First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

The exhibition IFA-2016, Huawei unveiled a tablet called Huawei MediaPad M3. The key chips of the device is 7.3 mm thin body, light weight – 310 grams, metal body, high resolution display and productive “iron”. In addition, MediaPad M3 has music stand processor and amplifier for “rocking” of the two stereo speakers.

Huawei MediaPad M3: Design, size, controls

At the exhibition we premium version of the device was demonstrated. It differs from the regular version, not only the maximum parameters (4/64 GB), but also the presence of a set of headphones AKG H300. As I understand it, “ears” are specifically designed for Huawei. Also included you will find the AC adapter 2 A (fast charging is not supported), sim-remover, USB-cable and “trash” in the form of various regulations.

The tablet will be available in two colors: gold and silver. Both colors look good. Most of the front panel (approximately 82%) takes a screen. Glass is bent slightly and creates a 2.5D effect. Oleophobic coating quality, the finger slides easily.

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

The housing is made of metal treated in a special five-axis machine tool (5-axis CNC Machine) with program control. The back side is slightly smoothed the edges. Total gadget thickness – 7.3 mm, and the minimum restriction – about 5 mm. That is, it feels very thin in your hand. Behind the top has a plastic insert to freely receive and transmit data.

On the front panel there is a fingerprint reader. He is also a touch button “Back” / “Home” (long hold). Top – camera.

At the bottom is a speaker, micro-USB, a microphone and a metal slide for installation of two nano-SIM or nano-SIM + microSD. The top – 3.5 mm and another speaker.

Right – the power button and volume rocker key-regulation.

On the back surface of the camera lens located peephole inscriptions Huawei and Harman / Kardon.

Huawei MediaPad M3: Display

This tablet uses a screen diagonal is 8.4 inches. Somehow “neither ours nor yours,” that is not 8 “and 9”, and even 8.5 “IPS matrix without an air layer, capacitive sensor supports up to 10 simultaneous touches high resolution -.. 2560×1600 pixels, . density – 359 PPI Producer asserts that the contrast is 1500: 1 to obtain the test – see for yourself..

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

The screen is bright, colorful, a bit like AMOLED matrix. The viewing angles are maximum without purple and yellow shades.

The tablet is set ClariVu chip is responsible for the transmission of images. Also there is the technology «Eye care mode», when the screen becomes warm shades to reduce eye strain.

Huawei MediaPad M3: Battery

The MediaPad M3 installed removable battery capacity of 5100 mAh. It seems to me, to 8 inches diagonally battery should not be less than 7000 mAh. In the end, MediaPad M3 has LTE, function calls and messages, so the gadget can be used as a large smartphone. For such purposes, the battery needs more.

The manufacturer promises the work of the unit up to two days. And if you include the «Smart Power Save», plus the 30% energy savings.

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

Huawei MediaPad M3: Cameras

The main and the front camera has the same resolution – 8 MP. Main unit with auto-focus (aperture f2.0), extra – fixed. Settings are the same as in the Huawei smartphones: there are options such as hand photo, video and manual settings.

For pictures of the tablet out of good quality. However, the conclusions will be done after detailed testing. Below – a few pictures in low light (other frames do not work, you know – the exhibition).

Huawei MediaPad M3: Performance

The tablet Huawei MediaPad M3 embedded time-tested chipset own production – HiSilicon Kirin 950 (8 cores). It was introduced a year ago. Not a top performance, but the speed of this device should be enough. Over the schedule meets the Mali-T880 MP4.

RAM can be either 3GB or 4GB; built-in memory – 32 GB or 64 GB.

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016

Huawei MediaPad M3: Multimedia

As for the sound MediaPad M3, the two stereo used therein. Above the sound of the specialists from Harman / Kardon. In addition, there is an audio processor (exact data on the model of the chip at the time of the announcement was not) with the indicator S / N (Signal-to-Noise Ratio, SNR) 114 dB, a “smart” power amplifier (Smart Power Amplifier) and the function of the surround SWS 2.0 (best to use without a headset).

In portrait orientation, the lower speaker unit acts as a subwoofer, and the top – to the high frequencies. In landscape orientation, both the speaker sound the same, but more extended stereo.

Speakers in the M3 really cool sound: a meter away from the tablet, you can hear clearly from which side the sound comes. Cool effect.


Overall, Huawei has turned a logical continuation of a series of tablet MediaPad M. From the previous generation MediaPad M3 differs greatly: it is thinner, lighter, better screen, more memory, faster chipset cameras capture more pleasant. If you still have not bought the M2, in October will be able to take the M3. If you do not particularly important to the high screen resolution, then look at the M2.

First review Huawei MediaPad M3 at IFA 2016 was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Tomas Shellby