Huawei MatePad T 10s unboxing and first impressions

Huawei MatePad T 10s unboxing and first impressions

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In the last couple of months, we’ve seen Huawei release a number of new MatePad devices including the MatePad Pro and the MatePad. But the company isn’t done yet. Adding to its T-series is the new MatePad T 10s. 

This competitively-priced tablet is designed to be an all-around device to tackle different types of tasks and boost productivity. Priced at PhP 12,999, the MatePad T 10s bridges the gap between the MatePad and the MatePad T8.

Even before you open its box, you’re already greeted with an image of the device plastered on the front. Lifting the cover immediately reveals the Huawei MatePad T 10s.

Diving deeper, we find the 10W charger, sim ejector tool, and USB Type-C cable. Our device didn’t come with documentation but retail units should have a quick start guide and a warranty card included.

Going back to the tablet, it houses a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×1200. The front camera is hidden in the device’s top bezel. On the right, we have the SIM card and microSD card tray, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. Speakers can be found on both the left and right sides of the device while the power button and the volume rocker are on the top.

Bezels are quite thick with a screen-to-body ratio of 80% but there’s still a lot of screen space to accomplish different types of tasks. The back sports a brushed metal finish with a single round camera module to the side. Like most of Huawei’s tablets, this device comes in only one color called Deepsea Blue. Additionally, there’s no support for a stylus. 

The device carries a good amount of heft so it doesn’t feel flimsy when held. Initial tests showed a responsive screen with good, saturated colors. The Harman Kardon-tuned speakers also produced quality sound but aren’t that loud.

Internally, it’s powered by a Kirin 710A processor paired with 3GB of RAM and just 64GB of internal storage. Thankfully, the latter is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. The MatePad T 10s carries the same battery capacity of the MatePad T8 at 5100mAh and is supported by Huawei Quick Charge.

Like all Huawei devices, this also runs the company’s EMUI for its OS. Specifically, the MatePad T 10s comes shipped EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10.

The device houses a single 5-megapixel rear camera that can capture up to 1920×1080 video. Around the front is a simple 2-megapixel camera. A couple of features offered include HDR, beauty, voice control, panorama, and more.

The Huawei MatePad T 10s is already available at the official Huawei Philippines store for PhP 12,999. Huawei is also currently giving out a free flip cover and Huawei FreeLace earphones for every purchase of the MatePad T 10s.