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Chuwi Hi12: The best of Chuwi in a 12 inch Tablet

Nowadays, the manufacturers are improving the build and hardware of tablets. The reason for them to do so is that tablets not only have to complete with phones but also with the laptops. If we look at the past and the present, the tablets which had 1 GB of RAM now have 4 GB. Thus, like all the other electronic devices, tablets have also covered a space in your home. So today, we are going to review one of the latest tablet. A tablet with Windows 10 and more focused 2K screen with a medium-high demand of performance, the Chuwi Hi12.

Specification of Chuwi Hi12

Dimensions296.7 x 202.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight852 grams
Display12-inch IPS with resolution 2,160 x 1,440 pixels
ProcessorIntel Cherry Trail Z8300 quad core 1.44 GHz
GPUIntel HD Graphics Gen8
ROM64 GB internal
SD card supported upto 64 GB
CameraRear: 5 MP
Front: 2 MP
OSWindows 10
Battery11,000 mAh
Up to 4 hours intensive use
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
Package Contents1 x Chuwi Hi12, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x OTG Cable 1 x Charger

Detailed Review about Chuwi Hi12

We have categorized the most interesting aspects of the tablet in the following headings and the other common aspects under one heading.

Design and Appearance

We will later analyze the technical data in depth, but first we must start from the outside shell of the amazing Chuwi Hi12 from the Asian land.

Chuwi Hi12 Dimensions

From the picture shown above we can clearly see and determine the button placement and the design of the tablet. The physical dimensions are 296.7 x 202.8 x 8.9 mm and weighing 852 grams, making us clear that this time we are not facing a lightweight, but a bulky one. Although the weight is equal to a brick but it’s okay when we compare it with the size of the tablet and the capacity of the battery.

As far as colors are concerned, the current model comes only in one combination blank white front, rear edges and a golden beige tone that gives a very elegant look. The tablet is really nice, but maybe it’s a mistake not to offer it in black for those frugal customers betting on the classic.


The only cons that decreased the design score was the large edges surrounding the screen of Chuwi Hi12. Removing the frames is always a good step as it decreases the weight and thickness but this time the tablet is a little bit thick and heavy due to the presence of large frame.

Chuwi Hi12 Stylus

At the top are buttons on / off and volume +/- . Meanwhile, on the left side the whole arsenal of ports and connectors is located.


The downward side is reserved for both of the speakers and the connectivity of the stylus. Meanwhile, on the the left are the ports including 3.5mm jack, microUSB, USB 2.0, a microHDMI and a slot for memory card. The best thing is that unlike the recent tablets Chuwi Hi12 has a separate USB 3.0 port.

Chuwi Hi12 Ports

So, what is missing? You know, like the traditional tablets, the manufacturer has completely forgotten to add a SIM card slot. Thus, making the tablet to lack 2G, 3G or 4G connectivity. Other wireless connections includes Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi etc.

Screen and Display

Now moving to that aspect which makes the tablet worth of buying, “The screen”. The size of the display of Chuwi Hi12 can be judged by the name ‘Hi12‘ which is 12 inches. Just the addition of the keyboard enables this tablet to compete with your laptop. Indeed the size is large making it perfect to watch movies, play games and listen to the music.

But further its resolution is spectacular.  2,160 x 1,440 pixels, or same as, 2K. Accustomed to Full HD tablets that we have repeatedly boasted, reaching the 2K is a success.Needless to say that the picture quality is simply stunning, both in terms of color, brightness and contrast, and sharpness. The Chuwi Hi12 is a machine ready to strike a blow on the table and show that the Chinese tablets can also be be among the best.

Chuwi Hi12 Display

Other features

In terms of performance, the Chinese tablet is on the run. The heart of the tablet is a Intel quad core processor ‘Cherry Trail Z8300‘ having a frequency of 1.44 GHz. The CPU is further supported by the new Intel Eight-Gen GPU(800 MHz) and 4 GB of RAM. The massive size of RAM doesn’t limit the tablet to work only but for gaming and video playing as well.

The internal memory is 64 GB, which is a little bit less when it comes to running the tablet on Windows 10 OS. The windows itself consumes a lot of space. But, don’t worry because the option of adding a memory card up to 64 GB has been provided. So you have a total of 128 GB space in the tablet.

Chuwi Hi12 Windows

Coming on the multimedia aspect, the tablet is great for running all types of formats as you know it’s Windows 10. The addition of rear and front camera is also good for video chatting and taking pics. Although, they are not professional but they show a good result as compared to the other tablets in the market.

Chuwi Hi12 connected with the keyboard
Chuwi Hi12 connected with the keyboard

When it comes to a machine which is so powerful like this one, it should also be good at the battery.  And although 11,000 mAh battery is one of the strengths, but keep in mind that all this hardware consumes enough, so we can not wait for two days to finish the battery after an intensive use. The manufacturer promises about 4 hours intensive use, quite acceptable considering the machine at hand.

Difference between Chuwi Hi12 and Chuwi Hi10

The main differences between our protagonist and Chuwi Hi10 are:

ModelChuwi Hi12Chuwi Hi10
Screen12-inch IPS with resolution 2,160 x 1,440 pixels10.1 inches with resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels
Battery11,000 mAh8,000 mAh
CameraRear: 5 MPRear: 2 MP

Pros of Hi12:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 10
  • High performance
  • 2K display

Cons of Hi12:

  • No SIM support
  • Only in one color
  • Mediocre Design and Heavy

Price and Availability

At the conclusion, if you want a powerful tablet. A tablet with a stunning display and performance which can compete with your laptop then we recommend you Chuwi Hi12.

You can buy it from this Chinese store:

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