Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released July, 2012

Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
Storage is also easily expandable via microSD.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
Despite being more than a year old, on the hardware front the iPad 2 plays host to an impressive, albeit far from ground-breaking array of specs for its newly attributed mid-range price point with a strong dual-core CPU and dual camera combination keeping the Galaxy Tab rival in line or ahead of a majority of its similarly priced Android based rivals.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2011)

Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad 7 Lite vs iPad Air

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

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More processing power 5,121 vs 2,113 Around 2.5x better passmark score
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Lighter 370 g vs 610 g Around 40% lighter
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Sharper screen 169 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Smaller 193 x 120 x 11 mm vs 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm Around 35% smaller
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Significantly bigger screen 9.7" vs 7" Around 40% bigger screen
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 11 mm More than 20% thinner
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3.2 MP More than 55% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly higher resolution front camera 1.2 MP vs 0.3 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the MediaPad 7 Lite  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

MediaPad 7 Lite
1024 x 600
iPad Air
1024 x 768


camera resolution

iPad Air
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

MediaPad 7 Lite
Single core
iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

MediaPad 7 Lite
1.2 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

MediaPad 7 Lite  vs iPad Air 

In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MediaPad 7 Lite  vs
iPad Air 
Size 7" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1024 x 768
PPI 169 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 370 g 610 g
Size 193 x 120 x 11 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 11 mm 8.6 mm


MediaPad 7 Lite  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 0.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3.2 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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