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Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (MediaPad Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
8.4 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 359 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, hall sensor, aptX
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G (1,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,18,19,20,26,34,38,39,40,41), 3G (850/​900/​1900/​2100), 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 212.6 x 124.8 ( = 0.29 x 8.37 x 4.91 in)
Battery
19.4 Wh, 5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Quick Charge 9 V / 2 A
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, autofocus
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, USB-C audio adapter, SIM tool, HiCare, Game Suite, PhoneClone, 24 Months Warranty, LTE-A Cat6 download: 300 MBit/s, ​upload: 50 MBit/s; SAR value: 0,271 W/kg (head), 1,01 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
316 g ( = 11.15 oz / 0.7 pounds), Power Supply: 72 g ( = 2.54 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
379 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.46% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 72%, features: 76%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

83.3% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Small sound expert. Multimedia capabilities and good cameras are still important considerations when buying an expensive tablet. On paper, the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 brings all that is necessary. Find out here, whether it can convince us in the test.
Huawei MediaPad M5 - A fitting tool for the Mobile Warrior
Source: Tech Nave English
Based on what we have stated above, the Huawei MediaPad M5 makes an excellent companion while on the move be it for watching movies, listening to music, or even doing work due to the lightweight nature of the device. Not only that, but it is also fitted with specifications that could handle almost anything you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
85% Huawei MediaPad M5 8 review: One of the few premium mini tablets left
Source: Neowin English
The Huawei MediaPad M5 is an excellent mini tablet for consumption. I think that if you're even reading this review, then you know you want a mini tablet, and I can confidently say that you'll be happy with this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re in the market for a premium tablet the MediaPad M5 8.4 is an easy-to-recommend alternative to the pricier iPad Mini 4. Great speakers and a bright screen make it ideal for multimedia, while it boasts an excellent design and the freshest version Google’s operating system, Oreo.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
As was our verdict on the MediaPad M3: the M5 is an above-average tablet which is a good alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range, and the iPad mini.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
As was our verdict on the MediaPad M3: the M5 is an above-average tablet which is a good alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range, and the iPad mini.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2018
87% Huawei MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro review
Source: Android Authority English
Pricing for the MediaPad M5 starts at 349 Euros and ranges upwards to 599 Euros depending on size, storage, connectivity, and whether you opt for the Pro or standard versions. As we mentioned previously, when it comes to Android tablets, the amount of options out there are very limited, but the MediaPad M5 line is a very solid offering from Huawei. These are some of the best Android tablets we’ve seen in a while. They’re well designed with gorgeous displays and fantastically loud speakers that make them great for multimedia purposes. They certainly live up to the MediaPad name, and if you’re into turning your tablet into an on-the-go work station, the M5 Pro offers the appropriate peripherals for both work and play.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 92%
70% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A small tablet that packs good specs and a nice screen, but the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 feels like a missed opportunity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition
Source: Pocket Lint English
There aren't that many great, small Android tablets out there. Huawei's newest MediaPad therefore, is a breath of fresh air in a stagnating market. This might well be the competition iPad mini has been crying for.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei MediaPad M5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Tablets aren't red-hot tech anymore, but the MediaPad M5 is one of the best small models around - if you don’t fancy an iPad mini, anyway.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s too soon to say anything definitive about the MediaPad M5 8.4. What we can say is that it’s very similar to the M3, but with a faster processor and better cameras. When we’ve had time to fully put it through its paces we’ll update this article.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018

Foreign Reviews

91% Huawei M5 8.4
Source: Chip (Print) - 08/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 92% display: 81% mobility: 92%
80% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 kompakt, kraftvoll und guter Sound
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mediapad M5 8,4
Source: IT-Markt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2018
80% Huawei MediaPad M5
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Edles Android Tablet zum fairen Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 92% display: 81% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 94%
Huaweis iPad-Konkurrent überzeugt
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2018
Das Beste 8 Zoll Android-Tablet in 2018?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2018
Huawei Mediapad M5 8″ LTE
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2018
¡CHOLLO! Huawei MediaPad M5 8. Pros y contras (224 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice design; great display; fast fingerprint sensor; USB-C. Negative: Only 32GB ROM; no headphone jack; no video output; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2019
¡Chollo! Huawei MediaPad M5 8. Pros y contras (249 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice design; big screen; great display; fast fingerprint sensor; USB-C. Negative: Only 32GB ROM; no headphone jack; no video output; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2019
¡Chollo! Huawei MediaPad M5 8. Pros y contras (279 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; stylish design; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; USB-C. Negative: Only 32GB ROM; no headphone jack; no video output; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/19/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 8. Pros y contras (349 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; elegant design; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; USB-C. Negative: Only 32GB ROM; no headphone jack; no video output; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2018
77% Recensione Huawei MediaPad M5
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M5, Tablet con audio al top
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; solid workmanship. Negative: No headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2018
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M5: un ottimo tablet basato su Android
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; high autonomy; decent cameras. Negative: No headphone jack; the position of volume keys; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2018
85% [ TEST ] Huawei MediaPad M5 : une excellente alternative à l’iPad
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
84% Recenzja Huawei MediaPad M5 – tryb pulpitu to świetny pomysł, ale jego wykonanie to nieporozumienie
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
Huawei MediaPad M5 tablet teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; long battery life; decent hardware; good speakers. Negative: No headphone jack; slippery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 recenze: Nejlepší tablet roku 2018?
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; excellent display; high performance; good speakers; fast fingerprint reader. Negative: No headphone jack; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2018
80% Videoanmeldelse: Huawei MediaPad M5
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Model:

The tablet industry has been quite stagnant for the past couple of years. There has been very little in the way of movement, particularly with tablets based on Google's Android operating system. However, Huawei announced new MediaPad models at the Mobile World Congress 2018, namely a small 8.4-inch model and a larger 10.8-inch Pro model with a stylus. With its aluminum body, smooth back and curved corners, Huawei’s 8.4-inch MediaPad does not tread new ground for tablets. It feels well-built and is super-light at 316g. Thanks to having an 8.4-inch display and relatively little in the way of screen bezels on the left and right side, Huawei has managed to make the M5 compact enough for single-handed use, it can also easily be slipped into a pocket or bag. The front of the device is dominated by the display, but unlike many of the new phones coming to the market this year, it retained a bezel around it. This is fine on a tablet, since it gives the hands something to grip onto. A fingerprint scanner sits below the display and works superbly; a Huawei logo and front-facing camera sit above the display. The overall design is clean and basic. One of the most pleasing elements of this tablet is its screen. The aspect ratio is unusual: 16:10. With its 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, the 8.4-inch display is super crisp while offering lovely clean whites, vibrant colors and, considering it is an LCD panel, great contrast.

 

When users are playing movies, the Huawei ClariVu technology uses intelligent algorithms to adjust unclear frames or drops in contrast ratio to deliver a better viewing experience. Huawei used massive amounts of research data to develop a display that is safe and comfortable for the eyes. Eye Comfort Mode reduces harmful blue light to make it safer and easier to read. And the Huawei MediaPad M5's display automatically adjusts to the color temperature of the surrounding light. Inside this Huawei tablet, users will find an octa-core Kirin 960S, which is essentially a tweaked version of the chip that powered most of Huawei's flagship phones in 2017. The performance is therefore appropriate for a high-end tablet. Each game loaded without any complaining or noticeable delay. The Huawei MediaPad M5 supports Hi-Res audio, which is an industry standard for sound quality. Every facet is captured perfectly, keeping treble sweet and bass anchored for significantly truer, more immersive listening experience. Tuned by the renowned acoustic legend Harman Kardon® Audio, the tablet delivers quality sound with more bass and no distortion. Huawei Listen audio creates a perfect soundscape to produce 3D sound that is richer, more layered, and penetrating, too. Finally, concerning autonomy, it takes only 1.9 hours to fully charge the Huawei MediaPad M5. Its 5,100 mAh (TYP) battery and smart power-saving technology allow users to enjoy 1080p videos for up to 11 hours.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

ARM Mali-G71 MP8: Integrated ARM graphics adapter for smartphones and tablets found in the HiSilicon Kirin 960. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 960: ARM based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A73 + 4x Cortex-A53) and successor to the Kirin 955. Integrates a Mali G71 MP8 GPU and is manufactured in a 16-nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8.4":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

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.
0.316 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).
81.46%: 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 with the same GPU

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 10.8", 0.498 kg
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960s, 10.8", 0.498 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04- 5)