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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

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The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Long-time Windows tablet maker Fujitsu joins the Android market fray with the Fujitsu Stylistic M532. It’s a sleek rendition of the popular 10-inch tablet form factor, and as such features a 10.1-inch 1280x800 capacitive touchscreen display. Within a few seconds of picking one up, you’ll immediately notice a few quirks to its personality and either reasons to keep it or leave for something else.

The default operating system on the Stylistic M532 is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and you’ll have no trouble running it at all with system specs which include a 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and 1GB of onboard RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD cards in case it ever runs out. That’s just the first few lines of the spec sheet and we’re already off to a good start. Did you know that the M532 is also only 10mm thin? That's 0.39 inches for our American friends and one of the thinnest available 10-inch Android tablets yet.

Despite being thin and weighing just 560 grams (19.8 ounces), this is definitely not a lightweight when it comes to overall features. It has dual-cameras—with an 8MP sensor on the main one at the back—so you’ll be able to put all the available camera apps in Google Play to good use. Plus there’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, and a handy HDMI-out feature.

One tragic flaw of this model is having a microUSB port but lack of support for external USB devices like storage drives or keyboards. For charging, you still have to use the included proprietary charger. With all of that said, the M532 can certainly hold its own in a match of most powerful or best-looking Android tablets. There are a few others like it, but it remains a good choice for those who find that it falls within their budget.

Need to Know: Fujitsu Stylistic M532

1. Uses powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. (The Good)

2. Runs one of the later versions of the Android software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. (The Good)

3. Lacks support for USB devices like keyboards and external storage drives. (The Bad)

4. Not likely to get an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GottaBeMobile

For people who just want a basic Android tablet, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 might be overkill. It’s a great tablet for both business use and pleasure, but Fujitsu designed the M532 with a harsh environment in mind. The tablet is designed to stand up to more abuse, and that earns a higher price...

- Kevin Purcell, GottaBeMobile
PC Pro

There’s nothing wrong with the M532; it’s a fast performer with some useful features and decent software. However, it doesn’t have anything special to put it above the competition.

- Jamie Stephens, PC Pro
TabletPCReview

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a very solid business tablet option, despite being an imperfect device. There are a few flaws that counter some of its greatest strengths, including the way the powerful and otherwise efficient processor randomly gets gummed up every now and then, and how the MIL-STD to...

- Grant Hatchimonji, TabletPCReview
Laptop Magazine

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- David Eitelbach, Laptop Magazine
PhoneArena

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is the company’s push for a presence into the growing Android tablet universe, and regardless of the claims that there are only so many ways to design a rectangular tablet, it is a looker, and a tough one at that, conforming to military standards of handling.

- Daniel P., PhoneArena


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532's screen size is 10.1 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30S Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3170mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3170 mAh battery.

Stylistic M532 Specs

Overview
Release date August 16, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
Data:
HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Secondary OS No
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30S Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3170 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 2 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.5 x 26.3 x 0.1 cm (6.9 x 10.4 x 0 in)
Weight 560 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


GottaBeMobile

Android for business and pleasure

from GottaBeMobile

For people who just want a basic Android tablet, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 might be overkill. It’s a great tablet for both business use and pleasure, but Fujitsu designed the M532 with a harsh environment in mind. The tablet is designed to stand up to more abuse, and that earns a higher price. Most high-end Android tablets cost close to $500 and this one checks in at $549, slightly higher than average....

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For people who just want a basic Android tablet, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 might be overkill. It’s a great tablet for both business use and pleasure, but Fujitsu designed the M532 with a harsh environment in mind. The tablet is designed to stand up to more abuse, and that earns a higher price. Most high-end Android tablets cost close to $500 and this one checks in at $549, slightly higher than average.

A tablet like this is a good fit for truckers who could really use a well-made piece of hardware for using as they load and unload. For workers in the field or users folks who habitually break their tablets, that extra $50 is a bargain compared to buying a replacement tablet.

This isn’t a Mobile Demand rugged tablet that the user can run over with their delivery van or chuck off a third story balcony, but it should withstand a little more punishment than most tablets. For that purpose it’s a real value even at the higher price.

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PC Pro

A decent, well-specified tablet, but the Stylistic M532 struggles to stand out from the crowd

from PC Pro

There’s nothing wrong with the M532; it’s a fast performer with some useful features and decent software. However, it doesn’t have anything special to put it above the competition.

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There’s nothing wrong with the M532; it’s a fast performer with some useful features and decent software. However, it doesn’t have anything special to put it above the competition.

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TabletPCReview

A lightweight enterprise tablet that may not be particularly tough, but it's an extremely attractive option for business users

from TabletPCReview

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a very solid business tablet option, despite being an imperfect device. There are a few flaws that counter some of its greatest strengths, including the way the powerful and otherwise efficient processor randomly gets gummed up every now and then, and how the MIL-STD toughness may protect it from the elements, but not so much from physical trauma....

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The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a very solid business tablet option, despite being an imperfect device. There are a few flaws that counter some of its greatest strengths, including the way the powerful and otherwise efficient processor randomly gets gummed up every now and then, and how the MIL-STD toughness may protect it from the elements, but not so much from physical trauma.

But beyond that, the M532 is well-equipped to serve enterprise audiences, with great security features, a sleek, easy to carry form factor, capable hardware, and virtually no preloaded bloatware to clutter up the machine. It may be a little on the expensive side, what with a starting price of $549.00, but on the other hand, that's no worse than the new iPad; all models except the 16 GB Wi-Fi model ($499) are more expensive than the M532 and it's found plenty of success in the enterprise market. So if you're finding that your current Android business tablet is becoming a little outdated and you're looking for a refresh -- or even if you're looking to invest in one for the first time -- the Stylistic M532 is one of your best bets.

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Laptop Magazine

Boasts a rugged build and extra layers of security

from Laptop Magazine

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a niche Android tablet that will appeal to businesses looking for extra durability and security features. The display is also plenty bright, and we like the soft-touch finish on the back. However, this slate falls short of competing consumer-oriented tablets in terms...More

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is a niche Android tablet that will appeal to businesses looking for extra durability and security features. The display is also plenty bright, and we like the soft-touch finish on the back. However, this slate falls short of competing consumer-oriented tablets in terms of screen resolution, volume and, most important, battery life. While the M532 delivered decent performance and accurate audio, we prefer the ASUS Transformer Infinity Pad, which boasts a whopping 1920 x 1200 resolution, better performance and longer endurance for $50 less. But Fujitsu deserves credit for addressing a market not served by the majority of Android tablet makers.

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PhoneArena

Slimmest and lightest rugged tablet chassis with a rich suite of licensed enterprise-friendly apps

from PhoneArena

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 MSRP is about $550, which is roughly the initial going rate for a 10” tablet with 32GB of internal memory and SIM card slot for data. It, however, adds a military standard toughness to the mix, so you can be comfortable with more abuse and neglect than your average Android slate. The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), offer similar specs in this price range, but are not as rugged, and Fujitsu’s design is on top of that thinner, lighter and more appealing than both. The Asus slate allows you to hook up USB peripherals to the tablet, though, whereas the microUSB port with the Stylistic is only for data transfer....

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The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 MSRP is about $550, which is roughly the initial going rate for a 10” tablet with 32GB of internal memory and SIM card slot for data. It, however, adds a military standard toughness to the mix, so you can be comfortable with more abuse and neglect than your average Android slate. The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), offer similar specs in this price range, but are not as rugged, and Fujitsu’s design is on top of that thinner, lighter and more appealing than both. The Asus slate allows you to hook up USB peripherals to the tablet, though, whereas the microUSB port with the Stylistic is only for data transfer.

However, there is a big elephant in the room, called the new iPad, which comes more expensive with the cellular connectivity, but will offer that “Resolutionary” display no other tablet is even close to matching, plus a cool aluminum chassis. If you are fine with standard display resolution, you can get the 32GB iPad 2 in 3G flavor for about the same money as the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, and have an abundance of slicker tablet-tailored apps at your disposal.

The things that make the Fujitsu Android tablet stand out are its comparative ruggedness in a slim, light and comfortable to hold red-accent design, plus the useful set of licensed enterprise-friendly apps. The market will decide whether these are enough to battle the rest of the Android crowd in this day and age of $200 7-inchers, and $350 10” tablets.

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Know Your Mobile

A decent enough tablet but somewhat overpriced and the poor screen lets it down

from Know Your Mobile

On balance we find it hard to recommend the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, but at the same time there isn’t anything about it that is particularly damning. It’ll perform as well as the rest of the Tegra 3 powered crowd, but at around £400-£500 it seems like a lot of money for something quite average in many other respects.

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On balance we find it hard to recommend the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, but at the same time there isn’t anything about it that is particularly damning. It’ll perform as well as the rest of the Tegra 3 powered crowd, but at around £400-£500 it seems like a lot of money for something quite average in many other respects.

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Know Your Mobile

A smart and stylish looking piece of kit

from Know Your Mobile

On balance we find it hard to recommend the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, but at the same time there isn’t anything about it that is particularly damning. It’ll perform as well as the rest of the Tegra 3 powered crowd, but at around £400-£500 it seems like a lot of money for something quite average in many other respects....

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On balance we find it hard to recommend the Fujitsu Stylistic M532, but at the same time there isn’t anything about it that is particularly damning. It’ll perform as well as the rest of the Tegra 3 powered crowd, but at around £400-£500 it seems like a lot of money for something quite average in many other respects.

The display is particularly bothersome at this price point when you consider the cost of a 16GB iPad 3 with a Retina display.

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ZDNet

Smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software

from ZDNet

Fujitsu's Stylistic M532 looks smart, and is light for a 10.1in. tablet. It comes with a good range of preinstalled business software, although there's nothing you can't obtain easily for any other Android tablet.

The lack of support for USB devices — storage or mouse/keyboard — is a missed opportunity. It's also a pity that you can't charge via USB: by forcing you to use the proprietary dock connector, which is hardwired to the power cable, Fujitsu effectively requires you to carry a special charge cable for this device....

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Fujitsu's Stylistic M532 looks smart, and is light for a 10.1in. tablet. It comes with a good range of preinstalled business software, although there's nothing you can't obtain easily for any other Android tablet.

The lack of support for USB devices — storage or mouse/keyboard — is a missed opportunity. It's also a pity that you can't charge via USB: by forcing you to use the proprietary dock connector, which is hardwired to the power cable, Fujitsu effectively requires you to carry a special charge cable for this device.

Despite these niggles, we think Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.

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