Oaxis Xpring Surf G8D

Af­ford­able Tablet

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT - TEXT // JOHN LAW

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

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