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Axtrom Axpad v1 7″ Tablet Review

By on October 14, 2012
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An affordable 7″ tablet that holds its own.

Good: 3G support, included carry case, affordable
Bad: Slightly unresponsive at times, speaker placement could have been better
Price: AED 399
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Google’s Android operating system has given birth to a barrage of mobile phones in the market. From smartphones that would rival a small PC to phones that are just good enough to run Angry Birds, In the same way, there have been a slew of tablets entering the market that come in every size, color, and price point under the sun. This GITEX Shopper I was amazed at the number of new tablets that were being promoted at nearly every booth – some were about good enough to watch some HD video, while some were just a glorified paperweight. But today I’m experimenting with the Axtrom Axpad V1, a tablet powered by Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Build quality & design

The Axpad isn’t designed to be very flashy or for that matter attractive. It’s mostly glossy plastic body is easy to smudge, but thankfully Axtrom have included a faux leather case which you can carry the Axpad around in, making it much easier to handle.

The only buttons that the Axpad has are the power and volume rocker at the top of the device – everything else is available in the touch-OS. On the right hand side you’ll find a number of ports, including power, microSD, headphones, USB, mini-HDMI, Mini-USB, and microphone. The USB port can be used to plug in a flash drive to access files, and can also connect to a 3G dongle to provide internet access.

The front of the device sports a large black border around the screen, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera at the top right of the device. As far as looks go, the Axpad looks quite ordinary, and feels a bit weighty for a 7” device.

Specifications

In order to keep the Axpad at a lower price range, the specifications here won’t be the greatest. They’re decent enough for most tasks and apps, albeit with the occasional hiccup.

CPU: VIA WM 8850 Cotex-A9 1.5GHz Multi Core
RAM: DDR3 1GB
Screen: Capacitive LCD (Multi-Touch Panel)
Storage: Built-in 8GB Flash (External Micro SD Card Extendable up to 32GB)
OS: Andriod 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera: 1.3 megapixels (Front Camera)
Network: Built-in Wi-Fi module, External 3G Ready
PC Connection: Standard USB 2.0, HDMI
Battery: Built-in Lithium Battery: 3.7V 3000mAh
Accessories: 1x Premium Leather Case, 1x Earphone, 1x USB Cable, 1x Charger (2 pins + 3 pins)

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A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

Comments
  • lahiani

    Only 1.2 ghz mono core (after test)

    • fajis

      how this one ?

      • lood abbuo

        its a axpad hanged but mine too is hanged by an android chocol8te and its like a water tapping what an another answer can i do ?plzzzzzzzzzzz….help me!!answer & like my help

  • lahiani

    i owned this tablet 1 week a go ,it’s mentioned in the box 1.5GHz Multi Core .
    after benchmarking this device, its only 1.2 ghz mono core .

    • Amir

      heloo there
      hows the GPU?
      is it mali400?

      • AXTROM Support

        Yes, it’s based on Mali 400 GPU

    • MHY

      The V1 model is just 1.5 ghz dual core, other models are 1.2 ghz single core

    • http://www.facebook.com/mido.desent Mido Lamborghini

      wat do u mean (mono core) single ??

  • amir

    my tab is just 3 days old. UNRESPONSIVE. if you wan to buy this kind forget it-

  • moro

    it hanged all the time

    • greg

      i think u need to update. my axpad tablet can even install 3d games after rooting. games like fifa12, need for speed, nba2k13, spiderman, nova, and manymore. even you can save data in your extd car so all of these games can be played in the tablet anytime….w/o hang.

      • nhellv29

        are you successfully rooted your axpad v1?

      • snow

        wat should i update?

  • Huassain Ahamad

    i just buyed it yesterday for my daughter

  • ricel ivy

    hi ,. how can i download movies and songs on ax pad?? thanks

    • Nick Rego

      Hi – just plug in the axpad into your computer via a mini-USB cable, and it will appear in ‘My Computer’ as a disk drive. Just drag and drop media content onto the drive and you’ll be able to play it once you disconnect it from your PC.

  • anthony

    how to fix my axpad v1 axtron no display or how to format

    • AXTROM Support

      Please return it to the show where you bought it for warranty.

  • mohammad alraie

    Do you support the Arabic language???/ i need help

  • franz

    Help pls.. icant access my google play. When I enter my email and password it always said that “it can’t establish a reliable connection to the server” even though I’m connected by a wifi connection… help pls…

  • tamer

    i cant load any app from the market , if any one could , pls. tell me how you did it

  • pikot

    Is this tab applicable for video calling?why is it not compatible with some application like yahoo messenger plug in?even in skype?its just for call,not supported by video calling….any application you can refer guyz?thanks

    • Rhym Manolitz Setienta

      You should download skype with video call not the already install

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharjeel.muzaffar.3 Sharjeel Muzaffar

    help me my axpad gets stucked every time when i play some games

  • cvbhossain

    i bought few months ago worth for its money

  • rajesh

    how can i move an installed game to the sd card and make the settings for all future installations directly to the sd card?

    • axpad_user

      Axpad 7I01 has the option to transfer all games/apps data into your external SD card that you cannot find this option on most of the tablets in the market. basically with this option you can switch the internal memory to SD card & make the memory space more (up to 32GB). Just go to “settings – Storage , click default reading/writing storage , then click SD Card. then Reboot.

  • jayaselvan

    Hi i want watch HD movie from einthusan site. But this is not supporting
    Any body help me what to do

  • Behzad

    Is this tablet connected to the video projector by wifi…???

  • eldrian

    Does it have camera at the back ?

  • thulfy

    Cant listening my vedio sound,skype -call sound

  • SHAHEER

    bad lines on the screen the back cover came out and small speakers

  • HeinZ

    Help please.. im just using a mouse because the screen don not response when I touch the screen.. please who can help..

  • M.osama

    It is very good tablet with this price ( No game can’t be opened until now ) with good performance

    • asem

      لو سمحت ممكن اعرف المشكله معاك ؟
      can i know the problem with you ???

  • shernas

    i want axtrom 7 series charger…where will be buying that?pls inform me

  • snow

    even i have the same problem…. my google play says that there is some error… can someone tell me in detail wat 2 do?

  • muntazir

    i have forgot my pin so i need to factory reset.

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