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Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews of Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and screen also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the camera.

performance, screen, price, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8-inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Huawei Mediapad M5


Huawei's Mediapad M5 could be the Android tablet to face down the $329 iPad—if the price is right.

Sharp, bright screen. Powerful audio. Fast LTE.

Pricier than the iPad, which is the product by which all other non-Windows tablets are measured.

Bottom Line: Huawei's Mediapad M5 could have been the product to face down the $329 iPad, but the larger model costs at least $70 more.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Huawei MediaPad M5 (10.8-inches, LTE) Tablet Review


Chinese luxury. Huawei used to be content with being low-end. However, now it is entering the high-end sector. The MediaPad M5 10.8 is the current top-end tablet from Huawei. Here, the manufacturer shows off its confidence when it comes to the asking...

very responsive ; color-accurate, high-res display ; good cameras ; four loud speakers ; good software ; possibility to make calls ; good input devices ; fast memory ; the tablet does not get hot ; good battery life

not a lot of storage space ; throttles down under load ; no 3.5-mm jack ; case is flexible ; outdated security patches ; slow Wi-Fi and GPS ; preinstalled bloatware

At the beginning of our review, we asked ourselves whether Huawei’s tablet was really worth the price. The answer is: There are a number of highlights that make the tablet appear not so expensive. Plus, the price-to-performance ratio is also very...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

10.8" Huawei MediaPad M5 review: It's like using an iPad but with Android


Android tablets just continue to hang on despite Apple's dominance in the space and the Huawei MediaPad M5 is like an iPad but with Android.

The Huawei MediaPad M5 is really a piece of hardware. Holding an iPad alongside the M5, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell much of a difference in build quality and looks. The biggest factor for many will be the usability and look of Android apps on...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are available now for your bingeing pleasure


Coming in 8.4- and 10.8-inch models, the MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro are primed for watching video.

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Huawei Mediapad M5 10.8 review

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There are many tablet brands that wouldn't mind a slice of the Apple pie, but few manage to crack the magic formula. Huawei is certainly taking a crack with the MediaPad 10.8, an Android tablet that, on paper, looks to be a powerful model that won't...

Feb, 2017

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Not had it long and I am enjoying the product, colours are so crisp and very easy to use.

Mar, 2019

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Great tablet


"Great tablet with outstanding display. The sound does distort somewhat on higher volumes if there is bass involved, but potentially this could be resolved within settings. Super reactive finger print unlock and a private space feature that allows you...

Feb, 2019

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"I love the tablet, it's great for university with its large screen, long battery life and it's lightweight. It's perfect for chilling out with a movie with high definition and powerful speakers. "

Feb, 2019

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Sleek and sharp


"I've needed a new tablet for a while I got a Huawei phone it's great so decided on their tablet to and am definitely not disappointed at all, firstly I never thought it would be so sleek and thin and the next thing to grab my eye is display its 2K so...

Feb, 2019

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Huawei M5


I got this for myself and I'm really impressed with it, the screen and sound quality are seriously good plus its fast on the Internet but it does have its niggly bits, the volume and on/off button are in a awkward place, you can easily catch the finger...

Jan, 2019

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery Capacity:7500
Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.82
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:12
Standby Time:900


Auto focus:Y
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p


Brand color:Space Grey
Certification:CE, WEEE, REACH
Color name:Space Grey
Color of product:Grey
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Grey
RoHS compliance:Y


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:10.8
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:280
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:Mali-G71 MP8
Graphics adapter family:Arm

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM




2G bands (primary SIM):800,1800
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:User
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, File manager, Notes, Recorder
Position location:Y
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Phone Features

Caller ID:Y
Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:Micro-USB
Headphone out:N
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:9
Energy Star certified:Y


Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hisilicon Kirin
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:16
Processor model:960
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor threads:8


Fingerprint reader:Y
Password protection:Y


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android 8.0


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:7.15
Package height:1.71
Package weight:31.3
Package width:10.6