Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue


Operating System Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Dimension (in) 4.8 x .37 x 7.6
Weight (lb) 0.74
Screen (in) 7.0
Resolution (px) 600 x1024
Touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive

Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi/HSPA connectivity; Mini-SIM; Rear-camera; MicroUSB; MicroSD; Accelerometer                          

Battery Life 20 hrs

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue stands out with a feature rarely found on tablets nowadays. It is capable of making phone calls thanks to its cellular radio and built-in earpiece. This means it could potentially serve as a smartphone replacement, although we'd say it would be much more suitable as a secondary handset.

Measuring 9.5mm thick, the Vogue is actually a little thinner than, say, the Google Nexus 7, which is 10.45 mm thick, so it’s definitely not too clunky. In fact, the device is generally comfortable to hold (just not against your face), even one-handed, and the buttons are nice and chunky and stick out far enough for easy pressing.

The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue has a 7" IPS LCD display with a resolution of only 1024 x 600 pixels, which is the lowest that makes sense on a tablet - WVGA seven-inchers are stretching it really. Pixel density is mediocre at 170ppi but something you can live with - of course there are devices that will gladly double that, like the new Nexus 7 at 1920 x 1200.

The camera is really nothing special since it’s only a 3.15MP camera on the back. It’s basically there if you need it in an emergency.

On the hardware front, there's a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is only 8GB, but you can expand this via microSD to add up to an extra 32GB.

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