Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer is trying to expand its reach in as many areas as possible. It had launched its Mediapad X1 high end back in February and the same is due for a launch soon in India as well. We got to spend some time with the tablet and we were pretty impressed by it as well. Here’s a hands on review of the same:
Gionee Elife E7 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 7 capacitive touch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution
- Processor: 1.6 GHz quad core
- RAM: 2 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Camera: 13 MP AF camera with LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP front camera
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: Yes, 32GB
- Battery: 5000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, Voice Calling
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Design and Build
The Huawei Mediapad X1 scores pretty high in the design and build department. The tablet is made of aluminium and need we say it looks pretty gorgeous as well. The tablet has a pretty high quality and looks like one that has been built to last for times to come. The Mediapad X1 is only 7.18 mm thick and weighs 239 grams. Side bezels have also been trimmed substantially which leads to only 103.9 mm. of width.
It has a 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and has a pixel density of 323ppi. It is an IPS LCD unit, thus ensuring that you get some really good viewing angles and will support up to 10 fingers touch at once. The Huawei tablet scores high on the design and build department and feels really nice to hold in hand.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Mediapad X1 has a top of the line 13MP camera with a LED flash and auto focus. It supports 1080p video recording and will surely be your multimedia partner in the imaging department. Joining it is a 5MP front snapper for video calling and self-portraits. It has a decent quality and will ensure that you are not disappointed with the expect performance.
The internal storage of the Mediapad X1 stands at 16GB but you can expand the same via a microSD card by another 32GB. You get a 2GB RAM for seamless multitasking and you won’t ever run out of memory when you run RAM intensive applications.
Battery, OS and Chipset
Giving the Mediapad X1 the juice to run is a 5,000 mAh battery which will last it about 6-7 hours of heavy usage which is decent enough for a high specced tablet. So we are happy with what the Chinese manufacturer has bestowed the tablet with.
It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and seeing the fact that it has a set of top of the line specs, we can expect Huawei to give the Mediapad X1 an update in future.
A Hisilicon Kirin 910 chipset is present under the hood of the Mediapad X1 which has a 1.6 GHz quad core CPU based on Cortex A9 architecture and a Mali-450 GPU takes charge of the graphics department. Huawei has done well to give the tablet a pretty capable processor.
Huawei MediaPad X1 Photo Gallery
The Huawei Mediapad X1 comes across as a well-built device with some really good specs. It is pretty easy to handle and can easily lock horns with the likes of the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini with Retina display. It gets calling abilities as well and is expected to be launched soon in India for a price of around Rs 25,000.