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Huawei MediaPad M5 lite

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (MediaPad Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 256 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: g-sensor, proximity sensor, Hall sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/900/1.800/1.900 MHz), 3G WCDMA (B1/B2/B5/B6/B8/B19), LTE FDD/TDD (B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B20/B26/B40/B41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 243.4 x 162.2 ( = 0.3 x 9.58 x 6.39 in)
Battery
7500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix auto focus
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, harman/kardon, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, EMUI 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (body): 1.01 W/kg, fanless
Weight
475 g ( = 16.76 oz / 1.05 pounds), Power Supply: 78 g ( = 2.75 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
330 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.96% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 55%, features: 71%, display: 77% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Huawei MediaPad M5 lite

83.5% Huawei MediaPad M5 lite Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Huawei has equipped the MediaPad M5 lite with four speakers, certified by harman/kardon. Buyers will receive a fancy-looking mid-range tablet with LTE support. Find out what else you can expect in exchange for about £270 (~$350) in our review.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite Review
Source: G Style Magazine English
The best thing the MediaPad Lite M5 has going for it is its colorful 1080p display and its quad speakers. Both are great for media consuming while the kids mode features aren’t bad if you regulate your kids to that section of the tablet. For some slight day to day you can get by and kids using it for watching their fave YT or movies will be okay. Trying to do a good deal of multitasking it wouldn’t handle the best. Its at a fairly good price though available for $299.99 which once again includes the stylus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2019
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite review: A solid competitor to Apple’s low-cost iPad
Source: Android Authority English
At $299 it’s a solid competitor to Apple’s $329 iPad. For Android families who want a capable machine for entertaining the household, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is up to the task.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2019
70% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a long-lasting, kid-friendly tablet that sells for a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite
Source: PC Mag English
Though it isn't perfect, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is one of the better midrange Android tablets you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands on: Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite review
Source: Techradar English
It's a lower-specced (but barely cheaper) version of last year's tablet that might find a niche audience in parents who want a controlled environment for their kids' screen time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite Review
Source: Yugatech English
This device certainly cannot compete with the top of the tablet market; your iPad Pros, Pixel Slates, Windows detachables, et al. But as a device for very casual media consumption, light creative work, and family use, it does its job well. It’s got a good screen, even better speakers, solid battery life, and an accessible software experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2018

Foreign Reviews

87% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 Gut und günstig
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 88% display: 78% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 92%
So gut ist das Mittelklasse-Tablet
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2018
90% Ein fast perfektes Mittelklasse-Tablet
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
74% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite
Source: Hardware-Mag.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mediapad M5 lite edles, günstiges Android-Tablet
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Das M5 weiß auch in der "Lite"-Version zu gefallen
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2018
77% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (255 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; decent speakers; high autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display; no video output.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (253 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; decent speakers; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display; no video output; not include M Pen Lite.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2018
¡Semichollo! Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (269 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Smart stylus pen; attractive design; metal case; decent speakers; large battery capacity; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Weak processor; poor display; no video output.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2018
Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite 10, La Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent cameras; good hardware; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (299 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice speakers; decent autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display; no video output.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2018
78% Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
76% Recensione Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite – Un best-buy per la multimedialità
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 90% display: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive battery life; quick charging; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2019
Huawei Mediapad M5 10 Lite Recensione Del Tablet E Pro&Contro
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; beautiful screen; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Poor main camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2018
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite: bene in famiglia a meno di 250 euro
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice speakers; high autonomy; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor display; poor main camera; no M Pen in the package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2018
80% Test de la Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite : petit prix, grands frissons
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test : la Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite vise le rapport qualité/prix
Source: Les Androides French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2019
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite - niedrogi i wytrwały tablet
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent display; long battery life. Negative: Poor main camera; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite - Облегченный во всех смыслах
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2019
Обзор Huawei MediaPad M5 lite. Планшет и смартфон в одном?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; great speakers; decent cameras; fast processor; attractive price. Negative: Thick case; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2019
70% Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite i test: Udda blandning
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Model: The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a new mid-range tablet that boasts of an aluminum unibody and a quartet of speakers. Buyers will receive a fancy-looking mid-range tablet with LTE support. The new tablet is built around a Kirin 659 processor and runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This has a different settings structure and customized apps for telephoning, messaging, the gallery etc. compared to stock Android. The device features a 10-inch 16:10 display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. The tablet comes in two configurations which are 3 GB/32 GB and 4 GB/64 GB. It is available in Champagne Gold and Space Grey color variants. The MediaPad M5 Lite features a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The average brightness is 492.2 cd/m², which is higher than those of other comparable tablets in this price range. The display does not reflect surrounding objects too much and screen content can be read easily. However, reflections become very strong under direct sunlight or a blue sky. The IPS panel of the MediaPad M5 lite has very stable viewing angles. Screen content can be read without distortions or falsified colors from almost all angles. Huawei has given the MediaPad M5 lite a metal case with a small decorative seam on the back. The top and bottom edges of the tablet have a lot of holes for the four speakers, as well as additional openings for the microphone along the top. This means that there is a row of holes all along the top of the device.

Huawei MediaPad M5 lite have access to an 8-MP main camera as well as an 8-MP front camera. The latter takes good-quality portraits, as long as the subject is positioned in the center of the picture due to the fixed focus. Details are displayed nicely with only objects in the background slightly lacking sharpness. The MediaPad M5 lite can transfer data via its USB Type-C port, which, however, only offers 2.0 speeds. The USB port also functions as a charging connection. Headsets or external speakers can be connected to the tablet via the 3.5 mm audio jack. There is also a microSD card slot that allows storage to be expanded by up to 256 GB. The tablet is backed by a 7500 mAh battery. Additionally, the device ships with the company’s M-Pen lite stylus, which supports 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Notably, the stylus will only be accessible in select markets. Furthermore, as mentioned, the company is touting the quad-speaker setup tuned by Harman/Kardon that works with the company's Histen 5.0 sound system to replicate surround sound experience. This tablet’s performance is sufficient for many everyday workloads. Modern games can also be played on this device, although users might have to content themselves with average graphics settings. It is most suitable for casual users who mainly use the tablet for entertainment purpose.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. 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 659: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 max. 2.36 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 max 1.7 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 13) and a ARM Mali-T830 MP2. In our benchmarks around 4% faster as the older Kirin 658.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.
0.475 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


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).
77.96%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-09-15)