Edited by 3NCORE at 1-11-2017 13:31 |
Happy new year fellow HiBookers,
Bringing this post up as it's one of the best source of information for me out there. So I didn't wait too long to root it, just to run Condi for task scheduling. Everything went great.
It's been already 3 months since I got the HiBook Pro, and now I can tell I personally did not meet any major issue, even after root/RAM tweak. No heat, no shutdown, no system crash. The only things I could state are :
- Original Type C cable is garbage (read it here before buying and I can confirm this is true)
- Some minor apps randomly crash (About once a week, basically just like any other Android device)
- Noticed there is some issue with (I don't know the proper english words to explain - sorry) online videos time scrollbars when played through a web browser. I mean, I will have no problem on the Youtube/VLC apps, going from - for example - 00:10 to 00:20 by sliding the little "time scroll bar" on the bottom of a video. But if I try to do the same thing on a video I'm playing through the browser (ie: Chrome for me), it suddenly becomes quite hard to scroll time from a video. It looks like my finger put on the screen covers a really small area, so I have to put it right between the 2-pixel width of the time scrollbar. Anyone relating to this ? It's also the case on some apps like online sales apps, when I'm trying to adjust the price range with the same kind of bar. Interesting, I'm suspecting a resolution incompatibility. I will test this by setting resolution to 1920*1080 with root access.
- Wi-Fi antenna is perhaps a little weak. I'm living in an appartment and the Wi-Fi icon is 50% filled when I'm in the room next to my router (about 2 thin walls + 6 meter range), but on the other hand I don't feel any drop. Even get Wi-Fi coverage when I'm at my parents place (+10 meters, THICK walls) but it cuts sometimes. I know about this being fixed by a BIOS update and I downloaded it since the dropbox link Chuwi uses often crashes. But as it's not a big deal for me living in my small appartment I do not plan to mess anything with a BIOS update.
For the people complaining about it not being smooth, I highly recommend (at your own risk though) to do the RAM tweak. Made a huge difference to me, especially on Android. Mine just runs pretty much everything with no lags, even on 3D games like SimCity BuildIt.
I do not use the tablet on Windows 10 any longer. Just because I have everything I want working fine on Android (Including MS Office Suite), so no need for Windows. But I do not plan going for an Android only partition, internal storage + SD card is enough for my usage and I don't know wether I will need Windows-only features one day.
Battery life is good for me (~5hrs when I'm actively watching videos).
To conclude this short 3 months living with a Chuwi tablet review, I'm fully satisfied with the product. I have been using it pretty much everyday for browsing the web, watching videos, using MS Office, and playing games, 95% of the time on Android, so please take this as an Android review. Even if Windows runs fine by my side (After updates), I didn't use it enough to tell anything reliable about it.