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Zync Quad 10.1 review

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Every tablet consumer aspires for something that fits his budget while fulfilling all his needs. Who doesn’t want a 10.1-inch tablet? But with most of them priced above the 25K range, not many of us can shell out the moolah – this is where the Zync Quad 10.1 tablet comes in.

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The Zync Quad 10.1 is a stylish looking 10.1-inch tab with an iPad-esque form factor. It comes with specs such as a quad core processor, an full HD display, HDMI/USB support and Android 4.1. While its spec sheet an first look feels pretty good, does the tab really measure up? Have a look as we go head to head with the Wi-Fi version.

Specs:

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  • 10.1-inch Full HD capacitive Touchscreen, 1920 x 1200p
  • 1.5-GHz Quad-core processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi, USB and HDMI connectivity
  • 16 GB internal memory with 32 GB MicroSD support
  • 5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera
  • Weighs 471g
  • Battery 8000 mAh

Packaging: 

The tablet comes with a USB Data cable, an HDMI cable, a charger and a standard pair of in-ear headphones.

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Body and Design:

When it comes to the design, this tablet secures full marks. It is thin and lightweight, easy to hold and extremely stylish. The form factor is amazingly smooth. On the first look, it looks so suave that it could have been easily mistaken for a higher range tablet.

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The edges are smooth, the finish is pretty great and over all tablet reeks of style. Above the display, there is the 2 MP front cam and below it you will find touch buttons for back, home and search that come to life on touching. If you accidentally touch upon them while doing something else, they could quite well cause an aberration.

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On the side of the device, you will find a 3.5 mm audio jack along with the charging point. The power key along with the volume rocker is located on the top of the device. The charger is a thin single pin one, which reminds one of the Nokia phones of the past.

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The speaker is located at the back while the camera is placed ideally in the middle of the top part of  the tablet’s back.

Android and UI  

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The Zync Quad 10.1 runs on Android 4.1- Jelly Bean OS – the UI is more stylish than useful. It looks pretty great to be honest, but has the normal Android deal inside and not much more on offer except some notifications at the bottom left corner of the tab.

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The UI is mostly a waste of the large screen of tab and there could be so much more on offer that it is a little disappointing.The Lock screen, too is the normal Android deal and functions okay mostly.

Camera    

The camera is maybe one of the best parts  of the camera. Despite the absence of  a flash, it works pretty well. There is also a photo editor app, which offers various filters and works well.

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The 2-megapixel front cam is just about okay for video chatting.

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Multimedia

If we talk about audio the device can play MP3, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, Vorbis without any problems.It also plays videos without any significant lags or problems

Performance  

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Performance is one major arena where the tab takes a huge hit. The touch sensitivity is lost while playing games, the tablet gets hung a lot of times and this totally spoils the overall experience of the tab, which could have been sadly so much better.

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The Wi-Fi connectivity is, for the lack of a better word, completely crappy. If your tab connects once, but loses connection, the tab will start showing ‘WPS failed’ and continue to do so until you restart it, forget the network and register again. That is huge failure for any tab, but for a Wi-Fi only tab, that is a death blow.

The battery back up is just about okay, i.e. we wouldn’t call it too good or too bad. But, when it goes out sometimes, the screen turns fuzzy and its starts looking like you just bricked the tablet!

Conclusion 

The Zync Quad 10.1 tab could have been, well, so much more but now sadly due to performance issues and touchscreen sensitivity, we wouldn’t be recommending. If Zync goes back to the drawing and resolves these basic issues, then the tablet could have measured up to its Rs. 14,990 price tag.

 

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