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Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - —NIDHI SINGAL

Into the al­ready clut­tered seven-inch An­droid tablet mar­ket, Simmtron­ics has launched its XPad X720.

The tablet has a black bezel and a white tex­tured rear. Like most of th other com­pa­nies in the bud­get dev space, this one too does not have a brand­ing on the front. The brand­ing at the back, how­ever, in­di­cates tha the de­vice is best used in por­trait mode. But with the power key on th bot­tom panel, one is forced to use the tablet in the land­scape mode.

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At first, we felt that the touch on the ca­pac­i­tive dis­play wasn’t smooth and the dis­play not that bright. But then we should not crib much as this is a sub

5,000 tablet. With con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions re­stricted to Wi-Fi, brows­ing on the on­board browser was about av­er­age. We could play non-HD videos on this tablet. For all th­ese ba­sic chores, the tablet packs a 1GHz pro­ces­sor paired with a 512MB RAM.

Thanks to the An­droid Ice­Cream Sand­wich op­er­at­ing sys­tem there is a ded­i­cated multi-task­ing key at the bot­tom us­ing which we could use to switch or close apps. One big drag is the fact that this de­vice does not have a rear cam­era and you will have to do with just the 0.3MP front cam­era. Brows­ing the web and watch­ing videos over Wi-Fi, the 2800 mAh bat­tery lasted close to four hours.

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