Many time over, Huawei managed in proving that it has innovated a way possible in creating a full-fledged credibly designed device at a significantly lower price. For instance, Huawei’s MediaPad M3 Lite 8 as well as the MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro. Given that both the devices did not excel in any of the categories. However, both of these tablets did great enough for finding the niche required to entice people.
Considering both of the tablets, it’s become quite important for people to take a closer look at Huawei’s latest creation. The all-new MediaPad T5. With an addition to the LTE networking technology, the Huawei MediaPad T5 also features the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. The tablet also features the ARM Mali-T380 MP2 GPU along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The tablet also features one front facing camera and a back camera for taking pictures and commencing video calls.
Efficient and affordable
The device is aggressively priced in Europe at around 250 Euros and $230 along with tax in the US. The only competitors of the Huawei MediaPad T5 in the similar price segment are Medion LifeTab P10606 among others. The Medion LifeTab P10606 is not available in the market of the US and Canada though. Acer Iconia Tab 10, the Asus ZenPad 10 and the Amazon Fire HD 10 are also some of its competitors.
As mentioned earlier, the MediaPad T5 is equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. And the Graphic Processor Unit of the tablet is ARM Mali-T930 MP2 GPU. The tablet is a very decent device considering its affordable price range. The tablet, on the other hand, is also well suited for the people who are up for everyday challenges. MediaPad T5 comes with the expandable storage option too.
Now the apps!
There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack which is available on the device. The jack is beneficial to connect with the external speakers and a pair of good headphones for entertainment purposes. The device also supports the Bluetooth 4.2 version. The tablet is specifically designed for the people who transfer data among various devices via the microUSB port. The microUSB port is located on the left side of the device, and it is also the charging port of the device.
The Tablet runs on Huawei’s User Interface, EMUI 8.0 which is built on top of Android Oreo. The device will receive the security patches of Google now and then. As compared with Huawei’s Vanilla Android devices, the EMUI skin went through significant changes. Some of the noticeable improvements are, distinctive apps for messaging and telephony, enhanced settings applications and updated application icons. EMUI software also supports numerous user accounts to run the phone.
Given the fact that the MediaPad T5 is comprised of a cellular modem, they can also be used to make calls. The apps designed to send and receive messages can be hidden in a default folder called “Utilities.” The device also comes preloaded with many applications and games along with Microsoft android apps and Netflix app. These apps can be installed if a person needs some free space for making the device fast and lag free.