Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Wi-Fi Android Tablet Review

I purchased the Aldi Bauhn Tablet on 23 February 2013 (I also bought the Bauhn Tablet Case and Bluetooth Keyboard).

I had no expectations about the tablet. I just hoped it would work for me.

Aldi Bauhn Tablet Feb 2013

It certainly does. I’m impressed at the battery life 10+ hours suits me fine. The screen is clear – no issues there. The speed is very good, faster  than my cable connected laptop.

At the moment I’m using wi-fi from my home router for the internet connection. I don’t want a monthly plan so I’m considering the Savvytel $99.95 for 10Gig of data – 365 day expiry to get true mobile internet.

I declined to buy the $14.99 SanDisk 16GB SDHC card from Aldi, deciding to purchase a 32GB version for $21.20 on eBay. PS The 32GB card arrived in 2 days. Installed easily (it’s tiny), no problems with the slot cover, tablet picked it up immediately, so now I have 48GB storage.

Re the Bauhn Tablet Case and Keyboard (I’m using it right now) it works fine the bluetooth automatically disconnects after a while (maybe 5 mins) and reconnects when you hit a key. Sure it’s a bit bulky, but it does include the keyboard, like carrying a small book. No problem for me. The issue I have is that it’s obviously NOT designed to fit their own product (most likely suits an iPad better) because the cutouts to allow access to the on/off switch aren’t perfectly placed. The cutout for the rear camera barely makes it over the camera. You can’t access the volume controls at all, but of course you can via the keyboard. The $29.99 price is great, I’ve seen others which look just the same to me for over $80.

So all things considered I’m a very happy buyer. For $249 + $29.99 I’ve got a totally functional android tablet. Well done Aldi.

UPDATE:  With the help of a sharp craft knife my husband cut away sections of the case to make the buttons and headphone jack more accessible. Then I painted over the cut sections with black nail polish – looks just perfect.

UPDATE TWO: My original Bauhn tablet gave me some trouble – doing strange things like accessing apps without my input and then the battery said it was 100% charged one minute and zero charge the next. Once turned off it would not turn back on. I called the Tempo Australia support people who recommended I do a reset – you can do this procedure either from a turned off state or when it’s on – I did the reset and still had issues. I was told to return it (given a return authorisation) and they would check it.  I did return it to them – they give a Australia Post authorisation so I didn’t need to pay for postage. After a few days I called them to check progress and was told the unit was not repairable (I don’t know what went wrong with it) and they sent me a brand new one. The whole return process took a week till I received the new one. So no complaints from me about their service.

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10 thoughts on “Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Wi-Fi Android Tablet Review”

  1. hi, i just bought the same tablet and am haing trouble connecting to the net with aldis new sim— do you know if you have to add a micro sim? the one i have does not fit. im seriously thinking of returning the tablet and buying something else. going into hospital next week and i was hoping it would keep me amused!cheers jean

    1. Hi Jean I think you have to get a micro sim. All tablets need them I think. The extra memory (micro SDHC card) is tiny and I guess the sim would be around the same size. The unit works perfectly well. I really don’t see why you would return it, seeing other similar tablets would need the same micro sim. Obviously that’s up to you to choose. As I mentioned I’m using my home wi-fi at the moment, so I haven’t used a sim card. Personally, I’m very happy with the Bauhn tablet. Why don’t you give their support a call and ask them for help or check if the hospital you’re going to has wi-fi you can tap into. Judi

  2. Bought the 9.7″ Baun tablet in August last year and had to replace it right away as it kept having problems being unable to recharge and the battery lasted less than 2 hours. The tablet replacement worked well with the battery lasting more than 5 hours till about a month ago when this one also started having problems recharging. I’ve always been careful with the cord so it seems to be a weakness with the tablet. Has anyone else had this problem?

    1. Well Tim, I can’t really comment on the issues you say you have experienced. I have had an extremely positive experience. The battery lasts for many hours, I’ve never had it run out when I as using it. I simply plug it in to recharge overnight. No problems with the cord either. Judi

    1. There are instructions in the booklet on how to do this. If you can’t figure it out I suggest you call the customer service people TEMPO Australia – check for their contact details in your instruction book.

  3. l have a bauhn tablet 9.7″, l now cannot get the sound to work only if l have earphones on we have tried everything to fix it ,can you help me please

    1. Suggest you call the customer service people TEMPO Australia – check for their contact details in your instruction book.

  4. Hi, I also have a BAUHN 9.7″ Android Tablet – purchased from Aldi in June 2012.
    I had no problems at all until now. The Tablet starts to load up, gets to the BAUHN logo and then commences to load the Icecream logo then shuts down completely. I have tried to get assistance from Aldi’s After Sales Support – “TEMPOAustralia” without success. They don’t answer phones, Don’t Ring Back but first advised ‘by emai’l to ring their support number, which I tried. They don’t answer phones, Don’t Ring Back but again advised me to find another repairer as they only to warranty work. I am about to advise Aldi of their lacking of people skills and customer service support or backup

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