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Good: Build quality, rugged construction
Bad: Terrible screen, poor viewing angles, microSD card and SIM cards are hidden behind rear plate
Comment: This review is right. The screen is awful, and the viewing angles are horrible. I'd rather get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 or the Acer Iconia A110.
Good: excellent value for money, good build quality,3g,good battery
Bad: can be a bit sluggish when starting up apps
Comment: i have owned this tablet for 3 months now after trying out a large number of similar tablets. The CNET reviewer has got a lot of his facts wrong. one of the pictures he includes is actually of the 9 inch Lenovo model A2109.
The A2107 is a budget machine and you need to compare it with other budget 7in machines between £100 -150??? like the gemini tab,galaxy tab 2, go clever,nook,versus,kindle fire etc.
The Nexus 7 costs £199 at PC World thats £50 more than the Lenovo not £10. it has a better screen and processor. It does not have 2 cameras and you have to spend another £100+ for the 3G sim card version.
Screen - the screen resolution compares well with its rivals. Compare it for yourself at Currys/PC world. .
Processor- can be a bit sluggish on starting up an app, but in practice works well otherwise. I've noticed no lag switching between screens. I've played quite a few games action games and it copes really well. my favourite is frontline commando at the moment.
if you like the Lenovo the 9in model has a faster dualcore chip and costs £199.
"Old version android" - actually most tablets on the market at the moment come with ice cream sandwich??? The Nexus is made by Google and traditionally All Google phones and tablets ship with a newer version of android. You should be able to upgrade at a later date
Camera- its low spec. so what??? if you want decent pictures you dont use a tablet.
Back section - I find it a doddle to remove and replace. How many times will you need to remove it anyway ??? maybe once to put your sim card/s in???
Overall its a good buy, it is solidly made, you can adjust the screen brightness. Music also sounds good on the music player.
The wifi and 3g work well.
Good: excellent value for money, good build quality,3g compatible, good battery life.
Bad: can be sluggish
Comment: . This reviewer seems obsessed with Google Nexus 7 and fails to
Good: price 2sim
Bad: hidden capability
Comment: Hi everybody there! Sincerely I don't agree at all with the cnet review.
I have it, I use it, and for that price I believe it is a very very good piece of hardware overall if we consider that it is possible to unlock the Phone and the FM radio receiver hw present inside of it but not declared. Yes ! With one sim you can surf the net and with the other one You can do phone call ! All the lacks point out by the reviewer are not problematics in the "real" life for me so I recommend it for that price .
Good: Cheap, 3G sim option, expandable memory via micro SD
Bad: No word about an upgrade to jellybean at the moment
Comment: I find this a great little device. Even though it is a single core processor, I haven't notice any lags when doing stuff such as watching films or playing games. I also have a task killer in the background to end any apps I'm not using.
No issues with the screen brightness or resolution, they are absolutely fine for me. I have it on the medium setting but it can go brighter still. Great for use with the Kindle app and reading in general.
I got this device mainly because I had a 3G mobile data sim around the house which I wasn't using and constantly using my phone was killing my battery and data plan allowance. My other tablet is a 10" wifi only and looking for a wi-fi bar / cafe can be a pain.
Haven't really used the camera, from what I've seen, it's nothing great but for the price it is usable if you just want to capture something or video chat.
I would definitely recommend checking out the Lenovo A2107 if you are in the market for a basic 7" tab. For £170, I've now got a 7" 3G tablet with 48 GB memory (16 + 32 mb SD). Fantastic value for money!
Good: Dual SIMs so not restricted to WiFi coverage areas. Great for outdoors.
Bad: Nothing - I even find the screen easy to read outdoors
Comment: Purchased this from Currys for under £150 because it is one of the very few tablets that have mobile data as well as WiFi. Can take 2 sims so I have one PAYG phone sim that sends/receives SMS TXT messages and a 3G data sim from a dongle for mobile network data.
Works fine outdoors and in the car. With GPS and mobile I can use Google Maps and directions to find my way, and browse the internet - all without neededing to be in WiFi coverage - so you are not tethered to being in a coffee bar in town, I use it out in the South Downs National park. PLUS when you are in a pub or coffee bar then you can use WiFi and save your data useage.
I like the screen - the reviews say it's not very good and complain about the limited viewing angle. Yes limited viewing angle is true but I find that a Bonus when on the train. People in the seat next to me CAN NOT read my screen and emails etc. It's a privicy feature and Lenovo's corporate IBM heritage shows.
Android version is newer than my Motorola Defy so I find it just fine and unlike my smartphone the standard buttons are on-screen and not physical so they are at the bottom of the screen in Landscape mode as well - unlike my smartphone where they end up being along the right hand side when rotated to landscape.
Good battery life and my passenger has used it in car for navigation (yes it has GPS) for hours.
Speed - well it's quick enough to watch youtube videos.
Also found that a Nexus 7 leather flip case fits perfectly.
Good: It is OK and has long battery life
Bad: Screen is not suprerb
Comment: This review is 4 months after the thing went on sale shame on Cnet for not keeping to date with product releases.
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