The Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 is a new 10.1-inch Android 7.0 Nougat tablet officially unveiled by Huawei in May. It was released in Europe and Asia in June, and Huawei USA intends to release it in the US too, they just haven’t announced when. But it’s now possible to order it anyway, either on Amazon.com or globally.
The price seems to come at a pre-launch premium of about 25% though, since the price in Europe is significantly lower, even when factoring in exchange rates.
It’s a bit of a shame, because Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 is a decent tablet.
It has 4 speakers, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 or Apple iPad Pro, which rotates according to the landscape or portrait mode. And these are Harman/Kardon speakers too.
The 10.1-inch screen has Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution which Huawei says will work well in sunshine, as well as an 8MP front camera and 8MP rear camera, a 6660 mAh battery, a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Covered by magnesium aluminum alloy, it’s 7.1 mm thick, and only weighs 460 grams, which makes it the third lightest 10-inch Android tablet in production right now, only beaten by the Amazon Fire HD 10 at 432 grams, and the featherweight Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet at 389 grams.
There are 4G LTE models available, but the Wi-Fi is all there too, with complete dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, and Bluetooth 4.2.
In addition to Android 7.0, it comes with Huawei’s mobile user interface called EMUI 5.1 which is pretty hard to fault, being quick and easy to use.
– Tom Bowen