I already did a review of low-cost eight-inch cheap tablet bb-mobile called “Topol”. That which is “designed in Russia, raised in China.” The basic concept of the manufacturer (“Business Office”) – a device with decent performance for indecent little money. And I must say that this concept works well at them – the cheap tablet was actually quite good, and only considering the price of 160$ – and do good.
Today we will one cheap tablet of the company, which has received the proud name of Kalash LTE – probably because of the all-metal body. It is a seven-inch tablet, which has a full-featured telephone module with support for as much as two SIM cards and networks fourth-generation LTE (4G), and thus is the budget tablet with Android 5.1 and LTE.
Thus, there is not even entirely clear what it include: a small cheap tablet or a great phone. However, the classification – is not important, the main thing – how it all works.
Well, then, of course, it is clear that the price of trying to reduce as much as possible. Therefore, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of built-in, a screen resolution of 1024×600 – is already rare, as well as the 2-megapixel camera on. However, in the presence of LTE, two SIM cards, and enough performance platform Mediatek MT8735. So let’s see what all happens.
Contents of delivery
As usual at the “Business Office”, the packaging is made with a twist: in this case, box simulates weapon suitcase in which, according to the developers kept disassembled.
But inside there assembled Kalash LTE: the plate itself, the folder cover, OTG-cable USB-microUSB, AC adapter, stylus to draw on the screen, user manual, warranty card. By the way, for the extra-grade cheap tablet – even very good.
The appearance and behavior
Special design frills here I did not expect – and they did not get: a cheap tablet as a tablet, made in a very traditional manner.
The housing is made of real metal: the developers have positioned the cheap tablet as a secure device “three in one” – a tablet, smartphone, GPS-navigator – which you can carry with you in the tail and mane of the cities and villages.
Behind the housing, top and bottom made two plastic inserts.
Upper insert – Removable: under it found two slots for miniSIM, one above the other, and a separate slot for memory cards microSD.
The insert has a special slot, which can be hooked over the nail, but here we must be careful: opens insert with visible effort, so it’s not as if to break a fingernail.
Slots speaker located on the bottom of plastic insert on the left and have a small ledge – that the speaker is not off the beaten track surface, which is a cheap tablet.
On the right side – the volume rocker and power button. Buttons to press require a certain effort. (Slightly more than expected.)
Well, that’s our hero near eight-Tablet Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Workmanship – decent: it is certainly not the business class, and the workhorse, but the horse is normal – not shabby and not lame. The rear cover fitted well – does not creak. Removable top plastic insert is also attached very tight – creaks when you barely noticeable.
Display: Cheap Tablet bb-mobile Kalash LTE
On the previous model, cheap tablet “Kalash” has been set to display a cheap TN-matrix, which, as you know, looked quite pornographic (I already have not seen for several years). There is still set the display on the IPS-matrix, but be honest, this is clearly the cheapest option, to the same and permit him to the tablet: 1024×600 pixels.
White Shinichi noticeable contrast medium, the brightness is also quite average. In direct sunlight, the screen too much “going blind” use becomes problematic.
Viewing angles – the good: the strong deviation in the vertical / horizontal brightness falls slightly.
At this resolution, the text does not look very clear and distinguishable pixels on the letters (if heavily scrutinize).
Multi supports up to five simultaneous touches, and I have the impression that the sensor is not too sensitive. However, repeated touch for the second time very often.
Oleophobic coating is not here, just as there is no tempered glass and anti-glare filter. (However, this is not at all similar plates price category and even more expensive.)
Then it sets almost “pure” Android 5.1 with a few extra applications such services, “Google” and navigation Navitel.
The cheap tablet memory has 4 GB available. It is certainly not enough, but there is a memory card.
The window lock, which can be displayed on the notice and the widget player. From the window lock can also go to the phone application or application “Camera”.
An incoming call is displayed in a popup window.
The image was shown during a conversation on the screen.
The quality of telephone service – the average, the sound is not very loud. I heard like normal. Noise canceling is, apparently, no.
Test the mobile Internet – the normal rate. Unfortunately, LTE in terms of our small town can not be achieved, so they had to be tested on what is.
But later able to test the cheap tablet on the network 4G – here’s the result.
Test the Internet via Wi-Fi – is also doing well.
On this screen, enjoy the photos are not too interesting, the quality is not the fountain. (The screenshots clearly better quality.)
There are built-in editing tools.
Sound built-in speaker – a flat, slightly jarring, but loud. When the cheap tablet is on the table – the speaker virtually suppressed.
Headset-gag (Huawei Ultimo Power ANC Earphone) – the sound is very good: the volume, there are good for bass plugs.
Headphones-ear cushions (Plantronics BackBeat Pro in wired mode) – is also very nice: is the volume, bass more saturated and bright, good high.
Has FM-radio. It works with earphones as an antenna, as usual.
Video 4K strongly brakes. Video FullHD playing, but not smoothly.
GPS satellites are determined quickly, coordinates smartphone keeps stable.
What is strange for the type of development as a Europe – GLONASS is not supported.
Settings most ordinary humanoid.
The cheap tablet was rarely put a good camera, but it is clear – to remove the cheap tablet particularly uncomfortable. In “Poplars” camera was very mediocre. There minimalistic interface and not too comfortable. When you press the button “Remove” – do not even understand what the camera is induced. Apparently, in the center, but it does not show. The shooting touch – no.
I, in general, expected to take two-megapixel camera is pretty lousy, but he really – full pornography. The pictures are very murky, “soap”, very poor quality, no color reproduction, white balance floats – in general, the horror. You can use this camera except for shooting, for example, the time of the store or passport. (However, it should be noted that in all the plates this price range established similar camera. And not so clear, why is that something to shoot at the plate, but this is a purely philosophical question.)
Even in good light conditions it turns out that something indecent. Judge for yourself.
Purely practically the plate, so to speak, slow, slow but not critical. I’m more annoyed when he tap on the screen properly understood.
Including visual tracking lag – in conventional applications are tolerated.
At 720p, it is clear that 16 milliseconds are, often not kept, but the purely visual cartoon was more or less smoothly.
In FullHD picture is much worse, but there were just visible light jerks.
Online. Brightness without the auto put up a comfortable 50%. Included are all of the wireless networks, the browser is updated every 30 seconds Page. 5 hours and 20 minutes. Tolerance.
Video. The screen cheap tablet is exposed to a comfortable 12th player brightness level (maximum – 15), the backlight is off, turn on “Airplane” in MX Player in the cycle turns the television series with hardware decoding. 5:00 exactly. Too tolerant.
Synthetic test. On a comfortable brightness and wireless-enabled kinds of communication test PC Mark had mixed modes: surfing, photo editing, video, reading, and so forth – that is a good emulation download smartphone different standard actions. Get 4 hours and 15 minutes – I somehow expected.
Purely practical when using the cheap tablet as a smartphone at normal load until the evening, he was living normally. Two days already lived.
When charging the cheap tablet is consumed by charging 1.4 amperes, charge rather quickly.
Observations at work and conclusions: Cheap Tablet bb-mobile Kalash LTE
During the testing period, the tablet was working more or less stable. Occasionally (once a day) some application crashes, but it occurs in the flagships.
Some heat was not observed even at the 3D-games and “heavy” tests.
Now, what conclusions can be drawn? Yes, the cheap tablet has some problems – a very modest quality of the screen, a small Ping at work and almost no camera. However, the basic functions of the cheap tablet (surfing the Internet, watching videos, games and so on), phone (work in phone mode, fast mobile Internet) and the Navigator (mobile Internet there is also very be useful) device performs quite decently. And at a price of 95 – 110$ (even with the support of Android 5.1 and :), he is quite a good choice, that was cheap and cheerful. Although there is only angry with the camera, and everything else – is quite normal.
Well, seven-inch cheap tablet format 16: 9 is very suitable for use in the car as a navigator. And you’re not going to the car to put some expensive flagship, right?