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Creative ZiiO 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and usability. The screen and responsiveness are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and features get less positive reviews.

value for money, responsiveness, screen, usability, battery

reliability, features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Creative ZiiO 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 220 reviews)

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Creative ZiiO 7-Inch: Not Really a 'Tablet'


When it comes to multimedia products Creative is one of the oldest companies that have been churning out competitive products starting off with PC peripherals like speakers and then branching out into components, media players and now tablets. In order...

Creative’s first attempt at a tablet is a major let down. And to top it off they have priced it at a crazy Rs.17,999. If it was priced somewhere around 10K, it would make a decent buy considering it plays full HD movies, WiFi and runs Android. If you...

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Review Creative ZiiO 7" Multimedia Tablet


7 inch entertainer. Creative launches entertainment tablets for l

Comfortable to hold; Built-in webcam; HD rendering; Connecting to TV; Wireless connection with speakers; Fast notes via stylus (no text detection); Price

Resistive touchscreen; Old Android version; No FullHD; Handwriting detection not fully developed

The biggest rival in the 7" division is Samsung's Galaxy Tab. In addition to the tablet functions, you can even make telephone calls and write SMSs with it. However, it moves in a price range of Apple's iPad. The Archos 101 Tablet is rather more in the...

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Creative ZiiO 7" Entertainment Tablet


Also, about that screen: It's an 800-by-480 LCD, and is resistive rather than capacitive. The screen makes images and video look dim, and it's more prone to glare than any tablet I've ever used. It actually makes using the ZiiO difficult at times....

Inexpensive. Good media apps. HDMI output to TV. Easy connection to wireless speakers

Hard-to-use, low-quality display. Runs a version of Android not optimized for tablets

The $250 Creative ZiiO 7" Entertainment Tablet is a designed for media lovers, and though the price is right, the execution isn't.


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Creative Ziio 7”


The Creative Ziio 7" is one of the least expensive Android tablets we've tried but does that make it good value for money?

The Ziio 7” is hard to recommend despite its low price owing to a few critical issues that retard overall usability.

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Creative ZiiO 7″ Tablet Review


A good first attempt for a tablet that sounds weaker than it is.

Excellent sound quality, HDMI output, Battery life

Resistive screen with low resolution and washed-up colors, No Arabic

Coming to the specs, the ZiiO is powered by the ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich Applications Processor. This is basically an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU running at 1GHz. The ZiiO has with 512MB of RAM and comes in 8GB or 16GB of storage capacities. On the...

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Best sounding Tablet, but doesn Best sounding tablet


Nice try, Creative. While this is probably one of the lease expensive tablets on the market, there's a reason. It doesn't even come close to competing with the other Android tablet, let alone and iPad. You can perform some basic programs, such as...

Sound quality is excellent on music and audio playback. Battery life is adequate. It's lightweight and easy to handle. Some of the apps you can access from Creative's site work well

The capacitive touch screen is usually responsive, but it sometimes takes several taps to get the home keys to respond. Many Android apps don't work well on this tablet. For instance, with Angry Birds, you can't pinch the image to see the entire landscape

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Device isn't worth the money. Stay away.


After two days my Zii would crash 10 seconds booting, obvious OS problem. Creative tech support's solution was to send it back, I thought it would be a good idea to do a factory reset. I ended up sending it back and getting something different....

Small and light

Very limited functionality and Creative tech support is worthless

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Amazon review summary for Creative ZiiO 7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Creative ZiiO 7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

value for money, responsiveness, screen, usability, battery


68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Creative ZiiO 8 GB 7-Inch Android 2.1 Wireless Entertainment Tablet (White)

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Very cool 1st tablet, came running 2.2


The sound is awesome, nice size, touch screen is very responsive. Pics up wifi instantly throughout the house. Kids love watching Brainpop on it and youtube videos. Flash works perfectly. Only negative is the screen is very washed out when watching...

Adequate Storage","Durable Construction","Easy To Use","Fast","Large Screen","Lightweight","Reliable Performance

Poor Battery Life","Poor Software Bundle

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Best low price tablet


I love my Ziio this thing is awesome just bought today 4\/9\/11 at J&R in the store been on this since this afternoon. You may want to update this device to andriod 2.2 Froyo for new item\'s and better sound most people were complaining about the...

Adequate Storage","Best soundGreat speakers","Durable Construction","Easy To Use","Fast","Good Battery Life","Good Video","Great camara","Large Screen","Lightweight","Nice looking","Reliable Performance

Product Specifications


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.0/2.0.1/2.1 Eclair


Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Not Applicable
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Not Applicable
Chipset Type:Not Applicable
Processor Brand:ZIILABS
Processor Number:Not Applicable