- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 11.7 x 1.1 cm ; 322 g
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: EGQ307BU
- ASIN: B00GTRW286
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 23 2013
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #476,550 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Ematic 7" HD Andriod 4.2 Tab Blue EGQ307BU
- Ematic Egq307 8 Gb Tablet - 7 - Wireless Lan - 1.50 Ghz - Blue - 1 Gb Ram - Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - Slate - 1024 X 600 Multi-touch Screen Display
android 4.2, Jelly Bean Preloaded With Android 4.2 (jelly Bean) Allowing Users To Enjoy The Latest Innovations In Mobile Technology With Complete Ease Of Use. Hd Touch Screen The 7 Hd Capacitive Touch Screen Provides An Extra Responsive User Experience, Including Swiping And Multi-touch Gestures. Quad-core Processor This Tablet Features A Fast 1.5ghz Quad-core Processor For Superior Performance While Multitasking. Stream Music While Browsing The Internet Or Read Ebooks While Downloading Videos.
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The listed 1GB of operation memory is not like a computer RAM location that is only used for operating portion of program. It is a combined storage drive and RAM. This is where loaded apps sit and accumulate updates until is inoperable. Had disabled all unused apps that seemed safe to do so which extended use for a bit. Now daughter took off 3 games (which were loaded to extSD) in attempt to make room for a new app. When that didn't work I looked over things and realized what was occurring. Storage memory shows 3.78 of 4.49GB free and extSD card has almost 16GB free. Each time something updates it adds to original. With everything set into "running" memory then fills up with updates and when you go to do something or add/update there is nothing remaining for use. This pretty much bricks the device.
While it operates, it is a decent cheap tablet for children but make sure have product insurance as 2 of 3 previous models failed in 6 months.
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However, there seem to be problems with inconsistent quality and performance. For example, the charging cable supplied with the tablet doesn't fit the connector on the tablet very well at all, and is essentially useless. Our family has two of these tablets, and this is true for both. Charging cables that came with other chargers fit ok. I ended up tossing the cables that came with these tablets.
One of our tablets developed a visible flaw in the display after about a month, and stopped responding to touch inputs. To their credit, Ematic honored the warranty, but the process was pretty painful. I tried the web form which promised a response in 1 business day, and gave up waiting after a week. I had to hunt for the customer service ph#, which was buried on the web site. I called several times before I even got someone to answer (no robo attendant, just endless ringing). After they gave me an RMA, it took about a month to get a replacement.
There is also inconsistent wifi performance between the two tablets we own. The replacement tablet we received for the defective unit has good wifi performance all over our house, and picks up several neighbors' networks, similarly to our various other wifi devices. The other one barely connects to our home network, reports a weak signal, frequently disconnects, and does not see any nearby networks. It is barely usable for wifi access.
Overall, I would say buying one of these is a gamble. If you get a good one, and have a spare charging cable, it performs well for the price. If not, it's really not worth buying.
I looked into both a used Nexus 7 and a Samsung Galaxy 7" Tab and both of them have things I dislike. Nexus does NOT have a MicroSD slot so you're stuck with the memory that's there and the Galaxy has a custom charger/usb cable so if you lose it or break it you have to buy another one. This tablet has the MicroSD slot AND uses a standard MicroUSB slot to charge!
As for the battery life it REALLY helps to get JuiceDefender App or some other power manager app and of course you need to keep it light with the number of apps you have as many run in the background and are tricky to stop completely. The battery life improved with more use as well to I'd say about average for a low cost tablet say 5-6 hours in USE, it stays at or near its charge if you have the screen off.
You CAN'T beat this price if you get it at wally world for fifty five bucks NEW with free shipping!
DON'T BUY IT HERE it's way overpriced compared to Wally World's price!
The screen is dull, and a modest resolution. The speakers sound awful, don't get loud, and based on some distortion I hear will probably give without too much stress. The first time I used it (a few minutes of games, several minutes exploring the device, and one episode of House on Netflix), the battery percentage went to 67%....but it was dead when I woke up the next morning. For some inexplicable reason there's a dedicated hard button for the 'back' function. The camera may as well not exist for the 8-bit-esque quality of pictures it takes. There's no bluetooth, no GPS, no rear camera.
In other words, it's a very economy-level device. There's nearly nothing high-end about it, nothing luxurious. However, when it comes down to it, it is functioning, and fairly well. The touch screen is plenty responsive, the performance is definitely acceptable as far as speed is concerned (I was definitely surprised at how well Google's voice search worked). Also, while this hasn't happened to me (yet), it looks like the failure rate is pretty high (based on other reviews and whatnot). Your charger may stop working, the battery may never be up to par, the screen can go out, etc. There's a decently high risk of that with this device.
So I give 4 stars. I think I roughly got $40 worth of tablet...which is not a lot of tablet. Some parts will please you, others are extremely low-end, there's a high chance it won't last too long.
Quick update: The battery dying overnight hasn't been the norm so far; it has only happened the first time mentioned above. I haven't done any timing or anything, but since then the battery has lasted roughly how long I'd expect (not great, but not needing to be constantly plugged in).
It's probably worth mentioning that it has been taking over a second or two to wake the device (after prolonged non-use). It was much quicker before. A second may not seem long, but if you experience it I think you'd start to agree it's an annoyance.
Another update: I've decided to keep this little sucker. I don't use it heavily, I don't count on it for anything.
Upon closer inspection, I think under moderately heavy use a 3-hour battery life is roughly what you can expect, but it gets fairly better for non-Internet use. Idle battery consumption is fairly bad, but acceptable.
I use it for simple games, some internet browsing, and some basic experiments with learning Android. Serves me fine. Probably the biggest frustration is very frequent occurrences of the infamous "insufficient memory" Android bug. Apparently only 1GB is considered truly "internal" memory; the rest is considered a simulated SD card. Very annoying.
I think if you're extra kind to this thing, it will function just fine as a (very) basic tablet. I think the strongest demographic for this tablet are those who need personal Internet access on the (very) cheap. I imagine kids would be able to beat it up enough to cause problems, and if you truly need a reliable/quality device and can afford it, you'd be happier with something else. My overall opinion of tablets is that they are merely a toy; that's what this is for me.
Another update: I've owned the ematic for around a month and a half now, and it still has yet to show any true red flags of problems. It hasn't needed an unreasonable amount of care, though I do study electronics and generally know how to be kind to one. The performance has slowed a noticeable amount already, but it's still decently fast. I think battery life has stayed roughly steady, but am not sure...I go on and off with using a screen dimming app, and since the screen is typically >50% of my reported battery consumption, it's hard to gauge a typical battery life.
Update (June 8, 2015): I suppose it's been about 9 months now, and I very rarely ever use this tablet anymore. The few times I have lately, it has performed very slowly. I use it infrequently enough that the battery has usually died between uses, just from sitting idle. I think if you use it more regularly, follow better battery maintenance practice, have less updates to do every time it turns on (which majorly bogs it down for a while when you first turn it on after a break), etc., it would probably stay at a reasonable but low performance level more consistently. I think I've ended up using it as a mouse pad more than a tablet lately...the back is a pretty smooth rubbery matte that fills this need nicely when you're sitting on the couch with your laptop :)
Comparing the specs of this unit (EGQ307) with other Android tablets, this unit is, by far, the best device you can buy. The price is very good and the quad processors can handle any app you can install. I use this as my new GPS (I connect it to a wireless hotspot that I already have) and it works great!
The touch screen is fast to respond and installing apps is very easy.
With zero tablet experience, I was up and running on this tablet in less than 10 minutes. The design is great and intuitive.
If you are looking for a tablet, look no further. I highly recommend Ematic.
1. I can only tolerate looking at the screen when it's held horizontally. When the tablet is held vertically, the screen's viewing angle is so narrow that each eye sees each side of the screen with slightly different tints. The effect is similar to wearing 3D glasses. When held horizontally, there's no problem at all.
2. The engineers divided the 8 gigs into two separate storage areas. So what? Well, when you put a bunch of apps on (15 or so?), the one gets filled while the other remains empty. So you need to manually move them around to optimize space.
3. Good luck finding an acceptable case!