If you’re looking for a budget tablet with a high end screen, the Pipo T9 may pique your interest. It features an octa core 1.7GHz MT6592 processor by MediaTek coupled with a gorgeous 8.9 inch Full HD screen. Also, it drops the generic look that generic Chinese brands like Pipo and Ainol seem to stick to in favor of a much sleeker and more elegant design.
The rest of the specs aren’t anything to sneeze at either. You get 2GB RAM, 32GB of storage and a 7,200mAh battery for what should amount to reasonably good uptime. It also has call/text capabilities, GPS and Bluetooth built in thanks to the MT6592 chip.
Unfortunately, the Pipo T9 isn’t LTE-enabled, nor does it run the latest version of Android. Instead, you’re stuck with 3.75G/HSPA+ and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. I don’t really mind either one that much since my tablet usage habits are different from the way I use my smartphone. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that the Pipo T9 is only priced at $320 internationally (about Php14k).
Pipo may not be the most familiar of brands, but most budget-minded gadget enthusiasts should already know of them. Like Ainol, they have a reputation for squeezing in industry-favorite specs at affordable prices. Unfortunately, Pipo doesn’t have an official presence here, but there are a number of small importers that carry the brand. Or you can always order it via an international online store.
Pipo T9 Specs
- 8.9″ Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1200 resolution, 254ppi)
- 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- Mali450 GPU
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB ROM, expandable via micro SD
- 13mp rear-facing autofocus camera with flash
- 2mp front camera
- WiFi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS
- Price: $319.68 (via OrientDeal)