!!!! Don't buy this unit !!!!

!!!! Don't buy this unit !!!!

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  • #44453

    Siu Lay
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    I have been using China made no name tablet for a few years now so I know what to expect.  My recommendation is DON”T BUT THIS TABLET. This model got to be the WORST China made table I have ever use,

    1. VERY SLOW because Cube somehow underclocks the RAM from 1600 to 1066.
    2. They switch to use a VERY SLOW Toshiba storage.
    3. Micro SD card have A LOT of compatibility issues with both Android and Windows.
    4. The type c connector is for show only. It is nothing more than a type C to micro USB converter Therefore none of the type c benefits is available, 
    5. Very unreliable H/W. Chinese forum full of complaints regarding dead unit.
    6. By default, the Android storage is minuscule (forget the value). You need to root and use link2SD to get enough space to install apps. However because its sd card compatibility issues you may not be able to get link2SD working reliably.
    6. Graphics performance is on the slow side even for Android.
    7. Performance in windows for anything more than web browsing is borderline unacceptable.

    #44468

    Hans Sprungfeld
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    I have already mentioned this on other posts. I confirm everything you said, also having sd-card slot issues, can happen a lot that the sd-card is not found anymore. Had so far also these “minor” issues:

    • can happen, that the display signal is missing if you reboot from Android, and you land after some minutes again in Android
    • Windows goes into loop reboot (starting autorecovery) or stuck at rebooting “preparing update” or just at “restarting”
    • there is also screen backlight bleeding at the right bottom corner, it gets worse over time, because of the metal frame slightly changes form, this can be even triggered and getting worse, if you hold the tablet with one hand, or lift it at the “wrong place”
    • the g-sensor stops working under Windows often but also when you reboot the tablet laying vertically into Windows

    Also like I mentioned before on other thread, the USB-c port is USB 2.0, not 3.0. The thing bothering me the most though is the terrible performance under Windows, and I would like to find out why or whats causing it. The x5 Atom processor should be “strong enough” to handle smooth 60fps window animations or any other Windows 10 animations, but it’s a mess on this tablet. A workaround is to disable all Windows 10 animations and it feels a bit faster this way. Also battery life is terrible under Windows in standby. I switched to full Android right now because it’s way faster, still, I had a few force reboots while using it so far.

    #44500

    Aurélien Dispenza
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    I hope I will be happy with this tab because I have buy it three day age,for 150$…

    #44533

    Siu Lay
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    Come down to expectations. I am keeping this tablet for now because:
    1. My old Onda is on its last leg, and I need a replacement
    2. I travel a lot for work, and I need an extra PC to handle personal stuff while on a business trip. Pure Android or iPad won’t cut it.
    3. It is SLOW but is acceptable for the typical workload I put on it.
    4. My work laptop is a surface book, and I prefer taking note using a stylus and OneNote.

    Most likely I will buy a new one in 6-9 months from now. Or when it “sudden death” again.

    #44638

    Luís Santos
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    I just got mine today and haven’t tried the SD slot or data connections, but the C port works fine for charging the way USB C is supposed to.

    Plus, and contrary to some testimonials, it charges just fine even when in use. I used the supplied cable and the charger from my S6 edge.

    No bleeding from bottom right corner, or any other corner, for that matter.

     

    Only wish I could get rid of windows.

     

    #44763

    Siu Lay
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    The C port will charge the table but it is NOT at type C spec. It is a type C converter hook up a micro USB internal port.

    For the brief time I pay with this model type C, I notice it is missing:
    1. It maxes out at 1.5A and will not do 3A fast charging. It means that at least they get this part of the spec right and must have a resistor inline.
    2. It did not recognize any in cable chip.
    3. No Superspeed (aka missing SSTX and RX)
    4. No SUB1 (aka no sideband)

    So it is no differ then you spend $2 to get a micro-USB to type C connector. It won’t be able to future proof the device either because no type C device will function correctly on this device because it will only see it as a USB 2 port.

    #46371

    Siu Lay
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    bump .. buyer beware

    #46491

    T
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    I agree whit the OP, i have sell mine today and i dont plan to buy anymore items from this company.

    Can anyone point me to another maker who is better and have a tablet similar to this one but that really works?

     

    #46514

    Bugi
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    Are all you say only valid for the Rev.2 TYPE-C or for both ?

    #46564

    Siu Lay
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    Both. I got my seller to ship me a rev 1 to replace my type-C DOA. Less than 3 weeks the rev1 sd card is gone and randomly shut down itself.

    WILL NOT buy CUBE product period.

    #46570

    Hans Sprungfeld
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    Can totally relate to all what Siu Lay says. The funny/sad thing is, people are saying I am a moron and liar on another forum, where I reported about the tablets issues. This is unbelievable.

    #46808

    Katagiri
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    Thanks for the warning, guys… I was on the verge to buy one.

    #49788

    Roy Fowler
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    I purchased this unit from Bang**** Products and had it delivered 3 days ago.  Right away I noticed that the on off switch was unpredictable in what it would do when pressed.  Sometimes I had to press it for about 7 seconds for the unit to respond and sometimes 30 to 60 seconds.  Today, no matter how long I press the on off button the unit will not awaken.  I have dont nothing to damage this unit and am waiting for a response from Bang**** as to what they will offer me in return,  The device worked well until it wouldn’t work at all!

    #49902

    Luís Santos
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    That happened to me as well and had something to do with switching from Win10 to Android. I usually prefer to shut down and reboot with the other OS instead of switching to and fro.

    Regardless, I’m quite happy with it. That issue with the power switch stopped and this week I’ve cleaned it up and removed both Win10 and Android and replaced them by Remix OS. Much, MUCH better.

    #50010

    Raxxis
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    Sadly my Iwork 10 c-type arrived dead on arrival as well 3 days ago.  It seems like it’s charging with the blue light flashing.  It just won’t turn on.  Just trying to get some sort of solution with Gearbest.  They aren’t leaping to help me.  Sad really.

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