Medion P9514 S8311: Sharp 3G-Tablet in the Test

Test conclusion: what you should know

In the test, the P9514 made no major weaknesses. The full HD display provides a decent image quality and the eight core processor ensures a high pace of work. Also the P9514 thanks to 3 G, infrared transmitter and FM radio very versatile for 199 euros is therefore a good offer the S8311. Best price on the Internet: 149.00 euro * per order this product at Amazon sharp display high pace of work memory upgradeable UMTS, infrared or FM contra unnatural color reproduction comparatively high weight test note of 2.26 editorial good users rating (out of 2 reviews) is now available Medion 4.4 offers a handy tablet in the 8-inch format with Android. And what for one thing: the P9514 S8311 has a full HD screen, 3 G for mobile surfing, an FM radio and an infrared transmitter for use as a remote control. The same model was already late 2014 when Aldi Süd. The price is now €20 higher, but still relatively cheap: Medion gets only 199 euro for the P9514 S8311. What’s the catch?

Simple but elegant design

The P9514 S8311 is no thicker Brummer: it is only 0.8 centimeters high, the housing is fitted with square instead of round edges. The back is equipped with an aluminum cover. That makes the Tablet as noble as robust, but also difficult: the P9514 S8311 weighs 359 grams on the scale. By comparison, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is downright 268 grams a flyweight.

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Sharp display

Do not of course in this price class: the display is sharp and contrasty vacation photos, video clips and Web pages on its 8-inch diagonal in full-HD resolution with 1920 x 1200 pixels. However, it shows the unnatural and not very strong colors. Also annoy as many other tablets also powerful reflections on the display.

8-core-drive

To power the tester experienced a substantial surprise: the eight core MT8392 of mediatek drives the P9514 S8311. Which is a neat networking with 2 gigabyte memory (RAM) to the page. More would not make sense also, finally, the P9514 with Android 4.4 in the 32-bit version works. If the device receives an update with the significantly more efficient Android 5.0 (64-bit), is currently. But even with the current facilities convinced the tablet at the speed measurements: the working speed was consistently high in the test, the pace of the game also. Good: The eight core switches off depending on the request processing units such as surfing the Internet. That saves the battery.

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That worked in the test but not as desired: because the high resolution display and the strong processor sucking vigorously on the battery. So, the P9514 came out just 11 hours and 53 minutes without plug. Since the competition going to be significantly more Apple ipad mini 3 hours and 19 minutes, even the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet compact 17 hours and 44 minutes. The charging time is relatively small: after about four hours of battery of the P9514 is again filled to the brim.

Memory knapp, but expandable

The built-in memory was unconvincing too, only about 10 gigabytes are free. Two or three elaborate games that well per 1 gigabyte to complete take, to a few movies for on the go and the memory is filled to the brim. Good: The capacity expanded if necessary easily microsdxc card to stately 128 gigabytes.

SIM card slot

In addition to the memory card slot, a slot for SIM card is in the device. So, you surf on the go without Wi-Fi so that on the net. The maximum speed is maximum 21.6 megabits per second. Although no LTE speed, but still adequate in the everyday life.

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Also useful: the P9514 has an infrared transmitter. So it turns easily into a remote control. The catch: The Tablet works currently only with tvs, AV receivers and Blu-ray players by Medion. The manufacturer wants to revise the app but, so that the use as a remote control will work regardless of the manufacturer. When comes the necessary update but is open.

FM radio on board

What already works, is the use of the tablets as FM radio. To do this you need to plug only the supplied headset. The headset also acts as the antenna.