Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: PDF Test Video

A brief video shot at 1080p on the damn sloowwww Dell Venue 8 (Atom Z3480) of three PDFs quickly tested on the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 using SmartQ Reader.

Updated after the break

Same-day update: The damn screensnap button works again!


This post was done at two Best Buy stores, using three different tablets, two of which were the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85

Next-day update:

Video viewers will notice the rendering pause with Surface Japan, the third PDF. That’s not usual. I think it was because I opened three PDFs in succession. Otherwise, my tests have found that SmartQ Reader very rarely pauses to render with Surface Japan. I could have also done a quick video of Foxit Mobile PDF to compare, but other videos I have basically show how that app operates on everything.

As for the screensnap button — actually the icon in the Commandbar — I was using the same Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 as in this post. The difference is, this time the tablet had to start up from zero. It would be a real PITA if the tablet had to be restarted in the middle of things because screensnapping unexpectedly stopped working!

Previously here:

Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: OMA ROM Investigation Continues
PDF Tests: iPad Mini Versus Insignia Flex Elite 7.85
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: No Root Built-In
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Flashing OMA ROM Hits A Wall
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: OMA ROM Available
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: One More Test
Insignia Flex Elite: OMA Has Worked
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Dan EE & OMA Progress?
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Another Best Buy Investigation
The Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: What’s Lurking In Its Android?
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Why Battery Life Is Bad
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Third Best Buy Owner Review
Live From Best Buy: Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 Sample Photos
Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: App Compatibility Problem
Insignia Flex Elite: New Owner Comments
OMA: The Only And Best Hope For The Insignia Flex Elite?
Insignia Flex Elite: PubMed Test
Google Books PDF Test: Insignia Flex Elite
Best Buy’s Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone Is Almost The iFive Mini 4
Best Buy Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone: AnTuTu
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Three
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Two
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone


Filed under Google Books PDFs, iPad Mini Clones

2 responses to “Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: PDF Test Video

  1. FM

    The thing about SmartQ is that it uses a read ahead process to render 2-3 pages ahead of the page you are currently viewing. I’ve seen a few other readers with this function, but SmartQ navigation seems better than most other PDF readers. If you use the page selector and randomly move between pages you will see the raw page rendering performance. So for general use SmartQ is good because it will be “reading” ahead of the user to make the next pages display faster. You can see this by starting on page 1 of Queen of Chinatown or Surface Japan and just wait about 5-10 seconds. After that, you will be able to flip through the next 2-3 pages quickly. If you open then immediately try to flip pages, then you will be ahead of the read ahead process. For larger files, like your full The American Magazine, it is not as quick to handle such a large file. However, if one reads page by page, then the read ahead will allow the next page to render quickly. It does not appear to “read behind” in that if you flip backward it will not be so quick to switch pages, especailly on larger files.

    The fact that few readers offer this function, even optionally, is where you lose a lot of performance capability. The time you spend to read a page is enough for a tablet to ready the next couple of pages. This even works with Processed World, so it can show 3-4 pages quickly if you give it enough head start.

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