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Did I purchase a dud ? (U30GT2 slow flash disk)
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I recently purchased a Cube U30GT2 from Geekbuying. I had purchased a Nook HD + and wanted something with a bit more punch. I received my tablet and to my surprise while it seemed fast in spots, it also seemed slow in others. For example in the Google Play store. I did a few benchmarks and my Antutu score was in the 15,000 range (a bit lower than I have seen others) and the SD card (onboard) performance is super low. I am running the stock firmware that it came with.

 

Is this just how the tablet is? It is so fast but has such slow disc performance? It just seems silly. Also, the speaker is not very loud at all. I have it turned up all the way and Youtube videos are sometimes hard to hear.

If more information is needed, I can provide it. :)

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Yea its a dud. Pack it back in the box and send it to me.

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Spec wise, the U30GT2 is not a bad device, it just seems flawed by a poor WiFI support (bad sensitivity and performance), low sound volume for the speakers and perfectible firmware (better video and user interface performance)

The firmware situation can be improved by using custom firmwares such as the ones published in our forum and tweaking the device, we can also hope Cube will continue to improve their firmwares over time. As for the WiFI, changing the channel on your access point may help, there are also some hardware modifications describe in our forum. For sound volume, you can use different video players such as MX Player in Google Play Store to boost the volume while playing your media, it won't work on Youtube though. Installing amplified external speakers is the last option.

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Thanks for the quick replies. I do plan on updating the firmware. I just want to know if the disc access is worse than it should be. For example. The internal sd card write speed is 7.7 mb a second. Way lower than a lot of other devices were represented as.


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Also, I am thankful for the information you provided. But it does not appear as though you read my post really well. I never complained about the firmware. Just that it was stock. I also never mentioned the wifi range. I know others have had issues with it, and I was aware of this before making my purchase. I find it to be acceptable.

 

Mainly I wonder if something is wrong with the disc access on mine or is this in line with the others. It seems silly to have such a powerful device have such woeful disc performance.

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I did read your post well, I tried to answer your question and give a general answer about my opinion on the Cube U30GT2, for the short time I have been able to test one.

As for the flash memory speed, I hope other users will provide some benchmarks here, so you can compare your device with their, but 7 mb/s doesn't sound that slow to me, this is Class 6 sdcard equivalent which is in mid range compared to other tablets... and you always have the choice to use a fast external micro-sd.

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Here is mine (Antutu v3.3.2)

RAM: 2878

CPU integer: 4192

CPU float: 3593

2D: 902

3D: 2738

Database IO: 550

SD card read: 4.1MB/s

SD card write: >50MB/s

Total: 15097

 

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Just flashed the latest firmware (kasty-cube_u30gt2-422-204t_20130706-cwm_rooted4.zip). It allows you to choose HD resolution or "normal" resolution. Antutu scores on HD resolution are pretty much the same as above. However there are some significant differences on normal resolution:

2D: 1456 (800*1232)
3D: 4360 (800*1232)

Total: 17218

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