Hello guys we are again and here’s something you don’t see so much anymore an Android tablet and it’s an interesting tablet from Huawei it’s the media pad m5 because tablets these days in the world of Android either are high-end pretty much only Samsung makes similar the Galaxy Tab s3 to compete with the iPad around $500 or so and then you have a bunch of low-end offerings some of them for kids. I’m not you know the Kindle tablets the very cheap ones there’s not much out there that feels kind of premium but isn’t as expensive as $500 so that’s what Huawei is trying to do with the media pad line which is new for 2018 so fillable is an 8.4-inch Huawei MediaPad m5 full specification tablet and that’s three hundred and nineteen dollars our 10-point 8-inch tablet which is three hundred and fifty-nine dollars and then there is a pro version. Which is ten points eight inches and adds pen support their own particular digital pen technology active pen this does not support the active pen the non-promo. That pro version which does go up against the Samsung Galaxy Tab s three is four hundred and forty-nine dollars it’s got a unibody aluminum casing on is pretty slim it’s pretty light weighs just slightly over one pound for the ten-point eight inch that we have android 8.0 Oreo with their EMUI emotion UI 8.0 their overlay enhancements on top. You’ve got 64 gigs of internal storage here. A micro SD card slot to expand it their own here and 960 octa-core processor four gigs of ram so as a media tablet it’s pretty powerful and then it has quad speakers on the top edge as you hold it in landscape and on the bottom edge you’ve got speakers and the sound on this is Huawei MediaPad m5 full specification Harman Kardon audio beats most 15-inch suppose at high-end gaming laptops that we’ve been reviewing lately go figure right what is this about tablets these days having better audio but this does it really fills a room it’s loud and full.
HUAWEI MEDIAPAD M5
Display and Design
We’re going to look at it now so we got a full cheat sheet on screen so you can see all the specs but to sum them up this is an IPS display unlike the Huawei MediaPad m5 review more expensive Samsung Galaxy Tab s 3 it is not an AMOLED display nor does it have high-end in terms of color gamut as the more expensive iPad pro models which is fair given its price tag it’s the usual for Android tablets 16 by 10 aspect ratio 2560 by 1600 resolution. The pen the active pen which is the Huawei in pen is only supported in the m5 pro model it’s not going to work with the model that we have which is the not pro model I’m not sure what that pen technology is, to be honest but it supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity if you do go with the pro model it sounds like it’s probably pretty decent Huawei is proud of their clary view 5.0 display optimization software it’s certainly what Samsung does an HTC has done it just looks at the content on screen if you’re watching a video it’s probably going to warm it up and up the contrast a little bit. If you’re reading is probably going to warm up the screen if you’re looking at photos it’s probably going to have strong colors and more contrast than that sort of thing it’s pretty subtle I really can’t say that it makes a huge difference Huawei MediaPad m5 review it does have a fingerprint scanner on the front bezel which is fine that’s nice enough to have it works pretty well in landscape and portrait orientations when you train it you hold it in portrait orientation but it knows if you’ve already registered that finger even in landscape can tree register it again.
Actually, works pretty well the fingerprint scanner button by the way is right over here and it will wake the device up and it will scan your finger very quickly my knee this button does pretty much nothing else there’s a septic feedback here to let you know when you touch it but it does not function as a home button you have your usual on-screen there pretty faint and hard to see here buttons for basic navigation the controls on this the placements not so awesome. I hate to say if you’re holding it in portrait mode which since these are not humongous tablets you might do say you’re reading books or something they’re looking at web pages and you just might then the controls are on the bottom edge in portrait mode unless you use it upside down with Huawei MediaPad m5 review the fingerprint scanner up top. Yeah there’s also no headphone jack this is this thing has a nice 32-bit audio deck inside it’s a K4376 for those of you who are following such things audio DAC but it comes with a little dongle adapter so you can plug it into the USB C port to adapt it to headphones for a ton of the size you think there’d be room for it.
Hardware and Performance
I don’t know why they’re doing that too bad it’s dual-band Wi-Fi 802 11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2 and it has a GPS in the United States there’s currently Huawei MediaPad m5 price amazon no four Elite models offered by the way in the united states you can get a new egg in amazon you can still buy Kwame products in the united states despite the US government’s meddling with that lately overseas. I believe there is a 4G LTE model that is available in terms of build quality and looks the 2.5 d slightly curved on the edge display glass looks quite nice and it’s reflective of course is glossy and supports touch but it’s not overly mirror-like and the back the aluminum which they called Space Gray copying apple nomenclature there it’s a very nice-looking tablet it feels good in the hand if you go with the promo by the way it’s champagne colored instead. It has a Pogo pin connector on the bottom that’s a thing to do these days in case you want to get their accessory keyboard which is also it’s really a keyboard case sort of thing you could use a Bluetooth keyboard if you want it as well so this is where the micro SD card slot is located looks like a sim carrier slot it is just for a micro SD card slot on our US Wi-Fi only model and they give you a little pokey tool in the box right Huawei MediaPad m5 price amazon here in terms of benchmark the Kirin 960 does pretty well it’s an octa-core CPU so you got four high-powered cores four low powered cores in it.
Competes well so it’s not quite Snapdragon 835 it in all tests but it does a good enough job experientially I know it’s just a teeny bit of lag here and there and I suspect that has more to do with the software load on top of it than it does what the processor itself the current processors are pretty solid so it’s certainly strong enough to play high Huawei MediaPad m5 price amazon resolution video to play games on that sort of thing you see me playing Need for Speed No Limits. Which is a pretty demanding game and it plays it flawlessly so it’s good in that respect the 8.4 inch model has a 5100 milliamp battery and the 10.8 inch has a 75 hundred million of battery those are high-capacity batteries with tablets these days really the concern isn’t about battery life they all have ample batteries and most of us don’t tend to use tablets as heavily throughout a date as we do phones I don’t think there’s going to be any way to kill this in a day unless you really aren’t doing certainly playing Need for Speed or Pub G for hours on end the battery life is good it supports quick charging. And this one is coming with the USB sea-based charger in the box and they claimed 2.9-hour charge time to fully charge from empty the 10.8-inch model and the 8.4 -inch model since as a smaller battery even quicker around two hours.
So, in terms of the software that’s on here Huawei MediaPad m5 price in us their user interface enhancements aren’t too bad anymore they just be a little bit overbearing you can switch to the normal app drawer view with the desktop which is what I’ve done here the apps kill alphabetical shortcut thing here so the benchmark programs and the Need for Speed. I put on here the other thing is they’ve added there’s not too much junk we’re on here though Huawei MediaPad m5 price in us you’ve got Amazon shopping you’ve got (booking.com). They have their own file manager or a link to their support site right here Kids Korner a voice recorder all in all it’s fine they have WPS office pre-loaded and just in case you want to use this for business and you’ve got a theming engine which is pretty basic on ISM not too much that’s been done to the user interface and they Huawei MediaPad m5 price in us tell you about right here you can see that on tutu is sucking battery life.
Which it always does and this is the rest of your controls right here fairly normal looking things not a lot of heavy-duty customization still Android is that wildly customized you to work on tablets I have to say so what you’re looking at here is pretty much as the stretch that big screen experience that you’d have on a phone camera um this is 13 megapixel on the rear with an F 2.2 lens in is 8 megapixel in the front also with an F 2.2 means it uses phase detection best tablet in 20018 autofocus for the back. You’ve got tap to focus if you want to use that if you want to get to the settings you swipe over here you’ve got panorama Pro photo mode which gives you some manual controls that sort of thing it’s white back and if you swipe this way you got access to wear settings including your resolution this can actually shoot 4k video at 30 frames per second and outdoors it’s not too bad an extremely well-lit environments inside photos and videos look pretty poor the selfie pictures are not too bad at all by default they’re using that kind of beauty face things. So I’ve been kind of given plastic surgery here but maybe that’s not such a bad thing the indoor shots though if you don’t have good lighting it’s not too bad with some moderate life you can see it’s become a well kind of best tablet in 20018 watercolor II and blue and the videos just get even worse here the amount of noise and pixelization that we see over here is pretty bad so stick to good lighting with this.
It’s not too bad if you do use this outdoors photography the IPS display is pretty bright actually it’s bright enough to see outdoors on a reason my sunny day so that’s the Huawei media pad m5 again obviously the 10.8-inch model here it is available in the smaller size if you want to be bet it’s a nice enough tablet and the price is fair for what you get. I think there is space for that kind of in-between it’s fairly premium it’s pretty nice but it’s not $500 right you know for those of you who want something that’s not old cheeseball and me the upper screen or something like that it’s pretty decent outside of the United States you might even be able to get Huawei MediaPad m5 specs with 4G LTE, not in the United States so currently only Wi-Fi models are available. It’s not that at all the question is how many people are still leaving for Android tablets you’re the better judge of that because you’re the ones watching this and thinking about buying it maybe.