REVIEW – I previously reviewed the Vastking KingPad SA10, and found it to be a very nice tablet. Vastking recently asked if I would be interested in reviewing the Vastking KingPad K10, and of course, I had to say yes.
What is it?
The Vastking Kingpad K10 is an Octa-Core based, Android 10.0, 10.1-inch tablet.
What’s in the box?
- Vastking KingPad K10 Tablet
- USB-A 2A Charger
- USB-A to USB-C Cable
- Micro-SD slot tool
- User Guide
- Quick Start Guide
GPU: Mali-G52-3EE-2core@ 650MHz ES3.0 20fps
CPU: Dual-core A75 1.8Ghz + Six-core A55 1.6GHz
Chipset: Spreadtrum T618
Storage: 32GB (expandable by up to 128GB)
Operation System: Android 10
Battery: 6000 mAh
Audio: Dual speakers
Ports: Type C/earphone port/microSD Card Slot
WIFI: 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz
Front Camera: 5MP
Rear Camera: 13MP
Power supply: DC 5V,2A
Bluetooth: BT 5.0
Ports: Headphone Jack, USB-C DC 5V,2A
Speaker: Built-in 1W Speaker x2 (Box loudspeaker)
Design and features
My previous experience with Android tablets has been low-cost and low-performance tablets owned by friends and family, and the Vastking Kingpad SA10. The SA10 was a nice introduction to the Android platform but in a narrow screen form factor. The Vastking Kingpad K10 expands on that experience with a 10.1″ screen in a traditional form factor.
The core of the K10 is the Octa-Core T610 CPU, a powerful 12nm chipset that supports 1.8Ghz frequency and 60hz frame rate. The 1920×1200 resolution is powered by a 2-core 650MHz graphics processor. Although I did not find the specs for the screen brightness, let me say that it can get very bright. The 12nm chipset provides for higher performance with lower power consumption.
The 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable up to 512MB via the MicroSD card slot) provide for ample application performance.
A large 6,000 mAh battery provides for up to 12 hours of general use or up to 7 hours of extensive work or vigorous gaming. Fast charging via the USB-C port provides a full charge within 4 hours. I did find that the included USB-C cable was a little short for my liking, being only 30″ long (about 76cm).
The keyboard includes a trackpad, which makes some tasks easier if you’re used to a mouse or trackpad. It also aids in keeping the screen free of fingerprints. I did find that scrolling in a web browser a bit on the chunky side compared to scrolling by touching the screen though. The keyboard is rather silent, and could not find any sound setting for typing, which I prefer. I did find that the tablet wakes up when handling it with the keyboard case closed if you squeeze too hard. It doesn’t appear as though there’s any sensor for the tablet to know that the keyboard is closed.
Wireless connectivity includes 5G WiFi and built-in GPS capability that allows you to use applications such as Google maps in an offline mode. Wireless projection allows you to stream to capable large displays without the need for an adapter cable. This will be very useful for my road trips this next year.
I found the cameras to be sufficient for video chat and basic photos and video. The front camera is 5MP and the rear camera is 13MP, but each is limited to 720p for video, which I found to be rather limiting. The front camera is used for facial recognition unlock, which I found to work very well.
When in the horizontal orientation, the USB-C power port, power, and volume buttons are on the left side, the headphone jack is on the top left corner.
The audio was sufficient, however, there isn’t a lot of bass. It certainly isn’t up to the same level as my iPhone 12 Pro Max, but then again, it doesn’t cost nearly as much.
What I like
- Excellent Screen brightness
- Built-in GPS
What I’d change
- Build quality was a bit poor
- Tablet wakes up when handling it with the keyboard case closed
Overall I found the Vastking Kingpad K10 tablet to be a pretty nice tablet for this price point. I did find that the build quality was a little less refined than the SA10 (slight gap around the screen), but that may have been that this may be a pre-production version of the tablet.