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The perfect iPad Air clone has arrived: this tablet dual-boots Android and Windows 8.1, has 3G connectivity, aluminum unibody, and $200 price

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The perfect iPad Air clone has arrived: this tablet dual-boots Android and Windows 8.1, has 3G connectivity, aluminum unibody, and $200 price

The Apple iPad Air 2 has set the gold standard for tablet design and functionality, but with so much competition from all sides, it’s only logical to expect a similarly great alternative. Or at least, a clone.

The Onda V919 3G Air is exactly that - an unoriginal copy of the iPad Air and unsurprisingly it’s coming from China. What’s more shocking, though, is that it is a well made tablet with an amazing value for the money.

While you'd need to shell out $500 for a basic, 16GB iPad Air 2 with no cellular data connectivity, the Onda V919 3G Air costs $193, offers 64GB of internal storage, and features 3G cellular data connectivity.

Capable of dual-booting Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1

Most impressively, the Onda V919 is capable of dual-booting Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1, and you can switch between the two with the press of a button. This is made possible by some clever work down to the BIOS level, and results in an unprecedented freedom when it comes to the operating system.

For all else, the Onda V919 3G Air is an iPad Air 2 clone: it features an all aluminum unibody, a 9.7-inch 4:3 display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and overall very similar looks.

The big difference comes in the system chip that powers the whole show: the iPad Air 2 is powered by the tri-core Apple A8 system chip, while the Onda V919 3G Air features a 64-bit Intel Bay Trail-T Z3736F quad-core solution with clock speeds reaching up to 2.16GHz. The Bay Trail chip is a great option delivering solid single-core performance, and it comes with 2GB of RAM, a reasonable amount that allows some flexibility with multitasking.

In case you’re wondering about any storage concerns (the 64GB of internal storage here might look good on a single OS machine, but with dual boot a lot of that allowance is eaten up by the OSes), you also have the option to plug in up 128GB microSD cards.

Finally, the 3G connectivity supports WCDMA bands, and you can also place calls while surfing the web on this tablet. There’s also a 5-megapixel main, rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front cam. Not bad for a tablet that costs less than $200, is it?


source: PCPop (translated)

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posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:33 17

1. cozze02 (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Sounds like just what I'm looking for, and its crazy cheap!

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 12:59

46. lyndon420 (Posts: 3877; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I agree. And getting windows for nothing is alright I guess.

posted on 02 Jan 2015, 06:07

50. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Take a look at the Teclast p98 air also,the version of it with the aw80 processor. Its even slimmer and higher spec than this onda for same price. There is also a teclast x98 air 2 tablet. The quality and spec of these devices puts apple to shame especially as they are using the exact same iPad air retina screen

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 13:48

68. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


I just checked these tablets out and they're freaking awesome. I thought my iPad mini 2 is a good value until I found these guys. The P98 Air costs $226 and the Onda V919 3G Air costs $219. I like them both and I'm gonna get one. The Onda comes with genuine Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4. I think I'll get the Onda. It's easier to block ads in Windows OS than in non-rooted Android.
BTW I think PA is mistaken that this tablet supports MicroSD. Their site only says that it supports TF.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:37 9

2. lhtbinh1909 (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Not bad at all. In fact, unbelievable

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:38

3. deanylev (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Is this the one Quinn from Snazzy Labs reviewed?

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:49 20

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


WTF!!!.....2015 is the year of Chinese...... bye bye to paying premium prices for just a company logo..... (above statement does not apply to Americans ).....

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 10:19 5

24. TBomb (Posts: 692; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


As an American, even I found that funny

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 21:48 2

35. Doakie (Posts: 1867; Member since: 06 May 2009)


As an American, it made me sad

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 09:51

39. joey_sfb (Posts: 5358; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


America has great achievement. You are every right to be proud.

However, like everyone else you have also got your share of the problem and the last thing you really can't afford is to lose heart.

Stand up and face those problem! Use your mind and put plans into actions.

I will also be attending some night classes to learn new skill that will prepare me for my next phase of life.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:50 1

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 5358; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Looks like a good buy!

However, I will wait for 2015 where 4GB RAM model is freely available.

Window 8.1 is best with minimum 4GB RAM.

Another thing how does switching between Android and Windows affect the 2 GB RAM?

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:54

8. RajRicardo (Posts: 384; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


I think it runs Windows 8 RT. It is good even with 2Gigs of Ram.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:22 3

14. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


No, it runs a full windows. The same design specs can be found on teclast tablets. My God Chinnese are copying even themselves. The question is, which is the copy and which is the original.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:55 2

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 5358; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't think they care. They don't make any money suing one another, they make money when there a sale like things are done in the older simpler days.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:51

6. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2049; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


What about the Onda v975w? Tho it only runs on Windows, I'm guessing it's safer to go for non dual.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:51 1

7. smallworld (Posts: 484; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think that all Windows tablets should dual boot android due to the lack of real apps on Windows but it's a shame that Microsoft and Google are trying to restrict that. The problem with this tablet is the weak processor. It won't run Windows smoothly but should be fine with android.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:11 2

12. FadyNabil (Posts: 39; Member since: 10 May 2013)


No they don't need to,
You can always run android apps on windows just by installing bluestacks or any other android emulator,
Windows can emulate android easily.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:25 3

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 5090; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You do know that windows has more apps than android right? This is not RT, this is windows. Go to your desktop and there you go. If anything, android is outclassed here. And will only go to android when your poor company uses a sole android app with no web integration.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:04

28. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


It runs windows smoothly. It is essentially the same processor that's in the Asus transformer pads, and acer switches. I have used both of them and that system configuration works well for what those systems were designed for, browsing the web and email.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:57 1

9. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Is there a black version?

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:06

10. Loubielou (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Tablets now can very good Clones indeed,People might want to Pay over the Top for the iPads and Galaxy Tabs,but you do not need to nowdays as theres loads about at Budget prices than can match some off Top Ones,so Apple and Samsung have got realise this and release more affordable Tablets or lose buyers to there Tablets

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:26 2

16. elitewolverine (Posts: 5090; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


When a galaxy tab 10.1 reaches the same price as a surface pro 3, there is a problem.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:42 2

21. JunitoNH (Posts: 1614; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


See what you have to realise [sic] is, your buying into a company, and the company will back the product. Good luck getting support, and warranty from the Chinese company; believe me, Samsung is bad enough. Unless, you just enjoy wasting money.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 06:32

38. craig.buckie (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2015)


Warranty [sic] for a product with a nine-month shelf-life...is that worth 400-odd dollars? Do you get rust proofing and paint sealant when you get new cars? If so, come to my dealership, I've got some deals for you. He's right, and Apple is already reacting to low-end markets, just not so well.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:11 3

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I actually might buy this

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 10:28

40. iamajim (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


There 'ya go darks, best comment on here imo....straight and to the point.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:12 3

13. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


this should be the best Tablet of 2014

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 08:45 2

17. ffffll (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


come on! clone iPad what?

does ipad have dual system?!
does ipad cost 200$?!
does ipad have sdcard slot?!

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:17 3

19. Rydsmith (Posts: 515; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


So the fact that it looks the EXACT same should be ignored?

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 12:43

27. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


We can all do this...
Does this tablet support 4g??
Does this tablet have apple support??
Does this tablet have any support at all???

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 10:39

55. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Who needs support (Genious Bar lol) when you can buy 2 more if the first one breaks with left over money? The fact is that it can run Windows and Android, has 64GB internal and MicroSD slot enough for me to pick this one over the ipad even if they're the same price.
FYI both tablets are made in China hahaha

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:30 1

20. PhoneCritic (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I would warn everyone to stay away from any brand from China for the time being as in my experience has been a disaster in getting support for issues that have arise with most of the technology product I have purchased. I am not saying in any way they are inferior no no no. Most of all the products by the major known manufactures are assembled there. What I am addressing is the support side. Where the major known manufactures have offices around the Globe that include the USA the up and coming Chinese manufactures rarely have Support and services offices outside of their home countries. The time and language barrier is also another issue which play into this. I had to learn this the hard way. So, cheaper is not usually the best option there is a reason why things are cheaper. The old adage "let the buyer beware holds true here in my opinion"
Please be careful

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 11:17

58. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


No support vs Apple Genius Bar and customer service from some foreign country over the phone. Same s**t.
IPad Air 2 64GB = $599. Best thing is I can afford 3 of these tablets with $599.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 09:57 1

22. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


This tablet is garbage...
Is a desperate attempt to dethrone the king of tablets,
people don't respect desperate things...
They want the real thing, the iPad Air ...

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 16:16 2

31. TerryTerius (Posts: 1547; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


.... How is this an attempt to go after apple in any way shape or form? That's like saying Chrysler is going after Rolls Royce because the 300 looks like a Phantom -_- Different markets, different appeal, different price points, etc.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 17:08 1

32. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


They don't want the huge price tag that comes with it.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 11:32 1

44. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


And yet it is cheaper and more versatile than an ipad. Amazing how much value one can get when one isn't paying 60% for a logo. Cry more.

posted on 02 Jan 2015, 14:16

52. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8467; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No it isnt. GOSH! Every tablet released isn't out to get the iPad knucklehead.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 10:53

56. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Tim Crook you're the garbage. The s**t that Apple has been pulling (charging people way over the actual values of their products) will soon end. I'll throw a party when that happens.
I have the iPad mini 2 and the fact is that I'm not allowed to install Adblock enough for me to ditch Apple altogether.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 10:13

23. zacsaturday (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Battery Life = ?

if good, i am getting it

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:24 1

29. NascarBoy119 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)


It has an 8,000 mAH battery which beats out the iPad Air 2's battery (7,340mAh), so I'd say it'll last quite a while.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 20:54 1

34. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Oh, right, because everyone knows that battery size directly correlates with battery life. /s

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 00:34

37. NascarBoy119 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)


You're right in one respect but with Android switching to the much more efficient ART runtime battery life has improved by quite a bit. Competing tablets such as the Nexus 9 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 have smaller batterries but they both last over 11 hours with ART enabled in video playback tests. With this tablet also dual booting Windows 8.1 however, I'm not sure about the Windows side of things.

posted on 02 Jan 2015, 14:14

51. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8467; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It does. A bigger battery does last longer. That is fact...not fiction.

posted on 02 Jan 2015, 21:01

53. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


How dumb can you be? How can you call yourself a techie when consistently say such stupid things on these forums? A lot of battery optimization is done through software. How else do you account for the difference in battery life between two devices with the same specs made by different companies? Are you seriously this dense?

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 11:04

57. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


You're the dumbass here. Bigger battery DOES last longer. You optimize the battery on iOS and I do it on Android, let's see which one lasts longer. Next time please STFU because you sound like something is up in your ass.

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 11:28

59. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The only thing up my ass is you. You people who come on here & think you know so much about tech crack me up. Yes, in most cases a bigger battery will last longer, but a horribly optimized larger battery might not last as long as a very well optimized smaller one. How difficult is that to understand? If you can't grasp that concept, you're just as stupid as the other guy.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 02:11

63. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


"In most cases a bigger battery will last longer"
Hahaha, you just contradicted your very own point. If you're comparing battery optimization with different OSes/softwares, in this case it's iOS vs Android, that depends on how well each firmware version does, whether it's Android or iOS. And with Android, different manufacturer has different method to optimize their devices.
What you're comparing is orange vs apple. You're making no damn sense at all.
Now FYI, there are apps to optimize the battery on both Playstore and Appstore and we all know how to use them. Also, most people and I can just go into settings and optimize the battery ourselves.
Sorry for calling you stupid. Maybe you're just a retard.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 06:40

64. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yes, I'm a retard. Thank you. You are absolutely correct. Good job.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 00:17

61. xfire99 (Posts: 794; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Only dump one here is you.
Ipad Air 2 6000mah vs Ipad Air 2 8000mah. Which one will last longer?
How stupid can u be, to not understand such simple thing?
Bigger battery does last longer than smaller one. Hard to understand such simple fact? Go and learn english and stop to write such stupid things. lol

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 00:35

62. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3716; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You can't even spell dumb, you also have atrocious grammar, & you tell me to learn English. You're funny. I'm done wasting my time.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 01:58

66. xfire99 (Posts: 794; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


lol...expected. Always blaiming on lang. Whenever have wrong. Correct spelling and grammar wont make u smarter.
If u r wrong than u r wrong. If u r dumb than u r dumb. Simpelt. RFLMAO

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 10:30

25. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


When it supports AT&T LTE and a better processor then I'm will to give it a try

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 12:26 1

26. AkamaiKine (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Dec 2014)


O.K. ...so where do I find these? Are they currently available on the retail market and if so, where?

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 10:31

41. iamajim (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Exactly what I was thinking Ak..where where where?!!

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 10:36

42. iamajim (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Ok, AliExpress, about $206 US. What did it say about the screen or did I miss that?

posted on 03 Jan 2015, 03:04

54. lurwas (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2015)


You can buy it from here:

onda tablet dot com
(Sorry, not allowed to post a direct link, since my account is new).

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:26

30. Totse2k15 (Posts: 449; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Interesting... I might buy.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 20:00

33. Ivus32 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Dec 2014)


Not bad. I quite like it. One of the best clone

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 22:11

36. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


the first dual-boot tablet to be released? looking forward to it !

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