Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has now unveiled two new affordable tablets in India, alongside the Honor 20 line-up. Dubbed as Honor Pad 5, the tablets come in two different sizes comprising 8-inch and 10.1-inch models. That said, notable highlights of the device include full-HD screens, dual stereo speakers and 4G LTE with voice calling support.
Honor Pad 5 (8-inch) Specs, Features
The smaller Honor Pad 5 comes with an 8-inch display with a full-HD resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot (up to 512GB).
For photography, the tablet gets 8-megapixel cameras on both front and back. The rear one has auto-focus while the front shooter gets a fixed focus lens.
Furthermore, it gets additional features including dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, voice calling support, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Honor Pad 5 (10.1-inch) Specs, Features
As the name suggests, the larger Pad 5 features a 10.1-inch full-HD screen (1920×1200 pixels) and is powered by slightly dated HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. It is further paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that can be expanded with a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).
For imaging, the tablet incorporates an 8-megapixel rear shooter with autofocus and a 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera. Among other features, the Honor Tab 5 (10.1-inch) packs dual stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon and a fingerprint sensor. Lastly, it bears all basic connectivity options such as 4G LTE support, voice calling, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Price & Availability: Worth it?
The Honor Pad 5 price in India is set at Rs. 15,499 and Rs. 17,499, respectively for the 3GB and 4GB RAM variants of the 8-inch models.
On the other hand, the 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants of the 10.1-inch Pad 5 will retail for a price tag of Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 18,999, respectively. Both the tablets will go on sale via Flipkart in Glacial Blue colour, starting July.
Up till now, there were only a few good Android tablets available in this segment in the market. However, the new offering from Honor, especially the 8-inch model, seems to be a great tablet for the price you pay. Generally, most of the budget Android tablets compromise on processors and displays. Whereas, the new Pad 5 breaks this tradition by offering Kirin 710 (as seen on the Huawei Y9 2019) and full-HD panels.