Excerpt: Huawei MediaPad is a 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Features include HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: 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. We loved the build quality and the tablet seemingly packs all the features you can wish for - a high-res screen, microHDMI pot and plenty of processing power encased in an aluminum unibody.
Excerpt: Huawei made big news last year when it announced the first Android 3.2 tablet running on a dual-core processor. That was in June 2011 and we first saw it in Singapore that day during the CommunicAsia 2011 . Last December, it finally landed in the Philippines. Check out our full review of the Huawei MediaPad after the break.
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: I liked the Huawei MediaPad 7. Cracked screen aside, the Medipad 7 is well made, fast, has a great screen, and is very portable. With the right accessories, like a good case and a keyboard, it could work OK in an enterprise environment (of course with the standard Android limitations) but the lack of a full size USB port hamstrings the MediaPad 7 for enterprise work.
QUICKVIEW: First-hand quality-time with the Huawei MediaPad Android 3.2 Tablet
4 August 2011
Excerpt: Not that the Huawei MediaPad is something totally new and unknown, Huawei is even advertizing it on the::unwired already, it's nevertheless yet not available and still brand new. Huawei and Google jointly announced it last month as the first Android 3.2 / Honeycomb tablet and today I had my first five minutes with Huawei's first high-end Android tablet.
Conclusion: As a device with few design features in the hardware, and a plain version of its OS for the software the MediaPad suffers from the same problem that a lot of Honeycomb tablets do: it lacks its own identity. And as a result it feels expensive, even as its mid-range price point. Even so, it is among the best seven-inch Android tablets we’ve seen to date, and has plenty to offer anyone looking for a more compact but well built device.
Conclusion: The Huawei Mediapad is a decent piece of kit, which given its £275 price-tag should be a viable choice for those after an affordable 7in tablet. Yes, it's got a rubbish battery and terrible camera, but how many people buy a tablet for taking photos?
Pros: Looks great, nice screen, Huawei's own office suite is surprisingly good.
Cons: Poor camera, disappointing battery., Comes with Android 3.2 Honeycomb rather than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
Summary: Det testade exemplaret av Huawei Mediapad är en av de första enheterna i Sverige och det märks att den lider av en del barnsjukdomar. Enheten är lätt att arbeta med och skön att bära med sig. Utan att göra Apple-jämförelser i övrigt så för utseendet tankarna mot chassiet på den aluminiumförsedda datorn Macbook Pro. Mediapad har med den dubbla processorn hög grundkapacitet men det känns som att någonting hindrar motorn från att löpa fritt.