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Toshiba Excite 10 Review

Toshiba Excite 10

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Toshiba Excite 10 Review
If there are any fears about the potential of having a battery hungry quad-core processor, it’s put to rest as we’re able to easily obtain a single day of normal usage out of a full charge. However, power users will probably want to charge it nightly so that it’s at a usable level in the morning.


Above all, we have to admit that we truly love the direction that Toshiba has gone with this tablet, as it seemingly obliterated all remnants of the Toshiba Thrive from last year that has floated around in our heads. Donning a vastly better looking design combined with some muscle flexing hardware specs, there’s enough to like about the $450 priced Toshiba Excite 10. Indeed, it’s an exciting offering from Toshiba’s camp, but we’d still settle for a $500 Asus Transformer Prime any day of the week – mainly because the difference in price is justified by its killer design, convertible aspect, and better overall performance. Then again, some people won’t mind saving the $50 by settling with the Toshiba Excite 10 – so it’ll all depend on the circumstance.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.3
Kernel Version:
Build Number: IML74K.01.000041114

Toshiba Excite 10 Review:


  • Solid aluminum body
  • Fast quad-core processor


  • Bleeding around the sides of the display
  • Shoots terrible photos & videos
PhoneArena rating:
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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 05:42 7

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; 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: 232; 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: 614; 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: 3117; 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: 232; 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: 6; 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: 3117; 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: 26; 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
NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core
Size10.30 x 7.00 x 0.35 inches
(262 x 178 x 9 mm)
21.12 oz  (599 g)

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