Hudl http://www.stuff.tv/tesco/hudl/features en-GB Ultimate Setup: Tesco Hudl – the best headphones, cases and accessories http://www.stuff.tv/hudl/ultimate-setup-tesco-hudl-best-headphones-cases-and-accessories/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesco&#039;s budget tablet is flying off the shelves – we&#039;ve rounded up the best wallet-friendly accessories to get the most out of your supermarket slate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl" alt="Tesco Hudl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesco-hudl.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The news that Tesco was working on its very own tablet of caused some merriment among the gadget fraternity.</p> <p>&quot;A supermarket making a tablet?&quot; scoffed the tech-savvy multitude. &quot;Surely not.&quot;</p> <p>Imagine everyone&#39;s surprise, then, when it turned out to be very good indeed &ndash; a budget slab that&#39;s a credible rival to the Kindle Fires of this world. We said that it &quot;easily deserves four stars&quot; in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/tesco-hudl/review" target="_blank">our review</a>, and the Hudl&#39;s flying off the shelves this Christmas.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sennheiser HD202 MK2 on-ear headphones (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hudl&#39;s stereo speakers are perfectly good, but if you&#39;re settling down to watch a video or listen to some music, you&#39;ll want a set of headphones. Tesco offers a set of in-ear buds for &pound;15, but for anything longer than a few minutes, you really want a set of on-ear cans. These closed-back headphones deliver &quot;lovely vocal focus and instrument clarity,&quot; according to Stuff&#39;s sister mag <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/review/sennheiser-hd-202" target="_blank">What Hi-Fi</a>, and at a Tesco Value price.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1540" height="2000" title="Sennheiser HD202 MK2 on-ear headphones" alt="Sennheiser HD202 MK2 on-ear headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sennheiser-hd-202-mk-ii.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hudl folding case (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hudl gets its very own Smart Case, with an Apple-aping flip cover that holds the tablet in the now-familiar upright and angled positions. It also adds a bit of extra protection from knocks and bumps, with a hard shell back.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tesco.com/direct/hudl-7-soft-touch-folding-case-stand-turquoise/384-5743.prd" target="_blank">tesco.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hudl&#39;s 16GB internal storage is a little meager &ndash; fortunately it packs a microSD slot that lets you add up to 32GB of extra storage. Go the whole hog and stuff it full of movies for the daily commute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Micro-SDHC/SanDisk/SanDisk-32GB-Mobile-Ultra-Micro-SD-(SDHC)-Card---Class-10-UHS-1-%2B-SD-Adapter" target="_blank">mymemory.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card" alt="SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sandisk-32gb-micro-sd.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Basics Micro-HDMI to HDMI cable (£5) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesco&#39;s loaded up the Hudl with its movie app Blinkbox &ndash; and the good news is, you can output from your tablet to your telly with a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable. Shun Tesco&#39;s &pound;15 offering in favour of Amazon&#39;s cheaper cable, in keeping with the Hudl&#39;s bargain-basement sensibilities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-High-Speed-HDMI-Micro-Cable/dp/B0096LZ5QI" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesco Hudl Bumper case (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As a family tablet, the Hudl&#39;s likely to be prodded by the grubby fingers of children &ndash; shield it from their attentions with this case. What it lacks in subtlety it makes up for in protection, surrounding your slate with a big, bright, bouncy bumper in a fetching red hue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tesco.com/direct/hudl-7-protective-bumper-red/764-4312.prd">tesco.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Bumper case" alt="Tesco Hudl Bumper case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hudl-bumper-case.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anker Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pop an office app on the Hudl and it makes for a fine workhorse &ndash; make it even more productive with a Bluetooth keyboard and you&#39;ll be tap-tapping away to your heart&#39;s content. You can finally write that novel you&#39;ve always been talking about. Or just fill out a tax spreadsheet, whichever.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultra-Slim-Wireless-Bluetooth-Keyboard-Aluminum/dp/B00BKW2410" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Anker Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard" alt="Anker Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/anker-keyboard.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei E5220 MiFi hotspot (£11/month) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like most 7in tablets, the Hudl doesn&#39;t feature a cellular data connection &ndash; so if you want to browse on the go, you&#39;ll need a MiFi hotspot. Three&#39;s Huawei unit is a typical example, with the cheapest option being 1GB of 3G data on a 24-month contract.</p> <p><a href="http://store.three.co.uk/view/product/ql_catalog/threecatdevice/2566?priceplan=PAY_MONTHLY" target="_blank">three.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei E5220 MiFi hotspot" alt="Huawei E5220 MiFi hotspot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Huawei-E5220-MiFi.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nyko PlayPad (£19) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its quad-core processor, the Hudl&#39;s great for gaming; take full advantage of its capabilities with a Bluetooth games controller. The Nyko PlayPad is a good option &ndash; cheap and cheerful, with a similar rubberised skin to the Hudl, it features a full complement of buttons (including Xbox-style dual triggers) and twin analog thumbpads. It also comes with a handy fold-up stand for tablets &ndash; bargain!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nyko-Playpad-Android-Bluetooth-Black/dp/B0092ZEIN4" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nyko PlayPad" alt="Nyko PlayPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nyko-playpad_0.jpg?1387101781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hudl/ultimate-setup-tesco-hudl-best-headphones-cases-and-accessories/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/hudl/ultimate-setup-tesco-hudl-best-headphones-cases-and-accessories/feature#comments Android Hudl Tablets Tesco Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:34:12 +0000 Stephen Graves 1430054 at http://www.stuff.tv Tesco Hudl http://www.stuff.tv/android/tesco-hudl/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Tesco tab is here – the supermarket is flogging a great all-rounder Jelly Bean slate for a tidy £120. What&#039;s the catch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – groceries app " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – groceries app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesco-hudl-review-kitchen-condiments-EXTRA.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may seem initially weird, but Tesco launching a tablet probably shouldn&rsquo;t come as a huge surprise in a world in which<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/updated-video-watch-felix-baumgartner-supersonic-skydive/news"> drinks companies parachute men from space</a> and a record label launches people into it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £120.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good all-rounder for the money </div> <div class="field-item even"> Full access to Google Play apps </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Surprisingly solid build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weak screen compared to some rivals </div> <div class="field-item even"> Saunters through some basics tasks, needs to get its jog on </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid and durabl </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course, even &pound;120 isn&rsquo;t outrageously cheap for a tablet these days, but most of us have by now experienced the kind of build you find in the bargain bin end of the market. You know the sort &ndash; the kind of tablet you think will come apart any second or that you can push your fingers through the back to press against the screen. The Hudl clearly, instantly proves it deserves more respect than that.</p> <p>Built for Tesco by Archos, the soft-touch, matte plastic build is perfectly sturdy, even next to similarly priced but flimsier slates such as the Asus MeMOPad HD 7. A bit too big to use one handed, it sits in two paws nicely in landscape mode but pushes the scales at 370g. The Hudl comes in four kid-friendly colours, too, and around the back alongside to a &ndash; thankfully small &ndash; Tesco logo you&#39;ll find two speakers and a 3MP rear camera.</p> <p>So it doesn&#39;t look particularly expensive, but crucially the Tesco tab doesn&#39;t look or feel cheap either. A good start, but that could all be undone by screen skimping&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – build " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – build " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-logo.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - speakers " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - speakers " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-speakers-bright.jpg?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watchabl </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, Tesco has overcome that crucial second obstacle &ndash; the 1440x900 IPS display has a respectable 242ppi that&#39;s perfect for browsing the web and running Android apps (which often aren&#39;t optimised for higher resolutions anyway). Viewing angles are good, but whites aren&rsquo;t quite Daz-standard and we&rsquo;ve found ourselves constantly cleaning the front of the Hudl &ndash; it&rsquo;s an absolute smudge-lover. We wish it were a touch brighter too &ndash; unless it&rsquo;s at full whack the screen disappoints.</p> <p>Put simply, though, there are similarly priced slabs of Android out there with better screens. The Asus MeMOPad HD 7 is one - far better contrast, a punchier, more vivid colour palette and sharper streaming put it in front of the Hudl, even though it&#39;s got a slightly lower resolution of 1200x800. Unsurprisingly the more expensive,<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review"> Full HD Nexus 7</a> kicks these budget tabs into next week.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – HD screen" alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review – HD screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-screen-bright.jpg?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-tesco-services-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reliabl in use but they bungl&#039;d the camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s the odd stutter in the home screen and when loading apps, but running an almost untouched version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Hudl generally flies, tearing up HD movies and games such as Bounty Arms like a turbo trolley tearing up Aisle Six at 3am in the morning. Web browsing is smooth enough, though we were surprised to see the Hudl struggle with streaming movies compared to its rivals amid talk of dual-band Wi-Fi.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re after benchmarks to justify your choice, the Hudl scores 19112 in AnTuTu&rsquo;s 3D benchmark &ndash; that&rsquo;s behind the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Google Nexus 7&rsquo;s score of 20438</a> but not too far and in some individual scores, the Hudl pips it.</p> <p>The microSD card slot on the right-hand edge of the Hudl is another bonus with 16GB of storage on board and the option to add another 32GB on top. That might come in handy for loading the Hudl up with movies for soul destroying commutes.</p> <p>The only disappointments are the cameras. Both the 2MP front-facer and 3MP main snapper are rubbish, and in anything but very good light will make you look like a dark, fuzzy creature from a horror movie lagoon. Just focusing seems to be a tall order. Not good enough at any price.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - gaming " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - gaming " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-performance-game-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - microSD slot " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - microSD slot " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-microsd-slot-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - camera" alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-camera-2-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - camera " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - camera " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-camera-1.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Screen: 7in 1440x900, 242ppi IPS</p> <p>Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Rockchip</p> <p>1GB RAM</p> <p>Storage: 16GB (microSD up to 32GB)</p> <p>Dimensions: 128.8 x 192.8 x 9.85mm, 370g</p> <p>Camera: 3MP rear AF, 2MP front</p> <p>Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, microHDMI, 3.5mm jack</p> <p>Battery: up to 9 hours (claimed)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesco love-in (questionabl) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That almost untouched Jelly Bean does have a thin Tesco skin, and unsurprisingly it&rsquo;s geared towards making you even more dedicated to the supermarket behemoth. When you first set up the Hudl it asks for Tesco account and Clubcard details. Two homescreen widgets then show you Clubcard points and track Tesco groceries deliveries &ndash; here&#39;s where the Hudl could become a life-saver for busy parents with options to order straight from the image-heavy Groceries app, book delivery slots and browse recipes.</p> <p>There&#39;s also a [T] symbol that joins the usual multi-tasking, home and back buttons at the bottom-left of every screen &ndash; more Tesco goodies can be found here, including Tesco Mobile, Tesco Direct, F&amp;F (its clothing line) and Tesco Bank. We suspect only the most ardent of Tesco shoppers will find these bits exciting, and even they will probably be disappointed to discover that they&rsquo;re actually nothing more than links to the relevant web pages.</p> <p>Tesco&rsquo;s own video streaming service, Blinkbox, is a good pay-as-you-go alternative to the likes of Lovefilm and Netflix and has the odd newly released movie, although the selection is still a little limited, especially if you want HD quality. That said, there&#39;s a microHDMI socket for pumping downloads to your TV if you don&#39;t own a smart TV box, and that will work with other video on-demand apps, such as Netflix and Google Play Movies. Clubcard users get some free Blinkbox movies via the Clubcard TV option on the [T] menu.</p> <p>Compared to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-fire-hd/review">Amazon&#39;s Kindle Fire tablets</a>, this really is simply Android with a few links to Tesco websites tacked on. It&#39;s clearly gunning for tablet beginners but a few handy hints on how to arrange apps into folders in Jelly Bean doesn;t really go far enough. Vanilla Android isn&#39;t the friendlist OS to get to grips with for first-timers and the Hudl could have done with a big, bold user-friendly skin to help its grocery addicts along.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Blinkbox movies" alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Blinkbox movies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-blinkbox-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - groceries app" alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - groceries app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-groceries-screen-EXTRA-PIC.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Tesco services" alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Tesco services" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-T-homescreen.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Tesco mobile " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - Tesco mobile " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-tesco-mobile-bright.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power users may struggl </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hudl may have stumbled slightly on the screen hurdle but it doggedly pushes on with a decent performance for the price. That performance doesn&rsquo;t last long, though, and you may well find the battery flat before reaching the finishing line. Even Tesco&rsquo;s claimed nine hours seems optimistic to us.</p> <p>With light use, the Hudl lasted almost a day, packing up just before bedtime, and that&rsquo;s with the screen set to very low brightness. Put it to 75% or higher, which is where it needs to be to stay readable, and you&rsquo;re looking at more like six to seven hours.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - battery " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - battery " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-battery.JPG?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict: an admirabl first tablet from Tesco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thanks to a decent screen, largely brilliant performance and solid build quality at a very affordable price, the Hudl easily deserves four stars, but we&#39;d recommend it to gadget geeks who already know their way around Android and are looking for a knockaround tablet (or one for the kids) on the cheap rather than total novices.</p> <p>We also suspect that the Tesco widgets and shortcuts are less exciting to Joe Public than Tesco thinks they are, but perhaps they&rsquo;re just the start of greater grocery integration to come. Even so, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-fire-hd/review">Amazon&rsquo;s Kindle Fire HD</a> goes much further in terms of bringing its users into the shop&rsquo;s fold and creating a very simple and welcoming user experience.</p> <p>On the other hand, unlike the Kindle Fire skin, Tesco&rsquo;s bits or bobs can be binned or ignored, leaving you with a fairly vanilla Android experience for fairly little cash, and for some that will be a very appealing proposition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - verdict " alt="Tesco Hudl Android tablet review - verdict " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesco-hudl-review-hands-on-side.png?1387195705" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Falling just short of Kindle Fire standards, the Hudl doesn&#39;t have us worshipping at the Clubcard altar just yet</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/tesco-hudl/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/tesco-hudl/review#comments Android Hudl Tablets Tesco Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:56:02 +0000 Sophie Charara 1427554 at http://www.stuff.tv