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ZTE Optus My Tab review

5.8/10 AVG.
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5.8/10
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The ZTE Optus My Tab currently has an Informr score of 5.8 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
600 MHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile88

The ZTE Light is priced at RM999, and it is built with everything in mind, so you can get everything from calling to reading an online newspaper. However, it might not replace your phone or your desktop PC for work. While the ZTE Light maybe easily overlooked, its pricing and features should draw in...

- Loh Ving Sung, Mobile88
iTWire

We didn’t fall in love with the Optus My Tab, as it doesn’t have high enough specifications to compete with the incoming generation of tablets such as the Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and so on. However, we really, really liked this little ZTE gem.The Optus My Tab is light, responsive, decently feature...

- Renai LeMay, iTWire
PCWorld

The Optus MyTab has obvious shortcomings, as any tablet in this price range will. Provided you're willing to live with the lack of Flash and multitouch support, the lack of power to complete multiple tasks quickly, and the fact that this version of Android hasn't been designed with tablets in mind,...

- Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld
CNET

For AU$279 there are going to be some major sacrifices made in delivering a device like the Galaxy Tab, but for nearly a quarter of the price. Thankfully, these sacrifices don't impact too greatly on the user experience, and though in many ways the My Tab isn't a pretty machine, it certainly works a...

- Joseph Hanlon, CNET


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Screen Size
7"

The ZTE Optus My Tab's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a MSM 7227 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3400mAh
ZTE's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 20 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Optus My Tab Specs

Overview
Release date December 16, 2010
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor MSM 7227 600 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD
Power & battery
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 20 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.2 x 11.0 x 1.3 cm (7.6 x 4.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 403 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 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Resistive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
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 Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps No
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): ZTE Tablet, ZTE Light, ZTE Lite, ZTE V9

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Critic Reviews


Mobile88

The V9 promises tablet functionality without that dent in your pocket

from Mobile88

The ZTE Light is priced at RM999, and it is built with everything in mind, so you can get everything from calling to reading an online newspaper. However, it might not replace your phone or your desktop PC for work. While the ZTE Light maybe easily overlooked, its pricing and features should draw...More

The ZTE Light is priced at RM999, and it is built with everything in mind, so you can get everything from calling to reading an online newspaper. However, it might not replace your phone or your desktop PC for work. While the ZTE Light maybe easily overlooked, its pricing and features should draw in just about anyone looking for an affordable, feature filled tablet.

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iTWire

An inexpensive way to have a tablet experience

from iTWire

We didn’t fall in love with the Optus My Tab, as it doesn’t have high enough specifications to compete with the incoming generation of tablets such as the Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and so on. However, we really, really liked this little ZTE gem.
The Optus My Tab is light, responsive, dec...More

We didn’t fall in love with the Optus My Tab, as it doesn’t have high enough specifications to compete with the incoming generation of tablets such as the Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom and so on. However, we really, really liked this little ZTE gem.
The Optus My Tab is light, responsive, decently featured, and perfect for the tasks it was designed for — light browsing, email, reading and multimedia use — without being overpowered or overpriced. We can see this device being given to kids as a Christmas present and taken to school every day, or to older folks who want to do some light browsing and emailing on the lounge without paying too much for it.
This isn’t a device for the early adopter technology set, which is rightly waiting for the Xoom, the iPad 2 and other devices. But for millions of other Australians looking for their first tablet experience, the My Tab is an inexpensive way to get your feet wet in this new generation of devices.

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PCWorld

A reasonable value for a device that provides most benefits and flexibility of the Android platform

from PCWorld

The Optus MyTab has obvious shortcomings, as any tablet in this price range will. Provided you're willing to live with the lack of Flash and multitouch support, the lack of power to complete multiple tasks quickly, and the fact that this version of Android hasn't been designed with tablets in min...More

The Optus MyTab has obvious shortcomings, as any tablet in this price range will. Provided you're willing to live with the lack of Flash and multitouch support, the lack of power to complete multiple tasks quickly, and the fact that this version of Android hasn't been designed with tablets in mind, the MyTab provides all the features and benefits of the flexible Android platform.

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CNET

You’ll have a good experience as long as you understand what it can and can’t do

from CNET

For AU$279 there are going to be some major sacrifices made in delivering a device like the Galaxy Tab, but for nearly a quarter of the price. Thankfully, these sacrifices don't impact too greatly on the user experience, and though in many ways the My Tab isn't a pretty machine, it certainly work...More

For AU$279 there are going to be some major sacrifices made in delivering a device like the Galaxy Tab, but for nearly a quarter of the price. Thankfully, these sacrifices don't impact too greatly on the user experience, and though in many ways the My Tab isn't a pretty machine, it certainly works as advertised. There's no one part of this device that truly blows us away, but if you're looking for a tablet for web surfing, gaming and music playback, the My Tab is an absolute bargain compared with the alternatives.
But be aware of its limitations too. The My Tab doesn't support Flash in the web browser, doesn't love to multitask (though it's technically capable of it) and isn't powerful enough to playback any of the HD video files you have lying around on your PC. We also wouldn't recommend it for phone calls unless you use a Bluetooth headset. Those who understand what this tablet can and can't do will get some very good use out of it.

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User Reviews


Biggest pile of crap

not worth the money got to press on icons a few times to get to load , loading is very slow this is my 4th one in a month due to tab s being faulty , freezes

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