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I was looking at this phablet for use strictly as a compact tablet.

It has dual sim card support. I have no interest in using it as a phone or with LTE enabled.

The question is, can it be used as a wifi only tablet with no sim card requirement and can i load standard play store apps?
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post #2 of 8
You can definitely use it as a tablet only. You will need to install Google Play from the Huawei App Store in order to use Google apps. I suggest you also look at the Xiaomi Max and Zenfone Ultra (slightly more expensive) as the X2 is a bit dated and not as powerful in terms CPU power.
post #3 of 8
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Xiaomi Max looks interesting. It's half the price of the Huawei. Can't figure out screen size though. The Huawei is 7" this looks to be 6"? If it's too small it won't work.

Also the Xiaomi store has no stock in any of the units. Odd.
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post #4 of 8
The Xiaomi is 6.44inches, it was just released last month so may be a bit harder to get at the moment from Xiaomi directly but I think you can try other sites.

The Asus Zenfone Ultra is not released yet but i think the official sale date is within a week or so. Lenovo's Phab Plus and Phab Plus Pro should also be on the market this month.

If you have any questions about the X2 specifically, let me know. I've been using one for about 6 months now as my daily driver phone.
post #5 of 8
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Thanks for the help. I'm actually planning on using it strictly as an E-Reader for EPUB books. I have a 9.7" Samsung Tab S2 that I love which I use for media and internet use.

The Kobo's frankly suck for book reading and I really like the Android book reading apps as I have about 9000 books.

I picked up a 7" asus tablet but it was so slow I had to return it. Because I have so many books, I need a fast CPU and lots of RAM when navigating around Moon Reader Pro. The Samsung runs it easily with its CPU and 3GB of RAM. As such I need a 7" with a ton of horse power as well.
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Overall I think its decent for an ereader. The only concern I would have is the screen for that purpose.
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How so? It's 1920x1200 correct? It's not sharp or bright?
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The brightness feels off to me. I'm not sure how to describe it. In day light its bright enough to see but often i feel its a bit washed out. In the dark the brightness is usually either too dark or blindingly bright. I can see if I can record a video of it and show.
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