Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Average of 3 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2021
Our review for the Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 in the Philippines shows that it’s a great tablet on its own, though many of the enhancements that HarmonyOS bring give it that extra push especially on the multitasking front. It’s a powerful tablet that has a great screen, though it still has the same familiar problems that plagued their earlier devices. Even though Huawei contends the tablet uses a brand new OS, it still relies on Android apps to do anything useful, and like before if your workflow relies on any app that uses GMS, you should steer clear. This is a shame – the hardware on offer in the MatePad Pro 12.6 is incredibly compelling. Though if you’re willing to put in the work to find equivalents or replacements to the stuff you use on Huawei’s AppGallery and Petal Search Engine, the result is that you get to enjoy one of the best tablets available in the market today. At least, if you have the money for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2021
The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 (2021) truly is a marvel. Anyone who needs a tablet for anything creative would, and should, be desperate to get their hands on one. Unfortunately though, because it runs on Harmony OS 2, you’re very limited in which apps you can download from the Huawei AppGallery. So for a lot of people, it just won’t be right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Nave
Some people favour proper desktop PCs, while others prefer laptops for doing their work. Of course, this depends on a person's requirements and preference. But you don't actually need a Windows or Mac computer to do your work these days. A tablet is just as capable and more portable! Having said that, what tablet should you get to get that would benefit you the most? In cases like this, you'll probably want a flagship model like the HUAWEI MatePad Pro. Not only does it offer powerful hardware but it also has useful features. This time around, we want to discuss 4 ways powerful flagship tablets like the HUAWEI MatePad Pro can boost your productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2021
Source: GSM Arena
The Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 is one easily likable tablet for its attractive design, great OLED screen, fast performance, powerful speakers, incredible battery life and capable HarmonyOS. Huawei is definitely on the right track with the Android-based operating system and has spruced it up with enough features to make it tablet-worthy. M-Pencil works great, too, and if you like drawing, you'll like it how it's done on the MatePad Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
As much as we enjoy Huawei's HarmonyOS software for getting work done, the MatePad Pro's 12.6-inch display and versatility of the added stylus and keyboard, there are a couple of things that'll likely stop people from buying one compared to an Apple iPad. First: it's not readily available at time of writing, so you can't actually buy it. Second: being based on Android means you don't get the same level of apps that an iPad enjoys. Add to that the fact that Huawei's AppGallery still lacks a lot of popular games, and it limits the experience somewhat. However, if what you're after is a tablet to help you get work done, and you're an Office 365 user, or don't mind going down the APK route to install apps like Paper by Dropbox or Slack, then the usability and flexibility of this Huawei tablet as a work machine might just make the compromises worth it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2021
At the accessory level, the touch keyboard and stylus have completed another round of iterations, which makes Huawei the only manufacturer in the tablet market that is still confronting Apple head-on. At present, I believe everyone has heard about the difficulties that Huawei has encountered in recent years from the external environment. Under such a predicament, Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6-inch is still able to achieve more powerful technology and functions than before. HarmonyOS has begun to take shape. Both software and hardware are presented to users with a very high degree of completion, which is very valuable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2021
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 review & unboxing. Also the Smart Magnetic Keyboard & new M-Pencil stylus. OLED 12.6" screen, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Wifi 6 and GPS all powered by the Kirin 9000E and HarmonyOS 2.0.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2021
Huawei has been smart. It’s recognized Android tablets suffer from poor, phone-optimized interfaces that pale when compared to iPadOS. So while the MatePad Pro can’t compete on app support, with some inspired (by Apple and Microsoft) enhancements that transform the Android tab experience, it does something great. Use it more like a Chromebook-style browser-focused device rather than a traditional Android tablet (manageable, given its big screen), and this could be the first Huawei device running Android in over a year that isn't crippled by the app experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2021
Source: Huawei Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 75% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2021
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; great speakers; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2021
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; powerful processor; quick charging; excellent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2021
ARM Mali-G78 MP24: Integrated graphics card based on the 2nd generation of the Valhall architecture. Uses all of the 24 possible clusters. The Mali-G78MP24 is one of the fastest mobile GPUs for Android based phones in 2020.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Kirin 9000: ARM based octa-core SoC with one fast Cortex-A77 core with up to 3.1 GHz, three performance A77 cores at up to 2.5 GHz, and four efficiency Cortex-A55 cores with up to 2 GHz. Integrates a fast Mali-G78 MP24 GPU, a 5G modem and WiFi 6. The performance is in the high end class of Android based SoCs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
82.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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