Huawei MediaPad X1 Phablet and M1 Tablet Reviews

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Huawei launches two new products at MWC 2014, one is phablet, Huawei MediaPad X1 and the other is a tablet, called, MediaPad M1. Huawei brand has been doing extremely well in China. It’s one of the top 5 Smartphone OEMs in Mainland. They are trying to expand their brand awesome internationally. Let us go over the latest Huawei MediaPad M1 and X1 Phablet Reviews to see if there is any surprise?

MediaPad X1 Phablet Review

The MediaPad X1 is a 7″ phablet, which is a combination of phone and tablet in one. The X1 is the world’s slimmest 7″ model that has LTE and is Cat4-enabled.

The casing is impressive and made of full aluminum alloy. The 7″ high definition touch screen display offers 1200 x 1920 FHD LTPS with an 80% screen to body ratio.

Huawei MediaPad X1 Phablet Review

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A nice 1.6 GHz quad core processor powers this device and it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean; which is a little bit disappointing as most of new introduced gadgets are in Android 4.4 Kit Kat at MWC.

One of the more astounding features of the MediaPad X1 phablet is that Huawei is claiming it has a 5000 mAh battery that provides 21 days of standby time, more than 5 days of continues use and reverse charging.

Two cameras are also included on the device, with an impressive 13 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera that provides users with panoramic shooting, as well as a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

See The MediaPad X1 Live Demo

Huawei MediaPad M1 Tablet Review

The MediaPad M1 is another impressive product from Huawei.

It offers a nice 8 inch 800 x 1280 HD IPS multi-touch capacitive screen.

This tablet also holds a nice processor, a quad core with a1.6 GHz clock speed and a 4800 mAh capacity battery. As in the X1the battery is quite impressive in this model as well, with a claimed 8 hours of video playback on one charge.

Huawei MediaPad M1 Tablet Review

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The cameras are less impressive than the X1, but still of good quality with a 1 megapixel front camera for video chat and a 5 megapixel on the back with auto focus for taking pictures.

The MediaPad M1 also has microphone jack and dual front-facing speakers.

Thanks for reading our Huawei MediaPad M1 and X1 Phablet reviews. There is more information below from the webosphere about these latest launches announced at MWC 2014.

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Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet

Does the world need bigger smartphones? Huawei answers this question at MWC with the launch of its MediaPad X1, a 7-inch Android tablet that lets you make phone calls.

Huawei’s added a few neat software features, with our favorite one being the ability to scroll with one thumb while still gripping onto the touchscreen with the other thumb.

These days, Android OEMs can have some innovation and customize some “productivity features” with their tablet products. Read more …

Interesting that Engagdget, in the above article, thinks that this model beats some heavy hitters in mobile devices, such as, ASUS Fonepad 7, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the latest Nexus 7. They consider it more usable than other large phones, and considering how slim and lightweight it is it doesn not skimp on features, in fact it is dully loaded and the fact it claims such mind blowing battery life hours in such a compact design is really incredible.

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1 review – Pocket-lint

With 7-inch tablets growing in popularity and falling in price, Huawei is bringing its most impressive device yet to the table with the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0. This 7-inch tablet, launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 on Read more …

Pocket Link has had the opportunity to use the MediaPad X1 for days and they love the look and feel. They say it’s so lightweight and easy to hold, but yet again does not skimp on features. They are also impressed with the display too, stating it’s astoudning capability to produce vibrant colors and impressive viewing angles as a result of the IPS panel. Intersting, that the X1 also offers users the ability to customize the look and feel of the display, with controls for color temperature and brightness.

Read more … Hands on: Huawei MediaPad M1 review | An 8-inch slate with 4G connectivity and a low cost is looking to attract customers who can’t afford an iPad Mini. Reviews | TechRadar.

I am amazed that Huawei can come up with a 7″ screen Phablet. It’s definitely a “new” product category. I saw some 6″ Phablets in 2013, but can’t imagine you could have 7 or even 8″ one making phone calls? Anyway, people make phone calls with bluetooth headset or speaker phone. Who really holds a huge screen over your ear? Also I do what’s app, text more than voice calls these days, but typing on big screen is not my cup of tea.

And you? What’re your thoughts about these Huawei new Phablets?

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2014-02-26T14:20:59+00:00 By |Tablet Reviews|2 Comments


  1. J.R. March 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    The X1 from Huawei, looks great !
    It seem to simply be better than *everything* else I’ve ever seen. Let’s take this step by step :
    1) Screen – hardly anything in this size segment is better : +++++ (5)
    2) Battery – simply the largest(5000mAh is as big as my laptop!) : +++++ (5)
    3) Size of the unit – perfect! Easy to stuff in the coat pocket : +++++ (5
    4) 3G/4G (aka LTG) – surf where there’s no WiFi. AND phone capability! : +++++ (5)
    5) Memory card ! Just GREAT ! More flexible AND cheaper too ! : +++++ (5)
    6) Cameras – good cameras both front & rear : ++++ (4)
    7) SPECIALS ! The combination of FANTASTIC features, makes this PHABLET simply
    AWESOME ! >>>> Check this out :
    a) you can ADJUST THE SCREEN COLOR & brightness ( not stuck w hysterical “demo” saturation ) Wow !
    b) you can CHARGE *FROM* THE DEVICE ( “reverse charging” ), making use of that HUMONGOUS BIIIG battery ( 5 d-a-y-s of active use ! ) Wow !
    c) body of the unit is EXTREMELY THIN, EXTREMELY LIGHT, and, as if that wasnt enough, is made of aluminium, Wow !
    In short – WHEN CAN I GET ONE !?

    • Ken March 13, 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

      J.R., I believe it will be in March per Engadget.

      “We’re still waiting on the pricing info, but what we do know now is that the MediaPad X1 will be available in China, Russia, Western Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America starting in March this year.”

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