Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue review

5/10 AVG.
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5/10
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The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Solid, unibody construction
  • Fully-functional phone

What's bad

  • Weak display
  • Sluggish performance

The Huawei Mediapad 7 Vogue features a 7-inch display, quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard memory - expandable to 32GB. It offers two cameras and a fully functional phone, all wrapped in a glass front, with an aluminum and plastic body.

The 1,024 x 600 LCD display underwhelmed many reviewers. The screen resolution translates into 170 ppi, which is low even for a tablet aimed at the budget end of the market. According to NotebookCheck, “Even in the low-budget segment, a resolution of 1280x800 pixels is basically a requirement (since, at the latest, 2012's Nexus 7), whereas the Vogue can really only compete with the minimal features of the original Kindle Fires or various other cheap tablets.” And PhoneArena said that “the graphics and text displayed on it lack detail.”

The Mediapad 7 runs on Android 4.1.2 that has been modified with Huawei’s EmotionUI 1.5 interface. Android users will notice immediately the lack of an app drawer; every app just goes on the screen. You can still create folders, but the absence of an app drawer may be missed by Android fans. PhoneArena said, “This is supposedly meant to make the UI simpler, yet we don't want to imagine what having 218 apps loaded onto the device would look like.”

Additional features include a 3.2 megapixel camera that offers a variety of shooting modes and can record 720p video, a 4,100mAh battery rated at up to 20 hours of talk time, and the ability to use the tablet as a fully functional phone.

Overall, reviewers agreed that this product lacked in most key areas, but they found the phone feature useful and somewhat novel. NotebookCheck said, “Throughout our tests, it was difficult to shake the feeling that the MediaPad 7 Vogue is simply a year too late to the party.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

Unless you absolutely must have a tablet that can make phone calls, we'd advise you to pass on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. Sure, it seems like a decent Android slate at first glance, but the more we use it, the more we get turned off by it. What bothers us the most is that the Vogue feels sluggish...

- Nick T., PhoneArena
GSMArena

All in all, regardless of its shortcomings, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue manages to balance value and performance, looks and price. It's not as snappy as we would've liked, and its display pins it right at the bottom of the tablet food chain. Still, the full telephony is a nice, and rare, feature to...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
AndroidSPIN

Would not recommend this tablet over some of the other 7 inch tablets out there, simply because it just does not measure up. Although, if you have a friend or relative that is looking for a cheap tablet with some pretty nice customizations, then I would recommend suggesting the Vogue. Android enthus...

- David Pena, AndroidSPIN
Brighthand

It simply isn't practical to use as a phone.

- Grant Hatchimonji, Brighthand


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Screen Size
7"

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue's screen size is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Huawei K3V2 Cortex-A9 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4100mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4100 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

MediaPad 7 Vogue Specs

Overview
Release date July 31, 2013
Regions available United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor Huawei K3V2 Cortex-A9 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.4 x 12.1 x 0.9 cm (7.6 x 4.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 310 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Geotagging, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments - Voice calling 20 hours
- SMS and MMS only available on 3G version
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

An inexpensive Android tablet of the same build quality and overall size

from PhoneArena

Unless you absolutely must have a tablet that can make phone calls, we'd advise you to pass on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. Sure, it seems like a decent Android slate at first glance, but the more we use it, the more we get turned off by it. What bothers us the most is that the Vogue feels sluggi...More

Unless you absolutely must have a tablet that can make phone calls, we'd advise you to pass on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue. Sure, it seems like a decent Android slate at first glance, but the more we use it, the more we get turned off by it. What bothers us the most is that the Vogue feels sluggish at times and its UI is way too rough around the edges. And if that's not enough, a screen with resolution as low as this just isn't acceptable at this point in time.

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GSMArena

Budget extravagance

All in all, regardless of its shortcomings, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue manages to balance value and performance, looks and price. It's not as snappy as we would've liked, and its display pins it right at the bottom of the tablet food chain. Still, the full telephony is a nice, and rare, feature...More

All in all, regardless of its shortcomings, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue manages to balance value and performance, looks and price. It's not as snappy as we would've liked, and its display pins it right at the bottom of the tablet food chain. Still, the full telephony is a nice, and rare, feature to have. The expandable memory and solid build check off the right boxes, too.

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AndroidSPIN

Definitely not for serious Android users

from AndroidSPIN

Would not recommend this tablet over some of the other 7 inch tablets out there, simply because it just does not measure up. Although, if you have a friend or relative that is looking for a cheap tablet with some pretty nice customizations, then I would recommend suggesting the Vogue. Android ent...More

Would not recommend this tablet over some of the other 7 inch tablets out there, simply because it just does not measure up. Although, if you have a friend or relative that is looking for a cheap tablet with some pretty nice customizations, then I would recommend suggesting the Vogue. Android enthusiasts will overlook this tablet for sure, but at least it has a few goodies within its core.

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Brighthand

Awful display, subpar performance, simply isn't practical to use as a phone

from Brighthand

There aren't a whole lot of reasons to pick up the MediaPad 7 Vogue, unless you're extremely desperate to consolidate your smartphone and tablet into a single device. And despite the ostensible appeal to that idea, it's simply not practical in execution, as it's both clumsy and ineffective to hol...More

There aren't a whole lot of reasons to pick up the MediaPad 7 Vogue, unless you're extremely desperate to consolidate your smartphone and tablet into a single device. And despite the ostensible appeal to that idea, it's simply not practical in execution, as it's both clumsy and ineffective to hold the Vogue against your head when talking to someone. If you don't mind making all of your calls on speaker phone, it's an option, but little more than that.

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