Expert Review of HCL ME Y3 Connect 3G Silver
First amongst its kind, HCL ME Y3 Tab is an alluring tablet by HCL that targets the middle and high class people. It features the semi latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich version that tells a lot about the tablet. It is one of the top Indian pieces having dual SIM support and hence carves its identity as a phablet. The HCL ME Y3 Tab is powered with a 1GHz Cortex A9 Processor that unties with 1GB system memory to offer you high performance, be it then graphics or computing. Internal memory is depicted as 4GB meanwhile there is always an option for upgrading the external memory up to 32GB. Built-in GPS, FM Radio, Bluetooth, GSM/EDGE support, USB Dongle support, and Mini HDMI, HCL ME Y3 Tab skillfully embraces all those powerful connectivity features.
It has been built slim within a metal case that protects it from outer conditions. The Dual Cameras, one primary camera of 2MP for pictures and video recording and one secondary 0.3MP camera for video chats. Fitted with 3,100 Li-Polymer battery, HCL ME Y3 Tab sparks vivid and inspiring visuals on its 7inch capacitive touch screen which is especially adventurous when it comes to gaming and multimedia. Pre-loaded with Big-Flix, Cleartrip, LinkedIn, NimBuzz, Twitter and Facebook Apps, HCL ME Y3 Tab has Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to run applications smoothly and intuitively one its fresh & bold Interface. Finally, marking its name in the list of brand new tablets, HCL ME Y3 Tab boasts with its attractive price and compact profile.
User Interface and UI functionality
When talked about the user interface, HCL ME Y3 Tab comes with the dazzling Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS which has advanced interface and functionalities compared to its previous versions. However, one may expect the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 which is the latest Android version and many of the firms are actually providing it within their affordable priced tablets. Nevertheless, the Ice Cream Sandwich version is fully capable in many aspects; it runs most of the games devoid of any problems, and also, runs the applications and live wallpapers very easily. With this Android 4.0.4 OS, you get support for thousands of freeware and third party applications better yet, with the in-built apps such as Big-Flix, Cleartrip, LinkedIn, NimBuzz, Twitter and Facebook, you get more flexible putting forth your favorite desires.
HCL ME Y3 Tab is fully capable of playing any multimedia content with its inherited versatility from the Android Icecream sandwich OS. MP4, FLV, 3gp, MP3, ogg, WAV and so on, none of the format can escape the crab of the influential multimedia applications.
Pictures and Video quality
Smart is the 7inch 1024 x 600 Pixel WSVGA capacitive touch screen of the Tablet; it glitters, shines and shimmers with beautiful graphics of your pictures and videos. The inbuilt GPU very well renders all videos and presents picture perfect videos before your eyes.
HCL ME Y3 Tab comes with dual sim support so that you can subscribe to EDGE Internet services through your network provider or else it has a support for the 3G dongle thus facilitating high speed internet connection. The 802.11 b/g/n WIFI lets you fly in the air and catch all important data wirelessly. The tablet has been provided with an internal android browser for seamless surfing experience or else you can download freeware browsers such as FireFox as per your expediency.
Internal and External Memory
The HCL ME Y3 Tab comes with 1GB of RAM while its internal memory is 4GB, although this can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD cards.
Applications and Gaming
The Android OS allows installation of all; profiteer, freeware and third party applications. Disappointingly Google Play has not been mentioned in the course as a consequence of which finding and installing apps becomes little tricky. When it comes to games, the configurations A9 Cortex 1GHz coupled with 1GB RAM is enough to play most of your HD games but many times certain applications in the background are alive eating up most of the system memory, which could result in hang-ups or games may not be able to load properly.
Battery back up has been badly criticized by users, as the tablet discharges quickly, although not a big deal, atleast not when other features are put forth for consideration. The tablet works on a 3,100 Li-Polymer battery, which is certainly good for a longer talk time.
When it comes to ports and slots, HCL ME Y3 Tab comes with USB and HDMI mini ports that are useful for data and display exchange. The Bluetooth v4.0 has the power to transmit data at longer distances with increased reliability. The Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to connect wirelessly across the World Wide Web whereas through the USB mini you can connect 3G dongles and enjoy Internet impeccably.
There are many competitors in the market, which are far better than HCL ME Y3 Tab. DOMO Slate n9 SE is a powerful Android ICS tablet that comes with same performance configurations as our subject plus a direct USB 2.0 port and is really inexpensiveness as compared to HCL ME Y3 Tab. Extremely inexpensive, Karbonn Smart Tab 8 also proved itself to be a strong competitor of HCL ME Y3 Tab with its 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor, 1GB system memory, Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and revolutionary 8 inch mega 5 multipoint touchscreen.