Huawei MediaPad M6 Vs Huawei MediaPad M5

Huawei MediaPad M6 Vs Huawei MediaPad M5
huawei-mediapad-m6-10.8Huawei MediaPad M5
MediaPad M6MediaPad M5
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PROSPROS
Display.
Memory.
Rear Camera.
Front Camera.
Type-C.
Great build quality.
Good display.
Outstanding performance.
Four good speakers.
Good fingerprint scanner.
Decent battery life.
Recent Android 8.0 Oreo.
CONSCONS
Water/dustproof.
Wireless charging.
Fast charging.
3.5mm jack.
No 3.5-millimeter audio jack.
Heavy software customization.

Design

MediaPad M6MediaPad M5
Dimensions206.4 x 125.2 x 7.4 mm258.7 x 171.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight320.0 g498.0 g
MaterialsBack: Metal
BiometricsFingerprint (touch)
ColorsChampagne GoldGold, Gray

Huawei MediaPad M6

The MediaPad M6 has got metal unibody with matte finishing and it looks very premium. There are four microphones on the top in a line that looks a little awkward and also there are two stereo speakers on the top. There are also two speakers on the bottom with a magnetic connector that attaches to the keyboard.

The design gives out a modern vibe to me. The weight of this tablet is 500 grams and the thickness is about 7.4 mm which is a little thick than it should be.

Overall, the design is good and feels premium and also the build quality is good.

Huawei MediaPad M5

The M6 has also got an all-metal unibody design with a smooth-touch and it is surprisingly stable. The build quality is nice and it feels quite strong as well. While using the device I did notice that the edges are curved and because of that it is comfortable to hold. It is also lighter than and thinner Mediapad M6.

There are only two speakers on the bottom and unfortunately there is no headphone jack. Overall, the design is nice, comfortable and the build quality is strong.

Display

MediaPad M6MediaPad M5
Size10.8 inches10.8 inches
Resolution1600 x 2560 pixels1600 x 2560 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 280 PPI
TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body77.4%76.10 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensorAmbient light sensor

Huawei MediaPad M6

The MediaPad M6 has got 10.8-inch screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution and I love this display as it is a 2K display which is nice and also the videos and movies look very nice. The bezels here are a little thick but evenly distributed on all sides.

But the problem here are the thin black bezels under the screen which are highly noticeable as the outer bezels are white in color. If the outer bezels were black in color then it wouldn’t have been that big of an issue.

Now, the brightness of the screen is good enough to use outdoors but you can’t use it directly under the sun. The images, videos, and text looks super crisp and I think that you will this display as well.

Huawei MediaPad M5

The MediaPad M5 has got 10.8-inch large IPS screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels. This is also a 2K display and it looks very sharp, very colorful, and also the viewing angles are great as well. The viewing angles and also the brightness is good enough to use it outdoors but not in direct sunlight.

Another good thing about this screen is that it is laminated. This means that there is no air gap between the display and the panel. Because the screen is laminated it enhances drawing, sketching, and even gaming experience as well. Overall the display is nice and you will love this screen to watch movies or videos.

Hardware & Performance

MediaPad M6MediaPad M5
System chipHiSilicon Kirin 980HiSilicon Kirin 960
ProcessorOcta core (2.6 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.92 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
GPUMali-G76 MP10Mali-G71 MP8
RAM4GB4GB
Internal storage64GB128GB, microSDXC up to 256 GB
OSAndroid (8.0 Oreo)

Huawei MediaPad M6

Now as I mention before that there are four stereo speakers two on the top and the two on the bottom. The sound quality of these speakers is really good and the bass is good as well.

Now let’s talk about gaming performance, I played PUBG on the MediaPad M6 and surprisingly the performance was really good. The games were in Full HD and then also I didn’t notice lags or stutters which is really good. I also played some other High-end games like Freefire and all of these games works perfectly fine without any stutters or lags.

This device is absolutely amazing for those who likes to do daily task on this device. Simple tasks like browsing the web, scrolling through social media and playing videos is no sweat for this device.

Now, if you are someone who has kids or wants this device for your kids then this device is for you as there is a specific app called kids corner. This app gives you control and lets you decide what will your kid watch and prevents them from watching unhealthy content. There is also eye protection mode here which lets you know if the kid is too close to the screen or not.

Overall, this device is great for games, everyday users and also parents as well.

Huawei MediaPad M5

The MediaPad M5 has also got four stereo speakers as well. The sound quality of these speakers is good and you will love watching movies or videos with these speakers.

The performance of this device is great and for everyday user this tablet would work great as there is logs or stutters I notice on this device. Everyday tasks like browsing, watching videos, scrolling through social media and things like that works nicely. Even multitasking on this device is possible as well.

When I tested the gaming performance the results were good. Games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG works perfectly fine without any major stutters. However, to get even better performance I would recommend to play PUBG in medium graphic settings.

Overall, this device is best suitable for those who loves playing games or those who wants it for personal use.

Camera & Batterylife

MediaPad M6MediaPad M5
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera13 MP (Autofocus)13 MP (PDAF)
Video recording1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)Yes
Front8 MP8 MP
Battery Capacity7500 mAh7500 mAh
TypeLi – Polymer, Not user replaceableLi – Polymer, Not user replaceable

Huawei MediaPad M6

The front camera has got face unlocking features that are good in terms of privacy. It has also got a 1080p video and it has also got an electronic image stabilization. The result on both of these cameras is decent but of course, it can’t be compared with the mobile phone’s camera.

With battery life, I notice that it loses about 16% every hour and it should last for 6 to 7 hours. However, if you turn on the performance mode then it could only last for 6 hours at the best. Overall the battery life is nice and with normal usage, it could last for days.

Huawei MediaPad M5

The picture quality of both the front and the back camera is decent enough. The videos and images look quite good for a tablet but the end result is not too good. I would highly recommend using your mobile to get better picture quality.

In my battery life review, I found that if you just watch the video at medium brightness then it could last for 12 hours, and of course, results will vary from person to person, and also it depends upon your environment as well. However, if you use it very heavily then it might only last for 5 to 6 hours.

Which Should You Buy?

In my opinion, if I am going to buy one of these tablets then I would definitely go for the Huawei MediaPad M6 which is an advanced version of M5. Both of these tablets are almost the same but there is some difference in the performance and that leads me to this decision. However, you have to decide which one to buy because it is your budget and your needs.