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Hands-On: Skyworth SkyPad S82 Android tablet




This Android tablet from Skyworth was sent to us a couple of weeks ago and we only managed to unbox and check it out over the week-end. The tablet is part of the Tattoo Tablet Bundle being offered under various plans.

The tablet has the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the iPad, and as such, the form factor of the 8-inch tablet is more squarish compared to the typical ones we see in other Android tablets which is rectangular at 16:9.

This is actually the very first Skyworth tablet we’re ever used and it nearly reminds us of the popular Archos tablet from many years ago — almost similar design, form factor and finish.

Everything looks plain at the front while all the ports are found at one corner at the bottom end — there’s the microUSB port, mini-HDMI port, the 3.5mm audio port, mic and the exposed microSD card slot. There’s a pin hole for reset just in case the device needs to be restored to the default settings.

Here’s the complete specifications

Skyworth S82 specs:
8-inch IPS LCD display @ 1024×768 pixels, 160ppi
ARM Cortex A9 RK3066 1.6GHz dual-core
Mali 400-MP
1GB DDR3 RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 16GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Mini-HDMI port
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean


 

We’re not exactly sure about the battery capacity but our best guess is about 2,800mAh to 3,000mAh only. That translates to a poor but bearable battery life of just around 4-5 hours on moderate use.

While it is small, thin and handy, the tablet feels a bit hefty for its size. The display is just right, comparable to the iPad Mini at 1024×768 pixels. However, there’s noticeable lack of ample brightness especially when we take it in the outdoors.

As for the performance, the SkyPad S82 is actually pretty decent and capable. Results in our Quadrant Standard Benchmark gave it 4,207 (slightly higher than the Transformer Prime TF201). The tablet also scored a good 14,202 points on Antutu Benchmark; pretty much close to the quad-core tablets from Mediatek.

What actually surpsied us was the NenaMark 2 scores were thru the roof at 63.0fps.

The tablet is only Php999 when you subscribe to Tattoo Tablet-only Plan 999 which comes with a free pocket WiFi. There’s also Plan 1298 which comes with free SkyWorth S73 or Cloudpad 705W, BlackBerry Curve 9220 and WiFi stick.

And finally, a giveaway.

We’re going to give this review unit away to our readers. All you need to do is post a Tweet or an FB status saying why you’d want to have this Android tablet. Don’t forget to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with a link back to your shared post on Twitter/FB. We’ll announce a random winner tomorrow night on GeekyNights.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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91 Responses

  1. Freeje says:

    They still come out with dual core tablets?

  2. Jose Mikaelo Gajitos says:

    I would like to have a tablet like this! :)

    https://twitter.com/jmgajitos/status/402363927637422080

  3. Eunice Naag says:

    I really really want this gadget, please? This is perfect for me! :)

    https://twitter.com/eunisha19/status/402374791467761665

  4. im a big fan of geekytabs so please lemme have this.. <3 <3 <3
    https://twitter.com/hylemnblues/status/402375598527352832

    i love playing games and watch series on the net.. <3 #yugatech #skyworth #geekynights
    https://twitter.com/hylemnblues/status/402375945958338560

    Love to have this
    https://www.facebook.com/hylemnblues/posts/10201466326674838

    i super want this tab bcoz im a big geekyfan on tablets. fab monday to all
    https://www.facebook.com/hylemnblues/posts/10201466325434807

  5. Because i need for my daughter to watch her favorite nursery rhymes :)

    http://www.facebook.com/bryan.velez/posts/10201072061539840

  6. Raymond Young says:

    need a replacement for my broken Vido :(

    https://twitter.com/eljovensabio/status/402394808821374976

  7. I badly want to win this tablet and give it to a 5 year old, little girl I met in Villamor Airbase who lost all her family members in the Yolanda aftermath in Tacloban City. At least, I can somehow ease her pain this coming Christmas and the tab could take away momentarily her sadness.

    https://www.facebook.com/paolo.florenda?ref=tn_tnmn

    • Mark Louie Ace says:

      Taena tol gnamit mo p ung biktima ng yolanda para manalo ka ng tabket. Kung gusto mo makatulong kahit simpleng bagay masisiyahan ung mga yun. Nde kelangan ng tablet sa yolanda victims tol. Pagkain. Damit. Tirahan. Yun ang ang kelangan. Patawa ka kase eh.

    • Jhon Yusores says:

      nloka nmn aq sa cnb mo. tab pra sa nasalanta ng bagyo?? si korina sanchez nga tsinelas lng, syo tablet. sosyal

  8. Karyle Cheska says:

    This tablet would allow me to have a better experience, especially with my sisters, as we make use of the apps for our bonding and entertainment. This would also help in my studies. https://twitter.com/KaryleCheska/status/402403545741160449

  9. Carlo Luna says:

    This would be a very nice early Christmas present :)

    https://twitter.com/lunapaulpots/status/402404308110422016

  10. Hope I would own a tablet this Christmas

  11. Ruel says:

    i’d love to have this cool tab coz i’m a tech freak =)

    https://www.facebook.com/ruelaguila.24?hc_location=stream

  12. Kyla says:

    This may not be too much, but this is just enough for my purposes. :) https://twitter.com/AiLovesConan/status/402408817587003392

  13. Benjoe says:

    I wnt dis awsum tab 4 my lil sis hus bin doing very well in school. She deserves dis!!

    https://twitter.com/BenJoeOne/status/402445383579602944?p=v

  14. alan roy cuarto says:

    my very first tab… i wish…

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?m2w&refid=8

  15. GalanT says:

    Here’s my Entry!
    This will be a really good christmas gift for my girlfriend’s Tatay! ;)
    https://twitter.com/_aLaNsKie_/status/402498125954162688

  16. snow says:

    last pic shows the bottom part of the screen fading to darkness….uh oh..

  17. Siegfred Correa says:

    I wanna win that tablet for mom this Christmas!

    https://twitter.com/evosieg/status/402670891781197824

  18. Albert Peralta says:

    Here’s hoping I get this one:

    https://www.facebook.com/agbperalta

  19. leira says:

    I want to win this for Yaya Denise. Its not easy to take care of a child with special needs and yet she does it. Winning this for her will let her know how we appreciate her.https://twitter.com/leirs/status/402758709358510080

  20. Perfect gift for a special friend. Christmas is about sharing.

    link: https://twitter.com/iheartGEM/status/402760971770277889

    • mohammad mangotara says:

      having this tablet will help me really a lot especially in my studies (& been a dream having tablet) :)

  21. “Want to win this Skyworth Skypad S82 Android Tablet from YugaTech so I could enjoy my 6 hours per day travel from home to school. <3

    View more on:
    http://www.yugatech.com/personal-computing/hands-on-skyworth-s82-android-tablet/&quot;

    As quoted from my Facebook and Twitter post with the following permalinks respectively:
    https://www.facebook.com/kukaypot/posts/656162544407271
    https://twitter.com/ACJoaquinD/status/402768137252118529

  22. Vlad Dimson says:

    My first android tablet if I ever win. :-)
    https://twitter.com/vladdimson/status/402768148190863360

  23. It will be awesome to have one

  24. raymond says:

    why you’d want to have this Android tablet? so that i could always check Yugatech’s technology news and reviews ;)

    https://www.facebook.com/snakehammr

  25. Amor Rodriguez says:

    This tablet would really be useful for a college student like me. I hope I’d win! :) https://twitter.com/iamblue035/status/402819638297243649

  26. MarkLester Buenaobra says:

    Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/les02jen17/status/402876333467787264

    I hope I win this. I’d give it to my 3 year old daughter, who’s probably going to use it all day playing PvZ 2 and Temple Run. :D

  27. claed says:

    I want to win the Skyworth SkyPad S82 Android tablet from YugaTech because this is what my baby love, he can play and learn at the same time http://www.yugatech.com/personal-computing/hands-on-skyworth-s82-android-tablet/ https://www.facebook.com/claedg?hc_location=stream

    https://twitter.com/game6master6

  28. claed g says:

    my entry

    I want to win the Skyworth SkyPad S82 Android tablet from YugaTech because this is what my baby love, he can play and learn at the same time http://www.yugatech.com/personal-computing/hands-on-skyworth-s82-android-tablet/ https://www.facebook.com/claedg?hc_location=stream

    https://www.facebook.com/claedg

  29. Jedd M. says:

    This could be my first Android tablet if I ever win!
    https://twitter.com/JeddMadrid/status/403005659345457152

  30. Jedd M. says:

    This could be my first Android tablet if I ever win!
    https://www.facebook.com/jeddmadrid/posts/10201399263679299

  31. Daven Ferreras says:

    This could be my first Android tablet if I ever win!

    https://www.facebook.com/deciferr

  32. santelmo says:

    hope it’s not too late. here’s my entry. https://twitter.com/iamsantelmo/status/403099891666149376

  33. vlad says:

    Sinong nanalo?

  34. winner says:

    any update po who won?

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  37. Love Skyworth S82,the powerfull android tablet ^^

  38. Ryeuko Hikari says:

    i really like this blog. thanks YUGATECH you are really my reliable partner when it comes to specs in gadgets.haha

  39. irene m says:

    Sir,
    This tablets reformats automatically and erases all my data. It happened many times already. Do you have contact info of this company support office? Pls. help.

    Thanks.

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