Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a Decent Mid-range Tablet With a Stylus

Huawei has made a new addition to its budget tablet series – the MediaPad M5 lite.

The new tablet has a metallic body, four speakers, and decent specs within a budget. It runs Huawei’s homemade Kirin processors, as well as the company’s proprietary EMUI software skin.

Design & Display

It’s a decent looking device. The body is metal-made with a single home button on the front. The company added four speakers in different locations for a good audio experience. However, there’s no fingerprint sensor, Huawei also mentioned a 2.5D curved edge display.

Display is a 10.1-inch 16:10 IPS unit, with 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution. The body measures 162.2 x 243.4 mm, weighing 475 grams.

Hardware & Storage

On to the internals, the tablet is powered by midrange a Kirin 659 SoC, paired with either 3 or 4 GB RAM. One of the noticeable features are the four Harman/Kardon-tuned external speakers, that also support Huawei’s Histen 5.0 sound system for 3D surround sound. GPU is Mali T830 MP2.

Memory variants are available in either 3/32 GB or 4/64 GB configurations. There is a memory card slot, however, which can be expanded by up to 256 GB.

Camera & Software

MediaPad M5 Lite has basic cameras on the front and the rear. Both sensors have similar features and can shoot 8 MP photos. The sensor on the rear has autofocus, however, the one on the front has fixed focus.


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Software is Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, running Huawei’s proprietary EMUI 8.0 skin.

Battery, Price, & Availability

Being a tablet, MediaPad M5 lite has a giant 7500 mAh battery. The good thing is, that the tablet ships with it’s own M-Pen stylus depending on your region of purchase. The stylus has 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Color options are going to be Champagne Gold and Space Grey. Huawei has not disclosed a price or availability date as of yet.

MediaPad M5 Lite Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (4 x [email protected] GHz + 4 x [email protected] GHz)
  • GPU: Mali T830 MP2
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin 659
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo, EMUI 8.0
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 IPS screen, 224 PPI
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 8 MP, auto focus
    • Secondary: 8 MP, fixed focus
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, headphone jack
  • Battery: 7500 mAh
  • Price: TBA

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