Huawei MatePad 11″ is a tablet with comprehensive performance in the mid-range price segment. In addition to stable performance, the tablet also owns a screen with a high refresh rate of 120Hz, giving users a smooth user experience.
Compared to the Matepad Pro version that we reviewed earlier, Huawei MatePad 11 has a battery with the same capacity of 7250 mAh, but has a slower charging speed and does not support wireless charging.
Huawei MatePad 11 is the only tablet in the MatePad series equipped with a microSD card reader. So if you are a user of a lot of internal memory, then Huawei MatePad 11 will be the most reasonable choice in Huawei’s tablet product group.
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Specifications of Huawei MatePad 11
- Screen: 10.95-inch, IPS LCD, 2560 x 1600 pixels
- CPU: Snapdragon 865
- RAM: 6GB
- Rear camera: 13MP
- Front camera: 8MP
- Internal memory: 64GB/128GB/256GB
- Size: 253.8 x 165.3 x 7.3 mm
- Mass: 485 g
- The battery: 7250 mAh
Huawei MatePad 11: Design
Although not mentioned in the official specifications list, the Huawei MatePad 11 has an all-plastic outer shell, with a layer of tempered glass protecting the LCD panel on the front. Although the back and frame are made entirely of plastic, the tablet does not feel cheap when held in the hand.
This is proof that Huawei MatePad 11 is a product with good build quality and level of finishing. The back of the Huawei MatePad 11 is finished in imitation of aluminum, providing a very good finger touch feeling. Fingerprints and smudges on the back only show up when viewed at certain angles, at least for the Matte Gray version we used in the review.
Huawei MatePad 11 possesses a smart design, providing a relatively comfortable hand-holding experience. However, the design of the MatePad 11 still has certain limitations, one of which is the 13MP main camera cluster, which is a bit thick, causing the tablet to have a channel status when used on the device. table.
And yet, because the screen is wrapped inside a thin bezel, your hand will constantly touch the display screen during use. Normally, this is a plus in the design of smartphones, but for tablets, your hand will need a certain amount of space to hold the device comfortably and avoid pressing the wrong screen. Figure.
Every corner of the MatePad 11 was gently curved, allowing us to hold the tablet without straining our hands. This is an important design detail, because the MatePad 11 is a fairly large tablet, with a weight of up to 485g.
Switching to the edge area of the tablet, you can see a microSD card reader slot located on the bottom edge (when holding the tablet horizontally), the power button is located on the left edge near the top corner, while the The source is located on the top edge.
MatePad 11 is equipped with a total of 4 speaker ports, placed behind 4 slots, with 2 on the left edge and 2 on the right. When holding the tablet horizontally, your hand can cover these speakers, but the difference in sound is not too significant.
Huawei MatePad 11: Screen
MatePad 11 is equipped with an 11-inch diagonal screen, using an IPS LCD panel instead of an OLED as in the MatePad Pro version. Despite the differences in the display quality of the panels, the user experience that MatePad 11 brings is still very good.
The screen of the device has a QHD + resolution, divided by a ratio of 16:10. Our first impression of the panel is its ability to display uniform colors, without light leakage. These are the hallmarks of a high-quality LCD panel.
And while it doesn’t use an OLED panel, our tests show the display to have very good performance in terms of brightness and contrast. The screen has a maximum brightness of 497 nits and a contrast ratio of 1200: 1.
Unfortunately, color accuracy is not the strong point of this monitor. In both Vivid and Natural display modes, the machine has a slightly high dE2000 chromatic aberration index, especially for white, gray and blue tones.
The MatePad 11’s screen refresh rate can be customized in the system settings with 3 modes: Auto (Dynamic), Standard (Standard) and High (High). For the third option, the screen refresh rate will be locked to 120Hz, while the Standard mode will limit the refresh rate to 60Hz.
For the Auto option, the system automatically adjusts the screen refresh rate based on the types of content being displayed on the screen to provide the smoothest usage experience and at the same time save a lot of battery life. possible.
Huawei MatePad 11: Battery life
MatePad 11 is equipped with a chip with high power consumption, Snapdragon 865. Although equipped with the same battery capacity as MatePad Pro (7250 mAh), MatePad 11 achieved better results in the battery life test equal to that of the MatePad Pro (7250 mAh). method of continuous web surfing. For comparison, the MatePad 11 scored better on the battery life test than the competing tablet line, the Galaxy Tab S7+. Overall, it can be said that MatePad 11 is a tablet with long battery life, allowing users to use it comfortably for a long time.
Huawei’s tablet comes with a charger with a capacity of 22.5W. Although the charging capacity of this battery is quite high, the device takes a long time to fully charge because the battery is equipped with a capacity of up to 7250 mAh. During actual use, the tablet needs about 1 hour and 50 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%.
Huawei MatePad 11: Performance
Huawei MatePad 11 is equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship chip of last year, Snapdragon 865. The chip is manufactured on the 7nm process, integrated with Adreno 650 GPU and 8 processing cores. These cores are arranged in a 1 + 3 + 4 layout, specifically including 1 main core Kryo 585 (2.84 GHz), 3 cores Kryo 585 Gold (2.42 GHz) and 4 cores Kryo 585 Silver (1.80 GHz).
In terms of memory, the default configuration level of MatePad 11 includes 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The internal memory capacity of the device can be upgraded to a maximum of 256GB. If you feel that is not enough, you can also expand the memory of the device yourself through the microSD card reader.
The MatePad 11’s Snapdragon 865 chip has a standard level of performance and there is not much variation in performance scores when compared to devices with the same configuration on the market, such as the Galaxy Tab S7+. The difference in graphics performance scores between the two devices can come from different screen resolutions.
Overall, the MatePad 11 delivers a smooth level of processing performance, allowing me to interact with all Android apps seamlessly and quickly, with no lag during use. .
Huawei MatePad 11: Camera
The MatePad 11 is equipped with a simple camera layout, without many unique features. The back of the device is only equipped with a single 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, which supports autofocus.
The camera is powered by a single LED flash. The front of the device is equipped with an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, which supports video recording with a maximum resolution of 1080p.
Using the rear camera of the device in daylight conditions will yield stable and better image quality than many mid-range phones on the market in certain respects. Images are high definition, with well-represented contrast. The overall colors in these images lean a bit more towards warm tones.
The image quality of the device is significantly reduced when used in low light conditions. Specifically, the detail in the pictures is significantly reduced, while the color fidelity is a bit high.
The Huawei MatePad 11 is a quality and comprehensive tablet that offers users premium features and experiences at an affordable price point. The device is equipped with a screen with a high refresh rate with brilliant brightness, long battery life, and is supported to connect with many useful accessories.
The machine has fast performance, providing a smooth user experience. If you are looking to buy a quality tablet in the mid-range price segment, then the Huawei MatePad 11 will be an option worth checking out.
See more: Review Huawei MatePad Pro: Impressive performance, eye-catching design
- Modern design, good build quality
- Brilliant display, 120Hz
- Long battery life
- Good compatibility with a variety of accessories
- Excellent speakerphone sound quality
- Speed performance
- Ability to expand memory via microSD card
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
- HarmonyOS software is not really mature yet