Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Review

Call quality


As we mentioned on the previous page, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue can make phone calls as it has an earpiece, microphone, and a 3G cellular radio. And the quality of the calls is acceptable: the earpiece is loud enough and sounds natural. However, the microphone could have been better as the other party described the sound as not sounding natural.

Battery life


There is a 4100mAh non-removable battery inside the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. The manufacturer claims that it should provide 20 hours of continuous talk time on a single charge, or 6 hours of video playback. During our testing, we noticed that the cell got drained rather quickly, so don't expect much out of it. Keeping the screen brightness low and activating the power saver mode should extend the tablet's battery life.

Conclusion


Unless you absolutely must have a tablet that can make phone calls, we'd advise you to pass on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. Sure, it seems like a decent Android slate at first glance, but the more we use it, the more we get turned off by it. What bothers us the most is that the Vogue feels sluggish at times and its UI is way too rough around the edges. And if that's not enough, a screen with resolution as low as this just isn't acceptable at this point in time.

An alternative that can make phone calls as well is the Asus Fonepad – an inexpensive Android tablet of the same build quality and overall size. But if the feature isn't required, it would be much wiser to pick the 2013 Google Nexus 7 tablet as it is superior to the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue in almost every way imaginable. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is another option worth considering – with a bigger, better screen, capable hardware, and a reasonable price tag.

Version: Android 4.1.2, EmotionUI 1.5
BUILD: S7-601uV100R001C001B009


Pros

  • Can make phone calls
  • Good build quality
  • Plays back 1080p video in many formats

Cons

  • Low-quality screen
  • Frequent performance issues
  • UI needs more work

PhoneArena Rating:

5.0

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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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