The Bottom Line
The Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet is an entry level tablet pc very similar to Tagital A13 Q88, ideal for very basic day to day usage. Its not top of the line, but, serves well the purpose of reading emails, surfing web, play games, and watch HD videos. The only major disappointment with the device, other than its build quality is unavailability of HDMI port which is not surprising as the processor which this tablet uses, don't support HDMI port functions. Thus, if HDMI port is not important to you, then go ahead with the purchase. And, if possible, don't forget to buy SquareTrade 2-Year Tablet Accident Protection Plan (Below $100) along with the tablet to be on safer side.Read full review...
What You Will Like...
- Android 4.0 ICS OS
- Comes with Google Play
- Value for money
- Decent performance
- Expandable memory using Micro SD card (maximum 32GB supported)
- Better WiFi 802.11n support
- Comes rooted out of the box
- YouTube, Netflix & Skype Support
What You Won't Like...
- Build quality not perfect
- No HDMI Port
- No GPS or A-GPS functions
When it comes to buying cheap tablets priced below $100, there are plenty of options available in the market specially from no name brands. Zeepad 7.0 android tablet introduced on August 17, 2012 is no exception to the list. This Zeepad 7.0 tablet currently available for as low as $79 not only matches the specs of similarly priced Tagital A13 Q88 even the design is almost identical. But, does the Zeepad 7.0 tablet have any added functionality or feature, so that, we’d recommend it over similar tablets? Let’s take a look.
The Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet features new Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and comes rooted out of the box. So, no more trouble of finding for a rooting solution, a real time saver for most of the skilled Android users. But, for Android newbies, this means you can easily install apps requiring root access without voiding the warranty.
What comes in the box? Other than the Zeepad 7.0 tablet, the package includes a charger, a regular USB to Mini USB cable, user manual and headphones.
Design & Build
Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet measures 7.64 × 4.72 × 0.31 inch(L × W × H) and weigh just 19.86 oz. It is available in three color options, black, pink and white. The design of this Zeepad tablet is not fancy, or something unique. But, its not that bad either as it feels quite light and sleek.
And, regarding the build quality, it feels cheap, so if you buy this don’t try to compare this with the build quality of tablets like Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire which are almost priced as twice as this one. Also, considering its build quality, if you want to be on safer side, its recommended to buy SquareTrade 2-Year Tablet Accident Protection Plan (Below $100) by spending few bucks extra. This will protect you if your device goes kaput.
The Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet pc display is 5 point capacitive touch screen having screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and aspect ratio of 16:9. The picture quality is very crispy, and touch screen responsiveness, viewing angles are also okay.
Zeepad 7.0 tablet is equipped with a Boxchip Allwinnwer A13 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 512MB DDR2 RAM. The performance is somewhat decent as it managed to run games like Shadowgun, Dead Trigger, Raging Thunder 2, Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds Starwars surprisingly well. For the price, the performance is satisfactory. However, don’t get disappointed when sometimes it display not responding errors. Just be patient or kill the non responding app, if that ever happens to you.
Features & Apps
The Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet has 1.3 MP front facing camera. The picture quality is very basic, but, serves well the purpose of video calling via Skype.
This Zeepad tablet has 4GB of fixed internal storage space which can be expanded further by up to 32GB using micro SD card. Moreover, flash drives can also be attached to this tablet pc for additional storage space, thanks to its OTG compatible mini USB port.
WiFi & 3G Support
The device not only provide support for 3G externally but, also comes with WiFi 802.11b/g/n support. WiFi connectivity is good and so is the overall speed.
The Zeepad 7.0 Allwinnwer A13 Boxchip Cortex A8 Android 4.0 tablet comes with apps like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Netflix, Facebook, Adobe Flash player, etc. preinstalled. Not only this, if you need any other app which is not installed, you can easily download and install it from Google Play app store as it comes with Google Play.
Some of the popular gaming apps that work well in the device are Shadowgun, Dead Trigger, Raging Thunder 2, Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds Starwars.
The battery present in this tablet is only 3000mAh which provides battery backup of around 2-3 hours. Unlike Tagital A13 Q88 which has only 1800mAh battery, the battery of this Zeepad tablet is better, so, is the battery life.