Chuwi Hi9 Pro - LTE Tablet with 8.4 inch display
The Chuwi Hi9 Pro is a tablet with high resolution 8.4 IPS display, MediaTek Helio X20 processor and 4G LTE module. Strictly speaking, it is a compact offshoot of the recently reviewed Air model. All information about the tablet you can find summarized in the post.
Chuwi Hi9 Air
Processor and memory
CPU: MediaTek Helio X20 (MTK6797)
GPU: ARM Mali-T880
RAM: 3GB (DDR3)
Internal memory: 32GB (eMMC5.1)
Memory extension: Yes
Display Type: IPS (Full Lamination)
Display diagonal: 8.4 inches
Display resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels
Multitouch: 10 fingers
Main Camera: 8 Megapixel
Front camera: 5 megapixel
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Micro SIM
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
WCDMA B1 / B2 / B5 / B8
FDD-LTE B1 / B2 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Battery: 5000 mAh
Operating system: Android 8.0
Size: 21.5 x 12.6 x 0.6 cm
Chuwi Hi9 Pro
Design and display
The Chuwi Hi9 Pro is a handy tablet with Dimensions of 21.5 x 12.6 x 0.6 cm and a Weight of 384g, The housing consists of aluminium and is in the so-called unibody held. Accordingly, the case frame and the case back are not composed of a plurality of parts, but the entire case has been made of one piece only. Design features are the rounded edges and the striking red power button. The connection options amount to a MicroUSB jack and a 3.5 mm jack audio output. There is no HDMI output! In addition to the dual SIM slot (2x Micro), there is also a MicroSD memory card slot.
The display is on "Full-lamination" IPS panel with 8.4 inches diagonal and a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, Producer of the panel is the Japan Display Inc. (JDI), The "full-lamination" technology is characterized by the fact that LCD, touch screen and protective glass are not glued together in layers, but form a unit. The production allows a more compact panel with higher color intensity and better light transmission. Multitouch The touch screen supports up to 10 simultaneous inputs.
Processor and memory
The hardware basis is already the beginning of 2016 published and designed mainly for smartphones MediaTek Helio X20 system-on-chip, The CPU of the SoC consists of 10 processor coreswhich turn into 3 cluster divide. The High Performance Cluster Composed of 2x Cortex A72 cores that clock up to 2.3 GHz. Of the performance cluster consists of 4x Cortex A53 cores, which in turn clock up to 1.85 GHz. There is also one for efficient work Power Save Cluster with 4x Cortex A53 cores and a 1.4 GHz clock rate. The SoC GPU is one ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPUthat clocks up to 780 MHz.
With respect to the storage facilities is the Chuwi Hi9 Pro with a combination of one 3GB memory and a 32GB data store fitted. A noteworthy difference to Chuwi Hi9 Air is the RAM type. The Hi9 Pro uses slower RAM DDR3whereas the Hi9 Air uses faster LPDDR4 RAM. The data store is of type eMMC 5.1. A memory expansion by MicroSD memory card is possible with up to 128GB.
Experience has shown that the Helio X20 SoC can handle demanding applications. Even one or the other current mobile game is quite fluently playable. To what extent Chuwi has tuned the operating system to the chip, however, will have to show. Here showed the similarly equipped Chuwi Hi9 Air significant weaknesses, which is why it came in the test more often to hangers and even total crashes.
Connectivity, battery and others
The tablet is with a dual micro SIM slot equipped and supported 2G, 3G and 4G mobile radio frequencies, The LTE bands 3, 7 and 20, which are common in Germany, are available. Here is an overview of the frequencies and bands:
GSM: 2/3/5/8 (1900/1800/850/900 MHz)
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz)
LTE: 1/2/3/5/7/8/20/40 (2100/1900/1800/850/2600/900/800/2300 MHz)
For wireless data transmission, the Chuwi Hi9 Pro is also equipped with a Dual AC WiFi module and Bluetooth 4.1 fitted. Front is a 5 megapixel front camera, A microphone is also available so that the tablet can also be used for video telephony. A back 8 Megapixel main camera with Samsung image sensor and LED flash allows one or the other snapshot. Navigate is thanks GPS Compass also possible. The Capacity of the battery is 5000 mAh, One battery charge is enough for 4-hour gaming, 6-hour movie viewing or 20-hour listening to music.