Huion Inspiroy H950P Review

(May 24, 2019) Update: I have updated this review with the new Drawing Tests section which I have recently started doing in my reviews.

The conclusion of this review is unchanged. It is viable tablet choice if you do not intend to use your pen at an “extreme” angle. If you want a tablet without any wobbly lines, I suggest paying an extra 20 USD for the Huion H1060P instead.



(May 06, 2019) Update: It has been brought to my attention by one of my readers that the line wobble I mainly talk about is not particularly detrimental for the Huion H950P in the majority of use cases. As such, I will no longer be recommending against the Huion H950P.
The explanation why is below.

huionh950pupdatewobblylinetest

Above is the slow ruler line test I did before for the Huion H950P while holding the pen at different angles.

As you can see, there appears to be more wobble the more tilted you hold the pen, which is obviously not ideal. However, the “normal” pen angle is completely fine and usable, despite being slightly wobbly.
My mistake was interpreting these results as a fail when they were clearly good enough, with only a bad result for an angle that not everyone will use the pen at. It should also be noted that most people will draw quicker than I did on this test which would reduce the amount of noticeable wobble even more.

In conclusion, the Huion H950P is not a bad tablet. It is instead a completely viable tablet which just has a small imperfection which can be ignored in many use cases.

This review has been updated with new conclusions which point out this issue, but do not recommend against the Huion H950P.

You can read about the issues which this tablet used to have in this post: The issues the Huion H640P/H950P used to have



(Jan. 31, 2019) Update: There is a new firmware update for the Huion H950P which slightly improves the wobbly lines when using the pen at certain angles, however, it does not fix it completely.
Specifically, the new firmware update makes the lines perfectly straight when using the pen 90 degrees upright, but the more you tilt the pen, the more the line wobbles.

As such, my current review and conclusion regarding this tablet will remain mostly unchanged.



The Huion H950P was the second tablet released by Huion with a battery-free pen, and is the bigger version of the Huion H640P. It was actually released a whole year ago near the end of 2017, but Huion did not really market it that much so it didn’t receive very much attention.
It also took around half a year after launch for it to become available on popular online stores like Amazon, so it’s possible people were not interested in buying it due to the high shipping cost involved with buying it on Huion’s site.

The reason why I decided to buy it and review it now is because I could not get a very good grasp on how good it was based on the reviews and comments it had. Amazon reviews are extremely positive, whereas the owners of the H950P which I spoke to were experiencing the same issues which I noted on my H640P.
With this being the case, I couldn’t recommend it confidently despite it being a nice looking tablet based on its paper specs and price.

The conclusion I have arrived at is that the Huion H950P is a decent tablet, with a small issue which won’t affect the majority of users.

Anyways, onto the review.

Please note!
-I am not a Mac or Linux user!! I only tested this tablet on Windows 8 and Windows 10.
-Prices may have changed since I wrote this review.
-Check when a review was written. Some aspects may improve or change over time, so it is in your best interest to concentrate on reviews which are less than 1 year old.



Table of Contents



How good is this tablet?

Design and build quality: Excellent!
Tablet drivers: Quite good!
Drawing experience: Good for the most part, but noticeable wobbly lines when holding pen at an “extreme” angle.

Design choices: Very good!
-Nitpicks: Direction of L-shaped cable
Hardware quality: Quite sturdy!
-Nitpicks:
Tablet drivers: Well featured!
-Nitpicks: No anti-ghosting on shortcut buttons
Drawing test results: Pretty good results.
-Nitpicks: Wobbly slow ruler lines the more you tilt your pen
Actual drawing experience: Fantastic!
-Nitpicks:

Overall: A viable tablet option for 80 USD if you don’t use the pen at an “extreme” angle.

My verdict:
-This is a completely viable tablet which only has an issue with line wobble the more you tilt the pen. Most people will not use the pen at extreme angles where the line wobble is horrible, but if you know you will, this tablet is not recommended for you.

If you can afford to pay 20 USD more, I would suggest the Huion H1060P instead as it does not have an issue with line wobble at all, however, the Huion H950P is quite a decent tablet as long as you know you will not be tilting the pen as far over as you can.


Why I do not recommend this tablet

(May 06, 2019) Update: A reader of my site has brought to my attention that this tablet is actually completely viable, despite the line wobble I frequently refer to.
The important point which was brought up is that the line wobble is not bad at “normal” pen angles, meaning almost anyone who uses this tablet will not have a problem with line wobble. As such, I actually have no reason to recommend against this tablet anymore.

I will be correcting the conclusions in this review now that I have realized that. (I will not be correcting the whole review, mostly just the conclusions made.)

You can read about the issues which this tablet used to have in this post: The issues the Huion H640P/H950P used to have

I explain in detail why I do not recommend this tablet in this post: Why I do not recommend the Huion H640P/H950P

However, the short version is that it is a “risky” tablet.

It’s possible that you will get a version with these issues: Non-linear pen pressure, bad click sensitivity, and extremely wobbly slow lines. The first two issues depend on whether you get an H950P from an old or new production batch, but the tablet will have the wobbly slow line issue for sure either way.
Basically, no matter how lucky you are, you are getting an imperfect tablet.

I know for a fact that if you pay 20 USD more to get the Huion H1060P, you will get a tablet with none of these issues, so I see absolutely no point in cheaping out and taking the risk with the H950P.


Specifications at a glance

Price: 79.99 USD (when this review was written)
Active Area: 8.7 x 5.4 inches
Pen Type: Battery-free
Pen Buttons: 2 side buttons, no eraser
Pen Pressure: 8192
Pen Tilt Sensitivity: Yes, +-60 levels
Shortcut Keys: 8 buttons
Multi-touch: No


What’s in the box?

2 - Tablet Box

The tablet comes in a simple white box with a pleasing drawing on the front.

3 - Tablet Contents

The things that come in the box:

  • Huion H950P tablet
  • Battery-free pen
  • Pen stand
  • Tablet cable (USB type-A to Micro-USB)
  • Pen nib replacements x8
  • User manual
  • Driver installation CD shaped instruction card
  • Warranty card
  • “Thank you” card

4 - Tablet Overall

This tablet has a simple design with the tablet surface covering most of the front of the tablet. The tablet itself is not too big, so it should have no problems fitting into most sizes of bags.

Despite being so thin, there is almost no flex at all when doing a simple twist test by gripping both ends of the tablet and twisting.

5 - Tablet Surface

The surface of the tablet has a fairly smooth finish, although it does have a bit of texture. It may take a bit of time to get used to if you’re used to rougher textures, but it is great once you’re used to it.

One thing you should do right away with this tablet is take a microfiber cloth and lightly clean the surface of the tablet before drawing. There was a bit of a scratchy feel to the surface before I wiped it off once, so I suggest that you do the same before starting to draw on it.

6 - Tablet Back

The back of the tablet has the usual information sticker and 4 rubber feet. The rubber feet do a fairly good job of keeping the tablet in place unless they’re extremely dusty.

7 - Tablet Edge

The front and back edge of the tablet have a slightly curved, but mostly unaltered shape. Since it’s somewhat rounded, it won’t dig into your wrist too hard while drawing.

8 - Tablet Shortcut Keys

The shortcut keys on this tablet are very nice to use. They are tactile and give a satisfying but not too loud click.

If I were to nitpick, I would say they should have made the bumps different on the buttons beside each other so you can tell which one is which, instead of using the exact same dot on both. For instance, use one line and one dot instead.
Again, just a very unimportant nitpick. The buttons themselves feel fantastic to use.

One thing to note is that Huion shortcut keys do not have anti-ghosting capabilities. In other words, you cannot use two buttons at the same time. In most cases, this does not matter, but you should keep this in mind if it affects you.

The micro-USB port on the tablet is not centered, and is closer to the top edge. The included micro-USB cable is an L-shaped cable.
The tablet plugs into a USB type-A port on your computer.

As the cable is Micro-USB, the cable can only be plugged in on direction, so it may get in the way of some left-handed users.

There is a physical switch on the opposite side of the tablet which allows you to toggle whether the shortcut keys are on or off.
This can be useful if you want to disable expresskeys without going through the drivers to do so, but I personally do not see many use cases for this.

11 - Pen

The Huion H950P uses the same PW100 battery-free pen as a few of their other tablets. It has a wide semi-soft/semi-hard rubber grip which is quite nice to hold and use. It has a decent weight despite being a battery-free pen which are notorious for being light due to not having a battery inside.

Holding this pen is very comfortable and I have no complaints about it.

The buttons are mostly flush with the surface of the pen, but they are very easy to find and use without looking due to the difference in feel of the rubber grip and plastic buttons.

The top of the pen does not having anything.

The pen stand is a small cone which lets you stand the pen upright or sideways on top of it.

The bottom of the pen stand is purely plastic, so it will slide on hard surfaces. With that said, it does not actually slide that much though so there shouldn’t be any problems where it will just run away from you.

The inside of the pen stand is where the replacement pen nibs are. The pen nib remover is built into the bottom of the stand with the instructions on how to use it engraved into the plastic on the bottom. But for those who don’t understand the pictures, you stick your pen nib into the hole, lever it to the side a bit, and pull the nib out. I suggest not doing this unless you have to since this type of pen nib remover is known to scratch the side of the pen nib if you lever it too hard.


Tablet drivers

The tablet drivers are extremely easy to install. You don’t even need to have your tablet plugged in to install them! Just go download the latest version from huion.com and remove all other tablet drivers you have on your computer before installing it.

Once you’ve installed the driver, the icon shows up in your taskbar, and the driver also creates a shortcut on your desktop so you don’t have to go searching for it in your apps.

Although the installer doesn’t prompt you to restart your computer after it finishes, I wholeheartedly suggesting restarting your computer anyways to allow Windows to properly update the files necessary for the driver to run smoothly.

16 - Drivers

In the driver, you can configure your tablet expresskeys, pen buttons, pen pressure curve, and work area. There’s also an option to save different profiles, although the save and open buttons are named a bit ambiguously (they’re the import config and export config buttons in the “About” section).

If you see a “Require Admin” button along the bottom of the driver when you first run it, click it to give your driver proper administrator privileges so that it can make changes to system files when necessary. However, I have not had problems running the drivers without clicking it so I’m not sure what it changes.

The Press Keys tab allows you to customize the functions mapped to your expresskeys. As you can see above, the hotkeys menu has keyboard shortcuts, pen clicks, and some “switch” functions available. The drop down menu for the keyboard shortcuts has every keyboard key that I can think of.
The newest Huion drivers now includes mouse left double click as an option. A small addition, but one that has been asked for quite a bit.

Like I mentioned before, the Huion shortcut keys do not have anti-ghosting capabilities. In other words, you cannot use two buttons at the same time. In most cases, this does not matter, but you should keep this in mind if you think it well affect your workflow.
Every button will work at the same time as the pen nib though, including the pen buttons.

18 - Drivers stylus pen

The Digital Pen tab allows you to customize the pen buttons and the pen pressure curve. The pen buttons have the same amount of configuration as the expresskeys.

Usually you will need to uncheck the “Enable Windows Ink” option to prevent Windows Ink from messing with your drawing. That said, some programs such as Photoshop usually do not work if it is not turned on, so play with that option as you see fit.

18 - Drivers work area

The Work Area tab allows you to customize the monitor your tablet is mapped to, and the size of the active area your tablet uses. Pick your monitor from the drop down menu, then click the Full Area button, and then click the Screen Ratio button to properly adjust your tablet area to match your monitor.

There is also the option to rotate your tablet input for left-handed use.


Drawing tests

These pen tests are all done with the same settings for both the canvas and the pens. These tests are only done in Clip Studio Paint as that is the only program where I totally understand how to remove all unwanted variables.
If you are worried about whether this tablet will work with your art program, don’t be afraid to contact support to ask them directly.

-The canvas will always be a 3000x3000px 300dpi page (the above test page is a 3000x6000px 300dpi page, so just two pages stuck together).
-The test pens are mostly all 100px linear pressure curve pens. Pen pressure for size and/or opacity is enabled based on the test.
-The slow ruler line test uses a 10px no pen pressure pen to clearly show wobble and jitter. I also use a 50px pen pressure enabled pen to see the visibility of wobble/jitter with pen pressure is enabled.
-The IAF (Initial Activation Force) test uses a 300px linear pressure pen to show the thinnest lines possible, as well as demonstrate the IAF of the tablet.

Huion H950P Test Page-1

1) Scribble Test – Grade: Pass
Test pen 1 – 100px – pen pressure: size
Test pen 2 – 100px – pen pressure: size+opacity

For my pen tests, I always start out with a few pen pressure scribbles to see if I can do some nice squiggly lines with increasing pen pressure. I also do some back and forth shading and some spirals with increasing pen pressure.

With the Huion H950P, I had no problems doing these scribbles. I didn’t have any problems controlling my strokes and making both thin and thick lines was relatively easy. This tablet gets an easy pass here.

Huion H950P Test Page-2

2) Slow Ruler Line Test – Grade: Fail
Test pen 1 – 10px – pen pressure: none
Test pen 2 – 50px – pen pressure: size

The slow ruler line tests done with a no pen pressure pen were very good with an upright pen. However, the lines became very noticeably wobbly when tilting the pen to more “normal” angles, and they become ridiculously bad at extreme pen angles.

I do not think the wobble is bad enough to get in the way of drawing at a “normal” pen angle, so I believe this tablet will be fine to use for most people.
However, a very important thing to note is that this tablet has pen tilt! This means that quite a few people will be using the pen at an “extreme” angle when using the tilt functionality, which in turn means that the extreme line wobble will actually start to show in their art.

I want to give this tablet a pass-ish here only because it is fine at “normal” pen angles. However, since this tablet has pen tilt, I will give it a fail because it should be good at all pen angles to not interfere with pen tilt.

Huion H950P Test Page-3

3) Quick Hatching Test – Grade: Pass
Test pen 1 – 100px – pen pressure: size

The quick hatching test is to check whether the tablet keeps up with pen inputs. Usually, the only way to fail this section is if the pen is noticeably laggy and causes unwanted inputs like fishhooks at the beginning or end of the line.

As you can see, this tablet appears to have no problems with fishhooks. I also never noticed the cursor lagging noticeably, so it gets a pass here.

Huion H950P Test Page-4

4) Short Release Taper Test – Grade: Pass
Test pen 1 – 100px – pen pressure: size

This test is meant to see the smoothness of the pen pressure taper when going from max to min pressure quickly. Basically, you press your pen down hard then flick to the side to see how smoothly the stroke tapers.

With the Huion H950P, the tapers look very nice and appear to have no problems with jaggedness. This tablet gets a pass here.

Huion H950P Test Page-5

5) Pen Pressure Control/Transition Test – Grade: Pass
Test pen 1 – 100px – pen pressure: size+opacity

This section is to test the smoothness of the transitions in pen pressure.
-The circles at the top are one of Youtuber Brad Colbow’s tests. It is used to check if you can properly control the pen pressure all the way around a circle. If there is a pressure jump, some circles will feel impossible to control due to that jump.
-The lines at the bottom are slow strokes done with smooth increases or decreases to pen pressure in mind. The arrow points in the direction which the stroke was done, and the smoothness of the gradients show how smooth the pen pressure transitions.

In terms of the pen pressure control circles, I had no problems doing all the different circles smoothly. They showed no signs of pen pressure jumping.

I will give this tablet a pass here since there don’t appear to be any noticeable issues in the pen pressure transitions either. You could see my lines wobbly a bit for the shorter tests though, but that’s not related to this test.

6) Initial Activation Force & Lightest Pen Pressure Test – Grade: Pass
Test pen 1 – 300px – pen pressure: size

This test tries to demonstrate the IAF of the tablet, and also shows the lowest possible pen pressure the tablet is capable of producing consistently.
IAF is the amount of force necessary to cause the pen to output a line. Ideally, your tablet will have an extremely low IAF where the pen will output a line with the least amount of force possible.
A high IAF causes issues such as light pen taps not registering as clicks, and the inability to sketch very lightly, both of which become quite annoying the more you experience it.

For this test page, the squiggly lines should begin right on the start line.
-If the line begins right on the start line, this indicates that the IAF is extremely low (low IAF is best) and the line just appears naturally without effort.
-On the other hand, if the line does not begin on the start line and instead begins further along the stroke, this means that the IAF is high so I needed to search for the IAF by increasing my force little by little until I finally started outputting a line.

An example of the ideal test page is the Huion New 1060 Plus (2048) IAF test page which I included above for comparison. Almost all the lines begin right on the start line meaning it has extremely low IAF, and the lines are almost transparent showing that the tablet is capable of drawing extremely light pen pressures.

The Huion H950P has a fairly low IAF which I could find pretty much right away. However, it’s clearly not “perfect” because I mostly couldn’t start it right on the start line.
Still, the IAF is low enough that I never noticed it when tapping options or sketching lightly.

In terms of the lightest pen pressure, I could get pretty thin lines with the 300px IAF test pen. It certainly isn’t as amazing thin as the Huion New 1060 Plus (2048) IAF test page which is the ideal, but this thinness is very good and is more than acceptable.

Overall, the Huion H950P has decently low IAF and is able to draw very thin lines consistently. This tablet gets a pass here.

Huion H950P Pen Tilt Tests

7) Pen Tilt Test – Pass
Test pen 1 – 100px – pen tilt: opacity
Test pen 2 – 100px – flat pen – pen tilt: direction

This test shows the smoothness of the pen tilt by gradually tilting the pen while slowly moving the pen to the side. This section also includes scribbles using the pen direction determined by pen tilt.

As you can see in the smoothness test, the pen tilt transitions on the Huion H950P are not perfectly smooth. You can certainly see the steps in the gradient, but that’s expected with only +-60 levels of pen tilt.
The pen tilt is actually quite good compared to other current tablets, so I think we can safely give this tablet a pass here.

Overall

So all in all, the drawing test results are:
1) Scribble Test – Pass
2) Slow Ruler Line Test – Fail
3) Quick Hatching Test – Pass
4) Short Release Taper Test – Pass
5) Pen Pressure Control/Transition Test – Pass
6) Initial Activation Force & Lightest Pen Pressure Test – Pass

Non-Vital Drawing Tests:
7) Pen Tilt Test – Pass

Ideally, all the above tests should have at least a “Pass-ish” for their grades because the most vital function of a drawing tablet is to draw properly and predictably. Failing any of these tests means that it doesn’t do that.


The drawing experience!

My actual drawing experience with the Huion H950P was pretty good overall. It’s a shame that this tablet has such bad line wobble when everything else about it is actually quite fantastic.
My way of drawing with quick strokes actually avoids the wobbly line issue, so it didn’t negatively impact my drawing experience that much. However, I did notice it at times when I was trying to draw certain parts of my drawing with slower strokes.

The stroke control for this tablet is very good and it tapers very well for both short and long strokes.
Of course, the pen pressure isn’t as customizable as XP-Pen’s, but it’s really nice nonetheless. In fact, the default pen pressure is so good that I really don’t care that there is no customizable pressure curve.

The Huion H950P has pen tilt functionality which should be a good thing, but it’s a bit unfortunate that pen tilt requires you to tilt the pen, which is specifically when the H950P is at its worst it in terms of line wobble.
My opinion is that for a device with pen tilt functionality, line wobble which changes based on the angle of the pen is no good at all.

Tilt Firmware Update – For people with a non-tilt H950P
The tilt induction function is a upgraded function of the device. If you order the H950P from our official online shop, you will receive the upgraded model so that you can use this function directly. If you order it from other channels like Amazon, or if you have already owned one H950P, you can send your serial number, order number and your OS version to service@huion.com and they will send you a firmware upgrade package. Follow their guidelines to install it and then you can also use the tilt induction function.


Conclusion

Like I said near the beginning in the “How good is this tablet?” section, the Huion H950P is quite good overall if you ignore the line wobble which occurs when using the pen tilted at an “extreme” angle.

Do I recommend it with the line wobble? Not really, but it is certainly a viable tablet for people who use it at a “normal” pen angle.

However, I know that the one step up Huion H1060P has absolutely no line wobble for just 20 USD more, and I personally recommend anyone considering the Huion H950P to get the H1060P instead if they’re willing to pay a bit more.


Places to buy the tablet

Huion Store | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
People living in other regions should check their regions Amazon or see if the Huion Store ships to them.

If you have any questions about the tablet, feel free to ask me!

Author: Nikage

I am a hobbyist artist. Ever since I bought my first Wacom alternative tablet, I've become interested in finding out what other alternative tablets are good, and trying to guide people to see that there's more than just Wacom on the market.

19 thoughts on “Huion Inspiroy H950P Review”

    1. Hey there,

      The biggest issue with the Huion H950P is the line wobble with slow strokes, however, the XP-Pen Star 03 also has a decent amount of line wobble with slow strokes.
      So if these two tablets are the only choices, I believe the Huion H950P would be a better tablet overall since it has a more comfortable pen, and because it is a much newer tablet which will likely receive more driver updates for longer than the XP-Pen Star 03.

      Personally, I would recommend the Huion H1060P because it does not have line wobble issues, but it is probably a fair bit more expensive than your choices.

      -Nikage

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      1. Thanks! the H1060p is like 30% more expensive here than the H950P, so is a little out of my budget, and i cant find another brand of tablets besides wacom and that is way out of my budget. Thanks for the help, sometimes is dificult find honest opinions about this subject.

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  1. Hi,
    I’m looking for a tablet to use in Lightroom and Photoshop for photo retouching, nothing heavy.
    I’m really attracted by the H950P because of its size: it is not too big and not too small.
    Would you recommend it for the kind of work I intend to use it, or not?
    Are those wobbling lines impacting in any way as I’m not drawing, but just retouching?
    As my main concern is the dimension, is there any comparable alternative to the H950P?
    Would you suggest a smaller tablet for my needs? I have not experience at all…

    Thank you in advance,
    FCOJ

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    1. Hey there,

      I am not very knowledgeable about photo retouching, however, I have heard that photo retouching does not benefit very much from having a larger tablet.

      When using a tablet for photo retouching, you move your cursor a lot across the screen to the edges where the menus are. This means that a larger tablet makes you move your arm quite a bit when going from option to option, and this is quite inefficient and can oftentimes be more tiring than using a small tablet.
      For painting/drawing on the other hand, you are mainly using the center of the tablet with an emphasis on precise lines, so a larger size tablet is more suitable.
      In other words, the 8×5 inch drawing area size of the Huion H950P may be more than you need if your focus is solely on photo retouching, and a smaller 6×4 inch tablet like the Huion H640P/Wacom Intuos/XP-Pen G640S may be more suitable for your use case.

      With regards to the wobbly lines on the Huion H950P, no, I believe it does not affect photo retouching in any way. It is mainly a concern for people who draw lineart and need their lines to come out straight.
      In terms of alternatives that are similar to the Huion H950P, the only one that comes to mind is the XP-Pen Deco 01 which is apparently quite a compact tablet despite having a larger drawing area, so maybe you would like to take a look at that one as well.

      So to sum up what I think, I believe a small tablet (ex. Huion H640P/Wacom Intuos/XP-Pen G640S) would be the most suitable for your use case. (My recommendation would be to check if the Wacom Intuos is on sale, and if it’s not, go with the Huion H640P. You could also check out the XP-Pen G640S, but I haven’t tried it myself so I don’t know how good it actually is.)
      If you believe you would benefit from having a medium size tablet (perhaps you will try digital drawing in the future, or a bigger tablet just feels better to have, etc), then the Huion H950P/XP-Pen Deco 01 are certainly still viable options. This is something you will need to decide for yourself.

      I hope that helps,
      Nikage

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      1. Hi Nikage,
        I agree with your considerations, I will go for a 6×4. At this point I have verified the prices and the Wacom Intuos S is running for EUR 65 (EUR 80 with bluetooth) while the Huion H640P is between EUR 51 and 54.
        Would you consider the pen nib wear on Wacom tablet compensated by their good drivers (like Application-specific settings) or for retouching it would be more helpful the bigger surface the Huion has to support my hand?

        Thank you for your kind and quick reponse,
        FCOJ

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      2. Hey again,

        With regards to the question “would you consider the pen nib wear on Wacom tablet compensated by their good drivers (like Application-specific settings)”, I believe the nib wear is less of an issue for photo retouching as you will mostly be tapping with your pen rather than sliding. Only by sliding the pen nib do you really wear it out quickly.
        Also, it should be noted that application-specific settings are only really useful if: 1) the device has many shortcut keys, and 2) you use shortcut keys instead of a keyboard. The Wacom Intuos has (only) 4 poorly placed shortcut keys along the top, so I doubt having application-specific shortcuts is really an advantage in this case.

        In all honesty, I don’t see much of a difference between the Wacom/Huion drivers and their stability. Personally, I’ve heard many more Wacom driver horror stories than I have Huion ones. I’ve even experienced some issues myself with my previous Wacom Intuos Pro drivers.
        Whichever one you pick, my biggest word of advice is to never update your drivers if the version you have is already working. The latest update completely breaks tablet functionality a lot of the time, especially with Wacom, so I suggest only updating the drivers when you absolutely need to.

        With regards to the question “would it be more helpful the bigger surface the Huion has to support my hand?”, I just checked with my Wacom Intuos S and Huion H640P and both of them have the exact same size in terms of the area between the active area and side of the tablet. In other words, both will support your hand the same amount, so you do not need to worry about this point.

        In my opinion, both tablets are very good and neither should let you down. However, looking at the prices you have said, it seems the Huion H640P has a slightly inflated price so it loses its appeal a bit. With those prices, I feel like the Wacom Intuos S is a better choice for your situation.

        As a side note, it seems the Wacom Intuos S has a 2 year warranty for Europe specifically, and a 1 year warranty for every other region. On the other hand, the Huion H640P only has a 1 year warranty. If you live in Europe, I believe the Wacom Intuos is the better choice simply due to the longer warranty period.

        I hope that answered your questions,
        Nikage

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  2. Hi Nikage,
    I just bought the Huion H640P at EUR 39,86, as there is a flash sale right now. Should be here by Friday. I will post my thoughts in a week.
    Which should be the most updated firmware available?

    For now, thank you for your advices.
    FCOJ

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    1. Hey there,

      Thanks for asking! I just realized that I didn’t include that information in my rereview, so sorry about that.

      The firmware update which addressed all my previous issues is version HUION_T173_181115 for the Huion H640P.
      To check that your firmware version is up to date, open your Huion driver with your tablet plugged in, then on the “About” screen, press the keys Ctrl+V+E+R. The firmware version of your tablet should now be displayed.

      If the firmware for your tablet is not up to date, please contact Huion support to get the firmware update!

      -Nikage

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  3. Well, after some time (since Sept/Oct) reading your blog, and searching arround (and get a lot of knowledge, and helping others too)…. I have bought Huion H950P…

    I actually plan on either XP Pen G640S or Huion H640P (didn’t like the style of Hs64, and XP-pen Star 03 didn’t support Android)… Things more expensive in my country due to Inflation and else, of course…
    (I need Android feature due to my laptop is not that strong, and its somehow complicated to open up my laptop from bag etc. and would be easier to just comment it with Android)

    And then, after helping someone choosing between Hs64 and G640S, suddenly he mention about H950P with low price… And it’s way cheaper than any other local online store (due to my local online shop did agreement for free shipping from china)

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  4. Anyway, thanks for your blog…
    Because it’s so detailed, I get many knowledge about texture, pen, and active area, etc.

    The Android feature work perfectlys (Asus Zenfone live L1 Android 8.0)…
    It also works on my friend’s phone (Vivo Y53C, I didn’t know exactly)…

    I mostly use it on my phone to edit and correct memes… Not in the mood of drawing right now… (It seems that only Samsung devices have problem with Pentab due to S-pen implementation/something Like that)

    I haven’t cleaned up my laptop for a while, so it would be laggy to use drawing program for now…

    But the thing is that im extremely inexperienced about the texture…
    It seems that the surface is not completely silent… There’s some little sound… Is it normal ? Or I’m just too nitpicky (since it didn’t actually disturb or gets on the way) ?

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    1. Hey again,

      Great to hear that you’ve decided on the Huion H950P.

      With regards to the last question you had about the texture sound, if you’re hearing squeakiness or something like that, then that is not normal and you should wipe the surface of the tablet and pen nib clean with a soft cloth (preferably microfiber).
      In Huion’s case, I’ve noticed that their tablets sometimes have some kind of factory coating on it which can and should be wiped off for the best usage experience. It doesn’t apply just to Huion though, so I’ve made it a habit to wipe the surface of all my tablets when I first get them.

      -Nikage

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  5. I just bought Huion H950P and found out that there is a new version of driver (Driver_14.8.137 – 2020-07-10) so there is a hope for those wobbly lines…

    if you have time could you please test it again?
    (it is best if the same person made that test again so that the only change is the driver)

    thank you for your time and your blog

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    1. Hey there,

      I just performed the same tests with the new driver, but unfortunately, I did not see a difference in the results.
      Based on the timing of the driver release, my assumption is that the newest driver was released just to include support for Huion’s newest tablets (the Huion Kamvas 22 and Kamvas 22 Plus) and it probably wasn’t a driver improvement update.

      It should also be noted that my Huion H950P is from one of the oldest batches so it might not properly reflect the performance of newer batches. Huion might have changed/improved the hardware in the H950P since I bought mine, in which case, there is no way for me to test whether there have been any improvements.

      -Nikage

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  6. A good, honest, thorough review, thank you very much! I have the H640P, which I like very much, and just ordered the H950P as an upgrade in order to get pen tilt functionality. I’m very impressed with these little pen tablets (although I admit I have nothing to compare them with except a Wacom Bamboo that I used — and gave up on — many years ago). I plan on keeping the 640 on my desktop machine for use mostly with photo editing (as you have noted, smaller is better when navigating all over the screen) and will use the 950 with my laptop, which is able to run Adobe Fresco (as well as Photoshop and Lightroom). I’m really looking forward to seeing how tilt improves the experience with digital painting. I doubt if “wobble” will be much of an issue with painting, pencil shading, etc. — fingers crossed! I know Jazza liked the 950 when he reviewed it in 2018. Thanks again for your efforts.

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  7. Howdy,
    Love the good honest and detailed review!
    I’m curious about the new graphic tablet that Huion release which is Huion Inspiroy H420X, H580X and H610X. Is H580X good enough to replace H950P? Sorry for the bad grammar, I’m not a native English speaker 🙂

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    1. Hi there,
      It does not look like the H580X has any features that the H950P lacks, so if you have a H950P which is still functional then I believe there is no need to buy the H580X until the H950P breaks.
      You English is really good! Keep up the good work learning English. 🙂
      -Nikage

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  8. xp pen star0v3 vs huion 950p which should buy as i have to make notes please help me i have to use daily 5-6 hours hope somebody helps

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