The VOYO i8 Pro (also known as the VOYO i8 Pro 4G Phablet) is a mid-range Android tablet from VOYO. The major feature of this device, as touted by the Chinese company is that it comes with 4G network capabilities. This is an all-important feature as we’re on the verge of 5G network soon.
Design & Display
The VOYO i8 Pro 4G sports a huge 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution slightly above FHD (1920:1200 pixels) with multi-touch. This enables for nice viewing angles and great colour representation. All this rests on a sturdy metal and plastic build that is fairly thin at 0.91cm but considerably weighty at 460g.
Out of the box, the VOYO i8 Pro 4G runs on Android 7.0 Nougat which although isn’t stock Android, is free from the heavy skins of customs.
Memory and Performance
The i8 Pro 4G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 which is coupled with an ARM Mali-T720 MP4 GPU. These ensure the smooth running of everyday tasks and efficient graphics rendering respectively. The 3GB of RAM is a big plus as it enables storage of more temporary data.
What this means is that the user will experience little to no lag while using this device. And the 64GB of ROM provides enough internal space for you to install as many apps and store your files. This can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card.
Camera and Battery
The VOYO i8 Pro 4G comes with a dual camera setup: 5MP rear-facing camera capable of HD video recording and a 2MP front-facing camera that is adequate for occasional selfies.
It also comes with a 6,500mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery which VOYO says provides up to 180 hours standby time and 8 hours overall use. This charges up in about 3 hours.
Network and Connectivity
The tablet supports dual Micro SIM use and provides 2G, 3G and 4G Network bands. This means you can enjoy fast data speeds while surfing the net. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Micro USB 2.0 with OTG, charging and mass storage function.
Voyo i8 Pro Full Specifications
- Network Technology: GSM / UMTS / LTE
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G: UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: LTE 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
- Network Speed: LTE Cat 4 150 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload.
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM count: Dual SIM
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- User Interface: n/a
Design and Display
- Dimensions: 242.0 * 172.0 * 9.0 mm.
- Weight: 460g (with battery)
- Display size: 10.1 inches
- Display Resolution: 1200 * 1920 pixels
- Pixel Density: ~ 224 pixels
- Display Technology: IPS Capacitive TouchScreen
- Form Factor: Bar
- Build: metal / plastic
- Protection: n/a
- Colours; Rose Gold
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6753 64-bit processor
- Number of Processor Cores: 8 (octa-core)
- Processor Speed: 4*1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4*1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
- Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal memory: 64GB
- External memory: expandable up to 128GB via microSD
- Lens: 5MP
- LED Flash: Yes
- Image Dimensions: 2592 * 1944 pixels
- Videos recording: Yes, 720p
- Features: Autofocus, Digital Zoom, HDR, Panorama, Scene mode, Touch focus
- Lens: 2MP
- LED Flash: No
- Image Dimensions: –
- Video recording: Yes
- Features: –
- Music Support: WAV, MP4, AAC+, OGG, MKA, FLAC, MIDI, WMA, M4A, MP3, AMR, AAC, Eaac+
- Video Support: 3GP, H.263, H.264, MKV, DivX, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, M4V
- Loudspeaker: Yes with Dual speakers
- FM Radio: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Display
- GPS: Yes
- USB: micro-USB v2.0
- USB OTG: Yes
- NFC: No
- 5mm audio jack: Yes
- Battery Capacity: 6500mAh
- Battery Technology: Li-Po
- Removable: No
- Fast Charging: No
- Standby time: up to 180 hours
- Talk time: up to 8 hours
- Music playback: up to 14 hours
- Video playback: up to 6 hours
- Web-browsing time: up to 6.5 hours
- Charging duration: up to 3 hours
- Overall use: up to 8 hours
How much is the Voyo i8 Pro?
The VOYO i8 Pro 4G tablet is not readily available in Nigeria right now but can be purchased on Gearbest.com for a promo price of $129.99.