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    Huawei Mediapad M5 8.4″ : Affordable gaming tablet!

    The Generic Intro

    May it be the larger screen size or the better battery life, most of us will agree that gaming on a tablet often brings a whole different experience. We, at Bunny Gaming, are accustomed to mobile phones and and not gaming on a tablet – due to the unending economy crisis. With the recent availability of a Huawei MediaPad M5, we’ve managed to sate our curiosity with games we frequent. Here’s what we have to say after having a better feel of tablet gaming.

    Some Pictures

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    Benchmarks

    Antutu

    For those who are unfamiliar, the Kirin 960 was first seen in the Huawei Mate 9, which was launched in November 2016. And the MediaPad M5 runs on THAT 2-year-old junk – in Silicon Valley terms of course. With that knowledge in our minds, the Antutu’s benchmark result came as a surprise to us. Coming in at 42nd, it places itself amongst the newer generations.

    GeekBench

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    The scores from GeekBench was pretty similar to Antutu’s results. The Huawei MediaPad M5 places itself firmly amongst the newer generations and some other S-Ranked flagships from the previous generations.

    3DMark

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    The results from 3DMark did not stray far from our expectations after what we’ve seen on Antutu – the tablet performed better than it should. Although it’s not up to par based on the SlingShot Extreme results, we all agreed that its called Extreme for a reason.

    Screen Recordings

    PUBG

    Modern Combat 5

    Contra Return

    O2 Jam

    Conclusion

    The tablet Itself

    The Huawei MediaPad M5 is a pretty good all-rounder. Most of us in the team agreed that:-

    1. At 8.4 inches, the display size is just nice for most games.
    2. The weight of the Huawei MediaPad M5 is pretty light and it is not a safety hazard even if it lands on your face. Feel free to fall asleep while gaming on this tablet.
    3. The M5 conforms to the industry standards operating temperature. The device did heat up a little when we were testing out the games
    4. The battery life is as good as it gets as we’ve managed to clock about 4 hours of non-stop PUBG on it.

    The gaming experience

    As for gaming purposes, this is what we can conclude.

    1. You can game on this tablet! There are a few fps spikes here and there but it is not game breaking nor is it frequent to the point where it’s annoying.
    2. Although a bigger screen will prevent unnecessary squinting, not all games should be played on a tablet. Games such as PUBG and Modern Combat are best played on a smaller screen as a larger screen will require extreme stretching of the thumb. (Not applicable to claw grippers. You guys have freakishly long fingers!)
    3. It’s the perfect pair for rhythm games such as Deemo, Cytus, Voez and O2 Jam. Rather than the usual two thumb tapping motion, you can utilise all 10 fingers when it comes to a tablet. And the bigger the screen the better! Optionally, you can play imaginary DJ buy covering a side of your headphones with one hand and tapping on the tablet with the other.
    4. Side scrollers work well with tablets as long as the controls are not too far apart. We’ve tested it on Contra and Mario Run and we can’t find anything to complain about.

    Price

    From RM 1499.

    Tech Specs

    DImensionBasic ParametersDisplayCameraConnectivityAudioSensorsIn The Box
    Height 124.8 mm
    Width 212.6 mm
    Thickness 7.3 mm
    Weight 316 g
    Color Space Grey, Champagne Gold
    Operating System EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0(Oreo)
    Processor Kirin 960 (Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53)
    GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP8 800MHz
    Battery 5100 mAh
    RAM 4GB
    Storage 64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)
    Size 6.4 inches
    Type IPS LCD
    Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels, Enhanced ClariVu display
    Touchscreen Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen
    Rear Sensor 13 MP
    Front Sensor 8 MP
    Flash None
    Front Aperture f/2.2
    Rear Aperture f/2.2
    Connectivity GSM/HSDPA/LTE
    SIM Card Type 1 Nano SIM Cards & 1 dedicated Micro SD Card
    WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
    OTG Supported
    Dual stereo speaker HUAWEI Histen sound effect, Harman Kardon audio certified Supports Hi-Res Audio
    Fingerprint (front-mounted) Ambient Light Sensor Status indicator Hall effect sensor
    Gravity sensor Compass Gyroscope
    Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4″ Charger USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headset jack adapter cable USB Type-C Data/Charging Cable
    Warranty Card Quick Start Guide Eject pin
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    Alex
    tech junkie, basically every topic is also about either games, mobile phones, or pc. Your best technology adviser, best in KL and PJ, some say JB too.

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