Ainol Novo 7 Fire tablet review

The Chinese market has a life of its own, sometimes I look at the specifications of Chinese tablets and I'm genuinely surprised at how good the specifications are, but what's more, you get a real shock when you see their price, it is usually twice as low prices of famous brands, and the functionality of Chinese devices is much higher. There is also the other side of the coin - marriage and assembly, this is true for many models, but if we talk about the same Ainol, then the company's progress from model to model is visible, progress not only in terms of characteristics, but also in assembly.

Ainol is well known for its tablets among geeks. They (tablets) for the most part had a number of interesting characteristics and a very “tasty” price, so many even took risks and ordered them from China or through intermediaries.

Today's hero of the review is Ainol NOVO 7 Fire, sometimes it is also called Ainol Flame, both names are true. The Fire is close to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 in terms of performance, and its price is at the level of budget tablets from Ritmix and Digma.

Packages

  • Tablet,
  • charger,
  • headphones
  • PC cable.

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

If we talk about the design, then the continuity of the appearance of the Fire with the previous tablets of the company (for example, with Ainol Aurora) immediately catches the eye. This applies to smooth edges and button placement.

The front side is almost completely occupied by the screen, and above it you can see the front camera eye.

All connectors are located on the left - 3.5 mm for headphones, microHDMI, microUSB, a microphone hole and a slot for a microSD memory card (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

At the top are three buttons: power, volume rocker and home. There is a simple explanation for the presence of the latter, but I will talk about it a little later.

The place for the mesh of the speaker and the rear camera is reserved on the back. The speaker has an average volume, it can be heard well in a room with an average noise level. The back itself is made of metal, and the bezel of the tablet is made of plastic. I liked the material on the back, it's scratch resistant, and its use is good for the look of the tablet.

As for the assembly, I have two mixed impressions: on the one hand, Fire is built much better than Ainol Aurora, which creaks literally from all corners. On the other hand, crunches and creaks are still heard, but they are already significantly less than that of the Aurora. On a five-point scale, I would rate Fire at a "four" with a minus.

Dimensions

Fire has the usual dimensions for seven-inch models. It feels like its dimensions are at the level of Galaxy Tab 7.0, in terms of thickness it loses to Slim PRO and Galaxy Tab 7.7.

  • Ainol Fire - (LxWxD) 186.6x126.9x10.6, weight 336 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - (LxWxD) 194x122x11 mm, weight 344 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - (LxWxD) 197x133x8 mm, weight 335 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Matrix (Ainol Aurora) - (LxWxD) 188x123x10 mm, weight 308 grams
  • Huawei MediaPad - (LxWxD) 190x124x11 mm, weight 390 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Slim PRO - (LxWxD) 197x113.5x10.5 mm, weight 290 grams

Screen

One of the main advantages of this tablet is a seven-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type - IPS. Supports up to five simultaneous touches. The screen is covered with a high-quality film, it's not just a roughly stuck factory film, but a full-fledged protective one, in fact, you don't even have to remove it, it perfectly protects the tablet from scratches. There is a light sensor responsible for automatic brightness.

The quality of the screen is really impressive, it is at a very high level, in my experience, it seemed to me even better than the display in the Nexus 7. Excellent brightness, high resolution and viewing angles - all this makes the screen work in Fire is really enjoyable. You get pleasure from any activity, whether it is reading, watching a movie or surfing the web.

An House For Sale In Kibagabaga

Unfortunately, this rosy picture has one drawback. When the screen is on, the tablet squeaks softly, even with a little noise you don’t hear this squeak, but if you are sitting in an absolutely quiet room, you can hear it perfectly, and this, frankly, is annoying. I don’t know if this is a marriage or a feature of all models, but many users from w3bsit3-dns.com also complain about this problem, it annoys some people, others don’t care.

Work offline

The Fire has a 5000 mAh battery. This is almost twice as much as it was in Aurora. On the other hand, the screen resolution has also increased, so the battery life has not improved much.

In reading mode (brightness 10%, airplane mode), the tablet lasted 7 hours and 5 minutes.

When playing HD video, the results were 4 hours 33 minutes.

Please note that the last 10% of the charge is consumed much longer than the rest of the capacity. The test results are average, most likely you will have to charge the tablet every couple of days.

And finally, I would note the correct installation of Swype using the installer. He perfectly recognized the tablet and installed. And this made me sincerely happy, since the Swype installer does not like unknown models and simply refuses to be installed on them.

Performance

The Fire uses an Amlogic dual-core processor running at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.

The Fire performs well in synthetic tests, but it's important to remember that these numbers are very arbitrary. The settings have their own manager for working with the processor, where you can specify one of three modes of operation - normal, high performance and energy saving.

In fact, the tablet works amazingly fast. To be honest, including the Fire, I was mentally prepared for the standard desktop brakes, as in other budget models, but they scrolled surprisingly smoothly, of course, there were still some micro-slowdowns, but scrolling in the Fire is much smoother than that of competitors. Sometimes there were problems with unlocking, the tablet turned on a little longer than usual.

Working in the browser also did not cause any problems. Pages load quickly, but on heavy sites there were slowdowns when scrolling quickly. There were no problems with games, the same Asphalt 7 worked fine.

Summing up, the smoothness of the Fire is head and shoulders above most competitors, although it loses to the same Nexus 7.

Video

Fire comes preinstalled with its own video player, the same one used by iconBIT Slim PRO, so I recommend you check out the part of the review devoted to it: /articles/2012/iconbit-nettab-slim-pro.shtml#9

As far as the video experience on the Fire is concerned, everything is beyond praise. An excellent screen and excellent support for a variety of audio and video codecs (H.264, xvid, DivX), as well as most popular containers (MP4, AVI, MKV) make watching videos comfortable. I enjoyed watching several episodes of my favorite series and anime with Fire.

Reading

Initially, Kingsoft Reader HD is preinstalled in the model, but, unfortunately, its interface is in Chinese, so I used the familiar ZXReader http://android.mobile-review.com/news/3774/ while reading, you get one or two (depending on the font size) extra lines, which cannot but rejoice. High resolution and high-quality matrix have a positive effect on readability.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n). The tablet has a standard Wi-Fi module. It has average range indicators, there are no special advantages or disadvantages in it. Wi-Fi is also responsible for determining the location, since there is no GPS in the model.

Accelerometer. There are no complaints about him.

Bluetooth 2.1 - works great, all major profiles are supported, including A2DP, unfortunately I didn't have a bluetooth keyboard to test it with.

Camera

The Fire has two cameras - a 5 MP rear camera with flash and a 2 MP front camera.

The main camera is not amazing, despite the high resolution, the pictures are not very good.

As for the front camera, it works with Skype, although it is not officially supported by Skype yet, because of this, the quality of the output image is lower than it could be.

Conclusion

In China, the model costs about $150. Think about these figures - 4,500 rubles for a tablet with HD resolution, an IPS matrix and many interesting settings and "chips", analogues from famous brands cost from 12 thousand and more and will still lose on a number of points. Our Fire is not officially sold, but it can be found on sale for 7 thousand rubles. But even for this money, the Fire does not have any worthy competitors. All of them have the worst resolution, bad assembly or some other shortcomings. In fact, the only competitor is the Nexus 7, of its advantages I would note Tegra 3 and current firmware updates, of the minuses - the lack of a slot for memory cards and a lower quality screen.

During the use of the tablet, I have mostly positive emotions. I was very impressed with the Fire's screen, I liked the Full Screen Mode feature, I was pleased with the Root rights already obtained, it was also a pleasure to use it as a video player. Of the shortcomings, I would note only the squeak heard when the screen is on.

Summarizing, I can say this: the Fire is currently one of the best deals on the market, whether you order it from China directly or buy it from our sellers. Reading, video, gaming, surfing - he does it all perfectly.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire tablet review

The Chinese market has a life of its own, sometimes I look at the specifications of Chinese tablets and I'm genuinely surprised at how good the specifications are, but what's more, you get a real shock when you see their price, it is usually twice as low prices of famous brands, and the functionality of Chinese devices is much higher. There is also the other side of the coin - marriage and assembly, this is true for many models, but if we talk about the same Ainol, then the company's progress from model to model is visible, progress not only in terms of characteristics, but also in assembly.

Ainol is well known for its tablets among geeks. They (tablets) for the most part had a number of interesting characteristics and a very “tasty” price, so many even took risks and ordered them from China or through intermediaries.

Today's hero of the review is Ainol NOVO 7 Fire, sometimes it is also called Ainol Flame, both names are true. The Fire is close to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 in terms of performance, and its price is at the level of budget tablets from Ritmix and Digma.

Packages

  • Tablet,
  • charger,
  • headphones
  • PC cable.

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

If we talk about the design, then the continuity of the Fire's appearance with the previous tablets of the company (for example, with Ainol Aurora) immediately catches the eye. This applies to smooth edges and button placement.

The front side is almost completely occupied by the screen, and above it you can see the front camera eye.

All connectors are located on the left - 3.5 mm for headphones, microHDMI, microUSB, a microphone hole and a microSD card slot (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

At the top are three buttons: power, volume rocker and home. There is a simple explanation for the presence of the latter, but I will talk about it a little later.

The place for the mesh of the speaker and the rear camera is reserved on the back. The speaker has an average volume, it can be heard well in a room with an average noise level. The back itself is made of metal, and the bezel of the tablet is made of plastic. I liked the material on the back, it's scratch resistant, and its use is good for the look of the tablet.

As for the assembly, I have two mixed impressions: on the one hand, Fire is built much better than Ainol Aurora, which creaks literally from all corners. On the other hand, crunches and creaks are still heard, but they are already significantly less than that of the Aurora. On a five-point scale, I would rate Fire at a "four" with a minus.

Dimensions

Fire has the usual dimensions for seven-inch models. It feels like its dimensions are at the level of Galaxy Tab 7.0, in terms of thickness it loses to Slim PRO and Galaxy Tab 7.7.

  • Ainol Fire - (LxWxD) 186.6x126.9x10.6, weight 336 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - (LxWxD) 194x122x11 mm, weight 344 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - (LxWxD) 197x133x8 mm, weight 335 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Matrix (Ainol Aurora) - (LxWxD) 188x123x10 mm, weight 308 grams
  • Huawei MediaPad - (LxWxD) 190x124x11 mm, weight 390 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Slim PRO - (LxWxD) 197x113.5x10.5 mm, weight 290 grams

Screen

One of the main advantages of this tablet is a seven-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type - IPS. Supports up to five simultaneous touches. The screen is covered with a high-quality film, it's not just a roughly stuck factory film, but a full-fledged protective one, in fact, you don't even have to remove it, it perfectly protects the tablet from scratches. There is a light sensor responsible for automatic brightness.

The quality of the screen is really impressive, it is at a very high level, in my experience, it seemed to me even better than the display in the Nexus 7. Excellent brightness, high resolution and viewing angles - all this makes the screen work in Fire is really enjoyable. You get pleasure from any activity, whether it is reading, watching a movie or surfing the web.

Please note that the last 10% of the charge is consumed much longer than the rest of the capacity. The test results are average, most likely you will have to charge the tablet every couple of days.

Operating system

The model is running Android 4.0.4. An upgrade to 4.1 is planned. Fire has a number of interesting features, most likely, they will please many users. You can find an overview of Android 4.0 in a separate review.

Firstly, it has already received superuser rights. You can read detailed information about the possibilities obtained with their help here.

Secondly, two file managers are already preinstalled.

Thirdly, there is an interesting full-screen mode setting. In the screen settings, you can enable Full Screen mode, thanks to which the bottom panel disappears completely. Why is this needed? When reading, watching videos or playing games, it takes up precious space on the screen, and even if the application supports full-screen mode, this bottom bar does not disappear, but only dims. With the help of Full Screen mode, you can hide it completely, and this is where the Home button comes in handy, which will help you return to the main menu. By the way, its location is not the best, plus, they could also add a "Back" button. In general, I liked this setting immensely, finally I can use all seven inches in the tablet.

And finally, I would note the correct installation of Swype using the installer. He perfectly recognized the tablet and installed. And this made me sincerely happy, since the Swype installer does not like unknown models and simply refuses to be installed on them.

Performance

The Fire uses an Amlogic dual-core processor running at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.

The Fire performs well in synthetic tests, but it's important to remember that these numbers are very arbitrary. The settings have their own manager for working with the processor, where you can specify one of three modes of operation - normal, high performance and energy saving.

In fact, the tablet works amazingly fast. To be honest, including the Fire, I was mentally prepared for the standard desktop brakes, as in other budget models, but they scrolled surprisingly smoothly, of course, there were still some micro-slowdowns, but scrolling in the Fire is much smoother than that of competitors. Sometimes there were problems with unlocking, the tablet turned on a little longer than usual.

Working in the browser also did not cause any problems. Pages load quickly, but on heavy sites there were slowdowns when scrolling quickly. There were no problems with games, the same Asphalt 7 worked fine.

Summing up, the smoothness of the Fire is head and shoulders above most competitors, although it loses to the same Nexus 7.

Video

Fire comes preinstalled with its own video player, the same one used by iconBIT Slim PRO, so I recommend you check out the part of the review devoted to it: /articles/2012/iconbit-nettab-slim-pro.shtml#9

As far as the video experience on the Fire is concerned, everything is beyond praise. An excellent screen and excellent support for a variety of audio and video codecs (H.264, xvid, DivX), as well as most popular containers (MP4, AVI, MKV) make watching videos comfortable. I enjoyed watching several episodes of my favorite series and anime with Fire.

Reading

Initially, Kingsoft Reader HD is preinstalled in the model, but, unfortunately, its interface is in Chinese, so I used the familiar ZXReader http://android.mobile-review.com/news/3774/ while reading, you get one or two (depending on the font size) extra lines, which cannot but rejoice. High resolution and high-quality matrix have a positive effect on readability.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n). The tablet has a standard Wi-Fi module. It has average range indicators, there are no special advantages or disadvantages in it. Wi-Fi is also responsible for determining the location, since there is no GPS in the model.

Accelerometer. There are no complaints about him.

Bluetooth 2.1 - works great, all major profiles are supported, including A2DP, unfortunately I didn't have a bluetooth keyboard to test it with.

Camera

The Fire has two cameras - a 5 MP rear camera with flash and a 2 MP front camera.

The main camera is not amazing, despite the high resolution, the pictures are not very good.

As for the front camera, it works with Skype, although it is not officially supported by Skype yet, because of this, the quality of the output image is lower than it could be.

Conclusion

In China, the model costs about $150. Think about these figures - 4,500 rubles for a tablet with HD resolution, an IPS matrix and many interesting settings and "chips", analogues from famous brands cost from 12 thousand and more and will still lose on a number of points. Our Fire is not officially sold, but it can be found on sale for 7 thousand rubles. But even for this money, the Fire does not have any worthy competitors. All of them have the worst resolution, bad assembly or some other shortcomings. In fact, the only competitor is the Nexus 7, of its advantages I would note Tegra 3 and current firmware updates, of the minuses - the lack of a slot for memory cards and a lower quality screen.

During the use of the tablet, I have mostly positive emotions. I was very impressed with the Fire's screen, I liked the Full Screen Mode feature, I was pleased with the Root rights already obtained, it was also a pleasure to use it as a video player. Of the shortcomings, I would note only the squeak heard when the screen is on.

Summarizing, I can say this: the Fire is currently one of the best deals on the market, whether you order it from China directly or buy it from our sellers. Reading, video, gaming, surfing - he does it all perfectly.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire tablet review

The Chinese market has a life of its own, sometimes I look at the specifications of Chinese tablets and I'm genuinely surprised at how good the specifications are, but what's more, you get a real shock when you see their price, it is usually twice as low prices of famous brands, and the functionality of Chinese devices is much higher. There is also the other side of the coin - marriage and assembly, this is true for many models, but if we talk about the same Ainol, then the company's progress from model to model is visible, progress not only in terms of characteristics, but also in assembly.

Ainol is well known for its tablets among geeks. They (tablets) for the most part had a number of interesting characteristics and a very “tasty” price, so many even took risks and ordered them from China or through intermediaries.

Today's hero of the review is Ainol NOVO 7 Fire, sometimes it is also called Ainol Flame, both names are true. The Fire is close to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 in terms of performance, and its price is at the level of budget tablets from Ritmix and Digma.

Packages

  • Tablet,
  • charger,
  • headphones
  • PC cable.

Appearance, materials, controls, assembly

If we talk about the design, then the continuity of the Fire's appearance with the previous tablets of the company (for example, with Ainol Aurora) immediately catches the eye. This applies to smooth edges and button placement.

The front side is almost completely occupied by the screen, and above it you can see the front camera eye.

All connectors are located on the left - 3.5 mm for headphones, microHDMI, microUSB, a microphone hole and a microSD card slot (cards up to 32 GB are supported).

At the top are three buttons: power, volume rocker and home. There is a simple explanation for the presence of the latter, but I will talk about it a little later.

The place for the mesh of the speaker and the rear camera is reserved on the back. The speaker has an average volume, it can be heard well in a room with an average noise level. The back itself is made of metal, and the bezel of the tablet is made of plastic. I liked the material on the back, it's scratch resistant, and its use is good for the look of the tablet.

As for the assembly, I have two mixed impressions: on the one hand, Fire is built much better than Ainol Aurora, which creaks literally from all corners. On the other hand, crunches and creaks are still heard, but they are already significantly less than that of the Aurora. On a five-point scale, I would rate Fire at a "four" with a minus.

Dimensions

Fire has the usual dimensions for seven-inch models. It feels like its dimensions are at the level of Galaxy Tab 7.0, in terms of thickness it loses to Slim PRO and Galaxy Tab 7.7.

  • Ainol Fire - (LxWxD) 186.6x126.9x10.6, weight 336 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - (LxWxD) 194x122x11 mm, weight 344 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - (LxWxD) 197x133x8 mm, weight 335 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Matrix (Ainol Aurora) - (LxWxD) 188x123x10 mm, weight 308 grams
  • Huawei MediaPad - (LxWxD) 190x124x11 mm, weight 390 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Slim PRO - (LxWxD) 197x113.5x10.5 mm, weight 290 grams

Screen

One of the main advantages of this tablet is a seven-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type - IPS. Supports up to five simultaneous touches. The screen is covered with a high-quality film, it's not just a roughly stuck factory film, but a full-fledged protective one, in fact, you don't even have to remove it, it perfectly protects the tablet from scratches. There is a light sensor responsible for automatic brightness.

The quality of the screen is really impressive, it is at a very high level, in my experience, it seemed to me even better than the display in the Nexus 7. Excellent brightness, high resolution and viewing angles - all this makes the screen work in Fire is really enjoyable. You get pleasure from any activity, whether it is reading, watching a movie or surfing the web.

An House For Sale In Kibagabaga

Unfortunately, this rosy picture has one drawback. When the screen is on, the tablet squeaks softly, even with a little noise you don’t hear this squeak, but if you are sitting in an absolutely quiet room, you can hear it perfectly, and this, frankly, is annoying. I don’t know if this is a marriage or a feature of all models, but many users from w3bsit3-dns.com also complain about this problem, it annoys some people, others don’t care.

Offline work

The Fire has a 5000 mAh battery. This is almost twice as much as it was in Aurora. On the other hand, the screen resolution has also increased, so the battery life has not improved much.

In reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode), the tablet lasted 7 hours and 5 minutes.

When playing HD video, the results were 4 hours 33 minutes.

In fact, the tablet works amazingly fast. To be honest, including the Fire, I was mentally prepared for the standard desktop brakes, as in other budget models, but they scrolled surprisingly smoothly, of course, there were still some micro-slowdowns, but scrolling in the Fire is much smoother than that of competitors. Sometimes there were problems with unlocking, the tablet turned on a little longer than usual.

Working in the browser also did not cause any problems. Pages load quickly, but on heavy sites there were slowdowns when scrolling quickly. There were no problems with games, the same Asphalt 7 worked fine.

Summing up, the smoothness of the Fire is head and shoulders above most competitors, although it loses to the same Nexus 7.

Video

Fire comes preinstalled with its own video player, the same one used by iconBIT Slim PRO, so I recommend you check out the part of the review devoted to it: /articles/2012/iconbit-nettab-slim-pro.shtml#9

As far as the video experience on the Fire is concerned, everything is beyond praise. An excellent screen and excellent support for a variety of audio and video codecs (H.264, xvid, DivX), as well as most popular containers (MP4, AVI, MKV) make watching videos comfortable. I enjoyed watching several episodes of my favorite series and anime with Fire.

Reading

Initially, Kingsoft Reader HD is preinstalled in the model, but, unfortunately, its interface is in Chinese, so I used the familiar ZXReader http://android.mobile-review.com/news/3774/ while reading, you get one or two (depending on the font size) extra lines, which cannot but rejoice. High resolution and high-quality matrix have a positive effect on readability.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n). The tablet has a standard Wi-Fi module. It has average range indicators, there are no special advantages or disadvantages in it. Wi-Fi is also responsible for determining the location, since there is no GPS in the model.

Accelerometer. There are no complaints about him.

Bluetooth 2.1 - works great, all major profiles are supported, including A2DP, unfortunately I didn't have a bluetooth keyboard to test it with.

Camera

The Fire has two cameras - a 5 MP rear camera with flash and a 2 MP front camera.

The main camera is not amazing, despite the high resolution, the pictures are not very good.

As for the front camera, it works with Skype, although it is not officially supported by Skype yet, because of this, the quality of the output image is lower than it could be.

Conclusion

In China, the model costs about $150. Think about these figures - 4,500 rubles for a tablet with HD resolution, an IPS matrix and many interesting settings and "chips", analogues from famous brands cost from 12 thousand and more and will still lose on a number of points. Our Fire is not officially sold, but it can be found on sale for 7 thousand rubles. But even for this money, the Fire does not have any worthy competitors. All of them have the worst resolution, bad assembly or some other shortcomings. In fact, the only competitor is the Nexus 7, of its advantages I would note Tegra 3 and current firmware updates, of the minuses - the lack of a slot for memory cards and a lower quality screen.

During the use of the tablet, I have mostly positive emotions. I was very impressed with the Fire's screen, I liked the Full Screen Mode feature, I was pleased with the Root rights already obtained, it was also a pleasure to use it as a video player. Of the shortcomings, I would note only the squeak heard when the screen is on.

Summarizing, I can say this: the Fire is currently one of the best deals on the market, whether you order it from China directly or buy it from our sellers. Reading, video, gaming, surfing - he does it all perfectly.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire tablet review

The Chinese market has a life of its own, sometimes I look at the specifications of Chinese tablets and I'm genuinely surprised at how good the specifications are, but what's more, you get a real shock when you see their price, it is usually twice as low prices of famous brands, and the functionality of Chinese devices is much higher. There is also the other side of the coin - marriage and assembly, this is true for many models, but if we talk about the same Ainol, then the company's progress from model to model is visible, progress not only in terms of characteristics, but also in assembly.

At the top are three buttons: power, volume rocker and home. There is a simple explanation for the presence of the latter, but I will talk about it a little later.

The place for the mesh of the speaker and the rear camera is reserved on the back. The speaker has an average volume, it can be heard well in a room with an average noise level. The back itself is made of metal, and the bezel of the tablet is made of plastic. I liked the material on the back, it's scratch resistant, and its use is good for the look of the tablet.

As for the assembly, I have two mixed impressions: on the one hand, Fire is built much better than Ainol Aurora, which creaks literally from all corners. On the other hand, crunches and creaks are still heard, but they are already significantly less than that of the Aurora. On a five-point scale, I would rate Fire at a "four" with a minus.

Dimensions

Fire has the usual dimensions for seven-inch models. It feels like its dimensions are at the level of Galaxy Tab 7.0, in terms of thickness it loses to Slim PRO and Galaxy Tab 7.7.

  • Ainol Fire - (LxWxD) 186.6x126.9x10.6, weight 336 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - (LxWxD) 194x122x11 mm, weight 344 grams
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - (LxWxD) 197x133x8 mm, weight 335 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Matrix (Ainol Aurora) - (LxWxD) 188x123x10 mm, weight 308 grams
  • Huawei MediaPad - (LxWxD) 190x124x11 mm, weight 390 grams
  • IconBIT NetTAB Slim PRO - (LxWxD) 197x113.5x10.5 mm, weight 290 grams

Screen

One of the main advantages of this tablet is a seven-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Matrix type - IPS. Supports up to five simultaneous touches. The screen is covered with a high-quality film, it's not just a roughly stuck factory film, but a full-fledged protective one, in fact, you don't even have to remove it, it perfectly protects the tablet from scratches. There is a light sensor responsible for automatic brightness.

The quality of the screen is really impressive, it is at a very high level, in my experience, it seemed to me even better than the display in the Nexus 7. Excellent brightness, high resolution and viewing angles - all this makes the screen work in Fire is really enjoyable. You get pleasure from any activity, whether it is reading, watching a movie or surfing the web.

An House For Sale In Kibagabaga An House For Sale In Kibagagaga

Unfortunately, this rosy picture has one drawback. When the screen is on, the tablet squeaks softly, even with a little noise you don’t hear this squeak, but if you are sitting in an absolutely quiet room, you can hear it perfectly, and this, frankly, is annoying. I don’t know if this is a marriage or a feature of all models, but many users from w3bsit3-dns.com also complain about this problem, it annoys some people, others don’t care.

Offline work

The Fire has a 5000 mAh battery. This is almost twice as much as it was in Aurora. On the other hand, the screen resolution has also increased, so the battery life has not improved much.

In reading mode (brightness 10%, Airplane mode), the tablet lasted 7 hours and 5 minutes.

When playing HD video, the results were 4 hours 33 minutes.

Please note that the last 10% of the charge is consumed much longer than the rest of the capacity. The test results are average, most likely you will have to charge the tablet every couple of days.

And finally, I would note the correct installation of Swype using the installer. He perfectly recognized the tablet and installed. And this made me sincerely happy, since the Swype installer does not like unknown models and simply refuses to be installed on them.

Performance

The Fire uses an Amlogic dual-core processor running at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.

The Fire performs well in synthetic tests, but it's important to remember that these numbers are very arbitrary. The settings have their own manager for working with the processor, where you can specify one of three modes of operation - normal, high performance and energy saving.

In fact, the tablet works amazingly fast. To be honest, including the Fire, I was mentally prepared for the standard desktop brakes, as in other budget models, but they scrolled surprisingly smoothly, of course, there were still some micro-slowdowns, but scrolling in the Fire is much smoother than that of competitors. Sometimes there were problems with unlocking, the tablet turned on a little longer than usual.

Working in the browser also did not cause any problems. Pages load quickly, but on heavy sites there were slowdowns when scrolling quickly. There were no problems with games, the same Asphalt 7 worked fine.

Summing up, the smoothness of the Fire is head and shoulders above most competitors, although it loses to the same Nexus 7.

Video

Fire comes preinstalled with its own video player, the same one used by iconBIT Slim PRO, so I recommend you check out the part of the review devoted to it: /articles/2012/iconbit-nettab-slim-pro.shtml#9

As far as the video experience on the Fire is concerned, everything is beyond praise. An excellent screen and excellent support for a variety of audio and video codecs (H.264, xvid, DivX), as well as most popular containers (MP4, AVI, MKV) make watching videos comfortable. I enjoyed watching several episodes of my favorite series and anime with Fire.

Reading

Initially, Kingsoft Reader HD is preinstalled in the model, but, unfortunately, its interface is in Chinese, so I used the familiar ZXReader http://android.mobile-review.com/news/3774/ while reading, you get one or two (depending on the font size) extra lines, which cannot but rejoice. High resolution and high-quality matrix have a positive effect on readability.

Interfaces

Wi-Fi (b/g/n). The tablet has a standard Wi-Fi module. It has average range indicators, there are no special advantages or disadvantages in it. Wi-Fi is also responsible for determining the location, since there is no GPS in the model.

Accelerometer. There are no complaints about him.

Bluetooth 2.1 - works great, all major profiles are supported, including A2DP, unfortunately I didn't have a bluetooth keyboard to test it with.

Camera

The Fire has two cameras - a 5 MP rear camera with flash and a 2 MP front camera.

The main camera is not amazing, despite the high resolution, the pictures are not very good.

As for the front camera, it works with Skype, although it is not officially supported by Skype yet, because of this, the quality of the output image is lower than it could be.

Conclusion

In China, the model costs about $150. Think about these figures - 4,500 rubles for a tablet with HD resolution, an IPS matrix and many interesting settings and "chips", analogues from famous brands cost from 12 thousand and more and will still lose on a number of points. Our Fire is not officially sold, but it can be found on sale for 7 thousand rubles. But even for this money, the Fire does not have any worthy competitors. All of them have the worst resolution, bad assembly or some other shortcomings. In fact, the only competitor is the Nexus 7, of its advantages I would note Tegra 3 and current firmware updates, of the minuses - the lack of a slot for memory cards and a lower quality screen.

During the use of the tablet, I have mostly positive emotions. I was very impressed with the Fire's screen, I liked the Full Screen Mode feature, I was pleased with the Root rights already obtained, it was also a pleasure to use it as a video player. Of the shortcomings, I would note only the squeak heard when the screen is on.

Summarizing, I can say this: the Fire is currently one of the best deals on the market, whether you order it from China directly or buy it from our sellers. Reading, video, gaming, surfing - he does it all perfectly.