EFY Times  
Monday, July 28, 2014

 
GO
 
 
Review: Zync Z 909 Plus Android Tablet
 
Home >> Infotech >> Features
 
 

Review: Zync Z 909 Plus Android Tablet

Considering the low price point and the targeted rural buyers, this tablet will not impress any gadget freak. This is only meant for the needy! Reading e-books, browsing the Internet, watching movies are the only needs served by this tablet.

Rating: 4/10

Zync recently added another low cost tablet to its kitty, targeting specially the Tier II and Tier III cities of India. The Z 909 Plus is the most economical tablet model that Zync has on offer. This tablet stayed with us at EFYTimes for almost a week and here is our exclusive feedback.

To start with let's have a look at the technical specifications:

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS


17.7-cm (7-Inch) Resistive Touch Screen

Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Wi-Fi Enabled

1 GHz Processor Clock Speed

256 MB DDR3 RAM

Two Point Multi-touch

I will admit that I struggled a bit with this tablet after using the company's high-end Zync Z 999 Plus tablet. Firstly, it has a resistive touch screen, which means no sliding or swiping! Secondly, this tablet PC runs Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread operating system. Almost all low-end tablet manufacturers have somehow managed to squeeze in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If Zync tends to be different by offering Android 2.3 in the age of Android 4.1, then I must admit - it's not cool even though it's a low cost device!


Inside the box:

When you buy a Zync Z 909 Plus tablet, you will get a USB cable, hands-free, charger, screen protector, carrying case, user manual, and warranty card.

First look and feel: 

The tablet is black in colour with a glossy posterior, so much that you can even see your face in it! The device is made out of plastic and it's a bit creaky, especially at the back. The tablet has three physical buttons on it. If you hold the tablet vertically, you can see a square back button beneath the screen. Home and power buttons are located on top right hand side, just opposite to the company logo. There are no physical volume control buttons. The right side of the tablet features a USB port (for connecting pen drives and 3G dongle), TF card slot, micro USB port (for connecting the tablet to a computer), 3.5mm earphone port, DC charging port. A 0.3 MP camera is at the top of the tablet screen.

The finishing of the device is a disappointment. The entire device and especially the buttons sound plastic! The ddevice is pretty thick compared to its competitors. The first look did not woo me at all.

Start up and appearance:

This tablet is based on a 1GHz processor; however, it took some time to start up after holding the creaky plastic start up button. The display quality is low as expected. Nothing great but it's acceptable. The touch interface was a problem. The two-point multi-touch screen required some brutal knocks to open the menu. The touch wasn't smooth and literally needed a hard press to even unlock the device.

I tried playing Angry Birds on this tablet but the birds refused to take off. It was very difficult to play the game so I moved on to Fruit Ninja. I somehow managed to chop few bananas, but literally felt like getting inside the tablet to chop fruits for my salad! So, I hope you got the point. Touch is real bad!

Performance:

Based on a 1 GHz processor, the Z 909 Plus has 256 MB DDR 2 RAM and 4GB ROM along with G-sensor and memory expandable up to 32 GB via TF card. The tablet took time to respond to inputs, despite running Android 2.3 on the above mentioned configuration. The screen rotation feature was OK but not the best. Media files worked smooth, however, I witnessed several crashes. Overall, the performance is average and it's not meant for those who love speed!

Media:

You can connect your pen drive to watch movies and carry out other basic functions. Sound quality is disappointing. You will need a good headset to listen to music as the free ones are really cheap. HD video playback is supported but the entire experience is not rich and vivid. Don't even think of playing games on this tablet. The multimedia experience is OK.

Camera:

What can you expect from a 0.3 MP camera? Meant especially for video chatting, the image appears pixilated with red and green dots on your face! Again, considering the low price point, this camera can only be used if you are in dire need of a tablet and are left with no choice.

Connectivity:

It supports Wi-Fi and external 3G dongle. When I plugged in my Vodafone 3G dongle for surfing the Internet, the tablet failed to respond. That is when I realised that it works with selected 3G dongles. The list is mentioned below:

Huawei Compitable Models with ZYNC Tablets: E220, E230, E169G, E160X, E173, E153, W8, E 153, 1550, 1732.

WCDMA Huawei: E261, E1750

CDMA Huawei: EC122, EC156

TD-SCDMA ZTE: A356, MU351

CDMA ZTE: AC2736,AC2746

WCDMA ZTE : MF 100, MF 190

CDMA ITON: eu83

Then I switched to WiFi and was able to surf the Internet seamlessly. At least, the tablet offers decent Internet browsing experience, which is a must.

Battery:

The tablet is powered by a 3000 mAH Lithium ion battery. The battery backup is decent and you can afford to watch a full movie seamlessly. I found out that the tablet cannot to be charged through the USB port when connected to a PC. It takes some good amount of time to get fully recharged and not to forget, it gets heated up especially while charging and also while playing games and watching movies.

 
Final verdict:

While there are several options in the low cost tablet market, I did not find this much impressive as it can cater to only your basic needs. The price remains to be a point of confusion as the tablet was launched at Rs 3,699 and at the official website it's been quoted as Rs 5,190. Coming to score, I would rate the device 4 out of 10!

-Debashis Sarkar

 
 
Rate this news:  (4 Votes)

Print Email Post Comment  (4)
(Total Views: 13664)
Share
 
 
 

4 Comments

Katti.RK   491 days ago

I suppose Zync Z1000 does not support the dongle. If it is yes can you share the same on settings.Reg.K
Reply  
Amit Shankar   628 days ago

Hi. Can any one suggest how I can connect IDEA 3G NETSETTER HUAWEI 1732 DONGLE in ZYNC tablet Z9O9. My Id is amitshankar78@yahoo.com
Reply   2 Replies
Preet   625 days ago

Totally waste of money product. Don't buy. Apps don't work and you have to keep restarting
Reply  
viren   628 days ago

yes you can connect this with idea
Reply  
 
Infotech News
   
HP Earns EPEAT Gold Certification For 18 Products In India
Premier Farnell Signs Direct Agreement With Swissbit AG
Strontium Launches Its Nitro MicroSD With OTG Card Reader - Mobile Kit
MAIT To Organize Workshop With Experts To Ideate ICT Standards
First Advantage Collaborates With MeriTrac To Bring Holistic Candidate Assessments To India
 
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

5 Bootable Data Recovery Tools For Your Linux Systems
5 Bootable Data Recovery Tools For Your Linux Systems
Cross-Platform: Fact or Fiction?
Top 6 Linux Powered Single Board Computers!
Have Fun With Linux Command Line, Play These 5 Games Now!
Smartphone Review: HTC One (M8)
Make Google Chrome Lightening Quick With These Wild Hacks!
10 Amazing Tools For PHP Developers!
5 Free Java Graphics Tutorials For Budding Designers!
Samsung Galaxy Star Advance Listed Online @ Rs 7,299
7 Good Linux Recovering Tools For Linux/Windows/Mac machines
8 Inspiring Raspberry Pi YouTube Tutorials For Developers!
8 Lesser Known Yet Highly Efficient Linux Desktop Environments!
8 Cool HTML5 Video Player Alternatives To Flash Player
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
8 Free SQL Injection Scanners & Tools For All Your Security Needs
Here Are 7 Must-Have Android Tools For Developers
 
   

Overall

Features
7 Free Graphics/Image Software For Linux!
Use these tools for all your designing/imaging tasks. Also feel free to comment on your favorites......
8 Free Linux Online Video Tutorials For You To Get Started!
Videos are always an inspiring and better way to get your basics right......
Here Are 15 Useful C Shell Commands & Their Functions
Here's a handy list of shell commands for you. We will bring you more in the coming day......
10 Interactive Commands In Linux You Can Use While Running Top
The top command in Linux is quite a useful command line tool at that......
6 Good CSS Editors For Linux (Ubuntu) Users
The following CSS editors are free and open source. Make sure you use them....
8 Linux Programs For The Artistic Bend Of Mind
Looking for some inspiration?...
7 Highly Powerful CSS Tools For Designers!
The following tools are all open source and really amazing. Try them!...
10 Amazing Tools For PHP Developers!
The following open-source PHP tools are a must-have....
Make Google Chrome Lightening Quick With These Wild Hacks!
Chrome's Flags can be quite useful, use them......
Python How-Tos: Secure Password Hashing
Hashing passwords is more secure than encrypting them!...
10 Free Android Apps For Your Business And More!
Increase your productivity with these free Android apps....
Make Your Life Easier With These 7 Web Services!
The following tools can help achieve your daily tasks quickly and efficiently....
The Tor Diaries: The Top 7 Secret Resources Hiding 'Beneath'
Some of these places have been brought down, however, it's good to be updated with everything, right? Tor is fascinating, and it's dark...really dark ...
Does Arduino Fascinate You? Here Are 7 DIY Projects For You!
Have some fun with Arduino, the following projects will inspire you to take out your toolbox!...
12 Free & Open Source Data Visualisation Tools For You!
Embrace the power of big data with these free visualisation tools. ...
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesnít Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
MWC 2014
 
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
MWC 2014: Alcatel Unveils PIXI 7 Tablet With Android 4.4
Alcatel arrived at the MWC 2014 with yet another low cost Android tablet, priced at $110 ...
MWC 2014: LG F70 Unveiled With Android 4.4
LG announced the new LTE-enabled Android smartphone, LG F70, at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. ...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Facts for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter 

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions