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At first glance, the ZTE Light Tab 2 looks like your average low-cost tablet, running on Android Gingerbread and boasting a neat and chunky black frame. However, there is one issue that really lets it down. More of that later. Turn on the device and you'll be greeted by the colourful, rather cartoon-like ZTE Interface, which has been laid over the Android Gingerbread operating system. Under the hood, a 1.4Ghz chip makes sure everything runs well, and there are some really neat transition effects apparent as you browse through the customisable desktops and menus. It may not boast the best of styling, but the Tab 2 feels good to hold thanks to its soft-touch reverse side; weighing in at 400g it has a chunky body that is sturdy enough to cope with a few knocks. Unusually for a tablet it is possible to prise the whole of the back cover off to get to the battery, which is removable, along with the SIM card port. Yes, you read that right, you can use the tablet for sending texts, making calls and browsing the web, if you have a working SIM card. Or you can use Wi-Fi. Recently, we have only seen one tablet that is 3G-enabled and that's the Archos 101 G9, which has the option of a dongle.
To anyone keeping up with the smartphone market, the Chinese manufacturer ZTE won't be entirely unknown. Specialising in affordable handsets, the company has now turned its hand to budget tablets and the result, the ZTE Light Tab 2, isn't a bad offering. It's solidly constructed and surprisingly zippy. The only problem is the operating system is well out of date and, more importantly, there's no sign of Google Play. Although this is one of the more pricey budget Android tablets, you get a fair amount for your cash. There's a 1,024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, while power is provided by a Qualcomm 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. Unfortunately though, the ZTE Light Tab 2 is saddled with Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, rather than the tablet-focused Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich iterations. Gingerbread was released in 2010 and ported to tablets from smartphones, and there's no getting away from the fact it seems dated. Interestingly, the ZTE Light Tab will allow you to insert a SIM card for 3G and, if you're so inclined, phone calls. Holding it to your ear is a little bit impractical though, given the 202 x 122 x 13mm dimensions.