Review: HUAWEI MATEPAD T10 (LTE) — A great tablet, but a better learning companion for toddlers

Last month, Huawei Philippines launched the Huawei MatePad T10 LTE, the LTE version of the budget-friendly MatePad tablet.

Tablets are back for pandemics as Gen Z and Millennials adapt to the new normal of remote and online learning and hybrid work setups.

MatePad T10 LTE was developed according to the beloved DNA of the MatePad lineup. Powerful performance, immersive display and audio experience, and smart interactions. 

It also offers the matepad t10s  an affordable option, but is it enough to satisfy the internal Technovore?


The MatePad T10 LTE comes in a standard white box with a picture of the tablet on the front and the App Gallery in the lower right corner. The side shows the IMEI / serial number, model color and configuration.

Slide it off and the MatePad T10 LTE unit is wrapped in plastic with a wall charger and a Type-C cable underneath. The box also contains an eject pin, a quick start guide, and a warranty card.

We still have a review unit. Therefore, the package has not been updated to the retail version displaying the new LTE label.

There is only one color, Deep Sea Blue. I think this is a better option than black or regular gray pills.

With a thickness of 7.85 mm and a weight of only 450 g, the MatePad T 10S is slim and lightweight, making it extremely easy to carry, whether you need to use it outside your home or even the closest Starbucks.

On the back is a 5MP camera and the Huawei brand.

On the right side is the power button and volume button, and two microphones. The left side is clean and the top is the speaker.

If you look at the bottom, you’ll find another speaker, a USB Type-C port, a headphone port, a dual SIM tray for one nano-SIM card and a microSD card that can be expanded up to 512GB.

This tablet is best used in landscape mode, so it has several sensors on the long sides and a 2MP front camera on the front.

Display and sound

The 16:10 HD display is understandable at its price point, and the quality is sufficient for browsing the web, checking social media feeds, and watching YouTube videos in the Huawei browser. There is an option to change the color temperature of the screen to your liking, and it comes with an icon for function that filters out blue light to reduce eye strain for those who use it as an e-reader.

On the other hand, I mainly used it to read comics and graphic novels, and used the best display size to read all those dialogs without zooming in.

The display can be quite bright indoors, but it can be difficult in bright sunlight. For viewing angles, it’s best to look directly at the display from the front. The display supports up to 10 simultaneous touches and is registered accurately, so there are no problems with taps or gestures.

One of my favorite features on the MatePad T10s was the Harman Kardon speaker. There are two large 1620 large sound cavity speakers on either side near the base of the tablet, providing stereo sound that can easily fill a small room. If you want a more immersive experience, we recommend using headphones to connect to the 3.5mm jack.

However, the sound from the speakers can be easily blocked by accidentally placing your finger.

Earphones activate Huawei Histen 6.0 for an immersive audio experience with 9.1 surround sound speaker setup and 3D sound effects. This 3D sound is perfect for watching movies and ASMR Vlogs.

If you want to call another Huawei device, try MeeTime for HD video calls. The built-in microphone recording is also decent, but a headset with a microphone is better.


Never buy a tablet for your camera. I know that tablets are only for functional purposes, such as when you suddenly need to take a picture. Don’t expect too much from the 5MP rear camera and the 2MP front camera. The images created are fine, but if you’re taking pictures of the text, they’re close enough to make them easier to read. Also, make sure you have enough lighting so you can get the details of the shot.

The front camera allows you to shoot video in 720p and 1080 from the rear cam. But again, this is great for Zoom and those video calls.

Performance and UI

MatePad T10 LTE comes with Android 10 with EMUI 10.1. If you haven’t used your Huawei smartphone or tablet in the last two years, please be aware that Google Mobile Services is not included. This means that you don’t have a Play Store, but you can get the apps you need from the App Gallery and other Android APP markets.

The lack of a Google app isn’t too unpleasant compared to a smartphone. Huawei AppGallery continues to add the most important and popular apps to our catalog. In addition, the addition of the PETAL SEARCH widget makes searching for apps much easier.

The search bar is displayed on the main screen. Just tap it and enter the name of the app you need or what you’re looking for. This widget allows you to install the app from Huawei AppGallery and official and third party websites. 

If you need to use Google’s own app, you can use your browser to access YouTube, maps, Gmail, and more.

We recommend that you get a microSD card, as 32GB of storage leaves only about 15GB for files. 

The MatePad T10 is equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 710A chip, a Mali G51 GPU and 2GB RAM.However, due to the low RAM, running multiple apps in the background can cause problems, so it’s a good idea to minimize the RAM. Close apps you aren’t using to improve performance and avoid slowdowns. Basic tasks and light games work smoothly, but you can’t expect to play heavy graphics games.

For connectivity, the MatePad T10 has WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, OTG, LTE and even FM radio.

Final word:

It can be used by the whole family to watch movies and read books, and despite the lack of Google Apps, you can find many options just by using the Petal Search widget.

But one of the best reasons to get it for me is the kids corner where you can create a completely independent space for your toddler, entertain your toddler and complete the task without interruption. ..


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