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FabTab Brio

The FabTab Brio.  I got this from SmartBro as a loyal subscriber.  No, it wasn’t for free [to my dismay!].  I was only able to avail of paying for it through monthly installments for the next two years – about P 350.00 will be added to my monthly service fee.  How do I find it?

Actually, I accepted SmartBro’s offer because I wanted to give this tablet to my mother who had been complaining that browsing through her cellular phone was a little difficult because of the size.  I didn’t really need another tablet because I am fine with my Acer Iconia.

Before deciding to get the Brio, I searched for some reviews around the Net, but they were scarce.  And I was even hesitant because the only one review available was all rant about the Brio – I forgot the blogger, but she said that after having used it for two weeks, there was a crack on the screen which she suspected was caused when she charged the unit [she discovered the crack after charging it].  She said, when the crack appeared, the screen did not respond anymore and Smart won’t replace it.

It was very convenient getting this for ‘free’.  When I went to the Smart Office, I just signed some papers, and without making a single payment, the unit was released to me.

I’m not a technical person, so I’m clueless about such stuff, but for a detailed info on the Brio, click here.  In a nutshell, it’s Android 4.1, dual core, dual camera, IPS technology, wifi active, jellybean, 100% touch response, with 5gb memory [expandable].  It comes with charger, usb cable connector and earphones.

I only used the FabTab Brio for one day and I turned it over to my mother.  But, in fairness, I was actually impressed with it.  It’s very slim and light — I think its size is 8″.  It’s touch interface is smooth and quick and it’s processing is surprisingly fast.  I didn’t get to test it on games, but video calls through Tango was not a problem.  Unfortunately, the camera isn’t that good for indoor, night photos as the pictures are quite dark; outdoors during daytime is satisfactory.  Battery life is just average, depending on usage.

My mother only uses the tablet for browsing through her emails and facebook, twitter.  She also watches some videos on youtube as well.  Most of the time, it’s for reading the news and other updates on her work.  So far, she didn’t encounter any problem yet, after about two months of usage.

I remember that  when my niece was visiting us during the Holy Week, she played games on the Brio and she was happy with it.  After many hours of playing, the tablet ‘bricked’ or ‘hanged’ when she opened simultaneous youtube videos.  My sister just turned it off, and afterwards, it went on fine.

With its features, the FabTab Brio is worth its price.


Comments on: "FabTab Brio" (65)

  1. Annabelle said:

    I got it too di ako satisfy sa camera 😦

  2. yenskay said:

    yeah, i mentioned about the camera being good for outdoors only…

  3. Smartbro agent just called this afternoon and I accepted the android tablet.. And i searched for some blogs about it, mostly nega.. can I still cancel the retention ba? sabi kase ipapa deliver daw and yeah, no cash out …

    • You could cancel retention but you said you already accepted the offer. Well, just try to tell them u changed ur mind after u read bad reviews on some blogs.

  4. i got it too. i encountered problems now. it won’t turn on.. i dont know why… im regretting accepting the offer..


  6. I just wanna know if there’s problem you got about wifi…. Everytime i connect it to my wifi the wifi stops. Damn

    • sorry for the late reply.
      fortunately, my mom doesn’t have any issue connecting with wifi… it is connecting and working well.

  7. my wife try to convince me to accept the offer… is it really worth..?

    • I can’t really make an advise. It’s a case to case basis. And by some comments, there are also bad reviews about it.

  8. i hate it!!! i got my fabtab about 5 days ago and now , it won’t turn on….i’m so diappointed..not to mention about my mom would feel TT_______TT

  9. i got also the fabtab,sa ngyon mg 1month na sya samin,wla naman problem so far,,pangit nga yung cam nya pero ok na sya android kc,depende rin cgru sa pagamit natin kung mgddwnlod ka ng madami application tiyak mg huhung talga ung tablet..sana nga lang sa mga susunod na araw wla problem..lol

  10. where do i find the Bluetooth switch i can seem to find it

  11. what should i do, i just received this fab tab but i cant connect it to my wifi 😦 bummer

  12. same problem with Ms. mary ann..Everytime i connect it to my wifi the wifi stops.

  13. patty
    October 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    what should i do, i just received this fab tab but i cant connect it to my wifi 😦 bummer — it happned to me as well, i tried connecting the fabtab to another router(friend), it works fine. So, i changed settings on my router from wpa/wps to wep open and it works just fine, i juz set it back to wpa/psk after.

  14. ivyjoyce28 said:

    why is it so hard to open this fan tab? ayaw po mg open nitong tablet?kakukuha lng po namin knina?ano po kayang prob?pls. help.tnx

  15. hi how to charge the table using usb? I tried connecting it to my computer pero hindi cya ma charge. Nasira kasi agad yung charger nya..natanggal agad ung pin ng charger so im trying to charge it via usb instead. Please help.

  16. anu pong pwedi casing ng fabtab?

  17. i got one too but after 1 month, the tablet won’t charge. i sent it back to the manufacturer and they did fix it. however i will not recommend that you take this tablet because of the many negative feedback about it especially with the power supply.

  18. OK PO BA YUNG FABTAB QUADRO 7?? eto na po yung bagong inooffer ni smartbro ngaun e

    • zamenk216 said:

      Hi! I just got the fab tab quadro 7 for almost a week now, so far so good, wifi, charging, games, hdmi, otg, browsing , videos, almost tested everything ok naman, charger works well, kahit sa powerbank charging siya.hopefully its a better quality than the brio, and hopefully walang maging problema coz it is really really a good android tablet.

  19. got my fabtab today…so far, so good… i hope there will be no problem later 🙂

  20. carlojenny said:

    jan 2 na receive ko ung fabtab, so far ok sya lalo sa gaming, ung modern combat 4 at gta san andreas smooth laruin d2

  21. Panu mag unmount ng SD card?memo nakakaloko name kasi sung SD slot.,parent may something rubber..just got my fabtab7 quadro this day.

    Patulong naman

  22. fabtab quadro 7 ung sa amin after 1 month ayaw na magopen tapos dinala ko sa citylight ayaw nila gawin may memo daw sila na wag muna tatanggap ng fabtab dinala ko sa lifeware mismo sa may libis nagawa naman pero pagdating ko dito sa bahay ayaw na naman bumukas. taga bulacan pa ako sobrang abala talaga buti ung sa inyo okay yung sa amin sobrang badtrip talaga nagsisisi pako kung bakit tinanggap ko pa yung offer 😦

  23. ung sa kasama ko ayaw mgconnect sa alinmang wifi smart lang cia pwede ..worst is kinukuha nia lahat ng signal kaya wala na mareceive ung iba n internet..pag ngconnect sa iba wifi sisirain nia ung security at irereset nia sa original mode without password kahit dati nang may passwrord ung wifi nila tapos wala din nmn wala internet access ..nakakabwusit pala itong fabtab brio na ito…wala d cia magamit kc pg dinala mo sa starbucks malamang mawala lahat ng wifi at sirain nia ung router nila…wla nmn support sa lifeware..kaya pla pinamimigay ng smart…puro problema…

  24. se-1008 ung fabtab brio

  25. same here @nina parehas tyo ng issue. db dpt ung smart ung maglalakad nun?tas dinala q dn s citylight marilao wla dw technician at dun n dw ddlin s libis QC. db dapt cla magddla dun at d ung customer kc under warranty pa un at binabayaran ntin. badtrip lng dn aq s service nila puro turuan.nagsisisi aq bt kinuha ko p ung offer. DEYM!!

  26. My problem with the quadro (been using it for 2 weeks already) is it freezes on certain percentage of charge. Kahit whole day pa i-charge, nastock n taiga as 8%. 😦

  27. HI! any sugestion kung panu ma-read ng PC ung tab..? lilipat sana aq ng files kc hnd q alam ung san bluetooth ny then ayaw ny mainstalls PC.. Thankx!

  28. Hi, i got my fab tab last July 2013 and it’s working well until later this month when it started to shut down by itself even if it’s fully charged. i have to connect it always sa charger para lang di mamatay at magamit ko all throughout the day. if any one had experienced this kind of problem patulong naman po please. thanks in advance!

  29. have fabtab brio last may 2013, after 4 months aun bigla nlng xa nmatay nag off, pinapadla po skin ng smart sa service center nila sa pampanga, taga cabanatuan po ako,, di ko dinala then nkakita ko ng gumagawa sa mall just now po, ni repair ung lcd naopen na xa,, now ang problema ko po ayaw ng mag wifi, ayaw ma connect sa wifi 😦 then before xa masira noon gnun nangyari pag connect sa wifi nag block out…hayst

  30. pano ba tanggalin yung black na something sa sd card slot ? parang nakastuck ata. pag open ko ganun na.

  31. ung quadro 7 namin ayaw magbukas 3weeks later palang po pano po ba 😦

  32. mine works normally walang problems except lang dun sa hangs which was caused by metamorph nung niroot ko haha pero else no problems.

  33. I just got the Fabtab from SmartBro pero ang daming bad reviews.. 😦 Pwede ba tong ibalik nalang sa Smart at di nalang kukunin ipapacancel nalang? pwede pa ba?

    • fabtab quadro 7 ba? is it good? naTry mo na ba?

    • kentaro25 said:

      kung 7 days I think pwede pero kung lampas na no more. then so far wala namang problema yan wag mo lang kakalikutin para di masira haha

  34. Ano po iba pang problem nitong FabTab Quadro 7? after 7-10 days, iddeliver na kasi samin. Tinanggap ng parents ko yung offer, for my study. Nakakadisappoint ba talaga? will wait for the respond. anyone hus concern. 🙂 thanks

  35. kentaro25 said:

    Worst problem ng device if kept untweaked is bootloop pag nadrain ng todo like half a day drained which can be fixed by restoring to factory settings (hold down volume down+ power button for like a few seconds then let go ng volume down pag lumabas na yung lifeware logo repeatedly press volume down until lumabas yung android na may yellow ! triangle then press volume + then power button para lumabas yung menu.)

    Anything else na problem nung device can be solved by rebooting (wag hard reset yung shut off tas 5 secs then turn on ang gawin)

    I have a copy of the firmware kung gusto niyo magreflash (reflash package contains, video instruction kung pano magflash and the firmware tska yung pang reflash its approximately 900mb in a rar file) 🙂

    • pwedeng pahingi ako ng download link ng re flash…? kc ung akin pag binubuksan ko pag tapos ng lifeware logo dead android nalang na may red triagle tsaka !.. salamat…

  36. Bakit ganun di pede download ung IG sa fabtab? Didaw compatible sila gggrr gusto ko balik nag hang pa 2days palang samin ito 😦

  37. Saamin di gumagana ang charger 😥 its been a month name Hindi ko nagagamit ee. may I ask kung pwede ba yong USB connector pay charge at isaksak as comp. Gaya ng gingawa as cup. Pwede ba gun? Pa help naman pro. Any suggestion?

    • UPDATE: my mother’s charger stopped working last week. and the USB connector did not charge too. I wonder if it’s the problem is the fabtab itself.

  38. sir kentaro enge nman po ako copy ng stock os ng fabtab brio at paturo.. nasira kc ung sa ermat ko

  39. Im planing to avail this tab para sa anak ko maganda ba? second thought me baka di maganda 2 yrs bayarin un 350

  40. ana marie turija said:

    Pano ma buksan ang sd slot may rubber po kasi

  41. anonymous peys said:

    Hnd na po sya mag charge.. =.= please help me! Should I buy a new charger or sa tab ung problma??

  42. Haizt sakit sa ulo ng fab tab na to…fab tab brio 8 ang sa akin.Kaya pala pagkabigay pa lang ng smart niremind na one week lang warranty sa kanila…noong una 2 weeks pa lang d na magamit yung charger kaya pinapalitan ko dun sa pinagkuhanan ng smart sa Lifeware Greenhills …imagine andto kmi sa bicol?pinalitan naman agad pero wala pang 3 days nasira na ulit ang charger.so bumili na ako dito sa malapit.china made nagamit dn ng two weeks then narealize ko nasisira ang charger dahil sa hindi na nagchacharge ang battery…paanong hindi masisira ang charger at battery, 9hours charging para ma full charge tapos 3 hours mo lang magagamit? Nasaan ang hustisya?March 2012 ko kinuha after 2 months sira na baterya!…Hangga ngayon binabayaran ko pa…
    Kapag bumibili tayo ng pon gusto natin ang charger fast charging at ang baterya kung nakastandby 3 days ok pa.Sa laptop 45 minutes full charge na at 3-4 hours magagamit ..

  43. Kakatawag lang ng smart sa amin then tinanggap naman ng mom ko yung offer. Pwede pa kaya ito ma’cancel?

  44. 3weeks palang akong gumagamit nito, same problem, nag crack ung LCD pagkacharge. nung nagpa-repair ako sa mall, 1.9k lang daw kasama na LABOR, pagbalik ko, 2days, wala daw clang stock. if sa SM ako magpapa-repair, aabot na sa 8k parang bibili na ako ng bago. :V

  45. marie ignacio said:

    pls i want to know If i can still use the warranty of my fabtab quadro for almost two weeks not working anymore..I recieve it last novemver.smart dont reply..ty.

  46. Gladys May Carganilla said:

    Hi! sad to say I am the newest victim of that fabtab quadro from smart-pltd. I received my fabtab during the last quarter of 2014. Sad to say my daughter accidentally dropped it kaya nabasag ang external part nito. Malayo kami sa service center kaya hinayaan ko na lang dahil gumagana pa naman. But then, two months after, bigla na lang namatay ang tablet habang ginagamit ng sister-in-law ko. Laking dismaya ko ng hindi na ito nag-open. I tried to charged it, ngchacharge naman pero kapag inopen mo, logo na lang fabtab ang lalabas at mawawala lang ito kapag na-empty na ule. I really feel bad na hindi ako nagbasa ng reviews bago ko tinanggap yung tablet from them! Now I am paying 350/month for nothing. 😦

  47. pwede pa po kayang ipacancel ung fab tab kc wala p nmn po cla sken kc 7 days palng po… thanks

  48. Hung back camera ayaw gumana , kahit as setting wala na hung switch papuntang back can.. Front can lang lang lagi…kakainis Oct.ko lang to nkauha by Feb.nadala ko na agar as service center..two months bago ko nakuha…one week after into naman prob

  49. Compatible ba yung modern combat 4 as fabtab quadro? Kasi every time ko inoopen yung game nagfoforce close into, pakitulong? At may alam ba kayo mga ibang fps games? By the way, yung modern combat ko pala downloaded in the internet free…

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