Review: Ainol Novo 8 Discovery Android Tablet
Sep27

Review: Ainol Novo 8 Discovery Android Tablet

The proper model name of the Ainol Novo 8 Discovery is actually the Ainol Novo 8 Discover. However, the Discovery name seems to be the more popular name for it. Therefore both retailers and users generally refer to this Android tablet as such. Therefore I have decided to use the more popular Discovery name to reference this tablet as well. The Ainol Novo 8 Discovery is also officially known as the Ainol Novo 8 Find as well. The Ainol Novo 8 Discovery Android Tablet is an 8 inch quad-core tablet from tablet manufacturer, Ainol. Ainol has a very wider range of tablets and the Novo 8 Discovery is their version of the iPad Mini clone. The screen size is advertised as 8 inch instead of the usual 7.9 inch as used by other iPad Mini clones. The rest of the design and styling of the Ainol Novo 8 Discovery leaves no doubt that this is indeed an iPad Mini clone. It has the same brushed metal aluminum back cover with the slight tapering around the edges of the tablet. The rear camera is located at the top center instead of at the top corner of the iPad Mini and of course there is no Apple logo. The front bezel is white and except for the missing Home button and a front facing camera that is slightly off centered, the Ainol Novo 8 Discovery is a very good imitation of the Apple Mini. Besides the looks, comparing the Discovery with the Apple Mini will be like comparing apples to oranges (pun not intended) because of the difference in OS. However, if you like the iPad Mini’s form factor and design without paying Apple’s premium pricing, the Android clones are a good alternative. The clones are much cheaper but there are notable differences in hardware specifications and quality. The secret to saving money with clones is knowing which features you need and paying for those while compromising on those which you don’t. In this review of the Ainol Novo 8 Discovery, we shall look at how the Android tablet performs as an iPad Mini clone as well as an Android tablet. The Ainol Novo 8 Discovery is also an updated version of the Ainol Novo 8 Dream. Improvements include a higher resolution display, double the RAM and a slightly smaller form factor. DinoDirect Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk AliExpress Buy Ainol Novo 8 Discovery 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...

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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: 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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