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0. phoneArena posted on 03 May 2013, 15:47

Sporting a 7.9-inch 1,024 x 768 IPS display, the resolution isn’t anything magnificent, but it actually matches the iPad mini’s display in size and resolution. Needless to say, the numbers don’t do justice to get people craving to check it out – and quickly looking at it kind of shows that...

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posted on 03 May 2013, 16:04 3

1. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Why this article seems so negative ?

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:10 3

2. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I was wondering the same, almost pitiful hardware? For that price and compared to the crappy chipsets other OEMs are putting in similar priced tablets is quite good.
In fact is better than the chip in the Apple iPad Mini in a device that costs half the price, so what else do you expect? A15s in a tablet under $200?

posted on 03 May 2013, 17:21 1

4. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

My thoughts exactly! I mean what did you expect? It's a budget device with comparable specs to other mid to high end devices. So if this guy wrote the iPad mini review it would go like this: "ho-hum resolution, pitiful hardware, too wide, too slippery, but with a good design" and if you include the price it would get 3/10. This review is total BS.

posted on 05 May 2013, 16:15

12. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

Because its not samsung ?? lets hear the praise they will make about the galaxy tab 3 with the epic and legendary 1024x600 screen.

posted on 03 May 2013, 16:54

3. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I may consider it, but it has to be at a store locally. I am not jumping through hoops to try and find one.

posted on 03 May 2013, 18:36

5. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

This or HP Slate for my GF. I'll still hold out for the Nexus 7 refresh.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:18

6. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

That is what I am waiting for.

posted on 04 May 2013, 02:37

7. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

actually that mediatek chips are not really impressive at all! i mean its like the power of a dual core snapdragon (even better than mediatek's)

why not throw a snapdragon s4 there? here in the philippines there's a cheap phone with an s4 chip just for 6,999 philippine pesos! so its pointless to have this kind of chip even though they can have a way better and faster chip that can be offered cheaply as well!

posted on 04 May 2013, 05:33 2

8. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

those 6999 phones use an s4 play chip, which are only comparable to dual core mediatek chips. plus, i think the mediatek soc they placed here are a9's so the performance should come close to tegra 3 soc's.

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:30 1

9. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

6999 peso so that's around $170, yup that's got to be an S4 play. S4 play is an A5 45nm chip and comes with a crappy adreno 203 GPU. It won't hold a candle against the MT6589 which is probably the one powering this device (A7, 28nm, PowerVRSGX 544).

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:46 1

10. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)

But i have always wondered why they haven't made a quad core version of the snapdragon s3 processor with adreno 220 gpu for a budget device

posted on 04 May 2013, 17:58

11. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

Price is good but its just too tick...11mm or more ??

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