Great Deal For The Price

 Nidhi Singal        Print Edition: October 2012

CHAMPION WTAB 7.2
Price: Rs 4,899


Specs:
Android 4.0; 10.1 inch display; 1.2GHz processor; 1GB RAM; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G with dongle, HDMI.


It's raining budget tablets these days. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Wtab 7.2, from Delhi-based Champion Computers.

Despite the hard to achieve sub-Rs 5,000 price tag, the hardware looks impressive. The sleek design and its light weight makes it look similar to the Zen tablet we reviewed last month. The 7-inch five point touch display dominates the front. The 480 x800 pixel resolution is just about average and affords poor viewing angles. Side panels are also neat with just the power key, charging port and USB connect placed on the top and the volume controls and TF card slot on the side.

The Wtab 7.2 runs the Ice-Cream Sandwich and the user interface is similar to the other tablets in this segment. Thanks to the latest version of the operating system, there is also a multitasking key that can be used to close the running apps. To our surprise, we could quickly navigate through the homescreen and launch app s without any delay. We could easily browse the net and play games like Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds. The sound output is about average though.

The reason for the smooth performance is probably the 1.5GHz Cortex A8 processor paired with 512MB RAM. The tablet also has 4GB internal storage and offers expandable memory of up to 32GB. There is also a front-facing camera that can be used for video calls over Skype. The tablet is also compatible with the company's own WConnect dongle.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?
Wtab 7.2 has its low points, but considering the price, complaining is not justified.

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