Test: NavRoad NEXO 10 – powerful Tablet 9.7 “with 3G modem

NavRoad NEXO 10 is equipment that definitely deserves attention. Specifications tempted efficient system components IPS screen and high definition, while on-board 3G we find – a supplement that rare guests in the large-format tablet. A nice surprise is the capacious battery, which is the promise of long working hours on a single charge.

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Although not yet zagościło device on the market, recently debuted in pre-production copy of our editorial staff. If you want to know how it performs in practice and whether it is worth a look, see our manic review.

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Construction / quality

NEXO 10 is a stylish and well-designed tablet.

The designers made sure that the tablet not only looks appealing on paper. Slim measures a little over 10 mm, which makes this device one of the thinnest, tablet size 9.7 "on the market. At the same time we can count on economical, tasteful form maintained in a silver-gray color. Lateral beams are clearly outlined. Rear panel is made brushed aluminum, which emphasizes the stylish nature of the device.

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Tablet seems solidly made. Metal frame and aluminum components give it the durability and stiffness. Forming the lateral beams frame is sturdy and well-folded. None of the components (including moving) is loose. The equipment does not bend, and despite the high slenderness of the touch sensor does not detect hits on the back of the cabinet. The front is almost entirely covered by a sheet of glass. It is well-folded, with the screen so you do not notice the effect of "hot tub" (characteristic of air bubbles under the display) even with strong pressure. [Nggallery id = 242 template = techmaniak] pleasant to the eye the appearance and the high quality of installation is not everything. Potential users can also count on good ergonomics. There we have a distinctive system of three buttons (power switch and volume control) beam focused on the short side. Are within reach of your finger. Housing does not slip in your hands, it is also worth noting that the manufacturer also offers a dedicated eco-leather case, armed with a magnetic closure: cover covers the whole back panel (covering the webcam), and the sides are fastened with small clamps. Members at all times have free access to ports and buttons. The list of equipment you will find two webcam. Being positioned symmetrically on both sides of the device – in the middle of the screen. Characterized by a resolution of 0.3 and 2 megapixels for photos and do not offer the support of the AF system. The movie mode captures VGA video with. The list of accessories complements the microphone.

Screen

New tablet boasts NavRoad IPS screen with high resolution.

NavRoad NEXO 10 was equipped with a 9.7-inch IPS screen 4:3 format. It is characterized by excellent viewing angles and good image parameters. In addition, the native resolution is 2048 x 1536 pixels (with the possibility of changes to 1600 x 1200 pixels, in order to increase performance), which significantly differs from its rivals tablet segment. Until recently such clarity can only count users Apple mobile equipment.

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You can count on about 240 cd/m2 at 100-percent power illumination (average value but comfortable enough to work with the tablet), and the deviations reach 8%, remaining within the acceptable limits. The strength of the backlight can change smoothly, the lowest value is about 120 cd/m2. Even this level of illumination, coupled with ISP panel, high contrast, it is satisfying when working indoors. On board we find the light sensor. Matrix no flashes at any point do not notice as the original test "dead pixels".

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supports multi-touch screen with ten points of emphasis. Point resolution is high. The sensor is well calibrated and do not get confused with the classic for Android gestures (slide, pinch, stretch, etc.) – even while charging the tablet. The touch is usually recognized without delay.

Equipment

On board the tablet will find integrated 3G modem.

NavRoad NEXO 10 is equipped unusual. On board we find Minijack 3,5 mm jack (which we can hook up headphones or speakers), a dedicated power connector, microSD card slot (supports media up to 32 GB) and a microUSB connector. From rivals to 10-inch segment of tablets, however, distinguishes him no microHDMI port and the presence of the SIM card slot is connected with built-in 3G modem. The manufacturer gave the same clear that this is not armchair equipment, and mobile. MicroUSB port supports portable memory, pointing devices, and USB hubs. As declared by the manufacturer, correctly detects the external drives without their own power supply, but I could not confirm this claim based on przeprodukcyjnego copy. Tablet connects to your computer as a USB storage device.

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In terms of wireless communication, we can count on the WiFi card and Bluetooth. In both cases it wrote down the data transfer speed variations – the connection is stable. The manufacturer also warns that the final version of the device will be equipped with WiFi antenna with even greater force. The integrated 3G modem is working properly detects available networks – a feature also checked on the basis of Aero2 cards. In the original test, however, there are occasional problems with maintaining a stable connection.

Battery

NavRoad NEXO 10 is equipped with a battery, with an impressive capacity of 11,000 mAh.

NavRoad NEXO 10 is equipped with integrated in the lithium-ion battery, having a capacity of 11,000 mAh. Equipment traditionally tested in several scenarios, utility, providing for the normal "daily" use of the tablet. Overall, the tablet puts on a good level. The most power consuming job maintaining a 3G modem, and within the WiFi network you can count on nearly six hours surfing the Web. The results of all the tests I've included below. Tablet battery test (screen brightness set to 50%):

  • work in console mode, WiFi enabled, running game – a loss of 24% within an hour;
  • work in console mode, WiFi disabled, start the game – a loss of 22% within an hour;
  • work in playback mode, WiFi enabled, playing video in full screen mode – loss of 20% within an hour;
  • work in playback mode, disabled WiFi, video playback in full screen mode – loss of 18% within an hour;
  • work in the browser mode (WiFi), running a web browser – decrease 23% within an hour;
  • work in the browser mode (3G), running a web browser – a loss of 35% within an hour.

The above estimate of the battery capacity can be changed by a few percent, if you choose to work at full power backlight.

Performance

On board we find efficient configuration tablet dual-core processor and quad-core GPU.

Like the 7-inch 3G NavRoad NEXO, the new tablet is built based on the Rockchip 3066 dual-core processor designed ARMv7 architecture. The computing unit has a nominal clock speed of 1.6 GHz and works with quad graphics chip Mali-400 MP4. The various processes and applications can use 2 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM. After deducting the fixed system of processes is around 1200 MB. As a data warehouse can be used 16 GB of usable memory. Of course, some storage space is taken up by the operating system and installed applications. [Nggallery id = 244 template = techmaniak] find the tablet version of Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). Component configuration ensures smooth operation with resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels. When you go to the maximum setting (2048 x 1536 pixels), we expect a certain amount of lag that may be eliminated in the final version of the firmware. It is worth while to note that the manufacturer has decided to zrootowanie device, so the user has a much greater leeway when installing and using the application. I ran three popular benchmarks – AnTutu (9987 pts.), Quadrant Professional (4141 pts.) And An3DbenchXL (34,299 pts.). These results can be compared to the results of high-end ASUS Pad Transformer TF700T, armed with a third generation Tegry. NEXO 10 NavRoad it persists strongly in terms of efficiency. In addition, the unit ran the latest benchmark from Futuremark – 3DMark . In two tests (Ice Storm and Extreme Ice Storm), the tablet has been properly 2880 and 2143 points. All tests were conducted at the resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. [Nggallery id = 246 template = techmaniak] screen keyboard has four rows of keys. Regardless of the keyboard, the keys are uniformly distributed across the width of the display. Due to the 4:3 screen format with the best use of horizontal writing (potential users should cheer for the service 10-point multi-touch for rapid typed in characters) and the tablet is turned 90 degrees to the unit is a good tool for reading PDFs and browsing Internet.

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NEXO 10 NavRoad cope with most everyday applications. It works both as a tool for office and game consoles. This will serve as a music player and reader PDFs. When it comes to entertainment, I checked the titles such as Dead Trigger, Elder Signs, and the Death Dome – all could enjoy the high liquidity of the game. Web Browser is working fine – continuously reads each page, and the only downtime due to the quality of your Internet connection. Also supports Adobe Flash, and streaming audio and video (I checked the websites offering streaming video – for example, drhtv.com.pl ). In games we have to reckon not only with the processed data. Media tested with the following characteristics:
  • mkv, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps
  • mkv, 1080p, h264, 10Mbps, dts; subtitles
  • mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles;
  • mp4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3;
  • mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3.

Tablet with no major problems to recreate these files – including those with high-speed (around 10, or even 40 mbps). I have not noticed any problems with either sound. What's more, you can count on the built-in subtitle processing. Equipment can therefore successfully be used as a portable media player. Spoils the effect a little lack of an HDMI port, so that podłączylibyśmy device to a larger screen.

Summary, evaluation and review

At first glance, NavRoad NEXO 10 is a classic 10-inch tablet. However, proven by many manufacturers set of components has been upgraded with an additional 1 GB of RAM. In addition, the board supports 3G modem find Aero2 and IPS screen with high resolution. The only major drawback can be basically just a lack of an HDMI port. [temperature] APPEARANCE / QUALITY | 4 | HOME | 4.5 | OUTPUT POWER | 4 | PERFORMANCE | 4.5 | SOFTWARE | 4 | EQUIPMENT | 4 [/ temperature]

ADVANTAGES
  • Solid construction;
  • Attractive design;
  • High-quality IPS screen;
  • The integrated 3G modem;
  • Strong configuration of components;
  • Supports a wide range of multimedia standards.
FAULTS
  • No HDMI port;
  • No autofocus on the camera;
  • Filming only VGA.

EDITOR award techManiaK.pl

Tablet deserves our opinion, the award "Editor's Choice".

We answer readers' questions

Wolf: Case I hope it is not from the skin (either natural or artificial)? Pouch is made ​​from leather. Maniekm: The screen is a G+ G glass or plastic? Protective pane of glass was made, but it is not a Gorilla Glass. Sylwek: Is the tablet will support USB MHL? tablet will not have MHL technology. Volume: Functionality gallery at this resolution or not the prockiem Cheating, price and where to buy thank you. gallery is working properly. When you go to the maximum setting (2048 x 1536 pixels), we expect a certain amount of lag that may be eliminated in the final version of the firmware. Price and availability will be further updated. Wwróbel: compatibility with applications. With our established test suite, the tablet not only started the game Mass Effect: Infiltrator. Krisu: Battery life, browsing the internet with wifi. Battery allows for about 6 hours watching movies Full HD with high throughput, and the results may change with the final amendments software (pre-production version we tested). More accurate results can be found in the test in an appropriate section. Browse the web with Wi-Fi is smooth. I did not notice any errors.

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