- Editor's Rating
- Decent build
- Good battery life
- Awful display
- Subpar performance
- Simply isn't practical to use as a phone
- 3G only
Quick TakeThere's little to like about the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue, and there are plenty of better options for the same price point.
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue is Huawei’s attempt at combining the smartphone and tablet. Brighthand reviewed the device and found little to like, and called it a “wacky concept,” noting it’s clumsy and inefficient to hold a 7-inch device to the ear while making a call. The Vogue is priced at $300 at the time of the review.
Brighthand noted the design is not super sleek, but also not ugly. The Vogue is 9.5mm thick and weighs 335 grams, and Brighthand found it comfortable to hold in hand, however Brighthand found the overly thick bezel to be “goofy.” The device has a 7-inch display with a 169 dpi resolution, which Brighthand called “just plain bad.” The screen lacks sharpness and looks out of focus at times. Brighthand also noted there is an extreme lack of color saturation and the screen sensitivity is “sorely lacking.” The Vogue’s buttons and ports are traditionally located and include a power button, volume rocker, SIM slot, microSD slot, microUSB charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It runs Android Jelly Bean.
The Vogue runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. Brighthand found there was a lag when running tasks and apps, and load times were “brutally slow.” The Vogue has 8GB of onboard storage, 6GB of which is available out of the box. Brighthand did note Huawei deserves credit for not loading the Vogue down with preloaded software. The device has a 3.1 megapixel rear-facing camera, which Brighthand called “pretty much useless,” and a front-facing VGA camera. The Vogue’s battery life is its best feature, lasing seven days in standby and a good three to four with general use. Brighthand called it “impressive.”
Overall Brighthand was unimpressed with the MediaPad 7 Vogue with the cons far outweighing the pros. Brighthand noted there are much better devices available for $300 or less.