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Huawei MediaPad

Posted
Jun 22, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (216 ppi)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Huawei MediaPad happens to be the world's first tablet announced with Android Honeycomb 3.2. The MediaPad features an IPS screen with 217pixel-per-inch density translating into a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core chip by Qualcomm, which grants that the MediaPad can handle 1080p full HD videos with ease, but at the same time it won't tax the battery too much with a quoted six hours of battery life. The tablet packs HSPA+ connectivity with up to 14.4 Mbps on the downlink, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI and 8 gigs of internal storage, which can be expanded through microSD cards. A 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel one up front will help you capture those important moments when there's no other camera around.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0, 3.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.48 x 4.88 x 0.41 inches (190 x 124 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.76 oz (390 g)
      the average is 15 oz (429 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 216 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 220
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 32 days (763 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 4100 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB Host
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • Yes

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