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Zync Z999 Plus review

Zync Z999 Plus review

Similar to the sudden rise in the number of mobile phone manufacturers a few years ago, tablet makers are raining these days. It seems everyone is making tablets or just importing a few from China and pasting their stickers.

There is suddenly a lot of choice for budget tablets, but if you are looking to find quality budget tablets, the options are very limited.

One such company that appeared along with the recent tablet tide was Noida-based Zync, which has launched various tablets in different segments in a very short period of time. The company recently released its Z999 Plus tablet in the country with voice-calling and Ice Cream Sandwich. We put it through the paces to find out if it offers any value or is just a part of the herd.

Design/ Hardware
When you go to buy a budget tablet, the expectations aren’t much and often the not-so-good looks are also ignored if the performance is decent. The Zync Z999 Plus is a tablet in the not-so-good looks category, we will find out about its performance later in the review.

We have seen over the last few months that despite being inexpensive, some tablets do have decent looks, the Micromax Funbook and Zen Ultratab A100, for example. So, being in-expensive is not an excuse to compromise on design.

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Z999 Plus features an all plastic rectangular design with slight curves on the back at the corners. The build quality is solid and will not give you any problem.

Talking about the specifics, there’s power button and volume rocker on the right, while the bottom is full with different ports including 3.5mm audio jack, mini-HDMI out and MicroUSB port. The SIM card slot is present on the left side.

Display
Zync has opted for a 7-inch capacitive touch panel in Z999 Plus, which sports a 800x480p resolution. Similar to other budget tablets, there is hardly anything exceptional here.

The display is just average and viewing angles are bad. You will have to look at the tablet head-on; else you will miss half the things. The under-sun visibility is also a big let-down, however the display is quite bright for indoor use and colour reproduction is also average.

The touch sensitivity is decent and a basic user will not have any issues. But considering the price of the tablet, we expect that company should have gone for a better display panel with higher resolution.

Zync Z999 Plus review

Software/ Interface
The release of Ice Cream Sandwich has been a boon for budget tablets. The manufacturers now have a tablet optimised operating system at their disposal, which works quite decently with nominal hardware. Z999 Plus also comes with Android 4.0.3 on-board. Similar to almost every budget tablet in the market right now, it has a stock interface, although Zync has pre-installed a few apps.

As the tablet comes with 800x480p WVGA resolution display, which Zync does seem to have properly optimised, is not ideal for an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet interface. You would occasionally find text overlapping and the most prominent one is present in the notification bar, where the time overlaps other details like date.

Interface isn’t exactly butter smooth and there is lag while switching between apps, going through home-screens or doing other tasks. The 512MB RAM is to blame for the hiccups and lag, that’s why most of the modern Android tablets come with at-least 1GB RAM.

If you can ignore these lags, the tablet is capable. It played almost all the casual games perfectly fine during out testing. Media playback was also decent.

Zync Z999 Plus also supports the Google Play Store; you can download lakhs of applications and other content directly from Google.

Camera
Zync has put in a VGA front camera and a 2MP rear camera. While the VGA front camera is pretty normal, don’t expect any earth shattering results. As the tablet comes pre-loaded with Skype, you can use this for video calling.

Similarly, the rear 2MP camera is also pretty basic and can only be used for odd photos in a crunch situation.

Zync Z999 Plus review

Performance
As we noted in the software section, although the tablet is laggy at-times, it does fulfil the basic computing needs. Be it the media playback, or casual gaming or even working on Office files, the experience is quite decent, thanks to the presence of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The web-browsing experience is mediocre and you will find the tablet lagging on image heavy webpages.

The device comes with a 4200 mAh battery, which offers about a day’s battery backup on moderate use. However, if you are planning to watch videos, don’t expect the tablet to last more than 4-5 hours.

In terms of the connectivity, the tablet comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G support, all of which work quite decently.

Verdict
Our hunt for a quality budget tablet is still on and Zync Z999 Plus is not the one. Though it does offer quite few decent features including voice-calling and in-built 3G connectivity, the poor display and laggy software experience are big let downs. Despite being priced at Rs. 11,990, the overall experience of the device is very similar to the tablets that buyers can get for Rs. 7,000 to 9,000 with just a SIM slot as an incentive.

However, if you really want a tablet with voice calling and 3G connectivity and have a fixed budget, then you can consider investing in the Zync Z999 Plus.

Pros

  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Voice-calling/3G connectivity

Cons

  • Laggy interface
  • Poor display

Ratings
Design: 2.5
Display: 2
Performance: 3
Software: 3.5
Battery Life: 3
Value for Money: 3
Camera: 2
Ecosystem: 3.5
Overall: 2.5

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Segway SE-3 Patroller

Segway SE-3 Patroller

It’s a natural strengthening of Segway’s Patroller product heritage an ideal be of the same opinion for missions that require a larger vehicle, which displays a more visible and obvious security presence (even in a parked viewpoint without a appendix aboard), or that require a codicil to frequently mount and burning the vehicle during a patrol. Powered by compound rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries that can be charged at any sufficient electrical outlet or swapped out for replacement batteries to agree for continuous use, the SE-3 Patroller moreover features independent lecture to rear wheel desire, travels in reverse and turns in a enormously tight radius. The SE-3 boasts rugged Whelen emergency lights, a headlight, brake buoyant, agitation and lockable storage, as behind ease as a 4.3″ color display that is sunlight-readable, which provides the p.s. easy-to-admit functioning data including eagerness, battery liveliness and disaffect travelled. Segway vibes now also upon three wheels.

 

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The new model forgoes the customary two-wheel, auto-balancing setup for a more stable and robust three-wheel contract. Its for security forces such as mall cops and police officers who obsession the proceed stability, auxiliary storage and, expertly, rework a pedestal afforded by this more beastly model. Its always been hard to taking office police officers seriously as they cruise in version to dainty Segways more Paul Blart: Mall Cop than Walker, Texas Ranger.

This model, however, at least looks the share of colossal police feat. The Segway failed to fiddle when the world in the ways its creator Dean Kamen promised. The general populus are not zipping as regards car-less cities almost auto-balancing wonders. Instead, the product dived into recess markets, namely city tours and security forces. The SE-3 retails for $11,999 and is powered by fused rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries that can be charged at any have enough money entry electrical outlet or swapped out for replacement batteries.

 

Its intended to be more visible to deter criminals as much as apprehend them. While Segway boosts its very maneuverable and sports a tight turning radius, chances are its not going to replace highly thought of Segways in Segway polo leagues.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab global 7 review

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was successful and proved that there was room within the Indian marketplace for a hybrid machine, which mixed one of the best of each telephones and tablets. The Galaxy Tab Three collection is hoped to mark a comeback for the corporate within the pill phase, after fairly a while.

The South Korean large unveiled the Galaxy Tab Three collection with three new tablets for the Indian market, and relatively than experimenting with an odd display measurement, this time the corporate has gone again to its roots and are available out with a 7-inch pill and two Eight-inch tablets. We received the prospect to play with the brand new Galaxy Tab Three 211 (7-inch) pill. Will the brand new Galaxy Tab Three 211 carve a distinct segment for itself or additional muddy the already distinctly murky 7-inch pill phase? We attempt to discover out in our evaluation.

Design/ Construct
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 is constructed alongside the traces of Samsung’s high-end smartphones. Out-of-the-box, the pill appears to be like like a blown-up model of the Samsung Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Grand smartphones. However in contrast to them, it comes with a 7-inch show that is surrounded by gray trims, which manages to present it a good look general.

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The Galaxy Tab global 7 is constructed from the identical slippery plastic that we’ve been seeing on Samsung’s different smartphones and tablets. This does permits the pill to be mild at 304 grams, a beneficial determine in comparison with different 7-inch slates out there. At round 1cm (9.9mm) thickness, it’s not the thinnest pill out there however is comfy sufficient to carry.

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The entrance of the Galaxy Tab Three 211 sports activities three buttons under the show, a middle-button for dwelling, and two capacitive buttons on both facet for again and choices menu. The entrance additionally homes a 1.Three-megapixel digicam for video chats and self-portraits, a speaker and the sunshine and proximity sensor. On the underside facet are the stereo audio system accompanied by a Micro-USB port, and the highest homes the three.5mm audio jack.

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Different bodily buttons on the pill comprise the amount rocker and energy button, that are each on the precise facet of the machine. On the left facet, one can discover two slots -one for the SIM card and one other for a microSD card. We want that the illustration on the SIM slot was extra indicative of the best way to insert the SIM into the tablet-we wasted fairly a little bit of time attempting inserting the SIM in the precise course. Samsung has chosen to make use of a micro-SIM design.

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The rear panel of Galaxy Tab Three 211 options the first digicam, which lacks a flash. There’s a Samsung emblem branding the centre of the rear panel. We felt that the again panel of the machine was very shiny and at occasions slippery after utilizing the machine for extended intervals. We wished that Samsung might need shipped the pill with a gentle contact materials on the again, or perhaps a textured again, which might have solved the problem of slipperiness.

One may even make cellphone calls utilizing the Galaxy Tab Three 211 like one does with a daily cellphone, utilizing the built-in microphone. We felt the pill had the precise width to carry in a single hand, and it was comparatively comfy making/taking calls. Nonetheless, our suggestion is to not put it subsequent to your face, and use the equipped earphones as an alternative.

Show
The Samsung Galaxy Tab global 7 comes with a 7-inch TFT show with a decision of 1024×600 pixels, which interprets to a pixel density of 169ppi (pixel per inch). The show decision of the Galaxy Tab Three is way decrease than a few of its 7-inch rivals in the identical worth phase, such because the Nexus 7 (2012) which has a decision of 1280×800 pixels.

Except for display decision, the Galaxy Tab global 7 show is let down by its color replica, which isn’t notably correct and the colors look like washed out. We observed that the display could be very reflective and this hampers visibility below the daylight. Viewing angles had been additionally not that nice.

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As a result of low decision of the Galaxy Tab Three 211’s display, photographs and movies performed on the pill seem much less sharp. Though textual content doesn’t seem very sharp, the display is nice for studying e-books and magazines.
The contact sensitivity of the Galaxy Tab global 7 is first rate and we didn’t encounter any points whereas utilizing the pill. One of many critical issues we encountered was with auto-brightness, which at occasions set the display to very darkish, to the extent that we needed to change to handbook brightness.

Digicam
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 sports activities a Three-megapixel rear digicam with out flash. Image high quality is common and in any case, we don’t anticipate anybody to make use of the Galaxy Tab Three for some critical photography- actually, we don’t assume one can use too lots of the tablets out there within the Indian marketplace for critical images.

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There is no such thing as a button for digicam so one has to do with the on-screen buttons. As there is no such thing as a flash on the pill, we weren’t in a position to take any respectable pictures in low-light circumstances. The Galaxy Tab Three 211 is gradual to focus and produces usually noisy, low-quality photographs.

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Nonetheless, the Galaxy Tab Three 211’s digicam app does supply lots of choices like capturing mode corresponding to single shot, panorama, ‘Share Shot’, ‘Buddy Photograph Share’ and ‘Smile Shot’ in addition to picture results like unfavorable, black and white and sepia. The digicam app additionally offers an possibility to alter the decision of the photographs clicked and will be set to default Three.2-megapixel with 2048×1536 pixels, or 2.Four-megapixel with 2048×1152 pixels, amongst others. The 1.Three-megapixel front-facing digicam is ok for video chats and self-portraits, however produces predictably grainy photographs.

Software program/ Interface
The Samsung Galaxy Tab global 7 runs Android Four.1.2Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and comes with firm’s TouchWiz UI on high. Contemplating that Android Four.Three Jelly Bean is already out out there, we had been a bit upset to see Android Four.1 on the pill, particularly given the truth that Galaxy Tab Three 310 and 311 (Eight-inch variants) ship with Android Four.2. Anyway, we hope that Samsung quickly rolls out an replace for the pill’s firmware earlier than it will get dated.

As anticipated with a Samsung ‘Galaxy’ product, one can hardly discover any vanilla Jelly Bean interface on the pill, as the whole lot has been utterly customised with the TouchWiz UX UI. Whereas we felt a few of these tweaks of the UI had been good, however others had been completely redundant, just like the undesirable default contact sound, which can’t be turned off, till you choose the profile Silent on the Galaxy Tab global 7.

The app drawer is on the underside proper facet of the homescreen, and opens the menu divided in three sections apps, widgets and downloaded apps. The notification tray and fast entry settings for Wi-Fi, GPS, sound, display rotation, Bluetooth, cellular knowledge, blocking mode, sync and energy saving mode are positioned on the high space within the notification tray of the Galaxy Tab Three 211, in a way which is a bit totally different from the inventory Android interface.

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The Galaxy Tab Three 211’s user-interface spans three homescreens, to which extra will be added if required. The homescreen will be additional customised with app shortcuts and widgets. No actual complaints with the Galaxy Tab Three right here, aside from the aesthetics of a few of Samsung’s icons.

Samsung has added a blocking mode characteristic to the pill which when enabled, will disable alarm, incoming calls and different notifications – excellent for these moments when you don’t want to be disturbed. The corporate has additionally changed the default Android apps for Calendar, Browser and E mail with its re-worked variations, which appear so as to add no worth.

The Galaxy Tab global 7 doesn’t include too many preloaded apps, however the ones which can be there, are good for regular leisure, social and workplace use. On long-pressing the settings possibility on the entrance panel, it launches Google Search. Navigation was not an issue both, due to some Google apps. The opposite main characteristic that Jelly Bean brings is ‘Google Now’, a voice-based data assistant and an extension of Google Search, and we observed that the voice search labored properly, however our accents. The Google Now characteristic makes use of playing cards that are primarily small bins that supply a set of data starting from climate forecast, instructions, site visitors data, scores, appointments, and forex conversion. It collects data primarily based on the consumer’s behaviour, search patterns and placement.

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Contemplating that Samsung has been delivery some sensible capabilities almost on all its gadgets (not the finances Galaxy smartphones, although), we anticipated the Galaxy Tab Three to ship with some new goodies and even these seen on the corporate’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Tab Three misses out on some fundamental Samsung apps like Sensible Keep which places the pill to sleep mode if not used, utilizing the entrance digicam because it detects the eyes of the customers; Multi Window, that permits customers to work on two apps by splitting the display in two; Studying mode, that optimizes the show for paper like readability, and Group Play, which lets customers share information with different Samsung gadgets utilizing the identical Wi-Fi community. All of the apps have already been seen on earlier Samsung gadgets such because the Galaxy S4.

Efficiency/ Battery Life
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the corporate has not specified the chipset, although. It has 1GB of RAM onboard, comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage (roughly 5.5GB consumer accessible) and helps expandable storage as much as 64GB by way of a microSD card.

Contemplating there’s a pretty respectable dual-core processor operating below the hood of the pill, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 manages to chug alongside simply tremendous. In day-to-day actions the pill feels clean sufficient and you don’t see crashes so usually. Nonetheless, we did discover frequent lags within the system even whereas navigating by way of the app menu or whereas loading an app. Issues get choppier when enjoying heavy-graphic video games like Vector, Useless Set off and even Temple Run 2 on the machine.

The Galaxy Tab Three 211’s 7-inch show is nice for viewing motion pictures and movies. The machine was in a position to play full-HD movies and supported fashionable video codecs like .AVI, .MOV and .MP4. Whereas watching motion pictures or streaming movies by way of 3G or Wi-Fi, the pill tends to get a bit heat, however that is nothing to be too fearful about.

On the sound entrance, the Galaxy Tab Three ships with the identical music participant we’ve been seeing on earlier Galaxy Tab vary. The sound is loud and clear with the dual loudspeakers, and even higher with headphones. Nonetheless, our equipped evaluation unit got here with out the bundled earphones, so we used our personal headphones with the pill. Notably, there is no such thing as a FM radio performance on the pill.

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We did face difficulties whereas typing on the Galaxy Tab Three 211 as we had to make use of each fingers in an effort to maintain and sort on the machine. Nonetheless, the on-screen keyboard’s keys aren’t cramped and we had no issues hitting them simply, when utilizing each fingers.

As a browsing machine, the Galaxy Tab Three 211 labored properly, and loaded the searching Net pages quick. It helps flash and we had no issues trying out our favorite YouTube movies on the pill.

The Galaxy Tab Three 211 pill’s dialler characteristic is similar to the one discovered on Galaxy smartphones. We didn’t face any issues with the calls (no name drops), and readability was acceptable. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 comes with a 4000mAh battery, which we really feel is enough, particularly if enjoying music, searching the Net and watching movies are a serious a part of your day by day utilization.

In our rundown battery take a look at, the Galaxy Tab Three 211 was in a position to play about 5 hours of steady video (720p HD) with full cost and brightness set on auto, which we expect is under no circumstances dangerous. We had been in a position to get about Eight to 9 hours of standby time on the pill with push notifications for emails, Fb, texts and WhatsApp with some searching on the Web and speaking on the machine with calling.

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We had been in a position to get about 16 to 18 hours with regular utilization that features Wi-Fi turned on forever, Net searching, a couple of calls lasting for no more than half an hour, show set on auto-brightness and with the standard push notifications for messages, emails, Fb, and WhatsApp. Although with heavy utilization on the Galaxy Tab global 7, that included brightness set on full degree, calls lasting for about an hour, 3G turned on all time, watching movies for round two hours by way of YouTube and in addition on the machine, few hours of heavy graphics gaming, and with regular notifications for messages, emails, Fb, Twitter and WhatsApp, the machine lasted for about Eight to 9 hours, which is first rate sufficient. Nonetheless, adjusting these settings will help in rising the sturdiness of the pill for longer interval.

Verdict
We appreciated the shape issue of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211, and should admit that we had no issues working it one-handed (aside from typing messages or emails). The pill carried out properly with its responsive touchscreen, and first rate battery life. We weren’t very satisfied that it may be really used as a cellphone regularly however the Galaxy Tab Three does characterize an excellent try to mix a 7-inch pill with a cell phone.

As we talked about, the Galaxy Tab global 7 has some flaws, such because the low-res and washed out show, the under common digicam, the dearth of FM radio, and the slight however noticeable lag when performing heavy multitasking or gaming. Sure, we’d even have appreciated some extra preloaded apps from Samsung, however then what’s the Google Play retailer for?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Three 211 is priced at Rs. 17,650. Until you’re keen to just accept the above failings, and the marginally increased worth, we’d recommend customers have a look at different voice-calling tablets, together with the cheaper, and solely barely out-dated, Galaxy Tab global 7  (Evaluate), which ships with Android Four.1. We’d additionally advocate the newly-launched Micromax Canvas Tab P650 with voice-calling, out there for Rs. 16,500.

 

Review: Sony Tablet P

Review: Sony Tablet P

In recent times, we’ve seen the tablet market overflow with devices claiming to be ‘iPad killers’. Every other tablet just wanted to prove itself to be better than the iPad but while none have been better, only few such as Motorola (Xoom) and Samsung (Galaxy Tab 10.1) can claim to have come anywhere close.
And then there was Sony. It did not claim to be the next iPad killer, rather tried to innovate and come up with something new that would grab the attention of the tablet market. Sony finally launched the Tablet S, with a foldable magazine-like design and the Tablet P, which folds in the centre like Nintendo’s 3DS console. Today we review the PlayStation certified Tablet P and find out if it is worth your time.


Design & Build
On first impressions, the device looked like the Nokia communicator on steroids which isn’t a good thing. The unique clamshell design is what caught our interest. The tablet folds right in the middle supported by two hinges on either side. The exterior is plastic-y with a silver finish that is quite capable of attracting scratches. The advantage of the design is that the screen remains protected at all times. Built solid, the Tablet P feels incredibly light at approximately 372g. The weight is evenly distributed and one won’t feel tired holding it for longer durations.
Once you unfold the device, you get two 5.5-inch screens inches boasting Sony’s TruBlack LCD technology. They however, do act as fingerprint magnets. There’s a notification light that runs at the bottom. It flashes green for mail and social network notifications and changes colour to red to indicate low battery power.


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All ports and slots are present on one side. There’s a micro USB port (for data connectivity only) along with a charging port, volume buttons and the power button on the right panel. The device does not charge via the USB port which is disappointing as you have to carry the charger at all times. The headphones jack finds room at the bottom of the device.
The removable plastic sheet reveals the SIM card slot on the top while the battery and microSD slot sit below. The tablet has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. It offers expandable storage upto 32 GB via a microSD card slot. The packaging included an AC adapter, a rechargeable battery pack and a 2GB microSD card.


Display
The dual 5.5′ screens are an absolute delight as far as picture quality is considered. The 1024×480 resolution makes photos and videos appear sharp and crisp and they look really fantastic. The sad part is that you can view them only on the top screen with the bottom screen displays the controls.
This does make sense since it would be annoying to watch videos with the bezel in the centre splitting them into two. But nevertheless, it still isn’t comforting to watch videos crammed into one tiny screen, especially if you’re opting to watch a film. The black bars on either side make it worse because of the narrow aspect ratio. YouTube videos, however, play utilizing both displays, which is a problem in itself, as the split down the middle hampers the visual aesthetics of the video.


Camera Quality
The 5MP auto-focus rear camera shoots sharp pictures as would be expected from a Sony device. Though it still isn’t optimized for a tablet of this stature, Sony has made an effort here. Video mode offers three options: high, low and YouTube. One can shoot videos in 720p, though the quality isn’t that great to rave about. The presence of a flash is highly missed especially under low light conditions. You might want to step out into the open or have a well lit set-up to extract good shots. The camera offers digital zoom up to 8x but that comes at the cost of image quality. The front-facing VGA camera also does a fairly decent job while video chatting.


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OS & Interface
The tablet ships with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Sony tried to play around a bit with Honeycomb to optimize it for the dual-screen Tablet P and an ICS upgrade is on the cards this year. There are 5 customisable screens. There’s a launcher at the top of the screen with the Google search box and shortcuts to the browser, mail, social feeds and video gallery just next to it. The top right corner houses the Favourites shortcut, listing all your Sony-bought content and recently added pictures and videos as well. The Apps shortcut adjacent to Favourites, opens up into a glossy white display of icons that glisten occasionally.


The lower screen turns into a full-fledged keyboard whenever necessary. Typing with both hands in landscape mode isn’t comfortable at all. You’d be better off typing with one hand and getting work done faster. The portrait mode offers convenience of typing but just feels weird. The device supports flash and the in-house browser does a fine job of running web pages smoothly. The pages loaded rather swiftly on our wireless connection and offered a seamless browsing experience.


Pre-Loaded Software
Most of Google’s apps are already present, though YouTube is not (which is quite strange). Evernote and UStream look like they come preinstalled, instead they are just shortcuts leading to the Android market. Once installed, they worked just fine. There was also a shortcut of HD Gameloft which redirected to their site with a list of games to download for free.
The Social Feed Reader app integrates all your Facebook and Twitter feeds as one consolidated list. If you’d like to keep your feeds separate, you can always pay a visit to the Android market and download the respective apps. Then again, your feeds are displayed on the upper screen and the lower half prompts the keyboard when you want to type. There’s an app called selectApp that enables you to access a website which enlists a range of apps (both paid and free) that are optimized for your tablet. We installed an app called ‘box’ which helps you view, share, store and send all your word documents, excels and pdfs and also collaborate with others online.
Most of the pre-installed apps do make good use of the dual screens. The Gallery app for instance, displays images as thumbnails in the bottom screen while you skim through the images on the top. The Music player app gives an aesthetic view of album art in the bottom screen. To select a new track, just pick the album by tapping it. You can view the tracks as cover art view sorted by album and by artist and also in your library. If you quit the app without turning the music off, a mini version of the player appears as a widget on the home screen.
With the Video player app, videos remain confined only to the top screen with the player controls in the lower half. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. While having controls present at all times can be rather handy, it is disappointing to see the video limited to such a tiny, disproportionate screen.
Another major flaw is that the Android Market app runs only on the upper screen with the lower half remaining absolutely blank. The dual-screen therefore, feels very alien in the Android world.


Performance
Video playback can be split between the two screens or assigned just to the one on top. Since the lower screen stays on the whole time, the battery tends to drain out rather quickly. Despite a 3,080 mAH battery, the maximum you can squeeze out of this beast is about 6 hours and that’s with controlled brightness levels and browsing the web. The device took quite a long time to change orientation from landscape to portrait mode. We kept flipping it around to see if we got it right and that was very frustrating.
Sony’s attempt to modify Android Honeycomb 3.2, has affected the usability of the device. The UI seemed sluggish while dragging icons between screens. The audio of the loudspeaker isn’t that great and this comes as a shocker for a Sony product. You’ll often find yourself reaching for your headphones.
The device works on both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. However, at times, it had troubles connecting to the Wi-Fi, though 3G worked just fine. What did impress us was the browser which was very smooth and the fact that apps loaded rather quickly. The tablet is also DLNA compatible to help stream digital content on a much bigger screen.


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Gaming
A feature that piqued our interest was the ability to play PlayStation 1 games. The build is well suited for games like Crash Bandicoot, which were comfortable to play. The Tegra 2 processor does a great job of handling such games like a piece of cake. Having said that, games that require the use of shoulder buttons might be a bit difficult to play since they are placed on the top display screen.
The good thing is that Sony was smart enough to provide options for an adjustable controller. You can resize and reassign the location of the buttons. Despite this clever tweak, you will miss the actual physical controls as offered in the Xperia Play or the Vita. The Angry Birds experience was very disappointing with the display only on the upper half. Though Fruit Ninja makes use of the dual screen, the division in between makes it difficult to slash targets.


Another huge letdown, especially for Xperia Play owners is that PlayStation games purchased earlier via the Android market for the Xperia Play cannot be installed on the Tablet P. You need to sign in to the device using your PlayStation Network account and pay for the games all over again!


Verdict
Sony’s courage is quite admirable having ventured into the tablet arena with the Tablet P as one of its latest offerings (Tablet S being the other). We weren’t quite sure of whether to appreciate it or discard it altogether. The device doesn’t completely disappoint, but it isn’t the best at what it does. Until Sony, tablets were single-screened to run the Android OS – Reparação de Consolas and that seemed ideal. Experiencing the Android OS on the Tablet P pushed us away from our comfort zone. Though the device has plenty of dedicated apps, the split screens ruin the experience, with the lower screen rendering no use at all for some apps.
Price tagged at a whopping Rs. 37,000, the Tablet P won’t have many buyers, considering the fact that even its sibling the Tablet S costs anywhere between Rs. 30,000-Rs. 34,000. As a comparison, you could buy an iPad 2 3G 16GB for the same price and be left with some change.
If you don’t own a tablet yet and are looking for something different and don’t mind shelling out the money, you can pick this one up. But if you’re a gamer, we’d suggest you wait for the PS Vita instead.
To see more pictures of the Sony Tablet P visit our photo gallery.


Pros
Compact clamshell design
Sharp display
DLNA support
Access to PS1 game titles
Cons
Split screen causes hindrances
Poor Wi-Fi connectivity
Poor speaker audio quality
Doesn’t charge via USB

Ratings
Performance: 3
Features: 3
Ease of setup: 3.5
Ergonomics: 2.5
Wow factor: 3
Overall: 3

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Kazam Tornado 348

Kazam Tornado 348

You may not of heard of the ambitious cell up, however Kazam has bought itself the headline grabbing accolade of “world’s slimmest smartphone” with its trendy supplying, the Kazam twister 348.

It is a record the organization claims it’s not going to rave about, rather it says it wishes to keep things simple and gimmick-free, although I find that just a little difficult to feel as that is simply what the title it can be claiming is.

The Kazam twister 348 is deliberate to contact down within the UK and any other European markets on November 15 bearing a SIM-free cost tag of £249 – which sounds moderately reasonable.

For that you simply get a 4.8-inch 720p display, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of inner storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP entrance snapper and Android 4.four.2.

There is no microSD slot, so you would find storage a little limited in case you have a tremendous music collection or like enjoying games on your mobilephone, however Kazam does throw in a free display alternative in the event you wreck it inside the primary three hundred and sixty five days of ownership.

Take one seem on the twister 348 and you’ll be able to be struck by that unmistakable feeling of deja vu… where have you ever visible this phone before?

It looks remarkably similar to Apple’s new iPhone 6, plus some features such as the association of the camera and flash on the rear mimic that of the Sony Xperia Z3.

Kazam has proven that the core design of the handset used to be created with the aid of a 3rd get together seller in China, which matches some strategy to explaining the familiar aesthetics on show right here.

Sitting on a desk the twister 348 does look professional, this is not only a low priced hunk of non-descript plastic which decorated previous gadgets by way of Kazam.

I was surprised simply how mild the tornado 348 was once when I picked it up. At just 95.5g it is one of the crucial lightest smartphones available on the market, and if whatever it feels just a bit too lightweight.

Couple that with a plastic-feeling (but absolutely glass) rear and the twister 348 feels slightly toyish within the hand – there is no reassuring heft to let you know that that is certainly a piece of tech you’re maintaining.

A saving grace is the metal band which runs round the circumference of the device in a identical trend to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and while this supplies a extra top class conclude it fails to consider as just right within the hand as its extra expensive opponents.

That stated, I did find it sat nicely in the hand, with the scale and weight ensuring my palm had no quandary getting to grips with the handset and achieving the power/lock and quantity rocker on the left of the gadget.

Kazam has opted to stick to contact-sensitive navigations keys under the screen, rather than sticking them on the show and they are handy enough to hit.

On the correct you’ll discover a microSIM tray, while the headphone port is placed on the bottom (just like on the iPhone) along with the microUSB port and inside speaker.

 

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Kazam Tornado 348