Chuwi Vi8 Super Z3735F Quad Core 1.83GHz 8 Inch Dual Boot Tablet (Android & Windows) at Banggood for £55.76
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Chuwi Vi8 Super Z3735F Quad Core 1.83GHz 8 Inch Dual Boot Tablet (Android & Windows) at Banggood for £55.76

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Found 7th Oct 2015
It appears the Banggood deals are welcome on here these days. I'd posted this a while back, but it wasn't accepted by the mods.

With the newer Intel x5-z8xxxx processors out these days, this is getting a little long in the tooth, but it's at a great price-point and well worth it.

It's the usual spec of 8 inch Windows tablet, with the notably great features:

* Dual boot Windows & Android (scoring over 35,0000 on Antutu!)
* 32GB eMMC storage with around 160MB/s read and 140 write, so faster than many.
* 2GB
* HDMI output.
* Mine came with 1 year of MS Office 365, which you can install on a laptop and this tablet.
* Easily upgraded to Windows 10

All these features together make this good value for money in my books. Many other machines have 32GB storage, but only 1GB of RAM or no HDMI. This has everything that I'm interested in.

The Android installation is great, with very little bloat on it. Asphalt 8 runs amazingly well.

Here are some benchmarks I took off mine, for your reference:

Geekbench 3
Single core: 800
Multi: 2135
Int Single: 807
Int Multi: 2623
Float Single: 661
Float Multi: 2129
Mem Single: 1066
Mem Multi: 1173

Antutu
Overall: 34906
CPU int: 3097
CPU float:3133
Single int:1654
Single float:1865
RAM op:2233
RAM speed:3471
2D:1645
3D:7925
Storage io:2115
DB IO: 625

3D Mark
IceStorm Extreme
Ice Storm Score 6804
Graphics 7015
Physics 6158
Graphics test 1 38.89 fps
Graphics test 2 25.09 fps
Physics test 19.55fps
IceStormUnlimited
Ice Storm Score 10076
Graphics 11857
Physics 6606
Test 1 60.75fps
Test 2 44.78
Test 3 20.97
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First order through the BangGood app gives 10% off don't forget!
powerbrick

+hmrc +UK courier handling fees



I've made 49 orders from these guys, with many of them being this size. I have not paid any fees for anything. Just don't get it sent DHL, send it by standard post.

Of course, with all orders from overseas, you must be willing to accept the possibility of this. It's part and parcel of importing stuff above £18. Having said that, they marked a value of about £15 on the package.
I don't understand all that but isit good? I mainly want it for streaming movies and the odd porn binge will this be good enough? I got a HP one and its so slow now it's not even worth turning on
wadewilson16

I don't understand all that but isit good? I mainly want it for streaming … I don't understand all that but isit good? I mainly want it for streaming movies and the odd porn binge will this be good enough? I got a HP one and its so slow now it's not even worth turning on



​Your main concern should be can you hold it with one hand.
thekanester

I've made 49 orders from these guys, with many of them being this size. I … I've made 49 orders from these guys, with many of them being this size. I have not paid any fees for anything. Just don't get it sent DHL, send it by standard post.Of course, with all orders from overseas, you must be willing to accept the possibility of this. It's part and parcel of importing stuff above £18. Having said that, they marked a value of about £15 on the package.



Essentially customs do not sit and check every package at every facility (port etc). They do a sample on certain sites on a random (but regular basis), you can get caught once but not again, just depends on when they are checking.
This happens to be my favourite site for buying from Asia.
I've ordered so many items from them and never been stung yet by customs. I don't try evade tax either nor do i tell them to.
I have ordered this tablet and the HI8 from them too. selling my Linx 7s because of them.
VI8 is pretty decent device.
I pulled the key for office 365 then updated the device to windows 10. i then did a clean install after it. I removed the "recovery" parition to windows 8.1 wimboot files. Back them up if you need too. you will have to mount the recovery partition and copy to another source. They are hidden.
I rooted the android rom to remove all the east Asian apps and modified the build.prop to set the region as UK, language to english and the timezone to GMT. always defaults to this when i do a factory reset if and when required.
windows 10 runs in compact mode and i have around 11gb free. I intergrated all the drivers into my windows 10 installation.
the only thing that bugs me on the VI8 is when switching to other OS from 10. I have to use an updated version of it as i can't use the windows 8 version. the messege pops up and boots into android. when i switch OS from android it loads windows and pops up with the messege about me switching OS again from within windows. i have to click cancel or else it will boot back to android.
decent work around.
The 2gb ram on this is a lot better than the 1gb on my linx 7, however on my unit i have an unkown brand emmc(generic emmc) for the 32gb storage.
it feels like they cut corners with this.
another point i want to mention is when i installed windows 8, the speaker was popping all the time and it crackles a bit in android. when i updated to 10, no issues with sound in windows at all.
this device was then passed onto a family member to use.
i use the HI8. slightly more (i think i paid £60). The screen is much better on this. 1080p i beleive. the emmc is samsung according to my unit and i feel it doesn't struggle in certain operations where the VI8 does.
however the HI8 have a HDMI port of any variety. it does have a slightly better CPU.
another thing to mention is that with the Chuwi devices, i am able to change how much ram to give towards graphics in the bios. i used to own a pipo x7 which was limited to what value i could have but on the pipo i can go all the way to 512.
cherrytrail devices are coming out and i image these will get updated just like everything else. but if you want a tablet now that is great for watching movies/streaming, light surfing and the best of both OS's then these devices fit the bill(HI8 over the VI8 for watching movies unless you need HDMI).
the cameras are poor on those if that's something you're after.

oh and even though i ordered from the normal warehouses, mine came via royal mail in about 3-5 days.
9El9Nino9

This happens to be my favourite site for buying from Asia.I've ordered so … This happens to be my favourite site for buying from Asia.I've ordered so many items from them and never been stung yet by customs. I don't try evade tax either nor do i tell them to.I have ordered this tablet and the HI8 from them too. selling my Linx 7s because of them.VI8 is pretty decent device.I pulled the key for office 365 then updated the device to windows 10. i then did a clean install after it. I removed the "recovery" parition to windows 8.1 wimboot files. Back them up if you need too. you will have to mount the recovery partition and copy to another source. They are hidden.I rooted the android rom to remove all the east Asian apps and modified the build.prop to set the region as UK, language to english and the timezone to GMT. always defaults to this when i do a factory reset if and when required.windows 10 runs in compact mode and i have around 11gb free. I intergrated all the drivers into my windows 10 installation.the only thing that bugs me on the VI8 is when switching to other OS from 10. I have to use an updated version of it as i can't use the windows 8 version. the messege pops up and boots into android. when i switch OS from android it loads windows and pops up with the messege about me switching OS again from within windows. i have to click cancel or else it will boot back to android.decent work around.The 2gb ram on this is a lot better than the 1gb on my linx 7, however on my unit i have an unkown brand emmc(generic emmc) for the 32gb storage.it feels like they cut corners with this.another point i want to mention is when i installed windows 8, the speaker was popping all the time and it crackles a bit in android. when i updated to 10, no issues with sound in windows at all.this device was then passed onto a family member to use.i use the HI8. slightly more (i think i paid £60). The screen is much better on this. 1080p i beleive. the emmc is samsung according to my unit and i feel it doesn't struggle in certain operations where the VI8 does.however the HI8 have a HDMI port of any variety. it does have a slightly better CPU.another thing to mention is that with the Chuwi devices, i am able to change how much ram to give towards graphics in the bios. i used to own a pipo x7 which was limited to what value i could have but on the pipo i can go all the way to 512.cherrytrail devices are coming out and i image these will get updated just like everything else. but if you want a tablet now that is great for watching movies/streaming, light surfing and the best of both OS's then these devices fit the bill(HI8 over the VI8 for watching movies unless you need HDMI).the cameras are poor on those if that's something you're after.oh and even though i ordered from the normal warehouses, mine came via royal mail in about 3-5 days.



Good feedback. I actually ordered the hi8 as well, before realising that it didn't have HDMI out, but the Z3736 makes about 10% difference in performance, and the 1080 screen is really nice. If I were you, I'd post that up here, because it's a good deal at around £62.
thekanester

I've made 49 orders from these guys, with many of them being this size. I … I've made 49 orders from these guys, with many of them being this size. I have not paid any fees for anything. Just don't get it sent DHL, send it by standard post.Of course, with all orders from overseas, you must be willing to accept the possibility of this. It's part and parcel of importing stuff above £18. Having said that, they marked a value of about £15 on the package.



Good for you

Doesn't mean that other people will not get charged, they do random check parcels.

If it's 'part and parcel' as you so eloquently put, should the true cost not also be stated in the description? As it's just a gamble whether you are charged are not.
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chewi
powerbrick

Good for you :DDoesn't mean that other people will not get charged, they … Good for you :DDoesn't mean that other people will not get charged, they do random check parcels.If it's 'part and parcel' as you so eloquently put, should the true cost not also be stated in the description? As it's just a gamble whether you are charged are not.



Maybe you can work out the 'true' cost of it and let us all know. I have no idea as I have never been charged.

It would vary depending on the postage method you choose, since each carrier applies a handling fee on top of the standard import duty on the assumed value, which there is no way of knowing, since they mark it as below £18.

As a guideline with the default postage, I might guess around £20.

There's certainly no requirement for me to add a made-up extra cost into the OP. Most people who import goods have a basic understanding that extra fees may possibly apply and are happy to don their big-boy trousers before embarking on that adventure.

Or you can just play it safe and pay £70 for a Linx 7 with 1GB RAM from eBay.


Edited by: "Blurigard" 8th Oct 2015
I'd rather get an 8" windows tablet, any you recommend from banggood/gearbest/wherever else? Was going to get my sis one for Xmas. The Chinese tablets/phones kinda confuse me Thanks.
And your wife (I presume) is going to see "HandHeld 8 Incher from BangGood" on your credit card receipt, you will have a hard time explaining that away :muttley laff:
thekanester

Good feedback. I actually ordered the hi8 as well, before realising that … Good feedback. I actually ordered the hi8 as well, before realising that it didn't have HDMI out, but the Z3736 makes about 10% difference in performance, and the 1080 screen is really nice. If I were you, I'd post that up here, because it's a good deal at around £62.



​Great info-packed post. I've been wondering about one of these, not sure I'd manage the level of maintenance though :-) Can I ask what sort of battery life you're seeing on yours?
gotta just love this site , thanks thekanester for the post and subsequent write up, what followed were either second rate comics or third rate import tax remarks. +1 heat from me,
powerbrick

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unlikely
There is no custom charge to pay as the values below £135. You are exposed for VAT though which would be about a tenner if Hmrc stopped the package on entry.
Any comments about the screen quality?
pedd

​Great info-packed post. I've been wondering about one of these, not s … ​Great info-packed post. I've been wondering about one of these, not sure I'd manage the level of maintenance though :-) Can I ask what sort of battery life you're seeing on yours?



The battery is not the best in class. About 5 hours of browsing with screen at 50% or 2.5hrs of movies at full brightness.
dwl99

Any comments about the screen quality?



Screen quality is okay as it is IPS. I also have a Linx 7, Voyo A1 mini and few other cheapo tabs. It is not as bright as the voyo but more vibrant than Linx and other ones too
Pretty decent device. I already have one and it's way worth the money. dual boot gives you the best of both worlds and windows 10 works like a beast on it. just not very happy with the preinstalled Chinese software on the android partition. tried to root it using all the forums that exist and have nor been very successful.
Chuwi Hi8 with 1900x1200 and Z3736 is better value unless you have to have HDMI out.
sailo

Chuwi Hi8 with 1900x1200 and Z3736 is better value unless you have to … Chuwi Hi8 with 1900x1200 and Z3736 is better value unless you have to have HDMI out.



I would agree with this statement too. I wanted it as a media player for the tv, so I couldn't do without. If you post that as a deal, I'll vote hot on it!
Sold out
mudddy

Sold out



You can get for roughly the same price at GearBest, if you're interested. I've found them to be very reliable.
This is similar and in the UK so no hidden charges ebay.co.uk/itm…012?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
I bought this a few days ago from GearBest for a similar price awaiting delivery.
here's something very similar, slightly more expensive but with free delivery and good reviews
nice res!

banggood.com/Chu…tml
tahir_owen

here's something very similar, slightly more expensive but with free … here's something very similar, slightly more expensive but with free delivery and good reviewsnice res!http://www.banggood.com/Chuwi-HI8-Intel-Z3736F-Quad-Core-8-Inch-Dual-Boot-Tablet-p-980536.html



Sailo has posted a deal on this. Check it out and vote it hot!
ranja81

This is similar and in the UK so no hidden charges … This is similar and in the UK so no hidden charges http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301754831012?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649



If you make a simple calculation you'll realise that tablet you linked to is still more expensive...

Was randomly looking for reviews and stumbled across this below.....so please be mindful of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKd-rPahPHohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRp7Fgyim9kI have bought chuwi hi8 via DealExtreme at a very huge price 109€ and it is the worst tablet i ever tried. The machive overheats all the time. If you restore windows you lose the O.S. swaping app. Youtube on android is limited to 720p. The embedded video on android crashes 40% of the time. And the Multi user options on android does not exist.If you brighten the screen on windows via energy saving, windows become unusable, The audio works via WDM compatibility, and.And finally the RMA is very difficult.

OOS
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Got one a fortnight ago at £60. No customs, in my hands within the week.
sailo

If you make a simple calculation you'll realise that tablet you linked to … If you make a simple calculation you'll realise that tablet you linked to is still more expensive...


Yeah but its in stock and in the UK.
ranja81

Yeah but its in stock and in the UK.



In all fairness it is £35 more expensive on a £55 item, which makes it quite significant. For that price, you could get the 10" version of this:

banggood.com/CHU…tml
9El9Nino9

This happens to be my favourite site for buying from Asia.I've ordered so … This happens to be my favourite site for buying from Asia.I've ordered so many items from them and never been stung yet by customs. I don't try evade tax either nor do i tell them to.I have ordered this tablet and the HI8 from them too. selling my Linx 7s because of them.VI8 is pretty decent device.I pulled the key for office 365 then updated the device to windows 10. i then did a clean install after it. I removed the "recovery" parition to windows 8.1 wimboot files. Back them up if you need too. you will have to mount the recovery partition and copy to another source. They are hidden.I rooted the android rom to remove all the east Asian apps and modified the build.prop to set the region as UK, language to english and the timezone to GMT. always defaults to this when i do a factory reset if and when required.windows 10 runs in compact mode and i have around 11gb free. I intergrated all the drivers into my windows 10 installation.the only thing that bugs me on the VI8 is when switching to other OS from 10. I have to use an updated version of it as i can't use the windows 8 version. the messege pops up and boots into android. when i switch OS from android it loads windows and pops up with the messege about me switching OS again from within windows. i have to click cancel or else it will boot back to android.decent work around.The 2gb ram on this is a lot better than the 1gb on my linx 7, however on my unit i have an unkown brand emmc(generic emmc) for the 32gb storage.it feels like they cut corners with this.another point i want to mention is when i installed windows 8, the speaker was popping all the time and it crackles a bit in android. when i updated to 10, no issues with sound in windows at all.this device was then passed onto a family member to use.i use the HI8. slightly more (i think i paid £60). The screen is much better on this. 1080p i beleive. the emmc is samsung according to my unit and i feel it doesn't struggle in certain operations where the VI8 does.however the HI8 have a HDMI port of any variety. it does have a slightly better CPU.another thing to mention is that with the Chuwi devices, i am able to change how much ram to give towards graphics in the bios. i used to own a pipo x7 which was limited to what value i could have but on the pipo i can go all the way to 512.cherrytrail devices are coming out and i image these will get updated just like everything else. but if you want a tablet now that is great for watching movies/streaming, light surfing and the best of both OS's then these devices fit the bill(HI8 over the VI8 for watching movies unless you need HDMI).the cameras are poor on those if that's something you're after.oh and even though i ordered from the normal warehouses, mine came via royal mail in about 3-5 days.



Thanks for all the info - could you say whether software requiring GPS work with this (more specifically navionics, if you could try the demo and test it that would be fantastic) thanks
DellB0y

Thanks for all the info - could you say whether software requiring GPS … Thanks for all the info - could you say whether software requiring GPS work with this (more specifically navionics, if you could try the demo and test it that would be fantastic) thanks



There is no in-built GPS with this unit, I'm afraid.
Heat added for letting me know about this site. Now I know it is reliable I might try to order Onda 10 inch with retina display for my nephew. Prices there are unbelivable. Thank you.
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