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Hope this works, trying to post a short clip of a screen grab taken on a Huawei Mediapad M5 which replaced a Lenovo tab3 which became unusable after updates to the Go4 app late last year.
If it shouldn't be posted here or contravenes any rules please remove.
Thanks, marc
 
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Hope this works, trying to post a short clip of a screen grab taken on a Huawei Mediapad M5 which replaced a Lenovo tab3 which became unusable after updates to the Go4 app late last year.
If it shouldn't be posted here or contravenes any rules please remove.
Thanks, marc
So a few months later, how are you finding the tablet now? Still positive?
 

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Hi, the tablet is still working well with no obvious lag or latency. The video is caching to the tablet the photos are not, I can find them in the DJI Go4 app so it maybe to do with the route of the cache, I don't know. Picture quality remains good, in bright sunlight you need a hood, and the size of this tablet means you can't buy a perfect fit. I haven't been able to find one. For the money I am still happy with the tablet.
 

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Hi, the tablet is still working well with no obvious lag or latency. The video is caching to the tablet the photos are not.

Thats a DJI Go bug they introduced in Android the beginning of the year and haven't bothered trying to fix since so its not a tablet issue. Happens on most (all most likely) Android devices.
You can prove its a Go4 issue by using a version from the end of last year - it works then.
 

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Thats a DJI Go bug they introduced in Android the beginning of the year and haven't bothered trying to fix since so its not a tablet issue. Happens on most (all most likely) Android devices.
You can prove its a Go4 issue by using a version from the end of last year - it works then.
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I have been using an m5 8 for most of this year and I was very happy with it. I even made a holder that supports the m5 just in front of the controller.

I got busy a couple of months ago and did not fly the Mavic pro for a while. I wanted to fly a couple of weeks ago and I could not connect. I tried different cables with no luck. I reloaded the go4 app and it worked. When I went to fly the next day I could not connect. I can use my Galaxy5 but the screen is too small for my aging eyes and the screen is much worse in sunlight.

Tonight I powered up the Mavic with the Galaxy just fine. Using the same cable I plugged it into the m5 with no luck.
II assum that one of my settings is wrong but I cannot find it.
 

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You've tried removing Go4 completely ?
Or as a diagnostic factory resetting the tablet?

I'd be trying an older version of Go4 as well they broke a lot recently.
 

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Thank you gnirtS for your suggestion. I reset the tablet back to factory settings and deleted the firmware. I do not know why Dji makes it as difficult to upload the firmware as they do but I failed to upload an older version and accepted the latest version.

With what I call determination, ignorance and infinite fiddling, I got it loaded and connected and had a short flight. I did not have the tracking map. Now that I have made it work I plan on getting an older version loaded and back to my normal settings.
 

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Hi,does this fit into the arms of the RC like the Ipad Mini 4 or is just just slightly too big please and needs a tablet mount?

I've looked at the specs and see it's slightly bigger than the iPad Mini 4 so guessing it's very close if it does fit:

Huawei Mediapad M5 8.4:
212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm (8.37 x 4.91 x 0.29 in)

iPad Mini 4:
203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm (8.0 x 5.31 x 0.24 in)

Basically I bought an iPad Mini 4 cellular which is a tight fit but the wife now wants that as it's gold and shiny and she only has an original iPad Mini.

With thanks in advance
 

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Looks the same as my Mediapad M3 dimensions wise which "fits" right on the edge. Such a tight fit i was worried about snapping the arms and the pressure actually rolled off the glass screen protector.
I'd get a table holder.
 
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It needs a tablet mount, It will fit Portrait, but that isn't really suitable, landscape it is just too big. WIN_20180909_11_33_02_Pro.jpg WIN_20180909_11_33_31_Pro.jpg
 
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Thank you both for that - I was using a Samsung Galaxy S8+ before which was great and flawless so far, but fancied a bit more screen estate for my eyesight hence the iPad Mini 4 but can see from the wife's comments that I'll be losing that :)

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 seems like it could be another option at 200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm (7.88 x 4.74 x 0.31 in) but the extra thickness of that could be even more of an issue than with the M5 in the arms so again would probably need a tablet holder. Like the Ipad it seems Xiaomi have only put GPS in the LTE model of that one.

It sounds like a tablet holder is in my future now - thanks again Thumbswayup
 

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Here is my tablet holder, the thing I like about this one is, the tablet, or phone mounts behind and above the controller WIN_20180909_11_59_44_Pro.jpg
 

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VooDooZG The M5 films at [email protected] so I don't see it being an issue. At this point I must stress I am still on the MP1 and not sure if there is any benefit in upgrading. For me it is pure fun only.
 
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