Aldi 10.1 Tablet

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 15:01
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Hi all. Aldi have a 10.1 quad core wifi + 3g tablet with GPS on special at the moment for $249.

Android Jellybean operating system installed on a unit manufactured by Bauhn.

Was thinking about using this with Ozi for Android. Don't really need 3G but it is capable of it. Won't take out a plan at this stage.

Anyone out there in Explore Oz land purchased one of these and used it with Ozi?

Tech specs below.

CPU: QualComm MSM8225Q Quad Core 1.2Ghz
• Operating system: Android 4.1 Jellybean
• Display: 10.1'' Screen
• Resolution: 1280 x 800 Resolution IPS Screen
• Touch screen: Capacitive Multi touch
• Battery: Li-Polymer, 6000mAh / 3.7V
• Internal memory: 4 GB + 16GB Micro SD Card included (20GB Total Storage)
• Memory: DDR3 1GB
• WLAN / WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
• Bluetooth: 3.0
• GPS: Built-In GPS
• 3G: WCDMA 850 / 2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
• USB: USB 2.0
• Headphone Jack: 3.5mm Stereo output
• Cameras: 0.3M pixels Front Camera, 5.0M pixels Auto Focus Rear Camera
• Microphone: Internal Microphone
• Interface: Micro SD Card up to 32GB, Micro USB, Earphone Jack
• Accessories: Includes 16GB Micro SD Card / Micro USB cable / AC Adapter
• Model Number: WL-101GQC
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 15:46

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 15:46
I bought the one before this model with no Sim card - just relied on a wireless connection.

The touch screen played up and I couldn't select stuff. Took it back for a refund and got a Samsung for about the same price. (no Sim card here either)

It is worth trying for the 2 months return policy you get as they do not ask for reasons for the return.

I think the GPS will work without a Sim card as it talks to the satellites. Worth checking.

As far as I know the Sim card is for you to make phone calls and Internet searches. If you have a wireless modem or a Smart phone, you can make it the Hot Spot and use the data allowance on the Smart Phone for any internet searches.

That way you don't need another Phone Plan.

If it plays up, it will do it within the 2 month period and you can return it. If they do not have stock you may not be able to swap it for another one or you will have to get Aldi to ring around the stores to find one that has stock.

Hope that helps

Bill B

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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 16:51

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 16:51
Thanks Bill. Have contacted Aldi about the warranty. Seems the 60 days is just a return if it is not want you want. Problems are covered by a 12 month replacement warranty.

Have sent an email to them to see if it can be upgraded from Jellybean to Ice-cream sandwich operating system. Ozi would probably run ok on jellybean anyway.

Will follow up on the GPS but my understanding is that you don't need to have 3G connected to operate the GPS. It relies on satellites but if 3g is connected, it just helps to lock in quicker as the 3g signal tells it where it is to begin with.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 16:44

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 16:44
Have a look here....
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 18:44

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 18:44
Thanks olcoolone. What a great read.
Seems that the GPS component could be a bit of a problem. Could be worth trying one for the 60 day no hassle return to see if it works with Ozi if one is still available in the stores
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Reply By: Ross M13 - Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 21:28

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 21:28
The upgraded device with SIM feature works great but with compromised performance.
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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 15:41

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 15:41

for the same money there is the Google Nexus 7. It doesn't have 3G, and is a smaller form factor, but a better size for in car mounting.

Or at $509 the iPad Mini with 16 GB internal memory. LTE data speeds. Can't run Ozi yet, but there are other mapping apps.

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:31

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:31
I still hear a lot of people who buy the Wi Fi only and don't realise it doesn't have GPS. I use the GPS for everything. You don't need to a Sim Card to run the GPS however it will assist with faster signal acquisition. Typically Ipad's and Android Tablets use assisted GPS which triangulates your position quicker via the cell towers or Wi Fi. I prefer products with the Sim card not just for GPS but you can't always access Wi Fi but if you have a phone that supports "Personal Hot Spot, you can use your phone as a Wi Fi Hotspot.
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Follow Up By: Member - mepvic - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 20:32

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 20:32
Thanks TerraFirma. I don't want to go down the path of a sim card as I have a smartphone that I can use as a hot spot if required. Also can use the smartphone for googlemaps if I need to.
I know using a simcard and A-GPS would give me a quicker GPS fix but I can accept GPS only As I only want the signal for Ozi-Explorer.;
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