(Analysis) Huawei MatePad T10S – In a market apparently stagnant when it comes to Android tablets, perhaps caused by the fact that they are being seen as increasingly obsolete when compared to the new phones that are launched on the market. HUAWEI’s MatePad comes to us to remember the appeal and functionality of a good tablet at a very affordable price.
In contrast to its “Pro” model, MatePad comes to fill a highly sought-after market niche! The so-called mid-range aimed at people who need a tablet just for work, watching some movies or just killing time. A segment that actually took on a new life with the arrival of the pandemic.
That said, the device itself is not at all weak, we are talking about an ARM Cortex-A55 CPU (Octa-core), between 3 to 6 GB of RAM, a 10.4 inch screen, a resolution of 2000 × 1200 (60Hz) and between 32 and 128 GB of internal memory (in proportion to RAM).
Regarding the design, I can say that MatePad is very appealing, being compact and weighing only 450g. That is, it is easy to transport and not tiring to use for extended periods of time.
Regarding inputs, we have the increasingly traditional type C input and, as you would expect, there is no headphone input, thus being limited to the use of Bluetooth headphones.
However, perhaps my only complaint about its design is the placement of the columns. Like me there are many people who use the tablet in a lateral position instead of upright, however in order to hold this tablet in a comfortable way we inevitably end up covering even the audio outputs. Which turns out to be a huge waste, as the sound is excellent.
It should also be noted that there are only three types of security for the device, these being facial recognition, Password and Smart Unlock. Missing my go-to method to unlock my devices, the fingerprint.
Performance and autonomy
When it comes to performance and as you would expect from a product in Huawei’s Mate range, MatePad leaves nothing to be desired. With its Octa-core, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (in the case of the specific model I am analyzing) we managed to do everything from working, reading and playing without major problems.
How did I do the tests?
This analysis you are reading right now was written on MatePad using WPS, I can say that you are very competent in the work that I was talking about
Regarding the game capacity, I decided to test with one of the heaviest 3D games that is available in the store right now, Asphalt Legends 9. I found that with SFX at maximum and the quality set to “medium” we achieved a stable framerate. However, with its resolution of 2000 × 1200 it becomes a very pleasant experience (it is to be noted, however, that by increasing the quality to High it makes the framerate have a few drops).
Regarding the autonomy we are talking about a Li-Po 7250 mAh battery that can last us up to roughly 14h. If we are not using heavy applications, of course.
As for the cameras, there is a rear with 8MP resolution, LED flash and HDR. The front camera is also 8MP with HDR but without flash. The shooting resolution of both can leave a little to be desired, being only Full HD (1080p) and 30fps.
It should also be noted that the front camera is more than competent enough to make video calls to work in applications such as Zoom and Skype. Something that at this time of pandemic, can even be one of its main uses when it comes to work.
I can conclude that MatePad is, in my opinion, one of the best mid-range tablets available on the market.
Certainly, the lack of compatibility with everything that is Google represents its biggest disadvantage. After all, a large part of the services and applications most used today belong to the industry giant. However, if that is not an impediment for you, if the intention is work / leisure at an affordable price, then I strongly recommend this model at Huawei.
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