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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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).
Conclusion: Huawei has played it safe. Still, you can hardly blame them when the result is such a solid, well-specified, Honeycomb tablet with a stunningly-sharp screen. It’s a VW Golf to Apple’s Audi R8.