No.1 P7 mini Pad is a 7″ Android Phablet Powered by Mediatek MT6589

If you wanted a tablet with built-in 3G connectivity, and the ability to make calls last year, you could have bought one of Mediatek MT8377 based tablets. This year, you can get the same functionality, but upgrade to quad core, by getting a tablet, or should I say phablet, powered by Mediatek MT6589 such as “No.1 P7 mini Pad”. Many sites also promote it as an iPad mini clone, especially it has a lightning connector.

No.1_P7_mini_Pad

No.1 P7 mini Pad specifications:

  • SoC – Mediatek MT6589 quad core Cortex A7 processor @ 1.2 GHz + PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • System Memory – 512MB, 1GB or 2GB DDR3 depending on exact model, and where you read.
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash + internal micro SD card slot fitted with 8GB/16GB or 32GB microSD
  • Display – 7″ IPS Capacitive touch screen (1280×800)
  • Camera – 2.0MP front camera + 8.0MP rear camera
  • Networks – 3G: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz; WCDMA: 850MHz/2100MHz
  • SIM – 1x MicroSIM card slot
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth + GPS (A-GPS)
  • Sensors –  4-way G-Sensor
  • Data port – Lightning
  • Audio – Built in stereo speakers/Built in Microphone, Earphone jack
  • Battery – 5000mAh Li-On (About 3-6 hours per charge)
  • Dimensions – 192.4x114x8.6 mm
  • Weight – 320g

This smartphones runs Android 4.2.1, and is said to come with headphones, a USB cable and a charger. Some sells also also a leather case. The amount of RAM is a bit confusing. Many sites show 2GB RAM, but at least one seller explains there’s no 2GB version, only 512MB or 1GB versions. Although you could use the device by holding it in your hand to make calls, just like a smartphone, many people may opt to use it with a Bluetooth headset instead. One reader commented the Bluetooth range was good enough so that he could roam in his house to make phone calls via a Bluetooth headset with one of the earlier dual core models. If you’re fond of custom ROMs, the device is probably a little too new, and I could not find any information on XDA developers’ forum.

I found this device via GeekBuying blog which sells the 1GB RAM version for $189.99, but it’s also available on Aliexpress with prices starting at around $160 with 512MB RAM, and without leather case. If you’re in China, you can also get the 2GB RAM version directly from “No.1” for 999 RMB ($163).

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obarthelemy
obarthelemy
7 years ago

Looks good, except for the Lightning connector:
– they’ll get sued for it
– I doubt it’s fully functional, just charging + USB probably, no docking
– I’d rather use the numerous µUSB cables and gizmos I already have, and not have to buy new cables and stuff yet again.

darkkevind
7 years ago

Be careful! So far this device cannot be rooted and is not compatible with most apps in the Play Store. You will need to download separate apk’s from other app stores to get any good apps on this device.

If it could be rooted then you could spoof it as a Nexus 7 and then the apps will download, without Root it’s not much good to anyone who doesn’t know a bit about Android.

whale
whale
7 years ago

darkkevind : Be careful! So far this device cannot be rooted and is not compatible with most apps in the Play Store. You will need to download separate apk’s from other app stores to get any good apps on this device. If it could be rooted then you could spoof it as a Nexus 7 and then the apps will download, without Root it’s not much good to anyone who doesn’t know a bit about Android. I bought one, A lot of apps can be installed from playstore where shows error “incompatible device”. I have to install google service, gmail… Read more »

calagan
calagan
7 years ago

I just watched the video review of this device at the link below and I fail to see any “Phone” icon, so I’m wondering if you can actually place cellular phone calls with it or if it is just for data?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_gqQ_G4zA4

Ramon
Ramon
6 years ago

I have two of those No 1 Mini Pads, if you install a SIM card in it you can make calls with it, I have done it and it works great! One has some kind of iOS style Android theme, but it is so deep in the OS that it can’t be replaced, so I have made a backup of the other one that contains a plain Android 4.1. I have also successfully rooted the device with MTK Droid Tools and installed the CWM Recovery on it, if you want more info please take a look at my blog, I… Read more »

Reiverblade
Reiverblade
6 years ago

well it will be no sueing from apple appart for the generale look : ITS NOT A LIGHTNING CONNECTOR!!! its just a fake argument used by many reseller who think people are dumb enough to trust that… and also many reseller advertise it as MTK6589 2gb and you end buying a MTK6577 1gb/512mb (no its not different model … they juste are “fake” of the “original fake”) can be rooted, it just demande a little bit of work just like with all MTK based devices, atm i have a UMI X1 and a Nexus 7 i brought one of those… Read more »

John
John
6 years ago

Seriously, I have tried multiple and gave up. I had a really crap one that didn’t make it a week before i just canned it. I bought 2 Motorola ones for about $15 and the sound quality was entirely garbage and the return policy from that vendor was also crap. Another $30 gone. I bought a nice Plantronics and it was nice for a while. But it got lost. A second Plantronics was given to me from a friend who got a newer car and again, it was decent. It stopped charging, though. I’m really liking this Jabra. I use… Read more »

lastredwitch
lastredwitch
6 years ago

It uses a wwan dongle. I hunted for every combo of words in the build info and finaly found a root: (ROOT_Limpieza_Logo_V3.zip) that works very well on my build of this tablet its an “iMuz Q8” [[http://www.amazon.com/Latte-Android-screen-tablet-Cameras/dp/B00FNPME0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392035203&sr=1-1&keywords=imuz+q8]] Build: Android version : 4.2.2 Release Codename : REL API LEVEL : 17 CPU ABI : armeabi-v7a Manufacturer : unknown Bootloader : unknown CPU ABI2 : armeabi Hardware : sun6i Radio : unknown Board : exdroid Brand : iMUZ Device : fiber-ibts Display : Q8.US.ANDROID4.2.2-20130923 Fingerprint : iMUZ/fiber_ibts/fiber-ibts:4.2.2/JDQ39/20130814:user/test-keys Host : supperFAE02 ID : JDQ39 Model : Q8 Product : fiber_ibts Tags : test-keys… Read more »

lastredwitch
lastredwitch
6 years ago

BTW: the dataport is actually an OTG mini C USB. There’s several sizes of this china dongle phablet out now. If you spend a lot of time hunting… the roots are out there.. Whats tough is finding win7\8 adb drivers and a rootmod that’s stopped me at just a root..no way to do a complete image backup yet.

Slav4ik
Slav4ik
6 years ago

There is a phone function. Tried it, used it. But it’s kinda to big for use as a daily driver. @calagan

jon
jon
5 years ago

Yo heads up if you buy from No1 Ive been waiting 2 months for a phone hasnt come in yet.

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

I I bought a matricom iota on amazon with promise of being already root with su and superuser app on 4.2, but was shipped an “upgraded” to KitKat 443 unable to root via apk or flash. I don’t have windows but even if I did I would not install Chinese software on assumption of root hackby other claimants … Or install any other software . Allwinner a31s quadcore, powervr , 16gig nand, 1gig RAM , ips screen, one hot pixel Better than most tablets I have tried but worthless to me without root as I am a huge fan of… Read more »

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

If I was not a Verizon wireless user I would buy the

Oppo: Find 7

Phones made for users NOT megalomaniac wireless companies to torture clients! It is not YET available in CDMA flavors. CDMA is obviously superior to TDMA

TMDA, different arrangement, is great for spam combating

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

#1
Lightning is Intel not Apple, fyi

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

It’s an Intel product that Apple licenses

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

@darkkevind

One doesn’t lose much after neutering gapps malware.

On the contrary one gains battery LONGEVITY, while reclaiming privacy. Rapping user privacy for money is never appropriate, Google.

It is not challenging to acquire truly free apps (no web ads) from play store without a Google account, but why bother sifting through a mountain of malware?

I have no problems licensing software outside play: developers keep all their profits.

Apps with ads are NOT-free. Having your privacy raped is a COST… Always too high a price

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

A data only plan and SIP calling (or iax2) is a great option. If you have fecal hardware from your ISP or an evil ISP (time warner cable, commiecast, century, etc) you’ll need to VPN tunnel your VoIP traffic $0.50/month/number … Casual calling $7/month/ plan allowing TCP SIP if you don’t VPN Anveo Or Vitelity With one of Bria Acrobits Csipsimple All of which support SIP texting Anveo will help you and yours escape the folly of SMS texting with a bridge to XMPP texting Or delivery of last millennium SMS texting by email, http, or api craft As a… Read more »

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

Contixo q102… Amazon

A31 quad, 8nand, 1ram, 4.4, poooor partitioning

Came root , but the worst screen ever. I have an old box TV in the garage with better resolution. About $70 of technology for $149. It was sent back the same day as was its replacement.

On amazon AVOID seller “AAA Mart” ; they’re worse than newegg repackaging used hardware. I had two before giving up on merchant and tablet model.

Root or die (return)
5 years ago

Any tablets tried with above-barely-acceptable WiFi reception? Our house has 3 APs so lack of coverage is not an issue. American Pumpkin, a31s, 16nand, 2ram : best WiFi The others showed full “bars” but SpeedTest.net showed deficiencies. …. Avg 6 megabits/s. (Of 150, internets side) .. Contixo. 2g/3g ready, USB and USB Host ports, full size HDMI (for all the good that was), no visible Sim claimed LTE as gsm or wcdma (not USA CDMA) …. Anyone have experience with PAYG Sim with Sim capable phablets? (Pay as you go, vs soft credit check like typical wireless plan, they/teen mitigation)… Read more »

Mikef
Mikef
5 years ago

My mini Pad no longer holds any charge.
Doesn’t even work when plugged into charger.
Any ideas?

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