Earlier today, we promised a reference review of the two Media Pad tablets that Huawei released last year. This is a look at the Huawei Media Pad, the anchor model of the pair.
One of the highlights of this compact tablet is that it has GSM voice communications operability built right into the mobile device. Along with that are the SMS and MMS features.
The screen resolution in the Media Pad closely rivals the high-selling Asus Transformer Prime TF700T with its 10-inch screen and 224 ppi specification.
The Media Pad has an aluminium back panel that lightens the carry load and slides the model in ahead of even the Kindle Fire, and it has a far greater array of features and capabilities to back up its
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Dimensions: 190 x 124 x 10.5 mm / 390 g
Display: 7.0 inches / IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen / 1280 x 800 pixels at 216 ppi.
Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb, upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS.
Speed: 1.2 GHz / dual-core Snapdragon
Memory: 1 GB RAM / 5 GB internal, expandable with 32 GB microSD slot.
Battery: 4100 mAh / Talk: up to 6 hours / Standby: up to 200 hours.
Camera: Reaer: 5 MP / auto-focus / 2592 x 1944 pixels / Vdeo: 720p at 30 fps. / Front: 1.3 MP, video calling, recording at 720p at 30 fps.
Connectivity: 2G: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 3G: HSDPA 900, 2100 – S7-301u AND HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – S7-302u or HSDPA 900 / 2100 / AWS – S7-303u / Data: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot / HSDPA / HSUPA / EDGE / GRPS
Features: Voice communications! (It feels odd typing that in a tablet review!) Stereo speakers have SRS sound enhancement. MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ / FLAC audio player; MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ / FLAC video player. Video playback at 1080p. Google Search, Maps, Talk and Gmail. HDMI port. GPS with A-GPS support.
Additional comments: The dual-camera recording is a great feature!
Overall opinion: We can see why the Huawei Media Pad is a popular model! What do you think?