Hisense Sero 7 Pro Nexus 7 Rival? Not Really

July 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you haven’t come across this one, you need to. For, this device we are talking about has something fascinating about it , though with many negatives. That’s what we think, folks. The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is an inexpensive 7-inch tablet, and is currently offered for a price of $149.

Solidly designed, it features expandable storage, a durable battery and a nifty screenshot shortcut key too. The device comes powered by a fast quad-core processor and boasts a reasonable touch screen.

Okay, now for the details. The Sero 7  is painted black and has rounded corners. Comparisons with the Google Nexus 7  could be drawn, considering the build of the device. Accorded with a more durable feeling, the device weighs 0.82 pounds and has dimensions of 7.87×4.95x.43.


A small sleep/power button and a speaker are mounted on the top edge. The ports available are for a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, microUSB and mini HDMI.

The screen real estate boasts pixel resolution of 1280 x 800. The display area appears warmer and whites appear yellowish on the device. The negative is that it becomes difficult to read the screen under sunlight. The maximum brightness spotted is 320 cd/m2, the maximum black level is 0.27 cd/m2 while maximum contrast ratio is 1,185:1.

Running Android 4.2.1 Jellybean OS, the handset offers preloaded apps of the likes of Google Chrome, Gmail, Messenger, Google Play YouTube and many others.

On the imaging front, it boasts a 2 megapixel camera housed on the top-right corner. On the rear, upper-left corner, there is also a 5 megapixel snapper with flash. However, another drawback we see in this feature is that it returns images that can claim only average quality.

Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor packed with 1 GB of RAM, the device also offers connectivity over 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 EDR.

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Internal storage options include 8 GB of internal storage capacity, which can further be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. Other significant features in the Sero 7 include NFC and Android Beam, GPS capabilities, and both a gyroscope and an accelerometer. However, the CPU performance may be seen as mediocre.

Power juice for the rig flows in from the 4,000mAh battery it hides beneath the bonnet. On tests, it has been found that the battery lasts 8.4 hours on full charge.

A cool device this one is, but not to be seen as a Google Nexus 7 competitor. After all, the Nexus 7 is way ahead in performance. But then, we wouldn’t stop you from buying the Hisense Sero Pro 7.

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