Huawei MediaPad M1  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released June, 2014

Huawei MediaPad M1

  • 8"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
View of Huawei MediaPad M1
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad M1 vs iPad mini 2

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

MediaPad M1
iPad mini 2

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Huawei MediaPad M1

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad M1

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More processing power 2,274 vs 1,401 More than 60% better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Nov, 2013 Release date 6 months later
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
More storage capacity 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos

Features Key features of the MediaPad M1  vs iPad mini 2 

screen resolution

MediaPad M1
1280 x 800
iPad mini 2
2048 x 1536


camera resolution

iPad mini 2
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

MediaPad M1
Quad core
iPad mini 2
Dual core

CPU Frequency

MediaPad M1
1.6 GHz
iPad mini 2
1.3 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MediaPad M1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 8" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 326 ppi


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


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 329 g 331 g
Size 120.7 x 214.4 x 7.9 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.5 mm


MediaPad M1  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 5 MP 1.2 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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