Best Budget tablet but has few issuesUpdated
12 Sep 2014
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: I had a lot of questions about the specs for this device and I think that You might also have similar questions. So writing a review as I've purchased the tab now and have answers for most of it. Hope the below review helps!!
This tab has only G-sensors which I think is good enough for this tab, as this tab does not have any calling feature. G-sensor is also called as accelerometer and Gyro. They are all the same. So, You need not worry about the sensors required for gaming. You can refer to GSM arena site for more details on tab sensor definitions. Ambient Light sensor is not available, so we do not have the "auto-brightness" option.
There is no proximity sensor as well. I do not think this device requires proximity sensor as there is no calling feature. Proximity sensor is used to turn off display/back light once You hold the tab close to Your ears during call. Another use of this sensor will be like, the images/photos zooms in and out once You hold 2 fingers on screen and move it close/away from Your body. Again, this might not be required as You can always zoom the pics using fingers.
So summarizing about sensors, this tab has all necessary sensors for gaming and auto-rotate.
2. Camera Image Quality:
The quality is ok but not great. The tab does not have LED flash. So, image quality is bad in low light. Also, I do not think there is image stabilization.
3. GPU/RAM/CPU good enough for gaming:
I've played Samurai siege(similar to CoC, but better graphics) in the tab for now. The game seems to stutter a bit. This could be due to Jelly bean OS and not related to Hardware. The GPU used in this tab is similar to iPad-4, just a version lower. My LG G2 has only 500MB free RAM of 2 GB. Even then the games work like a charm in KitKat version. So probably once the KitKat upgrade is rolled out, the stutter issue should go off, but the stutter is not much.
The Tab comes with very few Apps and overall RAM usage is 500MB. So 1.5 GB of RAM is still available. Of the 16 GB internal storage, 4GB is used up by built in Apps and OS, so 12GB is available for use. And an additional 32 GB from external memory card.
4. Speaker/Headphone Sound Quality:
The Stereo sound quality is OK, but not amazing. For 14k tab, You cannot expect speaker sound to be better than this. It has two stereo speakers, one on each side. The headphone/earphone Jack is a bit weird though. If You insert the headphone directly to the jack provided in the tab, the sound quality sucks. I got really pissed off with this. Later, I found that they have provided an external audio Jack as well for head phones. Plugged in that external jack to the tab and then the headphone/earphone to the external jack. After that the sound quality was amazing. Output almost increased 3 times. May be there is some audio driver bug in the tab for headphones and that external audio jack fixes it.
However, Please be aware that the external jack(3.5mm) is kind of slim and small, so You could lose it easily if not taken care of properly. Without that external audio jack, the tab audio sucks through headphone. So that Jack should be preserved at all costs. :)
Watched a 1080p movie already. The Picture quality is amazing and smooth. The tab already comes with a MX player. To get into full screen, use S/W decoder option in tab rather than H/W decoder(set by default).
6. Battery Backup:
If You use Wi-fi and watch Youtube without using headphones, (i.e.Tab speakers) battery backup is Max 4 hours with 60% brightness. If You use headphone, may be 6 hours tops. The reason being, Wi-fi drains battery as usual, common in all devices.
May be a drawback for now. I don't see much accessories for this Tab in flipkart site yet. Not even the tablet casing/cover. Few of the accessories are under "coming soon" tag but they are not for sale yet.
8.After Sales/Service:(Must Read)
Currently, flipkart is providing after-sales service only through mails. I do not think they have a functional priority service center opened yet. When I requested for the priority service center address over call, they asked me for the issue with the device and then raised a ticket for it. Further communications were over e-mail. They sent troubleshooting steps through e-mail and if it did not work, they asked me to return the device. Luckily, The steps worked fine for me.
BTW, They also replace the device, if the steps do not work.. Few of my friends got their Moto-G phone replaced from flipkart and the replacement was quick.
To summarize, this tab is the best budget tab You can get, other tabs start from 28 to 30k for this configuration. I'm rating it 4 stars for now, due to the issues mentioned above and this is a tab, not phone. May be once the Kitkat update is rolled out, the stutter problem might go off. Keeping fingers crossed. Hope this review helps!!
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