Chuwi VX8 Is A Quad-Core 8-Inch Tablet For $80

The Chinese tablet scene simply isn’t developed as the phone scene. While there are plenty of phones made in China that I would put up against the best efforts by Samsung, HTC, Sony or LG, the same can not be said about tablets. There are plenty of options out there, but few of them come close to touching Google’s Nexus line of low-cost high-powered tablets.

That might change with Xiaomi’s MiPad, but in the meantime Chuwi is putting out a budget tablet that brings roughly the same power as the original Nexus 7 but at about half the price.

The Chuwi VX8 has an 8-inch screen and a 1280 x 800 screen, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3Ghz MediaTek MT8127 CPU, 8GB of storage, a 2 megapixel front facing camera and a 3 megapixel back camera and a 4,000mAh battery.

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For comparison, the Nexus 7 2012 launched with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 screen, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, started at 8GB of storage, had a single 1.2 megapixel camera and a 4,325mAh battery. It debuted at $199 in 2012 and is still sold for over $119 on eBay used.

The Chuwi VX8 is reported to cost no more than ¥499 ($80, €60) so it doesn’t appear to be a halfbad value. The VX8 also has your usual assortment of connections (WiFi, GPS, NFC) but of note is its Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities and HDMI/OTG capabilities. It also ships with Android 4.4.

Does the VX8 get your motor running?

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  1. Rob
    June 10, 2014

    If it’s anything like their V17HD then it should be good. Got that one for my mum and it’s a great tablet for the ridiculously cheap price, this seems to have a few extra features.

  2. Aditya
    June 10, 2014

    NFC at that price point is just plain ridiculous!

  3. Aeonia
    June 10, 2014

    to be fair the nexus launched in 2012…and this one is 2 years late.

  4. Billy___Bob
    June 10, 2014

    I’d buy one for use as a Skype phone at that price.

  5. ¥math67¥
    June 11, 2014

    For 60$ it’s very very interesting. With android 4.4, the soc should be able to do all web and basic multimedia things. And the soc have a h265 chip integrated. It means it will decode the new codec natively without effort (h265 will reduce the size of video- or you could get best quality with same size as now). It will be good for streaming too, since with h265 you will use less bandwith.
    The only bad things are (for me) the battery (4000mah – i hope MTK have improved the comsumption) and it’s not a FHD screen.
    I think it could be my first tablet, the value for money is the best you can have now.