I know a few of you are after more info on the Hi10. Well, I’ve updated a few videos to the TechTablets YouTube channel with benchmarks and other tests. Just to confirm a few things, the battery life looks to be around 6-7 hours depending on use, but this was with the screen set at 50% brightness.
While the build is more plasticity, it’s definitely a step up from the Vi10, the screen is 5 times better, brighter and I prefer the 16:10 ratio. The USB 3.0 port works perfectly running my 1TB Toshiba basics 2.5″ drive with almost 90mb/s transfer rates. And my USB 3 Sandisk Extreme flash drive runs up to 200mb/s. The Cube iwork11 wouldn’t power the 1TB drive without a powered hub (Pain in the ass!) so it’s good to see the Chuwi Hi10 USB ports output enough power to run a 2.5″ drive just fine.
In regards to the charging issues reported in the Hi10 Forum here. Dump the stock charger! I’ve found my 24W Blitzwolf charger and another MicroUSB 2.0 cable will charge the tablet when in use. So the fault isn’t the Hi10 itself thankfully, but the stock charger and cable cannot produce enough current to charge the tablet. Not ideal, but the fix is to try another cable and USB charger until you find one that works.
It’s a common fault with these tablets, often with the brightness up and doing something demanding the battery will never get a chance to charge as the power draw is just too great.
I’ll have the full written review up once I’m back in Spain, I’m flying out tomorrow so will be offline when onboard the aircraft. Auckland to LA and onward to London is a long flight…