We have been a few weeks testing one of the last of the Woxter company within the field of the Android tablets. In fact it is an interesting bet not only by the format, 8 inch in 4:3 format, increasingly fashionable but also for being the first time that Woxter bet in this segment by Intel as the processor manufacturer.
We have seen how many manufacturers are betting within the Mediatek chips and even other basic/medium range as Rockchip. Intel keeps trying to enter this market and has Atom chips in the market. Let’s see how to makes this tablet Woxter i-80 with 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 heart.
Woxter i-80, specifications and design
It would be crazy to ignore that this tablet, at least the front of white color, reminds greatly original mini iPad model, in fact riding the same panel both in size and resolution and the same IPS technology.
|Woxter i-80, specifications|
|Physical dimensions||200 x 137 x 7.8 mm, 310 grams|
|Screen||7.85 inch IPS|
|Resolution||1024 × 768|
|Processor||Intel Atom Z2580, dual – core 2 GHz|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR SGX544|
|Memory||16 GB + microSD|
|Version||Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Connectivity||Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
|Expansion ports||MicroSD, MicroUSB|
|Cameras||Front: fixed focus 2Mpx
Rear: 5 megapixel, autofocus, and recording FullHD
|Battery||4600 mAh Li-ion battery|
We have before us a tablet with a few very narrow side frames do not as well as with the frame bottom, totally useless since we have a configuration of buttons Android in screen.
The back cover is made of aluminium and except for a small part in the upper zone covers the whole of the back of the tablet displaying Woxter and Intel Inside logos. In addition to this are silk-screened buttons and connections of the device functions and are micro-perforated speaker grilles, at the bottom.
They are on the right side of the addition at the top. Let’s start with the latter where we have the charging connector microUSB where we connect the fast charger 2A that comes in the box as well as a connector 3.5 mm minijack for headphones.
On the right side we have the power/unlock button, and a double button to control volume. Also we have a slot for a microSD card complementing the 16 GB of internal memory of the.
It is a very compact design and very well managed with a weight of only 310 grams, and the most interesting, only 7.8 mm thick.
As we have mentioned before we have an IPS display of 7.85 ” diagonal with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and multi-touch support of 5 points.
It has some excellent viewing angles and 4:3 format makes it very useful for web browsing and viewing documents. The majority of tablets on the market with format ded 7 or 10 inch have a format 16:9, ideal for multimedia content, but something close to enjoy the experience of browsing or viewing documents.
Maximum simultaneous touch points
We have to discuss having a perfect brightness indoor level enough for outdoors. However the biggest problem, suppose that to maintain the price, it is that there is no ambient light sensor, so we will have to vary the amount of the screen brightness manually.
Speaking of the screen have to comment that Woxter has opted to make use of buttons software, buttons on screen Android, so there will be a small screen and therefore the resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, which will not be used by applications. Woxter has tapped across the bar to offer not only Android buttons but also a shortcut to screenshot and raise and lower volume.
With one density of 166 DPI in an 8-inch size we will only appreciate pixels if we approached more than 30 centimeters. It is not the best screen in this sense, but it shows a very capable display both angles of vision and contrast, brightness, and color definition.
How do the Intel heart makes?
This is one of the critical points that the company mainly castles in this feature, your chip Atom z2580 “supposedly” 2 GHz, to promise a great performance. However let’s see what can and what not this tablet.
We’re talking about, a contrast to the rest of the market (ARM) chips, a chip x 86 32-bit low consumption, but that shares the same architecture than laptops and desktops on the market.
You have a configuration of dual-core 2 GHz that, in theory is shown as a team of quad – core Intel, Hyperthreading technology. In principle, and on the role, we have a processor fast and it is something that we can see in CPU test. The chip can operate at frequencies up to 2 GHz but we noticed that only moves in the range of 800-1333 MHz, we suppose that you to save energy.
See complete gallery» frequency CPU Woxter i80 (4 photos)
However, and despite that small disappointment of going from 2 GHz to 1.3 GHz the great scourge of the SoC is the GPU, somewhat outdated for times running.
The results of performance tests are already somewhat disheartening as well by the poor optimization of Android for the chip x 86 either daily use frequency down to 1.3 GHz results are rather low. In fact placed to Woxter i-80 touching the middle range of the sector.
See complete gallery» Benchmarks Woxter i80 (11 photos)
Even behind other similar tablet, also with chip Intel x 86, Acer Iconia a1-830, which should yield less (Z2560 Atom 1. 6 GHz).
In a daily use of navigation web and handling of multiple applications have not noticed anything except some sporadic slowdown, but it can put on record that if you try to play a game of last generation you will notice the lack of fluidity in seconds.
One thing is clear, if Intel wants to enter in the Android world, this is not the way to go.
Woxter i-80, software
In this section we can only comment Woxter has custom startup of the equipment as well as slightly the use of Android 4.2.2 interface.
We have mentioned the software that we could now call buttons the button bar due to the large number of buttons we have.
Apart from that we have a direct access to the page of Woxter, Zielo Mobile and little else.
The unlock screen integrates Android 4.2.2 typical customizable widgets and a release of sliding system with the logo of Woxter which gives us direct access to the camera, email, Gallery or the Android desktop.
We have seen how Woxter brings an application preinstalled as for example 3D animated backgrounds, something which both to save battery power and to release resources it is recommended to disable. Also brings pre-installed Adobe Flash Player that will allow you to surf the web with an experience very similar to the one of a computer.
Other native features implemented in Jelly Bean is Miracast, i.e., show on a compatible TV screen the tablet, which is something implemented in Woxter i-80 within display as wireless display settings.
As extras in software we have a system of Update OTA that allows us to verify if there is or not a new update of the operating system and install it. In addition it also integrates a users system that allows you to keep separate different profiles of installed applications.
Nothing particularly noteworthy in terms of software, pretty clean series and a shame that we are not speaking of to work on Android Kit Kat (4.4).
Photography, video and multimedia with Woxter i-80
Although it is not something for what a tablet is manufactured as a feature star, photography is something that has permeated deep into this digital generation and is no longer strange to see someone taking pictures with a tablet but in this model is a loose section.
We are talking about a tablet that has a rear camera 5 megapixel with autofocus, LED Flash, and a front 2 Mpx valid for video calls and little more.
With the rear camera can record video in 720 p and 1080 p resolution something interesting but, as we say, perhaps something superfluous for a tablet.
The camera software is the native Android, very basic, with little possible configuration by the user, not to say no. Little more allows to change the resolution and choose to do panoramic photos or videos timelapse (interval). The quality obtained by both houses is far that offer other tablets from the competition and makes us remember how they were photos that we did with smartphones 3-4 years ago.
If we speak of multimedia We already laid to it rode two speakers in the back, but we have to place on record that serve for little more than give a feeling of stereo if we have the tablet in portrait mode.
They are speakers of small size that while they offer an acceptable volume have a great absence of serious, even part of media. This becomes a metallic sound with virtually only treble which according to the ear which hears it might be up to annoying depending on the volume.
To view multimedia content, we recommend the use of player MX that integrates a codec optimized for x 86 and will you spare battery but, as we said at the beginning, this screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio and will practically impossible (if you do not zoom in the picture) make disappear the black horizontal bars above and below the video in question.
Woxter i-80 mounted a battery of 4600 mAh, in the middle of this type of tablets from around 8-inch diagonal screen. We also have a power adapter that offers 5V 2A which promises a fast charge.
In terms of autonomy are a tablet offering, according to the brightness level that you use up to 8-9 hours in basic web browsing (not Flash) or playing video and that a more intensive has offered us from 3 to 5 hours of use, with games, benchmarks, YouTube, Flash websites.
This section is in the middle of the sector, but we have to place on record that is more than positive knowing the small thickness of the same tablet.
The truth is that our initial expectations have collapsed with this tablet of Woxter, although it seemed to place in the mid-range / upper middle of the sector due to the design and materials, the processor we were practically touching the mid-range.
It is an interesting tablet for those looking for a good design and finished but must not fall into the deception marketiniano of the Intel chip to 2 GHz. The chip operates at frequency up to 1.3 GHz and yield far from what one would expect, even behind MediaTek chipset quad – core 1.2 GHz.
- Good design and finish
- MicroSD to expand capacity
- Good viewing angles
- CPU performance
- 3D performance
- Android 4.2.2
The phone has been granted for tests by Woxter. You can consult our policy of relations with companies