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Best Buy Insignia Flex

Posted
Nov 14, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • Lots of RAM (1000 MB RAM)

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Low pixel density screen (132 ppi)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Best Buy has launched an affordable Android tablet under its own Insignia brand. The Insignia Flex, as the device is called, is listed on Best Buy's web page and qualifies for free shipping. It comes with a 9.7-inch LCD screen with 1024 by 768 pixels of resolution, dual-core TI OMAP 4428 running at 1.0GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of storage that come on-board can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity come standard for the platform - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches (236 x 188 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 23.99 oz (680 g)
      the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 9.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 132 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch

Camera

  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz, TI OMAP 4428
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1000 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Sensors:
      • Gyroscope
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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