Customer Review

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tablet for the money, 3 Mar 2013
This review is from: Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 10.1 inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Tablet
I have spent a lot of time looking for a reasonably priced tablet as a gift for my father. I considered a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 after seeing some great deals at Christmas time, but the prices seem to have since risen to well above the £200 price mark again. I also considered a few other 7" tablets from major brands but realistically, he would probably benefit from a larger screen. I came across this tablet on another site for £134.99 delivered. There were a few good reviews so I took a chance.

I am really impressed with the overall quality of this tablet for the money. It's as fast as any tablet I've used before. Its slim and nice to hold and seems to run just about anything I throw at it with ease whether it be games or movies. browsing is snappy and its nice to have bluetooth on-board for wire free speakers and headphones.

There are a few issues I have found though. Firstly, it has 16GB of internal NAND memory, a Micro SD slot which now houses a 32Gb Micro SD and 1GB of system reserved memory (for the operating system). For some really bizarre reason, when I install apps, they install to the 1GB system reserved partition as default. Since some of the games available now can push 500MB+ this is a bit of an issue. It is possible to move some of the apps individually through the apps section in settings, but no way to tell the tablet to install apps to the 16GB internal memory as default. Ordinarily, I could live with this if it was my tablet but I'm not sure my father would remember how to do this and would continually have issues with space. The second issue is with the cameras. As you would expect from a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera and a 2.0 megapixel rear camera, the picture quality is grainy at best. Given that the cameras are basically the same type used in mobile phones, its a shame that they didn't spend an extra couple of quid and put something a bit more recent in. As it stands, the cameras aren't really much use. Then again, the Galaxy Tab2 is guilty of this too. Lastly, only a minor criticism given the price, but the screen seems a bit dull. The blacks seem to be represented as a murky grey and the colours aren't quite as vivid as I'd hoped.

I would still recommend this tablet and even though it's not perfect, its still a real bargain. I bought an Archos 70 internet tablet about 2 years ago for about the same money and this is light years ahead of it in every way. If you're in the market for a tablet now, this is a great buy but if you can afford to wait, I'm sure the next generation will be even better.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 28 May 2013 17:42:16 BDT
Ford Prefect says:
Did you remove the protective film from the rear facing camera lens? Apologies for the question if you did!

Posted on 13 Jun 2013 17:20:24 BDT
Colin says:
As far as the internal memory goes that's normal for Android(some now come with 2GB). You could try an app such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.probcomp.moveapps&hl=en which as well as having an option to move all apps enmasse can also clear the cache which if it's never turned off can take a lot of memory.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 85,188