Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD Android Tablet

The Nexus 7 of Google might be the most fascinating variant among the Nexus series, and is highly regarded by many review sites as the top 7-inch tablet even up to now. Google did not really disappoint for such a low-priced tablet packed with features and a good display, not to mention how the battery also can feed little babies for almost a whole day. However, there’re bigger and smaller tablets after this model, and some might have so much to say in terms to features but not in price. If you want to par with the rank of the Nexus 7, you might have to do what Google just did; this is done by Alcatel in its new 7-inch tablet, the One Touch Tab 7HD.

Actually the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD also came with a cheaper version of it (the One Touch Tab 7), though you’d expect a dramatic collapse to features and specs just to cope up for a more budget-friendly price. But being ‘HD’ as the name implies, the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD for its price (slightly lower than $200) speaks of the same gorgeous display as that of the Nexus 7. Same resolution at 800×1280, the Tab 7 HD has a display that does not possess the same brightness as the ‘role model,’ but nevertheless, reading and watching movies is up to par.

On the aesthetics side, the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD has a plastic body as expected, but the looks suffers from being too mediocre without even adding a classy texture on it. Looking at the Nexus 7, which has a textured back for a better grip and comfort, the Tab 7HD at least has a smooth matte finish that only smudges are visible. The build quality does not promise that much though, but what makes the design slightly apart from others in its class is the flap that shields the camera mechanisms at the back. Unveiling this flap (or cap) will also show you the space for your external storage card.

At 350grams, the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD measures 191x125x9.1mm, making it handy enough but not universally pleasing. This HD version of the Tab 7 luckily also has IPS on the display for a more promising viewing angle. The speakers are also just enough, making you want to plug an earphone to maximize the contents you have on the 4GB internal storage or from your external card. Outside the mini USB port, there’s not an HDMI port, and I think this has been a trademark to almost all One Touch models of Alcatel.

Powers from within the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD is a dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A9 CPU with a Rockchip 3066 chipset. Adding to this, there’s the internal RAM of 1GB plus the aforementioned storage size, and there’s also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 for extra connectivity. Luckily, the tablet can also be better-than-average in terms to gaming because of the Mali 400 MP4 GPU. The performance for the Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD is fair and well enough with the very generic Jelly Bean 4.1 of Android on it, but instead of the minimum 4000mAh battery capacity, this one only promises a 3300mAh which is good for 4-5 hours of movie watching.

Alcatel takes a good attempt to making the lovely 7-inch tablet category into its line of affordable smart devices. With a decent set of specs especially the pleasant display, the One Touch Tab 7HD should be good for the casual and undemanding tablet users.

Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD Android Tablet Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 7,500.00

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