Sunday, April 9, 2017

Huawei MediaPad M3

    Tablets are in demand these days and this is because of it’s portability. This is probably why Huawei is challenging the big boys in this category. A 32GB will cost about $400. The 64GB option will cost $500. This 8.4 inch tablet is a smooth and fast little machine. It’s CPU delivers a strong punch. These are the following specifications: CPU – Huawei HiSilicon Kirin Octa-core processor ( 4 xA72 2.3GHz + 4 x A53 1.8 GHz ), OS- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1. Memory - 32 GB ( standard ); 64 GB ( highest ), 4GB of RAM. Display: Size- 8.4 inch, Type: IPS, Resolution: WQXGA ( 2560 x 1600 pixels ), 359 pixels per inch. Network - BTV-DLO9, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS ( Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service ) ( 3G  ) Broadband 1/2/5/6/8/19, T-SCDMA Band 34/39, LTE-TDD Band 38/39/40/41 ( 100 MHz ), LTE-FDD Band 1/3/5/7/8/19/20/28. GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and Beldou satellite navigations systems; Amap. Connectivity: WI-FI; IEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac  dual band. Sensors: Ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, Hall effect sensor, and fingerprint sensor. Cameras: Front camera 8MP, fixed focus ( non-adjustable ), Rear camera  8MP, auto-focus. MIC: Built-in- microphone. Speaker: Dual speakers. Ports: 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, microSD ( supporting cards up to 128GB ), 1 Micro USB port that supports s PC sync, charging and other operations, Nano-SIM card slot. Audio:  SWS 3.0 stereo and sound effect.  EMUI: Emotion UI 4.1.  Battery: Lithium Polymer 3.82 V,5100 mAh.
   The Huawei MediaPad M3 in a light gold colored aluminum frame that looks and feels impressive.   It looks quite similar to the HTC One M smartphone.Just look at the offset camera section that is located at the top of it’s subdued antennae lines and you will notice it’s resemblance  The front side is where you have the front 8-megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor can also be used as a multipurpose home key. On the right side you will see the volume rocker and it’s just over the power button. The top portion are where the speaker and 3.5mm audio jack are located. The bottom part also has a speaker, pinhole mic, microSD card slot and a microUSB input. There are no all-apps and back keys on this tablet. The home key works in 4 ways. It functions as a gesture and fingerprint sensor,  tap for back, tap and hold for home, and swipe for current apps. The user should acquire a protective case for this tablet. This is just in case the user drops the tablet. The display resolution  ( 2560 x 1600 ) on this tablet delivers accurate and good looking images. Colors are vivid, precise and the contrast is quite deep. There is an eye comfort mode that renders out blue light. I would not use this tablet outdoors on a sunny day because of it’s reflection. Huawei’s partnership with Harman Kardon was a good decision on their part. I say this, because the speakers on this tablet sounds good.
   This tablet performs quite well because of it’s processor and 4GB of RAM.  The Huawei MediaPad M3 can effortlessly handle the usual daily mobile tablet workload.. Just take care of this tablet and you will have a little machine that can last for a few years. Huawei has been known for it’s fingerprint sensors, it’s quick and reliable. The Android 6.0 and the EMUI are outdated. I really don’t mind, because this tablet is a good performer. For the price, this is acceptable. Just remember, this tablet does not support dual-band WI-FI. It will only connect to 2.4GHz network. The battery can last for a full day unless it is used intensively. If you use it to steam videos with the screen set to it’s utmost limit, then the battery can last for at least 7 hours. The Huawei MediaPad M3 has it's limitations and this is true for most tablets. For the price, performance and for daily usage, this is a good tablet to acquire.


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