TICK­ING AN­OTHER SCREEN SIZE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

Samsung wants to be present in all screen sizes. So it is mak­ing it a point to have a Galaxy de­vice for ev­ery inch of the smart de­vice race. The lat­est ad­di­tion in their tablet port­fo­lio is the Note 510, a 7.95inch tablet com­pet­ing against the Ap­ple iPad Mini.

It doesn’t look much dif­fer­ent from the ex­ist­ing 7-inch tablets. But keep them next to each other and you no­tice the thick frame with sen­sors and front fac­ing cam­era at the top and home, back and op­tion keys at the bot­tom. At 8mm, the tablet is sur­pris­ingly com­fort­able to hold. But we think Samsung must get rid of the plas­tic it uses for man­u­fac­tur­ing high- end de­vices like th­ese.

This too has an S Pen sty­lus shoved into the bot­tom cor­ner. The tablet wakes up as soon as you pull it out and open Notes. The note is saved when you push the sty­lus back in. The Air View op­tion is also avail­able in this de­vice. Though good soft­ware add-ons, all th­ese drain bat­tery con­sid­er­ably. So, we sug­gest you switch off th­ese fea­tures when not needed.

The Note 510 runs Jelly Bean us­ing a 1.6Ghz quad- core pro­ces­sor with 2GB RAM. This prom­ises a flaw­less ex­pe­ri­ence while gam­ing and multi-task­ing. How­ever, only 9.78GB of the 16GB in­ter­nal stor­age is avail­able for users. The tablet also packs in a 5MP rear cam­era that cap­tures qual­ity im­ages with de­tails and less noise. There is WiFi and a mi­croSIM slot for con­nec­tiv­ity.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Fully loaded, but over­priced in com­par­i­son to the Ap­ple iPad Mini.

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