Vankyo MatrixPad S10 review

I’m going to start this review with the statement that I’m not a tablet person. I tried pretty expensive tablets before (Asus Prime, Lenovo Yoga). Each time the tablet would stay with me for a couple of months and I’d flog it online. Thanks to Vankyo, I got my hands on Vankyo MatrixPad S10 – a $99.99 tablet. It’s a budget option.

Some bells and some whistles

This tablet costs about a quarter of what I paid before for a device of that type. It’s clear to me, some corners will be shaved, some bells and whistles are not be present. The question is – will it matter? I took a quick glance over the box, looking for the list of features. Vankyo MatrixPad S10 doesn’t list specifics, which is usually a hint that components inside are considered average.

It boasts 10.1 inch IPS panel, quad-core CPU of unknown kind and Google Play services inside. Perhaps the marketing department has very little to work with. Let’s open the box and take a closer look at the tablet in question after all this is a Vankyo MatrixPad S10 review.

Vankyo MatrixPad S10 – close up

Inside a box, a pleasant surprise. The tablet feels nice to the touch and it’s surprisingly thin. It’s also very light. This could be my personal impression as all the previous slates came with metal bodies which added extra weight to it. Frankly speaking, I think I prefer a decent plastic and the total weight reduction over the premium metal shell.

In terms of I/O, there is not much to write home about. There are 2 speakers, a micro SD card slot, 3.5mm jack, 2 cameras and standard button controls for volume and power. A very nice inclusion on Vankyo part is USB-C port for charging. I like that! I don’t expect USB3.1 port but I love the fact Vankyo MatrixPad S10 has USB-C to charge it. So far the impressions are positive.