“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Gets A Review

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This is odd. ZOL acts as if this is an entirely new product from Chuwi and not just a re-dress of the original 2GB V88, even though “facelift” is in the review title [Google English].

Here’s a chart ZOL did of the Chuwi V88 models:

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Update September 12, 2013: Markoff in Comments noticed that ZOL’s resolution specs are all wrong. All three models are 1024 x 768.

It’s already out of date, not including the new and rather ridiculous Chuwi V88HD.

Here’s something that no other review — or even Chuwi owner — has ever brought up. Chuwi cheats:

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The USB cable they ship with has a plug reduced in length! This is bad tablet design. The internal clearance at the bottom of the tablet for the USB port and microSD card slot is simply incorrect. Apparently their circuit board engineer needs a slap upside his head. Maybe their shell designer too.

The ZOL review doesn’t bother to test the camera or provide sample images. It also doesn’t even test for ten-point multitouch.

However, the end of the review is filled with benchmarks [Google English]. We get our first review use of AnTuTu 4.0 on the “Ice Green” Chuwi V88 (click to enlarge):

AnTuTu 4.0 spec screen:

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AnTuTu 4.0 score:

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Here’s an odd screen comparing it to the Nexus 7 (I don’t know if this is the 2012 or 2013 edition):

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And the NenaMark2 score:

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Despite mentioning the AC adapter ships out of the box, ZOL doesn’t even hint at any charging problems or the repeated posts at forums bringing up the issue of the flaky — and possibly dangerous — charger. Go figure.

Previously here:

New Chuwi V88HD Has No HD
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88: Same Design As Original
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 “Disassembly”
First Video: “Ice Green” Chuwi V88
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Owner Reports Problems, Part Two
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Owner Reports Problems
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Photos
First Photo: “Ice Green” Chuwi V88
“Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Pre-Sale
New “Ice Green” Chuwi V88

7 Comments

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7 responses to ““Ice Green” Chuwi V88 Gets A Review

  1. Orestis

    Although the bottom wedge-like design is indeed a connectivity mess, reading the review I got the impression that chuwi is shipping a longer micro USB pin to compensate for B.A.D. design.
    Any-how I am expecting one of these titanium-ice-green (the name could not have been longer) models so I will get back to you on the length issue ;)
    Thanks for all the valuable info ! :D

  2. dunno about this, but at least V88S works with my regular USB cable from different device just fine

    their specs for display are completely messed up, wrong resolution & wrong ratio & wrong size in ZOL, so how can be such review trusted if they can’t even write display specs properly

  3. joe

    i ordered a couple of these for my kids and i ordered myself the teclast p89 ,, just waiting now,, and i will come back and give u a hands on experience ,, btw i found the ice cream ones on dx.com for 125 shipped

    • mikecane

      The Teclast also has a 16-bit color screen.

      • joe

        didnt know that , thanks so i think for half the price for now until hp bumps up there specs its the better tablet to have in the power category ,, the good thing is u cant have too many tablets, i have 3 kids and a wife hahaha,

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