BIG thanks to @memerangslaut. Although you made me jealous by tweeting that you are reviewing a Huawei S7, you prompted me to do a quick search for reviews. Bingo! A short one just popped-up at Austriaâ€™s derStandard.
Austrias mobile operator A1 has the S7 up for only 29 Euro per month (99 Euros down) inclusive of 5GB internet package which isnâ€™t a bad deal. (Total cost 795 over 2 years inclusive 5GB internet per month) Itâ€™s not known when it will be available but as this review has just gone out, one can expect it soon.
â€˜Huawei S7 disappoints in testâ€™ says the title and it all revolves round that resistive touchscreen that almost everyone has highlighted as a possible point of failure. However good it is (When I tested it in Taiwan that I thought it was a capacitive screen!) it still wonâ€™t be up to the standards required of todays consumer tablets. â€œThe screen feels cheap and is not very precise.â€ Oh dear.
Other lowlights we’re picking up from the review.
- Camera isnâ€™t good enough for photography and crashed a few times.
- Applications switching appears to be slow.
- The screen feels cheap
- â€œWith intensive use Wi-Fi and GPS-enabled, the operation was significantly below the promised eight hoursâ€
With Android 2.1 and the 768Mhz Snapdragon CPU the device should perform well enough for home duties but this screen issue is going to cause many to step away.
Weâ€™ve still got our S7 on order but weâ€™re going to analyse the next review (probably from @memerangslaut) and wait until we see the Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing/hands-on before we commit to the 350+ Euros that could go towards something better!