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Huawei MediaPad M5 8-inch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Huawei MediaPad M5 8-inch. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touch screen. Comments about the camera and reliability are different.

performance, screen, usability, battery, size

touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Huawei MediaPad M5 8-inch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4


Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Review: Does Huawei's latest media tablet fill the hole left by the Nexus 7, or are you better off with an Amazon Fire tablet?

Bright, sharp screen ; Good size for Nexus 7 lovers ; Android 8.0

Doesn’t stream HD content from Netflix, Prime Video, Google Play Movies ; No headphone jack ; Software basically thinks it’s a big phone ; Lots of pre-installed junk

There’s a 5100mAh cell tucked inside the MediaPad M5 8.4 that has impressed plenty over the past few weeks. Standby times are great – vital for a tablet that is likely to spend much of its time idle – and an hour of streaming Netflix (at SD resolution,...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review


Great screen ; Excellent sound ; Keyboard case adds extra functionality ; Ideally suited to video

Awkward in portrait orientation ; Questionable need to own one

Capable, classy, and cool, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro is a great media companion for the home, but we’re not convinced anyone really needs a tablet now since smartphones are so versatile.

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are available now for your bingeing pleasure


Coming in 8.4- and 10.8-inch models, the MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro are primed for watching video.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Huawei Mediapad M5


Huawei's Mediapad M5 could be the Android tablet to face down the $329 iPad—if the price is right.

Sharp, bright screen. Powerful audio. Fast LTE.

Pricier than the iPad, which is the product by which all other non-Windows tablets are measured.

Bottom Line: Huawei's Mediapad M5 could have been the product to face down the $329 iPad, but the larger model costs at least $70 more.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition


There aren't that many great, small Android tablets out there. Huawei's newest MediaPad therefore, is a breath of fresh air in a stagnating market.

Attractive design ; It's portable and easy to carry around ; Sharp and colourful display ; Smooth and lag-free performance

Lots of additional bloat in software ; Android apps still not particularly well optimised for tablets ; Battery life could be better

There aren't that many great small-scale Android tablets out there. The 8.4-inch Huawei MediaPad M5, therefore, is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnating market.

Mar, 2018

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Huawei MediaPad M5 review


Looking for an Android-flavoured iPad Mini? This tablet is a tasty alternative...

Very good battery life ; Slim and smart-looking ; Decent performance

Nothing that new or exciting ; Screen doesn’t quite match the very best ; No headphone jack

Tablets aren't red-hot tech anymore, but the MediaPad M5 is one of the best small models around - if you don’t fancy an iPad mini, anyway

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Huawei MediaPad M5 review


Three new premium Android tablets

Premium design ; Beautifully bold displays

No 3.5mm headphone jacks ; Android still not optimized for tablets

Huawei's new MediaPad M5 devices look to be a new range of premium Android tablets that offer top-end specs, but whether they will be worth picking up depends on pricing.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review


Small sound expert. Multimedia capabilities and good cameras are still important considerations when buying an expensive tablet. On paper, the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 brings all that is necessary. Find out here, whether it can convince us in the test.

high performance ; high-resolution display ; good LTE modem with phone function ; capable of smooth gaming ; good cameras ; battery life suitable for everyday life ; robust case with good workmanship

touchscreen inaccurate at the edges ; no 3.5mm audio port ; strong blue tint in the display ; a lot of bloatware ; small internal storage ; power consumption is quite high ; throttling under load

With the MediaPad M5 8.4, Huawei is offering quite an elegant tablet on the market, which is worth its slightly higher price. This is ensured by the good cameras, the high-resolution screen, the powerful speakers, and some gimmicks such as the ability...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (

Huawei MediaPad M5 runs on Android Oreo | LetsGoDigital


The MediaPad M3 successor shows up in UAprof documents. The Android tablet keeps the same display resolution but will run on the new Android Oreo OS.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4


Does the world need a new 8-inch Android tablet? Huawei thinks so, and the MediaPad M5 brings several upgrades compared to the M3. Here's our review.

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery Capacity:5100 / 7500
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:3.82
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 70
Continuous video playback time:10 / 12
Standby time:600 / 900


Auto Focus:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p


Brand colour:Space Grey
Certification:CE, WEEE, REACH
Colour name:Space Grey
Colour of product:Grey
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet / PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate
Product colour:Grey
RoHS compliance:Y


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:21.3 / 25.6 / 27.4
Display glass type:Edge to Edge Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1600
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:224 / 280 / 359
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:Mali T830 MP2 / Mali-G71 MP8
Graphics adapter family:ARM

Media formats

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV / 3GP,MP3,MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,MP4


Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:LPDDR4-SDRAM




2G bands (primary SIM):800,1800
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:TD-LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Electronic compass:Y
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GPS (satellite):Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:User
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, File manager, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Position location:Y
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Phone features

Caller ID:Y
Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:MICRO-USB
Headphone Out:N / Y
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:9
Energy Star certified:Y


Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hisilicon Kirin
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:16
Processor Model:659 / 960
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor threads:8


Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android 8.0


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 7.7
Height :162.2 / 171.8 / 212.6
Package depth:134.5 / 181.5
Package height:43 / 43.5
Package weight:603 / 886
Package width:223 / 270
Weight:310 / 475 / 498
Width:124.8 / 243.4 / 258.7