Lenovo A8-50 or Tesco Hudl2 Tablet Computer?

While I was reading the letters page in Web User magazine (issue 360 : page 73) I came across a letter singing the praises of the Lenovo A8-50 8″ tablet computer in which the writer claimed it was a superior tablet than the Tesco Hudl2 for the same price.

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Given the great reviews the Hudl2 has received this seemed a bold claim so I decided to take a closer look at the Lenovo A8-50. It turns out that Tesco Direct stock the A8-50, as do John Lewis and Very among others, it is a widely available tablet computer.

So how do the two tablets measure up against each other? The table below tries to answer that by comparing the major components and features.

Lenovo A8-50 Tesco Hudl2
Screen size 8″ 8.3″
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
Screen aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Processor MediaTek MTK 8121 1.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D 1.83GHz quad-core
Memory (RAM) 1GB 2GB
Storage 16GB 16GB
Android version Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.4 KitKat
Front facing camera 2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear facing camera 5 MP 5 MP
Dimensions 21.7 x 13.6 x 0.9 Cm 22.4 x 12.8 x 0.9 Cm
Weight 360g 410g

Looking at those features while the Lenovo A8-50 looks a very capable Android tablet and I would be very happy to own one the Tesco Hudl2 seems to win on almost every feature. There is a version of the Lenovo A8-50 with built in 3G that will take a SIM card for internet connectivity when you have a mobile signal but no WiFi, this variation could be ideal for those who want an Android tablet computer for use while they are out and about.

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