Wammy Magnus Review
WickedLeak is known for offering the cheapest Android smartphones and tablets in the market for a while now. This time we have in our hands the Wammy Magnus, which is one of the first quad-core processor Android-based tablets from the manufacturer. While there are a few other manufacturers who have been in the quad-core tablet space, WickedLeak seems to turn heads with its price. Letís check out what the Magnus is all about, the hardware within and the performance it offers.
IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
Design and build
The Magnus looks neat and appealing with its all white and silver dual-tone shell. The chassis is built using plastic while the rear panel is completely made of metal. The rear panel and the sides are coated with a silver matte-finish paint while the front panel is a white-bordered display. There are absolutely no buttons on the front, but they are present on the sides, as is usual with most tablets. The top sports the volume rocker with the power button while the home, menu and back buttons are available onscreen in the user interface itself. The right side features the power socket, the micro USB PC interface, a mini-HDMI out, a micro SD memory card slot and the 3.5 mm audio output jack. A miniature red LED is also visible on the same side, which is always illuminated while the tablet is charging or in use. The front panel features the IPS display panel with a front camera. The rear panel is clean, sporting only the rear camera and the stereo speaker grilles.
The metal rear panel sports the 2MP camera and the stereo speakers
The Wammy Magnus is a 10.1-inch Android tablet featuring the latest Android Jelly Bean v4.1 operating system which is upgradable to version v4.2. WickedLeak will be giving out upgrades for the new operating system on its website for this tablet within a week or two since the current installed OS is not fully compatible with the chipset to tap the resources of the powerful hardware within. The tablet is powered by the Allwinner A31 SoC featuring ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.5GHz. The processor is presently set to 1GHz due to the operating system limitation of JB v4.1. Version 4.2 will tap the complete potential of the A31 chipset and the processor will be running on higher speeds thereafter. Moving on, the tablet features 2GB of RAM, of which 1.5GB is available for the system while the rest is allotted to the graphics processor. The graphics processor onboard is an 8-core PowerVR SGX 544MP2, which is capable of handling 4K videos with 30 fps and 1080p videos at 60 fps provided the display supports it.
2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Wi-fi b/g/n, 3G via dongle
The display is a 10.1-inch IPS panel featuring a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The storage on the Magnus is 16GB of which 13GB is available for the user to store his/her data while the rest is reserved for the ROM and app data.
Connectivity options are Wi-Fi- b/g/n, 3G via an external dongle and micro USB PC interface. The micro USB slot can also be used to charge the tablet apart from using its own charger. Missing features are Bluetooth and GPS option, which is a downside of the Magnus. There are two cameras equipped on the Magnus. The rear camera is a 2MP while the front camera is a 0.3MP. The tablet is powered using an 8000 mAh battery that can give you around 7 hours of battery life. To wind up the features section, the tablet measures 80 mm in thickness and weighs around 620 g.
Quad core processor @ 1.5GHz, 8-core PowerVR SGX 544 GPU