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[Review] Hisense A2 Pro

[Review] Hisense A2 Pro

Introduction Pros and Cons Pros Can be used as a normal phone with few issues Snappy Affordable Cons E-ink widget function could be better Home button cannot be used with A2 mode No front light on the e-ink screen Bottomline This is the first Android phone with an E-Ink screen that I’ve ever used, and am pretty happy with the A2 Pro. Not to mention that its smoothness but also it takes full advantage of the fast processor and enough RAM memory that makes that the experience is well above my expectations. Although its UI could be better, given the performance and affordable pricing, overall pretty impressive. Specs Model: Hisense…

[News] Hisense A6 hands-on images

[News] Hisense A6 hands-on images

These images were posted on Baidu. The device looks very promising! Specs Model: A6 Released date: 2018 Main display: 6.01 inch AMOLED screen Resolution: 2160*1080 pixels Secondary display: 5.6 inch e-ink screen with frontlight Resolution: 1440*720 pixels Dimensions: 158.2*75.7*8.35mm Weight: 185g OS: Android Chipset: Snapdragon 660 SIM: Dual SIM (Nano SIM) RAM: 6GB Storage: 128GB Front camera: 2400 mega pixel (f/1.8) Rear camera: 16 mega pixel (f/2.0) Battery: 3300mAh Port: USB-C Others: Wi-FI / NFC / earphone jack / QC3.0 Hands-on images Via Baidu Comparison to A2 Pro Via Baidu Via Baidu

[News] Hisense A6 comes with 5.6″ e-ink display on the back

[News] Hisense A6 comes with 5.6″ e-ink display on the back

Crowdfunding on JD Finance Hisense makes dual screen phones such as A2 Pro. The Chinese company had a successful crowdfunding campaign on JD Finance and the product is called A6 which comes with 5,6 inch e-ink screen on the back. The design is similar to predecessor A2 Pro, however it comes with more powerful processor (Snapdragon 660) and bigger screens (6 inch + 5.6 inch). Specs Model: A6 Released date: 2018 Main display: 6.01 inch AMOLED screen Resolution: 2160*1080 pixels Secondary display: 5.6 inch e-ink screen with frontlight Resolution: 1440*720 pixels Dimensions: 158.2*75.7*8.35mm Weight: 185g OS: Android Chipset: Snapdragon 660 SIM: Dual SIM (Nano SIM) RAM: 6GB Storage: 128GB Front…

Boyue Likebook Mars Update (10-09-2018)

Boyue Likebook Mars Update (10-09-2018)

According to the source, Google Play Services issue will be fixed with another update around September 25-26th. System 1. Solved the problem of black screen restart without Wi-Fi; 2. Solved the main interface click to flash back problem; 3. Optimized some scenarios will cause the system to not sleep and consume power abnormalities; 4. Optimized the insertion and removal SD probabilistic OS no response or error; 5. Fixed the possibility of opening a third-party application probabilistic desktop failure; 6. Fixed the file manager to rename the file error report; 7. Fixed the pdf reel mode to slide up and flash back; 8. Fixed the problem of probabilistic loss of reading…

Boyue Likebook Mars is available on Amazon

Boyue Likebook Mars is available on Amazon

Likebook Mars is the latest e-reading device manufactured by Boyue Technology which is based in Shenzhen, China. This e-reader sports 7.8 inch e-ink display and an octa-core processor which made this device the first ever e-ink Android tablet with such a fast processor. I’ve been using this device for a few weeks and have totally fallen in love with it! You can take a look at my review here: Boyue Likebook Mars / Icarus Illumina XL6 Unboxing & Hands-on Review Here’s how the Mars works with popular apps. [App testing] Boyue Likebook Mars (updating) Here’s the major pros and cons of the Likebook Mars. Please read before you pull the…

[Comparison] Likebook Mars and Onyx Boox Note Plus

[Comparison] Likebook Mars and Onyx Boox Note Plus

Photos Benchmarking Likebook Mars Single Core: 580 Multi Core: 1785 Onyx Boox Note Plus Single Core: 837 Multi Core: 2022 Battery test Charged 100% then played 30 mins of browsing using Dolphin Browser. Testing environment: Charged 100% then refresh Yahoo News AU every 30 seconds for 30 minutes on Dolphin Browser (Tab reload plugin enabled) Wi-Fi: Turned on Bluetooth: Turned on GPS: Turned on Background apps: No Light: No Battery capacity: Onyx Boox Note Plus: 4100mAh Boyue Likebook Mars: 3100mAh After 30 minutes: Onyx: decreased by 12% or 492mAh Boyue: decreased by 10% or 310mAh

Onyx Boox Note Plus Unboxing & Hands-on Review

Onyx Boox Note Plus Unboxing & Hands-on Review

Onyx’s one of the two new Note variants A few weeks ago I had a look at Onyx store on JD.com and found out there were two new 10.3-inch Boox Notes that were on sale. The original Note 10.3 and the new Note were selling at the same price, and the glass screen on the new 10.3 sounded interesting so I just gave it a go. This is my first Onyx device that I have ever made, and have no prior experience in that brand. Despite the high selling price, I really liked the device a lot! In this article I will cover all aspects of this new device. [News]…

My essential apps on Boyue Likebook Mars / Icarus Illumina XL6

My essential apps on Boyue Likebook Mars / Icarus Illumina XL6

Note: Google apps will not be reviewed until a software update that supports Google Play Services. Moon Reader I read books exclusively on Moon Reader apart from Amazon purchased ebooks. This just works great! Screen Rotate Control Since the Mars doesn’t have a gyroscope&accelerator, the screen just doesn’t rotate. So one screen rotation app is needed if you want to use an app horizontally. No Launcher Very lightweight launcher. Stock browser I’ve tried so many browsers and the stock browser is still the best in terms of stability. Evernote I manage all my documents on Evernote. Note taking on Likebook Mars is just not usable though! Smartnews News app. This…

[App testing] Boyue Likebook Mars (updating)

[App testing] Boyue Likebook Mars (updating)

Android app testing on Boyue Likebook Mars Note: Google apps will not be reviewed until a software update that supports Google Play Services This article shows app testing results and testing video for each app will be uploaded later. Likebook Mars is available at Amazon.com News apps NYTimes Smart News Pocket NPR News Flipboard They all work well. Annotator Adobe Acrobat Reader Social media apps Instagram Pinterest Twitter They all work well. Twitter client comparison Twitter Twitter Lite Plume TwitPane Twidere Reading Default reading app Works well. Amazon Kindle Works well. Moon Reader Works well. Wattpad News Feedly Works well. SmartNews Works well. Productivity PDF annotator comparison In order of…

Boyue Likebook Mars / Icarus Illumina XL6 Unboxing & Hands-on Review

Boyue Likebook Mars / Icarus Illumina XL6 Unboxing & Hands-on Review

Introduction NOTE: The testing device is Boyue Likebook Mars which was purchased in China. Boyue Technology is an e-ink device manufacturer based in China. They have recently released their new e-ink reader called “Likebook Mars” and will be sold as “Illumina XL6″ elsewhere. This 7.8” e-reader is powered by Android OS, and as far as I know, this is the first e-ink Android device with an octa-core processor. Therefore I had been looking forward to testing it out. I have just received and tested it, and I am incredibly happy with the device! In this article, I will cover all aspects of this newly-released fantastic e-reading device. Likebook Mars is…

[News] Dasung will soon release a new 7.8 inch e-reader?

[News] Dasung will soon release a new 7.8 inch e-reader?

Dasung’s new e-reader Dasung Technology, which is known as a e-ink device manufacturer has posted on their Wechat official page indicating that they will release an e-ink reader. The post contains an image of an e-reader with the brand name above the display and a few buttons and a earphone jack on the top side of the device. There is no information contained regarding pricing, specs apart from that one product image. Via Dasung Wechat