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Returning the Aldi Tablet

I have decided to return the 7″ Android tablet I bought from Aldi last week [1]. I still think that the tablet isn’t all bad, but the main problem I had is the short battery life. The battery can be entirely exhausted in less than an hour’s use. Another problem is the fact that most of the Angry Birds games just abort on startup, as my plans for the tablet involved some recreational use this is a significant problem.

The final factor that made me decide to return it is the fact that Kogan offered a special deal on a Samsung Galaxy S3 [2] for $449. That ended up as $507 per phone for two phones that have PowerCases (which more than double the battery life as well as protecting the phone from being dropped). So a Galaxy S3 increments my Android device count and with a 4.8″ 720*1280 display will compete well with a low-end 7″ tablet that only has a 800*480 display (the Galaxy S3 has 2.4* as many pixels).

Aldi offers 60 days money back, so I’ll return the tablet when my Galaxy S3 arrives.

2 comments to Returning the Aldi Tablet

  • Dennis Wollersheim

    Hi Russell

    Can you tell me, does the Samsung S3 Powercase replace or supplement the original battery? Also, does it replace the back cover?

    Thanks for all your careful documentation. I find your writing quite useful.

    Thanks
    Dennis

  • etbe

    It supplements the original battery and replaces the back cover.

    I’m glad you like my posts.