Not a review, just unpacking the JXD s7300, a quick look, no demonstration really, just showing what I received from LighTake in China (thanks for the link, Bill!), and just a few thoughts regarding such devices.
LINKS to support anyone considering one or on the fence about it:
Cheap place I bought from (Thanks BILL!) took 3 weeks but got it in fine condition:
Support, info, alternate ROMS, etc.:
UPDATE: I just posted a video showing an update to an alternate ANDROID ROM here: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/5266
okay I caved and ordered one, couldn't resist the free shipping ;)
Would be fun to compare it to the Archos Gamepad.
So how is the battery life on this one?
I have not tested enough to really say. Seems to run down at a OK rate from the little I have used it. After installing the newer ANDROID OS I used the speed hack to set at the minimal speed as it seems to run everything fine. Seems I never spend too much time with a single device these days. Probably you can find some good opinions about battery life over at Dingoonity forums.
UPDATE: Well, with BluTooth OFF, mid range screen brightness I was online with Wifi browsing, installing apps etc, starting from 100% it drained 5% in about 15minutes. Whatever that translates to I cannot say or how well it has been optimized with the xsamplSkelRomv3 compared to STOCK I cannot say as I updated to the new ROM pretty much once I had a full charge lol. I also applied a patch disabling some "Phone" features that run be default as they obviously are not required. I look ofrward to your experience Mark especially in comparison with ARCHOS GAMEPAD. SO FAR I am perfectly happy with the purchase, best of the cheap ANDROID devices I have experienced thus far. I been studying more about ANDROID security and I think I will be bringing this on trips instead of the old 7' laptop form now on, I tested the included USB adapter cable wich read my card reader fine so we'll be able to read our larger SDcards form our cameras, upload for storage etc. Not to shabby for a device this price. As I get more adept to using ANDROID I am real loving it to be honest, I like the way Google+ / Google Play, Youtube are all connected by Google services. I maybe a little late to the party but I am loving it and I can see where Google has been going with this now.
Well that is a lot better than the Archos gamepad when it comes to battery life.
Though I cannot personally one person in the forums has reported up to 5 hours of light usage. This was using one of the alternate ANDROID roms.
I would imagine it to be similar to PSP battery life, the Archos gamepad is a much lower battery life of about half that but that's with intensive use like uber smooth PS1 emulation.