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Great tablet for the money,
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.
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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
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/detail
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