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Well Worth the Price!
on August 22, 2012
I bought an Acer Iconia 10.1 when they first came out and returned it because it was a little glitchy and not as responsive as I would like for a $450 piece of machinery...
I bought this Kocaso 10.1 for $130, and I was blown away. I'm not saying that it's the best, but for the price, you get much more than you pay for. There are many shortcomings, but it truly serves its purpose.
While it's not the slimmest, it is light enough that I can toss it in my purse.
Responsive screen and decent processor speed (unless I'm doing some serious multi-tasking, then there's a huge lag).
Full size USB port, HDMI port, micro SD slot, volume rocker, wi-fi, front camera (only), speakers, Android market, lots of internal storage.
It came with it's own case that allows it to be propped it up.
Fair battery life. My first day with it, I did a battery test of continuous use, and it lasted longer than I could (9 hours straight).
It feels solid, and because it was so cheap, I really don't have to worry about losing or breaking an expensive tablet.
(There are some quirks to it, that just don't make any sense to me...)
There is no Bluetooth or GPS capability.
There is a regular USB port and another port labelled "USB", but I've tried USB Types A & B: regular, micro & mini, and NONE fit!!
As far as I can tell with this model, charging via USB is impossible, which sucks bc I can't charge in the car (I don't know why the designers didn't just allow that since the ports are already there...instead they inserted another barrel port for charging).
The screen isn't HD or crystal clear and has faint grid lines (come on, it's only $100!), but I watched Netflix in bed and read a book in the afternoon at a park.
The case muffles the speaker and covers the front-facing camera.
There isn't any support or online help, so you're on your own (I suggest 3rd party extended warranty which was only $30).
The battery already doesn't last as long as day 1, and it's only been 3 weeks (it lasts 3.5 hours with continuous use now).
When the battery is at 30% or less, it just shuts off without warning.
A handful of apps in the Android market are "not compatible with this device", including Yelp, Amazon market, Groupon, Trulia, Realtors.com, Kindle-magazines, etc. (Still a lot of apps are compatible, and I have over 50, including Ebay, Kindle-books, Chrome, Dropbox, etc).
When I try to tether via USB with my phone, it spazzes out, and I have to reboot.
I absolutely do not regret this purchase, despite the bad and ugly portions of this critique. I think it's a smart buy and would make a great gift. I use it daily as a student, and it has all of my college textbooks (and music) on it so I can sneak in study time wherever I go. A lot of my classmates are rushing to buy one, because for the price of an e-reader, you get so much more!