Flipkart today finally forayed into launching its own tablet under its in-house Digiflip brand. Called the Digiflip Pro XT712, it is an affordable 7-inch Android tablet, which the online retailer claims offers much more than what other brands offer in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. Flipkart is claiming the Digiflip Pro XT712 offers a better metallic build quality, specifications and features than anyone else. We got to spend some time with the tablet and here are our first impressions. Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days saleAlso Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
The Digiflip Pro XT712 certainly looks more premium than the plastic stuff you get at sub-Rs 10,000 segment. The 7-inch 1280×800 pixel IPS display is much better than what we are used to at this price point. The display is adequately bright with good viewing angles. The tablet is encased in a metallic chassis, which makes it a little heavy that what you’d expect. That said, the bezels on the Digiflip Pro XT712 are thinner than other tablets, which ensures it has a smaller overall footprint and you can even hold it comfortably in one hand.
Having said that, from the rear the Digiflip Pro XT712 doesn’t look as premium with the tablet name printed in white, which reminded us of Datawind’s Aakash tablet. Even the speaker holes are wide and just don’t look that great. Thankfully, Flipkart is selling book covers in six colors, which are priced at Rs 799. The cover actually looks and feels high quality.
The Digiflip Pro XT712 runs on an almost stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Of course, Flipkart has pre-installed its apps and is offering additional discounts on certain items bought from the app when bought from the tablet.
The tablet is powered by a Mediatek 8382 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. Flipkart showed benchmark ratings that suggest it is better than the 2012 edition of Google’s Nexus 7. During our brief usage everything ran smoothly but we will have more on it when we review the tablet.
There is a 5-megapixel camera with flash on the rear and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. We will reserve our verdict for our review. Other features include 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate cards up to 32GB. It also has dual-SIM card slots and supports voice calling.
Overall, the Digiflip Pro XT712 appears to be a better tablet than what’s available in the market at Rs 10,000.