Long User Review Of Dual-OS CUBE i6 Air 3G

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I point people to this with some hesitancy. The photos are very, very slick, leading me to think this is a CUBE shill and not an actual buyer. Still, it’s very long. At the IMP3Net forum [Google English].

Poor fit:

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And that’s never mentioned.

Photo samples seem impressive at first glance:

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The colors really pop. But all of the samples are reduced and even then there’s a noticeable digital grain to them. But they do look better than samples from competing dual-OS tablets from both Teclast and Onda. But did they undergo post-processing?

Another reason why I suspect this is a CUBE shill:

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Regular users never post photos like that. Not even iambillbil.

The screen is IGZO and if the photos can be believed, looks good.

Dual-OS switching is described in marketing terms:

Actual use, I tried to switch back and forth several times, switching process takes about one minute. This can be set in the BIOS to boot into their common good system, for example, I used the system is Android, so I set the default boot Android, Android system, if I was playing a game, suddenly need office office how to do? Direct point toggle icon to switch to the win8 system, and finished with office work, then click the icon to switch back to the Android system to continue to play the game, and how? Very convenient, right?

Smells like CUBE shill to me.

But word must have gotten back to CUBE to knock off the fake AnTuTu scores, because a plausible one is posted:

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Several benchmarks on the Windows 8.1 are run, except the one that’s key: Internal storage speed. As Hendrickson pointed out in his video comparing the Onda V919 3G Air to the Teclast X89 Air 3G, internal storage speed can really matter.

Since this tablet has a SIM card slot, there’s also GPS:

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Interestingly, Windows 8.1 draws more power when idle than Android:

Andrews black screen standby 10 hours a night, power becomes 96% from 97%, only 1% off! In the black night stand 10 hours under win8 system, power from 100% to become 91%, 9% off, it seems Andrews under some power management to be more powerful. After a few days use, daily web browsing, watching videos, playing games, WiFi constantly, about 7-8 hours of battery life looks like, but also, I can accept.

That’s probably due to Connected Standby in Windows.

There’s no AC charger bundled with the tablet, just a USB cable:

I use their tablet Huawei 2A charger i6 charge needs to be close to full five hours, with no due i6 charger, the proposed start i6 friend bought a big point of the current charger, at least 2A start, otherwise you attached Chargers playing the game will find that electricity does not go up instead of going down, if there is 2.5A better, of course, the brand must be perfect regular charger, otherwise the consequences oh fireworks.

Users shouldn’t have to play Guess Which Charger Will Work And Not Blow Up My Tablet. I think this is one place where CUBE falls down. And five hours to charge? That’s nuts.

Despite this having a high probability of being a CUBE shill, it did its job and engaged my curiosity. I hope iambillbil will get this tablet. It’d be interesting to see the contrast in coverage.

Previously here:

Dual-OS CUBE i6 Air 3G Now Available, CUBE Still At War Against Teclast
Dual-OS CUBE i6 Air 3G, CUBE At War Against Teclast

10 Comments

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10 responses to “Long User Review Of Dual-OS CUBE i6 Air 3G

  1. andy

    After ordering and sending back 4 (!) Nexus 9 because of the tremendous build quality issues (although I really liked the speed!), I’m still in the market for a media consumption tablet. Sadly here in Germany we didn’t get any 2015 Nexus 9 models (yet), so I’m considering in either waiting for the next (fixed) batch or trying the Cube i6 Air, which looks pretty promising …

    Let’s see what the next (more honest) reviews will tell ..

  2. André Suárez

    Hi,

    Which keyboard is the presented in the first photo of this post?

    Thanks & regards,
    Andrés

  3. André Suárez

    Sorry for having bothered you, Mike. I searched in this post the word keyboard and it did not appear. Thank you very much for your fast answer.

    Regards,
    Andrés

    • Ha. Searching Google Translate is usually a problem. Don’t worry about it. It was a looonnnng scroll down for me to confirm it was CUBE’s keyboard. Just remember that a keyboard can look good but it’s the feel of the keys that really matter.

  4. Dave

    I think I have decided to get this tablet and I am very curious about the dual boot. The difference in price between single (android) and dual boot is minimal so I am wondering if at some time I decided to just want android, is it possible to just make the tab all android (single boot)?

  5. You mentioned you set the default OS to Android. I have tried doing this using the InsydeQ2S application within Windows but my tablet still boots to Windows by default. Is there a way to access the BIOS and change it there instead of the windows application?

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