Tesco Hudl2: Brilliant Budget Tablet

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.

Hudl2 reviewI 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.

hudl2 review SASo 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
Weight: 410g

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 

 

4 Comments

  1. Great post, I too was send the Hudl2 and completely agree the only real grumble was the camera but since it’s for my 13 year old who is definitely no David Bailey as yet it’s perfect for him and he is over the moon with it. He has already downloaded all of his favourite apps :)

  2. Have you tried blogging from the Hudl2? I’m debating a tablet to make my commute more productive, without trying to use a laptop on the bus! I’d love to know if you found this useful for bloggy things.

  3. Hi Georgina. No I haven’t tried blogging on it yet but I’m heading off on holiday soon, so will try it then and report back :)

  4. I recently bought the Hudl 2 and the main reason I bought it was to make me a more organised blogger. Since I spend half the week living at my parents’ house and half the week living at my boyfriend’s I wanted something bigger than my phone but less bulky as my laptop so that I’m not lugging it around all the time. It’s definitely good for blogging during a commute, except you won’t actually be able to make any of your posts live until you are connected to WiFi. Also agree that the camera is pretty disappointing, but I’m unlikely to need it anyway. All in all, a great tablet and definitely worth the money!

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