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Old 05-28-2020, 02:02 PM   #346
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'Anyone else noticing poor screen performance in strong sunlight?....
and it's been a problem on the new Onyx Nova 2 which they've fixed via a software update.'
Has the update actually fixed it on your device?
It didn't work on my device.

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Old 05-28-2020, 02:23 PM   #347
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Android 10 plus Google Apps on A5?

It should be possible to install Android 10 GSI AOSP that may include Google play store on the A5. Has anyone tried it?
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:55 AM   #348
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'Ghosting usually happens to a certain degree, as is to be expected with e-ink, thus i wouldn't consider this 'poor screen performance' for what i am concerned. Usually, pressing the e-ink button once in a while quickly restores screen contents. Has never been intensive enough to ever bother me, though.'
In strong sunlight, the ghosting is much worse on my A5 than the (maybe 10) different e-ink devices I've had over the last 11 years. I suspect it's a problem with all/most e-ink screens but usually accommodated for in the software. Although it's strange that this issue was widely reported on some first generation e-ink devices, became a non-issue, but now it's back for the A5 and Onyx Nova 2. My e-ink button is used as a back button and light switch and I don't want to change that so in the sun I put the device in and out of sleep every few pages (seems the quickest way to clear the artefacts). Not a massive issue for me, but I don't live in a sunny country and only use the A5 as a reader.

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Has the update actually fixed it on your device?
It didn't work on my device.
I've never seen the problem on my Nova 2, but I very rarely take it outside. My Poke Pro and my son's Nova Pro are both fine in sunlight. On the Nova 2 can't this be fixed by changing the refresh settings? E.g. to regal/more regular total refresh? The A5 doesn't have this level of refresh control.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:05 AM   #349
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A5 Screen protector?

Dear A5-owners,

do you use a screen protector on your device? If yes, what kind do your recommend:
  • clear vs. matte
  • glass vs. plastic/PET or others

I'd be glad if you could specify the advantages/disadvantages of your preferred solution.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:04 AM   #350
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do you use a screen protector on your device? If yes, what kind do your recommend:
The A5 was delivered with a matte screen protection already applied.
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:47 PM   #351
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Dear A5-owners,

do you use a screen protector on your device? If yes, what kind do your recommend:
  • clear vs. matte
  • glass vs. plastic/PET or others

I'd be glad if you could specify the advantages/disadvantages of your preferred solution.

Thanks in advance.
The phone came with a matte protector but I took it off after a few days. I like the screen much more without it.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:36 PM   #352
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Anyone else noticing poor screen performance in strong sunlight?
I haven't taken mine out yet, but I suspect it's common with eink screens, more noticeable in some than in others. My second Nook Simple Touch was sluggish at low temperatures (near 0° C) and the screen lost contrast in the sun, with a strip at the bottom becoming completely blank. My first Nook Simple Touch worked better under extreme temperatures, so I don't think it depends only on the model, it's more a thing of the eink technology
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:23 AM   #353
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I haven't taken mine out yet, but I suspect it's common with eink screens, more noticeable in some than in others. My second Nook Simple Touch was sluggish at low temperatures (near 0° C) and the screen lost contrast in the sun, with a strip at the bottom becoming completely blank. My first Nook Simple Touch worked better under extreme temperatures, so I don't think it depends only on the model, it's more a thing of the eink technology
No - there are only certain models in which this appearance occurs
I have devices with 6, 6.8, 7.8 Wacom, 8 and 10.3 inch Wacom screens and it only occurs with the 7.8 inch Wacom screens.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:35 PM   #354
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The new update has brought the Hisense refresh software closer to Boox. The clear/smooth modes are joined by balanced/speed. Text rendering seems better now in clear mode. The weather hasn’t been good enough to test if there’s any difference in direct sunlight.

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Old 07-01-2020, 09:17 PM   #355
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The new update has brought the Hisense refresh software closer to Boox. The clear/smooth modes are joined by balanced/speed. Text rendering seems better now in clear mode. The weather hasn’t been good enough to test if there’s any difference in direct sunlight.
As much as I love my various Boox ereaders, I much prefer reading epubs in a foreign language on my A5. It's just a much smoother process than on my Boox ereaders, at least for Chinese and Japanese.

On Boox, it can often take a few attempts before I am able to select the characters I want to look up. On the A5 this has never been an issue (although I do seem to recall having had some issues on the A2 Pro).

Haven't noticed any problems in the sunlight yet. However, the A5 did not seem to like the cold Canadian winter the few times I took pictures with it.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:53 PM   #356
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Hi,

I purchased this phone and have the stock firmware loaded.

When I enable the WiFi hotspot, other devices can connect to it, but there is no internet connectivity.

I have had to install the PdaNet+ application to tether WiFi.

Does anyone else have similar issues?

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Old 07-10-2020, 07:54 AM   #357
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I purchased this phone and have the stock firmware loaded.
Did you already update the firmware to the latest version via OTA?
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Hi,

I purchased this phone and have the stock firmware loaded.

When I enable the WiFi hotspot, other devices can connect to it, but there is no internet connectivity.

I have had to install the PdaNet+ application to tether WiFi.

Does anyone else have similar issues?

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I had this issue. To solve it I had to go into settings, mobile network, access point names, and then added an access point using details I found online specific to my carrier.
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:58 AM   #359
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Hi. I've installed the latest update recently and at the same time, I noticed the frontlight goes on autoamtically when you make or take a phone call. Has it come with the latest update and if yes, can the update be uninstalled? Or have I changed something in the settings. I've beed playing with the settings for 3 hours and it hasn't helped. This automatic frontlight thing makes the phone useless for me now.
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Old 07-21-2020, 07:14 PM   #360
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Those of you who bought the Hisense A5 from CECT-Shop with a multilingual firmware, are you satisfied with the extent of the localizations?

The reason i ask is because i bought a multilingual A5 from this source:

es.aliexpress.com/item/4000750679110.html

Turns out the only thing multilingual about that ROM is probably the listing of every conceiveable language in the related settings menu.

Whatever language other than English or Chinese is chosen, there is hardly any trace to be found in the actual system. I tried with Spanish, Catalan, French and even German, to no avail. One has to look really hard to find just a few neglectable translations in the system.

Is this also the case for the A5 with firmware choice "Multi Language (ENG/ESP/ITA etc.) - WITH Google Play Store (No OTA Updates)" available from CECT-Shop?

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