Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab hands-on, first impressions
Cherry Mobile launched today the MAIA Smart Tab – an 8-inch tablet powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, and has the capability to dual boot Android and Windows OS. Find out our first impressions about the device below.
The MAIA Smart Tab is an affordable device aimed at consumers with a tight budget yet want to own a capable tablet that can run Android and Windows. Given the low price tag, the MAIA Smart Tab won’t impress you when it comes to build and design.
Up front, we have the 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution which equates to 189ppi with decent viewing angles and good colors. No mention of glass protection but it already has a plastic screen protector out of the box.
Found right above the screen is the 2 megapixel front camera and light sensor. Down below is the capacitive Windows home button. On the right are the power / lock and volume buttons, while the left side and bottom are devoid of any buttons or ports.
Found right up top are the headset jack and microUSB port. Situated on the rear are the 5 megapixel main camera, microSD cards slot, loudspeaker, and tablet’s branding.
When it comes to quality, the MAIA Smart Tab is plasticky and far from premium which is understandable given its asking price. It’s also chunky at 9.2mm. On the bright side, it’s easy to grip thanks to the indentation found on the sides, while the matte finish at the back resists smudges and finger prints.
Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab specs:
8-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 @189ppi
1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor
Intel HD Graphics
Expandable 32GB internal storage
Supports up to 64GB MicroSD card
5-megapixel rear camera
2-megapixel front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Android 4.4 KitKat
Dimension: 211 x 130.4 x 9.2 mm
The Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab is priced at Php4,999 and is available in Cherry Mobile stores. We will do a full review of this device so if you have questions feel free to ask by writing it at the comments field below.