iPad Mini 2

I’m sure everyone has heard of the iPad by now, some people may want a tablet but find it too big for them, well the iPad Mini 2 might be for you. With its light and thin design, it would not be much of a burden to carry it around and is also easy to keep.

It uses the iOS 9 which is the most recent and secure version of the operating system. There is a 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB models where you can choose from.

Don’t let the size of the iPad fool you, it is still able to perform basic tasks like surfing the internet or playing casual games. It is installed it with the A7 Chip which is quite responsive, powerful and power efficient, having a battery life of around 10 hours (may vary from users).

Using 802.11n with MIMO, it is able to provide a faster internet connection making streaming videos more enjoyable as the chance of it buffering is severely reduced. It also supports 4G which is small but makes a big significance as you’re able load things more quickly and stream videos on YouTube or any media sharing platform in high quality.

It comes with a 7.9-Inch Retina Display which are able to capture sharper and detailed photos. The screen is sharp and colourful so that it is enjoyable for viewing.

When you purchase the iPad Mini 2, it comes a Lighting to USB cable and a USB Power Adapter.

Overall, the iPad Mini 2 is good budget iPad if features aren’t a problem. Some who had used certain Apple Phones and Tablets may know that it comes with a TouchID Sensor which the iPad Mini 2 lacks. The iPad Mini is cheaper than most Apple products where it costs from S$398.00 to S$648.00. In conclusion, if you’re looking for a tablet to do basic functions like surfing the web, streaming videos or play casual games, this maybe a perfect tablet for you.

 

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Samsung Galaxy View

The Samsung Galaxy View is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 451.8 mm x 275.8 mm x 11.9 mm and an extremely heavy weight of 2650 g, which is much heavier than an average tablet that has a weight of 498 g. Next, I will move on to the display of this tablet.

Firstly, it has a big physical size of 18.4 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This tablet also has a pixel density of 120 ppi. It has a high screen-to-body ratio of 75.70%. There is also a light sensor on this tablet. The camera of this tablet is 2.1 megapixels.

Secondly, it has an octa-core processor hence the tablet can load applications quite quickly. Additionally, it has a system memory of 2048 MB RAM and a built-in storage of 64 GB. The battery capacity of this tablet is 5700 mAh. The advantages of this tablet is that it has a high screen-to-body ratio (75.7 %) and a fast mobile data support (4G). The disadvantages of this tablet is that it has an extremely heavy weight and there is no rear camera.

Lastly, people who are interested in this product must be wondering about its price. Now, I shall list down the prices. The device is now up for shipping and currently offers 32 GB and 128 GB Wi-Fi options for $799 and $949 respectively. While the 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model will cost you $1,079. In my opinion, this is a great tablet if the weight is not too heavy and it should be light enough for people to carry it around without much effort. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages, I would say that this tablet should be given a rating of 7/10.

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Assassin’s Creed:Pirates

 

When someone think about Assassin’s Creed in general, one will visualise  a hooded figure doing parkour in a famous time era, brutally assassinating enemies. However, taking out the naval combat of Black Flag and Rogue, the basic formula for Pirates is made.

In basic, there is no land combat at all, thus putting this game in the Everyone and Teens section of ESRB. The main focus is its naval combat. The story in brief is that, you play as Alonzo Batilla, a budding pirate who just so happen to rescued by other pirates and together, they hunt down a Piece of Eden(some holy artifact that had special powers, the Sword of Eden in Unity can shoot arc bolts everywhere, for example) with some famous people then, like Blackbeard. The storyline may however inter-twine with Black Flag mainly die to Blackbeard’s appearance(I have not completed the game yet).

The gameplay was spectacular as they kept the main weapons from Rogue and Black Flag naval conflicts. The missions were usually a hunting mission, although some times it will be different. Sadly, the missions had a steep difficulty slope, meaning it would be hard to catch up after doing a mission , thus having a feeling that you have to do long grinding game time or simply pay to win(you can buy currencies and material). The sidequests and missions are pretty enjoyable to play, but the assassination mission in the pain in the neck.As you have to drag your ship through guards from a birds eye view, your finger size does matters heavily. The Mayan temple escapes are ridiculously difficult as the controls just simply does not work.The only sheer thing that makes me still want to play this game is the ‘love’ for the Assassin’s Creed franchise and missing out Black Flag. The graphics are outstanding too. Adding to the immersive gameplay to its naval only gameplay.

All in all, if you really love Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Rogue’s gameplay, and just could not get enough, just download Assassin’s Creed Pirates. It is free to play anyways. It is available to download from Google Play or Appstore.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2(8.0-inch) is a multi-touch tablet. It runs on Android OS and has a dimension of 198.6 mm x 134.8 mm x 5.6 mm. The tablet is also light-weight and has a weight of 272 g which is lighter than the average of 368 g.

The main body of the tablet is made of metal. The tablet has a physical size of 8.0 inches and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 have a pixel density of 320 ppi. There are also some extremely useful functions such as the light sensor and scratch-resistant glass.

The camera of this tablet is 8 megapixels. There are also some exclusive features and settings for the camera such as face detection, autofocus, geo tagging, exposure compensation and white balance presets. The front-facing camera for this tablet is 2.1 megapixels which is used for people who would like to take selfies. It runs on an octa-core processor and has a system memory of 3072 MB RAM. The built-in storage for this phone is 64 GB. And, most important of all, the battery life. The battery capacity for this tablet is 4000 mAh.

In my opinion, this is a good tablet since it have many pros and only one con for this tablet. The pros are it have a high pixel density screen, high screen-to-body ratio, lots of RAM(3072 MB), 4G and thin body(less than 7.5mm). The con is that the camera lacks flash, so the photos taken in the dark or at night might not be too good. Hence, in my opinion, I will give this tablet a rating of 9/10.

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Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro

The Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro is a multi-touch tablet. It runs on Android OS and it has a dimension of 247 mm x 179 mm x 4.68 mm. This tablet has a physical size of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. It weighs around 665 g which is quite reasonable to carry it around. Just for extra information, average tablets weigh around 800 g so as you can tell this tablet is lighter than the average.

The pixel density for the tablet is 299 ppi. Next, the camera of this tablet is 13 megapixels and the camera also have some features such as autofocus and geo tagging. It runs on a quad core processor and furthermore, it has a graphic processor. The system memory of this tablet is 2048 MB RAM and it has a built-in storage of 32 GB.

In addition, the tablet has a battery capacity of 10200 mAh(milli ampere-hour) which is quite a high battery capacity so it should be able to last very long. The battery of this tablet is non-removable. It also have some features and sensors too, such as the light sensor, accelerometer and compass. It runs on a quad core processor. And lastly, the tablet have some pros and cons. The pros are the tablet has 4G, a thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm, good battery and a great sound quality. The cons are that the camera lacks flash and the cylindrical spine makes it awkward to hold in landscape orientation.

In my opinion, I will give the Lenovo YOGA Tab 3 Pro a rating of 8.5/10 since it have very good functions such as a thin body which is nice to hold around hence it is convenient for people to use for their daily lives.

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Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70

The Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 is a multi-touch tablet so the user can control the phone with up to 10 fingers at a single time. It has a dimension of 247 mm x 171 mm x 8.9 mm and a weight of 509 g which is heavier than average tablet which has a mass of 360 g. The tablet has a physical size of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

It has a pixel density of 224 ppi. There are some features for display such as the light sensor and accelerometer. For the camera, it have autofocus and geo tagging. The tablet has a quad core processor and a system memory of 2048 MB RAM. It also have a built-in storage of 16 GB.

The non-removable battery of this tablet has a capacity of 7000 mAh. However, the battery is not user replaceable though. There are some pros and cons. The pro is only the tablet has 4G but the con is that this tablet’s camera lacks flash. There should be another factor which users might want to consider and it is the colour of the phone. There are some colours such as Pearl White and Midnight Blue(shown in the image).

In my opinion, this tablet is good and I would give it a rating of 7/10 since it does not have much disadvantages and it has a big screen which can be used to watch movies and shows. This tablet is suitable for casual use and not too suitable for those who would take photos using tablets. And lastly, many people might be wondering the price of this tablet. Now, I shall say the price group of this tablet. The tablet’s price group is within the lower range, 4/10 which is a little lower than the average smartphones.

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LG G Pad X 8.3

The LG G Pad X 8.3 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 216.7 mm x 126.5 mm x 8.6 mm and weighs 369 g which is slightly heavier than the average tablet of 360 g. The difference in weight is around 9 g. The physical size for this tablet is 8.3 inches, so it is a small tablet and with an affordable price.

It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This tablet has a pixel density of 265 ppi. The tablet have a light sensor and accelerometer. The camera is 8 megapixels. The camera have many features such as face detection, digital zoom, voice activation, self-timer, autofocus, touch to focus and geo tagging. There are many different camera modes such as burst mode and high dynamic range mode. It has a sharp focus, though things get fuzzy in low-light situations and colors are on the dull side.

It runs on 8 core processor and it has a system memory of 1800 MB RAM. The tablet has a built-in storage of 16 GB and a battery capacity of 4800 mAh. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it have a 8-core processor and a fast mobile data support. The cons are the battery is not user replaceable, the camera lacks flash and the gaming performance is slow, for example if you play Nova 3, the phone will definitely lag. It applies to all large games. The good thing about the LG G Pad X8.3’s speakers is that there is two of them. The bad news is that they are located on the back, directing the sound away from your ears.

Lastly, the tablet has a 4,800mAh battery.In my opinion, this is a great tablet because of the 8-core processor as it can run applications or the Internet very fast, hence I would give this tablet an overall rating of 8/10.

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Google Nexus 7 (2013)

The second generation Google Nexus 7 is a multi-touch tablet and it has very good specifications. It has a dimension of 200 mm x 114 mm x 8.65 mm and a light weight of 299 g. It is lighter than an average tablet of around 360 g. It has a big display and a physical size of 7.0 inches.

It has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a high pixel density screen. It have some good and useful features such as the light sensor and scratch-resistant glass so it can withstand light scratches. The camera for this tablet is 5 megapixels and has an autofocus. It runs on a quad core processor and has a system memory of 2048 MB RAM.

The built-in storage for this tablet is 32 GB. The battery has a capacity of 3950 mAh. There must be a lot of people wondering what is the price of this tablet. So, the tablet’s price group is 5/10 which is the average amount. It has a low starting price of $230 which is good enough to cement its place in the tablet hall of fame. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are the tablet has a high pixel density screen, a quad core processor and fast mobile data support. The cons are the tablet lacks microSD slot for storage expansion and the camera lacks flash.

In my opinion, this is a great tablet. It have attracted many customers to buy it. It have very good specs and can be bought at an affordable price of $350. I would recommend people to buy this tablet as it is useful and have many functions which can assist you in many stuff which you need to use in your daily lives. I will give it a rating of 9.5/10.

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Microsoft Surface 3

The Microsoft Surface 3 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 267 mm x 187 mm x 8.7 mm and a weight of 621 g which is a lot heavier than the average of 360 g. The physical size of this tablet is 10.8 inches and it has a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels.

It has a pixel density of 214 ppi. It also have features such as light sensor and proximity sensor. The camera is 8 megapixels and has autofocus but lacks flash. It runs on a quad core processor and has a system memory of 4096 MB RAM. It has a built-in storage of 128 GB.

The tablet is released on 1st May 2015. It cost SG$1,108.00. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it runs on quad core processor, it has lots of RAM and a fast mobile data support. The con is the camera lacks flash.

In my opinion, this is not a bad tablet but it is heavy and needs some effort to carry it around. I would recommend people who is not a camera lover or a person that takes photos with their tablet. This tablet lacks flash so when it is under darkness, it is not clear. I will give it a rating of 8/10.

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is a multi-touch tablet. It has a dimension of 203.2 mm x 134.5 mm x 6.6 mm and a weight of 298 g which is lighter than the average tablet in the market. Average tablet weighs around 362 g. The physical size for this tablet is 8.0 inches and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. It runs on 64-bit intel CPU(Central Processing Unit).

It has a high pixel density of 320 ppi. There are some useful features such as light sensor and scratch-resistant glass. The camera is 8 megapixels and has a feature such as geo tagging. It runs on a quad-core processor and has a system memory of 4096 MB RAM.

Nextly, this tablet runs on a quad core processor. There are a few colours you can choose for this tablet such as black and white which is shown on the image on top. It also has a built-in storage of 64 GB and it is released on 10th July 2015. There are some pros and cons for this tablet. The pros are it has a high pixel density screen, quad core processor, lots of RAM and a thin body. The cons are the camera lacks autofocus, flash and the front-facing speakers are weak.

In my opinion, this is a good tablet. I would recommend it to people who would use the tablet casually and not those photo enthusiasts who loves to take photos with their phones or tablet. This tablet is not a tablet which specializes in photos, however, it has an affordable price which is quite reasonable since this is a good tablet as it has a lot of good functions which is useful in our daily lives such as the fast processor for this tablet. Hence, I shall give it a rating of 8.5/10.

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