If you love the size of the iPad Mini but aren’t a fan of iOS or you just don’t want to spend a lot on its retail price then you might want to check out its Android alternative. If you need more bang than the GooPad Mini which is a clone of the iPad Mini then you might want to consider getting the Onda V818 Mini.
The Onda V818 Mini looks like the iPad Mini in appearance from its design to its display size. Onda isn’t a really popular name you often hear when compared to the likes of Huawei or ZTE. The company is based in China and their products are mostly Android tablets.
Onda V818 Mini Technical Specifications
- Android 4.1.1
- 7.9-inch IPS display 1,024 x 768 pixels 162 ppi
- 5 points multi touch
- A31S Quad Core Processor
- Power VR SGX544 GPU
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 16GB Internal storage
- 5.0 Megapixels Auto Focus rear camera
- 0.3 Megapixels front camera
- Li-Poly 5000mAh battery
The Onda V818 Mini has fairly average specifications. While the display can’t rival that of the Retina display of the iPad Mini it does have a 1,024 x 768 resolution. The processor even gets help from a GPU which should make games play smoothly in this device.
One of the best features of this tablet is the use of a 2 GB RAM which is what most high end devices are offering right now. The 5 MP rear camera will allow you to take snapshots and videos while the front camera can be used to make video calls.
You won’t be able to connect to a mobile network since this device does not have any SIM slot. You will however be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
The best reason to buy this device is probably its price which is only $170. That’s half of what you pay for an iPad Mini.