Starmobile Engage i9 vs CloudFone CloudPad 800w head-to-head Intel Tablets Specs Comparison

Starmobile Engage i9 vs CloudFone CloudPad 800w head-to-head Intel Tablets Specs Comparison

In a matter of two days, two of the country’s local players released Android tablets powered by an Intel Atom Clovertrail+ processor. The other day, CloudFone announced the CloudPad 800w, and it was Starmobile’s turn yesterday to announce the Engage 9i set to be launched officially on February 4.

We are yet to have our very own hands-on treatment of both Intel powered tablets, but we are putting the Engage 9i and the CloudPad 800w on a head-to-head specs sheet comparison, below.

Starmobile Engage 9i vs. CloudFone CloudPad 800w spec sheet comparison
Starmobile Engage 9i vs. CloudFone CloudPad 800w spec sheet comparison

Aesthetic wise, there is no word yet on the official dimensions of the CloudPad 800w. But we are fond of the glass covered body of its competitor, the Engage 9i, which would remind you of the Apple iPhone 4/4s. It’s also 0.2 mm thinner than the 2nd generation iPad at 8.8 mm. Although there’s a screen size difference of roughly an inch, it will always depend on user preference. But in terms of screen resolution, it’s hands down win for the Engage 9i, as it packs a higher pixel density at full HD compared to the CloudPad 800w’s XGA resolution.

The CloudPad 800w earns a point when it comes to storage, as it sports a 32 GB ROM plus an expandable microSD slot to up to 32 GB, compared to Engage 9i’s 16 GB ROM and up to 32 GB microSD support. Both tablets are at par in terms of the camera — that is 5 megapixel and 2 megapixel back and front camera combos.

For processing speed, both the CloudPad 800w and the Engage 9i comes with a an Intel Atom Z2580 chip. But it is the RAM that makes a difference here. The Engage 9i has a bigger 2 GB RAM, compared to CloudPad 800w’s 1 GB. Connectivity wise, it’s a win for the Engage 9i with USB OTG support and Bluetooth 3.0, as well as in terms of battery with a bigger 6500 mAh power source.

Both tablets come with Android JellyBean out-of-the-box, but the Engage 9i comes with the slightly newer 4.2.2 version.

Although the Engage i9 carries a price tag Php1,000 higher than the CloudPad 800w, the former is the better choice, as it comes with better specs and a nicer glass finish body.

Bert Padilla

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. GustoKoHappyKa

    hmm..nice how to put windows 8 on these device hehe

      1. GustoKoHappyKa

        I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro… Intel SOC also..but with Windows 8… 🙂 It’s little brother Dell Venue 8 is android powered…it’s just a matter of time someone figure out how to install an image of Windows to these tablets 🙂

          1. GustoKoHappyKa

            i’ll find out once I have this starmobile aka ramos i9 tablet lol

      2. GustoKoHappyKa

        btw other site said StarMobile is also using Intel Atom Z2580.. a rebranded Ramos i9..

        1. Yes, yes, you’re right about that. It’s Atom Z2580. Thanks for the correction. 🙂

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