List of 4:3 aspect ratio android tablets

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mcimo88

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The widescreen 16:9 and 16:10 formats used for the majority of Android tablets are, in my opinion, not the optimal solution for the tablet environment. It is either too wide or too narrow, especially with the inclusion of the navigation bar, and really only shines when watching widescreen video. As far as apps go, 4:3 is vastly superior aspect ratio for everything else (web browsing, email, etc).

I thought it might be nice to have a list of all the (worthwhile) 4:3 aspect ratio Android tablets available for those who feel the same way I do, since there doesn't seem to be one. I will start with a list of the ones I know about, and I hope you all will chime in with more.

Archos Gen10 80 and 97 XS
Screen: 8" and 9.7" MVA @ 1024x768
Processor: OMAP4470 @ 1.5 GHz
RAM: 1GB
OS: Unskinned Android 4.0 (Upgradable to 4.1)
Storage: 16GB / Compatible up to 128GB with Micro SD
Notes: Comes with magnetic hard cover/keyboard.

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
Screen: 9.7" IPS @ 1024x768
Processor: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1GHz
RAM: 1GB
OS: Unskinned Anroid 4.0
Storage: Up to 32GB
Notes: Micro HDMI, 4 Speakers with Dolby SRS TruMedia

Coby MID9742
Screen: 9.7" IPS @ 1024x768
Processor: Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz
RAM: 1GB
OS: Unskinned Android 4.0
Storage: 8GB / Expandable to 32GB with Micro SD
Notes: No access to Google Play

Eken A90
Screen: 9.7" @ 1024x768
Processor: All Winner A10 @ 1.0 GHz
RAM: 1GB
OS: Unskinned Android 4.0
Storage: Up to 16GB / Micro SD
Notes: Inexpensive Chinese tablet

Le Pan S - TC978

Pantech Element - AT&T

Of course the HP Touchpad should at least get an honorable mention.
 
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JosefCarlin

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Matsunichi MarquisPad Tablets

MarquisPad - MP977

Display:
9.7 inch LED-backlit 1024x768 pixel resolution at 132 ppi with Multi-Touch Display
CPU/Performance:
Texas Instruments processor
1.2GHz dual-core DSP, low-power system
1GB DDR2 Memory
Wireless:
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Storage:
4GB internal memory
Micro SD slot (2GB MicroSD Card included, expandable to 32GB)
Front Camera:
VGA quality still camera
Power/Battery:
Lithium-ion battery with 3.7V 4000mA/Hrs


MarquisPad - MP979 (Coming Soon?)

Display:
9.7 inch LED-backlit 1024x768 pixel resolution at 132 ppi with Multi-Touch Display
CPU/Performance:
Texas Instruments processor
1.5GHZ dual core DSP, low power system
1GB DDR2 memory
Wireless:
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Storage:
8 GB Internal memory
2GB MicroSD – comes with 2GB Micro SD Card (expandable to 32 GB)
Front Camera:
VGA-quality still images
Power/Battery:
Lithium-ion battery with 3.7V
6000mA/Hrs
Sensor:
Accelerometer
Light sensor



http://www.marquispad.com/tablets/
 
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GPAD G12 9.7 inch

GPAD G12 9.7 inch Google Android 4.0 NVIDIA Tegra2 T20 Dual Core Cortex A9 1.0GHz Tablet PC China Wholesale - ahappydeal.com


Main Feature:

CPU: NVIDIA Tegra2 T20; Dual Core Cortex A9, 1.0GHz
OS: Google Android 4.0
RAM: 1G
Flash Memory: 16GB
Support TF card extend 16GB max
Display: 9.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive 10 Points touch panel 1024*768
Camera: Dual camera, front is 2.0 and back is 5.0 megapixels
Battery: 7600mAh
Networking: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Support 1080P Video
Support Flash 11.1

Specification:
CPU: NVIDIA Tegra2 T20; Dual Core Cortex A9, 1.0GHz
OS: Google Android 4.0
RAM: 1G
Flash Memory: 16GB
Support TF card extend 16GB max
Display: 10.1 inch IPS LCD capacitive multi-touch panel 1024*768
Camera: Dual camera, front is 2.0 and back is 5.0 megapixels
Battery: 7600mAh
Networking: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Support 1080P Video
3G: Yes, built in, WCDMA (1900 MHz/2100MHz)
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, bluetooth V2.0
Youtube: Yes
Work time: 5-8 hours
Speakers: Yes
MIC: Yes
Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Output: 12V 2A
Audio format: MP3,WAV,WMA,AAC
Video format: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, RMVB, RM
Picture format: JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Office software: Word,Excel,Power Point and Email function
G-sensor: Yes
Interface: Headphone jack*1, TF card slot*1, 30pin port*1
Material of back cover: Plastic
Other application: Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Android Webkit, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, eReader, Gmail, Google Maps…
Language: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German, Italy, Norwegian, Portuguese, Roman, Swedish, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese
Weight: 0.640 kg
Package weight: 1.2 kg
Size: 24.1*18.8*1.2 cm
Package size: 27*21*6.5 cm

http://android-sale.com/de/goopad-9-7-inch-android-tablet.html
 
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JosefCarlin

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Celestroid Fusionoid 9.7 Inch " CFT97B1"

Note Carefully Below.

9.7 INCH NEW ANDROID 4.0 MODEL: CFT97B1 MULTI TOUCH 10 POINT CAPACITIVE WIFI HDMI TABLET PC MODEL: CFT97B1
CPU: BOXCHIP A10 -1.5GHZ (CORTEX A8) GPU: Mali-400
Display: 9.7 "LED screen: 1024*768 Touch
PANEL: Multi-capacitance touch (10 point)
Memory: 1GB DDR3 Storage Flash 16GB (expandable to 32GB through the Micro SD)
WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n Sensor: G-sensor 360°
OS: ANDROID 4.0, Support Adobe flash 11.0 3G:
USB external 3G
BlueTooth:
NC Camera: 0.3M FF Front/2.0M FF Back
Battery: Lithium-ion 8000MA,Up to 5 hours of surfing the web using 3G data network
AUDIO: Stereo speaker (1.5w X 2) / Audio Jack 3.5mm
Audio Player: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, WAV Frequency response: 20Hz to 20000Hz
Port: USB2.0 DEVICE, USB OTG, HDMI OUTPUT , TF CARD SLOT , 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, DC-in jack
Video player: AVI,MKV(XVID/px/H.264), MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4 (support to 2160P: 3480x2160)
Package content: Mini USB cable, Manual, Charger: AC100-240V 50-60Hz OUTPUT 5V 2A, Earphone

Application: facebook/ YOU TUBE/ Google/ GMAIL/ YAHOO/ MSN/ AMAZON KINDLE/ SKYPE, Google Search/ Camcorder/ Camera/ Email Gmail/ Video Player/ Audio Player/ Alarm/Clock / Apk Calculator Calendar/ ES file/ Explorer/ ES Task Manager / Google Maps Market/ NC Manager PDF/ Reader / Photo Browser

Dimension (W*D*H): Products Size: Dimension (W*D*H): Products Size: 9.56"*7.36"*0.44" or (242.8*189.7 *11.2 mm)
Box Size:11.1"*8.74"*2.44" or (282X222X62MM)
Tablet PC Net Weight: 1.43 pounds or (0.65KG)
Retail Box Gross Weight: 4 pounds

This was a Unbranded Tablet and some people report getting completely differenct (worse) specs....
http://www.amazon.com/capacitive-Ta...ywords=android+tablet+9.7+inch#productDetails
 
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arromdee

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Idea USA CT802.

As a new user I can't post links here. You;ll have to Google for it.

Similarly to the Eken A90 it has an Allwinner A10, 1G ram, 16G onboard storage and an SD slot, and is 9.7" and 1024x768. The manufacturer's site is wrong; it's not a Vivante GC800. The site also used to incorrectly list bluetooth. It does have GPS, which is not listed on the site. Actually, when I google up pictures of an Eken A90 mine looks exactly identical except for the logo and a few button labels--same buttons in the same places, same ports, same design with cameras in front and back and speaker on the back (wouldn't putting it on the front make more sense?).

The tablet's company is headquartered in the US and it's supposedly designed in the US by someone with a non-Chinese name, but the tablet is made in China and the manufacturer's web site has typical bad English of a normal Chinese web site. How someone managed to "design" a tablet identically to a tablet by another manufacturer, I don't know.

The tablet is an older model and seems to have been replaced by the CT920 which is also 1024x768.

The tablet comes pre-rooted. I don't know if the CT920 also comes rooted.
 
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paoletto2

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Thanks for this thread! it will be very useful! I also really home someone will soon produce a 4:3 hires tablet, like the ipad.
I dont get why google made the nexus 10 16:10...
Do they expect customer to just watch movies with a 10 inches tablet??
 

ajwho

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I'm glad to see other Android users recognize the 4:3 aspect ratio is superior for tablets. If I could get an Android iPad mini with a high res display, I'd be elated.
 

arromdee

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I'm glad to see other Android users recognize the 4:3 aspect ratio is superior for tablets. If I could get an Android iPad mini with a high res display, I'd be elated.

Archos just announced one called the Titanium.

Incidentally, my CT802 started dying. The screen keeps acting as though the top is being touched even when it's not.

I tried researching other 4:3 tablets. Apparently there's contradictory information about the CT920 and most (but not all) of the information on Idea USA' site says that it's not 4:3.
 

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Aluratek Cinepad 9.7

•OS Support: Android 4.0
•CPU Type: Dual Core Cortex A9
•CPU Speed: 1.5GHz
•GPU: Mali 400
•RAM: 1GB DDR3
•Capacity: Flash Memory: 4GB / microSD Slot (up to 32GB)
•Display: 9.7'' Capacitive 1024 x 768, 4:3
•Communication: USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
•Miscellaneous: Built-in G-sensor, Speaker (1W*2), Built-in MIC
•webcam Type: Front Facing VGA 0.3MP, Back Facing 2.0MP
•Interfaces: USB OTG 2.0, HDMI 1.4a, microSD (SDHC compatible), Headset Jack (3.5mm)
•Battery Capacity 3.7V / 6000mAH
•Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x .375 in.
•Weight: 1.5 lbs.

It also comes with GooglePlay preinstalled [although the official website states they are still searching for Google approval], and GetJar.

I liked a lot the 4:3 form factor, and also I liked that once connected to the computer I could see its memory as a disk drive, as opposed to Asus tf300t where you can navigate only through Windows Explorer. Skype, eReaders, video streaming, games, etc. worked excelent.
The only reason I didn't keep this tablet was that its display's fidelity was not quite great, otherwise it think it has the best cost-benefit ratio on the market.
 

Brodrost

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Anyone compared comic reading on 16:10 and 4:3 tablets?

Used to have an asus transformer, but I always read comics in landscape because I find the 10 inch 16:10 screen to be to narrow.
 

aniym

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I reup this thread because i'm looking for a 4:3 tablet, and in these days are going out the Acer Iconia A1 7,9" 4:3 (interesting device imho)

I recentlY bought the Lenovo S2109 refurbished from the Lenovo outlet (US) for 160USD plus tax. It's a fantastic price, even though the specs are decidedly 2011 at best. It's running 4.0 and the ROM community is basically non existent, but I love it. OMAP 4430 isn't the fastest , but I generally only do web browsing and PDF a magazine reading and it performs those tasks very well. Unlike the 16:10 A2109 model, this product has more or less been discontinued by Lenovo and won't see further updates. I doubt it'll be on the market for much longer.

I really hope there will be another 4:3 tablet (Android or x86 Windows) sometime soon. After using a 16:10 tablet for so long, and comparing it to a 4:3, I completely understand Apple's decision To go with the former.
 

dark_mirage

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If your resolution is significantly higher in one direction than the other, your tablet is not 4:3, so 90% of these suggestions are false.

Sent from my XT926 using Tapatalk 2
 

aniym

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If your resolution is significantly higher in one direction than the other, your tablet is not 4:3, so 90% of these suggestions are false.

Sent from my XT926 using Tapatalk 2

Not sure what you mean. Figuring out whether a tablet is 4:3 or not isn't rocket science , it's literally the division of the pixel height by the pixel width. The most common 4:3 resolutions on tablets are 1024x768 and 2048x1536. I don't think ive seen any tablets in this thread that aren't 4:3.
 

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    The widescreen 16:9 and 16:10 formats used for the majority of Android tablets are, in my opinion, not the optimal solution for the tablet environment. It is either too wide or too narrow, especially with the inclusion of the navigation bar, and really only shines when watching widescreen video. As far as apps go, 4:3 is vastly superior aspect ratio for everything else (web browsing, email, etc).

    I thought it might be nice to have a list of all the (worthwhile) 4:3 aspect ratio Android tablets available for those who feel the same way I do, since there doesn't seem to be one. I will start with a list of the ones I know about, and I hope you all will chime in with more.

    Archos Gen10 80 and 97 XS
    Screen: 8" and 9.7" MVA @ 1024x768
    Processor: OMAP4470 @ 1.5 GHz
    RAM: 1GB
    OS: Unskinned Android 4.0 (Upgradable to 4.1)
    Storage: 16GB / Compatible up to 128GB with Micro SD
    Notes: Comes with magnetic hard cover/keyboard.

    Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
    Screen: 9.7" IPS @ 1024x768
    Processor: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1GHz
    RAM: 1GB
    OS: Unskinned Anroid 4.0
    Storage: Up to 32GB
    Notes: Micro HDMI, 4 Speakers with Dolby SRS TruMedia

    Coby MID9742
    Screen: 9.7" IPS @ 1024x768
    Processor: Cortex-A8 @ 1GHz
    RAM: 1GB
    OS: Unskinned Android 4.0
    Storage: 8GB / Expandable to 32GB with Micro SD
    Notes: No access to Google Play

    Eken A90
    Screen: 9.7" @ 1024x768
    Processor: All Winner A10 @ 1.0 GHz
    RAM: 1GB
    OS: Unskinned Android 4.0
    Storage: Up to 16GB / Micro SD
    Notes: Inexpensive Chinese tablet

    Le Pan S - TC978

    Pantech Element - AT&T

    Of course the HP Touchpad should at least get an honorable mention.
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    Pantech Element is another one.
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    Matsunichi MarquisPad Tablets

    MarquisPad - MP977

    Display:
    9.7 inch LED-backlit 1024x768 pixel resolution at 132 ppi with Multi-Touch Display
    CPU/Performance:
    Texas Instruments processor
    1.2GHz dual-core DSP, low-power system
    1GB DDR2 Memory
    Wireless:
    Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Storage:
    4GB internal memory
    Micro SD slot (2GB MicroSD Card included, expandable to 32GB)
    Front Camera:
    VGA quality still camera
    Power/Battery:
    Lithium-ion battery with 3.7V 4000mA/Hrs


    MarquisPad - MP979 (Coming Soon?)

    Display:
    9.7 inch LED-backlit 1024x768 pixel resolution at 132 ppi with Multi-Touch Display
    CPU/Performance:
    Texas Instruments processor
    1.5GHZ dual core DSP, low power system
    1GB DDR2 memory
    Wireless:
    Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Storage:
    8 GB Internal memory
    2GB MicroSD – comes with 2GB Micro SD Card (expandable to 32 GB)
    Front Camera:
    VGA-quality still images
    Power/Battery:
    Lithium-ion battery with 3.7V
    6000mA/Hrs
    Sensor:
    Accelerometer
    Light sensor



    http://www.marquispad.com/tablets/
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    GooPad Mini

    the GooPad mini
    7.9-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution,
    1.4GHz dual-core processor,
    1GB of RAM,
    2-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera and Wi-Fi,
    Jelly Bean on board the tablet, with the iOS-like iLaunch theme on top.

    http://www.androidauthority.com/goo...99-jelly-bean-running-ipad-mini-clone-125583/
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    GPAD G12 9.7 inch

    GPAD G12 9.7 inch Google Android 4.0 NVIDIA Tegra2 T20 Dual Core Cortex A9 1.0GHz Tablet PC China Wholesale - ahappydeal.com


    Main Feature:

    CPU: NVIDIA Tegra2 T20; Dual Core Cortex A9, 1.0GHz
    OS: Google Android 4.0
    RAM: 1G
    Flash Memory: 16GB
    Support TF card extend 16GB max
    Display: 9.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive 10 Points touch panel 1024*768
    Camera: Dual camera, front is 2.0 and back is 5.0 megapixels
    Battery: 7600mAh
    Networking: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
    Support 1080P Video
    Support Flash 11.1

    Specification:
    CPU: NVIDIA Tegra2 T20; Dual Core Cortex A9, 1.0GHz
    OS: Google Android 4.0
    RAM: 1G
    Flash Memory: 16GB
    Support TF card extend 16GB max
    Display: 10.1 inch IPS LCD capacitive multi-touch panel 1024*768
    Camera: Dual camera, front is 2.0 and back is 5.0 megapixels
    Battery: 7600mAh
    Networking: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
    Support 1080P Video
    3G: Yes, built in, WCDMA (1900 MHz/2100MHz)
    GPS: Yes
    Bluetooth: Yes, bluetooth V2.0
    Youtube: Yes
    Work time: 5-8 hours
    Speakers: Yes
    MIC: Yes
    Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz
    Output: 12V 2A
    Audio format: MP3,WAV,WMA,AAC
    Video format: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, RMVB, RM
    Picture format: JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
    Office software: Word,Excel,Power Point and Email function
    G-sensor: Yes
    Interface: Headphone jack*1, TF card slot*1, 30pin port*1
    Material of back cover: Plastic
    Other application: Task Manager, Browser, Gallery, Android Webkit, Clock, Calculator, Calendar, eReader, Gmail, Google Maps…
    Language: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, German, Italy, Norwegian, Portuguese, Roman, Swedish, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese
    Weight: 0.640 kg
    Package weight: 1.2 kg
    Size: 24.1*18.8*1.2 cm
    Package size: 27*21*6.5 cm

    http://android-sale.com/de/goopad-9-7-inch-android-tablet.html
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