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Apple iPad Vs China iPed Apad: Which one is better?

We are pretty sure you have heard about the Apple iPad, but what about the iPed device that is taking China by storm at the moment? It is a iPad clone that is available to buy now, and at a significantly cheaper price than the iPad.

The iPed, or Apad as it is also known is available to buy over in Shenzhen, China and also on a few Chinese websites. The device is quite different in terms of specs to Apple’s iPad, but the design is exactly the same style as you’d expect with the iPad.

The biggest difference between the two, is that the iPed runs Android 1.5 OS, rather than Apple’s iPhone OS. As you should know by now though, Android is no lightweight and the device packs some handy specs.

It features a 7-inch touchscreen display with 800×430 resolution, a 600 MHz RockChip 2808A processor with 1GB of Memory, MicroSD support, 802.11b/g WiFi, HD video playback, 3.5mm jack and one-click access to YouTube. Since it is running Android, you’ll also get a collection of Google apps, such as the Chrome browser, Google Maps and Google Talk.

Best of all, this device is available to buy online for just $149 USD. If you compare that to the $499 asking price for the 16GB WiFi iPad, then you can see why everyone is so pumped up for the iPed clone.

Would you buy this over the iPad? You can’t beat the real thing, but then again – you can’t beat low prices like this too. Take a look at the full product page for the device here and then let us know your opinions of it.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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ANTON MOOREHEAD
ANTON MOOREHEAD

which one is better? of course the ipad is better, but how many people can afford an ipad? if i buy an ipad, i have no money left to pay my rent. so i have 2 choices. 1 pay my rent and get an apad, or 2, buy an ipad and be evicted

AndroidPhoneGuides

Just get an Android if your broke

AndroidPhoneGuides

Just get an Android if your broke

JJ
JJ

Luckily I can afford the real thing- If you can’t then just ACCEPT it. Don’t support Chinese FAKES!!!!!!

Lovelyyou
Lovelyyou

apad is the best ^_^                      

Lovelyyou
Lovelyyou

apad is the best ^_^                      

Mhadel Evangelio

.. can i know what is great between the ipad and the apad ??
.. and what is the best ??

Guest
Guest

you can buy it for less than 100 dollars..

Idiemeyar
Idiemeyar

Apad can support Flash Player. Problem? Ipad?

your dad
your dad

i have been looking to get one of these a/e pads for a while but with these revews there is now way in hell i will get one now, thanks for the help everyone

khrystyna
khrystyna

ipads because they are just cooler

louis rea
louis rea

looking foe a english manual

ghghghh
ghghghh

150? i found something like this for 80 bucks

Ash Hole
Ash Hole

i think what you all bought is the fake version, you see. the ipad is the original, then china clone it, and what you may have is the clone of the clone… because its not suppose to have 128mb of ram, suppose to have 285mb of ram, processor of 600-800mhz, and using either rockchip or telechip cpu, if you look on the kernel and you see the word "dirty" on it, then you got the clone of the clone. You are all cheapscake! and a bunch of asshole… fuck you all hehehe

aPad User
aPad User

im from the Philippines, and i bought apad 3.0 for P3600 and i love it. i have no problem with this device. for touch screen function, i dont need to exert much effort, i dont even need to push hard the screen for it to work. I can download free games or apps. This is awesome! For those whose saying that the apad sucks, you u know its just "USER-ISSUE" im using my apad for about a year now. and i had no problem.

sweetlife
sweetlife

apple!!!

maruha
maruha

hi everyone. iam seriously considering on buying an APAD for my kiddo. but reading your comments made me think twice. is it really worth the bucks?

Pyrothrax
Pyrothrax

I currently have the Apad Android OS 2.2 version with built in camera and 2G memory… works like a charm!

@scrooge74

I have an Apad 7" for the last 3 months. I know it was cheap so I knew what to expect. But for reading books, light surfing, twetter, music and passing the time. Is a good device for the price paid.

In the end it all comes down to quality of hardware: better hardware, better performance. I used a Galaxy Tab which is running Android 2.2 That device is way better than an Ipad. I take a good quality Android tablet over an Ipad any day of the week.

JologzSiBlyj
JologzSiBlyj

I got a MID China Android 2.2 Tablet as a gift from a friend.. This is my second day of figuring out on how to speed up its operation and Im not giving up tweaking its processor to become fast or quick. ITS REALLY A SLOPPY ONE. These are my thoughts: Android 2.2 OS Tablet should have at least 800mHz processor (mine is lower) Memory should be at least 512MB (mine is 256MB) Default Browser doesnt support Internet Connection thru Wifi ( I downloaded Opera Mobile 10 and it worked perfectly fine) Good Graphical Interface but very very SLOW in… Read more »

david
david

it realy sucks, interface is sloppy and you have to be on top of wifi to use, and when you do get it spend an hour just to log on because of the crappy interface.
DO NOT BUY

Mark Nongkhlaw
Mark Nongkhlaw

Can this and the iPad print at all?

Lydia
Lydia

I bought an Apad for £85.00 as an experiment. It's a 7" running Android 2.1 software, and aside from being a little heavy, I'm extremely pleased with it! The touch screen is responsive, the wifi connection is good. Everything looks lovely, the display is easy to use. You can't 'pinch' it in or out so it's not a 'proper' touch screen, but my mobile phone cost £20 more and the 'touch' screen on that is rubbish! Overall, very pleased. Tried iPad in shop, was slow, unresponsive and terrible frankly. Even the store assistant had nothing good to say about iPad!… Read more »

binkleplease
binkleplease

My friend has an apad and it SUCKS HORRIBLY. He sold it a while ago and got the real thing for Xmas. SO MUCH BETTER.

joelsy
joelsy

in greenhills philippines you can get it as low as 80USD, but its pretty much useless although its android 2.2 already. Memory should be upgraded to at least 1GB to function in properly..

jason
jason

i have bought a apad from enovomall.com only 180USD,it support android 2.2 facebook.
it is okay.as the ipad too high,hope it get down one day

asa
asa

Not all people can afford to buy Ipad.. I must buy APAD

jon
jon

yes avoid it ,battery useless cheap but crappy important i got i yr warranty for 65usd still too much just shitty junk avoid as useless

Elvis
Elvis

Maybe you guys should try this apad .really good .
8inch .android 2.2. The CPU is A8 .
512mb memory, 4G hard disk.

I bought it from a guy name Louis ,The price is $164. his email: louis806@ddlinc,cn.

zandro estrada
zandro estrada

accept the fact that Chinese guys dominate the market!!!

Jon
Jon

the Flatpad A10T is the android tablet to get. it is the real max-ipad killer, a 10.1" screen with android 2.2, NVIDIA Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Tegra 2 processor, and a 3900 mah battery Approx. 8-10hrs life fully charged. it is about 100.00 more than the cheap apads, but also 100 times better. they are sold out right now until January, and no I am not advertising for this company, I was browsing the web for android tablets and ran across this site, I don't have one yet but you can bet your ass come January I will be… Read more »

dennis
dennis

own both. the ipad is obviously better. but the iped is great for the money. wife is using it to check e-mail and facebook, etc. works fine

FIKE2308
FIKE2308

i wonder how many of these people who are bashing the apad are being paid by apple?

rovingeagle
rovingeagle

your site dohies all over a lot of good for techies

dave

It’s not just about price for me. I’ve been looking and you can get 7″ ones for under a 100 now. But the true selling point is that the android operating system is superior to the iPad’s. I like being able to run more than one app at a time. Also there seem to be more free apps on the android market. Better device better price. No brainer.

moe
moe

when it comes to apad.
1st the life battery is between 1 to 2.5 hours. ipad is 10 hours
apad has 7 or 8 inchs screen. while ipad has 9.7 inchs.
apad has a thin plastic body. ipad has matel body.
some apad has 3g or external 3g and its not supported in most of the countries. ipad has 3g ulocked and you can jailbreak it.

at the end i where in hope that android pad would be better as i love android os… but its not since its coming from chain

Zahid
Zahid

What about external modem? Can use edge modem in USB port?

lizz
lizz

well I was going to buy a kindle and the apad was a great buy ..i love it . I can read my kindle books go only “IN COLOR THANK YOU VERY MUCH” I got what paid for $95. That right $95! That whe everyone was sleepin on this a the beginning of thir internet intro. Got what I paid for it! A lovely in my purse tablet…..get real people! Some of you spend more on crap you buy and don’t use…this is well worth the price!!! I also got the nook covers to fit my apad so check it… Read more »

guest
guest

Knock it off guys! It's convenient and cheap. The only downside is that it's a disposable pad; run it for two days to a week then it's off to the trash bin.

chantelle
chantelle

ive got an apad its realy good , got it of ebay really cheap for $160 its got wifi and heaps of apps

alex
alex

I buy that 10"ePad 1GHz CPU WiFi MID Tablet PC Google Android 2.1 For an ONLY 186.98 or ePad 7 Touch MID Notebook Android for $82.35 With free shipping at buyincoins(dot)com using "10%off2010" coupon(10%off) code and recommender "negoni"(additional 5%off)

apad
apad

those three apad is the best so far ! you can see it.

7 inch apad andoid 1.5 http://www.wholesaleonepiece.com/Wholesale—APad

7 inch apad andoid 2.1 http://www.wholesaleonepiece.com/haipad-7-apad-m7

10.2 inch apad android 2.1 http://www.wholesaleonepiece.com/102-apad-google-

Sam
Sam

HEllo! I'm from philippines I need help. If I buy an APAD can i bring it to the US sin ce they're saying it's a clone of IPAD?

mankay
mankay

I’m thinking of buying apad from one of the Chinese websites. I wonder how trustworthy they are with my account details.

Chinapad
Chinapad

Hello, I think I would buy one Apad to know whether it is good or bad. However, would any one living in China like to come to Cambodia soon? If yes, would you mind to help me buying one Apad from China. Please contact me through chinapad88@gmail.com. Thanks!

watson
watson

i will consider it, but how is the speed

Scott
Scott

I bought the Apad with Android 1.6 system, Frankly found it very frustrating, slow and very poor response from the screen, you felt like 'throwing it out the window' it was that non responsive. After about 30 mins the screen stopped responding all to gether and I had to send it back to seller. Eventually got my money back. The Ipad is by far superior , but must admit that the asking price of £429 in the uk is just excessive, better with a Net Book to be honest.
Nice idea Google, but frankly very disappointing !!

King
King

i love android but it would be able to update

vcr

lol the apad is ok but for some reson i cant warch youtube (got it yesterday)

ApadUserDude
ApadUserDude

Part 4 Things I liked about the iPad 1. iPad screen was bigger (9.7”) 2. I though the touch screen was much better on the Apple iPad 3. Andriod 1.6 doesn’t have the fancy stretch or shrink finger gestures that I really like with the Apple operating system. 4. CPU Speed is better on Apple iPad 5. The accelerometer response was much better on the iPad 6. All my videos worked perfect on the iPad. I couldn’t get some of my videos to work on my SP-56 but a quick google search and I found a solution. Basically my free… Read more »

ApadUserDude
ApadUserDude

Part 3 Things I liked about the SP-56 1. Cheap. iPad $AU629, SP-56 $99 ($140 delivered) 2. Everything works as expected 3. Simple support for HTML, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF’s (my main requirement) 4. Google web browser works perfect 5. I setup the supplied email program and got Hotmail and POP mail to work first go 6. Skype works perfect 7. Nice ebook reader software that worked perfect and has a decent zoom 8. Doesn’t need any software like iTunes installed on your PC. Just plug it in and the Device Memory and MicroSD card appear in My Computer… Read more »

ApadUserDude
ApadUserDude

Part 2
I have a friend with an iPad and I borrowed it for the weekend and I have to admit I was impressed with the iPad. It was flashy, it was nice and it is just as I would expect from a quality product from Apple.

It’s the first time I used the android operating system and it was pretty intuitive. I have listed the things I liked about the devices as far as I could see them. These are uninformed observations and I honestly believe both products are great.

ApadUserDude
ApadUserDude

Part 1 I bought a 7” Andriod device from ebay in Australia. My device is a Ginart Product code SP-56 and if you search “SP-56” on ebay.com.au and tick “include title and description” you’ll find the device easy enough. The company's web page is at gindart.com. I must say the company was great to deal with, touched base with emails regularly and it arrived from China in the advertised timeframe My device is Andriod V1.6, CPU 800Mhz, 128Mhz Ram, 1.3 M Camera and Wifi and it says Model M-002 on the back. It has a nice feel to it and… Read more »

Eric
Eric

Well there is one called Z Pad. Brand Malata, It kills apad, epad, iped, whatever pad. its not copied version of ipad, its got 10" screen, Android 2.2, multi touch, NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 Dual ARM Cortex-A9(1GHz), Built-in 2G/4G/8G/16G/32G Inand, 512MB/1GB DDR2.
anyway, check out the website for more details, http://www.malata.com
Its cominhg out in september, don't know how much

Riki Junaedi
Riki Junaedi

some say good some say bad ; I am considering to get one ; got confused ? May be I need to see the real thing before considering.

David
David

It’s all one giant iPod touch, so I’m not spending $500 on a giant iPod so I guess I’d buy the cheaper one

Renn
Renn

Just buy the iPad your getting A piece of crap at 150 dollars…I bought the iPad it is super fast, has tons of apps and has the famous apple customer service…it’s a no brainer really. Why buy a piece of crap it’s just wasting money.

mattgnik
mattgnik

Battery has little sustainable power, OS doens't allow access through proxy server (useless for schools). Its actually okay, but the power issue is so critical its not worth $30, let alone $300. (10" model). I'm over Chinese junk that doesn't work.

Ian Garcia
Ian Garcia

It's already sold here in Davao City, Philippines in two variants: a smaller version with camera at PhP 5,000 (around $111) , and a bigger version (same as the original) at PhP 6,300 ($140) and you can still haggle for a hundred or so pesos lower. Available at Chinatown.

Guest
Guest

With the feedbacks from iped users, it seemed it is a wiser choice to get the ipad..though it does not have a webcam and cost more..at the end of the day, the values are more perhaps..

NCXMIAMI
NCXMIAMI

I cant believe someone is considering the aPed…seriously?
My 2009 G1 phone is better than that… dont waste your money.
I rather upgrade my smart phone than waste money on that piece of crap…

bdkko
bdkko

Freaky i trıed the aped and it seems at fırst look much better but after all
IT SUCKS
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ITT !!!!

saad
saad

i have a aped it sucks and i got it brand knew. When ever you try to connect WIFI it freezes and keeps on restarting and you have to touch hard on the screen to let it work. and it loads very slow. I WANT MY MONEY BACK……

CAM
CAM

im loving life (nothing to do with this)

Rob

I like charts and graphs so check out the comparison if you want. I think the 10" iPed is a closer fit to the 9.7" Apple iPad, n'est pas? http://robreasoning.blogspot.com/2010/08/iped-ver

Haz
Haz

Bought one from eBay (10.2″ M16) and wat a piece of CRAP

CONNECTS TO WIFI BUT NOT THE INTERNET, even if the local locale is changed , there are a few apps still in chinese , touch screen is tempramental , as I paid & $265AUD FOR IT , it’s not even a toy that my 3.5 yr old prefers , ( he still wants daddys IPAD)

please donot waste your money on these clones.

Tried and tested , apple is a better product but not the best.

STILL WAITING FOR THAT UNIT TO HIT THE MARKET.

Tony
Tony

I`ve just got a Apad 8 inch with Android 1.6, cost $120.00 plus postage. Its a M003 type. The unit isn`t that slow, its got the 533 mhz chip. The touch screen is not that sensitive and scrolling down through menus with a finger is a bit a an effort, but just finger pressing an icon or using a stylus on most things works much better. The Wi fi is fine, logged in in no time at all, the sound and video is good too. It has an ebook reader built in. The internet browser is good, in fact most… Read more »

Shi GongMing

Well, I'm a Chinese and days ago happened to get access to an iPed, well, more precisely, an upgraded, or 2G iPed prototype
It's funny on that:
1) Upgraded to Android 2.2
2) FM receiver and transmitter
3) 802.11n WIFI model
4) A place-holder for GPS…. not very certain… may not appear in final product to cost controll.
5) still no camera
And the price is… $175, or !¥1200 China RMB
However, it's tardy and sloppy, but it pay for the price

armi alcances
armi alcances

im here in the philippines where can i buy ipad here? anyone hu knows a supplier or a store u sell ipad already..
pls email me alcancesarmi@yahoo.com or call me at 09279678169
mimi alcances

aad
aad

*cough* seller

Allen
Allen

for those of you wanting a nice device that support Android, I'd suggest Smart V7. At least it has 256 DDRII ram, a very nice product support and produced by an official business. I can see that they have a team upgrading and optimizing android for V7 and upgrading is easy as. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwF2ExY1Zxs I am not a big fan of those so-called clone products in china, none of them actually come with any warranty at all and they are just made in dody factories with no official business names. what happens if they give you recycled batteries/ LCD screens? do… Read more »

tom
tom

If you google apad there is now a 1ghz version running android 2.2 and has a 10.2" screen.. Humm it might not be a ipad but at $300 compared to $500 i don't care.

cliff
cliff

you will get what you pay, buy real android os tablet on androidostablet.com

Dan - Novi, MI
Dan - Novi, MI

Bought for $112 today, from caltechmall.com. Compared to the price of Ipad, it was a no-brainer for this cheapskate. Will update with review in about a week.

Anne
Anne

Bought one from caltechmall.com,Later will launch the android 2.2 system

NerdinChina
NerdinChina

I know this may be late, but I just played with the iPed today. Crap. VERY SLOW, got rather hot in minutes and had a lot of problems connecting to wifi that the seller claimed it was just connected to minutes go. I had talked the guy down to $150 from his asking price of $200, but I really wouldn't spend too much for it.

sdg
sdg

128MB ram = fail

Lee
Lee

Needs to support 2.2 Android before I'd even dare consider it.

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