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.
The 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 ebay.in, 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.