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Best Android device for P3A?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by C D Harris, May 2, 2015.

  1. C D Harris

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    Since my iPad 4 will not work with the Pilot app and the iOS version is not out yet anyway, I'm thinking of getting an Andriod device for my soon to arrive Phantom 3 Advanced. I know nothing about the many different Android tablets. Which one would be the best? Thanks.
     
  2. JustinS

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    Nvidia Shield(Full HD resolution) is supposedly one of the best. I believe it is the only one with a mini hdmi out, which I believe can be used for FPV goggles, TV, etc. It also has a very accessible screen recording feature, and no unneeded pre-installed apps. From what I understand it is a preferred tablet for the Inspire 1. Samsung Tab 4 and Nexus 7 have been mentioned a good bit, if the Shield is a bit out of your price range. I just have only seen a couple of people post on using those, but they were positive. Nexus 7 will have less bloatware of the two. There is also a 4k resolution Samsung tablet (Tab S maybe).

    Nvidia Shield $299 WiFi only $399 with 4gLte (if you have a cellphone with mobile hotspot, this is really not needed)
    Tab 4 and Nexus 7 run around 150$ I believe
     
  3. eracer

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    I had some reward points available, so I pulled the trigger on an nVidia Shield Tablet. I got the 32GB LTE version. Like JustinS said, I didn't need to, but since all I have to do is buy a $15 SIM card to make it work on my existing T-Mobile data plan, I figured, "What the heck, why not spend the extra $100 to get it without the AT&T contract."

    Swap SIM, and I have a fully functional tablet that will replace my Nexus 7 (which I've been told by others on this forum, will NOT work well with the P3. The Nexus 7 II will work, but I have the original Nexus 7, which doesn't have the horsepower to decode the 720p video stream.

    The Shield, by the way, uses a smokin' GPU-based processor. Check out this graphics performance benchmark. (Shield Tablet is 2nd best, behind only the Surface Pro 2, and almost 3X the iPad Mini Retina.)

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  4. borgqueenx

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    not that those numbers say anything. The ipad air performs better in the app. A long time ago i stopped watching at benchmarks.
     
  5. eracer

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    Meh, they're both good tablets. What empirical data do you have that shows that the app performs better on the iPad than on the Shield?
     
  6. C D Harris

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    Thanks for the good advice. Do I need a device with a cell plan? I assumed I could use a Wi Fi only tablet. I have an iPhone 5s and an AT&T version iPad 4, and did not want to spend any more on data plans.
     
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    Has anyone used a Samsung Tab S2 10 inch?

    I have a Tab 4 10.1 and it quickly overheats and freezes. My Galaxy Note 5 (and Note 3 before that) work great with only some lag problems when running at extreme (1000 meter) distances. I want to buy a new 10 inch range tablet that will be primarily for my P3P. Can't see going for a Quad core Nvidia when Octa core is on the horizon, but also think LTE connectivity will be a plus in the long run. I am leaning towards AT&T Tab S2 but really trying to take everything into consideration before I pull the trigger.
     
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    I have the Nvidia Shield w/o cell service. Works great. Tried POI yesterday, worked like a charm. Will test other new features tomorrow at our flying field.
     
  9. robby3265

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    Best bang for buck is nexus 7 2013 model runs new dji go no problem