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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Modern Combat 5
The tablet Itself
The Huawei MediaPad M5 is a pretty good all-rounder. Most of us in the team agreed that:-
- At 8.4 inches, the display size is just nice for most games.
- 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.
- The M5 conforms to the industry standards operating temperature. The device did heat up a little when we were testing out the games
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!)
- 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.
- 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.
From RM 1499.
|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|
|Storage||64GB (Expandable up to 256GB)|
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels, Enhanced ClariVu display|
|Touchscreen||Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen|
|Rear Sensor||13 MP|
|Front Sensor||8 MP|
|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|
|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|
|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|