ADAM II from Notion Ink – A review

For those who have not heard of ADAM – It is a tablet created by a company based out of India called Notion Ink. Check their website out Adam Store. A bunch of IITs got together and started this company around 3 yrs back.

Their first product was ADAM. It was different, cool to look at and created a lot of buzz. However, the pains of any new company & new product started to show in the product and eventually, the buzz died. The team has come back with ADAM II. This too is manufactured in China. Lets review this product:





The product looks upscale. The back is aluminium and looks refined. It has a camera in the front and back which takes decent pictures. Take a look at the specifications in detail:

CPU 1.5GHz Dual Core Cortex A9
GPU Quad Core Mali 400 (clocked at 400MHz)
RAM DDR3 1GB (clocked at 400MHz)
Display 10.1 inch IPS with Wide Viewing Angle, 1280×800 resolution
Touch Panel & Glass Multi-touch Capacitive & Asahi Scratch Resistant Glass
Secondary Display 2 Super Twister Nematic, 100×5 px
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; 3G (Data only)
Memory 8GB internal Memory; Mirco-SD card support (up to 32GB)
Camera 3.15MP front and back with BSI Technology, 720p HD Video Recording
Connectors Mini-HDMI, High speed microUSB 2.0 (OTG); 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Sound Dual 1.0W front facing speakers; Built-in microphone
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor; G-Sensor
Battery 6000mAh Lithium Polymer-Ion; charging via microUSB
OS Android 4.2.2 with OTA updates
Dimensions & Weight 245x179x9.9mm; 584 grams or 1.28 pounds
Body Finish Paper Texture; White; Aluminium
  • Performance is good. The games play without a hitch. If there are multiple apps running, then rarely you will come across a lag, but mostly not much of a problem.
  • The display is not close to the retina display, but it does not look cheap either.
  • The speakers are front facing and almost give you a stereo effect. Quality of sound is good.
  • The battery, after a full charge, lasts around 10hrs.
  • One of the most innovative feature in this tablet is the additional display on the spine of the product. It can be used to display notifications. I am not sure that I am using it, but it is very interesting.
  • The software is almost a stock version of the jellybean with some little additions.



Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 5.37.04 PMThe memory is expandable through a Micro SD card with support up to 32 GB.

The only complaint that I have is that there are no good cases that fit this tablet in the market. The company does sell one case through, but it does not seem to hold the tablet in a secure way.

I will continue to post my experience with this tablet as time progresses.

For now I can say that transition from iPad2 to Adam II has not been a problem at all.