JXDS5110B First impresions
I'm working with this now, testing and generating my review, but in advance i can tell that the device complies with the general requirements of an android player and regtrogamer in general. I'm enjoying testing this device, because playing on it is very nice and comfortable (today i played Nova3 for an hour, and is incredible to play these kind of games on a device of this size. Pleople on subway are so interested on my gameplay and the device!) ^_^
Of course, there are many problems yet and need to be solved by (Custom) Firmware and improving a good control device driver. My teammates (TheXSample team, Skelton, Tincore, etc) are working on it and they are so interested on this device, but for now please don´t ask for a custom firmware yet. If they can release a custom rom, will do when this is ready, not before, and for this please stop asking for it (is not helpful). For now, the only thing i can tell to you is that i´m using a very preliminary Custom Firmware (POC), but still need so much work on it.
This analysis has been created thanks to the device that Geekgoo.com sent to me, and you can found a english version on my blog (not a google translated, then apologize my english, hehe) and probably i'll update adding more impressions or info. You can found a Spanish version of the same article here.
This entry IS NOT A PROPER REVIEW. This is an article with my very preliminary feeling and impresions of the JXDS5110B that i'm testing just now.
Please take ti in mind that, as i told, this is only my impresions of the device, and in few days i will post a proper and full review of this, and most probably i will change my oppinion about some aspects of the device itself, because i will get more time to do testings.
It´s posible that i will use 5" devices such Gamedroid, Yinlips or JXDS5110 (the original version) to do comparisons about the device to help giving a clear idea about what i mean.
I'm not english spoken, and most probably this article (not a google translated this time) may have so much mistakes, but i hope the main idea and contents will be understandable.
General quality of the device
(First boot of the device and a quick check)
For people that know the original JXDS5110, they will get with a similar product talking in quality.
For those that don´t know this device, i can tell that the finishing and qualities are good in general, giving a very good feeling about materials and manufacture. The device apears to be "hardy", and is not a typical chinese device that do "cracks" when you press a little strong on it.
Para quien conozca la original JXDS5110, se encontrará con un producto muy similar en cuanto a calidades. Para quien no la conozca, decir que en general los acabados y calidades que se pueden percibir dan buena sensación, siendo los materiales robustos y que la consola en general "no suena" si la manipulo con las manos y la intento doblar (no se nota de plástico barato)
There is something that i realize and when i move hard the device (shake it), i can feel that there is something loose inside, that may be the battery pack, but this "sound" i only feel when shake strongly.
This day (hours) i basically played some android games, and most of them runs without issues (all using the JXD mapping tool)
This game generally i get some issues when i try to run. Most problems i get are related to graphics glitches or on screen controls/buttons/mouse.
In the JXDS5110B, the game run normally, react correctly to touches on screen, or virtual touches generated by the mapping tool.
In general speaking, emulators runs wihtout need to do so much on them, but not softly. There is need to do some configuration, or optimization on the firmware to get them running fully smooth.
Hope for the review i will get more info about this.
I know there are so much people waiting for a Tincore driver and keymapper for this device, i must comment about the stock Mapping tool that get a (necessary) update from previous versions, adding these main features:
- Add support for separated controls Left Stick, Right Stick and DPAD (This in 4 separated buttons)
- The mapper now have autoprofiles. Now when you change between apps (games), the mapper saves automatically the current layout and load the new. (much in the same way as Tincore or Archos mapper do)
I found some problems with the mapping tool:
- There is no support for [SELECT] & [START] buttons
- The "camera" view mode is not envelope, this means when the virtual touch get te border of the screen, the movement stop, and this will means that is impossible to do acontinuous 360º spin around in FPS games.
The following video shows the mapper and some problems i talked about.
Summarizing of this first contact with the device
The system appears to evolves so much, taking as base the original JXDS5110 device. There are some interesting features that we can list in:
- Dual-Core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- Capacitive Screen
- Dual Sticks
- Real analog Sticks
- Separated DPAD and Sticks
- Sinlge piece of plastic for DPAD (real DPAD)
What we lost?
- Analog TV Output, but this was lost in original S5110 with the Android 4.x update (JXD did not released a software or support for analog tv output, and the only way to use is with 2.x android version)
In general speaking, and as preliminar commentary, i think the device itself meet many requeriments of users from previous devices, and with a custom firmware, and a proper joystick driver, this device will be a base point to compare next devices will be released in future, talking about Android Gaming Consoles of course.
All depends now by the manufacturer and his disposal to meet with the scene, and repeat the success of JXDS7300B
I Hope write and publish the full review of this device quick as possible.
Please, take this as a preliminary guide about the device, and no way about absolut and final info.