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I love my iPad Pro, but I find it just a little big, a little expensive, and a little fragile to take into the great outdoors. This is why I've been on the lookout for a cheap, yet durable Android tablet. I wanted something that can give me access to a bigger screen when I'm out and about.
All the ports and SIM slot (yes, this can take a SIM, or even two) are covered by rubber bungs to keep out water and dirt.
There's a lot of protection from bumps and knocks. But try to drop it on its side or back since the front display offers a lot of potential impact area.
The 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera are much like I'd expect from something from this price range -- fine for social media snaps and video calling but don't come close to the output you get from an iPhone or a top-tier Android device.
Combining a rugged tablet with a chunky 5150mAh battery means that this package is quite the handful, dwarfing my iPhone and making my iPad Pro feel svelte and streamlined.
But that ruggedness allows it to survive things my iPad Pro couldn't dream of. It meets a whole array of standards, including IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G, which means that it's happy to be immersed in water at depths down to 1.5m for 30 minutes, exposed to high-pressure water jets and steam cleaning, and dropped from heights of 1.2m. It also resists dust getting in, shrugs off any acid spills, and it is happy to spend time in low-pressure environments that can destroy other devices.
From a performance point of view, the RT3 is what you'd expect from a $200 device. It's fine but in no way has that snappy feel of a high-end device. If you're used to an iPhone or a top-tier Android smartphone, this is going to feel a bit kludgy at times. That said, it still does everything I need it to do, so I'm not all that bothered by the fact that it doesn't have that buttery smooth feel.
All in all, the Oukitel RT3 is a solid purchase to use in a garage, workshop area, or the great outdoors. It can also be an option for first responders. The Oukitel RT3 is tough, cheap, and works well. It's the perfect tablet for situations that could break something more expensive.