Huawei introduced its latest products in early summer 2021, with a focus on the new operating system HarmoniOS 2.0, shown on watches like the Huawei Watch 3 and 3 Pro, but also tablets like Huawei MatePad 11 i Huawei MatePad Pro (10.8 and 12.6). In this article, we analyze the Huawei MatePad 11 tablet, which begins its adventure in Romania with availability for ordering on July 26. It comes with a 50 lei voucher, and you only have to subscribe to the Huawei newsletter to get a discount.
This product costs 1999 lei on Huaveistore.ro and at our sellers and is available in pre-sale July 26, complete with M-pen and Huawei smart keyboard. The tablet is also the first: the first Huawei device with a large screen and HarmoniOS 2.0, but also the first Huawei terminal with a Snapdragon processor after a while.
It’s a CPU with a good pedigree, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, for example on the major flagship phones of 2020. I would say that this is a new beginning for Huawei. The tablet gives me the feeling of a combination of work and fun, on the one hand new M-pencil 2.0 accessible, smart magnetic keyboard and mouse holder, on the other hand 120 Hz screen and quad speakers with Harman Kardon technology.
It also offers 4K camera functions Collaborate on multiple screens and all in a fairly compact format for a 10.95-inch tablet. I tested the tablet in tandem with a pen, keyboard, and I also put HarmoniOS 2.0 into operation, and everything I discovered is in the review.
It is appreciated by MatePad fans, narrowly and comfortably
Whoever grabbed a tablet with MatePad on their behalf knows exactly what to expect here. Huawei MatePad 11 has an elongated rectangular shape with curved corners. It is a thin tablet, 7.25 mm and light, 485 grams, but due to its length, it is demanding for the hand that holds it. It is clearly designed for use in landscape and with both hands.
And the central positioning of the selfie camera indicates the ideal orientation, as well as the logo Harman Kardon from behind. The tablet holds well and the screen has narrow edges, but also leaves room for your fingers. Huawei MatePad 11 is made of plastic, soft plastic on the back, pleasant to the touch, but one that attracts grease and fingerprints. To bring everything together, Huawei used a central frame made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum.
The edges are symmetrical in thickness and look narrower than Samsung tablets at the moment, at least the middle class ones. The construction is solid, the keys are comfortable, and the Power one has a red accent, which is why you can think that it has an integrated fingerprint reader like the latest iPad Air. However, this is not the case. It is a simple device that you can hold for hours in your backpack, hands, and it can be handled in any situation, firmly built and comfortable.
The keyboard cover is magnetically placed at 2 tilts / angles, and the pen can also be magnetically attached upwards. Also pay attention to the elongated selfie camera module, which includes the main sensor, LED flash, microphone.
There is also an elegance here that separates the product from classic mid-range tablets.
120 Hz, excellent brightness and wide angles
Huawei MatePad 11 has a quality screen, I noticed that from the first touch from the Romanian debut Huawei Watch 3, when I first got my hands on a tablet. It is a 10.95 inch screen, IPS LCD resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels, a density of 275 PPI and a body to screen ratio of 86%. It has DCI-P3 calibration, Refresh rate of 120 Hz and TUV Rheinland certificate for a small amount of blue light to protect the eyes.
How do we stand with real experience? The screen is certainly bright, but it becomes very white, at least in the maximum interface. The details are great, thanks to the high resolution the colors are vivid but also realistic we also have wide viewing angles. The contrast is fine, even in the July sun, I did not encounter any problems with readability when reading articles about coffee on deck chairs. Feel the fluidity and responsiveness of the panels in Asphalt 9, which “to fly“On a 120 Hz board.
Screen brightness test
- 1.ASUS Google Nekus 7 (2013)508 (LUXURY)
- 2Huawei MatePad 11505 (LUXURY)
- 3.Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 + 5G481 (LUXURY)
- 4.Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7460 (LUXURY)
- 5.Allview Viva X7 Xtreme458 (LUXURY)
- 6.Huawei MatePad Pro443 (LUXURY)
- 7.Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)440 (LUXURY)
- 8.Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4432 (LUXURY)
- 9.Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro429 (LUXURY)
- 10.ASUS Memo Pad 7 ME572C420 (LUXURY)
- 11.Samsung Galaxy Tab S4418 (LUXURY)
The screen has a pixel layout RGB stripes, and on the luxury meter test I achieved 505 LUXURY, which means that this is the brightest tablet we have tested in the last 8 years. Very close to Nekus 7 from 2013, at the level of several LUX that falls within the error limit, so it looks great. It surpassed the Huawei MatePad Pro, Tab S7 + 5G.
View settings in HarmoniOS 2.0, I see that they are similar to those on Android tablets. We have brightness, automatic brightness, Dark mode, Eye comfort, E-mode, but also text or screen size settings. We can set the colors to “Natural Tone” to get rid of the pure and intense white color mentioned above. Colors can be set to Normal or Vivid, and the color temperature to Default, Warm, or Cool.
There’s also Smart resolution, with a resolution that can be adjusted automatically, and the refresh rate is dynamic and changes depending on the content displayed on the screen. It can also be set to 120 Hz (high) and 60 Hz (standard), saving battery for this latter case. Great screen, especially for LCD.