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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

I was hoping to find one with a larger screen as its going to be used viewing videos and reading more than anything else, but i prefer one of quality and am only looking to spend around $200.

Right now im looking at the Nexus or the Galaxy.

Opinions please? Id like to take advantage of all the crazy sales going on.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

The Nexus or the Fire HD are the ways to go.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

I was thinking about the fire hd simply for the fact that i could put books on there for them..as against it as i am. >.>

Whats wrong with the galaxy?

Also, knowing how they use tablets, iyo, which would they enjoy more?

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

I have a Nexus 10 and I adore it. I just got the kitkat update last week, it's gorgeous. Honestly, I don't use my laptop very often now that I've gotten a tablet.

 

I do have a few problems with it. It's rather slow on the charging side, it's almost as if it thinks it's charging from USB when you have it charging through an outlet. If you watch YouTube videos while it's charging, the battery level actually drops. It's best to turn the thing off while it's charging. The battery life itself is actually pretty good once it finally does get there. Probably lasts 5-6 days on standby and 3-4 days on standby with light use/wifi on/etc. 

 

Not sure how well the other models do. I love the 10 but I heard the 7 is the best. 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

I would like the larger screen, but i cant afford it right now.

I have gotten to mess around with the 7, but im wondering now if the fire wouldnt be better for the fact that i could stuff it with books for them as well.

Tho i know kindle makes an app i could use on the nexus, im thinking if the fire works as a regular tablet just as well the $60-$80 difference might be the kindles selling point.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:57 PM

The galaxy is more expensive, otherwise nothing. 


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

The ones i saw were around $160 while the nexus's were around $200, but i think im going to try to get either the fire or nexus.

Thank you both.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

Couldnt sleep last night and was flipping through the channels and sure as shit they had the 8.9 fire hd on one of the shopping channels and we got it.

When im able to mess around with it and see how it works ill go ahead and give somewhat of a review for anyone else in the market for one.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:29 PM

yeah, the nexus is pretty sweet. Not sure about the fire, though.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:01 PM

I just got it and its charging right now.

Obviously i havent had a chance to do much of anything with it, but its seriously beautiful.

Nice matte rubberized back too.

Im really excited to try messing with it tonight.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:30 AM

So far what ive found is more favorable than not.

The size is really nice, both of the device itself and the capacity (64gb).

There are tons of free apps and quite a lot of kindle hd versions.

The resolution is fantastic and its a very clear and crisp picture on most anything so long as its not being stretched out due to smaller res.

The only two issues i have are with the home screen and downloads.
Id like very much to be able to customize the home page as i see fit with apps id prefer at the forefront, but it instead goes in chronological order from use.

There may be a way to customize this, but i have not found it thus far.

Its really minor..the problem i have with it thats rather irritating is the inability to stop a download thats in progress..by any means.
You can stall it by turning off wifi, but you need wifi to remove it from cloud..you can remove it from cloud SOMETIMES, but as soon as wifi is back on it starts downloading again..even if you go to your amazon account and remove the app entirely. You really are just stuck until this slow ass download is done making you its bitch.
Rather irritating, borderline infuruating when you try going througj great lengths to remove it and still get schtupped.

Now if you have super awesome intrawebs, it shouldnt be a problem.
Just grin, bear it, and delete it when its finished if you so choose.

Apart from those problems its overall a really nice tablet, imo.

The speakers are surprisingly loud, the color ad i said before is great, and there is a huge amount of channel apps you can dl for free to watch full episodes of favorite shows you might have. So far i have the comcast app since i have their cable (btw,their app is miles and away better than their tv navigation and a fuckton better than their website's), discovery channel, history channel, and cartoon network. I have netflix as well but ive not tried it yet tho spleen has offered to let me borrow his account to try, when that happens ill make another post about how well the streaming works on it.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

Probably the best deal would have been getting a Kindle Fire HD off Amazon during there Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale. Though I think it might be too late now.



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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

I think we did ok.

We got the kindle fire hd 8.9 64gb for $270 and are able to do it through 5 installments of $55.

It worked out rather well.
I was able to get him his comforter for his new bed and weve gotten a nice amount of other gifts so they have plenty to open on xmas.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:43 PM

Enjoy!


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

Danke! ^.^

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

I found out how to remove certain apps i dont want anymore off the home page, so thats fine now.

The not being able to cancel and delete a dl thats in progress thing is still a pain in the ass tho.

Everything else is the bees knees.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Idk if you've purchased yet, but go with galaxy. Only 180. And has expansion with sd card and can use emulators.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

straight up g, IPAD 3 is the bomb. I do everything on mine. Fuck any other, apple are reliable.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:57 PM

Idk if you've purchased yet, but go with galaxy. Only 180. And has expansion with sd card and can use emulators.

 
Yeah, i already got the kindle fire hd.
I would love to use emulators..i am horribly useless when trying tho.
I have no idea why. 

straight up g, IPAD 3 is the bomb. I do everything on mine. Fuck any other, apple are reliable.

I dont care for apple products.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:04 PM

apple is great....if you're willing to sacrifice functionality.


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