Huawei MediaPad M3 Review

November 18, 2016
Huawei + Harman Kardon MediaPad M3 8.0 Octa Core 8.4" Android (Marshmallow) +EMUI Tablet 32GB, Moonlight Silver (US Warranty)

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MediaPad M3

Tablets are a luxury. When phones are becoming larger and laptops are becoming thinner, that in-between device Steve Jobs declared would be the tomorrow of the computer could be seen as turning into slightly redundant.

Sure, Apple’s iPads stay a well-liked consumer device and Microsoft has elevated the Surface into a viable laptop alternative. However, the re’s been little movement in the market of Android tablets. There are few high-end models available, and fewer devices still that provide top specs in a compact physique.

Enter Huawei. The Chinese brand’s tablet is similar a Nexus 7 of 2021, only better – however, it isn’t without its quirks.


MediaPad M3

The MediaPad M3 has an 8.4-inch display, light-gold-colored aluminum shell appears and feels nice. The MediaPad M3’s vibrating capacitive touch home button features a fingerprint reader and sits flush with the tablet. The tablet’s 8-megapixel front facing camera sits in the center of its top bezel, whereas its 8-MP rear camera on the back.

Measuring 0.3 inches thick and Weighing 11.35 ounces, the MediaPad M3 is lighter than the LG G Pad and slightly heavier than the Asus ZenPad Z8.

Huawei positioned the MediaPad M3’s headphone jack along the top edge, whereas it seated the SIM tray and mini USB 2.0 port on the bottom edge.


MediaPad M3

On the entire, Huawei has achieved a respectable job with the display here. It has an 8.4 inches display with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, and it’s nearly good for watching movies.

There are very few tablets available on the market that includes this combination of size and resolution – and the distinction between this display and others is marked, particularly when you’ll mainly be using the MediaPad M3 for watching films and reading. Colors are vivid, blacks are dark, viewing angles are nice, and the brightness can be jacked up quite high. The re’s excellent detail too, so books and magazines seem pin-sharp and are therefore simpler to read.


MediaPad M3

Huawei developed the MediaPad M3 in partnership with hi-fi audio firm Harmon Kardon, and it thrives on that collaboration. Violin strings got here via crisp and clear; the bass guitar sounded strong, and I could clearly hear each crashing drum cymbal.

The inserted H300 earbuds by AKG sweeten the deal, offering equally clear and powerful sound. The buds include three pairs of suggestions, for small, medium and large ear canals.


MediaPad M3

Controlled by a Hisilicon Kirin 950 processor and 4GB RAM, the MediaPad M3 is one highly effective slate. It speeds past the ZenPad Z8 (2GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650), the G Pad F 8.0 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM), the Acer Predator 8 (Intel Atom x7-z8700 processor, 2GB RAM) and the iPad Mini 4 (A8 CPU, 2GB RAM).

The MediaPad M3 earned a mighty score of 6,023 on Geekbench 3, placing it above the iPad Mini 4 and ZenPad Z8.

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Pricing & Availability

MediaPad M3

The entry-level MediaPad M3 provides 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and Wi-Fi-only connectivity, and it prices 349 euros ($389). The LTE-enabled version prices 399 euros ($444). The 64GB model’s price 399 euros ($445) for Wi-Fi only, and 449 euros ($500) with LTE.

Presently, the MediaPad M3 is scheduled for launch on Sept. 26 in 14 nations, together with China, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Spain and the UK, however not the United States.

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The MediaPad M3 should wow users with its quick speed, high-res display, and highly effective speakers. The device prices more than most Android tablets, however, you get what you pay for.

If you need a less costly 4G Android tablet, the $250 Asus ZenPad Z8 provides a nice display and strong audio, though it’s not as fast as the M3. When you can use iOS, a similarly configured iPad Mini 4 prices $50 or $129 more (with or without LTE), is thinner and provides more battery life. Its 16GB model, however, begins at about the identical price.

Overall, the MediaPad M3 is a beautiful option for Android users looking for a high-performing tablet with a beautiful design.

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Where To Buy

Huawei + Harman Kardon MediaPad M3 8.0 Octa Core 8.4" Android (Marshmallow) +EMUI Tablet 32GB, Moonlight Silver (US Warranty)

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