Zync Z930 tablet review – Low end tablet for budget users
A lot of brands are focussing on making low end tablets these days. UBI Slate started this trend with Akash tablet which gained instant popularity all over. Following this, a lot of brands have been trying to get some momentum with such cheap tablets and they have got good success as well. The low prices are attracting a lot of attention.
Zync has always focussed its efforts in making inexpensive products and they recently launched Zync Z930, a low end tablet having a sub Rs. 5000 price tag. This is an Android tablet having seven inches screen size and has WiFi connectivity.
Looking at the low price tag, I didn’t expect this tablet to be attractive. However, this one doesn’t look like one of those cheapo Chinese products which have some random name slapped on it. The looks are simple and body of this tablet is made of poly carbonate plastic material. Due to this, the overall tablet weight is low and it also looks slim.
I liked the black glossy finish of this tablet, it gives a unique lustre to the device but also attracts a lot of fingerprints easily. Fortunately, there is a sleeve provided by Zync and it can be also used as a carrying case to keep the product safe. ‘
Right side of this device has power and volume rocker button and there is also connectivity ports located close to this. The weight of this tablet is just 359 grams and it is easy to hold in the hands.
There is a very thick bezel surrounding the display. Zync Z930 review says that this tablet has Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS inside and hence there aren’t any capacitive or physical touch buttons on front.
Zync Z930 is available in black colour only and I think the colour choice is good because it protects the device from any discoloration. However, due to the piano and glossy finish, you will be wiping this device from fingerprints all the time.
The design of this tablet is really sleek and it has thick centre with slim edges. Weight is distributed uniformly and you won’t feel any fatigue in the hands while holding it for a long time.
Zync Z930 comes with seven inches display and it has resolution of 800×480 pixels. This resolution is a bit low but I won’t complain about this since this is a low end tablet. That said, the display is still good in different scenarios. The brightness levels and color reproduction is very impressive. It also compliments any game or application that you run on it. However, I was disappointed with the poor viewing angle, when you tilt the screen more than 45 degrees, you lose the visibility.
The resolution of Zync Z930 screen is low but this display has multi point touch interface. You can touch five different places at the same time and the device will register it. Such multipoint system is important for games and applications. It helps in typing fast as well.
Zync Z930 review says that this device comes with 3D 400MHz Mali graphics CPU and this is minimum requirement for playing 1080p full HD videos on big screen using mini HDMI jack.
Zync Z930 is made of plastic polycarbonate material entirely and hence this device is very lightweight. The plastic also lends some toughness to the device and the tablet will surely take accidental falls without getting damaged. There is plastic surface covering the display and it protects the screen from any damage. Corners of this gadget are rounded and hence there isn’t any disfiguring on edges.
Zync Z930 has ARM Cortex A8 processor inside and it has clock speed of 1.2 GHz which is good enough for handling medium tasks. There is 521 MB DDR3 RAM inside as well.
The manufacturer has used Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS inside having Holo theme and it gives you good performance and utility.
My review model had Android Jelly Bean OS and this tablet will soon get an upgrade, says Zync. In my testing, this device was performing quite well and I tested it for a lot of applications. This tablet isn’t made for multitasking because it slows down the device but I played some games on it and they ran well.
Zync Z930 gives good multimedia performance and there is full-fledged USB port for this. You can connect any device to this tablet like a keyboard and you don’t need any adapter for it.
There is support for video and audio codecs and they have native OS support. There are added apps on board for playing non supported files like FLV or MKV. You can download these apps from Android Marketplace.
There is 4GB internal storage space and you can expand it to 32GB through microSDHC cards. Micro flash drives too are supported.
Front side has 0.3 megapixels camera for making video calls. The quality isn’t good for anything else. Also, this camera is useful only for taking pics or videos in good light conditions. If the ambience light isn’t good, then this camera is useless.
You can connect to Internet either through USB or Wi-Fi. I tested Wi-Fi and the speed was good. USB dongles will give you the speed that you have chosen from the Internet service provider. Faster plans are more expensive.
Zync Z930 comes with 3,600 mAh battery and it powers this device for four to five hours. If you use it economically, then this device will run for one and half days easily. There is charger supplied with this tablet which takes around two and half hours for charging fully. In an hour, the battery gets 70 per cent charged.
All these numbers aren’t impressive but you can’t really expect stellar battery life in a low end tablet.
Zync Z930 price is Rs. 4,499 but the price change all the time and hence I would recommend you to check with your local dealer. The price is very good for budget tablet buyers.
Zync Z930 has a fast processor for most tasks, RAM is good and graphic quality too is acceptable. There is USB port for connecting utilities and this tablet also has multimedia options. There is camera available for making video calls but the quality isn’t good for anything else. The battery is mediocre.
All this is pretty acceptable looking at the sub Rs. 5000 price tag. This tablet is available for somewhere around Rs. 4k-4.5k and the price will come down as the tablet gets older. This isn’t a fast tablet but if you are willing to accept its limitations then go get it.
- Android 4.0 OS, upgradable to 4.1
- 7 inches, TFT-LCD screen, 800 x 480 pixel resolution
- 1.2 GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor
- 512 MB DDR3 RAM
- 4 GB internal storage, 32GB max expandable
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- 0.3 megapixel front facing camera
- 3600 mAh battery
- One year warranty