Ematic Genesis Prime 7


Operating System Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Dimension (in) 4.8 x 0.35 x 7.4
Weight (lb) 0.59
Screen (in) 7.0
Resolution (px) 480 x 800
Touchscreen LCD Capacitive

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.

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