February 8 2014 note: I see this old post is newly popular. This is the original Mini 3 with a 1024 x 768 screen, not the Retina Mini 3.
March 5, 2014 note: For posts about the Retina-class iFive Mini 3, see: Retina-Class iFive Mini 3 Video Tour and the links at the end of that post. Use the Search box at right with “iFive” (no quotes) as the search term for the latest posts.
The much-delayed and over-hyped iFive Mini 3 gets its first review [Google English}.
Five Technology has hyped this as having superior workmanship than other iPad Mini clones as well as being both thinner and lighter.
Here we go with AnTuTu 4.0:
The Rockchip 3188 is still maxed-out at just 1.6GHz.
Despite that, this is the claimed AnTuTu score:
Which is stunning if it’s true. But this review never mentions the bad AC charger, so take that score in light of that serious omission.
Five ruins the tablet with its own skin over Android:
As far as the camera is concerned, a sample photo looks like this (click for very large):
Five technology’s fixation of creating the thinnest tablet had a bad side-effect: They could fit only a 1GB chip into this.
As if that strike against it wasn’t enough, this late in the iPad Mini clone game, they’ve priced it at 899 locally. This while first-generation iPad Mini clones have dropped as low as 699 locally.
I hope they didn’t build a lot of these.
iFive Mini 3: Unboxed, Bad AC Charger
iFive Mini 3 Unofficially Unboxed
iFive Mini 3 In Actual Photos
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #11
iFive Mini 3 Crippled With 1GB Of RAM
iFive Mini 3 Finally Shown In Real Pictures
iFive Mini 3: Rockchip 3188 CPU
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #10
Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #8