Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8 Review: Should you Buy?

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8 Review
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
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PROS
Very good performance.
Good full HD screen.
Android 9 Pie.
Mostly metal body.
Decent battery life.
CONS
Old Micro USB Port.
Heavy software customization.
No ear piece for phone calls.

DESIGN

This device is made of mostly metal body. The first thing I noticed on this device is that there is no fingerprint scanner which is a bit disappointing. The back is made of metal but the top and bottom has got plastic bars. The device also has a thin plastic frame around it that is completely fine. This device’s weight is 310 grams, and its thin 8.2 mm.

There are two speakers on the back, one is on the top and the other is on the bottom of the device. On the top, you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack and there is a 13 MP camera on the back as well. The right side of the device, you get volume buttons, power button, and a microphone. On the bottom of the device, you get a micro USB port which is kind of disappointing as I expected to see Type-C. There is a Micro-SD card slot on the left side of the device.

DISPLAY

This is a 8-inch screen and it has a full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels which is really good. The aspect ratio of the display is 16:10. The other good thing about this display is that it is fully laminated meaning there is no air gap between the glass and the display.

I would like to say that Full HD resolution on 8-inch screen looks pretty good. The viewing angles are good as well as it is a IPS panel and the brightness is also good enough.

The other aspect of this display like color reproduction and contrast looks good. If you want you can also set color temperature by going in to the setting.

If you are looking to buy this device just for multimedia consumption then I would say it is a good device as you can also watch Netflix in HD resolution. The text looks sharp and you should also be able to use this device outside but in direct it would be get a little hard to see on the device.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

This device has got HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor. There is option for 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64 GB storage option. I have 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage and the storage is also expandable up to 256 GB.

This device is really great for day to day task. Even the multitasking works great as well. I don’t have much to say about multitasking as it is really great and the processor is good enough to perform every day task without any issues. And the common apps like Youtube, chrome, instagram also works nicely as well.

Now, if you are looking to buy this device for gaming then I would say, this tablet performs very well for a mid-range category device. I tested some games like PUBG mobile and I played this game in HD graphics with high frame rates, you might notice some stutters. Overall, all the high graphics game will experience some stutters as it is not a high end device.

CAMERA & BATTERY

The back camera here has a 13 MP camera. This is not a really great camera but its good enough for what we are paying for the device. I would say that you should expect nice quality images in day light but not in night.

The front facing camera has a resolution of 8 MP. Even this camera is really good and you should expect good selfies. It’s also great camera for video calling. This camera can also be used to unlock the device as well.

Battery-wise, the device lasted for 11.5 hours in which I watched HD videos on Youtube with medium brightness. This means you can use this device whole day without any issues. If you are gaming or doing heavy work on this device then it will die in 2-3 hours.

CONCLUSION

I would say that this is a great device for it’s price. What I like most about this device is the display and it is really nice to watch movies or videos. I also liked speakers and battery life. So Yeah! you can buy this device for gaming and for media consumption.

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