Review: Pipo M8 Pro Android Tablet
Nov01

Review: Pipo M8 Pro Android Tablet

Android tablet PCs from China usually draw their hardware and design inspiration from popular tablets like the Apple iPad, iPad mini, Google Nexus tablets and Samsung tablets. You can almost always tell which popular tablet that the China tablet is “inspired” by. Therefore, it is quite refreshing to come across the Pipo M8 Pro Android tablet. Most of the tablets in Pipo’s current tablet line-up don’t have the obvious clone look but the Pipo M8 Pro look rather different from the rest of its brethren. If I have to pick a popular brand that the Pipo M8 Pro resemble closest to, I would pick Sony. Come to think of it, Sony does come up with rather nice designs for their tablets and I am surprised that it has taken this long for a Sony-like clone to come along. Besides the rather “unique” design, the Pipo M8 Pro also has another distinctive feature. It has a 9.4 inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The only other tablet that I have come across that has a similar 9.4 inch display is the Ramos W42. It is obvious that most China tablet manufacturers are cashing in on the popularity of the top-selling iOS and Android tablets. They are targeted at users who are not willing to pay top dollar for the originals and are willing to make compromises. However, the Pipo M8 Pro is rather unique as I found it to be a rather good tablet in its own rights and not because it is a rather good clone.   DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Pipo M8 Pro 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 Pipo M8 Pro from Amazon.com PIPO MAX M8 Pro Q940 Tablet PC RK3188 QUAD CORE 1.8GHz 9.4 Inch IPS Touch Screen Android 4.2 WiFi HDMI Dual Camera 2GB RAM 16GB Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Pipo M8 Pro from Amazon.co.uk 9.4" PIPO M8 tablet PC IPS RK3066 dual core 1.6Ghz 16GB 5.0MP Camera Bluetooth HDMI Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Pipo M8 Pro from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo M8 Pro at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Pipo M8 Pro from Deal Extreme...

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Review: Pipo U8 Android Tablet
Oct09

Review: Pipo U8 Android Tablet

The iPad Mini form factor is probably one of the most popular form factors among the Chinese tablet manufacturers. Almost every single manufacturer has their own version of it including Pipo. The Pipo U8 is Pipo’s take on the iPad Mini form factor. I consider Pipo as one of the “branded” China Android tablet PC manufacturers. I have generally been impressed with their line of tablet PCs especially the Pipo M9 Pro and the Pipo M6. Pipo Android tablet PCs do cost more than the other brands but they always do come with a few extras that the competition are lacking. This review of the Pipo U8 will have comparisons with the other iPad Mini clones that I have reviewed so far, specifically the highly impressive Chuwi V88 that scored a full 5 stars from this site. Does the Pipo U8 have what it takes to knock the Chuwi V88 off the throne as the best iPad Mini clone?   DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Deal Extreme Merimobiles Buy Pipo U8 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 Pipo U8 from Amazon.com PIPO U8 QUAD CORE Tablet PC 7.85 Inch (same as iPad Mini) IPS Touch Screen RK3188 Quad Core 1.6GHz Android 4.2 WiFI HDMI Dual Camera 2GB RAM 16GB Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Pipo U8 from Amazon.co.uk PIPO Ultra-U8 MID Tablet PC RK3188 Quad core 7.85 Inch Bluetooth Android 4.2.2 IPS Screen Dual Camera Color Black Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Pipo U8 from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo U8 at a great price and some even have free international shipping thrown in. Buy from AliExpress Buy Pipo U8 from Deal Extreme PIPO U8 7.85" IPS Quad Core Android 4.2.2 Tablet PC w/ 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, HDMI, Wi-Fi - Black + Grey 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 Pipo U8 from Merimobiles PiPo U8 RK3188 Quad Core Android 4.2 7.85 Inch IPS 1024*768 Tablet PC Merimobiles.com is a Canadian company with over 7 years'...

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Pipo M9 Android Tablet Review
Aug19

Pipo M9 Android Tablet Review

The 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 Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca AliExpress 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...

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Pipo M7pro Android Tablet Review
Aug16

Pipo M7pro Android Tablet Review

This is a hands-on review of the Pipo M7 pro, a slightly smaller version of the Pipo M9 pro. The Pipo M7 pro has a smaller 8.9 inch screen compared to the 10.1 inch screen on the M9 pro. In addition, the M7pro uses a PLS (Plane to Line Switching) panel display while the M9pro has an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel. Both panel technologies are similar with high brightness and wide viewing angle. However, PLS technology is more energy efficient compared to IPS. Other than this difference, all the other specifications for both devices are more or less the same. Therefore, on this review, I will just make note of the differences between the 2 devices plus comparisons with the Nexus 7 which has a similar price range. You can refer to my Pipo M9pro review for the first impressions and performance sections as they mostly apply to the M7pro as well. DinoDirect Amazon.com AliExpress Buy Pipo M7pro 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 Pipo M7pro from Amazon.com Model Pipo M7 Pro. 8.9inch IPS 10 point touch capacitive screen. Resolution 1920x1200 pixels. CPU RK3188 ARM Cortex A9 Quad Core 1.6GHz. GPU Mali-400MP. Operation System Android 4.2. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Pipo M7pro from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo M7pro 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 leather case with your purchase. Buy from AliExpress Pipo M7pro and Google Nexus 7 comparison The Pipo M7pro currently retails for $279 for the WiFi only version (you can get it for under $220 on AliExpress) and $315 for the version with 3G (under $240 on AliExpress). Unfortunately for the M7pro, its specifications and price put it right in competition with the newly launched Google Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 has a smaller 7″ IPS display but with a similar 1920 x 1200 pixel. The Nexus 7 has a retail price of $269 for the 32 GB WiFi only version. On top of that, the Nexus 7 has a few major advantages over the M7pro. The Nexus 7 has dual-band (2.4/5.0 GHz) WiFi that provides a more stable connection than a standard 2.4 GHz WiFi. The Nexus 7 is also NFC enabled and...

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Pipo M6 Android Tablet Review
Aug16

Pipo M6 Android Tablet Review

The Pipo M6 Android tablet is marketed as a cheaper alternative to the Apple iPad. It has a 9.7″ screen with a 2048 x 1536 pixel retina resolution and from the front it even looks like an iPad. If you are interested in the iPad because of the gorgeous retina display, note that the Pipo M6 has an identical display. Of course, the iPad runs on a totally different operating system but if you are looking for a similarly sized device with the same display as the iPad but at a fraction of the price, the Pipo M6 is a great candidate. Because of the different operating systems, it is difficult to make an apple-to-apple (pun not intended) comparison based on the hardware specs alone. The one comparison that would be of interest to most people would of course be the price. The cheapest iPad model with just WiFi and 16 GB of memory sells for $500. The WiFi version of the Pipo M6 sells for around $260. The 3G iPad with 16 GB ROM sells for $629 while the 3G Pipo M6 goes for $300. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Buy Pipo M6 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 Pipo M6 from Amazon.com PIPO M6 Quad Core Retina IPS Tablet PC (WHITE). RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core CPU. Android 4.2. RAM 2GB. Storage Capacity 16GB. Screen 9.7 Inch Retina IPS capacitive touch screen. Resolution 2048x1536. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.com Buy from Amazon.com Buy Pipo M6 from Amazon.co.uk Pipo M6 with 9.7 Inch retina IPS screen (2048 x 1536px) , 180 degrees viewing angle. Super slim, Aluminum shell, capacitive Touch Screen, 10 point multi touch. Click Here for Pricing, Pictures and Reviews on Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy Pipo M6 from AliExpress AliExpress has numerous retailers that are offering the Pipo M6 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 keyboard case with your purchase. Buy from AliExpress First Impressions The Pipo M6 comes packed in a simple packaging which contains the tablet and some accessories like the charger and some cables. It also comes with a pair of earbuds that are actually quite good quality. The packaging itself could have better to give a better impression that this is...

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