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HP Slate 7 Plus
HP Slate 7 Plus
HP Slate 7 Plus
HP Slate 7 Plus

What's good

  • Bright touchscreen display with stable viewing angles
  • Uses powerful NVIDIA chipset
  • High-resolution display

What's bad

  • Lousy camera performance
  • Sub-optimal hardware button placement
  • Low amount of internal storage

The HP Slate 7 Plus is essentially an upgraded version of the HP Slate 7 tablet which came before it. According to Techradar’s Kate Solomon, this model is basically a "souped up" version of the original. Part of its appeal lies in its use of a metallic silver chassis, a high-def 7-inch screen, and a powerful NVIDIA chipset.

As tablets go, this model is quite affordable, yet it doesn’t necessarily skimp on specs. It has been praised in reviews for being a solid choice in the entry-level range for the mere fact that it performs well in the specs department. The display in particular has been referred to in reviews as one of its best features, boasting stable viewing angles and high brightness levels.

The default software is also quite good, although it’s no longer the latest version of Android. As version numbers go, 4.2.2 is one of the newer ones. And it works extremely well on the 1280x800 resolution screen.

The thing that HP's Slate 7 Plus is faulted for in reviews is the apparent mediocre workmanship put into it during manufacturing. This involves the sub-optimal hardware button placement as well as the high total weight. Camera performance is also apparently disappointing for a multimedia tablet such as this.

The bottom line we took out of the reviews for this tablet is that it’s a great contender in the realm of entry-level models but it’s not as well-rounded as it ought to be. As says, it has many positive aspects, but those who can spend a little more money can expect to get a far better tablet.

Operating system
Operating system
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
4000 mAh

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Screen Size

The HP Slate 7 Plus's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.3 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 3 A9 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 6.3 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 7 Plus Specs

Release Date November 9, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 A9 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 6.3 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.5 x 12.3 x 1.1 cm (7.7 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 340 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

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