Tempted To Get A Dingoo

yaustar

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Thinking about getting a Dingoo considering they are relatively inexpensive and the form factor is quite nice. Is it worth getting one now is there something better on the horizon?
 

ryaxnb

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The Dingoo is $82, the Gp2x wiz is $99, and the Caanoo is $149 in the USA.
At these prices, heres a comparison between them:
* The Dingoo features inferior emulation of most platforms compared to either caanoo or wiz, but OTOH, the Dingoo features very good emulation of most platforms nonetheless.
* The dingoo uses miniSD cards not the cheaper SDHC cards.
* The dingoo features onboard 4GB flash rather than onboard 1GB on wiz, but the flash is not accesible in Dingux.
* The Caanoo features a larger screen and is somewhat bigger (3.5" vs 2.8") and the Wiz's screen is OLED, which is a clearer, more arcade-like tech.
* The dingoo and caanoo are more reliable than the wiz
* The Dingoo is not inherently very open, does not run linux on its built in os, thus the creation of Dingux.
* The dingoo is split between Dingux and the native OS with its built in media player and emulators.
* The dingoo has a better media player and a FM radio.
* The Dingoo has inferior controls to Caanoo or wiz, but uses dpad rather than analog stick.
* the dingoo includes the emulators, the caanoo and wiz require you to download them
* To use dingoo effectively you must install Dingux which is somewhat complicated.
* The dingoo is cheapest.
So considering dingoo is only $81 and comes with 4GB flash, dingoo is a good value, but i think the Wiz at $99 is a better value overall, when combined with a SDHC card. The Caanoo is probably not as good a value as the Dingoo but does not require a third party firmware/dual boot to exploit its potential.
 
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