The first guy is not particularly happy about a screen issue.
But first …
The USB charger remains the same:
The SIM and microSD card slots:
Screen brightness outside doesn’t seem to be an issue with this model:
His screen complaint:
It’s difficult to see even in the megapixel original, but what I think he’s complaining about is that the screen lamination isn’t edge-to-edge, but I could be wrong. He complains that Five claims the screen is OGS but it seems — at least to him — not to be. I don’t know if he’s the only one with this defect. No one else has mentioned it but he’s complaining about it a lot at the 5Fans forum [Google Translate, Google Translate, Google Translate].
He has no complaints about the AnTuTu score:
His other complaint is with the camera. He posts several outdoor images which are all crappy looking at full size and are passable at blog-column size. I’m not including those here. The camera being barely good enough has been an ongoing issue with all of Five Technology’s tablets.
He concludes that anyone who wants a device to make calls should get a smartphone instead. A tablet really isn’t the right tool. The higher your expectations for a “call tablet,” the bigger the disappointment. Due to the screen issue, he seems inclined towards returning it. His full report is a Weibo blog, which Google Translate doesn’t work on (copy/paste the text separately for translation).
The second user shows a close-up of the back [Google Translate]:
Which oddly doesn’t have the “2048 x 1536” spec for the screen like the Retina-class iFive Mini 3 does.
This user’s AnTuTu score:
That user is generally satisfied but has an issue with headphones and the physical volume buttons that Google Translate doesn’t make clear. GPS also seems to be a bit of a disappointment.
A third user wonders if the fit of the microUSB port is tight and others say Yes [Google Translate].
Another user points out several bugs, only one of which is clear [Google Translate]. The command bar obscures the bottom of the keyboard, as shown in these Youku video screensnaps:
Even resizing the keyboard doesn’t help. The spacebar is blocked! That’s just not good. But this first batch of two thousand units should really be considered a pay-for beta test, so I expect that issue to be resolved by the time the 3GS is available for sale to everyone.
Aside from the bad camera — which is no surprise — I haven’t seen anything yet that makes the 3GS a tablet to avoid. It’s more powerful than the 3188-based model and even if 3G can’t be used in your country (such as the U.S.), the increase in performance should be enough.
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