Prestigio PMP5080B In The Practice Test: a Great Small Tablet

Update 1 april 2012: Android 4.0 download

No april fool’s joke: Since the 1.4. Also android 4.0.3 is available for the 5080 B (ice cream sandwich) available. This highly satisfactory lookup is done manually, you must first download so the 224 megabytes on your computer and then install on your tablet. Future upgrades are made according to the manufacturer’s instructions but over the air, so without going through the PC.

Cheaper entry

Prices for android tablets are in free fall. A company that strongly involved in this segment: Prestige from cyprus. In russia, the electronics manufacturer is market leader in the field of navigation devices, the company in this country know only a few. They don’t have a german homepage for this but a 199-euro tablet. But how much android there are for this money?

The hard facts

1.12 cm the prestigio multipad PMP5080B is thinner than the former 7 inch class primus, the samsung galaxy tab. The multi-touch display measures eight inches (4:3-format) and has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. Inside is an ARM cortex A8 processor with a clock speed of one gigahertz (ghz), 512 megabytes (MB of) memory to the page are working. Android 2.3 (gingerbread) is installed. For storing data are 2.8 four GB available, expandable via microsd or microsdhc card (up to 32 GB). Connection with the outside world takes the multipad via wi-fi, bluetooth and 3 G missing. The only camera of the tablets (two megapixel) is unusually positioned: You hold it in portrait mode, it sits in the lower-right corner of the tablets.

First a pressure

The PMP5080B is surprisingly well in hand: The frosted back feels downright noble and ensures a good grip. Also the clearances are exemplary. No creaks, no wobbles. Less beautiful: The multipad acknowledged solid print on the back as his siebenzölliger colleague with waves on the screen. However it must be some effort, to trigger this effect in normal use you won’t get him to see.

Prestigio PMP5080B: Design and connections

5 impressions close-ups of the low-budget cutting boards afloat, but picky at games
the multipad works quickly with its ARM cortex A8 processor of rock chip (a gigahertz), angry birds runs absolutely smoothly despite advertising. Unfortunately, this is not always the case: Disney’s game where is my water regularly crashes, if it ever starts fruit ninja as well. Resetting to the factory state brought no improvement. On the other hand, it copes easily with a 3D monsters such as dungeon defender. The position sensor of switching from landscape to portrait orientation works unusually fast and back takes place in a monkey tooth. So rarely seen that, even more expensive devices have to be careful because often.

USB: Versatile, but without juice

Unfortunately, the USB port is only exchanging data recharge the multipad cannot be in. You sit on vacation so fast on the dry, without travel adapter for the power supply. With a USB adapter (USB-A plug to mini-USB), the exchange of data with a USB flash drive or a hard disk works for. The latter should use but as little power or the energy via a power supply unit. Sounds, images and films of all formats are no problem for the tablet, may come thanks to the rock chip even in full HD (1080 p) videos and let the mini-HDMI output on TV & co. Pass.

Test conclusion: What you should know

The flask is surprisingly well equipped, great processes and delivers a convincing performance even without dual-core CPU. It surfing, emailing, chatting, reading and movies look is suitable, even though resolution and form factor here put natural limits. A pity that want to run some games partout with the tablet. Pro order cheap dough equipment this product at amazon good con bluetooth and 3 G missing assessment of editorial satisfying user rating now write a conclusion:

Prestigio MultiPad PMP5080B

For 199 euros (EIA), the hip flask is surprisingly well equipped class processed and delivers a convincing performance even without dual-core CPU. Of course, the MultiPad no transformer is prime. It surfing, emailing, chatting, reading and movies look is suitable, even though resolution and form factor here put natural limits. A pity that want to run some games partout with the tablet. (cs)