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Huawei MatePad T8 Tablet Review - Is the 99-Euro (~$117) tablet worth it?

Has Huawei missed the memo that the current year is 2020? The Huawei MatePad T8 is a sub-100-Euro (~$118) slate. This is why certain compromises had to be made hardware-wise. If you only had the specifications sheet of the MatePad T8 in front of you, you would probably think it was a tablet from 2017, not 2020.
Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk),
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet

The T8 rounds off Huawei’s low-priced MatePad series. The Wi-Fi version of the tablet costs only 99 Euros (~$117). The LTE variant costs 20 Euros (~$23) more (MSRP: €119/~$140). On paper, the MatePad T8 looks as if it were released years ago. It features a microUSB port and a 5-watt charger to charge its 5100-mAh battery. This is why charging times are very long. 

The T8 features an 8-inch LCD screen with a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 2 megapixels and the rear camera offers a 5-megapixel image sensor. The system is powered by the MediaTek MT8786. The T8 offers 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal memory.

Huawei MatePad T8 (MatePad Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT8768 8 x 1.5 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT8768
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, LCD, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: Memory cards (microSD) up to 512 GB, Sensors: motion sensor, OTG, LED indicator
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE FDD: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28, TD-LTE: B38 / B40 / B41, UMTS: B1 / B2 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19, GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.55 x 199.7 x 121.1 ( = 0.34 x 7.86 x 4.77 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2 aperture, Camera2 API: full support
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f/2.4 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, charger, microUSB cable, quick start guide, warranty information, EMUI 10, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L3, fanless
Weight
310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds), Power Supply: 43 g ( = 1.52 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
119 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
09/2020
Huawei MatePad T8
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
310 g8.55 mm8"1280x800
81 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g9.7 mm8"1280x800
81 %
08/2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
MT8168, Mali-G52 MP2
355 g9.7 mm8"1280x800
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320
305 g8.2 mm8"1280x800
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
SD 429, Adreno 504
345 g8 mm8"1280x800

Case - MatePad T8 with a mix of metal and plastic

The MatePad T8 comes in the colour scheme known as Deepsea Blue and consists mostly of glass and metal. However, there are plastic inserts around the sides. There are no chinks or gaps at the junctures where different materials meet.

The bezels of the 8-inch tablet are very big, which is why it has a screen-to-body ratio of 76%. Thanks to its relatively compact size and low weight of 310 grams (0.7 lbs) the tablet is easy to hold in the hand.  

There is nothing to criticise about the overall build quality, especially given the price. However, we do have to point out that the plastic buttons do not sit very firmly in their cutouts, which is why they wobble slightly. The housing is quite rigid. Moreover, there is no screen-rippling effect when the tablet is being twisted. 

Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet

Size Comparison

210 mm / 8.27 inch 124.4 mm / 4.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 345 g0.761 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 355 g0.783 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 355 g0.783 lbs199.7 mm / 7.86 inch 121.1 mm / 4.77 inch 8.55 mm / 0.3366 inch 310 g0.683 lbs199 mm / 7.83 inch 129 mm / 5.08 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 305 g0.672 lbs

Hardware Configuration - Huawei tablet with a microUSB port

The specifications sheet of the cheap Huawei slate does not seem very complicated. The T8 offers neither a fingerprint sensor nor an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness control. However, it features a 3.5-mm headphone jack, an FM radio tuner and an LED indictor.

The 5100-mAh battery is charged via the microUSB port on the bottom of the device. The port supports USB OTG functionality, which means that users can connect external keyboards and USB drives to the tablet. However, it is worth noting that the microUSB port operates at only USB 2.0 speeds.

Our review model offers only 16 GB of internal eMMC memory, of which only 9 GB is available to the user. Huawei claims that the storage capacity can be expanded with either a proprietary Huawei NM memory card or a standard microSD card. Memory cards cannot be formatted as internal storage. However, they can be used as default storage devices. The tablet supports the following file systems: exFAT and FAT32.

Right side: card slot
Right side: card slot
Bottom: microUSB port
Bottom: microUSB port
Top: speaker grill, headphone jack
Top: speaker grill, headphone jack
Left side: buttons, microphone hole
Left side: buttons, microphone hole

Software - MatePad T8 with Android 10

The Chinese-made tablet runs an open-source version of Android 10 with a custom launcher known as EMUI 10.1. The security patches are up to date. That being said, the Huawei tablet shipped with the security patches from April 2020. However, on the last day of our review, which lasted from the beginning to the middle of September, the security patch level was updated to August 1. It is likely that with the Huawei slate users will not receive the security updates just as soon as they are out.

Huawei is no longer allowed to use Google Play services, which is why Google or banking applications do not work on the Huawei tablet. The Google Play Store cannot be installed without rooting. The missing Google Play services also make using third-party applications harder. The slate allows users to install applications from unknown sources. However, this presents a security risk not only for casual users but also for hard-core Android fans, because no-one can tell what kind of code an APK file might contain.

Huawei’s AppGallery and AppSearch, which offer users an option to download applications from websites or alternative stores, help things a little. Finding applications for the T8 is not as easy as for a certificated Android tablet, because Huawei’s AppGallery offers very few popular applications. Messengers and social media applications are missing, because most of these belong to US-based companies.

Unlike its bigger brother in the MatePad series, the T8 does not offer a desktop mode. Because the Huawei slate does not have a Google certification, it can only stream DRM-protected content at 540p/480p. This is something that streaming fans should be aware of.

Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet

Communication and Geolocation - Huawei tablet with fast Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi module supports the following IEEE-802.11 standards: a/b/g/n and ac. It can also operate in the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands. The T8 achieves great data transfer rates when paired with our reference-grade router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. The low-priced tablet offers upload and download speeds of about 350 Mb/s, which is why it takes the top spot in our comparison chart. The transfer rates are also quite stable, at least when it comes to data reception rates. 

The LTE modem of the low-priced Huawei slate operates at LTE Cat.7 speeds and supports only 13 LTE bands. However, it supports all frequency bands that are relevant in Germany, including Band 20 and Band 28.  

For short-distance communication, our review device relies on Bluetooth 5.0. It also features an NFC chip. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad T8
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 16 GB eMMC Flash
347 (311min - 360max) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
330 (313min - 336max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
294 (256min - 307max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 (86min - 107max) MBit/s ∼29% -71%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad T8
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 16 GB eMMC Flash
350 (174min - 394max) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8168, 32 GB eMMC Flash
348 (175min - 353max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
271 (183min - 335max) MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
115 (109min - 121max) MBit/s ∼33% -67%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø345 (311-360)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø344 (174-394)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Those who would like to use the Huawei tablet as a car navigator can do so without getting an LTE version, because our review model comes with a GNSS module. For geolocation, our review device relies on the following global navigation satellite systems: GPS, Galileo, Beidou and GLONASS. 

In order to determine how accurate our review device is when it comes to geolocation, we take it with us on a bike ride. During this ride, we are also accompanied by the professional navigator Garmin Edge 500. There is only a 130-metre difference between the low-priced tablet and the Garmin Edge 500 at the end of our 12-km ride. The T8 did not deviate too much from the professional navigator and had no trouble accurately mapping the route we took. This is why we think that the Huawei tablet is suited for navigation when driving.

GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Huawei MatePad T8
GPS Huawei MatePad T8
GPS Huawei MatePad T8
GPS Huawei MatePad T8
GPS Huawei MatePad T8
GPS Huawei MatePad T8

Telephony & Call Quality

Tablets are often used to make video calls. However, because the T8 does not support Google Play services many messaging applications simply do not work. What is more, Android 10 does not support web versions of messaging platforms. To test the sound quality of the built-in microphone, we installed Skype from the Amazon AppStore. The voices sound rather quiet and there is some background noise. However, our call partner had no trouble understanding us. 

We cannot say whether or not users will be able to make phone calls with an LTE version of the MatePad T8, because our review device does not have a cellular modem. 

Cameras - MatePad T8 with a single camera

Shot taken with the front-facing camera of the MatePad T8
Shot taken with the front-facing camera of the MatePad T8

The 2-megapixel front-facing camera produces photographs with a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. The images have a 4:3 aspect ratio. The Chinese manufacturer does not provide any detailed information about the built-in camera modules. The 2-megapixel selfie camera with a fixed focal length provides an image quality that is good enough for video calls. However, selfies look overexposed, blurry and washed-out. 

The 5-megapixel main shooter offers more weaknesses than strengths. Because the rear camera supports autofocus, the pictures look less blurry. However, they are still washed-out. Moreover, the photographs are marred by a reddish cast. 

The rear camera can record video at 1080p, while the front-facing camera can only shoot video at 720p.

5-MP camera
5-MP camera
4X Zoom (max)
4X Zoom (max)
Huawei MatePad T8 Tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 Tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 Tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 Tablet

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.

Wide-angleLow-light photography4X zoomWide-angle

What we saw under natural lighting conditions is also true under controlled lighting conditions. Because of the unreliable autofocus feature, the photograph of our test chart appears relatively blurry. Moreover, it is somewhat grainy and has a reddish cast. 

Under good lighting conditions, the T8 produces relatively colour-accurate images. However, most colours are overbrightened and light and dark tones are not very well-reproduced.

ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
28 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
76.3 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
93 ∆E
71 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad T8: 46.61 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 92.97 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.3 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
0.9 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei MatePad T8: 5.33 ∆E min: 0.9 - max: 11.74 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - Huawei tablet with a 5-watt charger

Modular 5-watt charger of the Huawei MatePad T8
Modular 5-watt charger of the Huawei MatePad T8

The box contains the MatePad T8 and a 5-watt modular charger with an appropriate cable.

The T8 comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - Huawei tablet with facial recognition

The capacitive touchscreen of the T8 functions well, except in the very corners. The display has no problems with accurately registering inputs and the screen surface is quite smooth. We believe that the screen is laminated, because there is no perceivable air gap between the panel and the glass. However, the response times are rather poor. 

The Huawei tablet does not offer a fingerprint sensor. However, its front-facing camera supports facial recognition. The 2D face unlock works very reliably under good lighting conditions. Howbeit, it is neither fast nor secure. 

Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet
Huawei MatePad T8 tablet

Display - MatePad T8 with an IPS panel

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 8-inch LCD screen of the T8 has a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The IPS panel has a very low pixel density (below 200 PPI), which negatively affects the user experience. The display struggles with small fonts in particular. 

According to our brightness measurements, the entry-level tablet has a maximum screen brightness of 343 cd/m² and a respectable brightness distribution of 92%. In our realistically oriented APL50 test, in which the screen displays a pattern that consists of evenly distributed dark and bright areas, the brightness amounts to only 300 cd/m². However, our measurements show that the T8 does not utilise pulse width modulation (PWM) for brightness control.

314
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
318
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 343 cd/m² Average: 325.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.75 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 331 cd/m²
Contrast: 2069:1 (Black: 0.16 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.1 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6
85.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
Huawei MatePad T8
LCD, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
TFT, 1280x800, 8
Screen
10%
12%
-7%
-33%
Brightness middle
331
490
48%
501
51%
379
15%
377
14%
Brightness
326
447
37%
463
42%
346
6%
372
14%
Brightness Distribution
92
88
-4%
85
-8%
88
-4%
87
-5%
Black Level *
0.16
0.23
-44%
0.25
-56%
0.21
-31%
0.29
-81%
Contrast
2069
2130
3%
2004
-3%
1805
-13%
1300
-37%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.1
4
2%
3.6
12%
3.8
7%
6.1
-49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.2
8.3
-15%
8.4
-17%
7.5
-4%
10.9
-51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.9
2
49%
1
74%
5
-28%
6.6
-69%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.29 96%
2.17 101%
2.23 99%
2.13 103%
CCT
7355 88%
6618 98%
6473 100%
7514 87%
7861 83%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17495 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The MatePad T8 has a very low black value of 0.16 cd/m², which is why the screen offers a superb contrast ratio of 2069:1. The black value (0.18 cd/m²) is a little lower in the APL50 test. However, the contrast ratio is much lower (1667:1). 

Our CalMAN test reveals that the Delta E 2000 colour deviations are significantly higher in Standard mode, which is selected by default, than in Warm mode. Both the grayscale tracking and the colour-space coverage are on a good level. However, there is a noticeable colour cast.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Colour-space coverage (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Colour-space coverage (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Saturation (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Saturation (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Standard)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Colour accuracy (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Colour-space coverage (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Colour-space coverage (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Grayscale tracking (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Saturation (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)
CalMAN: Saturation (Colour space: sRGB, Profile: Warm)

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
31.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 12.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Despite a good contrast ratio, the T8 is not usable outside on sunny days. Because of a low display brightness, the screen content is simply not readable. 

Review of the Huawei MatePad T8
Review of the Huawei MatePad T8

The viewing angles of the IPS panel are relatively stable. However, there is a noticeable drop in brightness when the device is viewed at extreme angles. There are no colour distortions, though.

Review of the MatePad T8: Clouding
Review of the MatePad T8: Clouding
Viewing angles of the Huawei MatePad T8
Viewing angles of the Huawei MatePad T8

Performance - Huawei tablet with the MediaTek MT8786

The T8 comes with the MediaTek MT8786, which offers four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. Just like the A25, the SoC is likely produced using the 12-nm FinFET process. The low-performance IMG PowerVR GE8320 serves as the GPU.

Subjectively, the performance is on a decent level. However, because of slow eMMC memory, loading times are very long. The system is not always responsive. Users are likely to experience some slowdown when multi-tasking. In the benchmarks, the MediaTek MT8786 in combination with 2 GB of RAM performs about as well as the MediaTek MT8168 in the Amazon Fire HD 8. The IMG PowerVR GE8320, which was released years ago, offers a very similar level of performance to the Mali-G52 MP1.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (623 - 4654, n=4)
2438 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Points ∼0%
OpenCL Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (138 - 5353, n=5)
2292 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
138 Points ∼0%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (498 - 4712, n=21)
1979 Points ∼16% +297%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
566 Points ∼5% +14%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
500 Points ∼4% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
499 Points ∼4% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8
498 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
498 Points ∼4% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (135 - 1127, n=21)
590 Points ∼36% +337%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
168 Points ∼10% +24%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
144 Points ∼9% +7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
141 Points ∼9% +4%
Huawei MatePad T8
135 Points ∼8%
Average Mediatek MT8768
135 Points ∼8% 0%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (840 - 43802, n=45)
5745 Points ∼13% +104%
Huawei MatePad T8
2814 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek MT8768
2814 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1733 Points ∼4% -38%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=62)
4764 Points ∼8% +27%
Huawei MatePad T8
3745 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek MT8768
3745 Points ∼6% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
2476 Points ∼4% -34%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=62)
1670 Points ∼25% +112%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
833 Points ∼12% +6%
Huawei MatePad T8
789 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek MT8768
789 Points ∼12% 0%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Huawei MatePad T8
4964 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek MT8768
4964 Points ∼32% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4946 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=60)
4914 Points ∼32% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4509 Points ∼29% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4454 Points ∼29% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4267 Points ∼28% -14%
Work performance score
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7019 Points ∼35% +5%
Huawei MatePad T8
6694 Points ∼33%
Average Mediatek MT8768
6694 Points ∼33% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5986 Points ∼30% -11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
5667 Points ∼28% -15%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5620 Points ∼28% -16%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 14982, n=96)
5329 Points ∼27% -20%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (1152 - 3658, n=20)
2346 Points ∼58% +104%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1833 Points ∼45% +59%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1823 Points ∼45% +58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1786 Points ∼44% +55%
Huawei MatePad T8
1152 Points ∼28%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1152 Points ∼28% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (400 - 8768, n=20)
2120 Points ∼23% +427%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
607 Points ∼7% +51%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
606 Points ∼7% +51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
460 Points ∼5% +14%
Huawei MatePad T8
402 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
402 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=20)
1904 Points ∼27% +306%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
713 Points ∼10% +52%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
712 Points ∼10% +52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
550 Points ∼8% +17%
Huawei MatePad T8
469 Points ∼7%
Average Mediatek MT8768
469 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad T8
2101 Points ∼26%
Average Mediatek MT8768
2101 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=61)
1950 Points ∼24% -7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1277 Points ∼16% -39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1265 Points ∼16% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1155 Points ∼14% -45%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
939 Points ∼12% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (99 - 9893, n=61)
2021 Points ∼20% +315%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
563 Points ∼6% +16%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
562 Points ∼6% +15%
Huawei MatePad T8
487 Points ∼5%
Average Mediatek MT8768
487 Points ∼5% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
253 Points ∼3% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
210 Points ∼2% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7701, n=61)
1787 Points ∼21% +208%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
643 Points ∼8% +11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
641 Points ∼8% +10%
Huawei MatePad T8
581 Points ∼7%
Average Mediatek MT8768
581 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
302 Points ∼4% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
257 Points ∼3% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=67)
1823 Points ∼32% +60%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1280 Points ∼22% +13%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1268 Points ∼22% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1145 Points ∼20% +1%
Huawei MatePad T8
1136 Points ∼20%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1136 Points ∼20% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
943 Points ∼16% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=67)
3186 Points ∼11% +316%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
893 Points ∼3% +17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
892 Points ∼3% +17%
Huawei MatePad T8
765 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek MT8768
765 Points ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
458 Points ∼2% -40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
336 Points ∼1% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=67)
2237 Points ∼17% +177%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
956 Points ∼7% +18%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
956 Points ∼7% +18%
Huawei MatePad T8
809 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek MT8768
809 Points ∼6% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
517 Points ∼4% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼3% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4201, n=77)
1832 Points ∼35% +63%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1243 Points ∼24% +10%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1233 Points ∼24% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1188 Points ∼23% +6%
Huawei MatePad T8
1126 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1126 Points ∼22% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (55 - 8894, n=77)
1603 Points ∼17% +298%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
573 Points ∼6% +42%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
570 Points ∼6% +41%
Huawei MatePad T8
403 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
403 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
233 Points ∼3% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
153 Points ∼2% -62%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (70 - 7098, n=79)
1481 Points ∼7% +214%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
651 Points ∼3% +38%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
647 Points ∼3% +37%
Huawei MatePad T8
471 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8768
471 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
279 Points ∼1% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
190 Points ∼1% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4482, n=80)
1716 Points ∼33% +56%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1228 Points ∼23% +11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1228 Points ∼23% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1178 Points ∼22% +7%
Huawei MatePad T8
1102 Points ∼21%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1102 Points ∼21% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 14283, n=80)
2291 Points ∼16% +281%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
901 Points ∼6% +50%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
898 Points ∼6% +49%
Huawei MatePad T8
602 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
602 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
427 Points ∼3% -29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
364 Points ∼3% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 9238, n=81)
1838 Points ∼19% +168%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
958 Points ∼10% +39%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
955 Points ∼10% +39%
Huawei MatePad T8
687 Points ∼7%
Average Mediatek MT8768
687 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
484 Points ∼5% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼4% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
15709 Points ∼18% +21%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
15151 Points ∼18% +17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
14979 Points ∼17% +15%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14822 Points ∼17% +14%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=174)
14462 Points ∼17% +12%
Huawei MatePad T8
12969 Points ∼15%
Average Mediatek MT8768
12969 Points ∼15% 0%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=174)
25191 Points ∼5% +106%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
13426 Points ∼2% +10%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
13333 Points ∼2% +9%
Huawei MatePad T8
12210 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8768
12210 Points ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7658 Points ∼1% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6897 Points ∼1% -44%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=175)
18873 Points ∼8% +54%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
13743 Points ∼6% +12%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
13698 Points ∼6% +12%
Huawei MatePad T8
12265 Points ∼5%
Average Mediatek MT8768
12265 Points ∼5% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8580 Points ∼3% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
7879 Points ∼3% -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=196)
37.1 fps ∼0% +86%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
21 fps ∼0% +5%
Huawei MatePad T8
20 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8768
20 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14 fps ∼0% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
11 fps ∼0% -45%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
33 fps ∼1% +10%
Huawei MatePad T8
30 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek MT8768
30 fps ∼1% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=200)
23.9 fps ∼1% -20%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
21 fps ∼1% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
17 fps ∼1% -43%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=130)
25.3 fps ∼4% +153%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
12 fps ∼2% +20%
Huawei MatePad T8
10 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8768
10 fps ∼2% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
6.6 fps ∼1% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4.8 fps ∼1% -52%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
24 fps ∼7% +26%
Huawei MatePad T8
19 fps ∼5%
Average Mediatek MT8768
19 fps ∼5% 0%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=136)
17.5 fps ∼5% -8%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
12 fps ∼3% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
9.5 fps ∼3% -50%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=82)
22.7 fps ∼0% +220%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
7.6 fps ∼0% +7%
Huawei MatePad T8
7.1 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8768
7.1 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.3 fps ∼0% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.2 fps ∼0% -55%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
17 fps ∼0% +31%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=82)
15.1 fps ∼0% +16%
Huawei MatePad T8
13 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek MT8768
13 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8.5 fps ∼0% -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6.9 fps ∼0% -47%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=32)
10.3 fps ∼7% +124%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5.5 fps ∼4% +20%
Huawei MatePad T8
4.6 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek MT8768
4.6 fps ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.9 fps ∼2% -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
2 fps ∼1% -57%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=32)
9.95 fps ∼4% +563%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1.8 fps ∼1% +20%
Huawei MatePad T8
1.5 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1.5 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
0.85 fps ∼0% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
0.8 fps ∼0% -47%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=32)
15.5 fps ∼8% +104%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
9.7 fps ∼5% +28%
Huawei MatePad T8
7.6 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek MT8768
7.6 fps ∼4% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.6 fps ∼2% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.1 fps ∼2% -59%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=32)
26.6 fps ∼5% +582%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
5.1 fps ∼1% +31%
Huawei MatePad T8
3.9 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek MT8768
3.9 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.3 fps ∼0% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.7 fps ∼0% -56%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=58)
16.3 fps ∼4% +167%
Huawei MatePad T8
6.1 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek MT8768
6.1 fps ∼1% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4.8 fps ∼1% -21%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1.9 fps ∼0% -69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.8 fps ∼0% -70%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=58)
10.2 fps ∼4% +92%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
9.2 fps ∼3% +74%
Huawei MatePad T8
5.3 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek MT8768
5.3 fps ∼2% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.8 fps ∼1% -28%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
3.6 fps ∼1% -32%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=16)
324526 Points ∼43% +255%
Huawei MatePad T8
91467 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek MT8768
91467 Points ∼12% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
90442 Points ∼12% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
90422 Points ∼12% -1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
79125 Points ∼11% -13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
78450 Points ∼10% -14%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
809 Points ∼40% +6%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=123)
772 Points ∼38% +1%
Huawei MatePad T8
762 Points ∼37%
Average Mediatek MT8768
762 Points ∼37% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
756 Points ∼37% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
731 Points ∼36% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
730 Points ∼36% -4%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=124)
2440 Points ∼8% +172%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
947 Points ∼3% +5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
946 Points ∼3% +5%
Huawei MatePad T8
898 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek MT8768
898 Points ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
487 Points ∼2% -46%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
472 Points ∼2% -47%
Memory
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1416 Points ∼16% +4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1406 Points ∼16% +3%
Huawei MatePad T8
1365 Points ∼15%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1365 Points ∼15% 0%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=124)
1304 Points ∼15% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1258 Points ∼14% -8%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1151 Points ∼13% -16%
System
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=124)
2712 Points ∼16% +4%
Huawei MatePad T8
2598 Points ∼16%
Average Mediatek MT8768
2598 Points ∼16% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1945 Points ∼12% -25%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1802 Points ∼11% -31%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1788 Points ∼11% -31%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1539 Points ∼9% -41%
Overall
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=123)
1426 Points ∼17% +12%
Huawei MatePad T8
1269 Points ∼15%
Average Mediatek MT8768
1269 Points ∼15% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
1150 Points ∼14% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
1150 Points ∼14% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
987 Points ∼12% -22%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
891 Points ∼11% -30%

Legend

 
Huawei MatePad T8 Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 MediaTek MT8168, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 MediaTek MT8168, ARM Mali-G52 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M8 HD Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Qualcomm Adreno 504, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (14 - 126, n=19)
61.7 Points ∼100% +342%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
16.087 Points ∼26% +15%
Average Mediatek MT8768
14 Points ∼23% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
13.964 Points ∼23%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points ∼0% -100%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=108)
61 Points ∼100% +166%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
25.645 Points ∼42% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
25.067 Points ∼41% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
23.989 Points ∼39% +4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
23.559 Points ∼39% +3%
Average Mediatek MT8768
23 Points ∼38% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
22.969 Points ∼38%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=43)
74.8 Points ∼100% +141%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
34 Points ∼45% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
32 Points ∼43% +3%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
31 Points ∼41%
Average Mediatek MT8768
31 Points ∼41% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
30 Points ∼40% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
30 Points ∼40% -3%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 139, n=28)
55 runs/min ∼100% +312%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
15.49 runs/min ∼28% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
13.5 runs/min ∼25% +1%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
13.34 runs/min ∼24%
Average Mediatek MT8768
13.3 runs/min ∼24% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
12.2 runs/min ∼22% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=193)
7803 Points ∼100% +85%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
4378 Points ∼56% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
4297 Points ∼55% +2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
4222 Points ∼54% 0%
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
4215 Points ∼54%
Average Mediatek MT8768
4215 Points ∼54% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
4115 Points ∼53% -2%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei MatePad T8 (Huawei Browser 10.1.4 )
11258.2 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek MT8768
11258 ms * ∼100% -0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 (Silk Browser)
11253.8 ms * ∼100% -0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 (Silk Browser)
11102.9 ms * ∼99% +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
10893.8 ms * ∼97% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
10654.6 ms * ∼95% +5%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=205)
8823 ms * ∼78% +22%

* ... smaller is better

Huawei MatePad T8Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020Amazon Fire HD 8 2020Lenovo Tab M8 HDSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
15%
16%
12%
17%
-41%
-29%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.43 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
61.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
62.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
64.25 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
69.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
12%
40 (6.38 - 65.8, n=136)
-36%
50.2 (14 - 73.8, n=72)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
84.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
83.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
87.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
59.2 (8.1 - 87.7, n=136)
-29%
68.1 (17.6 - 87.7, n=72)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
14.63
15.62
7%
15.72
7%
15.84
8%
16.89
15%
8.08 (0.49 - 44.9, n=254)
-45%
11.5 (0.13 - 262, n=224)
-21%
Random Read 4KB
57.46
69.06
20%
67.61
18%
77.44
35%
57.77
1%
21.7 (2.49 - 62.1, n=254)
-62%
25.9 (1.04 - 230, n=224)
-55%
Sequential Write 256KB
67.43
100.19
49%
103.95
54%
79.55
18%
108.54
61%
43.1 (8.74 - 106, n=254)
-36%
57 (2.04 - 732, n=224)
-15%
Sequential Read 256KB
274.1
314.2
15%
315.01
15%
297.09
8%
291.87
6%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=254)
-40%
149 (6.75 - 1789, n=224)
-46%

Gaming - MatePad T8 is not a gaming beast

Thanks to its size and weight, the 8-inch tablet seems well-suited for gaming. However, users should not have very high expectations. The IMG PowerVR GE8320 cannot provide a smooth gameplay experience in more-demanding 3D titles.

The T8 manages to achieve 20 to 25 FPS in PUBG Mobile on low settings. We saw frame rates between 20 and 30 FPS in Real Racing 3. We saw drops in performance while parts of the game were loading. We use Gamebench to record frame rates. 

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3
PUBG Mobile
0102030Tooltip
; Smooth: Ø24.5 (19-27)
; Smooth: Ø24.5 (17-26)
Real Racing 3
010203040Tooltip
: Ø23.7 (17-32)

Emissions - Cool Huawei slate

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Huawei tablet are basically identical when it is under load and when it is idle. This is why it always feels pleasantly cool.

We use a battery testing utility known as GFXBench to examine how well our review device performs under continuous load. The battery benchmark is run three times in a row, and both the frame rates and the battery level are recorded. The T8 manages to maintain its full performance in the Manhattan section (Open GL ES 3.1) of the GFXBench benchmark. 

Max. Load
 26.6 °C
80 F
26.1 °C
79 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 26.6 °C
80 F
25.9 °C
79 F
27.8 °C
82 F
 
 26.2 °C
79 F
25.8 °C
78 F
27.3 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 27.8 °C = 82 F
Average: 26.6 °C = 80 F
26.2 °C
79 F
26.3 °C
79 F
26.6 °C
80 F
25.7 °C
78 F
26.5 °C
80 F
26.6 °C
80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
26 °C
79 F
26.7 °C
80 F
Maximum: 26.7 °C = 80 F
Average: 26.2 °C = 79 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.9 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26.6 °C / 80 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 26.7 °C / 80 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
Review of the Huawei MatePad T8
Review of the Huawei MatePad T8

Speakers

The mono speaker on the bottom has a high maximum volume of 94 dB(A) and provides a sound quality that is quite good for such a cheap device. The lows are almost completely missing. However, the frequency response is rather linear and the highs are reasonably well-reproduced.

For a better listening experience, we recommend you use a set of headphones, which can be connected to the device via either the 3.5-mm audio jack or Bluetooth 5.0. The headphone jack offers a good volume and a low level of background noise. 

Frequency response - speaker
Frequency response - speaker
Frequency response - headphone jack
Frequency response - headphone jack
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.947.6252945.53121.941.34022475029.948.4632249.48019.349.110016.352.91251452.316016.954.220014.955.825014.156.33151057.3400115950011.763.963010.968.280011.972.610001173.9125010.277.9160011.477.1200012.879.4250012.984.5315012.587.240001388500013.184.7630013.481.6800015.777.11000013.574125001469.41600013.765.1SPL24.894.6N0.695.3median 13median 72.6Delta1.11129.83325.226.621.626.924.717.929.625.522.523.925.126.320.125.819.926.920.836.917.641.117.647.417.450.316.153.613.95514.559.216.161.314.56714.471.513.672.113.973.514.576.114.477.814.877.614.776.814.873.614.971.915.170.91562.615.147.426.9860.959.1median 14.9median 62.61.512.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MatePad T8Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MatePad T8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (94.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.8% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 30% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 70% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo Tab M8 HD audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 12.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - MatePad T8 with great battery life

Energy Consumption

The power draw of the T8 is on a normal level for such a device. Competing tablets have a similar power draw. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.17 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.68 / 2.24 / 2.27 Watt
Load midlight 3.06 / 4.45 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei MatePad T8
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4850 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Power Consumption
-19%
-23%
10%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
0.68
0.74
-9%
0.72
-6%
0.66
3%
0.62
9%
Idle Average *
2.24
2.81
-25%
2.97
-33%
2.15
4%
2.68
-20%
Idle Maximum *
2.27
2.83
-25%
2.99
-32%
2.18
4%
2.7
-19%
Load Average *
3.06
3.73
-22%
4.02
-31%
2.48
19%
3.61
-18%
Load Maximum *
4.45
4.97
-12%
5.1
-15%
3.49
22%
4
10%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test, the T8 lasts for almost six hours. The 5100-mAh battery takes more than five hours to fully charge.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
39h 53min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 49min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 57min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 59min
Huawei MatePad T8
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020
4850 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2020
4850 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Battery Runtime
-8%
-8%
30%
-1%
Reader / Idle
2393
2661
11%
3581
50%
3132
31%
H.264
1137
949
-17%
1696
49%
934
-18%
WiFi v1.3
949
869
-8%
902
-5%
1124
18%
831
-12%
Load
359
286
-20%
374
4%
342
-5%

Pros

+ display with a high contrast ratio
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ GPS module
+ great battery life

Cons

- low brightness
- no ambient light sensor
- low resolution
- only 16/32 GB
- 2 GB of RAM
- microUSB port
- long charging times
- no GMS

Verdict for the MatePad T8 - Huawei’s work-arounds do not make up for the loss of Google Play services

In review: Huawei MatePad T8 tablet. Device provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Huawei MatePad T8 tablet. Device provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de

When it comes to performance, build quality and battery life, the T8 is very competitive. The Wi-Fi module of the Huawei slate achieves the best results in our Wi-Fi test. For a small premium of 20 Euros (~$23), buyers can get a version with an LTE modem. 

The IPS panel has relatively stable viewing angles and the colour reproduction is on a good level for a 100-Euro (~$118) tablet. However, the screen is not bright enough for outdoor use on sunny days. Whether or not any device should ship with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC memory in 2020 is open to debate. Howbeit, in our opinion, the fact that no device should come with a microUSB port and a 5-watt charger is no longer debatable. 

Because of the Google situation, it is very difficult to reach any sort of conclusion about the low-priced MatePad T8. You can easily watch YouTube videos, surf the web or read pdf files with the T8. Applications that do not require the use of Google Play services will run well. However, if your favourite applications rely on Google Play services, then you are out of luck. Moreover, Huawei’s AppGallery does not feature a wide selection of applications. 

Huawei fails to offset the loss that many users will experience due to the fact that its entry-level tablet does not support Google Play services. The T8 does not offer any killer features that would set it apart from the crowd.

Huawei MatePad T8 - 09/18/2020 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
78 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
67 / 80 → 84%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 54%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 96%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
8 / 78 → 11%
Application Performance
43 / 92 → 47%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 91 → 83%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
68%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-09-20 (Update: 2020-09-26)
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My great passion has always been mobile technologies, especially smartphones. As a technology enthusiast, the half-life of my devices is not exactly high and the latest hardware is just good enough - manufacturer or operating system plays a minor role, the main thing is state-of-the-art