Tesco Hudl

72
Engadget
Score
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Tesco Hudl review: Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?

Summary

Tesco's Hudl tablet can't compete on specs with Amazon's Kindle Fire line, but for customers able to buy this device for £60, all of its relatively minor failings get a free pass.

Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Surprisingly good audio
  • Google Play access
Cons
  • Dismal camera
  • Mediocre performance
Tesco Hudl review: Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?

One may seem like a paragon of modernity compared to its 94-year-old rival, but the UK's two biggest retailers have a lot in common. For starters, both Amazon and Tesco succeeded far beyond their original missions (bookseller and greengrocer, respectively) to become retail giants. Both understand the value of consumer data and exploit that information mercilessly. Finally, both sell dirt-cheap Android tablets in the hopes of maintaining a foothold in our living rooms, hearts, minds and, most importantly, wallets.

In the UK, there are around 50 million people who don't own a tablet or any other mobile computing device. That's the group of people that Tesco is going after with the Hudl, an Android slate that tech snobs, obsessed with blistering benchmarks, would turn their noses up at. Priced at £119 ($191), but available for £60 ($91) if you redeem Clubcard vouchers, it's not a surprise that the company sold 35,000 units after launch. So, is it better than the Kindle Fire that it seeks to emulate? And when all is said and done, is this the device for which we'll be stuck doing technical support when the in-laws inevitably purchase it?

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72
 

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.0
Design and form factor
7.6
Features
6.0
Battery life
7.3
Durability
8.0
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Specs

Hudl

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
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Specs

Hudl

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
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