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Huawei MediaPad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 413 reviews of Huawei MediaPad. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The size and usability also get good feedback. Reviews about the camera and portability are mixed.

performance, usability, size, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MediaPad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Huawei MediaPad review: On the rise

 

Huawei have been flexing their mobile manufacturing muscle lately and one of their latest creations, the 7" MediaPad Android tablet, is getting its high-res screen and aluminum unibody ready to take on the big boys.

10.5mm slim aluminum unibody ; 7.0" 256K-color IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) ; Weighs 390 g ; Qualcomm MSM8260 chipset: Dual-core 1.2GHz Scorpion processor; 1GB of RAM; Adreno 220 GPU ; Android 3.2 Honeycomb,...

Poor camera ; Non-replaceable battery ; No scratch-resistant screen surface ; No LED flash

Good looking and portable, the Huawei MediaPad offers the kind of all-round experience that even some of the big players on the field would find hard to match. With some aggressive pricing, the MediaPad will be an easily justifiable purchase.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review

 

Evolution. The successor to the MediaPad M2 of 2015 is finally here: please welcome the MediaPad M3. The new model may have almost identical measurements to the predecessor, but it is equipped with a larger, higher resolution panel, a stronger...

decent workmanship ; sturdy metal case ; microSD slot ; USB OTG functionality ; high-resolution, bright display ; practical fingerprint reader ; good stereo speakers ; low heat emissions ; great browser performance ; protective display foil included

GPU is overburdened when running demanding games ; only Micro USB 2.0 available ; no LED flash ; no headset in delivery ; no NFC

The Huawei MediaPad M2 was a reliable device with a few weak points. The manufacturer has continued on this path and built a new generation on the reliable foundations of the predecessor. With its sturdy metal case and nice speakers, this handy tablet...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Huawei MediaPad - Mainstream Slate

 

The Huawei MediaPad runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 and has a high density 7-inch display. How does it fare against the competition? Read on to find out.

Solid design ; High resolution display ; Decent battery mileage

Frequent app crashes and system lags ; No differentiating feature from other Android tablets

In short, the MediaPad is an excellent attempt by Huawei which could have been so much better and easily recommendable if its overall user experience and intermittent sluggish performance was nipped in the bud. Despite what it can do and offer, there...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : ZAM KARIM (mobile88.com)

Huawei MediaPad

 

Huawei MediaPad - the world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet. The MediaPad is a complete entertainment powerhouse driven by Qualcomm's dual-core 1.2GHz processor, supported by Huawei Device's Hispace cloud solution and Google Android Market.

Portability is definitely the Huawei MediaPad's main selling point and it has enough firepower to rival some of its bigger 10in siblings. The fact that it runs on Honeycomb also makes it an interesting option compared to the 7in Tablets running the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Huawei MediaPad Android tablet (preview)

 

Huawei MediaPad preview: The first 7in Android tablet to run Google's Honeycomb platform

Android 3.2 Honeycomb ; 3G connectivity ; HDMI port

No RAM details revealed ; No Australian release date

The Huawei MediaPad breaks the trend of larger tablets by opting for a smaller 7in screen. The MediaPad is the world's first Android tablet running the 3.2 Honeycomb version of Google's Android platform.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Huawei MediaPad Android tablet

 

Huawei has unveiled the world's first Android tablet running the 3.2 Honeycomb version of Google's Android platform, the 7in MediaPad.

Android 3.2 Honeycomb ; 3G connectivity ; HDMI port

No RAM details revealed ; No Australian release date

The Huawei MediaPad breaks the trend of larger tablets by opting for a smaller 7in screen. The MediaPad is the world's first Android tablet running the 3.2 Honeycomb version of Google's Android platform.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei MediaPad

 

A 7in Honeycomb tablet with an aluminium unibody design and all the power of its bigger brothers.

On its sides are a micro HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB and a dedicated power jack. As yet, we're not sure if it allows charging over microUSB. But what is it like to use?

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Virgin Media VM720

 

The VM720 is the Barney the Dinosaur of the budget phone world. It's cute and purple, but does it deserve to be extinct?

Has Wi-Fi ; Some good widgets and live wallpapers ; Cute looks

Awkward menu system ; Poor virtual keyboard ; Bad browsing experience

Its claim to battle smartphones isn’t only based on looks and a touchscreen though. Internet connectivity is key – the VM720 has Wi-Fi built-in, and while it doesn’t offer high-speed 3G too it’ll be able to pick up emails and the like when...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei Mediapad review

 

Classy aluminium-clad Android Honeycomb 7-incher

After a small-screened tablet? The Mediapad is an elegant all-rounder

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Huawei MediaPad

 

Based on its platform, processor and IPS display, the Huawei MediaPad warrants a closer look before you splash out on a tablet this year.

Based on its platform, processor and IPS display, the Huawei MediaPad warrants a closer look. Of course, the big question is whether Huawei can deliver the MediaPad for a comparably low price, similar to its smartphones, and this is a piece of...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4100 / 4360 / 5100 / 6660
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:4100 / 4360
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.82

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5 / 8
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5 / 8
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1 / 7 / 8.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS / LTPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:359
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Mali T880
Graphics adapter family:Arm

Media Formats

Video formats supported:3GP,MP4

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR4-SDRAM

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:N / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA,HSPA+ / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 4.0 / 4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Processor socket:LGA 775 (Socket T)
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, APE, FLAC, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV / MP3,FLAC,APE,WAV,OGG,MIDI,AAC
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPEG4, TS, WEBM
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,FLV,MKV,MOV,MPEG4,TS,WEBM / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,MP4,WEBM / MP4,3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,WEBM

Phone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.1 / 1.2 / 1.7
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17
FSB Parity:N
Number of Processing Die Transistors:376
Processing die size:162
Processor:MSM8939
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor ARK ID:27521
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Presler
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:Hisilicon Kirin / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 2.4 / 3.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:659 / 950 / MSM8939
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:37.5
Processor threads:2
Tcase:C1 D0=63.4, B1=68.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 5.1 / Android 6.0 / Android 7.0 / Android 8.0
Operating system version:3.2
Optional operating system installed:Android 5.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287 / 0.307 / 0.323 / 0.413
Height:0.28 / 4.88 / 6.46 / 7.36 / 8.48
Weight:13.8 / 16.2 / 8.82
Width:4.17 / 4.89 / 7.48 / 9.57