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Huawei MediaPad Series

Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0Processor: Kirin 910, Kirin 950, Mediatek MT8127, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, Qualcomm Adreno 308, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 7 inch, 8 inch, 8.4 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.25kg, 0.31kg, 0.341kg, 0.35kg, 0.46kg, 0.461kg
Price: 229, 300, 349 euro
Average Score: 81.44% - good
Average of 60 scores (from 92 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 68%, features: 63%, display: 82%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

 

Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

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.

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0Notebook: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0
Processor: Kirin 910
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.341kg
Price: 229 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 ProNotebook: Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 0.461kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 75.31% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

83.7% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Mid-range. The suffix "Pro" in the name of Huawei's new tablet suggests that it has some additional features that distinguish the tablet from the conventional devices. However, this is deceptive since we find a normal mid-range device for private customers. Nevertheless, our report reveals why that is not a disadvantage.
78% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (Wi-Fi, 32GB, 3GB RAM)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
89% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (LTE, 16GB, 2GB RAM)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 80% mobility: 80%
78% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (Wi-Fi, 32GB, 3GB RAM)
Source: PC Go - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
86% Huawei Mediapad T2 10.0 Pro LTE: Sound-Wunder im Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
74% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (Wi-Fi, 32GB, 3GB RAM)
Source: Connect - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
70% typisch Mittelklasse eben
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
83% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 82% mobility: 89% workmanship: 88%
76% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 71% features: 69% display: 65% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 86%
80% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro (LTE, 16GB, 2GB RAM)
Source: Android Pit - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
74% Mittelklasse pur
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 74% display: 75% mobility: 78%
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Technik Surfer - Heft 06/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2016
63% Czy to na pewno Pro? Test tabletu Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 59%
Тест-обзор бюджетного планшета Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; high quality assembly; good screen; support LTE. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2016
Обзор планшета Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Speakers on the sides; good battery. Negative: Mediocre camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Обзор планшета Huawei T2 10 Pro: нестандартный планшет со вспышкой
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good price; LTE supported; memory card; high-quality screen; good assembly. Negative: Heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2016

 

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch is an Android-based tablet that looks sleek, slim and stylish. It was announced in September 2016 and just released in October 2016. The tablet is crafted from aerospace grade aluminum and its sturdy yet light uni-body case is sculpted using a 5-axis CNC machine. In a glance, it may look like a very large smartphone because it is quite thin and narrow compared to many other tablets. It comes pre-installed with Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 skin and has an octa-core processor, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics processing unit, 4 GB RAM and an internal storage of either 32 GB or 64 GB. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB via the microSD slot. The tablet sports a capacitive 8.4-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution. There are very few tablets with the size and resolution of the Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch in the market and the screen is mainly good for reading and watching movies. Colors are vivid and black is deep. In addition, it has decent viewing angles and brightness levels. However, the screen has 16:9 ratio which makes everything look narrow and hampers the experience when browsing the internet. Moreover, it is not outdoor-friendly because the screen suffers from excessive reflections. Huawei partnered with the audio brand Harman Kardon to include speakers with decent sound quality. The dual speakers create the feeling of a surround-sound, but some have reported that they may lack some bass and some distortions can be present when playing songs. Its primary 8-MP camera on the rear features geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. However, the rear camera has slow shutter speed, lacks vibrancy and details. Photos do not look particularly good even if they are taken under good lighting conditions. Considering the fact that tablets aren't really used for their cameras, this might not be a major issue for many potential buyers. In addition, there is a secondary 8 MP camera on the front. Both cameras are able to record videos in 1080p resolution at 30 fps. Furthermore, the Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch comes with features such as fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, ambient light sensor and Hall Effect sensor. The tablet is available in 2 different colors: gold and silver. The Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch has a convenient weight of 310 g and has a non-removable Lithium-Polymer 5100 mAh battery. Overall, the tablet is decent with a hi-res display, impressive audio and a very sleek design. It'll suite users who for some reason require a smaller tablet but something bigger than a typical smartphone.

Press Review by Capuchino Saber

These days, many customers look for a tablet for entertainment with powerful features and outstanding design, yet reasonable price. Last year (2016), Huawei has released the MediaPad M3 8.3 inch. Huawei announced that they were putting more efforts to satisfy customer requirements. The Huawei MediaPad M3’s slim and light aluminum case features an aesthetic design. Furthermore, this tablet comes with excellent speakers, which could attract most users at the first time using, and a good processor of HiSilicon (the Kirin 950).

Design

Featuring an 8.4 inch display, Huawei decided to stick the MediaPad M3 with a 16:9 aspect ratio. PhoneArena comments, “While this does make the MediaPad M3 a bit taller than some of its competitors, it also makes it considerably narrower”. On the contrary, “The Huawei MediaPad M3 is a small tablet. It’s slim, it’s light and it’s handy - and the 4G version can even double as a gigantic phone, as long as you don’t mind all your calls coming out at speakerphone volume”, said TechRadar. Regarding page ComputerShopper, with its white front, diamond-cut edges and solid silver-metal back, not to mention the iOS-like-rounded-corner icons used in the company’s Emotion UI (EMUI) Android skin, it’s clear that Huawei is attempting to ape the style of Apple’s iPad. With only 310 g, the Huawei MediaPad M3, as a remark of page TechNave, is quite light despite the metal body encased in. Built quality is excellent with bezels so compact that the 8.4 inch display doesn’t seem much larger than most other 8-inch tablets. It fits comfortably in one hand and looks more like a premium flagship smartphone than a tablet. Page LaptopMag also gave their comparison between this tablet and other competitive models on the weight and thickness: the Huawei MediaPad M3 (with its weight and 0.3 inch thick) is slightly heavier than the Asus ZenPad Z8 and Apple iPad Mini 4, but slightly lighter than the LG G Pad F 8.0 and the Acer Predator 8. This tablet generally is crafted out of aluminum and glass, making for a product that feels premium and high-end. This creates for a look that’s somewhat reminiscent to that of the Nexus 6P, and it’s one that the PhoneArena’s reviewer hopes Huawei sticks to for some time.

Display and Fingerprint Sensor

Displayed in the 8.4 inch screen with the aspect ratio of 16:9, the Huawei MediaPad M3 is actually supreme for recreational purposes, such as: watching videos or playing games. Compared to the previous version, the 8-inch Huawei MediaPad M2, the MediaPad M3 has a true high-resolution screen. As commented from TechRadar, “It’s an 8-inch 2500 x 1600 pixel screen, with an IPS LCD panel. The upshot is that pixel density and sharpness are both excellent and even up close the screen looks sharp”. The reviewer of LaptopMag also gave his thought about the display while watching the Rogue One: “A Star War Story trailer on the slate, I noted the rich, inky blacks of outer space, the crisp whites of Star Destroyer and the bright oranges of Rebel pilot jumpsuits”. However, according to TechRadar, “Its contrast is not as good as that of the OLED Samsung Galaxy Tab S2’s display, but this is a good screen”. Also, an evaluation on page PhoneArena is that the colors are nice and vibrant, text is crisp, and whites are extremely stark. The only real complaint of the reviewer from this page would be that the screen doesn’t get quite as bright as he would have expected, but seeing how this is something user is going to be using indoors the majority of the time, it shouldn’t prove to be that big of an issue. “The fingerprint scanner is not a clicky button, though, just a touch-sensitive pad. Used while the MediaPad M3 is awake, it’s a back button; when the device is asleep, of course, it wakes the little guy up”, said the TechRadar. In contrast, TechNave supposed that the very quick and responsive fingerprint sensor acts as the home, back and recent app buttons. The writer of page PhoneArena remarked this feature that “Setting up the scanner upon the first use was a very speedy process, and I never experienced any issues while using the scanner to unlock the tablet while testing it out. It’s very fast and accurate, and it really is a great addition to have”.

Software and Audio

One of its biggest weaknesses is its interface. As PhoneArena reviewed, the Huawei MediaPad M3 is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 layered over it, and that creates for a software situation that’s a bit less than ideal. In the same opinion, “Some people end up really disliking Emotion UI in a phone, but we find it a bit less contentious in a tablet. We tend to flick between apps a bit less rapidly than when using a phone”, TechRadar complained. Moreover, “As impressed as we are with the MediaPad M3’s hardware, we’re not quite as jazzed about the software, we would not hold out much hope for a major software update to the MediaPad M3” (ComputerShopper). About the audio, the cooperation with the hi-fi audio company Harmon Kardon played an important role in improving the MediaPad M3’s sound significantly. Specifically, “It’s top and bottom speakers filled a large conference room with a great reproduction sound. The included H300 earbuds by AKG sweeten the deal, providing equally clear and strong sound”, quoted from LaptopMag. Also with the positive remark from PhoneArena, the MediaPad M3 features stereo audio thanks to dual speakers that are positioned on both the top and bottom of the tablet. The reviewer of this page could safely say that this was a very solid audio setup after some extensive listening sessions with the M3.

Performance

The HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 4 GB of RAM help to ensure that you can handle multi-task with ease. As a whole, performance on the MediaPad M3 is very good. Basically, regarding PhoneArena, “The M3 is exceptional when it comes to lightweight to average use”. However, when it came time to really put the M3 through its paces, the reviewer of this page was left feeling a bit confused. Besides, as an evaluation on page TechNave, the graphics benchmarks gave away the MediaPad M3’s fatal flaw with rather low scores in 3DMark signifying that the tablet could not offer smooth performance on higher resolutions, which was mainly due to 2K resolution that graphics had to handle. Also, “The MediaPad didn’t do well on the 3DMark benchmark test, taking a score of 15.375, which is lower than iPad Mini 4, the Predator 8 (20.785), ZenPad Z8 (17.846). This test proved a solid detector of its real-life performance, as I saw clipping and slight stutters when I played a round of the racing title Asphalt 8” (LaptopMag’s remark). PhoneArena supposed that this tablet had taken quite a bit longer for Mortal Combat X and Modern Combat 5 to actually open up on the MediaPad M3, and numerous in-game animations had appeared noticeably slower and more jittery than he was expecting. This page concluded: “This is still a fast tablet for most use cases, but there are certain situations here and there were the MediaPad M3 feels quite a bit slower than it should”.

Camera

According to page TechRadar, the Huawei MediaPad M3’s rear camera is rather pedestrian. It’s an 8 MP sensor with an f/2 lens: fine for a tablet but probably not as good as your phone camera, unless you have a fairly old mobile. “I was able to capture some photos that turned out looking fairly nice, but there were others I took that ended up looking like an oil-painting”, said PhoneArena. Nevertheless, following a comment on page TechNave, camera features are above average at best so while all the basic features like panorama, depth of field and the like are available it won’t beat out most camera phones. The 8 MP front and back cameras are above what you’d normally see in a tablet through and should be more than enough for Skype or a selfie or 2.

Battery Life

The TechRadar’s battery test, which involves playing a 90-minute video at maximum brightness with accounts syncing over Wi-Fi in the background, drained 19% from its battery. This suggests you should be able to enjoy between seven and a half and eight hours of video off a full charge. It also suggested around five and a half hours of gaming off a full battery. And if there’s one area of performance where the MediaPad M3 could use some improvement, it’s battery life. “Running our 720p test video with screen set to 50 percent brightness, the Huawei tablet lasted a little over nine hours” (ComputerShopper). Lastly, as commented from LaptopMag, when they tested the MediaPad M3 with the LaptopMag’s battery test (web surfing at 150 nits of brightness) on AT&T 4G LTE network, the tablet lasted 8 hours and 40 minutes.

Verdict

In conclusion, the Huawei MediaPad M3 is really a tablet with a lot of adequate qualities like fast overall speed, the crisp and bright screen, and especially the awesome speakers. However, it seems that there are several defects existing in this tablet, for example, the low performance on games. In addition, from my perspective, the high price and perhaps the awkward navigation key are also considered minus points of this device. Yet anyway, “You’ll need to think carefully about whether this is going to be an issue for you before choosing the Huawei MediaPad M3 over an iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 or cheaper Asus ZenPad Z580C” (TechRadar’s verdict).

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inchNotebook: Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 inch
Processor: Kirin 950
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T880 MP4
Display: 8.4 inch, 16:10, 2560x1600 pixels
Weight: 0.31kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 MediaPad M3 8.4 inch (Model)

Average Score: 83.21% - good
Average of 38 scores (from 65 reviews)

 

87.1% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Evolution. The successor to the MediaPad M2 of 2015 is finally here: please welcome the MediaPad M3. The new model may have almost identical measurements to the predecessor, but it is equipped with a larger, higher resolution panel, a stronger processor and a fingerprint sensor. We will check what Huawei has to offer in our detailed review.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Quick Review: The Perfect Compromise?
Source: Unbox English
The tablet’s performance is pretty good, especially with games like Mobile Legends since the tablet didn’t show any signs of slowing down during the impromptu tournament that Huawei held at the launch with members of the media. Audio output is pretty good as well, along with the performance of that essentially 2K display. The large 5100mAh battery will probably power this tablet for quite a bit before needing to be recharged.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2017
78% Huawei MediaPad M3 Tablet: A true mid-level Android option (review)
Source: Android Guys English
Overall I really liked the MediaPad M3. I consider myself “techie-frugal”, in that I like nice stuff that works consistently, but I’ll be darned if I’m paying what the likes of Apple is demanding.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 90%
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Aside from its should-be-better battery life and a power button that's way too easy to whack accidentally, we found little not to like about the Huawei MediaPad M3. It's one of the few flagship-class Android tablets to make its way to our test bench in many a month, and its screen, speakers, metal shell, and excellent fingerprint sensor all impressed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei MediaPad M3 review - Feature-rich 2K display powerhouse tablet for below RM2K
Source: Tech Nave English
Every tech reviewer wants to find the perfect device and for a little while the Huawei MediaPad M3 certainly seemed like that device, except if you’re hoping to do some 2K pixel resolution gaming. In everything else, like media playback or productivity on the go it is superb, especially with the nice artificial leather case, which looks stylish and can be used as a stand. If you’re looking for a tablet for those purposes, it should fit in most handbags and pouches.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Huawei MediaPad M3 review
Source: Talk Android English
On top of everything, the MediaPad M3 is only $299. It’s insane that you can get this much performance and quality out of a device that seems like it should cost twice as much, but Huawei pulled it off. If more manufacturers can release tablets anywhere close to the MediaPad M3, 2017 will be a fantastic year for Android tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2017
Huawei MediaPad M3 review: This tablet has premium written all over it
Source: The Indian Express English
Huawei MediaPad M3 is a premium device, one where the price tag seems reasonable, if you go by the eBay listing. Huawei will bring the device to India, and the pricing should be closer to this range.With the MediaPad M3, you have solid device for media consumption; it is fast, packs a stunning display and has great sound output. Frankly for most regular users tablets have become entertainment consumption devices, and the Huawei MediaPad M3 delivers very well on that front.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2017
68% Huawei MediaPad M3 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Huawei MediaPad M3 is not a bad tablet, in fact, it’s a really great choice if you want a well-built device for browsing the web and watching movies, but until it gets some much needed software tweaks, I’d suggest looking elsewhere for a more refined experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
There's not much else out there at the top-end, with Samsung's Galaxy Tabs hoovering up most of the people that refuse to jump ship to iOS and the iPad, but this could have what it takes to carve out its own little niche. Brilliant build quality makes it perfect for carrying around everywhere. That great screen and fantastic sound help it eat up just about any video or music you can through at it, too. Gaming performance is a little iffy, and that camera isn't much to write home about though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MediaPad M3 should wow users with its fast speed, high-res display and powerful speakers. The device costs more than most Android tablets, but you get what you pay for. Overall, the MediaPad M3 is an attractive option for Android users looking for a high-performing tablet with a beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei nails the design of its flagship tablet, but is it enough to tempt people away from its rivals?
Source: PC Advisor English
In a stagnated market, the Huawei MediaPad M3 initially feels a little underwhelming. After extended use though, we reckon it’s a cut above the mid-range, but then again, from €349, you are paying for it. It’s a good alternative to an iPad if you want an Android tablet that’s bigger than an iPad mini but smaller than an iPad Air 2. But, who is specifically looking for that? The MediaPad is excellent and we recommend it, but it lacks a certain ‘wow’ factor that's largely down to the high number of existing Android tablets. The MediaPad 3 is a cut above, but you should also consider Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series for a similarly excellent Android tablet experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
Huawei Mediapad M3
Source: PC Mag English
Huawei hasn't announced a U.S. price or release date for the Mediapad M3, and price is going to matter a lot here. With its sharp screen and light, single-handed form factor, the M3 looks like an excellent tablet for reading comics and watching video. But this is a highly competitive market. Looking at tablets with similar high-res screens, the Asus ZenPad Z8 runs for $249 from Verizon, and the iPad mini 4 starts at $299. The M3 has a better aspect ratio than the Z8 does for reading and the iPad mini offers more apps. It's going to have to fit into that price range to be competitive. Check back soon for price and release details, as well as a full review of the final hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
80% A genuine iPad mini challenger, with a price to match
Source: Alphr English
However, when I first wrote this review, we had no pricing information. Now we have it, it does take a little sheen off the tablet as it's in direct competition with the iPad Mini 4 which is a tough old battle to win. We've only been sent pricing in Euros, but even with an optimistic conversion it's a premium price to match the product. For the 32GB WiFi model, it'll set you back €349. Assuming they go by the standard conversion trick of calling it £299, that's only slightly undercutting the iPad Mini 4. It only gets pricier from there. The LTE 32GB model comes in at €399, as does the 64GB WiFi version. The 64GB LTE version hits €449.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% An unfussy Android media tablet
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lot to like about the Huawei MediaPad M3. It is as much as you might want from a tablet designed to entertain you, a great portal for your browsing, your movies and your gaming. It offers the performance that will satisfy many and avoids the temptation to encourage you to use it for work. It's well built and a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei MediaPad M3 is a tablet with lots of admirable qualities. High screen resolution, ultra-low weight and speakers that go loud enough to become an anti-social menace in some situations earn a big thumbs-up. It's a pity, then, that the M3 is thrown off balance quite so dramatically by oddly poor gaming performance with high-end titles. The casual games everyone gets obsessed with for weeks at a time run fine, but those with console-like graphics tend to struggle to an extent that's quite rare for a tablet of this quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei MediaPad M3 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
I do like the Huawei MediaPad M3, but it’s far from an essential purchase. It doesn’t do anything that a cheaper Android slate doesn’t; it just does those things with an added hit of style. The screen is decent, if overly reflective, and the metal-clad chassis is thin and light yet maintains a solid feel. The speakers, too, are superb for a small tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% The new 8in tablet king?
Source: Expert Reviews English
The 8.4in screen is the big highlight, and if you excuse the slight dip in gaming prowess, the Kirin 950’s sheer processing oomph knocks its rivals for six. Battery life also takes a bit of a hit as a result, but if you want a powerful, compact, premium-feeling Android tablet, then the MediaPad M3 is going to take some beating.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Huawei Mediapad M3 Review
Source: Android Authority English
The Huawei MediaPad M3 offers an immersive display, great audio and long-lasting battery life and while gaming can be somewhat choppy, it is capable of playing high-end 3D games with few issues. You can also make phone calls with it and performance is a breeze but a generic design, average cameras and a questionable interface mean this won't be a tablet for everyone. If you can get past those shortcomings, it could be one of the best Android tablets currently available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 87% display: 90% workmanship: 83%
Huawei MediaPad M3 hands-on: A beautiful aluminium tablet with high quality screen
Source: International Business Times English
Our first impressions of the Huawei MediaPad M3 are mostly very good. The hardware is excellent and a match for anything else on the market (Apple included), and while performance seems good, Huawei's software is as always its weakest point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Huawei Mediapad M3 Review: An Unfussy Android Media Tablet
Source: Gear Open English
There’s a lot to like about the Huawei MediaPad M3. It is as much as you might want from a tablet designed to entertain you, a great portal for your browsing, your movies and your gaming. It offers the performance that will satisfy many and avoids the temptation to encourage you to use it for work. It’s well built and a pleasure to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2016
100% Huawei Mediapad M3
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
93% Huawei MediaPad M3 (32 GB, LTE)
Source: PC Go - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 93%
96% Huawei MediaPad M3 (32 GB, LTE)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 96%
93% Huawei MediaPad M3 (32 GB, LTE)
Source: PC Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 93%
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 (32GB, Wi-Fi)
Source: Connect - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Huawei MediaPad M3 (32 GB, LTE)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
Huawei MediaPad M3 (32 GB, WLAN)
Source: c't - Heft 24/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2016
75% Huawei MediaPad M3 der neue iPad Killer?
Source: Technik Surfer German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 1% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 60%
Huawei MediaPad M3 8-Zoll-Tablet
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2016
70% Klingt Gut, Läuft Gut, Alles Gut?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 83% mobility: 81% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 95%
Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2016
82% Huawei MediaPad M3 die Medienmaschine
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 77% display: 90% mobility: 80%
Das schnellste Android Tablet?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2016
Las Ventajas y Desventajas del Huawei MediaPad M3 que no te puedes perder
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; metal case; good cameras; decent hardware; high autonomy; good connectivity. Negative: Heavy and bulky; poor display; the location of fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2017
[Análisis] Huawei MediaPad M3, resolución 2K y potencia Octa-Core a un precio indiscutible
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; powerful hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2017
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 LTE. Pros y contras (387 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice display; elegant design; support LTE; decent speakers. Negative: No video output; low GPU performance; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/09/2016
90% Review – Huawei Mediapad M3
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Huawei MediaPad M3 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% display: 83% mobility: 89% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 8: il tablet che vuole fare lo smartphone
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Recensione Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 75% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 85%
Tablet Huawei Mediapad M3 8.4 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
85% Recensione Huawei Mediapad M3: uno smartphone mascherato da Tablet
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 75%
Huawei Mediapad M3: La Recensione Del Tablet
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; high autonomy; excellent speakers; good display. Negative: No USB type C; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M3, il rivale Android di iPad
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; fast fingerprint reader; beautiful design. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2016
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M3, il rivale Android di iPad
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; elegant design; great built quality; decent autonomy; good cameras; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Recensione Huawei Mediapad M3, il rivale Android di iPad
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; decent hardware; nice performance; good cooling system. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2016
80% Test De La Huawei Mediapad M3 : La Tablette Au Bon Rapport Qualité-Prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% Test Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0 : vraie (r)évolution ou simple mise à jour ?
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0 : vraie (r)évolution ou simple mise à jour ?
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test De La Huawei Mediapad M3 : Un Sérieux Concurrent Pour L'Ipad Mini ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test : la Huawei MediaPad M3, reine des tablettes Android 8 pouces ?
Source: Les Androides French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice design; compact size; lightweight; flexible fingerprint sensor; good 4G connectivity. Negative: Low 3D performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2016
Premier Test De La Huawei Mediapad M3 : Un Sérieux Concurrent De L'Ipad Mini
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good design; impressive display; high quality sound; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2016
93% Recenzja Huawei Mediapad M3
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 93% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Huawei MediaPad M3 to jeden z najlepszych tegorocznych tabletów
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; good built quality; decent display; excellent speakers. Negative: Camera no flash; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2016
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 - «Adele» в мире планшетов
Source: Helpix
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei MediaPad M3 - Обзор правильного планшета
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Планшет Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Планшет Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Обзор Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4: самый мощный планшет на Android
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Обзор планшета Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Decent display; good speakers; long battery life. Negative: High price; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
Huawei Mediapad M3. И Один В Поле Воин!
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent speakers; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2016
Обзор планшета Huawei MediaPad M3: флагман для меломанов
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; elegant design; high performance; excellent speakers; good autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Unsupport quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Тест-обзор 8-дюймового планшета Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; good built quality; excellent speakers; nice screen; support LTE. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Обзор планшета Huawei MediaPad M3
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good design; good hardware; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: No extended microSD slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2016
80% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite

Specifications

Huawei MediaPad M3 LiteNotebook: Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 0.46kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84.3% Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
The boombox among its brethren Huawei has equipped its MediaPad M3 Lite with a total of four speakers in order to produce a vivid and powerful soundscape. That said, at a first glance the device is a typical mid-range tablet with a few tricks up its sleeves.
Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 10 LTE. Pros y contras (316 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; support LTE; decent speakers; fast fingerprint sensor; high autonomy. Negative: No stylus pen; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/22/2017
78% Recensione Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
81% Recensione Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite: equilibrato e completo
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 73% features: 78% display: 75% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 70%
Trên tay Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite: Đẹp như iPad Mini, loa Harman Kardon
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent speakers; powerful hardware; metal case; solid workmanship; compact size; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2017

 

Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0

Specifications

Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0Notebook: Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0
Processor: Mediatek MT8127
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 7 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.25kg
Links: Huawei homepage

 

Tablet Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

 

Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0

Specifications

Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0Notebook: Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 308
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.35kg
Links: Huawei homepage

 

Tablet Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Đánh giá HUAWEI MediaPad T3 8 inch: Tablet 4G giá tầm 4 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; nice display; decent performance; good connectivity; long battery life; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2017

 

Comment

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

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-T880 MP4: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the HiSilicon Kirin 950.Qualcomm Adreno 505: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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Kirin 910: ARM based Cortex-A9 quad core processor with an integrated ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU and an LTE modem.Kirin 950: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A72 cores for performance tasks and four Cortex-A53 cores to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio and a ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.Qualcomm Snapdragon:

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. 425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE. Mediatek:

MT8127: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz that integrates a single channel 32 Bit DDR3-1333 memory controller and a Mali-450 MP4 GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.25 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

0.461 kg:

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


81.44%: 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 T3 10
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 9.6", 0.46 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT8127, 7", 0.25 kg
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 10.1", 0.46 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Huawei Nova Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.2", 0.147 kg
Huawei Y5 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.15 kg
Huawei MateBook D
GeForce 940MX, unknown, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Huawei Matebook E
HD Graphics 615, Core i5 7Y54, 12.1", 1.1 kg
Huawei MateBook X
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.05 kg
Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Huawei GR5 2017 Pro
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Huawei P9 Lite 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.2", 0.147 kg
Huawei P10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 658, 5.2", 0.146 kg
Huawei GR3 2017
Mali-T720 MP4, Mediatek MT6753, 5", 0.135 kg
Huawei P10 Plus
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Huawei GR5 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.5", 0.162 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-08-26)