Just the other day, the protected Oukitel RT2 tablet went on sale, which stands out from the competition with a protected case made according to the IP68 / 69 standard, MIL-STD-810H, high-quality stereo sound and a capacious 20000mAh battery. In today’s review, I will test this tablet in detail, and also tell you the sacred meaning of the factory handle on the back cover.
The rugged Oukitel RT2 tablet comes in a solid white box. Similar packaging can be seen in other devices of the brand. Minimalism as it is. On the reverse side are brief technical specifications.
Inside, everything is as concise as possible and located in its place. The whole kit consists of a tablet, charger, power cable, pen holder, leather pen and technical documentation.
The detachable handle is used for convenient use of such a massive device on an ongoing basis. If desired, you can remove and not use at all.
CPU: MediaTek MT8788 (4*Cortex-A73, 4*Cortex-A53)
Screen: 10.1” FHD (1200*1920px）
Memory: 8GB + 128GB, Support TF card up to 1024GB extended
Camera: 16MP/ 16MP
Battery: 20000mAh battery; 33W charger
Operating system: Android 12
Communications: Bluetooth 4.2, FM, WLAN 5GHz
Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS
Sensors: 3D Sensor, Accelerometer, Face ID
Network: GSM, WCDMA, FDD
Dimensions and weight: 251.2×170×24.5mm, 1018g
Oukitel RT2 is a protected 10.1» tablet with all the consequences: a reinforced case, massive ribs on the ends, and a significant weight. The overall assembly is a solid five and it’s quite difficult to find fault with something. The first impression of taking the tablet in hand is that it is damn heavy and inspires confidence in terms of protection, after all, we have IP68 / 69, and the military standard MIL-STD-810H. This combination allows you to immerse the tablet in water for up to 30 minutes, and not be afraid to drop it from a height of 1.5 meters.
And if everything is clear with the fall protection, I broke my first tablet by dropping it on the tiled floor in the bathroom, then let’s be realistic, how often do you use a 10.1» tablet while near water? The only thing I had enough imagination for was watching movies or videos while lying in the bathroom. But as one literary figure said: it is better to overdo it than not do it.
The design of the back cover is quite interesting and futuristic, orange lines play with the logo, while corrugated plastic in places adds a reinforced grip. Closer to the edges, you can see an internal thread for attaching a standard handle.
When I stuttered about palpable weight, I wasn’t joking. Oukitel RT2 weighs just over a kilogram and comfortable use both on weight and with one hand is already difficult.
The physical controls are placed on the right side face, located closer to the top edge. Thanks to the different knurling on the keys, they are easily distinguished even by touch. On the opposite side, 2 slots are hidden: a hybrid one for SIM (2 * nanoSIM or 1 * nanoSIM and microSD), covering the typeC connector. Also on both sides are stereo speaker grilles, which not only have an excellent volume margin, but also sound nice.
Almost the entire front panel is occupied by IPS 10.1» panel with FullHD resolution (1920*1200px). The frames around the entire perimeter are 12mm, which generally does not cause inconvenience in everyday use (wide frames on a massive tablet allow you to hold it even tighter). The number of touch points of the display is 3, but this is not much and this is probably the biggest minus of the screen. True, I have never used more than 3 touches at a time, but that is what it is.
Viewing angles are good, the color tone of the screen gives closer to the cold color. From the available settings: the choice of color scheme (natural, bright and saturated colors), night illumination according to the schedule and Breathing Light, which is responsible for the LED indicator (charging, low battery, notifications). Claimed screen brightness is 350 nits.
Looking at the screen in more detail through a microscope, you can see a typical LCD-IPS matrix.
In the central upper part of the screen there is a 16Mp front camera, an ambient light sensor, a proximity sensor and an LED indicator. The camera is represented by a Samsung S5K2P7 sensor with a fixed focus and f / 2.2 aperture, which allows you to focus (expose) on the face. In general, the camera is like a camera, nothing outstanding and nothing bad. Enough for video calls and this is the main thing.
In connection with the excess weight, the manufacturer completes his tablet with an additional mount for the hand. To fix it on the tablet body, there are 4 threads into which 2 plates are screwed. Next, a Velcro strap is threaded through the plates and the required length is adjusted.
After adjusting the length and fitting to the brush, it is necessary to fold the wide part of the handle in half.
The finished appearance of the Oukitel RT2 tablet with a regular pen looks a little unsightly, but it is convenient. When used in the field, the handle allows you not to strain the hand, which adds mobility during operation. If you do not work in the fields and bought Oukitel RT2 for home, then the handle can be removed.
Autonomy and memory
The main feature of the protected Oukitel RT2 tablet is a 20000mAh high-capacity battery. This solution allows you to significantly increase the autonomy of the tablet, and thanks to the 33W charger, you can charge the tablet in 3 hours and 15 minutes. Since such a capacity can be used rationally, Oukitel provided the tablet with the ability to act as a large PowerBank.
The complete charger is single-port with a single typeC connector. Available output parameters are 5V3A, 9V3, 12V2.75A.
When trying to recognize the available fast charge protocols, the tester goes into reboot after detecting Quick Charge 2.0. I don’t understand what the problem is, but from what I saw, you can see support for Samsung AFC at 9V, Huawei FCP at 12V and QC up to 12V.
When loaded with the declared parameters 5V3A, 9V3, 12V2.75A, you can observe stable operation over a long distance. The charger, although it looks like «noname», is honest. Marking — HJ-PD33W-EU, found everywhere in third-party Chinese brands.
The ripple parameters do not exceed 32.8mV both at 9V3A and at 12V2.75A, which is a pretty good indicator.
With a full charge and constant use of the tablet, I was able to get the result in 1 day 13 hours for a 50% charge. More detailed statistics are not available with regular system capabilities. What is the problem, I understand. I did not let go of a fully charged tablet for about 4 days, constantly playing, testing and watching movies. You can see the remaining charge in the photo below. According to the manufacturer, the 20000mAh capacity should be enough for 15 hours of continuous video playback or 15 hours of gaming sessions.
The Oukitel RT2 operating system is pure Android 12. I like it when Chinese brands don’t “saw” their shells, stuffing a ton of ads and unnecessary software into them. Therefore, when you first turn on the tablet, you can only find Google services and a couple of standard applications: a voice recorder, FM radio, a flashlight and tools (compass, sound level meter, wall level, bubble level, height measurement, magnifying glass, plumb line and protractor). To work with such an extensive list of tools, an extensive fleet of sensors is provided: accelerometer, illumination, proximity, magnetometer, gyroscope.
The translation of the system is made on a solid four, I took off a point for some points that remained in English. Otherwise, everything is painfully familiar and intuitive, with regards to fixes and software updates, over the last month of operation, 1 minor update has already arrived on the tablet.
I started my acquaintance with Oukitel RT2 by searching for information about the previously unknown SoC MediaTek MT8788. As it turned out, this is a 12nm tablet 8-core processor built on the ARM big.LITTLE architecture (4 x Cortex-A73 2000 MHz, 4 x Cortex-A53 2000 MHz) and announced in Q2 2019, has not been previously used in any popular devices. Its performance is at the level of 217 thousand parrots in Antutu, which indicates the medium-low price segment of the compared devices (Helio G80 breathes in the back). In normal operation, we get a stable device with smooth operation and rare lags when launching resource games.
In introducing its rugged tablet to the entire market, Oukitel has provided only one memory option — 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. And if there are questions about the speed of RAM, then the internal drive is quite fast (UFS). First of all, the speed of the ROM can be noticed when installing several large applications from Google Play at the same time.
SoC MediaTek MT8788 allows you to work with LTE Cat.7 DL / Cat.5/6 UL (300Mbps) networks and has built-in Bluetooth 4.2, FM, WLAN 5GHz and GPS (GPS, Galileo and GLONASS) modules. The cold start of navigation systems is fast and accurate, because an accuracy of 1 meter is achieved in just 15 seconds after launch.
I was pleased with the quality of voice transmission during calls, the interlocutor is heard clearly, my voice is transmitted without distortion. Voice recording in a regular dialer is not provided. It is possible to use 2 nanoSIM at once.
Although the heart of the Oukitel RT2 is a specialized MediaTek MT8788 tablet processor, it received a good Mali-G72 MP3 video core at 800 MHz. This is enough for a comfortable pastime in WoT Blitz at low graphics settings with a stable 60fps. Other modern games are also not a problem for Oukitel RT2.
The camera in tablets is far from the main attribute, and I treat them in so far as. But Oukitel RT2 pleasantly saw me with its rear camera with an aperture f/2.0: the resulting picture has a pleasant, natural color reproduction, good sharpness and a wide DD. When trying to shoot images at close range, we get a uniform blur with a distinct choice of focus point.
The front camera cannot boast of its quality, and the 16MP resolution raises questions. But let’s be honest, this quality is enough for Skype and Tims, and for everything else there is a smartphone.
The Oukitel RT2 tablet is the first rugged tablet of its kind with a huge 20000mAh battery. Such a solution, paired with a 33W charger, will make it less likely to need to recharge the tablet. And thanks to the increased security class IP68 / 69 and MIL-STD-810H, you can not be afraid to use the tablet in aggressive environments and other places where a rugged device is needed. In terms of performance, the Oukitel RT2 is a solid 8-core mid-ranger, no jokes. I have no complaints about speed, responsiveness. The only thing that left a residue is the incomplete Russian localization (more eminent manufacturers also sin with this) and a small number of touches on the screen (3 simultaneous points).
You can find out the cost of the Oukitel RT2 rugged tablet at this link.
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