EE Eagle 4G Tablet
The EE Eagle is EE’s first and only own-brand tablet. Built by Huawei, it’s designed to be the most affordable 4G tablet on the market.
This is opening up 4G to people who didn’t want to splash out on the high-end slates that typically support it and bringing more customers to EE in the process.
It succeeds too, though not without cutting some corners in other areas.
EE Eagle Tablet Review
|Our EE Eagle Tablet Review concluded “The EE Eagle is an affordable tablet and the cheapest 4G slate on the market”,|
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EE Eagle Tablet
The EE Eagle is an 8 inch slate with a 1280 x 800 LCD display and a pixel density of just 189 pixels per inch. That’s disappointingly low and one of the biggest negative points about the tablet. But it’s an entry level device anyway so it doesn’t need a top tier screen.
Things improve when you look at the innards, which include a 1.6 GHz quad-core Huawei HiSilicon processor and 1GB of RAM. Again that’s not high end but it’s plenty good enough to keep the EE Eagle zipping along smoothly.
It runs a slightly dated version of Android (4.2.2 Jelly Bean) and uses Huawei’s Emotion UI which does away with the app drawer that any Android user will be familiar with, so it can be a slightly jarring experience at first, but you quickly get used to it.
The design won’t be winning any awards but it looks and feels perfectly serviceable and at 7.9mm it’s fairly slim too.
There’s 8GB of built in storage coupled with a microSD card slot, so invest in a card and you’ll be able to pack in a lot of media and apps.
The 5 megapixel camera takes some solid snaps and the 4800 mAh battery should be able to keep the EE Eagle going all day but the most important thing is its 4G connectivity. No other tablets at this price support 4G and that’s a big deal, as it gives a whole new segment of the market access to superfast mobile data, so even more people can reliably stream and rapidly download videos and songs on the move.
It’s powerful enough to handle online gaming over 4G as well and could also be used for working when away from the office.
EE Eagle Tablet Release Date & Price
The EE Eagle is out now and available to buy in white online, in store or over the phone from EE for £200 SIM free or from £20 per month on contract with a £29.99 upfront cost. Obviously being an EE own-brand device it’s locked to the network.
EE Eagle Tablet Specification
|Dimensions : 214.4 x 120.7 x 7.9mm
Weight: 329 grams
Screen size: 8 inches LCD
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : PPI = 189
Processor: 1.6 GHz Huawei Quad Core
RAM: 1 Gigabyte
Battery capacity : 4800 mAh
On-board Memory: 8 GB (microSD card support)
Camera : 5 megapixel camera
Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes
Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / No
Colours : White
Launch Date: On Sale
Price : £200 SIM Free