And now, here we have in our midst EE’s attempt to break into the tablet market. EE has announced the cool-sounding EE Eagle, which aims to tackle off the iPad Mini from it’s perch.
As you may have guessed from the title, the device specifications are really nothing to jump up and take notice.
Take a look for yourselves: It has a 8 inch HD (1280*800 pixel) screen which is really a bit on the low side, especially when you consider the fact that this is indeed 8 inches, bringing down the ppi (Pixel Per Inch) level and also so the clarity, down.
Underneath is an unspecified 1.6 Ghz Quad-Core processor, which should hold up just fine for your daily tasks. It is paired with 1GB RAM, which again, is a bit on the low side in this age of devices having 2GB RAM as a standard and some even touching 3GB. However, you won’t notice much if you are not a heavy user. However, if you indeed are a power user (Welcome to the club), then you would find it lacking in multitasking.
You have 16GB of storage available (Of which some will be taken up by the OS) expandable to upto 32GB via MicroSD card.
It also has a 5MP back facing camera (No front facing one, sadly). Don’t think of using one, not only because of the (probably) low quality, but also because it is extremely silly for you to use a tablet as a camera when you have a more capable one in a more portable and lighter form factor right down there in your pocket.
It, however has Cat 4 LTE support, meaning it supports EE’s currently rolling out faster 4G network, which further means that though the hardware ain’t that impressive, it’s network speeds certainly will be (Around 24-40 Mbps)
The software, Android 4.2.2 Jellybean is now a bit dated and is two versions behind, with the latest being Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
It will cost £199.99 for a pay as you go plan and will cost £15 per month with a 2 year contract, which makes it the cheapest 4G tablet available. It is a fairly mediocre tablet, but if 4G isn’t that important (Or isn’t a factor at all), we recommend the Nexus 7, which at the same price offers a better screen, more firepower, more attractive design, etc with only the omission of 4G (You could, however, pick a 4G Nexus 7 at a higher price).