Aldi 13th July

Aldi are bringing back their popular 10″ and 8″ tablets and their 5″ phone all at once for a pre-Christmas sale. Starting this Saturday (16 November), the Bauhn 10.1″ 3G Quad Core Android Tablet, the Bauhn 8″ 3G Android Tablet and the Bauhn 5″ Smartphone will be on sale.

Aldi BAUHN   10.1” Quad Core 3G   Wi Fi Tablet

The Bauhn 10.1″ 3G tablet ($229) runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the following specifications:

  • CPU: QualComm MSM8225Q Quad Core 1.2Ghz
  • Operating system: Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • Display: 10.1” Screen
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 Resolution IPS Screen
  • Touch screen: Capacitive Multi touch
  • Battery: Li-Polymer, 6000mAh / 3.7V
  • Internal memory: 4 GB + 16GB Micro SD Card included (20GB Total Storage)
  • Memory: DDR3 1GB
  • WLAN / WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 3.0
  • GPS: Built-In GPS
  • 3G: WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • Headphone Jack: 3.5mm Stereo output
  • Cameras: 0.3M pixels Front Camera, 5.0M pixels Auto Focus Rear Camera
  • Microphone: Internal Microphone
  • Interface: Micro SD Card up to 32GB, Micro USB, Earphone Jack
  • Accessories: Includes 16GB Micro SD Card / Micro USB cable / AC Adapter
  • Model Number: WL-101GQC

Aldi BAUHN   8  Android Dual Core 3G Tablet


The Bauhn 8″ 3G Tablet  ($159) specifications are:

  • MTK8377 Dual-Core 1.2GHz (3G)
  • 8″ 1024 x 768 Ultra Bright Display
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, UMTS 3G: 850 / 2100
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system
  • Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo output jack
  • Micro USB Port
  • Built in microphone and webcam
  • Dual Camera 0.3MP (front) and 5MP (rear) with AF Camera
  • 8GB Memory
  • GPS
  • WiFi – iEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Support Micro SD Card up to 32GB
  • Sim Card Slot
  • Call Function
  • SMS Function

Note that both tablets run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – not the most up-to-date operating system, but fine for these mid-level devices. The processors are also mid to low tier – so undemanding games should run alright. Both tablets are Wi-Fi and 3G enabled, so if you wanted to you can pop in a SIM card to make and receive calls and SMS. The frequencies that they use are 3G 850/2100 MHz, which means that they will work well on Aldi, Telstra and Boost networks.

You don’t have to use a SIM, as they will both work well as Wi-Fi only tablets.

Aldi BAUHN   5  Dual SIM Smartphone


The Bauhn 5″ Smartphone ($249)  has a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor, a 5″ 1280 x 720 display, 8GB storage expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card, 2050mAh removable battery and dual SIM slots. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The specifications are:

  • CPU: MTK6589 Quad Core 1.2GHz Cortex A7
  • Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 5.0″ HD
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Internal memory: Built-in 8GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • WiFi: iEEE 802.1 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Version 2.1+ EDR
  • Dual SIM/Standby: UMTS 850/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPS: Built in GPS
  • Position Sensor: Supports rotation sensor (G- Sensor)
  • Video: High Definition 720p video encoder
  • USB: Micro USB
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive screen (5 points)
  • Battery Life: 2050mAh (removable)
  • Cameras: Front 0.3MP, Rear 8MP Auto Focus
  • Microphone: Built-in microphone
  • Card Reader: Micro SD card slot supports up to 32GB SDHC card (Micro SD card not included)
  • Speaker: Built-in 0.5W

The Bauhn 5″ Smartphone supports 3G 850/2100 MHz – so like the tablets they’ll work best with Aldi Mobile, Telstra and Boost Mobile networks.

All three devices be on sale this Saturday (16 November) from Aldi stores.

Do have a Bauhn tablet or smart phone? What do you think of it? Are you interested in these devices? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Bauhn.
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    Does anybody know if any Aldi stores still have 10.1″ Tablet available? Sydney NSW.

    Aleks N

    It would be nice if you ignore the fact that for less than $300 you can buy the best existing Android tablet, Nexus 7 (2013). Nexus is packed with power and features, it’s real joy for the user.


    The Nexus 7 might be a real joy for the user, until the user wants, or needs, 3G data and/or 3G phone and/or microSDHC/XC. These Aldi tablets are entry level tablets with 3G data, 3G phone, and microSDHC/XC capability straight out of the shrinkwrap, for less than half or a third the price of the similarly sized Samsung offerings.

    If all you want is only WiFi data and no storage expansion capability and a smaller formfactor than what Aldi offer, then yes, the Nexus 7 is worth looking at.


    Well to be fair the Nexus 7 does come in a 3G/4G variety as well, but it is a bit more expensive. It doesn’t come with expandable memory.. but I’ve never found that all that useful.. that’s just me though 😉


    The only versions of the Nexus tablets I’d heard of were the WiFi data only ones.
    I had no idea that there were any 3G/4G data versions.
    BTW Chris, just how much is the 3G/4G N7?


    I bought one of the 10in tablets in the initial sale of them in June. Mine had a hardware fault and was returned for refund. I bought another in the July sale, and this one has worked well. The 10in ships with what seems to be a minimally customized AOSP rom, and for basic tablet tasks is quite good. It does, however have 4 serious weakpoints. 1. The OS is JellyBean 4.1.2 which is now a somewhat dated version of Android. Do not expect any OS upgrades. 2. The 4Gb total internal storage is set up as 2Gb system, 2Gb… Read more »

    Sujay Vilash

    Thank you for the in-depth review. I was going to buy one for my son but I might have to think twice. He loves his games.


    No problems Sujay. Glad my experience with the 10.1in could be of some small help.


    Straight out of the shrinkwrap both the 10in and 8in tablets NEED bugfixing.

    The 10in needs the NetworkLocations.apk file replaced with a working one. Firmware update is useful but not essential.

    The 8in needs it’s firmware updated to current to make it work properly.

    See the Whirlpool forum threads for these tablets.


    Just had a look at the catalogue on the Aldi site.
    None of the accessory kits for the Android devices are being relisted.

    Guest NT

    Hi Jenny I want to use this tablet for google maps I do not play games and I predominantly access the net for adresses how does this tablet shape up?


    The 10.1in Aldi Bauhn WL-101GQC, first listed in June 2013, would work just fine for what you want to do.
    Reading the Whirlpool thread about the August 2013 8in HDC-08 would have issues doing the job.
    Problem is that this ad was for Xmas 2013, so the only way to get either tablet is second hand, and before you think about asking; my Bauhn WL-101GQC is NOT for sale.