Huawei announced a couple affordable tablets at MWC 2015; the Huawei MediaPad T1 7 and T1 10. As the name entails, these are pretty similar, with the screen size being the major variant. One has a 10-inch display and the other a 7-inch one. The manufacturer didn’t have the 7-inch version on display, but we managed to spend some time with the MediaPad T1 10 and it’s not a bad contender.
With these two tablets, Huawei taps into different tablet sizes, catering to both those who prefer smaller and larger tablets (a MediaPad T1 8 already exists). The trick here is that these tablets are super affordable. The T1 10 will cost only 249 Euros and it will launch towards the end of March. The real question is: is it worth your 349 Euros?
Huawei MediaPad T1 10 specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 9.6-inch 1280x800p IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP rear-facing camera
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- 4800 mAh battery
- 4G LTE
- 248.5 x 150 x 8.3 mm
- 450 grams
The Huawei MeidaPad T1 10 looks and feels just like another Huawei entry level device. The design is simple and build quality is better than one would expect for such an affordable pad. The buttons are a bit flimsy, but that aluminum back certainly makes up for it.
What does stand out in that spec list is that the tablet supports 4G LTE. That is outstanding for an affordable tablet, as usually only see the high-end tablets sporting mobile data support.
Those who buy this tablet do have to keep in mind it comes with EMUI, though, which is very different from what we are used to seeing from other Android devices. It’s very far from stock Android and does have some resemblance to the iOS UI.
If you can get past the downsides, you will see this tablet could be very much worth your cash. Not my style, but it could be yours.