Camera


There's no point in getting into details here as the cameras on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue are extremely basic. The main snapper has only 3.2MP of resolution and its focus is fixed, which is why we're not surprised to see that its photos are very low on detail. On top of that, the cam boots slowly, taking at least a couple of seconds to load. The front-facing camera of 0.3MP is also barely passable. Sure, there are filters and several shooting modes available to experiment with, but don't count on these to make your photos look any better. Videos, taken at a maximum resolution of 720p, are choppy and suffer from the same lack of detail as the cam's still images.







Multimedia


Google's Play Music player comes loaded out of the box, but alternatively, you may use Huawei's Music+ player app. The latter is rather simple, but it has all the basic functionality we've come to expect out of a music player application, such as sorting our library and providing us with lock screen controls. But the lack of an equalizer is puzzling. In addition, there is a tab where songs can be downloaded or streamed over the internet for absolutely free. However, they are all by Chinese artists, so we can't say that the feature is of much use to non-Chinese users.

We're happy to say that the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue could easily play any 1080p video sample we tested on it. Videos run smoothly, without dropping a frame, and rewinding or fast-forwarding happens in an instant. There's an option to have the video player running in a window hovering above the UI, which is a feature that may come in handy.

There is a single loudspeaker on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. Its volume output and sound quality are nothing beyond average and if you're, let's say, watching a YouTube video in a place noisier than a coffee shop, then you might have troubles hearing the dialogue. What makes matters worse is that it is placed on the back of the device instead of facing the user.

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6 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Waste of time reviewing this hunkojunk. It can make calls? Well whoop-de-doo. Nobody is going to replace their phone with this, so who cares? How about a review of the Hisense 7 Pro? It's basically a 1st gen Nexus 7 (same processor, same res) but with the addition of a rear facing camera and micro SD slot, and it's only $130 at Walmart.

2. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I think its better for a review site to review a device that is made by a more popular manufacturer,that more people would know. Really, i dont even know what "Hisense 7 Pro" is. Besides, is'nt the point of a review is that we can know if a device is good or not, so we can choose if we want to buy it?

3. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lmao what type excuse is that? Better for a site to review a device by a popular manufacturer? Yet they did a review for the oppo find 5. And how many people think you know oppo. Phonearena should review quality devices. Not go by fanboy logic and only do reviews for popular companies.

4. CrimsonTyphoon

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

Oppo is a popular brand, and i guess u don't live in asia or US cuz it's very popular there..

5. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

They should do reviews for all products... that guy said "waste of time reviewing this" so i was trying to say that they should review products like this... lol.

6. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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MediaPad 7 Vogue
  • Display 7.0" 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor HiSilicon, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4100 mAh(20h talk time)

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