Huawei MediaPad M5 now available in the states with an 8.4-inch or 10.8-inch screen

Huawei MediaPad M5 now available in the states with an 8.4-inch or 10.8-inch screen
The Huawei MediaPad M5 is now available in the U.S. from Amazon and Newegg. The tablet is offered in two sizes, one with an 8.4-inch display, and a variant carrying a 10.8-inch screen. The displays each feature a resolution of 1600 x 2500, and both slates are powered by the Kirin 960 SoC. The latter offers an octa-core CPU running at 2.36GHz, and the Mali-G71 MP8 GPU is onboard to handle the graphics.

Both versions of the MediaPad M5 are equipped with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. For those seeking additional storage, a 256GB capacity microSD slot is available. The rear-camera on the device weighs in at 13MP, and includes Phase detection autofocus. There is also an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. The tablet is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, and while the 8.4-inch model sports a 5100mAh battery, a larger 7500mAh cell keeps the lights on for the 10.8-inch version.

Offered in Gold and Gray, the Huawei MediaPad M5 has Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed. The price of the unit with the 8.4-inch display is $319 while the 10.8-inch model will set you back $359. For $90 more, you can pick up the MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro, which includes the Huawei M Pen Stylus and a keyboard dock. There is also a custom desktop UI offered with this model. You can see the MediaPad M5 10.8 and MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro in the picture at the top of this article.

source: Amazon via AndroidPolice

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MediaPad M5 8
  • Display 8.4" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5100 mAh
MediaPad M5 10
  • Display 10.8" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7500 mAh



1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 776; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I can appreciate the price to value ratio here.

12. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Still they can't stand for iPads out there.

13. acme64

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

irrelevant comment is irrelevant

15. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

My comment is my comment

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well, Huawei is a much better tablet than iPad. Better speakers, better screen (not laminated), better aspect ratio etc. The software side of tablets, in general, is laughable on iOS or Android. Apple vs. Huawei in media consumption ... not even a challenge.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow. This makes me happy in the pants.

4. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

Even better now they actually bothered to Widevine L1 certify it, something it wasn't for months even though it is a 'media'pad.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

These tablets seem nice and the flagship level Kirin SoC with Cortex-A73s is a nice. Prices are very competitive too. But; these tablets likely won't see any future OS & Security Updates. And I've my concerns about Huawei regarding privacy. Why not get something that's slightly cheaper, much quicker, extremely fluid, possess remarkable battery life (The Kirin 960 isn't exactly known for its battery life) and will still be relevant in 2022? I'm pointing at The 6th Gen. Apple iPad! Great tablet at a great price and the gestures introduced with iOS 11 are just... Fantastic! G'Day!

9. KingSam

Posts: 1516; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

That's exactly what I did. The iPad is just better in a lot of ways and that's my preferred iOS device. Android for my phone.

10. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

That’s what I did. iPad 6th gen with Apple Pencil. Helped a lot with my note taking at uni and the price is really affordable imo. Plus I got a student discount :)

11. luis.aag90

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Yes, I'm also concerned about the posible lack of updates. The iPad is the most sensible choice right now in tablets, but since I don't use my tablet that much anymore I think my Nexus 9 has enough juice left for 2 more years, then I'll decide depending on what's available

5. fyah_king unregistered

Where’s the128GB? The link is only showing 64GB.

6. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They make great tablets! These sound very powerful.

7. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Is there really a market for Android tablets right now? If I was on that situation I would rather get a convertible Chromebook instead, one that can support android apps...

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