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Toshiba Encore

Posted
Sep 11, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (189 ppi)
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The 8" Toshiba Encore has a 1280x800 pixels IPS display, and is powered by a Bay Trail Atom chipset, pairing good Win 8 performance with long battery life. You can run all legacy Windows programs on it, and its 32 GB of internal storage can be expanded via the supplied microSD card slot. The 8-incher is built of light and durable gray polycarbonate on the outside, and features a generous 8 MP camera on the back and 2 gigs of RAM.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Windows (8.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.39 x 5.35 x 0.42 inches (213 x 135.9 x 10.68 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 15.87 oz (450 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • Body material:
    • Polycarbonate

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 8.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 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.

    • 189 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:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

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.

    • Intel Atom Z3740
  • 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, 1800 MHz, Silvermont
  • Graphics processor:
      • Intel HD Graphics
  • 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.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Battery

  • Video call time:
    • 7.00 hours

Multimedia

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

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Additional microphone/s:
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 330

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