The "1-Minute" Review

There are plenty of budget-friendly Android tablets flooding the marketplace. Among the many tablets is the 7” Ematic eGlide Steal.

At just over $100, this tablet is much cheaper than other alternatives like the Google Nexus 7 and iPad Mini though it certainly won’t have the same type of quality in terms of onboard storage, memory and processing speed. For the price, however, the Ematic eGlide Steal is a perfect tablet for people who will use the tablet for basic functions like email, ereading and internet browsing.

The screen offers a capacitive touch system although the screen resolution itself is relatively low at 800x480. Despite the low screen resolution, the tablet does offer 1080p video playback and a mini-HDMI port so interested users can plug in the eGlide Steal to their television. The tablet also comes with a mini-USB port so users can plug in keyboards, etc. for easier typing.

Aside from this, the tablet has relatively good specs for the offered price and comes with 1GB of memory, 4GB of onboard storage and 5GB of cloud storage, micro-SD slot, 1GHz dual-core processor and a 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer.

Due to the low costs of the tablet, there are a few drawbacks aside from the low screen resolution. One of the major issues with the eGlide Steal is the inconsistent battery life. Upon first use, the battery will last a day even with use, however it quickly goes down to about 3 hours of battery life when in use. The capacitive touch can also be inaccurate and touch parts of the screen that were not selected. Unfortunately, there is no way to calibrate this problem.

Consumers looking to purchase a tablet for simple everyday use like checking emails and the internet will be hard pressed to find a better tablet than the Ematic eGlide Steal for the price. That being said, consumers looking to do more intensive gaming or usage might need to spend the extra money for a higher quality tablet.

The Good: Cheap price, expandable micro-SD slot, 5GB of cloud storage in addition to 4GB onboard storage.

The Bad: Poor battery life, low screen resolution, inaccurate touch screen.

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Screen Size

The Ematic eGlide Steal's screen size is 7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

There is a front-facing camera with resolution.
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 5500 mAh battery. Ematic's performance ratings are minutes, Unknown Wi-Fi surfing.

eGlide Steal Specs

Release date May 29, 2012
Regions available USA
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Secondary OS No
Processor Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headphones, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 6 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.2 x 11.6 x 1.2 cm (7.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 331 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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 touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
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 Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
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
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
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
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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