There are three things in this world that I don’t touch with a ten foot pole: cars from auction houses, escorts and cheap tablets. Why, you ask? Well, all three do the same thing. They make you believe that you will get this low cost, second to none experience in the beginning only to be disappointed soon thereafter. Prime example, I bought the Nextbook 7 Premium last year for christmas, ignoring the lackluster RAM and ROM, McDonald’s toy plastic casing and substandard display and touchscreen only because HSN was selling them for next to nothing. Long story short, I was disappointed. However, there is that time when you can be proved wrong, and this Sero 7 Pro may do just that.
This tablet sports the following:
- 1GB Ram (Apps)
- 1280×800 7″ (216 ppi) IPS touchscreen
- Android 4.2.1 “Jelly Bean”
- 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 (1.3GHz in single-core mode)
- 8GB NAND Flash
- 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS
- 7.87″ × 4.95″ × 0.43″ (199.9 x 125.7 x 10.9 mm)
- 4000 mAh
- 2MP front camera
Now I am sure all of you are sitting and reading, thinking “Wow, that really sounds familiar.” Well, that’s because it is familiar. This tablet is literally a clone of the Nexus 7. What’s more is that the specs for this tablet sport a couple things that the Nexus 7 doesn’t including:
- microSD card Support
- 5MP rear camera
This is what the Nexus 7 SHOULD HAVE been. I always thought it was dumb that Nexus phones didn’t support expandable memory, one of my main reasons for buying one (apparently Google didn’t take into consideration the sheer size of the average game cache when the tablets were being made). This tablet, unlike other lesser known names, is actually comprable to an up to date tablet. Even though you only get 8GB of on-board storage (Google did away with those and only sells 16GB and 32GB models now), you can expand it up to 32GB Guaranteed! I have even read that if you format it to Fat32 rather than… whatever it is… 64GB microSD cards are even safe purchases. Therefore, you have the potential to sport a very high end caliber tablet with 72GB of expandable storage, wow!
Now like I said, this typically falls under my “ten foot pole” list, but I am buying one definitely. I can do an unboxing review and tell you whether or not this is really holding up to par. This is available at your local Walmart for a measly $150. Even if you buy a 32GB MicroSD Card (Giving you 40GB of user storage), it’s still $20-$30 cheaper than a 16GB Nexus 7. The only downside is that while Nexus devices are guaranteed Android update support, you might be stuck with Android 4.2 on this one. Also, just my opinion here, it sounds like after Google discontinued support for te 8GB models, they had an overstock and sold them off to the first company that wanted to pay for them. Only difference is, Sero went right where Google went wrong, good job guys.
So tell me what you think, would you buy one? Tell us in the comments below