Reviewed by David Savage
When I was asked to review The Hannspree Hannspad 13.3” Android Tablet I couldn’t wait. The large screen size was appealing.
The Hannspad SN14T71B is large tablet with a massive 13.3” touch screen with 10-point touch with a 1289×800 screen resolution. It also has a powerful A9 1.6Ghz Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage space. It has a front and rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro SD slot, 2x micro USB slot, mini HDMI output and headphone socket and in a polished black casing with a brushed aluminium back. It looks very smart.
As it a larger tablet than most I feel it is much better suited for family use rather than something you would carry around in your bag. This leads me to my first tiny niggle – there is no stand on the rear so that you can set it on a table. While not a big issue this would make a great addition. My second niggle is the weight – at 1.2kg it is quite heavy but the screen is much larger than most other tablets on the market so you have to expect it to be heavier. These are not big problems and in no way put me off using the tablet (nor my mother or niece – my mum has now claimed it as her own).
The tablet is very easy to use, just hit the power on the side, hold it for 4-5 seconds and it boots to the operating system very quickly. The screen resolution is not the greatest at 1280×800 and certainly not the worst and is easy to read and very clear. Video playback is sharp and clear.
It has all the normal functions of any other tablet like downloading of apps etc… and also has a Wireless Display feature which allowed me to connect the tablet to my Smart TV – this allowed for whatever was shown on the tablet screen to show on the TV screen (I love this feature, it makes it so much easier when having to show someone else something instead of all crowding around the tablet screen).
My mum and niece love playing games on it (and is also great for the education games apps we have downloaded), while I have tended to use it more for video and the large screen size makes this a perfect viewing device for apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Netflix. I found the sound to be quite clear.
The dual cameras are fair enough quality for its intended use of 0.3MP for the front camera and 2MP for the rear camera.
The battery lasted between 4-5 hours with the wifi turned on (so should last a little bit longer if you turn it off when not required).
At the time of writing of I haven’t used the USB or HDMI sockets yet, these are hidden a pull down flap which is great to stop any damage to them.
Overall this is an excellent budget tablet at under £200. The size of the screen makes it perfect for the whole family to use – as soon as my mum saw the size of the screen she decided it was for her and no longer wants the 7” tablet I bought her for Christmas. The addition of some sort of stand on the rear would be perfect (to stand on a desk) as if you want to watch a film trying to hold the weight in your hands for 90 minutes could be a problem for some people (I have since bought a stand for it).
For under £200 the screen quality is more than acceptable, video playback is great and the build quality is excellent. The screen viewing angles are not as great as others I have used but then who wants to look at it from funny angles?
This is a perfect large tablet for anybody who requires a larger screen without breaking the bank. You could also add a Bluetooth keyboard and stand so you could also be used as a laptop.
I am impressed at the quality of the tablet for the price. For £200 with such a large screen size I expected it to be of really cheap quality, but I’m very happy to say that I was very much mistaken. I would rate this 4.5/5, add a small stand to the rear and it would be 5/5.
As for my mum she lifted her head long enough to say that it’s brilliant. As for my 2 year old niece, she thinks everything has a touch screen and is quite happy that this screen does something when she swipes her fingers across it and the icons in the apps she is allowed to use are actually clear for her to see, she is no longer squinting at the phone screen.
I doubt you will find a better tablet that is such value for money.