Huawei MediaPad M5 8

Huawei MediaPad M5 8
Brand: Huawei
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 8.4 inches, 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Chipset: Kirin 960s (16 nm)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo), EMUI 8
  • Battery: 5100 mAh
  • Released Date: 25-02-2018



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Huawei MediaPad M5 8
Released February, 2018
Status Available


Dimensions 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 316 g (11.15 oz)
Protection Yes
Colors Space Gray, Champagne Gold


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 8.4 inches
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~359 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 8.0 (Oreo), EMUI 8
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Kirin 960s (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G71
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Album art cover, Background playback


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5100 mAh
Battery Life 11 hours
Charging 18W wired


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 13 MP, PDAF
Front Camera 8 MP
Image 4160 x 3120 Pixels
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.2
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
USB USB Type-C 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews We found the tablet to have impressive machine learning and AI capabilities. The display was sharp with vivid colors. The speakers surprised them with decent audio power. The rear camera captured good quality images and video.
- OSReviews
User Reviews 2 Andrew loved the bright, vibrant 8.4" display and said it was one of the best he's seen on an Android tablet. I was also wowed by the excellent Harmon Kardon speakers which he said produce "great volume, very good bass, overall excellent sound".
- Andrew Marc David
User Reviews 3 We were impressed by the premium metal design and slim form factor. The 2K high resolution display also looked sharp. The Kirin 960 processor and 4GB RAM provided smooth performance. Other positives noted were the fast fingerprint scanner, high-res stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, and large 5100mAh battery with quick charging.
- OSReviews
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Bright, vibrant 8.4" IPS LCD display with high 2560x1600 resolution
- Powerful Kirin 960 processor provides smooth performance
- Harmon Kardon tuned stereo speakers sound great
- Lack of standard headphone jack
- Cameras are just okay

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Huawei has released its latest Android tablet, the Huawei MediaPad M5 8

Reviewers praise the tablet's premium metal design, vibrant high-resolution display, powerful performance, and overall enjoyable user experience.

With its slim 0.29-inch aluminum body weighing just 11.15 ounces, the MediaPad M5 feels light yet sturdy in the hands. 

Its 8.4-inch IPS screen shines with 2560×1600 resolution and saturated colors. Reviewers call it one of the best displays on an Android tablet.

Under the hood, Huawei packs plenty of processing punch with the Kirin 960 chipset and 4GB RAM

Combined with Android 8.0, the tablet delivers smooth web browsing, gaming, and switching between apps.

While the MediaPad M5 lacks a standard headphone jack, it impresses with stereo speakers tuned by Harmon Kardon

Reviewers say audio plays loud and full from the dual speakers.

The tablet captures decent photos and video with its 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras. 

Other features like the fast fingerprint scanner, microSD storage expansion, and large 5100mAh battery add to the overall value.

Reviewers say it makes a competitive case, offering premium construction, vivid display, and smooth performance at hundreds less than an iPad.

While some critics question if Huawei's tablet gives enough incentives over cheaper Android options, its aluminum design and vibrant screen impress reviewers. 

For shoppers wanting a premium Android tablet experience without the premium price, the new MediaPad M5 8 warrants strong consideration.

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