As you know, the tablet MediaPad 10 Link + is a somewhat updated version of the tablet 10 Link. The difference between them is minimal, but since we did not have a review of the previous unit, we have prepared an overview of the novelties of this year.
As far as I know, in the last version of the device used chipset K3V2, in the MediaPad 10 Link + is already slightly more powerful Balong V9R. Although, as it turned out in practice, in my subjective opinion, it would be better to put him Huawei MediaTek or any RockChip. Painfully inadequate released their V9R.
- AC adapter with USB-cable
- Warranty Card
The review will be relatively brief, since I believe that the tablet is not the most exciting to date. However, the highlights will try to reveal fully.
Design, size, controls
Appearance MediaPad 10 Link + does not differ from the appearance of 10 Link. Anyway, they’re both a little different from the hundreds of other similar products from different companies: a rectangular housing, wide screen frame black, bright rim according to Kant.
The device has the following dimensions – 257.0 x 176.0 x 9.9 mm – typical for any tablet, diagonal is 10 inches. Weighs 640 grams Huawei – is not a record. There are a variety of gadgets, even among B, and even C-brands, more compact and lightweight.
Bezel is made of glossy black plastic, wide – about 20 mm on each side. Top – the protective glass. It’s pretty strong, at least one month of active “skidding” on it there is not a single scratch.
Kant held a thin plastic insert black, forming small ledges. Large piping made from porous white plastic, it comes out to the rear surface, and covers the upper portion of the tablet. Material easily soiled remain dark marks. Metal silver made the rest of the rear panel. Naturally, it will eventually appear scrapes and scratches.
Everything is fine with the assembly: the screen is not pressed, the back surface also, not by twisting crunches, plastic does not creak.
On top of the front panel has a light sensor and front camera. Bottom – the inscription «HUAWEI». On the left side connectors are micro-USB and audio 3.5 mm. On the right – plastic (painted silver) the volume buttons and power. They have a minimum stroke, relatively firm and clear depression.
Top center is a microphone, and a wide plastic plug – memory card slot microSD and under miniSIM-card.
Right and left on the back surface of the device are two stereo speakers, among them higher – the main camera.
Often, as the name suggests models of different devices, you can guess the diagonals of their screens. No exception and HuaweiMediaPad 10 Link +. Here diagonal screen is 10.1 inches.
Physical display size – 119h137 mm. Under the protective glass layer is touch, but underneath – another layer, like a spider web. What it is, quite frankly, I do not know, but at a distance of 30 cm, it seems gray translucent layer. Preview some angles even a little goes gray.
Display resolution Huawei MadiaPad today is low, even with just a diagonal of 10 inches – 1280×800 pixels. Density – 149 pixels per inch.Pixelation, of course, obvious.
Matrix is the technology IPS, but the quality of the ordinary: the standard viewing angles, quiet color, soft colors.
Backlight brightness matrix screen slightly above average, but it is enough for comfortable reading information in the light, and even the sun. Naturally, under the direct rays of the heavenly body image is virtually invisible.
Large viewing angles, the picture is not distorted not appear yellow and purple hues are typical for low-cost IPS-matrix.
In settings with two options: “Auto Brightness” and “smart lights”. If the first clear, then the second on what not affected. Still have color temperature of the screen, but it is too primitive, and, from my point of view, there is no sense of it: the colors are either too cold, close to the blue or warm.
The tablet is equipped with non-removable lithium-polymer (Li-Pol) battery capacity of 6600 mAh. The manufacturer claims that the battery is fully charged Huawei should be enough for 600 hours of standby time, up to 8 hours of video playback and surfing the Internet.
When playing HD-video at full brightness and volume unit lasted 5.5 hours. But toys will put the battery in just 2 hours (maximum brightness), at a constant transmission of data (mail, twitter, Skype) battery runs for 4 hours. In general, something with the optimization process clearly nahimichili.
On average, the battery is discharged at 7:00 the next tablet mode: automatic brightness, 20-25 minutes of voice communication, 3G-internet for about an hour and the same Wi-Fi, watching a movie and half hour and a half photographing.
From the USB device is charged for very long, but at least it is charging.
Huawei MediaPad 10 Link + works in 2G-(GSM 850/900/1800/1900) and 3G-networks (HSDPA 850/1900/2100).
Available full “gentleman” set: Bluetooth (chip WCN1314) version 4.0, Wi-Fi standard a / b / g / n (chip WCN1314, 2.4/5GHz) with the possibility of the “distribution” of the Internet (AP «Wi-Fi Hotspot» ), USB 2.0 with a “yusb host.” For additional accessories, such as a hub or keyboard, sell special USB-adapter. Included is none.
Memory and memory card
The device 1 GB of RAM and freely average about 300 MB. To install the software, upload videos, music and so on allocated 8 GB (in fact, about 4.5). There is a slot for microSD memory card installation up to 32 GB.
In the tablet Huawei MediaPad 10 Link + module has two cameras: front – 0.3 megapixel without autofocus, basic – 3.2 megapixel with autofocus.
On the quality of the photo will not tell, you know, what to expect something original from the 3 megapixel camera is not necessary, and 0.3 MP – even more so. The tablet is able to shoot HD video at 15 frames / s.
This tablet uses chip own production HiSilicon Balong V9R1 (Kirin 910). Online little information about it, but the bottom line is that in V9R1 quad Cortex-A9 (28 nm), working with such a frequency of 1.6 GHz. As a graphics accelerator performs Mali-450 MP4.
Interface device often retarding, sometimes manifested mikrolagi. But the saddest thing is that virtually no tablet “digests” modern toys.More precisely, since he is no problem to run the game, but it will go to the most minimal settings. I think it’s a complete failure. With the same success you can buy a cheaper tablet. I think it makes no sense to comment on the rest.
Operating System – Google Android version 4.2.2. Shell is also not the newest (at least judging by the smartphones) – EmotionUI 1.6. She almost one to one, as on the phones: A cute, functional enough. At the time of writing there were no updates.
Sensitivity GPS / GLONASS receiver is very high: in a room easily at the “cold” mode for 10 seconds is up to 4-6 satellites in open space – more than 13 for about the same time. When testing the signal is not lost.
Music player. Left shows “All songs”, “Playlist”, “Artists”, “Albums”, “Folders”. In the center there is what has been selected on the left.Right at the top – the album cover, just below – player controls.
Two speakers on the “back” of the tablet give a very loud and clear sound. By volume level can be compared with the volume level MacBook Air 13 (2013). Perhaps this is the only advantage of this unit.
The headphone volume is also decent, and I liked the quality.
Separate program for video playback on the device is not present, all run through the “Gallery.” Machine without problems “pulls» FullHD.4K video have not tried, and whether it is necessary in such a low resolution screen? With a small audio codecs “strained”, some of them can not be played. In general, the advice, as always, is simple: place the side of the player, and you will be happy.
To date, the tablet is available in two versions: one with 3G, the other even with LTE. Cost of the first – 13 000 rubles, the cost of the second on a thousand rubles more. IMHO, if we take, then immediately with LTE. In a pinch, you can then distribute to other fast internet gadgets.
Whether I liked the tablet? Rather no than yes. There are no highlights or just what the cost would be to pay attention: the appearance of a typical, normal screen, with all the performance is extremely difficult, the price is high. Does that sound cool.
At the beginning wanted to list competitors, but then I realized – too many of them, especially if we consider among the B-brands: PiPO M9 Pro 3G and Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD with FHD screen, Explay sQuad for 9000 rubles, SUPRA M145G for 8000 rubles, Ritmix RMD-1028 7, 000 and so on.
Pluses Huawei MediaPad 10 Link + :
- Excellent build
- Metal housing
- Cool sound of two speakers
Cons Huawei MediaPad 10 Link +:
- Problems with optimization in games
- Mikrolagi menus and settings
- Low quality cameras
- Large screen frame
- Impressive weight
- Class: tablet
- Materials: plastic and metal
- Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2
- CPU: 4 cores, 1.6 GHz, HiSilicon Balong V9R1
- Memory: 1 GB
- Memory storage: 8 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n /), Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm headset jack, microUSB
- Screen: capacitive, IPS-LCD 10.1 “with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels
- Camera: 3.2 (base), 0.3 MP (front)
- Extras: accelerometer, light sensor
- Battery: removable, Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) capacity of 6600 mAh
- Dimensions: 257.0 x 176.0 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 640 grams