In the rear of the MatePad 11, plastic is used to protect the device. When compared to the Amazon Fire tablets, which have acrylic surfaces that are somewhat cheap to the touch, it feels significantly more luxurious, though not as luxurious as the aluminum of the entry-level iPad range. Plastic, on the other hand, is a durable material, which means the MatePad 11 will most likely be well-protected from knocks and bumps. However, because the tablet does not appear to have an IP rating, we recommend that you keep it away from water.
The Huawei MatePad 11 truly distinguishes itself from the competition when it comes to the screen it offers. The display on the Huawei tab is far better than the panels on similar-priced competitors, making it a step above the competition when it comes to playing games and watching various media.
Its screen measures 11 inches diagonally, as suggested by the name — or, more precisely, 10.95 inches. Because it is an LCD panel, it is easier to view in direct sunlight, albeit it does not have the same contrast or ‘real’ dark colors that an OLED screen would display. That is the sole flaw in the display’s design.
A 2560 x 1600 resolution is identical to that of the more expensive but similarly sized Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and is also higher than that of any other tablet in this price range. The refresh rate is 120Hz, which means the image updates 120 times per second — twice as quickly as most inexpensive tablets, which run at 60Hz. The 120Hz refresh rate is a premium feature that many of the MatePad’s competitors lack.
As a result, motion appears more fluid, which is visible when scrolling through social media or playing games.
Performance and Camera
The Huawei MatePad 11 is powered by a Snapdragon 865, which was the top-of-the-line Android chipset in 2020. While it falls short of the later 870 or 888 generations from 2021, the processing power differences will be minor for the majority of people.
That’s a respectable score, one that outperforms a few other smartphones equipped with the same chipset. It ensures that the tablet is capable of handling the majority of tasks you put at it – gaming, editing, and the like. 6GB of RAM is included with the MatePad 11.
There is a microSDXC slot for expanding the tablet’s base 128GB storage capacity up to 1TB, which may be handy for professionals – but is unlikely to be required for the majority of consumers.