Glee series. SPC low cost bets
December 1, 2015 at 22:31
The low range of both tablets and phablets are two areas where we can find greater competition between brands and that is, this sector is in which there are a lot of companies that for many are totally unknown, who find here the ideal channel to go to the market and try to occupy its portion of land.
When talking about very affordable devices, we generally refer to chinese firms which, as we have seen on some occasions, offer terminals for less than 100 euros with very limited benefits but from which we can not expect much more. This is the case of SPC, a company of which many users are unaware of its existence, at least in Europe but that nevertheless, is determined to make a place within the more affordable models like the ones that make up the Glee series, of which we detail below its most important characteristics.
The screens, a point in common
As we mentioned before, the Glee Series It consists of two devices that share aspects such as panels, of 10.1 inchand the resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels. Although manufacturers claim that it is possible to view content in HD In both Glee, the lack of image quality in both devices is large and therefore, we cannot expect too much sharpness.
Reality, captured with limits
Image properties are not one of the strengths of these two SPC terminals not only on the screen, but also in cameras, which only have 2 Mpx resolution.
First difference, the processors
Regarding performance, we highlight that both tablets have components Intel, however, the Glee 10.1 has a 8-core A7 processor and a frequency of 1.8 Ghz that are more than acceptable to be a low cost device and that allows the execution of several applications simultaneously without causing slowness. On the other hand, the Glee 10.1 3G is equipped with a Intel Atom 4-core with a speed of 1.2 Ghz which sacrifices a fast operation of the tools installed in the device in exchange for an improvement in connectivity.
Another aspect in which the two devices of the Glee series coincide is memory 1 GB RAM and that is somewhat scarce, accompanied by a internal storage of only 8 which can expand to 32 GB by cards Micro SD.
Operating system and connectivity
Both the Dark Glee 10.1 inches and its equivalent in 3G, are equipped with Android. However, the first terminal has the version 4.4 While the most recent one has one of the latest updates of this operating system, the 5.1. In terms of connectivity, we find important limitations in the case of Dark glee, which only supports connections Wifi.
As we have mentioned on other occasions, the battery is one of the big problems that all firms must solve when it comes to marketing their devices and this inconvenience is manifested more in low-cost tablets and phablets, where we cannot expect too much autonomy . However, in the case of terminals SPC we get a pleasant surprise since the 6000 mAh of battery capacity of the models of the Glee Series they offer without problems an autonomy of around 10 hours With a full charge. A parameter that is not the highest but nevertheless offers a good user experience.
A good value for money?
Another aspect that both devices have in common is its cost, only 119 euros and can be purchased through the website of SPC. However, we find some low terminals in benefits such as resolution screen, memory, cameras wave connectivity despite trying to be good terminals in aspects such as the presence of Android 5.1 In the case of the Glee 10.1 3G or Intel processors that despite having the prestige of this American firm, do not finish offering a good speed of execution of the applications so we can say that they are devices that do not finish offering a high quality but that may be good alternatives for those looking simple tablets Y affordable intended for leisure. On the other hand, we must bear in mind that since they are low cost terminals, we cannot demand very high characteristics, not only in the models of SPC but in most of those currently in the market.
After knowing a little more about the alternatives offered by a firm virtually unknown in the European market, do you think it is a company that is well placed when competing against other brands with cheap terminals, or on the contrary do you think that even within this range, a series of minimum requirements are needed that SPC does not meet in order to be well placed compared to the rest of the companies? You have more information available on other affordable tablets so you can review and compare yourselves.