NEO Omnipad R72 Unboxing and Review

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NEO is known in bringing the most affordable computing systems closer to the Filipinos, and last July 26, they launched two of their newest products – the Omnipad M71-3G and Omnipad R72. We were able to secure a review unit of the R72 and used it for a couple of weeks to test its capabilities. Here’s a roundup of what we have to say about the R72.

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Omnipad R72 Full Specifications

Processor RK2926 Cortex A9
Speed 1.0 GHz Single Core
Operating System Anroid  4.1 Jellybean
Memory 512 MB RAM
Storage 4GB Flash (expandable up to 32 GB
Screen 7-inches 800×400 LCD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Camera 2.0MP Rear / 0.3MP Front
Battery 3000 mAh
Dimension 190.7 x 115.9 x 9.6mm
Weight 450 g

 

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Omnipad R72 Unboxing and Review

The box contains the following:

  • Omnipad R72 Tablet
  • Headset
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

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The front camera is located at the top right corner.
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Right Side: Volume Buttons, Charging Port, Micro USB Port, Headset Port, Power/Sleep Button. You will see all the physical buttond on this side. Nothing’s on top, bottom, or left side.

Although the box of the R72 is quite bulky, the packaging is really good. The colors of NEO is really standing out. You will see the photo of the unit in front of the box and the full specifications at the back of it. All the accessories inside the box are well sealed in a single packaging.

Impressions

The features and specifications of the R72 may not appeal appeal and entice tech savvy consumers; but this is a good choice for first time tablet buyers.

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Icons of the Omnipad R72 is quite large. Probably because of its resolution.

The Omnipad R72 is not really designed for gaming, so please do not expect that you will be able to play your favorite games like Real Racing 3, NBA 2K13 and Sine Mora. On a consumer’s point of view, when it comes to a budget friendly tablet like the R72, this could be their best bet.

It is pre installed with Kingsoft Office wherein you can view, edit documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and save it. It can be a good alternative to netbooks. USB OTG keyboard works on this device, and it almost felt like I was using a laptop. In fact, I have written two of my previous articles in this device.

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Camera

The Omnipad R72 is equipped with a 2.oMP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. The camera performed satisfactorily when used in bright lights. It didn’t fare well when I took photos on semi-low light environment as expected. Since it is not designed for taking high resolution photos, I think the main function of the camera is taking photo notes for documentation purposes and video chats.

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Benchmark Scores

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The Omnipad R72 Benchmark Scores. Quadrant: 2276 | Antutu: 4748

Battery Life is comparable to other tablets. Since it is running on Stock Anroid software, it does not have any other bloatwares running on the background. For a normal use (web browsing, facebook, twitter, document viewing), the tablet’s power could last up to more than a day. Surprisingly it lasted for more than 2 days at 30% remaining on the battery.

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NEO Care

The Omnipad R72 has a warranty called – NEO Care. With NEO Care, the customer just needs to call 1-800-10-5311671 (531-1671 for Greater Metro Manila area) if they need technical support. A NEO Technical Expert will identify and troubleshoot if there are problems with the unit. Afterwards, a pick-up schedule will be agreed upon by both the NEO Technical Expert and the customer. Within seven working days from the day of pick-up, a replacement/repaired unit will be sent to the customer.

Verdict

As mentioned earlier, the gaming capability is not that impressive. That’s expected from a low-end tablet like the R72. Productivity wise, the Omnipad R72 can deliver at respectable quality. At the price of Php3,999, I guess this entry level tablet might be worth buying.

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