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T-Mobile SpringBoard Review

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T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
Packed inside the SpringBoard is a massive 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.


Conclusion:

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:
Android 3.2
Baseband: 3132
Kernel version: 2.6.35.11
Build number: S7-303UV100R001C201B026SP01

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Pros

  • Solid build & pocket size
  • Eye pleasing IPS TFT HD display
  • 4G data speeds

Cons

  • Camera and video quality is poor
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posted on 05 Dec 2011, 09:28 2

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


so you took 3 points for camera on a device that is mainly for movies,apps,and games?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:30 6

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; 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?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:48

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; 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)

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 10:18 1

2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


good review, good tablet at a good price point. hopefully it sells.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 10:47 1

3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


they couldn't give it more...remember, there is an ipad:]

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:14

5. robinrisk (unregistered)


It did not deserve more. Its a good tablet, but not amazing.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:04

4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


this sounds like the best deal going right now to me.

posted on 06 Dec 2011, 00:43

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?

posted on 18 Dec 2011, 08:22

9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This is just the beginning. Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE, Meizu) are growing technologically pretty fast.

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T-Mobile SpringBoard

T-Mobile SpringBoard

OS: Android 4.0.4 3.2
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Display7.0 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size7.48 x 5.08 x 0.41 inches
(190 x 129 x 10 mm)
14.10 oz  (400 g)

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