XOLO Play Tab 7.0 review – with NVIDIA Tegra processor

The XOLO Play Tab 7.0 with a 7 inch screen supporting 1280×800 pixels resolution and powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad core processor is available for Rs. 12,999. This tab runs on Android 4.1 and comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.

XOLO Play Box Pack
The box contains the 7 inch tablet, user guide, warranty certificate, travel charger, earphone and data cable. The specifications are clearly mentioned on the box pack.

Design, display and OS
The XOLO Play Tablet got a curvy design with elegant silver and black color combination. The rear side is silver color with matte finish. The black part on the rear side has got some textures for added grip.

Tab 7.0 weighs 334 grams with battery and thickness is 10.82mm. The 7 inch IPS screen with 5 point multi touch supports 1280×800 pixels resolution. There are no physical dedicated buttons on the front side for navigation and hence a part of the screen will be taken up by on screen navigation buttons – usable screen resolution is 1216×800 pixels.

There are dual speaker on the rear side. Play Tab 7.0 comes with factory fitted screen guard. 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the right side along the curve (check video), with micro USB port and micro SD card slot. The power / lock button is placed on the top with volume rockers. This tab runs on Jelly Bean 4.1.1.

There are very few apps that came pre-installed. Accelerometer, magnetic and orientation sensors are present.

XOLO Play tab 7.0 box pack

Memory and Storage
There is on-board 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. Of the 1GB RAM 359MB is free and of the 8GB storage 5.6 GB is assigned as internal storage of which 5.5GB is free. 32GB microSD card is supported and you can install apps on the external storage. OTG is supported I could connect my pen-drive using an OTG cable.

XOLO Play tab 7.0 unboxing and review

Performance
XOLO Play Tab 7.0 houses NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor (Model: TW800) plus a 5th battery saver core. This is coupled with 416MHz 12 core NVIDIA GeForce GPU. The benchmark scores looked good.

XOLO Play Tab 7.0 handson

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 4037.
  • AnTuTu – 13699.
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1686, Metal 406.
  • Nenamark 2 – 55.4 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

Gaming and Entertainment
The Asphalt 7 gaming play was very smooth and I could control the car perfectly. Dead Trigger too seemed smooth but at times you could feel the frames dropping a bit. Modern Combat 4 game play was also pretty good but when using the scope you could feel the game slowing down. Over all a good gaming experience. This tab can play full HD videos. The games were stored on the external SD card.

Others
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked well, I did not get the time to check the GPS. The tablet did not heat up much. The loudspeaker sound is low. Front camera is 2MP resolution good enough for Skype video chats.

Battery
The battery looks good and should last for a longer time as compared with other tablets. This tab comes with 4000 mAh built in battery. I ran the benchmark apps for around 18 minutes the battery dropped by 7% and temp increased to 34 degree. Do note that benchmark apps and high end games use maximum CPU / GPU power and hence for normal usage the battery backup will be much better. I played few games for around 13 minutes – battery dropped by 7%, temp increased to 38 degree.

Verdict
XOLO Play Tab 7.0 got a good look and comes with renowned hardware chipset; it runs on Jelly bean OS with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. Battery backup, overall design and performance are pretty good. The only issue with this tablet is its price tag. Play Tab 7.0 is priced at Rs. 12,999 when surprisingly the Nexus 7 tablet with almost same specifications, 16GB internal storage and also powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor can be purchased for only Rs. 9,999.

Play 7.0 image gallery

XOLO Play tab 7.0 unboxing and review video

Asphalt 7, Dead Trigger 2 and MC4 on XOLO tab 7.0

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