Tesco has not been able to confirm the capacity of the battery but claims you should get around nine hours of battery life out of the Hudl. In extreme testing running a video on loop it manages around the 8-hour mark. In more general use, the Hudl can comfortably make it through a couple of days of use.
It's not the fastest to charge, however, with a 30-minute charge going from 8% to just 10%. If you're caught short and need to charge it quickly, it won't give you much extra life.
The Tesco Hudl surprises, in a good way. It’s really well-built, has a good (but not perfect) HD screen, has a great pair of speakers and the Tesco presence across the Android UI is not as overbearing and off-putting as we initially thought it would be.
If you are new to tablets, the Hudl does a great job of helping you get accustomed with a really useful quick start guide and for an Android tablet that’s really valuable. It's a shame it doesn't run Android 4.3, however, as it adds one further family friendly feature the Hudl could do with: restricted profiles.
Is it the best budget Android tablet? Well, it’s certainly one of the better cheap slates out there, especially if you can get it for less than £100 as a Tesco Clubcard holder. But it just falls short of that accolade because the £130 Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 offers similar specs, a better screen and longer battery life. Without the discount the Asus is the better deal, though if you can get £100 deal then it's worth serious consideration and would make an excellent Christmas gift.
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The Tesco Hudl tablet is no Nexus 7 2, but for the price and the specs on offer it's still a good value for money Android tablet that would make a good gift this Christmas.