The "1-Minute" Review
There are only a handful of 10-inch tablets with full HD screens available on the market today, and the Huawei MediaPad 10 is one of them. It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed and 4G LTE connectivity. In other words, it is fully equipped to handle most any mobile computing task that might be thrown at it, from wherever. And it will handle all while looking sleek and feeling lightweight, to boot. Many big name brands have been in the mobile computing device game far longer than Huawei. And yet offerings from many of these same companies are lagging behind the MediaPad 10, whether in terms of hardware or software features. It not only comes with 4G LTE, but also HSPA+, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. So you’re sure to have a mobile Internet connection whenever you like.
But perhaps the most interesting thing about this tablet is the fact that it houses a full HD resolution 10-inch screen in its 9mm thin casing. It also features a 6600 mAh battery, 8MP auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI and microUSB ports, as well as support for microSD cards. This is to augment the available storage space onboard, which can be 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB.
One of the few things that might look kind of bad is the default operating system, which is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. An update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean may be released before the end of 2012, but if you need to get your hands on the latest version of Android right now, then you may want to explore other options.
Need to Know: Huawei MediaPad 10
1. Full HD resolution (1920x1200 pixels) 10-inch screen. (The Good)
2. Available in a number of different models with support for various wireless networking technologies and amount of internal storage. (The Good)
3. Doesn’t come with the latest version of the Android software. (The Bad)
4. Lacks NFC wireless technology. (The Bad)