Smart Q5. Product Information now in the Database.

Posted on 02 April 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

I spent a few hours researching and pulling together  information on the SmartQ5 this morning and feel more positive about it now than I did a few weeks ago.

The SmartQ5 looks good and has an amazing price (local price in China – approx $132.) It has a good screen size/resolution and with Ubuntu (ARM), an good supply of software. As a media/internet/e-book reader/photo browser/travel device, there’s definitely a lot of pocketable value there. The 667Mhz ARM11 CPU should make it faster than the Nokia tablet devices and the large 7.5wh battery should keep it running for a long long time between charges.

If it was ever available in Europe or US though, you’d be looking at something like $199 which puts it close to the offers that occasionally float around for the N810. ( have it for $226 as I write) With GPS, keyboard, camera, a healthy user-base and local-country support, the N810 is the better MID option in my eyes but that’s only if you can find an offer.


It’s difficult to comment with any authority when you’ve never even had hands-on so if you’ve been thinking about the Smart Q, keep an eye on the new SmartQ5 product page where we’ll be adding info, images and links as they come along. One of the first to be added was an unboxing photo-set from Kam Leung. There’s also an unboxing from ‘Sky’ over at UMPCFever. [translation link]

If you see any more interesting content about the SmartQ5, please take the time to submit it ifor inclusion in the database.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: Smart Q5. Product Information now in the Database.

  2. Sere83 says:

    Here are some hands on photo galleries from engadget China >>>

    There is also some info in chinese It gives a summary of the devices performance. Use an online translator and you can get the jist. It has a few bugs but overall the summary sounds reasonably positive.

  3. mid says:

    One link for some vidéos of SmartQ 5 ! It’s a French Website but the vidéo are in english :s !

    Enjoy it =)


  4. Hoof says:

    When and where can I buy one?

  5. Sere83 says:

    More info and videos >>>>>

    Unfortunately performance is said to be pretty sluggish at this time. The CPU seems to constantly be running at 100%. Software updates might improve this but no update has been released yet. There is also currently no version with english menus yet however apparently it is in the pipeline.

    It is avilable for pre order on but should also be available on and in the coming weeks.

    These are all reputable international sellars of chinese daps/pmps.

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