Friday, November 29, 2013

SKK Mobile SK8 Review: More Than A Tablet

SKK Mobile SK8

The SKK Mobile SK8 is an 8-inch tablet-phone powered by a 1GHz dual core CPU, PowerVR SGX531 GPU coupled with 512MB of RAM.

Key Specs:

  • Single SIM, supports 3G
  • 8" capacitive touchscreen (768x1024) display, 5-point multi-touch
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.1
  • 1GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core CPU, PowerVR SGX531 GPU MediaTek MT6577 chipset
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2MP main camera
  • VGA secondary camera
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • MP3/MP4 Player
  • Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
  • Bluetooth 

Main Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution main camera
  • Low FPS in video recording
  • Bezels are too wide

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The lockscreen features a padlock icon inside a circle. You can swipe it to the left to go directly to the camera interface while dragging it to the right will unlock the device.


The homescreen has five pages by default and there is no option to add or delete. The app drawer icon can be found on the upper right hand corner while the search icon is on the upper left corner.

There is a reserve space below the homescreen, wherein you can find the on-screen keys on the left and the notification area on the right.

Default Apps
Default Widgets

The apps are arranged in 5 rows by 6 columns while the widgets have 3x3 layout. The Play Store shortcut is also available on the upper right hand corner.

Notification Panel

The notification panel is located on the lower right portion of the screen. To access the quick toggle settings you need to press the icon below the last digit of the clock.



The SK8 is not a mere tablet, it supports full phone functionality too. The dial pad is only "half" smart since it can only detect matching names in your contacts. It has speed dialing of up to 9 numbers, the number 1 is assigned to voice mail while the remaining 8 can be customized.

Incoming and Outgoing Calls

The tablet has a wide bezel which makes it next to impossible to hold it in one hand when making calls therefore if you are planning to use its phone function you need to put it on loud speaker or better yet use at least a wired headset.

When there is an incoming call, the only choices you have is to reject or answer it while for the outgoing calls it is just the usual sets of options.

Call Logs

The call logs list all your call history, you can filter it by missed calls, received calls or dialed calls. Selecting a certain item in the log will present you a more detailed information about that call.



The phonebook is viewed in two parts, the left portion is the list of your contacts/groups while the right shows the detailed information of the selected contact/group.

Both contacts and groups can be synced to your online accounts such as Google and they can also be imported or exported.

Note: This is a multiple-page review, you can use the previous page or next page links below to navigate between pages.



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