The Huawei Ideos S7 tablet is an old device, being made available as early as February in the Philippines. It is also old for its specs, what with new tablets being launched on a regular basis.
However, the Huawei Ideos S7 still remains in the inventory of Globe Telecom and is still being offered under certain postpaid plans.
Huawei Ideos S7 7-Inch Tablet Specifications
- 7 inches capacitive touch screen
- Android 2.1 Eclair
- 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset
- Internal 8GB storage
- Card slot microSD up to 32GB
- General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 2100, GPRS
- Optical trackpad
- 3.5mm jack
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0
- Primary camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
- Built-in kickstand
- 720p video playback
I recently had the chance to check out the Huawei IDeos S7 tablet and try out its UI and performance. My impression? It’s slow, laggy and quite frustrating to operate. I got the feeling that the page transitions are somehow forced and apps were slow to load. The Android OS is skinned, which likely contributes to its sluggish performance. Check out this short video.
The specs of the Ideos S7 are actually not that bad. The processor and memory are decent, and its not really lacking in basic tablet features. The build is also quite solid, although it has some heft when held with one hand. If you can get past the laggy UI, and of course the old Android 2.1 OS, this tablet is still worth considering. However, there are newer and better tablets to choose from and Huawei is about to release the Huawei Ideos S7 Slim tablet, a thinner and better specced version of the S7.