Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0


Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0
Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 (MediaPad M5 Series)
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-450 MP4, Core: 533 MHz
1024 MB 
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, capacitive Touchscreen, 10 points, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 12.31 GB free
1 USB 2.0, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB (SDHC), Sensors: Proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, position sensor, acceleration and orientation sensor, digital compass, GPS, Glonass, OTG, DLNA
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, Head SAR: 0.007 W/kg, Body SAR: 0.028 W/kg
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 214.4 x 120.7 ( = 0.31 x 8.44 x 4.75 in)
Lithium-Polymer, 4800 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.2
Webcam: 1.0 MP, main camera: 5.0 MP with auto focus
Additional features
Speakers: 2 front speakers (stereo) with DTS, Keyboard: virtual, Power adapter, data cable, quick guide, Tablet Manager, Designs, Kingsoft Office, 24 Months Warranty
341 g ( = 12.03 oz / 0.75 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
229 Euro



Average Score: 82.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 43%, features: 47%, display: 82% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

83% Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Couch potato. The MediaPad M1 8.0 ships with a fast Kirin 910 CPU, a decent display and great battery runtimes - but while its stamina may be great, both its slightly outdated version of Android and some outdoor usability issues are disappointing. However, for less than 200 Euros (~$263), it is still a good offer.
80% Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Areamobile - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 17/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Teszt: Huawei MediaPad M1 – Csak az LTE számít
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%



The Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 is designed with beauty in mind. Huawei uses premium materials to ensure the tablet is kept sleek and elegant. An all-aluminium frame gives the device a metallic touch and the clean lines with subtle corner curves help deliver superb feel. The MediaPad M1 8.0 is ultra-slim and ultra-lightweight at just 7.9 mm and around 329 g. There are multiple colors to choose from; white, tulip, carnation, Lily/Lotus and Titanium grey.

Display comes in the form of an 8-inch IPS screen with wide viewing angles. Image quality is good with nice colors and contrast. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device comes with a Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM and a Mali450-MP4 GPU. The MediaPad M1 8.0 comes with 8 GB on board memory and users can upgrade storage with a microSD card up to and additional 32 GB. There is a 5 mega-pixel autofocus rear camera and a 1 megapixel front facing secondary camera.

Other features on the tablet include A-GPS, dual front-facing speakers with good sound quality and dual built-in noise reduction microphones. Battery on the device is a 4800mAh Li-Polymer cell which gives excellent battery life. The MediaPad M1 8.0 is meant for users looking for a large display format tablet which good multimedia capabilities with an affordable price.

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Kirin 910: ARM based Cortex-A9 quad core processor with an integrated ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU and an LTE modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.341 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).

82.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 8
Mali-450 MP4, unknown
Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380C
Mali-450 MP4, Atom C3230RK
Medion Lifetab S8311
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT6592

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.25 kg
Amazon Fire 7 2017
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.295 kg
Trekstor SurfTab Theatre
Mali-450 MP4, unknown, 13.3", 0.957 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 10
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 10.1", 0.495 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 7
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.3 kg
Asus ZenPad 10 Z300CNG
Mali-450 MP4, Atom C3230RK, 10.1", 0.49 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 Essential 710F
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.3 kg
Asus ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG
Mali-450 MP4, Atom C3230RK, 7", 0.272 kg
Amazon Fire Kids Edition Late 2015
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.407 kg
Amazon Fire HD 7 inch 2015
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.313 kg
Asus ZenPad 10 inch Z300C
Mali-450 MP4, Atom C3230RK, 10.1", 0.51 kg
Asus ZenPad C 7.0 inch Z170C
Mali-450 MP4, Atom C3230RK, 7", 0.265 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 (NT.L5DEE.003)
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 10", 0.52 kg
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 10", 0.52 kg
Acer Iconia A3-A20FHD
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.5 kg
Huawei MediaPad X1
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910, 7", 0.239 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei MatePad Pro 10
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 10.8", 0.46 kg
Huawei MediaPad M6 10
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 10.8", 0.498 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8.0
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 8", 0.31 kg
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 10.1", 0.46 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 10.1", 0.475 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 10.8", 0.498 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 8.4", 0.316 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960s, 10.8", 0.498 kg
Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 8
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 8", 0.31 kg
Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 8", 0.35 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-08-26)