The rear shell is anthracite gray, with the AIGO and Intel® marks, the gray sides and the black front. Industrial design is edgy and unusual, which makes it very Scandinavian – even if it was a design made in China by AIGO -.
Starting from this good foundation, Jolla created a personalisation with “improvements in materials, even if they seem at first glance the same (?)”: The result was the Jolla Tablet. See to the JT page for comparison. Considering the few differences, it can surprise the amount of money spent and all the difficulties encountered by the Finnish startup, but we also consider the costs for the creation of packaging, booklets, stickers and graphics that accompany the Jolla Tablet.
Cinese design Is that a shame? Not much.
The fact that Jolla Tablet has often been publicised by referring to “Finnish design” or in any case to the famous “Scandinavian design” is not correct from an advertising point of view, but from the point of view of a young startup is not a problem.
In 2014, Jolla Oy bravely tried to launch into the competitive tablet market: at the time he took care of hardware and software together (Jolla 1), and then the Jolla Tablet was presented as ‘designed by Jolla’.
Over time we know that it was a personalisation or rather an aesthetic modding of the Aigo Tablet… but just deal with it!
Both devices have a sharp, minimalist design with a ‘Scandinavian’ flavor, with a personality and ergonomics superior to the mass of rounded devices on the market. And the technical specifications have nothing to envy to iPad mini 4, (compact tablet that after 2014 Apple has not updated anymore, ed).
To deepen and understand how the hardware industry works, there is the interesting post by Venemo on Jolla Together:
-&amp;amp;amp;gt; This is how the hardware industry works
Differences from Jolla Tablet
Display and PCB
Aigo and Jolla Tablet uses different screen LCD: Aigo screen is from LG and Jolla Tab from Sharp. It’s basically the same.
Original JT may have more saturated colors.
Slightly different in pcb and “Hardware version” shown under info options being different. Don’t rely too much on that because updating Sailfish from 1.x to 2.x the number can change.
The battery here is 4300 mAh vs a 4450 mAh in JT. Minimum difference.
The chassis is a “dark gray” colour, with front black. There is no Jolla logo in chassis, but the AIGO instead.
There is no ambient light sensor in the Aigo device.
Any of these differentials affect the user experience of Sailfish Os in a perceptible way.
- 7.85 “IPS capacitive
- 2048 x 1536, 330 ppi
- 5 points multi-touch
- Fully laminated
- 5 MP rear camera
- Full HD 1080p video
- 2 MP front room
- Intel® Atom ™ Processor Z3735F; Quad Core 64-bit 1.8 GHz
- Intel® HD Graphics GPU
- 2 GB memory (DDR3L-RS)
- 16 GB storage, MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB confirmed)
- Thickness: 8.3 mm
- Weight: 384 g
- 3.8V / 4300 mAh
- 802.11 a / b / g / n dual-band
- A-GPS and GLONASS
- Micro-USB OTG
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Known issues & more
The Aigo Tablet, as a twin, or better as a hardware base of the Jolla Tablet, suffers from the same problems.
The community, over the months has done a good job of reporting, and the most pressing initial problems (lagging, crash) have been solved with Sailfish 2.x and later.
There are some ‘minor’ bugs left, which we remember they afflict both Aigo Tablet and JT.
Autonomy, standby issue
The tablet does not seem to have an efficient standby mode, or rather the ‘deep sleep’ in which we leave the iPad forgetting to turn them off. For a problem of not adapting Sailfish to the hardware, this mode of energy saving is not activated and consumption remains high. To limit this problem we found some solutions:
- make a habit of turning off the Tablet when you do not plan to use it anymore
- disable Android support increases autonomy up to 100%
- activate airplane mode between breaks to save an additional 15%
More info at: