Introducing the Sprint Slate 8" Tablet. This small-frame tablet is easy to handle, easy on the eyes and easy on the wallet.
The Slate 8" Tablet is a basic Android tablet that comes packed with plenty of features and a small price. The Slate 8" Tablet is Sprint Spark LTE data equipped so you can stay connected to email, social networks and the internet almost anywhere you may roam.
The basic specs for the Sprint Slate 8" Tablet:
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
5.02" x 8.22" x 0.35"
1.1 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor
4500 mAh Li-ion Battery
8.0" IPS High Defition (800 x 1280)
1GB RAM / 16GB ROM * MicroSD card slot supports up to 128GB (not included)
The Slate 8" Tablet is a basic "pure" Android tablet with no extra UI. The interface is similar to Nexus devices in that it's simple Android Lollipop. The upside is there's less "bloat" to encumber the resources. The arguable "downside" is the tablet is missing many of the "luxury" apps, widgets and features of higher end tablets that cost twice or 3x as much. But remember, this is Android. There's an app, widget and wallpaper for just about every taste and like out there on the Google Play market.
One example where basic Android isn't quite as "friendly" as those higher-end devices with the extra UI is simply viewing and editing photos. Android Lollipop does not come with a native "gallery" app which takes you directly to the images or photos folder of your device. The Google Photos app, which is used to sync your captured moments with Google's cloud storage, can be used to view and edit photos. Or you can use the File Manager app to navigate to your Images folder.
I've had my Slate 8" Tablet for a few days now. So far I'm impressed with the versatility. I like the size of the Slate 8" in that the screen/chassis ration is very high. In other words, there's not so much "frame" around the full HDdisplay. The charge/sync port and 3.5mm stereo headphone jack are on the top. The power/sleep and volume rocker buttons are on the right side. The back of the Slate 8" Tablet has a rubberized feel so it's easy to grip. There's a flap door on the back left side (facing the display) that gives you easy, tool-free access to the microSD card slot and SIM card. In the box you will find the Sprint Slate 8" Tablet, a beefy charge/sync cable and USB wall charger, plus the usual Easy Setup manual and other printed goods. There are no headphones or earbuds that come with this tablet, which keeps the cost down.
The Sprint Slate 8" Tablet is easy to handle, easy on the eyes and easy on the wallet. Check one out at your local Sprint retail store or online. Keep watching this space in the coming weeks for more reviews, tips, tricks and how-to's from Sprint Product Ambassadors.
Until next time,
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