Huawei—a Chinese multinational manufacturing company for gadgets—has released a somewhat copy of ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Named as the new Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD, the new design features a lot of qualities that are almost perfectly the same with the said competitor’s list. Personally, I do not like the release after knowing that it’s Asus who came up with the idea, i.e., a tablet with a keyboard dock and possesses a powerful IPS display, thus making me not impressed at all. However, objectivity is still the key, so I must say this is also a must-have—at least if compared.
The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD will expectedly cost around $500 as an estimate, since the release will be within this month of September so it’s still not clear enough for the public to bid on. However, the price is still worthy of what the product promises: a superior mobility especially for the display. One advantage, as I can see in my scrutiny, in this design from Huawei is the integration of the FHD LTE version of data connection, which is currently the world’s leading with a speed of up to 85Mbps. Asus’s Transformer was not announced and advertised with this feature on, but is still worthy of another check.
Now we talk about the display. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD sports a very crisp 10.1” IPS display with 16 million colors. The very high resolution of 1920x1200p in a screen this small is just too powerful and incredible, which can actually make the experience of watching movies in this gadget a very immersive and addictive one. Plus in the entertainment package is the 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound (which can rarely happen to a tablet, ever) that makes audio quality for all activities to be truly dimensional. Though there’re but only two speakers, the depth and the flinging of waves between speakers can really be felt.
The display is also capacitive and supports multi-touch—features that make the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD truly promising even for games. Reportedly, the design does not have the superior Gorilla coating from Corning, but I’m at least pretty sure the company didn’t paint a target for competitors’ arrows by not making the screen well protected. Moving forward, the IPS display is very supportive of almost-natural colors with just the right hue and contrast, making black as black and making purple as purple.
The new Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD also has an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. Compared to Asus’ design, the rear camera comes with dual LED flash instead of one, but the front camera bows low with the competitors’ 2MP version. Nevertheless, the image quality is still crisp and tidy without the dry run, but as per observation, Asus’ delivered image quality looks more natural and alive than Huawei’s.
The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD gets a small bit more of dimension compared to the said competitor. It has a 257.4×175.9×8.8mm dimension set that is slightly bigger and thicker than the competitor’s design, but is still sexy and firm to hold on without much weight (only 580grams). The result is a very light enhancement for everyday usage without worrying about getting discreet in fashion or trend.
Let us now try to delve on the working machines behind the vibrant screen. The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD boasts of a quad-core CPU with Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) as its platform. By integrating the new quad-core CPU, we mean a very juicy performance that seems like there’s no limit in doing the worse of things in one single gadget. Surfing the web is a breeze and going for the apps—especially when downloading them—is just click-time away. And since browsing the Internet is an asset in this MediaPad from Huawei, checking on the latest browser in this device is a must-try.
The Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD is by all means a good product to stare on in awe, but I’m still quite frustrated as to how come this design, which is to be released so late, still doesn’t equip with the new Jelly Bean as its platform. Nevertheless, I am indeed happy to know that we’ve got another option just in case one of us is not a fan of Asus or of any manufacturer who had the same concept.
Is the new Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD a tablet worth buying for? Or should you still prefer the competitor like Asus? Let us hear your say.
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Android Tablet Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 22,000.00
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