Although Simmtronics is not yet a household brand name like Micromax and Lava, but with their latest release of the XPAD X-722, they would hope things change in that regard. The XPAD X-722 is a tablet with calling features and comes at a very affordable price of 5,999 INR.
The USP of this tablet is the low cost and the fact that it comes with calling features.
Camera And Internal Storage
The XPAD X-722 comes with a 2MP rear camera for casual photography. Usually tablet makers do not focus on the rear camera, so you can expect this 2MP unit to be just about average, since hardly any people use their tablets for photography. The device comes with a 0.3MP front camera which plays a much more important role of aiding the user in video calls.The 0.3MP front camera should be good enough in daylight but it will be difficult to use in low light conditions.The tablet sports 4GB of on-board storage which really isn’t enough for most users. The storage can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD cards, which will be needed by most users.
Processor And Battery
The tablet comes with a single core 1GHz processor. The processor is built on the Cortex A8 architecture, which won’t give you the performance of an A9 or A7. On the graphics front, the tablet comes with a Mali 400 GPU which is indeed quite powerful. With the combination of this GPU and the 1GHz processor, you can expect the tablet to perform about average for daily tasks such as web browsing and related tasks.
However, the CPU/GPU combo will disappoint gamers. The tablet will suffice for people looking for a utility device to check mail, read news, etc.The device comes with a 3500 mAh battery which is again, about the average for a 7 inch display. You can expect 3-4 hours of screen-on time.
Display Size And Type
The XPAD X-722 comes with a 7 inch display which packs a rather low WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels. This again suggests that the tablet is not meant for gaming and multimedia. The screen also serves as a capacitive multi-touch panel, which takes input from the user. There is nothing much which can be said about the screen, the USP of the device is the low cost and calling feature, as said earlier.
The device is among the lowest priced in its range, and there are very few competitors in this price range. Among the ones which pops up in the head is the iBall Slide 7334i.
|Model||Simmtronics XPAD X-722|
|Display||7 inch WVGA 800×480|
|Processor||1GHz Cortex A8 single core|
|RAM, ROM||512MB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB|
|OS||Android v4.0 ICS|
|Cameras||2MP rear, 0.3MP front|
The tablet packs average features which can be appealing to people looking for a utility device, however, the tablet is not meant to appeal to gamers. The price tag is comes with is one of the most important features of this tablet, and it is bound to sell well. The hardware build quality remains to be seen. The Simmtronics XPAD X-722 will be available at most e-commerce websites soon, for a price of 5,999 INR.