Review – I am a fan of tablets that offer good performance and allow me not to use my iPad Pro at all times. I use my iPad Pro for editing photos and videos on the go, but at home I prefer another tablet for simple tasks like surfing the Internet and watching TV or watching YouTube videos, etc. the Vankyo Matrixpad Z4 tablet has a 10-inch screen and would be perfect for the task if it works well.
What is it?
The Vankyo MatrixPad Z4 10-Inch Tablet runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. It has 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, a Quad-core processor, a 10.1-inch IPS HD display, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
What’s in the box
- 1 x Vankyo Matrixpad Z4 Tablet
- 1 x AC wall adapter
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Design and functions
- Native Android 9 Pie
- 2GB RAM AND 32GB ROM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- Dual speakers for sound quality
- Google Assistant Voice Control
- Eye health function for night
On the back of the tablet is the rear-facing camera, and a speaker is located on each of the lower faces.
On the front top panel of the tablet is the front-facing camera.
On the top of the tablet, as shown below, are the reset port, power button, volume button, headphone jack, Micro SD card slot and Micro USB powered port.
The tablet is delivered well packaged. The first thing I did immediately was to fully charge the device.
Once all this was done, I downloaded a few apps to test. When I thought about my use for this tablet, loading the Spectrum TV app was paramount, as I was watching TV with a tablet in areas of my home where there is no standard TV. Loading apps from the Play Store was normal and soon I was ready to test with The TV app.
There everything began to go down. The playback of the application constantly freezes, and the image quality constantly seems to change from acceptable to blurry.
As for the sound, unless the environment is quiet, the speakers are unfortunately underpowered and, since they are on the back of the tablet, the sound moves away from their listening position. I decided to add Bluetooth headphones to hear the sound properly, but it was another Buggy experience. After several attempts, I was able to pair my headphones, but the tablet continued to play the sound through the built-in speakers, although the Bluetooth headphones were selected several times. Eventually the sound was redirected via Bluetooth and even then the connection did not seem clear.
Then I decided to browse only a few popular sites to test the performance. Again, it was obvious that this tablet is unfortunately under-motorized and the touch response requires several keys to complete an action. It seems that the slowness is reinforced by a combination of the lack of touch response and the slowness of the tablet.
I tested to take a photo with The built-in camera and then emailed it. Capturing and sending the image took more than 5 minutes for one image. The following is the picture that left much to be desired:
The Vankyo Matrixpad Z4 is a nice size for a tablet, but in a world of affordable tablets, this one is really too short. Although it runs on Android 9, It is unfortunately sub-motorized, the touch response leaves much to be desired, the display is correct, the Bluetooth connection process is faulty, the rear-facing speakers are also sub-motorized and it freezes/hiccups during video playback. I really wanted to like this tablet, but there are a lot of more powerful tablets in this price range. Although I know that this cannot be compared to the iPad, it is still a big mistake for me.