Wespro Tablet Review
Processor: VIA8650 800MHz
RAM: 256 MB
Internal Storage Memory: 2.31 GB
Screen specifications: 7″ Touch Screen
Operating System: Google Android 2.3.3
Weight: 400 Gms
Built in Wi-Fi
Supports TF Card Slot upto 32GB
Price (at naaptol.com): Rs. 5,999
As I purchased Wespro tablet a few days ago which is one of the budget tablets available in the market today, I felt to share my reviews on the hardware and software of the device with you all as it might be useful for anyone who is going to buy this product. Some of my friends also asked me to do the same. So here I am with the ‘Wespro Tablet Review’.
Well, I have been using it for the last 7-8 days now and I have a mixed view about this device but one thing is to sure that at this price tag, such a device is really not a bad deal. The device has its own pros and cons.
- The device is light-weighted, only 400 Gms which makes it convenient to operate anywhere at ease.
- It comes with a converter that allows to plug-in Flash Drives to it or even use your normal internet connection on it by plugging the normal connector into the converter. Though, many of its apps don’t detect the normal internet connection and are optimized for a WI-FI connection only, but simple browsing works fine on normal LAN as well.
- As its based on Android, the interface is perfect and you can install third party apps as well.
- If you are a developer, you can test your own apps as well (Though personally I haven’t tested it yet but I will be doing it soon. But I am quite sure that its possible.)
- As I read somewhere that students have complained that Akash tablet gets heated up after a continuous use of 30 mins. This problem is not there with Wespro as I have used it continuously for 3-4 hours and it just works fine. The heating is there but very minimal.
- It comes with all standard apps pre-installed. For e.g., there is an app called ‘Times of India’ for reading news. It has helped a person like me a lot who never reads a newspaper. It first shows you the headlines and if you are interested, you can go in or simply leave it. It also marks the news items that you have already read. For people interested in stock market, there is an app called ‘StockIndia’. You can keep a track of your personalized data of your own stocks too. There is GMail inbuilt as well as GTalk (as an app called Talk). It also comes with ‘Adobe Reader’ and ‘PDF to Go’ suites for reading e-books in PDF file format. The android status bar shows you all updates of what’s going at Facebook and your email activity in your inbox. You can also make Microsoft Word documents, Powerpoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets, though with lesser formatting options.
- It supports audio and video playback also. It supports MP3, MWA, MP2, OGG, AAC, MA4, FLAC, APE for audio and 3GP, MP4, FLV, MEPG 1/2/4, MPG, AVI, H263, H264 for video playback.
- Youtube and any videos developed to be played in flash player work like a charm.
- It also supports voice commands as it also has a microphone.
- It also has an inbuilt speakers and a webcam.
- The biggest drawback of the device is its shorter battery life and poor battery reporting. Battery life is still not bad either that works for approx. 3-4 hours in normal usage. But the reporting is bad and it never shows battery charged up as 100%. I have never seen it going beyond 85%.
- The other major drawback is its sluggish touch screen panel. It is slightly harder for a person like me who loves to operate touch screen devices gently and softly. Since I don’t have any issues with my hands but those who are going through MD need to keep it into mind if they plan to buy it. But still its not that bad either. But if you have used ‘Samsung Star’ cellphone that comes with a resistive touch-screen, in comparison to that, I can say that its a bit harder. Though its true that a resisitive touch screen can’t match up the touch sensitivity of a capacitive touch screen.
- The device comes with a lot of useless pre-installed apps which don’t work anymore and can’t be un-installed either. You have to get the device unlocked for it which I will also do sometime in future.
- Due to limited RAM, you can’t have atmost more than 2 apps running in parallel. For e.g., you can have a chat client and a book reader side-by-side but if you load more apps, the device starts to slow down. Of course, that also depends on the memory occupied by the running programs.
- You only have 500 MB of space reserved for installing apps.
- The in-built ‘Talk’ app, that emulates ‘GTalk’ allows you to use only one email and that also can’t be changed. You have to reset the whole device for it which is a big hassle. Reason for it is that once you enter the credentials of your Gmail account, it never asks you again for it and straight-away takes you to your buddy list. The apps never shows to change the account. You have to use a third party app for chatting like eBuddy, Meebo etc.
So that’s it from me. I may have missed a few points in a hurry. But do share your views on it.
I hope the review is useful for everyone who reads it. As far as I am concerned, the device fulfills my requirements for now and overall, I would rate the device as 6.5 on a 10 marks scale.
So this is Sumit signing-off,
Thanks and have a good day.
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