iFive 3 Is A Peek At Retina iFive Mini 3

The iFive 3 is a 9.7-inch tablet with the same specs as the 7.85-inch iFive Mini 3. Both have Retina-class 2048 x 1536 IPS screens.


The main difference is the battery capacity. The 3 has a 8400mAh battery, the Mini 3 will have 5200mAh. I’d be very surprised if anything else changed because it’d upset the economies of scale Five Technology gains from keeping all else the same.

Note also that the 3 here is running Android 4.2.2 while the Mini 3 will have Android 4.4 KitKat.

A forum poster has a long thread about it [Google Translate].

The AnTuTu spec screen:

Click = big

Note that AnTuTu is deducting 96 pixels for the bottom iconbar, reporting 1440 pixels instead of the full 1536. This is normal.

The score:

Click = big

That’s AnTuTu 4.x, not X, but it’s about what I expected the honest score to be. The Mini 3 score might be a bit higher due to Android 4.4 KitKat.

In all, it seems to be the best 9.7-inch Retina tablet currently available from China. It’s no iPad Air, but that’s to be expected with it using the Rockchip 3188. We’ll have to see what performance gains the new Rockchip 3288 brings to such tablets later this year. [Update Tuesday January 21 2013: The Onda V975m has just been reviewed. Using an Amlogic M802 CPU, it has a preliminary AnTuTu 4.x score in the 30,000-range. I will do a separate post after further investigation.]

One thing that should be noted: With Retina tablets, the entire 2GBs of RAM likely will not be available. A portion of the RAM is used to drive the Retina display, as explained in this forum thread [Google Translate].

I hope this information helps anyone considering the new Retina iFive Mini 3.

Previously here:

Retina iFive Mini 3 Pre-Sales
The 3G iFive Mini 3 That Never Was
iFive Mini 3 With Retina Screen: Official Full Specs
Retina iFive Mini 3 Begins Pre-Sales Next Week
Photos, Video: Retina Screen iFive Mini 3
Five Technology To Use Rockchip 3288 First
Retina-Class iPad Mini Clones: Issues To Consider
Five Technology Leaks iPad Mini Clone With Retina-Class Display
iFive Mini 3 Gets Reviewed
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


Filed under iPad Mini Clones

2 responses to “iFive 3 Is A Peek At Retina iFive Mini 3

  1. how much and where did you buy it from?

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