Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Review

Design and Construction

On the right side, we find the RESET button, charging socket, Micro HDMI slot, Micro USB, mini-jack and a single speaker. There are also two physical buttons on the side. It comes with a high-resolution display, and compared to the Wi-Fi only model, it has the SIM card slot, which is located on the bottom, right next to the micro SD card slot. With 240 x 176 x 10 millimeters dimension, it measures same as Wi-Fi model, but weighs slightly more, about 15 grams heavier(605 grams).

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Review

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Screen

Kiano used a 9.7-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. So we get a density of 132 PPI – this is not a particularly high value and difficult to consider it as an advantage. Since it uses IPS, the viewing angles are excellent, and so are the white balance and color reproduction levels. Brightness on the other hand, is mere 300 cd/m2.

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Specs

Dimensions    240 x 178 x 10 mm
Weight    605 grams
Colors    gray / black
Screen    9.7 "
Screen Type    IPS touch screen, capacitive, multi-touch support
Resolution    1024 x 768 px
Processor    Rockchip RK3188, 4-core, 1.6 GHz
GPU    4-core Mali-400
RAM    1 GB RAM
Usable Memory    8 GB
Media    microSD
System    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Battery    7800 mAh
Main camera    2 MP
Front camera    0.3 MP
3G Modem    so
WLAN    802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth    so
USB    microUSB
GPS    not
HDMI    yes, Micro HDMI
What is in the box    Tablet, Charger, USB cable, Warranty Card, Manual

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Battery life

The tablet comes with a 7800 mAh battery. With brightness set to 120 cd/m2, you can watch a movie for nearly 9 hours in a row / surf the internet for more than 10 hours. 3G web browsing will yield 7 hours of runtime. Brightness levels play  a big part in overall battery runtimes.

Performance and Benchmarks

It is powered by rockchip RK3188 processor that is quad core and based on Cortex A9 architecture. It has clock frequency of 1.6 GHz and has 4 core Mali 400 GPU to handle graphics. Here are its benchmark results.

1. 3DMark – 3381
2. Peacekeeper (chrome / stock) – 684 / 765
3. Sunspider – 1207
4. Kraken – 13470

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Review Test

The tablet runs very smooth, and is very optimized. There are no hangups or slowdowns.

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G Review Summary

Kiano Elegance 9.7 3G tablet is a well designed device. It does not have a high resolution display, but does that affects us? Not at 9.7 inches. Given its price and built in 3G connectivity, you just cannot complain about lack of retina display.

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