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Chuwi HiPad Tablet Review

HiValue. The Chuwi HiPad retails for around $200 USD with compelling specifications such as its 1200p touchscreen, deca-core Helio X27 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and Android 8.0 software. Actual performance, however, is still reflective of the super-budget category.

The HiPad is an inexpensive Android tablet from Chinese manufacturer Chuwi. Unlike the innumerable amount of alternatives available, the HiPad is distinguished by its newer MediaTek Helio X27 SoC and 16:10 display instead of the common 16:9. These advantages should make the HiPad a better fit for word processing or photo viewing where the squarer aspect ratio can come in handy.

The 10.1-inch tablet competes against other budget alternatives retailing for under $200 USD including the Lenovo Tab 4, Asus ZenPad 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, and the Amazon Fire HD 10. A higher-end version of the HiPad is also available as the Hi9 Plus.

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Chuwi HiPad (Hi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm earphones, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 252.5 x 163 ( = 0.37 x 9.94 x 6.42 in)
Battery
7000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, USB Type-C charger, AC adapter, Quick Start guide, fanless
Weight
490 g ( = 17.28 oz / 1.08 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Budget Android tablets like the HiPad are getting better and better each year in terms of looks and first impressions. The glass front, slightly rounded aluminum back, and chrome-cut edges and corners feel good in the hand with no hint of visual defects on our test unit. The red trims on the back are becoming a signature Chuwi aesthetic as they can also be found on the Chuwi GBox mini PC. Attempting to twist the tablet with two hands results in just slight flexing and creaking that shouldn't be of any concern during day-to-day use. In short, the HiPad feels more rigid than its low price would otherwise suggest.

260 mm / 10.2 inch 161.1 mm / 6.34 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 531 g1.171 lbs252.5 mm / 9.94 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 490 g1.08 lbs249 mm / 9.8 inch 164 mm / 6.46 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 482 g1.063 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 173 mm / 6.81 inch 7.1 mm / 0.2795 inch 475 g1.047 lbs245 mm / 9.65 inch 175 mm / 6.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 523 g1.153 lbs243.4 mm / 9.58 inch 162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 475 g1.047 lbs
All ports, including the MicroSD tray, are located along the same edge (Source: Chuwi)
All ports, including the MicroSD tray, are located along the same edge (Source: Chuwi)

Communication and GPS

No integrated GPS!
No integrated GPS!

We experienced no issues with the integrated 802.11ac wireless. Interestingly, AliExpress advertises GPS for this product while the official Chuwi spec sheet omits the acronym "GPS" altogether. Either way, there appears to be no GPS functionality on our test unit.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
581 MBit/s ∼100% +134%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
290 MBit/s ∼50% +17%
Chuwi HiPad
802.11a/b/g/n
248 MBit/s ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
216 (min: 49, max: 250) MBit/s ∼37% -13%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
51.7 MBit/s ∼9% -79%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
580 MBit/s ∼100% +197%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
476 MBit/s ∼82% +144%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
312 (min: 291, max: 325) MBit/s ∼54% +60%
Chuwi HiPad
802.11a/b/g/n
195 MBit/s ∼34%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
54.5 MBit/s ∼9% -72%

Cameras

The rear 5 MP camera takes muddy pictures with muted colors even when outdoors with ample lighting. It exhibits all the properties of a very cheap smartphone camera including overexposure, purple fringing, and lack of an optical image stabilizer.

Accessories and Warranty

Included extras are a warranty card, MicroSD tray needle, Quick Start guide, AC adapter, and USB Type-C cable. Manufacturer limited warranty lasts for once year after date of purchase. Because Chuwi is overseas, however, the buyer would likely be responsible for any shipping costs. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The 10-point capacitive touchscreen thankfully includes haptic feedback. Accuracy, however, does not appear to be always perfect. Typing at medium speed results in more frequently missed letters and inputs than usual. Responsiveness is good enough for light games and inputting short URLs, but extended messaging is best done elsewhere.

Standard Android keyboard layout
Standard Android keyboard layout

Display

The 1080p touchscreen is a mixture of pros and cons. Text is sharp, the backlight is fairly bright, contrast is good, and colors are reasonably accurate considering the affordable price of the HiPad. On the other hand, backlight uniformity is noticeably uneven as there is bleeding along the left edge of the screen. Response times are also measurably slower than competing tablets like the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 or Huawei MediaPad M5 lite for more ghosting when gaming or scrolling through web pages.

A very slight layer of graininess is noticeable on the display surface. It's difficult to see without a flagship alternative nearby such as an Apple iPad 6, but picture quality is crisper on the Apple even before accounting for its resolution advantage. 

Outdoor visibility is average for a tablet as competitors often have brighter panels.

Backlight bleeding along the left and right edges
Backlight bleeding along the left and right edges
Subpixel array (224 PPI)
Subpixel array (224 PPI)
376.7
cd/m²
397.8
cd/m²
396.9
cd/m²
394.3
cd/m²
408.7
cd/m²
421.1
cd/m²
357.7
cd/m²
407.2
cd/m²
399.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 421.1 cd/m² Average: 395.6 cd/m² Minimum: 408.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 408.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 801:1 (Black: 0.51 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.13 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.24
Chuwi HiPad
IPS, 10.1, 1920x1200
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Super AMOLED, 10.5, 2560x1600
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
IPS, 10.5, 1920x1200
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Sharp SHP14A6, IPS, 10, 1800x1200
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
IPS, 10.1, 1920x1200
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
IPS, 10.1, 1920x1200
Response Times
88%
-13%
3%
22%
-18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33.2 (16.4, 16.8)
4.8 (2.8, 2)
86%
54.8 (24.8, 30)
-65%
44 (22, 22)
-33%
36 (17, 19)
-8%
52 (25, 27)
-57%
Response Time Black / White *
41.2 (25.2, 16)
4 (2, 2)
90%
24.8 (8.4, 16.4)
40%
25.6 (11.6, 14)
38%
20 (9, 11)
51%
32 (17, 15)
22%
PWM Frequency
240.4 (99)
1020 (99)
100 (20)
Screen
26%
39%
43%
-24%
21%
Brightness middle
408.7
474
16%
556
36%
456
12%
514
26%
443
8%
Brightness
396
477
20%
514
30%
426
8%
492
24%
428
8%
Brightness Distribution
85
91
7%
87
2%
88
4%
80
-6%
94
11%
Black Level *
0.51
0.42
18%
0.31
39%
0.96
-88%
0.36
29%
Contrast
801
1324
65%
1471
84%
535
-33%
1231
54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.13
2.5
39%
1.8
56%
1.3
69%
5.42
-31%
3.3
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.34
5.8
21%
3.2
56%
3
59%
9.84
-34%
7.2
2%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
2.1
52%
2.2
50%
1.4
68%
6.5
-48%
2.9
34%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.08 106%
2.26 97%
2.24 98%
2.216 99%
2.27 97%
CCT
7389 88%
6281 103%
6819 95%
6687 97%
6780 96%
6961 93%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.1
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.3
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
57% / 41%
13% / 29%
23% / 35%
-1% / -15%
2% / 13%

* ... smaller is better


Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

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
41.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 16 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 24 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.6 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 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

The HiPad uses the same Helio X27 SoC as on the Hi9 Plus for similar benchmark results between them. Users can expect both 20 to 25 percent slower multi-thread CPU performance and 50 percent slower GPU performance than on the Snapdragon 835. The mid-range Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 960 is also able to outperform our Helio X27 SoC in both CPU and GPU power. The slow graphics performance on the HiPad becomes evident when playing demanding games on the Google Play Store.

Subjectively, system performance is clunky and it suffers from skipped frames very often. Apps do not launch immediately upon touch and we often found ourselves tapping icons twice since we are unsure if the first tap had even registered.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
7930 Points ∼18% +118%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3685 Points ∼8% +1%
Chuwi HiPad
3643 Points ∼8%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (2843 - 3685, n=4)
3444 Points ∼8% -5%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
3235 Points ∼7% -11%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3148 Points ∼7% -14%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3081 Points ∼7% -15%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6477 Points ∼11% +28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6173 Points ∼11% +22%
Apple iPad 6 2018
5952 Points ∼10% +18%
Chuwi HiPad
5064 Points ∼9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4636 Points ∼8% -8%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (3590 - 5064, n=4)
4554 Points ∼8% -10%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
4323 Points ∼8% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3846 Points ∼7% -24%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3805 Points ∼7% -25%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
2489 Points ∼4% -51%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
3499 Points ∼55% +95%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
1893 Points ∼30% +5%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1892 Points ∼30% +5%
Chuwi HiPad
1797 Points ∼28%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1641 Points ∼26% -9%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1352 - 1797, n=4)
1632 Points ∼26% -9%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1541 Points ∼24% -14%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
940 Points ∼15% -48%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
868 Points ∼14% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
745 Points ∼12% -59%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6315 Points ∼53% +45%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6039 Points ∼51% +39%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
4827 Points ∼40% +11%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
4719 Points ∼39% +8%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
4626 Points ∼39% +6%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (4077 - 4695, n=4)
4427 Points ∼37% +2%
Chuwi HiPad
4354 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4171 Points ∼35% -4%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4077 Points ∼34% -6%
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6954 Points ∼35% +27%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6830 Points ∼35% +25%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5843 Points ∼30% +7%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
5648 Points ∼29% +3%
Chuwi HiPad
5463 Points ∼28%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (4922 - 5984, n=4)
5353 Points ∼27% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4922 Points ∼25% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4914 Points ∼25% -10%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2919 Points ∼37%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2405 Points ∼30%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1804 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1768 Points ∼22%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1632 Points ∼20%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1627 Points ∼20%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1372 - 1804, n=3)
1626 Points ∼20%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
650 Points ∼8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
4086 Points ∼49%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3852 Points ∼46%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1885 Points ∼23%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (930 - 1108, n=3)
1003 Points ∼12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
972 Points ∼12%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
506 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
413 Points ∼5%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
399 Points ∼5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼54%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2955 Points ∼43%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1980 Points ∼29%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1034 - 1157, n=3)
1091 Points ∼16%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1083 Points ∼16%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
532 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
498 Points ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
480 Points ∼7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼63%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2210 Points ∼47%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1871 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1766 Points ∼38%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1547 - 1871, n=2)
1709 Points ∼36%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1690 Points ∼36%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1648 Points ∼35%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
744 Points ∼16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 6 2018
7253 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼13%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2466 Points ∼9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1133 Points ∼4%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1071 - 1133, n=2)
1102 Points ∼4%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
812 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
712 Points ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
602 Points ∼2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad 6 2018
4190 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2404 Points ∼18%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1242 Points ∼9%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1150 - 1242, n=2)
1196 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
821 Points ∼6%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
796 Points ∼6%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
701 Points ∼5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼65% +64%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2416 Points ∼53% +34%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
1991 Points ∼44% +10%
Chuwi HiPad
1803 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1775 Points ∼39% -2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1744 Points ∼39% -3%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1654 - 1803, n=4)
1695 Points ∼38% -6%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1654 Points ∼37% -8%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1439 Points ∼32% -20%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
843 Points ∼19% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad 6 2018
3682 Points ∼51% +483%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼51% +483%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1646 Points ∼23% +160%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (626 - 995, n=4)
786 Points ∼11% +24%
Chuwi HiPad
632 Points ∼9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
626 Points ∼9% -1%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
557 Points ∼8% -12%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
381 Points ∼5% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
363 Points ∼5% -43%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
193 Points ∼3% -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼55% +372%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2735 Points ∼43% +270%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1771 Points ∼28% +140%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (726 - 1092, n=4)
888 Points ∼14% +20%
Chuwi HiPad
739 Points ∼12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
726 Points ∼11% -2%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
602 Points ∼10% -19%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
464 Points ∼7% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
441 Points ∼7% -40%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
241 Points ∼4% -67%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼65% +65%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2366 Points ∼52% +33%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
2031 Points ∼45% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1802 Points ∼40% +1%
Chuwi HiPad
1785 Points ∼39%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1758 Points ∼39% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1714 Points ∼38% -4%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (1610 - 1785, n=3)
1703 Points ∼38% -5%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1535 Points ∼34% -14%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1128 Points ∼25% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad 6 2018
6095 Points ∼54% +562%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼33% +300%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2392 Points ∼21% +160%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (890 - 1103, n=3)
971 Points ∼9% +5%
Chuwi HiPad
921 Points ∼8%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
890 Points ∼8% -3%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
884 Points ∼8% -4%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
731 Points ∼6% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
696 Points ∼6% -24%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
99 Points ∼1% -89%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPad 6 2018
3672 Points ∼45% +256%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼43% +238%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2386 Points ∼29% +131%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (996 - 1186, n=3)
1071 Points ∼13% +4%
Chuwi HiPad
1032 Points ∼13%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
996 Points ∼12% -3%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
929 Points ∼11% -10%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
852 Points ∼10% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
806 Points ∼10% -22%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
125 Points ∼2% -88%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
20366 Points ∼24% +63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
19037 Points ∼22% +53%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
15850 Points ∼18% +27%
Apple iPad 6 2018
15499 Points ∼18% +24%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
14456 Points ∼17% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
14147 Points ∼16% +14%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
13310 Points ∼15% +7%
Chuwi HiPad
12462 Points ∼14%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11203 Points ∼13% -10%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (9771 - 12462, n=4)
10915 Points ∼13% -12%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
9729 Points ∼11% -22%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
62626 Points ∼12% +291%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
57024 Points ∼11% +256%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
56368 Points ∼11% +252%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
35076 Points ∼7% +119%
Chuwi HiPad
16016 Points ∼3%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (14192 - 17173, n=4)
15766 Points ∼3% -2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
15682 Points ∼3% -2%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
13239 Points ∼2% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12323 Points ∼2% -23%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11719 Points ∼2% -27%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11419 Points ∼2% -29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
40731 Points ∼17% +170%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
39260 Points ∼17% +161%
Apple iPad 6 2018
37372 Points ∼16% +148%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
26634 Points ∼11% +77%
Chuwi HiPad
15061 Points ∼6%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
14402 Points ∼6% -4%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (12895 - 15061, n=4)
14319 Points ∼6% -5%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
13742 Points ∼6% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12686 Points ∼5% -16%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11791 Points ∼5% -22%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11209 Points ∼5% -26%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 6 2018
125 fps ∼1% +221%
Apple iPad 6 2018
118 fps ∼1% +203%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
93 fps ∼1% +138%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
69 fps ∼1% +77%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
39 fps ∼0% 0%
Chuwi HiPad
39 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (32 - 39, n=4)
37.3 fps ∼0% -4%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
23 fps ∼0% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
21 fps ∼0% -46%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
20 fps ∼0% -49%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
18 fps ∼0% -54%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 6 2018
59.7 fps ∼2% +76%
Apple iPad 6 2018
59 fps ∼2% +74%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
58 fps ∼2% +71%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
57 fps ∼2% +68%
Chuwi HiPad
34 fps ∼1%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (25 - 35, n=4)
31.8 fps ∼1% -6%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
25 fps ∼1% -26%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
20 fps ∼1% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
20 fps ∼1% -41%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
19 fps ∼1% -44%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
17 fps ∼1% -50%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad 6 2018
62.6 fps ∼11% +229%
Apple iPad 6 2018
58.9 fps ∼11% +210%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
60 fps ∼11% +216%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
41 fps ∼7% +116%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
19 fps ∼3% 0%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼3%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (16 - 19, n=4)
18.3 fps ∼3% -4%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9.8 fps ∼2% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
9.2 fps ∼2% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.8 fps ∼2% -54%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.5 fps ∼2% -55%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.9 fps ∼11% +115%
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.3 fps ∼11% +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
36 fps ∼10% +89%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
27 fps ∼7% +42%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼5%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (11 - 19, n=4)
17 fps ∼5% -11%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11 fps ∼3% -42%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9.2 fps ∼3% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
8.8 fps ∼2% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.6 fps ∼2% -55%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.3 fps ∼2% -56%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
42.7 fps ∼1% +228%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
41 fps ∼1% +215%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
28 fps ∼1% +115%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
13 fps ∼0% 0%
Chuwi HiPad
13 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (12 - 13, n=4)
12.8 fps ∼0% -2%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
6.4 fps ∼0% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
6.1 fps ∼0% -53%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6 fps ∼0% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.4 fps ∼0% -58%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
27.3 fps ∼1% +128%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
22 fps ∼1% +83%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼0% +33%
Chuwi HiPad
12 fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (6.2 - 13, n=4)
10.8 fps ∼0% -10%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼0% -48%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
6 fps ∼0% -50%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5.7 fps ∼0% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
5.7 fps ∼0% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.3 fps ∼0% -56%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
12.3 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
8.9 fps ∼6%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.4 fps ∼2%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
2.4 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.7 fps ∼1%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
10.8 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
9.3 fps ∼7%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.5 fps ∼2%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
2.5 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.1 fps ∼1%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
20 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
14 fps ∼7%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3.8 fps ∼2%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
3.8 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.7 fps ∼1%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
30.8 fps ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼7%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼2%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
7.2 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.8 fps ∼1%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
26.8 fps ∼7% +267%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼6% +242%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼4% +119%
Chuwi HiPad
7.3 fps ∼2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼2% -1%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (6.8 - 7.3, n=4)
7.15 fps ∼2% -2%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
3.5 fps ∼1% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.4 fps ∼1% -53%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3.2 fps ∼1% -56%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3 fps ∼1% -59%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
17.9 fps ∼11% +142%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
13 fps ∼8% +76%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
9.3 fps ∼5% +26%
Chuwi HiPad
7.4 fps ∼4%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (4 - 7.4, n=4)
6.5 fps ∼4% -12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4 fps ∼2% -46%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
3.3 fps ∼2% -55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.3 fps ∼2% -55%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3.1 fps ∼2% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3 fps ∼2% -59%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
21.79 (min: 12.48, max: 36) fps ∼0%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X
3.59 fps ∼0%
Vulkan Medium Native
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
14.78 (min: 9.16, max: 37.68) fps ∼1%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
22.71 (min: 13.73, max: 55.41) fps ∼1%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
201881 Points ∼36% +88%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
175581 Points ∼31% +64%
Apple iPad 6 2018
170921 Points ∼30% +59%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
110854 Points ∼20% +3%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (105872 - 110854, n=4)
107962 Points ∼19% +1%
Chuwi HiPad
107201 Points ∼19%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
86908 Points ∼15% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
70431 Points ∼12% -34%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
27967 Points ∼53% +363%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
12897 Points ∼25% +113%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
11875 Points ∼23% +96%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
11854 Points ∼23% +96%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8897 Points ∼17% +47%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (5909 - 9798, n=4)
6943 Points ∼13% +15%
Chuwi HiPad
6046 Points ∼12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6017 Points ∼11% 0%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5412 Points ∼10% -10%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
4502 Points ∼9% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4078 Points ∼8% -33%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
167.2 Points ∼48% +441%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
86.989 Points ∼25% +181%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
65.07 Points ∼19% +111%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
57.007 Points ∼16% +84%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
47.337 Points ∼13% +53%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (29.9 - 48.9, n=4)
35 Points ∼10% +13%
Chuwi HiPad
30.911 Points ∼9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
29.934 Points ∼9% -3%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
29.598 Points ∼8% -4%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
25.761 Points ∼7% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
22.084 Points ∼6% -29%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
11529.2 ms * ∼19% -17%
Chuwi HiPad
9850.9 ms * ∼17%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
9248.9 ms * ∼16% +6%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9236.5 ms * ∼16% +6%
Average MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X (4261 - 9851, n=4)
7150 ms * ∼12% +27%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7059 ms * ∼12% +28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3756.1 ms * ∼6% +62%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
3575.4 ms * ∼6% +64%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
3077.3 ms * ∼5% +69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2644.7 ms * ∼4% +73%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1025.5 ms * ∼2% +90%

Legend

 
Chuwi HiPad MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 Mediatek MT8176, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad 6 2018 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 32 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003 Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Chuwi Hi9 Plus MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The internal 32 GB eMMC performs a bit more slowly than the 64 GB eMMC as found on the Chuwi Hi9 Plus according to AndroBench. In particular, its sequential write rate is nearly half as fast at just 74 MB/s. Transfer rates from the MicroSD card reader are much better and comparable to the Galaxy Tab S4. Chuwi says the tablet can support MicroSD cards of up to 128 GB in capacity.

Chuwi HiPad
32 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
32 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
32 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
64 GB eMMC Flash
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
64 GB eMMC Flash
AndroBench 3-5
163%
43%
149%
33%
-4%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.81
59.08
-12%
60.39
-10%
72.8
9%
61.1
-9%
20.44
-69%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
65.93
80.07
21%
80.6
22%
83.7
27%
83.9
27%
21.16
-68%
Random Write 4KB
10.28
24.43
138%
13.39
30%
77.25
651%
11.8
15%
13.01
27%
Random Read 4KB
40.21
141.96
253%
71.13
77%
73.47
83%
37.3
-7%
42.2
5%
Sequential Write 256KB
73.55
195.76
166%
103.32
40%
82.56
12%
135.5
84%
132.47
80%
Sequential Read 256KB
144.33
740.54
413%
285.63
98%
308.15
114%
270.1
87%
144.97
0%

Games

Gaming performance is a mixed bag. When playing Asphalt 9, for example, we can notice texture pop-in, major aliasing on cars, and overall muddy textures. Perhaps the worst offender is its unstable frame rate for a less than optimal gaming experience. Less demanding titles like Shadow Fight 3 run more smoothly.

Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

» No benchmarks for this notebook found!

Emissions

Temperature

CPU stress
CPU stress

Surface temperatures are warmest towards the USB port as the motherboard is likely positioned in this quadrant. When under very high loads, we are able to record a hot spot of almost 37 C whereas the right half of the tablet can be as cool as 23 C.

The processor is unable to maintain maximum clock rates indefinitely as shown by our performance over time graph to the right. Clock rates appear to cycle over time.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
Maximum stress (front)
Maximum stress (front)
Maximum stress (back)
Maximum stress (back)
Max. Load
 36 °C
97 F
25 °C
77 F
24 °C
75 F
 
 34.6 °C
94 F
25 °C
77 F
23.8 °C
75 F
 
 31.2 °C
88 F
24.8 °C
77 F
23.4 °C
74 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 27.5 °C = 82 F
25 °C
77 F
27 °C
81 F
31.4 °C
89 F
25 °C
77 F
26.2 °C
79 F
32 °C
90 F
25 °C
77 F
26.4 °C
80 F
29.2 °C
85 F
Maximum: 32 °C = 90 F
Average: 27.5 °C = 82 F
Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.8 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The integrated speaker lacks depth and bass and maximum volume could have been louder. Our pink noise graph below shows peaks at certain frequencies whereas a more balanced audio system would have a flatter and broader line to represent treble and bass more evenly. Slight chassis reverberation can be felt near the bottom of the tablet when at the maximum volume setting.

Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.638.3253333.33134.231.34029.831.15031.832.56331.930.78029.12910028.828.21253130.316028.628.720026.527.525024.930.231525.338.740024.648.250023.756.763022.566.280022.168.4100021.964.1125021.456.8160021.357.1200021.152.7250020.847.8315020.954.8400020.961.7500020.961.7630020.762.7800020.861.41000020.956.31250020.6501600020.648.2SPL33.873.2N2.129.6median 21.4median 54.8Delta2.111.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseChuwi HiPadApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Chuwi HiPad audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.44 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(-) | mids are not linear (17.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 89% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 92% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The HiPad is not as power efficient as its competitors. Idling on the Home screen demands anywhere between 2.7 W to 5.6 W depending on the brightness setting compared to 1.2 W to 4 W on the similarly sized Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus. Playing video draws 7 W and maximum CPU load demands 12 W compared to almost half that on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 or Huawei MediaPad M5 lite.

Be aware that the included 10 W (5 V/2 A) AC charger is European in origin and so it is not compatible with U.S. outlets without an adapter.

Maximum brightness initiated at 20s mark. The backlight demands approximately 3 W more than the minimum brightness setting
Maximum brightness initiated at 20s mark. The backlight demands approximately 3 W more than the minimum brightness setting
Constant power consumption for the first couple of minutes when running a CPU stress application
Constant power consumption for the first couple of minutes when running a CPU stress application
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.4 / 1.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.7 / 5.5 / 5.6 Watt
Load midlight 7 / 12.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Chuwi HiPad
MT6797X, Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
835, Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, Super AMOLED, 2560x1600, 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
450, Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.5
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
4415Y, UHD Graphics 615, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1800x1200, 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
625, Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Power Consumption
31%
33%
-53%
27%
36%
Idle Minimum *
2.7
1.76
35%
1.26
53%
2.88
-7%
2.8
-4%
1.23
54%
Idle Average *
5.5
4.22
23%
4.22
23%
4.8
13%
3.3
40%
3.92
29%
Idle Maximum *
5.6
4.25
24%
4.29
23%
7.5
-34%
3.9
30%
4.03
28%
Load Average *
7
4.52
35%
5.48
22%
16.9
-141%
5.2
26%
5
29%
Load Maximum *
12.2
7.35
40%
6.57
46%
23.8
-95%
7.2
41%
7.09
42%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes from the 7000 mAh battery are average. Users can expect just over 10 hours of real-world WLAN use to be comparable to the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus. The relatively large battery makes up for the poorer power efficiency of the SoC.

Recharge time is slow at approximately 3 hours from empty to full capacity with the included 10 W AC adapter.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 16min
Chuwi HiPad
MT6797X, Mali-T880 MP4,  Wh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
835, Adreno 540,  Wh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
450, Adreno 506,  Wh
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
4415Y, UHD Graphics 615, 28 Wh
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2,  Wh
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
625, Adreno 506, 26.6 Wh
Battery Runtime
-20%
52%
-27%
38%
5%
Reader / Idle
1227
1960
771
2162
1625
WiFi v1.3
616
495
-20%
938
52%
448
-27%
852
38%
647
5%
Load
245
385
180
299
256

Verdict

Pros

+ good colors and contrast for the price
+ 16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS touchscreen
+ good chassis quality for the price
+ respectable battery life
+ MicroSD reader
+ inexpensive
+ Android 8.0

Cons

- slow black-white and gray-gray response times
- speakers could be louder; lacking in bass
- less-than-smooth performance
- muddy camera quality
- slow charging
- weak GPU
- no GPS
In review: Chuwi HiPad Tablet. Test model provided by Chuwi
In review: Chuwi HiPad Tablet. Test model provided by Chuwi

We don't expect very much at the $200 range. Smooth performance, a strong chassis, and a nice screen are perhaps our top three demands for a "perfect" inexpensive tablet. In Chuwi's case, the HiPad hits a home run in two out of those three characteristics.

The metal chassis is perhaps the highlight of the HiPad. Its thin form factor and gamer-like black and red aesthetic give an impression of a pricier tablet. The glass IPS touchscreen is also above average in regard to color accuracy and contrast ratio.

Performance is where the HiPad falters. Simple actions like scrolling through pages or launching applications have a latency to them not found on mainstream to flagship tablets or smartphones. This is where the "budget" in budget category begins to show. Other auxiliary features like the poor camera, poor speakers, and slow charging are easier to live with at this price point, but smoother performance would have made the general user experience more seamless. Fortunately, the tablet is still excellent for FHD video playback and the occasional light browsing that its target audience can appreciate.

The display is better than we had anticipated in terms of color accuracy and contrast for this low of a price point. The low frame rate and sluggish performance bring down an otherwise attractive budget Android tablet.

Chuwi HiPad - 01/02/2019 v6(old)
Allen Ngo

Chassis
74%
Keyboard
60 / 80 → 75%
Pointing Device
50%
Connectivity
18 / 65 → 28%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
93%
Display
81%
Games Performance
53 / 68 → 78%
Application Performance
48 / 76 → 64%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
30 / 91 → 33%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
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Allen Ngo, 2019-01- 2 (Update: 2019-02-23)
Allen Ngo
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.