Onda V712 Launches ‘China’s Nexus 7’ Android Tablet with 3G

Chinese tablet brand Onda have launched their V712 which they are touting as China’s Nexus 7 only ‘thinner, cheaper and easier to hold’. Keep reading for more details of this dual-core $100.

Right of the bat Onda aren’t pulling any punches, actually they are aiming right at the jugular of the Nexus 7 tablet with the V712’s advertising campaign which boasts that this Chinese tablet is ‘Thinner, cheaper and easier to hold’ when compared to Google’s Nexus 7.

Like the Nexus 7 the Onda V712 is a 7 inch tablet but rather than getting a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU pack it’s punch from a lower cost dual-core 1.5Ghz unit along with 1GB DDR3 RAM.

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The screen of the Onda V712 is a 7 inch model with a resolution of 1280 x 800 which is pretty impressive considering the $100 price tag.

As the advertisement claims the Onda tablet is in fact thinner than the Nexus 7. The Onda V712 measures 9.8mm while the Nexus 7 is 10.45mm, it’s also slightly lighter too at 320g while the Google tablet weighs in at 340g.

Other differences between this ‘Chinese Nexus 7’ and the real thing are the dual cameras on the Onda, Android ICS rather than Jelly Bean but more importantly the 3G option which many Nexus 7 owners wished there was!


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  1. gabe
    September 20, 2012

    mtk, rockchip or amlogic ? (don’t really care since they’re all great) but just fmi

  2. September 20, 2012

    hope its rockchip its the most powerful of the chinese processors

  3. Mike
    September 20, 2012

    Very nice, SD Card? I mean seriously the price tag, wonder how well refined the firmware is.

  4. PJ
    September 20, 2012

    In the source its says: “Amlogic 8726-MX processor”

  5. ivanz
    September 20, 2012

    Reading on the Source’s source, it seems it doesn’t really offer a built-in 3G Modem.

    Here’s a quote from “1Pad.cn”

    “Built-in high-speed wireless Wi-Fi at speeds up to 300M data transfer. Wireless network support 3G broadband Ethernet connection (requires an external device) to make you more comfortable to swim in the free world.”

  6. Milind
    September 21, 2012

    I don’t think this can be called as a competitor to nexus 7…
    i mean i would surely add 100$ more for a faster processor…updates and mainly a recognized brand

  7. StormGoth
    September 21, 2012

    As usual with the cheap china tablets – no GPS, no Bluetooh, no 3G and in this case: AML8726-MX with a dual core MALI-400 GPU, not bad but due to nvidias policy another disadvantage (certain features in high end games only for tegra, even though it’s not the best in most benchmarks) – nope, i will continue to wait for a tablet offering tegra 3(+), gps, hdmi, card-slot and good display (so no acer a110) for a price below 250€…….

  8. abayomi
    September 29, 2012

    i need more clarifications about this tablet cos i checked onda website and it was stated clearly that it does not come with inbuilt 3G.

  9. Aaron
    November 7, 2012

    Yes, Onda V712 is good model, it is based on Amlogic 8726-MX Cortex A9 Dual Core CPU. you can check more details by link: http://www.cwell-hk.com/products/Onda_V712.aspx