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Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Huawei MediaPad X1 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablets with full specifications. What's the best?

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Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)
7"
LTPS

1200x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Huawei MediaPad X1 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)

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MediaPad X1 (3G)15 Advantages Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+239 grams (8.37 ounces)44%
Lighter
vs345 grams (12.08 ounces)
+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)11%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+LTPS LCDAdvantage
This device has a LTPS LCD screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1200x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+323 PPI71%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+(back) 13MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+(front) 5MP162%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2MP
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G+ HSPA+) 42 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+ProximityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
1.6Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core52%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
16GB (13GB user free)vs+32GB (21GB user free)62%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
7"vs+8"14%
Larger screen
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
5000 mAhvs+5100 mAh2%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 version A2DPvs+4.2 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster

18 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
+11 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModelMediaPad X1 (3G)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesHuawei MediaPad Honor X1 7D-501U, Huawei 7D-501UGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2014July, 2019
Depth7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)103.9 x 183.5 millimeters (4.09 x 7.22 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight239 grams (8.37 ounces)345 grams (12.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Huawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatfeature not registered
HardwareHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN910 Hi6620 V9R164bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A92Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-450 MP4Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (13GB user free)32GB (21GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeLTPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels800x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)323 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networksHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderNot supported
CameraHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Snow White, Diamond Black
- Emotion UI 2.0
- DTS sound
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- 16:10 display
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5100 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered5V/1.55A=7.75W
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standby30240 minutes | 504 hours | 21 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei MediaPad X1 (3G)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.33W/kg (body)