5 Stars By Joe D. on 2016-03-30
Large, clear screen. Great Value so far.
Nice clear screen. No issues yet. Speakers are good. Camera is not the best but will work. No issues with Wifi Connection. Haven't tried LTE, will update when I do. Netflix and Youtube work great. Love the large screen size. Nook and Kindle work flawlessly. I bought for kids, I might just keep for myself. Update: Works great with T-Mobile LTE. Fast and no issue.
5 Stars By Newyorka on 2016-04-24
Excellent Phablet for price
I owned this phablet for a month, and loved it. It is very responsive, has a good display and good speakers. As a phone, it works perfectly as a conference room speaker phone. Being able to make and receive phone calls with the tablet is an absolute gotta for me. It works great on T-Mobile and 2.5GHz WiFi. The GPS is a little weak, and I have to be careful where I put it in the SUV when using it for navigation, whereas my Nexus 7 has no GPS losses at all anywhere in the SUV. Installing the "Volume Booster" app bumps up the volume enough to use as a extra TV in the kitchen with the Cox Contour app. The only feature I miss is an HDMI output.
A word of caution though, this is an excellent phablet for the price, but the display glass is thin. You need to treat the tablet with reasonable care. It is not rugged Gorilla Glass like a Nexus 7 or 9, but also costs a fraction of what a Nexus does.
The manufacturer really needs to coordinate with a good case manufacturer to make a case available that properly protects the phablet.
WARNING: DO NOT BUY THE UNIGRIP 10 FOLIO CASE. It is a terrible design, and after using it for a month, the case cracked the tablet screen by putting pressure on the side of the glass. You can find more details in my review on that case. Hopefully someone will provide a good case for this phablet soon.
UPDATE: A strong recomendation for this phablet; After spending hours looking at replacement options, including Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab S2, I just ordered a replacement G1058. If you need a 10" phablet for TMobile and want to make phone calls, this is it right now. But, plan on cobbling together a case until one is available.
Wish list to the vendor: next version please add HDMI port, TMobile 700MHz Band 12 Extended-LTE, compass, a more sensitive GPS antenna, and a commitment to provide a few android updates. I would appreciate a little higher price and weight for a stronger glass and shell. Please coordinate with a good case manufacturer to have a case available that protect on all edges. But, you can leave out the FM radio. And, a USB-C port would be icing on the cake. Thank You.
5 Stars By Kat on 2016-07-20
... and my Note 8 was at one time the best. In order to get the phone/tablet (ie phablet) ...
I am a big Samsung fan and my Note 8 was at one time the best. In order to get the phone/tablet (ie phablet) I had to order the International version. Unfortunately Samsung has said they will no longer make the large phablets and mine is outdated. I found a 7" Blu Studio LTE and gave it a try. Let's not even go there. I purchased the Azpen G1058 and other than a couple of small learning curves I had no issues. As a matter of fact, I am loving this phablet. I have ordered some generic cases and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I also ordered a "cut to fit" screen cover. For people who buy this phablet and think it is not compatible with their service, make sure you have turned the data on. All of the "apn type" in configuration was not available since you cannot type it in but instead are given choices. Once the data is turned on, it worked without the two settings I could not get.. I am a very happy purchaser. This phablet is fast and exactly what I wanted. A phone that I use with blue tooth (not that I have to) and a very large tablet. Don't have to carry two devices and don't have two bills. Screen is clear, speed is fast and internet is always at my finger tips with no problems, I did have lower sound than I wanted but that was fixed with an ap, I am with Cricket who I am also a big fan of and I get 4g on this phablet, I have ordered a bluetooth that will allow me to talk, dial and hold your contacts so you have a very small device for phone use. The other issue is i had purchased all of my handbags with a pocket to hold my Galaxy Note 8. Now back to shopping for new handbags. I have had Samsungs Note 2, Note 3, and of course the Note 8 International version. Samsung, you have lost a dedicated customer.
4 Stars By uber1337h4xx0r on 2016-09-04
This is probably the biggest cellphone screen I've ever seen... Problem is that it doesn't recognize my Tmobile SIM
Seems like a nifty phone-tablet, except there is a giant issue - I bought a SIM adapter to turn my micro-sim into a fullsize sim, and the tablet cannot detect my sim (it's a Tmobile sim that works perfectly fine in every other phone I've used, even in phones that require the use of an adapter).
I used a friend's ATT sim, and after a lot of effort, it finally recognized his. I tried a combination of both sim slots, and I had the same problem with mine being detected - and when my friend's was finally detected after much work, it ignored my sim card that was also in there at the same time, even after switching slots.
Also, the resolution is kind of lackluster - my smaller Xperia Z ultra (6.4 inches) has a much better resolution at 1080p, but then again, the initial price for my phone was about $350 compared to this $150ish tablet phone, so I guess I can't complain too much about that issue.
But the fact that it can't seem to pick up my SIM is kind of a major problem for a phone. On the other hand, I did buy this more as a joke since people would often say my Xperia Z Ultra was "a god damn tablet; that's not a phone!" so I bought this to show people what a REAL tablet-phone would look like. That and because I didn't have any newer Android fullsize tablets in my inventory, so decided this would be a good way to squash both issues in one swoop.
I suppose I might ask Tmobile to send me a replacement sim, or maybe I'll just work around with the existing SIM that I have and perhaps find the magic seating that it wants (I want to assume it's a physical connection issue and not an outright rejection of my SIM as a whole) so that I *can* use my existing SIM with this phone.
5 Stars By Kensek on 2016-04-17
would recommend to any of my friends or relatives
I received this unit a week ago read my product review for the A746 I performed basically the same test as I did on the A746 plus a few more. The G1058 was flawless in it's performance, would recommend to any of my friends or relatives,only recommendation would be a minimum of 16gb of internal storage,sd card of at 64gb of storage.
3 Stars By sam on 2016-04-11
sharp and pretty responsive. The size is great
This tablet is really clear, sharp and pretty responsive. The size is great. it is more oblong than square which is something I like about it. The draw back was that it would not work on my cricket service sims card, I called customer service at both cricket and Azpen. Regardless of everything we tried it would only connect to wifi. I had to send it back. If this would work on my service I would be very satisfied with it.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-05-20
12 yr old Son loves it and thankfully it's 4g. Had a sloooow phablet running 3g before this that was frustrating for streaming, so look into that before purchasing phablet perhaps? Shipping was quick, and worked well with tmobile, we just needed a sim adapter that was free from the tmobile store. The regular Sim card that fit our note 4 that was broken was too small and the store has free adapters to enlarge the Sim to fit in the 2nd slot.
4 Stars By top pop on 2016-08-21
Very smooth operating. Using it as a Ooma phone and a blue tooth is needed to hear with. Sim card was a breeze. Tech help was not needed.
Texting is great.
Needed badly, some type of protection ! Glass screen protector and a case. Had this for 2+ wks and haven't been able to take it out and use it as needed yet.
4 Stars By Tee Cee on 2016-05-25
If you're a tweaker like me, you'll get some heartburn from this tablet ...
If you're a tweaker like me, you'll get some heartburn from this tablet because it can't currently be rooted. I'm using this in my car to replace an awfully slow AT&T-version Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" that takes minutes to start Google Maps, and my first impressions were quite good. It's a bit on the heavy side, but it's a 10" tablet ... would you carry this in your hands? It's actually about the same weight as the Tab 2 it replaced. Features are as expected from a non-carrier device but luxurious compared to a typical carrier phone these days (FM radio and dual SIMs, neither of which American carriers are too fond of). There's a bit of preloaded software but nothing that constitutes ridiculous bloat, just the typical Wild Tangent Games, an Office files viewer, maybe an eBook reader, all of which can be frozen or hidden even without root, but I'd love to just eliminate them altogether.
So far, I've found the interface to be simple (basic, AOSP-like) and snappy, with apps like Waze running as smooth as butter, especially compared to the slug it replaced. Build quality ....... don't drop it. It's in a car dock for me so I hope not to have a problem.
Will update as I get more use out of it.
3 Stars By Henry on 2017-07-24
Dual sim and phone call functionality make it a good buy
After spending some time with it, the speed has become a little annoying. It does and delivers as promised however the low ram slow down performance. The screen is not he best but the dual sim functionality and the ability to make phone calls is a great plus. For the money and if you can deal with it's lag... its a good buy. I enjoy it while on the go and on the road.