Processor: VIA8650 800MHz
RAM: 256 MB
Internal Storage Memory: 2.31 GB
Screen specifications: 7″ Touch Screen
Operating System: Google Android 2.3.3
Weight: 400 Gms
Built in Wi-Fi
Supports TF Card Slot upto 32GB
Price (at naaptol.com): Rs. 5,999
As I purchased Wespro tablet a few days ago which is one of the budget tablets available in the market today, I felt to share my reviews on the hardware and software of the device with you all as it might be useful for anyone who is going to buy this product. Some of my friends also asked me to do the same. So here I am with the ‘Wespro Tablet Review’.
Well, I have been using it for the last 7-8 days now and I have a mixed view about this device but one thing is to sure that at this price tag, such a device is really not a bad deal. The device has its own pros and cons.
- The device weighs only 400 grams.
- It comes with a converter to connect flash drives as well as the Ethernet. Though, many of its apps don’t detect the Ethernet connection and are optimised for WI-FI only, simple browsing works just fine.
- Based on Android, the interface is perfect and you can install third party apps too.
- If you are a developer, you can test your own apps too.
- It doesn’t get heated up when used continuously for longer periods (say 3-4 hours), as reported by the users of another budget tabled name ‘Akash’. The heating is there but very minimal.
- It comes with all standard apps pre-installed. For news lovers, ‘Times of India’ app is really helpful. It first shows you the headlines and if you are interested, you can go in-depth or simply leave it. It also marks the news items as read that you have already gone through. For people who want to keep a track of their stocks in the stock market, there is an app called ‘StockIndia’. GMail is inbuilt as well as GTalk (named ‘Talk’). It also comes with ‘Adobe Reader’ and ‘PDF to Go’ suites for reading e-books in PDF file format. The android status bar shows you all updates of Facebook and your email activity in your inbox. You can also make Microsoft Word documents, Powerpoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets, though with lesser formatting options.
- It supports audio and video playback also. It supports MP3, MWA, MP2, OGG, AAC, MA4, FLAC, APE for audio and 3GP, MP4, FLV, MEPG 1/2/4, MPG, AVI, H263, H264 for video playback.
- Youtube and any videos developed to be played in flash player work like a charm.
- It also supports voice commands as it also has a microphone.
- It also has an inbuilt speaker and a webcam.
- The biggest drawback of the device is its shorter battery life and poor battery reporting. Battery life is still not bad either that works for approx. 3-4 hours in normal usage. But the reporting is bad and it never shows battery charged up as 100%. I have never seen it going beyond 85%.
- The touch screen is really sluggish. It’s slightly harder for a person like me who loves to operate touch screen devices gently and softly. It’s also harder for those people who have some sort of disability (like Muscular Dystrophy) and can’t apply too much force. But still its not that bad either. But if you have used ‘Samsung Star’ cellphone that comes with a resistive touch-screen, it’s a bit harder in comparison to that. It’s also true that a resistive touch screen can’t match up the touch sensitivity of a capacitive touch screen.
- The device comes with a lot of useless pre-installed apps which don’t work anymore and can’t be un-installed either unless you root it.
- Due to limited RAM, you can’t have more than 2 apps running in parallel. For e.g., you can have a chat client and a book reader side-by-side but if you load more apps, the device starts to slow down. Of course, that also depends on the memory occupied by the running programs.
- You only have 500 MB of space reserved for installing apps.
- The in-built ‘Talk’ app, that emulates ‘GTalk’ allows you to use only one email and that also can’t be changed without resetting the device. The app never shows the option to change your account. You have to use a third party app for chatting like eBuddy, Meebo etc.
I hope the review is useful for everyone. As far as I am concerned, the device fulfils my requirements for now and overall, I would rate the device as 6.5 on a 10 marks scale.
So that’s it from me. Do share your views in the comments below.