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Old 26-12-2017, 12:16 AM   #106
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It's available at gearbest for US$269.99. Should come with international ROM.
But no 4G LTE.
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Old 30-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #107
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Today I discovered the worst flaw (IMO).

I read that it lacked a compass sensor and can't navigate. I did not realize the implication of the statement.

FFS which idiot made such a decision?

It actually gets a GPS signal and reads your location, and you can also plot a route, but when you click ”Start” to navigate, it won't switch to 3D view of the route.

It remains a 2D overhead view with a moving blue dot. Like a 1st Gen GPS display...WTF...which asshole decided that this was a good feature omission?
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Old 31-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #108
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Today I discovered the worst flaw (IMO).

I read that it lacked a compass sensor and can't navigate. I did not realize the implication of the statement.

FFS which idiot made such a decision?

It actually gets a GPS signal and reads your location, and you can also plot a route, but when you click ”Start” to navigate, it won't switch to 3D view of the route.

It remains a 2D overhead view with a moving blue dot. Like a 1st Gen GPS display...WTF...which asshole decided that this was a good feature omission?
Did a quick search online and they seem to concur with your experience. Was looking forward to the Tab 4 10 Plus when they first announced it but the long delay made me go with the the Galaxy Tab S2 instead. Even though I really dislike Samsung's design, seems that this turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
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Old 31-12-2017, 07:09 PM   #109
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Today I discovered the worst flaw (IMO).

I read that it lacked a compass sensor and can't navigate. I did not realize the implication of the statement.

FFS which idiot made such a decision?

It actually gets a GPS signal and reads your location, and you can also plot a route, but when you click ”Start” to navigate, it won't switch to 3D view of the route.

It remains a 2D overhead view with a moving blue dot. Like a 1st Gen GPS display...WTF...which asshole decided that this was a good feature omission?
I think very few people will use a 10 inch tablet for navigation?
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Old 31-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #110
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If your intention was to use this for navigation, you should have checked for compass sensor before buying. Anyway, some phones like Moto g5 can do basic nav even without compass sensor.

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Old 01-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #111
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If your instruction was to use this for navigation, you should have checked for compass sensor before buying. Anyway, some phones like Moto g5 can do basic nav even with compass sensor.
Yes it does basic nav, like those 1st Gen GPS devices that only show overhead. Dashmount GPS is a good use case for 7-8“ tablets due to screen real estate. 10“ is unwieldy and hard to mount as well but the Tesla has a 15“ screen if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:04 PM   #112
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Today I discovered the worst flaw (IMO).

I read that it lacked a compass sensor and can't navigate. I did not realize the implication of the statement.

FFS which idiot made such a decision?

It actually gets a GPS signal and reads your location, and you can also plot a route, but when you click ”Start” to navigate, it won't switch to 3D view of the route.

It remains a 2D overhead view with a moving blue dot. Like a 1st Gen GPS display...WTF...which asshole decided that this was a good feature omission?
I presume you are referring to the first person navigation? Hmm...interesting this cannot work
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:09 PM   #113
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I presume you are referring to the first person navigation? Hmm...interesting this cannot work
I mean the top down view, like those 1st generation GPS that couldn't display a 3D first person view.

Anyway it's not life and death deal breaker just a major annoyance.

All other functions work fine.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #114
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i searched isky trading page on lazada, couldn't find it
https://www.lazada.sg/isky-trading/?price=200-250

https://www.lazada.sg/lenovo-tab-4-p...772e3e651AnAdi

This E Business (7+ month at Lazada) is also selling the N version at $228 (not sure if comes with google play or not)
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:46 PM   #115
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https://www.lazada.sg/lenovo-tab-4-p...772e3e651AnAdi

This E Business (7+ month at Lazada) is also selling the N version at $228 (not sure if comes with google play or not)
wah the price suddenly increased to $299...
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:51 PM   #116
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https://www.lazada.sg/lenovo-tab-4-p...772e3e651AnAdi

This E Business (7+ month at Lazada) is also selling the N version at $228 (not sure if comes with google play or not)
Seller replied in q&a that it comes with play store.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:54 PM   #117
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For those who are interested in what sensors this tablet have, a helpful user posted in the Lenovo forums:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-...s/td-p/3891277
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:02 PM   #118
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wah the price suddenly increased to $299...
This seller mayb within the forum, jack up the price when just start to gain ppl attention, a bit dishonest ..

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Old 02-01-2018, 07:35 PM   #119
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Nobody on XDA has managed to load up Google Play store. I was also checking the Taiwanese mobile forums, don't think anyone's managed it either.

Beware.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:34 PM   #120
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Nobody on XDA has managed to load up Google Play store. I was also checking the Taiwanese mobile forums, don't think anyone's managed it either.

Beware.
So has any one taken the plunge? what is the difference between N version (China set) and local set? The seller on lazada replied playstore working 4gb ram and 64 gb storage, the $299 price is still attractive compared to local $449. Really tempted to get it
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