Huawei MediaPad T5 Review – 4G LTE, 1080p, stereo budget tablet!

Huawei has simply the MediaPad T5 for the Philippine marketplace, an Android-powered pill with top class options at simply PHP 9,990.
Huawei MediaPad T5 Review - 4G LTE, 1080p, stereo budget tablet!
Meet Mediapad T5

It highlights a big 10.1-inch IPS 1080p show, 5,100mAh large battery, stereo audio system, and 4G LTE to permit its customers to experience movement content material in complete HD solution with loud tunes even whilst at the opt for hours.

To look whether it is truly the multimedia pill designed for you, this is our assessment.


Inside the box
Within the field

The pill arrived in Huawei’s acquainted white field. Within, you can right away see the pill itself. Upon digging additional, you are going to see the 5V/1A USB wall charger together with the USB-A to micro USB knowledge/charging cable, SIM ejector software, and paper paperwork.

Construct High quality/Design

Steel backplate

The pill makes use of a well-recognized building at this worth level. It has a cleverly built steel/plastic on the again with a plastic bar on best for the antennas. In entrance, you can in finding the glass 10.1-inch 16:10 IPS display screen with 1080p solution.

There’s no point out of Gorilla Glass coverage in entrance. It’s going to be higher if you are going to put a display screen protector to stop its display screen from getting hairline scratches.

MediaPad T5’s design is minimalist. On the again, it has a matte-like paint end in black. You are going to additionally see that it has great curves for a greater grip. The main digital camera is positioned at the higher proper nook of the pill. I really like that it’s not protruded.
Giant show
In entrance, we adore that it has a large 16:10 show. It has noticeably thick bezels and I might have favored it higher if this can be a bit slimmer. However, it has a objective. The thicker bezels than anticipated is designed to assist you to grasp the pill conveniently with out touching the show by chance.

It measures at 243 x 164 x 7.6 mm. At 7.6 mm, it is regarded as as very slender for a pill with 5,100mAh large b
Micro USB
Micro USB
Stereo speakers
Stereo audio system

On best, there is a unmarried microphone. Underneath, you are going to in finding the two audio system designed to create a stereo audio impact.

At left, you are going to see the 3.5 mm headphone jack slot, a hollow for the SIM tray and microSD card, and micro USB port. At proper, you can in finding the amount and tool keys.

The pill can be utilized in portrait and panorama mode. In portrait mode, we propose that the facility and quantity keys must be on best to keep away from touching them whilst resting on your palm.

Total, the pill is lovely comfy to carry at 460 grams. It’s just a little at risk of fingerprint smudges despite the fact that the paint end is matte-like.


1080p display
1080p show

As discussed, the pill makes use of a 10.1-inch IPS display screen with FHD+ 1920 x 1080p solution at 218 ppi. It’s noticeably sharper and clearer than maximum in a similar fashion priced pills with 720p show most effective.

We additionally like that it might show shiny sufficient colours and first rate distinction. Viewing angles are alright, however you are going to battle with viewing slightly when you aren’t that close to its show. Daylight legibility is respectable at max brightness.

In my non-public enjoy, I really like the use of it perfect for indoor use. I will make me binge-watch Guga Meals YouTube channel for hours.

In its show settings, there’s an solution to regulate the colour tone of its display screen relying in your choice. There may be an Eye convenience mode to minimize the damaging emission of blue mild in your eyes whilst the use of the pill within the low mild situation.

Audio High quality

The audio enjoy from this tool is just wonderful for the cost! Its 2x down-firing speaker can ship LOUD tunes. AND, it’s not simply loud. It’s GOOD, particularly for the cost. For me, that is the primary spotlight of this tool.

It might merely ship tunes with crisp main points, vast solution, and first rate bass reaction. Simply don’t be expecting it to be as nice as different pricier MediaPads with Harman Kardon audio system.

However once more, for the cost, that is greater than respectable. There is a little bit of hissing, however a minimum of it does not have tense distortion at max loudness. 

Simply keep away from protecting the audio system to benefit from the enjoy the most efficient.

For stressed out headphones, will help you get admission to the Huawei Histen sound results. By the use of tool, it might simulate “3-D audio” results and changes at the equalizer to make the bass sound large.

Should you like that, then just right for you. For me, it does not simply sound as herbal in comparison to the audio of higher-end Huawei pills which is comprehensible at this worth level. I in finding its bass on that mode muffled and overpowering as effectively.

On usual mode, it’s nonetheless bass-heavy, but it surely sounds a little bit extra herbal for me.

This pill additionally has a unmarried microphone. Unusually, this can be a first rate form of microphone. It’s usable when there is no different microphone round.

For calls, the voice is obvious for the receiver. The loudspeaker to listen to your caller has an echo despite the fact that. We recommend the use of earphones with mic for doing calls.


5,100mAh is regarded as as first rate for pill with 10.1-inch 1080p show. Unfortunately, all our battery benchmarking apps failed, however its battery existence is truly sturdy.

We attempted to video-loop it from 1AM to 7:30AM and we nonetheless have 40 % left within the tank. Our estimate, it might continue to exist as much as 10 hours directly of gazing films at 50 % brightness.

For gaming like PUBG Cell, about 5 hours directly of utilization even on loudspeaker mode is possible. Even whilst on 4G LTE knowledge mode, it might truly closing.

What extra for mild utilization? In standby, the battery hardly ever drains in any respect.

The issue? The charging time. I wanted that Huawei made it Fast Fee in a position. 0 to 100 % is round 3 hours and 45 mins to 4 hours.


Digicam interface

On the again, it makes use of a 5MP f/2.4 digital camera. It has an possibility for Face Good looks, HDR, All Center of attention, and numerous filters. It additionally has AF, however it’s sluggish. Even the faucet to focal point is a little bit sluggish. 

Thankfully, the capturing pace is slightly high quality.

Rear Digicam Samples

Daylight 1
Sunlight 1
Daylight 2
Sunlight 2

As anticipated, pictures coming from its 5MP f/2.4 shooter are not that just right even for sunlight pictures. Publicity is inconsistent and there’s grain even in some well-lit situations. Even the dynamic vary is off.

Indoor face attractiveness

The indoor face attractiveness shot that I took regarded a little bit higher than my sunlight shot. Its publicity and hues are higher. On the other hand, it’s nonetheless grainy and comfortable.

Indoor dim
Indoor dim

To my marvel, the indoor dim shot that I were given is the most efficient a few of the bunch. Whilst it’s nonetheless comfortable and grainy, it seems to be sharper than might sunlight pictures. Colours are on the subject of correct right here as effectively.

Low light
Low mild

In low mild, pictures may have extra grain. Colours might be a little bit violetish as effectively. Unfortunately, there is not any flash on the again.

Selfie camera UI
Selfie digital camera UI

For selfies, there is a 2MP f/2.4 snapper with out a AF. However, there is 10-level of face attractiveness. It has a display screen flash mode as effectively.

Selfie Digicam Samples

Well-lit selfie with face beauty
Neatly-lit selfie with face attractiveness

Like its major digital camera, don’t be expecting its 2MP f/2.4 shooter to be nice. I will be simply satisfied that it has a selfie shooter. It has first rate colours. However the general high quality isn’t that detailed. 

Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie

At the hours of darkness, you’ll use the display screen flash mode. It’s going to help you have viewable selfies within the low lighting fixtures scenes.

Screen flash mode
Display screen flash mode

I will’t suggest it for taking movies despite the fact that. If you are going to use it for video calls, I recommend that you just do it in position with shiny lighting fixtures.

However I am satisfied that a minimum of, it has cameras that you’ll use when there is no different digital camera telephone round.


Work 2.0 performance score
Paintings 2.0 efficiency rating

Beneath the hood, it makes use of the 16nm 2.36GHz 64-bit Kirin 659 octa-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2. It is not the speediest chip at this worth level. However, there are only a few formally to be had pills within the Philippines with a greater chip than this.

To recall, it’s the exact same chipset utilized by the pricier MediaPad M5 lite. In our enjoy, it might succeed in round 89Ok of AnTuTu rating and about 3.6K multi-core rating at Geekbench. See this hyperlink in your reference.

Unfortunately, for some bizarre explanation why, the one benchmark that I used to be ready to run is Paintings 2.0 efficiency benchmark of PCMark.

The drawback? The RAM and interior garage. At 2GB, it’s going to may not carry out that effectively for multitasking. Opening an app or two is really helpful to stay the efficiency slightly clean.

Even though it’s expandable, 16GB interior garage is smaller than what I sought after on a multimedia-focused pill.

It might were higher if Huawei introduced the 3GB RAM/32GB garage model of this pill right here as an alternative.

For gaming, it might run PUBG Cell on the lowest settings imaginable. The benefit of it? It does not get alarmingly sizzling. Simply heat.

The UI

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The pill rather a lot Android 8.0 OS with EMUI 8.0 pores and skin. After all, EMUI 9+ might be higher, however EMUI 8.0 remains to be regarded as as slightly great. It’s feature-rich and customizable. The settings space is a little bit cluttered. However, thankfully, it has fewer bloats.

It does not have the gesture navigations discovered on EMUI 9+ skins, however I really like that I will nonetheless customise the house display screen taste to a model with app drawer or no app drawer.

Tablet Manager
Pill Supervisor

Additionally, it has a Pill Supervisor to assist you to optimize your pill and Issues app to modify the theme of the pill.

I additionally like that its Android keys switches from the decrease center phase to the decrease left a part of the interface for simple contact on panorama mode.


There may be this Youngsters’s Nook as effectively. It’s area on your pill the place youngsters can play to be told the use of make a selection apps. You’ll be able to additionally use this mode to easily organize what apps your youngsters can use and the way lengthy they spend at the pill.

Different options

Tablet with 4G
Pill with 4G

This telephone has sturdy connectivity choices like different Huawei units. It has 
WiFi 802.11/a/b/g/n/a (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, or even GPS. It most effective has a unmarried SIM for telephone purposes like SMS and calls despite the fact that.

However, it has 4G LTE connectivity. It’s going to help you keep hooked up at the pass.

There is no fingerprint scanner and face unencumber function for additonal safety despite the fact that.

The sensors are missing as effectively. It might were nicer if it has a gyroscope for VR/AR apps.

Professionals – Beautiful just right construct, huge 1080p show, sturdy battery efficiency, stereo speaker, 4G LTE in a position
Cons – RAM and garage may have been increased,  sluggish micro USB charging, cameras may have been higher

Huawei MediaPad T5 Specifications

Show: 10.1-inch IPS display screen w/ FHD+ 1920 x 1080 solution at 218 ppi
CPU: 2.36GHz 64-bit Kirin 659 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
ROM: 16GB expandable by means of microSD card slot as much as 256GB
Again Digicam: 5MP f/2.4
Selfie Digicam: 2MP f/2.4
Battery: 5,100mAh
OS: Android 8.0 w/ EMUI 8.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11/a/b/g/n/a (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, sound
Others: Unmarried-mic, Colours: black
Dimensions: 243 x 164 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 460 g
Value: PHP 9,990


For its major objective of being a pill for multimedia intake, particularly for gazing movies and being attentive to tune for hours, Huawei MediaPad T5 did its activity slightly effectively for the cost.

I additionally like that it has 4G LTE connectivity to stay you hooked up. You’ll be able to even use 4G to movement each movies and tune.

It isn’t a super pill despite the fact that. Like what I said above, it might were such a lot higher if it has extra RAM for smoother efficiency, garage to assist you to natively retailer extra recordsdata and apps, sooner charging time, and rather nicer cameras.

On the other hand, at this worth level, there are only a few pills who has the options that it introduced.

Different pills with 2GB RAM from different manufacturers may pass as top as about PHP 16Ok.

If 2GB RAM isn’t truly sufficient for you, possibly spend for the higher-end MediaPad M5 Lite 8.

Construct/Design – 4
Show – 4.5
Audio – 4.5
Battery – 4.5
Digicam – 3
Efficiency – 3.75
Moderate – 4.041/5