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#21 Dorg

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=184908&uk=1811948349- english firmware.

Download button is the right one.


Thank you but is there a guide on how to root and install it for newbies? This new tablet so no tutorials out yet.

#22 snwboarder

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Thank you but is there a guide on how to root and install it for newbies? This new tablet so no tutorials out yet.


Well if your device didn't come rooted you are out of luck for the time being. I am working with some others to get a custom rom made but there is no time frame as of yet.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Hi , anyone would like to share Antutu and Taiji score ? How is the battery life ?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hi , anyone would like to share Antutu and Taiji score ? How is the battery life ?


I will as soon as I get it! Hopefully next Tuesday...

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Does anyone know if the usb port is Micro or MINI?

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Thank you but is there a guide on how to root and install it for newbies? This new tablet so no tutorials out yet.



I was mistaken Found two possible root options

1. From an xda developer Bin4ry
This is a catch all root for Andriod 4.0/4.1 Ice cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean
Developers page and Download info: http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1886460
Direct DownLoad: http://uploaded.net/file/0fpyh5c5

2 From Slate Android
Specific for s3?
http://www.slatedroi...o-s3-root-tool/

Remember when rooting ALWAYS back up your files! As well always read the "readme.txt" in the zip folder first!

#27 Ali DSD

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

I will as soon as I get it! Hopefully next Tuesday...

Thanks

Sent from my Desire S using Tapatalk 2

#28 Drinnan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

I have an S3 that I bought my for daughter's birthday which was today. I originally bought an S1 for her 3 weeks ago for her birthday but thought it was so good for the money, I'd keep the S1 for myself and get her the S3 since She'd like the rear camera.

Here's my thoughts....

Although the S3 was slightly more expensive, the build quality doesn't feel as good as the S1.
The power and volume buttons are looser on the S3 and if you swipe your finger back and forth over them, you can hear a tapping caused by the play, whereas the S1 buttons are solid with no play. This is hardly a complaint and doesn't actually make the tablet any worse, it only makes it "feel" cheaper.
My daughter has also experienced connectivity issues with the S3 where I've had none at all. The placement of the inbuilt wifi aerial causes a low signal when the device is held a certain way. In portrait mode, it's best held with the charger port to the top and the buttons to the bottom.
The charging port feels slightly loose and there's a very slight wobble to the charger when it's plugged in. I know this may not be an issue, but I'm also worried about that slight wobble turning into a break on the inside where the socket is soldered onto the motherboard.
The last complaint I have is the front facing camera. I don't know if it's glued in place, if it just sits in a channel made for it or if it's screwed in but it's not facing 100% straight on. When testing out a Skype call between the S1 and S3, I had to tilt the S3 to the left a little

These things aside, I still feel that both the S1 and S3 are extremely good value for money and would recommend them to anyone. I'm more inclined to recommend the S1 though, unless you're after that higher screen resolution.

Both tablets are still running stock firmware apart from the fact I have rooted the S1 and installed Halo launcher HD on both. Had no bugs, forced restarts or lag. Everything seems fine with both tablets. They both perform surprisingly fast and that was the reason I decided to buy a 2nd so I had 1 for myself. There's been 2 tablets in my house prior to the Pipo tablets bought so I have something to compare them to at least. When running games, there's nothing I've thrown at it that's made the RK3066 struggle. All in all the Pipo tablets are close to being on-par with the more expensive tablets i.e. Nexus 7.....
....Yes I know I will probably get some raised eyebrows for that comment and I do know the Nexus 7 is the better tablet overall due to it having a quad core cpu and higher rez screen.
My wife got a Nexus 7 for her birthday in november '12 and I've ran the Nexus 7 and S1 side by side, the difference is barely noticable and if I had to make the choice over which to spend my money on, I'd choose the S1 basically down to the reason it's less than half the price and performs just aswell. Also the Pipo tablets come with an HDMI output and micro sd slot which the Nexus 7 doesn't.

Does anyone know if the usb port is Micro or MINI?


It's micro USB

Hi , anyone would like to share Antutu and Taiji score ? How is the battery life ?


Installing and testing for score right now, will post results. Daughter isn't here right now with the S3 but I'd imagine the S1 scores are similar so I'll post them for you for the time being.
Battery life is good, don't have exact figures for you for it's not as if it's plugged into the wall all the time.

Not sure if results will be lower than expected because I have a few apps installed that run in the background and give me notifications like draw something, have skype signed in, also have avg antivirus installed and running so that could drop the score slightly......I'm not sure, but here goes

Antutu:
Total score 11303
CPU: 3859
GPU: 4948
RAM: 1808
I/O: 688

4.5 stars

Taiji:
33.07 fps

Edited by Drinnan, 27 January 2013 - 02:39 PM.

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#29 Arbalath

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

I also received mine this morning. Initial impressions are rather good, but its quite hard to mention all the points just after few hours so just a quick summary:

I have no problems with power or volume buttons, they seem to be fitting rather nice, not loose and no rattling. I guess this can differ from tablet to tablet, perhaps it's just luck. However there is some movement in adapter plug port. But not that much it would make me worried.

I have used a lots of Ainol tablets - but as of now - Pipo build quality seems to be better. Plastic case fits good, there is no creaking sound as with some other china tablets, when you press corners.

Personally I think that power button position is really bad - on top left side, it is possible to press it accidentally.

Wifi reception is similar to my phone, laptop and is acceptable.

Firmware full of unnecessary Chinese plugins and apps, annoying but can be taken care of. During this short time of use, absolutely no crashing, smooth all the time. Gameloft games should run - at least tested Dungeon Hunter 3 - smooth, can install Dark Knight and others. Other games - NFS most wanted - smooth, Temple run 2 - smooth.

Also - there is no vibration. Not that it's necessary, but all my previous tablets had it so I guess I got used to it and now it feels strange :)

Antutu score similar ~11k

Tested tablets > Ainol: Elf II, Aurora II, Crystal, Hero, Fire | Pipo: S1, S1PRo, S3, S3PRo, M9, M8Pro | Yuandao: N70s(RK3066), N70s(RK3168) | FNF Ifive: Mini x3

Would recommend any time of the day or night > Pipo M9.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

Installing and testing for score right now, will post results. Daughter isn't here right now with the S3 but I'd imagine the S1 scores are similar so I'll post them for you for the time being.
Battery life is good, don't have exact figures for you for it's not as if it's plugged into the wall all the time.

Not sure if results will be lower than expected because I have a few apps installed that run in the background and give me notifications like draw something, have skype signed in, also have avg antivirus installed and running so that could drop the score slightly......I'm not sure, but here goes

Antutu:
Total score 11303
CPU: 3859
GPU: 4948
RAM: 1808
I/O: 688

4.5 stars

Taiji:
33.07 fps


thanks @Drinnan for checking score, but S3 would have different score due to higher resolution. Can you please upload the Taiji score for S3 ? Thanks in advance

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

This is my second review (sort of) post, after some more light use of Pipo s3

Soooo.. now can also see the cons!
• This tablet sucks at multitasking. I am not sure if this is something it is supposed to do or it’s my problem configuring it. By multitasking I mean that if there is big file downloading and you do something else, i.e. browse Play store, webs, switch multiple programs, in other words - lag becomes very annoying. Never experienced that in my previous tabs.

• short battery life - well never expected much from 3000Mah battery, but seriously, it’s annoying. Didn’t measure time but right now it works 3-4 hours tops. On half brightness. Sounds off.

• first serious software crash - woohoo! - tablet didn’t want to turn on, waited about a minute, screen was black, but I could see touches (I have enabled them at dev mode). Booted up - sort of - but unlock was not working. However after reboot it turned on, except had to wait more than usual.

• cannot connect to Ad Hoc network. This is really serious issue to me. In my previous tablets I was able just to change wpa_supplicant, perhaps I’ll try it here too, but wifi reception right now is really good, not sure if this can mess it up.

• screen is nice and sharp, but at big angles bright colours goes way up.

But then again, there are more pros:


• compatibility - all my usually used apps shows up as compatible.

• performs amazing. Tried Dark knight rises for short time - wouldn't say it is smooth as possible, but possible to enjoy playing it with almost no lag.

• changed fw to English version, 2013. Was not that hard, now tablet boots 2-3 times faster, and almost no bloatware! I would recommend you first thing to do once you get yours. On the down side, or it was just my case, auto rotate won’t work, but I changed launcher to halo - no problems right now, and looks even better.

• rooted using pimpinez root guide and supplied link with moborobo. Took some time since drivers would not install, but few moborobo restarts helped and I could connect the tablet. Removed unnecessary stuff with titanium - works even better.

Anyway, as of now I’m still impressed by this tablet, and considering it’s price and performance ratio - I’m pretty sure is one of the best you can get right now.
Antutu, taiji, quadrant, vellamo scores attached :
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Edited by Arbalath, 30 January 2013 - 01:15 AM.

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Tested tablets > Ainol: Elf II, Aurora II, Crystal, Hero, Fire | Pipo: S1, S1PRo, S3, S3PRo, M9, M8Pro | Yuandao: N70s(RK3066), N70s(RK3168) | FNF Ifive: Mini x3

Would recommend any time of the day or night > Pipo M9.


#32 jacalben

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Hi,

I have received a Pipo S3 this morning.

I have been playing with and its a very powerful tablet. Battery life is not good, but with a 3000mah battery I was not expecting too much.

I have found a problem when charging the tablet. When the tablet is turned on and charging at the same I have notice a screen brightness flickering. Its noticeable only if screen brightness is 70% or less. Have anyone of you notice that annoying effect ? I have also noticed that tablet barely charges if its being used. The battery does not drain, but it does not charge. I would be glad if any you can tell if your tablet also suffers from this.

Thank you very much !

#33 taviii

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

hey guys, i ordered mine today!

about battery issues i found this video

it seems to be a battery fix but i not tried it, i leave here for if you guys want to take a look!



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

Just received mine 2 days ago, from banggood.com.
Same here, I immediately flashed the english firmware, and rooted the tablet, so I could put droidwall on it.

The physical buttons don't look sturdy at all, so I'll use mainly the onscreen volume buttons to change the volume.

I only tried the Temple run for gpu intensive games, it works really nice.
I tried a bittorent client (utorrent). It works, but slows the tablet awfully down.

My only real complaint is the battery, as it seems to discharge really fast. Plus, if I use the tablet while on the charger, it doesn't really charge up - it seems the device uses nearly as much power as it gets from the charger... weird. But I didn't encounter any problems with the touch screen while the tablet is on the charger. Battery usage indicates around 60% of the battery is used by the screen. Which is strange, because I set the brightness to 20 :blink:

Overall, the tablet seems good value for the price I paid (105 USD), if you can live with the weak battery :nea:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=184908&uk=1811948349- english firmware.

Download button is the right one.

Maybe I'm dense, I have a Pipo U2 that I had no problem loading the English ROM, however I can't get my S3 into recovery mode (holding down the volume down button when plugging in the USB), has the process changed? How do I get into recovery mode so I can update this?

#36 Dorg

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Can someone make a english pipo s3 root tutorial

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

I can confirm that during charging there is some sort of flickering on the screen. And charging while using is basically non existent. I wonder if it's charger problem? did anyone tried charging with different charger? Mine says something K/Y, and is rated 5v 2a, but I have seen recently complains about this exact type adapter delivering only 0.5a instead 2a... But perhaps yours is different.

I tried a bittorent client (utorrent). It works, but slows the tablet awfully down.


I have noticed that there are problems with background tasks. If there is one application, tablet runs perfectly, but when it needs to be multitasking it slows down to hardly usable. What could be cause of this? Lousy firmware?

Can someone make a english pipo s3 root tutorial


There is whole topic. After you download the file look for readme.txt, it's in English.

Edited by Arbalath, 04 February 2013 - 02:51 AM.

Tested tablets > Ainol: Elf II, Aurora II, Crystal, Hero, Fire | Pipo: S1, S1PRo, S3, S3PRo, M9, M8Pro | Yuandao: N70s(RK3066), N70s(RK3168) | FNF Ifive: Mini x3

Would recommend any time of the day or night > Pipo M9.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:38 AM

Trying to flash the english firmware, once I put the tablet in firmware update mode, the tablet is recognised by windows as RK30 device and I can see from the device manager that correct driver is loaded, but RKbatchtool still does not recognise it and connected devices button in it do not turn green.

I can confirm that during charging there is some sort of flickering on the screen

Mine seems to be fine. I have not noticed any flickering. Though charging while using the tablet is quite dismal. I have portapow 2amp charger its taking ages to charge it while I am still using it.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Tried flashing from another PC, worked fine. All chinese apps are now history... :p

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

My S3 arrived a few days back. Rooted using the guide and reflashed the English firmware (had to use vol + and power to get into reflash mode).

Pleased with it thus far. Can only echo what others have said with regards to the pros and cons

For

-Build seems good, nice and solid. Have a bigger Windows N90 dual which is flexible in comparison!
-Price. Killer.
-Screen. Not quite as good as I'd hoped but still great. Need to swap out the stock launcher though.
-Screen range. From nice and dim for night reading to really bright.
-On board loudspeaker. Nice and, er, loud!
-Seems to be able to run demanding games and play movies nice and smoothly.

Against

-Battery. Rated at 3000mAH but seems to drop like a stone. Hoping it improve after a few cycles and once the 'fiddling' stage ends.
-Wifi might be stronger. Connects without issue near the router but at greater distances (where other devices can struggle) it fails.
-Does seem to choke a little if there are a couple of things going on - surprising given the processor rating.
-The screenshot button is persistent!
-Cannot charge via the micro USB. Grrr.


The video above shows the use of an app which afaik removes the batterystats.bin. Pretty sure this method of 'battery calibration' has been proven to be a bit of a red herring....

Edited by rutteger, 05 February 2013 - 06:45 AM.

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