From streaming movies, gaming, reading e-books to taking notes, a tab is large display lets you do many different things. Huawei produces phones that pack a punch so you can expect its tab selection to be great too.
A phone expert like myself knows how diverse the company’s line is. That’s why I’ve discussed the Huawei tabs you can purchase in Sri Lanka as well as their prices. I’ve talked about the Huawei tab price in Sri Lanka from the most expensive to the least. Read ahead.
Before we get into the tabs, we thought about summarizing them below.
|Huawei MatePad Pro||10.8-inch IPS LCD 2560 x 1600 pixels||246 mm x 159 mm x 7.2 mm||Kirin 990||Android 10||6, 8 GB||128, 256 and 512 GB||7250 mAh|
|Huawei MatePad 10.4||10.4-inch IPS LCD 1200 x 2000 pixels||245.2 mm x 155 mm x 7.4 mm||Kirin 810||Android 10||3,4,6 GB||32,64,128 GB||7250 mAh|
|Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite||10.1-inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1200 pixels||243.4 mm x 162.2 mm x 7.7 mm||Kirin 659||Android 8||3, 4 GB||32, 64 GB||7500 mAh|
|Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10||10.1-inch IPS LCD 1200 x 1920 pixels||241.3 mm x 171.5 mm x 7.1 mm||Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435||Android 7||3,4 GB||16, 32, 64 GB||6,660 mAh|
|Huawei MatePad T 10 S||10.1 inch IPS LCD 1200 x 1920 pixels||240.2 mm x 159 mm x 7.9 mm||Kirin 710A||Android 10||2,3 GB||16,32,64 GB||5,100 mAh|
|Huawei MediaPad T5||10.1 inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1200 pixels||243 mm x 164 mm x 7.8 mm||Kirin 659||Android 8||2,3 GB||16,32 GB||5,100 mAh|
|Huawei MediaPad T3 10||9.6 inch IPS LCD 800 x 1280 pixels||229.8 mm x 159.8 mm x 8 mm||Snapdragon 425||Android 7||2,3 GB||16,32 GB||4,800 mAh|
|Huawei MatePad T8||8 inch IPS LCD 1280 x 800 pixels||199.7 mm x 121.1 mm x 8.6 mm||Mediatek MT8768||Android 10||2 GB||16, 32 GB||5,100 mAh|
|Huawei MediaPad T3 8||8 inch IPS LCD 1280 x 800 pixels||211.1 mm x 124.7 mm x 8 mm||Snapdragon 425||Android 7||2, 3 GB||16, 32 GB||4,800 mAh|
The MatePad Pro will cost you around Rs.150,000 island-wide.
It has a 10.8-inch display. When it comes to tabs, the larger the display the better – you’ll be able to immerse in the content better.
Not only is it big, but it’s thin too. Its dimensions are 246 mm x 159 mm x 7.2 mm. Its thin dimensions mean you’ll be able to take it around with you easily. Carrying it around is especially a breeze as it’s not heavy. It comes in at 460 grams.
Looking across its sides, you won’t find a headphone jack. The speakers on it are loud, though. The manufacturer placed 4 stereo speakers.
You’ll love holding the MatePad Pro in your hands. It has a full aluminum build. You losing grip wouldn’t be an issue; it has sides that were curved well.
Are you fan of bright colors? You can choose the device from a great color selection. The options available are grey, white, green and orange. Ask yourself – how often do you see green or orange tablets?
The panel on its front is IPS LCD. It’s not the most vibrant. However, it’s tough to find AMOLED and OLED displays on tabs.
We all know how sunny it can get in Sri Lanka. No need to worry, the Matepad Pro has a 540-type nit screen. 500 is the gold standard which it’s way above.
There’s barely any bezel action going on. The Pro has an 86.5% screen-to-body ratio. It also has a super sharp display. Its screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Of course, its screen is stylus-supported. Just know that you won’t be getting the pen out of the box. You’ll have to purchase it from Huawei.
The manufacturer created the Pro for you to use as a laptop alternative. That’s why you can attach a keyboard to it. You’ll have to purchase the keyboard from the company.
Considering the device was released in 2019, it’s no surprise that it runs Android 10 out of the box. Yes, you’ll be able to upgrade it to Android 11. Android 11 comes with a plethora of new security features so its presence is appreciated.
Here’s the deal:
Its isn’t Google Play supported. You’ve probably heard of the US’ government scruff with Huawei recently. You’ll have to download APKs of apps via your browser.
What is its processor? The Kirin 990 5G - it’s incredibly powerful. The fact that the MatePad comes with a lot of RAM makes its insides even snappier. You’ll be able to pick it up with 6 or 8 GB of memory. What makes things even better is the fact that you’ll be able to connect to 5G networks.
The ROM it comes with is impressive. You can purchase it with either 128, 256, or 512 GB of space. The sky would be the limit when it comes to storage, as there is also a microSD slot. Huawei says that you can expand its ROM by 256 gigs. Just know that you’ll have to purchase a microSD card in the nano card format.
Something else that’s snappy is its face-unlock. Speaking of sensors, the MatePad has a fingerprint sensor too. You’ll have to place your thumb on its display for the sensor to work.
Whether you’re going to be streaming Netflix or taking notes all day, its battery won’t disappoint. There is a 7250 mAh non-removable unit inside. It’ll fully drain in half a day. There are expert power-saving modes that will prolong it.
To charge the device, a 40 W fast charger would have to be used. Expect the Pro to take 90 minutes to go from 0-100%. Along with regular fast charging, you can make use of wireless and reverse charging.
If you don’t know what reverse charging is, this is when you make your handset act as a power bank.
Think about it:
Who uses a tab for its camera? The front and rear camera set-ups on the Pro aren’t as good as they could be, but they’re nothing to be disappointed by. Its primary camera is a 13 MP lens. It takes color accurate shots. Just know that it doesn’t perform that well in low-light settings.
While on the topic of low-light, the device comes with a bright LED flash. Unfortunately, there’s no LED on its selfie camera. You’re met with a single 8 MP lens.
The unit is much cheaper than the one above. You’ll be able to buy it for Rs.65,900.
The MatePad 10.4 is a bit smaller than the entry above. Its screen stretches 10.4 inches across. If you’re going to regularly be watching movies, this makes the former the superior of the two.
It can be purchased in either grey or white. My favorite is the white – it looks chic.
You’re looking at an aluminum unit with the following dimensions: 245.2 mm x 155 mm x 7.4 mm. Its sleek nature makes it easy to carry around. This is especially true as it isn’t that heavy; it weighs 450 grams.
Not only is its display big, but there’s barely any bezel action going on. The 10.4 has an 81% screen-to-body ratio.
Even if you look closely, you won’t notice any pixilation. The tab comes with an impressive 1200 x 2000-pixel resolution.
The chipset housed is the Kirin 810. It’s beastly. The MatePad Pro’s Kirin 990 processor is one of the most powerful ones around. Here’s how the Kirin 810 compares against it.
Out of the box, the OS you’ll be met with is Android 10. The 10.4 was released in 2020, so it doesn’t come with Google Play. You’ll have to download APKs of whatever isn’t on the Huawei app store.
32, 64, and 128 GB of storage are available. RAM-wise, you’ll be able to buy the tab with 3,4 or 6 GB of memory. If you’re expecting a microSD slot, you won’t be disappointed.
The memory along with the powerful Kirin 810 chip means that you’ll be able to play the most graphic extensive games.
A 7250 mAh battery is housed. Expect the Huawei tab to last around half a day. You’ll be charging it via an 18 W fast charger. The charger would have to be placed inside a USB-C port. The MatePad takes around 2 and a half hours to fully charge.
Is the tab stylus supported? The answer is yes. You’ll be attaching a keyboard and use it as a laptop alternative too.
The MediaPad is not the priciest. You’ll be spending Rs.51,500 on it.
Its screen is 10.1 inches. The following are its dimensions: 243.4 mm x 162.2 mm x 7.7 mm. Like the above 2, it rocks a full aluminum build.
The M5 Lite doesn’t come in impressive color options. The only ones available are grey and gold.
You’re met with a familiar panel – IPS LCD. There’s some noticeable bezel action going on. That’s because its screen-to-body ratio is 74.9%. For the size of its display, its pixel resolution is more than decent. It’s 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Speaking of its display, you’ll be able to use a stylus on it. A USB keyboard can be attached as well.
Huawei released the M5 Lite in 2018. This is why it still comes with Google Play services. As it was released a while ago, the Android version inside of it is dated. You’ll be met with Android 8 out of the box. Can you upgrade it to Android 11? The answer is sadly no.
The M5 Lite has the Kirin 659 inside. It’s decent and can handle everyday tasks. But if you get heavy handed with it, you’ll notice its inability to keep up.
You can purchase the tab with either 32 or 64 GB of space, and 3 or 4 GB of RAM. Is there a microSD slot? Yes.
The battery inside is 7500 mAh. Expect the Mediapad to last around half a day. An 18 W fast charger would be used to charge it. You’ll have to plug the charger into its USB-C port. It’ll go from 0-100% in around 3 hours. With non-extensive use, its battery will fully drain in 10 hours or so.
The M3 Lite 10 costs Rs.46,400.
How do you feel about owning a handset from 2017? The Lite 10 is as good as newer handsets when it comes to size. It has a 10.1-inch front. Its screen is pretty sharp too – it is 1200 x 1920 pixels.
Sadly, there’s some noticeable bezel action going on. The Lite’s screen-to-body ratio is 71.5%.
It’s pretty thin, so taking it around with you would be easy. Its dimensions are 241.3 mm x 171.5 mm x 7.1 mm. This is especially true as it’s not heavy. It comes in at 310 grams.
As it was released years ago, it still comes with the Google Play Store. Its age means it runs an older version of Android out of the box, Android 7. If you’re expecting an Android 11 upgrade, get ready to be disappointed.
The chipset inside is the Snapdragon 435. It’s a basic processor that’s alright for everyday tasks. Thankfully, the Lite 10 comes with more than decent ROM and RAM options. You can purchase it with either 16, 32 or 64 GB of space, along with 3 or 4 GB of RAM.
The device has a microSD slot. If you’re not going to be attaching a microSD card, you’re advised to not purchase the 16 GB M3 Lite variant. You’ll run out of space in a month.
There’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack, if you’re wondering.
A 6660 mAh battery is inside. The Lite 10 will last around half a day. No, it doesn’t come with fast-charging. You’ll have to use a regular 10 W charger. The charger would have to be placed inside of its micro-USB port.
If you’re not aware, micro-USB ports are dated. This explains why the M3 Lite takes so long to charge – it goes from 0-100% in over 5 hours.
You’ll have to spend around Rs 43,900 for the T 10 S.
Its screen is 10.1 inches. The Tab 10 S has an IPS LCD front. Taking it around with you would be a breeze, as it’s thin. Its dimensions are 240.2 mm x 159 mm x 7.9 mm. How much does it weigh? 450 grams.
Its color options are blue and grey. I think the blue option looks the best.
What about its pixel resolution? It’s 1200 x 1920 p. The MatePad’s screen-to-body ratio is pretty decent as well. It’s 77.4%.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with Google Play Services. Huawei released it towards the end of 2020. However, the device thankfully comes with Android 10 out of the box.
The processor inside is mid-range. It is the Kirin 710A. Check this comparison with the Kirin 990 out.
I’m a fan of its RAM and ROM selection. You’ll be able to pick the MatePad up with either 16, 32 or 64 GB of space. As mentioned earlier, the 16 GB variant wouldn’t be a good idea if you aren’t going to be attaching a microSD card – the storage would fill up in a month.
Memory-wise, you’ll be able to purchase it with either 2 or 3 GB RAM. If you’re serious about gaming, you’d buy the device with 3 GB of memory. Apps would load fast.
What about its battery? A 5100 mAh unit is inside. It’s non-removable. You’ll be using regular 10 W charging - it’ll take over 3 hours for the tab to fully charge. The charging cable doesn’t have to be placed inside of a microUSB port. The 10 S thankfully has a USB-C entry.
Yes, you’ll be able to use a stylus on it. The device lets you attach a USB keyboard as well.
The tablet also comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The Mediapad T5 is a tablet that’s on the lower end of the mid-range price spectrum. It costs around Rs. 40,900.
It was released in 2018, so it comes with Google Play services. Like many of the entries so far, it rocks an aluminum build. What’s great is that it’s not thick. The following are its dimensions, 243 mm x 164 mm x 7.8 mm. Meanwhile, its weight is 460 grams.
You can purchase the T5 in a limited range of colors. They are either black or gold. From the two, my favorite is the gold.
Its screen stretches 10.1 inches across. How’s its sharpness? Not bad. Its screen resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels.
There’s some bezel action going on. The device’s screen-to-body ratio is 74.2%.
The panel on its front is IPS LCD, so it’s not super vibrant.
The T5 comes with decent storage options. You can purchase it with either 16 or 32 GB of space and 2 or 3 GB of RAM. Looking across its sides, you’ll find a microSD slot too.
You might be wondering what Android version it runs out of the box – it’s Android 8. Sadly, an Android 11 upgrade won’t be possible.
The chipset inside is the Kirin 659. It can handle everyday tasks. But if you get heavy handed with it, you’ll see that it’s not very powerful. This is especially true if you purchase the T5 with 2 GB of memory instead of 3.
The tab has great loud stereo speakers. Considering it doesn’t have a small display, the loud audio produced helps you immerse in whatever you’re watching. You’ll also appreciate the presence of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Yes, you can use a stylus on it. Huawei lets you attach a USB keyboard too.
You’re looking at a unit with a 5100 mAh battery. It’ll fully drain in around 10 hours. The tab doesn’t come with fast-charging. It uses regular 10 W charging, which has to be plugged into a microUSB port. Hopefully, you have a good book ready – the MediaPad would take over 5 hours to fully charge.
As you can imagine, the aluminum rear makes it impossible to remove its battery.
The T3 10 was released in 2017 – it’s one of the older entries on our list.
Its screen stretches 9.6 inches across. It happens to be thicker than most of the other tabs. The following are its dimensions, 229.8 mm x 159.8 mm x 8 mm. Its weight is 460 grams.
On its 9.6-inch display, an IPS LCD panel was placed. If you look closely, you’ll notice blurriness. Its pixel resolution is just 1280 x 800 p. There’s some bezel action going on - the unit has a 72.8% screen-to-body ratio.
You can’t choose the T3 10 from a range of colours. Huawei only made it available in a gold or grey.
Out of the box, it runs Android 7 - an Android 11 upgrade won’t be possible. This is a shame as from Android 7 to Android 11, there have been several security improvements.
With the Snapdragon 425, you won’t have fun playing graphic extensive games, but if you’re going to be using the T3 10 to just watch movies, you should be fine.
Looking across its sides, you’ll notice a microSD slot. The tab can be purchased with either 16 or 32 GB of storage. In terms of RAM, you’d be able to buy it with either 2 or 3 GB of memory.
The unit has great loud speakers. But if you don’t want to utilize them, you’d appreciate that the T3 10 comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
As its chipset isn’t the best, purchasing the unit in the 2 GB RAM variant may not be a good idea; its insides would be laggy.
As its screen is smaller than the other entries’, it’s no surprise that it has the smallest battery so far. Inside of it is a 4800 mAh unit. To charge the T3 10, you need to use a 10 W regular charger. It would have to be placed inside of its microUSB port.
If you guessed that the tab takes over 5 hours to charge, you’re right.
What’s great is that the unit lets you use a stylus on it. And you can attach a USB keyboard as well. Considering its lack of RAM and unimpressive processor, using it as a laptop alternative might not be a smart idea, though.
The Matepad is another affordable tab. It’ll cost around Rs.30,500 island-wide.
Huawei released it in 2020. This sadly means that it doesn’t come with Google Play services.
How do you feel about owning a tablet that has an 8-inch screen? Its 8-inch display houses an IPS LCD panel. The bezel action going on isn’t bad - its screen-to-body ratio is 76.7%.
Its pixel resolution is definitely not sharp. It’s 1280 x 800 p.
The device is quite light. It comes in at 310 grams. In terms of its dimensions, it’s not the thinnest tab on our article. It stretches 199.7 mm x 121.1 mm x 8.6 mm across.
Yes, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack. And its speakers are also pretty loud.
You can’t purchase the T8 in many colours. The only option available is a dark blue. I have to say, though, it’s a very good-looking shade of blue.
Out of the box, you’ll be met with Android 10. I’m happy to say that you can upgrade the T8 to Android 11.
Considering its price, you shouldn’t be surprised that the MatePad doesn’t have a powerful processor. The one inside is the Mediatek MT8768. See how it compares against the Kirin 810 – it gets obliterated.
The ROM you can buy it with is 16 or 32 GB. RAM-wise, you’ll be getting 2 gigs. The lack of a powerful processor and 2 GB memory means that the MatePad isn’t ideal for intense gaming.
Huawei placed a 5100 mAh battery inside of it. The handset lasts around 10 hours with a full charge. No, it doesn’t come with a fast charger. You’d have to place a 10 W regular charger into its charging port. Thankfully, there’s no microUSB entry – you’ll be met with a USB-C one instead.
If you’re wondering whether you can use a stylus on it or not, the answer is that you can. Huawei lets you attach a keyboard too. But as its processor isn’t the most powerful, and neither is its memory capacity, you won’t be able to get much work done.
You’ll be able to purchase the tab for around Rs.28,500 island-wide. It was released in 2017 unlike its brother above.
Its dimensions are 211.1 mm x 124.7 mm x 8 mm. As its name suggests, the T3 8 has an 8-inch display. There is an IPS LCD panel on its screen. How much does it weigh? 350 grams.
Its screen resolution is familiar. You’re looking at another unit with a 1280 x 800 p front. I’m not a fan of how much bezel action it has going on. Its screen-to-body ratio is 70.5%.
There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the T3 8. Decent loud speakers are present as well.
You won’t be met with an array of color options. You can only purchase the tablet in grey or gold.
The OS out of the box is Android 7. No, you can’t upgrade it to Android 11.
The chipset housed isn’t good. It’s the same Snapdragon 425 that we talked about before. If you’re planning on running graphic extensive tasks, you’ll be met with lag.
A major con of the T3 8 is that it doesn’t come with expandable storage. You’ll be stuck with the 16 or 32 GBs you’ll be buying it with.
What about RAM? You can pick the device up with either 2 or 3 GB of memory.
The T3 8 has a 4,800 mAh battery. It’s non-removable. You’d be using a 10 W regular charger on the unit. It would have to be placed inside of its microUSB port. The handset fully drains in around 10 hours. Meanwhile, it takes well over 5 hours to charge.
Yes, you’ll be able to use a stylus on it.
When it comes to the Huawei tab selection in Sri Lanka, there is a decent selection of units to choose from. They come in a range of prices, thankfully. And many of them are in the mid-range price spectrum. If you want the most bang for your buck, purchase the MatePad Pro. It has a beastly processor, sharp display and is large.