A good price for a high spec android oreo 8.0 tablet - Huawei MediaPad M5 8 Inch 32GB £309.99 @ Argos
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A good price for a high spec android oreo 8.0 tablet - Huawei MediaPad M5 8 Inch 32GB £309.99 @ Argos

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Found 10th Apr
2923761.jpgAlthough this is not a price reduction it is a solid price for an amazing looking brand new released tablet. Better specs than the new 2018 iPad and slightly cheaper. I'm aware the screen is slightly smaller (at 8.4 inches).

Top Features.
-Runs android 8.0 Oreo (not many android tablets rune the newest version of android)
-4GB of Ram (plenty of ram for multitasking)
-USB Type C (Fast Charging enabled)
-Fingerprint reader
-2560 x 1600 screen (better than the iPad 2018 resolution)
-32GB of storage (expandable)
-very high quality stereo speakers (Harmon Kardon)
-very fast processor that is found in the Huawei P10

My only gripe with this tablet is.
-Runs Huawei's version of android (rather than stock android)


I personally would go for this tablet over the new 2018 iPad.

There is also an identically specced version of this tablet with a 10 in screen for £370 but i feel like the 8.4 inch version is a better deal. I would recommend both though.

10 inch version link: argos.co.uk/pro…826
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ezzer7212 m ago

I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an …I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.It really is the king of tabs.


It's just such a shame that ipads can't run android.
I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.

It really is the king of tabs.
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I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.

It really is the king of tabs.
you must have more money that brains to spend this much on this crap.
ezzer726 m ago

I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an …I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.It really is the king of tabs.


Don't like apple products personally, but I totally agree with this statement.
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ezzer7210 m ago

I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an …I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.It really is the king of tabs.


I agree with you to some extent but i feel like there are people who don't want to be part of the apple ecosystem. Android tablets have definitely faded away in recent years but this is 100% a competitor to the new iPad with regards to specs. The fact that it has type C charging alone means that android users don't have to haul around two cables to charge their android phone and their iPad.
ezzer7212 m ago

I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an …I'm 100% behind Android phones, but it's crazy to spend this much on an Android tablet when an iPad can be had for around the same price.It really is the king of tabs.


It's just such a shame that ipads can't run android.
Mrswitch6 m ago

Don't like apple products personally, but I totally agree with this …Don't like apple products personally, but I totally agree with this statement.


The only ‘average’ product in the Apple range is the iPhone (okay, and the Watch!) and bizarrely, it’s the thing they sell most of, and usually what people mean by ‘Apple products’.

iPad is fantastic, as are Macs.
ezzer7250 s ago

The only ‘average’ product in the Apple range is the iPhone (okay, and the …The only ‘average’ product in the Apple range is the iPhone (okay, and the Watch!) and bizarrely, it’s the thing they sell most of, and usually what people mean by ‘Apple products’.iPad is fantastic, as are Macs.


Hate to agree with you (joking) but you're right.
afroylnt4 m ago

It's just such a shame that ipads can't run android.


And that the mini 4 is already 2.5 years old.
fralex0111 m ago

I agree with you to some extent but i feel like there are people who don't …I agree with you to some extent but i feel like there are people who don't want to be part of the apple ecosystem. Android tablets have definitely faded away in recent years but this is 100% a competitor to the new iPad with regards to specs. The fact that it has type C charging alone means that android users don't have to haul around two cables to charge their android phone and their iPad.


I have always used Android phones, and when it came to buying my first tablet, I went for an Android one.

It disappointed me, so I changed it for another, then another, then another...in the end, after wasting a fortune, I switched to iPad and suddenly tablets made sense.

I now have in my opinion the perfect set up of an Android phone (HTC U11 currently) and an iPad (10.5 Pro currently) and all is good in the World

The much talked about Apple Ecosystem is just a phrase, it’s no problem at all to use both systems side by side.

Also, having to carry those 2 big, heavy cables for charging really shouldn’t be a reason to spend over £300 on a much poorer tablet, it’s 2” smaller as well, so definitely not comparable specs. iPad battery life is epic anyway, another way that it smashes Android tabs out of the park.
Edited by: "ezzer72" 10th Apr
Not worth the money. Colding it.
I have spend some hands on time with this and the 10 inch version. To be honest i think if you want a 8 inch tab this really is the best for media consumption. The speakers and screen are better than any 8 inch tab you will find including the ipad mini or normal ipad. The same could be said about the 10 inch version which the speaker sound louder and more richer than the 8. If you want something on the same league you will need to get ipad Pro in terms of speakers and media consumption which then prices this well below. General surfing is fine as well where the Samsung galaxy tab and ipad outshine this product is they feel better for more productive task and multitasking. I know the larger one has a keyboard Dock and it is good but I do think ipad and Samsung tab are better in this regard. So if you want a purely media tablet at this size I would get this. For something more productive I would get the ipad. Personally for me the s3 is the best tablet but it also cost a heck of a lot of money. But each to there own.
Edited by: "ssjinzo" 10th Apr
The big drawback for this tablet, especially seeing as it's sold as a media device, is that it doesn't have something called Widevine level 1. It's a method of DRM which other devices often sold by the big manufacturers include. This means you will have trouble streaming content from services such at Netflix in HD and will have to stream in SD instead.

I was interested in this tablet as well but as soon as I discovered this it's a deal breaker.
Andy4Shurr2 m ago

The big drawback for this tablet, especially seeing as it's sold as a …The big drawback for this tablet, especially seeing as it's sold as a media device, is that it doesn't have something called Widevine level 1. It's a method of DRM which other devices often sold by the big manufacturers include. This means you will have trouble streaming content from services such at Netflix in HD and will have to stream in SD instead.I was interested in this tablet as well but as soon as I discovered this it's a deal breaker.


I had that too but there is supposed to be a update to resolve this soon. I also get a problem with the navigation bar in landscape on the 8 Insh and a screen dimming issue on some apps which is present on huawei phones as well.
Really depends on features. Miracast, HDMI, USB OTG, GPS quality etc etc.
Higher priced Android tablets need defining features.

Some people can live with the limitations of IOS
Andy4Shurr22 m ago

The big drawback for this tablet, especially seeing as it's sold as a …The big drawback for this tablet, especially seeing as it's sold as a media device, is that it doesn't have something called Widevine level 1. It's a method of DRM which other devices often sold by the big manufacturers include. This means you will have trouble streaming content from services such at Netflix in HD and will have to stream in SD instead.I was interested in this tablet as well but as soon as I discovered this it's a deal breaker.


I'd say the biggest drawback as a media device is the lack of a 3.5mm Headphone Jack. Crazy decision by Huawei.
To anyone thinking of this tablet, the old M3 might be a cheaper alternative. I got one for only £142 and it has a headphone jack. As the USA has pretty much banned Huawei, the prices of there products may crash on sites like Amazon.com or Newegg.com. Just be aware that Huawei products from the USA don't have 5GHz Wifi and there maybe some tax to pay.
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Masteryates7 m ago

I'd say the biggest drawback as a media device is the lack of a 3.5mm …I'd say the biggest drawback as a media device is the lack of a 3.5mm Headphone Jack. Crazy decision by Huawei.


there is a 3.5mm jack on this tablet
Got the Mi Pad 3 for 200 notes about 9 months ago, Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 2k display, thin, metal, headphone jack, USB C charging, 64GB storage, runs a dream

This is a seriously expensive tablet.
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 10th Apr
Having owned both Android tablets and iPads and have found the Android ones to be far better. The only way I'd consider paying this much for one would be if it was running a Tegra X1, though.
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I get why people don't think this is a deal but how many android tablets run the newest version of android? I've also found sub £200 android tablets don't have a long shelf life. I'd rather pay a bit more for this and have a few more years out of it. Especially as it has a pretty fast processor instead of the overused snapdragon 625.
a-j15 m ago

Having owned both Android tablets and iPads and have found the Android …Having owned both Android tablets and iPads and have found the Android ones to be far better. The only way I'd consider paying this much for one would be if it was running a Tegra X1, though.


That doesn’t add up to me.

You say ‘the only way I’d spend this much’ (I’m paraphrasing, but you know) for a device that’s £300.

It would be interesting to know which budget Android tabs had impressed you over an iPad, and indeed, was the iPad you are comparing to an ancient used one?
ezzer729 m ago

That doesn’t add up to me.You say ‘the only way I’d spend this much’ (I’m p …That doesn’t add up to me.You say ‘the only way I’d spend this much’ (I’m paraphrasing, but you know) for a device that’s £300.It would be interesting to know which budget Android tabs had impressed you over an iPad, and indeed, was the iPad you are comparing to an ancient used one?


All of the Android ones, bar some dodgy no-name one with Android 4, I just don't like the way iOS is put together or the way it won't interact with my TV. The one that impressed me most on a value basis was actually the Nexus 7. The iPads were second hand - I wouldn't pay the price of a new one - but certainly not ancient; they all ran fine.
a-j8 m ago

All of the Android ones, bar some dodgy no-name one with Android 4, I just …All of the Android ones, bar some dodgy no-name one with Android 4, I just don't like the way iOS is put together or the way it won't interact with my TV. The one that impressed me most on a value basis was actually the Nexus 7. The iPads were second hand - I wouldn't pay the price of a new one - but certainly not ancient; they all ran fine.


I can appreciate that iOS is more limited when it comes to connecting with your TV, but that shouldn’t really be a major factor for a tablet - there are better solutions such as Fire Sticks and Android boxes for that job.

As a tablet, iPads have better battery life, better audio, better apps, better performance (even with less ram), the only Android tablets anyone should buy are the £150 or less models when the iPad price difference is significant.
ezzer722 m ago

I can appreciate that iOS is more limited when it comes to connecting with …I can appreciate that iOS is more limited when it comes to connecting with your TV, but that shouldn’t really be a major factor for a tablet - there are better solutions such as Fire Sticks and Android boxes for that job.As a tablet, iPads have better battery life, better audio, better apps, better performance (even with less ram), the only Android tablets anyone should buy are the £150 or less models when the iPad price difference is significant.


Or when you just don't like iOS.
a-j1 m ago

Or when you just don't like iOS.


If you look at my earlier posts, I’m Android all the way when it comes to phones, but the reality is iOS is the perfect tablet system.
a-j13 m ago

All of the Android ones, bar some dodgy no-name one with Android 4, I just …All of the Android ones, bar some dodgy no-name one with Android 4, I just don't like the way iOS is put together or the way it won't interact with my TV. The one that impressed me most on a value basis was actually the Nexus 7. The iPads were second hand - I wouldn't pay the price of a new one - but certainly not ancient; they all ran fine.


Agreed regarding the Nexus 7 (2013). Probably the best Android tablet ever.
ezzer722 m ago

If you look at my earlier posts, I’m Android all the way when it comes to p …If you look at my earlier posts, I’m Android all the way when it comes to phones, but the reality is iOS is the perfect tablet system.


Not for me, it isn't.
£10 cheaper at Morecomputers.com plus free delivery
ssjinzo1 h, 27 m ago

I had that too but there is supposed to be a update to resolve this soon. …I had that too but there is supposed to be a update to resolve this soon. I also get a problem with the navigation bar in landscape on the 8 Insh and a screen dimming issue on some apps which is present on huawei phones as well.


It's not something that can be solved with a software update I don't think, it goes against the design of the DRM. You would have to send the device back to them so they can hard code it in the hardware. I'll be surprised if Huawei go through with it.

This is exactly what OnePlus had to do with the recent backlash from customers complaining about the 5T not having Widevine Level 1.
ezzer7259 m ago

That doesn’t add up to me.You say ‘the only way I’d spend this much’ (I’m p …That doesn’t add up to me.You say ‘the only way I’d spend this much’ (I’m paraphrasing, but you know) for a device that’s £300.It would be interesting to know which budget Android tabs had impressed you over an iPad, and indeed, was the iPad you are comparing to an ancient used one?


Just about any android tablet has proven a better ownership option than an ipad in my experience. IOS is too limiting and Android isn't. If you aren't tech savvy than an ipad becomes more attractive
afroylnt1 m ago

Just about any android tablet has proven a better ownership option than an …Just about any android tablet has proven a better ownership option than an ipad in my experience. IOS is too limiting and Android isn't. If you aren't tech savvy than an ipad becomes more attractive


I’m extremely tech savvy, that isn’t the point here.
ezzer7223 m ago

I’m extremely tech savvy, that isn’t the point here.


Maybe not for you but many tech savvy people don't like the limitations of IOS so when it comes to tablets they go with Android.
afroylnt3 m ago

Maybe not for you but many tech savvy people don't like the limitations of …Maybe not for you but many tech savvy people don't like the limitations of IOS so when it comes to tablets they go with Android.


Which is exactly why I started off using Android tabs, but changed when I found them all to be poor, in one way or another.
ezzer728 m ago

Which is exactly why I started off using Android tabs, but changed when I …Which is exactly why I started off using Android tabs, but changed when I found them all to be poor, in one way or another.


I have a lenovo tab 8 plus that so far has proven to be very good.
Asus ZenPad 3s 10 z500m is the best Android tablet for the money at the minute. I have it after having Samsung etc and it's very good
With regards running Huawei's version of Android the tablet is Project Treble enabled so in theory should be able to run AOSP or Lineage OS fairly easily. There's a thread over on XDA worth reading. forum.xda-developers.com/med…331
a-j4 h, 29 m ago

Not for me, it isn't.


I'm with you A-J. For me I need USB drag and drop and an OLED screen.
Andy4Shurr8 h, 21 m ago

It's not something that can be solved with a software update I don't …It's not something that can be solved with a software update I don't think, it goes against the design of the DRM. You would have to send the device back to them so they can hard code it in the hardware. I'll be surprised if Huawei go through with it.This is exactly what OnePlus had to do with the recent backlash from customers complaining about the 5T not having Widevine Level 1.


Not sure. I own a Chuwi (!) tablet which had no widevine support out of the box. A clever chap created a patch to enable it.
SClub3 h, 13 m ago

Not sure. I own a Chuwi (!) tablet which had no widevine support out of …Not sure. I own a Chuwi (!) tablet which had no widevine support out of the box. A clever chap created a patch to enable it.


A patch to enable it or a hack to trick it? I don't really care as long as it works but it'd be interesting to know.
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