Sleek and Powerful: The HUAWEI MediaPad T5 is a beast!

Sleek and Powerful: The HUAWEI MediaPad T5 is a beast!
13 May 2019

Disclosure: I received a HUAWEI MediaPad T5 for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Over the past several years, HUAWEI has been on the rise in Canada, offering amazing products in the mobile market. Their newly released P30 Pro smartphone has raised the smartphone photography bar for all other manufacturers to reach for. It really is far superior to anything out there right now.

But did you know they also make tablets? I didn’t.

huawei mediatab t5 paul dayco

Q&A with Paul Dayco – HUAWEI Canada’s Chief Technical Advisor

First off, congratulations on your recent move to HUAWEI. How are you liking their suite of products?
Thank you! I can’t believe it’s been a year. As a gadget nerd, I’m so happy to be here. There’s always something for everybody. You know, I’ve been in this industry for over 18 years and I’ve never been happier. I’m loving all this new tech!

HUAWEI has been gaining a lot of steam in the mobile and tablet market. What sets them apart?
Our relentless pursuit of meaningful innovation is what sets us apart. We re-invested over $15 billion back into research and development last year. We put a lot of thought into our products and incorporate what customers really want, and as a result, we’re developing and executing at a faster rate than most.

Let’s talk about the HUAWEI MediaPad T5. With all of the tablets on the market, what will make someone gravitate to the T5 when they are ready to purchase?
I think the T5 offers two great things for the buy-ready customer: LTE connectivity and thoughtful design. Tablet buyers want to be online anywhere, consuming content on a larger screen than the one their phones. The T5 gives you that, but also in a thin and lightweight metal frame that can easily be slipped into a bag when it’s time to go. It’s got expandable storage as well, so when it’s time to add more of your files, movies or music you can just add in a memory card and take it all with you.

What is your favourite feature on the HUAWEI MediaTab T5?
For me personally? I absolutely love the design. Its body is made of a single piece of anodized aluminum and definitely gives a premium feel. It feels so nice in the hand. It’s the same durable metal alloy that’s in car parts, mountain bikes, and cookware, and it’s kinda like a unicorn in this tablet segment. Not only does it feel nice and compact in the hand, but also more durable as well!

You only have one shot to sell me on the HUAWEI MediaTab T5. Let’s hear your sales pitch.
As I’ve said earlier, the T5 has something for everybody. The everyday commuter will enjoy being able to use LTE connectivity to get onto their webpages or social media. The 10.1” screen can be used to stream their shows or use as an eReader on the train or in the back seat of a car. It’s even great as a family tablet, as a device for families with kids. There’s a Kid’s Corner app that’s specially designed for them to play that acts as a safeguard for the teens and parents so they can’t accidentally compromise their files as the kids are entertained.

huawei mediatab t5 in box

The HUAWEI MediaPad T5

HUAWEI’s latest entry into the tablet market is pretty impressive.


• Stunning 1080p full HD 10.1″ vivid display
• 1920 x 1200 resolution
• 16:10 aspect ratio
• Octa-core processor
• Dual Speakers with immersive sound
• HUAWEI Histen audio technology
• Fast and Intuitive Android 8.0
• Expandable memory up to 256 GB
• Eye-comfort Mode, Eye Strain Relief
• Children’s Corner

huawei mediatab t5 durable


Model: AGS2-L03
Memory: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM (also available in 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM)
Screen size: 10.1”
Operating system: Android™ 8.0 Oreo™
Size: 243mm width x 164mm height x 7.8mm depth
Weight: about 460g
Colours: Available in Black and Champagne Gold
Display: 1920 x 1200 pixels
CPU: Kirin 659 Series Chipset
Network: LTE FDD / LTE TDD / WCDMA / GSM (Enabled on the AGS2-L03 and AGS2-L09 version)
GPS: GPS, AGPS (AGS2-W09 and AGS2-W19 not supported), GLONASS, BDS
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Sensors: Gravity sensor
Rear camera: 5 MP, F2.4, Auto Focus
Front camera: 2 MP, F2.4, Fixed focus
Flashlight: not supported
Video File Format: .mp4, .3gp
Audio: Dual stereo speakers, HUAWEI Histen sound effect
EMUI: 8.0
Battery Capacity: 5100mAh

huawei mediatab t5 whats in the box

What’s In The Box

• HUAWEI MediaPad T5
• Charger
• Micro-USB charging cable
• Eject pin
• Quick Start Guide
• Warranty card

huawei mediatab t5 performance

Using the HUAWEI MediaPad T5

We had a lot of fun testing the MediaPad T5! The display is nice and big which makes it easy for watching movies. The headphone jack is great for when the girls wanted to watch their own shows. Plus, the MicroUSB port not only charges the device, but it can also be used load data onto the device. This was great for taking videos of the girls’ music performances to show their grandparents.


The 10.1″ vivid display produces a stunning 1920 x 1200 resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio, making it perfect for watching HD movies or playing mobile games.


Portable and sleek. The T5 housing is made of a single piece of anodized aluminum, making it very durable in case your kids get their hands on it (which they will). With dimensions of 243mm width x 164mm height x 7.8mm depth, and a weight of about 460g, the T5 is big in features, and small enough to comfortably fit in your hands.


Expandable by up to 256 GB, allowing you to add more storage as you see fit. The HUAWEI MediaPad T5 uses microSD™ memory cards.


This tablet is fast. Processing speeds are incredible with no lag, thanks to the Kirin 659 Series Chipset octa-core processor. Excellent performance and an efficient processor allows for less power consumption and smooth user experience.

Android 8.0

Based on Android 8.0, EMUI 8.0 is designed for a smoother, more intelligent and intuitive user experience. Apps on the T5 load faster and run without lag, making it a perfect tablet for gaming and streaming.

huawei mediatab t5 audio


The MediaPad T5 has dual speakers, with HUAWEI Histen audio technology, for a superb listener experience. The sound is rich and robust and makes you wonder how a tablet can produce a sound that is so amazing.

Eye-comfort Mode

The Eye-comfort Mode reduces the harmful blue light from device screens. This means less eye strain and more healthy reading.

Children’s Corner

The T5 offers a fun place for kids to play and learn with Children’s Corner. You can easily manage how long your kids spend on the T5, and what apps they are using, with customized access settings. It’s a safe and enjoyable user experience designed especially for kids, in a parent supervised envitonment.

huawei mediatab t5 on desk

The Verdict

The HUAWEI MediaPad T5 was far better than I could have ever imagined.

• The resolution of the 10.1” display with 1920×1200 full HD is fantastic
• 16:10 aspect ratio is perfect for streaming HD movies
• HUAWEI Histen Audio Technology makes listening to music on the T5 an absolute pleasure
• 5100mAh battery is long lasting for extended use
• Expandable memory allows for greater storage
• Durable and sleek build quality

If you are looking for an affordable tablet with immersive audio and visual experience, look no further than the HUAWEI MediaPad T5.

huawei mediatab t5 giveaway

Enter to Win a HUAWEI MediaPad T5!

The folks at HUAWEI were gracious enough to provide me with a HUAWEI MediaPad T5 to give away to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is follow the instructions in the widget below. The more entries you do, the more chances you have of winning.

Good luck!

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  1. Stephanie LaPlante : May 13, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I would probably stream Wonder Woman first.

  2. Ken Carrick : May 13, 2019 at 7:13 am

    I would watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. All 22 of them. One by one.

  3. Aniela Malik : May 13, 2019 at 7:14 am

    I would watch some kids program with my grandchildren

  4. Kiefer Ohlhoff : May 13, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I’d stream some vines off YouTube – very funny stuff!

  5. Fiona Locke : May 13, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I love 80s movies so maybe Breakfast Club or Stand By Me

  6. Tino Ratkovic : May 13, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Any one of the Jason Bourne movies

  7. I would have to let my son stream first lol and it would be Thomas The Tank Engine . Then I would stream some old 1970 movies

  8. Erinn Lishman : May 13, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Absolutely anything with Melissa McCarthy since my daughters and I love her, and who doesn’t want to laugh?!

  9. Christine F : May 13, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Most likely it’ll be Peppa pig and Masha Bear but hopefully I can enjoy some Breaking Bad or Back to the Future because I am obsessed lol

  10. Marielle Altenor : May 13, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I recently watched Wonder Woman on my iPhone. Would be interesting to stream it on the T5

  11. Dr. Strange (gotta catch up!).

  12. Michael Fontaine : May 13, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I would stream Captain Marvel

  13. Probably one of the Back to Future movies, because they are classics and I love them. haha

  14. I’d want to stream any of the Marvel films, preferably all of them. In chronological order. And then I can go so the new Avengers film. (:

  15. I’d want to stream E.T. first, it’s next on our list of movies to watch as a family

  16. Florence Cochrane : May 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I would steam Sense and Sensibility first.

  17. I would stream my favorite movie, Rock Star, and really put those audio features to the test.

  18. I would stream all of the Stars Wars movies first.

  19. ivy pluchinsky : May 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    I would stream some kids show or movie and watch it with my niece!

  20. Disney’s Fantasia. thanks

  21. I would stream Captain Marvel as I haven’t seen that one yet.

  22. I would stream The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller since it’s one of my favourites and I never get tired of it :)

  23. wendy hutton : May 13, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I would stream captain marvel or the avengers

  24. Captain Marvel

  25. Carole Dube : May 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Iwould love to see the Avengers Endgame

  26. I’d want to watch Captain Marvel first.

  27. Batman

  28. joanne darrell : May 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I would like to see Avengers Endgame .

  29. Andrea Patel : May 13, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    karate kid because cobra kai is so good

  30. Black Panther

  31. I would have to say John Wick, the first and second one

  32. Rosanne Robinson : May 13, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I would stream The Avengers End Game on the MediaPad T5 first.

  33. Monique L.S. : May 13, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    It would probably be a kids movie, but maybe Avengers End Game for me.

  34. I would stream Star Wars and any action adventure movie that is coming.

  35. I would stream Friends

  36. I would probably watch Les Miserables

  37. Florence Cochrane : May 14, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I would stream A Star is Born

  38. I would like to stream A Star is Born!

  39. wendy hutton : May 14, 2019 at 11:02 am

    I would stream Captain marvel

  40. I’d also stream the new Mary Poppins movie.

  41. kathy downey : May 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I want to stream on the MediaPad T5 the new Mary Poppins movie.

  42. X-Men! I would stream the entire series of them to refresh my memory for the upcoming release of Dark Phoenix! I imagine the Mediapad T5 would capture the special effects incredibly!

  43. I will have to stream Aladden when it come out.

  44. kristen visser : May 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I would stream Avengers 1 and 2 cause they both totally rock and I cant choose between the two lo

  45. I would watch Mary Poppins with the kids.

  46. The Scream movies!

  47. I would watch the original Star Wars!

  48. I want to stream Avengers Endgame

  49. LILLIAN BROWN : May 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks So many great movies, I would stream on the MediaPad T5 the new Mary Poppins movie

  50. Would watch Secret Life of Pets or Frozen

  51. Jennifer P. : May 14, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I would love to live stream E.T. so that I could introduce a childhood classic to my kids, with a big bag of Reese’s Pieces for our snack of course!

  52. I would watch Anne of Green Gables on the tablet

  53. kathy downey : May 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I would stream The Lego movie on the MediaPad T5 first.

  54. I want to stream the new Aladdin coming out from Disney.

  55. wendy hutton : May 15, 2019 at 11:13 am

    the avengers end game would be great to stream

  56. Jennifer P. : May 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I would like to stream The Breakfast Club – I’ve never seen it but have always wanted to!

  57. I want to stream The Breakfast Club. Such a great old school movie

  58. Amy Heffernan : May 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Beauty and the Beast!! Its our family’s FAV!

  59. I would love to watch Up!

  60. Tyler Ennis : May 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    “Drink you juice Shelby!”

    I’d stream camp classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS for a good ‘ol comfort laugh!

  61. Florence Cochrane : May 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I would to watch LaLa Land.

  62. I’d watch The Goonies on this.

  63. Trevor Scott : May 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Can’t wait for John Wick 2!

  64. A Star is Born!

  65. I would stream A Star is Born

  66. I would watch When Calls the Heart on the tablet

  67. I would stream Hunger Games! One of my favs

  68. kathy downey : May 16, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Love to stream Star Wars !

  69. wendy hutton : May 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

    think my son would stream Game of thrones

  70. ivy pluchinsky : May 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I would stream Wonder Woman

  71. Gail Butler : May 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I would watch A Star is Born!

  72. I would watch the Blue Jays!

  73. Nicole Jubleew : May 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    I would stream Captain Marvel.

  74. guardians of the galaxy

  75. I would love to stream a favorite; the Hunger Games

  76. Gail Butler : May 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I would stream Stranger Things

  77. kathy downey : May 17, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I would stream some Disney movies with my grandson!

  78. I would like to stream Bohemian Rhapsody.

  79. wendy hutton : May 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I would like to stream my daytime soaps

  80. I would stream Beauty and the Beast

  81. Jennifer P. : May 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    I would like to stream Mary Poppins Returns for my kids. I watched it on the plane without them (shhhhh!), and I know they’d like it!

  82. Jeff Bridges marathon! True Grit, King Kong, Crazy Heart, soooo many!

  83. I would surprise hubby and stream a Mission Impossible.

  84. Juliee Fitze : May 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I would like to see Dumbo on it with my granddaughter.

  85. I would like to stream Crazy Rich Asians

  86. I would stream Thomas the train :D

  87. I would like to stream Crazy Rich Asian.

  88. wendy hutton : May 18, 2019 at 11:18 am

    my son like to stream wrestling

  89. James Bond movies

  90. kathy downey : May 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    I want to stream Orange is the new black on the MediaPad T5

  91. I’d also stream Stranger things

  92. Gail Butler : May 18, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I would stream Gone With the Wind! I have never owned a Smart Phone, this would be amazing!

  93. Florence Cochrane : May 18, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I would stream A Star is born. Thanks for a chance to win.

  94. I would like to stream After Life.

  95. I would watch Cinderella

  96. I’d stream Black Panther.

  97. I would stream the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

  98. I would like to stream Monsters Inc.

  99. kathy downey : May 19, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I would stream Black Panther.

  100. wendy hutton : May 19, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I would stream Avengers

  101. Jennifer P. : May 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I would like to live stream the movie Lady Bird.

  102. Linda Svarovsky : May 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I would stream John Wick 3

  103. I would stream Wonder Woman

  104. Florence Cochrane : May 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I want to stream I know what you did last summer.

  105. Julie-Lynne McCann : May 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I want to stream Mama Mia!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  106. I would like to stream Book Club.

  107. I’d stream the X-men movies.

  108. I would stream Oceans Eleven

  109. I would watch The Office

  110. Beauty and the Beast.

  111. kathy downey : May 20, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I would like to stream Ocean’s Eleven

  112. wendy hutton : May 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    we like streaming WWE

  113. I’d stream Shadow Hunters

  114. I would love to stream Beauty and the Beast.

  115. Jennifer P. : May 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I would really like to watch the movie Breakthrough on the HUAWEI MediaPad T5.

  116. A Star is Born

  117. I would watch The Lion King, to prepare for the upcoming release!

  118. I’d stream Mary Poppins.

  119. Florence Cochrane : May 21, 2019 at 7:35 am

    I would stream Back to the Future movies.

  120. kathy downey : May 21, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I want to stream Beauty and the Beast with my granddaughter on the MediaPad T5

  121. David Smith : May 21, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Any of the Star Wars Movies

  122. Another movie I’d Stream is Thor

  123. I would stream Footloose!

  124. I would love to stream the old version of The Lion King and when then new one is available then I would love to stream that one.

  125. I would stream the Gilmore Girls.

  126. I would stream Big Little Lies.

  127. I’d stream the Avengers movies.

  128. Avengers

  129. I would want to watch the Blue Jays on that

  130. kathy downey : May 22, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I would watch Star wars !

  131. I’d stream the movie Wine Country

  132. wendy hutton : May 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I would stream NCIS

  133. Jennifer P. : May 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I’d love to live stream Rocky if I could! My husband says it was the #1 movie the year I was born, so it must be pretty good, I think I should watch it!

  134. Florence Cochrane : May 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I would stream Grey’s Anatomy.

  135. I would stream an oldie…maybe Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  136. I would like to stream the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

  137. caroline m. : May 23, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I would stream Wine Country

  138. I’d stream Star Wars movies.

  139. Jennifer P. : May 23, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I would like to stream Annie to watch with my daughters.

  140. I would stream Game Of Thrones

  141. I would like to stream Blue Crush

  142. I would want to watch YouTube clips

  143. Florence Cochrane : May 23, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I would stream Dear John

  144. kathy downey : May 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I would watch some kids Disney movies with my grandchildren

  145. I’d stream Ant Man and the Wasp

  146. wendy hutton : May 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    my son is always streaming something mainly wrestling

  147. ivy pluchinsky : May 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I would stream the Avengers

  148. I would like to stream Elf.

  149. I would stream Bohemian Rhapsody

  150. I’d like to stream Book Club.

  151. I would stream a baseball game

  152. Carole Dube : May 24, 2019 at 12:14 am

    It should say Carole Dube. Try to delete the pink but it mess up my name.

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