Aura LY-F1 / BRONCHO A710 / Moonpad2 / AllDro Speed
First of all please excuse me if I’m not writing perfect English grammar, I am just a German student.
What it does NOT have:
- Model: Aura LY-F1 / BRONCHO A710 / Moonpad2 / AllDro Speed
- Operating System: Android 2.3.4
- Display: 7”, 5-point capacitive touchscreen, 800x480 Resolution
- CPU Architecture: ARM Cortex A8
- CPU: AllWinner A10 1.0GHz
- RAM: 298/512MB ??? DDR2
- Internal ROM: 4 GB NAND FAST FLASHES
- Camera: VGA
- HDMI: 1080P
- 3G: USB 3G Dongle Support
- G-Sensor: Four-way
- Audio: Built in stereo speakers/Built in Microphone
- Battery Type: Lithiom-Ion 3200mAh
- Item Dimensions: W*D*H: 190*116*7MM
- Net Weight: 360 gramms
1 x Mini USB
1 x MicroSD Card slot
1 x DC jack
1 x Earphone jack
1 x Mini-HDMI
- Network: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Haptic feedback / vibration
The device comes in a white box which simply says “Android™ Tablet PC” on the front.
The backside lists “Hardware Specs” which are actually false. (The device has no Bluetooth neither a Dual-Core A9 processor!). They just seem to have this device packaged into a random Box.
But you should not judge a device by its packaging so let’s take a look inside the box:
The User Manual is in English and Chinese. It does not feature any information about the manufacturer or the device. It is just a “How to use Android” Manual.
I didn’t read it all through, but it seems to be ok (if you need it).
The USB Cables are standard, quality could be better, but it’s okay.
The AC Power Adapter’s quality was very bad. It almost broke by just looking at it.
It had an American wall plug and an Adapter for round EU Connectors.
But it did not fit at all. It was so loose, it fell of when plugged vertically.
I can’t show you pictures of it because the first thing I did seeing this unstable s**t
was to substitute the plug with a more sturdy one.
The device looks very good and sturdy at the first look although it is completely made out of plastic.
It is rather thin (10mm – thickest area), light-weight (only 360g) and the whole front is at one level.
The screen is reflective and covered with plastic (but I didn’t expect glass in a ~100$ device)
Above the screen (in Landscape mode) there is the VGA camera which supports video chat in Skype, on the top right there is a blue indicator LED and on the right there are three android-typical buttons: Menu, Home and back.
These are capacitive touch buttons which work very well and don’t break the surface.
Around the side of the device are three more buttons (normal buttons) for power and volume adjustment, the microphone and the connectors. On the back there is only the Speaker.
After a week the front cover got a bit loose in in the bottom right corner - it could be easily fixed with some glue.
The Android 2.3 UI is very fluid, browsing the Internet works very fast.
I have never owned a device this fast in this price range.
Games do work quite well – if you get them to run. F.e ‘gameloft’ Games did not work for me
Most Games run very fluid.
I also got GTA III running, unfortunately it lags. But there are very few devices which can handle GTA III’s wide open world.
The processor is based on the ARM7 rev2 and clocks at 1008Mhz. The GPU is a Mali400 which is the same as in the SGS2 !.
Severals programs only show about 298MB of Ram, I am confused of that.
Kernel says it got 1005.97 BogoMIPS
The Screen’s resolution is adequate, not extremely sharp but okay. It is bright enough, but the viewing angle could be better. In 3 directions it is actually good, but it’s bad looking from below (Landscape).
The capacitive touchscreen is reacting directly, precise and recognizes up to 5 different contacts at the same time. I’m still amazed by the touchscreen – didn’t the one that good in a device that cheap.
Wi-Fi signal strength is great and although it does only have only b and g it is still better than my Phone.
The mini-USB port works as connection to the PC (Mass Storage and Android Debug Bridge), but it also features OTG functionality which lets it act as an USB Host.
I tested several mice (also wireless), 2 keyboards and 5 USB Flash drives (must be in Fat32) and had no problems at all. otg_mouse.jpg
I think this is a very useful feature as you can always exchange data without a PC.
There is also support for external 3G-Sticks but I didn’t test this – I always tether via my Phone.
The Speaker is okay – just like a smartphone speaker.
The Camera only does VGA resolution and has bad quality but it supports video chat over Skype and it does a good job as webcam.
It was a rather cloudy day so pictures aren't great
The mini-HDMI Output worked great. Most Apps (as well as the android Interface) are only up-scaled to 1080p of course. You can’t change the resolution which would be even greater, but it’s ok anyways.
Sound over HDMI worked (beside an issue with one of my TVs) great. Unfortunately you can’t listen to digital Output over HDMI and the Headphone Jack at the same time.
The device got no Bluetooth nor GPS
The Devices comes with an almost untouched (but pre-rooted) Android 2.3.4.
CIFS (samba/smb) Sharing is enabled in the kernel.
The only big changes were that the Music player was replaced with Google Music and that the Video Player has been replaced. It now has Options for adjusting the aspect ratio and several 3D options for Side-By-Side and MVC3D playback through HDMI. (It also supports anaglyph output)
Android Market is fully supported as well as other Google apps (Maps, Calendar, Latitude, Places, etc.)
The great support of several media and the ability to playback 3D movies were some of my most important reasons to buying this particular tablet, so I tested the video playback:
-several 720p Trailers: Worked fluidly
-email@example.comMbps, DTS@768Kbps: Worked fluidly
-firstname.lastname@example.orgMpbs, AACØ140kbps: worked Fluidly
-email@example.comMpbs, AACØ140kbps: worked Fluidly
-2160p@45Mbps, AACØ140kbps: Stuttered
-2304p(4K)@20Mps, AACØ140kbps: pied-colored screen, no rendering
I was positively surprised it plays MKVs with DTS Audio from stock.
The Battery is rather weak (3 hours of watching HD Movie, 4-5hours Browsing with music).
With Wifi off and low display backlight you'll get about 6-7 hours (f.e. reading ebooks)
The device uses up to 1.5A while running.
It loads slowly via USB. The AC Power Adapter outputs 2A which makes it a lot faster.
You could also use a USB-Y-cable to double the current and half the loading time.