Hyundai T7s Android Tablet Review

Hyundai T7s ReviewFirst, let’s get the big questions out of the way. Yes, the Hyundai T7s Android tablet is by the same company that produces the Korean cars. Yes, that makes the Hyundai T7s a Korean instead of a China tablet. No, it is not really out of place here as the Hyundai T7s is generally targeted at the same target audience as the China tablets.

The Hyundai T7s is designed and built like the Hyundai cars of old before they came out with their current line of great looking and best selling designs. That means that you get a device with pretty good hardware that is better than the market leaders at a lower price but compromises on looks and design.

This is exactly what you get with the T7s. It is powered by a Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip instead of a China brand processor like Rockchip or Allwinner. The Exynos 4412 is also the same chip that powers most versions of the best selling Samsung Galaxy S3. It has since been replaced by the Galaxy S4 but the Galaxy S3 is still a very powerful smartphone by today’s standards.

The display is a fairly decent 7inch 1280 x 800 IPS screen. It is not a retina display but more than adequate for a 7 inch screen. It also comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM.

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First Impressions

The Hyundai T7s is an update to the T7 with double the RAM and ROM. The other change is that the tablet is now available in blue instead of white.  It comes packed in a box together with an AC adpater, a microUSB cable, a pair of earbuds, a manual and a quick tour booklet. Strangely, the quick tour booklet comes with quite a lot more information than the manual itself.

The build quality and design of the tablet is average and nothing to shout about. I would say that the overall quality of slightly above that of the Ainol 7″ tablets. On the other hand, the Hyundai tablet does cost a little more than the Ainol so all things even out.

The screen is a fairly decent IPS screen with a responsive touch screen. It has good viewing angle and nice contrast but washes out in outdoor conditions.

The Hyundai T7s comes with a physical Home button on the front of the unit. Most tablets don’t have a physical Home button or move it to the side of the unit. This makes the T7s look more like a large screen smartphone.

Along the left side are the volume adjustment buttons and a power toggle button. Along the bottom edge are the power connector, HDMI port, a microSD card slot, microphone, micro USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Hyundai T7s may be a small sized 7″ tablet but it comes with the whole range of connectors and ports just like the bigger sized models.

How does the Hyundai T7s compare with other tablets?

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Hyundai T7s Specifications

BrandHyundai
ModelT7s
CPUQuad-Core Exynos 4412
RAM2 GB DDR3
ROM16 GB Nand Flash
CameraFront 0.3MP, Rear 5MP
Screen Size7 inch
Screen TypeIPS
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
3GNo
BluetoothV2.1
GPSYes
Battery Type3300 mAh
Size196 x 118 x 11mm
Weight318 g
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0

In terms of hardware specifications, the Hyundai T7s shares a lot of similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S3 besides the Exynos 4412 chipset. The T7s has a 1280 x 800 IPS display while the S3 has a 1280 x 720 SuperAMOLED screen. The 2GB RAM on the T7s is actually higher than the standard version of the S3 which came with only 1GB.

The T7s has no 3G but it has both built-in Bluetooth and GPS. One other area which the T7s beats the S3 is that it comes with a 3,200 mAh battery instead of 2,100 mAh on the S3. However, the T7s has a bigger sized screen that sucks more battery and the S3’s SuperAMOLED display is more energy efficient as well so actual battery life is not so clear cut.

The tablet also comes with dual cameras, a 0.3MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera.

Hyundai T7s Performance

Since the Hyundai T7s is very much like a Samsung Galaxy S3, it is not surprising that performance wise, it performs as well as an S3 if not better. The extra 1GB RAM makes the T7s run a little less laggy especially when multi-tasking or opening multiple tabs in Chrome.

If you are not familiar with the performance of the S3, let’s just say that I was totally satisfied with how well the Hyundai T7s performed. Watching movies and playing games including the graphically intensive 3D ones were not a problem. There is a slight lag occasionally but nothing that really distracts from game play. The speakers are loud although they do get distorted a bit but you can enjoy a good movie without resorting to headphones or external speakers.

Needless to say, the cameras on the T7s pale in comparison to the S3 but they are not the bad either. With good lighting, the rear camera does produces decent photos that look better than the usual washed-out look that I normally get on China tablets.

WiFi performance is okay but not great. Bluetooth is V2.1 so no BT v4.0 LE goodness like on the S3 I’m afraid.

Conclusion

The Hyundai T7s is sold for as low as under $160. This is a great price for a tablet that is essentially a Samsung Galaxy S3 but without the call features and the superAMOLED display. The cameras are not up to mark but how many people actually use their tablets for taking photos? That is what your smartphone is for!

The low price is only slightly more than what you would pay for budget 7″ tablets but you are getting much more bang for the buck. The T7s has Bluetooth, GPS, 2GB RAM and dual cameras thrown in for the bargain price.

Performance is great and I really don’t have any major grouses with this tablet.

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Hyundai T7s Android Tablet Review, reviewed by Roy Yap on 2013-08-21T15:10:16+00:00 rating 5.0 out of 5

Author: Roy Yap

Roy Yap is the administrator of TopChinaTablets.com. Roy has been writing both online and for print magazines for many years. He writes mostly technology related articles, particularly on consumer electronics and gadget reviews.

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6 Comments

  1. But there is a big problem with GPS on at least in USA. I can’t get it to work (lock on satellites). It looks like it has a weak sensor.
    I tried all configurations (GPS.conf) and when is not moving I can lock on 12 satellites sometimes but then when I start driving they all show in view but not in use. Others have same problems.

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  2. The wi-fi must be improved !

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  3. i have a hyundai tablet and i have locked it up i had a pattern lock and my grandchild didnt know the pattern so now i can only get the screen asking for my gmail and i enter that and it says my limit has been exceeded. i have tried the power button and volume button to reset it but it did not work.

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  4. I have had a very annoying experience with my 7 inch Hyundai phone pad.

    I dont know for sure whether its the product or the agent responsible for putting the tablets on the Malaysian market is the cause. Which ever it is I believe HYUNDAI should improve on its car products first and NOT to diversify into phone etc products just to reap the profit.

    After almost 11mth use, the on-off switch malfunctioned. I am not that much of a heavy user, ie most time I need to check on my e mails on the go and to keep up with close friends and family via FB,

    The phone pad was turned in to the shop I bought it from and I explained to the person at the counter the problem with the phone pad. I was told it would take a week to rectify as it ONLY involved the switch. I left the counter staff my contact number so I can be contacted to collect it when its ready for collection. That happened on the 20 May 2014, and unknowingly, that was the beginning of my annoying experience with the pad and Hyundai as a company.

    One week went by, no one ever called. At the end of 7 days I decided to call them. Know what? It was still sitting at the shop! I was told the ‘lab’ is in Petaling Jaya (PJ)! One week was gone and the pad did not make its way to PJ!!!

    The second week passed by. No news about the pad. I called again and was told its not yet back from the ‘lab’. I asked to speak to the Manager. He explained something to me and I asked when can I get to use the device again. HE PROMISED me (on the phone) next week It will be ready.

    I happened to be around KL one afternoon. I dropped in to enquire at the shop. I kept my calmness and explain my difficulty to the Manager. He offered some explanation and once again promised it will be ready by Friday 20th June 2014 – thats means it took them a full 30 days to tackle the issue of a faulty on off switch!! Is this as complicated as rocket science guys?? Again I requested the Manager to call should it be ready before 20th June 2014. He said he will, but went on to say, if he does not call he assured that I can pick it up 20th June 2014. Very confident ha!!

    Surprise, surprise….I was quite tied up on the 20th and 21 June 2014. Sunday 22 June 2014 I called. The counter staff said she needed to check. After 2 hours I decided to double check. Will you be surprised to know, the response was very very annoying and disheartening!!!

    Is this something readers out there would like to know about the level of service from this outlet in Low Yatt Plaza!? Is this the kind of business arrangement HYUNDAI make with its agents?

    I for one will NOT recommend any one to buy HYUNDAI phone/pad/tablet devices. My concluding words are, the quality of any product is just as lousy as the people behind the product.

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  5. Hi, this is me again. I am back here to let everybody know NOT TO PURCHASE A HYUNDAI PRODUCT IN MALAYSIA. My issue with the service of this outlet in Low Yatt plaza, Kuala Lumpur is just atrocious. To date, and its over a month, they have not been able to repair and return the product to me.

    I found a phone number to a HYUNDAI electronics organization in KL, and spoken to a staff there. From the chat she agreed that whosoever that brought in the phone tablet under the purported HYUNDAI brand is NOT KNOWN to HYUNDAI ELECTRONICS operating in Malaysia and whoever that persons or company is they DO NOT HAVE ANY LINK TO hyundai electronics corporation!!

    I hope readers of this message will opt for other more established brands to avoid being caught up with similar problems I experienced.

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    • Have you tried contacting Hyundai directly via their website? If Hyundai did not officially bring in the product then the outlet most likely would have to ship back the item for repairs hence the delay.

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