T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
4100mAh battery, which is rated at 7 hours under full use or 12 days of standby time. During our testing, which included web browsing, video playback, and app usage, we were able to get about 8 hours of continuous use on a full charge.
When running the Quadrant Benchmark app, the tablet got a score of 1800, which is not the best out there, and the AnTuTu benchmark provided a mark of 5300, which is less what you may get with the Motorola XOOM, but the device still feels plenty fast when using it.
For the current price of $179.99 after rebate, there’s a lot to like about the T-Mobile SpringBoard. Its Android Honeycomb experience is easy to use, and feels quick with the 1.2GHz dual-processor and 1GB of RAM. We also appreciate the 4G data speeds, which provide for fast web page downloads, and the 16GB of on-board storage gives ample room for your files. The 7” HD display also does a nice job with images and text, and viewing angles are good, though it can be tough to see in sunlight. The only downfall we find on the SpringBoard is with its camera, as images and videos look bad enough that it’s not even worth using. Alternatives are the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ($70 more with a contract) or the budget Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet.
Software version on reviewed unit:
Kernel version: 220.127.116.11
Build number: S7-303UV100R001C201B026SP01
T-Mobile SpringBoard Video Review:
- Solid build & pocket size
- Eye pleasing IPS TFT HD display
- 4G data speeds
- Camera and video quality is poor
1. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
so you took 3 points for camera on a device that is mainly for movies,apps,and games?
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2800; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Agreed, doesnt make sense to drop the score so low due to a camera quality. Is that really ever a deal breaker for any tablet?
7. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i know. i mean sure if you love taking pics you woud like a good camera but thats what phones like the n8 and samsung galaxy s2 and iphone 4s are for (dont like iphone but got to admit camera is great)
2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
good review, good tablet at a good price point. hopefully it sells.
3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
they couldn't give it more...remember, there is an ipad:]
5. robinrisk (unregistered)
It did not deserve more. Its a good tablet, but not amazing.
4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
this sounds like the best deal going right now to me.
8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Wow, this is pretty good, this was made by Huaweii? I'm impressed, or am I wrong about the manufacturer?
9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This is just the beginning. Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE, Meizu) are growing technologically pretty fast.