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 $260, and you can just pop in a SIM card, and be ready to go. Storage is also easily expandable via microSD.
But then come the problems. The more we look at it, the more clear is our realization that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean obliterates Ice Cream Sandwich in a radical way. Big specs like a quad-core chip can cover up a bit, but with the paltry 1.2GHz single-core Cortex A8 processor on the MediaPad, stutter happens more often than we find acceptable.
The unibody design is also passable, but slight issues with build quality and the thickness of the tablet undermine it. And that’s our overall impression with the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite - passable. It’s up to you if you can settle for that, but if you don’t absolutely need the 3G connectivity and phone function, it’s hard to imagine why you’d pick it over, say, a Nexus 7.
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Video Review:
- 3G connectivity
- Can make phone calls
- Performance stutters
- A bit bulky
4. Nathan_ingx posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:42 0 2
...and the 3 stared, 6 out of 10 rating is well deserved!!
2. Birds posted on 23 Oct 2012, 05:29 3 0
Wait the processor is single core? That's honestly sad for a tablet priced at 260$.
3. kartik4u98 posted on 23 Oct 2012, 05:51 1 0
This review will soon be hidden in between the Apple news which PA is going to post..!
5. enGet posted on 24 Oct 2012, 20:42 0 0
Huawei = complete garbage. I can promise you this will break within a week.