Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Review
4,100mAh battery dealing with the 7 incher’s energy hunger. It is rated to last around only four to five hours, and we found that’s around as much as we got on it in actuality.
Let’s be honest, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite is one of a few tablets that lost much of its appeal after Google launched the Nexus 7. This is a review, not a comparison, but in this case the difference is so obvious, we can’t simply turn a blind eye to the 7-inch Nexus as the most obvious competitor.
The good about the MediaPad is the fact that it delivers 3G and phone functionality at a relatively affordable price. The tablet sells for $260, and you can just pop in a SIM card, and be ready to go. Storage is also easily expandable via microSD.
But then come the problems. The more we look at it, the more clear is our realization that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean obliterates Ice Cream Sandwich in a radical way. Big specs like a quad-core chip can cover up a bit, but with the paltry 1.2GHz single-core Cortex A8 processor on the MediaPad, stutter happens more often than we find acceptable.
The unibody design is also passable, but slight issues with build quality and the thickness of the tablet undermine it. And that’s our overall impression with the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite - passable. It’s up to you if you can settle for that, but if you don’t absolutely need the 3G connectivity and phone function, it’s hard to imagine why you’d pick it over, say, a Nexus 7.
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Video Review:
- 3G connectivity
- Can make phone calls
- Performance stutters
- A bit bulky
4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
...and the 3 stared, 6 out of 10 rating is well deserved!!
2. Birds (Posts: 1029; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Wait the processor is single core? That's honestly sad for a tablet priced at 260$.
3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
This review will soon be hidden in between the Apple news which PA is going to post..!
5. enGet (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Huawei = complete garbage. I can promise you this will break within a week.
7. Planterz (Posts: 1114; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
PA shouldn't waste time reviewing crap that we all know is going to be crap.
How about a review on the Hisense 7 Pro? It's essentially a 1st gen Nexus 7 (same processor, same res screen) but with the addition of a rear facing camera and a micro SD slot. $130 at Wal-mart. Surely this deserves more attention than a low-res, low-spec'd hunk of junk?