There’s no doubt that the Zeepad 7.0 tablet is the cheapest quality tablet in the US today, but do its quality features enable it to fare well enough against the leading brands of tablets in the market? Is the price enough to make it the top alternative for high-end tablets?
Zeepad is no Apple or Samsung, but for its incredibly low price, the quality and features are decent enough to compete with low- to mid-end gadgets. In fact, grabbing it as the tablet of choice is not really a bad decision, although also not the best.
The Zeepad tablet boasts a seven-inch capacitive touch screen that can also be used with a stylus or even an ordinary pencil. Because it operates on Android 4.0, users should never find it hard to fill the gadget with different apps from the Google Play Store.
Its single Box Chip A13 Cortex A8 processor runs at 1.5GHz. However, viewing capabilities are not fully enjoyable with its modest 800×480 screen resolution. The single camera seems to have been developed in the last decade, as shown by its low 1.3 camera. There is a dual-cam option, though, for another model.
Obviously, its price is its greatest edge over other brands, so it is really worth emphasizing.
Just to give you a clear picture, the Zeepad tablet’s price starts at $69 and that is the cheapest we have found it. It certainly is the most affordable tablet below $100 that you can find.
The Google Nexus 7 is sold at $230 while the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is slightly more expensive at $250, but Apple’s iPad Mini is overwhelmingly priced at $420.
The Zeepad 7.0 is sold at just a quarter of the price of the top brands, so it definitely is worth considering, especially for non-professional uses (e.g. games, web browsing).
While the Google Nexus 7, the iPad Mini and the Amazon Kindle all have 16GB to 32GB storage capacity, the Zeepad 7.0 only has a measly 4GB hard drive, just enough to fit in several movies or a couple of high-def games (but not full HD).
There is a TF card slot for a 32GB max expansion but the card is not included in the package.
In the era of Smart TVs and centralized control units, the Zeepad 7.0 tablet still has no HDMI connectivity to projectors and TVs. Due to patent issues, bluetooth is also not available (There is no way to install it, either.). However, it has basic Wi-Fi connectivity.
It’s somehow disappointing, but you have to admit that for the most part, Wi-Fi is all you really need.
There’s not much to celebrate about its package – no fancy peripherals or unique accessories. What did you expect? It’s a $69 gadget.
Aside from the charger, manual and USB-to-USB-mini cable, there are no other freebies in the box. However, some stores give a bonus stylus pen, earphones, and a screen protector. It’s advisable to look for stores or dealers who give such additional items.
Many users cannot complain about the tablet’s sturdy casing, speed, and enhanced capabilities given its price. However, as expected, some caveats are present.
- The Zeepad 7.0 proves that it is not built for entertainment as it is not suitable for nonstop movie marathons because of its meager battery life of 4 hours.
- It has no GPS.
- Some reports raised concerns over its substandard charger, but it really is a user-based problem.
The Zeepad 7.0 tablet is a perfect gift for kids who still have a lot to learn about taking good care of handheld gadgets in general. It can be said that it is a compatible tablet for home use but certainly not for business purposes. Always keep in mind that this is not a product of a high-end brand with a substantial budget for research and development (or for pirating supposedly patented features).
Is it a decent replacement for an iPad or Galaxy Tab? Unfortunately, it’s not. Will you get more than what you will pay for? The answer is possibly yes, depending on your expectations.
The only thing guaranteed at this point is that Zeepad successfully brought a quality item to the table of low-end gadgets. Whether you are willing to settle for something less is up to you (and your budget).