PER­FECT PAD

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS - —TEXT BY NIDHI SIN­GAL AND PIC­TURES BY RA­JWANT RAWAT

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.

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