FNF Ifive Mini 4S Tablet - £87.57 @ Gearbest (with code)
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FNF Ifive Mini 4S Tablet - £87.57 @ Gearbest (with code)

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Found 24th May 2017
Use code: Mini4SG

http://en.5-fnf.com/

Good quality 7.9" tablet. Same screen as the iPad mini 4.

RK3288 Quad Core 1.8GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go
7.9 inch IPS 10-points Capacitive Screen with 2048 x 1536 Resolution
The 2048 x 1536 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles
2GB RAM for Advanced Multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
32GB ROM Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
TF Card Expansion
Accepts compatible cards up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion
Dual Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
2.0MP front and 8.0MP rear cameras
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Bloomin' heck, ended up buying one.

Paid for insurance, but standard delivery.

Seems like a good screen for the price, but battery is poor and some headphone hiss at low volume. Can cope with both of those for 2k screen at about £89!
Good price, I ordered one just the other day for £93.

High points for this tab are build quality, that excellent screen and stock Android 6 with no bloatware or manufacturer overlays
This is a fantastic tablet - bought one a couple of months back for a similar price and it's been great. Screen is superb!
How long does shipping from HK generally take?
Is this likely to come installed with free spyware?
Original Poster
part2

How long does shipping from HK generally take?


Couple of weeks is pretty typical.
Original Poster
EdCov

Is this likely to come installed with free spyware?


No reason why it should.
EdCov

Is this likely to come installed with free spyware?



No, it's pretty much stock android
winchman

Couple of weeks is pretty typical.



Ordered then.... Fingers crossed it's here before my holiday on 17th June
Thanks for the previous help. I've never ordered from Gearbest before.

This is from HK, what about taxes and import charges?
EdCov

Is this likely to come installed with free spyware?



What age are you living in?
got this for £73 last time it was on offer, great tablet but just didn't find the use for it so sold it for £75 'as new' lol but definitely worth anything under £100
Everyday there's a new Chinese phone or tablet on Huk. Donald Trump would have a heart attack.
It's up in price now but has anyone been hit with import duties on items like this?
shyscorpion

What age are you living in?


Spyware still exists today, what's your point?
It runs android... Google are the biggest data harvesters on the planet - define "spyware"...
Good price
Original Poster
Baldieman64

It's up in price now but has anyone been hit with import duties on items … It's up in price now but has anyone been hit with import duties on items like this?


Still the same price, have you applied the code mini4sg?
Gearbest are pretty good at drop shipping to another European country and sending it from there to avoid taxes. That seems to be what has happened with most high price electrical items I get from them.

Pity they skimped on putting a GPS into this tablet, it would have sealed the deal.
I got this tablet for £93 recently. As mentioned, great built quality and screen but poor battery life. Mine came with a Chinese ROM with no Google Play installed but it's easy to flash to a US ROM from 5-fnf.com. Netflix won't load due to being region specific but just sideload the apk. Stock android is so smooth.

Most iPad 4 mini cases fit but not perfectly. They're just slightly too big but stay on. I've had a hardback case which eventually snapped at the corners. I'm now on a silicone case which is better as you can cut your own holes for the SD card slot and headphone jack.

For a sub £100 tablet it cannot be beaten. Expect 3 weeks at least for delivery and tracking is pretty bad with Seychelles Post. Once it hits the UK it's usually delivered in a couple of days through Royal Mail. I opted for normal delivery and didn't get hit with taxes.

Thanks OP and all the positive comments
sounds like a great tablet to read from,i.e Kindle, other than the battery issue.
Original Poster
polarbaba

sounds like a great tablet to read from,i.e Kindle, other than the … sounds like a great tablet to read from,i.e Kindle, other than the battery issue.


For reading, the screen in sunlight is totally different.
Cheers opp , just got one
Gone for it as a comic book reader upgrade from my 7" Asus Zenpad.
how long does the battery last?
lukefarr

how long does the battery last?


From reading/watching reviews, seems to be about 2 hrs gaming on full brightness, 4ish hrs with films/browsing on full brightness. More if you lower brightness.
ouch and I though the nvidia shield tablet battery life was bad!..
Edited by: "polarbaba" 28th May 2017
Delivery estimate of 31 May. Will be impressed if it arrives that quickly.
anything similar but 9.7 inches plus? I've looked but the tablet market is getting smaller as phones are getting larger
Original Poster
tomhood98

anything similar but 9.7 inches plus? I've looked but the tablet market … anything similar but 9.7 inches plus? I've looked but the tablet market is getting smaller as phones are getting larger


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teclast-X16-Plus-UK/dp/B06XTN35DR
Not sure if it's good or not but at least if it comes from Amazon it can't be a bad thing.
winchman

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teclast-X16-Plus-UK/dp/B06XTN35DRNot sure if … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teclast-X16-Plus-UK/dp/B06XTN35DRNot sure if it's good or not but at least if it comes from Amazon it can't be a bad thing.



​thats quite a decent catch, i am looking for a 10 inch with a 2k screen would prefer a keyboard attachment and maybe a dual boot, anything like that floating around from the UK?. I have seen some in gearbest type websites but to be honest I won't be spending that kind of money from China. I did once.. never again.
winchman

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teclast-X16-Plus-UK/dp/B06XTN35DRNot sure if … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teclast-X16-Plus-UK/dp/B06XTN35DRNot sure if it's good or not but at least if it comes from Amazon it can't be a bad thing.



​thank you for the suggestion but I'm unfamiliar with remix os and I don't think the cherrytrail CPU is very capable
Original Poster
tomhood98

thank you for the suggestion but I'm unfamiliar with remix os and I don't … thank you for the suggestion but I'm unfamiliar with remix os and I don't think the cherrytrail CPU is very capable


Remix is a skinned version of Android, its good.
As far as getting something other than cherrytrail, your budget will have to rise, and or get something refurbished/secondhand.
Ordered 25 th May , came today 9 days.
shug119

Ordered 25 th May , came today 9 days.



Mine too. Upgraded to the latest firmware, and first impressions are positive.

Screen is beautiful, speakers ok, stock android which is a big plus, dreadful cameras. Battery life seems OK, better than expected. Snappy performance. Haven't tried headphones yet.

Excellent value for a media tablet for use at home.

Was kind of tempted by a mi pad 3 too, but this will probably suffice.

Anyone ordered a case? Or found one?
How do you upgrade the firmware ?
Download the new firmware from here on a pc: http://en.5-fnf.com/rom/index?id=25

The download contains instructions. Unzip the new firmware, run the update program, put the tablet into bootloader mode, and the update installs. Instructions are ok, but not in the best English.
Any more comments on real world battery life? This is really tempting, but the reports of very poor battery life are putting me off. Has anyone seem much improvement after turning off "Always use GPU for 2D rendering"?
Stu.C

Any more comments on real world battery life? This is really tempting, … Any more comments on real world battery life? This is really tempting, but the reports of very poor battery life are putting me off. Has anyone seem much improvement after turning off "Always use GPU for 2D rendering"?



​To be honest it isn't that bad.

I've been using it off and on today, to listen to music (Bluetooth headphones, because hiss on headphone socket is quite bad), and some web surfing/social media, and battery is at 70%. Screen has probably been on about 2/3rds brightness, but that's plenty indoors.

Only just turned off gpu for 2D rendering, so can't comment on its effect yet.

I'll probably charge it most nights, and would want a battery pack if I took it for a journey, but for the money it is an outstanding tablet.

Now at 69%.
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