Tesco Hudl

Released September, 2013
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
The Tesco Hudl comes with a quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM - this is pretty good for a tablet at this price point, although it feels a little redundant.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
8.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Tesco Hudl

Performance

Processing power and speed

Tesco Hudl
8.7
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Tesco Hudl
n.d.
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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Tesco Hudl
6.8
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Tesco Hudl
9.0
Reviews from techradar.com

8.2

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Tesco Hudl
8.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Tesco Hudl

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2,114
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1,731

Reviews Word on the street for the Tesco Hudl


8.0
The Hudl's is far from the best 7-inch display we've ever seen, and it doesn't hold a candle to the latest Nexus 7's 1920 x 1200 screen.

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Screen

The former ran like a dream, with its Disney film-like sprites and animation rendered beautifully on that sharp display.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Its Kindle Fire HD-like dimensions make it easy to wield in one hand (though not as easy as the new Nexus 7), and its sharp screen is just perfect for small text.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Not that you'll need a great deal of zooming, as even small text looks nice and sharp on that HD display.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Apps

General music playback quality is just peachy, but a decent set of earphones is even more vital to enjoying music on a Hudl than it is for movies.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Start from the top left and you'll get your usual notification tray, which populates with emails, app update notifications, Google Now card information and more in real time.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
From pretty humble beginnings, the Google Play Store is now a thriving app store containing more applications than any other.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Operating System

That said, there are trade offs being made: the tablet is a fair bit heavier outside of the case, the screen quality is lower and the Android experience is a little tainted by Tesco's apps.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
What's more, with stock Android 4.2.2 included alongside ample storage potential and a surprisingly sharp 1440 x 900 7-inch display, we'd argue that the Hudl is a more compelling package than the more-expensive Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Web performance on the Hudl isn't the snappiest we've encountered on an Android tablet, but it's comfortably adequate.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Operating system

Stock Android is still rare enough that it's worthy of mention here as a stand-out feature, with Tesco wisely keeping its tinkering to a minimum.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
Now this Tesco tablet, the Hudl, has arrived with its very own budget Android 4.2.2 OS, and it's threatening to undermine them all.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
True, the ratio of quality-to-tat isn't as high as Apple's iOS App Store, but that's the price Google has had to pay for being so hands-off with app submissions.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Camera

Of course, we tend to pay less heed to tablet cameras than we do to smartphone cameras, because we still can't quite bring ourselves to accept that people want to use them as their primary snappers.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
It's also got an excellent automatic photo-upload feature that actively enhances your images and magically stitches together potential panoramic shots, though the Hudl really doesn't have the camera hardware to make the most of this.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
The camera interface is sparse and unobtrusive, with a central radial menu accounting for some threadbare settings such as white balance and exposure.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1440 x 900
PPI 242 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone No

form factor

Weight 370 g
Size 192.8 x 128.8 x 9.8 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm
Battery life 9 hour
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