Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1 – a large smartphone or a small tablet?

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

When I was told that on the seven-inch tablet will arrive review, I expected to find some semblance of its Nexus 7 that almost makes me not the slightest interest. Rolling his eyes, I clearly presented the typical tablet design iPad mini and slow platform for social networking but boring couple of toys. But opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised.

I met not a tablet, and a large fablet with minimal frames around the display and a full-radio. Eyes lit up, I realized that I get bored with the Huawei MediaPad X1, I just do not have.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

With the recent times I have become to some extent by this evangelist fabletov every time prophesying their success and knowing that the consumer simply has not been fully realized all their charm. Seeing another representative of similar category, I immediately weighed on palm, twisted. Despite the difficulty of a small one-handed controls, there was no discomfort. The next stage – an attempt to put in the pockets of his jeans fablet. With grief in half all went well. In my dreams already draw a picture of how I go about with him every day, completely forgetting about the basic phone and the aforementioned tablet Nexus. But can not because everything to be perfect, right?

Design and Ergonomics Huawei MediaPad X1

Like the looks of products Apple? Fanateete from the latest models of iPhone, but there is no money? Buy a large iPhone, only with the words Huawei and two times cheaper.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

If you stop and do speak maliciously expose lazy designers of the company, we can say that the whole apparatus is out decent. Once again praise the very narrow side of the frame around the screen, making Huawei MediaPad X1 much more compact seven-inch competitors and allows him to live not only in your bag, but spacious pockets.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Metal back, according to the laws of physics pleasantly cools hand. For the same reason it is also “nice” is covered with scratches. Consider them “scars, coloring man” or deliberately impractical solution, forcing reduce cycle change devices – you decide. To the Editor fablet came with a couple of scratches on the back cover, so that the fears are not accidental.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

The left side is empty, while the right will fit a memory card slot, paired volume control, power button / lock and the SIM-card format micro. At the lower end of the device mircoUSB and microphone on the top – one mic and 3.5mm miniJack.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Another nice feature of the device can be called LED, reporting on new developments, located near the eye of the front camera. To extract the card slot provides complete clip.

It is easy to guess that the all-metal device can not be. Gaps fill insertion of white opaque plastic. Top secret camera eye, and (presumably) communication modules. Lower hides multimedia speaker and processor part. This conclusion was made in consequence of a banal observation heating MediaPad X1 in this part of the work.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

The thickness of the side frames display Huawei MediaPad X1 is 2.99 mm, and the body – 7.18 mm. Weight of the device is only 239 grams, which is closer to smartphones than tablets. Additional colors are available, only two are black and white.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Generally, when it comes to appearance, the MediaPad X1, like the aforementioned iPhone, looks very presentable, attracts the attention of others (although it is possible that they are more attracted by a madman, talking with a shovel).

Screen Huawei MediaPad X1

IPS-7-inch display has a resolution of FullHD and deprived of air gap – thanks to this, the screen looks just gorgeous. We were pleased with the ability to control with gloves that allow the use of Huawei MediaPad X1 in all conditions. The color scheme is perfectly balanced and pleasing to the eye. No vyrviglaznyh colors that certainly is a plus, especially during night-time reading and working in the dark. Automatic brightness control is working correctly, the sensitivity of the light sensor so good that allows completely forget about manual adjustment. But if suddenly the situation requires such, the manufacturer issued a slider brightness in the notification bar.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Oleophobic coating does its job, leave a distinct fingerprint is almost impossible. The viewing angles are the highest possible. The only complaint – the lack of supply of brightness in direct sunlight on the screen.

Camera Huawei MediaPad X1

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Seeing from a distance a man photographing on the tablet, it is difficult to restrain gusts of laughter. But not in our case. Production company installed two smart cameras and took care of quality software. The front camera Huawei MediaPad X1 is very high quality and loud justify a figure of 5 megapixels. Please interlocutor great picture come without problems. However, the camera is a bit intolerant to small details in low light.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

The main 13 megapixel sensor, thanks to the re-edited software that allows you to take pictures with the quality is above average when compared with smartphones, and are great when compared with competing seven-inch tablets. Smart focus system, timers, additional settings and a decent roll – that’s the key to success for the owner of this fableta.

Sound – Huawei MediaPad X1

By the sound I particularly picky, always something I’m missing, then volume, then detail, the high frequency overwhelmed … Huawei MediaPad X1 was a revelation in this area. No kidding, the sound from the speaker is loud and clear, even at maximum volume. It is a pity that there is only one. Make a pair of stereo speakers, Huawei, and even front – prices would not be such a device. However, even this single speaker with his head enough to watch your favorite TV series and listening to music before going to bed.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

Sound in the headphones – another trump card Huawei MediaPad X1, even without the equalizer device “rocked” my headphones so as not done before any smartphone. Just a mystery that for wonderful sound chip works inside.

Planshetofon able to call, and then you need to complain about the quality of the earpiece and microphone. Again, a point in favor of Huawei – the interlocutor can hear clearly, the quality of communication, no one complained for all couple of weeks, until I used the MediaPad X1 as the primary device for calls.

The hardware platform of Huawei MediaPad X1

“Platform HiSilicon with a powerful graphics core Mali 450-MP and 2 GB of RAM will satisfy any user’s needs. 4G-modem equipped with a voice call and the GPS module will allow HUAWEI MediaPad X1 replace several devices. “

That is so beautifully written, in a press release. And it’s true. Being built on the basis of the four cores Cortex A9, processor HiSilicon Kirin 910 masters all tasks whimsical person. Any game on maximum settings work fine, departures were noted. Of two gigabytes of RAM free usually half, which is enough for multi-tasking with your device.

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

The radio module allows you to make voice calls and receive text messages, as mentioned above, the communication quality is good. Moreover, Wi-Fi module, which works in two ranges, including the 5 GHz, gives a more confident signal reception than my Nexus 7.

Software Platform – Huawei MediaPad X1

Huawei MediaPad X1 running Android version 4.2.2 c proprietary shell from the manufacturer – Emotion UI 2.0. Shell is very thought-out and left positive impressions that spodviglo me to write a separate article about it, which you will soon find on our site.

In short, everything processed, responses stock Android, you simply will not find. Application menu missing icons of installed programs you will find on the desktop, they can be grouped into folders. There are pre-functional widgets with the weather and important contacts.

Popular feature “tuk-tuk”, unlock the screen by double-tap of here and there, which is nice, adds variety to the operating experience. There is support for branded one. By analogy with the shell MIUI can change everything: icons, desktop appearance, lock screen, clock, notification bar. The latter, incidentally, is also very soundly refined and very comfortable. Questions is the inability to move the section in landscape orientation, it would be very handy. Incomprehensible and policy updates the device, but I am sure that upgrading to 4.4.4, it will not bypass a party soon.

Autonomy Huawei MediaPad X1

The recipe is simple good autonomy – capacious battery + iron + energy-efficient optimization software. With the first all super – 5000 mAh for a baby with his head missing. About the iron is no reliable information, but the feelings, over him, too, have to work hard.

On board the Huawei MediaPad X1 has two very useful programs. One of these tracks and “kills” the most energy-intensive processes, notifying the user. Second – notify the owner of the applications trying to send push notifications. Prohibition notices will allow decent save battery and make a contribution to a healthy “sleep” device.

Thus, at the output we obtain 2 (!!!) days of real, active use fableta. Heating is virtually absent, even after prolonged load. Noticeable only in the right bottom of the unit and is within the norm comfortable use.

Conclusions – Huawei MediaPad X1

Review of the Huawei MediaPad X1

My impressions of the device Huawei MediaPad X1 purely positive. Externally, the Huawei MediaPad X1 bit impractical, but quite attractive. Screen at the flagship tablet eminent manufacturers. The camera was a real eye-opener and showed that it is possible to get outstanding results, even taking such a shovel, and all thanks to the good and the software module, which took care of the company. Insides makes it impossible to roam and has a reserve for the future. You can only complain about the lack of HDMI-port. Autonomy in the form of two days of intensive use, energy-efficient technology and just a nice wrapper – all this creates a good impression on the whole unremarkable at first glance the tablet. Add to this the ability to call, and call in comfort, and the output is the perfect fablet as possible, for this class, diagonal and outstanding performance. The only thing that can stop a potential buyer – the price of $ 450, as well as competition from the cheaper Nexus 7 (2013), and new products from Samsung with radios.

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