New Tablet hit the market Onda V989 OctaCore A80T 9.7 Inch Retina Screen 2GB Ram 32GB

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Senior Member
Sep 21, 2007
Hi Folks,
I was in the market for a tablet and wanted to try out one of the Chinese tablets. I did some research and settled in on Onda. There is a very new device hitting the market that looked interesting and reasonably priced.

Quick Overview
Onda V989 Octa Core features the first ARM big.LITTLE Allwinner Ultra Octa Core A80T CPU,64 Core Imagination Power VR G6230 GPU.Onda V989 Octa Core Tablet pre-installed with 9.7 Inch Retina Screen with 2048*1536 resolution,RAM 2GB and ROM 32GB.


Onda V989 Octa Core Tablet Features:
OS: Android 4.4.2
CPU: Allwinner Ultra Octa Core A80T ARM big.LITTLE CPU
GPU: Imagination Power VR G6230 (64 Core)
Storage 32GB
Bluetooth: Build in
Shell Material Metal
Screen: Capacitive Touchscreen, 2048*1536 High-resolution Screen
Size: 9.7 inch
Resolution: 2048*1536 Pixels
Visible Angle: 178°
Screen PPI: 264
Display: Retina IPS Screen
Daul Camera:Front 2.0 Megapixels,Back 8.0 Megapixels Auto Foucus (OV Camera)
Onda V989 Octa Core Tablet PC Details:
Gravity Sensor Yes
Skype Yes
Multi-Touch Yes, 10 points touch
OTG: Yes
USB: USB 3.0
Play Store: Yes, built in
Extend Card Support TF card up to 128GB extended
Email and Browser: Yes, built in
WIFI: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Earphone Interface 3.5mm
Video: 4K HD Videp Play with formats of MP4/3GP/3G2/RM/RMVB/ASF/FLAC/APE/MOV etc.
Work Time: Up to 8~10 hours
Battery : 8000 mAh

Here is my first Antutu score as soon as I took it out of the box and laid down an updated firmware. This is by far the highest score that I have seen.

I am in the process of exploring the device and getting used to it. It is full of bugs at this point and doesn't run as smooth as I'd like. It's still a great deal for $200. It took about 2 weeks to arrive. You can get one online by just googling onda v989. I doubt I am allowed to place a link, feel free to look it up. You can request it in English. Unfortunately, you need to update the firmware as soon as you get it and the firmware is in Chinese. It took a little experimentation to figure out how to change it to English, but once I figured it out, I was off to the races.

Some problems I have had: The battery runs down pretty quick. I believe they are still tuning the driver set for the Bit/Little processor. There's just something off about the battery. It is falsely reporting the top consumer as "Cell Standby" which I found out is just a bug in the code and its not actually cell standby. I would assume its the screen that is taking up all the juice.
I have also had problems with charging - with some of the firmware I have used it reboots while it is charging every 10 minutes or so. I haven't really had time to figure out the root of this problem, but I have tried a full factory reset to try to get this thing stable. Still no luck.
There always appears to be some Chinese characters on the screen even though I switched to english. I would assume that the Chinese characters are due to Chinese versions of applications installed and I have since replaced those apps with the english version. I have worked around this mostly. I would love there to be an English version of the rom.

Please use this post to discuss this beastly device and hopefully get some excitement around it to develop some English ROMS


Senior Member
Sep 21, 2007
I was just looking to see the highest antutu scores are coming in and I am shocked that this is significantly higher than the highest I have found. The top I have seen is around 42k! This thing blows that away. I just ran it again thinking that it was some kind of a fluke and sure enough, 63k again!


New member
Jan 25, 2015
I just bought the tablet 2. Because of the amazing score.. I got 64000... The multi core is good but single core is bad.. If you but it on fight option... The batteries decent

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