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Review: Huawei Mediapad M5 vs iPad 9.7″ 2018

Huawei vs. Apple - what tablet do you want to buy?

The creatures of habit that we are, make it hard to change platforms.

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Published 2018-08-16 - 10:00 am

In a declining market, Huawei and Apple are the only companies with increased turnover. It is therefore interesting that both of them are releasing new tablets on the market. If you do not have a tablet, you should buy one of these, so you can watch a movie and series during a flight, and go online and work with spreadsheets on the move.

Apple securely occupies the throne, but Huawei is catching up with powerful hardware that is biting Apple’s Pro in the heel. However, MediaPad M5 is pricewise closer to the new iPad. They can both be purchased with 4G and Wifi. On paper, Huawei is a bit more powerful, but does not allow the use of a pen, which is the latest novelty at Apple.

iOS or Android

Whether you choose Apple or Huawei, it will hardly depend on what is ultimately behind the screen, but instead on the software you use every day. Apple stands strong with its App store, and Android continues to lag behind despite progress. However, if you are completely green, you can go for theirs.

Products in this test

Huawei MediaPad M5

Excellent based on price

Huawei is fighting back and proving that the Android tablet is still interesting.

You get a lot for your money. Large display, the possibility of increasing memory and good speakers.
Does not support a pen.

iPad 9.7″ 2018 (6th generation)

An easy upgrade

Apple adds pencil-support to its regular iPad.

The best iPad based on price. Pencil support is no longer limited to the Pro edition.
The speakers don’t play particularly well, and there’s no smart connection to the keyboard cover.
Yet another downgraded upgrade

The Xiaomi 12T Pro is one of the fastest Android smartphones right now. And the insane 200-megapixel camera delivers.

Long, but mediocre service life

Nokia X30 5G is the greenest phone from Finnish HMD, but the performance is not impressive.

The coolest tablet

Many professionals will go further with iPad Pro than with a laptop.

Pixel getting smarter

Pixel phones get AI-enhanced call audio, chat translation and free VPN.

Ultra fast, ultra strong

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is the most ambitious product from the Chinese mobile manufacturer to date. And the phone (almost) lives up to expectations.

The perfect medium mobile

Google Pixel 7 has pretty much everything its big brother Pro has - but slightly cheaper.

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