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
|Dimensions||296.7 x 202.8 x 8.9 mm|
|Display||12-inch IPS with resolution 2,160 x 1,440 pixels|
|Processor||Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 quad core 1.44 GHz|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics Gen8|
|ROM||64 GB internal
SD card supported upto 64 GB
|Camera||Rear: 5 MP
Front: 2 MP
Up to 4 hours intensive use
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Package Contents||1 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
|Model||Chuwi Hi12||Chuwi Hi10|
|Screen||12-inch IPS with resolution 2,160 x 1,440 pixels||10.1 inches with resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels|
|Battery||11,000 mAh||8,000 mAh|
|Camera||Rear: 5 MP||Rear: 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: