Towards the latter part of 2015, Starmobile launched a swath of devices in time for the holiday festivities. One of the devices that made its debut is the 7-inch tablet dubbed as the Starmobile Engage 7i.
The Engage 7i is one of the first devices that reached our shore which runs on an Intel Atom X3 codenamed SoFIA, a low-cost mobile processor from the renowned chipmaker that was launched in the first half of 2015.
Design and Build
But before we delve deeper in to the inner workings of the Engage 7i, let us take you on a quick tour of this 7-inch slate’s exterior.
For the most part, the Starmobile Engage 7i looks like your average inexpensive tablet. It’s devoid of any fancy designs and premium materials that you often see on high-end devices.
Despite being entirely made from plastic, the tablet actually feels sturdy in the hands and doesn’t come off as cheap tablet that will easily break down.
The only thing that we feel is worth noting about its design is the use of a removable cover to hide the two SIM card slots and microSD card slot from plain sight. We’ve seen the same implementation on the recent tablets that we’ve reviewed such as the EGO Phab and EGO Phab 3G from Torque.
Display and Multimedia
Similar to the two aforementioned low-cost tablets from Torque, the Starmobile Engage 7i features a 7-inch IPS display with 1024 x 600 screen resolution. Needless to say, this kind of display will not provide the most optimal viewing experience, although it should be enough for your basic needs.
The same can be said for the tablet’s loudspeaker. The sound output is just barely adequate for the sound to be audible, even with volume cranked to its limits.