Now I’m all up for trying new things (unless its cheese or coriander) but didn’t expect great things when the Hudl2 arrived from Tesco. I’d read not-so-great reviews on their first Hudl, so I took off my judgy-head and jumped straight in to see what this tablet had to offer.
I unpacked this bright pink (LOVE the colour), lightweight and sleek looking device. Switched it on and first impressions were good. The clarity of the screen, the super intuitive layout of apps and ease of use, were all bringing this Apple lover around to the Android way of thinking.
My son even had a play around on it (it still amazes me when I watch him hunt down his favourite clips on YouTube with ease). I was confident letting him have a go as it feels surprisingly durable and able to withstand a knock.
So far in my test, the user experience was pretty flawless so I began to fill it with all of my favourite apps, music and films which is all super easy to do. The speakers are pretty ace too and my fat hand doesn’t obscure them when holding, like I am guilty of on my phone/ipad.
The battery life normally gives me a good 6-8 hours, which I have no beef with considering I consume ample video content in that time.
The Science Bit
Screen: 8.3in 1080p HD LCD
Processor: 1.83 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor
RAM: 2GB of RAM
Storage: 16GB plus microSD slot supporting up to 32GB cards
Operating system: Android 4.4 “KitKat”
Camera: five-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, micro HDMI
Dimensions: 128 x 224 x 9mm
My only teeny-tiny grumble would be that the camera (rear facing) isn’t that sharp. Mind you, I don’t ever buy a tablet in the hope the camera will give me David Bailey shots but thought it worth a mention.
Overall I think this is top of it’s class and it’s a steal at just £129. If you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers, you can bag a Hudl2 for just £65, which is a no-brainer!
This gets a firm and very savvy 9/10.
Have you tired the Hudl2 or are you in the market for a budget tablet?
*PR Sample for review thanks to Tesco