We have yet another Android tablet to share with you. In the beginning it was all Apple but since the introduction of Galaxy tabs and Nexus devices, the sale of the Android tablets has really taken off and has eventually become the market leader. The prime reasons are the price range and all the different specs being offered. You can get a new tab from anywhere between 100-1000 dollars according to the brand and the specs. The tab we are going to present here is the Tesco Huddle which has come up with its very own budget Android 4.2.2 version tablets and owing to its very reasonable price, the rest of the big boys are in for a tough fight.
With a price tag of just 119 $, the new tab is a good 80 dollars cheaper than the popular cheap Nexus 7 tablet. Also the specs of the tab are very good for the price involved with a 1.5 GHz Quad core processer, 7 inch display and the somewhat latest Android OS. Google’s Nexus offers more or less the same thing but the price gap is a bit of concern for Google because in performance it is more or less the same compact thing. And Tesco isn’t going to stop at this at it is also releasing several low end Android smartphones as well.
The Outlook and Feel
Although the price range is Spartan, the appearance and the feel it gives to your hand is pretty robust and not what you might be expecting from a 119 $ tab. So much that it appears very similar to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD in many instances. Although the finish is good, don’t go around expecting a stylish finishing. It is good enough but that’s what there is to it. It also weighs a bit more than at 370 g. After all at such a bargain price, this was the least we could expect.
Also the default landscape view that the tab carries doesn’t quite pull off. It is due to the fact that 7 inch tabs don’t have the screen size to appear such. The landscape bias is even more prominent in the position of the camera in the middle of the bezel and the setting of the buttons. The design makes it easy for the tab to use in landscape view and adjusting volume and such.
Overall the performance experience is very mixed due to this. Most of you will be tempted to use the Hudl in portrait view but due to the buttons alignment, it will keep you scratching your head and finding out what went wrong in your commands. For the first time tab users (who will be an awful lot due to the price) won’t have much problem fitting into the architecture.
Also the amazing internal memory of 16GB gives us a bit of a pleasant surprise as does the addition of the micro HDMI port on the top.
The Hudl isn’t the most fancied tabs that we have ever seen. Its display, price and internal memory mange to pull off a solid tab with heavy focus on the shallower pockets. Don’t be surprised if it manages to generate astonishing sales.