Mar 142015
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NL2H0Q:  the “Trio AXS 4G” (tablet)Trio AXS 4G (tablet) showing 4 of 6 sides –my experience

  1. NL37S5:  model: maker, Google Shopper,“GTIN 00878376003402” so UPC 878376003402.
  2. NL37XN:  I purchased mine 2014.11.26 from Walmart local stores for $149 plus $39 for 2 years for (the vendor Walmart’s) extended warrantee + 8.25% tax + 0 shipping, with a standard return policy of 100% money-back within 15 days.
    1. NL2H48:  As this document is public, the serial number and exact identifying marks are not included here for privacy
  3. NL4562:   I bought & use this tablet to replace my mobile phone, while still getting mobile voice & SMS service but now via VOIP
    1. NL45CH:  since buying it I have that way have used {it else a backup tablet when its in repair}
    2. NL46H8:  so it including a cellular data (4G LTE) transceiver was originally essential for me but I now don’t need that at least presently
    3. NL45PV: this usage
      1. NL45QR:  is unusual, but
      2.  NL45R6:  is a slowly increasing seemingly due to increasing quality VOIP mobile-OS apps as Google Voice, Skype, Talkatone, etc.
      3. NL45RP:  the way of the future I strongly suspect
      4. NL5SUC:  understandably puts some additional wear & tear on ones tablet as now it is also one’s mobile phone,
        1. NL465E:  but this additional is reasonable additional including it seems no tablet warrantee excludes this use and in fact many advertise the tablet come with a front-facing-camera and often Skype so are good for such VOIP.
        2. NL5SKT:  Notably, now one makes sure s/he carries the device with him/her including powered on whenever s/he goes on trips & errands, and also uses it then for phone calls & SMSing there and likely at the home or/and office, and likely keeps the device powered on all the time.
          1.  NL5S9F:  However in my case, the additional usage would probably be ~33% of normal, as while I keep my mobile phone device powered on always, I drive & commute plus am on the phone & SMS about 1/4th of the average, plus whenever I am at home or office or meeting I use my laptop/desktop for all my calls & SMS.
      5.  NL45S2:  is possible for me to safely experiment with now as I don’t do many phone calls, mostly SMS and mostly timeless isn’t critical
    4. NL457V:  As I planned, I did this using VOIP for my phone service, notably the Google Voice app and the new Google Hangouts Dialer
    5.  NL45E1:  This plus hotspot data savings have reduced my total cellular bill, minutes+SMS+data, to a shockingly-low less than $10/mo.
    6. NL45UQ:  The service has worked including so far usably for me but has not been very reliable due to bugs in the new Google Hangouts Dialer and my hotspot-device auto-turning-off, but this has been tolerable since when possible I instead make & receive my calls & SMSes, all VOIP,  via my non-mobile OS computers as laptop.
  4. NL2GXT:  my review
    1. NL16YY:  Overview: I’ve loved this tablet EXCEPT for the problems which start here & are best summarized in repair 1 which are serious enough that my present tablet is 100% unusable.
    2. NL16ZI:

      Notable pros thru {cons including problems}, from best to worst aspects:

      1. NL2CNH:  section additional history in order:
        1. NL2CNU:  per #NL2CIV, rename so re-topic from “key problems from biggest to smallest”
      2. NL468Q:  big pro: shockingly low total monthly cellular bill if used properly as one’s mobile phone
      3. NL2CRZ:  big pro: works on indeed comes with T-Mobile including unreal deal
        1. NL2CTS:  IMHO T-Mobile is now the best major cellular carrier (considering our top 6, best first: T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Virgin, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon), as, from best first:
          1.  NL2CZ2:  coverage in 99% of the time where I need it (only exception was my 1 week in Washington’s Angeles Forest)
          2. NL2CVZ:  typically around/at lowest price including data rates
            1. NL2D6R:  of currently roughly $10/GB lasting 1 month.
            2. NL2D61:  5GB for 5mo for just $10 offer: including service for this tablet & one other from Walmart is, for an unspecified limited time, offered at 5GB for 5mo for just $10 so at about 1/5th the normal low price
              1. NL42UA:  And this exact service so very special deal can be transferred to another devices, at least it worked & working no problem when I moved the SIMM into my T-Mobile Sonic 2 Mobile Hotspot LTE (ZTE MF 96)
            3. NL2D16:  including tablet & hotspot service includes
              1. NL2D2H:  unlimited music streaming from TuneIn and about 30 others
              2. NL2D2Y:  first 200MB/mo free
          3. NL2CWA:  allows & facilities registering under a pseudonym for full privacy except as noted:
            1. NL2DER:  except still doesn’t allow one to send the device in for repair (and probably extended warranty refund) without revealing one’s physical address or/and legal name
              1. NL2DGH:  unlike now-subsidiary Metro PCS: who, when the customer has a broken device purchased from them, allows the customer to just bring it back to the store and exchange it a working one, for just a $50 fee (same as what many/typical smartphone insurance replacement plans cost as a deductible but without the insurance fees!), on in minutes and the spot (no wait to write letters and wait weeks to ship there & back), and without the customer ever having to reveal his legal name nor physical address.
                1. NL2TIP:  Update: while the store manager did not mention here “insurance” or any recurring charge for this, this service & charge may be the insurance plan deductible of  $50  for say the ($149) Acatel Pop7 which is only available via the $6[/mo] Premium Handset Protection; even if so, it does have the advantage of being handle-able in store, but with then a cost of 2yr*12mo/yr*$6/mo +$50 deductible=$194, it’s then 5x more cost than $39 plan and indeed 1.3x the $149 unit cost, so likely a bad deal: one may be better off just buying a new unit.
              2. NL2MUX:  possible fixes include
                1. NL2MV7:  as Metro-PCS does it -best found so far
                2. NL2MUK:  mobile device repairers/sellers using a physical & confidential remailer service as ShipToMyID (faq) (see there say “Your address will never be shared with any other user” )
          4. NL7U5F:  T-Mobile apparently now includes hotspot in new plans: their local stores tell me starting 2014 they no longer charge extra (was $15/mo) for hotspot capability but it is included in all new plans.
          5. NL2CXD:  excessively fast Internet data (5 to 22Mbps typically)
      4. NL2FZB:  for now notable pro: exterior size
        1. NL2G11:  specifically just large enough to still fit in some pockets (larger ones, as cargo and men’s pants with big pockets)
        2. NL4FSV:  note in the future I expect to instead want a bigger Android tablet & matching Bluetooth keyboard: specifically if I could get a smartphone which could meter & limit all its cellular data usage including of its connected (hotspot) devices which currently does not seem possible, then I would instead use that as my phone (instead of this larger tablet) & as my hotspot, and instead of this tablet would carry & use the largest tablet which would fit in my new great messenger bag (UPC 026718946577, made for Walmart, seemingly not on web but should be about here, the larger version of this) which seems would comfortably hold up to 11.6inch wide tablet, say so 11inch or more diagnonal Android tablets (Best Buy) as Samsung – Refurbished – Galaxy NotePRO 32 GB Tablet – 12.2″ which is exactly this max width. plus  matching Bluetooth keyboard.
      5. NL2GA3:  Notable pro: screen display area dimension ratio: ~1.33 (my ideal is probably 1.25) so a big improvement over the (way too) typical 16:9,
        1. NL2GJB:  including it helps get notable (about 3in^2) more screen real estate compared to similar area tablets.
        2. NL2GJM: yes 16:9 is the format of modern movies, but
          1. NL2GK9:  I (&maybe most of us) spend most time including most critical time reading text & web pages, not movies
          2. NL2GLC:  movie playback is IMHO typically notably enhanced when it includes status information as subtitle and duration & % complete & present position plus positioning & volume & other controls.
      6. NL4G1Y:  Pro: near {highest, so most efficient} display-area to external-case area ratio: I compute as 72% efficient –important as I want to get the most screen area without sacrificing mobility
      7. NL2H7U:  Pro: low cost, but possibly up to ~33% too low
        1. NL2H9D:  makes helps make it cost effective it experiences a loss (as breaks, lost, stolen)
        2. NL2HAB:  it may be possibly too low due to the problems (which start here) –would rather pay $50 more and have these problems be permanently fixed.
      8. NL3YZC:  medium-small pro: 2 built-in speakers (not just 1) which are presumably & hopefully stereo (since there are 2)
        1. NL3ZW8:  On seemingly all standard-sized tablets & smartphones, speaker(s) of higher-quality & significant loudness are seemingly never built in due presumably to the small device size, so should not be expected; rather when such quality needed use headsets or other external (as Bluetooth) speakers which are almost always dramatically better here.
      9. NL2GPW:  seeming small pro: cellular data capability, indeed fastest (4G LTE).
        1. NL435R:  This I originally thought would be a huge pro, indeed necessity, causing me to only look at 4G LTE tablets, but
        2. NL2GRW:  I found it overall better to, so now, instead carry around an additional but typically notably smaller hotspot device as (pros thru cons):
          1. NL43J7:  big pro: my hotspot-only device can & does, with some trouble, meter & limit the byte-count of every device connected to it,
            1. NL443X:  where as this currently seems impossible via any Android app I can find, so impossible if done via this or any other Android device
            2. NL444C:  so I do that, and, as it would, it has:
              1. NL4480:  saved me ~40% (of ~6GB so far) from wasting of the expensive cellular Internet (from not now needed stuff as background file transfers I or others had forgot were going on and long video plays) plus
              2. NL4487:  allows me to meter & limit all cellular Internet use, so charge my associates appropriately including fairly for their use, which I do
          2. NL44MB:  things just as possible if the main device (the tablet) is running the right software as PdaNet+ if that would work:
            1. NL437C:  Big pro: brings the valuable cellular Internet to not just this but to all sorts of nearby common devices (also other tablets & phones, laptops, Chromecast, & sometimes more) which they then don’t need and typically don’t have the expensive cellular data support.
              1. NL438K:  I use this weekly for myself and others I meet with, especially in weekly meetings.
              2. NL43CP:  including it brings to them this very special Internet deal.
            2. NL44GT:  Theoretic pro: sets up a LAN between all my connected devices, especially useful for much faster big file sharing, but so far I haven’t needed this
          3. NL439H:  con: now for even this main device (the tablet) to have Internet, one has to fool with this additional hotspot-only device, including, in increasing badness:
            1. NL44YL:  turn it off when unused: it does that automatically indeed arguably too much (seemingly whenever all connections are idle)
            2. NL44Z7:  carry it around –not too much trouble as its quite small
            3. NL44ZG:  charge it –not too bad as it has a very large battery
            4. NL453V:  remember to turn it on when you might need it; this is a problem as it seems it turns auto turns-off too much seeming like I might be missing emails and especially SMS & phone calls at the time they’re sent to me, especially important as since I bought this tablet I also use it as my mobile phone.
          4. one has to carry around an additional device for
      10. NL2ZJB:  Pro: comes with app ApkPermissionSettings (warning of the permissions required of each app run) where equivalent program is hard to find anywhere else
      11. NL2G3X:  small pro: very near same dimensions & layout as IPad Mini, so can also use about 33% of its accessories.
      12. NL409K:  Seeming tiny pro: built in FM radio
        1. NL409Z:  as this only works with a headset connected for an antenna and using a weak included app and gets limited reception, so one is always much better using TuneIn (which built-in T-Mobile streams for free) or similar Internet radio –unless one is without reasonably priced Internet (which then typically makes the device entirely else mostly useless, but might happen in some rural area or in say some national emergency), so it could be important to have but only for just such seemingly-rare Internet-less situations as perhaps emergencies
        2. NL40MT:  so, while I do like having the feature there for that, if the maker cutting it would significantly {reduce help fix the device’s problems (which start here) and/or reduce the device cost}, they probably should do that.
      13. NL383M:  Pro: things which just worked so I didn’t have to think about, from most notable:
        1. NL2G7D:  screen/display PPI, which I compute to be 163 ppi —I find still plenty enough to see images clearly & well, but notably lower than many other devices so saving needless pricy-parts-cost & electricity
        2. NL2CPI:  very fast, including I never had to wait for it except for boot-up (understandable) and Bluetooth connecting (possibly understandable): so its “Quad Core 1.2GHz, 1GB DDR3” does the job.
        3. NL37ZC:  I’ve had no worries about storage: it’s built-in 16GB has worked fine for my apps plus daily few photos plus a lot of audio records, and should it run out it also has a convenient Micro SD.
        4. NL47AY:  includes Google Play, the leading app source
        5. NL47PC:  handsome metallic case & styling
      14. NL42JE:  –end of the pros and start of the mixed & cons–

      15. NL2HN1:  TBA, so far mixed: vendor’s extended warranty (, as, from best to worst:
        1. NL2WA4:  PRO: seemingly low cost ($39 for 2yrs accidental replacement), especially in comparison to a handset insurance plan.
        2. NL4DQV:  likely small pro: for devices costing <=$150, so just barely including this device, if accidentally or wear-and-tear broken where not covered by the maker, they offer a store refund instead of a repair replacement.
          1. NL4DXY:  That is probably better for the customer as the refund can be used for anything and prices on this & typical electronics steadily drop & go out of date, but could be worse in that the refund seemingly doesn’t include any remaining extended warrantee coverage but supposedly the repair or replacement would still be covered under remaining extended warranty.
        3. NL4CP3:  unknown: quality fully processing a claim –as so far haven’t qualified for that due to NL2HPE
        4. NL4DJG:  small pro: offers a phone number to reach them 24/7, which I was able to quickly reach them at
        5. NL410Y:  con: their website was saying it was doing maintenance in the 1 time I needed it, wasting me ~1 hour  2x trying to create an account as directed which ended up still failing
        6. NL2HPE:  con: they fails to have one-stop service: notably, until the maker’s warrantee is used up, for non-accidental damage, they force the customer to deal with the manufacturer instead of them,
          1. NL4DMW:  which so far (in the first 3 months) has cost me an additional 3 hours.
          2. NL4DNN:  one could probably easily work around this by intentionally breaking the device in such a way as it looked like an accident, but I don’t recommend & won’t do that as it is dishonest including gives false data to everyone that the device breaks more easily than it actually does.
        7. NL4CKX:  big con: seems same as NL2HS2
      16. NL413C:  TBA, so far mixed: warrantee service (from maker
        1.  NL4DHY:  Pro but not yet tested: offers an email address though which one can seemingly-entirely correspond to them
        2. NL4COO:  TBA: full processing of claim as I’m just about to now sending in my failing device.
        3. NL4CH3:  small con: no web forms for service on their web site
        4. NL4CIL:  small con: on my 1 call to them, they were only in-person answering 1/3rd of the time (during business hours, not 24/7) plus I had to wait on hold 45 minutes before being transferred to an operator (though he said typical is ~10min)
          1. NL4EZ4:  but fixing phone service limitations is not critical, only critical is alerting of them (on the phone service’s on-hold announcement and ideally wherever the phone # is listed) IF the email address service is good including gets good human replies within a day or two.
        5. NL2HS2:  Big con: they apparently fail to provide service without forcing the customer to reveal his/her legal id and/or physical address (so to ship back product): note MetroPCS solves this & more.
      17. NL4EBC:  tiny con: removable back panel to cover Micro SD & SIMM & serial #s instead of the usual including faster-access method for mobile OS devices (side-slot(s) for the Micro SD and ideally SIMM and hide the rest under a user-removable back or back-panel which also allow the batter(ies) to be user swapped-out)
        1.  NL4EIO:  The present method
          1. NL4ENU:  also has a drawback that this back panel is easily lost, indeed 1x I almost lost it, and
          2. NL4ENK:  seems it would only be better if to achieve device waterproofing but that’s meaningless here as presently it & the rest of the unit does not appear water-proofed.
      18. NL47X1:  small con: physical durability seems possibly weak
        1. NL47XB:  When it fell from hand-hold height onto a wooden floor, the main case snapped open a little; snapping it back all seemed fine but since it appears the main case isn’t supposed to open without tools, this was a worry to me that it started coming open.
        2. NL4834:  Note in 2.5 months of use it only fell this once
          1. NL4885:  else this concern would likely be higher)
          2. NL488E:  that fall BTW, was not due to lack of dexterity (as a drop) but an aftermarket Bluetooth keyboard from Walmart which was supposed to hold the tablet upright but was poorly made so cracked and let it fell, so I returned the keyboard
        3. NL489P:  the maker could improve this by
          1. NL48BJ:  making the back panel user removable including so it would pop off if dropped (helping dissipate the collision energy) plus allow the batter(ies) to be user swapped-out
          2. NL48EI:  making the unit significantly lighter (to have less fall crash energy)
          3. NL48FA:  likely other ways
      19. NL2ZXR:  small con: the 1st one I bought was DOA
        1. NL2ZYN:  specifically the screen would be always black even when the unit was powered on, as perhaps its power was off.
        2. NL3005:  so that same say I exchanged for my present 2nd one, costing me ~4 hours trouble.
      20. NL36Q3:  so far small con: runs OS 2 years outdated
        1. NL36Z9:  specifically Android 4.2.2 released 2013.02.11 outdated by 2 years and 5 sub-releases (now up to 5.1 released 2015.03.09)
        2. NL3713:  this only prevented me from running 1 app which I was seemingly able to do without: the Misfit (sports watch app) which then said it required 4.3 (so I returned the watch even though I got it for ~1/2 price) though now it says it will work with 4.2 (so the present OS)
        3. NL37L5:  From Android 4.2, the later version of the OS seem to have notable improvements but other than noted I haven’t missed them.
      21. NL7TCV:  easily medium to serious con: lacks a built-in Wi-Fi-hotspot, including as normally bundled in the Android so apparent false advertising, and which is often not easy to fix
        1. NL7TFZ:  not in the OS, where that lack is not from the OS being somewhat outdated, but the feature has been stripped out
          1. NL7V1A:  as higher or equal to Android 2.2 includes a hotspot in the settings.
          2. NL7V3Z:  and there is no advertising I saw alerting, when it says, along with “Android 4.2.2”, that the hotspot feature missing, so this appears to be false advertising.
        2. NL7TGG:  not in any bundled app (though it’s not typical to bundle a separate hotspot app such definitely would be appropriate given the Android is incomplete as it is without notice of that incompleteness)
        3. NL7U1H:  Why? For reason I’d like to know, as it seems it would especially as T-Mobile apparently now includes hotspot in new plans however maybe its been stripped-out & somewhat-prevented so these Walmart tablets with the 5GB for 5mo for just $10 offer could easily be used as a hotpot device and so heavily undercut T-Mobile’s normal hotspot-only devices which are much pricier to operate (as starting at $25 for just 2GB for just 1mo) for anyone willing to carry something a bit bigger but a lot more functional & powerful
        4. NL7TH2:  can be fixed possibly not easily: by 1 or more of:
          1. NL7TK3:  using another hotspot device, such as what I now do including getting the great 5GB deal
          2.  NL7TLY:  semi by running PdaNet+ (best I know & includes FoxFi): from my tests, the Wi-Fi hotspot feature of this fails to launch but the tethering feature works and then the device being provided Internet to (so tethered to) can share that Internet thru one of its Wi-Fi/802.11 adaptors, including the software includes an application doing exactly that (for at least Windows, Mac & others I didn’t check)
          3. NL7TZN:  possibly by getting another hotspot app which works for share-thru-Wi-Fi but on medium searching in Play Store I didn’t find anything.
      22. NL2HGX:  medium-big con: GPS reception is regularly weak including occasionally not at all
        1.  NL2HIJ:  in 2.5months of use, contributed to unsafe driving (having to position & move device around to get signal) and one time cost me an embarrassing 15 minutes (from getting fully lost and have to rely on maps)
      23. NL2HBY:  big con: rear-facing camera is weak
        1. NL2HCP:  lacks a flash (instead needs a bright one, first to help with picture quality and 2nd to be a backup flashlight)
        2. NL2HDB:  serious: picture clarity including focus is regularly weak or poor, including effective ~1MPix even though it’s rated at 5MPix
          1. NL2WKN:  seemingly has poor and/or slow focus
      24. NL170X:  killer: powering failures, including then also causing breaking of the wired data link: from increasing bad:
        1. NL2AB2:  big contributor: battery is about 1/3rd the ideal capacity
          1. NL2ACQ:  as I found the battery lasting only ~80% of one day, when I would like to last 2 to 3 days.
          2. NL2AEJ:  indeed Battery Monitor Widget.Free reports it at just 1000mAH, whereas the top-rated competitor Nexus 7 (2013) has “3,950 mAh 16 Wh battery” so 4.0x bigger.
          3.  NL2ANR:  as battery about 1/n th as big as it needs to be then means about n times more connections to the charger so wear & tear on the charge connector as the main power connector (which quickly fully failed)
        2. NL2684:  very big contributor: besides the main power connector (which quickly fully failed), for the normal user, the device does not have any additional power input means nor wired data i/o means
          1. NL26JZ:  so without this,
            1. NL26K7:  the only wired data input & output (the USB link) gets worn out typically several times faster (as regular power input is essential but wired data i//o may typically only be needed once per week or per month)
            2. NL26CX:  when failing, there is no backup to keep the device running at least until that problem can be properly repaired
            3.  NL26IM:  indeed, at the point of total failure, the user, to do the essential tasks then (to copy/move out of the unit all his/her data not already elsewhere safe, and then erase all his/her data on the unit for privacy/security), the user then has no wired data link (which is typically used if not required for first task) plus only whatever power is left in the battery (but power is required for both tasks)
              1.  NL26Z8:  a not-always-possible workaround is to install & use say WebDAV Server Ultimate (which allows the data changes to be done via the wireless links especially 802.11) and to power off the unit whenever idle including whenever possible while preparing for this work so to be as efficient as possible with the remaining little power
                1.  NL27CI:  I successfully did this, but only with luck, too,
                  1. NL27FD:  but only with luck too, as
                    1.  NL27L6:  I mistakenly only did this after battery was no longer charging any more (in part because the final failure happened fast) and
                    2. NL27LW:  fortunately the battery happened to still have significant (~50%) charge left but
                    3. NL27ME:  I only had ~0.5% charge left at the end, so easily could have run out of battery.
          2. NL26AH: including lacks any additional power input connectors
            1. NL26DE:  I would recommend this, including, in ADDITION to power from USB,
              1. NL27UA:  another a wired power input
                1. NL28LV:  as large as can be fit into the device –to be stronger so more durable
                2. NL26E0: coaxial –to allow rotation to reduce connection stress
                3. NL28HW:  female –to avoid excessive protrusions when not in use
                4. NL27QU:  5V DC –to most easily source from extremely common USB power
                5. NL27S0:  with a right-angle plug into it –to further minimize connection stress
                6. NL27X1:  combining the above, a device which could use to power it this cable kit and probably even better where the right-angled tip was integrated into the cable instead of separate & bigger-when-together.
              2.  NL28WW:  an inductive power input if the transmitter can be made small & USB powered.
                1. NL294N:  the core problem seems to be the transmitter seems to be typically as large including as thick as a typical modern smartphone so about 5x bigger than just a cable: real aftermarket example.
                  1. NL2A5O:  still, especially since there is an inexpensive matching aftermarket receiver, this solution might work for anyone with this or similar USB-powered device in order to avoid the serious problems when the USB connector fails.
          3. NL26B5:  including lacks user-swappable battery(ies)
            1. NL2A94:  I recommend such on this & all heavy-use devices
        3. NL171R:  killer: the device’s USB connector (female part), which also its only power input, quickly totally failed electrically, from normal indeed lightened wear-and-tear
          1. NL6S2M:  it appears this connector was about 1/24th as durable as it should be so was a bad part or bad part attachment from the start
            1. NL6SYM:  given the unit should be made to last 2 years (given its 1 year warrantee) but as under normal use it started failing after 1 or 2 weeks and seemingly would have only lasted about 1 month
            2. NL6T0I:  else its from extremely bad design but that doesn’t seem likely as the top-rated Nexus 7 has a similar connector design plus then nearly every unit would be in service which seems impossible for a unit solid widely for 6+ months
          2. NL258M:  when:
            1. NL173C:  started appearing after ~1 week of use:
              1. NL25AA:  causing me to think about returning the unit but since it was then rare and (due to the nature of Android devices)  it would take ~12 hours to move to another unit, I mistakenly didn’t, and then within 15 days the return period was gone.
              2. NL175G:  causing me to be as careful as possible with it, including
                1. NL176I:  I ensured the connection was never torqued including
                  1. NL176Y:  since 2014.12.23, to further minimize the stress on this USB connector, rather than inserting & removing from it daily (due to normal use) I put into it this right-angle USB adaptor which I kept permanently there (so then the inserts and removes were into it –this disposable part– rather than on the tablet’s connector) indeed I taped on this adaptor so firmly, using Velcro fuzzy-back as tape, that it could not wiggle at all and was physically against the side of the unit, so also insuring any pull on the USB charge cable was then directed & grounded along & into the tablet’s side & case rather than pulling & torqueing on its this it’s only & non-user-replaceable USB connector
                2.  NL6RN1:  this kept this female USB connector lasting from seeming 4 weeks (where it would have failed under normal wear-and-tear) to 2.5 months, so seems to extended it 2.5x longer, but still both figures are way too low for a 1 year warrantee
            2. NL17QZ:  and where full failure occurred after ~2.5months of use
            3. NL25HR:  and where the amount of failure was slowly accelerating, so especially big & increasing failure in the last ~3 days of some operation.
          3. NL25WV:  this included and was-probably-caused-by {the center protrusion (connection strip) within the female micro USB connector, as visible in this huge enlargement of a female connector} apparently not being properly present, including:
            1. NL17SD:  it was first found seeming missing after the failure was 100%
              1. NL262M:  –I did not see nor known when exactly it disappeared especially given it is so small.
            2. NL25X6:  I could not see if it was loose before full failure, especially as it is so small & inside the female receptacle
            3.  NL260H:  I expect it broke or fell off
          4. NL25NB:  witnessed & indicated by the device’s charging indicator would be off and indeed time also showed the device wasn’t being charged, when it should be being charged
            1. NL24NU:  including witnessed & indicated during when the failure started but was not yet 100%: increasingly the charge indicator would flicker off (more frequent & longer) when the unit was moved while being powered
          5. NL24R2:  where every cable plugged into it
            1. NL24RK:  naturally ended in a micro USB male
            2. NL24ST:  had power into it and was shown working as would power other devices
            3. NL24XC:  would matter somewhat: initially all working cables worked, then only some would (including the supplied cable quickly stopped working), and then all cables would fail.
  5. NL4FM5:  Refunds, repairs, & replacements, in order:
    1. NL4FN0:  refund 1
      1. NL4FNU:  my first unit was DOA so I exchanged it the same day.
    2. NL16RE:   repair 1
      1. NL4CV2:  Problems: I asked to be fixed all the problems (which start here) proportionate to their severity as there listed, including:
        1. NLAEXG:  definitely the problems which would not be expected as the maker did not well-or-at-all declare it at my time of purchase (so which must be fixed under manufactuer’s warrantee),
          which are, from most severe:

          1. NLAEXW:  the killer power failure -which forced me to submit this repair request
          2. NLAEY5:  rear-facing camera clarity is weak,
          3. NLAF0E:  GPS reception is regularly weak,
          4. NLAF0G:  lacks a built-in Wi-Fi-hotspot, including as normally bundled in the Android so also apparent false advertising, and
          5. NLAF0P:  ideally long hold times
        2. NLAF0U:  ideally as many of the other problems as possible.
      2. NL4F4C:  indeed I created this article foremost to report to the repairers & insurers what works and especially what needs to be fixed, but as public web article it also reports this to the world especially other potential buyers & new product makers so to assist in long-term fixes as well.
      3.  NL4FBC:  all the these problems are {from maker defect and/or normal-wear-tear} and {occurred within else by 2.5 months of purchase & use of the unit} and the maker warrants the unit to be free from such for 1 year, so per the extended warranty’s lack of one-stop service, I direct this repair direct to the maker.
  6. NL16TU:  Section additional history in order
    1. NL16UL:  I create this document (tba(Trio AXS 4G tablet) repair 1).NL16UL.htm
    2. NL2CIV:  decided to rename (so re-topic) this to say “Trio AXS 4G tablet review” and publish it.
    3. NL80EH:  nearly all complete; just finished MS ExWeb spell-check.
    4. NL87OX:  now moving this content to from-scratch new post  1st publishing now –please edit that instead.
    5. NL88DH:  in category “Android device M95KX1”
      1.  NL88G8:  create & add to category “Android tablet NL88G8”
    6. NL88J2:  create & add to category “T-Mobile M4X5WH”
    7. NL88M1:  in category “company”LG6VXP”
      1. NL88P9:  create & add to category “Walmart NL88P9”
    8. NL88R9:  mostly complete; publish 1 pst2015.03.14Sat1Pst1716.
    9. NLAFE4:  2 updates: title fix & as summarized in NL16YY; publish 2 pst2015.03.15SunPst2134.