Champion DM6513 review: Micro budget tablet for telephony

Champion DM6513 review: Micro budget tablet for telephony

Rating

4.5 out of 5
Design
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
Value for Money

Total

4.2
4.2 out of 5

Overview

  • Pros:

    Impressive and compact design
    Decent in-box contents
    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box
    Cheap price
    Telephony support

  • Cons:

    Heats up after long-hour usage
    Low resolution display
    Comparatively lesser battery life

  • Conclusion:

    Champion DM6513 can easily be considered among the best entry-level tablets, thanks to its impressive design, telephony support and decent list of features.

Introduction

Nowadays phablets are becoming tablets and tablets are getting smaller as phablets. In such highly competitive market, Indian vendors are on high note with their versatile range of devices. Champion Computers is one of the emerging names in the Indian market and just a beginner in the tablet industry. The vendor recently launched Champion DM6513 in the market, with partnering BSNL, which taken a space in the mini tablet segment. We played with the DM6513 tablet for sometime to cover an in-depth review. So here are our words.

Champion DM6513

Champion DM6513

What’s in the Box

Champion DM6513 tablet is among the cheapest tablets in the Indian market. As we said cheapest, the retail box is not likely to have a large number of goodies. In reality, the retail box has decent number of accessories which are required for daily use but nothing to give a surprise.

Champion DM6513

Champion DM6513 with box accessories

The retail box of Champion DM6513 has the tablet on the top and underneath, there is a headset, USB-to-microUSB data cable, charger and a user manual. The quality of all the box contents justifies the price tag of the DM6513 tablet.

Its Design

Similar to other entry-level tablets, Champion DM6513 tablet has whole-plastic built with minimalistic design. As the DM6513 tablet is designed with keeping in mind the needs to provide telephony support, there are some inputs in the designing avenue to lighten its telephony support. In short, the designing of the tablet has somehow made it closer to the giant-sized smartphones.

Champion DM6513 review

Champion DM6513

The front panel of Champion DM6513 has a 6.5-inch display with thick bezels on all its four sides. Above the display, when holding the tablet horizontally, there is an earpiece at the center. There are a couple of sensors – an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor – on the side of the earpiece and a front-facing camera is also available in line of the sensors. As the tablet has on-screen keys, there is no physical or capacitive key available on the front.

On the right side, there is a microSD card slot and a SIM card slot. Both the slots are naked, so dust particles can easily enter in these slots.

Champion DM6513

Champion DM6513 with a microSD card slot and SIM card slot on right

The manufacturer has not provided any keys or ports on the right, left and top side, instead Champion DM6513 has a power/lock key, volume rocker, microUSB port, pinhole microphone and a 3.5mm jack on the bottom.

Champion DM6513

Champion DM6513 with a power/lock key, volume rocker, microUSB port, microphone and a 3.5mm jack on bottom

Turning towards the rear shows us an impressive back panel. The back side of Champion DM6513 has a glass-like plastic coating which reminds us the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, but of course the tablet nowhere stands in such segment. Champion branding and a BSNL logo is available on the rear side and an IMEI sticker is also available there to state the telephony support of the tablet. On the top-left, there is a tiny-sized camera sensor.

Champion DM6513

Champion DM6513 with iPhone 4-like rear panel

Overall, the designing of Champion DM6513 is quite impressive and minimalistic. We liked its rear panel the most although the complete design is comparable with other entry-level tablets. Moreover, the built-quality and weight distribution of the tablet is also decent enough when considering its price.

Now turn to the next page to know about the camera capabilities of Champion DM6513.

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