Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

Apple's dominance with the iPad in the tablet market does not seem to be shaken easily. However, there is also considerable competition on the Android side of the business. Although Samsung is the first manufacturer that comes to mind here, Huawei also offers powerful alternatives under the MatePad series. The latest MatePad series tablets released by the company without Google services manage to attract attention with their technical equipment. Addressing those looking for a top segment tablet with the MatePadPro, Huawei offers a relatively "affordable" option with the MatePad 10.4.  In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding the MatePad 10.4.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

 Design & Display.

 The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is very similar in design to the MatePad Pro we have just reviewed here. However, it should be noted that metal-looking plastic is used as the main material. Although the surface areas of the two tablets are almost the same, the thinner screen bezel allows the screen size to increase to 10.8 inches on the MatePad Pro. The MatePad 10.4, on the other hand, has a 10.4-inch screen as the name suggests. This screen takes up 81 percent of the front panel.

The frame around this screen, the technical details of which will be discussed later, is a bit thicker than that of the MatePad Pro. The 8-megapixel front camera of the tablet is also placed in this frame. The front camera, which is placed for horizontal use, is located on the right edge of the screen.

On the upper edge of the MatePad 10.4, there are two speaker grills and a power button. On the left edge is the slot where only the tablet's microSD card tray is placed. The volume control keys are placed at the top of the right edge. Under the volume control keys, there are four microphones, as in the MatePad Pro.

When the bottom edge is moved, the users are greeted by the USB-C input is placed between two speaker grilles. At this point, it is worth noting that the audio system of the MatePad 10.4 was developed in conjunction with Harman Kardon. Thanks to the cooperation of Huawei and Harman Kardon, it is possible to hear very high quality sounds from the MatePad 10.4, just like the MatePad Pro.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 has the Huawei logo in the middle of the back panel. The camera stays in the upper right corner of the back panel when the tablet is in a vertical position. The 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus is accompanied by an LED flash.

It is quite comfortable to hold the Huawei MatePad 10.4, which weighs 450 grams. While the tablet can be held in one hand, it can be easily used in the other hand. There is no problem in using the MatePad 10.4 both vertically and horizontally.

As far as display is concerned, Huawei MatePad 10.4 has a 10.4-inch screen, as we mentioned earlier and as the name suggests. This IPS LCD panel covers 81 percent of the front of the tablet. This screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, which Huawei calls "FullView", has an aspect ratio of 5: 3. The pixel density of the screen is 224 PPI.

It would not be wrong to say that the screen is one of the biggest advantages of the MatePad 10.4. It would not be wrong to say that the screen of the MatePad 10.4, just like the MatePad Pro, is designed for horizontal use. This makes the tablet extremely convenient for consuming media content and playing games.

The maximum brightness level of the MatePad 10.4's screen is 470 nits. It's not a problem to see this screen under bright lights. The brightness of the screen can be adjusted automatically.

The vibrancy of the Huawei MatePad 10.4's LCD screen is quite satisfactory. At this point, it can be said that Huawei is trying to give the feel of an OLED screen and has been successful to a certain extent. On the screen that looks warm in whites, users can adjust the color temperature according to their own preferences. In blacks, due to the nature of the LCD panels, there may be some loss if the screen is not looked at.

In the display settings section of the Huawei MatePad 10.4, users are offered different options. For example, the "Natural Tone" option under the title of Color is one of them. When this mode is activated, the color temperature of the screen is adjusted automatically according to the light conditions of the environment.

Another option offered to users here is eBook mode. When this mode is activated, the screen turns black and white, just like an eBook reader. Thus, reading something with the MatePad 10.4 is much more comfortable and does not tire the eye.

The blue light filter, now found in every mobile device, is also available on the MatePad 10.4 under the name Eye Comfort. Another feature of the tablet, which also offers support for dark mode, is Smart Resolution. When this feature is activated, the screen resolution is automatically adjusted according to the current content.

Talking about the Huawei MatePad 10.4's screen, it's worth mentioning one more thing. It is possible to bypass Netflix on MatePad 10.4. However, content on Netflix cannot be watched in high definition on MatePad 10.4.

As we mentioned before, Huawei MatePad 10.4 has four speakers developed in conjunction with Harman Kardon. Very loud and clear sound comes out from these four speakers. This makes it more enjoyable to play or watch on MatePad 10.4. It is also worth noting that the tablet does not have a headphone jack.

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Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

 Operating System and Process.

 Huawei MatePad 10.4 powered by the Kirin 810. It comes with 8 cores and 7nm Plus build. The Kirin 810 manages to do a lot of work without being stuck. For a standard user, it can be easily said that the MatePad 10.4 performs above average. There is no difference in speed between opening a simple web page or opening a busy application like Facebook. This reveals both the performance success of the Kirin 810 and Huawei's competence in memory management.

While there is no problem in switching between applications, animations are also played smoothly. The tablet runs high-resource-consuming applications and graphics-intensive games without difficulty. It is possible to play games such as Asphalt 9 and PUBG Mobile with the highest graphics settings on MatePad 10.4.

Regarding the GPU, The GPU is the Mali G52-MP6.

In Geekbench 5 the CPU scored 577 points for single-core and 1257 points for multicores.

 According to the operating system, Huawei MatePad 10.4 comes out of the box with the Android 10 operating system. Complementing this operating system is Huawei's EMUI 10 user interface. It is worth noting that, just like the MatePad Pro, the MatePad 10.4 does not have Google's mobile apps and services.

Those who have previously used Huawei's phones that work with EMUI 10 user interface expect a familiar experience in the MatePad 10.4. However, this experience also offers some extra features specific to tablets. The user interface works very well vertically, although the design of the MatePad 10.4 is predominantly horizontal.

The split-screen feature found on the MatePad Pro is also available on the MatePad 10.4. Thanks to this feature, it is possible to use two applications together. To activate the feature, a drag movement is made from the top of the right edge to the left when an application is open on the screen. When this move is made, an application menu appears. From here, the other application to be run on the screen can be selected and the area it will occupy on the screen can be adjusted.

Multi-Screen Collaboration is also one of the features offered in MatePad 10.4. Thanks to this feature, those who use a Huawei branded smartphone can mirror their phone's screens to the tablet via Huawei Share. This feature can be activated via the tablet's quick settings interface.

Thanks to Multi-Screen Collaboration, users do not need to switch between devices. This feature, which speeds up file transfer considerably with the "drag-and-drop" method, makes the workflow smoother.

As we mentioned earlier in the Huawei MatePad 10.4, Google does not have mobile services. For this reason, it is not possible to access Google Play from the device. In addition to Huawei's app store AppGallery, side solutions such as APKPure are used to download apps.

First of all, it should be noted that AppGallery's application catalog is growing steadily. It is possible to find many applications and popular games to be used in daily life in this store. appgallery'n also noting that Turkey's hosting the origin of many important applications in the future.

For example, the mobile application of EBA, which is the main channel for distance education today, can be downloaded from Huawei AppGallery. The application works fine on MatePad 10.4.

Applications not available in Huawei AppGallery can be easily downloaded via third-party solutions such as APKPure. Most of the apps downloaded from here are also running smoothly. Just as we mentioned in the Screen section before, it is not possible to watch content in HD resolution on Netflix. In addition, there may be problems with services that are logged in with Google information.

Zoom, which is one of the applications that shines with the pandemic, can also be accessed with Google information. The application, which can be downloaded to MatePad 10.4 via APKPure, can be accessed seamlessly with Google information. In short, it should be noted that the login process with Google information is not always problematic.

It is not possible to download the official Android application of YouTube to the device via APKPure. Third-party applications such as YouTube Vanced can also come into play here. However, it is worth noting that accessing YouTube through the browser is also seamless.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

 Storage, Price, and available colors.

 Huawei MatePad 10.4 depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of Huawei MatePad 10.4 with 4GB RAM and 64GB variant. The second variant with 6GB of RAM and a 128GB variant. Unlucky for us we have no guesses how much it may cost. It supports 2 SIM cards and an SD card up to 512GB. It is available in White, and Gray colors.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

 Security and Ports.

 For security, Face recognition is used as a biometric authentication solution in Huawei MatePad 10.4. For this work, the 8-megapixel camera in front of the tablet is used. The face recognition feature works smoothly in both vertical and horizontal positions of the tablet. Even if the environment is not bright, the screen of the tablet is unlocked quickly with the face recognition feature.  It also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the tablet has no problems with Wi-Fi, regardless of how you hold the tablet - in a case or in your hands. Here Wi-Fi 6, 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax. OTG mode is supported for USB, you can also charge other devices from the tablet (PD 3.0). The device also has Bluetooth version 5.0, but there is no NFC, but it is not needed in such a tablet, you will definitely not carry it with you to pay for something in the store.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review

Battery and charging.

  Huawei MatePad holds a great battery capacity of 7250 mAh like the MatePad Pro for better performance. And the tablet offers fast charging.

The MatePad 10.4 can easily spend two days without charging, even in a heavy usage scenario. When the usage intensity decreases, it is enough to charge the MatePad 10.4 once or twice a week.

It takes a serious effort to completely reset the battery of the MatePad 10.4. Even increasing the screen time to more than 10 hours may not be enough by itself. While doing this, you need to play a lot of games, watch videos for a long time and hang out on social media.

The MatePad 10.4 comes out of the box with an 18W charger. Although this is not a very high speed, it is enough to recharge the 7250 mAh battery in close to 3 hours. As we mentioned above, the tablet does not require much charging, which makes it easier to tolerate.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review


Huawei matepad 10.4 review Huawei MatePad 10.4 has 8-megapixel cameras on both the back and front. The rear camera with autofocus is accompanied by a LED flash. The tablet also has an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

Camera features and performance on tablets are not among the primary focus points. Front cameras are mainly used for video calls, while rear cameras are rarely used.

In terms of photo quality, it can be said that the rear camera of the MatePad 10.4 is not at a point to win awards. The tablet's camera takes pictures of a reasonable quality in an environment with suitable lighting conditions. However, it can be said that the photos look a little too sharp and saturated when viewed from the framework of general criteria.

The 8-megapixel front camera of the MatePad 10.4 provides an above-average image quality for video calls. This camera, which provides a smooth experience from top to bottom in video calls, stands in a similar place to the rear camera in terms of photo quality.


Huawei MatePad 10.4: Quick Review


The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is not far from the MatePad Pro in terms of its overall experience. Although the lack of Google services may seem like a problem at first; Both Huawei AppGallery's gradual expansion and the presence of other third-party solutions prevent this from becoming a major problem.

Among the powerful features of the MatePad 10.4, the screen stands out. The 10.4-inch screen offers a pleasant experience in both gaming and watching videos. It should be said that the dimensions and image quality of the screen are more than enough to meet the user needs in remote working and education.

It can be said that the sound quality of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 also enhances the experience provided by the screen. The sound system prepared with Harman Kardon complements the quality of the screen and makes it a little easier for users to integrate with the presented content.

The battery life of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 is also among its highlights. The tablet does not need to be charged for two days even in a heavy use scenario. Despite the lack of Google services, the MatePad 10.4 stands out as an option worth the attention of Android tablet seekers. What do you think? Do you recommend this tablet? Share your thoughts with us.

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