Advertisement A review unit of the Vantium m1 tablet arrived in my hands yesterday. The Vantium is a 3G Android-powered tablet with a 7-inch capacitive display. It…

First look: Vantium m1 tablet

Vantium m1 packaging

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A review unit of the Vantium m1 tablet arrived in my hands yesterday. The Vantium is a 3G Android-powered tablet with a 7-inch capacitive display. It runs on a 1.5 GHz Processor, and is equipped with 512MB (RAM), 8GB internal memory and a microSD Slot, among other goodies. It is important to mention that there’s an HDMI port too.

One of its outstanding attributes is USB-on-the-go support, allowing you to plug in your USB flash drive, as well as use a USB dongle for both GSM and CDMA networks. Nice. Very nice. However, there is no Bluetooth here. Will I miss this? You will have to wait for my detailed review.

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The capacitive display is nice. Resolution is 800×480 pixels. There’s a 4000 mAh battery in there. Because of the built-in SIM slot, the m1 supports phone calls and SMS, as well as GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 3.5G mobile internet.

Vantium m1 included accessories

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The packaging is very nice and attractive. In the box are the following items:

  1. mini-USB cable
  2. USB adapter
  3. Pin-mouth Charger
  4. 3.5mm Headset
  5. User guide – a very extensive one, as I shall detail in my review

Build quality of the m1 is good and so far, it looks like a promising gadget. There is a 2 megapixel camera at the back. There is also a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

Powering up the m1 gives you a very lovely animated startup sequence.

Booting up the m1

The Vantium m1 runs stock Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The usual suspects are all there, plus lots of pre-installed apps.

The Vantium m1

The first impressions have been good so far. As always, I shall be publishing a review after putting it to use for a while.

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  1. The technical details of the m1 look attractive, but one of the things that scare me the most in these ‘not-too-known’ android tablets is the responsiveness of the screen during swipes. I used the starcomms mypad once and threw the damn thing away.

    Secondly, speed to me is also very key. Having to stare at a device waiting for it to load really puts me off.

  2. Price?
    Nigerian tablet and phone makers must be commended for trying at all. They are trying to make water flow uphill here! The market is very competitive and brutal out there.

  3. Spacyzuma,

    The Vantium m1 has the same battery capacity as other 7-inch tabs from Samsung do. I’m not sure how practical it would be to increase battery capacity at the same size and weight.



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