Huawei MediaPad Tablets: Quick Review Roundup

Posted by B. Johnson
Published on January 20, 2015 | 0 comments
Huawei MediaPad Tablets: Quick Review RoundupHi guys, welcome back to this site!

Just like Xiaomi or Lenovo that are starting to gain popularity and sales on both smartphone and tablet markets globally – Huawei is also getting better and better in selling its devices across the world, especially with its new lineup such as Huawei Honor 3C for example.

However, when it comes to tablet market, i think this company should learn more from other Chinese-based rival – Xiaomi – especially in marketing its devices to consumers.

Besides having great reception on smartphone market, Xiaomi surprisingly has also been doing well especially with its homemade Xiaomi Mi Pad that has sold million units globally.

And this is really impressive given that this tablet is the only one tablet made by Xiaomi – in fact, the first model from this company.

But despite not having the similar success as Xiaomi, Huawei actually also has some of its own devices available on tablet market since long time ago – even back then in 2010, the year when iPad just got introduced to the world -.

The tablets from this company may not be impressive in terms of specs and gaming performance, but i think there are still some great things to write home about on some of these Huawei’s released tablets.

Okay then guys, in this quick roundup, today i’m gonna show you a bunch of Huawei tablets under a wide different series.

If you’re interested to learn more about these models, including my take on their gaming performance, then here you go, my quick roundup of Huawei tablets.

Huawei IDEOS S7

The first Huawei’s tablet i’m gonna show right now is actually not really impressive, in both hardware and performance.

But this is acceptable given that this tablet was released back then in 2010, the same year when Steve Jobs introduced the first-gen iPad to the world.

Anyway, this tablet is Huawei IDEOS S7.

And as i mentioned above, this tablet is really not impressive in terms of hardware and performance.

In fact, this tablet is just mediocre at best in many ways.

And the reason why i made the review of this tablet is actually because I DON'T WANT YOU TO BUY IT. Simple.

Anyway, as far as the gaming performance goes, it’s really obvious that Huawei IDEOS S7 would not perform well for playing games, especially when handling some latest graphics intense games.

And that’s not shocking because this low-end tablet is equipped only with low 256MB of RAM, which is extremely low and not ideal for playing games.

Huawei IDEOS S7It may have a pretty good Snapdragon QSD8250 processor and Adreno 200 GPU inside, but if its RAM is only 256MB, i have doubts this tablet will be capable to run some heavy games especially the latest ones, which mostly need some huge space in the memory, alongside the system and some pre-loaded apps of this tablet.

Another downside of this tablet is on its display. Huawei IDEOS S7 comes with a 7-inch TFT resistive display sporting the low-resolution 800x480 pixels.

First of all, its resistive display is already left behind for today’s standards. In fact, it’s not used anymore by ALL tablet manufacturers on current tablet market.

And second of all, resistive display is not as responsive as capacitive display.

So you would find some hard time controlling the screen of this device.

Besides those low RAM and mediocre display, this tablet is not really impressive on other sectors as well.

It’s only equipped with old-gen Android 2.1 Eclair out of the box (but upgradeable to 2.2 Froyo), 8GB of internal storage (although can be expanded with microSD card for up to 32GB), 2MP front-facing camera with NO rear-facing camera and a non-removable 2200mAH battery.

But even so, there are still some good things to like from this mediocre-at-best device, like its optical trackpad, its built-in kickstand and a promised of 168 hours for stand-by time, plus 5 hours for talk time.

Not to mention, its 3G cellular connectivity with Mini-SIM. So it's probably still a pretty neat toy for your kids.

Huawei MediaPad

Huawei MediaPad 7If the Huawei’s tablet above doesn’t impress you at all (of course, duh!), you might want to check out the next offering from this company.

This one, however, is armed with bigger 1GB of RAM and HD resolution display.

So this tablet is more superior than Huawei IDEOS 7 above, especially in terms gaming performance.

Huawei MediaPad 7 is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, 1GB of RAM and Adreno 220 GPU.

So when it comes to gaming performance, you can expect this tablet to perfectly handle games like ShadowGun, Dungeon Defender, Dungeon Hunter, PES 2012 or Modern Combat 1.

And thanks to its 1GB of RAM, this tablet has no issue with performance compared to the tablet aforementioned above.

When it comes to overall specs, this tablet is still pretty good though, especially for those looking for a cheap dirt 7-inch tablet for enjoying media contents like movies, books or games.

It comes with a 7-inch display rocking the 1280x800 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, 1GB of RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, 5MP rear-camera, 1.3MP front-camera, 32GB microSD card slot, 5.8GB storage/8GB ROM, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, 3G connectivity and a non-removable 4100mAh power battery, promising for up to 200 hours for stand-by and 6 hours for talk time.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue

Huawei MediaPad 7 VogueAnother Huawei’s tablet that i have reviewed on this site a couple of months ago was Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue.

Unlike other Huawei tablets, however, Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue interestingly is powered by Huawei’s own homemade processor (actually made by Huawei’s subsidiary manufacturer, HiSilicon).

So i think it’s interesting how this company is able to come up with its own chipsets for its own products, similar just like what Apple or Samsung have been doing on its devices.

As far as the performance goes, Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue can be considered as a good performance tablet, especially when handling some basic daily tasks like watching movies, reading contents like books/magazines, browsing the web or even playing games.

But i probably won’t recommend you this tablet if you’re planning to get a pure gaming tablet because it won’t be as impressive as other 7-inch tablets out there on the mid-end market – like HP Slate 7 Extreme, HP Slate 7 Plus, Google Nexus 7, Xiaomi Mi Pad or Kindle Fire HDX 7.

But even so, Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue is still a decent media-consumption tablet though.

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue comes with a 7-inch IPS LCD display sporting the 1024x600 pixels, a quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 3.15MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, microSD card slot for up to 32GB, 8GB of internal storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Emotion UI, 3G cellular connectivity with Mini-SIM and a non-removable 4100mAh power battery, promising for up to 20 hours.

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHDBesides Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue above, Huawei also has one other tablet powered by the same K3V2 quad-core processor and it’s called Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD. As its model name suggests, this tablet is indeed a 10-inch display sporting the Full HD resolution (1920x1200 pixel resolution).

So when it comes to sharpness, this tablet is definitely superior on that sector.

Anyway, as mentioned above, just like Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue, this 10-inch tablet is also powered by the same Huawei’s in-house K3V2 quad-core processor and 16GHz GPU.

However, this tablet is equipped with much bigger 2GB of RAM than its 7-inch sibling. So when it comes to multitasking, this tablet will likely perform much smoother than Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue, especially when multitasking many apps at once.

But in terms of performance, this tablet might not be as smooth as Huawei MediaPad Vogue 7, especially due to its higher-resolution screen, which would given much heavier task to the processor.

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD comes with:
  • a 10-inch IPS LCD display with 1920x1200 pixel resolution,
  • a quad-core 1.2GHz K3V2 processor,
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • 16GHz GPU,
  • 8MP rear-camera with dual-LED flash,
  • 1.3MP front-camera,
  • microSD card for up to 32GB,
  • 8/16/32/64 GB of internal storage,
  • Android 4.0 ICS,
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • and a non-removable 6600mAh power battery.
Not to mention, this tablet is also equipped with Dolby Mobile sound enhancement, providing greater and clearer sound quality.

Huawei MediaPad 10 Link

Huawei MediaPad 10 LinkAnother 10-inch tablet is made by Huawei and this one is also powered by the same exact K3V2 processor. However, when it comes to performance, this tablet might be a little bit superior than Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD given that this device is only using a medium-resolution 1280x800 pixel display, as opposed to the full HD display on its 10-inch sibling.

But the difference of their performance probably can be seen more prominently when playing some graphics intense games.

In terms of overall specs, Huawei MediaPad 10 Link is a bit on the lower level compared to the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD.

It comes with 1280x800 pixel resolution on its 10.1-inch display, lower 1GB of RAM, 3.15MP rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, Android 4.0 (upgradeable to 4.1 Jelly Bean), microSD card slot for up to 32GB, 8/16/32GB of internal storage, a quad-core K3V2 processor, 16GHz GPU, 4G LTE connectivity and a non-removable 6600mAh power battery, promising for up to 10 hours for multimedia.

Huawei MediaPad S7-301w

Huawei MediaPad S7-301w.The last Huawei’s tablet that i managed to review in the past one year is Huawei MediaPad S7-301w.

This tablet is actually pretty attractive though, in terms of hardware package and its performance.

This tablet is a 7-inch device and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, along with its Adreno 220 GPU.

So when used for playing games, this tablet can still be considered as a good performer, especially when handling older games like Dungeon Defender, ShadowGun, Samurai Showdown, Dungeon Hunter or Modern Combat I, which all will run in full graphics.

But i think Huawei MediaPad S7-301w will be much even better if used as a media-consumption device.

It comes with a 7-inch IPS LCD display sporting the 1280x800 pixel resolution, a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, 1GB of RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, 5MP rear-camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front-camera that’s able to take 720 videos at 30fps, microSD card slot for up to 32GB, 5.8GB of internal storage, 8GB of ROM, Android v3.2 Honeycomb and a non-removable 4100mAh power battery, promising for up to 200 hours for stand-by and 6 hours for talk time.

However, there is no SIM card slot on this model though.

So you can only count on its WiFi connectivity if you want to get connected to the web.

Conclusion

Well, that’s all for now about my quick roundup of these Huawei’s tablets.

Huawei actually also has some other tablets that i haven’t reviewed yet on this site, mostly due to the lack of information about their processors or GPUs.

But i’ll probably make some new updates on this page in the near future once i’ve finished with the reviews of those tablets.

So if you don't want to miss any of that, you might want to bookmark this page for further updates.

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