MTV Slate By Swipe Telecom Review


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Swipe Telecom has partnered with popular youth brand MTV to launch a 7.85-inch tablet with 3G connectivity and calling capability. We take a look at the tablet and how it fares in day to day usage.

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MTV Slate By Swipe Telecom Review

  1. 1. MTV Slate By Swipe Telecom Review in pictures
  2. 2. Sleek metal body • Full aluminium unibody adds to looks and makes it durable • Weighs 400g • Measures 200.5 x 135 x 8.4mm • Slim bezel makes it easy to hold • Full glass scratchresistant surface on the front
  3. 3. Tablet with calling functionality • • • • Dedicated earpiece on top for voice calls Supports Bluetooth / wired headsets Mono but powerful speaker at the bottom Dual grills at bottom house speaker and microphone
  4. 4. 8-inch display delivers crisp visuals • • • • 7.85-inch display powered by IPS technology 1,024 x 768 resolution Glass-based protective layer on the display 178-degree viewing angle and ample brightness for sunlight legibility
  5. 5. The camera isn’t half bad • 5MP camera at the back comes with auto-focus, offers sharp pictures • Touch focus, panorama and multiple image modes available • Lack of flash means grainy images in low light • Supports full HD video recording at 30fps • Average VGA front-facing camera
  6. 6. MTV content on stock Android 4.2.2 • • • Pre-installed MTV apps with exclusive multimedia content access and downloads Stock Android 4.2.2 out of the box with tweaks such as a full-screen mode and a screenshot button Upgradeable to Android 4.3 at some point in the future
  7. 7. One of the faster budget tablets • • • • 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8389 processor 1GB RAM Smooth graphics thanks to the PowerVR series 5XT GPU Fast performance compared to other tablets in this price range
  8. 8. Full-day usage • • • Device offers full day operation between recharges During video playback, the slate lasted 6 hours at 50 percent brightness Gaming drains the battery in nearly 3 hours
  9. 9. At a glance • 7.85-inch, 1,024 x 768 resolution, IPS display • 5MP rear camera with AF, VGA front camera • 1.2GHz quad-core, tabletcentric processor • PowerVR series 5XT GPU • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, up to 32GB expandable storage • 3,200mAh battery • Wi-Fi, 3G (HSDPA), Bluetooth 4.0
  10. 10. Hits and misses + • • • • • Good, sturdy built SIM support with 3G connectivity and voice calling Very responsive The snapper outputs above average results Expandable memory • Poor front camera • Average battery life • Quality of supplied accessories not good
  11. 11. Pricing and verdict Single variant available featuring 8GB onboard storage for Rs 14,999 “At the given price, MTV Slate offers great looks and smooth performance making it a desirable 8inch Android tablet with voice calling”