Published on June 12th, 2015 | by Gary Johnson0
Vodafone Tab Prime 6 review, worth the price?
Cheap Android tablets have become big business in recent times which was arguably kicked off with the release of the original Nexus 7 back in 2012, and now many manufacturers have got in on the game including supermarkets. Today we have a Vodafone Tab Prime 6 review and asking if it is worth the price.
The tablet was released last month along with a couple of more affordable handsets which included the Vodafone Smart First 6 that we have already reviewed. We have now been using the Tab Prime 6 for the last few days and deciding if the device is worth the £150 asking price that the carrier is asking.
To recap the slate features a 9.6-inch touchscreen display that provides a resolution of 1280 x 800 at 157ppi pixel density. This is powered by a Qualcomm quad core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.3GHz with an Adreno 306 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
This is running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the device providing 16GB of internal storage that is expandable by a further 32GB via a microSD card. Camera wise there is a 5-megapixel rear camera paired with a 2-megapixel front facer, and the tablet also supports the carriers 4G LTE service.
The device isn’t the best looking tablet but it isn’t too bad and does feel good in the hand with a soft touch plastic on the rear, and the Tab Prime 6 feels pretty light and even weighs in at 4g lighter than the Tesco Hudl 2.
Despite this the tablet does feel pretty sturdy and on one side of the Prime we have the power button alongside the volume rocker, while the microSD port and SIM slot are on the other side under an easy to open flap.
There is a headphone jack and IR blaster on the left hand edge with a microUSB port on its own on the right edge. One thing I was disappointed in was the display that while was pretty responsive lacked the detail and clarity of other similarly priced units such as the Hudl 2.
Color reproduction was poor without any vibrancy but one thing it had in its favor was viewing angles, but another annoyance I found was when I placed the Tab Prime down on a surface while watching content. This badly muffled the speaker that is positioned on the back
The display was also a let down to view in bright sunlight and dark scenes were a struggle to see while watching content, but there are quite a few positives with the Vodafone tablet. It comes running Android 5.0 Lollipop although there are some additions to the OS such as the left home screen that has been given over to Flipboard that opens as soon as you go there.
There is also Peel Smart which allows users to take control of the IR blaster and use the tablet as a remote control. The tablets cameras while not being the best available do get the job done and would be ideal for regular Skype users, and surprisingly there is HDR and Panorama modes.
In use the device camera struggles in low light but many don’t use their tablet to take images they want to keep. If you buy it on Pay as You Go the Tab Prime 6 is one of the cheapest large screen slates available, especially considering it supports 4G data downloads but when you have the likes of the Tesco Hudl 2 available that can be used via a smartphone Wi-Fi hotspot, it remains to be seen how well the device sells.
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