There are a lot of different tablet choices in the market today: from the Apple iPad to the Amazon Kindle and then to the Android iRulu 7″. For those who are in the market for a new tablet to work with, most people would advice you that it really boils down to preference. With that, this review will look at the iRulu 7 with closer attention to specs and details to help you figure out if this gadget is the one for you.
First of all, the gadget can be bought online. It is easy to shop for and we have seen that Amazon.com has the lowest price on this iRulu 7″ Tablet at $89.99 and shipping usually takes two to three days on the average. The tablet works perfectly upon opening and configuring does not take that long. Note that you will need to drain the residual battery first before you go ahead and charge it. Similar with other tablets, the first charging usually takes the longest. The battery life lasts about 7 hours when used on a non-stop basis.
- Touch screen responsiveness and application use
Initial assessment of the touch screen is quite good. The screen is quite responsive to touch and no noticeable lags were noted. It works quite well with media apps and sites. Media and video sharing sites such as YouTube and Netflix work well when it comes to loading files. No issues such as crashes or lags was notable. This tablet comes with its own personal browsing application but commercially available software applications for web browsing can also be downloaded from the Google store.
- Language presets
Since the gadget came from China, the main problem is that the user manual is in Chinese-English. The upside is that you can get a copy of the manual in English from the online website. Also, it is not difficult to navigate around the tablet since it has a familiar Android user interface. The problem usually lies with people that are still learning the interface of Android gadgets but this is merely a minor issue.
- Expandable Memory
The other upside with this tablet is that it has the option to add on additional memory by putting in an SD card. With expandable memory, you can add in more videos, media files and photos into your tables. If you are planning to use your tablet for work, an expandable memory works well for storing files. It also has a preset internal memory of 4 GB.
- Media features
This tablet can play up to 720p HD videos without any issues. Of course, these kinds of activities on your tablet would take up battery life but it is a normal occurrence for any gadget. It can play a vast array of video file extensions so you won’t have to worry about having to convert multiple files.
The camera, unfortunately, is one of its downsides. It only has a 0.3 megapixel camera. So if your main concern is to take photos, this tablet is probably a far cry from what you need. But otherwise, it is a good performing gadget.