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Huawei MediaPad T5 (10.1-inch, LTE) Tablet Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Martin Jungowski), 09/26/2018

Full Metal Tablet. Made from high-quality material, Huawei's 10-inch MediaPad T5 is equipped with an FHD display and a powerful quad-core CPU. Find out what you can expect of a tablet that sells for around $230 in our review.

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Huawei MediaPad T5

Time and again Huawei has managed to prove that it is indeed possible to create a full-featured decently designed device at a low price. Take for example their MediaPad M3 Lite 8 or MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro - granted, neither of those excelled in every single category but by and large they did well enough to find their niche and entice us.

With these two in our minds it is time to take a look at Huawei’s latest creation, the MediaPad T5. In addition to LTE it also features a HiSilicon Kirin 659, an ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of eMMC storage, and two cameras (front and back).

At the time of writing, the device sold for around 250 Euros in Europe and around $230 plus tax in the United States. Its competitors in this price bracket are the T5 Medion LifeTab P10606 (not available in the US and Canada), the Acer Iconia Tab 10, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017), and the Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML).

Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (MediaPad Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3
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, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: gravity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (900, 1800), WCDMA (900, 2100), LTE (1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 40), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 243.4 x 162 ( = 0.3 x 9.58 x 6.38 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.4
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix f/2.4
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: on-screen, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, micro USB cable, SIM tool, EMUI 8.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR (body): 0.83 W/kg, fanless
Weight
460 g ( = 16.23 oz / 1.01 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
250 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Save for a roughly 1 cm (0.4 inches) wide strip on the rear of the device the MediaPad T5’s case is made entirely of metal. The matte-black surface is nicely textured and offers plenty of grip. However, the tablet’s weight of 460 g (1 lb) is too high to be comfortably held one-handed levitating in mid air for extended periods.

Overall build quality is superb. All edges and corners are very well machined and consistent, and the display sits flush and tight inside the case.

The right-hand side houses the power button and the volume rocker, both of which wiggle ever so slightly inside their respective cavities. That said both offer firm and well-defined feedback and worked flawlessly and effortlessly. On the left-hand side we find the 3.5-mm audio jack, the USB port, and the SIM/microSD tray.

Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei MediaPad T5

Size Comparison

Connectivity

The MediaPad T5 is equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 659 and an ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Combined with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage space this makes for a very decent mid-range tablet well suited for everyday challenges. It also supports exFAT for microSD storage.

A 3.5-mm headphone jack is available on this device, and it can be used to connect external speakers or a headset. Alternatively, the device also supports Bluetooth 4.2. Data from and to the device can be transferred via the microUSB port at the left-hand side, which also happens to be the device’s charging port. Unfortunately, it is only connected to a USB 2.0 controller internally and thus rather lethargic.

Left: 1x microUSB 2.0, SIM/SD slot, 3.5-mm audio jack
Left: 1x microUSB 2.0, SIM/SD slot, 3.5-mm audio jack
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Right: volume rocker, power button
Right: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: speakers
Bottom: speakers

Software

Software-wise the tablet was up to date, at least at the time of writing. It ran Huawei’s own EMUI 8.0 user interface on top of Android Oreo with Google’s security patches as of June 1, 2018. Compared to Vanilla Android devices Huawei’s EMUI skin features an improved settings application, separate apps for telephony and messaging, and various updated application icons. Usage was very intuitive by and large, and even rookies should have no trouble getting along just fine. The software supports multiple user accounts.

Given that the MediaPad T5 features a cellular modem it can be used for making phone calls. The corresponding apps for doing so, as well as apps for sending and receiving text messages, are by default hidden away in a subfolder called “Utilities”.  The device comes preloaded with various games and applications, such as, for example, Netflix or several of Microsoft’s Android apps, all of which can be easily uninstalled if so desired.

When connected to a computer via USB users have access to Huawei’s HiSuite application in order to backup applications, contacts, photos, and more onto the PC. The software was very easy to use and a very welcome addition.

Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5
Software Huawei MediaPad T5

Communication and GPS

The built-in cellular modem supports GMS, 3G, and 4G LTE Cat. 6 networks with theoretical download and upload speeds of 300 and 50 Mbps, respectively. 2G and 3G support was limited to just two frequencies each. In addition to Bluetooth 4.2 the tablet also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac in both, the 2.4 and 5 GHz range.

In our Wi-Fi test, it managed a middling 229 Mbps (RX) and 239 Mbps (TX).

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Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Medion Lifetab P10606
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
305 MBit/s ∼100% +33%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
PowerVR GX6250, MT8176, 64 GB eMMC Flash
262 MBit/s ∼86% +14%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
241 MBit/s ∼79% +5%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
229 MBit/s ∼75%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
85.2 MBit/s ∼28% -63%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
PowerVR GX6250, MT8176, 64 GB eMMC Flash
240 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
239 MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
PowerVR GX6250, MT8173, 64 GB eMMC Flash
227 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Medion Lifetab P10606
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
186 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
84.9 MBit/s ∼35% -64%
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

Supported location services include GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, and GLONASS. We use the “GPS-Test” app to determine GPS accuracy. Outdoors, it managed an accuracy of 5 m (~16 ft). Indoors, it was unable to obtain GPS lock at all.

We also compare every device we review to a professional Garmin Edge 500 satnav, and the MediaPad T5 did not do particularly well in this test. The recorded track was off fairly often, especially when going around corners and turns. Still, it was adequate enough for occasional navigation. If, however, you are in need of more accurate positioning we suggest using a different GPS device instead.

GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5
GPS Huawei MediaPad T5

Cameras

Front-facing camera
Front-facing camera

The MediaPad T5 comes with two cameras, a 5 MP camera at the rear and a 2 MP shooter at the front. Both feature an aperture of f/2.4 and were of mediocre quality. Photos taken with the front-facing selfie shooter were often blurry with washed-out and somewhat pale colors and an imbalanced contrast ratio. A software filter called “Perfect selfie” helps to optimize selfies by smoothing the skin, narrowing the cheeks, enlarging the eyes, and more.

Decent lighting conditions presupposed the main camera was good enough for occasional snapshots. Back light or high dynamic range was too much for the sensor though, and resulted in mushy colors. Our panorama photo turned out noticeably underexposed with objects in the darker parts of the photo all but disappearing and details missing entirely. Close-up and with plenty of light the camera did much better, and was even able to capture details and differences between colors as well as light and dark areas. It even slightly overexposed the photos. In poor lighting conditions, the camera became practically unusable. Objects disappeared in the dark and photos looked unreal and dim.

The camera software includes various filters for on-the-fly photo manipulation. In addition, while it lacks a pro mode it does offer optionally downloadable modes, for example, a scanner mode. Video quality was comparable to photo quality. The software includes an image stabilization feature and focus is capable of following a preselected object.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

In our lab, we tested how well the MediaPad T5 represented colors by using our ColorChecker passport. Under normalized lighting conditions colors turned out too bright in general, however blacks turned out too dark.

Test chart photo quality was acceptable. The photo looked slightly overexposed but did not lack in fine details. It was noticeably pale at the bottom, though.

Accessories and Warranty

Included in the box are a modular USB power supply, a microUSB cable, and a SIM tool. There are no accessories made specifically for the MediaPad T5, however Huawei does offer various universal accessories such as power banks, headsets, or automobile chargers in its online shop.

Default warranty for devices sold in Europe is 24 months. We were unable to obtain any information on default warranty for devices sold on the other side of the Atlantic.

Input Devices and Handling

The default keyboard preloaded on the device is Swift Key. It can be individually configured to ones liking and size of hands in order to fit comfortably. The MediaPad T5’s 10-inch footprint was a bit of a hindrance, though. In portrait mode, thumbs may not be able to reach the topmost row while in landscape mode, the keys were too close to each other for comfortable two-handed use. Input is acknowledged through vibration, and touch-typing and input worked flawlessly.

However, the touchscreen’s surface could have been smoother, which made drag and drop somewhat uncomfortable to use - especially with moist fingertips. The gravity sensor worked very well and reacted very quickly without noticeable lag to changes in orientation.

Huawei MediaPad T5 input devices
Huawei MediaPad T5 input devices
Huawei MediaPad T5 input devices
Huawei MediaPad T5 input devices

Display

Subpixel geometry
Subpixel geometry

The MediaPad T5’s display houses a 10-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and an average brightness of 340 nits. Given the highly reflective topmost glass layer, this could be too little for comfortable outdoor use. In our test group, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) and the Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) were significantly brighter. At least the MediaPad T5’s brightness distribution of 92% was comparatively good.

336
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
339
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 356 cd/m² Average: 339.9 cd/m² Minimum: 3.16 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 356 cd/m²
Contrast: 712:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.3 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
97.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.16
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Medion Lifetab P10606
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Screen
-159%
-99%
-34%
-10%
Brightness middle
356
326
-8%
340
-4%
426
20%
392
10%
Brightness
340
338
-1%
320
-6%
399
17%
383
13%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
84
-9%
91
-1%
81
-12%
Black Level *
0.5
0.56
-12%
0.19
62%
0.38
24%
0.25
50%
Contrast
712
582
-18%
1789
151%
1121
57%
1568
120%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.3
9.1
-296%
15
-552%
4.5
-96%
4.2
-83%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.5
18.2
-180%
22.8
-251%
7.9
-22%
11.2
-72%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.4
12
-757%
4
-186%
5.2
-271%
2.9
-107%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.32 95%
2.09 105%
2.23 99%
2.23 99%
CCT
6565 99%
11359 57%
6940 94%
6875 95%
7115 91%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 67.57 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 67.57 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 67.57 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The average contrast ratio was just 712:1 at a relatively high black point of 0.5 nits, which placed the MediaPad T5 second to last on our list. Accordingly, colors were sort of mushed together, and blacks were somewhat grayish and suffered from a visible bloom.

Users can choose from three different color profiles for the display. To nobody’s surprise, the profile “Cold” shifted color temperature towards the Blue spectrum and resulted in an overall cool image. In “Warm”, our CalMAN measurements showed a fairly balanced ratio between the three primary colors. In “Standard”, we noticed a slight blue tint. In addition, users can also choose any other color temperature freely from a color chart. A feature to shift color temperature towards the Red spectrum automatically at night, thereby reducing eyestrain in the dark, is also available.

CalMAN - colors (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - colors (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscale (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscale (Standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - colors (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - colors (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscale (Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscale (Warm, sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
28.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 27.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Outdoors, the MediaPad T5 remained usable in the shade, as the reflections on the display were relatively minor. In the sun, however, they were overwhelming and superimposed screen contents very thoroughly. When used indoors, the highly glossy display glass was problematic mainly when sitting under bright ceiling lights.

Outdoors
Outdoors

Viewing angles of the MediaPad T5’s IPS panel were superb, and the display remained well readable without any color distortions regardless of viewing angle. Accordingly, tablet use at extreme angles was relatively trouble-free.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

HiSilicon’s Kirin 659 SoC and an ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU are the fundamental ingredients responsible for the T5’s smooth and snappy performance. Combined with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage this makes for a solid mid-range tablet well suited for almost all everyday challenges.

In our benchmarks, the T5 often scored so well it made either second or first place within our test group regardless of whether an application was more demanding on the CPU or the GPU.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
78980 Points ∼31% +17%
Average of class Tablet (14200 - 227987, n=59)
71242 Points ∼28% +6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
67359 Points ∼26%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (62810 - 68232, n=8)
65730 Points ∼26% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
63777 Points ∼25% -5%
Medion Lifetab P10606
44015 Points ∼17% -35%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
34009 Points ∼13% -50%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (20856 - 566378, n=18)
167271 Points ∼30% +92%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
87335 Points ∼15%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (81992 - 89639, n=6)
87019 Points ∼15% 0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
77717 Points ∼14% -11%
Medion Lifetab P10606
44992 Points ∼8% -48%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
4827 Points ∼47% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (4615 - 4911, n=8)
4805 Points ∼47% +4%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
4615 Points ∼45%
Average of class Tablet (2345 - 6315, n=27)
4253 Points ∼41% -8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3678 Points ∼36% -20%
Medion Lifetab P10606
3508 Points ∼34% -24%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
2980 Points ∼29% -35%
Work performance score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5843 Points ∼43% +1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5798 Points ∼43%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (5798 - 6252, n=8)
5212 Points ∼39% -10%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4895 Points ∼36% -16%
Average of class Tablet (2529 - 7053, n=69)
4489 Points ∼33% -23%
Medion Lifetab P10606
4449 Points ∼33% -23%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
3948 Points ∼29% -32%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1010 Points ∼50% +23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (724 - 919, n=8)
819 Points ∼40% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
818 Points ∼40%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
803 Points ∼39% -2%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=99)
743 Points ∼37% -9%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
672 Points ∼33% -18%
Medion Lifetab P10606
10 Points ∼0% -99%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=99)
2089 Points ∼7% +148%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (836 - 859, n=8)
848 Points ∼3% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
844 Points ∼3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
833 Points ∼3% -1%
Medion Lifetab P10606
729 Points ∼3% -14%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
701 Points ∼2% -17%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
292 Points ∼1% -65%
Memory
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1960 Points ∼31%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (1757 - 2011, n=8)
1910 Points ∼30% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1513 Points ∼24% -23%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 5423, n=99)
1044 Points ∼17% -47%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
968 Points ∼15% -51%
Medion Lifetab P10606
772 Points ∼12% -61%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
752 Points ∼12% -62%
System
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3133 Points ∼19%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (2899 - 3223, n=8)
3056 Points ∼19% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2329 Points ∼14% -26%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=99)
2270 Points ∼14% -28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1957 Points ∼12% -38%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1744 Points ∼11% -44%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
1192 Points ∼7% -62%
Overall
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1435 Points ∼17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (1334 - 1480, n=8)
1418 Points ∼17% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1312 Points ∼16% -9%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=99)
1219 Points ∼14% -15%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1016 Points ∼12% -29%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
647 Points ∼8% -55%
Medion Lifetab P10606
313 Points ∼4% -78%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score
Average of class Tablet (862 - 43802, n=24)
7773 Points ∼18% +153%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3081 Points ∼7% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3077 Points ∼7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (2772 - 3148, n=8)
3045 Points ∼7% -1%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2091 Points ∼5% -32%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1562 Points ∼4% -49%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
1103 Points ∼3% -64%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=38)
4647 Points ∼13% +40%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (3316 - 3805, n=8)
3608 Points ∼10% +9%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3316 Points ∼9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
3305 Points ∼9% 0%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
2489 Points ∼7% -25%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2477 Points ∼7% -25%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
1697 Points ∼5% -49%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=38)
1606 Points ∼25% +81%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1541 Points ∼24% +74%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1204 Points ∼19% +36%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (869 - 946, n=8)
919 Points ∼14% +4%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
885 Points ∼14%
Medion Lifetab P10606
658 Points ∼10% -26%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
588 Points ∼9% -34%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1746 Points ∼41%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (1527 - 1827, n=8)
1696 Points ∼40% -3%
Average of class Tablet (793 - 2952, n=50)
1439 Points ∼34% -18%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1363 Points ∼32% -22%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1221 Points ∼29% -30%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
860 Points ∼20% -51%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
843 Points ∼20% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (102 - 5384, n=50)
1163 Points ∼22% +731%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
557 Points ∼10% +298%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
413 Points ∼8% +195%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (140 - 338, n=8)
251 Points ∼5% +79%
Medion Lifetab P10606
240 Points ∼4% +71%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
140 Points ∼3%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
108 Points ∼2% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (134 - 3806, n=55)
1025 Points ∼22% +482%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
602 Points ∼13% +242%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
489 Points ∼10% +178%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (176 - 409, n=8)
308 Points ∼7% +75%
Medion Lifetab P10606
292 Points ∼6% +66%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
176 Points ∼4%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
134 Points ∼3% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (1586 - 1788, n=8)
1707 Points ∼40% +8%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1586 Points ∼38%
Average of class Tablet (810 - 2952, n=53)
1374 Points ∼33% -13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
1347 Points ∼32% -15%
Medion Lifetab P10606
1199 Points ∼28% -24%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1128 Points ∼27% -29%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
810 Points ∼19% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Average of class Tablet (42 - 7525, n=53)
1589 Points ∼19% +1489%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
884 Points ∼11% +784%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
598 Points ∼7% +498%
Medion Lifetab P10606
496 Points ∼6% +396%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (99 - 532, n=8)
288 Points ∼3% +188%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
167 Points ∼2% +67%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
100 Points ∼1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Average of class Tablet (53 - 4588, n=57)
1264 Points ∼20% +903%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
929 Points ∼14% +637%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
682 Points ∼11% +441%
Medion Lifetab P10606
570 Points ∼9% +352%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (125 - 627, n=8)
347 Points ∼5% +175%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
203 Points ∼3% +61%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
126 Points ∼2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
15117 Points ∼19% +17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (11780 - 14930, n=8)
13618 Points ∼17% +6%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 39393, n=138)
12922 Points ∼16% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
12893 Points ∼16%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
9729 Points ∼12% -25%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
9076 Points ∼11% -30%
Medion Lifetab P10606
8995 Points ∼11% -30%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 194856, n=138)
17864 Points ∼3% +71%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
12771 Points ∼2% +22%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11719 Points ∼2% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (9936 - 11713, n=8)
11066 Points ∼2% +6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10466 Points ∼2%
Medion Lifetab P10606
9602 Points ∼2% -8%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
4622 Points ∼1% -56%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 103813, n=139)
14750 Points ∼7% +35%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
13227 Points ∼6% +21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (10294 - 12278, n=8)
11543 Points ∼5% +6%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11209 Points ∼5% +3%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10923 Points ∼5%
Medion Lifetab P10606
9460 Points ∼4% -13%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
5188 Points ∼2% -53%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 451, n=165)
29.7 fps ∼0% +56%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
22 fps ∼0% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 - 20, n=8)
18.8 fps ∼0% -1%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
18 fps ∼0% -5%
Medion Lifetab P10606
16 fps ∼0% -16%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
8.6 fps ∼0% -55%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
21 fps ∼1% +11%
Average of class Tablet (3.7 - 120, n=169)
20.4 fps ∼1% +7%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 - 20, n=8)
18.4 fps ∼1% -3%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
17 fps ∼1% -11%
Medion Lifetab P10606
15 fps ∼0% -21%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
14 fps ∼0% -26%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 220, n=103)
19.9 fps ∼0% +134%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.9 fps ∼0% +16%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.5 fps ∼0% 0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (7.3 - 8.8, n=8)
8.31 fps ∼0% -2%
Medion Lifetab P10606
7.1 fps ∼0% -16%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
3.1 fps ∼0% -64%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Average of class Tablet (2.9 - 110, n=106)
14.2 fps ∼0% +67%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
9.5 fps ∼0% +12%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼0%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.3 fps ∼0% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (6.7 - 8.9, n=8)
8.28 fps ∼0% -3%
Medion Lifetab P10606
6.6 fps ∼0% -22%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
6.2 fps ∼0% -27%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2 - 173, n=53)
21 fps ∼0% +312%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6 fps ∼0% +18%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5.1 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.9 fps ∼0% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (3.2 - 5.4, n=8)
4.81 fps ∼0% -6%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2.2 fps ∼0% -57%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
2 fps ∼0% -61%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (4.3 - 95, n=53)
12.9 fps ∼0% +158%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5.7 fps ∼0% +14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (4.5 - 5.6, n=8)
5.04 fps ∼0% +1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5 fps ∼0%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
4.7 fps ∼0% -6%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
4.3 fps ∼0% -14%
Medion Lifetab P10606
4.3 fps ∼0% -14%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (7.2 - 107, n=33)
14.7 fps ∼0% +374%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3.1 fps ∼0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (2.9 - 3.2, n=8)
3.06 fps ∼0% -1%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3 fps ∼0% -3%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2.5 fps ∼0% -19%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼0% -35%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (4 - 47, n=33)
8.12 fps ∼0% +180%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3.1 fps ∼0% +7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (2.7 - 3.3, n=8)
2.96 fps ∼0% +2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.9 fps ∼0%
Medion Lifetab P10606
2.4 fps ∼0% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
2 fps ∼0% -31%

Legend

 
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Medion Lifetab P10606 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 Mediatek MT8176, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 Mediatek MT8173, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) Mediatek MT8735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash

It scored relatively well in our browser benchmarks but only well enough to land somewhere in the middle surrounded by its competitors. Subjectively, everyday browsing demands were served quickly and smoothly. Websites loading times were short and media contents were available almost instantly.

Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
8897 Points ∼100% +63%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
8570 Points ∼96% +57%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=156)
6343 Points ∼71% +16%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
5471 Points ∼61%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (4191 - 5471, n=8)
4947 Points ∼56% -10%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
3059 Points ∼34% -44%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) (Chrome 59)
2290 Points ∼26% -58%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
137 Points ∼100% +21%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
113 Points ∼82%
Average of class Tablet (36 - 386, n=71)
109 Points ∼80% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (86 - 120, n=8)
104 Points ∼76% -8%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
63 Points ∼46% -44%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) (Chrome 59)
54 Points ∼39% -52%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=71)
55.4 Points ∼100% +88%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
47.337 Points ∼85% +61%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
46.39 Points ∼84% +57%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
29.467 Points ∼53%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (23.4 - 31.3, n=8)
28.1 Points ∼51% -5%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
18.873 Points ∼34% -36%
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) (Chrome 59)
15.407 Points ∼28% -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) (Chrome 59)
13705 ms * ∼100% -47%
Medion Lifetab P10606 (Chrome 60)
12793.8 ms * ∼93% -38%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 659 (8684 - 10788, n=8)
9440 ms * ∼69% -2%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=167)
9338 ms * ∼68% -0%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 (Chrome 67)
9293.1 ms * ∼68%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 (Amazon Silk 61.2)
3975.5 ms * ∼29% +57%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 (Browser: Chrome Version 63)
3756.1 ms * ∼27% +60%

* ... smaller is better

Around 22 GB of the device’s 32 GB of onboard eMMC storage are available after first startup. In addition, the unit supports microSD storage expansion up to 256 GB. Unfortunately, it does not support relocating apps onto SD, which means the extra storage space can only be used for audio, video, and photos. Reformatting the microSD card as internal storage is not supported.

In our benchmarks, the T5’s onboard storage performed very well and much faster than the entire competition. The same can be claimed about the SD card reader when benchmarked with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card.

Huawei MediaPad T5 10Medion Lifetab P10606Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50Amazon Fire HD 10 2017Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-30%
-38%
-31%
-52%
-33%
-61%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
72.53 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
56.82 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-22%
30.14 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-58%
34.9
-52%
47.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=112)
-35%
42 (14.6 - 73.8, n=42)
-42%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79.64 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
80.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
55.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-34%
40.9
-51%
66.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=112)
-21%
59.9 (21.2 - 87.7, n=42)
-29%
Random Write 4KB
76.12
12.02
-84%
8.77
-88%
9.37
-88%
9.8
-87%
18.9 (0.75 - 77.3, n=151)
-75%
5.52 (0.13 - 77.9, n=192)
-93%
Random Read 4KB
76.67
34.59
-55%
13.7
-82%
27.72
-64%
23
-70%
36.3 (3.59 - 117, n=151)
-53%
17.5 (1.32 - 142, n=192)
-77%
Sequential Write 256KB
83.84
74.24
-11%
92.38
10%
147.67
76%
66
-21%
95 (14.8 - 189, n=151)
13%
35 (2.04 - 208, n=192)
-58%
Sequential Read 256KB
312.17
274.74
-12%
173.7
-44%
262.2
-16%
216
-31%
230 (25.8 - 440, n=151)
-26%
104 (6.75 - 741, n=192)
-67%

Gaming

The MediaPad T5 is fairly well suited for gaming. Its hardware is fast enough to render demanding games smoothly. Games developed for smartphones are hard to use due to the tablet’s large screen, and the touchscreen was somewhat resistant, which meant that gaming for extended periods of time was rather exhausting and strenuous. The gravity sensor was very fast and responsive, and once we got used to the size of the device, neither casual games nor the latest 3D titles caused any issues.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Dead Trigger 2
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 high30 fps
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Arena of Valor
 SettingsValue
 min31 fps
 high HD31 fps
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Emissions

Temperature

GFX-Bench Manhatten
GFX-Bench Manhatten
GFX-Bench ES 2.0
GFX-Bench ES 2.0

The T5 remained very cool throughout our tests. Its surface temperatures peaked out at just 32 °C (89.6 °F) regardless of load, and accordingly it did very well in the GFXBench long-term benchmark. Performance fluctuations were minimal, and we do not expect temperatures to cause any issues on the MediaPad T5.

Max. Load
 29.1 °C
84 F
30.2 °C
86 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 27.8 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 27.5 °C
82 F
28.8 °C
84 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Average: 30 °C = 86 F
29.1 °C
84 F
30.5 °C
87 F
29.2 °C
85 F
29.2 °C
85 F
29 °C
84 F
28 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
28.7 °C
84 F
27.5 °C
82 F
Maximum: 30.5 °C = 87 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  34.2 °C = 94 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.8 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.3 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.6 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 30.8 °C / 87 F.
Heatmap - top
Heatmap - top
Heatmap - bottom
Heatmap - bottom

Speaker

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers can get very loud but lack depth. Highs and mids are noticeably overrepresented while lows are missing almost entirely. Thus, they are just decent enough for occasional audio playback. For everything else we suggest using external speakers or headphones. The device’s 3.5 mm headphone jack was very firm and had no negative impact on audio quality whatsoever.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203034.22536.134.43132274029.429.95031.533.36327.923.28022.121.11002224.712521.223.316021.534.220020.344.925018.451.431517.357.140016.765.35001766.163016.167.780015.866.5100015.872.5125015.371.3160015.874.2200014.975.325001577.3315014.776400014.778.350001577.4630015.174.480001576.41000015.476.2125001569.71600016.350.5SPL27.687.1N168.6median 15.8median 69.7Delta1.912.328.630.724.926.324.627.126.423.530.832.323.621.520.220.419.91917.622.719.13619.135.917.44016.945.316.850.615.155.316.560.915.662.91561.215.562.415.362.815.763.815.564.915.564.415.459.515.858.11656.315.853.616.15516.153.517.358.527.973.5130.3median 16median 56.30.69.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei MediaPad T5 10Medion Lifetab P10606
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 15% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 36%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Medion Lifetab P10606 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 57% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 36%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Compared to the other devices in our test group the MediaPad T5 was not necessarily the most efficient of the bunch. Averages of 8.46 W (idle) and 11.14 W (load) were much higher than on every single one of its competitors, and the included 5 W power supply is barely enough to keep the tablet charged when idle.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.33 / 8.46 / 8.49 Watt
Load midlight 11.14 / 12.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5100 mAh
Medion Lifetab P10606
7000 mAh
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
4680 mAh
Power Consumption
33%
10%
38%
60%
Idle Minimum *
2.33
1.4
40%
3.21
-38%
1.55
33%
0.76
67%
Idle Average *
8.46
4.17
51%
5.97
29%
4.17
51%
3.23
62%
Idle Maximum *
8.49
4.2
51%
6.19
27%
4.25
50%
3.35
61%
Load Average *
11.14
7.5
33%
9.72
13%
7.13
36%
4.79
57%
Load Maximum *
12.3
13.71
-11%
9.97
19%
9.63
22%
5.72
53%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The MediaPad T5 lasted for almost nine hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test before it had to be plugged back in. During video playback it even lasted another extra hour. This constitutes battery life previously unheard of in this class.

The flip side is that charging the 5,100 mAh battery from near empty to full using the included 5 W power supply takes more than four hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
55h 29min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 45min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
9h 40min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 01min
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5100 mAh
Medion Lifetab P10606
7000 mAh
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2017
6300 mAh
Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML)
4680 mAh
Battery Runtime
26%
-44%
-13%
-10%
Reader / Idle
3329
1506
-55%
735
-78%
960
-71%
1321
-60%
H.264
580
660
14%
585
1%
622
7%
WiFi v1.3
525
796
52%
387
-26%
542
3%
467
-11%
Load
241
463
92%
175
-27%
274
14%
302
25%

Pros

+ decent system performance
+ handy size
+ support for GSM, 3G, and LTE networks
+ preloaded apps can be easily uninstalled

Cons

- no Quick Charge
- mediocre cameras
- apps cannot be moved to SD
- high power consumption
- power supply too weak
- no ambient light sensor

Verdict

In review: Huawei MediaPad T5. Review unit courtesy of Huawei Germany.
In review: Huawei MediaPad T5. Review unit courtesy of Huawei Germany.

During our tests, the MediaPad T5 presented itself as a high-performance tablet well suited for most day-to-day requirements, be that surfing the web or playing games. Thanks to its 10-inch display, it managed to remain fairly portable and manageable.

The Huawei MediaPad T5 offers plenty of performance at a low price. However, the manufacturer has skimped on connectivity.

Its price of around $230 means that some trade-offs were unavoidable. Let us take the cameras for example: they are barely good enough for occasional snapshots. Or the comparatively small internal storage of just 32 GB, which can be expanded via microSD card but only for storing media files, not apps. Our biggest gripe, however, was the unnecessarily long charging time, which might not bother you if you do not mind the lack of Quick Charge. The tablet also lacked features such as a fingerprint reader or automatic brightness adjustment.

Huawei MediaPad T5 10 - 09/23/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
71 / 80 → 89%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
37 / 65 → 56%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
91%
Display
87%
Games Performance
17 / 68 → 25%
Application Performance
55 / 76 → 72%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 91 → 68%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
69%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-09-26 (Update: 2018-09-27)