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Chinon Swift-10 review

Some people say that once you’ve seen one Android tablet, you’ve seen them all. Normally, this isn’t true, but in the case of the Chinon Swift-10, it actually is. There is nothing about it that can be considered unique or noteworthy. It’s your standard touchscreen-equipped Android-powered mobile computing device, and if you’re the type of person who needs nothing more than a good web browser, then this tablet from Chinon will most certainly get the job done.

It features a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Its touchscreen display measures 9.7-inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 1024x768 pixels. Its other features include a 2MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, USB connectivity, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a microSD card slot. Its default operating system is Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which puts it on par with mid-range to high-end smartphones that run the same.

The Swift-10 is a difficult tablet to recommend for almost any use other than watching movies because of its pre-loaded software. The standard battery lasts about 5 hours of video playback, which is on par with a lot of similarly sized alternatives in its price range. But with later versions of the Android software, users will surely be able to get more out of it. The relatively high price tag still makes it kind of a bitter pill to swallow, though, and those who want to save a bit of money will want to look elsewhere.

Need to Know: Chinon Swift-10

1. Comes with a 9.7-inch 1024x768 HD touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Its two cameras both use 2-megapixel sensors. (The Good)

3. Pre-installed software is an outdated version of Android. (The Bad)

4. Battery life is short and price is high. (The Bad)

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Screen Size

The Chinon Swift-10's screen size is 9.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Cortex-A8 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 8000 mAh battery. Chinon's performance ratings are 5 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Chinon Swift-10 Specs

Release date January 16, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Cortex-A8 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 8000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.5 x 19.0 x 1.1 cm (9.7 x 7.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 669 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 9.7 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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