Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

PDF Tests: iPad Air 2

Same tests as yesterday, minus CBZ file, and this time on the iPad Air — which has a more powerful CPU than the iPad Mini, plus 2GBs of RAM.

Safari, Google Drive view:


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PDF Tests: iPad Mini Versus Insignia Flex Elite 7.85

I tried some more PDFs yesterday, many non-Google Books. This was on the iPad Mini current-generation as well as the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85.

The tests were for readability and speed.

If you want to play at home, here are the files stored at my Google Drive:

Thunderbirds Are Go 1966 [48 MBs]

The Thinking Machine [3.5 MBs] [Google Books PDF]

Secret Service: The Bradys: The Queen of Chinatown [8.7 MBs] [Google Books PDF]

LIFE July 1969 Moon (Retina?) [31.5 MBs]

Comic Books

App via APK Downloader: Comics Reader app (Kervala) [Google Play Store link]

PDF – Stuntman [20 MBs]

CBZ – Stuntman [44MBs]

PDF – New Gods [14 MBs]

CBR – New Gods [10 MBs]

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Redmi Note 2 AnTuTu Close To Onda V919 3G Core-M!

I can’t find a better image of this right now. But the top score is AnTuTu for the Redmi Note 2 with MIUI 7:


That’s 54,024.

The Core-M-based Onda V919 3G is 56,971.

If tablet makers want improved sales, they’ve got to at least achieve parity with phones.

Until then, buying a tablet is a downgrade.

And people understand that.

Next-day update:

It’s really 48,000-range. Why do I ever believe manufacturer AnTuTu claims?

Newly Announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Benchmark Scores Released

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First Review: Onda V919 3G Core-M, Dual-OS Android Side


Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

The reviewer had to download Android 5.x from Onda’s site and manually flash the firmware with it. This created a dual-OS V919, with both Windows 10 and Android 5.x.

And, of course, all of that Material Design is basically erased under the cover of Onda ROM.

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Xiaomi Announces Redmi Note 2 And MIUI 7

The overage to go to:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 launched with Helio X10 chip and PDAF staring at $125

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 hands on photos and full specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Is Official: Amazing Value For Money!

Here’s What You Need To Know About The New MIUI 7

Apple and Samsung better start being really afraid. A phone this powerful at such a low price is their impending doom. I don’t see how other companies — such as Sony, HTC, ZTE, etc — stand a chance at all.

By the time Xiaomi enters the American market, they’ll be able to beat all companies on specs and price.

Previously here:

Xiaomi: MIUI 7 And More, Tomorrow

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