Huawei’s 8” Media Pad 3 Android tablet is a quality offering in a very crowded market. It adds 4G/LTE and good build quality to the mix for a reasonable price.
Before we get into the review, I want to apologise both to you as readers and to Huawei for back-flipping on my vow not to review another bland Android tablet unless it offers something different or exciting.
Why? Because reviewing Android tablets is as exciting as watching paint dry. They are all basically glass slabs, alloy/plastic chassis, a camera (no flash), and an older version of Android.
Android tablets are like a pair of old slippers –they are comfortable, and you need them. Android tablets are good for one thing – content viewing – and every lounge room needs one!
Their usefulness comes down to screen size and type – typically 10.1, 9.7, 8 and 7” in LCD or AMOLED. I must admit a preference for larger screens, but 8” will do the job.
So, with that less than enthusiastic introduction here is why I decided to review the Huawei Media Tab T3 – KOB-LO9.
It has 4G LTE capability, a good 8” screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and I was curious to see how Huawei added value to a tablet that I had seen on eBay for under $200 or sold via Vodafone on a 24-month data plan from $20 per month.