I downloaded DRM Info app from Play Store to see what I had on this M5 tablet. It is still Widevine L3 as of today. The Android OS is the current version (still is 220.127.116.11) Huawei had to offer. I always check for the latest updates. No Widevine L1. Therefore, it's too early to call "solved", especially since "March". Given the track record, my believe is it will never be solved. I can deal with it, but to many other people it's a deal-breaker.
B!G Mac, 22 Sep 2018The HD problem has been solved... in March... just saying...Please Stop saying "solved"! Not one my machine. It is not, as of 22nd September 2018. My M5 is the CMR-W09. However, I can play YouTube in HD, by using a browser (I use Google Chrome) in desktop view. Just like I would with my PC's. I give up on Netflix.
Qazi, 13 Sep 2018not even on YouTube?YouTube is OK. Netflix doesn't work in HD.
Correction. I mean Widewine Level 1 (L1). All devices need to have Widewine Level 1 (L1) certification to stream HD videos. Huawei M5 pads don't have it.
Here is a heads up. The M5 pad all versions cannot stream HD videos (720p and/or above), because the lack of the Widewine Level 3 (L3) certification for DRM. I found the problem a few days ago. Streaming on the M5 pad is limited to SD only. This is annoying, but I can deal with it. I'll keep using laptop's and PC's for streaming HD videos like I always do. I still like this pad, because even with various problems, it is still an excellent all around pad currently available without the annoying limitations of the Apple's products.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Great screen and build quality.. but horrible screen format (16:10) for browsing and reading..16:10 is a good middle ground for a 10.8" screen. When using it vertically for reading, it's wide enough that you don't feel the screen is too narrow. 16:9 will be a tad too narrow in this case.
Muneer, 04 Sep 2018Does the screen rotate like any pad ? don't laugh cause I bought Galaxy view 18 inch and the ... moreYes, the screen rotates from horizontal to vertical, and vice versa. You can lock/unlock the screen to the position of your chosen.
Huawei needs a strategic partner in sound/HIFI, like they did with Leica. Sound very fine with speakers in the M5, but not ok with headphones. Big bass to impress. Somewhat weird "murky" treble. Where is the AptX? The HIFI Dac in a top of the line product?. Huawei, hire those LG engineers who know sound, and get it right the next time with headphones and Bluetooth. Huawei, you need skills in audio which you dont have now!
Does the screen rotate like any pad ?
don't laugh cause I bought Galaxy view 18 inch and the screen is not rotating.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Great screen and build quality.. but horrible screen format (16:10) for browsing and reading..Disagree
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Great screen and build quality.. but horrible screen format (16:10) for browsing and reading..Totally agree about this "trendy" stupid screen size.
As I expected I am bit disappointed. Battery life is very very weak. Last around 7 hours with intensive use gaming browsing movies and music. It's 7500 but they should have made it 8500. My phone with 4000mah last twice tripple longer.
Great screen and build quality.. but horrible screen format (16:10) for browsing and reading..
Slow on internal flash, I might say.. ~100/50 (r/w) - it's not up to today's best for sure. Not even close.
I heard from someone that using Bluetooth massively cuts down the WiFi speed and that you can only have 1 Bluetooth accessory connected at any given time.
Are either of these statements true?
All I hate about this device is that they made a more expensive version with pen support. They should've made the pen compatible here and make it as accessory if they want to grab more cash.
Anonymous, 12 May 2018does it support voice calling ?Yes it supports voice calling