Huawei MediaPad M3  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released September, 2016

Huawei MediaPad M3

  • 8.4"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 6.0
View of Huawei MediaPad M3
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
The location one is pretty neat because we can visualize on a map where the photos were taken!
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of MediaPad M3 vs iPad Air

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

MediaPad M3
iPad Air

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Huawei MediaPad M3

Reasons to consider the
Huawei MediaPad M3

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Much more processing power 8,224 vs 2,120 Around 4x better passmark score
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Much more RAM 4 GB vs 1 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 359 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 2.8x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1024 x 768 Around 5.2x higher resolution
Lighter 310 g vs 610 g Around 50% lighter
Much faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Newer Sep, 2016 vs Nov, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Thinner 7.3 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 15% thinner
Smaller 124.2 x 215.5 x 7.3 mm vs 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm Around 50% smaller
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8.4" More than 15% bigger screen
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos

Features Key features of the MediaPad M3  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

MediaPad M3
2560 x 1600
iPad Air
1024 x 768


iPad Air
1 GB

camera resolution

iPad Air
1.2 MP

CPU Frequency

MediaPad M3
2.3 GHz
iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

MediaPad M3  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 M3  vs
iPad Air 
Size 8.4" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1024 x 768
PPI 359 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 310 g 610 g
Size 124.2 x 215.5 x 7.3 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 7.3 mm 8.6 mm


MediaPad M3  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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