How good is the Huawei T3 10 Media Pad?

I’ve been on the look out for a tablet for a while and there wasn’t cat in hell’s chance I was ever going to shell out for an iPad, be it upfront or on a contract, that being said I didn’t want to end up with a cheap, unresponsive pile of shizzle either, so after many hours of deliberation I took the plunge on a Huawei T3 10 Media Pad.

For the record I haven’t been paid for this post or received the tablet as a gift to review, this is my honest opinion based on spending my own cash!

What I thought of the Huawei T3 10 Media Pad

I have to admit, my only previous experience of tablets and media pads are other people’s – I’ve never had one.

That being said I was once given a cheap end tablet that I gave back with a quick ‘thanks anyway’ moments later following the the fit of rage I unleashed when it became apparent the touchscreen would respond with the speed of a sloth.

Naturally I was fairly sceptical, but have been pleasantly surprised to be perfectly honest.

Screen, sound and speed

It’s pretty quick with great colour rendition and a detailed display. The sound is decent for the price too and overall it’s a pleasure to use.

You will occasionally have to tap an icon twice before it loads which could annoy an avid techy, however if you’re looking for bargain it’s not such a major drama.

I use it mainly for videos and working on the go but have dabbled with a few games too (just to pass the odd minute or two obviously).  Graphically the Huawei T3 10 Media Pad is supposed to be slower, but having experimented with a few games so far I can’t find much wrong with it.

A really good tip is to ensure you set the battery plan to ‘Performance’ mode instead of ‘Smart’ – it will speed up the device a bit!

Memory, storage and style

It has 4Gb RAM plus 32Gb internal memory which can then be boosted with a 256Gb Micro SD card, so you’re unlikely to run out of storage and it is perfectly capable of running multiple applications.

It looks like the makers have taken inspiration from the iPad in terms of appearance and you would be unlikely to spot the difference when it is in a case, meaning it doesn’t have the cheap feel and look that the lower end options tend to have.

It comes with free built in Microsoft applications

As with anything free the Microsoft apps do come with slight limitations, but you can still do most everyday tasks with the free versions and they are more than enough for me.

Final word

Overall it has been a cracking little buy so far with absolutely no issues in a month of using it.

It looks, sounds and responds great.

You can pick them up for less than £130 and run it off WiFi if you don’t intend to use it on then go as much, however, you could get a cheap sim only deal with plenty of data if you do.

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