T-Mobile SpringBoard Review
Introduction and Design:
Huawei MediaPad tablet, and shares many of the same features including the 7” display and dual core processor, and goes head-to-head with the higher priced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
The SpringBoard’s construction feels well made and solid overall, with silver and white plastic used on the back of the device. It is also comfortable to hold, but does feel a bit heavy at 14.1 oz, which is 2oz more than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Located on the front of the SpringBoard is the reasonable size 7” IPS TFT display that features an HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Both images and text look amazing on it, colors are vibrant, and off-axis viewing angles are good. The only issue we had was trying to view the display outside in the sun, as the screen just wasn’t bright enough, even though we did turn the backlight all the way up, and the sun’s reflection didn’t help either.
On the top of the tablet are dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headset jack, with the power/lock key and volume rocker on the right side, leaving the power input, microUSB port, microphone, and Type-D Micro HDMI output that supports 1080p video on the bottom. The back has the 5MP camera, and there is microSD memory card slot and SIM slot hidden under the bottom white plastic cover.
Power input, microUSB port, microphone, and Micro HDMI output (bottom)
Dual stereo speakers (top)
Power key and volume rocker (right)
1. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
so you took 3 points for camera on a device that is mainly for movies,apps,and games?
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2800; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Agreed, doesnt make sense to drop the score so low due to a camera quality. Is that really ever a deal breaker for any tablet?
7. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
i know. i mean sure if you love taking pics you woud like a good camera but thats what phones like the n8 and samsung galaxy s2 and iphone 4s are for (dont like iphone but got to admit camera is great)
2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
good review, good tablet at a good price point. hopefully it sells.
3. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
they couldn't give it more...remember, there is an ipad:]
5. robinrisk (unregistered)
It did not deserve more. Its a good tablet, but not amazing.
4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
this sounds like the best deal going right now to me.
8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
Wow, this is pretty good, this was made by Huaweii? I'm impressed, or am I wrong about the manufacturer?
9. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This is just the beginning. Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, ZTE, Meizu) are growing technologically pretty fast.