An all-rounder from Chuwi, the HiPad LTE is meant to serve you two purposes—work and entertainment. As a regular 10-inch Android tablet, it should be great for your daily media consumption and some gaming. While in the office, you can simply attach a keyboard to get some work done and use all those keyboard shortcuts. Plus, the 4G LTE connection helps keep the work going when you’re outdoors.
This is everything you need to know about the Chuwi HiPad LTE.
Full metal body
IPS laminated display
MediaTek deca-core CPU
Optional keyboard attachment
Front and rear-facing cameras
Chuwi HiPad LTE: The Basics
Chuwi’s HiPad LTE is the newest tablet trying to be your laptop replacement with the help of a keyboard attachment. The device has a full metal body for a premium finish while measuring 7.9mm in thickness. As its name suggests, you will get support for 4G LTE over not one but two SIM cards using its hybrid tray. You can either pop in a second SIM card or a microSD card of up to 128GB to expand the tablet’s 32GB of onboard storage.
Most of its front is dominated by a 10.1-inch IPS display that is fully laminated and comes with an FHD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels in 16:10 aspect ratio. A 10-core MediaTek Helio X27 processor running at 2.6GHz powers the device and comes coupled with 3GB of RAM. In addition to 4G LTE connectivity, the Chuwi HiPad LTE also supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. A USB Type-C port is present for charging and data syncing, while its dock interface helps connect the keyboard.
The HiPad LTE ships with a rather old version of Android OS—Oreo. Chuwi has included a 7000mAh battery inside the tablet which is rated to offer up to 10 hours of running time on mixed usage. Two cameras can be found placed on the tablet’s back and front; both of which have a 5-megapixel sensor.
Without a doubt, the Chuwi HiPad LTE is first an entertainment screen and a productivity device later. It is powered by Android OS which isn’t particularly good for work but is great for some lighter tasks like web browsing and streaming a movie on Netflix. The Play Store has a plethora of apps and games to keep you engaged.
That keyboard attachment will come handy when you need to write some lengthy text, like an email, which would otherwise be hard to type using the onscreen keyboard. If your work requires creating documents on apps like Word, which are well-optimized for Android, then you can easily get away with this portable setup. You will also have the added advantage of LTE connectivity while on the move.
|Tablet||Chuwi HiPad LTE|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Display||10.1-inch (1920 x 1200)|
|Processor||Deca-core MediaTek Helio X27 MTK6797|
|Expandable||MicroSD card slot (up to 128GB)|
|Main Camera||5 Megapixels|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Ports||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone port|
|Security||No fingerprint scanner|
|Dimensions||241.7 x 172 x 7.9 mm|
Pricing & Availability
You can go ahead and get yourself a Chuwi HiPad LTE from China at a price of around 140 USD. The actual price you see will depend on the store you buy the tablet from and the country you reside in. But do take note that the keyboard attachment is sold separately for another 20 USD. Websites like Gearbest and AliExpress usually ship the tab globally.
Chuwi HiPad LTE Alternatives
In the budget segment, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 (review) can be a fitting alternative to this Chuwi tablet. It has a more recent software with One UI and has a solid metal body. The tablet is one of the cheapest offerings from Samsung for this year.
Alternatively, you can check out the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus (review) which improves a bit on some aspects but lacks in a few. You can also look at the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 (review) which performed quite well in our review. Towards the budget end, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (review) stands as a fine contender, although its capabilities are quite limited.
Chuwi HiPad LTEFor a budget device, the Chuwi HiPad LTE comes loaded with features like 4G LTE connectivity and its optional keyboard attachment. On the inside, a deca-core MediaTek keeps things running while a 10.1-inch full HD display is placed on the front. The Chuwi tablet comes with a solid build, thanks to the use of metal, and offers a USB Type-C port along with a memory expansion slot.
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