Sometimes cheap is the way
These days, everybody has a tablet or a smartphone, but what about persons like me who do not have excess money, just enough to survive until the next payday? We may have to save for two months just to buy a Meal Deal, but we want tech, too! Yes, I am just as broke as the average person. This is why I rejoice at a well-built, inexpensive product, and try to see if I can save and buy it for myself. This week, I'm saving for the Alcatel Pixi 3 (7)+. Let's see if this Android tablet is worthy for the budget consumer.
What you get for the price
OK, keep in mind that this is a budget Android tablet, so don't expect any bells and whistles in the package. What you will get is a 2MP front and a 5MP back camera without flash, of course. You won't be running the latest Android OS because it comes preinstalled with Android 4.4. You will have the option, however, of using a micro SD card to expand the on-board storage. Also, it must be said that this tablet is packaged with a protective case that covers the screen, too. Everything is being operated by a quad-core processor and cached by 1GB of RAM. All things considered, this tablet is pretty decent for what it is - a budget tablet.
Does it perform well?
The unit we had for weeks was operating like a champ! It played 720p and 1080p videos without any problems. The games and apps part of the test showed promising results until we got to playing Suicide Squad. It struggled on this game when all the visual FX were maxed. Otherwise, this tablet would get high praises from us. The average games and apps that a person would use are handled with ease on this tablet, and you will only see its limitations when you try to overachieve. The display is OK to watch movies and play games, but it lacks some of the vibrant colours you would see on higher-ranged tablets. Also, I know you want to know how good the camera is, right? Well, I was shocked that the camera quality isn't bad at all. The pictures taken by the tablet came out sharp and clear, as long as you choose to take photos in well-lit areas.
These days, all that manufacturers focus on is higher pixel density, higher megapixel, more cores and RAM. Right now, my phone has better specifications than my laptop. It's nice, for a change, to see a company focusing on making the best budget product it can. The Alcatel Pixi 3 (7)+ is the best you can buy for its price, and I doubt anyone can say otherwise.
The product mentioned in this article was provided courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories, telephone 906-1067, 906-1068, and 754-5048.