On this occasion, and thanks to the Chuwi company, we have the new Chuwi Hi9 Plus, a new version of a tablet that costs around €200. In addition, we want to thank you for sending us the Bluetooth keyboard and interactive pen.
First, we find a large cardboard box with the Chuwi logo. When you open it, there is a small box with a USB type C cable (reversible), a European charger with 12V and 2A output, and the Tablet wrapped in pads or sponges. In this case, we see the Chuwi Hi9 Plus tablet in black; in my oI think an exquisite product.
On the other hand, we have another box very similar to the first but somewhat more acceptable. In it is the Bluetooth wireless keyboard cover to add to the Tablet; in this case, it is also black. In addition, this keyboard case is used to support the Tablet horizontally.
And finally, we have a small white box, which includes an interactive pen and a battery to use on the Tablet.
Also, mention that these products add the CE symbol of “European Conformity,” which indicates that it is suitable and complies with the rules for sale in the European Union.
Design and Screen
This tablet was surprised with its design and its size. Made of metal and plastic, it is a device with dimensions of 26.62 cm long, 17.7 cm wide, and only 0.81 cm thick. This makes it weigh 500g, ideal for people looking for a lightweight alternative to a laptop. (The Tablet, together with the keyboard, weighs 841g.)
It has a 10.8-inch IPS screen with a QHD+ resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a density of 280 pixels per inch. The quality of this screen is good, and the colors are vivid. Also, the screen looks good from quite a few perspectives. The aspect ratio is 16:9 and has approximately 80% usable area.
On the other hand, and as a curious detail, I want to mention that it is an exemplary capacitive screen to use with Chuwi’s interactive pen, which will facilitate interaction with the Tablet (this can help people who do not know how to use a touch screen ).
If we place the Tablet in vertical format, above the screen is the selfie camera.
In the upper back, on the left, we find a small camera that does not have a flash. Likewise, it has two small speakers on the right side so that the speakers are at the top when the Tablet is placed horizontally.
On the right side, like most mobile devices, you have the volume up and down buttons and the power button. On the left are the connectors to link it to the keyboard (this side is magnetized to make it easier to connect it to the keyboard).
The bottom part is spotless, leaving the USB type C (reversible), the 3.5mm headphone jack, and the slot for nano-SIM cards in the upper area.
On the other hand, the keyboard cover has a QUERTY distribution without Ñ with magnets for more excellent fixation and connection to the Tablet. This keyboard does not have any illumination.
The distribution of the keys can be configured from the Tablet itself.
Power and Hardware
For starters, it features a 10-core MediaTek Helio X27 (MT6797X) processor with an operating frequency of 2.6GHz top speed. This processor has a 64-bit architecture. The GPU graphics card is an ARM Mali-T880 MP4 with a maximum frequency of 875MHz.
It has 4GB of RAM in a double channel, for more incredible speed. It is an LPDDR3 type memory (currently, there are faster memories).
In terms of storage, it has 64Gb of eMMC 5.1 memory, although if we consider what the operating system or installed applications occupy, it remains at 56.64GB for our use. It includes the possibility of expanding the memory up to 128Gb of memory with a micro-SD card instead of one of the nano-SIM cards.
And once we have seen the main characteristics of the hardware of this Tablet, to get an idea of its performance, we have subjected it to several Benchmarking tests, which Inan several characteristics of the Tablet and give a global value to be able to compare it.
In this case, and after analyzing it with the AnTuTu tool, it has obtained 105,191 points, with which we can say that it is in the mid-range of devices with an Android operating system.
After testing it for a week, the Tablet behaves correctly, although signs of “lag” or delay are shown when switching from one application to another. It is not instantaneous and will take a few milliseconds to react.