The demand for large screen tablet devices that are capable of working from home and online schools is now increasing. However, this trend is not matched by choices as diverse as smartphones. Trying to provide a solution, Huawei brought the Huawei MatePad T10 to consumers.
This tablet also comes as a pretty tantalizing offer. Carrying the slogan “fun for all”, all the features embedded in it are claimed to be suitable for the use of all family members. Good for working parents, students and even children. With a special child-friendly application.
This device also has an interesting differentiation that not many competitors in the same price range have. And after trying it for a few days, I can say that this is the best entry class 10-inch tablet, with a flaw that probably My friends already know. Here is my Review when using the Huawei MatePad T10.
An affordable tablet that has a pretty premium look. Huawei MatePad T10 looks stylish with its slim and light dimensions. At 450 grams, it’s light enough for a 10-inch tablet, plus a thickness of only 7.85mm.
The rear body material uses two different finishes; the top is made lighter, while the bottom has a Deepsea Blue color. The material feels like aluminum which is very sturdy, with a slight camera bump on the top right side (in landscape position). Not too slippery when held.
It’s just that, the surface is very easy to get dirty and difficult to clean. Requires a high enough effort to remove the marks of finger touch using a handkerchief or handkerchief, so it is difficult to always look clean.
What is the star on this cheap Huawei tablet device, of course, is on the screen. Has dimensions of 9.7 inches, very suitable for various needs. Starting from watching movies, accessing favorite sites to running two applications at once. The panel is IPS with a resolution of 800p, 156 ppi.
Naturally, considering this is not a premium class tablet. At least the color reproduction is good enough and not pale. The bezel is still very thick on all four sides – the plus is that you can easily place your finger on it. The placement of the front camera is also right, placed at the top in landscape mode.
Unfortunately, the Huawei MatePad T10 front camera cannot be used for screen locking. So the only options are PIN and password. Besides being able to adjust the color temperature according to taste, there are two additional modes that are quite interesting; Eye Comfort to reduce blue light emission, and eBook mode that is perfect for reading digital books.
The Huawei MatePad T10 also has a stereo speaker setup on the left and right. The sound output is quite loud, although it sounds a bit thin when the volume reaches maximum, aka lacking bass. What I also regret is the placement of the speakers, which are slightly less upward.
As a result, when held in landscape with both hands, the two speaker holes are very easily closed by the user’s hand. Run EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10, and its appearance and features are the same as most Huawei smartphones. With additional features and special applications for children.
Through the Kids Corner application, parents can safely provide this device as a medium for children’s entertainment. In it, there are four interesting features that can be explored, such as voice recorder, camera, coloring and access to multimedia content. Parents can also add apps that can be accessed by children.
While being used, parents can also set the maximum duration of use, what content can be accessed, and turn on the mode to be safe from the child’s view. The front camera of the Huawei MatePad T10 can also detect wrong posture while the child uses it, although it is somewhat less accurate.
Being a Huawei-released device, of course this tablet is not equipped with Google services. This means that applications must be searched through AppGallery, an application store released by Huawei that has started many local applications such as Grab. If the application you are looking for has not been found, you can still search it via Petal search, which will take it from third party sources.
If you don’t rely too much on Google services and apps, fine. However, if, for example, users have to use a platform such as Google Classroom for their daily schooling, it would be inappropriate. Make sure the application you need is available and accessed via this tablet before buying.
The camera setup on the Huawei MatePad T10 is quite simple, each with only one sensor on the front and back. The main camera has a 5MP resolution, with an f / 2.2 diaphragm and autofocus capability, without an LED flash. While in front there is a 2MP f / 2.4 fixed focus camera. For video recording, the resolution supports up to full HD (or HD on the front camera).
It’s quite enough if it’s just for calling virtual classes at Zoom. Even so, Huawei has added some extra features such as beauty and professional modes. Can set from ISO to shutter speed up to a maximum of 0.5 seconds.
In terms of specifications on paper, the chipset used in the Huawei MatePad T10 is quite powerful. Huawei Kirin 710A is another version of the Kirin 710, using a 14nm fabrication process with an octa-core CPU architecture. The clock speed reaches 2GHz with the Cortex-A73 chip, combined with the Mali-G51 GPU.
So what about the performance? You could say, according to expectations. Pause opening and closing applications is quite instant. But when you have run several applications directly, you will feel the lag. Likewise when trying to access a site with a desktop view.
This is thanks to its limited RAM capacity at 2GB only. The GPU is also still lacking to run games like Asphalt 9 to Mobile Legends, because lags will be experienced quite often. Light use is fine, but for multitasking it’s still not suitable.
The internal storage of the Huawei MatePad T10 is 32GB, with a microSD card slot that supports up to 512GB. Oh yes, in that slot, you won’t find a place to put the SIM card, huh. Because this tablet comes in a Wi-Fi only variant.
The battery capacity of the Huawei MatePad T10 is 5,100 mAh. In the past, this kind of capacity would sound normal, but now it might feel small because even a million smartphones have a capacity of up to 5,000 mAh. Even so, the power consumption is quite frugal.
For just light use, this device can last up to 1.5 – 2 days. However, if you use it to attend Zoom classes for hours, you may need to charge it right before bedtime. Charging also has to be a bit patient, because it doesn’t support fast charging, so the duration exceeds two hours via the USB-C port.
This tablet is able to meet the needs of a family, at a fairly affordable price. Big screen, stereo speakers, stylish design, thin, light, what else are you looking for? Well .. applications that can be accessed in it.
If only Huawei could release a device with Google, the Huawei MatePad T10 would be very easy to recommend. However, these limitations make it less suitable for some people who dwell in the Google ecosystem.