Huawei MediaPad X1 - Literally Fits the Pocket
Performance Benchmarks and Conclusion
Smooth and Virtually Lag-Free
The Huawei MediaPad X1 is powered by a Hisilicon Kirin 910 Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9, Mali-450MP4 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. We subjected it to the usual benchmark tests (Quadrant Standard, AnTuTu Benchmark, and 3DMark) and obtained the following results.
L-R: Quadrant Standard and AnTuTu Benchmark Results
Although the operating system is based on an older Android 4.2 version, Huawei indicated that an update to KitKat will be possible.
In terms of battery power, the MediaPad X1 has a large 5000mAh unit that would allow the device to play 8 full movies continuously or surf the internet for 15 hours. Because it has more power than it can use, the MediaPad X1 has a reverse charging feature that lets you use the battery within the MediaPad X1 to charge other devices, sort of turning it into an external battery pack.
After using the Huawei MediaPad X1 for several days, it proved to be a reliable tablet that allows smooth and virtually lag-free experience. We experienced a few delays when loading graphics-intensive games, but those are almost negligible. Its vivid 7-inch display is great for streaming movies and gaming. Its large battery capacity can handle normal day-to-day use without issues. Its main camera can capture photos of decent quality. Its sturdy build and aluminum body exudes a premium feel. However, priced at PhP19,590, it might still be quite steep even for the mid-range market. Still, if you want a trustworthy tablet that provides a great handling experience, the Huawei MediaPad X1 is definitely worth taking note of.