Summary: I researched this carefully before buying, I knew I would have to tweak it, flash it, and in other ways make it a usable tablet but I wasn't afraid. I could see that there is a sizeable and active user community, I had a good idea of what I would need to do. I'm a tech, I'm good at soldering. I have plenty of experience rooting and flashing Android devices. The screen looks great, the specs are good, the price is good. Except...
Summary: Worse tablet ever, had to root and rebuild it with other OS to get it to work. It is the slowest piece of junk ever. fully locks up every few days, does not keep a charge and I've come close to snapping it in 2 many many times. Have an ipad 1 that performs 10x better then this.
... units when they first arrived were fast and looked good if they had stayed this way these would be ...
Jon Rudy, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: These units when they first arrived were fast and looked good if they had stayed this way these would be at least a four star maybe even 5. However after several months usage my wife and I are seriously disappointed in the Pipo M9 Pro MAX. Why 1, most of the time it can not pick up a gps signal at all. 2, the reset button next to the power button has stopped working. and the biggest issue 3, IT HANGS UP AT LEAST ONCE PER HOUR OF USE.
Summary: Human factoring of the Pipo is much better than my Samsung galaxy note 10.1 (2014 edition), but the speed and stability is not. My Samsung has never locked up whereas the Pipo locks up at least once or twice daily requiring a reset. The android OS update is complicated compared to the Samsung. The OS update is in Chinese and has to be converted to English once updated.
Summary: I bought this mainly for the GPS and well what do I find a year later I hardly ever got the GPS to work as I found in my web searches the design blocks the signals by the back of the case. To use good GPS I found in my search you need to use a bluetooth GPS mouse for an external signal then it would work. It also hangs from time to time. Otherwise it seems well made and works otherwise but I think maybe if I buy one again I will get a standard tablet.
Summary: Junk! Horrible customer service. Lasted 2 weeks. NO WARRANTY at all. All of there products are not worth it. Buy from a local store and skip the headache. Save $300 bucks and do not make the same mistake I made.