With the recent release of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the brand has proved it’s here to stay by offering excellent performance and camera power that can easily compete with other major brands in the market.
This year they’ve upped their game with their new line of tablets that’s gotten everyone hyped. Sleek new designs with monstrous performance power are what they aimed for and that’s exactly what they’ve delivered this year.
I’ve had a chance to review and check out these amazing tablets and I’d have to tell you I was really impressed with the product design and built quality.
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Huawei Tablet Review
Huawei Mate 11 Tablet
The Huawei MatePad 11 is a flagship tablet that showcases Huawei’s commitment to delivering a powerful and versatile device for productivity and entertainment. Boasting a sleek design, cutting-edge hardware, and innovative software features, the MatePad 11 aims to provide a compelling tablet experience. In this technical review, we will explore its key features, performance, display, battery life, software, and overall user experience.
Design and Display: The MatePad 11 features a slim and lightweight design, making it comfortable to hold and easy to carry. Its 11-inch IPS LCD display offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, delivering vibrant colors, excellent contrast, and sharp details. The slim bezels enhance the immersive experience, while the 120Hz refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling and responsive touch interactions.
Performance and Hardware: Under the hood, the MatePad 11 packs a punch with Huawei’s Kirin 9000E chipset, offering impressive performance and power efficiency. Combined with 8GB of RAM, multitasking is a breeze, and demanding applications run smoothly. The tablet also provides ample storage with options of 128GB or 256GB, expandable via a microSD card slot. The Kirin 9000E’s integrated Mali-G78 GPU delivers excellent graphics performance, enabling smooth gaming and media playback.
Battery Life: Equipped with a large 7250mAh battery, the MatePad 11 offers extended usage on a single charge. With moderate usage, including web browsing, media consumption, and productivity tasks, the tablet easily lasts a full day. The included 22.5W fast charger efficiently replenishes the battery, minimizing downtime.
Software and Features: The MatePad 11 runs on Huawei’s HarmonyOS, a versatile operating system designed to provide a seamless experience across Huawei’s ecosystem of devices. HarmonyOS offers a range of productivity and multimedia features, including a split-screen mode for multitasking, gesture controls, and Huawei’s AppGallery for accessing a wide range of applications. Additionally, the MatePad 11 supports the Huawei M-Pencil, offering a precise and responsive stylus experience for note-taking, drawing, and creative work.
Connectivity and Audio: The MatePad 11 supports 5G connectivity, ensuring fast and reliable internet access when on the go. It also offers Wi-Fi 6 support for high-speed wireless connections. The tablet features quad speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, providing immersive audio with clear sound reproduction and decent bass.
Camera System: The MatePad 11 features a rear 13-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. While the camera quality is decent for casual photography and video calls, it is not the tablet’s standout feature. The cameras adequately serve their purpose, but they may not match the capabilities of dedicated smartphone cameras.
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8″
Best Tablet for Business Professionals
If you’re looking for a tablet that is a perfect balance of work and play, the New MatePad Pro 10.8” is right for you. It supports a stylus for seamless screen control and navigation on the dashboard. It can be used as a full-fledged laptop all you have to do is connect the external keyboard.
It is an excellent choice for architects and designers as the tablets enable them to create their designs on the go thanks to their accurate magnetic pen. It has a high-quality IPS matrix and DCI-P3 colour standard that makes the display truly stand out.
It has a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera that is perfect for attending video calls and conferences.
An 8 core Huawei Kirin 990 5G processor is the heart of the tablet with 8GB of RAM to run programs flawlessly without a problem.
- Rich 10.8” LCD Display with 16.7 million colours, DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.
- 8 Core HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G processor for smooth performance.
- Latest Android 10.0 OS.
- Internal Memory of 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM.
- Extended Storage of up to 256 GB.
- 8MP Front camera built into the screen and a 13MP rear camera with phase focusing.
- A large 7250 mAh battery offers excellent battery life.
- Supports 5g Network.
- Supports Super Charging.
Huawei MateBook 12″
Best Windows Based Tablet
The Huawei Matebook 12” is the answer to all the hybrid windows based tablets out there especially a worth competitor for the new windows surface. The body of the sleek looking tablet is covered with aluminum casing making it sturdy and stylish. A large 12 inch display is housed in the thin and compact body with a front camera built into the screen giving it a seamless classy feel. A single USB port is provided for data transfer and fast charging.
If you are looking for a tablet that is an affordable option that supports windows with a large screen the Matebook 12” is ideal for you.
- It supports a large 12 inch screen with 2160×1440 pixel HD resolution.
- Intel Core m5 processor for lighting fast processing.
- 126 GB Internal storage.
- 5MP Front camera for video calling and conferencing.
- Single USB Port
- Windows OS.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10.1″
Best for Kids
This lightweight and compact tablet was designed for maximum portability and convenience to use outdoors. It can easily fit into your backpack or handle without taking too much space. It has a Kirin 659 Octa-Core processor with 4GB RAM that puts out decent speed proving to show fast and stable operation. The tablet runs on an android 8.0 platform which goes well with the configuration it has for the affordable price it comes in.
It is perfect for the whole family to use and can be the great educational device for your kids to cast on your smart TV. It provides different login profiles so you can secure all your information is safe from others when they’re using the tab.
- It has a large 10.1 Inch 1920×1200 HD screen.
- A HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor for fast processing.
- 32GB internal storage.
- 8MP rear camera and 8MP front camera for video calling and conferencing.
- Weighs less than 500g
- Android 8.0 platform.
- Fast Charging
Huawei MediaPad T5 10.1″
Best for College Students
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet under 200$ with decent memory and processing speed the MediaPad T5 from Hwawei is worth every penny. It has a stylish plastic body with curved design that houses a large 10.1 inch display. It has a eight core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with 2GB of RAM that goes hand in hand to provide a smooth user experience. 16GB of storage space is provided for basic storage with additional storage from a SD slot.
- Weighs less than 500g with a super sleek body.
- Large 10.1 Inch screen with 1920×1200 pixel HD resolution.
- HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor for fast processing.
- 16GB internal Storage with SD slot for expansion.
- 2GB of RAM.
- 5MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera for video calling and conferencing.
Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo 8.4″
Best Tab for Home Entertainment
The Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo 8.4” was designed keeping all your entertainment needs in mind. It has an eight core Kirin 980 processor that has taken inspiration from the 7-nm process technology. It has 4GB of RAM that supports the Kirin processor to provide super fast processing speeds. A large 128GB internal storage offers enough space to save all your favorite movies and music that can be viewed in HD screen with excellent sound quality thanks to the two Harman Kardon stereo speakers. A 6.100 mAh quick charge battery lasts through the day when you’re out and about and comes to a full charge within mins.
- Super light body and design weighing only 320 g making it light and portable.
- HD 8.4 Inch Screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels.
- Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 high speed processor.
- 4GB RAM provides ample memory.
- 128GB internal storage which is expandable upto 512GB
- 13 MP rear camera with 8MP front camera for video calling and conferencing.
- Comes in multiple vibrant colors.
Huawei MediaPad T3 10″
Most Affordable 10 Inch Tab
This Huawei tablet made it to my list for its affordable price and super large HD display. The outer body is metallic with curved corners giving it a sleek classy look. It houses a Snapdragon 425 processor which is not the fastest for a tablet but does what is expected from it. A low RAM of 2GB is made up for with a crisp vibrant display that keeps you glued to it for hours. A 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera offer good clarity when video calling and conferencing.
- Large 10 Inch IPS HD Display with 1280 x 800 Pixel resolution.
- Snapdragon 425 Processor for steady processing.
- 16GB storage space.
- 5MP Rear camera and 2MP Front.
FAQs about Huawei Tablets
Is Huawei Good For Tablets ?
Yes, One of the main reasons is because they use their own processor, the Kirin series for all their tablets. So the tablet is built around the processor ensuring stable and fast processing unlike other brands who prefer using a qualcomm processor.
Another reason is the built quality, most of the other tabs you see around the same price range have a fiber body that just feels cheap. Huawei Tablets have a metal exterior that offers excellent protection and looks pretty damn cool too.
Does Huawei have a tablet?
Yes, apart from having an excellent series of smartphones, Huawei has a wide range of tablets made to cater to every personality.
The MediaPad series offers unlimited entertainment with HQ displays and ample storage to have all your favorite music and movies.
The Matebook series are for the modern day business professional who is on the go who can create an office anywhere using just this tablet.
They definitely have created many options to choose from, I won’t be surprised if you find something you like from their recent tablets.
Is Huawei MediaPad a phone?
No, But it is one of the most compact tablets with amazing processing speed in the market. It has 8.4 inch which is full HD offering chrisp imaging and vibrant colors. It can definitely do video calls and conferencing with excellent clarity and connectivity. Have a look at #5 on my list for a detailed review.
Which tablet is better, Samsung or Huawei?
When comparing the Samsung Tab A with the MediaPad M6 Turbo, they both performed really well. Samsung Tab A display was definitely more pleasing to watch but the Huawei was less but felt there was a lack of color. Both have super fast processors with ample RAM to support them. I felt the build quality of the Huawei is much more sturdy when compared to the samsung Tab A
It may be because I prefer metallic bodies on devices and the Huawei had an excellent aluminum frame and body.