The teXet trademark is well-known to the domestic consumer. Generally certainly, thanks to numerous budgetary smartphones, electronic books, MP3 players, video registrars and other useful gadgets. But meet among all this variety of types and quite quite good devices, of which I will tell today you about one.
I will remind our readers that the brand of teXet electronics belongs to the company «Electronic systems Alkotel» from St. Petersburg. The company exists since 1993, and the equipment under a brand of teXet is issued with 2004. Before smartphones of the company left under the Alkotel trademark which, by the way, too is well-known in our country. Company production favourably differs from foreign analogs the democratic price. Certainly, stars from the sky this electronics does not suffice and hardly can compete in respect of quality that Samsung and Apple make, but with the main objectives of the teXet device consult very not bad.
So, today on my table there was a box with a tablet of teXet X-Pad FORCE 8i 3G which is also known under the code designation of TM-8051.
The box from all directions is covered with short descriptions of advantages of this tablet in 10 languages, various pictograms and logos. The cardboard box is supplied with a magnet, and its cover densely keeps on a place while it you will not pull up. The box, as the book, from right to left opens.
Having looked at a lateral surface of a box, it is already possible to tell that you know about this tablet practically everything. Graphic information, certainly, is perceived by the person where it is better dry text.
Color of a tablet as you can notice on an inscription on a box, is called as "indigo" that is in essence very close to the dark blue.
Let’s put for a start a tablet aside and we will familiarize with other contents of a box. Besides the standard power unit and an USB cable for device additional charge, we in a set have still the inexpensive earphones, a special metal detail for extraction of the SIM-card and microSD-cards, an OTG cable for connection of external USB devices, the warranty card and the operation manual.
Here we also reached the most interesting – to the tablet. We tear off from the case a protective film, a sticker with advertizing slogans — and here it предстаёт before us in the protogenic beauty. The tablet surprisingly not bad looks and is felt in hands.
The back panel of the case is executed from the aluminum covered with special paint. Indigo color very much was pleasant to me, as it looks very solidly. For such inexpensive device assembly of the case can be estimated on the firm five: nothing люфтит, does not creak, the tablet is felt in hands as a uniform monolith and leaves about itself exclusively positive impressions.
With buttons at the right end face the situation is slightly worse, as they are too softly pressed that, of course, on the fan, but here specifically it seems to me a small shortcoming.
The tray for the microSIM-card adjoins to an opening for microSD-carriers. For extraction and that and another that metal tool about which I told you slightly above is used. Surprises that fact a little that the card slot of memory is not supplied with any protective cover, but, I think that with it it is possible to live.
The device is equipped with two chambers. The face-to-face chamber possesses permission of 2 megapixels, and back – 5 megapixels. The chamber module on a back surface of a tablet is slightly drowned in the case that considerably reduces probability to scratch it at careless handling.
At once the Intel inside logo on the back party of the case of a tablet is evident. Really, as the central processor binuclear Intel Atom Z2580 with frequency of 2 GHz is used. The video processor in our case is PowerVR SGX 544MP2, and the quantity of random access memory equals 1 GB. Considering that from this gigabyte 212 MB are available to the RAM device only, it is possible to assume that at performance of several processes at the same time it will be подтормаживать. Onboard a tablet of 16 GB of memory for storage of your data, but you can always expand this volume at the expense of the additional microSD-card.
In the lower part of the case two loudspeakers are located, but be not under a delusion – they give out a sound all the same monophonic and to hear a stereo – it is necessary to thrust earphones in a tablet. Well, all of us got used for a long time to it. iPhone in general is equipped with only one loudspeaker, but it does not prevent it to be one of leaders on sales. The smooth surface round loudspeakers perfectly collects prints of your fingers, but after all we not so often look at this part of the gadgets, the truth?
The top part of the case is equipped with an exit for earphones and the slot for a microUSB-cable. There are no miracles and everything is quite expected. Summing up impressions of the tablet case, anything bad to tell about it it is impossible. All is made on conscience, qualitatively and very stylishly. With buttons of adjustment of a sound hardly it is possible to consider a small shortcoming as something considerable in this case.
The 8-inch screen of the device has permission of 1280 x 800 pixels, and its matrix is made on the IPS technology. Oleofobnogo is not present a covering, it becomes clear, when after a while uses all screen becomes covered by your prints. Corners of the review are quite good, but are not ideal. At an acute angle of viewing the picture strongly loses in brightness. But uniformity of illumination of the screen very good – is not present any bright spots on screen corners, only easy and very thin aura along the edges. I was upset a little by not so high brightness of the screen though this question too is very subjective.
Came it is time to look at the tablet interface. Here everything is very expected, as developers of the device decided not to bring changes in Android 4.2.2 and left everything as is. It is possible to emphasize separately that fact that the system works enough smartly, thanks to the powerful processor, animations are reproduced very smoothly, appendices during testing did not hang and did not take off. I already mentioned above shortage of random access memory, but with it it is quite possible to live if not to open constantly till 10-20 background appendices which will inevitably lead to delay of work of system. Practically all modern games on this tablet will fly if not to forget that from time to time it is necessary to unload superfluous background processes from memory.
Frankly speaking, I expected to see any appendices from the producer of a tablet, but those in it did not find. Everything is standard: Google utilities, browser, calculator, directory, mail, cards, photos and so on. On the one hand, it is disappoints a little, but with another – the minimalism too in something is good.
The tablet is equipped with fixed Li-ion the battery in capacity 4100 мАч. The full cycle of a charge of the battery from the regular charger makes slightly more than two hours. If you want to be recharged from your personal computer, this time can be multiplied by two safely. Average period of operation of a tablet makes 6 hours in a mode of the Internet surfing, more than 20 hours in a mode of listening of music, 3-5 hours in browse mode of video. Not that fantastic results, but it is very quite good for such powerful device.
From 16 GB of memory onboard to the user are available about 10. As I already spoke, at any time you can increase quantity of available memory by means of the microSD-card. The regular player going complete with an operating system, reproduces video in a slipshod way therefore first of all it is necessary for you to download an alternative player to have an opportunity to reproduce any formats of video on your taste. After installation of an additional player of problems with video at you never will arise. The device enough smartly processes a video stream of any quality. At video reproduction with YouTube no problems at me arose.
The tablet supports a mobile network 3G, protocols of communication of EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSPA +, UMTS, and also wireless protocols 802.11 b, g, n and Bluetooth 4.0 HS. In fact, you will not remain without communication anywhere where catches the mobile phone. Speed of transfer through Wi-Fi in my case reached a maximum in 16 Mbps, but it was the appendix ceiling for measurement of speed so I am sure that the tablet is capable of the bigger.
The 5-megapixel chamber of a tablet did not impress me absolutely. Specification rather low, and in pictures even at bright day lighting image artifacts are clearly visible. The color rendition strongly limps, and at insufficient illumination you risk to photograph «Malevich’s black square» instead of desirable composition. Video removes a tablet approximately as well as photographs, that is only at bright lighting and it is desirable in the open air. Indoors at you this trick won’t work. About the face-to-face 2-megapixel chamber it is possible not to mention at all, you and perfectly understand everything.
That I can tell following the results of the small research: at the average Russian price for a tablet of teXet X-pad FORCE 8i 3G around 9 000 rubles, we have quite to ourselves decent iron in very easy (only 379 grams) and the high-quality case with remarkable design. Thus the tablet shows excellent productivity practically in all main objectives, does not overheat and works stably almost at any loadings. Its display rather qualitative to watch on it movies and сёрфить the Internet, and existence of the 3G-module will allow you to remain always online. In a counterbalance the positive moments can carry safely awful quality the built-in chambers and quite modest operating time from the accumulator.
My verdict: qualitatively collected, budgetary, but thus rather powerful tablet in price category «to 300 dollars» which unequivocally will not suit those people who likes to photograph on the mobile devices, but can suit all the others.