Huawei MediaPad M5 10

8.1/10 AVG.
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8.1/10
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The Huawei MediaPad M5 10 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

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
Android
Processor
2.1 GHz
Screen Size
10.8"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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
Android Police

I recognize that Android tablets aren't for everyone these days, and the market is moving toward Chrome OS, but for those of you who don't want to bother with a different operating system, don't live in a market where Chromebooks are available, or want a smaller and more portable tablet only, the Hu...

- Rita El Khoury, Android Police
PCWorld

Huawei's MediaPad M5 Pro is more than a solid Android tablet, it's a true iPad competitor with a great design, gorgeous screen, and real PC abilities.

- Michael Simon, PCWorld
The Gadgeteer

The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lives up to its name with its large display and Harman Kardon speakers. This tablet is a great device for surfing, and watching videos on your favorite streaming service. The tablet isn’t perfect though due to the issue with using WiFi and Bluetooth at the same time.

- Julie Strietelmeier, The Gadgeteer
trekbible

If you want a little more fire than a Fire Tablet can provide or need to escape Apple's walled garden, the Huawei MediaPad M5 series is about as good as Android tablets get.

- Alison Walsh, trekbible


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Screen Size
10.8"

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

Processor
2.1 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
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.

Battery
7500mAh

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

Overview
Release date June 30, 2018
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960s Octa core 2.1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.40 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
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 (Celluar) No
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 280 pixels
Size 10.8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure value, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments 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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Critic Reviews


Android and Me

One of the most high-end Android tablets on the market

from 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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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Android Police

The best all-around Android tablets you can buy

from Android Police

I recognize that Android tablets aren't for everyone these days, and the market is moving toward Chrome OS, but for those of you who don't want to bother with a different operating system, don't live in a market where Chromebooks are available, or want a smaller and more portable tablet only, the Huawei MediaPad M5 is the way to go.

Read full review

I recognize that Android tablets aren't for everyone these days, and the market is moving toward Chrome OS, but for those of you who don't want to bother with a different operating system, don't live in a market where Chromebooks are available, or want a smaller and more portable tablet only, the Huawei MediaPad M5 is the way to go.

Read full review

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PCWorld

A premium Android tablet takes on the leader

from PCWorld

Huawei's MediaPad M5 Pro is more than a solid Android tablet, it's a true iPad competitor with a great design, gorgeous screen, and real PC abilities.

Read full review

Huawei's MediaPad M5 Pro is more than a solid Android tablet, it's a true iPad competitor with a great design, gorgeous screen, and real PC abilities.

Read full review

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The Gadgeteer

One of the nicest Android tablets

from The Gadgeteer

The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lives up to its name with its large display and Harman Kardon speakers. This tablet is a great device for surfing, and watching videos on your favorite streaming service. The tablet isn’t perfect though due to the issue with using WiFi and Bluetooth at the same time.

Read full review

The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lives up to its name with its large display and Harman Kardon speakers. This tablet is a great device for surfing, and watching videos on your favorite streaming service. The tablet isn’t perfect though due to the issue with using WiFi and Bluetooth at the same time.

Read full review

Less

trekbible

Worth your time

from trekbible

If you want a little more fire than a Fire Tablet can provide or need to escape Apple's walled garden, the Huawei MediaPad M5 series is about as good as Android tablets get.

Read full review

If you want a little more fire than a Fire Tablet can provide or need to escape Apple's walled garden, the Huawei MediaPad M5 series is about as good as Android tablets get.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Good price-to-performance ratio

from Notebookcheck

Because the cameras are pretty good for a tablet and the input devices work very reliably and offer extensive customization options, we can easily give the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 a clear recommendation. Those who do not need LTE functionality can save some money by getting a simple Wi-Fi version.

Read full review

Because the cameras are pretty good for a tablet and the input devices work very reliably and offer extensive customization options, we can easily give the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 a clear recommendation. Those who do not need LTE functionality can save some money by getting a simple Wi-Fi version.

Read full review

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ZDNet

A decent Android tablet, but it's no iPad

from ZDNet

It's a solid Android tablet with integrated LTE and phone calling capability, but it's the same old story of wonky Android software performance that kills my enthusiasm.

Read full review

It's a solid Android tablet with integrated LTE and phone calling capability, but it's the same old story of wonky Android software performance that kills my enthusiasm.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

A good show, just not quite 'pro'

from Pocket-lint

The MediaPad M5 Pro is a tablet that promises a lot, but doesn’t quite deliver on its name. Speaker and button placement is odd, while watching content is hindered due to the screen's outer layer making things fuzzy and apps/software lacking output quality.

Read full review

The MediaPad M5 Pro is a tablet that promises a lot, but doesn’t quite deliver on its name. Speaker and button placement is odd, while watching content is hindered due to the screen's outer layer making things fuzzy and apps/software lacking output quality.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Offers no revolutions

from TrustedReviews

It may not be “Pro” enough for some, but this tablet is fun to use and has a great pressure sensitive stylus.

Read full review

It may not be “Pro” enough for some, but this tablet is fun to use and has a great pressure sensitive stylus.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Great for multimedia and productivity

from Android Authority

If you're looking for some excellent Android tablets, look no further than the MediaPad M5 line. They're well crafted with vibrant displays, long lasting battery life, and excellent speakers making them the perfect companion for both work and play.

Read full review

If you're looking for some excellent Android tablets, look no further than the MediaPad M5 line. They're well crafted with vibrant displays, long lasting battery life, and excellent speakers making them the perfect companion for both work and play.

Read full review

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