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Price, features and specifications of the Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 9.7-inch Android tablet
JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 tablet review - today we are going to take a closer look at one of the affordable Android 4 ice cream sandwich tablets. Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 is a 9.7-inch tablet with nice large IPS display and some other useful features.
First of all we have to say that Gemini made this tablet look and feel very solid. And with the nice aluminium finish on the back it is one of the good looking affordable tablets on the market today.
Hardware – JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 tablet is powered by the well known 1Ghz ARM Cortex processor which is used in many of the cheap Android tablets. JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 comes with 1GB DDR3 RAM.
The space for storage is 16GB, microSD cards are supported with maximum capacity of 16GB more. It is quite strange that the tablet does not support 32GB TF cards as we’ve seen much cheaper and older devices having this option. But that is not a big issue, considering the device has 16GB of built-in storage space.
The 9.7-inch IPS display of the Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 is quite fast and responsive for a tablet of this price range. It is a capacitive screen with multi-touch support and it also offers very good visibility and viewing angles in direct sunlight. The display has resolution of 1024×768.
Connection options – one of the main features in this category is the Internet connectivity which in this tablet is provided with the help of the built-in WiFi b/g adapter. Unfortunately it isn’t ‘N’ adapter and also no 3G support in the JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 tablet. Other connection options include mini USB and mini HDMI ports.
The front facing 0.3 Mp, the rear 2.0 Mp cameras and the built-in mic provide for the good multimedia performance of this JoyTAB tablet.
Operating system – Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. More than 360,000 apps are available for tablet like this one at google play store.
Battery – Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 has an average battery life (3600 mAh) of around 5 hours of intensive use, which is OK for a tablet in this class.
Price – the JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 Android tablet can be found for around $220 (150GBP in UK) in online tech stores. There is also new dual-core version of this tablet (JoyTAB GEM9212) which is a bit more expensive.
Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 video review
Gemini JoyTAB 9.7 REV2 Android tablet specs:
Processor -1.0GHz ARM Cortex A8 (RK2918 )
Graphics – GC860
RAM – 1GB RAM
Display – 9.7-inch IPS capacitive 5 point multi-touch
Display resolution – 1024×768
Storage – 16GB (Micro SD cards supported up to 16GB)
WiFi – B/G
Webcam – Front 0.3M, Back 2 Megapixel
Battery – 3600 mAh
Interfaces – 1x Micro SD Slot (up to 32GB) 1 x Mini USB (OTG) 1 x Mini HDMI 1.4 1 x Stereo Earphone Slot 1 x DC-IN Jack
Other features – 5 Point Capacitive Multi Touch, G Sensor
Dimensions – Width 242 x Height 185 x Depth 9.8 (mm)