Even an iPad owner can sometimes use a simple, affordable and moderately powerful Android tablet.
Why you need an inexpensive Android tablet
Tablets are taking over the market more and more. Previously, meeting a person with such devices in the subway or bus is a rarity. Now almost everyone has them.
Have you looked closely at what devices these people most often use? In most cases, these are budget solutions. Yes, and every “Yabloko” sometimes there are situations when it may be necessary inexpensive tablet.
Cases may vary. This is both an “advanced navigator” in the car, and a toy for children who can easily break it. Of course, to solve these problems, you can buy the cheapest iPad, but its cost starts from 17 thousand rubles (with an LTE module), which is far from budget. Especially for such purposes, Beeline offers a top version of its branded tablet Beeline Tab Pro.
Tablet or phablet?
It’s already third generation branded devices from Beeline. The first and second found great popularity due to low prices. Both devices were not the most advanced features. Beeline Tab Pro is a completely different matter.
The model has a bright 7-inch display with a resolution of 600×1024 and an IPS matrix, and it is powered by a MediaTek MT8382 quad-core processor running OS Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device has on board 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of permanent memory, supports 2G and 3G networks, is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 modules.
- Processor: MediaTek MT8382;
- Processor frequency: 1300 MHz;
- Number of cores: 4;
- RAM: 1 GB;
- Built-in memory: 8GB;
- Memory cards: MicroSDHC up to 32 GB;
- Display: 7 inches, IPS with a resolution of 600×1024;
- Communication: Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth;
- Battery: 3000 mAh;
- Cameras: main 3.2 megapixels, front – 0.3 megapixels
- Dimensions: 112.1 x 192 x 9.3mm
- Weight: 260 g.
All info about Beeline Tab Pro – here
We meet by clothes. The device comes in a nice, well-made box, which contains complete information about the device. In addition to the tablet itself, you will find a charger, a USB cable, a user manual and a warranty card in it.
Frame Beeline Tab Pro Made of plastic and anti-slip. The decision is controversial. On the one hand, the device will not slip out of your hands. On the other hand, thanks to him, the back cover turned out to be easily soiled. It has a hole for the speaker – quite loud, but with missing bass. Through headphones the sound is good, at the level of other similar devices. At least nothing rings or rattles.
Closer to the top edge is the main camera with a resolution of 3.2 megapixels. For photos during the day, of course, it will be enough, but in the evening you should not count on it. Here for the slow-witted, there are designations for a USB connector and a headphone jack. The microphone is also marked at the bottom.
The back of the device is not solid. You will need to remove the top panel to access the SIM and Micro-SD card tray. Support for memory cards allows you to increase the memory of the tablet up to 32 GB. Enough for movies, photos and programs. Interestingly, the SIM card tray is full-sized, I have not seen this anywhere for a long time.
At the top of the front panel there is a speaker and a VGA camera, which is only enough for video calls. There is also a red LED that blinks when any notifications come to the tablet. On the left side there is a volume rocker, an on / off / lock button and a reset button.
Beeline Tab Pro equipped with a 7-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 600×1024 pixels. It’s bright enough to be used outdoors on a sunny day, and has good viewing angles.
Colors are transmitted with slight distortion and are slightly faded, and white gives off blue. As for the touchpad, it capacitive, in winter it will be very convenient. Touches are recognized clearly and accurately, just a little touch on the screen is enough. It even took a little getting used to.
Probably, many have already noticed that the device has a speaker, as well as the fact that the dimensions of the tablet and the resolution are not quite usual. That is, in such a way that the tablet should be used vertically (it also works in landscape orientation). So it is, because Beeline Tab Pro – tablet phone.
The built-in communication module supports GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and UMTS (900/2100) frequencies, which allows you not only to access your favorite sites at speeds up to 21 Mbps, but also use tablet as phone.
It looks, of course, a little strange. Almost like a shovel at the ear, but the function is quite useful. Firstly, in addition to the main phone, which can be discharged, you will always have a backup option and you will definitely not be left without a connection.
Secondly, if you have a smart watch on Android Wear and wireless headphones, you can talk without taking it out of the bag. By the way, the owners of the Apple Watch and iPad can only dream of this.
I immediately downloaded the application to conduct a “synthetic” test Geekbench. Without delay, here are the results:
In the Single-core test, Beeline Tab Pro scored 365 points, while overtaking Asus Nexus 7, in the Multi-core test – 1201 score, coming close to the Motorola Moto X.
In order to give a real assessment of the performance of the device, I used it for one week. I even forwarded calls from my iPhone to him. So is there enough power processor and RAM for comfortable use of the device?
The answer will be subjective for everyone, since everyone’s needs are very different. I have the following impression. A huge plus is that “clean” system, that is, it does not have any outer shell, which some manufacturers love so much. Therefore, there are no interface slowdowns.
1 GB of RAM makes itself felt. The device, although not super-smart, is smooth and without any glitches. Of course, there are local bugs in some programs, for example, in Skype. It is not at all clear why it “slows down”, although everything I did in it was a simple set of messages.
Tangible “brakes” begin only when you put a couple of heavy games on the download from the Play Market. This is a common situation for entry-level and mid-range Android devices. YouTube and Chrome work smartly. In the latter, I opened several heavy tabs, but everything worked smoothly, without freezing.
I even managed to play Asphalt 8 on it, there were slight slowdowns at the beginning, but then they were practically not felt – it warmed up, probably 🙂 In any case, for basic tasks such as surfing the web, watching online videos, simple games, communication in social networks and video calls, enough device power.
The device lies well in the hand, does not slip.
Beeline Tab Pro has several proprietary operator applications preinstalled. Particularly relevant and interesting of them – personal account “My Beeline” and “Beeline TV”.
The My Beeline application is essentially a full-fledged personal account that allows you to connect and disconnect services, replenish your balance, control expenses, contact support, and much more. You can read more about it in our review.
Mobile TV “Beeline TV” allows you to view up to 95 channels. There is a separate children’s package of 37 channels for 5 rubles a day.
With the latter, you can always keep your child busy at the right time by turning on some kind of educational program for him.
The tablet was set to the tariff “Internet forever” with which you will receive every month 200 megabytes freeand the additional option “Highway 4GB + TV” is connected.
In addition to 4 gigabytes of Internet throughout Russia, it includes access to 18 mobile TV channels from Beeline. You also get 2-month access to the Amediateka service.
There you can see, for example, “Game of Thrones” or choose something else. The service hosts more than 100 series in Full-HD quality with translation and in original languages with subtitles.
Learn more about the Tariff “Internet Forever + Highway 4GB”
So who is it for anyway? Beeline Tab Pro? A tablet with a phone function will be a good budget solution for simple tasks – reading e-books, listening to music, playing videos, surfing the web and simple games. And you can also call on it or use it as an “advanced navigator” in a car.
Thus, the device fully meet the needs ordinary user. It is also a good option for small children. Many may think that buying a similar tablet in China is much more profitable, but this is not at all the case.
The tablet costs 5490 rubles in the Beeline online store.
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What’s your advice?
Beeline Tab Pro is not worth buying until July 6when an interesting promotion starts.
Starting from this day, you will be able to purchase a tablet with 4 months of free mobile internet, as well as with a gift promo code for the Google Play Market for 5490 rubles.
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