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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Long-time Windows tablet maker Fujitsu joins the Android market fray with the Fujitsu Stylistic M532. It’s a sleek rendition of the popular 10-inch tablet form factor, and as such features a 10.1-inch 1280x800 capacitive touchscreen display. Within a few seconds of picking one up, you’ll immediately notice a few quirks to its personality and either reasons to keep it or leave for something else.

The default operating system on the Stylistic M532 is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and you’ll have no trouble running it at all with system specs which include a 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of onboard RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD cards in case it ever runs out. That’s just the first few lines of the spec sheet and we’re already off to a good start. Did you know that the M532 is also only 10mm thin? That's 0.39 inches for our American friends and one of the thinnest available 10-inch Android tablets yet.

Despite being thin and weighing just 560 grams (19.8 ounces), this is definitely not a lightweight when it comes to overall features. It has dual-cameras—with an 8MP sensor on the main one at the back—so you’ll be able to put all the available camera apps in Google Play to good use. Plus there’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, and a handy HDMI-out feature.

One tragic flaw of this model is having a microUSB port but lack of support for external USB devices like storage drives or keyboards. For charging, you still have to use the included proprietary charger. With all of that said, the M532 can certainly hold its own in a match of most powerful or best-looking Android tablets. There are a few others like it, but it remains a good choice for those who find that it falls within their budget.

Need to Know: Fujitsu Stylistic M532

1. Uses powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. (The Good)

2. Runs one of the later versions of the Android software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. (The Good)

3. Lacks support for USB devices like keyboards and external storage drives. (The Bad)

4. Not likely to get an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GottaBeMobile

For people who just want a basic Android tablet, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 might be overkill. It’s a great tablet for both business use and pleasure, but Fujitsu designed the M532 with a harsh environment in mind. The tablet is designed to stand up to more abuse, and that earns a higher price...

- Kevin Purcell, GottaBeMobile
PC Pro

There’s nothing wrong with the M532; it’s a fast performer with some useful features and decent software. However, it doesn’t have anything special to put it above the competition.

- Jamie Stephens, PC Pro
TabletPCReview

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a very solid business tablet option, despite being an imperfect device. There are a few flaws that counter some of its greatest strengths, including the way the powerful and otherwise efficient processor randomly gets gummed up every now and then, and how the MIL-STD to...

- Grant Hatchimonji, TabletPCReview
Laptop Magazine

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- David Eitelbach, Laptop Magazine
PhoneArena

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is the company’s push for a presence into the growing Android tablet universe, and regardless of the claims that there are only so many ways to design a rectangular tablet, it is a looker, and a tough one at that, conforming to military standards of handling.

- Daniel P., PhoneArena


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30S Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

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

Battery
3170mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3170 mAh battery.

Stylistic M532 Specs

Overview
Release date August 16, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
Data:
HSDPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30S Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3170 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 2 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.5 x 26.3 x 0.1 cm (6.9 x 10.4 x 0 in)
Weight 560 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, 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 No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
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 PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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