Disgo 8400G review

At £150 it's hard not to consider the 8400G

Disgo 8400G review
Cheap and cheerful is the name of the game

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With the smaller tablet market emerging as one of tech's hottest trends, hot enough for Apple to release their own iPad Mini, the Disgo 8400G is entering a market that is becoming ever more crowded.

The Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, as well as the Google Nexus 7 and the aforementioned iPad Mini all provide some pretty stiff competition, as do the numerous budget tablets that adorn the shelves of your local supermarkets.

We Liked

The price. Of course we liked the price, it is the Disgo 8400G's major selling point. At under £150 it shows just how far your money can go in the modern tech market, if you're willing to forgo some of the luxuries that higher end tablets are blessed with.

3G connectivity is also a massive bonus, especially as it can take a standard SIM card, so you don't need to go forking out for a massively expensive contract. SIM only deals, and PAYG are getting ever cheaper, and with more allowances, so you're not tied down to another long contract.

Having a microSD slot is also a bonus, as it means that you can pump your tablet full of your own media, up to an extra 64GB on top of the 4GB that comes installed.

Couple this with the ability to turn on install to SD card as a default, and you will be able to push your internal storage capabilities without too much hassle.

We Disliked

Although the Disgo 8400G is clearly a budget device, the initial impression isn't helped by a cheap looking plastic wrapping to the black bezel.

This is furthered by how poor the screen is, especially in bright sunlight. Even with the brightness way up, it was almost impossible to see the screen, which makes it very difficult to take pictures outside.

That said, we doubt you would want to take any pictures on the 8400G as both camera sensors are nothing short of appalling. We'll say again, we don't really see the point in having a rear sensor, especially one that poor, if you are trying to keep costs down.

We also found that the button and port placement along the top/left edge (depending on orientation) was also very awkward, especially if you plan to watch a movie with headphones in.


The Disgo 8400G manages to hit in at a very low price point, but this does come at the cost of some of the higher end features and fluidity.

Offering 3G and Android Jelly Bean at under £150 is an impressive feat, especially given that the measure of all tablets, the iPad (in this case the iPad Mini) is a whopping two and a half times more expensive.

We would happily spend £150 of our hard earned pounds on the Disgo 8400G, but if you can forego the 3G, or are willing to spend the extra £90 for the 32GB Wi-Fi and 3G Nexus 7, we would be remiss not to recommend them.