Amicroe 7″ Touch TAB II Android Tablet Review

Amicroe 7" Touch Tablet Review

The New affordable Android Tablet by Amicroe

The new Amicroe Tablet is perfect for those that are on a budget and want a simple tablet to check emails, do basic web browsing and play around with the hundreds and thousands apps the Android Market has to offer.

Design

A Light 7″ Tablet with a 0.3mp front face which can be used for chat.

The Amicroe Tablet is built with a touch plastic back cover and 7″ LCD TFT Panel Screen. Although the tablet is 7″, the actual touch screen interface is not 7″ as the screen is surrounded by a black panel.

The right hand side (refer to above image) has power button, headphone jack, volume controls, power jack port as well as a mini usb port and a TF Card slot. The Mini USB port makes it very useful however having the power button and power jack on the same side can make it a little uncomfortable if you are using table while charging it via the AC power adapter.

Hardware

The hardware is quite impressive for a device at this price! A 1.2ghz Single core CPU and 512mb DD3 is a stand out here! The specs are listed below:

Processor 1.2 GHZ / GPU400 mhz
Operate system Android 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich
Size & Weight 192mmx118mmx11.2mm/ 328 g
Screen 7″ TFT LCD5 points capacitive Screen 16:9 / Resolution: 800*480
Battery & Charger Rechargable Li-Polymer Battery: 2800MAH / 5V 1.5A
RAM 512MB DDR3
Hard Disk 4GB NAND FLASH
Interface Mini USB x 1/ 3.5mm Stereo Audio out x 1 /Microphone x 1
Card slot Micro SD x 1(maximum: 32GB)
3G Support External 3G
Wifi 802.11B/G/N
Camera Front 0.3MP
Video output Support 1080P video
Game GPU400, 3D game, G-Sensor game, Classic game, Touch game
G-sensor Automatic Four-Direction Rotate screen.
Ebook format TXT, EPUB, PDF, WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINTS
Video format (1080P) AVI (H. 264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb, MKV (H. 264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID), WMV, MOV, MP4 (H. 264, MPEG, DIVX, XVID), MPEG, MPG, FLV (H. 263, H. 264)
Audio format MP3, WMA, MP2, OGG, AAC, M4A, MA4, FLAC, APE, 3GP, WAV
Image format JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG
Software Support Word, Excel, PPT, PDF, MSN, Skype.

Camera

The camera is clear. The fact that you only have a front side camera, is a bit of a let down as it would look funny to turn your tablet around and take pictures from the front side of your tablet.

Screen Resolution

The other thing that was a let down was the screen resolution. 800 x 400 screen resolution is poor and not up to today’s newer tablet standards.

For some people that just want to do basic functionality, this wont bother them. But watching movies or playing  HD games is a big bust on this.

Usability

Like all android device, you have your home page and your menu with all your built in apps as well as one you can install from the market.

The Amicroe can connect to your gmail account and access the Google Play Store (Previously Known As Android Market).

Web Browsing

Web Browsing was surprisingly adequate. Browsing to Warcom.com.au or Theage.com.au didn’t keep me waiting for long, pages loaded within the 2-5 second range (on wireless).

Keyboard

Typing on the Keyboard was also a bad experience. A tight, squeezed keyboard with a  laggy response. This was very frustrating when typing an email.

Wireless and 3G

I managed to connect to the wireless network with no issues at all. Doesn’t have built in 3G but it can be connected externally.

Battery

I played with the unit for about 2 hours on full charge. After 2 hours battery went down 80%. You could easily get about 5-6 hours of normal use on this, but watching movies you would only get around 3 hours max on this.

Conclusion

The Good:

  • It’s Small, compact can easily fit into you back pocket
  • Wireless Worked Very Well
  • Gmail Connectivity and Play Store Access

The Bad:

  • The back of the tablet heated up after playing with it for 15-20mins
  • Keyboard is hard to type efficiently on
  • No camera on the back of the Tablet
  • Resolution only being 800 x 400

Overall, the Tablet is great for those that want really basic functionality such as check emails, check Warcom’s facebook page or simple app games. The Amicroe would also be great as an ebook as its light and can easily be carried around with you. However, if you wanted to do more with this tablet, I suggest you look elsewhere as this tablet is limited due to its laggy response and bad keyboard layout.

You can purchase the Amicroe 7″ Touch TAB II Android Tablet from Warcom now for just under $99AUD.

If you would like to know more about this tablet, email warcom on service@warcom.com.au or give us a call on 1300 927 266!

– Mason