CNET First Look
A premium Android tablet that gives the Apple iPad Mini 4 a run for its moneyThe sleek, aluminum-clad Huawei Media Pad M3 packs Harman Kardon speakers and a fingerprint sensor.
No this is not the iPad mini. This is the Huawei Media Pad M3. Well it kind of looks like the iPad mini 4 the eight inch tablet has one thing the iPad doesn't. Well two things technically. Harmon carbon speakers. Tablets aren't known for their speaker quality, so it's refreshing to see a tablet that takes audio a little more seriously. [MUSIC] Dialogue during movies and vocals in songs sound crisp and clean. [MUSIC] However, as to be expected, bass is lacking. [MUSIC] Performance-wise it's one of the fastest android tablets I've seen lately, and one of the only ones that has a fingerprint scanner. The tablet comes in wi-fi only and LPE capable models. Full US pricing hasn't been announced, but the Huawei MediaPad M3 is expected to start at $299. That makes it slightly cheaper than the iPad mini 4, which starts at $399. If you're interested in the premium Android alternative to the iPad, the Huawei tablet is the great choice. [MUSIC]