Huawei MatePad Pro Review Rundown
Huawei Technologies | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
Huawei MatePad Pro is an Android-based tablet that tries to compete with the Apple iPad Pro. It uses Android 10, but without Google services onboard. The tablet has very good construction and features that are rarely found in the tablet market, such as wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. It is a beautiful tablet, but overall it is not really recommendable for most.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MatePad Pro has a 10.8-inch screen, is 7.2mm thick, and weighs 460 grams. Huawei sells the keyboard case separately for 129 British pounds, which is about $160. The floating windows are handy and far more customizable than when in tablet mode.
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The 10.8in tablet has a 2,560 x 1,600, 16:10 display. Huawei's war on bezels continues with a screen surround that's a mere 4.9mm thick. This display, combined with the quad-speaker setup tuned by Harman Kardon, should make for a great portable cinema on the go. It packs the latest Kirin 990 processor, too: a 7nm, 16-core chip.
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The new MatePad Pro (5G) looks and feels like a premium tablet. Huawei has used what it is calling a micro-curved design to ensure a comfortable hold while its magnesium alloy frame keeps the tablet light and durable. The display is everything on a tablet, and Huawei is calling this its FullView Display, in light of that high screen-to-body ratio.
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The MatePad Pro has been available in China for a long time, but has now arrived in both the USA and Europe. Huawei uses the Kirin 990 SoC in its 7.2-mm thin and 460-gram iPad Pro alternative. It also sports a 1200p resolution, 10.8-inch IPS display. It is the first Huawei tablet that supports 40-watt super charging via USB-C.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Huawei's MatePad Pro looks like an iPad, but it runs on Android. The 10.8-inch tablet is slightly smaller and a little heavier than the 11-inch iPad Pro. It doesn't come with access to Google Mobile Services, the Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, or many other ubiquitous apps you get on other Android-powered devices.
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The MatePad Pro is Huawei's Pro-level tablet with next-to-no bezels. The 10.8in display sports a WQHD resolution (2560 x 1600) and DCI-P3 cinematic colour. Under the hood, you'll find Huawei's Kirin 990 SoC alongside a third-gen DaVinci NPU. It's the first time a holepunch camera has been used on a tablet.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The MatePad Pro is Huawei's Android-based answer to the iPad Pro and aims to give Samsung's high-end Galaxy Tab S6 a run for its money. It features a sleek and lightweight form factor, a beautiful 10.8-inch display with a punch-hole selfie snapper, a flash supported camera on the back and all the other trappings you'd expect to find on a premium slate. There's no headphone jack and only one USB-C port, which is a shame since the tablet is being pushed as a Pro device and just because Apple and Samsung have done away with headphone jacks doesn't mean it's the right direction.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is an Android-powered alternative to the iPad Pro. It uses the same Kirin 990 CPU as the Mate Xs and the Mate 30 Pro, which is what gives it its 5G capabilities along with 22 hidden aerials. Like the MateBook X Pro, the MatePad can display your Huawei smartphone's screen on its display, letting you reply to texts with a keyboard.
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Huawei MatePad Pro is the most exciting Android tablet in a long time. The 10-inch display takes up the majority of the tablet's front, with just a minimal bezel giving your fingers somewhere to rest. It has exceptionally fast charging via the included 40w plug (a full charge from 0-100% takes just over 90 minutes), it also adds in 15w wireless charging and the ability to charge other Qi-enabled devices on its back. Yet, once again it's the software that stops the tablet being a great buy, though Huawei's own tweaks are generally welcome.
- 1. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow. Digitaltrends. 29 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro initial review: A mighty fine tablet with one crucial flaw. Expertreviews. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ Huawei's answer to the iPad Pro is here, meet the MatePad Pro 5G. Nextpit. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro (5G) 10.8 tablet review - An Android alternative to the Apple iPad Pro 11?. Notebookcheck. 09 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro Preview. Pcmag. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 6. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro review. Techadvisor. 05 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 7. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro review. Techradar. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 8. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro 5G review (hands on). Tomsguide. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 9. ^ Huawei MatePad Pro Review. Trustedreviews. 21 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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