Swipe Velocity Tab: Hands-On Review

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Driven by innovation and technological stimulation, Swipe Telecom, a California-based Telecommunication Corporation has been energetically involved in unleashing multiple Android tablets in the affordable tablet market in India since July 2012.

To flaunt its technological capabilities to a relatively greater extent by pertaining to the needs of the consumers, the company recently came up with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based tablet - Velocity Tab priced at Rs 11,490 - a desi contender to challenge the likes of Apple's newly launched 8 inch tablet iPad mini.

Well, with the launch of such a remarkable device in the Indian market, how can Gizbot sit behind. Hence, on huge demand of our reader's we have come up with a hands-on review of Swipe Velocity Tab - the 8 inch Android Jelly Bean offering with a dual core processor at a damn affordable price. Firstly, lets take a a look at the benchmark test results of the tablet below.

Velocity Tab Benchmark Scores

AnTuTu Test Score - 112219

Quadrant Score - 3918

NenaMark 2 - 54.42 fps

Seeing the scores, the results of Velocity Tab seems to fair enough when compared to other tablet in the market accounting to the same price range.

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Form Factor

Velocity Tab definately boasts a premium look and feel. Measuring a weight of 330 grams the all sliver back case budget tablet along with black screen bezel, is no way any less than Apple iPads, when it comes to appearance. Further, to top it all the back of the tablet is claimed by the company to be scratch resistant.

Further, Velocity Tab packs an 8 inch capacitive IPS 5 point multi-touch display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and decent touch response. Even at the time of testing, the touchscreen rendered fair enough touch, linearity target and motion events.

Speaking of controls on the tablet, the right spine houses the power button, charging port, headphone port, micro USB port, HDMI port and micro SD card slot. Additionally, at the top right of the back panel, there is a volume rocker, which is easy to control while using the device.

Interface and Processor Capabilities

Velocity Tab is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and a dual core Cortex A9 processor. The tablet worked pretty smoothly, apart from some occasional crash of the OS skin. The reason being, the processor is not up to the mark, rendering the touchscreen with slow responsiveness accompanied with tablet heating issue frequently.

Furthermore, the Swipe offering comes with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory support. 8GB internal storage capacity is almost twice than its competitors in the segment.

Connectivity and Apps

Detailing on data connectivity, Velocity Tab is packed with features including Wi-Fi and 3G through Dongle, however, it lacks Bluetooth as it is a budget tablet.

Also, the presence of HDMI port allows the consumers to connect the device to external high definition monitors and projectors in order to watch movies, photos or any multimedia content on larger displays.

Further, with the micro USB 2.0 port, users can connect devices like keyboard, mouse, external storage devices and more to the tablet.

Media

In Velocity Tab, the stock video player supports various media formats and is capable of playing high definition videos without any stutter. At the same time, browsing is fun with fast text rendering. On the whole, the overall experience of playing games, downloading apps, listening to music and watching YouTube videos is pretty smooth.

Camera

Well, this is a key feature in the tablet , as Velocity Tab has a 2MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera for video calling. The camera interface is pretty good with a nice zooming control with which users can simply glide through the control to zoom in and zoom out. Moreover, the camera is equipped with controls including scene mode, white balance and more.

Battery

Velocity Tab is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery capable of offering over 10 hours of backup. In the box, the tablet is accompanied with a power adapter, USB cable, earphones and a warranty card.

Verdict

With the specifications and features that Velocity Tab offers pretty decent performance expect for a few downsides.

Pros

* Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS

* Dual Core processor

* Fast Browsing Experience

* Rear Camera

* Ethernet Support

Cons

* No SIM card slot

* Lack of Bluetooth

* Heating Problem 

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