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Velocity Micro Cruz T408 review

5/10 AVG.
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5/10
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The Velocity Micro Cruz T408 currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


Liliputing

Overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Cruz T408′s performance. It could certainly get better battery life, and the poor screen viewing angles could be problematic in some situations — especially if you want to watch movies or look at photos with a friend, but for $200 yo...

- Brad Linder, Liliputing
PC Magazine

Velocity Micro is known for well-priced, high-performing PCs, so I understand why the company would want to apply that ethos of craftsmanship and quality to tablets. Unfortunately, the Velocity Micro Cruz T408 suffers from the same problems that plague most discount tablets: an awful screen, an OS d...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
Engadget

It's pretty obvious who the Cruz T408 is aimed at: people who just want a tablet -- any tablet -- and don't mind settling on Gingerbread so long as the device is dirt-cheap. Problem is, without Gmail or even Android Market, even these folks are likely to be disappointed. While GetJar and the Amazon...

- Jesse Hicks, Engadget
Wired

It adds up to, well, nothing very impressive. But fortunately the Cruz has a major ace in its sleeve in the form of pricing that can undercut its competition by half. If price is your primary concern, it may be worth a look. But then again, if you’re that broke you probably shouldn’t be...

- Christopher Null, Wired
Laptop Magazine

The $239 Velocity Cruz T408 tablet's affordable price will be very attractive to students and frugal tablet shoppers of all ages. And unlike with the Kindle Fire, you can use this slate to make video calls. However, the slate's somewhat sluggish performance and low-res display are turn-offs, as is t...

- Sherri L. Smith, Laptop Magazine


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Screen Size
8"

The Velocity Micro Cruz T408's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Cortex A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
4 GB

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

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a battery.

Cruz T408 Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Cortex A8 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode 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
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.6 x 16.5 x 1.0 cm (8.5 x 6.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 499 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 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-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
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
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 MP3, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, EPUB, HTML, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Liliputing

A good budget Android tablet

from Liliputing

Overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Cruz T408′s performance. It could certainly get better battery life, and the poor screen viewing angles could be problematic in some situations — especially if you want to watch movies or look at photos with a friend, but for $200 you could certainly do worse.

Read full review

Overall, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Cruz T408′s performance. It could certainly get better battery life, and the poor screen viewing angles could be problematic in some situations — especially if you want to watch movies or look at photos with a friend, but for $200 you could certainly do worse.

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PC Magazine

A decent low-cost tablet ruined by a poor screen and inadequate OS

from PC Magazine

Velocity Micro is known for well-priced, high-performing PCs, so I understand why the company would want to apply that ethos of craftsmanship and quality to tablets. Unfortunately, the Velocity Micro Cruz T408 suffers from the same problems that plague most discount tablets: an awful screen, an O...More

Velocity Micro is known for well-priced, high-performing PCs, so I understand why the company would want to apply that ethos of craftsmanship and quality to tablets. Unfortunately, the Velocity Micro Cruz T408 suffers from the same problems that plague most discount tablets: an awful screen, an OS designed for phones, and a lack of the Google apps that most people expect from Android devices. While the Cruz T408 performs well, it's too user-unfriendly for the masses.

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Engadget

Inexpensive and solidly built

from Engadget

It's pretty obvious who the Cruz T408 is aimed at: people who just want a tablet -- any tablet -- and don't mind settling on Gingerbread so long as the device is dirt-cheap. Problem is, without Gmail or even Android Market, even these folks are likely to be disappointed. While GetJar and the Amaz...More

It's pretty obvious who the Cruz T408 is aimed at: people who just want a tablet -- any tablet -- and don't mind settling on Gingerbread so long as the device is dirt-cheap. Problem is, without Gmail or even Android Market, even these folks are likely to be disappointed. While GetJar and the Amazon Appstore offer viable alternatives, it takes only one or two missing-in-action apps to create a frustrating experience. And why should you subject yourself to that, when the Archos 80 G9, another 8-inch tablet, runs Android Honeycomb 3.2, Android Market and all, and costs just $100 more? And let's not even get started on the Kindle Fire, which will hit the same price point as the Cruz T408 when it ships later this fall. Sure, maybe you favor Gingerbread over the customized Amazonian UI, or absolutely need a Skype-acceptable camera or must have a microSD slot. But absent other reasons, simple bargain-hunting is becoming a weaker and weaker excuse to settle for something this forgettable.

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Wired

Surprisingly nice design for a budget tablet

from Wired

It adds up to, well, nothing very impressive. But fortunately the Cruz has a major ace in its sleeve in the form of pricing that can undercut its competition by half. If price is your primary concern, it may be worth a look. But then again, if you’re that broke you probably shouldn’t be buying a tablet in the first place.

Read full review

It adds up to, well, nothing very impressive. But fortunately the Cruz has a major ace in its sleeve in the form of pricing that can undercut its competition by half. If price is your primary concern, it may be worth a look. But then again, if you’re that broke you probably shouldn’t be buying a tablet in the first place.

Read full review

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Laptop Magazine

An attractive design for a budget-friendly price, but its performance and screen could be better

from Laptop Magazine

The $239 Velocity Cruz T408 tablet's affordable price will be very attractive to students and frugal tablet shoppers of all ages. And unlike with the Kindle Fire, you can use this slate to make video calls. However, the slate's somewhat sluggish performance and low-res display are turn-offs, as i...More

The $239 Velocity Cruz T408 tablet's affordable price will be very attractive to students and frugal tablet shoppers of all ages. And unlike with the Kindle Fire, you can use this slate to make video calls. However, the slate's somewhat sluggish performance and low-res display are turn-offs, as is the awkward skinning of Android. While the Cruz T408 is certainly worth a look, you'll probably be better off picking up the $199 Kindle Fire. Amazon's slate will have a faster dual-core CPU, a zippier browser, simpler interface, and easy access to more content.

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