FINE BUILT, AV­ER­AGE PER­FOR­MANCE

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

Mul­ti­ple core pro­ces­sors seem to be the next big thing for In­dian tablet mak­ers. While many have started ship­ping tablets with dual-core pro­ces­sors, Zync has pushed the en­ve­lope by adding a quad­core to its new slate. The name, Zync Quad 8, it­self says a lot about this eight-inch tablet.

The de­sign is al­most plas­tic-free and the tablet seems to pre­fer a ver­ti­cal orine­ta­tion. The iPad-like alu­minum fin­ish on the back makes this stand out from oth­ers in this range. The eight-inch touch dis­play has a 2MP front fac­ing cam­era on top. An HDMI port, mi­croSD card slot and mi­croUSB con­nec­tor are placed on bot­tom edge. The pro­pri­etary charg­ing port is placed next to the speaker, but wasn’t able to hold the charger com­fort­ably and got dis­con­nected of­ten.

The Quad 8 pow­ered up in less than 20 sec­onds and was ready for use. It of­fers the stock An­droid Jelly Bean in­ter­face with­out any tweaks. Along with the reg­u­lar apps that are usu­ally in­stalled on ev­ery An­droid tablet, the Quad 8 also had 4k Video Player, dev tools and FireReader.

The 1.5GHz quad-core pro­ces­sor is paired with a 2GB DDR3 RAM and as a re­sult apps launched quickly and multi-task­ing was in­ci­dent-free. How­ever, its Quad­rant Bench­mark score of 3006 was be­low par when com­pared to other quad-core de­vices. But that is okay con­sid­er­ing the price.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

A good tablet for the price.

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