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I recently bought a Mi Pad. It's awesome.

 

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It's a Tegra K1 device (the world's first pad with Tegra K1) and my pad scores 42000 Antutu points. Which is phenomenal.

 

2GB ram, 64GB eMMC, Micro-SD memory slot (I have a 64 GB card, so 128 GB altogether), IPS screen with 2048x1536 resolution, 6700 mAh battery.

 

It's the same size as an iPad Mini but performance is better. It also has surprising stamina. I've been using it for hours on end, playing Baldur's Gate and watching movies and it just keeps going. Well worth the $385 I paid for it (including freight and ****ing toll).

 

Where did you buy it?



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www.aliexpress.com

 

It's cheaper now since I pre-ordered mine.


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Google Nexus 10 tablet and a Samsung 2 (old and starting to die)

 

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Both work great together and I generally really like Google devices.. Although I am thinking about trying out the Nokia Lumia 635.

Does anyone have good/bad experience with the Lumia series?


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Trying to get one for my mother but I have no idea what's good. Battery life is important. She would use it for digital camera stuff, web and reading. 



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Trying to decide which tablet to get my cousin for his birthday so he doesn't buy the cheapest thing at Walmart



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I don't do tablets myself, but I do trust NotebookCheck's ratings more than any other source, they're the most reputable source for that kind of review, with objective measurements for things like screen quality. They're actually German, and the reviews are translated from German, so the content is a little EU-centric, but most of it is relevant worldwide.

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I'm thinking of getting a phablet in the future, something 6"-ish.  My dinky 4" screen phone does the job, but I often find myself wishing the screen was bigger and would gladly sacrifice some portability for 2 extra inches of screen space.  I'm not looking at any specific device yet as it won't be until next year at the earliest.



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I'm thinking of getting a phablet in the future, something 6"-ish.  My dinky 4" screen phone does the job, but I often find myself wishing the screen was bigger and would gladly sacrifice some portability for 2 extra inches of screen space.  I'm not looking at any specific device yet as it won't be until next year at the earliest.

 

6 inches you say? Well, there's already something out there for you, ridiculously overpowered and extravagant:

 

http://gadgets.ndtv....launched-571467


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I'm thinking of getting a phablet in the future, something 6"-ish.  My dinky 4" screen phone does the job, but I often find myself wishing the screen was bigger and would gladly sacrifice some portability for 2 extra inches of screen space.  I'm not looking at any specific device yet as it won't be until next year at the earliest.

 

6 inches you say? Well, there's already something out there for you, ridiculously overpowered and extravagant:

 

http://gadgets.ndtv....launched-571467

 

Me likey.  With any luck, there will be something even more ludicrously overpowered next year for me to scoop up.  :dancing:



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Btw, I checked my Mi Pad this morning: 93% battery left, 2 days 10 hours since charging. I've only used it for browsing Imgur and random news in the morning and when eating these last few days, but still! The stamina on this thing is great!

 

Also, Ars Technica reviewed the latest Mi phone the Mi4:

 

http://arstechnica.c...al-but-amazing/

 

It's a good review and I agree with most of it. It's almost impossible to not be impressed by the hardware of these Xiaomi thingies. Also, it's great that the MIUI Android branch is actually faster than the stock Android. It's unheard of!

 

http://en.miui.com/

 

If you want to try it. It's excellent. Ported to hundreds of devices.



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Does anyone have good/bad experience with the Lumia series?

 

My mom has a lumia phone and updating it was pain in the ass. You have to download Microsoft Zune to your computer so you can update/patch your phone. Other than that and it being a closed system I don't have any complaints.



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Does anyone have good/bad experience with the Lumia series?

 

My mom has a lumia phone and updating it was pain in the ass. You have to download Microsoft Zune to your computer so you can update/patch your phone. Other than that and it being a closed system I don't have any complaints.

 

 

'New' Lumias (WP8.x) don't need any outside software to be updated and they have also removed all other reliance for Zune.

 

My Lumia 920 has worked fine for last about two years. Only major complain against that I have is lack of some apps that you can find for iOS and android, but app library has gotten much better in last two years and probably will get better in future, as I don't think that MS will stop their efforts to support platform any time soon (but you never know for sure)


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Just imported this Chinese controller mount for my Shield Tablet. Works great when streaming games like Dark Souls 2

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, its starting to go, but I still have another 6 months or so before I can upgrade on my contract. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 too, its not good, but we got it free when we signed up for our cable subscription.



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Just imported this Chinese controller mount for my Shield Tablet. Works great when streaming games like Dark Souls 2


Finally a controller like that for tablet, been waiting for ages. Where did you get that and how's the quality?

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I got it from Deal Extreme, it took like 2 weeks to get here (in US)

http://www.dx.com/p/...04#.VAfz-mK9KK0

Build quality feels a bit lightweight, but weight is offset by the mounted tablet's heavyness. Buttons are console caliber and the analog sticks click in for L3 R3, which is great. Many games I tested (mobile and PC) work. I usually have a massive advantage with this thing in the mobile FPS Modern Combat 5, where most are trying to aim their guns with their touch screens, and I go in like I'm playing Call of Duty on xbox and blast everyone away
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Really liking the Nexus 10, it's a great allrounder - but I gotta say - the Nvidia Shield series is looking mighty tempting for a potential future upgrade.

 

The prospect of being able to stream all of my gaming, even when I'm cross country sounds awfully awesome.



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Really liking the Nexus 10, it's a great allrounder - but I gotta say - the Nvidia Shield series is looking mighty tempting for a potential future upgrade.

 

The prospect of being able to stream all of my gaming, even when I'm cross country sounds awfully awesome.

 

I'm waiting to see how the next HTC made nexus 9 tablet turns out. I'd really like a tablet for emulator usage with preferably 4:3 display and a controller like the one Bokishi has. Too bad only iPads tend to have 4:3 display, I like it much more than 16:10 android devices tend to have. Would also be perfect for ps1 and older games.


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The lack of microsd slots in Google's nexus devices makes what are otherwise excellent devices a useless paperweight for me.



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It's never been an issue for since I don't travel a lot, and I have the 16GB version of the Nexus 5, even if I did travel the 32GB version would probably be all I needed. At home I just stream everything I need from the net or my HTPC.




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