Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 vs Huawei Mediapad M5 10”

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General Specifications
Galaxy Tab A 10.5
Mediapad M5 10”
About the Product
Meet the new Galaxy Tab A 10.5. A tablet with a 10.5” immersive display, 3D surround sound quad speakers and up to 15 hours battery life. It’s made for the whole family to enjoy. Bring movies to life in your hands. The impressive 10.5” display, 16: 10 ratio and slim bezels make for a fully immersive home-viewing experience. Experience a new world of sound with Dolby Atmos powered quad speakers.
HUAWEI M5 & M5 Pro (10.8) are the new generation Huawei flagship tablet, which can provide the extreme audio, video and work experiences. M5 Pro (CMR AL19 and CMR W19) is stylus-enabled version and M5 (CMR AL09 and CMR W09) is stylus-disabled version. M5 & M5 Pro have a stylish metal body with U-shape antenna design and they are the first 2.5D curved glass tablet in the world.
Key Specs
Screen Size
10.5 in.
10.8 in.
Storage Capacity
32 GB
32 GB
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 WiFi (Black)
  • Great tablet. Large screen size. very clean picture.
  • Fast enough for web browsing, social media and games.
  • 32gbs of internal storage with mSD card slot (i put a 400gb sandisk card in mine), FINALLY!!! No more 8gb and 16gb configurations.
  • I can add up to a 400gb SD card on this model and have much more storage at a lower cost than the iPad.
  • The tablet has serious issues with media playback. Very sporadic 5GHZ WiFi connectivity - speeds drop down below 75mbps forcing to connect at N WiFi or 2.4 GHZ.
Huawei Mediapad M5 10” Tablet(Grey) - (Octa-Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 2K IPS Screen,Android 8.0)
  • Really good device with 4GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage with internal SD card support up to 256GB.
  • Am writing this review on a Bluetooth keyboard attached to this very tablet. It has been brilliant in use for everyone. For the kids YouTube treats, for mrs' work commitments and for my consumption.
  • Great quality tablet, superb picture quality, bit disappointed with the sound quality but easily solved by bluetoothing to an external speaker.
  • The tablet overall is perfect but it has a serious flaw that the WiFi and Bluetooth are on the same antenna.
  • I've not been able to properly confirm it yet but the wifi seems slow. Bluetooth is switched off so it shouldn't be that causing the problem.
Size & Weight
10.23 in.
6.7 in.
6.33 in.
10.1 in.
0.31 in.
0.28 in.
18.72 oz.
17.6 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
Pixel Density
216 ppi
280 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 WiFi (Black)
  • The battery lasts longer, and the screen resolution sharp and extremely clear.
  • Excellent screen quality, rear camera takes brilliant shots and battery lasts for the whole day.
  • The screen is wonderful clarity and I am enjoying myself immensely.
  • The screen resolution is great, very good looking tablet.
  • The screen, despite being big, bright and having a nice resolution for reading, has very poor black levels.
Huawei Mediapad M5 10” Tablet(Grey) - (Octa-Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 2K IPS Screen,Android 8.0)
  • The screen is an inch bigger, which I barely registered before purchase but actually makes a startling difference and looks significantly larger and easier to read.
  • The display has a high resolution (2k) display, wich looks very nice, even outside on a bright day.
  • A good level of sound and bright, easily viewed picture from most angles.
  • The image is so cristal clear I don't think I'll ever go back to my computer, now I have an amazing tablet with an awesome screen!
  • Screen is awesome and great for playing movies.
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
8 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
13 MP
Processor Model
Qualcomm SDA450
Kirin 960 Octa-core
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.8 GHz
2.0 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 WiFi (Black)
  • Love the faster speed compared to my previous Samsung SM-T560. All the apps that I use work better and faster due to the faster processor and the fact that I'm now on Android 8.1.
  • The processor is very fast, loads up apps in seconds.
  • Battery life, speed, both good. The camera is pretty sharp. Speakers are great. I think it's a good value.
  • Wow. Definitely worth all money !! Speed, Screen, Sound, everything!!!!
  • I love the speed of my new Samsung tablet and it has a great colorful picture quality.
Huawei Mediapad M5 10” Tablet(Grey) - (Octa-Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 2K IPS Screen,Android 8.0)
  • This mediapad m5 give me faster speed and excellent image and wonderful sound. It's very good decision to have it.
  • I have tried to run multiple tasks, downloads, install same time. The speed was excellent. I was not able to slow it down.
  • Nice processors, battery life, systems and even sound quality!! Amazing, well done Huawei!
  • I bought one earlier this year and have found it a really good tablet, quality screen and fast processor for a reasonable price.
  • Really impressed with this tablet,great sound quality and processor very quick.
Operating System
Windows 8.1
EMUI 8.0 (Based on Android 8.0)
Maximum Usage Time
15 hours
10 hours
Water Resistant
Immersive display, Dolby Atmos sound, Fast charging, Samsung Kids
The Eye Comfort mode, High-Res audio, Quick charging, Powerful 3D sound, ClariVu, Pixel Perfect 2K display
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 WiFi (Black)
  • Face recognition to unlock the tablet is really cool.
  • Great everyday tablet with excellent battery life and sound. It's a little too large for reading or holding for a long time, but overall you get a lot for the price.
  • Battery last a long time, it can easily last a day.
  • Long, long, LONG battery life. And fast charging! That was very exciting to me.
  • Great surround sound. Quick touch. Long battery. Camera - Excellent!
Huawei Mediapad M5 10” Tablet(Grey) - (Octa-Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, 2K IPS Screen,Android 8.0)
  • The battery life is the best I've ever had on a tablet and easily double that of my Sony (which had a new battery within the last 12 months).
  • It is fast, the four speakers can be extremely loud for a tablet on full volume, the sound is also good quality.
  • It has a massive battery (7500 mah) which lasts for quite long (depending what is used for of course).
  • This device has only once ran out of battery. If charged once a day, which takes 1 hour to fully charge.
  • Battery life is quite a letdown - only 2 days with most of the time on standby.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
USB Type-C
USB Type-C
Included With Unit
USB Type-C cable, Adapter
Charger, USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headset jack adapter cable, Eject pin
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
329.99 $

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