The last time we reviewed a tablet, it was one that on first glance exceed expectations, but thanks to you, our readers, we saw that there was more that what meet’s the eye. All this taken into consideration, today we will be reviewing the Chuwi Hi8 Pro Tablet.
PACKAGING & PRICING
To start simply, the Chuwi Hi8 Pro Tablet comes in a cardboard box, for lack of a better explanation. This is very similar to the design of iClever and their products. We can respect the minimalistic design, but maybe, just maybe, we would appreciate a bit more appeal on first glance.
The backside differs little, as you greeted by few details.
Upon opening up the packaging you are greeted by the tablet, the USB type-c charging cable and the instructions/quick start guide/warranty.
Upon looking at Gearbest.com, you can see the tablet is listed for $99.89. When we look at Amazon, we can pick this up for an increased premium of $118.00.
The Chuwi Hi8 Pro tablet is rather sharp, considering it’s just shy of $100. It has the feel of your typical Android Tablets, a glossy white finish on the front and around the bezel. There is a stainless steel band that runs around most of the perimeter of the device.
The backside of the tablet is much simpler, with a white plastic and a brushed finish.
At the top of the device you will find the USB Type-C port, a mini-HDMI port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the side, you will find the power, volume up/down and microSD card slot.
Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the Chuwi Hi8 Pro tablet features Intel’s Cherry Trail Z8300 CPU and 2GB of DDR3 memory. Just looking at the Chuwi website, you will see that the manufacturer has many variations on the specs, including listing the ROM (internal storage) at 32GB and 64GB – it is actually 32GB with 17GB usable, the CPU is listed at 1.44GHz and 2.16Ghz – it is actually 1.44GHz.
The tablet features a eight (8) inch IPS capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 (WUXGA). It supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n and bluetooth technology (version is not specified).
The tablet features two cameras; a front and rear facing, both of which are 2.0MP and support video recording.
The Chuwi Hi8 Pro tablet has a 4000mAh battery, with a battery run time of up to 3 hours of video play back. It is charged by a 100-240V 5V 2A charger via USB Type-C.
The tablet is 8.30 x 4.84 x 0.37 inches in dimension and weighs 0.35 kg. It also features a G-sensor for knowing which direction you are holding the tablet.
Probably the biggest shocker of this tablet is the fact that when you turn it on, it dual-boots and gives you the option between Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and Windows 10.