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The Tecno WinPad 2 Review

I am currently staring at the WinPad 2 and still believe that Tecno Mobile made a major step-up design-wise, but how well does it perform?

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THE TECNO WINPAD 2 REVIEW

THE BOOT TIME IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE.

You won’t be disappointed when you need to quickly power on/off your device, this is because the WinPad 2 has a power-on time of 25 seconds and power-off time of 13 seconds

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DISPLAY

The WinPad 2 has an Intel HD graphic 400, an integrated graphics card in the low-end SoCs of the Braswell series (2016 Celeron models) — not so great, but for the general consumers, the display is above average.  The screen’s 1280 x 800 resolution ensures that the text and icons consistently look sharp, plus you get more realistic-looking movies.dm9a5107-copy

To the naked eye, the colors might seem a teeny weeny bit washed out, but that is okay. You can see exactly what I am talking about in the color test I ran below. The colors in the corner are the actual colors on the WinPad 2, while the real colors are in the middle.

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Brightness is very good!tecno-winpad-2-review_00001

Although, when used in an outdoor environment, you will need to  fully increase the brightness to see the screen clearly.


BUNDLED SOFTWARE

Tecno Mobile went ahead with an untouched version of Windows for its tablet, Competing products almost come loaded with some form of bloatware, but with the WinPad 2 you get the standard Microsoft apps. In addition, you get a one-month Microsoft Office package along with the Twitter, Netflix, Facebook,  and Twitter apps.

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SOUND QUALITY

The WinPad 2’s stereo speakers aren’t powerful enough to compete with a dedicated sound system or Bluetooth speaker. But, they are definitely good enough for a tablet or laptop.

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Listening to Bethel Music  “Have it all”, the WinPad 2’s speakers produced an above average sound, quite loud, but the audiophiles might still notice some quality drop.


DOES IT GET HOT?

Not at all, although the back of the tablet can sometimes get warm when it is put through heavy usage.

 

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THE PERFORMANCE? GOOD ENOUGH TO MEET YOUR BASIC NEEDS BUT DON’T GO OVERBOARD.

I was ready to call the WinPad 2’s performance a deal-breaker because of the Cherry trail, but that’s not quite true. I spent some time web-browsing, playing YouTube videos and editing using Photoshop. Beyond eight or so tabs in the Chrome browser, performance begins to deteriorate. But as long as you consider the WinPad 2 to be a single-purpose machine, you can watch a video, use some of Microsoft’s Office Online apps, use or surf the Web just fine. Even Adobe’s Photoshop app ran surprisingly smooth provided I didn’t run so many apps in the background.

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In standardized benchmarks, though, things differed.  Here are the results.

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HOW GOOD IS THE MULTITASKING?

The WinPad 2 comes with a 2GB RAM, a Cherry Trail chip which is about the slowest you’ll find in the market and a 32-bit version of Windows 10 Home, so you should expect a moderate multitasking capability. I was able to run more 5 normal apps (This includes my Chrome Browser, VLC Player, and others) at the same time without experiencing any lag, but after putting the Adobe photoshop app in the mix, I noticed a slight lag.

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In other words, great for normal activities, but for heavy apps, you might need to run them individually.


HOW MUCH STORAGE DO YOU HAVE LEFT?

Although the WinPad 2 comes with a 64GB storage, you have about 57.6GB storage left, with the Microsoft OS and other apps taking about 11.5GB

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CHARGING THE WINPAD 2 PLUS HOW GOOD IS THE 7000mAh BATTERY?

Inside the tablet, you get a 7000mAh battery, powered by a Micro-USB cord. However, unlike the latest smartphones, you don’t get a quick-charge option, so expect to charge WinPad 2 for several hours — about 7 hours.

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Fortunately, the WinPad makes up for it with a long-lasting battery.  I was able to get up to 8-hours of moderate use.


THE TABLET AND PC MODE

Immediately you remove the tablet, you get a prompt asking you to switch to tablet mode. Once this is activated. You get a bigger interface than that of the PC.

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You can also enable the tablet mode while in the PC mode by selecting the message icon on the task bar and clicking on tablet mode.

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TYPING ON THE WINPAD 2

If you are used to big laptops (P.S. The WinPad 2 is no Laptop), there is a big chance it might take a while to get used to typing on the WinPad 2 without making mistakes, but after a while, you’d get the hang of it.

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Also, you would need to activate the keypad on the taskbar to type on the tablet alone.


HOW GOOD IS THE  CAMERA?

Lol, let’s be frank, the cameras on a tablet aren’t for taking cute selfies or what not, but how does the WinPad 2 fare when you need to make a skype or a video call? It is just there, not so great and not so bad either.

Here are some picture samples, these were taken around 7pm.

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CONNECTIVITY

The WinPad 2 does come with a Micro-SIM card slot, but you are only left with the 3G experience, no 4G.  I noticed that you will need to manually enter your Internet APN to be able to connect to the Internet (In other words, it doesn’t latch onto a network automatically).

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Once this is done, you can receive /send messages, make calls (You need a third-party app for this) and connect to the internet.

Other connectivity options include WiFi and Bluetooth.

As a side note, I love how fast the WinPad 2 transfers files from a flash drive.


FLAWS

The back of the tablet is prone to scratches so you will need to handle it with care

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OVERALL

The WinPad 2 isn’t a perfect tablet, but it  delivers good-enough computing at a slightly moderate price.

Now, over to you, what do you think of the Tecno latest baby?

Creating history... One review at a time.

    52 comments on “The Tecno WinPad 2 Review

    1. Iszybee says:

      Classic shiid
      Forever
      Iconic
      Uh!

    2. Bodexowen says:

      Seems cool to be a sidechick. Portable good-looking and moderate. How much those this baby go for?

      1. nelsonajah says:

        hmmm..a sidechic ba..ur phone shouldn’t decode it and refuse to on..lol

    3. Tee says:

      that charge time tho..

    4. Kelvin says:

      Tecno killed it on this one..

      1. nelsonajah says:

        well this guys are always on the go..i wonder @ the next device

        1. lovelychic4 says:

          the next i believe is a full bleeded lapi

    5. KingAbsolute says:

      Performance above average, beautiful and strong tablet, a gadget I’d love to own.

      Tecno keeps getting better and better.

      1. Manymen says:

        The brand is going higher…

      2. nelsonajah says:

        no doubts..even me dy eye am

    6. Kaybang says:

      Not impressed.???

      1. Manymen says:

        Really?? I guess u would want to drive a tecno car

      2. nelsonajah says:

        hmmm..y are you not bruh

      1. Manymen says:

        I think its about 120k but varies according to location

        1. nelsonajah says:

          thats cool..not too bad to own

    7. Pozaa says:

      Lol this product is shit.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Haba why did you say that? I read the review and didn’t see anything shitty about it

      2. Koskilala says:

        Haah? Doesnt look like shit to me

      3. Micheal_pan says:

        Yesi thought about this too, but I loved it after I watched the review, it’s nice

      4. nelsonajah says:

        so do you have a better one cos what i see over there is good enof

      5. lovelychic4 says:

        i dont think so

      6. Gbolahan says:

        where is the one you manufactured?

    8. Karen says:

      A great device for work on the go. Fusing the strength of a PC and the flexibility of a smartphone.

      1. Koskilala says:

        Who knows wat would come next? I like the innovation

      2. nelsonajah says:

        perfect for on the go employees…just that if my boss sees me with it then no break-time agn

    9. Ibeabuchi henry says:

      These guys keep pulling new tricks off their sleeves. The device looks good. Now i have a new gadget in my yo get list

      1. Koskilala says:

        Yeah, the mobility of a tablet and the efficiency of a laptop…

      2. nelsonajah says:

        cos new tricks thrills..i believe thats what they are doing

    10. Xhaka says:

      Never get stuck and very fast performances worth for its price

      1. nelsonajah says:

        true talk…not like xhaka always picking up red card for arsenal lol

    11. Juphie says:

      The dealbreaker: not 4G enabled. It spoilt everything, otherwise it is okay.

      1. Manymen says:

        Mehn its still cool for me no matter wat i like it

      2. nelsonajah says:

        did u consider the ba3 life?

    12. Anonymous says:

      I saw the Winpad2, and it is even sleeker than it looks in pictures. It looks like a must have.

    13. dave says:

      I’ve been waiting to see pictures taken by it….They’re not that bad actually

    14. usman says:

      So how is it charged when detached assuming you left the keyboard at home

      1. Tobi Ayeni says:

        The Tablet has a charging port too. P.S. Why are you using the same IP address as TY?

    15. ty says:

      How many GB RAM?

        1. nelsonajah says:

          good enough then..tot its 1gb

    16. Koskilala says:

      How much is it please

      1. nelsonajah says:

        someone here said 120k depending on store n area

    17. Maye says:

      Nice review but i does it use a sim card?

      1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

        …WELL, DEPENDING ON WHICH MODEL YOU BUY. THERE’S THE WIFI ONLY VERSION AND ALSO 3G VERSION. SO, YES IT DOES.

    18. nelsonajah says:

      This device is classy…tecno has so improved.good job guys.

    19. Hmmph says:

      It’s okay really. Sure it’s not a power product, but it’s a nice little thing to use for stuff you need to do. Based on the review, and her video review on YouTube as well, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed if I buy the WinPad 2.

    20. Show says:

      Very good job. Pls does it support whatsapp

    21. Boss says:

      Please teach me how to navigate to the SIM option. Trying to load internet on the glo SIM I have bought for my winpa10.

      1. Gbolahan says:

        Can’t be done with the windows OS. I’ve had Winpad 10 for 2 years now. What I used to do was load the data on my Glo Sim card on my phone then put the sim into the tablet. Which was just stressful. These days I use WiFi to connect to my phone’s Hotspot.

        However, people have said one can install Jide’s Remix OS onto the winpad 10, effectively converting it to an Android tablet. That hence makes it possible to download the Glo self care app from Playstore and do your sim data loadings easily.
        Hope this helps. 😊

    22. Anonymous says:

      have been using this winpad 10 for over 2yrs nw, its a nice product but is there any app to download so that i can make calls with the tab??
      pls i need help

      1. Gbolahan says:

        The Winpad 10 is not a 2G device at all, so, no voice calls at all, no voice call apps…unless it’s voice over Internet protocol calls. Check the link below for a list of voip apps:

        https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-voip/

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