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Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch

We have collected and analysed 28 expert reviews and 130 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 97/100. The average review date is 22-07-2018. We have compared these reviews to 707704 reviews from other Tablet Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 18-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are available now for your bingeing pleasure

 

Coming in 8.4- and 10.8-inch models, the MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro are primed for watching video.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Huawei Mediapad M5 10.8 review

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There are many tablet brands that wouldn't mind a slice of the Apple pie, but few manage to crack the magic formula. Huawei is certainly taking a crack with the MediaPad 10.8, an Android tablet that, on paper, looks to be a powerful model that won't...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Huawei Mediapad M5

 

Huawei's Mediapad M5 could be the Android tablet to face down the $329 iPad—if the price is right.

Sharp, bright screen. Powerful audio. Fast LTE.

Pricier than the iPad, which is the product by which all other non-Windows tablets are measured.

Bottom Line: Huawei's Mediapad M5 could have been the product to face down the $329 iPad, but the larger model costs at least $70 more.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei MediaPad M5 (10.8-inches, LTE) Tablet Review

 

Chinese luxury. Huawei used to be content with being low-end. However, now it is entering the high-end sector. The MediaPad M5 10.8 is the current top-end tablet from Huawei. Here, the manufacturer shows off its confidence when it comes to the asking...

very responsive ; color-accurate, high-res display ; good cameras ; four loud speakers ; good software ; possibility to make calls ; good input devices ; fast memory ; the tablet does not get hot ; good battery life

not a lot of storage space ; throttles down under load ; no 3.5-mm jack ; case is flexible ; outdated security patches ; slow Wi-Fi and GPS ; preinstalled bloatware

At the beginning of our review, we asked ourselves whether Huawei’s tablet was really worth the price. The answer is: There are a number of highlights that make the tablet appear not so expensive. Plus, the price-to-performance ratio is also very...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

10.8" Huawei MediaPad M5 review: It's like using an iPad but with Android

 

Android tablets just continue to hang on despite Apple's dominance in the space and the Huawei MediaPad M5 is like an iPad but with Android.

Best build quality I've seen in an Android tablet ; Nice display ; Snappy performer ; Amazing speakers, really crisp and clean even with some bass support

Android is still not great on tablets but has improved ; Cameras aren't stellar but this is a tablet

The Huawei MediaPad M5 is really a piece of hardware. Holding an iPad alongside the M5, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell much of a difference in build quality and looks. The biggest factor for many will be the usability and look of Android apps on...

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Very Good Tablet

 

"This is a really good tablet fast. Sleek and would recommend highly. "

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Excellent product, real quality, great screen amazing sound

 

"Bought this to resolve a broken Samsung S2 tablet. This is equally as good as the Samsung for a much lower cost at a similar spec. My only issue so far has been the small volume buttons. Easy to set up. Great for video. Speakers are really impressive....

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great tablet - One big flaw

 

"The tablet is premium in every way, and would be the perfect choice except for one glaring flaw. The SD storage you can add CANNOT be treated as internal storage - ergo, it cannot be used to transfer or store app data, meaning you're stuck with the...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great Tablet

 

"Looks and feels like a premium tablet but doesn't come with a premium cost. Excellent value for money"

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Brilliant Tablet

 

"very easy to set up even for a senior person. Very easy to use, wonderful colours and reacts very quickly .I use for reading the paper, better than reading the actual newspaper."

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:7500
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.82
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:12
Standby time:900

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p

Design

Brand colour:Space Grey
Certification:CE, WEEE, REACH
Colour name:Space Grey
Colour of product:Grey
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate
Product colour:Grey
RoHS compliance:Y

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:27.4
Display glass type:Edge to Edge Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:280
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Graphics adapter family:ARM

Media formats

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM

Messaging

E-mail:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):800,1800
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:Y

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:User
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, File manager, Notes, Recorder
Position location:Y
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Phone features

Caller ID:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:MICRO-USB
Headphone Out:N
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:9
Energy Star certified:Y

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hisilicon Kirin
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:16
Processor Model:960
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor threads:8

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android 8.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3
Height :171.8
Package depth:181.5
Package height:43.5
Package weight:886
Package width:270
Weight:498
Width:258.7