Huawei MediaPad vs iPad 2 – Full Specs Compared
Apple iPad 2 continues to retain its place in the tablet market amid stiff competition from other manufacturers. To be frank, it is creditable in itself to be at the top for so long, and if iPad is still a darling of millions of tablet users worldwide, it is because of constant upgrade and a faster and better processor in iPad2 that keeps people in awe of this stunning device. However, the gap is closing down with many new tablets are fast catching up with Apple in terms of technology and features. The recent one to enter the market is Huawei’s MediaPad, which was unveiled at the CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore on 20 June 2011. Let us make a quick comparison of the two amazing tablets and find out the differences.
For those who do not know, Huawei is a heavyweight when it comes to be manufacturing smart electronic devices and has collaborations with all the leading operators of the world. Its communications solutions are used by nearly a third of the world’s population. The company has recently unveiled its latest product MediaPad that has created a lot of buzz because of its attractive features.
The 7 inch Huawei MediaPad is world’s first Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) tablet; it’s a dual core tablet . Packed with Qualcomm 1.2 GHz dual core processor, this ultra light and compact tablet is set to revolutionize the way people have been experiencing multimedia. It is not just the features, the looks and designing of MediaPad is futuristic and it claims to be one of the thinnest and lightest tablet in the market today. With thickness standing at just 10.5mm and weight being a mere 390g, MediaPad is an entertainment powerhouse with lightening fast HSPA+14.4 Mbps and Wi-Fi 11n capabilities in 3G that keep you connected, always.
MediaPad is a dual camera device with a rear 5 MP camera that is capable of recording HD videos and has features of auto focus and digital zoom. One can playback HD videos in 1080p on this tablet and it even boasts of a 1.3 MP front camera to take self portraits and to share them instantly with friends on FaceBook and Twitter. Though it has HDMI capabilities to playback 1080p HD videos on TV instantly, there is no on-board HDMI port. Connection to HDTV can be made via HDMI Adapter (optional accessories) connected to the 30 pin universal port on the device. Even USB port and SD card slot are missing here. All connections are via the 30 pin port and the connection kit, which is an optional accessory.
The unique feature of MediaPad is its ability to provide cloud based computing on the internet through its Hispace Cloud solution. Media Pad supports Flash 10.3 and that allows one to surf as if he was watching preloaded content. It has a nice 7 inch IPS LCD highly capacitive touch screen that provides a great resolution (217 pixels per inch) and visuals that are a treat unto themselves. Media Pad is equipped with a powerful Li-ion battery (4100mAh) that provides non stop entertainment for 6 hours.
Huawei MediaPad – Demo
iPad 2 is not merely an upgrade from its predecessor as iPad2 has a nearly two times faster processor and a 9+ times faster graphic processing ability. Despite this amazing improvement, iPad 2 is a miser when it comes to power consumption as it uses only as much battery as iPad. iPad 2 makes use of new A5 processor that is 1GHz and dual core. Despite keeping the display at 9.7 inches, Apple have managed to make iPad 33% thinner and 15% lighter which speaks volumes about the capacity of the company.
iPad retains the LED back lit LCD technology that gives a resolution of 1024×768 pixels but the new feature is the presence of two cameras. While the rear one can record HD videos, the front camera is a VGA one. iPad 2 packs a solid 512 MB RAM and is available in three models with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB storage options as it does not support micro SD cards. Also it is available as Wi-Fi only model and Wi-Fi + 3G model. iPad2 starts with the same price of $499 as its predecessor making it much more attractive for new buyers.
Apple iPad 2 – Demo
Comparison Between Huawei MediaPad and iPad 2
• iPad2 has a bigger display (9,7 inch) than MediaPad (7 inch)
• Pixels density of the display of the MediaPad is better than iPad2
• iPad2 is thinner (8.8mm) than MediaPad (10.5mm)
• MediaPad is much lighter (390g) than iPad2 (613g)
• MediaPad runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb whereas iPad 2 runs on iOS 4.3.3
• MediaPad has a better processor (1.2 GHz dual core) than iPad2 (1 GHz dual core)
• MediaPad last for continuous 6 hours of video play while iPad2 lasts for full 10 hours
• MediaPad comes as Wi-Fi +3G model only whereas Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi +3G models are available in iPad 2