The VX3 is Chuwi’s latest “talk tablet.” It has a seven-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS screen, an octa-core MediaTek 6592 CPU running at 1.7GHz, 2GBs of RAM, 16GBs of storage, microSD card slot, 2MP front and 8MP back cameras, and 3G connectivity via dual SIM card slots.
It’s been reviewed by IMP3Net [Google Translate]. And whenever “IMP3Net” and “Chuwi” are together, I must point out these two past posts: Did IMP3Net Remove A Review Of The Chuwi V88? and IMP3Net Pulled Its Chuwi V88 Review And Changed It.
Here are the AnTuTu (4.x) spec screens (click all images to enlarge):
And here is the AnTuTu 4.x score:
And that’s a hell of a lot more realistic than the BS Chuwi itself touted, such as this:
The 8MP camera is sourced from Samsung but the sample photo seems rather soft:
Maybe because it was an overcast day? There’s another sample photo at the review, taken indoors using macro — it also seems soft.
There are a few YouTube videos showing the VX3 camera doing video but they were sourced from Youku and are just 360p. There are several at Youku [such as this and this] but they’re also inconclusive due to transmitted resolution and being done on overcast days. Someone will need to post a full resolution 1080p video done in full sunlight to YouTube before the true value of the camera can be determined.
Chuwi gained a measure of fame by having the most powerful — if problematic — iPad Mini clone. They seem to be abandoning that market niche. It’d be interesting to see them have one more go at it with a Rockchip 3288-based tablet using this new design. It’d never be mistaken for an iPad Mini!
This isn’t a tablet I’m interested in so this will be my final post about it.