Lava has been adding numerous tablets to its portfolio constantly and the latest addition is the QPAD R704. The tablet priced at Rs 8,499 comes with average specifications that make it a reasonable offering for the price tag it carries. If you are interested in this Lava tablet, here is a quick review on its specifications to analyze its capabilities.

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Camera and Internal Storage

In terms of imaging, the Lava QPAD R704 appears to be a basic performer with a low end 2 MP primary camera at its back and a basic VGA front facer to capture selfies and for video conferencing. At this pricing, there are hardly any good imaging slates, but this one is too basic making it a weak contender in this department.

Taking charge of the storage requirements of the tablet is a standard 8 GB of default storage capacity that can be extended further by another 32 GB using a micro SD card. As it is standard for the pricing the tablet asks, we do not have any complaints in this regard.

Processor and Battery

When it comes to raw hardware, Lava offering incorporates a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset from the stable of Qualcomm. Also, the multi-tasking department is taken care of by 1 GB of RAM that should suffice in rendering a moderate performance. Though these aspect sound average, we cannot expect anything better from an entry-level tablet.

Keeping things juiced up in the Lava QPAD R704 is a 3,500 mAh battery. It is claimed by the vendor that this battery is capable of pumping in about 300 hours of standby time and 10 hours of talk time respectively to the device.

Display and Features

The Lava QPAD R704 flaunts a 7 inch capacitive 5 point multi-touch display that boasts of a screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels. While this display is pretty basic, it is not something that the other tablets in this price bracket do not come with and hence it is pretty standard.

The Lava tablet is fueled with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, but it is claimed that it can be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat. Connectivity wise, the tablet comes packed with 3G via SIM card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the features front, the tablet features High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), Qualcomm Interference Cancellation and Equalization (Q-ICE), Snapdragon Audio for rich 3D surround sound and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology for 30% faster charging.

Comparison

The Lava QPAD R704 would be a stiff challenger to iBall Slide 3G 7334Q-10, HP 7 Plus, Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT 712, Oplus XonPad 7 and others in the same price range.

Key Specs

Model Lava QPAD R704
Display 7 inch, 1024×600
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 2 MP/ VGA
Battery 3,500 mAh
Price Rs 8,499

What we Like

  • Competitive pricing
  • 8 GB of storage capacity

What we Dislike

  • Lack of preinstalled Android KitKat OS

Price and Conclusion

The Lava QPAD R704 carrying a pricing of Rs 8,499 appears to be a decent offering with an acceptable spec sheet. The device takes advantage of improved battery life and increased storage capacity. Also, the inclusion of 3G voice calling is a great addition by Lava for users to enjoy high speed connectivity on the go.

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