The "1-Minute" Review
Huawei’s MediaPad M5 line-up is bringing some much-needed design and performance boosts to the Android tablet market.
The M5 10 is the larger option in the series but features similar specs to its smaller sibling.
It features a 10.8-inch IPS display running at the same 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution as the smaller tablet. This means there’s more screen real estate but a lower pixel-per-inch rating. Despite this, reviewers found the tablet plenty sharp for everything from drawing to reading to watching movies.
The 7500mAh also helps to keep battery life on par with the smaller model. Reviewers had no trouble reaching a full day on a single charge. However, even with Quick Charge through the USB Type-C charger, expect full charges to take some time to complete.
Audio on the M5 10 receives a slight upgrade as well with the addition of two more Harman Kardon tuned speakers -- bringing to total to four.
Lastly, if you opt for the M5 10 Pro model, you’ll find a fine-tipped active stylus included with the kit. Some regions also have access to keyboard dock accessory with the Pro.
Reviews on the stylus are excellent. The automatic palm canceling and lightweight design made it easy to sketch or take notes.
The keyboard received mixed reviews. While most loved the added protection it offers and found the keyboard itself adequate for typing and regular use, most found the track pad was hard to use and found the keyboard a bit flimsy.
For more details on performance, design, and other considerations, check out the full review summary for the Huawei MediaPad M5 8 .
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