Monday, December 24, 2012

Ramos W42 QuadCore 9.4" HD-IPS Tablet

Ramos or Blue Devils in Chinese brand started to flood the China MID market a series of Tablets using a Samsung Exynos 4412 QuadCore Cortex A9 processor with QuadCore Mali400 graphics at full speed. It started with their recent release Ramos W30 and W30HD which creates a huge difference to other China MID brands that opted to use a cheaper QuadCore solution instead like FreeScale i.MX6Q and Action Semi ATM7029 chipsets.

The Ramos W42 is a 9.4" Tablet that is almost identical to PiPO Max-M8 that we've already featured here before. However, the Ramos W42 is actually using a much powerful chipset than PiPO Max-M8's Rockchip RK3066 DualCore chipset with half-speed Mali400 MP4 graphics, and a much faster Bluetooth Connectivity. It has a WiFi Connectivity, Accelerometer and Gyro function, although it lack an HDMI-out and some features were scaled down. Its still using Android 4.0.4 IceCreamSandwich OS which is very unfortunate. Hopefully, Ramos will provide decent JellyBean updates on their Exynos 4412 Tablets.

You can now place your pre-order at which offers a very competitive price of US$266.99 including a world-wide free shipping. The item is expected to be release 1st or 2nd week of January 2013.

The Ramos W42 is using the same screen that PiPO Max-M8 uses, a 1280x800pixel HD720p resolution 10-point Multi-Touch Display Panel with vivid and bright IPS screen Technology. Wider viewing angles, perfect image quality and clearer display of Text. Suitable for every users need like Gaming, Movie Playback, Viewing Photos, Browsing the Web and Reading E-books.
A low resolution 0.3MP Front Facing camera is placed on the middle-top of the bezel which can be useful on Video Calling.
This is where PiPO Max-M8 had an advantage, Ramos W42 placed a 2.0MP Rear Camera without LED Flash and a Monofiring LoudSpeaker instead of Stereo Speakers. PiPO Max-M8's 5.0MP Rear Camera with Flash is said to captures good quality of HD Photos and Videos and the Stereo Speaker which are placed in the Front provides great sound clarity and quality. A 2.0MP Rear Camera can still be useful, however, it requires good lightings if used indoor.
The Monofiring LoudSpeaker placed in the back is somehow a bit disappointing for this almost great QuadCore Tablet. I guess they had to do some sacrifice in order to maintain competitive price. Let's just hope it provide at-least decent quality of sound.

The Ramos W42 also have a lower Battery Capacity of 5400mAh capacity against 6500mAh capacity of PiPO Max-M8, however Samsung Exynos 4412 Chipset is proven efficient so don't be surprise if these two offers very similar Battery Life. Additional PiPO Max-M8 advantage is how they design the Tablet. its almost comparable to Sonxy Xperia S Tablet with its 9mm thickness against Ramos W42's 10.5mm. Both are using Aluminium Shell Case to protect the back of the Tablet and if we look PiPO Max-M8's WiFi performance, there should be no problem on Ramos W42's WiFi performance as-well.

As for the performance, it should be a hands down win of Ramos W42 over PiPO Max-M8.
ModelRamos W42 Quad Core Tablet PC 
CPUSamsung Exynos 4412, 1.4GHz, Cortex A9 quad core; GPU: Mali 400 MP4
Operation SystemAndroid 4.0.4
ROM(Memory)16GB Nand Flash
Shell MaterialAluminum Shell
ScreenSize9.4 Inch
TypeCapacitive Screen, IPS
Resolution1280 x 800px
Visible Angle178°

Extend CardSupport TF card up to 32GB extended
CameraDual camera, front is 0.3 and back is 2.0 megapixels
Gravity SensorYes
Multi-TouchYes, 10 points touch

Play StoreYes
BluetoothYes, Bluetooth 4.0


Email and BrowserYes, built in
WIFIYes, 802.11 b/g/n
3GNot built in, support external 3G dongle: E1916, ZTE AC2736, HUAWEI E1750, HUAWEI EC122, HUAWEI EM770W
Earphone Interface3.5mm
Work TimeUp to 6-7 hours

LanguageCzech, Dansk, German, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polski, Greek, Portuguese, Svenska, Turkey, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Other ApplicationsFile Manager, OfficeSuite, Google Search, Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Android Webkit, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, iReader, Gmail…
Product Size244.6 x 170.3 x 10.5mm
Product Weight524g
Extend Port1 x TF card slot
1 x Micro USB port 
1 x 3.5mm Earphone port

Package including1 x Charger
1 x USB cable
1 x User Manual(English, Russian, German, Spanish)

Package Weight


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