Seeing how this model actually has a resolution better than the iPad Mini, you may be interested in the Orange Tahiti, a rebranded version of Huawei MediaPad. We’re dealing with a 7 inch slate with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and a price tag of 49 euros on contract or 385 euros off contract. At least it was priced like that when we reviewed it, months ago…
We tested the 8 GB WiFi + 3G unit, that was very likely to be adopted by a carrier, for the 3G bit. The product measures 10.5 mm in thickness, weighs 390 grams and its display is an IPS LCD one with the above mentioned resolution, superior to the iPad Mini’s. This was the first Android 3.2 slate back in the days and it received Android 4.0 ICS in the meantime. The device comes with SRS sound, microSD card slot, SIM slot, 1 GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0 port and a Qualcomm MSM8260 CPU, a dual core Snapdragon at 1.2 GHz.
There’s also an Adreno 220 GPU in the mix, plus an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, geotagging 720p 30 FPS video capture and a front 1.3 megapixel shooter. HDMI is present as well and a Li-Po battery with 4100 mAh capacity. The tablet lasted 6-7 hours in our functioning tests, which is pretty decent, seeing how even the famous Nexus 7 scores about 8 hours of use. We also tested a bunch of apps and games such as the Where’s My Water game and had fun with socializing and various apps.
You can watch our conclusions in the video below, but overall this is a 8 out of 10 tablet.