I decided a while back to try out a 7 inch tab as my main phone. My reasons were simple;
- My quest for a functional and productive mobile device informed my decison to a stick to a Windows OS powered tablet. However, the allure of an android tab remains.
- In a bid to save myself from gadget overload, it did make sense to me to converge my desire for an android tab with my existing smartphone into a single form factor that could pass for both.
- Of course, I will also be avoiding the cost of shelling out money for two devices when I could just pick up one.
So far, the easiest part of it all has been actually deciding to tow the 7 incher smartphone line. Deciding on a shortlist of phones to choose from has been nothing short of a nightmare.
Problem is, not a single tab made the cut.
The 4 key specs I desired in my ideal tab are;
- 7 inch screen size
- Dual SIM
- 16GB internal memory
- 2GB RAM
Funny thing is, while these specs seem common place with sub 7 inch smartphones, I am yet to find a 7 inch tab sporting 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM with Dual SIM. Funny, isn’t it? The surprising thing is that the nameless or little known Chinese brands have these features packed into their 7 inch offerings almost by default. Why is that?
I admit that there is a lot I am yet to understand about the smartphone manufacturers, especially those that have affiliations with the Western world and their reasons for some of the decisions they make.
As it is, I just might take a second look at these Chinese brands to make my pick.