Chinese manufacturer, Huawei technology unveiled their Huawei S7 Android tablet during Computex earlier this year. The company has now announced that the 7″ tablet shall launch in the Western markets as well. Accordingly, UK retailer Expansys will now begin selling Huawei S7 to the British audience.
However, Huawei is likely to face some stiff competition from Dell. The American company had announced the 5″ smartphone-plus-tablet gadget, the Dell Streak last month and is now available in the UK market. So how do the two devices compare?
Dimensions wise, the choice is entirely yours. Dell Streak comes with a 5 inches screen while Huawei S7 comes with a 7″ display. So if you are the kind for whom portability is a factor, do go for Streak since it is only marginally bigger than a smartphone. However, Huawei S7 runs on Androd 2.1 compared to Android 1.6 on Dell Streak. We are not sure if an update to the Android OS on Dell Streak is likely at the moment. But if you do not want to compromise on the latest Android features, Huawei S7 is the gizmo to go for.
Huawei S7 has a few other advantages – while both these gadgets have a WVGA resolution screen, Wi-Fi and bluetooth, Huawei S7 also includes support to 802.11n that is not available on Dell Streak. Also, it contains a USB Host port that is more useful than Dell’s proprietary ports.
But wait, Dell Streak is great on features too. The Streak runs on a 1GHz processor – compared to 768MHz on S7. The Streak has a better 5 megapixel camera compared to Huawei S7’s 2 megapixel. And there are missing details on the 3G modem bands and battery life.
So, it is now up to you. What do you think is more useful to your lifestyle? Put in your thoughts in the comments.