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Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review

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Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
In addition to the lovely Huawei Ascend D Quad smartphone, the Chinese manufacturer brought another very cool product here at MWC 2012 – the Huawei MediaPad 10 tablet. There are actually quite a few reasons for us to be excited about this device. First of all, it's packed with powerful hardware, which we are absolutely sure will deliver an exceptional performance. Second, it looks quite appealing, and third – it's made by a manufacturer that is just starting to make a name for itself, as far as phones and tablets are concerned.

The MediaPad 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet designed for the high-end segment of the market. The device is very thin, at only 8.8 mm – the kind of slim profile that you expect to see from a well-made tablet nowadays. It's also very lightweight with its 598 g. In terms of build quality, the MediaPad 10 is nothing special, although it doesn't feel cheap at all. The only problem that we see with the design is that it reminds us too much of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. So, that's one area where we'd definitely like to see some improvement.

Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review


The resolution of the 10.1" display is incredibly high – 1920x1200 pixels. Indeed, the pixel density is pretty high, and even the smallest of details are very fine, easy to see on the display.

Another very cool thing about the Huawei MediaPad 10 is that it uses a quad-core processor, but interestingly, it's not the Tegra 3 by NVIDIA, but actually a solution designed by Huawei itself – the so-called K3V2 chip. During our brief time with the device, we got the impression that it'll be blazing-fast. Oh, we almost forgot – the MediaPad 10 also has 2GB of RAM, which probably the biggest amount of RAM found on a tablet yet.

Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review
Huawei MediaPad 10 Hands-on Review


In terms of software, the Huawei MediaPad 10 will come preloaded with Android 4 ICS in its stock form. Not much can be said about it – the standard ICS affair, runs pretty smoothly, and should be relatively easier to update to newer versions of the OS.

So when should we expect this promising tablet to launch? Although we can't promise you a specific launch date, it should be come available sometime in Q2. It looks like the situation on the tablet front might get even more interesting, now that a new big-time entrant seems to be on its way.

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 17:39 5

1. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Ok. Good screen, but also 2GB of ram? Sounds like a winner to me.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 17:53 5

2. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Don't forget about the quad-core processor.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 19:06 2

3. dodo1234 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


"good screen?" ITS A AMAZING SCREEN. higher than 1080p resolution. This looks like a total beast, especially with the thinness, weight n design. On top of all that the hardware n software specs. WOW they brought their best game with this one.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 19:34

4. Metalspy8 (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Looks like it will sport a keyboard ...if you look at the pictures it has the grooves..
This will definitely be my next tablet ..thats if samsung hurries up and release that quad core exynos with higher resolution and super amoled plus hd display ..

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:08

7. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


if it sports keyboard, than this will be great.. i can look beyond tegra3.. but i kinda wish for stylus functionality like the Padfone and Note 10.1.. i need stylus for my work.. and i hate using separate digitizer on my notebook..

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 20:42 1

5. MateusLuan (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


looks like Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:03

6. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i wonder why samsung has not taken any legal action against the design like some other manufacturer did.. oh, wait.. nevermind.. taking legal action was patented also by that other manufacturer.. i forgot the name..

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:34

8. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


A hands-on video would have been nice but anyway its too late for that!(will have to wait for Q2)!

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