By Jegin Josephon
Writing Review After Using The Tablet for more than a month... IT IS KIND OF A MIXED REVIEW,CONTAINING BOTH PROS AND CONS. SO U MIGHT HAVE TO READ MY WHOLE REVIEW FOR THAT!!
Initial Impression- Doesn't look cheap!! Kind of feels like you are holding a standard tablet.. Believe me, the screen quality is more than average with good contrast ratio and mediocre sun light readability which makes it apt for media consumption and browsing the internet, thanks to the 8 inch IPS grade display.
Performance- Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core processor clocked at 1.4 ghz for each cores, coupled with 2gb of ram+android nougat os which is an icing on a cake type thing to see in a tablet with this price point, gives it a buttery smooth operation with optimum usage. Most of the apps run well without much a lag, but if you multitask, say running 3 or more tasks at a time, u may notice some sluggish response.. But overall it is a nice package on this price point. I tried installing some games like Horizon chase, with amazing graphics and the tablet handled the game like a charm. I was surprised to see that. Also the tablet has a physical led notification light,though it is tiny, does the job well, giving a variety of colors to indicate the type of notification, eg, charging, standby, battery low etc.
Battery & Charging- Powered by a 4800 mah lithium-polymer battery, it will give you a battery life of more than a day, if you are a sort of heavy user with 4g data always on. That is a nice thing. Tablet won't get heated up while charging. And to note, the tablet won't support fast charging, and the supplied charger is low current rated; that is, you have to charge it for around 5-6 hours to get it charged from 0-100%.You can alternatively use a 2 amp charger to solve that issue. The charging time reduces considerably.
Connectivity- On connectivity front, the tablet is excellent with wifi, 4g(data only), bluetooth,hotspot. Reliance jio works fine for data, but VOLTE is just absent on this device and that is the only major con for which I have rated this device for a score 4 out of 5. It has a hybrid slot where we can use one nano sim+micro sd card.
It also sports sensors like proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, auto rotation, gps, accelerometer, notification light. It is great to use google maps on the tablet!!
Media Portability- With a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, this tablet is great for viewing videos and other media. Plays full hd videos very well..
The tablet has a front firing mono speaker that is integrated with the earpiece. Sound output from the speaker is adequately loud and clear.. I don't have anything to complain.
Cellular call quality is also good on the device, but trust me, you won't use a tablet for mere telephony!!!!!!
On earphones also, sound output is good enough. Certainly good than some micromax and intex devices, hope you got my point.
But storage what you get in this tablet is 16gb, and free available storage is around 5gbs. That is very less..The user interface is a custom one by Huawei, ie, emui 5.0 and it is sort of heavy on storage front. And that is another reason why I have given a 4 star rating.
Having said that, there is a lot of customisation options too u get!! You can select themes and can select from two types of home screen layout, that is, home screen with and without an app drawer.
Always try to expand storage by adding a micro sd card.. Upto 128gb is supported, and I am using a 64 gb card-works fine.
Camera- Tablet comes with a 5 megapixel rear shooter+ a 2 mega pixel front firing one. If you forgot to take your phone, and does't want to miss a shot, then you can take that shot with the rear camera. That means, the camera just does the job, takes decent pictures in daylight, but struggles in indoor/artificial lighting.
Coming to front cam- you can do your regular skype calls in moderately lit environments, take some selfies outdoors, but not too great to say, but does the job, think about the time when you had a nokia phone with 2 mp camera ??.
To sum up, It is a decent tablet which you can afford and
proudly use, has the looks, does exactly what it is made for!!!
Hope my review helps to avoid unpleasant surprises after buying this tablet.. ??