A commenter in the channel said why aren’t I reviewing tablets. Well, the answer is simple, most are now 2-in-1’s and then there has been a rather dry spell in stand alone tablet’s mainly 4:3 ratio ones. They just aren’t so popular anymore and manufacturers are moving away from them, expect a couple. But not to worry there are still a few coming here on the site in 2017. The FNF iFive Pro2 (9.7″) due to arrive tomorrow, the JDTab JD01 (7.9″) and this one here the FNF iFive Mini 4S, it’s a 7.9″ Android 6.0 tablet with the famous 2048 x 1536 retina screen. This one has the same screen as the iPad Mini 4 at under half the price.
The review is now online! iFive Mini 4S Review
My first time with FNF, and the quality for the price impresses. Full metal build, OGS (Aka fully laminated) screen. very sharp with 324 PPI and the Rockchip RK3288 another first for me. With the dated Mali-720 GPU. Unboxing and first look below:
So far it’s looking great considering the price of
approximately $140 . It’s now only $124.99 at Gearbest with coupon ifive21 on checkout, so super cheap! My main concerns are battery life and GPU performance. The GPU seems to perform better than expected, the gaming power it has is still enough for all modern and demanding games to have at least over 30fps, with a few dips here and there. Battery looks like it’s only good for about 4-5 hours. More on that in the final review.
The ROM is great, 100% bloatware free gets my praise and no crappy custom launcher, all stock here. Lovely, it’s reasonably quick, a few little stutters at times. Ebooks and PDF’s look great on the screen, so does Chrome, YouTube and anything else.
The speakers are okay, not as good as Xiaomi’s Mi Pad 2’s, they sound a lot better.
So the Mini 4S is looking very good so far. Stay tuned for the full review in a week or so before I return, sadly to Spain. My normal review pace and the Denia new studio set up will be back in a couple of weeks if you were wondering.