One look at Simmtronics’ XPad Mini Supertab will remind you of the Apple iPad Mini. The tablet comes with a 7.85-inch display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, and a form factor that is quite sleek to look at. The XPad Mini Supertab runs on the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) version of Google’s OS for mobile devices.
Under the hood, the tablet gets its processing power from a quad-core 1GHz CPU coupled with 1GB of RAM. The XPad Mini Supertab also comes with 8GB worth of built-in storage space, which is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Turn the tablet around and you will find a 5-megapixel camera at the rear of the tablet. In the front, Simmtronics has included a 2-megapixel camera, which can be used for video conferencing. A 4000mAh battery powers the entire package.
On the top right hand corner, you will also find an HDMI output, a microUSB port, and the earphone jack, alongside the reset hole and the mic. Connectivity on the tablet is provided through Wi-Fi, 3G with Dongle or G-Sensor.
The XPad Mini Supertab is quite comfortable to hold due to its size and weight. The overall finishing and build quality is quite good, too, and does not feel as platicky as most tablets in the price range of AED 500 to AED 700 feel.
The user interface on the tablet is good – the XPad Mini Supertab uses the stock Android interface with a few bells and whistles thrown in. One of the apps we liked was the 4K video player app, which can be used to play 4k content on the tablet. We tested out video content on the tablet and the XPad Mini Supertab was able to play almost all the video formats we threw at it with ease.
We were able to also play most games on the tablet, though we did find the XPad Mini Supertab struggling a bit with games that were graphics-heavy. On a full charge we managed to eke out a full day worth of gaming and movie watching session, before it gave up the ghost. If you are on the market for a 8-inch tablet, the Simmtronics XPad Mini Supertab offers a good proposition.
Price: AED 699
Display: 7.85-inch Capacitive Touch Panel
RAM: 1GB DDR3
OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
Camera: 5MP Rear Camera and 2 MP Front Camera
Internal Memory: 8GB expandable up to 32GB
Connectivity: 3G Dongle Support, Wi-Fi