Read the complete hands-on-review of flipkart’s first ever tablet dubbed “Digiflip Pro XT 712” here that has been launched with several interesting features, good specifications and voice calling capabilities at an affordable price of Rs 9,999.
Flipkart uses the tagline - “The Online Megastore", which follows the marketing policy of world’s most famous e-commerce website “Amazon”. First, it turned into a marketplace by following Amazon and started one day delivery of products. Now, it has entered into the budget android tablet market with newest challenger: Digiflip Pro XT712 to beat Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. Flipkart has launched this entry-level android tablet just few days before in Delhi with all advanced features like 7 inch screen, quad-core processor, and dual SIM card slots. Under the brand name of Digiflip, flipkart retails electronic accessories, home & kitchen products, bags, wallets, toys, sports and fitness products, and many more. Now, it is going to sell its first Digiflip android tablet with the price tag of Rs 9,999. The company expected to increase the sell 25% to 30% of its overall digital accessories inventory through DigiFlip at the end of this fiscal. One of the best things about this tablet is that it comes with bunch of interesting offers, try and buy program as well as it has promised to deliver within 2-3 business days. Moreover, it has a 30-day return policy that means you can return it, in case you don’t like the tablet. If you are looking forward to purchase the tablet, then no need to access any other place because here is provided complete review of this entry-level android tablet so read before making the purchase.
Design and Screen:
Flipkart digiflip pro XT712 is really best in terms of design from the crowd of low-budget tablets, which are bulky and mostly wrapped in plastic body. Flipkart’s tablet comes with full metal body, that’s why it does not give cheap, plastic feel. Moreover, it does not look like an unholy matrimony but gives the impression of being a more premium looking tablet. Plus, it is very slim tablet at 9.2 mm.
The standard 7-inch IPS (In-Plane Switching) display might appear to be a disappointment to some, but it is better at this price. Due to IPS panel, it provides acceptable viewing angles and color contrast. However, there is some doubt in sharpness and outdoor visibility. Due to large gap between digitizer and display panel, the display of the tablet is reflective. It gives resolution of 1280x720 pixels, which is enough for this screen size. This entertainer has a class-leading pixel density of 216ppi for crisp detail. Because of super-bright screen, you can easily read e-book on flipkart application. The touchscreen of the tablet is little responsive, and so it is smooth to navigate.
Camera and Internal Storage:
It has 5 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus and LED flash that is common in most of the tablets at this price range. As well, it is offered with 2 megapixel front camera for video calling. You can not analyze the performance of this camera just through its resolution, so you should check out all the camera features to get good result. Users can check the picture quality of camera in soft-light conditions. Keep in mind one important thing that you can take your selfies with front camera. LED flash specially works for low-light photography that means you can capture photo in night with superb clarity.
Internal storage is one of the best features of flipkart tablet because it comes with 16GB of internal storage capacity, out of which approximately 13GB is user-accessible. Memory capacity is sufficient for most users to store all their required content. If internal capacity is not enough for you, then no need to be upset because there is an option to expand memory capacity up to 32GB through microSD card slot. It should be noted that none of the tablets in the entry-level market segment comes with this type of huge internal storage capacity.
Operating System and Processor:
Flipkart's Digiflip Pro XT712 boasts 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek Processor that is capable to deliver average performance. On the other hand, the Samsung Tab 3 Neo is powered by 1.2GHz quad core processor, while the Dell Venue 7 is powered by 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor. Generally, Intel processor provides good battery life, so we cannot be sure of XT 712’s battery life. However, to enhance the performance, the tablet offers 500 MHz Mali 400-MP2 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.
The tablet runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. It does not come with bloatware application that consumes more battery life, storage space and slows down the performance of the device. It comes with just few pre-installed flipkart applications. You can’t uninstall them; do only undo updates to those apps. On the connectivity front, it offers options like 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Micro-USB, GPRS/EDGE, and Bluetooth.
The battery capacity of the tablet is 3,000 mAh, which runs approximately 8 hours in talk time mode, and 168 hours in standby mode. It is available in two color choices: White and Black.
Along with tablet, Flipkart offers free shopping for Rs 5,300 on Flipkart through mobile application, 1 month free subscription of Flipkart First, 50 percent off on book case worth Rs. 799, free eBooks on Flipkart worth Rs 2,300 and free Plantronics ML2 Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 1,199. Instead of offering useless several deals it would have been better if Flipkart decreased the cost of the device. At a price of Rs 6,000-7,000, the tablet would have/had more chances of being successful in very short period of time.
The hardware and software of the device doesn’t look very exciting. Overall, it does not seem to be best device like Nexus or Kindle Fire tablets. The camera feature is really good at this price point.
Mostly, people use tablets for gaming, web browsing and multimedia playback, so that they need better screen, graphics quality, software ergonomics instead of things like rear camera or dual SIM card slots. From the first impressions, the screen of the tablet is not good as the one used in the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD. In addition, it uses a quad-core processor but support MediaTek MT8382 processor with a comparatively weaker GPU. It utilizes older version of Android OS as well as it does not specify for the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
If you are comparing this device with Amazon Kindle Fire, then you are making a mistake as Kindle Fire is far better than this new tablet. Amazon provides numerous services and digital contents time to time in Kindle Fire like music, TV shows, e-books, movies, and free apps and games. In Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT712, you don't get any digital content apart from e-books. In addition, flipkart don’t have their own app store as Amazon so that they can not offer free apps and games promotion like Amazon.
Flipkart Digiflip Pro XT712 Specifications:
- 7 inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 800 pixels, 216 ppi, 5-point capacitive multitouch
- Dimensions: 113.7 x 185.3 x 9.2 mm and Weighs only 285g
- 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8382 processor, ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-400MP2 GPU (500MHz)
- Dual SIM, 3G, Voice calling, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, A-GPS and microUSB
- 3000 mAh Li-Po battery, 8 hours talk-time
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- 5MP AF rear camera, LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera
- Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
- Flipkart Mobile & Ebooks App inside
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