Huawei’s subsidiary Honor has unveiled two Android tablets at a launch event in India. These new tablets, Honor Pad 5 (8-inch) and Honor Pad 5 (10.1-inch), are made primarily for media consumption and will be available for sale next month.
Both tablets are made kid friendly with a few dedicated features that make them easy to use and handle. The launch of these tablets was accompanied by the launch of Honor 20, 20 Pro and 20i in India.
Design and Display
Design wise, the tablets are not very interesting. They have a plain metallic back with a single sensor camera housed on the top left next to the headphone jack and an opening for the speaker.
The Honor Tab 5 comes in two editions, the basic edition has an 8-inch Full HD+ display and the other one comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD+ display.
Internal and Storage
The 10.1-inch model is powered by a Kirin 659 while the 8-inch model is fueled by a Kirin 710 SoC. Both tablets come in two variants: 3GB RAM accompanied by 32GB built-in storage and 4GB RAM accompanied by 64GB memory.
Hardware and software wise, the 10.1-inch model lags behind the smaller Honor Tab 5. In terms of software, the 10.1-inch model runs on Android Oreo OS topped with EMUI 8.0 while the 8-inch model runs on Android 9.0 Pie topped with Magic 2.0 UI. Both models are equipped with a kid’s mode.
The 8-inch model also comes with GPU turbo support for better graphics while playing games.
Both the tablets come with a single 8 MP shooter at the back. On the front, the 8-inch model has an 8 MP snapper while the 10.1-inch model has a mere 2 MP camera. The 8-inch model also has support for facial recognition and facial unlocking.
Battery and Pricing
Both the tabs come with a 5100 mAh battery and come in two variants with prices as follows:
- 3GB/32GB ~ $245
- 4GB/64GB ~ $273
- 3GB/32GB ~ $223
- 4GB/64GB ~ $252
Honor Pad 5 Specifications
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G51 MP4||Mali-T830 MP2|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)||HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Magic 2.0 UI||Android Orea OS; EMUI 8|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;||2G, 3G, 4G LTE;|
|Display||IPS LCD, 8 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution||IPS LCD, 10.1 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution|
|Memory||3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/ 64GB Storage||3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/ 64GB Storage|
|Camera||Primary: 8 MP||Primary: 8 MP|
|Selfie: 8 MP||Selfie: 2 MP|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack||LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||5100 mAh||5100 mAh|