The iFive Mini 4S is a 7.9″ tablet also known as the RePad 8 in America, it’s powered by a RockChip RK3288 quad-core with Mali-T760 GPU. The screen is a crisp 2048 x 1536 fully laminated panel with close to 300 lux at maximum brightness. On firmware 1.03 that was around 210 lux, but the latest February 22nd update improved the screens maximum output to 298 lux.
Below is the video review covering all the key points, the build, screen, performance, PDF, ebook use, gaming, audio, gaming and battery life. Conclusion, Pros and Cons are below with the final rating out of 10.
Taking into consideration it’s low $125 price tag, this tablet has premium features at a budget price. You get a well put together metal build, no flex or gaps, MircoSD card slot and that beautiful fully laminated 7.9-inch screen.
The Rockchip RK3288 & Mali T760 GPU had me a little concerned it wouldn’t be up to the job and be able to drive that high 2048 x 1536 resolution screen smoothly, but I’m happy to report that I was wrong. The ROM is quick, gaming is fine, sure it’s not the fastest, but it can play demanding titles at playable framerates and that’s all you can expect for $125, but you get so much more here than your typical cheap tablet.
Overall a great little tablet for light tasks and gaming, let down by poor battery life. Ideally, I would like to see an hour or two more. And my unit suffers from a buzzing noise over my 3.5mm output. But iFive do set the standard for build quality and specs at this level. Normally in this price group you get a weaker SoC, thick full plastic body and a low res non-laminated display.
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