Hastily reviewing the features, specifications and equipment of the HUAWEI MatePad 11, we come to the conclusion that we have won an undisputed winner in the tablet market with a price tag of $ 500. But let’s take a closer look at this device to say for sure!
- 120 Hz HUAWEI FullView display
- Huawei Share feature
- Realistic stereo effects
- Lightning-fast Wi-Fi 6
- Minimalist and modern design
Huawei MatePad Tablet Series
Let me remind you that the Huawei MatePad series was designed for those users who need an uncompromisingly powerful, convenient and portable tablet.
And note that previously the devices of this series ran on the Android operating system, but now the tablets have their own operating system HarmonyOS.
The delivery set, in the classic Huawei stylized white box, includes:
- HUAWEI MatePad 11 ”itself
- 22.5 W compatible charger,
- USB-A-USB-C cable,
- adapter for 3.5mm audio jack.
For the period of the promotion (from August 20 to September 5), buying a tablet Huawei MatePad 11 , you could get as a gift a keyboard case and M-Pencil stylus. You need to buy these accessories now.
By the way, HUAWEI often makes advantageous offers for those who pre-order new products or buy them as soon as they go on sale. So keep an eye out for this.
This accessory “kills two birds with one stone” because you have a case and a keyboard at the same time.
The material and design of this cover will surprise you with pleasant materials and modern universal design that will be appropriate for office work or home entertainment.
The cover of such a keyboard is closed by magnets on the body of the tablet and after connecting the keyboard works without the need for additional settings. This keyboard is easy to identify and connect to the tablet.
The case also offers two tilt angles for the tablet, and the keyboard itself has evenly spaced keys with smooth stroke.
M-Pencil has a design of a minimalist premium handle without buttons made of solid plastic.
Like the keyboard, this stylus connects to the tablet easily and quickly and magnetically attaches to the top of the tablet.
By the way, there it is charged by wireless technology.
The rubber tip of the stylus maintains the sensitivity to inclination and pressure, which will come in handy in your work.
The tablet has a modern minimalist design with an unobtrusive hint of premium.
At the bottom of the tablet is a tray for microSDXC memory cards.
On the left is the power button and the protruding camera. You can also see the grilles of the two speakers here.
The volume buttons are at the top.
And on the right side there is a USB-C port and two more speakers.
The screen, in my opinion, has a very user-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio and QHD + (2560 × 1600 pixels) with a diagonal of 10.95 inches.
I note that the IPS display here is of excellent quality. The brightness and contrast of the display are quite high. And the accuracy of color reproduction can be selected and adjusted.
I would also like to note the useful feature of the “Eye Comfort” mode, which lowers the color temperature under artificial lighting to protect you from blue light. Those who enjoy reading books or are concerned about eye health will appreciate it. But there is also a separate e-book mode that turns the screen into a black and white mode that completely mimics E-Ink displays.
One of the main features of this tablet is the refresh rate of 120 Hz, which can be controlled in the settings. So there are three modes in the settings:
- and High.
The latter always sets the refresh rate to 120 Hz, while Standard limits it to 60 Hz. It is clear that Dynamic allows the system to adjust the refresh rate accordingly, so you can get all the benefits of smooth animation and save some energy.
The tablet has in its arsenal a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is divided into four parts: the main core has a frequency of up to 2.84 GHz, and it is assisted by three productive ARM Cortex-A77 cores with a frequency of up to 2.42 GHz.
The second part is energy efficient: four ARM Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz are designed for everyday tasks.
6 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal memory are installed, and the latter can be expanded with a microSDXC card.
Graphics are the responsibility of the Adreno 650 video core.
On the back is a 13 MP camera with an aperture of f / 1.8, with one PDAF and LED flash. Video recording with 4K resolution at 30 frames per second is supported.
The front panel has an 8 MP camera with an aperture of f / 2.0, which can be both selfie and webcam.
The front camera supports video recording with a resolution of up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
The tablet has four speakers that provide good stereo sound.
However, in practice, this posted has some practical drawbacks, because I often close them with my own hands when I look at something.
If you look at the tablet as part of Huawei’s ecosystem, it easily connects to Huawei smartphones as part of it, after which the virtual version of the phone screen is displayed on the tablet’s desktop, allowing you to easily drag files or access applications on your phone. tearing his hands off the tablet. And if you also have Huawei headphones, the sound will be seamlessly transmitted between the Huawei MatePad 11 and other Huawei devices, such as a laptop or smartphone.
The tablet is also able to broadcast its screen wirelessly to a MateView monitor.
If the tablet has a weak spot, it’s Google applications. On the other hand, almost all the major and popular applications that are widely used in the world, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, NetFlix and Spotify – work great here. They are not available in the Huawei app store, but the built-in search engine (Petal Search) will take you to places on the Internet where you can download them.
Wi-Fi connection is available on the tablet to use Internet access. The Wi-Fi module itself is integrated into the chipset (FastConnect 6800) and supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 8 × 8 MU-MIMU, as well as 60 GHz in the 802.11ay standard with speeds up to 10 Gbps.
Bluetooth 5.1 technology is here too.
There is also a built-in USB-C port that can be used to output sound to headphones.
In terms of autonomy, the built-in 7250 mAh battery with fast charging support (22.5 W) shows excellent battery life due to battery optimization.
Summing up, it is safe to say that the brand new Huawei MatePad 11 is a good competitor in the tablet market, which can “compete” with popular and well-known brands with a higher price tag. After all, this is a very cool tablet that has on board: high-quality IPS display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and 6 GB of RAM, 13 MP main and 8 MP front camera, support for modern Wi-Fi technology 6 , 4-channel stereo sound and all this in a modern minimalist design.