Today I am going to review the Allview Viva Q8, this is a brand new Romanian tablet from the Viva brand, it was just launched overseas this month and it is part of a new series of tablets called the Allview Viva.
Display & Design
This tablet seems to resemble the ipad mini quite a bit especially on the front side and we are dealing with a quad core 7.9 inch tablet. The price tag of this model is 240 dollars so it is an affordable quad core tablet with an ipad mini style design.
As far as the design goes the tablet is 7.5 mm thick so it is pretty slim, it weighs 357 grams so it is reasonably light and we have a bunch of dual speakers at the bottom. The tablet is packet in an ultra slim case with an aluminum back side, there are no volume buttons so we have to use the virtual volume buttons.
On this tablet we are dealing with an IPS LCD screen with a 7.9 inch diagonal and a resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels in a 4/3 format.
The on/off button is on the left side of the device along with the home button and the micro usb port, the hdmi port, the microphone hole and the audio jack. On the side of the device there is the micro SD card slot and on the right side of the device you will find a set of high quality dual speakers.
The device has a good grip, it sits well in the users hand, it is not slippery and it is very easy to hold in one hand if you want to do some e-reading or stuff like that.
Hardware & Software
Inside the tablet there is a Cortex A7 quad core 1GHz CPU and the GPU is a power VR SGX544. This tablet comes in with an whopping 8 core GPU, we also have 8GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of extra storage and this product is available in black or white, depending on your preferences.
I should also mention that the device comes in with a G sensor and there is no GPS, no bluetooth but we have WiFi. The front camera is a 2 megapixel unit and the back camera is a 5 megapixel unit, that is actually pretty good.
Inside the Allview Viva Q8 we find 1GB of DDR 3 RAM and a Allwinner A31S CPU. The battery is quite good as it is a lithium polymer unit with a capacity of 4000 MaH and 3.7 volts, in my tests I got about 5 hours of gaming. The speakers of the device work in stereo mode, there is zero vibration and the sound quality is really good.
Overall, this tablet can be ideal for those who want to benefit from the full Android experience but do not have access to cheaper models of Android such as the Google Nexus, this can also be a great alternative to more expensive brands and my overall experience with the device is positive.
Chris F has spent many years working as a technology and gadgets consultant, author and educator. Along the way, he has written extensively on changes in mobile technology, mobile web and impact of mobile technology. He is also a columnist and writes on technology for many publications, websites including http://tcawireless.com/. You can also follow him on Google Plus.