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EE 4G Harrier Tab: specs, features, price

EE Harrier Tab

EE adds another tablet to its ever-expanding hardware range

EE is continuing to grow its own-brand hardware range with the 4G Harrier Tab. The 8in tablet joins the Harrier and Harrier Mini smartphones that the company launched earlier this year, and the avian-themed Eagle tablet it launched in 2014.

The Harrier Tab comes in at the premium end of the compact tablet market, with a £199 price tag on pay-as-you-go tariffs. For that money, you get an eight-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via the Micro SD card slot. 

The device has a CAT 4 LTE chip that is theoretically capable of download speeds of up to 150Mbits/sec, although EE says that translates to download speeds of around 60Mbits/sec in the real world. However, given that the cheapest data tariff for the tablet (£16 per month) offers a cap of only 2GB, you’ll get through your allowance in just over four minutes of maximum speed downloads. An £18 per month contract gets you 10GB of data and the tablet for free on a two-year deal. 

Whilst the internals of the Harrier might be reasonably high spec, the screen is a little lacklustre. It has only a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, which is lower than the 1,920 x 1,200 offered by the much cheaper Hudl 2, and much lower res than the iPad Mini 2 (2,048 x 1,536), which is only marginally more expensive.

However, it’s lighter than both the Hudl 2 and Apple’s baby at only 310g, and includes a 4,650mAh battery, which is a smidgen less capacious than the 4,900mAh battery in the Hudl 2.   

The Harrier Tab is fitted with two cameras: an 8-megapixel rear-facing unit and a 2-megapixel snapper on the front. It should be available from the EE website and in stores imminently. 

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