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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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