Last week I managed to get my hands on the new Vodafone Smart Tab 10 courtesy of Cellucity. In my previous experience with tablets, I have not been utterly impressed besides by the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab of course. This tablet was none the better.

I currently use a Point Of View Mobii Tegra which I bought mid way through last year. The tablet features very similar specs to the Smart Tab 10 (ST10). I will be using the Tegra as a reference point to the Smart Tab 10.

The Tab

When I initially unboxed the ST10, I found the packaging to be very neat an precise which added to the excitement of unleashing the “power” of it. I started it up and was pleasantly surprised at the speed at which it turned on. This is where the “powerful” experience ended. Swiping through the different screens of Android v3.2 was sluggish to say the least but the screen was quite responsive. A little too responsive at times because I consistently had to backspace after typing the wrong thing. Enough moaning from me now, let me tell you a few good things about the ST10. The feel of the tablet in your hand is absolutely amazing. The back of the tablet is coated in a synthetic material which makes gripping it much easier. After messing around on the tablet for a few hours, I decided to take it for a proper test drive and watch a movie on it. I was AMAZED to say the least. The graphics in HD were probably the most crisp I’ve seen since the iPad. The audio was also phenomenal as it did not distort even a little when it was at full volume.

Geek Info

The ST10 is packed with a 800×1280, 16M TFT display which supports up to 10 fingers multi touch. It is powered by a 1.2GHZ Dual Core scorpion processor. It captures pictures via a 5MP camera which also shoots videos in 720p. There is a 2MP secondary front facing camera for video chat or if you just enjoy taking pics of yourself. It has a 16GB internal memory with a microSD expansion slot of up to 32GB.

This device will set you back: R289 PMX24 On MyGig 1 Standard contract

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  • Alben

    The vodafone smart table 10.1 come with a whole lot of problems as well. This is my second device in just under 2 months that reset itself or stop responding. I beleive the vodafone was quick to market the device without comprehensively testing it. It is the most costeffective 10.1′ device on the market, but you get what you’ve paid for, I suppose 🙁

  • Nicholas

    my 1 month old Smart Tab, reboots and resets itself when it feels like doing so. Sent the tablet back for repairs, Vodafone re installed the base software, received it back and it still does the same thing. I was told it was because of viruses, then told that the software was faulty, then told another story. Cant use the tab, and have to contnue to pay the contract as Vodacom will not repair agai, or replace!! THis tab sucks as does Vodacom..

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