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|Phonearena Awards 2012: Worst Tablet by Nobody: 9:18pm On Jan 22, 2013|
Slowly but surely, we're on our way to announcing the best smartphone and tablet of 2012. But before we get to them, we'd like to take a look at the other end of the spectrum. Today, we'll talk about tablets - bad tablets, to be more specific, namely the tablets that we were most disappointed by this year. Yeah, we know that nearly all of the tablets we reviewedover the past 12 months were given decent scores, but a couple of them were just meh. Care to know what they are? Okay, enough talking then.
The worst tablet of 2012 comes from a maker that is still struggling to make a name for itselfon the U.S. market. Some of its products we like, some we aren't big fans of, and naturally, the winner in today's category belongs to the latter group. Ladies and gents, the year's worsttablet is the...
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
To tell you the truth, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite isn't that terrible of a tablet. It even has some neat tricks up its sleeve, such as the presence of cellular connectivity for web access and phone calls. But when you add its weak single-core processor and underwhelming build quality to the equation, itbecomes evident that going with a MediaPad 7 Lite is probably not a very bright idea. Especially considering that for the same amount of money one can grab a superior non-3G tablet from a brand-name manufacturer. Unless you absolutely require 3G connectivity on your tablet, our advice is to pass on the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is also on the list, and we bet that some of you are wondering why. Well, the thing is that when wegot our hands on it, we were expecting a worthy successor to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, but what we got instead was a marginallybetter tablet that offered little to justify its titlewith. In fact, when the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was released, folks holding on to the original had no reasons to upgrade, especially since the newer model carried a $450 launch price tag. Sure, Samsung is well capable of making good Android tablets, but the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was a dud.
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