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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Vs Huawei MediaPad T5: Which to Buy?



Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Vs Huawei MediaPad T5

Are you having a hard time choosing a tablet that doesn’t prove a burden on your pocket and still fulfills your needs? Don’t worry! We are here to help you.

In this article, we went an extra mile and compared two of the best and affordable tablets in the market, i.e., Samsung galaxy tab A 10.1 and Huawei Media Pad T5.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1Huawei MediaPad T5
Great price.
Solid, sharp screen.
Looks and feels a lot like a more expensive tablet.
Good battery life.
Decent system performance
Support for GSM, 3G, and LTE networks
Preloaded apps can be easily uninstalled
Limited storage.
Limited graphics power.
Some minor system lag.
No Quick Charge
Mediocre cameras
Apps cannot be moved to SD
High power consumption


Looks are important! When it comes to the design, the dimensions of the Samsung Tab A 10.1 are  245.2 x 149.4 x 7.5 mm (9.65 x 5.88 x 0.30 in). The weight of Samsung A 10.1 is 469 grams (1.03 lb). Samsung Galaxy Tab A10.1 has a glass front, aluminum back, and aluminum frame, making it attractive and gives it a shiny and classy look. It comes in three colors: Gold, Black, and Silver.

On the other hand, dimensions of Huawei T5 are 243 x 164 x 7.8 mm (9.57 x 6.46 x 0.31 in) which are almost equal to Galaxy Tab A 10.1. It has a weight of is 460 grams (1.01 lb). Huawei T5 also has a glass front, an aluminum back, and an aluminum metal aluminum frame-same as that of Samsung’s Tab  A 10.1. Huawei Media Pad T5 comes in two colors: Black and Champagne Gold.


When it comes to display, Samsung has a display type TFT. It has a 10.1 inches screen with 295.8 cm2 (~80.7% screen-to-body ratio), giving it a classy look. The Resolution of Samsung is 1200 x 1920 pixels.

While, Huawei T5 has a display type LPS LCD,  with a screen size of  10.1 inches. The screen-to-body ratio of Huawei Media Pad T5 is  74.2%. The Resolution of the Huawei T5 is 1920 x 1200 pixels,

Here Samsung is a winner because of its better screen resolution and screen-to-body ratio.


Samsung Galaxy Tab a 10.1 has a rear and front camera. The rear camera is 8 MP and the front camera 5 MP. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 also supports the panoramic view. In comparison, Huawei also has a rear and back camera. The front camera is 2 MP, f/2.4, and the back camera is 5Mp, f/2.4, AF. Both devices record video at 1080p.

Here the Samsung Galaxy tab A 10.1 is a clear winner with its better quality front and back camera.

The audio features and speakers of both devices are exactly the same. Samsung galaxy tab A 10.1 and Huawei Media Pad T5 have stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack, which supports any basic headphones.


The processor used in  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  is Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53). The graphics used are Mali-G71 MP2.  The chipset used in Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Exynos 7904. The internal memory of Samsung is 32G/2GB RAM, 32GB/3GB RAM, 64GB/3GB RAM, 128GB/3GB RAM for its three variants

While the processor used in Huawei Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53). The chipset used in Huawei Media Pad T5 is Kirin 695. Huawei has an internal memory of 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM for its two variants.

Both of them have slots for microSD cards for expandable memory storage.

Here Samsung is a better tab due to its advanced processor and better chipset, which allows the smoother and faster runnings of different apps.


When it comes to software, Samsung galaxy Tab A 10.1 has OS Android 9.0 (pie), which is also upgradeable to Android 10.  Huawei media pad T 5 has OS Android 8.0 (oreo). Here Samsung took the lead and got the point with its advanced Operating System.


Samsung Tab A 10.1 has a battery capacity of 6150 mAh. The battery is made of Li-polymer. It is non-removable. On the other hand, Huawei Media Pad T 5 has a battery capacity of 5100 mAh which is also non-removable. It is made of li-polymer.

Samsung galaxy tab A 10.1 with a large battery capacity has a better battery life in comparison to Huawei media Pad T5.


There is not a massive difference in the price of these two tablets. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 costs you $201 for 32GB, and Huawei Media Pad T5 costs you $194 for 16GB. Huawei costs you almost the same as Samsung, although Samsung Galaxy Tab A has got better and advanced features than Huawei Media Pad T5.

 Both tablets are almost of the same price, but the Samsung galaxy tab A  offers you large storage capacity in a reasonable price.


In the final verdict, both tablets have their own specifications and qualities with excellent and brilliant features. These features make them look modern and attractive for the user.

SamsungGalaxy Tab A 10.1 is a fantastic tablet with outstanding resolution and screen display, but obviously you have to pay a significant amount for all its astonishing specs.

On the other hand, Huawei Media Pad T5 has also got nice features, and the price is almost equal to Samsung Galaxy tab A 10.1 with a very less difference, but it doesn’t offer you the most upgraded OS and lacks in other features.

There is a clear difference in battery life; Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 has a battery of 6150  Ah while Huawei Media pad T5 has a battery 5100 mAh, which is less than Samsung. Huawei should try to make some changes in their screen and resolution features. They should also lower the price because many other brands are offering some features in this particular amount.

Karan is senior editor of this website. He is known for his passion for tech related stuff and not only handles the writing ventures at My Next Tech Gadget as a tech writer but has also successfully pioneered many tech websites.

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