The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Bright touchscreen display with stable viewing angles
  • Uses powerful NVIDIA chipset
  • High-resolution display

What's bad

  • Lousy camera performance
  • Sub-optimal hardware button placement
  • Low amount of internal storage

The HP Slate 7 Plus is essentially an upgraded version of the HP Slate 7 tablet which came before it. According to Techradar’s Kate Solomon, this model is basically a "souped up" version of the original. Part of its appeal lies in its use of a metallic silver chassis, a high-def 7-inch screen, and a powerful NVIDIA chipset.

As tablets go, this model is quite affordable, yet it doesn’t necessarily skimp on specs. It has been praised in reviews for being a solid choice in the entry-level range for the mere fact that it performs well in the specs department. The display in particular has been referred to in reviews as one of its best features, boasting stable viewing angles and high brightness levels.

The default software is also quite good, although it’s no longer the latest version of Android. As version numbers go, 4.2.2 is one of the newer ones. And it works extremely well on the 1280x800 resolution screen.

The thing that HP's Slate 7 Plus is faulted for in reviews is the apparent mediocre workmanship put into it during manufacturing. This involves the sub-optimal hardware button placement as well as the high total weight. Camera performance is also apparently disappointing for a multimedia tablet such as this.

The bottom line we took out of the reviews for this tablet is that it’s a great contender in the realm of entry-level models but it’s not as well-rounded as it ought to be. As NotebookCheck.net says, it has many positive aspects, but those who can spend a little more money can expect to get a far better tablet.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
5+ MP



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Screen Size
7"

The HP Slate 7 Plus's screen size is 7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 3 A9 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 6.3 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 7 Plus Specs

Overview
Release date November 9, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 A9 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
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 Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 6.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.5 x 12.3 x 1.1 cm (7.7 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 340 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
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 Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
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 No
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 Gmail
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 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 No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, 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 Yes
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 DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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