01-11-2013, 08:40 AM
Good post. I'm new to Android and new to Tablets. I've been checking out this forum the past few days.
Originally Posted by darkriderk1200
What I've noticed is that there is about 1 answer for every 10 questions posted. Not sure if the knowledgeable users are busy right now if thisis the norm around here.
As I posted in another thread, I had been looking at getting the Ainol Novo 7 Flame/Fire but restrained availability lead me to pickup a Pipo U2. My initial impressions are the following (after a few weeks use).
1. Wifi quality is poor and may be the deal breaker that keeps me from recommending it. You can't stray too far from the router before it becomes useless. I've caught a few other post here regarding other China tablets and I'm not sure if this is common problem... I really hope not because with out good wifi connectivity, this limits the usefulness of a tablet.
2. The Pipo U2 has a great looking screen and snappy performance. If the wifi worked well, I certainly recommend it even though it has a few other negatives.
3. The Pipo U2 has a small bezel around he screen, while this seemed like a good idea at the time, in actual use this is a bit of a problem. You have to be careful how you hold it because you will end up touching the screen and launching apps or settings because you accidentally touched the screen just tring to hold it. After repeated false launches, you eventually learn to hold it carefully and in certain places to minimize this.
4. My next tablet will have built-in GPS or at least be able to add it. There are many apps that work best when there is built in GPS... cheap gas prices near by, what businesses are near by, location of bank near by, etc. I have an iPhone 4s and I'm constantly using apps that need location information. Of course you can enter your location in manually each time but having the app just use the GPS location sure makes it work seemlessly.
5. My wife and had an Ipad (1st gen) since they were released so I'm familiar with how well they perform, I have an iPhone 4S and my wife just purchased a Kindle Fire HD (7 inch) for Christmas. The Pipo U2 has wifi problems when none of these other devices do. One thing I did notice is that the U2's speed/performance appears to be snappier then the Kindle Fire HD!!! that was a nice suprise and of course the limited access to the Andoid marketplace is a negative. The Kindle Fire is good for her but it would drive me craze to be hand cuffed like that.
6. Pipo U2 cameras are a waste of time. I believe it is 0.3 front facing and 2.0 rear facing cameras. I wanted a tablet with both rear and front facing cameras but these are useless for most work. Using a app that scans bar codes I couldn't even get it to recognize the bar code due to the poor camera quality. Oh well, I'll just use the camera on my iphone for this.
Those are the items that come to mind off the top of my head.
I'm looking forward to purchasing another 7 inch Android tablet and I'm looking at the Ainol Novo 7 Venus. I want a 7 inch tablet with a nice screen, front and rear facing camera, SD card support, GPS, quad core processor and most importantly good Wifi connections. I'm hoping others will chime in with how well their wifi works on whatever tablet they own. Let's determine if there are brands, models or certain chipsets to avoid.
01-11-2013 08:40 AM
01-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Which tablet is the best between Momo7 Talent and Pipo U1 Pro?
App compatibility in the Play Store is one of the most important things to me, since I don't want to root the tablet.
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01-14-2013, 02:57 PM
Hi guys, I am new in android tablet world and I am searching for tablet for around 200$.
So far I am thinking about:
CHRISTMAS SALE: Ainol NOVO 10 Hero Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 10.1 inch IPS Dual Core Bluetooth V2.1 Dual Camera
Ployer Momo12 Dual Core 10.1 Inch G+G IPS Android 4.1 Tablet PC WIFI HDMI Bluetooth 16GB
Which one is better, or maybye I should choose another one. Please advice me.
01-16-2013, 12:18 AM
Tablet for teaching (VGA Port)
Hello, Im looking for advice on which tablet to buy for teaching. I have a laptop but its heavy to take to work. each day. The main purpose would be to play video files and streams out to projectors. and tvs. In order to do this VGA is necessary, although via an adqptor is ok.
My price range is perhaps upto $500, although cheaper is good of course. I currentlybuse a galxy S3 phone so I know mobile android, and I live in Taiwan.
01-18-2013, 04:17 PM
TABLET FOR STUDENT:
well I have already done some extensive research and have it narrowed down to two tablets
1. Asus transformer pad TF300.
2. Google NEXUS 7
However I am open to other suggestions I mostly want to use this for reading textbooks, splashtop gaming, note taking, and web surfing.
Other than that my real big dilemma is 7in or 10in... do I want the portability and form factor of the 7in or do I need the larger screen for reading the textbook.pdf's
I am looking to spend upwards of 400 but I would like to keep it to the lower end of the price scale.
I have a Galaxy Nexus smartphone and am no stranger to the android scene and I am majoring in Computer Science
01-21-2013, 06:01 PM
I'd suggest the Nexus 7, its pretty good, the only issue with it I can think of from what I read/watched is that it does not have a expansion slot.
01-28-2013, 09:36 AM
I am looking for a tablet for my 8 year old son.
* under $150
* good choice of free apps/game to install
* to watch youtube videos, listen to music, browse the Internet
thanks a lot
Last edited by virginie; 01-28-2013 at 07:04 PM.
01-29-2013, 05:55 PM
I have to Google Nexus 7 and I love it to death. It is quick, light, and easy for anyone to use. I have never had it lag on me once and it also comes at a great price. Highly recommended.
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01-31-2013, 03:26 AM
Hi everyone, I have been lurking the forum for a while and finally decided to register. I do need some advice on a tablet selection though.
I intend to install this in my car, so I am looking for a 7" tablet with an analog a/v input for a rearview camera. GPS is a must as is bluetooth. Having 3G/4G capability would be a bonus, but not necessary.
I'm fairly well versed with droids (Wife has a Bionic, and I have a Nexus 7 and the UG802 mini pc). I am notorius (much to my wife's dismay) about rooting/jailbreaking everything just to see what I can do with the toys. I have some experience with terminal commands in Linux and OSX.
02-11-2013, 05:35 PM
After much procrastination I have decided it's time get an android tablet and would appreciate any advice you could give
I am looking for a 10" screen tablet that is reasonably quick and stable. My main uses will be watching video (file local to tablet - not streaming) and gaming - with a bit of surfing too of course. Although I work in a technical role (routers/switches etc) I don't have any particular knowledge in Android land so poss not the best person to go around rooting things yet! .... also after a heavy day I'm more inclined to chill rather than do more techie stuff!
I live in the UK and would buy from a source there rather than direct from China. Budget approx £180 max - less is better!
So - I think I have narrowed it down to a choice of 3 (will consider alternatives of course)
Sumvision Cyclone (the bluetooth version)
Ployer Momo 12
All experiences & opinions welcomed!
p.s. - also comments re connectivity to my bluetooth headphones (just for media not skype purposes) would be helpful - they are: Soundwear SD10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset. Have been using them with my android phone without problems - was amazed when a friend's Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10" couldn't even see them .... is this a common problem? Thanks.