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Ainol Novo 7 Fire Review

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Miyerkules, Setyembre 12, 2012 | 11:20 PM


AMLogic-M6 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU with Mali400 400MHz Dual-Core GPU
7" 1280x800 HD-Resolution IPS with 5-Touch Capacitive Screen
2.0MP Front-Facing and 5.0MP Rear-Facing Camera with LED Flash
Wi-Fi B/G/N, Bluetooth 2.1, Accelerometer, Light Sensor and G-Sensor
1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB Storage with microSD Slot upto 32GB
5000mAh 3.7V Battery Capacity, Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy Shell
Pre-installed Google PlayStore and other Essential Applications
Android OS 4.0.4 IceCreamSandwich.

Performance Benchmark:

 Additional Improvements:

--HD Resolution IPS Screen - as discussed above, its really great and comparable to other expensive brands, text are much clearer, images are very vivid making the Novo7 Fire suitable for reading e-Books or Magazines and watching HD Movies. You can even use the Tablet outdoor, thanks to its IPS Screen technology which other expensive brands also use. However, don't expect too much as it doesn't have Super AMOLED screen that defy the Sunlight. Around 30% view-able @ maximum brightness under the Sun is still good though.

--5000mAh Battery Capacity - much larger than any other 7" China brands has to offer. A fully charged battery could last 7hrs of Wi-Fi Browsing, Video Playing, and Gaming under optimum settings.

--Bluetooth 2.1 - most Ainol fans has found answers to their request. Now Ainol included a built-in Bluetooth 2.1 to their Novo7 Fire. Users can now use Bluetooth Headset for listening musics, or browse your Mobile Phones and PC to copy its content and vise-versa.

--Light Sensor - this feature auto-adjust the Tablet's brightness depending on the environment. Quite a good feature to have.

--Improved Wi-Fi Antenna - one major update from the Wi-Fi antenna that were also used on Ainol Novo7 Aurora-2. It now has Aluminum Foil placed on the Wi-Fi metal antenna which was missing on Novo7 Aurora-2, result; poor Wi-Fi range. Novo7 Fire's Wi-Fi should now perform lot better with its improved Wi-Fi antenna.

The Cons:

--Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 - Android OS ICS-4.0.4 isn't bad, but Google Nexus 7 showed us how good Jelly Bean 4.1 experience is and made us to crave for that Android OS be installed on our Android Tablets. Ainol doesn't have such great support when it comes to latest firmware, other China brands especially Tablets with Rockchip RK3066 CPU offers stable Jelly Bean 4.1 as stock firmware.

--Minor Overheating - like we mentioned above, this could be fix by an optimized kernel on Ainol's future release firmware. Leaving the tablet at default Normal CPU mode is recommended.

--No built-in GPS & 3G - well, this isn't expected on such cheap device like these China Tablets. Including this feature would make the Ainol Novo7 Fire a complete Tablet a normal users could have. It does support External 3G using several list of USB-3G Dongles via OTG-cable.

 User Experience - Video Review:

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