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Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 tablet review – A more affordable iPad Pro?

Budget champion. The MatePad Pro 11 is an affordable premium tablet with stylus support and an AMOLED display. There are a couple of drawbacks, since it is a Huawei device: It comes without Google services and does not support 5G. Does the low price make up for these compromises?
Huawei MatePad Pro 11

Even if only the best is good enough, you should not have to go into debt. Thus, a look at models outside of the Apple cosmos may be worthwhile for readers who are looking to purchase a productivity tablet for work or creative tasks.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is currently one of the cheapest iPad Pro alternatives. Unfortunately, it is only available directly from Huawei instead of many online retailers. Furthermore, the US' technology restrictions significantly limit the Chinese manufacturer.

This is also apparent from the device itself, which consequently comes with certain drawbacks. If you are comfortable with things such as taking a detour to download apps, then there is potential for a bargain here. In this review, we are going to take a closer look at Huawei's tablet.

Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (MatePad Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 274 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 102 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: Audio via USB-C, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.9 x 249.2 x 160.4 ( = 0.23 x 9.81 x 6.31 in)
Battery
8300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 40 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Huawei HarmonyOS
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.8 (camera 1), 8 MP wide angle f/2.2 (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 6 speakers, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, digitizer support, face unlock, fanless
Weight
449 g ( = 15.84 oz / 0.99 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.7 %
12/2022
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
SD 870, Adreno 650
449 g5.9 mm11.00"2560x1600
92.5 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
466 g5.9 mm11.00"2388x1668
90.2 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
507 g6.3 mm11.00"2560x1600
89.1 %
03/2022
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
565 g5.6 mm12.60"2560x1600

Case – Premium Exterior

The significantly slimmer bezels compared to iPad Pro 11 are certainly a stab at Apple. While this may make handling the MatePad Pro more difficult for some users due to accidental inputs on the touchscreen, we did not encounter any such issues.

The back is covered with a metal coating, which gives the tablet sparkling elements for a premium aesthetic. However, it is very susceptible to fingerprints and quite difficult to clean. The round camera module surrounded by metal as well as the metal frame around the edges are very sleek.

Under pressure and when attempting to twist the tablet from the corners, it barely yields for a rigidity that matches the overall premium aspirations of the model. With 449 grams, the MatePad Pro 11 is marginally lighter than Apple's counterpart, while also being slightly easier to handle thanks to its slightly more compact size.

Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Huawei MatePad Pro 11

Size Comparison

285.6 mm / 11.2 in 184.5 mm / 7.26 in 5.6 mm / 0.2205 in 565 g1.246 lbs253.8 mm / 9.99 in 165.3 mm / 6.51 in 6.3 mm / 0.248 in 507 g1.118 lbs249.2 mm / 9.81 in 160.4 mm / 6.31 in 5.9 mm / 0.2323 in 449 g0.99 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 in 178.5 mm / 7.03 in 5.9 mm / 0.2323 in 466 g1.027 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity – Huawei Tablet with one Storage Configuration

The Huawei MatePad is only offered in one storage configuration: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage is available for 650 Euros.

The model name is GOT-W29 and it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Internationally, the model GOT-AL09 with the Snapdragon 888 is also available. The differences are not just limited to the CPU performance, however, since the maximum charging speeds and certain camera features also deviate.

When it comes to the USB port, the Huawei tablet is limted to a maximum transfer speed of 5 Gb/s, whereas the iPad Pro 11 reaches up to 40 Gb/s. There is no integrated NFC module.

Top: Power button, speaker
Top: Power button, speaker
Bottom: Speaker, microphone, USB-C port
Bottom: Speaker, microphone, USB-C port
Right: No connectivity
Right: No connectivity
Left: Microphone, volume rocker
Left: Microphone, volume rocker

Software – HarmonyOS has its Quirks

Even though Huawei's HarmonyOS 3 is its own operating system, it is still very reminscent of Android and even supports the installation of Android apps.

Regardless, it deviates from EMUI, which is based on the open source portion of Android and still used by many Huawei smartphones, in a few areas such as the Health app, which does not allow for direct activity tracking and the Android app compatibility, which tends to be slightly worse overall.

Future native support for professional apps is also questionable. This creates an additional area of uncertainty for professional users.

The security patches date back to July 2022, making them outdated. In order to remain competitive with iPadOS and Android tablets, the manufacturer would have to up the ante.

Users with other Huawei devices can benefit from certain features such as the automatic detection of MateBook or MatePad Pro devices in proximity. This allows for sharing files via shared folders without a wired connection and transferring images, text, and documents from one device to another via the collaboration mode.

Software Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Software Huawei MatePad Pro 11
Software Huawei MatePad Pro 11

Communication and GNSS – No Service

Even though the Snapdragon 870 is a 5G SoC, Huawei would not be able to use the fastest mobile networking standard anyway due to the trade restrictions and thus completely omits cellular connections on the MatePad Pro 11.

Wi-Fi 6 is supported and our test model reaches decent and fairly stable transfer speeds compared to similar tablets. When paired with our Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router, high-end Wi-Fi 6E tablets still outperform the MatePad by significant margins.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
735 (687min - 788max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
719 (644min - 771max) MBit/s -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
715 (339min - 767max) MBit/s -3%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
893 (775min - 941max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
851 (475min - 925max) MBit/s -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
843 (599min - 944max) MBit/s -6%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1802 (884min - 1853max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
949 (941min - 958max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1611 (1577min - 1636max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
943 (903min - 949max) MBit/s
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900Tooltip
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø734 (687-788)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø893 (775-941)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

The tablet at least makes use of its SoC's capabilities when it comes to the good geolocation of the MatePad Pro 11, whereas the Wi-Fi variant of the iPad Pro 11 is unable to connect to satellite networks for locating purposes.

With an accuracy of within 10 meters, the precision is still somewhat low outdoors even after allowing for some time to pass. All major satellite systems are used for geolocation. However, SBAS is not supported.

In our real-world test, which consists of recording a bike ride with our test device and the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch for comparison purposes, the MatePad Pro 11 presents itself as a decently reliable navigation device. That being said, it occasionally places us next to the track. Thus users who require maximum precision are better off with alternatives, although the accuracy is still sufficent for day-to-day use.

Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Overview
Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Overview
Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Turn
Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Turn
Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Bridge
Geolocation Huawei MatePad Pro 11 – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge

Cameras – Decent Pictures Under Good Lighting

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

With a 13-MP main camera and a 8-MP ultrawide camera on the back, the camera setup is very similar to the iPad Pro 11. However, the Huawei tablet does not come with optical image stabilization.

Pictures taken with the main camera are somewhat lacking in terms of light yield, but they are generally sharp and rich in their level of detail.

The autofocus has a hard time focusing in low-light situations even after tapping on a specific area. Furthermore, the dynamic range in dark areas leaves something to be desired. The brightening capabilities of the wide-angle camera are also somewhat insufficient, although the pictures still look decent, provided you do not zoom in too far.

Videos can be recorded at up to 4K and 30 FPS. Both the autofocus and auto brightness work quickly and reliably. For a tablet, the video quality is quite good overall.

Finally, there is also a 16-MP camera on the front. Upon closer inspection, there are some slight sharpness issues.

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.

Hauptkamera BlumeHauptkamera UmgebungHauptkamera Low LightWeitwinkelkamera

We take a closer look at the performance of the main camera under studio lighting: In this scenario, colors are displayed accurately, while the contrast could have been better even under ideal lighting conditions. Furthermore, there is some fuzziness near the edges of text.

At a brightness of 1 lux, discerning the content of pictures becomes a guessing game.

ColorChecker
4.9 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
3 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022: 7.45 ∆E min: 3.03 - max: 14.61 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
52.6 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
42.7 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
64.9 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
79.2 ∆E
69.9 ∆E
51.6 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022: 46.01 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 79.23 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Weak Charger

Although Huawei includes a charger with the tablet, it only supports 22.5-watt charging instead of the full 40 watts. Since Huawei does not currently offer a faster model itself, users who want faster charging will have to use third-party solutions.

There are a couple of interesting, custom accessories available: There is an M-Pencil with 4096 pressure levels that can turn the MatePad Pro into a drawing tablet. Meanwhile, the Smart Magnetic Keyboard is both a cover and a keyboard and almost allows the MatePad Pro 11 to be a laptop replacement when combined with an external mouse.

The standard 12-month limited warranty applies globally, while this period is extended to 24 months in the EU.

Input Devices & Handling – Very Responsive Thanks to 120 Hz

The 120-Hz display is very smooth and responsive when it comes to our inputs.

While there is no fingerprint sensor for biometric security, the tablet can be unlocked via facial recognition. Since there is no dedicated IR sensor for depth information, the system can be fooled more easily. Although the facial recognition works well, it is somewhat lacking in terms of unlock speed.

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

Display – Great OLED Panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 comes with an AMOLED display and a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, matching our expectations for this price category.

While the brightness of the display is slightly lower than on the iPad Pro 11, 573.6 nits on average is still a good result.

Thanks to the underlying OLED technology, the panel is able to switch off individual pixels entirely for true blacks and a theoretically infinite contrast. This results in vivid colors and very deep dark areas.

586
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
572
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
584
cd/m²
569
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
567
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 593 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 573.6 cd/m² Minimum: 1.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 584 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.03 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.159
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 11.00
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
IPS, 2388x1668, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
LCD, 2560x1600, 11.00
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Screen
-16%
-20%
-70%
Brightness middle
584
620
6%
551
-6%
552
-5%
Brightness
574
611
6%
536
-7%
555
-3%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
93
2%
97
7%
Black Level *
0.37
0.6
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.03
1.49
-45%
1.4
-36%
3.43
-233%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.64
3.67
-39%
5.6
-112%
7.25
-175%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
2.3
-28%
1.1
39%
2
-11%
Gamma
2.159 102%
2.211 100%
2.15 102%
2.253 98%
CCT
6744 96%
6849 95%
6621 98%
6417 101%
Contrast
1676
918

* ... 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 detected 409 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 409 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 409 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17744 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

Even though Huawei promises DC dimming with a very high frequency, we measured significant PWM flickering at a frequency of about 409 Hz at very low brightness levels. Thus, we recommend sensitive users to try out the screen in advance at low brightness.

The color accuracy of the display is excellent: Colors are indiscernible from the reference color space with the naked eye in the vast majority of cases. As a result, there is no distracting blue tint and the display is suitable for professionally judging print colors as well as color correction on video footage and pictures.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
1.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6 ms rise
↘ 0.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

The display is well suited to outdoor use, although moving to the shade will become all but necessary on very bright days, since the display is glossy.

The screen content remains discernible even when viewed from extreme angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Sufficient, but Nothing More

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, the MatePad Pro 11 comes with a high-end SoC that offers sufficient performance for daily use and even more demanding tasks.

Of course, users should not expect performance to be similar to the Apple M2: Instead, the performance in benchmarks is roughly half and even less when it comes to graphics.

Depending on the individual use case, users will have to decide whether occasional, prolonged load times during rendering and an experience that is not always entirely smooth is acceptable.

For users who do not consider an Apple tablet to be an option, the MatePad Pro 11 has a lot to offer value-wise.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1892 Points +101%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
1226 Points +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (943 - 1046, n=16)
989 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
955 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
943 Points
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=74, last 2 years)
682 Points -28%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
8491 Points +153%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
3362 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
3269 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (2725 - 4455, n=16)
3245 Points -3%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
3215 Points -4%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8624, n=74, last 2 years)
2435 Points -28%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1257986 Points +86%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
927884 Points +37%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
707685 Points +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (581322 - 716502, n=13)
682849 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
677914 Points
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=55, last 2 years)
462027 Points -32%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
13740 Points +40%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
13565 Points +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (9827 - 16054, n=15)
12937 Points +32%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
9827 Points
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8917 Points -9%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
1585 Points +117%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
1069 Points +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (719 - 844, n=8)
762 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
732 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
732 Points
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1944, n=59, last 2 years)
721 Points -2%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
6908 Points +14%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
6043 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5289 - 6369, n=13)
5926 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
5865 Points -3%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=56, last 2 years)
3675 Points -39%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
10926 Points +6%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
10334 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8463 - 10489, n=13)
9469 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
9124 Points -12%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=56, last 2 years)
6630 Points -36%
Memory
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
7694 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
7365 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5689 - 8167, n=13)
7166 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
6940 Points -10%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=56, last 2 years)
4349 Points -43%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
18998 Points +53%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
12445 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10386 - 12801, n=13)
12016 Points -3%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
11754 Points -6%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=56, last 2 years)
6722 Points -46%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
1581 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1315 - 1791, n=13)
1517 Points +13%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1452 Points +8%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
1348 Points
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=56, last 2 years)
1215 Points -10%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
17904 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (12855 - 18000, n=8)
16424 Points -8%
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=54, last 2 years)
8728 Points -51%

Legend

 
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5328 Points +338%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2205 Points +81%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1225 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1216 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
5137 Points +318%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2287 Points +86%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1230 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
21302 Points +402%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9052 Points +113%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4244 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4199 Points -1%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8630 Points +103%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4243 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4211 Points -1%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps +1%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
697.9 fps +203%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
381 fps +66%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
230 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
226 fps -2%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps +51%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps +3%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
449.5 fps +241%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
209 fps +58%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
118.3 fps +123%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
88 fps +66%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -8%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
277 fps +195%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
146 fps +55%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps +1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
94.5 fps +195%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps +47%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -6%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
171.4 fps +196%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps +43%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
97.3 fps +363%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps +62%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps -5%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
77 fps +250%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
35 fps +59%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
111 fps +236%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps +52%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -3%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
278.6 fps +380%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps +50%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps -2%

The tablet is considerably slower than its competitors in all browser benchmarks. Both Huawei's browser and the Snapdragon 870, which is not exactly the fastest processor for web browsing, likely play a part in producing this result.

In practice, web pages can take some time to load with pictures being displayed after a small delay when scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
220.382 Points +245%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Chrome 101.0.4951.41)
121.695 Points +90%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
108.3 Points +69%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 334, n=66, last 2 years)
96.4 Points +51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 108.3, n=12)
87.7 Points +37%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
63.9 Points
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
223 Points +210%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 315, n=64, last 2 years)
92.5 Points +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (46 - 107, n=4)
79.8 Points +11%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
72 Points
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
342 Points +264%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
155 Points +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Chrome 101.0.4951.41)
155 Points +65%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 430, n=48, last 2 years)
134.4 Points +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (94 - 155, n=13)
127.5 Points +36%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
94 Points
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
363 runs/min +577%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Chrome 101.0.4951.41)
116 runs/min +116%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 572, n=60, last 2 years)
101 runs/min +88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 77, n=12)
67.2 runs/min +25%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
65.5 runs/min +22%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
53.6 runs/min
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
72484 Points +120%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Chrome 101.0.4951.41)
48205 Points +46%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
41256 Points +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 41256, n=13)
33246 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
33003 Points
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105178, n=81, last 2 years)
25897 Points -22%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (319 - 34733, n=67, last 2 years)
3160 ms * -133%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1055 - 1792, n=13)
1401 ms * -3%
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 (Huawei Browser 12.1.3)
1354.5 ms *
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
1055 ms * +22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Chrome 101.0.4951.41)
864.6 ms * +36%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 (Safari 16)
466.8 ms * +66%

* ... smaller is better

The MatePad Pro 11's UFS-3.1 storage is quite fast and reaches good write and read speeds. The tablet appears to handle sequential access substantially better than random access.

Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5GLenovo Tab P12 ProAverage 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
32%
13%
19%
-21%
Sequential Read 256KB
1615
1517.98
-6%
1782
10%
Sequential Write 256KB
730.7
1026.82
41%
758
4%
Random Read 4KB
171.3
263.23
54%
232.5
36%
Random Write 4KB
187.8
256.83
37%
189.2
1%

Gaming – Well Suited to Gaming

The large tablet appears to be a good choice for gaming. However, users will have to move their fingers farther on the large screen compared to smaller screen sizes, depending on the game.

The performance is sufficient for demanding games such as Diablo: Immortal oder PUBG Mobile at UHD settings. With a minimum of 40 and even up to 60 FPS, both games remain playable even at high graphics presets.

We use GameBench to measure the frame rates.

Diablo: Immortal
Diablo: Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.3.0: Ø39.9 (38-41)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.3.0: Ø39.9 (38-41)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; Diablo Immortal; Ultra Mobile Very High; 1.7.0: Ø59.6 (54-61)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; Diablo Immortal; Medium Mobile Low; 1.7.0: Ø59.8 (56-61)

Emissions – Cool and Consistent

Temperatures

The peak hotspot temperature of 43.8 °C under long periods of stress is highly localized. The tablet barely becomes warm to the touch otherwise.

As our 3DMark stress tests show, the tablet is able to maintain its performance level during prolonged use. Although the performance of its high-end compeitor iPad Pro 11 significantly decreases during this test, it still remains above our test model after completing the benchmark.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø84.4 (77.5-118.7)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø40.1 (37.3-50)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.35 (7.34-7.37)
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø28.4 (26.6-34.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø10.9 (10.2-13.4)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø7.3 (7.29-7.33)
Max. Load
 30.3 °C
87 F
41 °C
106 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
34.3 °C
94 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
 29.1 °C
84 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 32.9 °C = 91 F
31.9 °C
89 F
43.8 °C
111 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.7 °C
93 F
35.1 °C
95 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.3 °C
90 F
33.8 °C
93 F
30.5 °C
87 F
Maximum: 43.8 °C = 111 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 19.8 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.8 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Thermal image front
Thermal image front
Thermal image back
Thermal image back

Speakers

Huawei uses a total of 6 speakers, allowing the professional tablet to achieve very linear mids and treble according to our measurements. Even upper base frequencies should be perceivable.

And in practice? Pop music does sound very clear and -  thanks to the large frequency spectrum - rich and captivating. While the sound profile is too thin overall for classical music, it is definitely sufficient for occasionally listening to pieces.

Although external audio devices can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth, users will have to make do with SBC, AAC, and LDAC, since there is no aptX support despite the use of a Qualcomm SoC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.441.92539.137.83131.533.54029.839.35033.444.56326.633.58022.338.310020.546.712515.648.316014.755.120011.457.82501052.63158.855.340096550010.568.963012.269.380014.372.1100011.668.812501269.7160010.267.3200010.467.5250011.169.8315012.762.9400014.464.7500014.268.4630014.770.4800015.669.71000016.567.61250016.565.11600017.358.4SPL25.480.5N0.651.1median 12.7median 67.3Delta2.65.749.348.943.950.537.142.237.943.643.848.131.835.72839.627.95323.557.123.861.119.664.3196917.57415.274.516.877.72179.122.382.518.781.717.380.915.880.715.872.817.464.918.469.820.277.120.377.420.17721.476.621.870.521.369.421.86631.689.91.688median 20.1median 74.52.36.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MatePad Pro 11 2022Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 87% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.4% 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 (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 10% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Energy Consumption – Multiple Days Without Charging

Energy Consumption

The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is fairly economical in terms of consumption: Even under minor stress, the iPad Pro 11 draws significantly more power. Conversely, the Huawei tablet has a higher consumption during under very low and very high loads compared to similar devices.

While the MatePad Pro supports charging at up to 40 watts, the package only includes a 22.5-watt adapter. Due to the large battery, the charge times can increase to up to 3 hours, depending on how much charge the tablet was missing. This value drops to just above 2 hours with a faster charger.

Power Consumption
Idledarkmidlight 1.9 / 2.2 / 3 Watt
Load midlight 7.2 / 12.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
8300 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
8000 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Power Consumption
-48%
-14%
-6%
Idle Minimum *
1.9
1.1
42%
1.19
37%
2.2
-16%
Idle Average *
2.2
6
-173%
4.38
-99%
2.6
-18%
Idle Maximum *
3
6.1
-103%
4.45
-48%
3.2
-7%
Load Average *
7.2
9.1
-26%
7.85
-9%
7.1
1%
Load Maximum *
12.7
10.2
20%
6.67
47%
11.5
9%

* ... smaller is better

Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

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Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022: Ø9.29 (5.81-13.7)

Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

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Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø12.4 (12.1-12.7)
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.8 (2.68-3.12)

Battery Life

The Huawei tablet reaches good runtimes thanks to its fairly massive 8300-mAh battery capacity. It lasts 9 % longer than the iPad Pro 11 with differences becoming particularly pronounced under high loads. This makes sense, since the MatePad Pro's performance is substantially lower.

In our Wi-Fi test, the tablet achieves a runtime of 15:05 hours, which is a decent result. With moderate use, the battery can last for multiple days without charging.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 03min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 05min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 00min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 36min
Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022
8300 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022
7538 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
8000 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Battery Runtime
-9%
-3%
-31%
Reader / Idle
2103
2198
5%
2170
3%
1034
-51%
H.264
1020
941
-8%
831
-19%
892
-13%
WiFi v1.3
905
846
-7%
966
7%
627
-31%
Load
336
256
-24%
331
-1%
236
-30%

Pros

+ sleek, compact case
+ many accessories available
+ accurate and bright display
+ GPS geolocation
+ powerful speakers
+ long battery life

Cons

- no Google services
- dated security patches
- display uses PWM
- slow charging with included adapter
- no aptX support
- facial recognition not very secure
- only one storage configuration

Verdict – Good Value, but not for Everyone

In review: Huawei MatePad Pro 11.
In review: Huawei MatePad Pro 11.

At 650 Euros, the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is a professional tablet that is cheaper than the Apple iPad Pro 11 by at least 400 Euros.

Stylus support, keyboard cover, and good speakers: The Huawei tablet also offers all three. Additionally, the screen is great and may even make the MatePad Pro 11 the better choice for users who prefer AMOLED. Additionally, the Huawei device sports longer runtimes.

In terms of the performance, Apple is the clear winner, of course, and the Huawei model does not offer any options with more storage. Furthermore, while the camera is quite decent for a tablet, Apple delivers a higher-quality result in this category as well.

The main drawbacks of the Huawei MatePad Pro 11 are not directly under Huawei's control. Regardless, the lack of support for Google services and the use of HarmonyOS instead of Android make the Chinese tablet a tough sell, particularly for professional settings: An app not being supported may end up being a dealbreaker for users who rely on certain apps for their job.

Similarly, there is room for improvement when it comes to the frequency of security patches, particularly since Huawei markets the MatePad Pro 11 as a professional device.

The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is a sleek tablet for professionals with good battery life and a great screen. However, certain compatibility issues may dissuade many prospective business customers.

As an ambitious consumer model, the tablet still has a lot to offer including a premium platform and a low price. Even in the Android space, alternatives such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G or the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro tend to be significantly more expensive.

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Price and Availability

The Huawei MatePad Pro 11 is not yet widely available, but expected to become available soon on the manufacturer's online shop and various retailers for around 650 Euros.

Huawei MatePad Pro 11 2022 - 12/14/2022 v7 (old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86 / 98 → 88%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
40 / 70 → 58%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 92%
Battery
90%
Display
91%
Games Performance
64 / 78 → 82%
Application Performance
81 / 92 → 88%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
86 / 91 → 95%
Camera
58 / 85 → 69%
Average
80%
90%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-12-17 (Update: 2024-05-28)