mike, 02 Jun 2019is there stylus support ?Stylus support only with the Pro version.
martin, 21 Apr 2019This pad is not suitable for overseas. It cannot install google play store. Then all local app... moreNo, you're incorrect. Although Google Play (Store) is not installed from the factory, you can find it in Huawei's own app store, that is pre-installed. Then you can install Google Play from there (Huawei's own app store). That's how I installed Google Play (Store) on this tablet.
When Google Play (Store) needs to update, Huawei will say something BS, like it's not recommended. You will ignore this non-sense, and carry on your update.
This pad is not suitable for overseas. It cannot install google play store. Then all local applications cannot be used. Even with huawei support to install GMS Installer. The google play still not function correctly.
Smileyman, 06 Apr 2019I live in the Philippines, can this tab send txt message or use the call function of the sim card? This tablet can work exactly as a phone if you want. And you can use Bluetooth headset for calling.
I just got Android 9 update and very satisfied with it. I hope it has more updates in the near future.
I live in the Philippines, can this tab send txt message or use the call function of the sim card?
Just received an update to Android Pie & EMUI 9.0.1, very happy that Huawei have pushed a major update.
Anonymous, 16 Dec 2018Your comparing an ancient Tab S2 which I ownedand to the M5 which I now have.. The colours ... morethere are no lag on my s2,i have the exynos and snapdragon versions. Imo the colors are much better on s2 ,because of the super amoled screen. Even the screen on my sony xperia z4 tab is better than m5 :).
Please update the info because i got this tablet from amazon uk and i bought it because i saw there it has sim slot but mine dont have .
The UK version of Mediapad M5 10 has Widevine L1 support, it was updated May/June 2018 to L1.
Checked with Huawei support today, they said the newer M5 Lite has Widevine L1 support so should play HD streaming without problem. Their database did not have information on the M5 10.8, and many have said it only has L3 support (ie, limited to SD streaming). Didn't ask about the M5 Pro.
Pop, 16 Dec 2018Does it support the mpen, even though it may not have one with it? If the model name doesn't have a "pro" suffix, the tablet doesn't support the pen. Even if you buy a pen anyway, the pen won't work properly.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2018Without "pro" in the name, it has No stylus. Does it support the mpen, even though it may not have one with it?
bolle, 10 Dec 2018will return this tablet. I was looking forward to try this one but i learned the samsung gala... moreYour comparing an ancient Tab S2 which I ownedand to the M5 which I now have..
The colours are cartoony and silly on the S2 till the point it hurts my eyes and causes fatigue.
If you enjoy lag on your S2 then keep it :) but damn, someone seems extremely deluded..
will return this tablet. I was looking forward to try this one but i learned the samsung galaxy tab s2 i have is way better . The screen and and colors can not match S2. Also mediapad m5 is not a light strong tablet. And the biggest fail imo are the buttons. Of all the devices i owned or tried this one is no1 . Place the button on the same side, on the long right side.
I could not get used to it how stupid this was. Like they were high on something when they started to plan this tablet. Stupidest placed buttons ever.
The sound was a big plus. The feeling of the tablet itself was better than my s2 .
But total medipad m5 is way behind s2. And s2 is old :)
They should keep the speakers as it is but change place for the buttons and a better screen. It's 2018 if you want to be on the top this is far from good enough.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2018Does this version support mpen stylus? Without "pro" in the name, it has No stylus.
Ms Frieda, 10 Nov 2018How is camera? Is the picture quality any good?The camera is so-so. It's a very basic camera. Has no flash light. I'll say the camera is about the equivalent of a smartphone's camera from 5 years ago. Still, it's a camera. It may get your job done in a pinch.