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Huawei MediaPad M3

Huawei MediaPad M3
alaScore 94

126 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Huawei MediaPad M3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are overall positive. The size and screen also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the camera.

performance, screen, size, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MediaPad M3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Huawei MediaPad M3 review


The Huawei MediaPad M3 is like a louder, more affordable Apple iPad Mini 4, that runs Android.

The Huawei MediaPad M3 has a stylish and sturdy aluminum design. The HD screen is sharp and the fingerprint sensor is fast. It has dual Harman-Kardon speakers that are crazy-loud.

Audio sounds tinny at maximum volume.

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is the best small and stylish Android alternative to the Apple iPad Mini 4.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Huawei Mediapad M3


Huawei's Mediapad M3 looks like a good Android tablet for digital media consumption.

Slim and light design. Sharp, clear screen. LTE enabled.

Functionality for U.S. model is still a bit up in the air.

Comparisons and Conclusions Huawei hasn't announced a U.S. price or release date for the Mediapad M3, and price is going to matter a lot here. With its sharp screen and light, single-handed form factor, the M3 looks like an excellent tablet for reading...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review


Evolution. The successor to the MediaPad M2 of 2015 is finally here: please welcome the MediaPad M3. The new model may have almost identical measurements to the predecessor, but it is equipped with a larger, higher resolution panel, a stronger...

decent workmanship, sturdy metal case, microSD slot, USB OTG functionality, high-resolution, bright display, practical fingerprint reader, good stereo speakers, low heat emissions, great browser performance, protective display foil included

GPU is overburdened when running demanding games, only Micro USB 2.0 available, no LED flash, no headset in delivery, no NFC

The Huawei MediaPad M2 was a reliable device with a few weak points. The manufacturer has continued on this path and built a new generation on the reliable foundations of the predecessor. With its sturdy metal case and nice speakers, this handy tablet...

Expert review by : Joe M. (

Huawei MediaPad M3 Review


Although tablets may not have had that big of a year in 2016 when compared to years past, plenty of really solid options were still released. Apple introduced a 9.7-inch model of the iPad Pro, Amazon refreshed the Fire HD 8, and Asus kicked out some...

Thin and lightweight ; Sturdy and refined design ; Gorgeous 2K display ; microSD card support up to 128GB ; Solid audio setup for both external speakers and wired headphones

Processor feels poorly optimized for a lot of tasks ; EMUI 4.1 is one of the worst Android skins out there ; Throwaway cameras ; microUSB rather than USB Type-C

With all of that said, what’s the final word on the Huawei MediaPad M3?

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Huawei MediaPad M3 Review and Ratings


Huawei's flagship compact Android tablet sports a stunning 8.4-inch screen and excellent speakers, along with Apple-like design and build quality. Our main quibble is with the battery life.

Superior screen ; Powerful speakers for a small tablet ; Premium feel ; Solid performance

Battery life could be better ; Power button is too easy to hit by mistake

Aside from its should-be-better battery life and a power button that's

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Huawei MediaPad M3


Tablets are a luxury. With phones getting bigger and laptops getting thinner, that in-between device Steve Jobs said would be the future of the computer could be seen as becoming slightly redundant.

Sep, 2016

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Huawei MediaPad M3 review


Huawei throws stainless steel and stereo sound at its best compact tablet yet

Small, stylish and well-built ; Powerful enough for all sorts of streaming and multimedia ; Battery life is pretty decent

Not a tablet for gamers ; EMUI isn’t for everyone ; Camera quality is pretty basic

Superior sound and refined styling makes this as close as you can get to an iPad Mini that’s running Android, even if overall performance falls a bit short.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Huawei MediaPad M3 review: An unfussy Android media tablet


The tablet market has stumbled. From everyone offering a tablet - in Windows, Android, iOS - things have dwindled. Even Apple's iPad has slowed in pace. There's a lot to like about the Huawei MediaPad M3. It is as much as you might want from a tablet...

Great design and build quality, minimal fuss, good audio performance, good bundled AKG headphones, fingerprint scanner is smart

Display viewing angles a little limited, doesn't add a huge amount to the mix where some rivals do

There's a lot to like about the Huawei MediaPad M3. It is as much as you might want from a tablet designed to entertain you, a great portal for your browsing, your movies and your gaming. It offers the performance that will satisfy many and avoids the...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0 review


An okay slate with a crucial flaw

Sharp screen ; Super-loud stereo speakers ; Slim, light and fancy aluminium shell

Poor gaming performance with some titles ; Pedestrian rear camera

Once again Huawei has produced a tablet that promises much but fails to fully deliver. The MediaPad M3 looks good, has great speakers and performs well in everyday use, but keen gamers will want to give it a wide berth.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Breen (

Huawei MediaPad M3 review: Still the 8in tablet king?


Huawei's MediaPad M3 tablet is miles ahead of its predecessors, even if it was rather pricey at launch

The 8.4in screen is the big highlight, and if you excuse the slight dip in gaming prowess, the Kirin 950’s sheer processing oomph knocks its rivals for six. Battery life also takes a bit of a hit as a result, but if you want a powerful, compact,...

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:5100
Battery performance:5100
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.82


Auto focus: Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Silver
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:8.4
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel density:359
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Graphics:Mali T880
Graphics adapter:Mali T880
Graphics adapter family:Arm

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:MP3,FLAC,APE,WAV,OGG,MIDI,AAC
Video formats supported:MP4,3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,WEBM


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3, FLAC, APE, WAV, OGG, MIDI, AAC
Electronic compass: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Position location:Y
Video compression format:MP4, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, WEBM
Video formats supported:MP4,3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Headphone out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5


Bus type:FSB
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:376
Processing die size:162
Processor ARK ID:27521
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Presler
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hisilicon Kirin
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:950
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:37.5
Processor threads:2
Tcase:C1 D0=63.4, B1=68.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32


Fingerprint reader:Y


Operating system installed:Android 6.0


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions