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New dedicated tablet - Huawei MediaPad M2

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Max Nilsen, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Max Nilsen

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    Hi there,

    Anyone tried the Huawai MediaPad M2 8.0 ?

    The plan was using this as a dedicated tablet for the P3A

    Just picked up one from a local store that offers 30 day money-back guarantee if not satisfied

    Haven't been able to test it yet, just installed DJI Go
    But the size and spec looks nice, and almost free of bloat-ware

    CPU: 2.0 GHz Kirin920 64-bit Octa-core
    GPU: Mali-T628 MP4 + i3 co-processor
    32 GB Ram
     
  2. Erik Somoroff

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    Keep us posted ;)
     
  3. Max Nilsen

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    OK, here is my verdict for the Huawai Mediapad M2-801L

    In the tests that I've done, it performs perfect.
    No lags or shutdowns, no bloatware.

    Didn't notice any major temperature raise or other issues using this device.
    For those that are interessed, the Antutu Benchmark was 51.819

    What I didn't quite like, was the Huawai's UI, EMUI 3.x
    Also, it didn't have an app-drawer, but than again, if you anly need it for DJO GO, you don't need the drawer.

    all in all, a decent device for flying.

    Have swapped it for a Nexus 9 32GB LTE

    Can't wait to test it :)
    Bigger screen than the Huawai, and 4:3 ratio
    Antutu reports 58.267

    Bad weather for a couple of days, so the bird is grounded :(
     
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    Thanks for the report...cheaper for sure than a EyePad.
     
  5. olof

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    Hi, I tryed a Huawai MediaPad M2 8.0 on a p3p but did not connect to dji pilot app. Don't know reasons.
     
  6. Max Nilsen

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    Try another USB-cable.
    The original cable I got from dji don't work on any devices.
     
  7. olof

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    To late, i retuned it already when I also had 30 day money-back guarantee if not satisfied.... But a really good pad with phone function... Oft..
     
  8. Rob Neil

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    Hi, I was experiencing 'Connection Lost' messages using my Huawei Ascend P7 phone. Theoretically it should have been fine - and it was until I updated from Android 4.4 to 5.1. I've since bought a Huawei MediaPad M2 803L running Android 5.1.1 and it would appear that all my problems have been solved. This is the 8-inch version and it's a great fit on my controller. The video is smooth and bright even in full sunshine, and the DJI GO app works fine. It has GPS and GLONASS built in and runs at 2 Ghz. The 3Gb of memory and 64Gb storage are great. I'm not trying to advertise this tablet, but I must admit it appears to be one of the better ones that isn't listed on the DJI page.

    It connected perfectly, first time, and it has restored my confidence in flying over water. If there's one thing guaranteed to rock your faith in your drone, it's losing connection. For around £230 (brand new) it was a bargain.
     
  9. Rob Neil

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    I've just bought a Huawei MediaPad M2-803L (see later comment). The EMUI takes a bit of getting use to (I had a Huawei phone before), but once you've mastered it, it is an improvement over the standard Android interface (at least in my opinion). Because there is effectively no App drawer, all your apps only appear on your device once and in one place. You can create your own folders, favourites, utilities, etc., and move them around to suit yourself. I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy SII a couple of years ago, and I find the Huawei EMUI much more intuitive. Each to his own though.