There’s a lot of interest in the ICOO Fatty 2 as an alternative to the Chuwi V88. Ordinarily, I’d just plop this into another Chinese iPad Mini Clones Notes post. But this review points out so many problems that it requires the prominence of a blog post here.
Google English: Ai Kou true fat fat Ding two new full experience
That’s at IMP3Net, which I’ve already caught being corrupt.
What surprises me this time is that they didn’t pull the review, kept in everything that’s bad about the ICOO Fatty 2, and attempted lame damage control with an update at the beginning of the review.
I guess ICOO has a smaller bribery budget than Chuwi and could not grease the palms of IMP3Net with enough dough to spike the review.
Basically, ICOO’s quality control utterly failed in their review unit. An edge was warped, the screen presented blue tinges, the buttons were hinky, the back mold had too much clearance around the buttons, the front panel is a color mismatch to the side plastic, the touch panel had dead spots, and plugging in an HDMI cable is problematic due to a design flaw involving plug clearance and depth.
Below, color mismatch of front panel, gap between front and side panel, and the “r” in Screen Recorder is clipped:
Below, poor design, engineering, and QC of back panel and buttons:
And if I’m reading the miserable Chinese-to-English correctly, the back panel is such that it can put pressure on the battery which then puts pressure on the screen, causing discoloration — shades of Archos!
The reviewer was very frustrated with his unit.
A credible AnTuTu score, this being a Rockchip 3188-based tablet:
This review has to be seen to be believed. The reviewer went nuts and did infrared imaging of the Fatty 2 after disassembling it! He also hooked it up to a voltmeter to derive battery run times under various conditions.
In the end, he damned it with faint praise, telling people who want a powerful gaming machine to avoid it.
This review points out why reading Chinese tech blogs is so insanity-making. There’s nothing like the list of these problems in the first review of the ICOO Fatty 2!
I wonder if this review will make people flock to the other Rockchip 3188-based tablet, the Vido Mini One?