Huawei MediaPad  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released January, 2012

Huawei MediaPad

  • 7"
  • 5.8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.2
Front view of Huawei MediaPad
7.3 Out of 10
The aluminium body has a solid, creak-free feel and we particularly like the way access to the SIM and SD cards is concealed behind one of a pair of triangular black panels.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)
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Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
8.3 Out of 10
In terms of basic hardware, the iPad isn't overly impressive, although the 1,024 x 768, 9.7-inch diagonal screen is absolutely gorgeous.
by TechRadar (May, 2010)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of MediaPad vs 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

MediaPad
7.6
iPad 3
7.8
Passmark and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

MediaPad
6.5
iPad 3
9.3
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

MediaPad
6.2
iPad 3
7.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

MediaPad
8.9
iPad 3
9.2
Reviews from techradar.com, phonearena.com, trustedreviews.com and androidpolice.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

MediaPad
7.3
iPad 3
8.3

Winner
Apple iPad 3 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad 3  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad vs iPad 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

MediaPad
1,742
iPad 3
974

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

MediaPad
2,043
iPad 3
2,727

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

MediaPad
2.6 fps
iPad 3
6.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

MediaPad
8.4 fps
iPad 3
27.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Huawei MediaPad

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad

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Slightly more processing power 1,742 vs 974 Around 80% better passmark score
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Lighter 390 g vs 662 g More than 40% lighter
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Smaller 190 x 124 x 10.5 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm More than 40% smaller
Higher resolution front camera 1.3 MP vs 0.3 MP More than 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Front view of Apple iPad 3

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Apple iPad 3

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Much faster graphics 6.8 fps vs 2.6 fps More than 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much faster web browser 2,727 vs 2,043 Around 35% better BrowserMark score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 5.8 GB More than 11x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 6 hour More than 65% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Significantly bigger screen 9.7" vs 7" Around 40% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Sharper screen 263 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 9.4 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

MediaPad  vs iPad 3 

8.0
8.0
Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has confessed that he personally prefers Android's flexible openness to Apple's tightly closed and controlled iOS.
MediaPad

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

MediaPad  vs
iPad 3 
Size 7" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 215 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

MediaPad  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 5.8 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 None
Hdmi support 1 HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 390 g 662 g
Size 190 x 124 x 10.5 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 6 hour 10 hour
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