Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet review.
The Chinese manufacturer is releasing this 10-inch model, a very affordable entry-level tablet.
With this very low price for a tablet of this size, the tablet Huawei MediaPad T5 does not have much competition but is it worth its purchase?
This is what we will see together.
* Please note that there are two versions of the T5, one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and another with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of storage.
Strong points :
– Very good quality screen.
Weak points :
– Average photo quality.
Dimensions: 164 x 243 x 7.8 mm
Screen size: 10.1 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
Part of the screen on the surface: 74.6
Touch technology: Capacitive
Mobile chip: Kirin 659
Processor: ARM Cortex-A53
Number of cores: 8
Integrated GPU: (iGPU) Mali-T830 MP2
RAM: (RAM) 3 GB
Internal memory: / microSD / SDHC card 32 GB / Yes / No
Battery capacity: 5100 mAh
Photo sensor: 5 MP
Front photo sensor: 2 MP
Operating system: Android
Connections: Micro USB
Wi-Fi: Yes 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
4G (LTE): No
Complete review Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet.
Ease to use.
The Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet has no ergonomic issues.
Its 10.1-inch screen is approximately 75% of its front face, which allows you to enjoy the beautiful full HD screen of the device.
The rear is made of a good quality aluminum shell which gives a nice design and a classy touch to the whole.
The finish is really superb and really does not give the impression of a tablet which is sold at an entry-level price.
The buttons are well placed and the tablet can be held very comfortably.
The T5 weighs around 460g but it is easy to wear without being tired after a few minutes.
To sum up on its ergonomics, Huawei has built a very well finished tablet with an excellent design and this for a small price, which is an excellent point.
A screen that commands respect.
The Huawei MediaPad T5 has a really neat panel.
Its temperature is around 6,700 Kelvin and the Delta E is 2.5.
Two almost perfect figures on the color value, which makes it a tablet suitable for viewing series and films.
No worries about use, no lags or slowdowns during use are noticed.
The tablet displays a resolution of 1920 * 1200 pixels.
Which makes it, in terms of its screen, a very good tablet both visually and use.
When it comes to heating up the device, whether after a long game session or even taking photos and videos, the T5 never rises very high.
In terms of games, the titles greedy in terms of performance must make some graphic compromises to run optimally.
But if your use is limited to smaller games, word processing, internet browsing or Netflix video sessions, Youtube etc … there will be no shadow of a problem.
Average sound rendering.
The tablet has an almost perfect headphone output, the sound rendering is very good with a few exceptions.
But the two speakers located on the lower edge have a wire without big bass.
This is sufficient for watching series or films but much less for listening to music in the foreground, which must be done with external equipment (speaker etc …).
Poor photo quality.
The Huawei MediaPad T5 is really mediocre when it comes to taking pictures.
But in general the tablets (especially the not too expensive tablets) are not really good in this area and it is not really what you are looking for when you buy one anyway.
Capturing videos also suffers from the same symptom, namely the lack of detail and a rather poor contrast in outdoor and daylight environments.
At night it is even worse and if by day there is still enough to make searchable shots, when the darkness is there, these in addition to the previous faults, are far too dark to draw anything is.
Just average battery.
The autonomy of the T5 does not shine by its longevity.
This point is something quite important for a product that wants to be portable and forced to note that the battery of the Huawei MediaPad T5 has no place at the top of the table.
For the Huawei MediaPad tablet review, the tablet lasted 13 hours in use before claiming its charge.
Admittedly for home use and a low price, that should do the trick, but we are still entitled to want more, especially since its certainly more expensive big sister is better in this area.
However, the day before T5 is really good with a loss of only 10% in two days of inactivity.
Charging takes around 3 hours to be done completely.
Interface and OS.
Without much surprise we find Android on the tablet.
By default the interface is similar to iPads with a succession of icons on the desks, but can be changed in the settings for those who wish to have an application drawer.
Conclusion / Opinion:
To tell you the truth, I have owned this tablet for 4 months (so well before the Huawei MediaPad tablet test) and I am completely satisfied with it.
With the T5 I watch Netflix movies, I write my articles on Word (like this one) whether at home or outside like in a park etc …, or consult the internet and thanks to its 10 inch screen I do all without any discomfort because it gives me a very good overview without having to strain the eyes.
The short battery life doesn’t bother me especially because I know what to expect and advise accordingly, but I can understand that it could bother some.
For a low price we have a tablet with a screen of good quality and which is wider which allows great clarity, performance whether in terms of games (for this price), videos or software really very good and sound quality not perfect but that does the job as an auxiliary sound output for music.
The video quality and especially photo quality is not really good but I think that it is not the primary purpose of a purchase for this kind of product.
Finally, the finish is excellent, whether for the materials used or the classy design of the T5, which does not give the appearance of an entry-level product.
I therefore strongly recommend its purchase if you are looking for an inexpensive tablet with a large screen and very satisfactory performance without breaking the bank.
Now it’s up to you to see if this T5 is for you.