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several issues that mean I would not advise buying this product despite support
on 4 May 2013
Whilst the tablet turns on at least and has a micro SD slot that happily accepts a 32gb card that is where the good news stopped for me.
1. The charger pin that plugs into the tablet is very thin and sticks out quite a long way which meant it broke on the second day. It will doubtless happen again soon.
2. The WiFi is very slow (and is not my WiFi as all other kit is fast: Samsung tablets, my smart phone, my wife's I phone, my laptops)
3. The screen is unresponsive and freezes much more often than any of my other android v4 devices
4. The USB to pc cable failed on day 5 so I bought another one which was proper quality and the difference in the USB connectors was obvious just by looking at them side by side: the original one provided had the contacts obscured my the moulding that surrounded them.
5. I'm not sure why but some of the apps that run fine even on my mobile struggle to run on the tablet (jerky/freeze)
6. BBC I player /media app can't even make it to the end of In The Night Garden before giving up claiming there is a problem. As by now you have guessed: it works fine on the other tablets/phones
7. By far the worst problem is that the battery barely lasts an hour of use! I thought a small tablet like this would last longer so I had a good look and (this drives me crazy) lo & behold this WiFi only tablet is draining 85% of its power on CellStandby that only phones or GPRS tablets should use. The manufacturer had forgotten to disable the android phone apks and now the tablet is using loads off power teeing to find a cellular signal that it doesn't even have the hardware to support. The user can't disable these without "rooting" the phone which is beyond most users capabilities )in trying to buy the usual root methods don't seem to work)
8.the volume is poor and the Mic is poor
9.camera quality poor
10. Gangam style pre loaded as a sample video (is there no escape?)
If it weren't for points 5,6 & 7 I would say this is worth the money as its a cute size and even fits in my trouser pocket. It has all the makings of a useful bit of kit which is why I'm really disappointed with its fundamental failings which render this tablet virtually useless.
I'm leaving this review because as so often in life you get what you pay for however maybe the manufacturer will fix the critical issues so hopefully some future reviews will contradict this one meaning they have fixed them. Please leave comments if you have bought this device:-I'm especially interested in whether they all have cell standby draining the battery.