Before we compare them lets welcome the 3 contestants in the heavy weight Chinese E-dictionary category:
Besta All Pass S1
ZZ Perfection New A+
Creative Hansvision PX2201
Screen Size and size
The King is the Creative Hansvision PX2201 with a 5 inch color touch screen and measure 15.2 cm by 8.5 cm. This is just 0.4 inches smaller than the iPhone 13 mini. Its screen size is huge and you will notice you are only using 60-70% of the screen for words, the rest is the screen keyboard!
the Second runner up is ZZ.New A+ with a 4.3 inch color touch screen (About as big as your car monitor). And Besta All Pass S1 has the smallest form factor and screen size at 3.5 inch. However All Pass S1 does have colour screen.
MOE Approved date
Creative Hansvision PX2201 was approved from 2021 to 2025. (updated as at 2021)
Besta All Pass S1 was approved for use from 2020 to 2024.
ZZ Perfection New A+ was approved for use form 2018 to 2022.
So Creative Px2201 is the most recent.
Dictionary and Vocabulary
PX2201 has a unique Picture dictionary and 18000 sentences (It has complex character together with simplified character which is not a feature), while All Pass S1 has a huge vocabulary of 72000 words and 80000 sentences. ZZ New A+ has 67000 words.
So the winner is All Pass S1 for most vocabulary but the PX2201 picture dictionary is unique.
PX2201 is using new USB charged li-ion battery like a ipad while All Pass S1 is still using 2 AA battery. On the other hand ZZ New A+ is using li-polymar battery which is outdated.
I think All Pass S1 is convenient for students as you just need to replace 2 AA battery before exam. Charging the device battery could be time consuming too.
All have 3 E-Dictionary have 3 modes of input: Hanyu pinyin, bushou and hand written. So in this round its a draw.
Who is the Winner?
I think All Pass S1 and PX2201 are both winners in their special way.
All Pass S1 wins in being recent, using AA battery, and has a huge dictionary with 80000 sentences.
PX2201 won by being the biggest screen holder, quite recently released and a beautiful colored picture dictionary.
ZZ New A+ won by the next biggest dictionary at 67000 words, a mid sized screen.
I hope you like this article, please comment if you think otherwise or likewise. Thank you.
4 thoughts on “Besta All Pass S1 VS Creative PX2201 VS ZZ-New-A+ Updated for 2021”
I’m not agree Besta All Pass S1 have wider range of vocabulary as they include certain indecent or useless words. The reason why I say so is because when you type”鸟“, it comes out the explanation “屌” which make the children learn bad.
It is very easy to take a copyright of a dictionary and copy&paste every single words in the electronic device.
Otherwise, Creative filter and only put what they find is useful for the student.
Thank you for the comment, Creative dictionary seems more localized too. Besta dictionary had the standardized dictionary but the dictionary is not a authoritative dictionary. most teachers used the 新华字典 and 现代汉语词典.
Thank you for doing the review! So helpful.
May I know which one – Besta or Hansvision has the one that can easily search out 成语?
Eg I want 目瞪口呆， and I only need to keep in the first letter of each word – MDKD, and the words will appear?
I actually bought the ZZ newA+ one year ago but there seems to be a problem with the battery. It drains out too fast. I think I need to get it checked but it’s probably out of warranty. It’s nice to use but I think it doesn’t last.
Both have fuzzy search that is you could type the first letter of the 4 pinyin and it will locate the chengyu.
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