Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SmartQ X7 DualCore 7" HD-IPS +GPS Tablet

Code: Smart7 
Discount: 10% off 
Expire: Nov. 22, 2012(EST) 

This is by far the only 7" Tablet manufactured by Smart Devices that can compete directly to Google Nexus 7. We all know Ainol Novo7 Fire/Flame did try to battle head to head to Google Nexus 7 but the latter is just awesome enough to defeat the Novo7 Fire very easily. Now, it is the dawn of the new SmartQ X7 Tablet. A 7" Tablet that is built with TI-OMAP 4470 chipset which is a 1.5GHz DualCore Cortex A9 processor with also a famous Imagination Tech PowerVR SGX544 graphics.

The Texas Instrument OMAP 4470 Chipset is a very popular Cortex A9 Chipset for many of available smartphones until today because of its exceptional performance in both graphics and processor while keeping a great power efficiency. Plus, SmartQ put a stunning 2GB of Low Power DDR2 RAM that will surely makes everything operate smoothly even a resource hog application is running on the background.

SmartQ X7 comes with two different variant, the X7 and X7 Lite which has only 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM. Both have 16GB of Storage but only the X7 is available so far at Pandawill.com for US$269.99 including a world-wide free shipping. That's similar to Google Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage + a US$20.00 shipping if its not available in your country.

SmartQ X7 Screen is comparable to Google Nexus 7's Screen, it has same HD-720p resolution (1280x800pixel) and is also using the popular IPS Technology which gives the users not only a vivid and very colorful image but also a wider viewing angle compared to ordinary or MVA Screen. SmartQ is very strict when it comes to quality so we should be expecting a decent quality screen with minimal to no backlight bleeding. A 2.0MP Front Facing Camera is placed in the middle-top of the SmartQ X7's slim screen bezel. Good for Video Calls or just Capturing self photos and upload to social media apps like Facebook and Twitter.

Most probably, this will be the biggest advantage of SmartQ X7 over Google Nexus 7. The complete set of casual user Interface Ports like mini-HDMI out, micro-USB port with OTG function, and the most important of all, a microSD-Slot for storage expansion. A 3.5mm Headphone/Earphone port and a standard 2.5mm Wall Charger port is also available. All located at one side of the Tablet which only measures about 9.5mm in thickness, a 1mm thinner that Google Nexus 7. The edges of the SmartQ X7 is also very sleek and elegant, almost better looking than the Nexus 7.

Other things like having a 2.0MP Rear Facing Camera, a latest Bluetooth 3.0 EDR, an offline GPS navigation and a huge 4200mAh Battery Capacity (125mAh lesser than Nexus 7) also makes the SmartQ X7 almost better than Google Nexus 7 if not, maybe a decent competitor to it. If SmartQ made this Tablet very power efficient just like the Nexus 7 do, it could provide 8~9 hours of continuous Internet Browsing or Movie Playback. WiFi Connectivity on SmartQ Tablets seems to have minimal to no problem at all. The only CONS I am seeing right now is that SmartQ X7 doesn't have a Stereo Speaker, instead it has a mono-firing loudspeaker and we hope it can provide good quality of sounds.

Overall, if Google Nexus 7 lack of Interface Port and a Storage Expansion worries you, SmartQ X7 is the best alternative to buy. Performance would be a little bit lesser than Nexus 7's Nvidia Tegra 3 QuadCore Chipset but it should be way better than other DualCore Cortex A9 chipset that most China MID brands are using, like Rockchip RK3066 and AMLogic 8726-M6 Chipsets. It comes with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean OS with Google PlayStore pre-installed.

ModelSmartQ X7 Tablet PC
CPUTI OMAP 4470, ARM Cortex-A9 dual core, 1GHz; GPU: PowerVR SGX 544
Operation SystemAndroid 4.1.2
Nand Flash16GB
Shell MaterialPlastic
ScreenSize7 Inch
TypeCapacitive Screen, IPS
Resolution1280 x 800
Visible Angle180°

Extend CardSupport TF card up to 32GB
CameraDual camera, front and back are both 2.0 megapixels
Gravity SensorYes
FlashSupport Flash 11.1
Android MarketYes
GPSYes, built in

BluetoothYes, bluetooth 3.0BLE + EDR
Email and BrowserYes, built in
WIFI802.11 b/g/n
3GNot built in, support external 3G dongle: HUAWEI1750, E220, E161, E261; ZTE MF80, MF637U
Earphone Interface3.5mm
Battery4200MAh, 3.7V
LanguageCzech, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese
Other ApplicationsHardware 1080P video decoding
3D graphics acceleration
HDMI video output
2 MP front and rear dual cameras
FM radio receiver and transmitter
Product Size200.6 x 127.2 x 9.5mm
Product Weight335g

Extend Port1 x MINI HDMI port
1 x Micro USB port
1 x 3.5mm earphone port; 1 x TF card slot
SensorThree-axis accelerometer
Package Including1 x Charger (2.5mm, 5V, 2A)
1 x USB cable; 1 x OTG cable


Ankit Jaiswal said... at November 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Very impressive tablet specially the processor.

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