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Huawei MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review: An all-rounder without Google

The joy of missing out. The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is affordable but still has quite something to offer. An octa-core SoC, up to 64 GB of storage, 4 speakers and optional extras such as LTE support and a digital input pen make the 10.4-inch tablet a real all-rounder for multimedia, games and surfing the web. Google services are the only thing that is missing to make this package complete.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, T.Hinum (translated by Katherine Bodner),

Huawei has produced a mid-range 10.4-inch tablet with a decent amount of features. Its 2K display, surround sound from 4 speakers and the optional Huawei M-Pencil position the Android on par with equally capable and similarly priced competitors such as the Apple iPad 7 (2019) or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.  

The Huawei tablet is powered by the octa-core SoC Huawei Kirin 810 which supplies it with a fair amount of performance. The MatePad 10.4 comes in two configurations with either 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. 

Huawei MatePad 10.4 (MatePad Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 810 8 x 1.9 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A76/-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
10.4 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, 2K display, IPS touchscreen, IPS, 16.7 million colors, 430 Nits, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB C-to 3.5 mm audio jack adapter, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: color temperature sensor, compass, gravity sensor, Hall sensor, Wireless screen projection, USB-OTG, Huawei Share, Camera2 API limited
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM (Band 2, 3, 5, 8), 3G (Band 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38,40, 41), SAR (body) 1.16 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.35 x 245.2 x 155 ( = 0.29 x 9.65 x 6.1 in)
Battery
7250 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix ultra wide angle, photos with up to 3264 x 2448 pixels, videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix auto focus, flash
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, Keyboard: virtual, modular 10-Watt AC adapter (5W/2A), USB cable (Type A to Type C), adapter for audio Type C (3.5 mm), SIM tool, quick-start guide, warranty information, EMUI 10.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
359 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
10/2020
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Kirin 810, Mali-G52 MP6
460 g7.35 mm10.4"2000x1200
83 %
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
467 g7 mm10.4"2000x1200
79 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
SD 439, Adreno 505
580 g23 mm10.1"1920x1200
85 %
10/2019
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU
483 g7.5 mm10.2"2160x1620
79 %
12/2019
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
504 g9.8 mm10.1"1920x1200

Case - Huawei MatePad 10.4 with slim case

The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is an attractive tablet. Its 7.5 mm case is made of magnesium alloy, which gives it a smart look and feel while also making it very stable. The narrow 7.9-mm bezel further contributes to the elegant exterior of this 10.4-inch tablet. Its four speakers, which are positioned along the short sides, produce a rich sound. Another advantage is its low weight: At 450 g, the MatePad 10.4 feels comfortably light. Some of its competitors weigh quite a bit more than that.

The Huawei tablet comes in a matte "midnight grey" (every configuration). While it is not normally equipped with the digital input pen Huawei M-Pencil, this accessory can be purchased for an extra $100 or so.

Size Comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 504 g1.111 lbs242 mm / 9.53 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 580 g1.279 lbs250.6 mm / 9.87 inch 174.1 mm / 6.85 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 483 g1.065 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 155 mm / 6.1 inch 7.35 mm / 0.2894 inch 460 g1.014 lbs244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 154.3 mm / 6.07 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 467 g1.03 lbs

Connectivity - up to 4/64 GB storage for the MatePad 10.4

Huawei has made two basic configurations of the MatePad 10.4 available: Our test unit with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage or a version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. In both cases, the buyer can decide whether or not they would like to complement the Wi-Fi module with LTE capabilities.

Our test unit only had around 17.2 GB of the initial 32 GB of storage available after a factory reset / the initial setup. Fortunately, storage capacity can be expanded by up to 512 GB via a microSD card, which should be enough to last you quite a while for multimedia content. App data cannot be stored on the microSD card, however. 

The USB-OTG compatible USB C port runs at USB 2.0 speeds and serves as an audio jack if you connect the included adapter (USB-C to 3.5 mm).

left: microSD/SIM slot
left: microSD/SIM slot
right: volume rocker
right: volume rocker
top: power button, speakers
top: power button, speakers
bottom: speakers, USB-C 2.0
bottom: speakers, USB-C 2.0

Software - Android 10, EMUI 10, no Google

The MatePad 10.4 uses Android 10 as a base on which Huawei has installed its user interface EMUI 10.1. There are only a few minor differences between EMUI and the standard Android setup, which should make the tablet easy to use even if you don't know the interface. The Android security patches were dated August 1st at the time of testing (mid-September) which is still fairly up-to-date.

As Huawei has been hit by US sanctions, their current smartphones and tablets cannot make use of the Google universe. This means that the MatePad 10.4 cannot use the Google Play Store nor other Google services such as YouTube, Gmail and Maps. Unfortunately, this also means that the MatePad 10.4 does not have a DRM Widevine L1 certification, which is unfortunate for a multimedia tablet as this means that it cannot display streams in HD quality (e.g. from Netflix).   

Huawei has provided its own app store, App Gallery, to replace Google Play. However, the store still lacks a lot of apps that are available from the top dog Google. Huawei is doing their best to close these gaps. One way they are trying to make up for the missing Google store is the App Petal Search function, which is accessible from the search bar on the home screen and searches for apps in the App Gallery but also in third-party app stores such as APKPure or APKGK. However, installing apps from these unofficial sources does represent a security risk.

Communication and GPS - precise positioning outdoors

The LTE version of the MatePad 10.4 can also be used for surfing without a Wi-Fi hotspot and covers a fairly wide range of 4G frequencies, which means that reception should be no issue at least within Europe. While the manufacturer does not give any information on LTE speeds, the LTE modem integrated into the Kirin 810 SoC generally supports maximum downloads / uploads of 1400 MBit/s / 200 MBit/s, which is quite good. 

Apart from Bluetooth 5.1, the MatePad 10.4 also uses Wi-Fi 5 for short distance communication, although we are not particularly impressed by its performance. The tablet only managed a meagre 56.5 MBit/s when receiving in our test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router. This is not as fast as our other comparison devices. Sending speeds are normal with an average of 264 MBit/s. Only the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) offers even faster speeds in this direction.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
613 (300min - 633max) MBit/s ∼100% +985%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
321 (302min - 327max) MBit/s ∼52% +468%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
225 (43min - 264max) MBit/s ∼37% +298%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (100min - 233max) MBit/s ∼27% +190%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56.5 (48min - 74max) MBit/s ∼9%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 32 GB eMMC Flash
299 (279min - 310max) MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 32 GB eMMC Flash
264 (204min - 332max) MBit/s ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
231 (114min - 380max) MBit/s ∼77% -12%
Apple iPad 7 2019
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
229 (160min - 286max) MBit/s ∼77% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
223 (143min - 310max) MBit/s ∼75% -16%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø56.2 (48-74)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø264 (204-332)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The MatePad 10.4 uses the satellite navigation systems GPS Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou for positioning. The tablet was not able to identify our position indoors, even after giving it a fair amount of time. While you will need some patience, the tablet was finally able to locate our position within 4 meters after around 15 seconds outdoors.

Once the MatePad 10.4 has identified its position, it tracks subsequent movements precisely, which was confirmed by the result of our short bicycle test. The tablet does a surprisingly good job compared to the professional navigation system Garmin Edge 500 and does not seem to do any worse at guiding us to our destination.

Huawei MatePad 10.4: overview
Huawei MatePad 10.4: overview
Huawei MatePad 10.4: lake
Huawei MatePad 10.4: lake
Huawei MatePad 10.4: turning point
Huawei MatePad 10.4: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: overview
Garmin Edge 500: overview
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: lake
Garmin Edge 500: turning point
Garmin Edge 500: turning point

Cameras- surprisingly good 8-MP lens

We usually don't expect tablets to provide as good a camera as smartphones do. The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has not let this pass as an excuse to provide a subpar experience. The manufacturer has actually managed to create a fairly decent camera for tablet standards. The photos taken with the tablet's 8-MP lens can have up to 3264 x 2448 pixels while videos can be recorded at up to 1080p and 30 images per second.

The main camera really comes into its own in natural daylight (Scenes 1 and 2). It can capture vivid pictures with balanced colors in these lighting conditions, albeit details not being very sharp. This becomes particularly visible in scene 3: At 5x zoom, you'll need to do quite a bit of guesswork to realize that those are coffee tables on the castle terrace. But the quality is definitely sufficient for occasional snapshots. 

You might want to avoid taking photos with the tablet at night or in bad lighting conditions, as the pictures do not come out nicely but rather look like a muddle of pixels with a lot of image noise.

Picture taken with the selfie camera with background effects activated
Picture taken with the selfie camera with background effects activated
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Tageslicht-Szene 1Tageslicht-Szene 25-facher ZoomLowlight

The MatePad 10.4 provides the same performance under controlled lighting as it does in everyday situations. In bad lighting conditions, which is simulated at 1 Lux in the top test chart, the tablet seemingly cannot display colors at all. The difference to the image taken under ideal lighting conditions is enormous. Here, the MatePad 10.4 doesn't seem to have any issues displaying colors precisely. It also does a good job at displaying the test chart. 

ColorChecker
29.9 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
49 ∆E
37.7 ∆E
76.6 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
53 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad 10.4: 47.35 ∆E min: 14.02 - max: 92.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
1 ∆E
9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad 10.4: 6.27 ∆E min: 0.98 - max: 11.15 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - 10-Watt AC adapter included

The MatePad 10.4 comes with a modular 10-Watt AC adapter (5W/2A), a USB cable (Type A to Type C), a Type C audio adapter cable (3.5 mm), a SIM tool, a quick start guide and warranty information. Optional accessories are the digital input pen Huawei M-Pencil and the keyboard dock Huawei Smart Keyboard.

Huawei offers 24 months warranty for its MatePad 10.4. 

Input Devices & Handling - 4 microphones for video telephony

The octa-core SoC Kirin 810 gives the MatePad 10.4 plenty of power. During testing we never got the impression that the tablet was overloaded by any application, whether we were browsing the web, playing multimedia content, navigating the EMUI interface or installing and starting apps. The MatePad 10.4 always responded quickly and reliably to inputs. 

The tablet does not feature a fingerprint sensor. However, you can use the (not particularly safe) 2D face scan for biometric identification, which works quickly and reliably. Thanks to the function that corrects bad lighting, this feature works surprisingly well even in bad lighting. The tablet can also be unlocked by PIN and pattern or via the smart unlock feature. If you have a Bluetooth device, a fitness watch, for example, connected to your tablet, you can unlock the device from there without further confirmation. 

The MatePad 10.4 is well-equipped for video telephony with its 4-speaker and 4-microphone system that includes noise cancelling. If you activate "FollowCam" in the Android accessibility settings, the selfie camera follows movements automatically, so that the user always remains in focus and at the center of the image.

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display - bright 2K display without PWM

Subpixel
Subpixel

The 10.4-inch IPS display of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 offers the 2K resolution that is typical for mid-range tablets (2000 x 1200 pixels). This ensures a sharp image. The display brightness reaches an average of 472 cd/m² and a maximum of 511 cd/m² on white background, which again is similar to what the competition has to offer.  

If you repeat the luminosity measurement with evenly distributed light and dark image areas (APL50), the brightness increases to a maximum of 502 cd/m². The maximum without brightness sensor is 508 cd/m². The MatePad 10.4 does not use pulse-width modulation to modify display brightness, which sensitive users will be pleased to hear. 

504
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 511 cd/m² Average: 472.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.45 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 511 cd/m²
Contrast: 964:1 (Black: 0.53 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 6.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
96.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
Huawei MatePad 10.4
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
TFT, 2000x1200, 10.4
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Apple iPad 7 2019
IPS, 2160x1620, 10.2
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Screen
15%
17%
33%
8%
Brightness middle
511
503
-2%
392
-23%
499
-2%
449
-12%
Brightness
472
477
1%
359
-24%
470
0%
425
-10%
Brightness Distribution
85
91
7%
88
4%
87
2%
89
5%
Black Level *
0.53
0.29
45%
0.36
32%
0.49
8%
0.6
-13%
Contrast
964
1734
80%
1089
13%
1018
6%
748
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.6
4.4
4%
2.7
41%
0.97
79%
3.1
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.3
10.4
-1%
5.4
48%
1.98
81%
6.4
38%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.5
7.5
-15%
3.8
42%
0.9
86%
3.8
42%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.19 100%
2.24 98%
2.135 103%
2.09 105%
CCT
7553 86%
7700 84%
7276 89%
6571 99%
7202 90%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9588 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The only image parameter that can be adjusted by the user is color temperature. This is not necessary, however, as the color temperature is already fine in the standard preset, despite being slightly too high at 7553 K, which means that images look slightly cooler and a bit more blue.  

Color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
Color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Color space (target color space sRGB)
Grayscales (target color space sRGB)
Grayscales (target color space sRGB)
Saturation (target color space sRGB)
Saturation (target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
21.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 28 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 25.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Its high luminosity makes the MatePad 10.4 suitable for outdoor use. Due to the reflective display, however, we would recommend finding a shady spot for best readability. That said, you can still read the display fairly well even in direct sunlight.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (shade)
Outdoor use (shade)

Viewing angle stability is very good, as we would expect from an IPS panel. Only very wide - and therefore unrealistic - viewing angles might cause colors to fade or content to appear slightly darker than usual.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Huawei Kirin 810 steams ahead

The MatePad 10.4 is equipped with a mid-range SoC from Huawei itself - the Kirin 810. This CPU uses two fast ARM Cortex A76 cores that clock at up to 2.27 GHz as well as six A55 cores with a maximum clock rate of 1.88 GHz. The graphics department is taken care of by the six-core GPU ARM Mali-G52 MP6.

The Huawei MatePad 10.4 can beat its Android competition in the synthetic benchmarks and positions itself as one of the fastest mid-range tablets available. Only the Apple iPad 7 (2019) shows that there is still room for improvement in the GFXBench.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (623 - 4654, n=4)
2438 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1081 Points ∼1%
OpenCL Score 5.1
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810
2493 Points ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (138 - 5353, n=5)
2292 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1477 Points ∼1%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (498 - 4712, n=22)
2086 Points ∼17% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (1890 - 1949, n=2)
1920 Points ∼16% +2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1890 Points ∼15%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1426 Points ∼12% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1207 Points ∼10% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
777 Points ∼48% +31%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 1593, n=22)
635 Points ∼39% +7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (592 - 604, n=2)
598 Points ∼37% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
592 Points ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
345 Points ∼21% -42%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7541 - 9164, n=3)
8133 Points ∼53% +6%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7695 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5518 Points ∼36% -28%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
5056 Points ∼33% -34%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=60)
4914 Points ∼32% -36%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
4412 Points ∼29% -43%
Work performance score
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (9189 - 12070, n=3)
10361 Points ∼52% +13%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
9189 Points ∼46%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6284 Points ∼31% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6154 Points ∼31% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
6144 Points ∼31% -33%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 14982, n=96)
5329 Points ∼27% -42%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2963 Points ∼73%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2737 - 2977, n=3)
2892 Points ∼71% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2567 Points ∼63% -13%
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=20)
2346 Points ∼58% -21%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2122 Points ∼52% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2076 Points ∼51% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2536 Points ∼28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2496 - 2552, n=3)
2528 Points ∼28% 0%
Average of class Tablet (400 - 8768, n=20)
2120 Points ∼23% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1437 Points ∼16% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
955 Points ∼10% -62%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
404 Points ∼4% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2620 Points ∼38%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2541 - 2636, n=3)
2599 Points ∼37% -1%
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=20)
1904 Points ∼27% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1543 Points ∼22% -41%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1110 Points ∼16% -58%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
493 Points ∼7% -81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3501 - 3972, n=3)
3731 Points ∼47% 0%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3720 Points ∼47%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2966 Points ∼37% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2280 Points ∼29% -39%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=62)
1961 Points ∼25% -47%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1621 Points ∼20% -56%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1524 Points ∼19% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
3800 Points ∼31% +36%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2798 Points ∼23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2328 - 2798, n=3)
2626 Points ∼22% -6%
Average of class Tablet (99 - 12112, n=62)
2184 Points ∼18% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1528 Points ∼13% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
986 Points ∼8% -65%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
418 Points ∼3% -85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2961 Points ∼35%
Apple iPad 7 2019
2854 Points ∼34% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2515 - 2961, n=3)
2810 Points ∼34% -5%
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7701, n=62)
1867 Points ∼22% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1649 Points ∼20% -44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1158 Points ∼14% -61%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
501 Points ∼6% -83%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3782 Points ∼66%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3463 - 4003, n=3)
3749 Points ∼65% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2963 Points ∼51% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2283 Points ∼40% -40%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=68)
1839 Points ∼32% -51%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1608 Points ∼28% -57%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1480 Points ∼26% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
6712 Points ∼23% +97%
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=68)
3478 Points ∼12% +2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3406 Points ∼12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3274 - 3488, n=3)
3389 Points ∼12% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2021 Points ∼7% -41%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1455 Points ∼5% -57%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
726 Points ∼3% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPad 7 2019
3759 Points ∼28% +8%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3483 Points ∼26%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3314 - 3591, n=3)
3463 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=68)
2338 Points ∼17% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2074 Points ∼15% -40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1641 Points ∼12% -53%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
827 Points ∼6% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3252 - 3676, n=3)
3440 Points ∼66% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3391 Points ∼65%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2832 Points ∼54% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2178 Points ∼42% -36%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4201, n=78)
1849 Points ∼35% -45%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1586 Points ∼30% -53%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1509 Points ∼29% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
3318 Points ∼35% +22%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2710 Points ∼28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2347 - 2740, n=3)
2599 Points ∼27% -4%
Average of class Tablet (55 - 9612, n=78)
1706 Points ∼18% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1472 Points ∼15% -46%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
990 Points ∼10% -63%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
364 Points ∼4% -87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Huawei MatePad 10.4
2837 Points ∼14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2502 - 2904, n=3)
2748 Points ∼14% -3%
Apple iPad 7 2019
2621 Points ∼13% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1586 Points ∼8% -44%
Average of class Tablet (70 - 7098, n=80)
1545 Points ∼8% -46%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1157 Points ∼6% -59%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
439 Points ∼2% -85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3286 - 3638, n=3)
3433 Points ∼65% +2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3375 Points ∼64%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2818 Points ∼53% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2199 Points ∼42% -35%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4482, n=81)
1732 Points ∼33% -49%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1561 Points ∼30% -54%
Apple iPad 7 2019
1490 Points ∼28% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPad 7 2019
5537 Points ∼33% +66%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3327 Points ∼20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3243 - 3384, n=3)
3318 Points ∼20% 0%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 14283, n=81)
2427 Points ∼15% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2048 Points ∼12% -38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1434 Points ∼9% -57%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
715 Points ∼4% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPad 7 2019
3453 Points ∼31% +3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3252 - 3437, n=3)
3342 Points ∼30% 0%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3338 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2088 Points ∼19% -37%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 9238, n=82)
1908 Points ∼17% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1610 Points ∼14% -52%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
813 Points ∼7% -76%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (18123 - 27654, n=3)
23401 Points ∼27% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
19797 Points ∼23% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
18829 Points ∼22% +4%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
18123 Points ∼21%
Apple iPad 7 2019
15479 Points ∼18% -15%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=175)
14600 Points ∼17% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
12391 Points ∼14% -32%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
65558 Points ∼12% +40%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
46944 Points ∼9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (45182 - 47563, n=3)
46563 Points ∼9% -1%
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=175)
26240 Points ∼5% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
25625 Points ∼5% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19615 Points ∼4% -58%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13385 Points ∼2% -71%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Apple iPad 7 2019
38138 Points ∼16% +10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (34686 - 41003, n=3)
37898 Points ∼15% +9%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
34686 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24052 Points ∼10% -31%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
19435 Points ∼8% -44%
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=176)
19366 Points ∼8% -44%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
13151 Points ∼5% -62%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 7 2019
123.7 fps ∼1% +42%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
87 fps ∼1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (85 - 89, n=3)
87 fps ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
48 fps ∼0% -45%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=197)
38.6 fps ∼0% -56%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
38 fps ∼0% -56%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
23 fps ∼0% -74%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 7 2019
59.5 fps ∼2% +4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (57 - 59, n=3)
57.7 fps ∼2% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
57 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
44 fps ∼1% -23%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
37 fps ∼1% -35%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=201)
24 fps ∼1% -58%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
21 fps ∼1% -63%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad 7 2019
60.4 fps ∼10% +29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (47 - 53, n=3)
49.3 fps ∼8% +5%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
47 fps ∼8%
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=131)
26.5 fps ∼4% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
26 fps ∼4% -45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
20 fps ∼3% -57%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.8 fps ∼2% -79%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (49 - 55, n=3)
52 fps ∼14% +6%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
49 fps ∼13%
Apple iPad 7 2019
41.1 fps ∼11% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
24 fps ∼7% -51%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
21 fps ∼6% -57%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=137)
17.8 fps ∼5% -64%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
9.3 fps ∼3% -81%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
39.3 fps ∼1% +12%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
35 fps ∼1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (33 - 35, n=3)
34 fps ∼1% -3%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=83)
24 fps ∼1% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
16 fps ∼0% -54%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0% -66%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6.4 fps ∼0% -82%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
32 fps ∼1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (30 - 34, n=3)
32 fps ∼1% 0%
Apple iPad 7 2019
25 fps ∼1% -22%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=83)
15.5 fps ∼0% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
14 fps ∼0% -56%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
12 fps ∼0% -62%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
6 fps ∼0% -81%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
13 fps ∼8%
Apple iPad 7 2019
12.3 fps ∼8% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (11 - 13, n=3)
12.3 fps ∼8% -5%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=33)
11.1 fps ∼7% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
5.8 fps ∼4% -55%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
4.3 fps ∼3% -67%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2 fps ∼1% -85%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
10.8 fps ∼4% +38%
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=33)
10.6 fps ∼4% +36%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7.8 fps ∼3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7.7 - 7.9, n=3)
7.8 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
3.6 fps ∼1% -54%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2.6 fps ∼1% -67%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1.2 fps ∼0% -85%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
20 fps ∼10% 0%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
20 fps ∼10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (18 - 21, n=3)
19.7 fps ∼10% -1%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=33)
16.3 fps ∼8% -18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.7 fps ∼5% -51%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼4% -63%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼2% -82%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
29.1 fps ∼5% +32%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=33)
29 fps ∼5% +32%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
22 fps ∼4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (20 - 22, n=3)
21 fps ∼4% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2% -55%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.6 fps ∼1% -65%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.6 fps ∼1% -84%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 7 2019
25.1 fps ∼6% +20%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
21 fps ∼5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (19 - 21, n=3)
20 fps ∼5% -5%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=59)
17.5 fps ∼4% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 fps ∼2% -52%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼2% -65%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.5 fps ∼1% -83%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Huawei MatePad 10.4
19 fps ∼7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (17 - 20, n=3)
18.7 fps ∼7% -2%
Apple iPad 7 2019
17.7 fps ∼7% -7%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=59)
10.7 fps ∼4% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
9.6 fps ∼4% -49%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
7.4 fps ∼3% -61%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
3.4 fps ∼1% -82%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=17)
343517 Points ∼46% +32%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (259370 - 319383, n=3)
291444 Points ∼39% +12%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
259370 Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
177197 Points ∼24% -32%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
99193 Points ∼13% -62%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (1209 - 1267, n=3)
1229 Points ∼60% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
1212 Points ∼60%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
929 Points ∼46% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
816 Points ∼40% -33%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=123)
772 Points ∼38% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (4055 - 4339, n=3)
4211 Points ∼15% +4%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4055 Points ∼14%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=124)
2440 Points ∼8% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
2154 Points ∼7% -47%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1550 Points ∼5% -62%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
995 Points ∼3% -75%
Memory
Huawei MatePad 10.4
4904 Points ∼55%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (4667 - 4904, n=3)
4766 Points ∼54% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
2380 Points ∼27% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
1670 Points ∼19% -66%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=124)
1304 Points ∼15% -73%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1261 Points ∼14% -74%
System
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (6541 - 7178, n=3)
6795 Points ∼41% +4%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
6541 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
4657 Points ∼28% -29%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
3827 Points ∼23% -41%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=124)
2712 Points ∼16% -59%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
2658 Points ∼16% -59%
Overall
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (3543 - 3695, n=3)
3597 Points ∼43% +2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4
3543 Points ∼42%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
1903 Points ∼23% -46%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=123)
1426 Points ∼17% -60%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
1284 Points ∼15% -64%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
637 Points ∼8% -82%

Legend

 
Huawei MatePad 10.4 HiSilicon Kirin 810, ARM Mali-G52 MP6, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Samsung Exynos 9611, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad 7 2019 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 128 GB NVMe
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 Mediatek MT8183, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The MatePad 10.4 also manages to beat some of its Android competition with a wide margin in our browser benchmarks. But again, it doesn't stand much of a chance compared to the Apple iPad 7 (2019). This doesn't really impact the Huawei tablet's browsing experience, however, which is fast and satisfactory.  

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
76.172 Points ∼100% +59%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 167, n=20)
66.9 Points ∼88% +40%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (43.2 - 55.4, n=3)
48.8 Points ∼64% +2%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
47.863 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
27.459 Points ∼36% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
25.621 Points ∼34% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
16.3 Points ∼21% -66%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
172.61 Points ∼100% +103%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
85.137 Points ∼49%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (77.4 - 91.2, n=3)
84.6 Points ∼49% -1%
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 376, n=109)
63.8 Points ∼37% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
50.255 Points ∼29% -41%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
45.743 Points ∼27% -46%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
26.439 Points ∼15% -69%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
111 Points ∼100% +34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (71 - 97, n=3)
83.7 Points ∼75% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
83 Points ∼75%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=43)
74.8 Points ∼67% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
54 Points ∼49% -35%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
52 Points ∼47% -37%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
37 Points ∼33% -55%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
66.4 runs/min ∼100% +37%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 139, n=28)
55 runs/min ∼83% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (47.3 - 53.2, n=3)
49.6 runs/min ∼75% +3%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
48.3 runs/min ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
29.2 runs/min ∼44% -40%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
27.7 runs/min ∼42% -43%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
18.4 runs/min ∼28% -62%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
27900 Points ∼100% +68%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (15947 - 17925, n=3)
16825 Points ∼60% +1%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
16604 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
9415 Points ∼34% -43%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
8665 Points ∼31% -48%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=193)
7803 Points ∼28% -53%
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
4817 Points ∼17% -71%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F (Chrome 79)
9928.9 ms * ∼100% -275%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=205)
8823 ms * ∼89% -233%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 (Silk Browser 75.3.60)
4979.3 ms * ∼50% -88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
4871.7 ms * ∼49% -84%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 810 (2472 - 3731, n=3)
2950 ms * ∼30% -11%
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4.303)
2646.3 ms * ∼27%
Apple iPad 7 2019 (Safari 13)
1115.9 ms * ∼11% +58%

* ... smaller is better

Huawei does not go into detail on what kind of storage device is installed in the MatePad 10.4. The benchmarks show that the device uses an eMMC flash drive, which means that its speeds aren't particularly fast, but not too slow either. The sequential read rate confirms that content loads quickly while the other direction is a little slower but still fast enough.

While the Huawei MatePad 10.4 cannot compete with the read and write rates of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, the performance of its microSD card slot is on par with that of its competitors (reference card: Toshiba Exceria Pro M501). 

Huawei MatePad 10.4Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteLenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705FAmazon Fire HD 10 2019Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
67%
11%
-2%
-28%
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
70.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.31 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
65.44 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
51.96 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-26%
52.3 (3.4 - 87.1, n=169)
-26%
50.4 (14 - 73.8, n=73)
-29%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.42 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
86.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
77.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-5%
71.2 (8.2 - 96.5, n=169)
-13%
68.4 (17.6 - 87.7, n=73)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
81.56
195.78
140%
16.76
-79%
23.28
-71%
19.3 (0.75 - 89.5, n=212)
-76%
11.5 (0.13 - 262, n=224)
-86%
Random Read 4KB
67.76
119.84
77%
64.84
-4%
74.99
11%
41.2 (3.59 - 117, n=212)
-39%
25.9 (1.04 - 230, n=224)
-62%
Sequential Write 256KB
97.2
219.34
126%
238.93
146%
180.1
85%
97.1 (14.8 - 189, n=212)
0%
57 (2.04 - 732, n=224)
-41%
Sequential Read 256KB
286.03
483.72
69%
295.63
3%
266.16
-7%
239 (25.8 - 452, n=212)
-16%
149 (6.75 - 1789, n=224)
-48%

Games - Current games are displayed smoothly on the MatePad 10.4

The MatePad 10.4 does a good job as a gaming tablet. The smooth images are further enhanced by the great performance of the four speakers. Our measurements with Gamebench show that current games such as Asphalt 9:Legends and PUBG Mobile can be played at 30 FPS and high graphic details.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Asphalt 9: Legends; 2.4.7a: Ø29.7 (22-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 0.19.0: Ø29.9 (24-31)

Emissions - Some throttling under load

Temperature

On the surface, the MatePad 10.4 hardly heats up under load and only reaches a maximum surface temperature of 31.4 °C after our one-hour continuous load test. Things look a little different on the inside.

The GFXBench battery test, which renders the same scene 30 times in a row, causes the tablet's performance to drop and then climb back up to maximum regularly after around the 13th round of the demanding Manhattan scenario. This means that the tablet might occasionally not be able to offer its maximum performance due to throttling. However, this is the exception rather than the rule. Performance only fluctuates minimally (i.e. remains high) during the graphically less demanding T-Rex scenario from GFXBench.

GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test T-Rex
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
GFXBench battery test Manhattan
Max. Load
 29 °C
84 F
28.4 °C
83 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 27.9 °C
82 F
29 °C
84 F
30.7 °C
87 F
 
 27 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
31.4 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Average: 29 °C = 84 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.3 °C
79 F
28.3 °C
83 F
26.9 °C
80 F
27 °C
81 F
27.5 °C
82 F
26.4 °C
80 F
26.3 °C
79 F
25.6 °C
78 F
Maximum: 28.3 °C = 83 F
Average: 26.8 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.2 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.9 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

Speakers: Pink Noise
Speakers: Pink Noise

The four speakers that are distributed on the two short sides of the tablet produce a good, strong sound that can reach up to 88.7 dB(A) with balanced mids and highs as well as decent base tones.

Users can connect external speakers or headsets via the included 3.5-mm audio jack adapter or via Bluetooth 5.1. If you connect headphones to the tablet, you can activate the Huawei Histen sound effects in the sound settings to further enhance the sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.540.12527.633.13120.731.3402334.85033.541.56326.833.68020.834.91002239.112518.246.316017.861.920014.761.425015.16531513.469.940012.273.350012.871.563011.573.580011.675.510001277.9125011.479.6160011.378.7200011.978.5250012.477.2315012.573.5400013.175.5500013.577.3630013.177.8800013.973.31000013.171.8125001462.21600013.752.9SPL24.888.7N0.681.3median 13.1median 73.3Delta1.57.131.523.229.322.528.225.123.324.134.327.927.125.718.429.321.834.42139.819.852.517.553.317.156.915.959.614.960.515.662.714.56614.96513.767.914.47014.772.81469.71470.21469.314.567.114.565.214.664.21559.51559.914.861.415.249.926.780.20.846.5median 14.9median 62.71.56.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MatePad 10.4Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MatePad 10.4 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 13% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - XXL battery guarantees very long life

Power Consumption

The MatePad 10.4 has a fairly inconspicuous power consumption pattern. It requires an average of 6 Watt under load and around 4.6 Watt while idling, which is similar to what we measured on the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

Huawei equips its tablet with a 10-Watt AC adapter (5V/2A). This recharges the 7250 mAh battery to 20 percent in about 30 minutes. The battery is loaded to 50 percent in 1.5 hours and 100 percent in just under 4 hours.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.26 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.29 / 4.57 / 4.64 Watt
Load midlight 6.01 / 8.06 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7250 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Power Consumption
-1%
4%
-68%
13%
Idle Minimum *
1.29
1.21
6%
1.28
1%
2.2
-71%
1.14
12%
Idle Average *
4.57
4.24
7%
4.5
2%
6.7
-47%
3.71
19%
Idle Maximum *
4.64
4.34
6%
4.59
1%
8.2
-77%
3.74
19%
Load Average *
6.01
6.99
-16%
5.71
5%
11.3
-88%
5.26
12%
Load Maximum *
8.06
8.79
-9%
6.99
13%
12.5
-55%
7.68
5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The XXL battery guarantees a very long battery life for the MatePad 10.4. Our tablet lasted more than six hours even under full load. Our simulated browsing test, during which display brightness is set to 150 cd/m², lasts almost 20 hours while the video test (playing a H.264 video on repeat) also results in an impressive battery life of 16:43 h.

With the exception of the Apple iPad 7 (2019), all other comparison devices manage to achieve a similarly good battery life, albeit not proving quite as much stamina as the MatePad 10.4.   

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 40min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
19h 50min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 43min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 06min
Huawei MatePad 10.4
7250 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
7040 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F
7000 mAh
Apple iPad 7 2019
 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Battery Runtime
-12%
-15%
-33%
-7%
Reader / Idle
2020
2120
5%
2083
3%
1486
-26%
1691
-16%
H.264
1003
950
-5%
919
-8%
802
-20%
1480
48%
WiFi v1.3
1190
792
-33%
795
-33%
707
-41%
950
-20%
Load
366
309
-16%
288
-21%
196
-46%
228
-38%

Pros

+ Smart, stable case
+ good camera in daylight
+ bright IPS display
+ no PWM flickering
+ fast SoC
+ good Surround sound
+ very long battery life

Cons

- no Google services
- no DRM Widevine L1
- meagre WiFi performance when receiving
- no fingerprint reader

Verdict - a well rounded tablet with a few compromises

Review: Huawei MatePad 10.4 LTE. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
Review: Huawei MatePad 10.4 LTE. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is an attractive mid-range tablet with a good set of features that is available at a fair price. Its octa-core SoC Kirin 810 is not just fast enough for all everyday applications including browsing the web and consuming multimedia, it can also display current games smoothly.

Good performance, great features, but no Google services. The smart-looking Huawei MatePad 10.4 does a good job in all but its apps section.

Aside from its good connectivity features including 4 speakers, 4 microphones and a bright IPS display with 2K resolution, the MatePad 10.4 scores a lot of points with its strong battery.

We really should clearly recommend the Huawei MatePad 10.4 - after all, it can easily keep up with its strong competitors such as the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab YT-X705F or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. However, the missing Google services and DRM Widevine L1 certification do take away some of its shine. If you want to avoid Google, then this obviously is a great deal. All other potential buyers might be put off by the limited app availability this entails. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, for example, does not have this issue.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 - 09/24/2020 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
84 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
75 / 80 → 93%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
92%
Display
82%
Games Performance
32 / 78 → 41%
Application Performance
68 / 92 → 74%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
84 / 91 → 93%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
75%
85%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Huawei MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review: An all-rounder without Google
Manuel Masiero, 2020-10-13 (Update: 2020-10-13)
Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.