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The G-Tab is the BEST value out there for a tablet computer
, May 20, 2014
This review is from: G-Tab Iota Quad Core Android Tablet PC [10.1 Inch IPS, 16GB, Wi-Fi] (White) (Personal Computers)
I recently purchased the G-Tab for a Mother's Day present for my mom. I'm relatively tech savvy and did some serious shopping of what was offered in the 10" category. Unless you are going to use this tablet for taking pictures, Skyping a lot, or need serious processing power... this IS the tablet you want.
It powered up right out of the box and the first thing you notice is DAMN that screen is excellent! The resolution and brightness really is the best characteristic of this product and frankly, that's what a tablet is for. It has it's own kind of Matricom Android load which is snappy but had some difficulty customizing myself - basically because it's not a "clean" load and has some of their own apps. I was able to quickly connect to a wifi signal and begin downloading and configuring it for my mom. I was able to create Instagram and Facebook accounts in about 10 minutes and had the whole thing configured in about an hour with all the icons/widgets/apps before i sent it to her.
++ The screen is sharp, bright, and responsive --- A++
+ There is about 11GB of user-storage which is more than plenty for most people
+ The screen transitions aren't SUPER smooth, but the unit is very snappy opening apps, updating, etc. Good power.
+ The battery is great. I think a full charge lasted the entire day i spent configuring it with screen brightness on full
+ Sleek design, good bezel, metallic back, decent build quality
+ Slot for microSD card which pretty much puts you at infinite storage
+ Arrived in an attractive boxing with very good packaging and all the power/USB cables
+ It arrived with a screen protector ALREADY applied and an extra in the box!!!
+ I received an email followup asking about what I thought and with direct contact information and a forum for discussions. I don't know for sure, but my guess is Matricom has some pride in their product and good customer service.
-- The only actual negative thing are the cameras. Both cameras, and/or the software, are sub-par. If you are one of those people (which I hate) that walk around town taking pictures with your tablet then this won't work and you need to buy a new mobile phone. Both cameras were choppy, low res, couldn't focus well, and there's no flash. That said, it's a tablet and there may be Android Apps that can help.
- Really a small gripe is the screen was a little jumpy with very subtle finger movements. That might be because I have large fingers or I needed to calibrate it but it wasn't annoying but noticeable.
- The power button location, for whatever reason, always seemed to be in the "wrong" place. I don't know if it's a cultural thing, but I seemed to constantly have trouble finding it.
- I didn't have a problem, but the charging port and module seemed small enough to be a problem. Like, real small. If this thing is charging and your dog or kid grabs and pulls it at 90 degrees my guess is it will break off. So, just be responsible.
Overall, my wife has an iPad2 and this was just as fast or better in every category except the cameras. If i could give this 4.5 stars because the cameras are so bad, I would STILL give it a 5 because the screen and everything else is THAT good.
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