Spire Bliss 9 Pro+ Tablet - Testing (Continued)...

Article Index
Spire Bliss 9 Pro+ Tablet
Features and Specifications
Installation and Testing
Testing (Continued)...
Spire Bliss 9 Pro+ Conclusion

Testing (Continued):

The camera is simple on the tablet and the stock app doesn't have a lot of features for you to play around with. A circle in the corner is there for you to choose your white balance, brightness, other simple settings, and also to switch between front and rear facing cameras. The other button lets you choose between camera, video or panorama. Tap and hold anywhere on screen and it can also bring up the camera options too!

Camera Sample
Camera Sample #1

Camera Sample
Camera Sample #2

Camera Sample
Camera Sample #3

 

This tablet has a single USB port so I was able to plug in a mouse and a keyboard, but not at the same time. You could use a USB Hub I suppose or a wireless dongle that supports both keyboard and a mouse at the same time. That is pretty cool! If you wanted, you could hook up your tablet to an HDMI cable and then use a keyboard and mouse to control it like a computer. You could click away as you play games using your mouse if you don’t want to get fingerprints all over your screen. Hooking up a keyboard works as well when you're typing up anything, but specific macros or hotkeys don't work on the tablet. Still a regular keyboard will work great.

 

Everyone likes extra space and storage anytime! The little slot that says TF under the HDMI cable slot is for your Micro SD card. You can pick up one of those and quickly add 32GB or more of space to this tablet. You will be able to easily drag and drop documents, pictures, music or any other files you want onto the card from your PC and then put in your tablet. You can store and play movies on the Bliss Pro+ and watch them anytime, anywhere.

Language & Input
Language & Input

Mouse Cursor
Mouse Cursor 

Keyboard Note
Keyboard Note

 

As I mentioned previously, the Bliss Pro+ runs Jellybean 4.2 and is not as smooth as other tablets I've used recently. I quickly forget that 4.2 ran a little slower than the later versions of Android. I hope that it will be updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4 in a future update. The tablet surprised me in some ways with all the features it has - including HDMI, USB, SD card slot and more. I haven't used personally used other tablets that have that much connectivity!

 

It has one speaker on the back that works well and I tried listening to some music from the Xbox Music App. Unfortunately, the volume on the Bliss Pro+ is a little weak. I honestly wasn't all that impressed with this and using the headphone jack resulted in audio that was heavy on the treble and light on the bass. The microphone on the tablet doesn't have very high gain and if you're making video or voice calls you have to get pretty close to the microphone. It doesn't seem to be able to use a wired headset either.

Home Screen
Home Screen

Image Screen

 

The price of this tablet is a little high when comparing with other tablets in North America. The truth is, tablet prices in Europe are much higher than they are over here and for that market the price of the Spire Bliss Pro+ is about right. As it is, the Bliss Pro+ may have a hard time selling in North America as they have to compete with the powerhouse of Samsung and ASUS. I'm not saying that this is a bad tablet at all. It's more than decent but the MSRP is just a little high.

 

On the last page, we'll wrap up this review with our conclusion.