A lot of people here in the Philippines has been asking about the performance of the O+ 7.1 Pad. So here are some information about that tablet, based on my experience in using it. First, let me show you a performance-check video I made:
The O+ 7.1 Pad body is made up of plastic. The back cover is so glossy that after using it for some time, most sweaty-hands users will be annoyed. You better get a cover or case for this. Unlike other tablets on the market, this one is in landscape mode by default. Its rear and front camera is positioned in a landscape manner. And even the default screen-orientation is set to landscape. (But of course, Android’s auto-ration was there to adopt your holding position.)
At the top of the tablet is where the following ports are located: 2.0mm charging port, microSD card slot, micro-B USB port, mini-HDMI port and the 3.5mm audio jack.
On the other side, a BACK, VOLUME UP and DOWN and POWER buttons are located. It is also good to see that there are no buttons and brand label/logo on the front. Speakers are at the back too.
The user interface was good. Since I have been an Android user before, using the ICS tablet was not a problem. The screen is a capacitive one and it is responsive. I just don’t know but there are times that the bottom part of the screen can hardly recognize my touch.
The O+ 7.1 Pad has no Bluetooth connection and I am disappointed with that. When transferring files, you will be needing the cable at all times (unless you use the WiFi). Yes, direct connection from O+ 7.1 Pad to another O+ devices is impossible.
The specification stated that the O+ 7.1 Pad has a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. From the photos we have taken, I can say that it has a decent camera, not a good one but also not a bad one. I will try to post some sample shot next time.
We are just having problems when using the front-camera for video-calling. We tested it using Yahoo Messenger, the problem is that your face was inclined. I did all my best but to no avail, it is always like that, even you rotate the tablet to change its orientation. It is not funny, O Plus USA!
It has 8GB of internal storage but I recommend for you to get an additional microSD card. A 16GB will only cost you around Php500.00 at CDR-King.
This tablet has a decent 1GHz processor so you will also get a decent gaming experience. I have tried some HD games on this tablet, they’re good, responsive and lag-free.
Watching videos are nice too, even on HD videos. I am using the MX Player for video playing and same with gaming, the O+ 7.1 Pad was lag-free and efficient.
The battery is 3000mAh and their official website stated “Go movie marathon! With 3000mAh battery for up to 3 movies!”. Well, in our experience, it is not like that! It is possible to watch three hours of movies but not three movies (2 hours each) even when the brightness was set to minimum. The battery drains so fast when you’re using it for continuous browsing or gaming, maybe 3-4 hours. You can also feel that the tablet gets a little bit hotter after using it or while charging it.
Charging the tablet takes 2-3 hours via USB or indoor charger.
Well, for the conclusion, I can say that the O+ 7.1 Pad is not a bad tablet at all. It’s like “don’t expect so much for a Php6,500.00-worth tablet”. Despite of its not-so-good battery, you can still use it for many things just like other better tablets.
The O+ 7.1 Pad is good for first time tablet users, or students who wants a decent tab, or parents who wants to give their child a present.
That’s it! If you have more questions, you can post your comments below.