Aug 18, 2016

Video & Photo Gallery: Cube iWork8 Ultimate tablet First Impressions & Quick Review


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Cube iWork8 Ultimate Dual OS tablet
The Cube iWork 8 Ultimate sports a white bezel encased by a white rear panel with silver edges. When held vertically, the device's 2-MP front camera sits at the top, above the 8-inch touch-capacitive screen. There is no branding or button on the front of the tablet. The slate's right edge hosts a power button and a volume switch, while the top edge plays host to a micro SD card slot, a micro USB input, a micro HDMI port, a headphone jack and a physical Home button. The iWork 8 Ultimate’s white plastic back panel has a faint texture for a good grip. The device's 2-MP rear camera and small speaker gate sit at the top of the back panel, while the model and some branded information are printed at the bottom.

The screen of the tablet while being just 1280 x 800 is actually great. It doesn’t feel like its an low resolution and the IPS panel has some really nice colors. It also comes with an screen protector already on it. The brightness of the screen is actually quite good too, for instance it is better as the Chuwi VI8. 

Windows 10 OS
The iWork 8 Ultimate is Cube’s first 8-inch tablet that ships with Windows 10 OS. If you are a fan of Microsoft's modern interface, you will be delighted. Some of Windows 10's features were built with diminutive tablets in mind, including smaller Live Tile sizes (to fit more on screen at once), access to the camera from the lock screen and more keyboard shortcuts. There is an abundance of apps from Microsoft and a wide range of third-party developers. And with the many new features (such as Cortana and Microsoft Edge) and functions (such as Windows store applications running in Windows under desktop mode) added to Windows 10, a Windows tablet is more useful and functional than ever. With 32GB of eMMC storage, the slate booted Windows 10 in just 13 seconds.



Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Lollipop 5.1 stock firmware
Firmware tested: Android Lollipop 5.1 stock
Build number: I1-TD_V1.0_20160329
Kernel version: 3.14.37
Model number:I1-TD
Root: Firmware is not rooted.



Available featuresDual Boot, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, Microphone, Speakers, GPS, Front & Back Camera, USB Host, OTA Sync, Intel Smart Video, Printing, Notification LED, micro HDMI out, TF card slot up to 128GB, Micro USB Slot & 3.5mm Headphone Jack.

Sensors available on device: 5 sensors on board: Battery, GPS, WiFi, Accelerometer & Light.

Cameras. Main camera: 2MP & Selfie camera: 2MP.

Display. Diagonal: 8". Type: WXGA IPS. Resolution: 1280 x 800. Others: Capacitive Multi-touch 10-Point.

Battery. Capacity: 3.300mAh long life battery. Type: Non-removable.

Internal storage.   Capacity: 16 GB (on Android). Total space: 12.67 GB. SD slot up to 128 GB. Tested successfully with Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC Memory Card.


Real Life Benchmark & Tests
In Antutu Benchmark 6.1.7 Cube iWork8 Ultimate tablet achieves an amazing score, over  60.000 points. In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Cube iWork8 Ultimate tablet scores 865 points, a fair score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 15 video & audio format files, it partially supports 8 video & audio format files and doesn't manage to play 7 files.

Wifi Internet speed tested gets also pretty good values: over 17 Mbps in download and the upload speed was over 21 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router, mounted in another room. 

Conclusion
Cube iWork8 Ultimate tablet, but the Android OS seems to be a little bit unstable in current version and needs improvements. Google Play and gapps are working just fine. These issues should go away in the next firmware update.

The battery life wasn't too good also, but the overall features, hardware configuration and the price makes Cube iWork8 Ultimate a tablet to recommend.

Photo gallery full album here. Unboxing Cube iWork8 Ultimate tablet here.




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