Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

A few days ago I published a post in which I mentioned the most recent Amazon launch, it is the New Fire; a tablet for only $ 50. This is a device that save on specs to the maximum With the aim of delivering the cheapest Tablet possible with the best specifications that that budget can buy, however, it is still a very attractive option for daily use.

It was then that I took on the task of find a worthy competitor to Amazon’s New Fire, that it was not only for the same price range, but that it matched or improved its technical specifications. Taking that into account I have reviewed the Chuwi Vi7, a Chinese Tablet that is an excellent alternative to the new Fire.

Let’s first look at these 2 tablets face to face, to see how the Chuwi Vi7 compares to the New Fire Amazon and which of the 2 is a better alternative.

Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

Amazon New Fire Chuwi Vi7
screen 7 ”IPS 1024 x 600 7 ”IPS 1024 x 600
Size 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm 188 x 108 x 10 mm
Weight 313 gr 340 gr
YOU Fire OS 5 (fork of Lollipop) Android Lollipop 5.1
CPU MediaTek MT8127 Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Intel SoFIA AtomX3 C3230 Quad Core, 1.2GHz
GPU ARM Mali-450 MP4 Mali-450MP
RAM 1GB 1GB
Internal storage 8GB expandable with microSD up to 128GB 8GB expandable with microSD up to 64GB
GSM / 3G network NO Yes: GSM + WCDMA Frequencies: GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz
4G network NO NO
Networking WIFI 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth WIFI 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth
GPS NO YES
Battery ?? 2500mAh
FM Radio NO YES
Cameras Rear 2MP front VGA Rear 2MP front 0.3MP
Ports Micro USB 2.0, MicroSD,, 3.5mm for headphones Micro USB, MicroSD, SIM, 3.5mm for headphones
Speaker Yes (monkey) Yes (monkey)
Microphone No Yes
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Price $ 49.99 58.3 dollars

As can be seen in the table, both devices they are practically the same in most of their key specifications, as are the processor, RAM and screen. However, there are a number of important differences that are worth mentioning.

First of all the Chuwi has a port for SIMCard cards which allows you to have not only mobile data but to make calls; This makes it a phablet in which you can put a SIM to make calls or more appropriately due to the size of the equipment, place a SIM with a data plan to navigate from anywhere.

Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

Panel for SIM card and microSD

Another difference to consider is the Android version, because in the case of the New Fire is about Fire OS 5, a modified version of Lollipop that lacks all Google services and instead brings Amazon’s own; Therefore, if you are a fan of Google applications this would be a matter against. On the side of the Chuwi Vi7 we have an ASOP version of Lillipop 5.1.1 with some Chinese blotaware that can be uninstalled without problems, which makes it a device free of unwanted layers of customization.

Other minor but not negligible differences of the Chuwi Vi7 compared to the Amazon New Fire, is the inclusion in the Chuwi FM Radio, Built-in Microphone and GPS, utilities that depending on your needs may or may not be useful.

Now that we have seen the technical similarities and differences of these teams, he went on to give you a brief description of my expertise in using the Chuwi Vi7.

Chuwi Vi7 design

This is a low-mid-range Tablet, so we cannot expect that the materials of its construction have metals. Basically the body of the Tablet is made of plastic and its screen is also covered by a protective material that resembles glass but I don’t think it is.

Chuwi Vi7 a tablet of only 58 dollars that competes with the New Fire of Amazon

light and thin