Review: Onda V701s Quad-Core Android Tablet
Sep19

Review: Onda V701s Quad-Core Android Tablet

I need to start off this review of the Onda V701s quad-core Android tablet by making a few clarifications. First of all, the Onda V701s seems to be identical to the Onda V711s. By comparing photos and specifications, both models are identical as far as I can tell. I do not know why Onda has 2 different model numbers for what seem like identical products. Since, the unit I am reviewing has the Onda V701s marking on both the box and the tablet PC itself, I am referring to it as such. Secondly, there is an older version of the Onda V701s that does not have the “s” suffix. This older version is a dual-core version with an Amlogic AML8726-MX SoC. The newer Onda V701s on the other hand, is powered by an Allwinner A31s quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with a PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. Now that we have established which Onda V701s Android tablet that I am reviewing here, we can now proceed with the actual review. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Buy Onda V701s from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Onda V701s from Amazon.com Onda V701s 7 Inch Capacitive Screen Android 1024x600 Pixels 1g+8g Allwinner A31s Quad Core 1.0ghz CPU Tablet pc Camera Front 0.3mp Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Onda V701s from Amazon.co.uk Onda V701S 7-Inch 8GB Quad Core Tablet PC - (1024x600) Allwinner A31S Android 10 Point Touch Screen HDMI Webcam -White Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Onda V701s from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Onda V701s at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress First Impressions The Onda V701s’ biggest selling point and it is non-discreetly plastered all over the box is that it is the thinnest and lightest 7 inch Android tablet. I do not know if it is actually the thinnest but the 7.4 mm thickness is very thin and it is the thinnest Chinese branded tablet that I have come across so far. The Onda V701s has an aluminum body that makes it possible for it to have such a svelte body dimension. The metal construction also gives the tablet a classy look the belies its budget price tag. The Onda V701s’ feather light 280g does make the...

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Review: Cube U25GT Dual-Core Android Tablet
Sep17

Review: Cube U25GT Dual-Core Android Tablet

This is a review of the Cube U25GT2 dual-core Android Mini PC powered by a Rockchip RK3168 ARM Cortex-A9 chipset. There is also an older version of the Cube U25GT with a single-core Rockchip RK2928 Cortex-A9 chipset. As far as I can tell, there is no noticeable difference externally. Pricing online also shows very little difference between the single-core and dual-core models. I do not have the single-core version for comparison but the RK3168 processor is an updated version of the very popular dual-core RK3066. The RK3066 is probably one of the most popular dual-core processors and is widely used by many dual-core China tablet PCs. The RK3168 is rated to have the similar performance as the RK3066 but with lower power requirement. The RK3168 is based on 28nm technology, similar to the quad-core RK3188. The other difference between the RK3168 and the older RK3066 and RK2928 is that the GPU is a PowerVR SGX 540 instead of a Mali 400 MP4. The PowerVR SGX series of GPU are used in many SoCs including the Apple A4 chip that powers the iPhone 4. On paper, the RK3168 version should comfortably out perform the single-core RK2928 version. Besides the processor upgrade, the built-in battery has also been bumped up from 2500 mAh to 3200 mAh. Although the RK3168 is more power efficient that the RK3066, a dual-core chipset does require more juice compared to a single core model. Although the battery capacity has been increased by about 30%, the rated battery life is expected to be around the same which is about 3 to 4 hours of continuous use. The Cube U25GT has gained a lot of interest as it is one of the cheapest 7″ dual-core Android tablet PC in the market. It has a street price of around $70 to $80 including free international shipping from retailers like Dino Direct and AliExpress. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Cube U25GT from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Cube U25GT from Amazon.com Cube U25GT RK3168 Dual-core 1.2GHz 512MB/8GB Android 4.1 Front-camera 7-inch Capacitive Tablet PC (White) Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Cube U25GT from Amazon.co.uk Cube U25GT Dual Core RK3168 1.2 Ghz 7" IPS Android 4.1 8GB ROM 0.3MP Front Camera HDMI WIFI Tablet PC Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews...

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Review: Chuwi V88 Android Tablet
Sep10

Review: Chuwi V88 Android Tablet

I have done a few reviews on the Apple iPad clones here on Top China Tablets but the Chuwi V88 will be the first review on an China Android Tablet PC that is basically a clone of the Apple iPad Mini. Like the iPad Mini, the Chuwi V88 has a 7.9″ display with a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. This also means that like the iPad clones, the display on the tablet has a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the more common 16:10 or 16:9 ratio for Android tablets. The Chuwi brand is a relatively new brand among the Chinese tablet manufacturers. However, Chuwi’s other tablet products like their iPad clone, the Chuwi V99, received generally good reviews. I personally gave the Chuwi V99 a respectable 4 stars rating on my review. Therefore, I have high hopes for the Chuwi V88. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Chuwi V88 from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Chuwi V88 from Amazon.com IPS Screen 1024x768 7.9" Chuwi V88 RK3188 Quad Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 4.1 Dual Camera WiFi Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Chuwi V88 from Amazon.co.uk 7.9-Inch CHUWI V88 mini pad tablet PC 7.9 inch IPS 1024x768 RK3188 cortex A9 2GB 16GB 5.0MP Camera HDMI Bluetooth -Black Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Chuwi V88 from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Chuwi V88 at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Chuwi V88 from Deal Extreme CHUWI V88 7.9" IPS Capacitive Screen Android 4.1 Quad Core Tablet PC w/ Wi-Fi / Camera - Silver DX offers free world wide shipping on all items! DX is the first and only retailer in the industry to establish multiple international warehouses. Currently serving more than 30 countries, items shipped from one of the three international warehouses are typically delivered in 3-7 business days. Buy from Deal Extreme Buy Chuwi V88 from Merimobiles CHUWI V88 Quad Core 7.85 inch IPS Screen 1024*768 Android 4.1 HDMI 2GB RAM 16GB Merimobiles.com is a Canadian company with over 7 years' experience in the telecommunication industry as well as customer service. Buy from Merimobiles First Impressions The Chuwi V88 comes in what has become standard packaging for most...

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Review: Ainol Novo 7 Venus Android Tablet
Sep03

Review: Ainol Novo 7 Venus Android Tablet

There are so many different versions of the Ainol Novo 7, it is getting a little confusing. The Ainol Novo 7 Venus in this review is quite similar to the Ainol Novo 7 Crystal 2. It has the same Actions ATM7029 quad-core processor with 7″ display and 1GB of RAM. However, the display on the Ainol Novo 7 Venus has a higher resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The storage space has also been doubled from 8GB to 16GB. The price of the Venus is also slightly higher but it is at the very low end of our mid-range budget. From the specification and design, it is obvious that Ainol has aimed the Ainol Novo 7 Venus as a cheaper alternative to the older (2012 version) Google Nexus 7. Like the Nexus 7, the Venus has a quad-core chipset plus a 7″ 1280 x 800 WXGA display. Design wise, it even mimics the Nexus 7’s rubbery textured plastic material at the back of the tablet. The Venus even one ups on the Nexus 7 by offering a 2 MP rear camera. The Nexus 7 has no rear camera. Other additional features that the Venus offers include a microSD slot for up to an additional 32 GB of storage and a HDMI port. With a price tag that is lower than the Nexus 7, the Ainol Novo 7 Venus seems to be a great but, at least on paper. Dino Direct Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Buy Ainol Novo 7 Venus from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Ainol Novo 7 Venus from Amazon.com Ainol Novo7 Venus 16gb Quad Core DDR3 1GB 7inch Capacitive Android 4.1 Dual Camera Hdmi Tablet Pc - Black. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Ainol Novo 7 Venus from Amazon.co.uk Ainol Tab Novo7 Venus - 7 Inch (1280*800) IPS HD 10 point multi touch Screen Quad Core 1.5GHz CPU Tablet PC Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 16GB 2MP dual Camera Black. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Ainol Novo 7 Venus from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Ainol Novo 7 Venus at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress First Impressions First impressions of the Ainol Novo 7 Venus are good. The tablet is a...

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Review: Ainol Novo 9 Spark Android Tablet
Aug30

Review: Ainol Novo 9 Spark Android Tablet

This is a review of the Ainol Novo 9 Spark Android Tablet with 9.7 inch 2048 x 1536 retina IPS screen and powered by an Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 chipset. The 9.7″ form factor with retina display seems to be very popular among the China tablet PC manufacturers. Every brand seems to have at least 1 or even 2 models running on different chipsets. Ainol has two versions of the Novo 9 but they both run on the same Allwinner A31 quad-core processor. The Novo 9 Spark comes in white while the Novo 9 Firewire comes in black. The Firewire version was released later than the Spark version and if you are to buy one today, the Firewire version will more likely have a newer firmware version. The Ainol Novo 9 Spark initial firmware is buggy and caused all kinds of problems from poor WiFi to laggy performance. If you are uncomfortable with updating firmware, it is best that you stick with the Firewire black version. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark from Amazon.com Novo 9 Spark Quad Core A31 Tablet PC, 9.7 Inch, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Retina IPS 2048 x 1536px Screen, 2G RAM, 16G ROM, HDMI, Dual Camera, Super Slim Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark from Amazon.co.uk Ainol Novo 9 Spark Firewire Tablet PC - 9.7" Retina IPS III 2048x1536 Pixel Display, Quad Core A31 CPU, 8 Core GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Dual Cameras, 10000mAh battery - includes HDMI cable and 8GB SD memory card Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Ainol Novo 9 Spark at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Ainol Novo 9 Spark from Deal Extreme Ainol NOVO9 SPARK 9.7" IPS Quad Core Tablet PC Android 4.1.1 w/ 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM - Grey + Black DX offers free world wide shipping on all items! DX is the first and only retailer in the industry to establish multiple international warehouses. Currently serving more than 30 countries, items shipped from...

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Review: Chuwi V99 Quad-Core Android Tablet
Aug28

Review: Chuwi V99 Quad-Core Android Tablet

First of all, this is a review of the Chuwi V99 quad-core Allwinner A31 Android tablet. The reason I need to highlight this is that there is another version of the Chuwi V99 that is powered by a dual-core Rockchip Rk3066. Both models look similar as in both look very much like an Apple iPad. All the major China tablet manufacturers have their own versions of the iPad clone. All of them come with a 9.7 inch 2048 x 1536 retina screen. A few of them, like Chuwi, even have multiple versions with different processors. The devices that Top China Tablets has reviewed so far are the Vido N90 FHDRK, Onda V972 and Pipo M6. The Vido N90 FHDRK and Pipo M6 both come with the quad-core RK3188 chip while the Onda V972 comes with an Allwinner A31 processor, like the Chuwi V99. The Onda V972 is actually quite a decent device with good performance overall except for one critical area. It had very poor battery life. As a result, it only got an average score from us. Since the Chuwi V99 had very similar hardware as the Onda V972, I was naturally worried about the battery life as well. Fortunately, I am glad to report that the Chuwi 99 actually has very decent battery life for a unit with a retina display. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Chuwi V99 from Dino Direct DinoDirect.com is a world’s leading cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service. Buy from DinoDirect Buy Chuwi V99 from Amazon.com IPS Retina 2048x1536 Screen Chuwi V99 Quad Core Ratina Screen Android 4.1 Tablet Pc 9.7" Allwinner A31 2gb RAM 5.0mp Camera Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Chuwi V99 from Amazon.co.uk Deal Center V99 2GB RAM,16G Memory Allwinner A31, Cortex A7 quad core, 1.5GHz; GPU: PowerVR SGX544 MP2, 9.7 Inch Tablet PC Retina Screen, IPS Screen Android 4.1.1(Jelly bean) with Build-in play store, Wifi; Amazon kindle Compatible (NO TAX + Fast Delivery with 6~9 working days + One year factory warranty) Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Chuwi V99 from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Chuwi V99 at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Chuwi V99 from Deal Extreme CHUWI V99 9.7" Capacitive Screen Android 4.1 Quad Core Tablet PC...

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