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Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review

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If you are thinking how big this tablet is, the clue’s in the name, with the M5 8.4 sporting an 8.4-inch image screen, although, with similar internals and screen quality to its larger sibling, the M5 10.8, this is definitely a case of mini and great from a specifications views.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet

The Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 is a metal-bodied iPad Small substitute, providing Android sound quality, user’s premium quality design, and battery life.

Sound quality is also outstanding thanks to a radio stations system presenter installation, which, mixed with the 2K screen, gives the standing powerful multi-media qualifications.

Price and availability

In the United Kingdom, the entry-level 32 GB MediaPad M5 8.4 with Wi-Fi only is priced at £309. That is the only design we have costs for right now, but based on the European prices for the other designs we would expect the 64GB Wi-Fi design to come in at £350 or a bit more, and the 128 GB Wi-Fi design to be around £ 400, with the LTE versions charging up to £50 more.


Machined from metal and glass, the MediaPad M5 8.4 is off to an enhancement design-wise. It is a traditional-looking tablet with little disruptions, and it seems nearly as excellent in the hand as it looks.

Above the 8.4-inch 2K screen on the front of the tablet are a small selfie camera and the Huawei logo, while below it is the fingerprint scanner/optional home key.

The glass curves along the very sides into the metal body increasing the rich, responsive experience. Meanwhile, the antenna strip is made into the metal; a chic way of getting sure signal durability is strong, while no sections of plastic material affect the clean visual.

MediaPad M5 8.4  Screen:

The Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 screen has a 2K quality – 2560 x 1600 to be actual. To put that into perspective, the iPad Small 4 has a pixel solidity of 324 p per inches, while the MediaPad 8.4 features 359 p per inches.

The M5 8.4’s IPS screen technical offers powerful watching perspectives and excellent lighting levels. You can track the screen to match your choice; with color, balance controls in the configurations.

There’s also a ‘Vivid’ watching method to increase the tablet’s vividness, giving it AMOLED-like dynamics, even if it can’t provide deep, inky shades of black of an AMOLED screen.

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet

Interface and reliability:

EMUI, Huawei’s customized skin on top of Android, is considerably bulkier than stock Android and it also preloads a number of third-party programs onboard.

This is not a bad thing per se: third-party programs can be impaired or removed, and what some might perspective as heavy-handedness on the part of Huawei could also be considered as customizability. Significantly, it doesn’t slow the interface down.

News that is more fantastic is that the M5 series operates Android 8, making them among the few Android tablets around sporting the newest edition of Google’s operating system out of the box.


The mixture of the Kirin 960 processor and 4GB of RAM helps the MediaPad M5 8.4 to succeed in daily tablet projects. Companies eBook studying and web surfing around are a doddle, 4K video performs back efficiently, and even the newest games run well.

Running a more graphically intense standard, Antutu, made a ranking of 189,878. These ratings aren’t going to hit any 2018 flagships mobile phones out of the water, but for things are looking wonderful.

Our Verdict

If you are in the market for a top quality tablet, the MediaPad M5 8.4 is an easy-to-recommend substitute for the costly iPad Small 4. Great sound program and a shiny screen make it ideal for multi-media, while it features an outstanding style and the finest edition of Google’s operating system, Oreo.

+ Positives:
  • Excellent speakers
  • Rich, metal body
  • Great value
- Negatives:
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Last-gen processor
  • No earphone jack