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.
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.
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
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
Battery Capacity: 5100mAh
What’s In The Box
• HUAWEI MediaPad T5
• Micro-USB charging cable
• Eject pin
• Quick Start Guide
• Warranty card
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.
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.
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.
The Eye-comfort Mode reduces the harmful blue light from device screens. This means less eye strain and more healthy reading.
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.
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.
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.
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