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O+ Fab 3G, the 7-inch Android tablet phone

We try to avoid using the word phablet but every time we encounter a 7-inch Android tablet with full phone functionality, we still couldn’t find a suitable name for it. This is the same case with the O+ Fab 3G.

The O+ Fab 3G is a regular tablet with a full cellphone functionality (which means you can make calls and send text messages). It comes with some pretty decent hardware specification — a dual-core 1.0GHz processor, 1GB RAM, Android Jellybean 4.1.2 and a quad-band SIM support for 3G/HSPA connectivity.

Te full hardware specification is listed below.

O+ Fab 3G specs:
7.0-inch TFT LCD display @ 976×600 pixels, 163ppi
MediaTek MT6577 1.0GHz dual-core processor
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0
5MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery

The resolution and pixel density is similar to that of the Apple iPad Mini (163ppi). The TFT screen is expectedly a bit washed-out and has a narrow viewing angle and the low resolution is evident. The bezels are thin so the display looks like it’s taking almost all of the front panel.

The tablet looks pretty simple and plain design with a matte or rubbery surface around it. The ports, including the microSD and SIM cad slot are found along the sides and are actually exposed.

The device is slim and feel light on the hands, has a good grip because of the matte finish. The Fab 3G also comes paired with an earphone which will be very useful when making calls or you can just use a Bluetooth headset to pair with it instead.

The unit comes with Android 4.1.2 Jellybean and though there seems to be very little customization done, you’ll notice the usual icon set used by O+ on all of its other smartphones in the market.

The dual-core Mediatek processor performs pretty decent although you will noticeably encounter slight lags in between tasks. All of the basic functions worked well but don’t expect the device to be very smooth when running graphics-heavy games.

The built-in Li-Ion battery has a rating of 3,000mAh and while that may not seem enough for a tablet, it’s more than good enough for a smartphone. The low power consumption of the TFT display and Mediatek processor actually benefited the battery life of sorts.

The O+ Fab 3G is available in the market since last month and has a suggested retail price of Php7,995 (actual street price might be lower in stores). It’s a budget Android smartphone disguised as a tablet so we did not really expect anything bid from it.

Anyway, we’re looking at giving this away to readers after the quick review so watch out for that raffle widget below later this evening. ;)

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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35 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    85 ppi FTW!!!!!

    • wew says:

      bobo amputa 85 ppi daw LUL HAHAHAHA

    • abuzalzal says:

      Musta na ang aking number one stalker aka buntutero?

      ever heard of the term ”exaggeration of the truth”???

    • abukalkal says:


      taena kasi kapag ikaw nagdedeliver parang lumelevel sa utak mo, malamang maniniwala sila na ayun pagkakabasa mo.

      Puro ka 720p, taena walang specs na mataas sabay naghhnap ka ng murang halaga.

      Lalo mo tuloy pinaghahalata na wala kang pera, kapag me pambili, bibili, kapag wala, magtitipid saka bibili.

      Sayo reklamo muna bago bili, pota ka talaga KUYA! Hinahanap ka na ni Nanay, kinantot mo na naman yung aso naten, hirap na maglakad! Hahahaha.

  2. abuzalzal says:

    Tinipid sa specs pero yung price hindi tinipid?

    Somebody please give O+ a slap in d face at buhusan ng malamig na tubig para mahimasmasan

    Huge form factors are useless if doesn’t come with a decent-enough resolution (720p above) to conceal the pixellation when you browse or play games

    • AB-ULOL says:

      Ay obobs talaga. 163 ppi, not 85.

    • Rabitto29 says:

      yung 976×600 is actually 1024×600 – soft keys and that resolution is still being used by galaxy tab 3 7.0 and other tablet makers even the international ones yung iba ngang local tab makers even have wvga for a tablet with phone capabilities. Form factor, specs and price is good enough compared to what the others are offering

    • abuzalzal says:

      it’s called ”SARCASM” abu ulol

  3. CopyCat-droid says:

    It’s an ANDROID… A-trash!

    • Rabitto29 says:

      hahaha really? kaya pala kinopya ng IOS7 ang mga features noh, kasi trash.. :P

    • tangakaba? says:

      Di ko alam bat ang daming haters ng adnroidXD LIBRE po ang ANDROID! LIBRE! Open source! Free ware! hahaha! libre ba iOS? Hindi? ay ganun ba? Libre ba windows mobile? Ay! Hindi din? Kasi po LIBRE ang ANDROID! Apple has its perks but you can’t hate something that can go toe to toe with one of the most expensive operating systems out while still being FREE and, able to function in multiple platforms. Android revolutionized mobile phone function mah friend kung sino ka man.

    • Rabitto29 says:

      yep you’re right there @tangakaba? mali nga ata pangalan netong si @CopyCat-droid, dapat ata CopyCat-IOS kasi yung mga pinagmamalaking features ng IOS7 has been available in the android eco-system since its older versions and more features til the current Jellybean. Maybe apple is waiting for the KitKat version para may magaya na naman silang feature/s

  4. Mansanas says:

    Hoy mga android fapboys nauna mangopya android since una lumabas ang iphone at ios before android!

    • Orange says:

      Hoy Mansanas, kung history ang pagbabasihan nauna ang apple sa pangongopya, diba nga yung sa Silicon Valley..

    • bajigjig says:

      Kawawa naman tong mga Apple fanboys pati sa Android topics nagcocomment. Palibhasa kasi nagiging relevant lang ang Apple once a year because of their inferior releases. unlike sa Android madaming bago. Hehe

    • LOL says:

      Ano bago sa android ung pinagmamalaki mo? haha

    • bajigjig says:


      Xperia Ultra Z
      LG G2
      Samsung GNote 3
      Samsung Galaxy Round (curved screen..meron ba Apple nyan?)
      LG Nexus 5
      HTC One Max

      E ang Apple nyo?? Hahaha

    • PhSMASH says:

      hey guys, its just a gadget dont blame each other company, both have pros and cons, so respect each other :D

    • thecorrescode says:

      Mini X2 mo yang dick mo hahaha!

      P.S. Anything that’s not running Ubuntu deserves to go to the fucking trash bin.

  5. Justin says:

    No matter how decent the device is, you’ll still look like a nimrod if you hold this against your ear when making a call.

    … parang awa na sa mga bibili nito… bago ko po kayo ma-sapak sa mall o sa sidewalk… please use the headset (bluetooth or otherwise) when taking/making calls. Salamas!

    • p-noyabnoy says:

      nasan ka ba at tatawagan ko malaki kong phone sa harap mo, subukan mo ako sapakin, tingnan natin kung ano mangyari sayo

  6. wew says:

    i would just go to a phone with 5 inch screen or bigger…ambaba ng specs nito

  7. Freeje says:

    Mediatek dual core?? That’s not decent. Lame in fact.

  8. blabla says:

    Jologs naman ng mga Android fans na ‘to! May mag-comment lang na isa, sobra na maka-react? Ano ‘to, cheap network war a la GMA vs ABS-CBN? Get a life!

  9. isumbongmokaytoto says:

    anong rebrand kaya naman ito, mukhang lumang china odm kase mt6577 pa… ang mahal pa, lols

  10. Jojo says:

    “We try to avoid using the word phablet but every time we encounter a 7-inch Android tablet with full phone functionality, we still couldn’t find a suitable name for it. This is the same case with the O+ Fab 3G.”

    So with all the comments above i think we should call this “ta-phone” kasi masarap “i-ta-phone”?

  11. crash says:

    ..may 0+3G fab Nova na..

  12. HanChin says:

    MTK6577 Serious? kaya kaya nyan ang 7 inch displqy baka mag lag

  13. a says:

    The polaroid 3g + tv is better specs wise and price wise.

  14. ubuntu says:

    not a trash!!! bobo tang ina mo! it is a toy for xda developers… new version means new toy/codes to be develop!!! tang ina mo bobo

  15. Zobel says:

    Another overpriced piece of shit from a foreign brand. Next!

  16. Muahxoxo says:

    Ano banaman yan!Bakit ang daming epal sa O+ review ng Yugatech, Yung iba dyan, nag aaway sa mga OS XD
    Relax Dudes, Gadget lang yan (Ni “la-lang” ko lang eh no XD samantalang ang mahal mahal =3) huwag nyo na pag awayan.KAsi bwiset. mga haters, Bkit or pano natunton itong CP/TAblet na e2. Ano un, ini istalk nyo? pero hate nyo? Weird …

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  18. Richboy says:

    I hate apple.. They have good products but its like a social climber phone.. No offence.. Thats apples fault not producing a cheaper phone and if they did its like the end of the world.. Android naman kulang sa furnish os nila.. Medyo buggy.. Dami kasing variations kaya hindi matutukan masyado.. Wp8 naman mas madmi pang limitations sa ios.. Nag hinder sa functionality. In all of them i prefer android because i can do anything i want with it.. And affordable..

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