Huawei MediaPad M1 is been announced at MWC 2014, this time Huawei will show its innovation in their tablet segment. Huawei is in the competition from very long time and they know to retain in the market competition they need to upgrade themselves from time to time and also come up with different technology. Huawei has decided to come up with tablet version and tried their best to provide tablet. Huawei has announced phones and tablet device at MWC 2014 event. Technology is going advanced very fast and world have moved to Snapdragon 801 chipsets, so let’s explore what Huawei has brought to show the world.
Design of the MediaPad M1 is highly inspired by HTC One and Apple iPhone 5 but looks a bigger version. If you look at this tablet you will notice that it has similar design like HTC One from front and back, the tablet has some essence of Apple iphone 5. Body of the tablet is good with rectangular design having curved edges at top from all both sides. Tablet is firm and feels good to hold in hand and operation of tablet is good and easy to use. Front of the tablet has big screen with 8-inches and below the screen you will notice speakers for audio output and above the screen you have big earpiece and besides the earpiece you have 1MP camera and sensors. Back of the phone looks decent and has camera at corner without flash and centre of the tablet has logo of Huawei. Sides of the tablet have steel finishing, right of the tablet has three buttons one is of power button and other is volume controller. Overall it has good body design tablet.
Huawei MediaPad M1 will come out with 8 inch display, which means display of the tablet is huge and will allow you to see big and enjoy your work and play at ease. Display is huge as well as quite clear so that you can see every detail without straining your eyes. Resolution of 8-inch tablet is 1280×800 pixels and crammed with IPS LCD technology. Display with IPS technology has good responsive screen and bright and clear display with good viewing angle. Watch movies and play games easily, as you are able to see the screen from all the sides. Screen and will not loose color or will not display black shadow type screen. Most of the tablet of Huawei has display with average output but Huawei came up with pretty good innovation and new tablet is provided with IPS technology. So you can say Huawei MediaPad M1 has very good and responsive display.
Huawei MediaPad M1 has 5MP camera at rear which captures stunning images but as flash is absent low light image will be noisy. Front camera of tablet is also available for video call and video chat, 1MP front camera is sufficient to make video call clearly. Camera of this tablet doesn’t have features like panorama and HDR etc but has feature of Geo-tagging and autofocus.
Hardware and performance:
Design, Display and Camera section of the tablet is good but all these features are useless until you have some serious power under hood. Hardware is designed and installed perfectly on this tablet, Hisilicon Kirin 910 chipset has 1.6GHz Quad-core processor along with 1GB RAM. . GPU of Mali-450 will help to tackle the instruction related to graphics in your tablet. Performance of the tablet underlies with powerful chipset configuration and MediaPad M1 is provided with that feature. Which means if you are heavy browser or heavy gamer this tablet will not let you down. Heavy games are handled easily and multitasking of this tablet is appreciable. Phone has internal memory of just 8GB but is further expandable with help of microSD card slot.
MediaPad M1 will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As the hardware installed in the tablet is powerful you will not find any issue handling this version OS. If you operate this tablet first thing to notice on this tablet is UI, Huawei’s own UI Emotion UI 2.0 is been installed in this tablet so the operation is smooth and superb. Multitasking and browsing on this OS didn’t show any lag, most of the games which need good configuration phone and OS were working well.
Huawei knows that hardware which is installed in its flagship is powerful. Quad-core processor and GPU on efficient chipset will consume more power. To backup the tablet Huawei has given this tablet with 4800 mAh strength which means you will enjoy and work a lot in just one charging. Display of this tablet also has become more advanced so to retain charge you need good battery, which is provided by Huawei.
Overall the tablet is really impressive. Most impressive feature of the tablet is its design and grips perfectly on hand. Tablet has high resolution display which is substantial and has good camera too. Hardware of the tablet is powerful and showed good result for multi-processing and multitasking. Battery backup of this tablet helps you to stay with your device for more time.
RAM configuration should have been more advanced. Camera should have video recording resolution in HD or 720p but it is normal in this tablet. Video calling quality effects with low quality video so front camera should have been atleast 2MP. Price of the device is not announced by Huawei, so considering price of this tablet we can make out that where this tablet should be placed, as per the hardware it will be targeted in mid-range segment.