Sophix 7 inch Tablet Tab-730G
Poorly constructed, broken in less than a week!
I bought this gift for a Christmas present and in less than a week it has a crack in its inner glass. It hs not been dropped or mishandled but apparently is made so fragile that it can be broken without much use. I could overlook some of the performance issues, but being that fragile is simply unacceptable.
I purchased these as an impulse buy after standing in line black Friday for some other items. I had planned to buy my 9yr old and 11yr old tablets for christmas but had planned to do a bit more research than what I had. Was a little scared for Christmas morning after reading the other reviews but was thrilled when the day came. I had none of the issues that others were complaining about. It plays games and Netflix movies no problems, can be a bit slow at loading with some stuff but other than that this is a great tablet. Games, reading books, and watching movies is really all we use them for. I bought TWO and they both work great. Camera does need alot of light though, it can be a little dark. But for an $80 tablet this is the poo!
this tablet is a disaster waiting to happen
i bought the tablet it runs slow the browser does not work and its a piece of poo i don't know why thisthey sell this tablet plus unknown brand
Best Entry-Level 7" tablet
If you are in the market for an entry-level Android tablet, the Sophix TAB-730G is hard to beat. There are many single-core Allwinner A10-based Android tablets in the market place at this price point (Polaroid and others) but most of them have limited RAM (512M) and don't come pre-loaded with the Google Play store. Some have HDMI ports, some don't. This tablet has 1GB RAM, comes pre-loaded with Google Play and has an HDMI port. My tablet came pre-loaded with Android 4.0.4 and a decent assortment of "standard" Android apps such as web browser, email, and Google Maps. The tablet is manufactured by Digix Media and has a 1-year warranty. The Digix website has a customer support section with instructions for upgrading the tablet to the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich.
The tablet is more than adequate for routine tasks. The tablet is responsive, but as other reviewers have noted, you should not expect Google Nexus 7 performance. I found that Dolphin and K-9 perform better than the included stock browser and email clients, respectively. The tablet to provides an excellent e-reader experience through the pre-loaded Kindle app. The single front-facing camera is of limited resolution (0.3 megapixels) but totally adequate for Skype and scanning merchandise bar codes. The tablet has a strong Wi-Fi section. I have no trouble using Wi-Fi hot spots while out and about (Chick-Fil-A, Panera, Dunkin' Donuts) or in a hotel room (Wingate). I estimate the battery supports about 3.5 - 4 hours of constant activity (web browsing, reading emails and the like). The tablet doesn't consume much battery power while in standby mode. The tablet screen is responsive to the touch. I have not experienced the screen dead spot issue reported by some other reviewers. One minor complaint I have with this tablet and two other entry-level tablets I tried is the screen does not appear to be very responsive to the "pinch" gesture for zooming in and out.
This tablet comes with a USB wall charger and a standard USB-to-micro USB male-male cable. Accessories you should buy included micro USB male-to-standard USB female adapter (for use with a USB thumb drive or keyboard) and a mini HDMI male-to-standard HDMI female adapter (for use with standard HDMI display cables). A high quality cover that fits this tablet is the Werx 7" Universal Stand Case sold at Radio Shack.
Conclusion: You won't find a better 7” tablet in this price range.
I got the tablet for Christmas. It works pretty well for the price, however I do see that this tablet has some of the same issues as the others who have already posted. I thought it was just an issue with the "back" arrow, but about on half inch from the left, nothing on that side of the screen will work, occasionally. Sometimes when you re-start it, you get back the responsiveness. It also has dead spots periodically on the whole screen, making some of the game playing a little tricky. But it's okay overall. If I continue to have the "non responsive" back button issues, I'll have to take it back.
Great little tablet
Bought for my 10 yr old for Christmas. I had bought 2 Ematic 10" tablets, hated them and returned them. This one is so easy to use, very easy to set up, glides from screen to screen the way you expect a tablet to do, loads apps, games, & movies pretty quickly. Netflix works great for us but after reading reviews I heeded the suggestion not to download the update, so I can neither confirm nor deny that Netflix will work with the update. Hubby LOVES this and wants one for himself now.
I Just opened it from my mom and i have to say what a big let down. i charged witch took me 6 hours when my sister got the same one and hers only took 4 hours. and then it hooked up my wifi and it was working for an all of two mins. wont let me do anything taking it back to get a new one tomorrow. i would have to say if you buy this watch out they dont want to work. i would not recommend this to anyone
I received this item for Christmas and so far, I have been enjoying it very much! It can play videos, browse the internet, and responds sensitively to touch- all of which I was looking for in a tablet. No, it's not a Nexus 7 of Kindle HD, but it holds itself up well for the price. Totally enjoying myself!!!!
Good Tablet for the Price
This is a nice little tablet for a reasonable price. It is good at playing netflix(don't update it). It comes with a preinstalled netflix use that don't update or it will have issues. It links up to wireless internet well too. I like that straight out of the box you don't have to set up accounts its pretty much ready to use. It has HDMI capability to hook to the tv and can use a mouse. Skype works and can play a good range of games. It has limited memory but can hold a 32g sd card. Its not the fastest of tablets but it does run at a decent speed. Its case is a little flimsy and probably can't handle a great deal of abuse but that is to be expected for the price. I think that it is a good tablet to have for entertainment around the house and away. It is probably not the best choice if you use it constantly for work and home and like to run different programs continuously switching in between. It would probably have a freeze problem not because of the design but the processor just wouldn't be big enough to keep up. This tablet is a decent tablet for people who aren't going to rely on it as their computer and smart phone. Its better suited for people who just want it for entertainment and maybe a couple of small apps for writing reports, facebooking, and skyping. The camera on it isn't the best but it does work and the tablet is priced decently.
Good for the price
I bought this tablet for my girlfriend as a Christmas gift. I knew right away that it wasn't going to be an Ipad or anything as expensive, but I was looking for something basic that would allow her to browse the web, play games, read books, and watch Netflix. I was surprised at how well it does almost all of that. Our screen works fine and there are no "dead spots", but the clock is never right. We have to reset it every time we get on it, but that's what phones are for. I would say that the only bad thing about it is the Netflix. For some reason it won't work on the tablet. I've tried updating and resetting and nothing works. I will get about two minutes of streaming before it starts to buffer and once that happens it never finishes. I was impressed with the pre-loaded Angry Birds game. I'm pretty sure it is the full version. And I love the fact that it has Google Play unlike other cheap tablets I was looking at. If the Netflix worked I would rate this a ten and I would recommend it to a friend looking for a cheaper tablet.