Video: Chuwi V99X 3G, Retina Tablet Unboxing and hands on

chuwi v99x 3g tablet review

Video unboxing and first hands on with the Chuwi V99X 3G Android tablet with 9.7-inch Retina display.

There was a time that 3G Android tablets were few and far between. Now though there are thousands of options to choose from, each with their own unique feature sets. The Chuwi V99X Android tablet flaunts 3G connectivity, a solid alloy body, dual cameras, powerful quad-core processor and eye pleasing 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Retina display.

chuwi v99x 3g tablet review

Chuwi have created quite a package with the V99X, a tablet which looks like it should slot nicely between the original iPad and the new iPad air (thinner bezels than the iPad but not as thin as the Air), but at just $243.99 is much cheaper and boasts a Retina display and removable 3G card as standard.

chuwi v99x 3g tablet review

The all glass front is intercepted by a white plastic border before wrapping around to the rear of the tablet. The rear is manufactured of alloy with a textured finish to aid grip. We also find the external speaker grill, rear 5 mega-pixel auto-focus camera and Chuwi logo on the back.

chuwi v99x 3g tablet review

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A single loan power button is the only physical control on the tablet Everything else from volume control to interacton with the near stock Android 4.2.2 OS is performed on screen. The only other external features are the 2 mega-pixel front camera, SD memory card bay, DC power jack, headphone jack and Micro USB.

Chuwi V99X Specification

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Video: Chuwi V99X unboxing and hands on

Chuwi V99X First Impressions

The Chuwi V99x represents good value for money on paper, but there are a few details that any potential buyer should be aware of. The external speakers aren’t as good as other tablets and don’t perform anywhere near as good as the unit’s on the iPad mini. The rear 5 mega-pixel camera is slow and really not much use, and with the large glass panel, alloy body and 9500mAh battery it is a heavy tablet (538g according to my scales), this can quickly become tiring when trying to watch a movie or read. It is also disapointing that the V99X doesn’t have GPS, as with that large Retina display it would have made an excellent travel companion.

chuwi v99x 3g tablet review

The Rockhips RK3188 1.8Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Retina display and 3G the overall level of hardware is good and at $243.99 it represents good value for money, and would suit people who aren’t really all that mobile with their tablets (which makes 3G redundant on the V99X).

For me personally the Chuwi V99X isn’t a tablet I would buy, I would prefer something with GPS and a ligther body so I can use it outside while, traveling and exploring new cities. For those of you who do fancy the look of the V99X though you can take a look at the tablet over on the Coolicool website at the link below.

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  1. March 18, 2014

    Which one would you choose instead in roughly the same price range?

    • PoeSWoeS
      March 19, 2014

      Onda V975M perhaps?

  2. astonmechael
    March 18, 2014

    Wait for Pipo’s new M6T to come out next month, similar to the Pipo M6 Pro but with nicer frame design and an Octacore CPU — one U.S. reseller that will carry it is

  3. March 18, 2014

    Chuwi tablets are piece of outdated junk.

    Plain and simple.

    Rockchip has published Kitkat sources yet this wankers keep unveiling more jellybean buggy crap.

    My mother’s V88HD got dead after 1 month usage, my V99 was slow as hell and zero support from Chuwi since February 2013…

    No more purchases to Chuwi ir Yuandao (my Mini S keeps FC system every day) tablets until they commit to update their 12 month tabs to Kitkat.

  4. Christian Barraud
    March 18, 2014

    I confirm dont buy chuwi product
    is the worse product I ever try i receve 5 chuwi tablet after less than 1 month 5 defect !!
    send back to china , and again all was defect after few day.

    Stay away of chuwi

  5. April 4, 2014

    does anyone need coupons?