The Xolo Tegra Note (Initial Hands On) was recently launched in India and the highlighted feature of this Nvidia Tegra 4 powered tablet is its gaming abilities. The Tablet comes with a stylus and has been priced at Rs. 17,999, which comes pretty close to Nexus 7 2013’s realm. Let’s take a detailed look at the specs to know what to expect from the Xolo Tegra Note.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Xolo Tegra Note has a 5 MP camera at the back which is capable of Full HD video recording. The Camera performs well enough in good lighting condition. We don’t expect much from tablet rear camera’s as the form factor limits the usage. Dont expect a good low light performance, even more so, with the absence of LED flash. The Camera quality in our time with the device was above average.
The internal storage is ample 16 GB out of which 12.5 is available to the user. The MicroSD card is also supported up to 32 GB.
Processor and Battery
The 1.8 GHz Quad core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor with Cortex A15 based cores backed by 72 GeForce GPU cores is insanely fast and this device will be apt for graphic intensive gaming applications. The RAM capacity is 1 GB out of which 356 MB was free on the sample unit we spend some time with. Nvidia Claimed Tegra Note to be the fastest 7 inch tablet and we are inclined to think that it’s true.
The Battery capacity is 4100 mAh which is pretty good and expectedly give you more than one day usage. The battery however will be exhausted faster if you engage in extensive high end gaming.
Display and Features
The tablet sports a 7 inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel HD resolution. The Rival Nexus 7 2013 will offer you full HD resolution for the same display size with comparatively better colors. The Xolo Tegra Note has a pretty good display if not the best one.
On the software front Xolo Tegra Note runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system. Another interesting feature about this tablet is, that it houses a capacitive stylus with its body, which gives this tablet more acceptability among users looking for a stylus functionality. The top end of the stylus is also pressure sensitive and can be used as a eraser or a brush.
The sound quality from the stereo speakers is pretty awesome and will further aid your gaming experience. You will also get a slide cover with the tablet which uses magnets to attach to the tablet and can also fold to create a stand.
Looks and Connectivity
The Xolo Tegra Note is slightly thicker than Nexus 7 2013 and significantly heavier at 320 grams. The built quality is not exceptional and does not feel that premium. The device will give you good grip when you hold it in one hand. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, GLONASS and HDMI.
The main competition will be against the Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet which offers a better display and extra 1 GB of RAM. It will also compete against tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Asus Fonepad 7.
|Model||Xolo Tegra Note|
|Display||7 Inch, 1280 X 800 HD|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Quad Core Nvidia Tegra 4|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Extendable|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly bean|
|Cameras||5 MP/ VGA|
The tablet lacks SIM card slot, which is in demand in markets like India. The Tablet will be ideal for those interested in gaming and stylus functionality. If you are not much of a gamer, Nexus 7 first generation and Nexus 7 2013 will serve your purpose better. The Tablet is extremely snappy and the USP lies in its gaming prowess.