Huawei MediaPad M3

The Good The Huawei MediaPad M3 has a stylish and sturdy aluminum design. The HD screen is sharp and the fingerprint sensor is fast. It has dual Harman-Kardon speakers that are crazy-loud.

The Bad Audio sounds tinny at maximum volume.

The Bottom Line The Huawei MediaPad M3 is the best small and stylish Android alternative to the Apple iPad Mini 4.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

The best Android alternative to the Apple iPad Mini 4

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is like a louder, more affordable Apple iPad Mini 4, that runs Android.

The stylish, aluminum-clad tablet bears a striking resemblance to the iPad Mini 4 ($344.00 at Amazon.com) in design, and its performance is just as powerful, however the Huawei tablet has better speakers and cheaper pricing -- for both Wi-Fi only and LTE models. The Wi-Fi only model will hit the US in December for $299. AU and UK pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

Sight and sound

  • 8.4-inch screen
  • 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution IPS screen
  • 359 ppi
  • Harman Kardon speakers
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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $299
  • Brand Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Diagonal Size 8.4 in
  • Type Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Color Category gold, silver
  • Cameras (for SD) rear camera + front camera
  • Installed Size 4 GB
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Latest News

  • 1year ago

    The small Android tablet to get is now available in the US

    The Huawei MediaPad M3 is one of the best Android tablets of 2016, and now you can buy it in the US.