Is it a phone, is it a tablet or is it a phablet? This question is not easy to answer for the new Huawei MediaPad X2. The 7-inch screen would arguably place it into tablet territory but the device also features full calling capability and comes with a 13MP rear camera, a higher pixel count than most current tablets. In any case, if you like to carry a tablet sized device but don't want to make do without phone capability and a high resolution camera, the MediaPad X2 might just be what you've been looking for.

In terms of design, proportions and materials it is very close to the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 and its metal body. Under the hood the new model is powered by Huawei's own 2.0GHz Kirin 930 ultra-octa chipset and Android 5.0. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage but a Pro version that offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage is available as well. 

The 7-inch display has a 1980 x 1200 pixel resolution and the 5000mAh battery should provide plenty of power. The rear camera captures images at a 13MP resolution and at the front there is a 5MP unit for video chats and selfies. Unfortunately, there is no talk of optical image stabilization. The standard version will be available in titanium silver, the Pro version in rose gold.

Key Specifications:

  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 7-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels LTPS display
  • Android 5.0
  • 1.9 GHz Octa-Core-Processor HiSilicon Kirin 930
  • 2GB RAM / 16GB storage or 3GB RAM / 32GB storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5000mAh battery