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Title: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Jutleys on June 19, 2010, 12:10:47 pm
What is the best handheld Dingoo A320 or the new A330? or the Letcool n350jp i have the letcool but afaraid the support for it will die the dingoo seems to have good support at the moment with the lingux and i hear that the lingux can be installled on the new A330 aswell.
Title: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: santino on June 19, 2010, 12:40:28 pm
The a330 is the same as the a320 but with 32mb more ram, a new case and worse buttons. ;) I would prefer the a320, but the letcool seems very nice, too. With dingoo there is almost no twoplayer and thats what causing the real fun.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: omgmog on June 19, 2010, 01:07:46 pm
This deserves its own topic
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: 1wiierdguy on June 19, 2010, 01:38:57 pm
 The A320 is still the pick of the bunch right now. A330 has some early issues that hold it back. The Letcool is great for the two player aspect, it has great potential but whether it's realized only time will tell. When the A330 was launched there was talk of a 128meg ram version to follow. Perhaps the hardware issues will be ironed out by then and it could be a nice unit.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Jutleys on June 19, 2010, 01:39:23 pm
Well i have already had the dingoo a320 and i installed ligux on it i found the screen use to strain my eyes to small and they looked very cheaply made the newer ones so i sold it.And now i bought the new letcool and it really is cool feels great in the hand for those of you still stuck on the dingoo let it go trust me the letcool is much better now that i have been playing with it for a few days and i would never go back to dingoo.We need more support for this device so  come on you hardcore coders start coding something we can play on our great handheld i really enjoy playing doom on mine flys like a rocket i have also put a nice collection of MD games on there to.I would really like for quake to be working could not get it to work on my device do i need a wad for quake or not or is the download of the bin file all in one?.Well if you want to read my mini review of the letcool n350jp look on chinavasion i reviewed it first on there and hope people take more notice of it and alot of people buy this great device.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: jusme on June 19, 2010, 02:37:30 pm
the a320 for me but i like my letcool ands its just a question of if all its software problems are fixed and if devs get some new stuff on it,time will tell ;D
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: jiraiya78 on June 19, 2010, 05:14:42 pm
I only own a generic spmp8000, not letcool and never had any dingoo too.

As for me, my device has 4.3" screen so when I considering of buying A320, I thought 2.8" is just too small. Still A320 is have better software and emulator support and I only will consider of buying it if ONLY I really want to get the best game experience. Since I'm not much of gamer, I don't want to waste much money on this. Maybe later if I really want to play it, but by that time maybe there're better device and SPMP8000 could be quite good by then.

I'll try to make comparison. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
1) 4.3" Generic SPMP8000 - Cheapest of all at $59 with free shipping, GBA and SNES emu sucks, big screen but widescreen at 4.3", 16mb ram.
2) 3.5" Letcool - Mid range price at $74+Free Ship, Dual-player support with gamepad, GBA and SNES emu sucks, middle size screen and good resolution for emulator, 32mb ram.
3) 2.8" A320 - Mid range price at $83+Free Ship, great support for software and emu, smaller size screen but good screen aspect for gaming, 32mb ram.
4) 2.8" A330 - Higher range price at $115+FreeShip, should work with Dingux, smaller size screen but good screen aspect for gaming, 64mb ram.

Also, you might want to consider some other thing like battery life, processor, digital camera, video codec and more.

If you budget allow you, just go for the best which is I don't know.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: xdpirate on June 19, 2010, 05:41:44 pm
A320. The A330 is just a knock-off with a new case and more RAM, and we don't know alot about the Letcool yet, it could get better if we could get linux running on it.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on June 19, 2010, 07:35:47 pm
A330 for me. (I haven't tried the Letcool. It sounds like a weakling on paper, though. And I don't have any friends, so the whole 2 player thing is useless to me).

The A330's A/B/X/Y buttons are not great, but once you get them broken in it really isn't too much of an issue. So, once you are past that, the A330 is better in every way. The only real reason to get the A320 over the A330 is the much cheaper price. I really wish they'd lower the A330 price by about 10 or so dollars. $112 just doesn't seem quite worth it.

A320. The A330 is just a knock-off with a new case and more RAM
Derp. I see we have forgotten about the useful shoulder buttons and nicer LCD? The wireless controller is also very useful to some people, you know.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: santino on June 19, 2010, 09:50:20 pm
The wirelesscontroller is nice as a remote for tvout watching. :)
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: xdpirate on June 19, 2010, 10:36:07 pm
A320. The A330 is just a knock-off with a new case and more RAM
Derp. I see we have forgotten about the useful shoulder buttons and nicer LCD? The wireless controller is also very useful to some people, you know.
The LCD on A320 is perfect. Shoulder buttons looks better on the A330, but you don't really use those much anyway. The wireless controller (for me) is useless, why would you need a wireless controller for a portable device?
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on June 19, 2010, 10:52:57 pm
The LCD on A320 is perfect.

 :-\ Then you obviously haven't compared the screens side by side in person.

Shoulder buttons looks better on the A330, but you don't really use those much anyway.

PFffFFfffFft. You kidding me? Maybe YOU don't use them.

The wireless controller (for me) is useless, why would you need a wireless controller for a portable device?

It's useless for me too. But some people use it mostly at home anyway, where they might as well hook it up to a tv, where a separate wireless controller is pretty useful.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: SiENcE on June 19, 2010, 11:06:34 pm
A330 has no screen protector :-( .
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: jkd on June 20, 2010, 12:33:03 am
I dont like the A320 LCD, seems that is a vertical used as a horizontal screen. the colors change from eye to eye, if you handle it close.
Now i can even look at the screen because that ******* charger kill my dingoo, after less than 2 weeks of use...
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: thismeinteil on June 20, 2010, 02:33:53 am
@ Jesse

Which LCD type did you have for your A-320?  Was it the 9325 or the 9331?
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on June 20, 2010, 05:59:02 am
The one that uses 9331 controller.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Jutleys on June 20, 2010, 07:37:14 am
I have said it before and going to say it again for those of you who havent bought the letcool device you really need to use it to believe it trust me it blows away the a320 and a330 BIGGER SCREEN. its based on the very sucessfull ds design so it looks and feels great.The best part is that it uses the nokia BL5C battrey amazing whick you can buy for peanuts of ebay very cheap what will you do when your a320 and a330 battrey goes faulty or starts to loose its charge over time i know i will just swap the battrey in 2 sceconds with another one.And also for those that are using the A330 they are not the official ones they are cheap copys dingoo has not officially released the device as of yet soon to be released so if yours is falling apart or feels cheaply built dont blame us.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Meneer Jansen on June 20, 2010, 04:30:57 pm
I think that the smaller screen of the A320 Dingoo is a pro. It makes the Dingoo small, lightweight and there fore ultra portable. I use it a an MP3 player too. i don't see me doing that w/ the LetCool.

And as for now: Dingux and the super perfect support of every 2D emulator ever devised by man makes the Dingoo win it from every competitor. Until Linux for LetCool (LetCLux? CoolTux?) is developed, that is... And as a bonus, some 3D (!!) PSone games run on Dinux  pretty good (be it without sound). See for instance this topic (http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-emulation/those-ridiculously-small-psx-images/msg1865/#msg1865).
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Frank_fjs on June 20, 2010, 05:12:36 pm
Love the A320 - great buttons, form factor and emulation. Good bang for buck too.

The Letcool does intrigue me but with no arcade emulators (CPS1, CPS2, Neo-Geo, Mame) I lose interest.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Meneer Jansen on June 20, 2010, 07:16:56 pm
P.S. How about LetCool's battery usage? Might that be a big pro for the LetCool?
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on June 20, 2010, 07:20:34 pm
trust me it blows away the a320 and a330 BIGGER SCREEN.

Bigger isn't always better.

And also for those that are using the A330 they are not the official ones they are cheap copys dingoo has not officially released the device as of yet soon to be released so if yours is falling apart or feels cheaply built dont blame us.

Lies. Move yourself over to this board with that ignorant BS. http://boards.dingoonity.org/the-rumor-mill/
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: xdpirate on June 20, 2010, 09:10:33 pm
And also for those that are using the A330 they are not the official ones they are cheap copys dingoo has not officially released the device as of yet soon to be released so if yours is falling apart or feels cheaply built dont blame us.

Lies. Move yourself over to this board with that ignorant BS. http://boards.dingoonity.org/the-rumor-mill/
Those aren't actually lies. If you actually bothered to read up on this topic, you'd realize that the A330 is and always will be a knock off by disgruntled ex-employees of Dingoo Digital (the original company) who went on to create Dingoo Technology (the knock-off company with no access to firmware source code, who rereleases an already released console only with a crudely hacked on wireless daughterboard).

Also, why the hell did you think there's no support for the extra ram in the native firmware? Because the people who released this A330 are counterfeiters with no access to the native firmwares source code, and thus cannot change anything (sans theming it, which we have done with the hxftool for ages).

Please read up on the issue before you open your mouth, and be careful what you call "ignorant BS."

Enjoy your counterfeit product.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on June 20, 2010, 09:13:24 pm
Those aren't actually lies. If you actually bothered to read up on this topic, you'd realize that the A330 is and always will be a knock off by disgruntled ex-employees of Dingoo Digital (the original company) who went on to create Dingoo Technology (the knock-off company with no access to firmware source code, who rereleases an already released console only with a crudely hacked on wireless daughterboard).

Also, why the hell did you think there's no support for the extra ram in the native firmware? Because the people who released this A330 are counterfeiters with no access to the native firmwares source code, and thus cannot change anything (sans theming it, which we have done with the hxftool for ages).

Please read up on the issue before you open your mouth, and be careful what you call "ignorant BS."

Enjoy your counterfeit product.

I hate to repeat myself, but... Move yourself over to this board with that ignorant BS. http://boards.dingoonity.org/the-rumor-mill/

What it really boils down to, at least in the context of this thread, is do you think the LCD, shoulder buttons, and extra RAM in Dingux makes it a better product? Of course it does (I just don't think it's worth the extra $35). But I still enjoy the product more, overall. Which is why I use it now instead of the A320. So yes, I will enjoy my "counterfeit product".

Enjoy your inferior one.
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: jusme on June 20, 2010, 09:30:33 pm
getting a bit heated in here lets keep this a happy place :)
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: gibberish on June 21, 2010, 10:55:24 am
...

jutley, you seem to be ignorant to a few things.

1. as it stands, it seems that the letcool is probably not as powerful as the dingoo
2. currently, the shoulder buttons are useless which means GBA and SNES are mostly unplayable
3. without linux the letcool is capable of far less than the dingoo currently is
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: eule on June 21, 2010, 01:07:24 pm
LOL, Dingoo wars.  ;D
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/muskaj8485/SPARTA-BABY.jpg (http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/muskaj8485/SPARTA-BABY.jpg)
 ::)

Srsly, we had these discussions over and over, and nothing has come from DingooTech nor Dingoo Digital.

And now on the topic: I wish Letcool had gone with an Ingenics SoC too.  :D
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: jiraiya78 on June 30, 2010, 04:35:56 am
Is it homebrew emulator in Dingoo really smooth? I'm curious about this. I tried to play harvest moon snes in my friend PSP using snes9xTYL. It have slow down a bit from top speed at 0 frame skip. With fps around 30. I know that it might be that emulator is unoptimized but what about dingoo homebrew emulator?
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: Ikonz101 on July 24, 2010, 07:22:58 pm
I dont like the A320 LCD, seems that is a vertical used as a horizontal screen. the colors change from eye to eye, if you handle it close.
Now i can even look at the screen because that ******* charger kill my dingoo, after less than 2 weeks of use...

This is the method I use to charge my Dingoo A320: I plug in the charger and when the charger splash screen pops up I press B so that it goes to the Native Dingoo OS. After around 30 seconds the screen turns off so that it doesn't wear on the screen.

A320 for me especially since the Swap Kernel came out giving the A320 64MB. You could also try Stephanie's A320 64MB hack (but that's to risking for me since I suck at soldering).  ;D

Ikonz101
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: renejr902 on July 27, 2010, 02:29:47 am
edit: i created my own topic instead of asking questions here !
Title: Re: Which is better? A320, A330 or Letcool?
Post by: ahahah on September 12, 2010, 02:19:05 pm
Love the A320 - great buttons, form factor and emulation. Good bang for buck too.

The Letcool does intrigue me but with no arcade emulators (CPS1, CPS2, Neo-Geo, Mame) I lose interest.

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