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Sumvision Cyclone Voyager Review – 7-inch Tablet on Steroids

It’s not the first time we’re getting our hands on a Sumvision tablet and, judging by our previous experiences with this brand, we are pretty sure it’s not the last time either. We were a bit surprised when we got the tablet in for review because we had already reviewed a 7-inch Sumvision tablet, the Sumvision Astro+ 7. A quick look at the specs allowed us to understand that the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager aims higher than its predecessors so we were quite eager to put it to the test.

We started with a visual inspection of the tablet, which revealed a well-built product, even though the whole body is made of plastic. Our first disappointment was Sumvision’s choice to use glossy plastic on the back of the tablet, making it a fingerprint magnet; a simple cover is the easiest remedy for this minor impediment so maybe we’ve been a bit too harsh with it but we’re not big fans of glossy plastics.

The display of the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager is identical to the one we found on the Astro+ 7, measuring 7 inches and coming with the same resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. Other similarities include identical amount of RAM and storage space.

A noticeable difference between the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager and the Sumvision Astro+ 7 is the processor; while the Astro+ 7 comes with a 1.2GHz single-core processor, the Voyager plays in a completely different league, thanks to its powerful 1.6GHz dual-core processor. Assisting the processor is 1GB of RAM and the already renowned Mali 400 quad-core GPU, making the tablet very fast and responsive, no matter how much stress you put on it. The problems we’ve encountered with the Astro+ 7 when we stressed it with some heavy multitasking are completely absent here, the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager zipping through tasks like a cyclone.

If the tablet managed to impress us at the performance chapter, we encountered a serious let-down in the multimedia chapter, on the audio side, to be more precise. The tablet comes with a single speaker that’s facing the rear side so audio performance is below average, making the use of headphones or external speakers an absolute necessity. We weren’t expecting miracles from a tablet speaker but the Voyager simply falls beneath the acceptable standard at this chapter.

Another slightly annoying issue we found was the inability to charge the tablet from a USB port but we suspect that this may be something that can be fixed with a firmware upgrade. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Overall, the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager is a powerful tablet coming at a very competitive price so, if you can overlook its minor downsides, you’ve got yourself a winner here.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • Tablet Model – Sumvision Cyclone Voyager
  • Processor – 1.6GHz Dual-Core Rockchip 3066
  • Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Display – 7-inch capacitive screen
  • Display Resolution – 800 x 480
  • Graphics – Quad-Core Mali400 GPU
  • Storage – 16GB
  • Connectivity – Mini-USB x1, Mini-HDMI x1, Micro-SD Port x1, Headphone x1
  • Battery Life – up to 5 hours
  • Operating System – Android 4.1 Jellybean


 

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