The best phablets and tablets of the IFA, on video
September 7, 2015 at 10:11
As every year, the return to school starts well for technology fans thanks to the Berlin IFA that, although it is true that this year may have seemed somewhat more decaffeinated for some because one of the greats, Samsung, has left us without major releases, it cannot be said that it has not left us, once again, a few most promising debuts: practically all the devices we expected to see They have made an appearance in the German capital and we have still had the opportunity to meet a few more who we did not expect. We review the best tablets and phablets that have seen the light this past week and we take advantage to show them on video so you can get to know them better.
We started with the one that has undoubtedly been the main protagonist of the event, especially in the absence of a new Galaxy Note to compete with: Xperia Z5 Premium, has arrived accompanying the flagship of Sony with a screen that is only slightly larger (just enough to enter phablet territory, with 5.5 inches) but that has much more resolution, so much that it has become the first smartphone with 4K screen. This is not his only attraction, in any case, since we cannot forget his camera 23 MPof his elegant glass case neither of the water and dust resistance that characterizes the range. Of course, as you can imagine, no it will not come out precisely cheap to make us with this jewel: its price in Spain will be of 800 euros.
Sony's has not been, in any case, the only top-level phablet we have met in Berlin, since he finally made his debut there as well. Huawei Mate S, which arrives to succeed the Ascend Mate 7, although with a noticeably smaller screen (Huawei He has given up insisting on the 6 inches and has stayed this time in the 5.5 inches), and who can claim to have stolen the title of the first smartphone with the technology from the iPhone 6s Force touch. Among its virtues there is also an attractive metal housing and an even more attractive price, since the company has confirmed that it will be sold from just 650 euros, a very interesting price for a smartphone of this size and with these characteristics.
One of the debuts that we did not have but that has been most interesting is that of Acer Predator 8 Tablet. We had already had the opportunity to take a first look at another technology fair, but the only thing that was clear on that occasion was that I was going to have a peculiar design, as we have been able to verify later. Its unusual appearance, however, is due to the incorporation of a audio system with four speakers It helps create a surround sound that will help improve our gaming experience. Will it have enough qualities to defeat the Nvidia Shield Tablet in the field of gaming tablets? We will have to wait for November, when it will go on sale for 350 euros to check.
The manufacturers that have proved to be more prolific, particularly as far as tablets are concerned, have certainly been Lenovo, that only in Android tablets has presented us three models: two versions of the new generation of its Yoga Tab 3 (that of 10 inches and that of 8 inches) and another Yoga Tab 3 Pro. The first two, as expected, come with more modest technical specifications, to compete in the territory of the mid-range and basic range tablets, while the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, although with a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor, it is prepared to fight in the upper divisions. Of course, in both cases the one that is the defining characteristic of the range is maintained, and that is none other than its unusual cylindrical support.
Lenovo also left a new device for those who are more interested in tablets with Windows and, more specifically, in hybrids: with its new Miix 700 it is clear that the company is launched to dispute the domain of this land at Surface, in which he has had no qualms about being inspired (of the most commented of this tablet without a doubt it has been the similarity of his system of support and of his keyboard with those of Microsoft). To achieve this difficult goal, it comes with a screen of 12 inches with resolution 2160 x 1440a processor Intel Core m7 Skylake, until 8 GB of RAM of course Windows 10 as an operating system and a price from 700 dollars.
It seems that this year's end the great protagonists are going to be large tablets and, interestingly, the manufacturer that has kicked off has been Alcatel OneTouch with his Xess, which comes with a screen of nothing less than 17 inch. Of course, with that size, it is difficult to think of it as a tablet to walk from one place to another outside the home and, indeed, in its presentation it was emphasized that it is designed for domestic life and for him shared use at home, to serve as an assistant when we cook, to watch movies and series in company and to play with our children.
In this case it is not really a tablet that made its debut in the IFA, Given the LG He had presented it a few days before, but the event in the German capital has been the first occasion we have had to see it live and direct. We will have to wait to discover its price to better assess its potential, but the truth is that if it remains in the range of its predecessor (that is, around 250 euros), it can easily become one of the mid-range tablets for interesting, thanks to its Full HD screen from 10.1 inchyour processor Snapdragon 800 and its careful aesthetics.
We close not with a last hands-on but with a simple teaser that, despite everything, deserves at least one mention in this review to the best of the IFA, because it was in fact as regards the tablets one of the most interesting things we could see and that is, we finally have confirmation of that there is a new tablet of Samsung on the way and it seems that this is going to be also large. We will have to wait to know more about it, but for now we have already discovered that it will be called Galaxy View and that your presentation will take place in October, so stay tuned if the Koreans have managed to arouse your curiosity because you won't have to wait long to have more information.
And what is about to come …
And if all this has been known to you shortly, do not worry because the high season of debuts in mobile devices has only just begun and there are still a few great releases on the horizon, starting with the next iPhone 6s which will take place this Wednesday and that could come along with the new iPad (and we remind you that yesterday we did a review of everything we already know about them if you want to be heated engines), and following the presentation of the new Nexus which seems to be next September 29. And although we have not yet confirmed date, do not forget that in October we hope to see the light also expected Surface Pro 4 and that by these dates is also when Amazon usually presents its new fire, Besides that Xiaomi has already published a first teaser for the Mi Pad 2, which is an unequivocal sign that his arrival is imminent.