Huawei MediaPad 10 Link  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released May, 2015

Huawei MediaPad 10 Link

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Huawei MediaPad 10 Link
7.1 Out of 10
And it's just 8.8mm thin - nice.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2012)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
7.5 Out of 10
Naturally, it comes equipped with aGPS and Bluetooth 4.0 as well.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 10 Link vs Air


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad 10 Link vs iPad Air

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Huawei MediaPad 10 Link

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad 10 Link

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Newer May, 2015 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Higher resolution front camera 3 MP vs 1.2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Sharper screen 149 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.33 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 0.3 MP Around 16.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

MediaPad 10 Link  vs iPad Air 

In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MediaPad 10 Link  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 149 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 640 g 610 g
Size 175.9 x 257.4 x 9.9 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 7.33 hour 10 hour


MediaPad 10 Link  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 0.3 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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