Huawei MediaPad M2


Huawei MediaPad M2
Huawei MediaPad M2 (MediaPad Series)
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
8 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, multitouch, IPS LCD, 283 PPI, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.85 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSDXC (max. 128 GB), Sensors: GPS/A-GPS/Glonass , compass, accelerometer, brightness sensor, proximity sensor, Hall sensor
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 214.8 x 124 ( = 0.31 x 8.46 x 4.88 in)
Lithium-Polymer, 4800 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 30 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Webcam: 2.0 megapixels, primary camera: 8.0 megapixels, AF, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, EMUI 3.1; WPS Office, 24 Months Warranty
330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
299 Euro



Average Score: 86.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 66%, features: 38%, display: 87% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei MediaPad M2

86% Huawei MediaPad M2 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Metal head. Unlike its precursor, Huawei's MediaPad M2 8.0 is now covered in a metal casing. Once again, the tablet scores with a potent HiSilicon Kirin Octa-core processor, decent HD IPS touchscreen, and great battery life. The latest Android 5.1 operating system and fast Wi-Fi round off the couch surfer - a good deal for around 280 Euros (~$306).
85% Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0 (LTE, 16 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2015
88% Recenzja Huawei Mediapad M2 8.0
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Тест-обзор Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0: настоящий стереозвук
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; solid workmanship; good screen; quality sound; support LTE. Negative: No headset included; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2016
Со стереодинамиками Harman/Kardon и в металлическом корпусеСо стереодинамиками Harman/Kardon и в металлическом корпусе
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Metal case. Negative: Mediocre battery; weak hardware; not good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2015
84% Первый музыкальный. Обзор планшета Huawei MediaPad M2
Source: RU→EN
Positive: High quality sound; good display; high quality body materials, strict design; productivity and well-balanced processing. Negative: Mediocre cameras; modest gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Teszt: Huawei MediaPad M2 – Felsőbb osztályban
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% ergonomy: 80%


Model: The Huawei MediaPad M2 is an 8” tablet with a weight of 0.33 kg, which carries the promise of a reasonable media consumption device. Inspired by classical music, this tablet brings about the theme through providing the best-in-class audio with its dual speakers, large chambers, SWS 2.0 (Super Wide Sound) and Clari-Fi music restoration technology by Harman Kardon. This technology comes with a PA power amplifier, which allows the creation of clear audio even when amplified. This gives an enhanced experience for users especially when watching movies or listening to music at high volumes. The theme of classical music can also be seen in the model's sleek all-metal design, with lines running through the edges and sides of the tablet imitating the look of a music sheet.

Besides, this model also sports a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which is tested to be 67 % sharper than average tablets. Coupled with its Color Plus, Sun View and Eye Care features, the MediaPad M2 is sure to be a vivid visual delight for users regardless of location and brightness level. This model is powered with Huawei's own Kirin 930 octa core processor clocked at 2 GHz, which is above average and translates to better multi-tasking capabilities and lower power consumption. It is also packaged with Android 5.1 Lollipop, 16 GB internal storage, and a 4800 mAh battery that can last up to 30 hours. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 with a microSD card. With such competences, it is no wonder that the MediaPad M2 is a part of Huawei's flagship series. 

ARM Mali-T628 MP4: Integrated graphics card (for ARM based SoCs) for smartphones and tablets. Features 4 cores (MP4) and supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

Kirin 930: ARM based octa core SoC (4x Cortex-A53e up to 2 GHz and 4x Cortex A53 up to 1.5 GHz). » 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.

0.33 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).

86.6%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


Devices with the same GPU

Huawei MediaPad M2 10 inch
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 930, 10.1", 0.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 10.4", 0.45 kg
Huawei MatePad Pro 10 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 10.8", 0.492 kg
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
Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.25 kg
Huawei MediaPad T3 10
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 9.6", 0.46 kg
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 10.1", 0.46 kg
Huawei Honor Pad 2
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 8", 0.34 kg
Huawei MediaPad M3 BTV-DL09
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950, 8.4", 0.31 kg
Huawei Mediapad T1 10.0
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 9.6", 0.433 kg
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950, 8.4", 0.31 kg
Huawei MediaPad T2 7.0 Pro
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 7", 0.25 kg
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 10.1", 0.461 kg
Huawei Mediapad T1 7.0
Mali-400 MP2, , 7", 0.271 kg

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-08-26)