Now here’s a tablet that’s high on the style factor, reasonably priced yet not too bad in performance either:  Zinglife Z97T. Boasting a 9.7 inch screen with IPS LED display and an almost wafer-thin body at 9.1mm, it just might be the right one for you. Let’s check it out.

The superlative capacitive 9.7 inch touch screen and the 5 point display with 1024 x 768 resolution alone may be enough to impress you. But there’s more that you would like.

Processing speed
Powered by a 1.0 GHz 32-bit processor, the Zinglife Z97T makes multi-tasking a breeze. To complement its 3G features and deliver a performance to match, it is built on the Arm Cortex A8 platform, has 512MB DDR3 RAM and runs on Android 2.3. You can later upgrade to ICS.

Zinglife Z97T slim 3G tab
Certainly not a ‘me-too’ tab


Shooting and sharing images or video chatting with associates, friends or relatives is really delightful because your image is delivered in pretty good resolution thanks to the 1.3 megapixel front camera. The set of features includes pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.3.

The video and music player may be standard but the 1.5W stereo speakers deliver a decent sound. There is also a built-in microphone.

Storage too can only be standard for a tablet this size and weight (600g). So you have internal memory of 4GB NandFlash with support for a 32GB MicroSD card.

For Internet this device features a built-in 3G Module (WCDMA) and WiFi (802.11 b/g/n SDIO). A Bluetooth (V2.1; EDR) is also provided for when you want to share files with other devices. SIM Card support for SMS and Internet.

When you’re multi-tasking you want the device’s battery to go on and on. The 2700 mAh 7.2V/20Wh battery isn’t extraordinary yet it will deliver what you expect. So you can enjoy up to 8 hours of non-stop music, or up to 5 hours of video watching or browse the Web for about 6 hours non-stop.

Sundry features
The device has a Mini HDMI port, a Mini USB (USB 2.0 support) and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

The sum total of Zinglife Z97T’s features and performance is quite positive and matches the price tag.

Best price approx. Rs. 18,000/.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -