Not really new, but Deen0X has written an fantastically in-depth review in Spanish of the Yinlips YDPG18, covering just about everything to do withthe hardware side of this system. Highly recommended: http://www.gp32spain.com/foros/showthread.php?t=87985
You can suffer through the Google translation from the original Spanish here:
Hi all. I already know some of the forums elotrolado.net, and I wanted to share the review I made this console in this forum. Thanks to Anarchy has expanded the ability of characters per message, and now I can post here the review, previously tried to post it, but the engine of the forum will not let me. Then copy and paste the original content of the review, was updated to 09/01/2012. Try to keep updated this thread, but to check for updates you can check the original thread that is where the update, or my blog which is where the drafts and actualizacoines generlo of the reviews. (I hope the above is not considered spam) ======================================== ============================= Console Video Review / Tablet YINLIPS YDPG18
In general, to make a review of a system / Android-based tablet, I avoid reviewing software that can be loaded on any tablet or phone and ultimately does not provide much information on the tablet itself, but this time I will make some exceptions since, although a game console emulator can be loaded into almost any existing device, it is precisely the incorporation of specific hardware (knobs and buttons) on this tablet which makes it very interesting. Preliminary remarks The review was carried out in full, factory using the version of operating system (ROM) that comes in the console. As I write this review, I know that an update to apply and will surely solve any problems I've encountered (such as simultaneous pressure buttons). I hope to have time and, after performing the update to the console, add the appropriate information in this review. What's New For some time, is marketing a new China manufacturing generic console, unlike of most Chinese generics, is echoed in various forums and sites specializing in technology and electronic entertainment. But what's different about this product you can get attention? basically introduces the concept is not new , since many people had thought of this solution, but until now no manufacturer had attempted to do (or at least, had not tended success):Combine the functionality of a tablet Android 5 ", with hardware support to play , such as physical buttons and knobs. But it really is this product? Before you say anything, to clarify that although the physical / exterior is the same as the console PSVita, and that in many parts is being advertised as the clone that console, the only thing that is similar in both size and in some provisions of the buttons, the rest are totally different concepts, so it is a mistake to think this console as a clone of the PSVita, or even a PSP. Having said this, we have at least two perspectives on the definition of YDPG18. As tablet 5 " : 5 screens "with the 7" are ideal for portable devices to carry on such the jacket pocket or backpack, and we provide a way to play multimedia content and implementation of applications, in most cases, entertainment such as games. In the latter, you can find many alternatives, which include console emulators or older systems, but can run seamlessly on an Android tablet. The general problem are users with these alternatives is that most of the android tablets have no physical buttons to play, and virtual solutions never quite be completely practical for users accustomed to majera physical controls (both consoles desktop and portable) As console : There are many alternatives in the handheld market, highlighting the solutions as Dingoo, GP32, GP2X, Pandora, etc.., specializing in systems emulate consoles (besides having their own developments games, in most cases). This type of solution has advantages and disadvantages. Advantages : the ability to have multiple systems (emlados) unified in a single hardware, and all that might mean. Disadvantages : Generally, the user consoles is linked to the progress of the scene to get more out of your console, plus the scene itself is very segmented in different systems. As a further disadvantage, a user who has a video game system of the above, one can say that , conexcepción of applications developed specifically for purposes other than entertainment, it is very difficult to use the handheld game console in other settings. Once discussed above, can be defined as a tablet YDPG18 YINLIPS android 5 "combined with a system specific hardware to use as a handheld game console. Who is oriented this product? If it is true that anyone could purchase this product and enjoy it, there is a specific group of users that you know make the most of. The console, according to its manufacturer, is sold as "retroconsola" that already defines a specific audience and is one that is already by definition player / user consoles for some time, and would like to continue enjoying these systems in a portable version that meet in a single solution. This definition implies that, for those who are more accustomed to imitators, but also be used to investigate in forums, look for more alternative emulators, etc.. It is definitely a gadget for everyone (either can load a game on an emulator, and play), focusing on those people who like to "tinkering" (search the scene for new emulators, optimizations, etc). course, and clarified from now. If you want a console as the PSP (to give an example of console), PSP games and PSP quality. Buy a PSP. This product is not intended as a console system owner where there are companies developing for it. I clarify this, in the tests and opinions collected after a brief introduction about the product many people asked me about who would develop for the console, and I had to repeatedly explain what is the concept of this console : An android tablet with buttons for play. what .. you can play on android. From here on, assume that anyone reading this review will understand what the concept of the console. (if you have no clear concept, reread the previous paragraph, beginning " the concept of this console "in bold) Package Contents
The console comes in a cardboard box, with images printed on the outside.
- Console Yinlips YDPG18 *
Trivia note on the sensors : When you install Google applications, Google Maps specifically, the program requested to enable the options to initialize location of the tablet, showing the typical menu Android "Location and Security." This is doubly curious that:
A note on the digital directional (DPAD) : Each button / direction arrow is a button on the pad separately, or whatever it is, not a single plastic piece that is positioned on 4 buttons.
As I could not find an application that tells me exactly the megapixels of the camera, I chose to follow the method of approximation that is, multiply W x H, and see the result if it is within a known range of Megapixels.
(In the image, a screenshot of Skype where you can see on the small box below the image captured by the camera's front console, and shows the effect "bluish" mentioned above) on the video, above specifications do not expect much more, The good news is that, as someone said, do not miss the occasion when we do not have a camera handy, and to get by, this would serve us well. Now, being more practical for a quick video and upload directly to YouTube or Facebook, we serve with quality you can get with this camera.
(A couple of seconds captured with the camera back)
Rootear console is easy. Simply, download and run the application z4root, is copied to the SD of the console and run. The file is the installer program which, once completed, will add a shortcut to run applications with the name "z4root". The procedure is very fast and will allow us to have the console enabled, among other things, remove some programs that come with the original ROM that may not interest us keep (such as programs that are in Chinese).
Once rooteada console, proceed with the installation of market downloading this file and installing it on the console (copied to the SD, run to install and run the file installed). The next step, but not necessary if it is highly recommended is to make a backup of the applications installed on the console. For this, download the application Titanium Backup from your official website or from the android market and do a full backup of all applications and data. On the use of the market. console, not being recognized as a compatible product directly the android market, will be quite limited in software can be installed. For the test, android set up an account that is used with other devices and which are bought in many applications, but almost none was possible installed in the console directly using the market. From a computer, has verified the compatibility of the purchased apps, and all gave the same result: "This item is not compatible with your device"
The solution is to have another Android device (call this device "auxiliary") in which to install applications, and software such as Astro or ES Explorer installed APK copy from the other device to the console, so they can be run directly so install the applications.
Performance Tests - Benchmarking
The test was carried out with the console as it as it comes, without eliminating programs memory.
Nintendo 64 (aka N64)
As can be seen, running on screens with a lot of movement of polygons as in the boot sequence (which is a sequence generated in real time, not a movie pre-rendereada), in the introduction or in the scenes where you have to watch the distant environment where there are no nearby parks to cut vision, Yinlips relentizaciones shows some errors and visual.
Scenes like the boot sequence of slow-down no problems, no major visual errors, although there are a lesser extent.
As can be seen in the video, when connecting the console using the HDMI port, the touch screen functions as a touch pad (like a laptop), disappearing (not pictured) and displaying a cursor on the connected display.
As seen, the performance of the emulators in general is pretty good. The console, having the screen off, it works exactly as a control, which helps tremendously when feel immersed in the game. Except emulators that ask for more resources, one Playstation and Nintendo 64, which are very slow or some microsaltos / relentizaciones sometimes, in general all run smoothly. Here is where you can make an observation, is that for a generic command, where they can confugurar most emulated managers would very interesting to add 2 more buttons in all the right buttons to have 6 buttons on 2 rows of 3. Pros, Cons and improvements Like everything, there are positives and negatives and I will try to list them in my opinion. Pros: - Incorporation of physical buttons on a tablet android. It's definitely what was missing from the tablets to start would be considered as an alternative in the market for game consoles. - Lightweight. The console is much lighter than expected. Turns out to be even lighter than a PSP FAT, and that is appreciated when you use it for perídodos of time. - Addition of 2 audio outputs for headphones / earphones: it may be bullshit to others, but to see a movie or listening to music (play media) in the console, or even to play, thanks a lot to enjoy the sound separately directly to the console. In addition, you can have the console as a media center and connect one output to a headset and the other to an amplification system and, depending on what you want, turn on the stereo or not (amplification system) or listen directly using a headset. - HDMI output with 1080p support. This is definitely one of the best features, and that transforms the console / tablet in a media player, and if you have a cable long enough, can provide the same entertainment that a video game console system. - Direct Play (no conversion) HD video. Cons: - Battery life. Is the worst problem with this console, followed by the resistive screen quality. Depending on the use of which sometimes can be less than 1 hour. Update : Apparently the battery problem I just happened to me. Users in several forums mentioned durations of 4 ~ 5 hours, depending on the use of wifi and the type of processes running. - Duplication of functionality of the analog stick and digital pad (directional). - Viewing angle of the screen is very limited, when tilted up (view from below) - low-quality resistive screen. It needs a pointer to work well. - Specifications do not match those announced. In both chambers, as processor speed, do not conform with those that should be, according to the manufacturer. - Pressure of the buttons does not stop being 100% comfortable. Possibly this is resolved with continued use of the console. (Have a habit of using it) - screen is not multitouch - Lack of USB Host mode. - Note, to add a command / keyboard or external mouse. Improvements - Option to duplicate the console display and HDMI output to continue to keep touch functionality like a tablet, and not as a laptop mouse (touchpad ) - Option / app key mapping to hardware. By default a few keys are configured to correspond with a physical keyboard. It would be interesting to manually assign this configuration. - Bluetooth. Definitely need this option to connect remote / keyboard / mouse to control the tablet when you are remotely connected to a display using HDMI. With this option, the console would become a multimedia / multi ideal, for example, take vacation / travel. - USB / HOST: It has been included as a counter, because the console does not have bluetooth. If you enable USB Host mode, you could connect a keyboard / mouse / remote control, even with cable. (Or a bluetooth dongle) - capacitive screen: definitely need a more responsive touch screen. - Multitouch: if only 2 points. There are many applications that do not incorporate options for screens only 1 point. One example is the Angry Birds, although you can play with one finger, zoom options are inaccessible for devices that do not have at least 2 touch points. - The rear camera, if not a decent amount of pixels and autofocus can be omitted. Analyse sample I, as explained 2mpx has a chamber with which little is done, considering that at present, almost all phones have a camera that range from 3mpx and upward (ie my Motorola Defy 5Mpx has a camera, and most likely the next phone that has owned a camera of equal or higher quality). Therefore, and to lower the console, you can omit the rear chamber of the console. - The quality of the buttons in general and the handle (D-PAD) in particular could be improved. Remember that this console is aimed at an audience rather specific people who have already used consoles and looking for a portable alternative to keep playing with them, so they are used to quality control as they can offer big brands (in this case Sony, Nintendo, which are basically the systems emulated), therefore it is important to provide a quality of buttons that is acceptable to the public. In the case of this console, the quality can be said to be "acceptable" for a physical button is better than a virtual button, but only for that. - Mouse buttons for HDMI mode. HDMI mode turns the screen into a touchpad device (like laptops), and thus a mouse pointer appears on screen. The problem is the low quality of the resistive touch screen, which sometimes becomes impossible to select an item on screen, since this requires to "tap" (touch screen) but without moving the pointer to the system interpret it as a "click". If you assign a hardware button to click (for example, the FN button / VOL) could solve this problem. - Find an identifying name "friendly" (intelligible) to the console. Yinlips is the brand, but surely take out more products, so we can not call this console "the Yinlips" (or in Spanish, which will surely be "the yinlip" or "yinlis"). YDPG18 NOT a name to remember, and call this console "the PSVita clone" is a mistake and recently for the tablet. I think a name, albeit technical, but that can be pronounced as a word would be nice. (It is after writing this review I have recently learned that the acronym "YDPG" ...) - Add option second set of keys, pressing FN / VOL. Using the same existing physical keys, pressing the FN / VOL to "press" other keys and assign them to these emulators (eg simultaneous key combination). To clarify the idea: if pressing LTrigger console interprets it as the key "l" (lowercase L), pressing FN / VOL could get another push, for example the letter "u". and so with the other keys. - Add 6 buttons to the right pane. The button configuration is similar to that of a PSP, but the buttons are not sufficient to emulate most interested in systems that run on the console (or at least those that I think are the most interesting are PSX, Genesis and N64 .) Include 6-button configuration would solve several problems / assignment, as it would be almost covered most of the emulators: .. PSX: could add buttons L2 and R2 .. Genesis: direct assignment of the 6 buttons (not using the triggers) . . N64: direct assignment. .. Arcade (mame): direct mapping for 6-button machines then a picture of the console with the suggested configuration based on the above improvements: Spoiler
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User Forum bitrider http://www.gp32spain.com is generating modified ROM (clean) to the console, based on the new roms that came with consoles that are distributed. This thread contains a list of roms you are building. Then copy and paste the log of updates:
Originally Posted by bitrider
v1.1 Features: - Based on 1073 firm - Emus removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Games removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Aplis chinacas eliminated (including apks, libraries and data) - Kernel at 850MHz - Flash 11 - Default Language: Spanish - Market installed and the patch to impersonate mobile device (which was published in this forum, I do not know where exactly XD). - Serial Rooteada - the effect Timezone: Europe / Madrid - Amendments small build.prop to get some more speed in emus (debug.sf.hw ro.kernel.android.checkjni = 0 and = 1) Thanks to fredrerico files needed by the firm 1073 (new console only comes in ). Note: to be based on the 1073 kernel eliminates some problems with the buttons (eg that after a while you have left is pressed right down automatically). Download: http://www.multiupload.com / FBW5QO59P0 v1.0 Features: - Based on 1063 firm - Emus removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Games removed (including apks, libraries and data) - Aplis chinacas eliminated (including apks, libraries and data) - Kernel at 850MHz - Flash 11 - Default Language: Spanish - Market installed and the patch to impersonate mobile device (which was published in this forum, I do not know where exactly XD). - some other things I have forgotten. Download : http://uploading.com/files/8d2m4f93/update.zip/ Note: these files are published without any warranty.