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Size: 7" TFT LCD Screen Dual Core 5 Point Touchscreen
Operating System: Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean
Touch Screen: High Sensitive 5 Point Touchscreen
CPU Processor: Dual core 1.6GHz RK3066 CPU and Quad core Mali-400 MP GPU
Resolution: 800*480 HD; Camera: 0.3MPixels-Front
RAM: Real 1G DDR3; Nand Flash: 8GB
Extend Card: Support TF card up to 32GB extended
Hardware Connectivity: HDMI
Wireless: Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g network + 3G
LAN: External Fast 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter
Input Device: Built-in Microphone
Audio Port: Headphone socket * 1
Flash Player: Support Flash 11.1; Support G Sensor; Weight: 700g
Picture Viewer: Support JPG, JPEG, GIF; Media File Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
Video Player: Support AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4, PMP, MPEG, MPG, FLV, 3GP, MPG, H.264, etc.
Languages: Czech, Dansk, German, English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Hebrew, Polski, Greek, Portuguese, Svenska, Turkey, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Software: MSN, Youtube, Google Map, Document to go, Multimedia Player, Email, Es File Explore, OfficeSuite, Google Search, Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, iReader, Application Store
I/P Ports: Earphone *1; Mini USB*1; TF Card Slot*1; HDMI*1; DC Jack*1
Accessory: DC Cable, English User Manual, USB Cable, OTG Cable
Processor 1.6Ghz dual core
RAM 1Gb DDR 3
Screen Plastic (along with the case)MVA(multidomain vertical alignment)
Rom 8GB Flash
Resolution 800 x480
This is a sub one hundred USD tablet that is rather surprising. The screen is 7 inches wide and seems a bit smaller than other 7 inch tablets, however it is TRUE to the its size. It comes preloaded with Jelly bean 4.1.1 and Google Play (USA) version which I have had no issue when it comes to syncing to my Google account and downloading apps, free and paid. As for the apps they all seem to download and work, except need for speed shift, however that could be something I’ve done when it tells me to update the game, but all other games and apps so far have downloaded and work. It comes with Google voice however I prefer Alice (AVIC) which works seamlessly on this tablet. Standard feel is good well built not very heavy compared to the Nexus 7. The screen resolution is not as crisp and pixel free as the Nexus 7 however it’s pretty close and again over 100 dollars cheaper and the HDMI works well when connected to my TV’s to watch Netflix’s. The Wi-Fi seems to have good range as I can connect outside my house compared to my Galaxy S3 phone it has a little weaker signal but not much. I do not have a 3G dongle so I cannot comment on that but I assume like all of those it’s carrier based that will make a difference.
There are NO standard USB ports on this only 1 Micro USB which is not an issue as this tablet comes with a Micro to USB cable, so you can use flash drives and USB hard drives as well to load apps and watch movies. I have only hooked a 128GB drive to the machine so I could not tell you the full read capacity for the little tablet. When playing movies off USB there is no noticeable lag time. The Players that come preloaded are junk I recommended the free app MX player as it works in HW.SW and Fast SW mode to convert movies from AC3-Divix formats (Mp4 as well). When watching a movie if the screen brightness is all the way up expect to get through 1 full movie and a little of another movie. With the settings low to half way two movies should be within the spec of this tablet.
Alright for web browsing, it comes preloaded with Google Chrome, which I’ve had no issue using. All my pages allow me to sync perfectly to them, along with all my book marks. The push to laptop function works well and no complaints. I’ve not used the YOU TUBE app yet as I just use YouTube in desktop mode on the Chrome browser with no complaints.
I’ve not use nor do I have a need for the GPS function so I will skip that however Google maps worked well for me and it found my location at home just as fast as my Acer A500 and my Galaxy S3 did; when using share location or Find my Device it picks my location up within 500Ft of the device which is good for a FREE app. Again works well but never used the Driving part of the GPS.
Amazon Kindle reading app works well although some of the text is hard to read without zooming it. Again it’s not unreadable however if you wear glasses like me it could be a bit of a challenge for you. But as this is a true 5 point Multi touch all zooming gestures work well.
Playing Angry birds or other games this tablet works well and does not kill your arms to hold it up. The 5 point Multitouch works excellent and the screen which seems to be MVA(multidomain vertical alignment) allowing you to see pretty good detail in the game. Not as good as an IPS but again price is a factor here. When playing with your friends everyone can see the screen as the off viewing angles are decent, they compare to most mid 2000′s laptop’s.
Now the only bad I could find about this thing, is the Lack of space on the 8GB version, 8-16 GB of internal memory (storage) is really too little these days. But it does have an expansion slot that offers another 32GB of space per card you use, and remember you can save movies to USB as well as an external drive or Google Cloud.
So to wrap up this review if you need a cheap Sub $100.00 tablet for use with work, entertainment or just to have to get into the world of tablets this is an excellent buy, as it supports most games and the movie quality is good (Worst being cheap Micro Cruz tablets, Better being Mid pad tablet, Good being Pipo-S1, Best being A500 and Outstanding being Asus /Galaxy S) Google Chrome is excellent and reading/watching daily news is not as great as a 10 inch but better than using most smart phones. I would give this product 9 out of 10 only due to small battery and low internal storage (they do offer a 16GB version as well). I will try to post an English speaking video (USA so I should say American version) soon to go along with my review. Again I try to keep this simple and semi short, but if you want something that works well and is not over priced buy one of these you will be surprised at this little 7 inches power.
Side note: All 3-D games I’ve tried work well and the G-accelerator seems to be very responsive no lag. (Games played Need for Seed Most wanted, Mine Craft, Air Plane Sim (free version).
***update*** late 12-11-2012:
For those who need help with Pipo tablet bugs: I ‘may’ have discovered some issues and fixes–my dead tablet is ON again and working!!! I believe after much reading online,fiddling and consideration -that I simply received a faulty wall charger. It was just placed outside the box–separate from the manufacturer’s packaging–perhaps the seller was feeling generous and thre it in–the charger does not say Pipo.
If you are having troubles try the fixes I have listed. Keep in mind also, that I have discovered a extremely tiny “reset” button on the back of the Pipo tablet. I fiddled around with the following fixes- sometimes pressing the reset button for 10 seconds. I dug around and found an old 5 volt charger that I just happened to have with the correct plug -and low and behold, the bugging screen stopped and within 20 minutes began to stabilize. So then it occured to me to try the usb charger that was supplied and ONLY when I used the usb charger provided did the charging light stop the strange bugging and the screen finally, finally came back on. So those of you with strange battery issues–consider the possibility that a simple switching out of chargers- might work. Wall chargers have always charged faster than usb in my opinion and it seemed to be charging well that first night-so i never tried the usb until tonight. I hope this helps someone and I hope to add an update tomorrow that this tablet indeed works as well on day three as on day one! Also, you might consider using a good quality usb adapter to plug your provided usb cord into to convert it to a wall charger as I seemed to find a trail of owners who have had issues trying to use the wall instead of a computer which really limits the portability-the whole point! I have experimented with THAT tonight too and my Pipo says “charging” apparently succesfully.
Earlier today, 12-11-2012
I spent some time online searching around through android tablet forums. I tried this and it “seems” like my tablet is at least charging again (but still has a buggy flashing screen) – I am going to let it “charge” overnight (If that is what its in fact doing right now) and post my observations- if it miraculously performs normallly after this “trick” reset, I will be sure and give an honest review: Plugged the Pipo into my laptop using a regular usb cord (mine came with a wall charger-interesting that others’ did not) then held BOTH the volume and power buttons down, then after 40 seconds let go only of the volume buttons, continued to hold down the power button for another 40 seconds. It seemed there was no response, BUT when I then immediately plugged it into the wall with the wall charger and held down the power button it went into charging mode with no buggy, flashing images. Then the flashing stuff started again. I don’t want to mess with it until tomorrow, when I know its fully charged.
I tried this process the day it worked great and then died however, (and this is important) the android forum posters explained that one must often just *wait,* it seems, until the battery completely looses all charge before this reset trick will work. Perhaps that is what happened to my tablet between last night and tonight, I don’t know.
I’m really happy for those who have had no troubles with their Pipo tablet- I have to admit I was excited to see how well it was competing those first few minutes with my Galaxy Tab2 (bought in the fall at Costco $189.) (except for screen resolution-the Galaxy is incomparably more crisp and clear-the Pipo is noticably fuzzier). The Samsung Galaxy S2 only gets a few hours of gaming or movie time before it needs to be recharged if that helps anyone out there.
Original review 12-10-2011:
I waited and waited for this to arrive. I was about to give it a glowing review (except for the grainy resolution) because it DOES stream Netflix, play angry birds and its FAAAAST, til it DIES. I got to use this for a hot ten minutes, was called away for an hour and upon return: no dice. Won’t turn on. (And yes, I did charge it for several hours in advance). Screen and charger light gets all buggy with the wall charger plugged in. I’ve tried the trick I use on my Galaxy Tab: hold your finger down on the screen while turning it on and: NOTHING. Once I had the key phrase “wont turn on” to couple with “Pipo” in a search engine, the trail of problems with this device became apparent. Numerous others have had the same catastrophe and describe the same odd behavior after using 1 to a few times. I am contacting the seller for a refund. Darn. If I have a positive experience with the seller I will update this.
The tablet arrived quickly from the seller. The unit was in the original packaging and was in excellent shape. I would recommend the seller. I also liked the letter that they included stating that they put an emphasis on customer service and to contact them if there were any issues.
The tablet itself is perfect for me. It matches the performance that I have seen on my friends iPads and more expensive Android tablets. I was able to easily figure out how to use the tablet, though a user manual is included (what is the fun in that?!?) In a short time I have everything customized to my liking, hooked up to my home network, downloaded a number of apps from the Google Android App store, and was having a blast. The tablet is very responsive. I have streamed Netflix with no issues and have not had any issues streaming music either. All of the applications that I have run have worked without a hitch including my Fantasy Football League. The battery life has been very good for me. The original charge that I did a week ago just now ran out.
Overall, I think this is a excellent product which seems to have bery good quality. The seller shipped quickly and kept me informed during the transaction so I would rate them as a good seller.
First of all the bad:
-Battery life is maybe 3-4 hours of continuous use.
-When running aps the tablet will sometimes freeze up and needs to be rebooted.
-Some menu’s are in Chinese and I can’t figure out how to change them to English.
-The sound without headphones is terrible.
-Screen looks awesome and is very responsive, nice, bright vibrant colors.
-I haven’t seen an app this wont run.
-Movies look great watching on Netflix.
-Its comes packaged with Google Play.
-It charges quickly, maybe 40-50 mins.
-OS is Jellybean 4.1.
Overall this is no nexus 7 but for $100 it’s a great buy and will keep up fairly well with much more expensive tablets. Aside from freezing up maybe 3 times over the last 2 weeks it runs great and with headphones watching movies while traveling is great. If you’re looking for a 7″ tablet for $100 this is a great option.