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HP 8

Posted
Mar 10, 2014
Market status
Announced
Release date
unknown

Pros

  • Quad core processor

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (163 ppi)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The HP 8 is an Android tablet sporting a 1GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 2-megapixel camera, and a 7.85-inch IPS display.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.89 x 5.37 x 0.31 inches (200.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 10.72 oz (304 g)
      the average is 15.2 oz (434 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 768 x 1024 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.

    • 163 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.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Allwinner Quad-Core A31s
  • 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.

    • Quad core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR™ SGX544MP2
  • 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.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3800 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • 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, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • Accessories:
    • Micro USB cable, Quick Start Guide, 10 W AC charger
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 170

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