Chuwi VX8 review
I was looking for a cheap but good GPS tablet and I found one. Chuwi VX8 came to me relatively quickly, for three weeks and was sent by Singapure post.
Chuwi VX8 has quad core processor MTK8127 1,3Ghz, graphic chip is Mali 450, it has 8 Gb of internal memory, which should be quite sufficient and 1GB of RAM. The screen is 8 inch IPS with support up to 5 touches . It has a very powerful battery of 4000 mAh and weighs 455 grams, so it is not difficult to hold in your hand.This tablet runs on Android 4.4. Another great advantage ofVX8 is good 2megapixel rear camera with auto focus as well as the front of 0.3Mpx which will be more than enough for Skype and selfies.
Unpacking the box, the first impression
Tablet came in a box of styrofoam, and it was in a bubble cover . The packageincludes a tablet, USB OTG cable and charger 5V/1.5A. Again it came the wrong charger, one for the U.S. with EU adapter. I really do not understand why it is standard to send such unfortunate and cheap chargers.
Chuwi VX8 relatively quickly turned, Google Play is here and there are no malware Chinese applications.
By running Antutu benchmark tablet has a score around 17-17.000 which is great, quite impressive for quad processor with 1Gb RAM. All operations are performed in fast time. Yet there are problems with fluidity. I do not know if it is true but I think scrolling in Google Chrome should be smoother. Game type Angry brids and similar runs without problems but with 3D game Minion Rush has a small slow down, lack of FPS. It can be played but it could be faster, with more FPS. I do not know if it’s the last update where it was added another world but that the game could be better.
It has HDMI port and the tablet supports Bluetooth, OTG connectivity. I connected the wireless mouse and 8Gb USB memory and all recognized and working.
It has 8GB of internal memory. The speaker on the back is really loud, it is fully understandable on the the strongest setting, you could be DJ with him on the party.
The battery is quite strong, with a capacity of 6000mAh and really quite long lasting. It takes about a day or two until full discharge which is really awesome. You could use tablet all day to play games without problems. As the battery is a bit larger and charging takes longer. Charging from 1% takes about 7h and there is a bug if it is started charging below 5% charge and then charging lasts longer. But be sure the battery is a big advantage of Chuwi VX(. Later I found that the charger that came with the tablet is pure garbage, very slow so I use proven ZOPO charger 5V/1A.
More advanced users: I easily rooted Chuwi VX8 with Framaroot but so far I have not found the CWM as no new ROMs for it.
Connectivity, GPS, WI-FI
WI-FI is the best I’ve ever had. All smart phones and other tablet on the balcony give me just a dot or no wi-fi signal while this tablet there is 2 dots, connectivity is good, the signal is strong.
I also tried the GPS and was surprised by the quality. Satellites were found for around 10s, the accuracy is about 3m and it is not getting lost, navigation works without problems. With the fact that there is a small bug, the tablet in landscape mode you need to hold that Home button is on the left. If you put the reverse- signal is quite weaker. Probably the GPS antenna is placed that determines the position. I checked navigation between two local towns, I was directed and placed in right streets so you could use this tablet even for good navigation. I recommend using CoPilot.
If you are buying a tablet up to $ 100 and sometimes you would use, you can safely take Chuwi VX8. Tablet has a very good quality, Quad processor with 1Gb ram will likely meet your needs and 8Gb of internal memory will store all desired files. Chuwi VX8 is characterized by a good GPS, you will be able to use navigation and mobile internet when there is no Wi-Fi. In conclusion I would recommend the purchase, you get a good tablet for less than 80$. If you have any questions please leave a comment below.