|Operating System||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Dimension (in)||4.25 x .61 x 8.2|
|Resolution (px)||480 x 800|
3G, Bluetooth, Camera Headphones, GSM, Micro SD, USB, WiFi
|Battery Life||4 hrs|
The Huawei Ideos S7, also sold as T-Mobile Springboard in USA, may be described as a scaled-down version of Samsung Galaxy Tab and is notably lower in price. Serious tablet users may be disappointed with some of the losses in functionality due to this striving for savings, but the average user should enjoy the Ideos S7 well enough.
The biggest gap between the two machines is the Android 2.1 operating system on the Huawei Ideos S7. Without Android 2.2 – and unlike the Samsung Galaxy – the Ideos S7 cannot support Flash Player 10 in the browser. Another loss because of budget - the Huawei Ideos S7 has no built-in memory, but provides space for 32GB Micro SD memory cards. And both the less-sensitive resistive touchscreen and the smaller, slower microprocessor slow things down a bit.
Despite a few minor shortcomings, the positives in the Huawei Ideos S7 are enough to appeal to many users. The lightweight tablet is easy to tote and the 7” screen does an excellent job with video material. And one giant advantage for the Ideos S7 is its performance as a telephone with great sound, quick response and high usability.