Huawei MediaPad M1 Hands On

At the MWC 2014, Huawei announced a couple of Aluminum clad tablets and a smartphone. Among the two tablets, the Huawei MediaPad M1 is the mid range tablet. Under the hood, it packs the same processor as the Huawei MediaPad X1, but comes with a not so high resolution display like the MediaPad X1. It features a HD display, but comes with front facing stereo speakers.


We got our hands on with the device at the Huawei booth. You can check out our hands on video right below.


The specifications of the Huawei MediaPad M1 are

  • 7-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin910 processor with Mali 450 GPU
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) with Emotion UI 2.0
  • 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera
  • 1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 7.9mm thick and weighs 329 grams
  • 1GB RAM, 8 GB Internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi (dual band for LTE version), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 4800 mAh battery

The specifications of MediaPad M1 isn’t a head turner, but its build quality sure is. It comes with a full Aluminum build and feels quite premium. Catching up with the recent trend, the Huawei MediaPad M1 comes with front facing stereo speakers.


The design is strikingly close to the HTC One with the stereo speakers on Aluminum body and a black bar surrounding the display. The body kind of feels long, but the 8inch phone(phablet) sits nicely on the hand.

Huawei MediaPad M1 will be available in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America during Q1 2014 and is priced at 299 Euros.

Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

Bharadwaj is a content creator who has been obsessed with technology since the early days of smartphones. He loves talking about tech, is a fan of good design and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @gadgetbuff_ to know what he's upto!