HCL ME G1 Review

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Better tablets needed to come from HCL and one did, the HCL ME G1. This might just save their sinking ship of stocks. It is a fully functional (with Wi-Fi and 3G SIM) 9.7 inch tablet. The display is really beautiful, we expected worse. The built is surprisingly good and this has taken use by surprise. Job well done HCL.
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Design

HCL ME G1 Tablet looks incredible and feels incredible when you hold it. They have got the built quality just right. Nice curves on the back ensure it fits right in and you don’t have many problems with its big size. Portability is an issue on the huge 10 inch tablets and this one is no exception. HCL ME G1 is quiet thick too, so that’s that. The functionality buttons are placed on the left hand side over the top. It comes in black and white colors.

Display

The 9.7 inch display has a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. It is quiet good to look it, pretty amazing when you compare it to other HCL tablets. You can see uniformity in colors on this display. You won’t have any problems reading on this tablet, it has nice viewing angles as well. Video playback is great and it is just even better because the size is so frantically big. The graphics from the Mali GPU looks so-so, gaming experience still needs a better base to be projected and they need to do something about it because people care, they care even more when they buy a 9.7 inch tablet.

Camera

Camera is still a huge disappointment. There is a 2MP camera on the rear takes photos that you cannot just look more than twice. The pixels are here, they are there and they are everywhere (visible, distinctly!). Color quality of the pictures is really bad, detailing- don’t even talk about it. The front facing camera is ok. The camera is there, just for the sake of being there. Images look classically terrible. Video calling is bad too, you can see the other person but he can’t see you, not even if they freeze the screen. HCL needs some serious work to be done on their camera lenses.

Software

Android v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is the mobile operating system being used on the HCL ME G1 tablet. It looks great, frankly a little too good with the user interface it has. It is really simple to operate even for the first timers. Google Play has the apps and you have got the money, buy yourself the useful stuff and work with glory. I don’t even know what I am saying. It is just boring to write about software and have nothing great to describe.

Performance

A dual core 1.2GHz processor makes it way on the HCL G1 along with 1GB DDR3 RAM. It works really well, so much better than many of the Micromax tablets, HCL’s own and let’s say better than the rest of the budget tablets. It lags really less. It comes with 8GB of internal memory expandable to 32GB.

Final Thoughts

The most affordable 10 inch tablet is here and it really works well for its cost. The camera remains an issue otherwise you ahead buy it. It has the juice to fuel your apps on the tablet. It is pretty awesome how great it actually works.

HCL ME G1 tablet comes for Rs. 13500

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GENERAL
Brand HCL
Model ID ME G1
Color White
Processor 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core
Graphics Mali 400 Quad Core GPU
In The Box User Manual, Warranty Card, Charger, Quick Start Guide, Tablet, USB OTG Cable, USB Data Cable, Headset, Holding Pouch, Cleaning Cloth
PLATFORM
Operating System Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
MEMORY
RAM 1 GB DDR3
STORAGE
Internal Storage 8 GB
Expandable Storage Capacity Upto 32 GB
Memory Card Slot type MicroSD
DISPLAY
Display Type 9.7 inch Capacitive Touchscreen with 1024 x 768 pixels
Other Display Features IPS Panel, Multi-touch Panel, 4:3 Aspect Ratio
CAMERA
Primary Camera 2 megapixels
Secondary Camera 0.3 megapixels
Video Recording at 1080 x 1920
BUSINESS FEATURES
Mail Features Email
Document Support Document Viewer
Other Business features Office Suite, App Store
BATTERY
Battery Type 7000 mAh Lithium – Polymer
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
3G Yes (Supported via External 3G Data Card)
Pre-Installed Browser Yes
MULTIMEDIA
Video Playback Yes , Full HD Playback
NAVIGATION
Map Support Google Maps
CONNECTIVITY
HDMI Yes, Mini HDMI
Other Connectivity Features Compatible Dongle Connection List: TATA Docomo, Airtel, Reliance, Vodafone, BSNL, MTNL, AIRCEL, IDEA 3G Dongle only
USB Yes, Micro USB
Audio Jack Yes Headphone Jack and Yes Microphone Jack
Bluetooth v4
DIMENSIONS
Dimensions 238 x 186 x 11 mm
Weight 570 g
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
3D Graphics Gaming, Wi-Fi Hotspot, 3G/4G Enabled through USB Data Card (WCDMA/EVDO), Enjoy Speeds Upto 21 Mbps from Airtel 4G LTE Data Card, Supports Application like Linkedin, BIGFLIX, Twitter, Download and Play Music Videos

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Review Overview
  • Design7
  • Features6
  • Software7
  • Camera6
  • Performance7
  • Value for Money7
Total Score6.7

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