I compare the two current sub $80 dollar eight inch Atom X5 Z8300 powered tablets currently out. Both are similar with the same specs and screen resolution. But the Cube iwork8 Ultimate screen is 2-3 times brighter. The below video I compare them both.
The performance of both is disappointing, the X5 Z8300 on both units reaches 85 degrees. And really not much of a step up over the Bay Trail Z3735F. Only some benchmarks like 3Dmark11 show improvements over the only Gen7 GPU. Only the X98 Pro with it’s X5 Z8500 and the Surface 3 with the X7 Z8700 show real improvements. But it’s to be expected the X5 Z300 is the lowest of the new Cherry Trail Atom’s. (Soon to be replaced with the Z8X50 series refresh.
What’s not mentioned in the video is the audio quality, both have very poor rear mono speakers. The Onda doesn’t support 3.5 mm headsets with mics. And the Cube does.
I hope to later have the Chuwi Hi8 Pro (Ordered, but still hasn’t shipped) and Teclast X80 Plus to test out, but I don’t imagine them to be any faster and could also reach 85 degrees like every other X5 Z8300 I’ve seen so far. So as of now I think the Hi8 Pro might not be much of a step up over the Hi8, only for its USB Type-C port really. But I’ll reserve my final judgement of course for when I get my hands on one.