MWC was full of unique smartphones and tablets, but the Huawei MediaPad M1 looked very familiar to us. This tablet impressed us, and we are not sure if it’s for good reasons. It looks just like a bigger HTC One!
This makes it a good-looking tablet from the get-go, but the specs and quality still don’t match HTC’s. After all, this does happen to be a mid range tablet that will come with a good price.
Huawei MediaPad M1 specs
- Android 4.2.2
- 8-inch 1280x800p IPS display
- 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP / 1 MP cameras
- 4800 mAh battery
The device does feel good. The back seems like aluminum and there are no loose or jiggly parts. The device is not too fast, though. Animations and performance were a bit sluggish. The screen does look good in terms of colors and brightness, but the 1280×800 resolution makes things a bit fuzzy.
Huawei MediaPad M1 price and availability
Given its specs and performance, you probably know the Huawei MediaPad M1 will not be an expensive tablet. It is set to be released at 299 Euros when it’s released before the Spring.
That’s not expensive at all, but there happen to be great options for tablets at that price range. The Nexus 7 is the obvious example of a tablet that would cost less and give you more bang for your buck.
Those who like the look of it might enjoy it, though.
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