Huawei MediaPad X1 Philippines Price, Specs, Antutu Score : 7-Inch FHD LTE Tablet with Phone Functionality, Initial Impressions

A true hybrid device, the freshly released Huawei MediaPad X1 puts together all the benefits of a full-fledged tablet and the key functionality of a smartphone.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Flaunting a large 7-inch Full HD screen with 178 degree wide angle IPS display that - according to Huawei - "gives you an incredible visual experience with sharpness and definition that redefines the tablet experience." Users will surely be able enjoy unbelievable detail and contrasts every time they watch, play, connect, or surf on this slate.

Huawei MediaPad X1

I've personally tried watching two movies and reading an eBook on the X1 and I got impressed not just by its clear and crisp display quality but also by its long uptime and by how it easy it is on the hands to hold the device for an extended period.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Making the most of every space inside MediaPad X1's ultra-thin body, Huawei was able to fit a large 5,000 mAh battery inside; This is at least 20% bigger than batteries used in other pocket-sized tablets. Of course, this results in more hours to enjoy content on your MediaPad X1 without having to worry there's an electrical outlet nearby. Huawei says that this slate is capable of delivering up to a whopping 125 Hours of music play, up to 15 hours of web browsing, and around 12 Hours of movie playback. Talk about the perfect device to have in your bag for long travels.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Speaking of design, Huawei MediaPad X1 is actually one of the thinnest and lightest metal-clad tablets in the world today. Measuring only 7.2 millimeters and weighing just 291 grams, the X1 is very convenient to hold in front of your face when you're enjoying content inside your car's backseat or even while you're lying down in your bed. The tablet's anodized aluminum shell on the other hand really makes it look and feel not only sturdy but also downright elegant.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Features-wise, apart from its 7-inch FHD display, the LTE-enabled MediaPad X1 sports an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera at the back with - get this - LED flash, an imaging feature that should come in handy in extreme low-light conditions but is quite a rarity in the tablet category. Complementing this main shooter is a 5 MegaPixel front cam for selfies that works well with Huawei's industry leading Beauty Mode image algorithms as well as dual Full HD video recorders.

Huawei MediaPad X1

Under the hood, Huawei MediaPad X1 is powered by a Quad Core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9 and Mali 450 MP4 GPU based Hisilicon Kirin 910 chipset that's also made by Huawei. The slate handles multitasking with 2 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of internal storage that be beefed up via microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB.

Huawei MediaPad X1
The combination of these innards plus the software enhancements present on Huawei's Emotion UI serving as skin for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean gives the MediaPad X1 an Antutu Benchmark Score in the area of 26,765. It's a rather high mark that's well reflected on the smooth gaming and overall touch experience that the tablet delivers. I've been using the X1 for a couple of weeks now and I haven't experienced lags whenever I play Injustice: 'gods among us' on the device.

Huawei MediaPad X1

As I've mentioned, Huawei MediaPad X1 has phone functionality, which means that you can use it to make or receive calls as well as to send and receive text messages as you would on a regular smartphone. There's even an earpiece on top of the display so you can actually awkwardly put the 7-inch slate next to your face when you're on a call; Though, I'd suggest that you just use the included earphones with microphone for that.

Overall, I think Huawei MediaPad X1 should be an ideal device for users who want to enjoy content on a fairly small but gorgeous and capable tablet that can also serve as a main or secondary smartphone. When you consider the slate's beautiful display, attractive design and build, long uptime, good innards, great pair of cameras, and phone features among others, its quite hefty price tag of Php 19,590 would really sound fair and just right.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Huawei MediaPad X1
Type Android Tablet with GSM Phone Functionality
Price Category Upper Midrange (Flagship Level)
Dimensions and Weight183.5 x 103.9 x 7.2 mm, 291 grams
Available Colors Diamond Black, Snow White
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display 7.0 inches (~323 ppi pixel density), 1200 x 1920 pixels, LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 10-point multi-touch
Processor Quad Core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9 CPU, Mali 450 MP4 GPU, Hisilicon Kirin 910 chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30fps for both cameras
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, Flac, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV player
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB v2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity
Battery Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery
Uptime Up to 2 Weeks of Standby
Up to 125 Hours of Music Play
Up to 15 Hours of Browsing
8 Movies in Phone Storage, 5 Online Movies
Announcement Philippines: July 2014
Availability Philippines: July 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 19,590

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