This tab combo reminds me of the marriage between Prince William and Kate, someone famous getting married to none royalty. Okay random question, who has heard of the Penta brand before? And how many have heard of the Orange brand before am sure i will be a ratio of 1:10 in favor of Orange. This is last year’s tablet that came into our office and we couldn’t resist to review it.
This is a 8 inch tablet with the following specs:
- 8 inch LCD touchscreen 800 x 600 (SVGA)
- Memory 8GB Flash with Micro SD card support
- wifi, 3G/UMTS support
- USB 2.0 PC interface
- Andorid 4.0.4
- ARM Cortex-A8 processor (with an integrated GPU) that delivers 2000DMIPS at 1GHz
- 4 vitual buttons, that have no haptic feedback (menu, home, back and search keys)
- Several connectivity ports a the bottom, including the power, micro-SD card slot, Mini-USB, Mini-HDMI, full USB and 3.5 mm jack pin.
- 2MP camera at the back and VGA front facing camera
Powered by Android ICS v 4.0.4, the major thing you will notice orange tablet comes with several useless pre-installed software and processes running that consume a lot of memory that run out the battery in less than 2 hours.These pre-installed software cannot be removed completely unless the tablet is rooted, but to root an android device will void all warranty.
The tablet keeps on freezing, especially when installing some software. This freezing issue mainly occurs when installing a software from play store or any android market and the tablet went on sleep.
Let’s talk about the internal memory. The tablet has an internal memory of 8GB. Not bad at all, but it is a nand flash memory, which means it’s a kind of internal sd card on the board. In the 8gb of memory only 6.16gb is usable (the memory that remains is reserved for the factory setting).
The battery is supposed to be a 4000mah, a 4000mah battery would normally last around 3 hours approximately. So we would say that would the penta tablet on battery would last 3 hours, but the power-hungry tablet would drain the battery in less than 2 hours. In addition, the tablet would take more than 10 hours to charge completely. 10 hours charging time for only 2 hours on battery. After 10 hours of charging time, it indicates 100% charge, that’s ok, but when the charger is unplugged, the battery indicates “8 minutes on battery, 92% left”. To resolve this issue the battery must be calibrated, but the tablet has to be rooted.