The Polaroid PMID4311 4.3-inch Android 4.0 4GB Internet Tablet and Wireless e-Reader is a high performance device that allows you watch video, read books, listen to music, take pictures and video, check your e-mail and surf the internet while on the go. The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system connects to WiFi allowing you to search the web, download Apps, watch YouTube and share media with friends and family.
The tablet is also preloaded with over (20) Apps that include Facebook, Twitter and Kobo that will provide you access to over 2-million books (over 1-million free eBooks). This black 4.3-inch tablet has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory allowing you to store up to (1,000) songs, 6-hours of video or up to (8,000) pictures. The micro SD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB of expandable memory for storing additional music, videos and pictures. A front facing camera supports video chat and allows you to take videos and pictures at a moments notice. The Polaroid PMID4311 includes a capacitive multi-touch display to make this device easy to use while providing a high quality clear picture. Transferring media files and charging your tablet's rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery is easy by simply connecting the device to your PC or MAC.
This tablet was designed for portability and small enough to fit in a purse or shoulder bag. Other features include a built-in speaker, accelerometer, microphone, headphone jack and mini USB port (USB cable included). The Polaroid PMID4311 4.3-inch Android 4.0 4GB Internet Tablet and Wireless e-Reader comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
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All good except the camera and battery - 03/16/2013
Reviewer: Kwabena Asamoah
I like this tablet alot! The only problems are that it doesnt have Google Play, A back camera, and a better battery. Other than that, the tablet is awesome!
Pretty good - 03/06/2013
It works just fine for me. It feels well put together, and good in the hands. Tbe only thing i seem to have a problem with is the battery life. It lasts maybe an hour fully charges.
MEMORIA - 02/21/2013
Reviewer: MARCELO GONZALEZ
The truth I am very happy with my tablet. But I only have one doubt. Said it was 4GB but when connected to the PC says 2GB. Someone is STEP?
LOVE IT!! - 01/31/2013
I love this little guy!! It does everything i need it to do and way more! It takes pics, videos, downloads apps and wallpapers, surfs the web, has a micro SD slot, comes with a computer plug, and so much more!! I love it! The one and ONLY thing I kind of dont like is that it doesnt have a camera on the back, but that doesnt make it any less awesome!!!!!!! I would totally recommend this to everyone!!
Okay - 01/27/2013
Reviewer: Terridan Jo
The tablet worked fine but it was REALLY SLOW!!! : Mostly it was nifty but I had a hard time reading the little itty bitty screen!
Another satisfied customer - 12/30/2012
Bought two of these as Christmas presents for my nieces. They love em! Easy to personalize, web surf, play games and skyping. For the price and our purpose, this tablet holds its own against the iPad Mini and Samsung Tab.
Satisfied - 12/06/2012
I was skeptical because of the much lower price vs an iPad mini or most of the other tablets on the market. Wa very pleasantly surprised - it does everything I needed and than more.
Snooze You Loose - 12/03/2012
Reviewer: Andre L. Pineda
I have had this little guy for 5 months now. I ran it through over 200 apps, with a 32gigabite micro mini chip.have over 200 songs,over 200 pictures,and videos.It holds live wallpaper and runs them without interfering with other programs.You can download and change homescreens to look like high end devices.Skype has no problems that I have found. People think its a phone when Im using it at Starbucks and are interested.With the right music application that has an equilizer and a nice set of earphones it became my dedicated player. You can also use it for recording through its built in mic, which comes in handy for medical appointments. Every device has a battery that has to be recharged get over it and enjoy these kind of entertainment things we have out there. 4.0 ice cream wow not even 300 dollar units cant touch this. I have own an Archos5it,And4 other Asus Transformers so I know if you snooze you loose on the 4 inch Polaroid.
Same tablet as the Emerson Branded EM543 - 11/21/2012
Good price point.
Easy to figure out.
Most apps Ive tried are compatible.
Emerson EM543 doesnt come with wall adapter.
Loose power button.
No purchasable accessories - screen protector, case, wall charger, car charger.
Only a front facing camera ,while good for video chat, makes taking pictures hard.
No real gps - needs the internet for location.
Customer support is non existant.
While it seems like I have nothing but complaints, Im really not complaining - I just want to point out things missing that others might be expecting when making a purchase. And While mine is branded Emerson EM543, its identical to the Polaroid. I actually bought 2, and one is branded Emerson PMID4311. But the website for Emerson isnt set up for showing they carry tablets yet, even though both companies operate under southerntelecom.com
I tried calling to find out the power rating of the battery, since they stopped including a wall charger, and was on hold for over 45 minutes before hanging up. I also sent an email with the same request over a week ago with no response, not even a weve received your email and will look into it response.
If you want the Google Market added youll have to find and download the files yourself. They offer links to several app markets on the device, but I prefer Google Market since I can set a rating limit, the purchase I for my 4 and 5 year old boys. Amazon requires one to set up an account for purchases. The others I didnt like because I either could set rating limits, or they didnt exist.
The clarity is good for a $60 device, I have no complaints there. Dont expect the same screen as on an $200+ device.
Theres 4 buttons: volume up/down, power and home.
The only one I have an issue with is the power button, its loose and gets stuck/wedge is not pressed directly inward in the center. Its also partially covered but the USB cable when charging.
There are 4 or 5 screens for quick access to apps, plus the option to group apps into folders on the home screens.
Volume and speakers seem adequate.
The device is lightweight. I like that the case is raised up and surrounds the edges of the screen. I only wish it was a little more rugged.
Overall Id buy another one at the same price point or recommend them to a friend who wanted to keep up with the times without having to dropping $200+.
Great Portable Ereader - 11/19/2012
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Easy to slip in pocket. Can read ebooks without glasses. Love it.
Q: How can I check to determine if my internet connection is working?
A: Make sure that you have a working Wi-Fi internet connection by checking the connection with another wireless device (e.g. notebook or smartphone). Note that it's not possible to connect your Polaroid tablet to the internet with a cable.
Q: How can I fix my internet connection?
A: If the connection is not working, check your router and modem settings. Consult the manual for the proper settings and try again to connect your Polaroid tablet to Wi-Fi.
Q: How can I reconnect my tablet to Wi-Fi?
A: Turn off the Wi-Fi on the tablet, and then turn it back on. Often this makes the tablet reconnect to the Wi-Fi network. If there was an internet interruption or your router or modem was turned off, it may be necessary to start with connecting your router or modem to the internet. Please read the manual of your router or modem for instructions how to do this.
Q: What else can I do to make a Wi-Fi connection?
- Look for pairing button
Some modems or routers have a pairing button that must be pressed the very first time you try to make a Wi-Fi connection with a new device. Check your Wi-Fi router/modem documentation to see if this is the case and press the corresponding button.
- Decrease distance between your Tablet and the Modem/Router
Make sure that you are relatively close - if possible within a few feet - to the modem/router to make your first connection. When this works, increase the distance to test how far away you can go and still make a connection.
- Try other Wi-Fi access points
Try connecting to a friend's Wi-Fi access point. If your tablet connects, set your own Wi-Fi router/modem with similar parameters.
- Double check the correct input of your password
If you have to enter a password (a security code of type WEP or WPA) to access your modem or router , be very careful that you do not confuse 1 and I (number one and letter I), 0 and O (zero and letter O), or U and V. These are common mistakes that prevent access to the wireless network.
Q: When can I best recharge the battery?
A: Make sure your battery is completely charged by connecting the tablet to its power adapter. You can improve battery life by fully charging, fully using, and then recharging a couple of times. When fully charged, use your tablet until the battery is completely empty, and then recharge the battery. Repeat this 3 or 4 times.
Q: Can I start my Tablet without a fully charged battery?
A: If the battery is completely drained, charge it by connecting your tablet to the charger/adapter, but do not attempt to start the tablet with the power on/off button. When the unit gets enough power it will start by itself. This can take a few hours. Even when started, do not use the tablet until the battery is fully charged.
Q: How can I prevent battery drain?
A: You may have network applications that are auto launched when you start the tablet and run in the background. These applications have an impact on the battery drain. For example: automatically checking for e-mail every 5 minutes, or getting weather updates every 10 minutes. Turn of these applications and change the settings to prevent these programs from starting when starting your tablet. Stop the applications when you are not actively using them.
If you are not using the Wi-Fi connection, shut it off on the tablet. The same goes for Bluetooth.
A screen set to very bright levels also drains energy. Lower the brightness levels and set the tablet to have the screen turn off after 2 minutes of non-use.
Q: How can I download applications?
There are several application stores available, such as Getjar, Google Play. To be able to install applications from these stores, you have to enable 'unknown sources'.
- Enter settings
- Go to security settings
- Select 'unknown sources'
Now you can download and install applications from these stores: Go to the selected market and find application you want.
Note: Just like any other program on the internet, you canâ€™t trust all applications. Some applications are comparable to spam, others just don't work properly. We are not responsible for the compatibility of your tablets with all applications. Check the system version of your device and the minimum required by the application.
Q: What to do of if the tablet freezes?
A: If your tablet freezes, or in any other way does not react, you can force it to turn off by pushing and holding the power button for 15 seconds.
If this doesn't work, use the 'pinhole reset button' when available. Get a paperclip and use it to gently push the reset button on the backside of the unit
Q: How can I reset the tablet to factory default settings?
A: If your unit keeps on freezing or fails in other ways, you can always reset the device to factory default. When you do this, all the content you added will be deleted from the tablet. Therefore it is important to make a backup before resetting the tablet.
- Connect the tablet to a PC with a USB cable.
- Activate USB transferring and make a backup of your music, photos, documents etc.
- When the backup is complete, go to Settings.
- Select Backup & Reset and choose FACTORY DATA RESET.
- Push OK. The tablet will then start up the same way it was when it left the factory.
Now you can connect the tablet to your computer and transfer your files back to the tablet.
Note: Factory reset will fix certain problems. Please try this before taking the tablet back to the store or contacting the help desk.
Q: How can I best clean the touch screen?
A: If the touch screen is dirty or greasy, it may not react properly. Clean the screen with a dry soft cloth. Note that the screen is made of glass. Preferably use a microfiber cloth made for glass to avoid scratches. You can also use a soft cotton cloth. Make sure the cloth is clean to avoid scratches.
Q: How can I calibrate the touch screen?
A: If the touch screen is not working properly, you may need to re-calibrate the screen.
- Got to settings.
- In the Settings screen, select 'Repair & Formatting' at the bottom of the menu list.
- In the 'Repair & Formatting' screen, select 'Touch screen Calibration'. You will be asked to put your tablet down.
- Put the device on a flat surface.
- Select 'Calibrate the touch screen'. The calibration will start. Do not touch the device until the calibration is complete.
Note: if you do not put the device on a flat surface (e.g. a table), calibration will not be successful.
Q: What is Android™?
A: Android is a popular open software platform used in portable devices. Games and applications of all different types are now available and new exciting ones are yet to come due to its open architecture.
Android™ is open source. This means hundreds of hardware manufacturers can implement Android without cost. It is completely open to software developers without a central censoring authority.
Q: What if an application doesn't work?
A: Almost every application has its own developer. It is impossible for us to keep track of why a game or application does or doesn't work. If you have problems with an application, please check first the internet webpage of the developer of a forum on the internet.
Polaroid is not responsible for problems that may occur as a result of downloading applications or any other software on the tablet
Q: Which media file formats are supported?
A: Most music, video and photo formats are supported on your tablet. Please check the manual for specific details.
Note: Music, movies, applications or any other content bought or downloaded via the iTunes store will almost never play on your tablet
Q: How can I transfer existing content from a PC or Mac?
A: You can easily transfer existing content from your PC or Mac to your tablet. Just connect your computer to the tablet and drag and drop your media files to the proper folder. Put music into Music, photos into Pictures, and videos into Video.
You can also copy your files to an SD memory card (make the corresponding maps yourself) and play them on the tablet.