Why haven’t we been checking out Huawei’s tablets?  They certainly deserve an inspection because the company has sneaked into the SA market when no-one was looking and dropped a decent collection of devices on all  of us.

The Huawei Mediapad7 Youth2 is one such device. It might be a slightly slower being of tech in terms of hardware and operating system but it’s also priced just about perfectly to make an impact on the lower-end of the South African market.

Just what is the Mediapad7 Youth2? As the name would suggest, it’s a 7-inch Android tablet from Huawei that features a WXGA display (1024 x 600).

Behind the screen is a dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a 1.66GHz chip that is backed up by 1GB of system memory and 8GB of storage. The Android 4.3 installation doesn’t chew up a whole lot of that space but in case you need more, there’s space for a microSD card up to 32GB in size. If you need it, obviously.

There’s WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth (3.0) support, as well as 3G access via the SIM card slot in the Mediapad7 Youth2. But it’s not just a 7-inch tablet, Huawei have also ensured that this device can be used as a smartphone. You can make and receive calls with it. Now that’s something to write home about.

Like your average phone, users will also have access to front and rear cameras. They’re not massive, but they don’t have to be. The Huawei Mediapad7 Youth2 is designed to be an entry-level device and it’s more than adequate for the Android first-timer.

About the only problem with it is that users will find that they outgrow the features a bit quickly. But anyone on a budget would do extremely well to get their hands on one of these, in a hurry.


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