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This is my review on the PiPo M9.

Design and feel:
The tablet feels great, its one of the lightest tablets out on the market, only being beaten by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the build quality is great despite the weight, it feels solid, doesn't bend under tension and is in my opinion one of the best Chinese tablets build quality wise.

One negative note is that the speakers are on the back and sometimes you can accidently put your hands over them, or have them facing down on a table and therefore sound isn't as loud, but once the speakers aren't covered they are one of the best quality speakers on the market.

In my opinion I don't really like the design on the back, though my PiPo M9 will be in a fulltime case when it arrives. Its just a personal opinion as I'm not a fan of the Toshiba like backing.

Gaming:
Gaming is great overall, I tested apps such as Citadel, Real Racing 3, Bejeweled, Temple run 2 etc. I didn't notice any lag in the actual gameplay while playing, but I did notice some lag which wasn't noticeable to the normal person on the cut scenes of Real Racing 3, which only lasted about half a second, and were fixed once I rooted the device and overclocked it a bit.

Web browsing / PDF browsing:
Web browsing is pretty fast and snappy, but most of it is dependent on your internet speeds. Websites such as cnn.com loaded fine, zooming in and out there was no lag, watching online videos no lag, but some poorly coded websites like perthnow.com struggled, but this would have been the same on every single tablet.

PDF browsing is also lag free apart from zooming in really far, where it takes a second to focus the text so it looks crisp. This wouldn't be an issue on a high resolution screen like the Nexus 10 or iPad 4, but for the price is pretty good. I'm not sure why you would be zooming in that much in real life though.

Battery life:
Generally the battery has been one of the impressive sides of this tablet. With wifi off, it loses about 1% every 8 hours on standby, with wireless on while in standby it loses about 5-10% every 8 hours. My first day with the tablet doing benchmarks and other stuff, after about 4-6 hours it was only down to about 45% which is pretty impressive. There was no issue with drainage etc. but bare in mind I'm on the newer March 19 firmware.

Android Experience:
Its snappy, works great. I used the Nova Launcher on mine as I was sick of clicking the top right corner to get to the list of apps. Most apps work great, I rooted the device so I could download mobile apps, as there still isn't much tablet made apps or websites in general.

Price:
$250 for a quad core, 2GB ram, semi high resolution screen? This tablet is defiantly a good buy, and beats most tablets out there on the market. It will shine past high resolution tablets such as the Onda V972 which lags in HD mode and its only real competition is past the $300 mark.

Overall:
8/10 - A great buy for the price. A 10.1 inch quad core 2Gb tablet, what more could you ask for? Though 1 wish is that I hope 4.2 Android comes out with the new tablet features. Camera shouldn't be an issue as most phone camera beat the tablets out there anyways.

It's a great buy for almost everyone, but I wouldn't recommend buying it for a geek or a tech savvy person as they will quickly pick up the small amounts of lag which might happen, which isn't just isolated to this device.

Good points:
Minimalistic design
Great speakers
Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
Fast and responsive

Bad points:
Poor camera quality
Speakers on the back

If you're interested in where I bought my tablet from its from spemall

If you have any questions, or tests you would like me to do, please don't hesitate to ask and when I have time I will do those tests.
 

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Hi guys

well I just got mine yesterday and I had no problem with it. like most of the reviews this is a nice tablet, much better than what I upgraded from a Novo 7 advance. it came with a 48% charged on the battery and I was able to charge it up to 100% with in a hour. but the charger is a 5v at 2.5a with a 2.5 mm plug. so I really do not understand what the big fuss is about it only charging from the wall, just get a usb to 2.5mm power cable. but not the one with a 2.5 mm headphone plug that is a male and what is needed is the female plug. yes the plug is a black tipped so it is a heavier gauge wire than the yellow tip plugs, so it would take a little longer to charge, but it should work.
 

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Hello !

Iam thinking of getting my kids a M9 ( my son crached our ASUS TF300T against the stonewall infront of our house...
) and i want a cheaper tablet than the TF300T)

How is the compability with Play Store ? The kids like to play a lot of games on the tablet (especially Minecraft) so its really intresting to me how it works with Play Store and with games in particular..

//Mikael, Sweden
 

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Hello all,

I just received my pipo m9 and it does not turn on, I have a power adapter and it seems not to be working correctly, because it does not heat up itself, can anyone help me? Can I try another method to charge my tablet or to check if it can be charged?

Can I charge it using USB port?

Thanks!
 

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This is my review on the PiPo M9.

Design and feel:
The tablet feels great, its one of the lightest tablets out on the market, only being beaten by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the build quality is great despite the weight, it feels solid, doesn't bend under tension and is in my opinion one of the best Chinese tablets build quality wise.

One negative note is that the speakers are on the back and sometimes you can accidently put your hands over them, or have them facing down on a table and therefore sound isn't as loud, but once the speakers aren't covered they are one of the best quality speakers on the market.

In my opinion I don't really like the design on the back, though my PiPo M9 will be in a fulltime case when it arrives. Its just a personal opinion as I'm not a fan of the Toshiba like backing.

Gaming:
Gaming is great overall, I tested apps such as Citadel, Real Racing 3, Bejeweled, Temple run 2 etc. I didn't notice any lag in the actual gameplay while playing, but I did notice some lag which wasn't noticeable to the normal person on the cut scenes of Real Racing 3, which only lasted about half a second, and were fixed once I rooted the device and overclocked it a bit.

Web browsing / PDF browsing:
Web browsing is pretty fast and snappy, but most of it is dependent on your internet speeds. Websites such as cnn.com loaded fine, zooming in and out there was no lag, watching online videos no lag, but some poorly coded websites like perthnow.com struggled, but this would have been the same on every single tablet.

PDF browsing is also lag free apart from zooming in really far, where it takes a second to focus the text so it looks crisp. This wouldn't be an issue on a high resolution screen like the Nexus 10 or iPad 4, but for the price is pretty good. I'm not sure why you would be zooming in that much in real life though.

Battery life:
Generally the battery has been one of the impressive sides of this tablet. With wifi off, it loses about 1% every 8 hours on standby, with wireless on while in standby it loses about 5-10% every 8 hours. My first day with the tablet doing benchmarks and other stuff, after about 4-6 hours it was only down to about 45% which is pretty impressive. There was no issue with drainage etc. but bare in mind I'm on the newer March 19 firmware.

Android Experience:
Its snappy, works great. I used the Nova Launcher on mine as I was sick of clicking the top right corner to get to the list of apps. Most apps work great, I rooted the device so I could download mobile apps, as there still isn't much tablet made apps or websites in general.

Price:
$250 for a quad core, 2GB ram, semi high resolution screen? This tablet is defiantly a good buy, and beats most tablets out there on the market. It will shine past high resolution tablets such as the Onda V972 which lags in HD mode and its only real competition is past the $300 mark.

Overall:
8/10 - A great buy for the price. A 10.1 inch quad core 2Gb tablet, what more could you ask for? Though 1 wish is that I hope 4.2 Android comes out with the new tablet features. Camera shouldn't be an issue as most phone camera beat the tablets out there anyways.

It's a great buy for almost everyone, but I wouldn't recommend buying it for a geek or a tech savvy person as they will quickly pick up the small amounts of lag which might happen, which isn't just isolated to this device.

Good points:
Minimalistic design
Great speakers
Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
Fast and responsive

Bad points:
Poor camera quality
Speakers on the back

If you're interested in where I bought my tablet from its from spemall

If you have any questions, or tests you would like me to do, please don't hesitate to ask and when I have time I will do those tests.
Hey bro, thanks for taking the time to do the review. If you could do me a favor, could you download and install "CPU Identifier" What it does is it looks at what the software says the tablet can do, and then turns around and tells you what it ACTUALLY can do. This is a niffty tool seeing how I've seen a lot of tablets and phones from china advertising one thing, but you getting another.
 
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