The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Entry level priced tablet
  • Offers expandable microSD slot and 25GB of cloud storage

What's bad

  • Low resolution display
  • Slow CPU
  • Mediocre hardware

The HP 8 falls into the budget Android tablet market. As an entry level device, the HP 8 doesn't offer an impressive hardware sheet. It comes with a 7.85" IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. While this makes it the same size as the iPad Mini 2, it has a much lower pixel density at 131ppi and cannot compete in terms of raw power. It comes with a paltry 1 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. On paper, the quad-core processor might sound like a steal for the price, however The Digital Reader warns, "…the Allwinner chip…offered the same performance as dual-core CPUs." In addition, it comes with 16GB of internal storage, though this can be expanded thanks to a microSD slot. HP also addresses the lack of onboard storage with the inclusion of 25GB of cloud storage.

As with all tablets, the HP 8 comes with a two cameras: a rear-facing 2MP camera and lower resolution 0.3MP front-facing camera. It also comes with a host of basic features like WiFi, an accelerometer, gyroscope and speakers. Android Community describes the specs as nothing to get excited about but adds, "…we do have that price to remember."

There's not much to write home about with the HP 8. Its unimpressive spec list and hardware won't win it any editor's choice awards among tech experts. Liliputing states, "The HP 8 is a spectacularly unremarkable device that has the kind of specs you'd find in a cheap Chinese tablet…But it's priced accordingly."


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
7.8"
Camera
2+ MP



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Screen Size
7.8"

The HP 8's screen size is 7.8 inches with 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3800mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3800 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

HP 8 Specs

Overview
Release date March 7, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.0 x 13.6 x 0.8 cm (7.9 x 5.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 304 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 163 pixels
Size 7.8 inches
3D No
Sensors Proximity, 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 touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV
Mobile TV No
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 DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
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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