The Alcatel 3T 10 10-inch tablet, is more than just a tablet. It comes with an Audio Station in the box, so you can make it the hub of your home. Hosting a party? Pop on some tunes and get dancing. Planning a movie night? Dock your tablet to enjoy the clearer sound. You can use the Audio Station as a Bluetooth speaker, or connect to it through the 3.5mm auxiliary port. And with up to seven hours of battery life between charges, you won’t be rushing to find a power outlet.
Can we first appreciate that Alcatel is including a Bluetooth speaker dock with this tablet? This isn’t something I have seen happen before and offers great value.
Alcatel 3T 10 Android tablet Specs:
- Battery – 4080 mAh
- Dimensions – 260 X 156.6 X 8.95mm
- Expandable Storage – Micro SD card, up to 128GB
- Facial Recognition – Yes
- Fingerprint Recognition – No
- Internal Storage – 16GB
- Water Resistance – No
- Processor – MT8765B
- Operating System – Android 9
- Screen Size – 10 inches
- Standby Time – 666 hours
- Weight – 440g
The idea is that you can connect the tablet to the speaker/dock, and use it as an entertainment centre. You can watch Netflix on it, or even use it as a music station to play tracks while in the kitchen. They can also be used separately if needed.
The Alcatel 3T 10 arrives with Android 9, and Google Assistant pre-installed. Set up is standard vanilla Google, with the addition of setting up the assistant. This is all done on the 10″ IPS display, displaying at 800 x 1200 resolution. This isn’t going to win any display awards, but it’s clear, responsive and bright.
The battery means it can run for around 8 – 10 hours. The quad-core processor and 2GB RAM does mean this isn’t going to be a speed demon. Websites are slow to respond to presses, and it feels sluggish.
There is 16GB of memory on board but offers an SD card slot for added space if needed. There is also a SIM slot, so you can get 4G on this if needed.
The speaker packs two 5W drivers, and this gives an amazing sound. I tested with heavy bass songs and it didn’t have any problems playing them. The docking element is rotated on the speaker, so when not used as a dock, it looks like a cylinder with a pop-out stand on the back.
There isn’t a magnet for the dock, which I was a little annoyed about. As without a magnet, it can take a while to line up correctly.
The speaker and tablet work well seperatly but are amazing together. This can be the ultimate portable entertainment system. Finally, check out our other Digital Home reviews. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.