Pipo M9 Android Tablet Review

Pipo M9 Android TabletThe Pipo M9 Android tablet is the predecessor to the new Pipo M9pro. The main differences are the lower resolution 10.1 inch display (1280 x 800) instead of the retina (1920 x 1200) display, and 16GB ROM instead of 32GB on the M9pro.

The retina display is a very attractive upgrade but it comes with a price and it is not just in dollars. The quad-core RK3188 is a very powerful chip but a lot of extra power is required to push the extra pixels on the retina screen. In many apps, especially graphically intensive ones like 3D games, the RK3188 struggles and this results is jerkiness which renders some apps unusable.

This is less of an issue on the Pipo M9. All the 3D games run well on the tablet although I have to admit that the retina screen on the M9pro does make the graphics look more impressive. The extra storage ROM on the M9pro is a minor update in my opinion as users can easily add more storage by using the microSD memory expansion slot. Memory cards are also cheap with 32GB microSD cards going for under $25.

The price difference between the M9 and M9pro is significant. Comparing the WiFi only model on AliExpress, there is about a $30-$40 price difference. If you plan to use the tablet for a lot portable gaming, it might be wiser to stick with the Pipo M9 for compatibility purposes and save some money at the same time. However, if you do not do much gaming and do not mind paying a little more for a better screen, the M9pro is a good buy as well.

The rest of the specifications and performance of the M9 is quite similar to the M9pro. For a more detailed review of the Pipo M9 tablet, you can check out my full review on Androydz.com or you can also read up my full review on the M9pro before making a decision.

How does the Pipo M9 compare with other tablets?

Refer to our Top China Tablets Full Guide comparison matrix with over 40 tablets.

Pipo M9 Specifications

BrandPipo
ModelM9
CPURockchip RK3188 Quad-core ARM Cortex A9
RAM2 GB DDR3
ROM16 GB Nand Flash
CameraFront 2MP, Rear 5MP
Screen Size10.1 inch
Screen TypeIPS
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
3Gon 3G model only
Bluetoothv4.0
GPSYes
Battery Type7800 mAh
Size248 x 178 x 10mm
Weight580 g
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2.2

Where to Buy Pipo M9

Buy Pipo M9 from Amazon.com

PIPO M9 Q106 QUAD CORE Tablet PC 10.1 Inch IPS Touch Screen RK3188 Quad Core 1.6GHz Android 4.1 WiFI HDMI Dual Camera 2GB RAM 16GB. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com

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Buy Pipo M9 from Amazon.co.uk

PIPO M9 - 10.1 IPS Screen (1280*800 pixels) Quad Core RK3188 Cortex A9 1.8GHz Tablet PC Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 2G RAM Bluetooth Dual Camera 5MP AF Aluminum shell WIFI, new google play store. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk

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Buy Pipo M9 from Amazon.ca

Pipo M9 WIFI 1.8GHz 10.1 Inch IPS Android 4.1 16GB Tablet Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.ca

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Buy Pipo M9 from AliExpress

AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo M9 at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Multiple choices available including with and without 3G or throw in an additional canvas case with your purchase.

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Pipo M9 Android Tablet Review, reviewed by Roy Yap on 2013-08-19T10:08:05+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5

Author: Roy Yap

Roy Yap is the administrator of TopChinaTablets.com. Roy has been writing both online and for print magazines for many years. He writes mostly technology related articles, particularly on consumer electronics and gadget reviews.

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