PROS / The Huawei Ideos S7 weighs only 1.1 pounds.
CONS / No built-in memory is included on this device.
VERDICT / This tablet is ideal for surfing the web and multitasking.
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The Huawei Ideos S7 is a compact device with a large screen and Android operating system. This device provides excellent connectivity options for connecting to the internet and the ability to download applications. However, no built-in memory is available on this tablet.
The large display touchscreen is a standout feature on the S7. The 7 inch screen makes it easy to read documents, view pictures or enjoy entertainment features. Only 480 x 800 screen resolution is provided on the screen, which still allows for vivid images, but colors are not as crisp and clear as found on devices such as the Apple iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The overall design of the device was impressive. The tablet weighs only 1.1 pounds and has a slim design that we loved holding. The Huawei Ideos S7 was comfortable and natural to hold and we could hold it for extended periods of time without any difficulty. A stand, located on the back of the device, has also been designed on the S7. This allows for the device to stand easily and is ideal for desktop use.
The Huawei Ideos S7 comes with the Android 2.1 operating system. This is not the latest Android operating system available and we were disappointed that this newly released device, didn’t come with the latest version, but we were glad it was at least from Google.
A USB port is located on the exterior of the device so additional hardware can be added to enhance this device. This port also allows you to connect this tablet to a PC. We found the Huawei Ideos S7 a PC friendly device and we had little problems when connected to the computer.
We were disappointed to see no internal memory was stored on the device. However, a memory card is provided which allows up to 32GB of memory. This amount of memory on the device will not allow for a vast amount of data to be stored on the device, but it is not the smallest amount we saw either.
Because of the Google Android Operating System, this tablet has access to the Android Apps store which offers you with a vast selection of applications from games, recipes, information, books, etc. Having access to such a large application store greatly enhances the tablet and gives the Huawai Ideos S7 an advantage in regards to the features that can be accessed.
This tablet is ideal for multitasking. The ability to switch back and forth from applications and programs was simple and the response was quick. Also the Huawei Ideos S7 supports up to 720p video playback and features a 2MP (megapixel) camera.
Help & Support
We found the interface on this device simple and easy to navigate around. Menus and straightforward and we didn’t have to go on an extensive search to find an application we were looking for. The system looks and feels similar to any other device using an Android operating system and anyone who is familiar with the Android devices should have an easy time using the Huawei Ideos S7.
The Huawei Ideos S7 is a device that provides high multitasking capabilities, lightweight design and a simple user interface. We felt Huawei aimed this target more towards students with its ability to surf the web, multitask and provide several entertainment features.