Friday , April 28 2017

ALDI Selling Android Media Player & 7 Inch Tablet from 25th March

ALDI’s special deals catalogue for 25 March 2017 includes a familiar Android Media Player streaming box and a 7 inch Android tablet that I haven’t seen before. Both are priced at $79.99.

We’ve mentioned the same media player streaming box previously. It has Kodi preinstalled, 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage, HDMI output and WiFI or Ethernet network connectivity. It should be noted that the version of Android onboard 4.4.2 is ancient, having been released in December 2013.

The Xiaomi Mi Box 3 international model (MDZ-16-AB) which can be imported for about $100 from Aliexpress or Ebay has twice the RAM, proper Android TV 6.0 with Google Play Store and is officially Netflix certified for 4K playback. I purchased one of these recently and will be reviewing it on Ausdroid soon.

The 7″ Unisurf tablet could be good for use as an e-book reader or for loading videos onto for kids to watch while sitting in the back seat of the car.

It’s good to see that specifications include the relatively recent Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as 1GB RAM, quad core 1.3 GHz processor, front camera unknown megapixels, 1024 x 600 7″ IPS touchscreen and 16GB on-board storage. The marketing screenshot seems to show a stock version of Android.

The tablet has now been added to the Unisurf Australia website with a few more details, including that it has a microSD Card slot. No other details have been listed, so we’ll have to wait and see once they hit the shelves.

If you get your hands on either of these, or find out more hardware details please let us know in the comments section.


Neerav Bhatt   Associate

Neerav has been interested in Android phones since he bought the 1st one ever released (HTC Dream/G1). He has never bought an Apple product :-) His dream phone would have stock Android OS, fast high-res camera and swappable 4000mAh battery.

A high performer in multiple fields, Neerav has worked as an IT Support Analyst, Mainstream media writer/Photojournalist and University Research Librarian.

  • Patrick

    What are the chances of it having GPS?

    • cjdacka


    • TheCatMan

      Found the Unisurf 7″ Android Tablet on the web. No mention of GPS.

  • who

    Any idea if you can expand the storage with the tablet? even with a USB adaptor?

  • TheCatMan

    Found the website for the tablet. Looks very similar to the Nexus 7 WiFi Model. Specifications are:

    Allwinner A33 Cortex A7 QuadCore 1.3GHz CPU
    1GB RAM & 16GB Storage
    MicroUSB with USB Host & OTG Support
    MicroSD Card Reader
    0.3MP Camera
    802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    2200mAh Battery (Li-Polymer).

    Pretty standard for an entry level tablet to act as a media player or a reader.

    I am going to get one this weekend.

  • geolemon

    More importantly-
    It has the Google Play store displaying on the screen.

    That means you can get to the standard set of Android apps, it isn’t one of those uber-cheap Chinese tablets that only let you get to some unknown proprietary app store that doesn’t have what you want.

    It would be nice to have that confirmed though, rather than presuming based on that screenshot up there.

    Other than that – assume this thing is very underpowered, so don’t assume it’ll run tons of heavy-processing apps, and you won’t be flipping back and forth between several memory-intensive apps either.

Check Also

Review: Fitbit Alta HR, the stylish tracker for the average person

Fitbit and fitband. Same thing apparently. Just ask any average Joe or Joanne. Fitbit were …