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So far so good! Good value for the price
on March 18, 2013
I came across this while initially searching for a quality MP3 player for my son that could maybe "do a little more". This mini wifi tablet seemed to offer so many additional features than a basic mp3 player without much more cost (and, if it works, will potentially provide many of the same features as larger tablets with much less cost!!) With no reviews anywhere yet to be found online, I took the gamble. So here's the initial review:
I must say, so far I am quite pleased with my initial feature testing out of the box, before handing it over to my son. The size is nice - a little bigger than a phone but still easy to hold in one hand. Touch sensitivity is remarkably on point; sound quality with headphones is good (the mono external speaker does not get very loud but is sufficient for personal use). Video playback is clear. I was able to plug in & drag and drop songs from my iMac without issue. The camera/video is ok -- the microphone is mediocre but it will serve the basic purpose. Once connected to WiFi I was able to download Angry Birds from preloaded GetJar, browse, navigate some kid sites my son uses, view videos on Youtube, etc. (some lag, which improved depending on proximity to router). Note: would not initially connect to the secured home Wifi via scan/password (reading authentication error) but an Android troubleshooting blog suggested entering network info in once manually through "Add Network" rather than through scanning ; this worked and we've had no trouble since.
So far, it has done everything I'm expecting it to do for the size and price. I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" and I'm happy to say now I'll be "handing it over" a lot less to my son, it seems. Without some of the "name brand" applications installed you will have to do a little more work to get what you want on the tablet out of the box; I imagine I'll be doing most of the preloading etc. for my son but for its purpose I think he is going to love it. If you are someone who is tired of handing off your smart phone or tablet to your child when you want to be using it yourself (or you don't HAVE a smart phone/tablet and want an inexpensive basic portable media device able to browse the internet with a wifi connection) this product may be for you. Be realistic with your price-point expectations (don't expect a mini ipad), and I don't think you'll be disappointed. That being said, the features do seem somewhat in line with a stripped down, but less pricey version of an ipod touch.
Overall impression: if this keeps on chugging as it has begun, I will be quite happy with it and feel it was a very good deal. You could certainly spend more out there and get less, but I don't think you could spend much less and get more than this little tablet offers.
As it is still early in ownership, if issues come up I will update this review.
Update: Still quite happy with it! 1Mobile Market is a good app store with this tablet as it is not compatible with google play.