Creative Labs ZiiO 7"

Released February, 2011
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.0
The 800x480-pixel display, when stretched across seven inches, isn't detailed enough to make small text look sharp and colours appear washed-out thanks to the average-quality panel.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Features Key features of the Creative Labs ZiiO 7"

camera resolution

ZiiO 7"
1 MP

CPU Cores

ZiiO 7"
Single core
Nexus 7
Quad core
Galaxy Note 10.1
Quad core

Reviews Word on the street for the Creative Labs ZiiO 7"


7.0
The Task Manager widget tells you how many apps are currently running in the background and the Pure Android Audio widget lets you control audio settings and connect with a pair of Bluetooth headphones from your home screen - not useful for all, but neat nevertheless.

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Screen

These screens tend to feel less responsive than a capacitive model in normal usage.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
In practice, these settings had very little effect on the sound produced - and if a buyer is so obsessed with restoring "lost detail", why wouldn't they encode their music files at a higher bit-rate to avoid losing detail in the first place?
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
This type of touchscreen uses two screen layers, the top of which flexes onto the bottom under the pressure provided by your finger or a stylus, telling the tablet what part of the screen has been pressed.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating System

Using nothing more than the tablet's browser, Wi-Fi access and a couple of helpful Android freeware sites, we soon had adventure game emulator ScummVM, TuneIn Radio, Twitter client AndTweet and Facebook installed.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
The 7in form factor has become a tablet standard, alongside the alternative ~10-inch size used by the iPad series and many upcoming Android 3.0 tablets.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Creative has promised an Android 2.2 update for the tablet, which will both add Flash and give the tablet a welcome speed boost, but we can only judge this tablet as it is now - we've spent too many months waiting on tenterhooks for Android updates in the past.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Operating system

No amount of software optimisation will be able to tack-on this feature, so if it's a must-have for you, walk away now.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
We couldn't find a decent internet radio player, many apps there were inexplicably not at all optimised for use with the 480x800 pixel screen (when it's a standard Android phone resolution) and few games.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
The Creative Ziio 7 is one of just a few big-name tablets to arrive ahead of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb waves of devices set to square up to the iPad 2 later this year.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Apps

It's a basic VGA (640x480 pixel) sensor, designed for video chat over apps like Skype - although that app wasn't available from the tablet's own app store at the time of writing.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Things come grinding to a halt once you try to get more apps for your new Ziio 7 tablet though.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Finding apps on the web was more successful, and simpler, than using the ZiiStore - hopefully Creative will sort this out with an update before the Zii series is trampled by this year's incoming stampede of tablets.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Ports

Creative also puts an emphasis on the audio quality of the Ziio 7 in its marketing, and it has some reason to shout about it, having forged a deal with Wolfson to include its WM8352 chip in the tablet.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
At the head of Creative's audio claims for the Ziio though are its Crystalizer and Expand X-Fi settings.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Bluetooth headphones are not included as part of the package, mind - Creative kindly suggests its own WP-300 earphones as a good match.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11g
  2. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Single core

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor No

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDSC
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1 MP

ports

USB support USB 1.1
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes

form factor

Weight 415 g
Size 207.5 x 133.1 x 13.7 mm
Thickness 13.7 mm
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