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- Display: The IPS displays really shines on this unit as it allows you to view it an angle without the colors “washing out” or being reflective, which is common on other budget tablets. The 1366×768 resolution provides quality equivalent to 720p making the tablet great for Netflix, YouTube, and general video streaming.
- Octa Core Processor: The Octa (that’s 8) Core processor that this tablet uses keeps the interface fluid and responsive (this is one of the most important features to me). Web browsing works great on this tablet, but I did notice occasional hesitations when switching between apps. This tablet can even handle some higher end games like “Need for Speed: No Limits” shown in my video. The tablet received a multicore score of 1245 on Geekbench 3.
- 16GB of storage: This refers to how many apps, photos, videos, and music files you can store directly on the tablet. Since the operating system takes up some of this space, you’re left with about 12 GB of usable memory. If that’s not enough space, you can expand the storage with inexpensive Micro SD cards, like the ones you would use in your phone and some digital cameras.
- 1GB of RAM: The amount of RAM means affects the performance of running multiple apps at once. For example, more RAM makes things quicker when you switch between the Gmail app and the Google Chrome web browser app. Or if you’re playing music on Pandora while flipping through an eBook. More RAM means that the tablet can “remember” multiple apps at the same time without needing to close out apps in the background. 1GB is a decent amount for a budget tablet (some only have half this amount).
- Bluetooth: Some budget tablets omit Bluetooth to cut costs, but I’m happy to see that it is included in this tablet. This allows you to wirelessly connect Bluetooth keyboards and Bluetooth speakers, making it ideal for streaming Pandora music.
- Full-sized USB port: You can connect a flash drive to this tablet without needing to use an OTG cable. The tablet features a full-sized USB port on the side.
- Two cameras: The tablet features two cameras, front and back. It’s nice to have the camera there for a Skype call or to take a quick photo, but the quality is fairly low.
- Build: The tablet is thin and portable. The plastic back is soft which makes it comfortable to hold.
- Mini HDMI out: This tablet has a mini HDMI out, so you can connect it to an HD television, allowing you to use supported apps on the big screen.
- Pre-applied screen protector: I really like that there is already a screen protector in place on this tablet. This saved me the hassle of needing to install a screen protector myself (which I typically do with any touchscreen device). Additional screen protectorsare available on Amazon.
- Special charger: The tablet comes with a special charger with barrel connector for the fastest charge. Make sure you don’t lose this charger.
- Cameras: The quality of the cameras is not great. While it’s OK for grabbing a quick snapshot in bright lighting conditions, low light performance is poor. But for a quick Skype call, it will work in a pinch (just make sure you’re in a brightly lit location).
- Speakers: The sound quality of the built-in speakers is not great, but you can connect headphones or a Bluetooth speaker instead.
Overall, I am impressed with the octa-core processor used in this tablet. I like how responsive the interface is and it gives the feel of a tablet priced much higher. It’s great not just for casual gaming, but for more high-end games as well. And for basic web browsing or Facebook-ing, it also performs very well.
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