After checking out a few affordable 7inch tablets from various brands, holding the Huawei Media Pad was such a pleasant experience. The good build with a metallic casing and bright display reminded us of the ipad. The two ‘V’shaped plastic pieces at the top and the bottom give it a refreshing feel.
Living up to the external looks, the innards too impress with a 1.2 GHZ dual core processor running Android Honeycomb 3.2. But this also means the user interface of the Media Pad looks similar to other tablets. The homescreen is divided into five windows with the app launcher at the top right, multitasking at the bottom left and notifica- tions icons on the bottom right. Your Google account sign-up connects you to Android Market for downloading applications. However, basic apps such as Facebook come preinstalled. The touch interface is comfortable, so is typing with the QWERTY keypad in the portrait mode. Users have the freedom to use the tablet with Wi-fi or 3G connectivity. It comes with a handy 5 MP camera. The full HD video capture provided decent results. The battery is average with about five hours of usage power. Overall, we didn’t have any complaints using the Media Pad.