Testing Medion Lifetab E7316 7" android Tablet

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Testing Medion Lifetab E7316 7" android Tablet

Postby Trashcooky » December 8th, 2013, 4:05 pm

I did something this Sunday morning that I have never done before, and that was to get up early to stand in a queue to be among the first to get hold of an android tablet from my local Aldi store

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This is the specification:
Razor sharp multitouch display (1,024 x 600 pixels) for a fantastic multimedia experience
High performance Quad Core processor (1.6GHz) for smooth-running apps
Android™ 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for improved performance
Over one million apps and games available via Google Play™ for work, travel and entertainment
2 integrated cameras – 0.3MP front webcam with integrated microphone and a 2.0MP camera on the rear
Fast wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 n-standard technology
USB host function and numerous connection options including Bluetooth 2.1
Range of pre-installed apps and Kaspersky Tablet Security (test version for 30 days)
Dimensions: approx. 192 x 122 x 10.8mm (W x H x D)
Weight: approx. 310g
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There are some launch details here

For £79.99 it seems to be pitched at about the right price.
This is not a blazingly fast tablet but it is well specified form the money.
The CPU is an ARM (Cortex A9) quad core rated @ 1.6 Ghz
The screen is 5 point multitouch
The back is metal, sealed battery claiming 4 hour user time before charging required.
Screen is 160 dpi which is acceptible but won't break any records
It is not rooted out of the box but I'm not really bothered as it does what I want much faster than my original Excel

Nothing special but I am quite pleased at the Antutu overall score of 19434.
If I find anything else noteworthy about it I will report back.
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Re: Testing Medion Lifetab E7316 7" android Tablet

Postby Charlie » December 8th, 2013, 8:52 pm

Nice one, Enjoy! :D

I treated myself to the 1st gen Nexus 7 for Christmas as I managed to find a new one for £120 - Loving it so far and the 4.4 update, I can't put it down, but I need to just put it away for xmas day.
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Postby Trashcooky » December 8th, 2013, 10:34 pm

I@Charlie, Christine bought this for me but she has given up trying to get it back to wrap it.
I have put Xbmc on it and now have access to all my movies. This is well fast enough for the Job until I get bored and see something else at a bargain price. They only had 10 of these Medion Life tabs at the store and I got the second one. There were a lot of dissapointed shoppers. Have a great Christmas Charlie.

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Re: Testing Medion Lifetab E7316 7" android Tablet

Postby admin » December 10th, 2013, 9:37 pm

They really should of had more stock than just 10!
So, you've got XBMC on there TC? How does it run on that device?
I've just got my wife a Galaxy Tab 3 for Xmas... everyone seems to be asking for tablets!
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Re: Testing Medion Lifetab E7316 7" android Tablet

Postby Trashcooky » December 11th, 2013, 9:22 pm

@ Admin,
Hi Stu,

Isn't it great to see Charlie back on the Forum?

Bet your wife will be pleased with her present as usually All Samsung stuff is good spec and quality build.
Yes, I have put XBMC on the Medion tablet and can access my NAS files, particularly films.
I am very pleased with my Lifetab E7316 as it is value for money and better than I hoped for at £80.00
This little beast just flies on XBMC, screen updates are virtually instantaneous when browsing my Movie library with backdrop screens and synopsis and file details (i.e. 720p Dolby etc) all appearing just as fast as I can search.
I am very impressed and quite happy that now I have access to a lot of movies where-ever I want to watch them - even in the garden.

I have extended my review on the Medion Lifetab on another forum I have joined where I get very cheap mobile service for Internet (unlimited with no fair use policy) 250 mins of call time and unlimited texts for £12.00 a month. Also they offer payback as there is no customer service, the members are the help desk. I just got £109.00 credited to my paypal account and I have only spent £36.00 in using the service for the last 3 months so very pleased with it.

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