Expert Review of Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet
Simmtronics is another PC and Tablet manufacturing company that is just piling on to the list of already big Indian electronic firms list. There has been a sharp increase in the recent times as far as the number of budget Android devices are concerned. Moreover, so many companies are trying to outsmart each other by releasing products that offer more for less price has only turned out to be good for the consumers. So that is the basic principal on which the Simmtronics is trying to work on. Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet is a 7-inch tablet that provides a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels which not much to rejoice about. Still it can be ignored as the price tag attached to the gadget justifies or excuses it with tons of other features to look forward to. First of all we will check out the hardware which with a 1GHz Cortex processor along with a 512MB RAM does not make up for a pulse racing sight but does it job staying within its realm. The user can operate on the device just fine . However,while playing games there may be a few glitches here and there if the game is a high on resolution. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich is not at all a bad option to look after the software front of the gadget. The internal memory of the device is 4GB which is as good as any other device in its class. Still only 2GB of the provided memory can be used by the user for his or her content storage, in case the memory falls short of the user's expectations then he or she can use the microSD card slot to his or her advantage by inflating the external memory of the device up to 32GB . The device has a nice outer look with a rubber grip that makes it easier to hold the device. The tablet weighs 332 grams and has a length of 117mm, a breadth of 193mm and height of 11.6mm. With Wi-Fi for support the user can use the web for downloading data or visiting the popular web sites. Bluetooth, USB port are the usual features that complete the data connectivity features offered by the Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet. The VGA camera is not that great as far as delivery of actual pictures is concerned. The 2,800mAh standard lithium-ion battery does not look that powerful on paper but the 100 hours of standby time and 4 hours of Internet browsing is a fantastic outcome as far as functionality is concerned.
User Interface and UI functionality
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet comes with a 7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen supported by the mediocre resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The brightness and clarity is not that great when it comes to watching videos but reading e-books is absolutely fine. All the buttons and ports are on the right hand side of the gadget which makes it a little inconvenient at times but other touchscreen is great and responsive.
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet provides a audio player and a video player for listening to songs and watching videos. The 3.5mm jack accommodates a earphone along while loudspeaker is also an option to hear the music. Videos are not as they should be still tolerable.
Pictures and Video quality
The camera department is not much to talk about with a VGA camera which is okay or even below par at some occasions when it comes to clicking pictures outdoors. Video recordings are again complementary to pictures but overall, its fine.
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet has the Wi-Fi and the GPRS with the built-in support for a WAP browser for accessing the web. There is also a support for 3G dongle which means that the user can connect devices from airtel, docomo etc to surf on the web.
Internal and External Memory
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet has a 4GB internal memory where only 2GB is usable but more support can be received through the microSD card slot which has a stretchable limit for 32GB. 512MB RAM, is not big but good enough to allow the user to access the resources of the system at a decent pace.
Applications and Gaming
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet offers some games and apps that are pre-installed in the device while other can be downloaded. Games like Temple Run work fine as they are of mild resolution but more powerful games would be difficult to run on the tablet.
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet is bolstered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 2800mAh. The standby time of up to 100 hours is more than adequate while the internet surfing time of up to 4 hours is remarkable too. The user can also listen to songs, watch videos and keep the device alive and well for three straight days.
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet offers nothing new or exciting as far as connectivity features are concerned with bluetooth, USB port and WI-FI allowing the user to connect with foreign devices and the web respectively. There is also the GPRS and the built-in WAP browser.
Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet when compared to Micromax Funbook Infinity has a similar screen size with 7 inches with identical resolution although latter shows more clarity than the former. The RAM and internal storage capacity is also the same with 512MB and 4GB. Camera is more powerful with the Micromax Funbook Infinity with 2 megapixels as compared to VGA camera from Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet. The Android Ice Cream sandwich operating platform is common to both the tablets while the processor is slightly more powerful with Micromax Funbook Infinity. There is a stark difference in the battery strength of both the devices with 2800mAh standard lithium-ion battery for Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet as compared to 4000mAh battery for Micromax Funbook Infinity. Therefore the standby time is also more with Micromax Funbook Infinity with up to 260 hours as compared to 1000 hours from Simmtronics Xpad X720 Tablet.