DeenOX’s JXD S5800 phablet tablet review

Aching for a phone that will also work as a handheld game device? Check out DeenOX’s take on the latest JXD phone/phablet/tablet (It’s always worth reading his fab reviews! Check out his blog for more). Like Mr Sheen, is there anything this phone cannot clean?:

[REVIEW] Phablet/Console JXDS5800 (Quad-Core, 5")

[REVIEW] JXDS5800 (Quad-Core, 5")

Note: In first place, apologize my rude english. I do my best for writing directly in english, avoiding automatic translators, but is possible i do some mistakes. I will be glad receiving any improvement or fix, if you consider necessary, but in general speaking i think the main content of the article is understandable (most of this article is technical information). Hope you don´t get problems on reading it.
NOTE This is a summarize version of the original article located on my blog.
Acknowledgments
To GeekBuyiung for send me a sample of JXDS5800 device to test it and write this review.
Usage of this article
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Package contents(Unboxing y full description of the package contents)
When the package is opened, we found the following elements thats, i understand, are part of any standard shippment for this product.

  • JXDS5800 device
  • Headphones
  • MicroUSB cable (for data and charging)
  • MicroUSB OTG cable
  • USB wall charger
  • EURO connector for charger
  • User guide
  • User reference
  • Warranty
  • JXD Sticker

Product information

According with the manufacturer, or searching info on web pages, we can found many sources of information about the device and sometimes these information may be not consistent (may be different from one web page to other), and this may cause some confusion for anybody that wants to get info about this product.
On this section i will post the info i get from the manufacturer (or is not possible, the web page that i consider more reliable), listing only the relevant points for a tech analysis of the product, and omit these points that don´t get any relevant info about the device (as many time we found on many pages, things such video capabilities, mail capabilities, etc, that really are software based features that we can install on the device, and not a real feature of the device itself)

  • Chipset: MTK6582, Quad-Core Cortex A7
  • Screen/Display: 5-inch IPS Bright LCD, Resolution: 960*540 pixels
  • Touch Panel 5 point Capacitive Screen (G+G )
  • Communications: 3G (WCDMA) Calling+2G (GSM) Calling
  • Network: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), built-in 3G (WCDMA)
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • Flash: 8GB Flash, support external TF card up to 32GB
  • OS: Android 4.2
  • Buttons: Direction buttons, ABXY, Dual LR, Dual analog joysticks, select, start, Vol+/-, Reset, POWER, Home, Back, Menu and Mode switch button
  • G-Sensor: 3 Axis Gravity Sensor
  • Bluetooth: Support
  • GPS: Support
  • Camera: 0.3MP Front Camera, 5.0MP Rear Camera
  • Battery: Built-in 3000mAh replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Charge with 5V 2A DC adaptor or USB charging (slow)
  • Sound device: Speaker, phone receiver and MIC
  • I/O USB2.0 High Speed
  • OTG: Connet Keyboard, mouse, Ethernet, U disk and Hard disk
  • 3.5mm Stereo earphone mini jack
  • Size: Length: 198mm Width: 156mm Height: 88mm

Info from the device itself (Android info)
In first place, to get a reliable source of info about the system, i take some screenshots from the same device showing android system info (thata usually is insufficient), and from another software that can give us more detailed information about the system, and with this info we can get a general idea about the capabilities of the device.

Default programs on the device
Antutu Benchmark X System Info

Benchmarks

For people that don´t know about these programs, i can tell (in short words) that a benchmark is a program or normalized test that runs on a device. These tests give points (usually, averaging many results) the performance of a device, in the way that the final total point may be useful to compare, in a simple and direct way, the general performance between many devices.
There are so many benchmarks on Google Play Store, but in my test usually i use the most populars.
For the running of these benchmarks, the initial conditions of the device are:

  • CPU Frequency: 1.3 GHz
  • CPU Governor: Hotplug *
  • Screen Resolution: 540x960 pixels
* most of MTK devices come with a non optimal performance governor. In most cases, this governor set the CPU to the specified speed, but enable only one core (disabling others). For this reason, i use this governor (that enable all the cores) but setting minimum and maximum cpu speed to the same value (in this case, to 1.3GHz), to emulate something similar to Governor performance.
Antutu Benchmark X Edition (Google Play version)
This is a version special anti-fraud edition from this popular benchmark.
Many manufacturer do some tricks to bring best results when running Antutu Benchmark, most of these tricks is temporal overclocking the CPU/GPU, when the SoC detect the benchmark is running. For this reason, this special edition of Antutu Benchmark was created, to avoiding these kind of cheats/tricks from manufacturers, offering a real result for their tests.
Note: running this test, the device hangs on 87% of the benchmark.

Forcing to stop and load the test, appear the following results:

Summarizing points:

  • RAM Operation: 687
  • RAM Speed: 907
  • CPU integer: 1726
  • CPU float-point: 1037
  • 2D graphics: [540x960] 977
  • 3D graphics: [540x960] 4816
  • Storage I/O: 801
  • Database I/O: 620
  • CPU frequency: 1300 MHz (x4)
  • Multitask: 2764
  • Total: 15388
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Pros, cons and improvements.

As in every product, there are pros and cons points that are good to mention in a clear way. These points will help to us to decide if the device features are enough for what the user are looking for in a device of this kind.
Pros are based on features that highlight, comparing the device with another similars, or these features improve the experience of the user.
In the another hand, the cons are these points that worse the experience, or the feature is not enough for fulfill what we expect from the device.
Finally, the improvements pints are some features or specs that i think must be improved in a supposed new version of the device, and will generate a better experience in my opinion.
Pros

  • L2 and R2 buttons included in the layout of the device
  • IPS Screen
  • Bluetooth
  • Back camera enough for photos and other usages (Scanning, etc)
  • System running smooth.
  • Bluetooth have good operation range
  • System boots so quick, between 8 and 15 seconds.
  • There is no need of doing swap for microSD. The system settings have an option to select the destination disc for the system.
  • All gaming buttons are included on the Keymapper.

Cons
  • The critical issue is the Overlapping button. This limit so much to this device, basically with emulators (Android games can be played without problems in general speaking)
  • Device size, may become a problem for cusomers that want to use this device as normal phone.
  • L1 & L2 and R1 & R2 are so close, and is so easy to accidentally press wrong buttons.
  • Monoaural speaker. Really is not a big problem, but with two spaces for speakers, most users will expect a stereo front sound.
  • Wifi antenna, after doing sone testing, i conclude that the wifi antena range is so weak.

Improvements
  • Redesign of L1, L2, R1 and R2 buttons.
  • Add a cover case for transportation and protect with this the sticks of the device
  • reduce some the lenght of the device, for become to a more practical device to use as phone.
  • Of course, fix any issue with overlapping buttons.
  • Add CIFS support to the firmware.
  • Add HDMI port.

Conclusion

This is an evolved 5" JXD device, and must the base for future devices of this size.
Adding L2 and R2 (to 5" device) is something that customers was asking for a while to JXD.
For customers that are looking for a good 5" alternative, this may be one for considering, but take note, point to the new revision of this device (if exist), to avoiding the overlapping problems.
Thanks to their 60Hz screen refresh rate, many emulated games run smoothly and looks so good, in special PSP games.
I have a mix of good and bad taste of this device. Is a clear example that what may be a good 5" alternative to Android gaming console, but there are some things that relegate this to "just another try".
If JXD fix all the problems of this device, then will be a very intersting android gaming console (i doubt that this device is a good alternative for normal phone usage)
If you´re interested on this device, most probably when releasing this review JXD release their new fixed device (and if i can get one of them, i will write about it too)

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