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Huawei MediaPad M5 lite

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite (MediaPad M5 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 659 8 x 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
10.10 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: 76.37% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 53%, features: 71%, display: 76% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Huawei MediaPad M5 lite

80.8% 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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2018
90% Ein fast perfektes Mittelklasse-Tablet
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Das M5 weiß auch in der "Lite"-Version zu gefallen
Source: Heute German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2018
60% Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite Review en Español (Video)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
77% Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
¡Chollo! Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (169 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; great speakers; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No video output; optional M-Pen Lite; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2020
¡Chollo! Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Wifi. Pros y contras (267 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice display; powerful processor; decent speakers; elegant design. Negative: Only 32GB ROM; no stylus pen; no video output; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2019
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10. Pros y contras (255 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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
Trên tay MediaPad M5 Lite: Thiết kế kim loại, 4 loa Harman Kardon, bút stylus tiện lợi, giá 7.5 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; solid workmanship; excellent speakers; smart stylus pen; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2020
Có gì hấp dẫn bên trong Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; smart stylus pen; excellent display; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2019
Trên tay Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite: Thân thiện, sang trọng, mức giá hợp lý!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; attractive price; nice display; impressive battery life; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2019
Huawei trình làng MediaPad M5 lite tại Việt Nam giá 8 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive price; nice performance; smart M-Pen lite; great display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2019
70% Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite i test: Udda blandning
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN Archive.org version
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.


10.10":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

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


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.


76.37%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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