The thing with low-cost tablet is; we immediately feel the cheap material quality, the moment we hold it. Also, due to weaker hardware configuration, low performance is another troubling issue. However, the Huawei Ideos S7 Slim excels on both factors, by delivering solid design and performance level. Measuring 200×109.5×12.5 mm, it has the same dimension with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0. The TFT capacitive touchscreen display won’t disappoint you in terms of responsiveness. Popular games, such as Angry Birds titles have sharp pictures and smooth transition.
It is important to note that the S7 Slim isn’t just a tablet; it can work as a giant smartphone as well. You can insert a SIM card to make voice call, send text message and use the 3G data plan. Ports wise, users get a power socket, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port and a microSD card slot. Another standard feature is GPS, which is useful when you use mapping services often. The Ideos S7 Slim only has a 768MHz single-core processor and 256MB of RAM, while, current tablets have multi-core processor with more than double the clock and RAM. Performance wise, the lower processor spec doesn’t make a huge difference.
The overall design of the Huawei Ideos S7 Slim does look cheap at all; in fact it has a solid design. You may not like its finish on the back though, as it may get dirty easily.
It still uses Android 2.2 (Froyo), but for average users, the older Android OS version is still very useful and gives you many basic features of tablets reliably.
The tablet was first released initially at $450, which is much more affordable than those released by bigger names in the industry, such as the Asus Transformer Prime, the new iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of more expensive tablets, the Huawei Ideos S7 Slim can still deliver satisfying experience for you.