Currently, devices for every taste are presented on the market; phablets, which are indistinguishable from tablets with all the functionality of smartphones, have also taken their place.
Huawei MediaPad X2 is just such a device, the diagonal of its screen is 7 inches. What can surprise a phablet from Huawei? Let's see.
- CPU: 4 core ARM Cortex-A53e 2 GHz + 4 core ARM Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz
- GPU: Mali-T624
- I3 coprocessor for working with sensors
- Display: IPS, 7 inches, 1920 × 1200, 323 ppi
- RAM: 2 or 3 GB LPDDR3
- Internal memory: 16 GB (optional 32 GB)
- MicroSD memory card support up to 128 GB
- Communication GSM (2/3/5/8), UTMS (1/2/5/8), LTE-TDD (38/40), LTE FDD (1/3/7/20) Cat6
- Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / A-GPS, Glonass
- Cameras: 5 megapixel front, 13 megapixel rear (with flash and autofocus)
- Micro-USB (with charging function), 3.5 mm headset jack, Micro-SIM, microSD / Nano-SIM
- Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
- Google Android 5.0 with Emotion UI 3.0 Shell
- Dimensions: 183.5 × 103.9 × 7.18 mm
- Weight: 249 g
The delivery set is scarce - the tablet itself, a charger for it, a paper clip and a brief instruction. In addition, on the official website you can buy a Smart Cover in two colors - champagne and black.
Huawei MediaPad X2 received a very concise and stylish design. The front side is almost completely occupied by a 7 inch display. It should be noted that the frames around the screen are very thin - above and below a little more than a centimeter, and about 3 millimeters on the sides.
Above the screen is a 5MP front camera lens, earpiece and sensors.
The metal case is perfectly assembled, there are no backlashes, it feels like you won’t be able to bend it that easily, there can be no talk of squeaks. But you quickly get used to it using Huawei devices.
The physical keys are located on the right side of the tablet: the power button and the volume rocker. There is also a microSD slot, which can also be used for a nano-SIM card.
On the bottom there is a microUSB connector and a microphone, and on top there is a 3.5mm audio output for the headset.
The case is made of a pleasant champagne-colored metal. On top is the main camera lens and external speaker, and in the center is the inscription “Huawei” and the logo. Below is the main speaker.
It is worth noting that, thanks to a thickness of 7.2 mm and a weight of 249 grams, the Huawei MediaPad X2 fits in one hand (if you do not have a very tiny palm). Moreover, with proper dexterity, you can perform any action with the thumb of the same hand in which the phablet lies.
The design of the device is very cool - a beautiful color, textures and materials are worth the money.
MediaPad X2 received a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels and a pixel density of 323 ppi.
It should be noted that on a screen with such a resolution it is comfortable not only to watch movies, but also read books.
The screen is made using LTPS (Low Temperature Polysilicon) technology, which reduces power consumption and increases the responsiveness of the display.
The display supports multi-touch up to ten simultaneous touches.
Personally, I was comfortable working with him: fast responsiveness, good contrast, a sufficient level of brightness and good pixelation. Anti-glare coating allows you to read information even on a bright sunny day, however, there is enough brightness for this. And the oleophobic coating protects against fingerprints.
The new MediaPad X2 runs on the Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 930 platform, which consists of a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz and a quad-core Cortex-A53e clocked at 2 GHz.
The first is necessary for handling simple tasks, while the second is designed specifically for heavy games and applications.
ARM Mali-T624 MP4, clocked at 600 MHz, is responsible for the graphics.
The tablet received 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can also be expanded using a microSD-card.
The processor copes well with everyday tasks: the interface responds quickly to any tasks, there are no any hangs, switching between applications happens pretty quickly.
Huawei MediaPad X2, unlike its predecessor, supports two SIM-cards: micro-SIM and nano-SIM formats. Another question - why? Here it is up to you to decide.
Working with cards is standard - after installation, you yourself determine which card will be used to surf the Internet, and which one to receive calls and messages.
The tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 and even LTE Cat. 6.
Navigation takes place using GPS and GLONASS satellites.
The battery capacity of the MediaPad X2 is 5000 mAh. This capacity is enough for moderate use of the gadget for two days.
Charging the device comes from microUSB, a full charge takes about 4 hours.
In the balanced mode of operation, in our test, at 50% of the brightness of the display with constantly on Wi-Fi and Chrome, the tablet worked for a total of almost 20 hours. Excellent result.
If, for some reason, the capacity is not enough for you, you can turn to one of the additional modes of energy consumption: energy-saving or smart.
Energy-saving actually turns the tablet into a smartphone - as its functionality is limited to voice calls and messages.
Smart mode offer the user to optimize energy consumption.
Huawei MediaPad X2 runs on Android 5.0 and proprietary shell EMUI 3.0.5.
In addition to convenient power settings, all the chips familiar from previous versions of EMUI are waiting for you. EMUI in my opinion is one of the few branded shells that do not make you think of a vanilla android.
The 13 megapixel main camera has autofocus and an LED flash. Pictures on it are also good, which is expected from such a resolution. The colors are vivid, and most importantly - the color rendering itself works fine, without giving the frames a hue. I want to note the excellent image quality at maximum magnification.
MediaPad X2 received a 5 megapixel front camera without autofocus, which gives an excellent picture for chats.
Huawei MediaPad X2 is a tablet with good technical characteristics, excellent design and a few chips (for example, like using two SIM cards), which you can use or not use.
Final rating: 7 out of 10.