Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Review
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.
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.