butch87402 blokenfeffer over at http://forum.xda-developers.com has been playing with his JXD S7100 (you know, the big android one with no shoulder buttons and some incredible confusion over whether it has a resistive or capacitive screen (answer: there are two versions – before you buy, be sure to check!) and shares his experience:
|Just received my JXD S7100 this morning and I'm playing around with it now, fairly nice device for the price. |
- Power and MENU buttons to enter System recovery.
- Device rooted temp/perm with z4root.
- Market installed fine.
I rooted with z4root V1.3.0.
I have to admit, I've mostly been fiddling with it rather than really using using it and now that I've got it rooted I need to update the emulators. So far, with the stock emulators it's pretty good for most things. The D-pad could be better, it suffers from the usual problems trying to pull off moves in games like SF2 and shoulder buttons would be a big help. Can live without that for most things though.
Being a Chinese device, it comes preloaded with some roms and games and there is a DVD in the box with a few more. There's also plenty of software on there that you're just not going to want. The android rom itself isn't brilliant and it's fairly buggy, here's hoping someone can do some work to port another rom over to it and tidy it up. In the meantime, I can live with the odd reset here and there.
One really annoying bug is the power button seems to lock up and become unresponsive, forcing you to do a reset on the device with a pin. Still, it's not a deal breaker for the money.
There's no stock Android keyboard, instead it comes with Baidu - shouldn't be a problem replacing this either.
It has it's own Market, with some dodgy downloads on there, but putting the official Market on there isn't a big deal. FYI, it's recognised in the Market as "Amlogic JXD-S7100".
The viewing angle on the screen isn't amazing, but it's acceptable as is the screen itself. I've got 1 or 2 stuck/hot pixels which I'll try to get rid of, but again, nothing I can't deal with for the price.
Seems to handle 1080p content really well from local flash, struggled a bit streaming the same file from the NAS. This will be a useful device for the odd movie, especially with the mini HDMI output.
I did run a quadrant benchmark on it and it gave similar results to my Nexus S, I'll post a few screenshots once I've got past my post limit.
I think once I've done a fair bit of cleaning up of junk software and got my head around some of the issues with the buggy rom, I'll be really happy with the device. Not to say I'm not happy with it, I just need to be rid of the extra junk.
Again though if anyone with rom knowledge gets one of these, PLEASE tidy up this sloppy build... please!
As I can't yet post images, I'll post benchmark numbers for now. These are vs my Nexus S on CyanogenMod 7, running at 1000MHz:
AnTuTu Benchmark v2.5.1:
Nexus S: 3285
Nexus S: 2637