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Huawei MediaPad M5 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 10

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The Huawei MediaPad M5 10 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Huawei’s MediaPad M5 line-up is bringing some much-needed design and performance boosts to the Android tablet market.

The M5 10 is the larger option in the series but features similar specs to its smaller sibling.

It features a 10.8-inch IPS display running at the same 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution as the smaller tablet. This means there’s more screen real estate but a lower pixel-per-inch rating. Despite this, reviewers found the tablet plenty sharp for everything from drawing to reading to watching movies.

The 7500mAh also helps to keep battery life on par with the smaller model. Reviewers had no trouble reaching a full day on a single charge. However, even with Quick Charge through the USB Type-C charger, expect full charges to take some time to complete. 

Audio on the M5 10 receives a slight upgrade as well with the addition of two more Harman Kardon tuned speakers -- bringing to total to four.

Lastly, if you opt for the M5 10 Pro model, you’ll find a fine-tipped active stylus included with the kit. Some regions also have access to keyboard dock accessory with the Pro.

Reviews on the stylus are excellent. The automatic palm canceling and lightweight design made it easy to sketch or take notes. 

The keyboard received mixed reviews. While most loved the added protection it offers and found the keyboard itself adequate for typing and regular use, most found the track pad was hard to use and found the keyboard a bit flimsy.

For more details on performance, design, and other considerations, check out the full review summary for the Huawei MediaPad M5 8 .

Operating system
Operating system
2.1 GHz
2.1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP, f/2.2
13+ MP, f/2.2
7500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

Huawei has a contender with the M5 Pro, thanks to the tablet's great battery life, nice display and good performance. For much more battery life, you can get the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus, which also costs $200 less than the M5 Pro. But if you're looking for an Android tablet with solid performance, and if...

- Henry T. Casey, Laptop Mag

Overall, this is a solid device when it comes to hardware. You will have to decide if the software experience fits into your workflow and if your favorite apps are optimized enough for you.

- Alex Hernandez, Techaeris
Android Guys
Android Guys

It doesn’t have the most powerful processor, the most ram, storage, or the biggest battery. The software isn’t the cleanest or most feature-packed, but we loved every moment with the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro. From getting some work done to watching way too many Casey Neistat videos on YouTube, it was...

- Matt Adams, Android Guys

The Huawei MediaPad M 5 10.8 Pro is an expensive tablet, which, aside from its digital stylus, varies very little from the significantly cheaper MediaPad M5 10.8

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
Android and Me
Android and Me

Ar $449, the MediaPad M5 Pro isn’t particular cheap. However, it offers one of the most complete Android tablet experiences on the market. The inclusion of the M-Pen in the box is a nice touch for artists and those who like to draw.

- Dima Aryeh, Android and Me

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Screen Size

The Huawei MediaPad M5 10's screen size is 10.8 inches with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution.

2.1 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 960s Octa core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 13+ MP, f/2.2 camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
32/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 7500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 10.8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

MediaPad M5 10 Specs

Release Date June 30, 2018
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960s Octa core 2.1 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 0.40 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure value, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 280 pixels
Size 10.8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 7500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time 2 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 11.7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10.8 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) No
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Champagne Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.87 x 17.18 x 0.73 cm (10.2 x 6.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 498 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro

LTE variant with Nano SIM card slot also available.

The only difference of  Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro from the M5 10 is it comes with M-pen, a 4096 pressure level digital pen that comes with a Type C charger.

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