The "1-Minute" Review
- Low resolution, poor viewing angles and non-existent sunlight legibility
- Cannot handle graphics-intensive games
While Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 cannot claim that it is the lightest and thinnest tablet, it is respectably thin at 0.35 inches and weighs only 285 grams. Design-wise those are the only two features that made a slight impression on reviewers. Its design doesn't really stand out and reviewers brushed it off as "pedestrian" albeit functional. There are, however, a wide variety of colors available for the removable back panel.
The 7-inch display dominates the front of the tablet. With a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a pixel density of 170ppi, it is a huge downgrade even in the budget category. Experts noticed that icons, fine text and even 1080p videos were pixelated. On top of that, due to the highly reflexive glass on the screen, they could barely read anything in bright light with the poor viewing angles making it even more difficult.
As a budget device, the Pop 7 doesn't come with high end specs. Instead it performs on a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. While underpowered compared to higher end tablets, critics were didn't experience any crashes or lag when navigating the home screen or playing casual games. They did run into issues once they started playing more graphics-intensive games. A 3,250mAh battery keeps the device humming along and experts clocked battery life at around 6 hours. Besides this, the Pop 7 comes with up to 8GB of internal storage, 3-G connectivity, a 2MP rear camera and a microSD expansion slot.
Despite having decent performance and 3G connectivity, reviewers cannot recommend the Pop 7. Phonearena states, "…the display…is the deal breaker…if you don't really need the 3G connectivity, you better scratch the Pop 7 off your list…"