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    Onda Vi40 Vs Cube U9GT2



    Comparison Review by James Ball for TR

    Onda has been around for a while but really established itself a couple of years ago when it came out with its 4.3" mp4 player - or an iPod-Alternative. It was very popular but management of the company and its advertising strategies led it to go walkabout. I am happy that Onda has made its way back in to the tablet pc market with its Onda Vi40 elite but it came back with TOO MUCH of a BANG - the Vi40 has sparked more interest than its humble manufacturer could have possibly prepared for - they cant make them fast enough, everyone is and has been out of stock for around 2 weeks now with the odd exception on ebay going for a premium price.

    Lets get right into the specs - the Onda vi40 has Android 4.0 installed as its operating system, has a 1024x 768 capactivie 5 point multi touch IPS screen, 1GB DDR3 Ram, uses a 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A10 cpu and Mali-400 GPU graphics processing unit. It also had dual 5MP cameras. But if your reading this, you probably already know that...

    For the benefit of those who are new to these tablets, the specs for the Cube U9GT2 are very similar with a 9.7 inch IPS screen, same as the Onda Vi40 but has a more responsive 10 point multi-touch screen. The Cube U9GT2 uses a Vivante GC800 GPU which is about the equivalent of the Onda Vi40 gpu power and a Rockchip RK2918 CPU which admittedly is not as fast as the Onda Vi40 but remember the Vi40 is restricted by its current firmware to only 1.0GHz, I don't think the Cube U9GT2 is restricted at all. The Cube unlike the Onda Vi40 provides full android market support out of the box, so you wont need to download and apply any fixes to get things working as they should.

    Did I also mention that the Cube has a larger battery at 8000mah compared to the Onda Vi40 6000mah? but heres the tickler...the Cube U9GT2 does NOT have a HDMI port and the Onda Vi40 does. Buuuut, the Onda Vi40 is 2mm thicker. It's amazing how swish photography can deceive!

    So its really hard to say at this point who wins this battle - they are both iPad killers, they are both very similar but very different tablets at the same time. Lets recap on the highlighted differences of the two tablets again and you will see for yourself very clearly once and for all who wins this battle outright.

    Onda Vi40 Pros
    • HDMI Port
    • 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A10 CPU
    • 5.0MP Camera Rear

    Onda Vi40 Cons
    • Android Market not supported out of the box
    • 5 Point multi-touch screen
    • 6000mah battery
    • 1.3MP Front
    • Complaints by recent owners of screen problems and white spots

    Cube U9GT2 Pros
    • 10 point muti-touch IPS display
    • 8000mah battery
    • Full Android Market support out of the box
    • 2MP Camera front

    Cube U9GT2 Cons
    • Rockchip RK2918 CPU
    • No HDMI port
    • 2MP Camera rear

    Cube U9GT2 vs Onda Vi40 Elite
    Winner = You Decide


    You can buy both the Cube U9GT2 and Onda Vi40 Elite at iPadAlternative.com

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    Excellent comparisons
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    Well this is interesting, now I'm not sure if I want the Onda. The only issue I have is not having the rear facing camera for Skype. I like the ability for upgrade support that I'm not sure there is for the Onda. Anyone else has their hands on both yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUCKSHOT View Post
    Well this is interesting, now I'm not sure if I want the Onda. The only issue I have is not having the rear facing camera for Skype. I like the ability for upgrade support that I'm not sure there is for the Onda. Anyone else has their hands on both yet?
    You don't want the Onda because? The Onda should have the support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfranz View Post
    You don't want the Onda because? The Onda should have the support.
    I do but remember I'm new to this Tablet thing. Just want to hurry up and get one. Like the bigger battery on the Cube but will stick with the Onda.

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    Hmmm...Base on the specs...I think I would go for the Magic Cube. One stat missing from both ads was the size. That to me would be the final factor.

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    Both similar size, but the Allwinner of the Onda is reputedly faster the the Rockchip processor of the Cube and apparently the Cube is made in the same factory as the Bmorn, or the Onda and Cube are from the same factory, can't remember exactly which way it worked now! I am really looking forward to what the next 6 months will bring!
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    I just took a good look at both of these machine. Yes, both similar in H x W but the Onda Vi40 is 2mm thicker. I definitely like the Magic Cube better. Thinking about getting one myself to replace my Zepad 180.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingbrowne View Post
    I just took a good look at both of these machine. Yes, both similar in H x W but the Onda Vi40 is 2mm thicker. I definitely like the Magic Cube better. Thinking about getting one myself to replace my Zepad 180.
    Well either would be an upgrade for you KB- I had one of the Zepads almost 2 years ago I think that I tested for a customer. I think some hype will start to be attached to the Cube soon, but i'm loving the choices.
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