Do you feel that, at the lowest setting, the screen of the iPlay 20 can get adequately dark enough in a nearly completely dark room that it can still be comfortably used for some reading?
The tablet has no auto-brightness so you need to adjust manually, if you're in the habit of constantly changing levels this will probably become real old, real fast.
That being said, I've only used FBReader for all my ebooks and you can adjust the brightness by simply sliding your finger up/down the left side of the display, anywhere from 1-100% brightness.Gadget WEEKENDS
Dark room, against dark carpet, set at 1%, FBReader night mode - it's actually a little dark for me, up around 10% is a lot better with less eyestrain. (I know, shitty picture, phone couldn't cope with that low a level.)Gadget WEEKENDS
Battery life is really turning out to be excellent:
Last full charge: 21 hours ago
Screen usage since: 7hrs 15mins (Netflix 3H8M, Infinity 1H22M, plus a mix of browsers, puzzle games, etc)
Battery remaining: 42%
Prediction of 14hrs use remaining, (depends on what you run of course).
Plus I've had a SIM in it just to see what it was like: phone calls, SMS/Signal, mobile data, etc all work OK.
I'll try and do a mini-review later but naturally it's going to be skewed towards what I use it for, (eg. I don't do any gaming apart from the occasional puzzle game).
Currently (approx US$):Banggood
: $122 (I got mine here when it was on special)GearBest
: $110 (Never heard or dealt with them)
I've bought a few things from Banggood recently and they've managed to turn up almost as fast as the local mail which is in dire straits with our current Stage 4 lockdown here, (eg. 2.5 weeks or less from Banggood vs 2-4 weeks to come from Amazon AU ... I could drive to the Amazon warehouse and back in 90 mins with a stop for coffee ... if we were allowed to drive that far
). Not an endorsement, just anecdotal - it might be a completely different story sending to the USA.