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Phoenix WinTab 7, 8 & 10 Hands-On: Windows 8 starting at Php6k

The selection of Windows 8 tablets available for an affordable price is getting wider, and Phoenix’s WinTabs are proof to that statement.

Phoenix WinTab (2)

The Phoenix WinTabs are available in three sizes – 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch models, all running Intel’s class of Bay Trail Z3735 quad-core CPUs. All of them pack screen resolutions of 800 x 1280 which looked great, and they all have 2 megapixel front and rear cameras. The WinTabs are also running full Windows 8.1 with Office 365 for 1 year, which is nice to have for something that they are promoting as an affordable device aimed for productivity.

Phoenix WinTab (1)

Aside from the design, the ports & the batteries, the only major difference that you can find between these tablets is that the WinTab 10 packs 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage as opposed to the WinTab 7 & 8’s 1GB RAM + 16GB internal storage.

Phoenix WinTab (3)


 




As for our experience with the devices, we liked how compact the smaller WinTabs are, especially with the WinTab 8 having thin bezels; we often mistook it as the 7-incher. They’re all built really well, but we do have some gripes with the rear design: the WinTab 8 has a weirdly placed camera, and all of them have labels on all the ports making the devices look quite cheap. The WinTab 10 looks best though, with its unique metallic design dominating the back.

Phoenix WinTab (4)

Another special thing about the WinTab 10 is that it is compatible with a keyboard case and will be bundled in as initial promotion, but sooner or later it will be sold separately for Php2,350. The keyboard works okay for its price, but we’d still recommend using a mouse if you get one. Fortunately, micro-USB to USB adapters are bundled in with all of the devices when you get them.

Phoenix WinTab 7 specs:
7-inch 800 x 1280 IPS LCD display
Intel Bay Trail Z3735G quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
16GB internal memory
Expandable by micro SD up to 64GB
WiFi
Bluetooth
Micro HDMI port
USB OTG
2 megapixel rear camer
2 megapixel front-facing camera
Windows 8.1 + Office 365 for 1 year
3,500mAh battery

Phoenix WinTab 8 specs:
8-inch 800 x 1280 IPS LCD display
Intel Bay Trail Z3735G quad-core CPU
1GB RAM
16GB internal memory
Expandable by micro SD up to 64GB
WiFi
Bluetooth
Mini HDMI port
USB OTG
2 megapixel rear camer
2 megapixel front-facing camera
Windows 8.1 + Office 365 for 1 year
5,000mAh battery

Phoenix WinTab 10 specs:
10-inch 800 x 1280 IPS LCD display
Intel Bay Trail Z3735F quad-core CPU
2GB RAM
32GB internal memory
Expandable by micro SD up to 64GB
WiFi
Bluetooth
Mini HDMI port
USB OTG
2 megapixel rear camer
2 megapixel front-facing camera
Windows 8.1 + Office 365 for 1 year
7,900mAh battery
Keyboard Case Accessory available

The Phoenix WinTab 7 is now available for a price of Php5,999 while the WinTab 8 and the WinTab 10 should be coming in the next two weeks for the prices of Php6,999 and Php11,999 respectively through its distributor, WSi.



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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13 Responses

  1. Robbie Rob says:

    Isn’t the 10-inch tab the same as the Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph?

  2. marc says:

    not bad!!! but i’ll still go with the hp stream 7 or 8 since i don’t know this brand yet.

  3. Malt says:

    Anyone knows where this will be available? Thanks!

  4. art says:

    16 gb internal is too small

  5. Rockafella says:

    Dope. I might get this one. Is it good though?

  6. sham says:

    HP stream 7 has 32GB. Better.

  7. accel says:

    Good luck upgrading those tablets to Windows 10. Even 32 GB of internal storage won’t just cut it.

  8. coc says:

    sana pwede clash of clans dito, kaso wala to playstore for sure.

    • marc says:

      Walang coc sa windows store. Ang choice lang ay adroid emulators, bluestatck is one, pero requirement nia ay 2 gb so ung wintab 10, pero sa wintab 7 or 8 iweetweek mo pa ung bluestacks kung un ang Gusto mo. And with 16 gb, you’ll have around 8 gb store which hindi enough.

  9. Kay says:

    Can I download movies here?

  10. paulv1717 says:

    It says 16gb internal memory but if you will look at Drive c, it’s 1gb only. I Bought 3 Wintab 7 for me and 2 of my friends. the other has problem on touch response so I brought it on the service center and its been two weeks now and the issue still unresloved. The other one, Icons are not responsive and can’t even do the reformat since even the pc settings is not working or not responsive. It also doesn’t read any external memory devices. The other one has power issues. Sometimes it doesn’t work even if you press the power button even for several seconds. What else can I experience from this device?

  11. Ghar says:

    Where i can buy wintab10 Phoenix. Thank you in advance.

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