Monday, February 17, 2014

SKK Mobile EXTREME 3G Tablet Specs, Unboxing and Hands ON Review

Latest SKK Mobile EXTREME powered by 1.3 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS on extreme 10" display, fueled by 6000 mAh high capacity battery, dual SIM,  3G/HSPA+ connectivity plus TV capable for P6,999 only.

After reviewing CYCLOPS 2 and PHOENIX+, both 7-inches dual core Android tablets with phone functionality, it's a rare opportunity to review SKK Mobile's latest massive 10" Android tablet.

SKK Mobile EXTREME is probably an upgrade of PHOENIX+ with extremely large screen and 6000 mAh high capacity battery - surely you will enjoy games, movies, multimedia and internet for a couple of days without needing to recharge.

Let us see if SKK Mobile EXTREME tablet will enhance our communication to the "EXTREME". Below are full specs, unboxing and my full review.

What's in the Box?

1. SKK Mobile EXTREME Tablet Handset
2. USB Charger, USB OTG cable and microUSB cable
3. Headset / Mobile Cleaner
4. Manual and Warranty Certificate

SKK Mobile EXTREME Tablet Price, Features and Specs

Price: P6,999
Features: Dual SIM (regular + microSIM), USB OTG capable (can read USB and charge other devices), FM Radio and Analog TV
Physical Design: 3 on screen capacitive buttons (Back, Menu and Recent Apps) and ~10 mm slim.
CPU: 1.3 GHz MT6582 dual core processor
OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean - JB
Screen: 10.0" TFT Capacitive 5 point Multi-Touchscreen
Resolution: 1024 x 600
Pixel per Inch: 119 ppi
RAM: 512 MB
Internal Memory: 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
Camera: 8 MP rear with Flash and VGA front camera
Sensors: 4 directions Gravity sensor
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, GPS, WLAN Hotspot and 3G/HSPA+ capable
AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 12,391 ver 4.1.7
Battery: Polymer 6000 mAh
Availability/Released Date: Already in the market

SKK Mobile EXTREME Unboxing and Hands ON Review

SKK Mobile EXTREME package includes EXTREME handset tablet, microUSB cable, USB charger, USB OTG cable, Headset, Manual, Warranty certificate and mobile/cloth cleaner.

Fast, Impressive and All in ONE versatile tablet are my impressions with this huge tablet. I reviewed the unit with 11 categories and let us see what's my verdict score below .

1. Price: 4.8/5

SKK Mobile EXTREME is one at the midrange price dual core Android tablet in my list and probably the cheapest tablet boosting large 10" display, extremely high capacity 6000 mAh battery with 3G phone functionality and TV currently in the market today.

If you are looking for affordable versatile Android tablet with large screen (for enhance gaming and multimedia), high capacity battery for longer hours of use and call/text function, why not try this latest tablet.

2. Physical Design: 4.3/5

I'm impressed while holding a 10-inches dual core Android tablet from SKK Mobile because it's not an everyday opportunity to review a unit of this kind. EXTREME backside is a glossy finish with the model logo at the center and metallic finish back cover at the top. At the bottom are company brand name and speaker (cannot be seen on the picture).

The metallic finish back cover houses for 2 SIM card slot and microSD slot as you see in the picture. In parallel with them are 3.5mm audio jack port and micro-USB port. The 8MP rear camera with Flash and TV antenna are located nearby. Power ON/OFF/SLEEP/WAKE and Volume Keys are located at the rightmost part (based on the picture).

3. Display: 4.3/5

EXTREME tablet display is a 5 point multi-touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and 119 pixel per inch (ppi). The screen is not IPS (In Plane Switching) by looking at different angles and side by side. The screen is probably the same as PHOENIX+ tablet which is also fast and responsive to touch.

Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels
Pixel per Inch:  119 ppi
Dead Pixels: NONE
Multi-Touchscreen: 5-point
Screen Responsiveness: fast and sensitive

4. Performance and Benchmark Scores: 4.5/5

EXTREME register a score of  12,391 and 3,849 on AnTuTu and Quadrant Benchmark tool respectively which measures CPU, I/O and GPU performance. The higher the score, the better.

On browsing and CPU subsystem performance, EXTREME register a score of 1,821 on HTML 5 and 468 on METAL. The higher the score, the better.

Even with 10-inches display and 1024 x 600 resolution, EXTREME hit a score of 56.9 fps (frame per second) on NenaMark 2 benchmark test which measure Graphics performance. The higher the score, the better.

Power On: ~ 25 seconds
Shutdown: ~ 5 seconds
CPU: Up to 1.3 GHz MT6582 dual core processor (based on AnTuTu, Quadrant, CPU-Z and Vellamo benchmark tools)
OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
Graphics Processing Unit: MALI 400MP GPU
AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 12,391 version 4.1.7
Quadrant Benchmark Score: 3,849 version 2.1.1
Vellamo Mobile Benchmark Score: HTML 5 - 1,821, Metal - 468, version 2.0.3
NenaMark2:  56.9 fps version 2.4
User Interface (UI)/Performance: EXTREME tablet is powered by MT6582 dual core processor, same with CYCLOPS 2 and PHOENIX+ tablets. Coupled with 512 MB RAM and MALI 400MP GPU on 10-inches display, overall performance is smooth, buttery and fast.

I have to congratulate SKK Mobile technical team that they successfully manage to design an affordable tablet with extremely large screen yet with fast and smooth performance.

5. Camera: 4.5/5

EXTREME tablet sports an 8MP rear camera capable of face detection, auto capture when smile is detected, Panorama and continuous shot of 44 and up to 99. It also features zero shutter delay, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and FINE video recording. Add to that, you can set different scene mode and color effect on the settings

Rear Camera: 8MP
Features: Face detection, Panorama, EIS, Zero shutter delay and up to FINE quality video recording
Flash: Single Flash, effective distance at 1 foot
Autofocus: None
Zoom: up to 4x
Performance: Taking shots with 8MP camera lens is speedy and generally with high average quality photos and video recording. With this tablet, you can now take your memorable moments and videos in a second that you will treasure forever. Below are sample photos.




SAMPLE 8MP Rear Camera Video (FINE Settings)

Front Camera: VGA ( 2MP according to AnTuTu Benchmark tool)
Features: Face detection, EIS and up to HIGH quality video recording
Flash: None
Autofocus: None
Zoom: up to 4x
Performance: Front camera is up to 2MP based on the camera option on the device and according to AnTuTu benchmark tool. Taking shots is also speedy but 2MP picture/video quality is not that impressive.

6. Multimedia and Games: 4.8/5

SKK Mobile EXTREME tablet can play a lot of Android games from Temple Run 2, Castle Clash to Dead Trigger 2 with smooth gameplay and without lags. Add to that, you are playing with 10-inches screen so, gaming is enhanced and very enjoyable.

Music: .mp3 and .mp4 are playable
Video/Movies: supports .mp4, .avi and 1080p movies
Audio: loud with average sound quality
Games: Compatible with Zombie Tsunami, Temple Run 2, Inotia 4, Castle Clash, Brave Frontier and Hello HERO without lags. Dead Trigger 2 gameplay is very smooth.
Pre-Installed Games/Apps: Fruit Ninja, Opera Mini, Facebook, Twitter, Viber and Google Play
Compatible Apps: Kingsoft Office

7. Connectivity and Functionality: 4.8/5

With SKK Mobile EXTREME analog TV, you can watch PBA and other TV channels anytime and anywhere.

Dual SIM (regular + microSIM): Yes, both are working
Texting: it's working
Call: working clear on loudspeaker and headset
LED Notification: NONE for SMS and charging status
Bluetooth: it's working
WiFi: working very fast
WiFi HotSpot: working fast
3G/HSPA+: Both SIM and microSIM are 3G/HSPA+ capable
GPS: it's working, good for always on the GO
FM Radio: working with nice reception, need a headset to work
Analog TV: it's working, reception depends on your location
Micro-USB: working good either on charging or PC
MicroSD card slot: working fine with 8 GB
USB OTG (On the Go): supported, can read USB and charge other devices
Sensors: Accelerometer is working excellent
How to Screenshot/Printscreen: Simultaneously press Power and Volume(-) button for 2 seconds until you hear the shutter sound.

8. Accessories: 4.5/5

Manual: very detailed, kindly please read it first
Headset: working clear
USB Charger: it's working
USB OTG cable: working fine
MicroUSB cable: long enough, ~4.5 feet
MicroSD card: not included
Screen Protector: not included

9. Battery: 4.8/5

SKK Mobile EXTREME is fueled by polymer 6000 mAh battery capacity that can last for a couple of days on normal use. Below battery test is done with 1 SIM onboard and brightness set to 1/3 only. Results are all approximation and will vary with different settings.

Call (on headset): 25 hrs
Texting (moderate): 16.67 hrs.
Internet on WiFi: 12.77 hrs.
Internet on 3G: 9.54 hrs
Watching Movie (1080p): 7.2 hrs
Games (Zombie Tsunami): 12.5 hrs.
FM Radio: 20 hrs.
Analog TV: 10 hrs.
Playing Music (.mp3): 16.67 hrs.

Charging Time: ~ 8 hrs.
Charger Specs:
Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 125mA
Output: DC 5V, 2000 mA

10. Durability: 4.0/5

Due to large screen size and battery capacity, EXTREME is quite heavier and susceptible to dust and scratches. You should put a screen protector and buy it with leather case to protect it for damages cause by accidental drops and heavy scratches in the long run.

Updated: (as of March 16, 2014)

In terms of operating system (OS), it's very stable after more than 3 weeks of usage (games, playing movies, charging and texting) and no hang up encountered so far.

11. Defects/Bugs and Improvement: 4.0/5

I don't see any defects or bugs on the gadget as of now but there is a lot of improvement possible for this dual core Android tablet. The 8MP camera is really good but adding an autofocus and HDR feature will make a difference especially for photo enthusiast Pinoy consumers.

Also, making the tablet a little slimmer, lighter and more compact build are good improvements.

12. Final Rating/Score: 4.48/5

I gave high score to SKK Mobile EXTREME Price, Connectivity and Battery. For Screen and Design, it need some improvements.

We rarely see a 10-inches affordable Android tablet in the market but SKK Mobile managed to offer Pinoy consumers with budget-friendly dual core Android tablet with enough performance, high capacity battery on extremely large 10" display for enhanced gaming and multimedia experience.

All I can say "A must try versatile Android tablet with phone functionality (call and text) at affordable price this 2014."

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Anonymous said...

Maganda sana ang 10" display extreme tablet . Plano ko sana bumili . But I'm doubtful run as micro-USB port baka mad along masira? Last year kasi bumili ako ng tatlong skk phoenix tablet. As micro-USB port lang problema, dali kasing masira.

GbSb said...

Ok naman po ang micro-USB port niya sa model na ito, you can try to check it before buying.

Kyle Subida said...

sir hindi b nkakaaffect ung ram nya na 512? ung performance po nya almost the same lng b kay cyclops 2? kc nkta ko almost same lng cla pgdting sa specs

GbSb said...

Possibly po peru sa benchmark at hands on ko, di naman masyadong nararamdaman. Para lang siyang CYCLOPS 2 at PHOENIX+ pagdating sa performance.

Sa laki ng screen, maganda maglaro, manoood ng movies, mag-surf ng internet, gumawa ng Microsoft Word at Excel sa Kingsoft Office at magbasa ng E-book.

Kyle Subida said...

sir if ok lng po pareview nmn po nitong unit sa youtube especially when gaming po sna kc wla pa ko msydo nbabasa feedback pero im planning to buy this at the end of the month. hoping to get a review on this at youtube po thanks

Anonymous said...

Non removable bat ba to?
Ska ilang screen color? 16m color b o 216k color lng?

GbSb said...

Non removable po, I'll get back to you later if 16M or 262K ang color ng display.

Anonymous said...

My update n po b? Sir

Anonymous said...

Merton akong skk extreme 10 inch, okay say 90 % sa YouTube, google , games, battery last 12 hours kapag walang gamings, smooth ang internet kung okay ang signal, wala LNG along mkitang 10 inch na casing protector pra dito, meron ba available sa skk store?

GbSb said...

Pls send your queries sa SKK Mobile Facebook -->, or try mo na lang po ang leather case para sa 10-inches.

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