Huawei has four new MediaPad tablets that are available to purchase in the United States. The vast majority of these devices are budget friendly and range from $139 to $249. They are all available on Amazon and come with Prime Shipping.
The Huawei Kobe has an 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 and 157 PPI. Underneath the hood is a Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB RAM. It also incorporates a fingerprint reader and an anodized aluminum unibody. It has a 4800 mAh battery what will last you a few days with heavy use.
Huawei Media Pad T3 10 has a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 with 157 PPI. Underneath the hood is a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 16GB, 2GB RAM or a higher storage variant with 32GB of storage and , 3GB of RAM. It has a 2MP front facing camera and rear facing 5MP. It is retailing for $159 on Amazon.
The Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 features a 10.1-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. Underneath, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor. The tablet comes. All the variants offer expandable storage via micro sd card slot. The Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with EMUI 5.1 on top of it. There’s also a fingerprint scanner just below the display. It has a rear facing 8-megapixel camera on its rear panel and an 8-megapixel for the front camera as well. The MediaPad M3 Lite 10 packs a powerful 6,600 mAh battery equipped with Huawei’s Smart Power Saving 5.0 technology. Connectivity options include 4G/LTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port and GPS. The tablet also features four Harman/Kardon for a more immersive audio setup and has a support for LTE Cat4 and WiFi 11ac.
The last new tablet that have released was the Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 that features an 8-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. Underneath, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4GHz octa-core processor with Adreno 505. The tablet comes with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage. Both the variants offer expandable storage of 128GB via micro sd card slot. The Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with EMUI 5.1 on top of it. There’s also a fingerprint scanner just below the display.
The tablet sports an 8-megapixel camera on its rear panel and an 8-megapixel for the front camera as well. The MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 packs a powerful 4,800 mAh battery equipped. Connectivity options include 4G/LTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port and GPS.
All of these devices are running Android 7.0 (Nougat) which is a modern operating system. These devices would be good for your favorite e-reading apps such as Kindle or Nook. The Media 10 has a really solid audio experience so you can listen an audiobook with audiobooks.com or Audible. Having a modern version of Google allows you to basically install any app you want, including all the big new AAA titles like Tekken or South Park Phone Destroyer. If browser based games are your thing then you will be impressed with the playability on the new operating system – you will enjoy seamless game play no matter what your poising be you into mobile casino games such as slots or RPG such as crashlands.
Should you buy these tablets? I would only recommend them for a few particular circumstances. If you need a bathroom tablet to read on or something to leave at the cottage. You can also just always throw it in your bag and read during the commute or at the park. None of these will be your primary device and the overall specs are fairly woeful.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.