Huawei PH has brought the bumped up MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus in the Philippines. During the launch event today, Huawei development heads highlight the advantages of the MediaPad T1 7.0+ over the competition. One great key area it has managed to secure is the price point of the tablet itself.
For Php 6,490 pesos official price, the MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus boasts 7-inch wide multitouch display, quad-core processor, and 2GB amount of RAM. The memory tips the scale at 16GB with microSD card support up to 64GB. This really beats the entry tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab and Lenovo Tab A7, each with only 1GB RAM.
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Unlike most 7-incher tablets, the MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus can initiate and receive voice calls; an added function on top of the 3G UMTS cellular data support. The SIM structure, however, is a microSIM as a single SIM variant.
The 4100 mAh battery juice inside is rated with 12 hours video playback sans gaming and social media usage. It’s quite a modest rating already, given most tablets these days would only last a few hours. Of course, the only big sacrifice is the pixel density on the 7-inch 1200x600p screen, which less than the standard 720p HD. But I think most users would not mind the sharpness at all.
Using the USB OTG technology and reverse charging similar to Asus Zenfone Max (higher voltage), the MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus could charge other phones and phablets too. The tab works as a power bank or external charger.
Lazada PH is already accepting pre-orders and they will throw in Php 1600 pesos worth of accessories for those who will pre-order by April 20th.
Unboxing and Hands-on
The retail package will include the usual suspects including a 1.0A power adapter, USB data cable, stereo headphones, and set of papers.
As for the actual experience, we not only unboxed the MediaPad T1 7.0, but we managed to get our hands-on for a couple of hours. The tab weighs at 278g without putting stress when you hold it for a period of time. The thickness is relatively thick, but this gives more room for the hands and less accidental touches.
The T1 7.0 Plus resembles a MediaPad M2 and X1, the back is covered with a metallic finish and creates a solid, well-built impression.
In terms of performance, there is few hiccups and stutter but I guess it is more of a first-time user issue especially on the touch responsiveness.
For its price, is it really worth it? I think it’s a better buy than most phones that offer close hardware package. While it is a tablet and adds bulkiness, the screen real estate has still advantages especially in gaming, watching movies, and reading e-books.
It’s also worth noting our unit is branded with Indonesian text as T1-701ua, so this model might actually be a limited variant here in APAC region. But we are not totally sure if this even reaches shores of India and South America.
Here’s the sample camera from front-facing and main
Huawei MediaPad T1 7.0 Plus Full Specs, Price, Release, Where to buy in the Philippines
- Display: 7-inch 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) IPS screen
- Touchscreen: Multi-touch control
- Chipset: Spreadtrum SC7731G quad-core processor, 1.2 GHz Cortex A7
- GPU: Mali 400MP graphics
- RAM: 2 GB RAM
- Memory: 16 GB ROM + microSD up to 64GB
- Camera: 2 MP FF front + 5 MP AF rear cameras, 720p video recording
- Network: 3G UMTS: 900/2100MHz | GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- Wi-Fi：802.11b/g/[email protected]
- OS: Android 4.4 + EMUI 3.0
- Sensor: GPS/A-GPS, Accelerometer
- Port: Bluetooth 4.0, speaker, microphone, and 3.5 mm headset jack, microSD card slot, USIM card slot, and USB port (charging/data) via USB OTG
- Battery: 4100 mAh
- Dimension: 191.8 mm x 107 mm x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 278 g
- Phone or voice call function
- Release date: April 2016
- Price: Php 6490 pesos official SRP in PH
- Where to buy: Lazada Philippines