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Arnova 90 G3 budget tablet review, is it really a good deal?
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Introduced a few weeks ago, the 9 inches display budget Arnova 90 G3 tablet has been spotted on sale under 100 euros in a few stores. This may look like a tempting offer, we will review the Arnova 90 G3 tablet features and check it is really worth the money and will also compare it with two other tablet models selling for about 100 euros.

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Arnova 90 G3 specifications

Operating System Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
CPU single-core ARM Cortex A9 Rockchip RK2928 CPU running at 1 GHz
Integrated GPU: ARM Mali-400
Flash Storage Memory Capacity 4 Gb
Tested speed, on our test device: Read: 9724 kB/s Write: 2732 kB/s Class 2 equivalent
System Memory 512 Mb
Additional storage Micro SD slot (cards up to 32 GB)
Display 9 inches IPS screen, resolution 800 x 480 pixels
capacitive 5 points multi-touch screen
Bluetooth No
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Gravity Sensor Yes
Camera 0.3 MPixels(front facing)
GPS No
HDMI No
Interfaces Micro USB 2.0, USB host via OTG
Audio Jack 3.5mm
MicroSD slot
Battery life not tested yet
Android Market / Google Play Yes
Kickstand No
Dimensions 239 mm x 148 mm x 11.6 mm
Weight 480 g

A close look at the devices components and specifications reveals that the manufacturer has been cutting costs on every possible aspect of this 9 inches tablet: low end screen, single core processor, slow flash memory storage. The remaining specs and offered connectivity are quite limited as well: no HDMI, no Bluetooth, no GPS, single camera. Let's see how this setup compares with tablets of similar value.

100 euros tablets benchmarks: Pipo S1 vs ARNOVA 90 G3 vs Hyundai T7

Pipo S1 vs ARNOVA 90 G3 vs Hyundai T7 (~ €100 tablets benchmarks)
Pipo S1 Arnova 90 G3 Hyundai T7
Test setup
Firmware version
Android 4.1.1 firmware dated 2012/10/10
Linux Kernel 3.0.8 dated 2013/03/19
Android 4.1.1 firmware dated 2013/03/13
Linux kernel 3.0.36 dated 2013/03/13
Android 4.2.2 firmware dated 2013/05/03
Linux kernel 3.5.0 dated 2013/05/03
Antutu Benchmark v3.3
higher is faster
Total score: 10435
RAM: 1654
CPU : 1829
GPU: 6115
I/O: 837
CPU frequency: 1608 MHz (dual-core)
Resolution: 480x752
Total score:…

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