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Chuwi HiPad Plus Android 10 Tablet Review: The iPad Clone

Is the HiPhone next? For $269 USD, the HiPad Plus is as close you can get to an iPad or Galaxy Tab experience without paying two or three times the price. However, the glass touchscreen feels fragile and maximum brightness is dimmer than most other tablets.
(Source: Chuwi)
(Source: Chuwi)

The HiPad Plus is Chuwi's latest affordable tablet succeeding the older 2019 HiPad. It carries a larger and higher resolution touchscreen, stronger chassis design, faster 12 nm MediaTek processor, louder speakers, and improved cameras over the first generation model. Price, however, has also been upped from $200 USD for the original to $270 USD for the HiPad Plus.

More information on the HiPad Plus can be found on its official product page here.

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Chuwi HiPad Plus
Processor
Mediatek MT8183 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
11.00 inch 4:3, 2176 x 1600 pixel 246 PPI, 10-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.95 x 248.3 x 179.5 ( = 0.27 x 9.78 x 7.07 in)
Battery
7300 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 W x 2, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
505 g ( = 17.81 oz / 1.11 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
269 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75 %
02/2021
Chuwi HiPad Plus
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
505 g6.95 mm11.00"2176x1600
77 %
02/2021
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Helio MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300
462 g9.35 mm10.10"1280x800
78 %
10/2020
Alldocube iPlay 20
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
444 g7.95 mm10.10"1920x1200
82 %
11/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
SD 662, Adreno 610
477 g7 mm10.40"2000x1200
88 %
10/2020
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU
495 g7.5 mm10.20"2160x1620
85 %
10/2020
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
460 g7.35 mm10.40"2000x1200

Case

The smooth metal case is a highlight of the HiPad Plus. Its flat faces and edges and rounded corners look more modern and professional than than the gamer-like visual design of the original HiPad. The manufacturer was clearly aiming for a simpler and more unibody look akin to the latest Galaxy Tab S or iPad tablets.

A weak spot we noticed relates to the glass touchscreen. Applying pressure on the center of the screen warps the glass surface more than anticipated when compared to the glass touchscreens on Samsung or Apple alternatives. The screen feels more fragile as a result even though the back metal casing is strong.

Aluminum alloy body feels rigid and of high quality
Aluminum alloy body feels rigid and of high quality
Edge-to-edge front glass could have been firmer down the center
Edge-to-edge front glass could have been firmer down the center
The rear camera protrudes by quite a bit
The rear camera protrudes by quite a bit
POGO pins to support optional accessories like keyboard docks
POGO pins to support optional accessories like keyboard docks

Size Comparison

250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 495 g1.091 lbs248.3 mm / 9.78 inch 179.5 mm / 7.07 inch 6.95 mm / 0.2736 inch 505 g1.113 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 157.4 mm / 6.2 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 477 g1.052 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 444 g0.979 lbs243.3 mm / 9.58 inch 161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 462 g1.019 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 7.35 mm / 0.2894 inch 460 g1.014 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (291min - 400max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
329 (323min - 333max) MBit/s ∼96% +3%
Chuwi HiPad Plus
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
318 MBit/s ∼93%
Alldocube iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
295 MBit/s ∼86% -7%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
56.5 (48min - 74max) MBit/s ∼17% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
459 (223min - 497max) MBit/s ∼100% +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
332 (310min - 353max) MBit/s ∼72% +50%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
264 (204min - 332max) MBit/s ∼58% +19%
Chuwi HiPad Plus
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
221 MBit/s ∼48%
Alldocube iPlay 20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
99.9 MBit/s ∼22% -55%

Ports

The tablet integrates a USB-C port and MicroSD reader with no 3.5 mm audio jack. We can confirm that the USB-C port cannot output to an external monitor unlike on some Android smartphones. Additionally, the MicroSD reader cannot recognize FAT32, exFat, or NTFS file systems; only our older FAT MicroSD card would work.

Top: USB-C, Power button
Top: USB-C, Power button
Right: Volume up and down buttons
Right: Volume up and down buttons
Bottom: No ports
Bottom: No ports
Left: No ports
Left: No ports

Cameras

The rear 13 MP and front 8 MP cameras are relatively sharp when lighting is optimal, but they suffer from slow auto-focus and a greenish hue. 

ColorChecker
26.1 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
23 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
17 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
12 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
16 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Chuwi HiPad Plus: 14.87 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.08 ∆E

Display

The 2K resolution touchscreen is excellent with relatively high contrast ratio and PPI for clean images that pop. Its two biggest pitfalls are the average gray-to-gray response times and low maximum brightness meaning more visible ghosting and poor outdoor visibility, respectively. The ghosting becomes especially noticeable when browsing through long webpages or playing fast-paced games at high frame rates. The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is over 70 percent brighter to reduce glare when outdoors.

Crisp RGB subpixels with no graininess issues
Crisp RGB subpixels with no graininess issues
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the top corners
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the top corners
342
cd/m²
304.2
cd/m²
301.6
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
300.2
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
331.2
cd/m²
299.7
cd/m²
284.4
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 342 cd/m² Average: 308.5 cd/m² Minimum: 50.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 80 %
Center on Battery: 300.2 cd/m²
Contrast: 910:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.23 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 6.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
Gamma: 2.43
Chuwi HiPad Plus
2176x1600, 11.00
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
1280x800, 10.10
Alldocube iPlay 20
1920x1200, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
2000x1200, 10.40
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
2160x1620, 10.20
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2000x1200, 10.40
Response Times
4%
31%
8%
35%
33%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
55.2 (26.8, 28.4)
50.4 (23.6, 26.8)
9%
29.6 (14.8, 14.8)
46%
47.6 (22.4, 25.2)
14%
39.2 (18.8, 20.4)
29%
38.4 (13.2, 25.2)
30%
Response Time Black / White *
33.2 (16.4, 16.8)
34 (18.8, 15.2)
-2%
28 (18, 10)
16%
32.8 (16.4, 16.4)
1%
20 (7.6, 12.4)
40%
21.6 (7.6, 14)
35%
PWM Frequency
Screen
28%
15%
18%
27%
7%
Brightness middle
300.2
375
25%
396
32%
365
22%
477
59%
511
70%
Brightness
308
362
18%
389
26%
337
9%
452
47%
472
53%
Brightness Distribution
80
87
9%
90
13%
82
3%
86
8%
85
6%
Black Level *
0.33
0.17
48%
0.44
-33%
0.26
21%
0.5
-52%
0.53
-61%
Contrast
910
2206
142%
900
-1%
1404
54%
954
5%
964
6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.23
5.6
-7%
2.39
54%
4.5
14%
2.2
58%
4.6
12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.42
10.6
-26%
7.81
7%
7.8
7%
5
41%
10.3
-22%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.1
5
18%
4.7
23%
5.3
13%
3.3
46%
6.5
-7%
Gamma
2.43 91%
2.17 101%
2.24 98%
2.12 104%
2.23 99%
2.19 100%
CCT
7873 83%
7667 85%
7326 89%
7702 84%
7019 93%
7553 86%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
16% / 23%
23% / 18%
13% / 16%
31% / 28%
20% / 12%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
33.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 16.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 86 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
55.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 28.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 90 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9700 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Grayscale (against sRGB)
Grayscale (against sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps (against sRGB)
Saturation Sweeps (against sRGB)
ColorChecker (against sRGB)
ColorChecker (against sRGB)
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on a cloudy day
Outdoors on a cloudy day

Performance

Raw performance is most similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 as found on the 2020 Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 if not just a tad bit slower in graphics power according to 3DMark. In subjective terms, everyday tasks like web browsing, maps, and video playback run smoothly with only minor frame skips at worst. Applications take a couple of seconds to launch instead of the instantaneous feel of the latest flagship smartphones and tablets which is fair considering the price. Most 3D games from the Play Store run smoothly as well albeit at low and grainy resolutions.

PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6379 Points ∼83%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
4656 Points ∼61% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
6193 Points ∼80% -3%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
7695 Points ∼100% +21%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
5056 Points ∼66% -21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2409 Points ∼64%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
1356 Points ∼36% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
2466 Points ∼65% +2%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3782 Points ∼100% +57%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2963 Points ∼78% +23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1502 Points ∼44%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
681 Points ∼20% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
1790 Points ∼53% +19%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3406 Points ∼100% +127%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1455 Points ∼43% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1639 Points ∼47%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
766 Points ∼22% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
1906 Points ∼55% +16%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3483 Points ∼100% +113%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1641 Points ∼47% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2416 Points ∼72%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
1309 Points ∼39% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
2517 Points ∼75% +4%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
3040 Points ∼90% +26%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3375 Points ∼100% +40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2818 Points ∼83% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1503 Points ∼15%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
533 Points ∼5% -65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
1729 Points ∼17% +15%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
10023 Points ∼100% +567%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3327 Points ∼33% +121%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1434 Points ∼14% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1641 Points ∼25%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
614 Points ∼9% -63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
1858 Points ∼28% +13%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
6636 Points ∼100% +304%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
3338 Points ∼50% +103%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1610 Points ∼24% -2%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
37 fps ∼15%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
20 fps ∼8% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
35 fps ∼15% -5%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
239 fps ∼100% +546%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
87 fps ∼36% +135%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
38 fps ∼16% +3%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
26 fps ∼43%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
19 fps ∼32% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
33 fps ∼55% +27%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +131%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
57 fps ∼95% +119%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
37 fps ∼62% +42%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
21 fps ∼16%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
9.6 fps ∼7% -54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
19 fps ∼15% -10%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
131 fps ∼100% +524%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
47 fps ∼36% +124%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
20 fps ∼15% -5%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
9.4 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
18 fps ∼31%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
58 fps ∼100%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
49 fps ∼84%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
21 fps ∼36%
GFXBench 3.1 - off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
12 fps ∼14%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
6.5 fps ∼8% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
13 fps ∼15% +8%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
85.82 fps ∼100% +615%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
35 fps ∼41% +192%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
12 fps ∼14% 0%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.1 fps ∼12%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
2 fps ∼8% -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
4.6 fps ∼18% +48%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
25.34 fps ∼100% +717%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
13 fps ∼51% +319%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
4.3 fps ∼17% +39%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.8 fps ∼12%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
1.2 fps ∼5% -57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
2.9 fps ∼13% +4%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
23.09 fps ∼100% +725%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
7.8 fps ∼34% +179%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2.6 fps ∼11% -7%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.2 fps ∼14%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
3.2 fps ∼9% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
7.8 fps ∼21% +50%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
37.01 fps ∼100% +612%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
20 fps ∼54% +285%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.4 fps ∼20% +42%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.2 fps ∼13%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
3.3 fps ∼5% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
8.4 fps ∼13% +2%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
62.4 fps ∼100% +661%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
22 fps ∼35% +168%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.6 fps ∼12% -7%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.7 fps ∼15%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
2.8 fps ∼5% -64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
7.2 fps ∼14% -6%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
51.34 fps ∼100% +567%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
21 fps ∼41% +173%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.4 fps ∼14% -4%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Chuwi HiPad Plus
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.8 fps ∼15%
Alldocube iPlay 20
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 4096
2.7 fps ∼9% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 3072
6.7 fps ∼21% +40%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
Apple A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 3072
31.72 fps ∼100% +561%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
HiSilicon Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6, 3072
19 fps ∼60% +296%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.4 fps ∼23% +54%
Chuwi HiPad PlusAlcatel 3T 10 4G 2020Alldocube iPlay 20Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)Huawei MatePad 10.4Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
AndroBench 3-5
-15%
-39%
96%
85%
32%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
70.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
70.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
51.96 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
Random Write 4KB
20.78
13.54
-35%
4.27
-79%
83.62
302%
81.56
292%
23.28
12%
Random Read 4KB
41.25
36.01
-13%
25.43
-38%
81.96
99%
67.76
64%
74.99
82%
Sequential Write 256KB
141.23
104
-26%
160.32
14%
89.89
-36%
97.2
-31%
180.1
28%
Sequential Read 256KB
253.48
287.27
13%
123.27
-51%
298.03
18%
286.03
13%
266.16
5%

Temperature

Max. Load
 30.8 °C
87 F
24.8 °C
77 F
25.4 °C
78 F
 
 29.6 °C
85 F
24.6 °C
76 F
25 °C
77 F
 
 26.2 °C
79 F
24.8 °C
77 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 30.8 °C = 87 F
Average: 26.3 °C = 79 F
24.2 °C
76 F
26.2 °C
79 F
31.4 °C
89 F
24.2 °C
76 F
26.2 °C
79 F
30.4 °C
87 F
24.4 °C
76 F
25.8 °C
78 F
28.2 °C
83 F
Maximum: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Average: 26.8 °C = 80 F
Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 30.8 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 34.5 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.1 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Temperature hot spots are closest to the USB-C charging port where surfaces can reach over 31 C when running demanding loads like games. The temperature increase isn't severe enough to be of any concern during use.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
CPU stress (front)
CPU stress (front)
CPU stress (back)
CPU stress (back)

Speaker

Pink noise at maximum volume. Speakers are louder than many laptops, but bass is poorer. Note that only two of the four grilles along the edges of the tablet are for audio
Pink noise at maximum volume. Speakers are louder than many laptops, but bass is poorer. Note that only two of the four grilles along the edges of the tablet are for audio
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.536.337.52532.431.932.43129.724.329.74033.423.833.45034.528.134.56339.136.939.18035.228.635.210035.324.435.312537.832.137.816042.520.842.520055.11955.125059.718.859.731565.119.965.140066.218.866.250065.516.665.563067.615.667.680068.915.268.9100072.314.572.3125076.314.176.3160078.514.178.5200081.213.981.2250080.214.280.2315080.213.580.2400086.213.486.2500079.713.279.7630074.813.274.8800073.31373.31000077.61377.61250071.912.871.91600056.112.156.1SPL91.52791.5N84.10.984.1median 71.9median 14.2median 71.9Delta10.62.810.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseChuwi HiPad PlusApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Chuwi HiPad Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life

Jumping from minimum display brightness to maximum brightness increases power consumption by about 3.4 W
Jumping from minimum display brightness to maximum brightness increases power consumption by about 3.4 W
CPU throttling test initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would remain relatively steady at 10.1 W
CPU throttling test initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would remain relatively steady at 10.1 W
Chuwi HiPad Plus
7300 mAh
Apple iPad Air 2019
8134 mAh
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
8827 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8000 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
7250 mAh
Power Consumption
1%
-4%
-9%
16%
16%
Idle Minimum *
2.6
2.18
16%
2.12
18%
1.3
50%
1.16
55%
1.98
24%
Idle Average *
5.9
6.4
-8%
6.43
-9%
3.5
41%
4.42
25%
5.66
4%
Idle Maximum *
6.1
6.43
-5%
6.69
-10%
5.6
8%
4.43
27%
5.69
7%
Load Average *
7.8
7.48
4%
8.17
-5%
12.5
-60%
8.86
-14%
6.96
11%
Load Maximum *
10.4
10.65
-2%
11.84
-14%
19.2
-85%
11.6
-12%
6.98
33%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6,  Wh
1190 min ∼45% +124%
Apple iPad 10.2 2020
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 32.9 Wh
782 min ∼30% +47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020)
SD 662, Adreno 610,  Wh
757 min ∼29% +43%
Chuwi HiPad Plus
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3,  Wh
531 min ∼20%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 51min

Pros

+ high quality 2K resolution display
+ solid aluminum metal chassis
+ good performance-per-dollar
+ relatively inexpensive
+ ships with Android 10
+ loud stereo speakers
+ MicroSD reader

Cons

- glass touchscreen surface is prone to warping
- RGB balance and grayscale could be better
- display could be brighter for outdoor use
- no USB-C external monitor support
- moderate-to-heavy ghosting
- weak vibration feedback
- no brightness sensor
- no 3.5 mm audio jack
- no internal GPS

Verdict

In review: Chuwi HiPad Plus tablet. Test unit provided by Chuwi
In review: Chuwi HiPad Plus tablet. Test unit provided by Chuwi

A solid alternative to the budget Samsung Galaxy Tab A series while being a huge upgrade from the original 2019 HiPad in display quality and performance.

Aside from its attractive price, the HiPad Plus excels in display quality, visual design, and performance which are the three pillars of any decent tablet. They're far from being the best in their respective categories, but they're still impressive relative to what users are paying.

Everything else about the tablet is merely average or slightly worse. Brightness, for example, isn't bright enough for outdoor conditions and colors aren't as accurate as they could have been given the full sRGB coverage. Secondly, some common features have been omitted like the 3.5 mm audio jack, automatic brightness sensor, GPS, and fingerprint reader. The HiPad Plus is at its best as an indoor tablet primarily for web browsing and video streaming.

Price and availability

Banggood and other overseas retailers are currently accepting pre-orders for the HiPad Plus for $249 to $299 USD. Users can learn more about the tablet on its official product page here.

Chuwi HiPad Plus - 02/16/2021 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
78 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
61%
Connectivity
29 / 70 → 42%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
84%
Display
80%
Games Performance
12 / 78 → 15%
Application Performance
59 / 92 → 64%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 91 → 82%
Camera
47 / 85 → 55%
Average
67%
75%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2021-02-22 (Update: 2021-02-22)
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Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.