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Last Updated on March 29, 2020
One thing that you will notice from the start at the MediaPad M5 Pro is the fact that it offers you more space than most 10-inch competitions with a 10.8-inch display. It features a typical tablet shape function with limited interference–only the monitor, a small selfie lens that can only be seen on the white model, the Huawei logo and a fingerprint scanner. The tab has a good centimeter of framing around the display, not bezel-free. This would be excessive if the M5 Pro was a phone, but in the tablet environment, that doesn’t go wrong at all–76.1% screen-to-body ratio, against 78.3% on the iPad Pro 10.5 and 72.7% on the Galaxy Tab S3.
The 2.5D glass rounds elegantly into the metal body, providing a quite exciting experience in hand as the thumb pins from glass to metal and back to glass. With the MediaPad M5 series, Huawei flexes its smartphone development muscles to great effect.For visual highlights, there is a USB-C port with all buttons on the right side behind. On the other side, it renders them invisible when you look at the tab head-no attention is diverted from the display.
The tablet seem well weighted when holding it. It is not that light at about 500 g, but neither is it a giant, weighing just slightly heavier as its competition, so the 7,3 mm thick M5 Pro is generally a wealthy and luxurious product that suits the competition from a design perspective, at least. The resolution of the Huawei Media Pad M5 Pro camera is 2560x 1600, which makes it a 2k tablet. The values displayed after our tests show nice results: a nice and sharp screen measuring 10.8 inches with a ppi of 280.
Display and Audio
The Grilles display the speakers around the rear of the M5 Pro, no less than four at work, and for the optional keyboard folio case the gold metal connectors on the bottom part of the tab’s side. The IPS panel has decent view angles and pleasant brightness. Even in bright conditions, it is very effective, with a good amount of punch since it is not an OLED screen. The white balance is good, and in the settings there are a variety of color balance choices so that you can change the screen to match your preference. When you look very, very carefully, there can be a faint pattern on the show. This may be a Wacom digitalizer that requires pen input or a touch sensor. However, this is undetectable unless the glass is carefully monitored and does not adversely affect us regularly if the tablet is in hand or on a lap.
Night mode is also accessible for extra eye protection, and the screen resolution can be lowered to save a little battery too. We have not seen much improvement from a display point of view in recent years when it comes to tablets and the MediaPad M5 Pro does not change that. Nonetheless, what it does is the basics, which should be appropriate for all but the most demanding tablet users. If so, take the Super AMOLED Galaxy Tab S4 into account. If you are searching for a solution to edit your laptop for a long day, the MediaPad M5 Pro will definitely fit into your bill.
Performance and battery life
Without even taking into account the optimisation of power saving under the hood, average use gives you more than 9 hours of battery life. This means that some modifications of the battery range from small tweaks to adjusting the output resolution to a more holistic energy efficiency mode that deactivates some background functions and lasts an hour to two longer.
Even useful is the fact that the MediaPad M5 series supports fast charging, although it is not regrettable that its flagship phones lack the SuperCharge Huawei. As a consequence, a full charge takes about two hours and something you’ll actually want to do overnight.
The M5 series only runs Android 8, which at the launch turned this version of Google’s operating system into one of the few Android tablets around. The lead was, however, lost a bit now that Android 9 Pie is out-software not currently available from the Tab M5 Pro.
There are also certain limitations which are random. For example, the Google Play Store can not be launched from your app list, but can be opened through a web browser-and it will work well. Even in the semi-baked state, the EMUI Desktop is good to have. That said, it underlines one of the key issues when the technology of MediaPad M5 Pro is behindiOS, like the iPad Pro 11, and even Samsung’s take on Android-refinement. The occasional weakness even occurs sometimes in the standard UI. Chipset maker Huawei, HiSilicon, produces a Kirin 970 chipset to drive the MediaPad M5 Pro. This is the 2017 Huawei Mate 9 flagship smartphone chipset. Although it is two generations old, it used to be a flagship chip and coupled with 4 GB of RAM, his tablet is still solid.
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After doing our tests, we realized that this device will not beat any flagships from 2018, but even so, it is good to keep the MediaPad M5 Pro close to the top of the tablet list, especially if you think that even the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 uses a slightly-dated chip. The Huawei MediaPad Pro provides more for less–more display, more storage, more connectivity, more batteries, and more features, all of them for less money than an iPad Pro 10.5 or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, not to mention the latest models of each one.
Although the hardware feels and looks extremely polished, some of the software features of the tablet could be better, particularly EMUI Desktop. Some other places where the user interface is not as smooth as its principal opponents on the M5 Pro, but having said that you can not disagree with the value for money that it provides when you are willing to overlook these niggles.
It offers excellent multimedia capabilities, from sound to power to screen. It also provides a fair amount of microSD card storage and power, and lasts for aged with a 7,500mAh battery.