Oaxis Xpring Surf G8D
While we’ve been casting our gaze towards tablets from Apple and Android-based devices from a myriad of other companies, a relatively new player has entered into the fray with an intent to take on the big boys. The company’s name is Oaxis and this month we got to test one of their latest tablets; the XpringSurf G8D.
While the XpringSurf G8D isn’t a fantastic looking tablet, it’s not plain-looking either. The back of the device is fitted with a rubberized material, so you can grip it better. It’s a way to note that its creators intended this device to be used as an e-reader too. The display is relatively good as well, sporting an 8” capacitive multi-touch screen that pumps out a resolution of 1024x768.
The haptic feedback is one of this tablet’s key features. Tap on any icon that triggers the haptic feedback, and you’ll definitely feel it. We found this to be really amazing as the feature serves as a warning if we accidentally pressed an icon by mistake as well as gives us recognition of our input actions.
Inside the device, you get a Cortex A9 dual core processor; the very same processor which powers many of today’s mobile devices. It’s dual-core is clocked at 1.2GHz, which makes it an extremely versatile piece of electronics. To help it along, the good people at Oaxis fitted this model with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. You don’t even have to worry about storage either. Internally, the G8D is fitted with as much as 8GB of storage. Don’t think that’s all it’ll allow either. The device is also designed to accommodate an additional microSD card with a storage capacity of up to 32GB.
Connectivity is the name of the game with the G8D as well. If you’re a traveler or simply an individual who must constantly be connected to the world wide web, the G8D can do that on the go. Thanks to the inclusion of a 3G SIM card slot, you merely need to purchase a mobile internet SIM card from your favorite local provider and plug it in. It’s that simple.
Notably, because it also comes equipped with rear-facing and front-facing cameras, this tablet is also perfect for conducting a concall or video conference on the go.
To see just how well this tablet performs, we subjected the G8D to our series of synthetic benchmarks, which comprise of AnTuTu, Quadrant and Epic Citadel. The end results for AnTuTu and Quadrant were 6,429 and 3,364, respectively. On Epic Citadel the device handled the Ultra High Quality settings at a stable 20 FPS, which is actually pretty good.
So, what do we think of the G8D? We think that for what it’s worth, it’s actually one of the most affordable tablets out on the market right now with rather remarkable performance. If you’re not fussy about the brand of your tablet, then there’s no harm in trying out this beauty from Oaxis.
Expand your storage and connect to the web
The rubberized rear surface makes it easy to hold