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Announcement. Teclast M18 - big tablet and petty scam

I find a new Teclast M18 tablet on AliExpress. I precipitate. 295 orders, 177 reviews, with the oldest reviews dated March. Checking. No, I was not mistaken. Until the last few days, a tablet with such a name did not exist in nature. And this is not a typo in the title, tk. the letter combination M18 is carefully spelled out in all sorts of pictures and screenshots. The official store of the brand has existed for over two years. 98% of positive reviews are tolerant. So what's the deal? Orders - okay, but where do the reviews come from?

I begin to carefully read these very reviews andwatch pictures. Oops. And they are for another tablet, for last year's Teclast M16. The devices have common features. Both are large, the same chip, the same amount of memory. But otherwise, everything is generally different. The tablets are different and very different. Those. the smart fellows from Teclast just took a card from an old tablet and edited it to the ground. Including title, description, specifications, all pictures, etc. But since Since the card remains old, the rating of the device and all the reviews for the new tablet are inherited from the old one.

Briefly about the tablet itself. By and large, nothing interesting.

The processor is the ancient MediaTek Helio X27 born in 2016. As many as ten cores. For his time he was quite good. But how much water has flowed under the bridge. Just over a hundred thousand AnTuTu points. Not funny.

There is enough memory. 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of constant storage, there is support for memory cards (a hybrid slot, but who cares about that in tablets ...)

Screen. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 10.8 ″, high resolution - 2560 × 1600 (280 ppi).

The battery is capacious, 8000 mAh. The cameras are single, but the resolution is decent - 5 MP front, 13 MP main. Wi-Fi dual band. There is support for LTE networks in Russian bands.

It's not clear with the Android version. In some places the tenth is indicated, in others the eighth. I am ready to believe in both.

Price. $ 199 (₽15,300). I don’t know ... I would not risk it.

The main characteristics of Teclast M18:

Screen S-IPS, 10.8 ″, 2560 × 1600, 280 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronMediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
2.6 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A72, 4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, Mali-T880 MP4
Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA
Edge
Mobile Networks LTE Bands 1-3,5,7,8,20,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
TD-SCDMA
BatteryLi-Ion, 8000 mAh
Rear camera: 13 MP, no flash, autofocus
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov