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Old 04-28-2020, 06:17 AM   #31
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I have F-Droid in my reader, but, is it reliable? I mean: it may have a lot of malware, spyware, etc.
Unlike opaque Google Play, F-Droid provides libre software with full source code disclosure and has a good reputation since years. Of course, normal Android consumers are unable to distinguish and mostly don't care about such very relevant details.

I'd rather not trust big brother Google (or its chinese equivalent). But this is a discussion not belonging here.
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:58 AM   #32
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Plenty of malware has been shared on Playstore and via Google Adverts.
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Old 04-28-2020, 11:32 AM   #33
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Unlike opaque Google Play, F-Droid provides libre software with full source code disclosure and has a good reputation since years. Of course, normal Android consumers are unable to distinguish and mostly don't care about such very relevant details.
I agree. It has other nice things like antiFeatures flags and more visible permissions than Gplay.

The app doesn't need to be installed. You can search the repo and download applications directly on your device (or your computer and install them later).

Of course no prevention is better than common sense, so check permissions of installed apps for both Google Play and Fdroid.
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:04 PM   #34
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The Hisense A5 Pro CC comes with a color ink screen compared the the A5 Pro with E-ink screen. The eBook reader Android smartphone received the same upgrades like the classic A5 Pro version. The Pro CC model of the A5 has a 5.84-inch energy-saving color screen with 4096 colors, but supports a faster refresh mode with a refresh time of only 136ms. In addition, it has a dual SIM card slot.
Dual sim. Just what I missed in the best b&w phone ever the a5. I wonder if the refresh rate is significant. I'm not knowledgable about such details, but go on what I see in videos.
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A page refresh of 136ms means that page turns should be only just noticeable. 40ms would allow 24fps film-rate video.
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Great that the refresh is only 136 ms. If that's faster than the upcoming Onyx Boox phone, I'll prolly buy the Hisense A5 Pro CC.

These numbers don't tell me much, so I searched around and found this, which compares various fps quite well

https://www.testufo.com/framerates#c...=stars&pps=120

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Back to the topic, I was wondering:


Does anyone have a guess at how these eight cores compare to the CPU of the original A5? In terms of processing power and energy efficience in particular.
T610 is a new chipset, but the ARM Cortex A75 and A55 cores are not. It should be possible to determine the expected performance of the CPU even before the benchmarks, to a degree.
Looks like the T610 should be faster than the Snapdragon 439 in the A5C, CPU-wise, at least at its peak.
I mean, the 6 little cores on the T610 should each be faster than one of the 8 cores on the 439.


Not sure how badly either one would be affected by thermal throttling, and not even gonna touch GPU performance with a 10 foot pole here.

But given the limitations of eInk, it's unlikely GPU speed is terribly relevant here. And I'd argue midrange mobile CPUs got more or less good enough speed-wise years ago. Like, my Moto G5+ with a Snapdragon 625 was more than fast enough.
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Video of A5C playing games, movies, anime It looks pretty damn good for eink
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Video of A5C playing games, movies, anime It looks pretty damn good for eink
Okay. Now I really want one. But alas, I can't use Snapchat on it, due to no Google Play Services, so it can't be my only phone.
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Here's an unboxing video. Not in English, but a good look at the phone, including an ultra-closeup of the screen!

The colour filter seems to be RGB stripes, with each row offset from the neighbouring rows so that it's RGB vertically as well as horizontally.

The stripes of the colour filter do not touch - there are transparent areas between the stripes, which presumably increase the brightness of the display with the penalty of making the colour more muted.

So the display is 100dpi in colour, but since the monochrome pixels underlying it are 300dpi, the effect is close to a 300dpi colour display, since the bright/dark edge of any area is at 300dpi.

Fascinating.

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I believe this is E Ink Kaleido. I just made this wiki page to collect data on this new format.

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Here's an unboxing video. Not in English, but a good look at the phone, including an ultra-closeup of the screen!

The colour filter seems to be RGB stripes, with each row offset from the neighbouring rows so that it's RGB vertically as well as horizontally.

The stripes of the colour filter do not touch - there are transparent areas between the stripes, which presumably increase the brightness of the display with the penalty of making the colour more muted.

So the display is 100dpi in colour, but since the monochrome pixels underlying it are 300dpi, the effect is close to a 300dpi colour display, since the bright/dark edge of any area is at 300dpi.

Fascinating.

Brilliant. Hisense is doing amazing work. The Onyx boox color prototype released recently doesnt come close to Hisense' speed
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Okay. Now I really want one. But alas, I can't use Snapchat on it, due to no Google Play Services, so it can't be my only phone.
i think some people were able to install Gplay on the hisense a5
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The color e-ink Hisense A5C is now for sale.
https://www.cect-shop.com/en/hisense-a5c.html
Wish it was possible to try before you buy. Looks good.
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The color e-ink Hisense A5C is now for sale.
https://www.cect-shop.com/en/hisense-a5c.html
Wish it was possible to try before you buy. Looks good.
Thanks, I have made a wiki page Hisense A5C.

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