Last Updated on March 29, 2020
Made of glass, the MediaPad M5 8.4 is a design-oriented launch. It is a typical tablet with limited disruptions and works as good as it looks. A tiny selfie camera and the Huawei branding above the 8.4 “2 K display on the front of the device, and the fingerprint scanner / optional home key below. The glass bends into the metal body on the very bottom, adding to the rich and tactile experience. The antenna strip is now machined into steel, an elegant way to ensure a strong signal strength, while no plastic pieces interrupt the clean aesthetic.
The lone USB-C connector is situated on the bottom of the M5 8.4, while there is a significant lack of a headphone port. All the buttons are mounted on the right side of the tablet to the back of the top. It makes them disappear when you look at the tab head-on, which is a nice design improvement, but you can expect to find them with your fingertips on your tablet in the first days. The Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 display has an exact 2 K resolution–2560x 1600. The iPad Mini 4 has a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch to set this up, while the MediaPad 8.4 has 359 pixels per inch.
Display and Audio
The IPS screen design M5 8.4 provides good viewing angles and a high level of light. The screen can be adjusted to suit your preferences by setting color balance controls. There is also a’ vivid’ view mode to enhance the tablet’s saturation, giving it an AMOLED vibrancy, although it can’t deliver deep, inky AMOLED screen blacks. A blue light filter ensures that eye safety is implemented at the OS level and the generated resolution can be lowered to save the battery. Daily use of over 50% brightness gives you a very competitive performance of over 10 hours of screen time with the MediaPad M5 8.4. The double-speaker system M5 8.4 benefits from a Harmon / Kardon tuning to produce excellent sound for such a slat. Whether the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone socket would make a problem, it does matter personally to us-and it is a fairly surprising matter-and Huawei has a USB-C-to-3.5 mm dongle in the package. It is better for us to suggest the iPad Mini 4 than the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 if you are an iPhone user, with the iPad providing less money value.
Performance and battery life
EMUI, the custom skin on Android, is significantly heavier than Android’s stock, and it preloads a range of third-party apps. This is not a big problem: third party software can be blocked or uninstalled, and what some would find Huawei’s customizability as heavy-handedness. Secondly, the software doesn’t slow down. There are further good news. It seems that the M5 series running Android 8, making them one of the few Android tablets that rock Google’s latest version operating system. The Kirin 960 processor and 4 GB RAM combination allows MediaPad M5 8.4 to succeed in regular tablet tasks. E-book readings and internet browsings are amazing, 4 K gameplay is played seamlessly and the new games are even going well.
It’s nice for playing, too. While it is a big hint for any games that have you thumb the limbs of the monitor, games with included controls on the screen are a delight, and are fantastic too. The MediaPad M5 8.4 is great for bookworms. It is an eBook reader with its portability, its good weighting and its ergonomic shapes.
If you need the tablet to last longer, the manufacturer has the solution. Take up the many battery upgrades, ranging from small tweaks to a holistic power-saving mode, which disables all background functions, and you can enjoy some more downtime.
Should you buy the Huawei MediaPad M5 8?
Nevertheless, the MediaPad M5 8.4 is incredibly persuasive for Android users and potential buyers who find themselves OS-agnostics. It lowers the price of the iPad Mini, and offers more for the users. All about this tablet is joy other than the camera, which for most tablet users is a peripheral consideration and the initial price is rational.
There are also few good Android tabs between them at this time, making the M5 8.4 even easier to recommend. Although the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 is not a five-star product, it is still the best Android tablet sub-10-inch to come right now.
The MediaPad M5 8.4 gives Huawei a quite elegant tablet to the market, worth a bit more. The better lenses, the high-resolution screen, strong speakers and some novelties such as phone call capability ensure this. It offers good quality and the ergonomic cover in its hands feels good.
Nonetheless, there is no classic audio port in the MediPad M5 8.4, sometimes the screen is slightly inaccurate on the edges and the monitor is very black, but with internal software it can be minimized. While a microSD card can help improve the slightly small storage space, you can not do much to decrease the energy consumption. Luckily, the battery life remains acceptable, so that the high consumption does not have such an influence over the overall impression. The worst is likely the extreme throttling under long loads.