Ainol Novo 7 Fire/Flame: Hands-on Review

The Ainol Flame/Fire is one of the latest tablets from the well-known brand, Ainol. It’s a 7-inch tablet that sells around $125 in China but local resellers here on the Philippines (such as Ainol Ainovo) did accepted preorders of this tablet for a price of around Php7,999.

Ainol Novo 7 Flame

Ainol Novo 7 Flame

I managed to have myself experience a short hands-on of this Ainol Novo 7 Flame/Fire tablet and I am here to share the experience with a couple of photos.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire Specs

Ainol Novo 7 Fire - about

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – Specs

By the way, here’s a run down of the Ainol Novo 7 Fire specs:

Brand Ainol
Model Novo Fire (Flame)
OS Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU Cortex-A9 (ARMv7
Dual core
Amlogic AML8726-M6
1.5GHz
Battery 3.7V 5000mah high capacity battery
RAM 1 GB DDR3 1333MHZ
Memory 16GB internal
expandable up to 32GB via SD card
3G supported via external dongle
G-sensor Yes
Flash Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 2.1
Google Play Play Store isntalled
GPU Mali-400, supports 1080p decoding
Screen 1280 x 800 (16:10)
7.0 Inches
Multitouch, 5 Point touch capacitive
IPS
Camera 5MP back
2MP front
HDMI Yes
Other features: Wi-Fi, etc.

For those who doesnt know it yet, the Ainol Fire is the name used to identify the Chinese version. On the Chinese version, it has the default language set into Chinese and it also has a lot of Chinese apps pre-installed. Then the Flame is the one for international users which is the other way around.

The Ainol Novo 7 Flame/Fire sports a dual core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. It runs on Android ICS out of the box. Matched with that is a Mali-400 GPU. I can say that the experience on using the tablet is really smooth.

Here’s a couple of photos of the Ainol Novo 7 Flame/Fire I spotted here on the Philippines:

7-inch tablet with a really good display.

Front display looks really nice. The display quality and the material build of the screen is not a cheapskate.

side-view

The overall body material has a metallic finish. It feels sturdy yet light. We can see on this side are the power button, the volume rocker and a button that I really do not know.

Ainol Novo 7 Flame – front

It ain’t too hard to hold for a grip. The screen is glass by the way.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire - UI

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – UI

No UI customization here, just your plain good old Android ICS interface.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire - thin

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – thin

No pointed edges and sides here, so you can expect comfy feel with this Ainol 7-inch tablet.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – side

On the other side, you can see the rest of the slots it supports.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire - Philippines

Ainol Novo 7 Fire

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – back

The back has a 5MP cam with flash. You can see that the material here isnt a cheap plastic but made of metallic finish which is really good.

Verdict

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – info

Having this tablet is not a bad idea nor a bad choice. If you got the bucks for this 7-inch tablet, then you can have it. With the specs and features, you can never go wrong with this latest hot cake product from Ainol. Honestly, I was thinking about getting this tablet by ordering it from China just to save. But I am aware of the other tablets out there that is upcoming and what I really do want is a 9.7-10 inches for an Android tablet.

Disclaimer: Thanks to PhoenixTabPH for letting us to use their on-sale unit for this demonstration.

BTW, they are a local reseller of Chinese tablets here on the Philippines. I just spotted them on SM Megamall Cyberzone. They are selling this Ainol Novo 7 Fire for Php12,000; I am not sure if they had trimmed down that price now. They also have a 16GB Nexus 7 on their stall, which is being sold for Php15,000 that time. It’s a good thing that there are some resellers that sees the potential of Chinese tablets which I just hope they can sell at a little more reasonable price tag. You can order such goods online at a relatively cheaper price tag but what they had told me way back then is, they have warranty and parts for the products they re-sell which is a really good consideration though.

Ainol Novo 7 Fire - review

Ainol Novo 7 Fire – review

PS. If you are here on the Philippines and planning to order some products from China, I can help you out on that. Just let me know.

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