First Impression: Intel powered Digiflip Pro Android tablets from Flipkart

We got to preview and get our hands on the newly launched Digiflip Pro tablets which were launched in India today courtesy Flipkart and Intel. Here are our first impressions of the tablets.

Published Date
27 - Aug - 2014
| Last Updated
27 - Aug - 2014
 
First Impression: Intel powered Digiflip Pro Android tablets from...

Intel struck a deal with Flipkart recently and today it announced a bunch of new tablets ranging from 7 to 9 inches in size. All the tablets come with a healthy spec sheet and are also priced quite competitively. According to Flipkart, the Digiflip Pro range of tablets has been targeted at the mass market especially for consumers who are looking for an affordable and sturdy tablet. Essentially there are three tablets- a 7-inch, 8-inch and an 8.9-inch model with the latter two models available in Wi-Fi and 3G+Wi-Fi variants.

The 7-inch ET 701 is the most affordable of the lot and comes with fairly decent build and design. The display surprised us with its great viewing angles, brightness levels and sharpness despite having a 1024x600 pixel resolution. The edges have a chromed up look and the back has an appealing leather-like textured finish which makes the device worth the money. We wished that the bezels were a bit slimmer, but at a price of just Rs. 5,999, it is too much to ask for.

Next up are the 8-inch XT 801 (Wi-Fi) and XT 811 (3G+Wi-Fi) tablets which come with a curved back with brushed metal finish, which reminded us of the previous generation of Lumia smartphones. The 8-inchers offer a higher resolution display (1280x800) and also better build quality. There is also a pair of stereo speakers at the bottom and the volume and power keys have a nice chrome finish.

Lastly, there are the 9-inch XT 901 (Wi-Fi) and XT 911 (3G+Wi-Fi) which have the best build quality that includes a metal chassis in the middle with front and back glossy plastic panels. The tablet is a little heavy which makes it feel sturdy. Just like their younger brothers, the XT 901 and 911 have an attractive looking display and all the ports and hardware buttons feel good.




Now all the tablets do justify the price in terms of build quality and if we talk about specifications, it seems that Flipkart has done its homework. The only concern here is that even after having a big name (Intel) backing up the tablets, it is a gamble for Flipkart as not many consumers would be attracted to a tablet made by an e-commerce retailer. 

During a conversation with Michael Adnani (VP - Retail and head, Flipkart), he said that the company is very optimistic about the success of the tablets and that it's trying to bring in devices according to the demands of the consumers.

Here are the full specifications of the tablets...

 

Details

ET701

XT 811 / XT 801

XT 911 / XT 901

Processor

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2520  (1.20 GHz, Dual core)

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2580 (2.00 GHz, Dual core)

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2580 (2.00 GHz, Dual core)

OS

AndroidTM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Assured upgrade to KitKat

AndroidTM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Assured upgrade to KitKat

AndroidTM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Assured upgrade to KitKat

Connectivity

Wi-Fi only

XT811-  3G with Voice calling, Single micro-SIM

XT801 – Wi-Fi only

XT911-  3G with Voice calling (with headset), Single micro-SIM

XT901 – Wi-Fi only

Display

7” (178mm) IPS Display

8” (203mm) IPS Display

8.9” (226mm) IPS Display

Resolution

1024x600p

1280 x 800p HD

1920 x 1200p Full HD

Camera

Dual Camera(VGA + 2MP)

Dual Camera

(2MP+5MP)

Dual Camera

(2MP+5MP)

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

2 GB

Memory

 8 GB internal storage, Expandable with microSD upto 32GB

16 GB internal storage

Expandable with microSD upto 32GB

16 GB internal storage

Expandable with microSD upto 32GB

Battery

 2800mAH Li-polymer

4200 mAh Li-polymer

6500 mAh Li-polymer

Price

ET701: Rs 5999

XT811: Rs 10999

XT801: Rs 8999

XT911: Rs 15999

XT901:Rs 13999