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Toshiba Excite 10 Review

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Camera:

Ouch! On one hand, we see a lot of love in other aspects of the Excite 10, but when it comes to taking photos with its 5-megapixel snapper, they’re simply terrible beyond belief. Well, it’s quite apparent that low contrast images suffer from a lot of over-exposure, and on top of that, details are simply too indiscernible to make out small things in the background. Forget about trying to shoot anything in low light, as its quality is diminished by a heavy presence of noise muddying up its shot.

Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera interface - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

Camera interface


Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10 - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

Camera samples taken with the Toshiba Excite 10


Strong - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Medium - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Low light - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

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Medium

Low light

3ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
5ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
7ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

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5ft

7ft

Darkness with flash
Indoor samples


Faring poorly with still images, it doesn’t surprise us in the very bit that it’s also lacking in the video recording department. Limited to a maximum 720p video capture, its poor quality is once again evident by its inaccurate colors, super soft details, and aggressive exposure. Audio recording is decent enough to accept, but overall, there’s nothing to like about this one.

Toshiba Excite 10 Sample Video:





Multimedia:

Between the Toshiba media player and the stock ICS one, we’d still choose the latter mainly because of its cool looking 3D carousel for browsing through our catalog of songs – plus, we’re given a few different equalizer settings. As for the audio quality from its dual speakers, it’s effective enough to please out ears, seeing that its neutral tones are smooth without being too overbearing at the loudest volume setting.

The stock ICS player - The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The stock ICS player - The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The stock ICS player - The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The stock ICS player - The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

The stock ICS player

The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
The Toshiba media player - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

The Toshiba media player


As expected, the tablet fares well when it comes to playing high-definition videos, as it’s able to perfectly play our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution. Additionally, it has support for a wide array of codecs, like XviD, MPEG-4, and H.264, to ensure you’re covered with all your video watching needs.

Video playback - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Video playback - Toshiba Excite 10 Review
Video playback - Toshiba Excite 10 Review

Video playback


Out of convenience sake, the Toshiba Excite 10 offers a separate microHDMI out port for all our multimedia sharing needs. Connected to a high-definition television, we’re able to get that ever useful mirrored experience.

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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 05:42 7

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Once again a tablet gets a low score because of its camera.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:28

7. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I just opened the review and came down to the bottom of the page to the comments as it was highly expected that again i will find a comment about the rating and that too based on the camera and yupp.. i found your comment..

So this review is going to be the same as the other reviews out there with a regular con in the tablets section that the camera is not good enough.. Maybe PhoneArena should do something or otherwise they will soon lose their respect and followers especially for the review of Tablets

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:08 2

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


whos gonna go around with a tablet and take photos whenu got ur phone? plus it looks weird too.. taking fotos with ur tablet ll

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:34 2

4. c.hack (Posts: 487; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Most people use their tablets for hours a day. When a good picture op comes up, the camera is right there. Its more convenient than anything else if you are already holding the tablet. Not to mention the fact that the viewfinder and picture review can't be beat.

Its also great if you want to take a picture to sell on craigslist or ebay. The ebay and craigslist apps on tablet are much easier to use than on a phone.

I've been using tablets for more than a year and taken tons of picture with them.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 14:40

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


When people are buying a tablet do you really think the first thought that comes to their mind is "Boy I sure hope this tablet takes good photos and video recording!" No they are thinking about how large the display is and how smooth the OS is. Toshiba has finally done it with a good smooth tablet and to give it a score of 7 just because of it's photo quality is just flat out silly.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:59 1

5. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


once again phonearena rates a good product low because of there love for the IPAD and IPHONE

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 08:29

6. hfd1113 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


It is difficult for humans to be objective. I have the Excite 10, and I have used most of the others. As with so-called smart phones, their is not a lot of difference between tablets.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:37

8. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I like the way Toshiba let inside it a clean copy of Android ICS other than the buggy and the laggy OS that is given to us by many of the companies, i would prefer a clean Android anytime over the customized OSes by various companies

Get a clean Android and then install a launcher of your own choice if you really want some very much customization otherwise the Stock Android is way more for any average user and you can't hate it at all

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 15:48

10. ktk27 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Actually, the rating of the camera is one of the first things I look at in the review. I would not spend $450.00 for a lousy camera. I know many people who use their tablet everyday to video something - dancers in particular find them useful to video performances, practice, routines and new moves. No one feels weird using the tablet in that manner. If you don't want to use it, fine, don't. Other people will find that a really good camera is essential. And a lousy camera is a deal breaker. Different strokes for different folks.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 22:44

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You wouldn't find it odd if PhoneArena gave the same score to this tablet if it was the other way around? Had a great camera but piss poor performance?

If you want a great camera, buy a camera. I want a tablet with smooth performance and a large display for video, internet purposes. Not for a camera.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 01:13

13. DawsonLee (Posts: 25; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


I do think that persecuting a tablet for it's poor camera is unjustified, some effect maybe but not one to make a tablet as good as this worth only 7.0 pts. Anyway, i do believe that PA has used a TF101 picture to mark the Asus Transformer Prime on the 1st page?

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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad core
1024 MB RAM
Size10.30 x 7.00 x 0.35 inches
(262 x 178 x 9 mm)
21.12 oz  (599 g)

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