Wednesday , May 24 2017

7″ Android tablet and accessories on-sale at Aldi from Wednesday 5th of December for $99


How low can you go? That seems to be the question that Aldi wants to ask and their current answer is a 16GB 7″ Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich from a company called Onix. Now the specs aren’t going to blow anyone away and a couple of the specs listed on the Aldi website are just plain wrong or listed multiple times -Dear Aldi, 800×480 is NOT HD Resolution, but for the kids, this may not be an absolutely terrible option.

Onix 7″ Tablet Specs :

  • 7″ 800 x 480 LCD Display
  • 1GHZ RK2906 Cortex-A8 CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 16GB On-Board Storage with microSD Card slot up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n, G Sensor
  • 2.0MP Rear Camera and 0.3M front facing Camera
  • USB 2.0
  • Android 4.0
  • 120(W) x 11(D) x 185(H)mm
  • Available in Pink, White and Black

The other interesting part of the deal which starts on Wednesday is the fact that they have accessories available for the tablet. They have a tablet accessories pack for the Onix(pictured above) which includes a case, car charger and headphones for $14.99 or you can get a Tablet stand (pictured below) which fits any 7″ or 10″ tablet that includes an AC Adapter or can run off batteries also for $14.99.

Now again, the specs are very basic, the difference between a cortex A8 CPU and the Cortex A9 quad-core CPU in something like the Nexus 7 is massive, if you’re after a good quality tablet DO NOT purchase this one from Aldi, save for a while and invest in the Nexus 7. If you want something to mess around with this Onix tablet may not be a bad option.

 

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73 Comments on "7″ Android tablet and accessories on-sale at Aldi from Wednesday 5th of December for $99"

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devaka
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devaka

how can i surf internet through dongal

Tablet Accessories UK
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eBazR is a great place to get the point of the deal, a deal that may Twilight merchandise be able to find a wide range of iPad accessories for sale cheap. As you can see on the right side, and there are some Juicy Couture iPad watch it on TV, and if you do not have to the DVD player.

ilysarge
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ilysarge

hi i have a tablet but my charger broke and im wondering how i can get another one =)

Yash
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Yash

Is there’s a place to insert a Micro SIM? Someone please reply. Urgent.

leah
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leah

this is a silly question but can i put a sim card in this tablet its driving me crazy there is only a spot for photo card

Evalyn Eldering
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hi Daniel.I bought one of these tablets from aldi for my disabled sister who has Down syndrome .She loves all the game colouring in etc but this morning 2 meassages came up1st Google partner setup has stopped and then straight after Android keyboard has stopped.As a result I cant sign in via wifi and the second message pops up every few secs. I triedrebooting and tried returning to factory settings but to no avail. Have you heard of this before and any suggestions or just get refund?Thanks
Evalyn

King Chav
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King Chav

I’ve had me Onix tablet almost a month now. Runs pretty well, no problems to report. Happy.

Dawn
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Dawn

I have used my Onix 7inch Android tablet from Aldi without any hassles until last week. Now it switches itself off randomly while I am using it (usually after about 10 minutes). Any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Davi
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Davi

Return it back to Aldi I think it might be due to too much heating inside

no idea
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no idea

help…i have a green robot with a red triangle and an exclamation mark on my screen….did a factory reset and now this appeared..

Corey
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Corey

Don’t get this piece of shit. Screen goes whit then dosent turn on. then when you do research to fix it it comes up with aldi. So pissed off.

Jan
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Jan

Is there any way to extend life of the onix?

Jan
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Jan

Hello there- is there some way to extend battery life of the onion?

Alistair Tassie
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Can I ask a question? why the hell does Hi Res matter a crumpet, when you only have a 7″ screen, I think half the people on here are a little bit anal, or a lot, about half this crap, nothing personal, I just think people miss the point half the time with these cheap things, I bought mine to spend 5 weeks touring UK, Scotland, Isle of Man etc on a motorcycle, have loaded maps offline pro for navigation. If it comes to grief on the trip I’ve lost $100, bad luck. If I wanted a high end tablet… Read more »
Jenstar
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Jenstar

anyone know how to make the Onix 7″ tablet detect the personal hotspot from my iphone 4S using the latest apple ios?

Mimi
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Mimi

I need a cover please!!! Can someone help. For my son as a pressie!!!!

Alistair Tassie
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Just bought one of Ebay, seller in Sydney, did search for cover to suit onix 7″, found a few.

venesa
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venesa

Just got my 7inch Android tablet and am currently has serious issues with connecting to the wireless system at home, i have wi fi on and have lodged in the user name /password but unfortunately there is a pending sign say.. ” Authenticating Problem” its very frustrating .

Ross Brisbane
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Ross Brisbane
The 7″ Onix is good to go. I have not been able to find anything flaky or seriously flawed about Android 4 running on this device. I have heard a lot about flakiness about another fruit type. Yes the resolution maybe 800 * 480 but please consider this – this aren’t a large screen display hence DIGITAL TV recordings and other compression Video downloaded look very good. Example Catalyst Recording @ 576i in 16:9 and 720p and 1080i HDTV recordings. (recorded on hard drive windows 7 pc and copied to media folder into device). Even ran 720p AVC that many… Read more »
Dean
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Dean
I returned my 2 x Onix 7″ tablets today to Aldi for a refund, one tablet only lasted 3 days of normal use, the screen went all yellow/orange color and was stuck this way ,it would not shut down again. I am very disappointed because of the time i wasted to try and get my head around the frustrations of anroid issues,like it has 16G of storage of which there is 512M partitioned for apps of which only 400M is free ,like etbe said above,also very poor WIFI range etc,etc. I found this unit very unfriendly to use and I… Read more »
Matt Booth
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Matt Booth

You get what you pay for. You expect to pay dirt cheap prices and get a high quality tablet? Pay decent price and get a decent tablet

mcginl
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mcginl

anyone know how to make the Onix 7 detect the personal hotspot from my iphone 4S using the latest apple ios? It ‘sees’ hotspot from iphone4 using ios5 but not mine with latest version ios.

Kg
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Kg

I bought the tablet for my son so I could get my iPad back! Unfortunately I missed out on the accessaries pack for it. Anyone know where else I could buy one? I have checked on eBay, gumtree and amazon with no luck

PJ
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PJ

Try eBay…plenty accessaries there to fit 7in android tablets.

Lulu
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Lulu

I bought it for the same reason! Have u been able to find the accessories pack??

omadds
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omadds

I had a lot of trouble finding a cover to fit as all the well known tablet cover were mostly to small…then, from memry, it was a kindle cover that fit ted and gave access to all buttons and ports except camera.

Mank 07
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Mank 07

How does the USB 2.0 work? There is no USB input??

Leahk
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Leahk

Hi, could you tell me could I download the following audio fomats on this Aldi tablet – MP3, ACC, EPUB, PDF?

jules
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jules

does this work with pre paid wifi and if so wat type of wifi would i need to purchase , sorry not very up with all these ttype of things but would like to purchase one for my daughter

Jo
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Jo
If you do not have home internet and you want wifi on the tablet you have two options buy a plug in dongle, meaning you have something hanging out of the tablet, make sure you buy one that is Android compatible and you may have to buy an adapter depending on the size of the USB slot. OR buy a ‘Dongle” router this is like a wireless 3g, it is a separate small router and you connect to it the same way you connect to wifi. You can take it with you when out and about but it is separate… Read more »
jules
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jules

Thankyou very much appreciate it .Regards Julie
Subject: [ausdroid] Re: 7″ Android tablet and accessories on-sale at Aldi from Wednesday 5th of December for $99

Tina
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Tina

My grandkids have a iPods & iPhone, but was looking to get them this tablet for xmas, what do you think??

Billy
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Billy

NO, ipad if they have ipods and iphones. this tablet will stuff them up

Suzeldoo
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Suzeldoo

If you were after an eReader, would this do the job?

Jo
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Jo

YES. download an e reading App from play store, Cool Reader (Free) is a nice one as it opens a lot of different file types, but choose one you like. Try Googling Android e reader apps and have a look at some reviews.

WERTY
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WERTY

To some extent but not as good as eReader

josherto97
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josherto97

Is it bluetooth capable?

Josh
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Josh

does it have bluetooth?

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati
Amy Church
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Amy Church

Please excuse my ignorance, but how do u get the Internet to work on it? Do u need a special modem?

Russell Loye
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USB dongle, WiFi, Bluetooth

Amy Church
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Amy Church

Thank u so much for ur reply. Sorry I’m not great wit this stuff and I’m thinking of buying it for my grandma who doesnt have a computer or anything. So the USB dongle u mentioned, that’s be the best option yeah? Just get it from a phone company prepaid?

Ian Tester
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Pros: Capacitive touchscreen (many cheapo devices only have resistive), decent amount of storage AND a microSD card slot, a rear camera.

Cons: Not-so-great screen resolution, single processor core, RAM might be a little tight, Android version getting a little dated.

Rockchip, the SoC maker, has not been making their Linux kernel source code available. And having a development community grow around a low-volume device like this is unlikely. So the chance of getting future third-party updates/custom ROMs is low.

ozvic
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ozvic

What’s their return policy? 30 days or something?

Greg McPherson
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I love Aldi’s weird specials.
One day I will get around to buying a clarinet, or maybe rock climbing gear with my groceries.

eviladrian
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eviladrian

Last year we got a pasta roller from Aldi, and within about 20 minutes the handle broke off, it put metal flakes in the dough and the gears inside locked up.
Imagine hanging off a cliff face with equipment built to that standard…

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Doesn’t necessarily mean that all their prdoucts are bad.

peter__
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peter__

So, will you do a review?

I keep seeing these $99 tablets (Aldi, OO.com.au, etc.),and wondering would I be a fool to pay triple for a Nexus, or would I be a fool, to part with 99 hard-earned dollars for a piece of crap.

So how about a lighting review on the 5th Dec?

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