Huawei MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro Review

Full review & ratings: | When it comes to Android tablets you don’t have very many options but that isn’t stopping Huawei from continuing their MediaPad line. Are the MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro the best Android tablets to date? Find out in our full review!

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42 thoughts on “Huawei MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro Review

  1. Are Android tablets dead? Huawei definitely doesn't think so. But if it takes a keyboard dock to make a tablet relevant hese days, why not just buy a Chromebook?

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  3. Tablet appears to be very good⤠>JustU.Faith/HuaweiPad?美   excellent performance. Huawei could improve on the power & volume buttons though – should pop out more from the frame. (buttons are quite tiny). Was struggling to find a tablet of good specifications and this is a good choice.

  4. Your site's review of the Hauwei Mediapad M5 Pro is missing a massive issue that should greatly downgrade its score- Huawei no longer offers repairs or service on tablets after warranty. 

    I have had this tablet for about 18 months.

    It works great, I love how it functions, but after 18 months the charging port has gotten loose. This alone doesn't bother me- I'd happily replace the port, BUT I CAN'T.

    I went to a local repair shop and called 3 more, they all told me they can't get parts. I called Huawei support first i was told I'd have to pay for a repair, which I was fine with- then I was told that the repair centers only do work on tablets under warranty and I should talk to local repair people- the same ones who can't get parts.

    So, I asked if i could buy the parts from Huawei. Nope.

    I asked if I could get the part name/ number so I could try to find one online. Nope.

    Asked for my money back (which I really didn't expect). Nope.

    Stuff happens with tech, a screen can get cracked, a port can come loose, what have you, it is part of life, so don't buy this tablet. You will never be able to fix anything that goes wrong and my something went wrong after only 18 months.

  5. My only complaints are that both the 16:9 megapixel resolutions in the camera are incorrect & that youtube & video player applications change the audio equalizer so it changes the sound quality for no reason. So I have to open youtube through chrome to not make that happen.

  6. So fake news and irresponsible American "Journalists" havd hit the tech sector. So sad. Only thing missing was a endorsement for Robert Francis O'Rourke, the Presidential Candidate who has been charged with a DUI, arrested and charged with burglary, and expressed the desire go run over small children. Oh wait, that's "Beto" O'Rourke, my bad. Oh and Real News, since 2012 Android tablets market share exceeded 50% and as of 2018, sat at ~62.1%, with iOS at a very distant ~23.3%. And companies absolutely are making Android Tablets. And acting like Huawei is some little unknown manufacturer ~54.2 million devices shipped in 2Q 2018. I know paltry compared to Apples' ~41.3 million. Oh and upon its launch early mid 2018, Huawei‘s P20 Pro was the best smartphone camera ever made. Then this year the Huawei Mate 20 Pro demolished the P20 Pro again. And now its been said the Huawei P30 Pro will kill the Mate 20 Pro in just a few short days. And that little manufacturer OPPO and Xiaomi also are just unheard of. You need to leave your American bubble. And only because the other 7.2 billion humans on earth also exist and a good few are tech consumers also. Pop the bubble Bubble Boy, don't fear the "mmunities"!

  7. People don't seem to understand that you can literally get a pair of wireless in ear headphones for 24.99 from kitsound or USE THE ADAPTER THAT COMES IN THE GODDAMN BOX YOU MORONS

  8. I’m so happy to get my new huawei tablet from! Very nice device at a very good price! If you are looking for something not expensive and reliable, don’t hesitate to purchase it!

  9. I'm just here to open your eyes to reality but don't worry I'll make it sound much more fun and interesting so I went to do my work and took my time researching the Huawei Mediapad M5 m k lets get started

    Huawei Mediapad M5 it takes great pics, works well with videos, lovely optimization, system great sound, and a pretty cool display. Now this tablet had a problem it has a home screen, back button screen, and multiwindow screen windows did not go away when I was playing a game called heroes of incredible tales so I addressed to a B&H Employee or worker that this was what was going on and I couldn't see the percent of loading so that I know if it is almost done cause you know sometimes I like to check every once in a while after I'm done doing some cooking or cleaning. I do not know if this is going to be an on going problem after its done loading and I try to play the game and press any other buttons that are also down at the bottom because I would love for the mini icons which is the home button, back button, and multiwindow to go away eventually cause I've never encountered that problem on my older tablet so yes Android and Huawei please fix that error because it lasted longer than seconds while the game was loading the same goes for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 its a good tablet but it had this exact same problem as well so yes Samsung I suggest it best you have a fellow co-worker test out your tablet because if I start reviewing your tablet I base it off of what is working and what is not so people don't encounter these issues and that it is known worldwide so that you realize tiny problems like these could piss someone off n drive them nuts but it could also end up causing your buyers to buy a windows tablet now let me tell you who really wins in the computer, laptop, chromebook, and tablet and THAT is Windows itself now you can tell me it is not winning in the playstore but let me tell you something it is getting there slowly but surely it is let me show u how it looks Mortal Kombat Style T.T

    Apple vs Android Chrome OS FIGHT = Android WINS

    Android Chrome OS: Got dat right I'm da bomb cause I'm flashy and cool plus everybody knows it so suck on dat Apple T.T

    Windows vs Android Chrome OS = Windows WINS

    Android Chrome OS: wait what the hell? I don't understand HOW!? I demand an explanation >:O

    Windows: Well Android Chrome OS you are indeed very impressive with all of your entertainment especially on your chromebook but its not enough because you always bump into bugs and problems. Also you're very expensive while we aren't as a tablet and most people tend to come to us since we're less expensive plus not many seem to want an android chromebook that looks like a computer. Most of them just want a tablet that has flash plugin and is perfect for job work like some of the other laptops which is why they invented the Microsoft Surface Go to carry around and use for work easily and eventually we will also be able to update many more game apps and entertainment features like you do but we're taking our time fixing bugs slowly along the way and making sure everything is perfect and double checking it constantly so that everything is still stable 🙂

    Android Chrome OS: Well when you put it that way it does kind of make sense huh after all this time you were watching not only Apple but even me and brought me down this is so not cool, other than that I guess I've learned something and its that being a hotshot ain't everything, I'll just listen to my customers and stop ignoring them so much. T.T

    Windows: Its m k stuff like that happens but you are pretty cool though ^_^

    Android: Thanks so are you ^_^


    Kayla: So you see if you look carefully at android and are using it way more often you notice there are certain things that you want to make sure u are aware of and sometimes those problems don't get fixed at all but I would suggest that if you want a perfectly good working tablet a Huawei Mediapad M5 Windows Microsoft Surface Go or Samsung Galaxy Tab A might be one of them but do make sure that if you do encounter the exact same problems like I ran into on both Huawei Mediapad M5 and on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 to report it because not reporting it might just make the problem worse other than that I'm not buying anything at the moment so yea oh and one more thing there will be another tablet called the LG V426 tablet.

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