The success of the Apple iPad brought about a lot of competition out in the market. Tablets of all sizes can be found out there at different price ranges and operating systems. Top top 2 tablet operating systems chosen by the general public here in the Philippines would be iOS and Android.
This is not our first time hearing a brand known to make household appliances make a tablet. Fukuda was founded 2 decades ago in the Philippines under Richburg Corporation. Their newest line of devices include ip-cameras, smart TV boxes and Android tablets.
This Fukuda FCT72RK8 tablet has a 7″ capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixel display. It’s not the best in class but it’s important to keep in mind the price you paid as it only costs 2,900 pesos. The tablet comes with Android 4.2.2 out of the box and it comes with preinstalled applications like Facebook, GTalk, WeChat, WhatsApp, Youtube, Skype and more. Sadly, I tried to delete some of the preinstalled apps and I was not successful.
Powered by Dual Core ARM Cotex A7 with 1.2 MHZ, Dual Mali-400 GPU, it ran the preinstalled Talking Tom app quite smoothly. For the battery, it has 3000mAh Li-Polymer which is an advantage as it won’t heat up badly.
Outside, there is a micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, a 5V DC in, and a MicroSD card slot which I find very useful. I was able view my car DVR footages in an instant via the native media player which supports a wide variety of files like MPEG, WMV, MP3, WMA, WAV, H.264, XVID and more. If you love watching movies, using your own headphone is highly recommended. It can even support other useful file formats like EPUB, PDF, Word, TXT, Powerpoint, Excel.
Since it doesn’t come with a SIM slot, the tablet supports 3G via OTG. It can also read USB sticks with using MicroUSB to USB adapter. Other than that, it also supports usage of external mouse and keyboard using the same USB adapter.
It’s a basic tablet good for basic tasks. Everything was okay except for some minor things like, the warranty sticker being very visible. The screen also has problems in some angles making the color reproduction inaccurate.
Inside the package:
Fukuda Android Tablet FCT-72RK8
MicroUSB to USB adapter
Fukuda FCT-72RK8 specs
CPU Dual Core ARM Cortex A7
GPU 1.2MHZ Mali 400
Display 7″ 800 x 480
OS Android 4.2.2
Camera (Front facing) VGA 0.3
Camera (Rear facing) 2MP
Sensors 3-axis G sensor
WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Dimensions 192mm x 115mm x 12mm