Back in February, a new Android tablet was leaked. It turned out to be the Huawei MediaPad M5 that evoked a sense of déjà vu. Nothing is much special about the design as it will remind you of any tablet you may remember. It looks more similar to the iPad mini or iPad Pro but we can’t say the performance will be as the same. Huawei introduced two models of the MediaPad M5–an 8.4-incher and a 10.8-inch version. Both models come with 2560 × 1600 pixel resolution on the ClariVu IPS LCD display and run on a HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset.
We’re particularly excited about the Huawei MediaPad M5 because of the Harman Kardon speakers. There are two on the smaller version while the bigger model has four. Obviously, we prefer the 10.4-inch model because it offers more convenience. It works with an M-Pen stylus and comes with pogo pins so you can dock the table into a keyboard cover.
The MediaPad M5 runs on EMUI 8.0 UX on top of Android but you can switch to a desktop UI when you attach the keyboard. The tablet features a 2K Ultra Vision 2.5D Glass-Edge display, built-in Harman Kardon-tuned speakers that offer 360-degree surround sound, Kirin 960 processor, and a 10-hour quick-charging 5100mAh battery. You only need two hours to juice up from 0% to 100%. The components are housed in a slim and lightweight metal unibody with a curved and sleek design. The tablet allows a firm grip for convenience and easy portability.
The Huawei ClariVu technology offers a better viewing experience. It’s made possible by intelligent algorithms that can adjust drops in contrast ratio or unclear frames. The High-Res audio is very notable as it allows the consumer an immersive listening experience.
The Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch is now listed on Amazon with a $359.99 price tag. The smaller M5 8.4-inch is more affordable at $319.99. There’s also the M5 Pro 10.8-inch version but is more expensive at $449.99. The tablet is available in Space Gray.
You can now avail of the Huawei MediaPad M5 straight from Amazon. First introduced during the MWC 2018 a few months ago, this Android tablet is definitely built for entertainment with the impressive display and audio performance. It’s also ideal for gaming, thanks to the Kirin chipset that offers fast performance.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Key Specs:
• OS: Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8.0
• Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 960s
• Display: 10.8 inches or 8.4-inches, 2560 x 1600, IPS LCD
• Dimensions: 258.7 x 171.8 x 7.3 mm
• Weight: 498g
• Battery: 5100mAh
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage: 32/64/128 GB
• Cam: 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash (rear)
• Cam: 8 MP (front)
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2
• Others: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Fast battery charging, front fingerprint sensor