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Huawei MatePad T8 reveals itself in our review: Without Google, it is not worth a lot

The Wi-Fi version of the tablet costs only 99 Euros (~$117). The LTE variant costs 20 Euros (~$23) more (MSRP: €119).
The Wi-Fi version of the tablet costs only 99 Euros (~$117). The LTE variant costs 20 Euros (~$23) more (MSRP: €119).
The Huawei MatePad T8 is a solid entry-level tablet, which sells for less than 100 Euros (~$118). The hardware of the T8 proves to be very competitive in our review. However, this is not enough, due to the Google situation.
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The T8 proved to be what claims to be in our review: A cheap Android tablet. The MatePad T8 rounds off Huawei’s low-priced MatePad series.

When it comes to performance, build quality and battery life, the entry-level Huawei tablet is very competitive. Whether or not any device should ship with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC memory in the year 2020 is still open to debate. However, in our opinion, no device with a 5100-mAh battery should come with a 5-watt charger. A microUSB port is also inappropriate in the year 2020, even for a budget tablet.

In addition to these minor points of criticism, Huawei also failed to provide its entry-level tablet with any unique features such as Huawei M Pencil support. Moreover, the hardware is also not special and is on the level of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 from the year 2019. The MatePad T8 does not offer any major advantages when it comes to the screen or the SoC, either. Additionally, because Huawei is barred from using Google Play services or Google applications, the tablet only supports Huawei Mobile Services. 

If you are interested in the MatePad T8 and want to learn more about it, then you should check out our extensive review of the Huawei MatePad T8

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 263 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-09-24 (Update: 2020-09-22)