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Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A decent Android tablet, but it's no iPad Review

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For the last few years, the tablet market has really been the iPad market and just this week we just heard about Apple's new 9.7 inch iPad[1] targeted towards the educational market.

It turns out, there are still some interesting Android tablets and the new Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro[2] may be one of the best for the business who doesn't want to use an iPad. We typically see Android tablets running older versions of Android on hardware that is a bit dated, but that is not the case with this new Huawei tablet.

The MediaPad M5 Pro has all the key Huawei design elements we've seen on its phones, such as the 2.5D curved glass display, aluminum body, massive battery, high-end processor, latest version of Android 8 Oreo, and more. It's a tablet focused on using it in landscape orientation, along with a stylus to add more functionality.

Specifications

  • Processor: Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core
  • Display: 10.8 inches 2560x1600 pixels resolution(280 ppi)
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB internal with microSD expansion card slot.
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE (available on the model tested)
  • Audio: Huawei Histen stereo system with quad speakers tuned by Harman Kardon
  • Cameras: Rear 13 megapixel and front 8 megapixel
  • Battery: 7,500 mAh with Huawei QuickCharge technology
  • Dimensions: 258.7 x 171.8 x 7.3 mm and 498 grams

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro will be available in space gray and champagne gold. I tested the space gray model. There is also a M5 model with an 8.4 inch display and

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