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Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim review

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
768 MHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Coolsmartphone

Overall, if you can still get one of these and they’re cheap enough, they’re definitely worth a punt. There’s a few ROM’s to try out but I would like a slightly higher resolution screen and perhaps a bit more real estate. The screen can be a little too “letter box” at times and you find yourself wan...

- Leigh Geary, Coolsmartphone
Tracy and Matt

Things run well on the Huawei S7 Slim at the moment and it's honestly quite bizarre. I liked this device a lot more than I should have. Maybe going into the review with low expectations has allowed me to be a little more surprised when I found a number of things I really liked. However there are som...

- Gareth, Tracy and Matt
TabletPCReview

Huawei Ideos S7 Slim is an elegant tablet designed to entice customers with its price, above all other features. It is not as technically enhanced as the most expensive and more popular 7-inch tablets, but compared to the basic models, which are frequently launched by other less famous manufacturers...

- Dragan Petric, TabletPCReview


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Screen Size
7"

The Huawei IDEOS S7 Slim's screen size is 7 inches with 800 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
768 MHz

There is a Snapdragon 768 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 2.2 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
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
3250mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3250 mAh battery.

IDEOS S7 Slim Specs

Overview
Release date May 13, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2

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Secondary OS No
Processor Snapdragon 768 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3250 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.0 x 10.9 x 1.2 cm (7.9 x 4.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 440 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
1x digital
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps -
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Coolsmartphone

Very slim, excellent browser, fit in the hand extremely well

from Coolsmartphone

Overall, if you can still get one of these and they’re cheap enough, they’re definitely worth a punt. There’s a few ROM’s to try out but I would like a slightly higher resolution screen and perhaps a bit more real estate. The screen can be a little too “letter box” at times and you find yourself wanting a little more.

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Overall, if you can still get one of these and they’re cheap enough, they’re definitely worth a punt. There’s a few ROM’s to try out but I would like a slightly higher resolution screen and perhaps a bit more real estate. The screen can be a little too “letter box” at times and you find yourself wanting a little more.

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Tracy and Matt

Great UI, pocketable but odd in shape and heavy

from Tracy and Matt

Things run well on the Huawei S7 Slim at the moment and it's honestly quite bizarre. I liked this device a lot more than I should have. Maybe going into the review with low expectations has allowed me to be a little more surprised when I found a number of things I really liked. However there are some drawbacks....

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Things run well on the Huawei S7 Slim at the moment and it's honestly quite bizarre. I liked this device a lot more than I should have. Maybe going into the review with low expectations has allowed me to be a little more surprised when I found a number of things I really liked. However there are some drawbacks.

First, is the screen. Not so much the odd shape, that is a matter of personal preference. The quality of the screen is not great. There is a limited viewing angle and the picture is not very sharp.

Secondly, is the weight. It's a heavy beast, and that's the price you pay if you want a battery that is going to last this long. After a while your wrist will get sore from holding this and you'll be changing hands more other than other tablets.

Lastly, is Android. We need to see Gingerbread on here. I've already said that Froyo runs well and Huawei's overlay has enhanced Froyo enough to make this a more accessible operating system, however after a couple of months of use I would imagine the OS will become bogged down with the usual rubbish and then you'll notice a performance decrease. Gingerbread may remedy this but it has been a long time coming and if Huawei want to make any form of success out of this then Gingerbeard is the easiest route to take.

The Huawei S7 Slim is a good, but ultimately disappointing tablet. It's had a hard life so far and things don't look terribly bright for it's future. With Ice Cream Sandwich being flavour of the month this device will be completely overlooked by the masses and it's a shame is it's better than some of the competition out there.

Doing a little digging on the Internet I have some unconfirmed specifications for the tablet. A 1ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon with 512mb of RAM and the Adreno 205 GPU. My source for this has no reason to lie and from using the device of a few weeks I have no reason to dispute this. These are fine specs for a budget tablet however the Slim is almost £280! A very worrying price considering some of the Tegra2 competition out there.

My hat is off to Huawei for making a decent tablet here, they have added a number of very nice touches along the way however, unless you see this in a sale somewhere I can only advise you that you will find better value elsewhere.

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TabletPCReview

It's not as advanced as the more expensive 7-inch tablets, but compared to most budget tablets, it is far better

from TabletPCReview

Huawei Ideos S7 Slim is an elegant tablet designed to entice customers with its price, above all other features. It is not as technically enhanced as the most expensive and more popular 7-inch tablets, but compared to the basic models, which are frequently launched by other less famous manufacturers from China, it is far more modern, faster and pleasant for usage. The S7 Slim comes with an abundant set of applications, a solid hardware base, an average display and exceptional Internet connection options. However, while making the decision on its purchase, apart from the appealing price, one has to consider that it is quite heavy, can only be used in the portrait position and its response to finger movements for multi-touch is slow....

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Huawei Ideos S7 Slim is an elegant tablet designed to entice customers with its price, above all other features. It is not as technically enhanced as the most expensive and more popular 7-inch tablets, but compared to the basic models, which are frequently launched by other less famous manufacturers from China, it is far more modern, faster and pleasant for usage. The S7 Slim comes with an abundant set of applications, a solid hardware base, an average display and exceptional Internet connection options. However, while making the decision on its purchase, apart from the appealing price, one has to consider that it is quite heavy, can only be used in the portrait position and its response to finger movements for multi-touch is slow.

 

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