Chuwi HiPad Review – $130 Android 8.0 Tablet
It does have a lot of good things going for it, but its ultimate weakness is definitely that chipset, which isn’t particularly powerful and you do get a little bit of lag through the UI, depending on the version that you order. You get a EU charger here. Of course, because I have the EU version that was sent to me here down in New Zealand, you get a rather small type C to USB cable and, of course, the tablet which does come with a pre applied screen protector, and normally the factory does a pretty Good job much better than me, so you don’t have any dust underneath it now. The charger is rated to only 5 volts, 2 amps, so it’s, not one of those quick charge ones. Unfortunately, it does not support. Media ticks pump Express now one of the good things about this tablet here is it runs stock Android, so there’s no custom launcher here and it doesn’t come with any pre installed bloatware. It does have a few Google apps on here, but overall you are covered. You’Ve got a file manager and, as you can see, we’ve also got FM radio. The hope head runs. Android 8 it’s got a security patch level from June the fifth this year. So it is a little bit dated there. You would have noticed the rather large bizzle that this has so it’s, not gon na win any awards for slim bezels. The screen is, however, one of the best things about this tablet.
It is a fully laminated panel. It has a resolution of 1920 by 1200, so that’s 16 by 10 aspect ratio and the gamma one of the first actually checks out to be exactly 2.2 brightness tops out at a very decent 434 Lux, which is great. So this is a brine screen, a lot brighter than your typical budget Chinese tablet and the fact that it’s, fully laminated is really good. It supports 10 touch points, touch, input is okay, however. Sometimes there is a little bit of lag with it as you’ll see later on too, in this review. When I go through it, the tablet has an alloy rear body that has a matte paint job to it that is very prone to fingerprints. See we clean this one, a lot it doesn’t have any flex or creaks in the actual frame of the side of it and when it connects up to the screen at the front. So that is really good and you’ll see we’ve got these little red accents and here to tell us that this is aimed at gamers a gaming tablet. Now it does make it look a little bit different, there’s no lights on this there’s. Nothing special about this and right here, you’ll find a single mono speaker which isn’t particularly good, and I will give you a sample of it later in the review Patel. It weighs four hundred and eighty nine grams and is 8.8 millimeters thick, which is not bad.
Considering I’ve used much heavier tablets, thirty puts you’ll find is a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack with mic support. The audio out of this is okay. I’Ve certainly heard better, and I have also heard worse, there’s a tiny little bit of static, very light hiss through it, and then we’ve got a type C port which is for charging and data and then a slot there for micro SD card support up to a Hundred and twenty eight gigabytes of tested, which is working fine on the right side, you will find a plastic volume up and down button power on button and just below the volume button. There’S, a tiny, little hole there that’s a reset button, but I don’t actually think you’re probably going to need it the buttons themselves. They are made out of plastic. They feel okay, they don’t actually rattle around. So overall, the build quality of the tablet is perfectly fine. At the top, you find a five megapixel webcam. There is no ambient light sensor on this particular model either, and, to be honest, I didn’t really expect it at it’s, a hundred and forty forty five price tag on the rear. There is another five megapixel camera this one, however, has autofocus, so you will notice that we also do have rather large icons on here that’s, because they’ve gone with 320 dpi for the scaling of android 8 ROM performances. One of the issues with this particular tablet that it is not actually very fast and fluid that you will notice that you do see often quite a bit of stutter and slowdown in the UI.
You can probably pick that up, but this is not running in a full 60 frames per second, that it struggles and if you do happen to have something in RAM because we’ve only gone three gigabytes here, you will start to see even more slowdown and stutter. Just launching a through few things here and if I bring up Google Play Store, it load them pretty. Quick. The wireless performance is not bad on this you’re just noticing a definite bit of lag there and the UI that is ever present, and especially coming from my Mii pad for with its Snapdragon 660. You notice here that the Helio even notice, the x27, is really struggling to even display this at only 1200 P. This also popped up here, which is an app that was removed by Google play’s, protect, which is like an anti virus system here, and it doesn’t like this app that’s called font manager. Now I don’t remember installing anything like this and I’m pretty certain. This actually came on the ROM here. It may be not harmless error or maybe perfectly fine, but it’s still not good, to see this okay, so it’s, not all bad news. You can actually get some very decent battery life out of this, so it has a seven thousand milliamp hour battery now charge time is quite slow. It’S gon na take you well over five hours. It was around about 5 hours and 28 minutes to fully charge it, but look at this screen on time you’re able to get at least eight hours if you’re gon na be gaming and it’s gon na be a little bit lower than there’s plea.
Gon na be about five to six, but this was mixed used, so I was gaming a little. I was also doing some YouTube streaming ebooks things like that. I was able to get 8 hours and 34 minutes, which is not bad at all. When you take a look at the antutu score, so it gets just over a hundred thousand. Now the mediatek helio X 20 can actually get similar kind of scores so that, even though this one’s clocked higher their maximum turbo is 2.6 and the GPU is clocked up a little bit higher as well. 850 megahertz it’s not really performing as good as you would expect and, as I said before, I think it’s the memory that could actually be the problem, it’s just a little too slow and we don’t have enough of it. So the 32 gigabytes of storage that is onboard here is MMC. Four point five point: one spec and these speeds are okay for this type of drive it’s, not actually too bad. So this is queen shil, Reed and the sequential right. This is not going to be bottlenecking. This system it’s the chipset that’s, the bottleneck now for project rebel support. It doesn’t support, seamless updates – and I expected this considering the price of this tablet. Nor does it support wide security level one. So what this means is security level three is that you’re gon na be stuck on just standard definition with Netflix. Now the wireless range in speeds they check out.
I haven’t had any problems connecting up to my wireless networks here down in New Zealand and the range seems to be okay it’s, certainly not the best that I have seen and the speed and throughput you’re getting is going to be. I run about a hundred and twenty megabits per second max. We just have that single rear firing speaker on here and yes, you guessed right that it’s, not amazing. The loudness is okay, but did a hunter percent volume. It will distort a little bit and here is a sample of it now sample from the front facing webcam, so it’s 5 megapixels, the quality, as you can see, is average it’s got a lot of grain to it. The audio is okay, it’s passable and it is actually usable for applications. Video chat, apps, like Skype net, is the main thing here, but your mobile phone will do a much better job than both the front and rear 5 megapixel cameras on the high pad. So, if you’re still watching, you’ve already gathered that I’ve mentioned a few times now that it’s not really a huge performer. This tablet, however, it is good at things like PDF files, it’s not gon na be amazingly fast, but we do have that nice screen, which is by far the best thing about this particular tablet. Here, the high pad, so it’s got the fully laminated screen. 1200 P. Good brightness and the sharpness for reading and looking at PDF files is good, so I can see a lot of people that if you can get it for a decent price, possibly using it for this any books.
Yes, they do look decent I’ll. Give you a sample. Now of the text, so this is what it looks like when you zoom in really close here: you’re not going to make out pixels at normal reading distance video streaming services such as Amazon, Prime they’re, working perfectly fine YouTube works great as well, and as mentioned Netflix That’S only going to be in standard definition now taking a look at gaming, so this one here is shadow 53, which is not the most demanding game and you can see it is running pretty good there’s, no real issue with this one, the frame rate that it Is producing here is definitely playable it’s, not the smoothness. I have seen this game running, of course, but it is better than the hell yo X 20, which on some tablets I tested at a high resolution to are 2560 by 1600, would be very slow and laggy. At least here you’re getting a playable framerate, but let’s check out a more demanding game, pub G. So, as you can see, it runs the game, but it is quite choppy and laggy I’m finding it quite difficult to actually aim and move around. The input touch input here seems to have a few problems and someone’s just about to kill me. I think so. Just show you try and aim here see if I can get this bot okay, so I managed to knock him down, but it is quite frustrating the game.
The performance here just isn’t enough, if you ask me, it’s just a little bit too slow and it’s just that touch input as well as making this quite frustrating. I find I have to actually press harder right here to get that joystick to register, and you see when you zoom into that this is this is very choppy. This is not. I don’t think this is even 30 frames per second, probably not. It is on the low setting as well, so the last possible settings struggling right here, the mali T880, which is, of course, the GPU that is part of that Helio or X, 27. So there we go that’s the Chuwi Hipad, a budget tablet that is selling for around about a hundred and forty five hundred forty nine us at the time of this video here. So it has a really nice screen on it for what it is. Okay, yes, we’ve got large bezels but it’s fully laminated. The brightness is well over 400 Lux, which is really good to see because most of them don’t even reach 300 Lux. They normally top out about 200 in 20. So if you need a brighter screen, then possibly want to go for the build quality is good here, no problems with that. But what is the biggest issue for me with this tablet? Which means I can’t recommend it at all. Really is the performance it’s just so laggy a lot of the times, it’s just so painful to use because you’re getting this constant stuttering.
Now maybe I have a faulty unit, but I don’t think so it’s very common with the halyard chipsets that I find that they just aren’t as smooth as you’d think they would be with ten cause. The real weakness is probably that GPU and really actually probably the ram the ram 3 gigabytes of ram. If this had four, it would perform a little bit better. However, I think the RAM speeds – this has just a little bit too slow and that is bottlenecking that chipset there and the chipset itself isn’t really that fast. So if you want the best performance, you want a super smooth tablet: that’s going to load things up great and be able to gain well. This definitely is not the one to get so. Thank you so much for watching this shorter review, hear from me, and I do have to see you back in the channel. Please check out my review just up here of another Android tablet. This here comes recommended it’s.