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Advent Vega review

6.6/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Advent Vega currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...


You can get the Tegra Note 7 16GB model for £169.99 and that is great value for money. The Nexus 7 2 is more expensive at £199 and its main advantages over the Note 7 is the vastly superior screen quality. The same can be said about the Kindle Fire HDX 7, although you will have to be loc...

- Michael Sawh, TrustedReviews
Tracy and Matt

The Advent Vega is the star of the show as far as Android Tablets go. It delivers on it's low price and high specs. Forget what you have read on other reviews about the build quality, it's fine! Grab a 32gb MircoSD card and whack it in. Use it lots and you'll get used to the fiddly button arrang...

- Gareth, Tracy and Matt
Tech Advisor

It would be kind to explain away the Advent Vega as an over-enthusiastic attempt to get a knock-down price iPad into the hands of the masses in time for Christmas. But this poor copy of Apple’s tablet appears more as another embarrassment to the Dixons Stores Group and its house-brand Advent....

- Andrew Harrison, Tech Advisor

There are times – web browsing, for instance – when we had to remind ourselves how cheap the Vega is, given its performance lived up to other far more expensive tablets. At other times, the cost-cutting required to hit that price reared its head, with the lacklustre viewing angles of the...

- Chris Davies, SlashGear

The Advent Vega is an interested piece of kit. It will probably appeal to those who either know a lot about Android, or nothing at all. The former group will take it and change it, the latter group will accept it as a simple browser and media player. The middle group, however, will probably never be...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint

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Screen Size

The Advent Vega's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Nvidia T20 Tegra 2 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. Advent's performance ratings are 4 days standby time, 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Advent Vega Specs

Release date October 18, 2010
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia T20 Tegra 2 1 GHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 4 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 27.5 x 17.8 x 1.4 cm (10.8 x 7 x 0.6 in)
Weight 700 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments 4GB card included
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