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Review: Voyo i8 Max – A Workstation Tablet

Not having to start up your laptop every time you want to just quickly search something or watch a couple of YouTube videos is nice. With the Voyo i8 Max, you are able to quickly looking something up, watch a Netflix movie on the couch or edit some documents in Google Docs. With the keyboard case, you can almost count his as an Android laptop! Really handy.

Introduction & Specifications

A 10.1-inch tablet, a fully functioning keyboard, a stylus and 64GB of storage? All for less than €200! That sounds like a good deal to me. The Voyo i8 Max offers a lot more, but is it worth the money? What can you expect? My hopes are high from the Voyo i8 Max, especially seen the specifications below.

Specifications 
Brand:Voyo
Model:i8 Max
Operating System:Android 7.1
CPU:MTK6797
Core:Deca Core
GPU:ARM Mali-T880 MP4
RAM:4GB
ROM:64GB
WiFi Networks:2.4GHz/5GHz
WiFi:802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G:Built in 3G (WCDMA), WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B2 1900MHz, WCDMA B5 850MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz
4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7, TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
GPS:Yes
Bluetooth:V4.0
Screen Type:Capacitive (10-Point), IPS
Screen Size:10.1 inch
Screen Resolution:1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Camera Type:Dual Camera
Rear Camera:13.0 MP
Front Camera:3.0 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh):5300 mAh, Li-polymer Battery
Battery / Run Time:5 Hours (up to)
Charging Time:4 Hours
AC Adapater:100-240V 2A
Material Backcover:ABS + Metal
Product size:24.60 x 17.00 x 0.90 cm / 9.69 x 6.69 x 0.35 inches
Package size:25.70 x 17.80 x 4.00 cm / 10.12 x 7.01 x 1.57 inches
Product weight:0.5800 kg
Package weight:0.8900 kg



Unboxing

The Voyo i8 Max comes in a box with a red sleeve over it. On this sleeve you already see one of the eye-catching features of the Voyo i8 Max, the adjustable stand. On the back of the sleeve, we find some information of Voyo. There is just a simple white box when the sleeve is removed with the word “Voyo” on it.

Inside the box, we find the Voyo i8 Max, a manual, a warranty guide and a European charger with micro-USB cable.

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Hardware & Design

The Voyo i8 Max looks good! Even though it is a bit thicker then I hoped, I still like the feeling and holding of it. The screen has some bezels, which I hope will go away just like the smartphone screens. For now, it is acceptable and I like to work on it.

One of the first things you notice when you take it out of the box is the back. There is this handy hinge mechanism that can be used to change the position of the tablet. Being able to change it that easily into “workstation” mode is super handy. The mechanism looks durable and solid. Let’s hope that it will keep working for as long as we need it to work.

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The buttons are on the right side of the tablet and they make some noise clicking them. For me, that is no problem, but I rather have more silent buttons on my tablet. On top, we have the 3.5mm jack and the micro-USB charger. There are also two camera’s on the Voyo i8 Max, one on the front (3.0MP) and one on the back (13.0MP). Further down this review, we will go into more details about the camera.

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Benchmarks

We are throwing around numbers again! We’ve run the standard benchmarks and I have to say that I’m happy with them, but it is not the best score for a tablet. Here are the results of the benchmark test:



AnTuTu

With the AnTuTu test, the score is pretty good! It almost hit the 100.000 when doing the test.
AnTuTu benchmark score: 98987

Voyo i8 Max AnTuTu

PC Mark

PC Mark score: 4391

Geekbench 4

The Geekbench 4 test will test on a single core and on multi-core mode. As you can see, the score is way higher on the multi-core test (which makes sense).
Geekbench 4 score Single Core: 1239
Geekbench 4 score Multi Core: 4307

3DMark

This is a heavy graphics test. The scores are not that high and they show the limitation of the graphics processor. Playing heavy games is not something that you can do on the Voyo i8 Max.
Sling Shot Extreme – OpenGL ES 3.1: 825
Sling Shot Extreme – Vulkan: 501

Voyo i8 Max 3DMark

Performance Daily Tasks

I use the Voyo i8 Max for very different purposes. I use it to work on my Google Docs/Spreadsheet documents, to watch TV, play some simple games or to have Skype conversations. All works really well! The Voyo i8 Max is fast in switching and it won’t slow down when there are multiple apps (Google Docs/Spreadsheet, TV or Spotify for example). It is really nice to have a fast working tablet that you can easily change into a “workstation” where ever you are.

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The benchmark scores might not be the highest, but using for very different purposes, I really like the performance of the Voyo i8 Max.

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Camera

On the Voyo i8 Max, we find a 13.0 MP at the back and a 3.0 MP on front. Taking pictures with a tablet is something I don’t understand that well. Having a selfie camera to video chat is totally fine and I just it often with Skype. A rear camera is unclear to me. The quality is always bad and who is bringing a tablet to an event to take pictures?! Just use your smartphone!

Let’s have a look at the quality of the photos from the Voyo i8 Max.

Front Camera

Taking selfies with your tablet… Who does that? I guess and hope they placed the front camera on there to have a video conference. For that purpose, I actually use the camera pretty often. The microphone and the camera work together really well and the video captured, even though it is not that good, is still workable for a meeting or call with family when you are on vacation.

Here are some examples photos taken with the front camera:

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Rear Camera

Why? I keep asking myself why you would need a rear camera on a tablet. If you know a good reason, let me know, this might change my perspective.

The Voyo i8 Max has a decent camera on the back of the tablet. It is not comparable to the smartphone camera’s we have now, but you can shoot some photo’s with it and still see what it was. I tried to take some examples, have a look for yourself and see what the 13MP rear camera can do:

Voyo i8 Max Selfie 02

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Audio/Sound

The audio of the Voyo i8 Max is not that bad. Especially when it is in tablet mode, it sounds pretty good. As soon as you place it in “workstation” mode, the sound becomes a bit flat. I think that is because of the stand mechanism that is in the way.

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For watching a movie or TV, the sound is good enough and you can watch it very comfortably.

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Battery Life/Battery Benchmark

For a tablet that is priced like this, I expect it to last long. I want to work on it for a complete day. Now, depending on your working hours, that is somewhat possible with the Voyo i8 Max. I was able to get around 6 to 7 hours of battery life when I was using it normally. Writing my reviews, looking up specifications and watching YouTube video’s of other reviewers. For me, this is just not enough. When you want to do some more heavy tasks, you won’t be able to use the tablet for 6 hours and that is just not enough if you ask me.

The battery test shows the same results as I experienced while using the Voyo i8 Max.

Voyo i8 Max PCMark 01



Conclusion

Overall I’m happy with the tablet. There are some downsides and some big benefits. For example, it is a bit bulky, but the design is nice. The audio is not perfect when it is in “workstation” mode, but when it is in tablet mode, it sounds just fine. The bezels are a bit big, but the screen looks nice and of good quality.

It is fast when I multi-task and switch between apps. If you like to use it and use it for multiple tasks at a time, you can buy the Voyo i8 Max safely and enjoy the multitasking capability.

The price might be a little bit too high, but you do get value for money. You have to buy the pencil and the keyboard separately, I hoped for this price that it would come including the keyboard and pencil. For now, the keyboard is adding some real value to it, the pencil I did not miss that often.

Voyo i8 Max

€200
7

Product Size/Design

8.0/10

Features

8.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Price/Quality

6.0/10

Battery Life

5.0/10

Pros

  • Design
  • Stylus and Keyboard option
  • Performance
  • Speed and usability

Cons

  • Battery Life
  • Price