November 22, 2012

Indepth Review-Ainol Novo 10 Hero Disassembly

The past produce line of Ainol was all of 7 inch tablets. But recently Ainol announced its first big screen 10.1 inch tablet which was also shown at the China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong from Oct 12~15. It's Ainol Novo 10 Hero. Ainol Novo 10 Hero is powered by Amlogic 8726-MX Based on Cortex A9 Dual Core and Mali400 Dual Core GPU. Ainol Novo 10 Hero is armed with 1GB DDR3 Ram,16GB Nand Flash,10.1  inch IPS screen with 1280X800 pixel resolution,0.3MP front facing camera and 2.0MP rear facing camera,Bluetooth and HDMI. It's also sold at $219.99.

These components are every powerful,except at gaming. Anyway,is Ainol Novo 10 Hero worth $219.99?

Now,let's disassemble Ainol Novo 10 Hero and explore the answers together.

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The front side of Ainol Novo 10 Hero. It goes with screen protector as seen here.

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The back of Ainol Novo 10 Hero. Ainol applied dual speakers to Ainol Novo 10 Hero,this is Ainol's first time.

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The physical buttons on the top left of Ainol Novo 10 Hero. It's great experience touching your figures on them.

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The ports on the edge. They are ear jack,micro USB port,HDMI port,TF card slot,microphone and charging port.

Viewing from the look of Ainol Novo 10 Hero only,we can see the quality and touch feeling is great.(In order to speed up the load of the page,we downsize the pictures used herein)


But how about the inner of Ainol Novo 10 Hero?

Now,let's disassemble Ainol Novo 10 Hero together.

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The picture above shows the whole complete inner architecture of Ainol Novo 10 Hero after opening. One main component is screen,the other one is motherboard. 

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The details of the PCB board of Ainol Novo 10 Hero. We can see the PCB board above is different from those applied to other tablets. First,the PCB board is divided into 3 areas,not like the 'L' look of those old PCB board.

Second,please look at where the speakers and the vibrator and so on are placed. The circuit is not soldered but plugged in. This is very convenient for users to replace the components. Ainol really addresses the concerns of users. And doing so should have cost Ainol more.

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The above picture shows the Amlogic 8726-MX Dual Core CPU,2 HuanDai DDR3( there are 2 more on the back ) to combine to 1GB and 2 MT Micron 8GB ( one more on the back) to combine to 16GB Nand Flash Storage. 

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Bocom chip that integrates WiFi and Bluetooth. The antenna of WiFi is layout around the rear facing camera. The audio chip is Realtek ALC5631.

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Interface PCB board

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Speaker and interface board,it's plugged in,not soldered as before. This is a great leap in the production process of Ainol.

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Another speaker and vibrator. (Quite few tablets is featured with vibrator,because it consumes more power. But Ainol featured it,so this is one of the spots of Ainol tablets).

The chip above the speaker is the power management chip which is replaced with the Acitve-Semi 8863Q41. We don't if there is any improvement of performance comparing with the then old one. But we will know when we test it in future.

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The body shell with watermark underneath which lies a screw hole.

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The back of the main PCB board lies 2 memory chips and Nand Flash chips. In addition,2 insulating pads lie underneath the yellow metal to prevent conduct electricity.

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There are 2 4000 mAh batteries to seriesly connect with each other to combine to 3.7V 8000 mAh battery.

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Disassembled batteries. If you want to re-assemble them again,you have to tear the tape between the 2 batteries. Otherwise,the circuit is too short to do so.

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The front facing 0.3MP camera and the rear facing 2.0 MP camera.

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FT5606 IC,the channels reaches 38X27. Each single chip supports 10 point touch. We haven't found other companies using this chip so far.

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The LP101WX1-SLN2 Screen of LG.  Most other companies use the screen touch panel of www.youboy.com.

The end of the dis-assembly of Ainol Novo 10 Hero.

Last words, we see big differences in the inner of Ainol Novo 10 Hero from those old Ainol tablets. The dual speakers used on Ainol Novo 10 Hero,the 10 point touch,big screen yellow light process of screen,LG screen,separated layout of PCB board,all circuit applied with plugin interface. These are all so great.  We also see the advantages of Ainol tablets over other tablets. And if we dig deeper,we will see that Chinese tablet manufacturers has moved their focus from price to the details of design and quality. They should have realized that if they fight in prices,they would all be dead sooner or later. Only top quality top design tablets can survive them. 

We are taking orders of Ainol Novo 10 Hero at only $219.99 with free worldwide shipping. Your payment will be protected for 45 days by PayPal so that you have enough time to make sure you will receive the item. If you don't receive it by the 45th day,you can dispute your money back. You will have one year warranty. 

Also,don't forget all Ainol Novo 10 Hero we ship out is English - English Package Box,English Warranty Card,English User Manual. You will get a free HDMI cable as well.

If you really want it,don't hesitate,because tablets of Ainol is always in tight supply,it's not easy to get a hold of it,especially for you.

Enjoy Ainol,Enjoy life.

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2013/01/21

Jeff Crabtree said:

Re your in depth review of the Ainol Novo 10 Hero (21/11/12).
Would it be possible to tell me how to take the back of. My Ainol Novo 10 Hero keeps freezing and I cannot reboot with the power button, so I was hoping to remove / replace the battery.
Unfortunately, it seems very difficult to get the back off, so I was wondering how you did it without damaging the unit
Also do you think updating the firmware will solve the freezing problem?
Any help would be very much appreciated.

Regards

Jeff

2013/02/04

Sohail said:

I have had the same issue. Actually you dont have to remove back. There is a reset hole in between charging and sd card. You just need a thumb pin to reset it.

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