The Dragon Touch K10 is an excellent budget tablet with the perfect mix of performance and cost. This is a 10-inch tablet that comes with the latest 8.1 Oreo OS. It has expandable storage up to 128GB and a long-lasting battery. It also comes with 2GB of RAM and a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor.
In this Dragon Touch K10 review, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this fantastic budget tablet.
- Great for lightweight gaming
- Large screen for the price
- Battery can easily last 7-12 hours
- Micro-SD panel isn’t great
- Doesn’t come with the best quality cameras
- Touch screen doesn’t feel great to use
Reviewing The Dragon Touch K10
Design And Portability
Being a reasonably-priced budget tablet, the Dragon Touch K10 is surprisingly well designed. It’s around average in size and weigh’s only a couple of pounds. It isn’t as heavy as some other tablets, but is still heavier than a pair of light-weight running shoes. It has a smooth charcoal look in the back while the sides are plastic and gunmetal-dim that work to give it a solid look.
The Dragon Touch K10 is clearly a budget tablet. But does that mean that the tablet itself is also weak and cheap? Most of the time, you wouldn’t be very wrong if you said yes. When it comes to the K10, however, the performance and quality is much greater than what you would expect for this price point.
|Tablet||Dragon Touch K10|
|Internal Storage||16 GB expandable to 128GB via a micro SD card|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.3 GHz|
|Connectivity||Dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/c/b/g/n)|
Let’s take a look at some of the more notable features of the Dragon Touch K10 tablet.
The K10 has somewhat decent specs. It has a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and comes with 2GB of RAM. A 16GB SD card is supplied and can be expanded up to 128GB. It also has 2GB of onboard storage. It also has built in Dual-band WiFi and uses Lithium Polymer batteries. Overall, the K10 doesn’t have the best technical specs, but for the price, they are much better than you would expect.
The large 10.1 inch screen has a resolution of 800×1280. When you take into account the low price on the K10, this ends up being quite a generous screen size for the price. The actual touchscreen, however, isn’t the best. It’s quite responsive, but it doesn’t feel great on your finger. This isn’t a problem if you use a stylus. Likewise, using a screen protector will also avoid this problem. Although not the best, the display is honestly quite good for the price.
Unlike some of the higher tier Dragon Touch tablets, the K10 doesn’t come with the latest Android Oreo OS. Rather, it instead comes with Oreo version 8.1. Being an Android OS, it comes with everything you would expect. I was able to run every one of my apps without a problem. The OS itself also performed quite well. There where very few, if any, slowdowns. I did experience a crash, although that might have had more to do with the app.
The Dragon Touch K10 performs quite well for the price. I was able to play a few lightweight games without trouble. Although on paper the K10 may appear quite weak, it actually performs quite a bit better than I expected it to. It lacks the power for any sort of extensive gaming, however. Any sort of casual web browsing or book reading, however, is easily done with the K10.
The K10 comes with two cameras. One is on the front and the other on the back of the unit. Neither, however, is what I would consider great. But just like the rest of the Dragon Touch K10, what you do get is very good for the price. You won’t win any photography awards with them, but they are decent enough for everyday use. You might want to avoid using them for live chatting, however.
The Dragon Touch K10 comes with two speakers on the bottom of the unit. This can be a little awkward when using the unit vertically. But using it horizontally is not a problem. Both speakers are located far enough from the edges to avoid accidentally covering them with your hands. The sound quality is actually quite great and much better than I was expecting. It comes out clear and surprisingly loud. I’m actually quite surprised at just how great the sound is on the K10.
At this price point, it’s hard to find a tablet with a decent battery life. The K10, however, is one of the few tablets that does have such a battery. With casual use, it’s easy to get 10 hours before needing to recharge. With light gaming, the battery is still able to last quite a while. I played a few games for a couple of hours and still had enough battery to last 4 or 5 hours more.
The K10 comes equipped with Dual-band WiFi. During my test of the unit, the connection quality was almost always great. I did not get a single dropped connection the entire time. Unfortunately, the K10 does not support a 5GHz connection. This may be a problem for those of you without access to a 2.4GHz connection.
The Dragon Touch K10 tablet also comes with most other features that you would expect from a modern tablet. These include a 3.5mm standard headphone jack, a micro USB port and a mini HMDI port. The K10 also supports various audio formats such as MP3, WMA and FLAC files. Finally, the unit also came preinstalled with a nice selection of software out of the box.
The Dragon Touch K10 comes with everything you would expect. It also came, surprisingly, with a screen protector. This is something that even my more expensive tablets lacked. It is, however, plastic and not really something I am a fan of. The charger, on the other hand, is quite good. A standard USB charger, it was able to fully charge the unit in less than a day.
When it comes to using the Dragon Touch K10, don’t expect to be playing the latest and greatest games. Although the performance is quite good for the price, it’s only really able to handle lightweight apps and general web browsing. I was, however, able to play Angry Birds and Monument Valley without any slowdown or other drops in performance. Other apps such as Netflix also ran reasonably well without any notable drops in performance or crashes.
The Results Are In: Is The Dragon Touch K10 Worth A Buy?
All-in-all, the Dragon Touch K10 is a reasonably priced budget tablet that is great for light and casual use. It’s solidly built and performs great for the price. When you add in the battery life and screen size, you end up with a tablet that is well worth the price. Is it better than other more high-end tablets? Of course not, but the K10 isn’t trying to compete with them either.
So what’s the final verdict on this Dragon Touch K10 review? If you’re looking for a budget-friendly tablet that is great for web browsing and watching your favorite TV Shows, you have a sure-fire winner. But if you’re looking for an advanced version of the Dragon Touch K10, just add a few bucks to get hold of the Dragon Touch Notepad K10 Tablet.