|Operating System||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Dimension (in)||4.8 x 0.35 x 7.4|
|Resolution (px)||480 x 800|
Wi-Fi connectivity; Front-camera; mini USB, MicroSD; Accelerometer
|Battery Life||4.5 hrs|
What does 80 bucks buy you versus, say, a $200 Nexus 7? As you might expect, the Genesis Prime offers decidedly entry-level hardware, including a 1.1GHz processor (with dedicated GPU), 4GB of storage, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 7-inch screen running at 800x480.
The Ematic Genesis Prime sports a 1.1-GHz ARMv7 with 512MB of RAM, which didn't quite support a smooth browsing experience. In real-world testing, this tablet was sluggish all around. We often weren't sure if a tap had been registered because there was noticeable lag in response times.
Along with the 7-inch display, the Ematic Genesis Prime has a 1.1GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 4GB on-board storage, 5GB cloud storage, 512MB of RAM, front-facing VGA camera, and only 4.5 hours worth of battery life on a single charge. One of the only commendable features it has is a USB 2.0 port.
If you’re in the market for a tablet device and you don’t have much money to spend, you fit exactly into the target audience that Ematic had in mind when they designed the Genesis Prime. $80 for an Android device is extremely cheap for sure, although the old adage of “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more applicable than it is here.