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Huawei MediaPad M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Huawei MediaPad M5. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the camera and portability.

performance, screen, usability, design, battery

portability, camera

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

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4


Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Review: Does Huawei's latest media tablet fill the hole left by the Nexus 7, or are you better off with an Amazon Fire tablet?

Bright, sharp screen ; Good size for Nexus 7 lovers ; Android 8.0

Doesn’t stream HD content from Netflix, Prime Video, Google Play Movies ; No headphone jack ; Software basically thinks it’s a big phone ; Lots of pre-installed junk

There’s a 5100mAh cell tucked inside the MediaPad M5 8.4 that has impressed plenty over the past few weeks. Standby times are great – vital for a tablet that is likely to spend much of its time idle – and an hour of streaming Netflix (at SD resolution,...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review


Great screen ; Excellent sound ; Keyboard case adds extra functionality ; Ideally suited to video

Awkward in portrait orientation ; Questionable need to own one

Capable, classy, and cool, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro is a great media companion for the home, but we’re not convinced anyone really needs a tablet now since smartphones are so versatile.

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 : James Peckham (

Huawei MediaPad M5 review


Three new premium Android tablets

Premium design ; Beautifully bold displays

No 3.5mm headphone jacks ; Android still not optimized for tablets

Huawei's new MediaPad M5 devices look to be a new range of premium Android tablets that offer top-end specs, but whether they will be worth picking up depends on pricing.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4: Hands-on


Does the world need a new 8-inch Android tablet? Huawei thinks so, and the MediaPad M5 brings several upgrades compared to the M3. Here's our hands-on review.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (

Huawei MediaPad M5: a breath of fresh air for tablets


Tablets may have been a big trend for a while, but those days are behind us. When it comes to Android tablets, the well-known manufacturers have become very reserved. Huawei, however, is relaunching its MediaPad series at MWC 2018 and is showcasing...

The MediaPad M5 is not a revolution, of course. Huawei hasn't reinvented the tablet market with this device, nor does it have to. The MediaPad M5 is more than a solid and very stylish tablet, in both sizes, and is well suited for all possible purposes....

Expert review by : Ingolf Leschke (

Huawei MediaPad M5 10: Edles Android-8-Tablet im ausführlichen Test


Huawei hat bisher nicht nur edle, sondern auch richtig gute Tablets auf den Markt gebracht. Ob das neue MediaPad M5 mit dem aktuellen Android Oreo genauso viel Lob verdient, zeigt dieser Test.

Sehr hohes Arbeitstempo ; Scharfes, brillantes Display ; Tolle Verarbeitung ; Lange Akkulaufzeit (12:02 Stunden) ; Speicher erweiterbar, LTE an Bord ; Geringes Gewicht, dünne Bauweise ; Ordentliche Kameras, Fingerabdrucksensor

Kopfhöreranschluss fehlt ; Eingebauter Speicher knapp

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Matthias Wellendorf (

Huawei Mediapad M5: Tablet für Entertainment, Peripherie fürs Arbeiten ist optional


Das Mediapad M5 ist ein Tablet, das vor allem Interessenten ansprechen soll, die einen Flachrecher zu Unterhaltungszwecken suchen. Es stehen allerdings auch Tastatur und Stift zur Verfügung um den Funktionsumfang zu erweitern.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Schomberg (

Huawei Mediapad M5 im Test


Das Huawei Mediapad M5 gibt es in zwei Größen: mit 8,4-Zoll- oder mit 10,8-Zoll-Display. Wir haben uns für einen Test die größere Version des Android-Tablets geschnappt und überprüft, ob das neue Mediapad eine taugliche Alternative zum iPad ist.

Schickes Design ; Tolle Verarbeitung ; Hervorragendes Display ; Gutes Gesamtpaket

Kamera enttäuschend ; Akku sollte stärker sein ; Wenig interner Speicher ; Kein Klinkenstecker für Kopfhörer

Das Huawei Mediapad M5 sieht dem iPad sehr ähnlich, doch hält das Android-Tablet auch im Test dem Vergleich mit dem Apple-Gerät stand?

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Knott (

Wer partout kein iPad will ...


Wer Tablet sagt, meint häufig iPad. Wer jedoch aus nachvollziehbaren Gründen im Android-Universum bleiben möchte und ein hochwertiges, starkes Gerät sucht, hat bis auf die Samsung Galaxy Tab-Reihe kaum Alternativen. Das Huawei MediaPad M5 ist eine mehr...

Verarbeitung; Rechenleistung; Display; Klang; Speicherkartenslot

Geringer Basisspeicher; Bloatware

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery Capacity:5100 / 7500
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.82
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 70
Continuous video playback time:10 / 12
Standby time:600 / 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 colour:Space Grey
Certification:CE, WEEE, REACH
Colour of product:Grey
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet / PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate
RoHS compliance:Y


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:21.3 / 27.4
Display glass type:Edge to Edge Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:280 / 359
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


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: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


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

Height :171.8 / 212.6
Package depth:134.5 / 181.5
Package height:43 / 43.5
Package weight:603 / 886
Package width:223 / 270
Weight:310 / 498
Width:124.8 / 258.7