New to Android, please help!

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  1. w1nnig

    w1nnig Member

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    Hello,

    I am wondering if I should get this tablet or not.. what do you think? All i need it for is watching movies, browsing, and donwload apps and regular day to day usage.

    Specifications
    HOT PointsThe Mate A10 configured a 10.2 inch screen with 1024x600 resolution. With Android 4.0.3 ICS Smart operating system, Cortex A8 chip combine with strong Mali400 GPU. The Mate A10 has a capacitive touch screen, supporting multi touch which is more sensitive. What's more, it has a front camera, WIFI, USB and HDMI 1080P full HD decoding that insure consumers a nice experience with it.
    ProcessorCPU Boxchip A10 Cortex 1.2GHz, Cortex A8 + GPU: Open GL
    RAM512MB RAM DDR3
    Flash Memory8GB
    Expansion MemorySupport up to 32GB Micro SD memory card
    Operating SystemAndroid 4.0.3 ICS
    MarketSupport Google Android Market Pre-installed
    LanguagesMuti-language: Deutsch / Spanish / French/ Italiano / English / Chinese and More
    Screen10.2 inch 5 points touch, 1024 X 600 pixels
    Screen Operation5 point touch, Capacitive screen
    Camera1.3 MegaPixels
    SkypeSupport Skype video calls
    Video1080p AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV
    AudioMP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
    Audio Output3.5mm Stereo Interface
    Peripherals SupportUSB port, HDMI
    WirelessWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    3GSupport external 3G dongle
    BluetoothNo
    G-SensorYes
    Battery5200 MAh
    ColorBlack
    Size & weight273 x 170 x 12mm, 720g
    Package ContentCharger, USB Cable, Ear phone, Manual




    My major issues with this is that its not 1gb of Ram, no camera in the front and single core? but does that REALLY matter? it seems a new model so it might be already fast.. but let me know please.. thanks
     
  2. leeshor

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    My major issue is the resolution. If movies are your primary thing the 1024x600 won't do all that well. You need 1280x 800. The specs on that just look a little less than satisfactory to me.
     
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    I agree that resolution is on the low end for a 10" screen so you might be disappointed with the resolution if it is primarily a video device. If you plan on using the 1080P HDMI out the resolution might not matter as much since you will be watching on a secondary screen. The single core 1.2GHz processor will probably be just enough to watch video smoothly. Device speed should be adequate in normal use and 512MB should be enough. Obviously a dual core chip would be preferable.
     
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    I agree with J515OP except for the satisfactory performance part. Some video formats perform better than others. People have issues with MKV files even on a dual or quad core and MPEG formats are just containers for the actual videos and they perform differently as a result. In that case having the lower resolution puts less strain on the processor but I would spend a little more to have a better chance at seeing nice video than potentially unsatisfactory video.
     
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    Yes, I will clarify my previous post and say that I meant those specs are really just the minimum you might be able to get by with. A dual core processor would not just preferable but highly preferable :)
     

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