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HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review and Buying Guide

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The Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet was released in 2020. It is a touchscreen device with 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution. It is a slim tablet with a solid build and premium design. The Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet has a quad-speaker set up altogether located on both sides, an 8MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera located in the middle of the tablet when held in landscape mode but by the side if held in portrait mode.

This makes it possible to use this tablet as a laptop substitute used with the keyboard case. Below is an in-depth review of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet.

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review

Design

The Huawei MatePad is a modern Tablet with a glass front, aluminium back and aluminium frame. It has thin black bezels around the display and an 8MP front-facing camera located right in the middle when held in landscape mode. It has an 81% screen-to-body ratio and weighs 450g just like most tablets. Checking the sides, you will see a power button, USB Type-C port, volume rockers and a microSD card slot. This device does not include the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Display

The Huawei MatePad tablet is a 10.4-inch device with an IPS LCD display, it offers 2K (2000 x 1200 pixels) resolution, 5:3 ratio. It supports the use of a Huawei M-style stylus and the display makes reading easy with its thin bezels. It measures 245.20 x 154.96 x 7.35mm and weighs about 450g.

Performance and Battery life

The Huawei MatePad tablet is an Android 10 device equipped with an Octa-core processor, a Kirin 810(7 nm) chipset, Mali-G52 MP6 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB.

This device has quad speakers, two on each side (a feature available on pricier tablets such as Samsung) which provides you with good sound quality. It ships with an 8megapixels front and 8MP rear camera with autofocus HDR that also captures videos at [email protected] It offers good quality images and videos at [email protected] It does not have a fingerprint scanner but it does support the use of facial recognition which works well in good light.

The Huawei Matepad 10.4 has a built-in 7250mAh battery capacity, which provides you with up to 8 hours of battery life but with medium brightness. It also has a fast-charging 18W USB-C charger that charges your tablet from zero to 100% in 90minutes.

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Features

  1. Split-screen function.
  2. Premium design.
  3. Aluminium back, Glass front, Aluminum frame.
  4. 10.4 inch IPS LCD display.
  5. Slim bezels.
  6. Huawei M-style stylus support.
  7. USB-Type C port.
  8. Kirin 810 processor.
  9. Quad speakers.
  10. 8MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera.

Specifications

  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Build: Aluminum back, Glass front, Aluminum frame
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Chipset: Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • Graphics: Mali-G52 MP6
  • Display: 10.4-inches IPS LCD 1200 x 2000 pixels resolution, 5:3 ratio
  • Form factor: Touchscreen
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Product Dimensions: 245.20 x 154.96 x 7.35mm
  • Weight: 450g
  • Camera: 8MP (rear), 8MP (front-facing)
  • Video: [email protected]
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • Card slot: MicroSD card
  • Sound: Stereo speakers
  • Ports: USB Type-C
  • Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Sensors: Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, gyro
  • Battery: Li-Po 7250mAh, 18W charging
  • Colour: White, Gray.
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Pros

  1. Stylus support.
  2. Good battery.
  3. It is affordable.

Cons

  1. No Google service support.
  2. No headphone jack.
  3. No fingerprint sensor.

Buying Guide

The Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet is a lovely tablet that offers good features such as stylus support, premium design, quad speakers and fast hardware. But it does not include any Google service including the Play Store.

How much is the HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet?

The Huawei MatePad 10.4 tablet LTE version with the Kirin 810 (7 nm) processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable up to 512GB is sold for £335.

Available series

The HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 tablet has two models, the LTE model and the Wi-Fi-only model. Below is a list of the Huawei MatePad series;

  • HUAWEI MatePad
  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro
  • HUAWEI MatePad T 8
  • HUAWEI MatePad T 10
  • HUAWEI MatePad T 10s
  • HUAWEI MatePad 11

Is the HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet worth buying?

The HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 tablet is a beautiful tablet that is definitely worth buying either for your children or for yourself. The tablet comes with an aluminium body and glass screen making it durable and easy to hold. You can easily carry this tablet around without worrying about dropping it because its weight is just under 500 grams. This makes it very portable.

Conclusion

Overall, I would recommend this product as it has good performance at an affordable price. So if you are in need of a durable tablet either for reading or any other stuff at a reasonable price, the Huawei MatePad is one to consider.

FAQ – HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review

Q: What are the differences between the LTE version and the WiFi version?

A: Wi-Fi version comes without SIM Card Slot while the LTE version includes one nano-SIM card slot. The LTE version can connect to 3G/LTE networks whereas the WiFi version cannot.

Q: How do I know if my phone or tablet supports wireless charging?

A: Wireless Charging means using Qi technology for charging devices wirelessly. Most phones and tablets today come with this feature. You will find an icon showing “Wireless Power” when connected to a compatible power source. If there’s no icon, then it doesn’t support wireless charging.

Q: Is the HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Tablet suitable for kids?

A: Yes! It is good for children who love playing games and watching movies. Kids can enjoy their favourite content on this tablet because it has all the necessary functions they need.

Q: Does the HUAWEI MatePad tablet have a micro SD card slot?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I install apps directly from the google play store?

A: No. It does not support Google services.

Q: Which operating system does the HUAWEI MatePad tablet ship with?

A: Android 10.

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