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Pandigital SuperNova review

4.8/10 AVG.
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4.8/10
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The Pandigital SuperNova currently has an Informr score of 4.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.06 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Computer Shopper

While the SuperNova surpasses its predecessors, the current competition is mighty tough. Unless we uncover some major problem with the Amazon Kindle Fire, that model could very well snuff out Pandigital's latest entry—perhaps, forcing the company to drop the price drastically. And that could m...

- William Harrel, Computer Shopper
Cnet

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to hav...

- Eric Franklin, Cnet
CNET

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to hav...

- Eric Franklin, CNET
Laptop Magazine

At $229, the Pandigital SuperNova improves on some of the problem points of the Nova. However, the addition of a capacitive screen, improved battery life, and cameras with more megapixels isn't enough to make the SuperNova a viable competitor to the $199 Kindle Fire. Plagued by poor design, an ugly...

- Sherri L. Smith, Laptop Magazine
PC Magazine

Hack this tablet. Please. The Pandigital SuperNova could be the Amazon Kindle Fire for the geek crowd. An Android tablet with decent specs from a manufacturer that's completely open to people rooting, modding, and re-installing the operating system. There's just one catch: Pandigital has used a dim,...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine


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Screen Size
8"

The Pandigital SuperNova's screen size is 8 inches with 600 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.06 GHz

There is a Samsung S5PV210 Cortex 1.06 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.

Pandigital SuperNova Specs

Overview
Release date October 10, 2011
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Secondary OS No
Processor Samsung S5PV210 Cortex 1.06 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.6 x 21.3 x 1.1 cm (6.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 471 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution 600 x 800 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
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 Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
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 DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Computer Shopper

Considering where features and pricing are going with competing tablets, this one may have a limited shelf life

from Computer Shopper

While the SuperNova surpasses its predecessors, the current competition is mighty tough. Unless we uncover some major problem with the Amazon Kindle Fire, that model could very well snuff out Pandigital's latest entry—perhaps, forcing the company to drop the price drastically. And that could make it a good value to snap up on sale.

Read full review

While the SuperNova surpasses its predecessors, the current competition is mighty tough. Unless we uncover some major problem with the Amazon Kindle Fire, that model could very well snuff out Pandigital's latest entry—perhaps, forcing the company to drop the price drastically. And that could make it a good value to snap up on sale.

Read full review

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Cnet

Though priced to compete, the Pandigital Supernova lacks the performance and features to seal the deal

from Cnet

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to...More

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to have skimped on the quality of the screen to get its price down to $200. This would be bad enough, but unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. The SuperNova is missing full access to the Android Market, and although comfortable to hold, it feels like a toy in the hand instead of a useful gadget. The fact is, $200 is still a lot of money to blow on something that doesn't do what you want it to. That said, the SuperNova works as a very basic tablet and if that's all you're looking for, rest assured, that's what you'll get. However, there are better ways to spend your tablet-craving dollars: devices that are much better values, even at higher prices.

Read full review

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CNET

Though priced to compete, it lacks the performance and features to seal the deal

from CNET

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to have skimped on the quality of the screen to get its price down to $200. This would be bad enough, but unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. The SuperNova is missing full access to the Android Market, and although comfortable to hold, it feels like a toy in the hand instead of a useful gadget....

More

There's no more important component of a tablet than its display, as the primary and sometimes only way to interface with the device. So it should go without saying that it helps if the screen is at least bright, with a resolution that keeps details sharp. With the SuperNova, Pandigital seems to have skimped on the quality of the screen to get its price down to $200. This would be bad enough, but unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. The SuperNova is missing full access to the Android Market, and although comfortable to hold, it feels like a toy in the hand instead of a useful gadget.

The fact is, $200 is still a lot of money to blow on something that doesn't do what you want it to. That said, the SuperNova works as a very basic tablet and if that's all you're looking for, rest assured, that's what you'll get. However, there are better ways to spend your tablet-craving dollars: devices that are much better values, even at higher prices.

Read full review

Less

Laptop Magazine

The Pandigital SuperNova offers an 8-inch capacitive display and longer battery life, but it suffers from sluggish performance and bad design

from Laptop Magazine

At $229, the Pandigital SuperNova improves on some of the problem points of the Nova. However, the addition of a capacitive screen, improved battery life, and cameras with more megapixels isn't enough to make the SuperNova a viable competitor to the $199 Kindle Fire. Plagued by poor design, an ug...More

At $229, the Pandigital SuperNova improves on some of the problem points of the Nova. However, the addition of a capacitive screen, improved battery life, and cameras with more megapixels isn't enough to make the SuperNova a viable competitor to the $199 Kindle Fire. Plagued by poor design, an ugly washed-out screen, and a limited app offering, the Pandigital SuperNova can't hold a candle to the Kindle Fire.

Read full review

Less

PC Magazine

A fine tablet for Android geeks to hack, but average buyers should look for a tablet with a better screen

from PC Magazine

Hack this tablet. Please. The Pandigital SuperNova could be the Amazon Kindle Fire for the geek crowd. An Android tablet with decent specs from a manufacturer that's completely open to people rooting, modding, and re-installing the operating system. There's just one catch: Pandigital has used a d...More

Hack this tablet. Please. The Pandigital SuperNova could be the Amazon Kindle Fire for the geek crowd. An Android tablet with decent specs from a manufacturer that's completely open to people rooting, modding, and re-installing the operating system. There's just one catch: Pandigital has used a dim, low-res screen, which seriously reduces the appeal of this tablet.

Read full review

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