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The Chuwi Hi8 review is up on Youtube, check it out!
Hey guys, what's up, this is my unboxing, first impressions and hands on video of the Chuwi Hi8, a review is coming soon, so stay tuned!

You can buy it here for $91 using the coupon code "CHI8":
http://goo.gl/jhXzCg

Specs:
8" 1920x1200 FHD WUXGA IPS Display
Intel Bay Trail Z3735F Quad Core
2GB RAM, 32GB ROM
2.0MP/0.3MP Cameras
4000mAh Battery
211x123x80mm, 304g


The Chuwi Hi8 Pro has been rumoured, specs and pictures below:
Intel X5 Series CPU (Cherry Trail Z8300)
8" 1920*1200 Screen Resolution
2GB RAM, 32GB ROM
Dual boot Windows 10 and Android 5.1
USB Type C
4000mAh Battery
2MP Front Camera, 2MP Back Camera





FAQs:
Will it be upgradeable to Windows 10 and Android 5.1? Yes
Does it come with Google Play? Yes

Root:
Accessories:
Chuwi Hi8 Leather Case: $7.50USD
http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_198213.html

Chuwi Hi8 Screen Protector: $2USD
http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_181374.html

Rumours:
So according to an unnamed source, the Chuwi Hi8 will be the very first tablet in the world to ship with Windows 10 and those of us who already have this tablet will be able to upgrade. This is a rumour, I don't know how true this is, being the first to ship with Windows 10, but it is a sign that Chuwi will probably put Windows 10 on the CHuwi Hi8. They also promised Lollipop as well.


If you have any questions about the Chuwi Hi8, the review, unboxing etc, post in below!
22nd June 2015, 12:16 PM |#2  
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I just buy one, it is in offer. 83$ with coupon 5%.
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26th June 2015, 01:40 PM |#3  
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My unboxing video of the Chuwi Hi8 has been posted!
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27th June 2015, 04:31 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by vakya

I just buy one, it is in offer. 83$ with coupon 5%.

Which website and where to find the 'coupon' ?

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Is GOOGLE PLAY 'pre installed'?
28th June 2015, 02:40 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by maxecume

Which website and where to find the 'coupon' ?

---------- Post added at 04:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:30 PM ----------

Is GOOGLE PLAY 'pre installed'?

I think the website I linked above is the one, I just have the price listed wrongly. And yes, google play is preinstalled.
29th June 2015, 10:38 PM |#6  
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Can you post a screen from crystalmark showing the speed of emmc ?
I read in other site, the emmc of this tablet is slow and I wish to confirm.
Thanks and excuse me my bad english.
1st July 2015, 06:35 PM |#7  
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Ordered one last Thursday. As of today DHL still has not got it

Still says 'Shipment information received' which it has since last friday at 9:13am. Gearbest are telling me its been shipped and no reply from DHL about it yet.

Can't believe this, I paid for 'express' shipping too.
1st July 2015, 09:33 PM |#8  
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I have one.
Nice screen, nice quality. Android pretty fast, windows pretty slow because of slow emmc. Had a Vi8 before and it was faster, it doesnt stutter, it's just slow at opening apps etc. Metro Iexplore is super slow on mine almost unusable.
2nd July 2015, 04:59 AM |#9  
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Hello.

Thank you for your nice review. I got my one yesterday, and everything is good except one thing;

I cannot turn off charging LED. I tried several Xposed modules which handles LEDs, but looks like the one with Chuwi hi8 is hardware-wired one.

Do you know anything about this?
2nd July 2015, 05:11 PM |#10  
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My videos of this tablet pc (russian speach, but look picture - it's universal )))
And look testing of games on this tablet pc!
youtube.com/results?search_query=Eugene+Antoschenko+Chuwi+Hi8
3rd July 2015, 12:19 AM |#11  
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Spoke to dhl they said gearbest hasn't arranged collection yet. They also advised me gearbest setup a new tracking number on Wednesday evening., this time from Hong Kong instead of Singapore. As of right now they haven't arranged collection for that one either.

I would strongly advise against anyone buying these from gearbest right now. Something very underhanded is going on. They still insist it was shipped on Monday even when I presented them with the other tracking number. Telling me to wait another 3 to 7 days for it. I pad for 3 to 7 day shipping and it has been 7 days already and my package has not even left the warehouse.
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