Medion LifeTab E10714: review, specs, price, buy




Users are in good hands with the Medion LifeTab E10714 if they don’t expect big miracles for little money.

For less than 200 euros, the scope of delivery of the Medion LifeTab E10714 is particularly impressive. A keyboard case is rarely included in the box for such a small amount. It should be clear that both are not high-flyers in this price range. The tablet is also more suitable for occasional users who want to read the latest news on the Internet over their morning coffee and who want to write an e-mail every now and then. Those with the Amazon Fire HD 10 are a little faster. Here you have to do without LTE and the keyboard.

Per

  • Bright display
  • Expandable memory
  • LTE
  • SIM card with starting credit included
  • Keyboard included

Cons

  • No camera
  • Slow work pace
  • Screen with weaknesses

Editor’s assessment

satisfying

Sometimes there are offers at the discounter that just sound too good. For example, Aldi Nord is offering the Medion LifeTab E10714 on August 27, 2020. This is an Android tablet that even comes with a keyboard with a touchpad. Cost: 193.03 euros. The lower VAT makes it possible. Actually, you’d have to invest almost half the price to get a reasonable one Get tablet keyboard. So are there only table fireworks on the back burner at a great price?

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The Medion LifeTab E10714 is not a beauty king

It depends on what you expect. For the price, noble materials such as aluminum or a magnesium alloy for the case are not included. Even a chic design has apparently fallen victim to the red pen of budget planners. Medion offers standard food for 190 euros. The back is made of plastic, the front edges are rather thick. The LifeTab did not win second price in a beauty competition at Monopoly either, but on the whole, the offer is okay. With other tablets in this price range, such as the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019), the technology is finally packed in plastic.

Display with weaknesses

As expected, the inexpensive LifeTab does not use the best screen. The display measures 25.4 centimeters diagonally and has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, which is still absolutely ok. The brightness is also okay. The Medion tablet literally remains a bit pale in terms of color reproduction. The contrasts should also be higher. At first glance, the LifeTab is not suitable for mobile cineastes, but it is sufficient for reading eBooks or news on websites and an occasional YouTube video. You probably don’t want to do more with a 200 euro device anyway.

Weak on the chest

This is hardly possible with the Medion LifeTab E10714 anyway. Inside, in addition to 3 gigabytes (GB) of RAM, there is a MediaTek processor that brings little performance to the road. The weak combination is not suitable for gaming graphically complex titles. Editing a text in Google Docs, using social media apps or sending emails, on the other hand, is no problem with the tablet.

The keyboard is difficult

The keyboard supplied helps with this. In theory, the way it works is very simple: The keyboard connects to the tablet via a pin connection and is immediately ready for use. In practice, however, users still have to fold the case in origami style in such a way that it holds the tablet. The first few times it took a while for the construct to stand reliably on the table. The keyboard is a bit small due to the size of the tablet, and the layout is correspondingly compact. In addition, the keys are relatively stiff. The touchpad also only offers a sluggish click. In short: you will probably not write a novel on your tablet, but it will be enough for a short chat.

Ready to surf

The memory is common for the price range. 64 GB are included, with a microSD card you can upgrade up to 1,024 GB. (A card of this size is, however, significantly more expensive than the tablet itself.) What is positive: In addition to the memory card slot, there is a second for SIM cards. If you like, you can also go online with the tablet while mobile and without WiFi. The tablet comes with a starter set from Aldi Talk with a credit of 10 euros.

Medion LifeTab E10714 comes without a rear camera

Normally we would also say a word about camera performance at this point. That becomes difficult with the Medion LifeTab E10714. It is missing on the back of this tablet. This is a pity. Not because it is so convenient to go on a photo safari with a tablet – if in doubt, the smartphone is quicker to pull out. A camera on the tablet is also an advantage when it comes to digitizing documents. After all, with the right app, scanning is no problem – as long as there is a camera. This is only available at the front of the Medion device. A fixed selfie or video telephony are at least possible.

Medion LifeTab E10714: first impression

For less than 200 euros, the scope of delivery of the Medion LifeTab E10714 is particularly impressive. A keyboard case is rarely included in the box for such a small amount. It should be clear that both are not high-flyers in this price range. The tablet is also more suitable for occasional users who want to read the latest news on the Internet over their morning coffee and who want to write an e-mail every now and then. Those with the Amazon Fire HD 10 are a little faster. Here you have to do without LTE and the keyboard.


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