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Huawei MatePad SE tablet review - Small price, small battery

Living room sprinter. The Huawei MatePad SE is an inexpensive tablet for home use. The low weight and the metal chassis cannot hide the fact that buyers have to live with the limitations of all current Huawei devices. Our detailed review reveals whether we can still recommend the tablet.
Huawei MatePad SE

Huawei still does not have an easy time in Europe, because the lack of Google services means that you have to be creative if you really want to get all the important apps to work, and sometimes it does not work at all. Nevertheless, the devices remain popular because they often offer a lot for their price.

The MatePad SE is a 10.4-inch tablet that is available for just under 200 Euros. The tablet resembles the MatePad T10S but comes with a Qualcomm processor. Let's see how the MatePad SE performs in our tests.

Huawei MatePad SE (MatePad Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
10.40 inch 15:9, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gravity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 247 x 156.7 ( = 0.31 x 9.72 x 6.17 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Ion, 10 Watt charging
Operating System
Huawei HarmonyOS
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, AF, video@1080p
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
229 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.2 %
01/2023
Huawei MatePad SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
440 g7.9 mm10.40"2000x1200
82.5 %
07/2022
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
465 g7.45 mm10.61"2000x1200
80.9 %
04/2022
Huawei MatePad T10S
Kirin 710A, Mali-G51 MP4
450 g7.85 mm10.10"1920x1200
82.9 %
11/2021
Realme Pad
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
440 g6.9 mm10.40"2000x1200
81 %
02/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
T618, Mali-G52 MP2
508 g6.9 mm10.50"1920x1200

Case - Lightweight metal chassis on the MatePad

For its size, the MatePad SE is a relatively light tablet at 440 grams. The design is similar to the MatePad T10S but the distribution of the ports is different and the color is only dark gray. In addition, the tablet is a bit shorter but wider. The edges around the screen are well-sized so that you can hold the tablet in your hand without unintentionally triggering touchscreen commands and the appearance looks modern at the same time.

In terms of stability, the MatePad SE is on a medium level: the back and screen can be pressed in relatively easily, which is also partly visible in the screen's liquid crystals. Basically, the tablet appears robust, though. The back and the edges are made of one piece of metal, and a plastic strip is inserted at the upper edge for better handling.

Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE
Huawei MatePad SE

Size comparison

251.2 mm / 9.89 inch 158.8 mm / 6.25 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 465 g1.025 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 440 g0.97 lbs246.8 mm / 9.72 inch 161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 508 g1.12 lbs246.1 mm / 9.69 inch 155.9 mm / 6.14 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 440 g0.97 lbs240.2 mm / 9.46 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 7.85 mm / 0.3091 inch 450 g0.992 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Features - Not a storage giant, but with microSD

With its 64 GB of mass storage and 4 GB of RAM, the Huawei tablet is equipped normally for the price range. A larger storage variant is currently not offered in Europe.

As is usually the case with large tablets, NFC is not available and the USB port is only connected internally according to the USB 2.0 standard, so data transfers take longer.

Left: 3.5mm port, speaker
Left: 3.5mm port, speaker
Right: Speaker, USB-C port, microSD slot
Right: Speaker, USB-C port, microSD slot
Top: microphone, standby button, volume rocker
Top: microphone, standby button, volume rocker
Bottom: no connections
Bottom: no connections

microSD card reader

The microSD reader works well with our reference card Angelbird V60 and offers solid write rates in the CPDT benchmark. However, the read rates are characterized by partly big drops. The device is on a class level in the copy test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
49.18 MB/s +150%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
19.7 MB/s
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
17.9 MB/s -9%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
17.2 MB/s -13%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
16.11 MB/s -18%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø36.1 (13.9-54.3)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø42 (31.2-52.8)
Huawei MatePad T10S Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø40.5 (23.8-57.4)
Realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø23.3 (10.1-36.6)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø32.7 (13.3-40.3)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø52.3 (17.2-85.2)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø70.5 (13.8-78.6)
Huawei MatePad T10S Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.1 (44.6-84.2)
Realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø48.5 (19.1-79.2)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.6 (37.9-86.8)

Software - Significant limitations

The Huawei tablet comes with the in-house operating system HarmonyOS 3, which is based on the open-source part of Android and therefore also supports most Android apps, but it has to do without Google services due to trade restrictions. Thus, it is somewhat cumbersome and not entirely safe to get Google software to work due to third-party software.

Nevertheless, the manufacturer manages to use most apps on the tablet with the App Gallery and a comprehensive search. The assortment is good, but not perfect. For example, it is difficult to find an app that tracks routes and exports them as .gpx files. In addition, you have to use third-party providers like Apkpure for many apps, which on the one hand do not always contain the latest version of an app, and on the other hand also already been noticed containing malicious code.

DRM certification is available, so you can watch videos from the major streaming platforms in HD.

Huawei offers a dedicated environment for children with Kids Space, which parents can configure extensively to protect the offspring from harmful content.

The operating system's security patches are from December 2022 and are thus quite up-to-date at the time of testing.

Software Huawei MatePad SE
Software Huawei MatePad SE
Software Huawei MatePad SE

Communication and GNSS - With a locating bug

Internationally, there is also a model with a cellular module. In Europe, only the AGS5-W09 variant is currently available, which only communicates via Wi-Fi. WiFi 5 is the fastest standard. In our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000, the tablet shows typical speeds for the price range and very stable data rates.

The reception is good close to the router as well as at a distance of 10 meters and through 3 walls. The WLAN model does not have a positioning module, so it cannot be used for navigation. The positioning service, which would at least allow an approximate location via the Wi-Fi network, cannot be started on our device due to a strange bug.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
346 (318min - 354max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
350 (270min - 358max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
347 (335min - 351max) MBit/s +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
325 (163min - 328max) MBit/s +5%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
310 (284min - 330max) MBit/s
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
203 (158min - 227max) MBit/s -35%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
365 (352min - 379max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
349 (178min - 357max) MBit/s -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
346 (167min - 354max) MBit/s -5%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
239 (202min - 259max) MBit/s -35%
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Huawei MatePad SE; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø310 (284-330)
Huawei MatePad SE; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø365 (352-379)

Cameras - Very simple sensors

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

As already with the MatePad T10S, the MatePad SE only has very basic camera equipment: a 5-megapixel lens on the back and a 2-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

The pictures of the main camera look quite blurry in parts even without magnification and do not show much detail. They could also be brightened better. The surrounding image also lacks dynamics and looks washed out. The small camera also struggles in low light and high contrasts: the light source is outshined and the picture looks grainy.

Videos can be recorded with a maximum of 1080p. The slow autofocus is noticed negatively here.

Selfies taken with the front-facing camera also look somewhat lacking in detail but can be used in good light and not too high magnification.

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.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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The main camera also has to prove itself in the lab. Even in very good studio light, however, sharpness problems and too little contrast are evident. Hardly anything is recognizable in the pictures at 1 lux illuminance.

The MatePad SE is clearly not intended for taking pictures. The cameras are usable, but overall more of a stopgap.

ColorChecker
26.5 ∆E
21 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
18 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad SE: 18.41 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 27.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.9 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
44 ∆E
63.6 ∆E
53.9 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
66.8 ∆E
65.2 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
77.2 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
88.7 ∆E
70.1 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad SE: 46.7 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 88.66 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Charger included with the MatePad SE

Huawei ships a 10-watt charger, a USB cable, and a SIM tool with the tablet.

The manufacturer offers a matching folio cover for a fair 20 Euros on its website. Otherwise, the range of accessories looks rather meager.

The manufacturer offers a 24-month Warranty for its tablets.

Input devices & operation - No fingerprint sensor

As usual in this price range, the tablet only has a 60 Hz screen, so inputs feel a bit slower. However, the touchscreen proves to be precise and easy to use.

There is no fingerprint sensor, and the MatePad SE can only be secured biometrically via face recognition. The learning process is quick and the recognition is fast and reliable in good lighting conditions.

However, this method is not supported by additional hardware and is thus not quite as secure since it could be fooled by pictures, masks, or similar-looking people.

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

Display - True colors, but also low contrast

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The IPS screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels and a size of 10.4 inches offers enough space to run 2 apps side by side and also has a high enough resolution that individual pixels are hardly visible to the naked eye.

The screen brightness is sufficient with an average of 368 cd/m², but the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus, for example, offers much more here. The black value is on a medium level, and together with the likewise only average brightness, this results in a moderate contrast ratio, so colors look a bit pale on the IPS display.

364
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 398 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 367.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.22 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 398 cd/m²
Contrast: 865:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.17 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 3.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
97.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.214
Huawei MatePad SE
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
IPS LCD, 2000x1200, 10.61
Huawei MatePad T10S
LCD IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Realme Pad
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.50
Screen
16%
-25%
-60%
-75%
Brightness middle
398
510
28%
285
-28%
426
7%
368
-8%
Brightness
368
480
30%
282
-23%
429
17%
346
-6%
Brightness Distribution
87
85
-2%
91
5%
93
7%
91
5%
Black Level *
0.46
0.49
-7%
0.3
35%
0.47
-2%
0.61
-33%
Contrast
865
1041
20%
950
10%
906
5%
603
-30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.17
1.8
17%
3.53
-63%
6.29
-190%
6.9
-218%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.32
3.7
14%
5.84
-35%
10.97
-154%
11.4
-164%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.1
2.2
29%
6.2
-100%
8.3
-168%
7.7
-148%
Gamma
2.214 99%
2.17 101%
2.044 108%
2.03 108%
2.16 102%
CCT
7245 90%
6907 94%
8130 80%
9057 72%
8547 76%

* ... 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18278 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We measure the image representation in detail with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. In fact, it proves to be relatively true to the original; a color cast is hardly visible to the naked eye. The sRGB color space coverage is also almost complete, so the tablet can display almost all color tones from this color space faithfully.

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
28.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.4 ms rise
↘ 14.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.4 ms rise
↘ 21.1 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34.1 ms).

Outdoors, the tablet shows strong reflections even on winter days, so it is better to retreat into the shade.

The viewing angles are good. There is a slight brightness drop on the sides, but the subject always remains recognizable.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Slow memory

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 the Chinese manufacturer has chosen a suitable SoC for the price range. The processor is just under 2 years old and is manufactured in the 6 nm process.

With it, the MatePad SE can keep up well with other devices. The pure processor performance even surpasses that of other tablets in the price range. However, the slow memory slows down the MatePad when you look at the entire system.

You have to live with stutters from time to time in everyday use, and navigating the system is not always completely smooth.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=64, last 2 years)
679 Points +80%
Huawei MatePad SE
377 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (323 - 384, n=14)
373 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
365 Points -3%
Realme Pad
345 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
343 Points -9%
Huawei MatePad T10S
296 Points -21%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=64, last 2 years)
2429 Points +49%
Huawei MatePad SE
1630 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (1287 - 1738, n=14)
1580 Points -3%
Realme Pad
1297 Points -20%
Huawei MatePad T10S
1256 Points -23%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1247 Points -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1229 Points -25%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=51, last 2 years)
460683 Points +128%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (201810 - 274001, n=6)
229317 Points +14%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
211417 Points +5%
Huawei MatePad SE
201897 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
201310 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad T10S
182567 Points -10%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=60, last 2 years)
8515 Points +57%
Realme Pad
8120 Points +49%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7447 Points +37%
Huawei MatePad T10S
6622 Points +22%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
6583 Points +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4535 - 8730, n=14)
6497 Points +20%
Huawei MatePad SE
5432 Points
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=49, last 2 years)
682 Points +104%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (325 - 413, n=7)
371 Points +11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
361 Points +8%
Huawei MatePad SE
335 Points
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=50, last 2 years)
3508 Points +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2551 - 2738, n=7)
2600 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad SE
2580 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
2134 Points -17%
Huawei MatePad T10S
2013 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1839 Points -29%
System
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=50, last 2 years)
6295 Points +9%
Huawei MatePad SE
5760 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (5580 - 5852, n=7)
5744 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad T10S
4845 Points -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
4729 Points -18%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
4133 Points -28%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=50, last 2 years)
4155 Points +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (3120 - 3824, n=7)
3466 Points +3%
Huawei MatePad SE
3381 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
2896 Points -14%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
2436 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
970 Points -71%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=50, last 2 years)
6371 Points +220%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (1994 - 2183, n=7)
2134 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
2001 Points 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
1994 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1786 Points -10%
Huawei MatePad T10S
1452 Points -27%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
1246 Points +9%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=50, last 2 years)
1194 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
1186 Points +4%
Huawei MatePad SE
1141 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (917 - 1199, n=7)
1073 Points -6%
Huawei MatePad T10S
956 Points -16%
AImark - Score v2.x
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
6865 Points
Average of class Tablet (4468 - 6865, n=7, last 2 years)
5322 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4320 - 4995, n=5)
4747 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
4659 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
4455 Points
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=45, last 2 years)
8915 Points +111%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (4150 - 4853, n=5)
4446 Points +5%
Huawei MatePad SE
4228 Points

Legend

 
Huawei MatePad SE Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MatePad T10S HiSilicon Kirin 710A, ARM Mali-G51 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Realme Pad Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 UNISOC T618, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Also the Adreno 610 also provides suitable graphics power for the price range. However, it cannot quite keep up with the comparison devices, especially older benchmarks cause problems.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
186 Points +55%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
179 Points +49%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
171 Points +43%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
152 Points +27%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
120 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points +52%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
176 Points +45%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
176 Points +45%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
153 Points +26%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
121 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
708 Points +61%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
691 Points +57%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
686 Points +56%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
564 Points +28%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
440 Points
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
712 Points +61%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
691 Points +57%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
687 Points +56%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
557 Points +26%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
441 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2105 Points
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2054 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1787 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1501 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1957 Points
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1903 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1675 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1356 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2862 Points
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2846 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2787 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2441 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1463 Points +10%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1387 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1355 Points +2%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1330 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1124 Points -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1875 Points +62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1284 Points +11%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1211 Points +5%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1156 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
981 Points -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2865 Points +2%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2830 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2809 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2564 Points -9%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2365 Points -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1488 Points +19%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1398 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1364 Points +9%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1255 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1059 Points -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1340 Points +22%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1242 Points +13%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1197 Points +9%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1101 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
954 Points -13%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2698 Points +10%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2490 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2458 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2422 Points -1%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
230 Points -91%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1425 Points +9%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1384 Points +5%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1352 Points +3%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1312 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1085 Points -17%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1252 Points +10%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1187 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1182 Points +4%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1141 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
955 Points -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2768 Points +1%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2754 Points
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2631 Points -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2587 Points -6%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2236 Points -19%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps +8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps +8%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps +6%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
36 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44 fps +10%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps +3%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps +25%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps +5%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
28 fps +33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
26 fps +24%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps +14%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps +15%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps +8%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps +7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps -7%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps +26%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.5 fps +16%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps +14%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.3 fps
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.7 fps +23%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps +16%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.1 fps +15%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.9 fps
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps +15%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.4 fps +4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.8 fps -8%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.6 fps +13%
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps 0%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.9 fps -9%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.9 fps +15%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps -3%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8 fps -7%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps -12%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps +8%
Huawei MatePad SE
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.3 fps
Realme Pad
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8.9 fps -4%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps -6%
Huawei MatePad T10S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.3 fps -54%

When browsing the web, you have to wait for images again and again, and it also takes time for large websites to load parts that you just scrolled to. You can use the MatePad SE for surfing without problems, but should not expect top speeds.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=56, last 2 years)
85.8 Points +140%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
43.98 Points +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (35.7 - 52.9, n=7)
43.4 Points +21%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
35.746 Points
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
32.868 Points -8%
Huawei MatePad T10S (Huawei V12)
30.25 Points -15%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=53, last 2 years)
84.6 Points +106%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (41 - 57, n=4)
47.3 Points +15%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
41 Points
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=42, last 2 years)
120.6 Points +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
75 Points +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (58 - 93, n=6)
67.8 Points +17%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
58 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S (Huawei V12)
55 Points -5%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
46 Points -21%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=49, last 2 years)
79.3 runs/min +143%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (32.7 - 53.5, n=7)
40.2 runs/min +23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
33.35 runs/min +2%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
32.7 runs/min
Huawei MatePad T10S (Huawei V12)
25.64 runs/min -22%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
21.8 runs/min -33%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=68, last 2 years)
23123 Points +123%
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
12744 Points +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6358 - 14279, n=11)
11432 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
10787 Points +4%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
10370 Points
Huawei MatePad T10S (Huawei V12)
9996 Points -4%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Huawei MatePad T10S (Huawei V12)
4122 ms * -19%
Huawei MatePad SE (Huawei Browser 12)
3460.5 ms *
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 (Chrome 102)
3227.4 ms * +7%
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=57, last 2 years)
3169 ms * +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (2650 - 3461, n=6)
3124 ms * +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
3060 ms * +12%

* ... smaller is better

Unfortunately, Huawei only uses very slow eMMC flash for mass storage. This is common in this price range, but it would have been a nice option to make the tablet faster during loading and data transfers with relatively little effort and thus also increase the perceived system speed. Unfortunately, you often have to wait quite a long time and the MatePad SE often feels a bit sluggish.

Huawei MatePad SELenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3Huawei MatePad T10SRealme PadSamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
34%
-2%
94%
2%
7%
236%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.6
393.23
34%
302.9
3%
309
5%
255.1
-13%
273 ?(95.6 - 704, n=201)
-7%
825 ?(163 - 3414, n=63, last 2 years)
181%
Sequential Write 256KB
99.5
234.88
136%
99
-1%
211.4
112%
101.1
2%
176.8 ?(40 - 274, n=201)
78%
524 ?(78.2 - 2528, n=63, last 2 years)
427%
Random Read 4KB
61.8
75.12
22%
51.1
-17%
111.6
81%
68.3
11%
59.1 ?(9.58 - 148.5, n=201)
-4%
163.2 ?(18.4 - 451, n=63, last 2 years)
164%
Random Write 4KB
54
23.97
-56%
57.8
7%
150.2
178%
57.5
6%
31.7 ?(2.34 - 146.9, n=201)
-41%
146.6 ?(8.23 - 503, n=63, last 2 years)
171%

Games - Not the prime discipline

The MatePad SE is certainly not a classic gamer device, which is already indicated by the 60 Hz screen. It can at least be used in simpler action games like Armajet with an average of 58.3 fps.

In modern games, such as Diablo: Immortal, the restriction to 30 fps and the clear, recurring frame rate drops are more of a hindrance, at least in very high settings. We measure the fps with the software from GameBench.

The controls basically work well, the touchscreen and the position sensor respond fast enough.

Armajet
Armajet
Diablo: Immortal
Diablo: Immortal
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Huawei MatePad SE; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø58.3 (50-60)
Huawei MatePad SE; Diablo Immortal; 1.7.0: Ø26.5 (20-30)

Emissions - Hardly any heating, no throttling

Temperature

The maximum warming is hardly noticeable on the casing even after a long high load of the SoC: we measured 30.2 °C at maximum. At the same time, the tablet does not show any signs of performance drop after prolonged load in the 3DMark stress tests.

Thus, those looking for a tablet with stable performance and low temperatures will be well advised with the MatePad SE.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.64 (2.64-2.64)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.1 (4.03-4.12)
Huawei MatePad T10S Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.34 (3.33-3.35)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.26 (4.25-4.27)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.725 (0.703-0.747)
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø1.038 (1.025-1.051)
Huawei MatePad T10S Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø0.92 (0.907-0.927)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, T618, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.096 (1.091-1.101)
Max. Load
 28.3 °C
83 F
29.5 °C
85 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
 26.4 °C
80 F
25.2 °C
77 F
23.9 °C
75 F
 
 25 °C
77 F
24 °C
75 F
23.4 °C
74 F
 
Maximum: 29.5 °C = 85 F
Average: 25.5 °C = 78 F
25.7 °C
78 F
30.2 °C
86 F
29.6 °C
85 F
25.1 °C
77 F
27.1 °C
81 F
27.4 °C
81 F
24.3 °C
76 F
25.7 °C
78 F
26.2 °C
79 F
Maximum: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Average: 26.8 °C = 80 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.7 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25.5 °C / 78 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 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.2 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.5 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side

Speaker

Although there are four speaker grilles on the MatePad SE's sides, only two of them actually have speakers underneath.

The stereo sound does not overdrive even at maximum volume, but it is not particularly full either. It is sufficient for the occasional pop song, but those who want higher sound quality will have to look elsewhere or connect external audio devices.

This works via a 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth. Both work without problems, but you should not hope for too many Bluetooth codecs: there are no aptX and the selection is also rather limited.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.135.12532.640.63127.434.34030.536.45034.140.46329.432.78019.921.21002221.812522.925.116014.235.62001138.525011.742.43158.5474008.953.25009.458.663010.162.980016.561.910001468.6125015.467.3160010.563.2200010.765.9250011.365315011.964.5400012.961500013.564.7630014.260.8800015501000015.745.91250016.450.21600017.351.5SPL25.576N0.734.9median 13.5median 58.6Delta2.710.635.228.921.72018.622.421.720.43233.625.724.527.419.624.318.316.326.518.944.817.547.812.352.715.758.911.660.311.869.712.472.111.671.412.577.213.176.712.576.213.172.212.870.312.868.512.976.313.379.413.480.313.774.613.768.814.463.613.751.725.287.40.771.6median 13.1median 70.31.511.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MatePad SESamsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MatePad SE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 74% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power management - Slow charging

Power consumption

Compared with other tablets in this price range, Huawei's MatePad SE is quite frugal in terms of energy consumption.

The tablet can be charged with a maximum of 10 watts, which means that it can take up to 3 hours until the battery is completely full again. Charging can take even longer when the device is used at the same time.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.5 / 2.3 / 2.8 Watt
Load midlight 6.5 / 10.7 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 SE
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
7500 mAh
Huawei MatePad T10S
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Power Consumption
-16%
-17%
-29%
Idle Minimum *
1.5
0.94
37%
1.6
-7%
1.19
21%
Idle Average *
2.3
4.22
-83%
2.8
-22%
4.63
-101%
Idle Maximum *
2.8
4.37
-56%
3.5
-25%
4.68
-67%
Load Average *
6.5
6.12
6%
7.9
-22%
7.27
-12%
Load Maximum *
10.7
9.14
15%
11.5
-7%
9.17
14%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Huawei MatePad SE: Ø7.56 (5.51-10.7)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Huawei MatePad SE; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.42 (6.3-6.53)
Huawei MatePad SE; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.56 (1.501-1.772)

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the 5,100 mAh battery, as already in the MatePad T10S, is too small. Most smartphones now offer similarly high-capacity batteries, so other tablets sometimes manage much longer runtimes.

In our Wi-Fi test, the tablet lasted just 10:38 hours, which is enough for a workday, but the reserves are tight afterward. Under load, on the other hand, the tablet runs for quite a long time over 4 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 29min
WiFi Websurfing
10h 38min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 58min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 9min
Huawei MatePad SE
5100 mAh
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Gen 3
7500 mAh
Huawei MatePad T10S
5100 mAh
Realme Pad
7100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
7040 mAh
Battery Runtime
19%
-28%
33%
-5%
Reader / Idle
2009
2373
18%
1354
-33%
1973
-2%
H.264
958
1151
20%
625
-35%
824
-14%
WiFi v1.3
638
909
42%
557
-13%
847
33%
679
6%
Load
249
239
-4%
175
-30%
230
-8%

Pros

+ metal housing
+ relatively light
+ microSD slot
+ true color display
+ hardly any heating
+ Widevine DRM L1

Cons

- very simple cameras
- slow charging
- mostly moderate runtimes
- software with limitations

Verdict - More suitable for home use

In review: Huawei MatePad SE. Test device provided by:
In review: Huawei MatePad SE. Test device provided by:
cyberport.com

If you are simply looking for a cheap tablet for home use, you cannot go wrong with the MatePad SE. However, you should not have too high expectations in terms of screen, performance, and especially camera. It is a pity that Huawei's innovative power is so severely curbed by the trade embargo because earlier models show that the Chinese always offered a good price-performance ratio. The MatePad SE on the other hand is rather inconspicuously on par with its rivals.

In addition, the somewhat small battery, which makes the tablet light, only allows relatively short runtimes. However, if you only want to use the tablet at home where there is always a power outlet nearby, this point should not be so crucial and the tablet lasts quite long under high load.

In terms of software, you have to make friends with Huawei's own ecosystem, which is closely related to Android but has some limitations. There were also some minor bugs during our test.

We liked the metal casing, the low temperature, the stable performance, and the good Wi-Fi speed.

If you are looking for a simple tablet for home with a pretty metal casing and are aware of the software peculiarities, you will get a 10.4-inch tablet that is suitable for everyday use with the MatePad SE.

The realme Pad also comes with a light metal case. A bit heavier is Samsung's Galaxy Tab A8 which can also support LTE if desired.

Price and availability

At the time of testing, the MatePad SE is available for just under 200 Euros directly from the manufacturer.

It is also available at this reduced price at our lender cyberport.de, and you pay a few Euros more each at notebooksbilliger.de and amazon.de.

Huawei MatePad SE - 05/03/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
89 / 40-88 → 100%
Connectivity
37%
Weight
84%
Battery
89 / 92 → 97%
Display
87%
Games Performance
14%
Application Performance
55 / 91 → 60%
Temperature
97%
Noise
100%
Audio
59%
Camera
47%
Average
69%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2023-01-28 (Update: 2023-01-28)