%
94
11%
Black Level *
0.5
0.31
38%
0.27
46%
0.57
-14%
Contrast
876
1106
26%
1274
45%
682
-22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.37
5.9
-35%
5.32
-22%
4.93
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.48
11.2
-50%
11.27
-51%
8.53
-14%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.3
7.9
-49%
6.2
-17%
5.7
-8%
Gamma
2.322 95%
2.184 101%
2.106 104%
2.073 106%
CCT
7855 83%
9198 71%
8023 81%
8029 81%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
5% / -6%
2% / -2%
-24% / -16%

* ... 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
29.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.4 ms rise
↘ 16.3 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. » 77 % 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
45.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 22.7 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. » 75 % 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.

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Powerful speakers

The Unisoc T616 is an SoC with up to 2 GHz, which is completely sufficient for simpler tasks and also enables reasonably smooth navigation through the menus of the Teclast T50. However, multitasking or more complex apps sometimes pose a challenge for the system, where some inputs are only implemented with delays. There are some faster devices in this price range, especially in terms of graphics performance.

However, the storage speed is a real highlight because the Teclast T50 can outdo all similarly priced rivals with its UFS 2.1 flash. This also often results in a smooth experience when surfing the Internet.

The heating up to 34 °C is hardly noticeable, even under high load. The results of the stress test in 3DMark, which do not show a decrease in performance under prolonged load, also match this.

The Teclast T50 comes with four speakers, which is not exceptionally loud in our tests, but the sound is good. It does not contain any deep basses but reproduces deep mids powerfully. The speakers do not overload even at full volume, and vocals and instruments can be heard in quite a lot of detail.

Users can also connect external audio devices via USB-C or Bluetooth 5.0. However, the variety of supported audio codecs is a bit limited, especially the more modern variants: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC are available.

The tablet comes with a comparatively high-capacity 7,500 mAh battery. The battery life is good, and we determined just under 15 hours in our Wi-Fi test. However, other tablets with much smaller batteries also achieve similar runtimes, so the Teclast T50 probably still has some catching up to do in terms of efficiency.

The maximum charging power is 18 watts, and a corresponding power supply is included. Thus, it can take up to 3 hours until the tablet is fully charged again. Wireless charging is not supported.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=72, last 2 years)
668 Points +86%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
360 Points
Average UNISOC T616
  (298 - 380, n=7)
351 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
346 Points -4%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
344 Points -4%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8524, n=72, last 2 years)
2359 Points +61%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
1464 Points
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1419 Points -3%
Average UNISOC T616
  (1184 - 1502, n=7)
1410 Points -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1267 Points -13%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (408 - 1663, n=5, last 2 years)
728 Points +68%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
433 Points
Average UNISOC T616
  ()
433 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
417 Points -4%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
408 Points -6%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (1361 - 4130, n=5, last 2 years)
2076 Points +34%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
1554 Points
Average UNISOC T616
  ()
1554 Points 0%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1368 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1361 Points -12%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=69, last 2 years)
8907 Points +12%
Average UNISOC T616
  (7936 - 8066, n=6)
8004 Points +1%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
7946 Points
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
7436 Points -6%
3DMark
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=63, last 2 years)
1608 Points +245%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
761 Points +63%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
524 Points +12%
Average UNISOC T616
  (463 - 479, n=6)
472 Points +1%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
466 Points
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
419 Points -10%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 31653, n=71, last 2 years)
3392 Points +626%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
757 Points +62%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
522 Points +12%
Average UNISOC T616
  (464 - 478, n=6)
473 Points +1%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
467 Points
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
426 Points -9%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 7335, n=71, last 2 years)
943 Points +614%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
193 Points +46%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
135 Points +2%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
132 Points
Average UNISOC T616
  (127 - 132, n=6)
129 Points -2%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
115 Points -13%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 8889, n=69, last 2 years)
1131 Points +791%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
191 Points +50%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
132 Points +4%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
127 Points
Average UNISOC T616
  (126 - 127, n=6)
126.5 Points 0%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
Points -100%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 120, n=76, last 2 years)
23.6 fps +314%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
7.5 fps +32%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps +30%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
5.7 fps
Average UNISOC T616
  (5.4 - 6, n=6)
5.7 fps 0%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5.2 fps -9%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 340, n=76, last 2 years)
43.5 fps +602%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.4 fps +35%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.8 fps +26%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
6.2 fps
Average UNISOC T616
  (6.1 - 6.2, n=6)
6.15 fps -1%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5.6 fps -10%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 106.4, n=76, last 2 years)
16.2 fps +350%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5 fps +39%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.5 fps +25%
Average UNISOC T616
  (3.4 - 3.8, n=6)
3.62 fps +1%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
3.6 fps
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3.3 fps -8%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 114.5, n=76, last 2 years)
16 fps +596%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.3 fps +43%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.7 fps +17%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
2.3 fps
Average UNISOC T616
  (2.2 - 2.3, n=6)
2.23 fps -3%
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2 fps -13%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 55.1, n=74, last 2 years)
7.56 fps +688%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1.4 fps +46%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1.2 fps +25%
Average UNISOC T616
  (0.95 - 0.98, n=5)
0.968 fps +1%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
0.96 fps
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
0.9 fps -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 105035, n=78, last 2 years)
24224 Points +78%
Average UNISOC T616
  (12141 - 15304, n=5)
14092 Points +3%
Teclast T50
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
13640 Points
Nokia T21
UNISOC T612, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
12581 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11952 Points -12%
Blackview Tab 13
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
11712 Points -14%
Teclast T50Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3Blackview Tab 13Nokia T21Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-64%
-70%
-69%
-37%
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB
920.5
277.2
-70%
289.1
-69%
266.46
-71%
Sequential Write 256KB
713.4
210.4
-71%
173.1
-76%
195.53
-73%
Random Read 4KB
207.1
105.1
-49%
79
-62%
78.85
-62%
152.9 ?(92.6 - 239, n=113)
-26%
Random Write 4KB
238.1
78.5
-67%
63.1
-73%
71.2
-70%
131.6 ?(18.2 - 290, n=113)
-45%

Temperature

Max. Load
 34 °C
93 F
28.5 °C
83 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 26.3 °C
79 F
28.9 °C
84 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
29.2 °C
85 F
31.1 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
28.9 °C
84 F
29.8 °C
86 F
32.8 °C
91 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.5 °C
85 F
34 °C
93 F
29 °C
84 F
29.9 °C
86 F
32.9 °C
91 F
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.2 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.2 °C / 86 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 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 361 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.1 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
97.5 (0.789min - 0.809max) %
Nokia T21
%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Teclast T50
99.7 (2.79min - 2.8max) %
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
99.3 (3.13min - 3.16max) % 0%
Nokia T21
97.5 (2.52min - 2.59max) % -2%

Legend

 
Teclast T50 UNISOC T616, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 UNISOC T610, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Blackview Tab 13 Mediatek Helio G85, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia T21 UNISOC T612, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 64 GB eMMC Flash

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.438.4253734.23132.9344032.132.15035.733.66327.427.28021.522.11002328.212524.134.416019.542.320013.548.125013.656.431512.662.24001268.150011.471.563011.975.480011.877.5100013.267.3125015.861.416001162.5200011.370.425001270.8315012.973.5400014.868.1500017.267.2630015.766.5800015.966.81000016.565.91250016.857.91600017.741.4SPL26.582.5N0.855.6median 13.6median 66.5Delta2.76.439.438.239.138.831.529.829.829.433.434.526.629.322.32120.521.615.626.114.736.811.442.61048.98.853.9959.110.561.812.267.914.372.711.668.41268.210.267.510.469.411.165.312.763.614.467.614.267.614.767.215.666.416.563.316.560.417.347.525.479.50.645.9median 12.7median 63.62.69.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseTeclast T50Nokia T21
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Teclast T50 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Nokia T21 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Nokia T21
8200 mAh
929 min +3%
Blackview Tab 13
7280 mAh
926 min +3%
Teclast T50
7500 mAh
903 min
Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3
5100 mAh
861 min -5%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=74, last 2 years)
831 min -8%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
15h 03min

Pros

+ bright screen
+ Widevine-L1 certified
+ fast memory
+ ample RAM
+ LTE with dual-SIM
+ quite pure Android
+ no PWM

Cons

- outdated security patches
- overall mediocre camera quality
- creaking of the case
- no 3.5 mm audio port
- slow charging
- few Bluetooth codecs

Verdict - The Teclast tablet is convincing

In review: Teclast T50. Test device provided by Teclast Europe.
In review: Teclast T50. Test device provided by Teclast Europe.

The Teclast T50 offers a good price-performance ratio with a lot of fast memory, a bright screen as well as good runtimes, and even LTE support. The tablet is not an extraordinary design highlight, but its manufacturing quality is solid and it comes to buyers with quite a pure Android 12.

The cameras will not satisfy demanding users, but they are OK for a tablet. You will look in vain for a fingerprint sensor and a 3.5 mm audio port. The choice of Bluetooth codecs is also somewhat limited.

In return, the four installed speakers have a high volume and provide good sound quality. Teclast could still work on efficiency; the tablet could achieve even better runtimes with its large battery. A faster charging technology would also be a nice thing for such a huge battery, but on the other hand, the question is whether you will often be far away from power outlets with a tablet weighing over 500 grams.

The Teclast T50 comes with very good equipment for relatively little money.

If you want to go for more established manufacturers, you can get a better tablet with the Lenovo Tab M10 Gen 3 but will have to make concessions in terms of screen brightness and software. The Blackview Tab 13 is even cheaper, but it is annoying with patronizing apps that cannot be uninstalled.

Price and availability

In Central Europe, the Teclast T50 is sold via amazon.de and can currently be found there at a discount of about 200 Euros.

Teclast T50 - 04/20/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
44 / 70 → 62%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
9 / 78 → 11%
Application Performance
55 / 92 → 60%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
80 / 91 → 88%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
71%
82%
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, 2023-04-20 (Update: 2023-04-20)