Chuwi HiPad LTE – A Budget 10.1 Full HD Android Tablet

The Chuwi HiPad LTE has been shipping internationallyrecently, and it could be worth a look for anyone interested in a 10.1-inch Android tablet for the same price as the Fire HD 10 during its sales days:

Chuwi HiPad LTE is a toned down version of the popular Chuwi Hi9 Air, with specs one notch below it.

It has been launched with Android 8.0, but Chuwi announced in January that there will be a Android 9.0 update for all of Chuwi's 10-core tablets. And as the HiPad LTE is powered by a 2.6 GHz deca-core MediaTek MT6797 processor too, this tablet should be eligible for the Pie update as well.

Chuwi HiPad LTE
Chuwi HiPad LTE

Other specs are 3GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage, 128GB microSD card support, a 10.1-inch screen with Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.1, a 5MP front camera and 5MP rear camera, a USB 2.0 C port, a 7000 mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio jack, and pogo pin connectors for the optional keyboard dock.

So despite its gaming tablet look, the Chuwi HiPad LTE isn't a tablet geared towards gaming, but more a budget productivity tablet or 2-in-1 Android tablet with keyboard, which is further emphasized by the fact that it only has a 0.7W mono speaker.

The benefit is that it makes it cheaper and lighter, as it weighs 490 grams and is 7.9mm thick, which are very acceptable figures.

The 4G LTE is included with the chipset of this tablet but do check the bands first to see if they cover the area where you intend to use the 4G LTE.

– Jim Miller